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Operation Manual
High power CD/MP3/WMA player with FM/AM tuner

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate
your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, keep this man-
ual in a safe place for future reference.
Before You Start
About this unit 4
About this manual 4
Features 4
About WMA 4
Use and care of the remote control 5
Installing the battery 5
Using the remote control 5
Protecting your unit from theft 5
Removing the front panel 6
Attaching the front panel 6
Whats What
Head unit 7
Remote control 7
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 9
Selecting a source 9
Turning the unit off 9
Listening to the radio 10
Introduction of advanced tuner
operation 11
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 11
Tuning in strong signals 11
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 12
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 13
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
operation 14
Repeating play 14
Playing tracks in random order 14
Scanning tracks of a CD 14
Pausing CD playback 15
Using compression and BMX 15
Selecting the search method 15
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
disc 16
Using CD TEXT functions 16
Displaying text information on CD
TEXT discs 16
Scrolling text information in the
display 16
MP3/WMA/WAV Player
Playing MP3/WMA/WAV 17
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
(MP3/WMA/WAV) operation 18
Repeating play 18
Playing tracks in random order 19
Scanning folders and tracks 19
Pausing MP3/WMA/WAV playback 20
Using compression and BMX 20
Selecting the search method 20
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
folder 20
Displaying text information on MP3/WMA/
WAV disc 21
When playing back an MP3/WMA
disc 21
When playing back a WAV disc 21
Scrolling text information in the display 21
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 22
Using balance adjustment 22
Using the equalizer 23
Recalling equalizer curves 23
Adjusting equalizer curves 23
Fine-adjusting equalizer curve 24
Adjusting loudness 24
Using subwoofer output 24
Adjusting subwoofer settings 25

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Using the high pass filter 25
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 25
Boosting the bass 26
Adjusting source levels 26
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 27
Setting the clock 27
Turning the clock display on or off 27
Setting the FM tuning step 27
Setting the AM tuning step 28
Setting the rear output and subwoofer
controller 28
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 29
CD player and care 29
CD-R/CD-RW discs 30
MP3, WMA and WAV files 30
MP3 additional information 31
WMA additional information 31
WAV additional information 31
About folders and MP3/WMA/WAV files 32
Terms 33
Specifications 35

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About this unit
! Do not allow this unit to come into contact
with liquids. Electrical shock could result.
Also, this unit damage, smoke, and overheat
could result from contact with liquids.
! Keep this manual handy as a reference for op-
erating procedures and precautions.
! Always keep the volume low enough so that
you can hear sounds from outside the vehicle.
! Protect this unit from moisture.
! If the battery is disconnected or discharged,
the preset memory will be erased and must be
! If this unit does not operate properly, contact
your dealer or nearest authorized Pioneer Ser-
vice Station.
About this manual
This unit features a number of sophisticated
functions ensuring superior reception and op-
eration. All the functions have been designed
for the easiest possible use, but many are not
self-explanatory. This operation manual will
help you benefit fully from this units potential
and to maximize your listening enjoyment.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself
with the functions and their operation by read-
ing through the manual before you begin
using this unit. It is especially important that
you read and observe WARNINGs and CAU-
TIONs in this manual.
CD playback
Music CD/CD-R/CD-RW playback is possible.
MP3 file playback
You can play back MP3 files recorded on CD-
ROM/CD-R/CD-RW (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
standard recordings).
! Supply of this product only conveys a li-
cense for private, non-commercial use and
does not convey a license nor imply any
right to use this product in any commercial
(i.e. revenue-generating) real time broad-
casting (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or
any other media), broadcasting/streaming
via internet, intranets and/or other net-
works or in other electronic content distri-
bution systems, such as pay-audio or
audio-on-demand applications. An inde-
pendent license for such use is required.
For details, please visit
WMA file playback
You can play back WMA files recorded on CD-
ROM/CD-R/CD-RW (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
standard recordings).
WAV file playback
You can play back WAV files recorded on CD-
ROM/CD-R/CD-RW (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
standard recordings).
About WMA
The Windows Media" logo printed on the box
indicates that this unit can play back WMA
Before You Start

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WMA is short for Windows Media" Audio
and refers to an audio compression technol-
ogy that is developed by Microsoft Corpora-
tion. WMA data can be encoded by using
Windows Media Player version 7 or later.
Windows Media and the Windows logo are tra-
demarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
! This unit may not operate correctly depending
on the application used to encode WMA files.
! Depending on the version of Windows Media
Player used to encode WMA files, album
names and other text information may not be
correctly displayed.
! There may be a slight delay when starting
playback of WMA files encoded with image
Use andcare of the remote
Installing the battery
Slide the tray out on the back of the remote
control and insert the battery with the plus (+)
and minus () poles pointing in the proper di-
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately
consult a doctor.
! Use only one CR2025 (3 V) lithium battery.
! Remove the battery if the remote control is not
used for a month or longer.
! Do not recharge, disassemble, heat or dispose
of the battery in fire.
! Do not handle the battery with metallic tools.
! Do not store the battery with metallic materi-
! In the event of battery leakage, wipe the re-
mote control completely clean and install a
new battery.
! When disposing of used batteries, please
comply with governmental regulations or en-
vironmental public institutions rules that
apply in your country/area.
Using the remote control
Point the remote control in the direction of the
front panel to operate.
! Do not store the remote control in high tem-
peratures or direct sunlight.
! The remote control may not function properly
in direct sunlight.
! Do not let the remote control fall onto the
floor, where it may become jammed under the
brake or accelerator pedal.
Protecting your unit from
The front panel can be detached from the
head unit and stored in the provided protective
case to prevent theft.
Before You Start