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Operation Manual
Manual de instrucciones
Multi-CD control High power CD/MP3 player with RDS
Reproductor de CD/MP3 de alta potencia con sintoni-
zador de RDS y control de CD múltiple

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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
Features 4
Protecting your unit from theft 5
Removing the front panel 5
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
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 11
Selecting alternative frequencies 12
Using PI Seek 12
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
stations 12
Limiting stations to regional
programming 12
Receiving traffic announcements 13
Responding to the TP alarm 13
Using news program interruption 14
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
Selecting the search method 17
Searching every 10 track in the current
disc 17
Using disc title functions 18
Entering disc titles 18
Displaying disc titles 18
Using CD TEXT functions 19
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 19
Scrolling titles in the display 19
MP3 Player
Playing a MP3 20
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
(MP3) operation 21
Repeating play 21
Playing tracks in a random order 22
Scanning folders and tracks 22
Pausing MP3 playback 23
Selecting the search method 23
Searching every 10 track in the current
folder 23
Switching the ID3 tag display on MP3
disc 23
Displaying text information on MP3 disc 24
Scrolling text information in the display 24

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Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 25
50-disc multi-CD player 25
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 26
Repeating play 26
Playing tracks in a random order 26
Scanning CDs and tracks 27
Pausing CD playback 27
Using ITS playlists 27
Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 27
Playback from your ITS playlist 28
Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 28
Erasing a CD from your ITS
playlist 29
Using disc title functions 29
Entering disc titles 29
Displaying disc titles 30
Using CD TEXT functions 30
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 30
Scrolling titles in the display 30
Using compression and bass emphasis 30
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 31
Using balance adjustment 31
Using the equalizer 31
Recalling equalizer curves 32
Adjusting equalizer curves 32
Fine adjusting equalizer curve 32
Adjusting loudness 33
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 33
Adjusting source levels 34
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 35
Setting the FM tuning step 35
Switching Auto PI Seek 35
Switching the warning tone 35
Switching the auxiliary setting 36
Other Functions
Using the AUX source 37
Selecting AUX as the source 37
Setting the AUX title 37
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 38
Cellular telephone muting 38
CD player and care 38
CD-R/CD-RW discs 39
MP3 files 39
About folders and MP3 files 40
Terms 41
Specifications 42

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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.
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
Before You Start

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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 35.
! 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.
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.
Before You Start