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Operation Manual
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Multi-CD control High power CD/MP3 player with FM/
AM tuner
Syntoniseur FM/AM et lecteur de CD/MP3, Puis-
sance élevée, avec contrôleur pour lecteur de CD à

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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
For Canadian model 5
Information to User 5
About this unit 5
About this manual 5
After-sales service for Pioneer products 5
Product registration 6
Precautions 6
Features 6
Use and care of the remote control 6
Installing the battery 6
Using the remote control 7
About the XMREADY mark 7
Protecting your unit from theft 7
Removing the front panel 8
Attaching the front panel 8
Whats What
Head unit 9
Remote control 10
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 11
Selecting a source 11
Turning the unit off 11
Listening to the radio 12
Introduction of advanced tuner
operation 13
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 13
Tuning in strong signals 13
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 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
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 25
50-disc multi-CD player 25
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 26
Repeating play 26

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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 clock 35
Switching the warning tone 35
Switching the auxiliary setting 35
Other Functions
Turning the clock display on or off 36
Using the AUX source 36
Selecting AUX as the source 36
Setting the AUX title 36
Introduction of XMoperation 37
XMoperation 37
Swiching the XMchannel select
setting 37
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 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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Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you've just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now it's time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One
that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion--and, most
importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So what sounds "normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against
this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
· Start your volume control at a low setting.
· Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
· Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After
all, we want you listening for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the
Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged
exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet
Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet plane
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.

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For Canadian model
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without
appropriate authorization may invalidate the
users right to operate the equipment.
About this unit
The tuner frequencies on this unit are allo-
cated for use in North America. Use in other
areas may result in improper reception.
Important (Serial number)
The serial number is located on the bottom of
this unit. For your own security and convenience,
be sure to record this number on the enclosed
warranty card.
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 productspo-
tential and to maximize your listening enjoy-
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 the next
page and in other sections.
After-sales service for
Pioneer products
Please contact the dealer or distributor from
where you purchased this unit for after-sales
service (including warranty conditions) or any
other information. In case the necessary infor-
mation is not available, please contact the
companies listed below:
Please do not ship your unit to the companies
at the addresses listed below for repair without
advance contact.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
P.O. Box 1760
Long Beach, CA 90801-1760
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.
300 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario L3R OP2
(905) 479-4411
For warranty information please see the Lim-
ited Warranty sheet included with this unit.
Before You Start