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Operation Manual
Manual de instrucciones
Multi-CD control High power CD player with RDS
Lector de CD de alta potencia con sintonizador RDS y
control de Multi-CD

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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
Protecting your unit from theft 4
Removing the front panel 4
Attaching the front panel 5
Whats What
Head unit 6
Optional remote control 6
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 10
Tuning in strong signals 10
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 11
Introduction of RDS operation 12
Switching the RDS display 12
Selecting alternative frequencies 12
Using PI Seek 13
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
stations 13
Limiting stations to regional
programming 13
Receiving traffic announcements 14
Responding to the TP alarm 14
Using PTY functions 14
Searching for a RDS station by PTY
information 14
Using news program interruption 15
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 15
Using radio text 15
Displaying radio text 15
Storing and recalling radio text 16
PTY list 17
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 18
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
operation 19
Repeating play 19
Playing tracks in a random order 19
Scanning tracks of a CD 19
Pausing CD playback 20
Using disc title functions 20
Entering disc titles 20
Displaying disc titles 21
Using CD TEXT functions 21
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 21
Scrolling titles in the display 21
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 22
50-disc multi-CD player 22
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 23
Repeating play 23
Playing tracks in a random order 23
Scanning CDs and tracks 24
Pausing CD playback 24
Using ITS playlists 24
Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 24
Playback from your ITS playlist 25

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Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 25
Erasing a CD from your ITS
playlist 26
Using disc title functions 26
Entering disc titles 26
Displaying disc titles 27
Selecting discs from the disc title
list 27
Using CD TEXT functions 27
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 27
Scrolling titles in the display 27
Using compression and bass emphasis 27
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 29
Compensating for equalizer curves (EQ-
EX) 29
Setting the sound focus equalizer
(SFEQ) 30
Using balance adjustment 30
Using the equalizer 31
Recalling equalizer curves 31
Adjusting equalizer curves 31
Fine adjusting equalizer curve 32
Adjusting bass and treble 32
Adjusting bass and treble level 32
Selecting bass frequency 32
Selecting treble frequency 33
Adjusting loudness 33
Using subwoofer output 33
Adjusting subwoofer settings 33
Using non fading output 34
Adjusting non fading output level 34
Using the high pass filter 34
Adjusting source levels 35
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 36
Setting the FM tuning step 36
Switching Auto PI Seek 36
Switching the warning tone 36
Switching the auxiliary setting 37
Switching the dimmer setting 37
Setting the rear output and subwoofer
controller 37
Switching the telephone muting/
attenuation 38
Other Functions
Using the AUX source 39
Selecting AUX as the source 39
Setting the AUX title 39
Setting the level indicator 39
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 40
CD player and care 40
CD-R/CD-RW discs 41
Specifications 42

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About this unit
This product complies with the EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and CE Marking Di-
rective (93/68/EEC).
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 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 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 product 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.
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 36.
! 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.
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2 Grip the left side of the front panel and
pull it gentlyoutward.
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 byholding it
upright to this unit and clipping it securely
into the mounting hooks.
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