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

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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 5
· Attaching the front panel 5
What's What 6
· Head unit 6
· Optional remote control 7
· Using the remote control with PGM
button 7
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 8
Selecting a source 8
Turning the unit off 8
Listening to the radio 9
Introduction of advanced tuner
operation 10
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 11
Tuning in strong signals 11
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 12
Introduction of RDS operation 13
Switching the RDS display 14
Selecting alternative frequencies 14
· Using PI seek 14
· Using auto PI seek for preset
stations 15
· Limiting stations to regional program-
ming 15
Receiving traffic announcements 15
· Responding to the TP alarm 16
Using PTY functions 16
· Using news program interruption 16
· Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 16
PTY list 17
Cassette Player
Playing a tape 18
Introduction of advanced cassette
player operation 19
Repeating play 19
Skipping blank tape sections 19
Radio intercept 19
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 20
50-disc multi-CD player 20
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 21
Repeating play 21
Playing tracks in a random order 22
Scanning CDs and tracks 22
Pausing CD playback 22
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to oper-
ate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them
away in a safe place for future reference.

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Using ITS playlists 23
· Creating a playlist with ITS program-
ming 23
· Playback from your ITS playlist 23
· Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 24
· Erasing a CD from your ITS playlist 24
Using disc title functions 24
· Entering disc titles 24
· Displaying disc titles 25
· Selecting discs from the disc
title list 26
Using CD TEXT functions 26
· Displaying titles on CD TEXT discs 26
· Scrolling titles in the display 26
Using compression and bass emphasis 27
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 28
Setting the sound focus equalizer 29
Using balance adjustment 29
Using the equalizer 30
· Recalling equalizer curves 30
· Adjusting equalizer curves 30
· Equalizer curve fine adjustment 31
Adjusting bass 31
Adjusting treble 32
Adjusting loudness 32
Using subwoofer output 32
· Adjusting subwoofer settings 33
Adjusting source levels 33
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 34
Setting the FM tuning step 34
Switching auto PI seek 34
Switching the warning tone 35
Switching the auxiliary setting 35
Switching the dimmer setting 35
Selecting the illumination color
(for KEH-P6020R) 35
Switching the rear output setting 36
Other Functions
Using the AUX source 37
· Selecting AUX as the source 37
· Setting the AUX title 37
Cellular telephone muting 37
Additional Information
Cassette tapes 38
Cleaning the playback head 38
Music search and repeat functions 38
Specifications 39

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Before You Start
About this unit
The tuner frequencies on this unit are allocated
for use in Western Europe, Asia, the Middle
East, Africa and Oceania. Use in other areas
may result in improper reception. The RDS func-
tion 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 oper-
ation. 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 product's 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.
This manual explains head unit operation. You
can perform the same operations with the steer-
ing remote control (sold separately).
· The Pioneer CarStereo-Pass is for use only in
· 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 product from moisture.
· If the battery is disconnected or discharged,
the preset memory will be erased and must be
In case of trouble
Should this product fail to operate properly,
contact your dealer or nearest authorized
Pioneer Service Station.
Protecting your unit from theft
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.
This product complies with the EMC
Directives (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and
CE Marking Directive (93/68/EEC).

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Before You Start
Removing the front panel
1 Press OPEN to open the front panel.
2 Grip the left side of the front panel and pull
it gently outward.
Take care not to grip it tightly or drop it.
3 Put the front panel into the protective case
provided for safe keeping.
Attaching the front panel
Replace the front panel by holding it upright
to this unit and clipping it securely into the
mounting hooks.