READ INSTRUCTIONS -- All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS -- The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS -- All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS -- All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING -- Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before cleaning. The product should be cleaned only
with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean
with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other
volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS -- Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE -- Do not use this product
near water -- for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES -- Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
CART -- A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
VENTILATION -- Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES -- This product should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
LOCATION The appliance should be installed in a
NONUSE PERIODS The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left un-
used for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION -- Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING -- If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so
as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
LIGHTNING -- For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES -- An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING -- Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY -- Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
SERVICING -- Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE -- Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance -- this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK -- Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING -- The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT -- The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC -- NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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.
In some countries or regions, the shape of the power
plug and power outlet may sometimes differ from that
shown in the explanatory drawings. However, the
method of connecting and operating the unit is the same.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC), EMC Directives (89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC)
and CE-Marking Directive (93/68/EEC).
THE POWER SWITCH IS SECONDARY CONNECTED
AND THEREFORE DOES NOT SEPARATE THE UNIT
FROM MAINS POWER IN THE STANDBY POSITION.
FOR USE IN THE UNITED
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code :
If the plug provided is unsuitable for your socket
outlets, the plug must be cut off and a suitable plug
Do not connect either wire to the earth terminal of a
three pin plug.
After replacing or changing a fuse, the fuse cover in the
plug must be replaced with a fuse cover which corre-
sponds to the colour of the insert in the base of the plug
or the word that is embossed on the base of the plug, and
the appliance must not be used without a fuse cover. If
lost replacement fuse covers can be obtained from:
Only 5 A fuses approved by B.S.I. or A.S.T.A to B.S.
1362 should be used.
The cut-off plug should be disposed of and must not be
inserted into any 13 amp socket as this can result in electric
shock. The plug or adaptor or the distribution panel should
be provided with 5 amp fuse. As the colours of the wires in
the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows :
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected
to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured
[FOR EUROPEAN MODEL]
This product contains a laser diode of higher
class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do not
remove any covers or attempt to gain access to
the inside of the product.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
The following caution label appear on your player.
Location: rear of the player
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate the equipment.
CAUTION : USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
CAUTION : THE USE OF OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH THIS PRODUCT WILL INCREASE EYE HAZARD.
This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded
cables and connectors are used to connect the unit to
other equipment. To prevent electromagnetic interference
with electric appliances such as radios and televisions,
use shielded cables and connectors for connections.
[For Canadian model]
This Class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference -
Causing Equipment Regulations.
[Pour le modèle Canadien]
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B
respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
[For U.S.and Canadian models]
The serial number for this equipment is located on the
Please write this serial number on your enclosed
warranty card and keep it in a secure area. This is for
[For Canadian model]
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT
USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION
CORD. RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE
BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
ATTENSION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS
ELCTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE DE
COURANT OU UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF
SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS
EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A DECOUVVERT.
PREPARATIONS .............................. 5
Checking Package Contents .................... 5
Disc Handling Instructions ...................... 6
Layout Options ......................................... 7
Connecting System Components ........... 8
Inserting Batteries in Remote Control
Unit ..................................................... 12
What's What ............................................ 13
Opening/Closing the Front Door ........... 15
Turning the Power On/Off ...................... 16
Setting the Time ..................................... 17
LISTENING TO MUSIC ................. 18
Listening to CDs ..................................... 18
Listening to the Radio ............................ 21
Listening to Other Audio Equipment .... 24
Setting the Mood with EQ Playback ..... 26
Listening with Power Bass .................... 27
TIMER OPERATION ...................... 28
Wake-up Timer: Set playback to start
at a specified time ............................. 28
Sleep Timer: Auto power shut-off
after a specified length of time ........ 31
APPENDIX ..................................... 32
Troubleshooting ..................................... 32
Error Messages ...................................... 34
Maintenance ........................................... 34
Specifications ......................................... 35
Table of Contents
Make sure that all of the following components are present after unpacking your Pioneer
Checking Package Contents
AM loop antenna
(The illustration shows
the AM loop antenna
"AA" (R6) batteries for remote control (2)
· Warranty card
· Operating Instructions (this document)
Both types include the same functions and
operate in the same way. The illustrations in
this manual are of the oval type.
There are two front panel types: