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Operation Manual
Multi-CD control High power CD/MP3/WMA/WAV
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 5
Use and care of the remote control 5
Installing the battery 5
Using the remote control 5
Protecting your unit from theft 6
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 a 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 titles on CD TEXT
discs 17
Scrolling titles 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 a 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 a random order 25
Scanning CDs and tracks 26
Pausing CD playback 26
Using ITS playlists 26

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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 29
Selecting discs from the disc title
list 29
Using CD TEXT functions 29
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 29
Scrolling titles in the display 29
Using compression and bass emphasis 30
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 31
Compensating for equalizer curves (EQ-
EX) 31
Using balance adjustment 32
Using the equalizer 32
Recalling equalizer curves 32
Adjusting equalizer curves 32
Fine-adjusting equalizer curve 33
Adjusting bass and treble 33
Adjusting bass and treble level 33
Selecting bass frequency 34
Selecting treble frequency 34
Adjusting loudness 34
Using subwoofer output 34
Turning a subwoofer on/off 34
Adjusting subwoofer settings 35
Using nonfading output 35
Adjusting nonfading output level 35
Using the high pass filter 36
Adjusting source levels 36
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 37
Setting the clock 37
Setting the FM tuning step 37
Setting the AM tuning step 38
Switching the warning tone 38
Switching the auxiliary setting 38
Switching the dimmer setting 38
Adjusting display contrast 38
Setting the rear output and subwoofer
controller 39
Switching the telephone muting/
attenuation 39
Switching the Ever Scroll 40
Other Functions
Turning the clock display on or off 41
Using the AUX source 41
Selecting AUX as the source 41
Setting the AUX title 41
Introduction of DVD operation 42
Operation 42
Function menu switching 42
Using ITS playlist and disc title
functions 42
Setting the level indicator 42
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 43
CD player and care 43
CD-R/CD-RW discs 43
MP3, WMA and WAV files 44
MP3 additional information 45
WMA additional information 45
WAV additional information 45
About folders and MP3/WMA/WAV files 46
Terms 47
Specifications 49

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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 over-
heat could result from contact with liquids.
! Keep this manual handy as a reference for
operating procedures and precautions.
! Always keep the volume low enough so
that you can hear sounds from outside the
! Protect this unit from moisture.
! If the battery is disconnected or dis-
charged, the preset memory will be erased
and must be reprogrammed.
! If this unit does not operate properly, con-
tact your dealer or nearest authorized Pio-
neer Service 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).
Before You Start

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About WMA
The Windows Media" logo printed on the box
indicates that this unit can play back WMA
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.
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.
! 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
! 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.
Before You Start