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Operation Manual
High power CD/MP3/WMA player with RDS 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
Features 4
About WMA 4
Protecting your unit from theft 5
Removing the front panel 5
Attaching the front panel 5
Whats What
Head unit 6
Optional remote control 6
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on and selecting a
source 8
Turning the unit off 8
Listening to the radio 9
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 9
Tuning in strong signals 10
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 10
Introduction of RDS operation 11
Switching the RDS display 11
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 11
Selecting alternative frequencies 11
Using PI Seek 12
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
stations 12
Limiting stations to regional
programming 12
Receiving traffic announcements 12
PTY list 13
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 14
Repeating play 14
Playing tracks in a random order 14
Scanning tracks of a CD 14
Pausing CD playback 15
Selecting the search method 15
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
disc 15
Using compression and BMX 15
Using CD TEXT functions 16
MP3/WMA/WAV Player
Playing MP3/WMA/WAV 17
Repeating play 18
Playing tracks in a random order 18
Scanning folders and tracks 18
Pausing MP3/WMA/WAV playback 19
Selecting the search method 19
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
folder 19
Using compression and BMX 19
Displaying text information on MP3/WMA
disc 19
Displaying text information on WAV disc 20
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 21
Using balance adjustment 21
Using the equalizer 21
Recalling equalizer curves 21
Adjusting equalizer curves 22
Fine-adjusting equalizer curve 22
Adjusting loudness 22
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 23
Adjusting source levels 23
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 24

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Setting the FM tuning step 24
Switching Auto PI Seek 24
Saving the battery consumption 24
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 25
Sound muting 25
CD player and care 25
CD-R/CD-RW discs 26
MP3, WMA and WAV files 26
MP3 additional information 27
WMA additional information 27
WAV additional information 27
About folders and MP3/WMA/WAV files 28
Terms 29
Specifications 31

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About this unit
The tuner frequencies on this unit are allo-
cated for use in Western Europe, Asia, the
Middle East, Africa and Oceania. Use in other
areas may result in poor reception. The RDS
(radio data system) function operates only in
areas with FM stations broadcasting RDS sig-
! 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.
! A CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is affixed
to the bottom of this unit.
! The Pioneer CarStereo-Pass is for use only in
! 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
! Should this product fail to operate properly,
contact your dealer or nearest authorized Pio-
neer Service Station.
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-
ADPCM 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 technology
that is developed by Microsoft Corporation.
WMA data can be encoded by using Windows
Media Player version 7 or later.
Microsoft, Windows Media, and the Windows
logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
! With some applications used to encode WMA
files, this unit may not operate correctly.
! With some applications used to encode WMA
files, album names and other text information
may not be correctly displayed.
Protecting your unit from
The front panel can be detached from the
head unit and stored in the protective case
provided to discourage theft.
! Never use force or grip the display and the
buttons too tightly when removing or attach-
! Avoid subjecting the front panel to excessive
! Keep the front panel out of direct sunlight and
high temperatures.
Removing the front panel
1 Press DETACH to release the front
Press DETACH and the right side of the panel
is released from the head unit.
2 Grab the front panel and remove.
Grab the right side of the front panel and pull
away to the left. The front panel will be de-
tached from the head unit.
3Put the front panel into the protective
case provided for safe keeping.
Attaching the front panel
1 Place the front panel flat against the
head unit.
2 Press the front panel into the face of
the head unit until it is firmly seated.
Before You Start