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Operation Manual
Multi-CD control High power CD player with RDS

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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, put them away
in a safe place for future reference.
Before You Start
About this unit 4
About this manual 4
Precautions 4
In case of trouble 4
Protecting your unit from theft 4
Removing the front panel 4
Attaching the front panel 5
Whats What
Head unit 6
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 7
Selecting a source 7
Turning the unit off 7
Listening to the radio 8
Introduction of advanced tuner operation 9
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 9
Tuning in strong signals 9
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 10
Introduction of RDS operation 11
Switching the RDS display 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
Using news program interruption 13
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 13
PTY list 14
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 15
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
operation 16
Repeating play 16
Playing tracks in a random order 16
Scanning tracks of a CD 16
Pausing CD playback 17
Using disc title functions 17
Entering disc titles 17
Displaying disc titles 18
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 19
50-disc multi-CD player 19
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 20
Repeating play 20
Playing tracks in a random order 20
Scanning CDs and tracks 21
Pausing CD playback 21
Using ITS playlists 21
Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 21
Playback from your ITS playlist 22
Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 22
Erasing a CD from your ITS
playlist 23
Using disc title functions 23
Entering disc titles 23
Displaying disc titles 24
Using CD TEXT functions 24
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 24
Scrolling titles in the display 24
Using compression and bass emphasis 24

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Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 25
Using balance adjustment 25
Using the equalizer 25
Recalling equalizer curves 26
Adjusting equalizer curves 26
Fine adjusting equalizer curve 26
Adjusting loudness 27
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 27
Adjusting source levels 28
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 29
Setting the FM tuning step 29
Switching Auto PI Seek 29
Switching the warning tone 29
Switching the auxiliary setting 30
Other Functions
Using the AUX source 31
Selecting AUX as the source 31
Setting the AUX title 31
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 32
Cellular telephone muting 32
CD player and care 32
CD-R/CD-RW discs 33
Specifications 34

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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 improper reception. The
RDS function operates only in areas with FM
stations broadcasting RDS signals.
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 precautions on this
page and in other sections.
! A CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is af-
fixed to the bottom of this unit.
! The Pioneer CarStereo-Pass is for use only
in Germany.
! Keep this manual handy as a reference for
operating procedures and precautions.
! Always keep the volume low enough so you
can hear sounds outside of the car.
! Protect this unit from moisture.
! If the battery is disconnected or dis-
charged, the preset memory will be erased
and must be reprogrammed.
In case of trouble
Should this product fail to operate properly,
contact your dealer or nearest authorized Pio-
neer Service Station.
Protecting your unit from
The front panel can be detached from the
head unit and stored in the protective case
provided to discourage theft.
! If the front panel is not detached from the
head unit within five seconds of turning off
the ignition, a warning tone will sound.
! You can turn off the warning tone. See
Switching the warning tone on page 29.
! Never use force or grip the display and the
buttons tightly when removing or attaching.
! Avoid subjecting the front panel to excessive
! Keep the front panel out of direct sunlight and
high temperatures.
Removing the front panel
1 Press OPEN to open the front panel.
2 Grip the left side of the front panel and
pull it gentlyoutward.
Take care not to grip it tightly or to drop it.
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3 Put the front panel into the protective
case provided for safe keeping.
Attaching the front panel
% Replace the front panel byholding it
upright to this unit and clipping it securely
into the mounting hooks.
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