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Operation Manual
Multi-CD control 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 disc title functions 16
Entering disc titles 16
Displaying disc titles 17
Using CD TEXT functions 17
Displaying text information on CD
TEXT discs 17
Scrolling text information in the
display 17
MP3/WMA/WAV Player
Playing MP3/WMA/WAV 18
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
(MP3/WMA/WAV) operation 20
Repeating play 20
Playing tracks in random order 20
Scanning folders and tracks 21
Pausing MP3/WMA/WAV playback 21
Using compression and BMX 21
Selecting the search method 22
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
folder 22
Displaying text information on MP3/WMA/
WAV disc 22
When playing back an MP3/WMA
disc 22
When playing back a WAV disc 23
Scrolling text information in the display 23
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 24
50-disc multi-CD player 24
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 25
Repeating play 25
Playing tracks in random order 25

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Scanning CDs and tracks 26
Pausing CD playback 26
Using ITS playlists 26
Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 26
Playback from your ITS playlist 27
Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 27
Erasing a CD from your ITS
playlist 27
Using disc title functions 28
Entering disc titles 28
Displaying disc titles 28
Using CD TEXT functions 29
Displaying text information on CD
TEXT discs 29
Scrolling text information in the
display 29
Using compression and bass emphasis 29
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 30
Using balance adjustment 30
Using the equalizer 31
Recalling equalizer curves 31
Adjusting equalizer curves 31
Fine-adjusting equalizer curve 31
Adjusting loudness 32
Using subwoofer output 32
Adjusting subwoofer settings 32
Using the high pass filter 33
Boosting the bass 33
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 33
Adjusting source levels 34
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 35
Setting the clock 35
Setting the FM tuning step 35
Setting the AM tuning step 36
Switching the warning tone 36
Switching the auxiliary setting 36
Setting the rear output and subwoofer
controller 36
Other Functions
Turning the clock display on or off 38
Using the AUX source 38
Selecting AUX as the source 38
Setting the AUX title 38
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 39
CD player and care 39
CD-R/CD-RW discs 40
MP3, WMA and WAV files 40
MP3 additional information 41
WMA additional information 41
WAV additional information 41
About folders and MP3/WMA/WAV files 42
Terms 43
Specifications 45

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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.
! If the front panel is not detached from the
head unit within five seconds of turning off
the ignition, a warning tone will sound.
Before You Start