The new DEH-P5900IB features Pioneer's "iBus" iPod Direct Control (optional cable required) with a Pure Blue OEL Display for a dynamic appearance. Other improvements include a Rotary Commander for fantastic control and operation as well as a 10-Key Remote Commander.
"iBus" iPod Direct Control (CD-I200 required)*
Attention current and future iPod owners: iPod control is now built-in your Pioneer receiver - once connected to the CD-I200 cable (not included), you can control your iPod through the headunit and even view album, artist, and other music info on its display. The iPod interface is simple and intuitive with the 7-Way 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 "iBus" powers your iPod and even re-charges the internal battery.
Pure Blue OEL
The pure blue OEL (Organic Electro-Luminescent) display upgrades the look of your dash with vibrant color and animated graphics. This display also provides you with more music information - up to 3 lines and 16 characters per line can be shown on the display at one time, vs. 8-10 characters on most competitors' models… Plus the rest will auto-scroll (up to 64 characters total!). That means that you can see most artists' full names, and makes navigating through MP3 files or your iPod easy.
7-Way Rotary Commander
The 7-Way Rotary Commander is like a musical joystick: with one central dial you can actually control 90% of the unit's functions and features. Scrolling through your MP3/WMA files and folders is now very easy and very fast. In addition, when controlling an iPod, the operation is easy to learn - it is similar in all respects to the actual iPod.
Hi-Volt (4V) Pre-Outs
If you decide to connect an amplifier, the three Hi-Volt (4V) 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. Hi-Volt pre-outs help give you better dynamics, crisper highs, and big, deep bass.
For extra convenience, this model now comes 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.
10-Key Card Remote Included
Standard issue includes a 10-Key card remote, allowing you to control key functions without taking your eyes off the road. It fits easily in your hand, and it's small enough to stash in your console when not in use.
iTunes® AAC Playback
The DEH-P5900IB 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.
MP3 and WMA Playback
Don't let your favorite music downloads languish on your computer hard drive. Burn them to a CD-R or CD-RW and play them on one of our MP3 and WMA compatible headunits. Each disc you burn has the capacity to hold up to ten complete albums of MP3 music and twenty for WMA discs. Trust us, that's a lot of music. And since these CDs hold so much data, you'll be happy to know that Pioneer MP3 headunits also include a random play mode. You'll also be pleasantly surprised to find that our players support ID3 Tags and WMA text, which display artist, title, track and album information, just like your computer.
Available Bluetooth Wireless
Use the available CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter and Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones for easy, safe, and hands-free operation, including talking via the headunit's microphone and your vehicle's speaker system. The system automatically mutes any other audio during incoming or outgoing calls. You can store the phone book, then access it by voice or the touch screen display.