Suggested Price: $570.00
Are you ready to get connected? Whether it's Bluetooth Wireless Technology, satellite radio, iPod connectivity and much more, the DEH-P980BT delivers. And backed by the Premier Two-Year Warranty for peace of mind.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology for "Hands-Free" Calling - Built In!
The DEH-P980BT is Pioneer's first CD receiver to use Bluetooth wireless technology. Using the handset with a cell phone compatible with Bluetooth wireless technology lets you make/accept calls (including call waiting), talk, and hang up without touching the phone at all. You can talk into the unit's included microphone while listening through your in-car speakers. Other features included are Voice Dial, Auto Answering, Phone Book Transfer and ABC Search.
Customizable Full-Color OEL Display
The DEH-P980BT offers a first for CD receivers, a Full-Color (65,000-color*) OEL (Organic Electro luminescent) with animated graphics that retain amazing brightness. It's an innovation that, for the first time, allows the projection of motion and 3D animated graphics in multiple colors.
Like to customize the graphics on your OEL Display? No problem. Pioneer makes it easy to personalize your display. From a Pioneer website, you can download the necessary software that allows you to edit and create BMP, JPEG or PNG images. You can add animation, special effects, titles and more. Once the data is completed, burn it onto CD-R and insert into headunit. Custom images are uploaded and visible on your display. Download the OEL Screensaver Studio software and new display content at the following site: OEL Screensaver Studio website
For extra convenience, selected OEL models now come with a multi-language display, which can show information in three different languages-English, French, or Spanish. Using the Rotary Commander, allows the user to change default language for all screen displays and menus.
iTunes® AAC Playback Compatibility!
Here's an important world's first from Pioneer: Apple iTunes AAC compatibility! The DEH-P980BT can play CDs with AAC files ripped using Apple's iTunes Media Player. Now you can make iTunes your one-stop music player for your PC, iPod and CDs as well.
(Note: Not compatible with DRM-protected music purchased from Apple iTunes Music Store)
MP3 and WMA Playback
Enjoy your favorite music downloads and burn onto CD-R or CD-RW and play them on our MP3 and WMA compatible headunits. You'll also be surprised to find that our players support ID3 Tags and WMA text, which display artist, title, track and album information.
Built-in Auxiliary Input
The DEH-P980BT features a new built-in AUX input, which can be easily connected with a wide range of external devices, such as digital audio players. Simply connect a mini-jack cable to the connector on the front of the unit.
Auto-Flap Motorized Face
Loading a CD into the Auto-Flap Motorized Face is actually fun. Push the OPEN button and the motorized face plate slides out of the way to expose the CD slot, and back again when the CD's loaded. Just for fun, do it again. And when you leave the vehicle, the face can go with you. Just push the OPEN button, pull the face toward you, and pop it into the included face case. And out you go. Another advantage with this design: the face protects the CD slot from dust.
Finding the "sweet spot", or optimal listening position, is complicated by sound's reflection and damping, as well as variable speaker positioning in the irregular shaped confines of a car. Such conditions tend to degrade frequency characteristics. Auto EQ automatically fine-tunes the entire range of the music's frequency bandwidth, using 16-band graphic equalization for front and rear speakers. Simply plug in the included microphone and let the frequency band fine-tuning go to work. It's like having a sound engineer customize your in-car sound system.
Auto Time Alignment
Pioneer's innovative Auto Time Alignment automatically shifts the soundstage in front of the listeners, bringing out the vocals in the process, to create the optimal in-car reproduction of your music. Using the included microphone, it estimates the delay from each speaker to the listening position and adjusts the speaker sound output timing accordingly. The output timing for each speaker is adjusted precisely so that the sound from each speaker, wherever it is installed, reaches the driver's ears at the same time, thus optimizing the listening experience.
Hi-Volt (5V) Pre-Outs
If you decide to connect an amplifier to the DEH-P980BT, its three Hi-Volt (5V) pre-outs will deliver a clean, powerful signal path. The higher the volts that a pre-out provides, the better the signal strength to your amp, and then your amp doesn't have to work as hard. These Hi-Volt pre-outs help give you better dynamics, crisper highs, and big, deep bass.
Satellite Radio Ready? Ready.
Satellite Radio. It's digital, high-quality programming beamed from satellites. And the signal that doesn't fade, no matter where you drive. It offers commercial-free music of nearly every genre, plus talk, news, sports, weather, and more. There are two companies that offer this great product — XM Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio — and the DEH-P980BT is compatible with both of these subscription-based services. So you choose. You'll just need a Pioneer digital satellite tuner to match the satellite service you select.
iPod Adapter Ready with New Full Control
Attention current and future iPod owners: this deck can be your gateway to taking your iPod music collection on the road! The CD-IB100II (or CD-IB100) iPod Adapter is available to add to your Pioneer headunit. Once you connect this adapter, you can control your iPod through the headunit and even view album, artist, and other music info on its display. iPod interface has improved with "Full iPod Control" with key features including control by Rotary Commander which is similar to actual iPod control. You can easily scroll through lists and there is also a multi-line display and list search available. The Pioneer iPod adapter powers your iPod and even re-charges its internal battery. Just think: now you can play all of your iPod tunes via a powerful Pioneer mobile audio system!
Premier® Two-Year Warranty
The warranty on this model is two years — double the warranty period of most headunit models currently on the market.
NOTE: Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules. In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.
Bluetooth functionality requires a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer navigation system and a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers. Some Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones may not be fully compatible with (and certain features/functionality may be limited with) a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer navigation system.
iPod and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Unauthorized copying of music or other files is strictly prohibited.
The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. © Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 2006
XM Satellite Radio is a subscription service not affiliated with Pioneer Electronics - service is available only in the 48 continental U.S. states (not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories). More information is available at www.xmradio.com.
Sirius Satellite Radio is a subscription service not affiliated with Pioneer Electronics - service is available only in the 48 continental U.S. states (not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories). More information is available at www.siriusradio.com.