BRIDGEABLE POWER AMPLIFIER
AMPLIFICATEUR DE PUISSANCE
4-1, MEGURO 1-CHOME, MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 153-8654, JAPAN
PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
P.O. Box 1760, Long Beach, California 90801, U.S.A.
TEL: (800) 421-1404
PIONEER ELECTRONIC (EUROPE) N.V.
Haven 1087 Keetberglaan 1, 9120 Melsele, Belgium
TEL: (0) 3/570.05.11
PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia
TEL: (03) 9586-6300
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
Published by Pioneer Corporation.
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2, Canada
Copyright © 2000 by Pioneer Corporation.
TEL: (905) 479-4411
All rights reserved.
PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO, S.A. de C.V.
Publication de Pioneer Corporation.
San Lorenzo Num 1009 3er piso Desp. 302
Copyright © 2000 Pioneer Corporation.
Col. Del Valle, Mexico D.F. C.P. 03100
Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction
Printed in U.S.A.
Imprimé aux Etats-Unis
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you've just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now it's time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level.
One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion—and,
most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So what sounds "normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against
this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
Start your volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all,
we want you listening for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the
Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged
exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet plane
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
Before Using This Product
Thank you for purchasing this PIONEER
product. It is designed to give you many
years of enjoyment.
• Always use the special red battery and ground
PIONEER SUGGESTS USING A PRO-
wire [RD-223], which is sold separately. Connect
FESSIONAL INSTALLER DUE TO THE
the battery wire directly to the car battery positive
COMPLEXITY OF THIS PRODUCT.
terminal (+) and the ground wire to the car body.
Please read all instructions and WARN-
• Do not touch the amplifier with wet hands.
Otherwise you may get an electric shock. Also, do
INGS in this manual before attempting
not touch the amplifier when it is wet.
operation. Should you have any questions,
• For traffic safety and to maintain safe driving
contact your nearest Pioneer authorized
conditions, keep the volume low enough so that
dealer or installation specialist.
you can still hear normal traffic sound.
• Check the connections of the power supply and
speakers if the fuse of the separately sold battery
wire or the amplifier fuse blows. Detect the cause
The serial number of this amplifier is writ-
and solve the problem, then replace the fuse with
ten on the bottom of the unit. For your
another one of the same size and rating.
own security and convenience, write it
• To prevent malfunction of the amplifier and
down on the enclosed warranty card. Keep
speakers, the protective circuit will cut the power
the card handy for future reference.
supply to the amplifier (sound will stop) when an
abnormal condition occurs. In such a case, switch
the power to the system OFF and check the
After-sales service for Pioneer
connection of the power supply and speakers.
Detect the cause and solve the problem.
• Contact the dealer if you cannot detect the cause.
Please contact the dealer or distributor from where
• To prevent an electric shock or short-circuit
you purchased the product for its after-sales ser-
during connection and installation, be sure to
disconnect the negative (–) terminal of the battery
vice (including warranty conditions) or any other
information. In case the necessary information is
• Confirm that no parts are behind the panel when
not available, please contact the companies listed
drilling a hole for installation of the amplifier. Be
sure to protect all cables and important equipment
Please do not ship your product to the companies
at the addresses listed below for repair without
such as fuel lines, brake lines and the electrical
wiring from damage.
Pioneer Electronics Service, Inc.
CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 1760
Long Beach, CA 90801
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.
CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
300 Allstate Parkway
Markham, Ontario L3R 0P2
For warranty information please see the Limited
Warranty sheet included with your product.