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Operation Manual
Manual de instrucciones
Multi-CD control High power CD/MP3/WMA player
with RDS tuner
Reproductor de CD/MP3/WMA de alta potencia con
sintonizador de RDS y control de CD múltiple

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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 5
About this manual 5
Precautions 5
In case of trouble 5
Features 5
About WMA 6
Protecting your unit from theft 6
Removing the front panel 6
Attaching the front panel 7
Whats What
Head unit 8
Optional remote control 8
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 10
Selecting a source 10
Turning the unit off 10
Listening to the radio 11
Introduction of advanced tuner
operation 12
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 12
Tuning in strong signals 12
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 13
Introduction of RDS operation 14
Switching the RDS display 14
Selecting alternative frequencies 14
Using PI Seek 15
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
stations 15
Limiting stations to regional
programming 15
Receiving traffic announcements 16
Responding to the TP alarm 16
Using PTY functions 16
Searching for a RDS station by PTY
information 16
Using news program interruption 17
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 17
Using radio text 17
Displaying radio text 17
Storing and recalling radio text 18
PTY list 19
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 20
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
operation 21
Repeating play 21
Playing tracks in a random order 21
Scanning tracks of a CD 21
Pausing CD playback 22
Selecting the search method 22
Searching every 10 track in the current
disc 22
Using disc title functions 23
Entering disc titles 23
Displaying disc titles 23
Using CD TEXT functions 24
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 24
Scrolling titles in the display 24
MP3/WMA Player
Playing a MP3/WMA 25
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
(MP3/WMA) operation 26
Repeating play 26
Playing tracks in a random order 27
Scanning folders and tracks 27
Pausing MP3/WMA playback 28

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Selecting the search method 28
Searching every 10 track in the current
folder 28
Switching the tag display 28
Displaying text information on MP3/WMA
disc 29
Scrolling text information in the display 29
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 30
50-disc multi-CD player 30
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 31
Repeating play 31
Playing tracks in a random order 31
Scanning CDs and tracks 32
Pausing CD playback 32
Using ITS playlists 32
Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 32
Playback from your ITS playlist 33
Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 33
Erasing a CD from your ITS
playlist 34
Using disc title functions 34
Entering disc titles 34
Displaying disc titles 35
Selecting discs from the disc title
list 35
Using CD TEXT functions 35
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 35
Scrolling titles in the display 35
Using compression and bass emphasis 35
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 37
Compensating for equalizer curves (EQ-
EX) 37
Setting the sound focus equalizer
(SFEQ) 38
Using balance adjustment 38
Using the equalizer 39
Recalling equalizer curves 39
Adjusting equalizer curves 39
Fine adjusting equalizer curve 39
Adjusting bass and treble 40
Adjusting bass and treble level 40
Selecting bass frequency 40
Selecting treble frequency 41
Adjusting loudness 41
Using subwoofer output 41
Adjusting subwoofer settings 41
Using non fading output 42
Adjusting non fading output level 42
Using the high pass filter 42
Adjusting source levels 42
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 44
Setting the FM tuning step 44
Switching Auto PI Seek 44
Switching the warning tone 44
Switching the auxiliary setting 45
Switching the dimmer setting 45
Setting the rear output and subwoofer
controller 45
Switching the handsfree telephoning 46
Switching the telephone muting/
attenuation 46
Switching the telephone standby 46
Other Functions
Using the AUX source 47
Selecting AUX as the source 47
Setting the AUX title 47

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Setting the level indicator 47
Using the telephone muting/attenuation and
handsfree telephoning function 47
Telephone muting/attenuation
function 47
Handsfree telephoning function 48
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 49
CD player and care 49
CD-R/CD-RW discs 50
MP3 and WMA files 50
MP3 additional information 51
WMA additional information 51
About folders and MP3/WMA files 51
Terms 52
Specifications 54

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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.
CD playback
Music CD/CD-R/CD-RW playback is possible.
MP3 file playback
It is possible to 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.
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Before You Start