High Power Digital Amp-Pump up the Power
An analog amp varies its voltage to control power amplification. In contrast, a digital amp controls power amplification by rapidly switching the current on and off to drive the speakers. This promotes cooler operation so higher power can be handled without increasing heatsink size. This is how Panasonic achieved the difficult goal of fitting 70W x 4 (max.) amp performance in a car audio package.
Colorful Graphics Burst into Action
The 512-color OEL (Organic Electro Luminescence) display has 172 x 54 pixels for impressive clarity. OEL is a self-illuminating display technology that is easy to read, with a wide viewing angle and about five times the contrast of an LCD screen. Well suited to displaying motion-graphics, OEL has a rapid low-temperature response time for reduced ghosting and flicker compared to LCDs. There are three kinds of motion pattern presets and 10 still-pattern presets.
Customize the High Definition 3D Dot Matrix Display
Spice up your drive with our CD receiver's high definition 3D action graphics that look especially cool on the illuminated blue display. There are three motion patterns, including the Panasonic F1 racecar and Snow Board, and 10 still images to choose from. You can also customize the background (motion/still image), opening, and ending screens using your own images stored on a CD-R/RW disc. There are a wide variety of these images available on Panasonic's special download website. All you have to do is download the images you like, burn them onto a CR-R/RW disc, and load the disc into the CD receiver. You'll be able to replace the pre-installed images with the new images on your disc. Using the customizing software, Image Studio, from the Panasonic special download website, you can edit and process your own digital images (video and stills) to use as 3D Dot matrix background screens.
Enjoy a New Generation of Radio - Satellite Radio
More and more people are discovering satellite radio, a "must have" item that opens up new worlds of listening pleasure. Panasonic car audio is compatible with XM and Sirius satellite radio receivers. Both offer plentiful categories and channels, and you can operate their convenient functions such as Category Lock and Direct Access by channel number from the head unit while viewing information such as artist name and track title on the display.
Hear Only the Station You Want
A radio's IF filter has the job of preventing neighboring broadcast frequencies from interfering with reception of your desired station. Panasonic's Radio DSP uses an advanced algorithm to perform this task digitally, so you only hear the station you want. It maintains the optimum balance between noise suppression and sound quality by automatically adjusting the IF filter bandwidth in response to the variable interference you may encounter as you drive.
Multi-Channel Sound from any Music Source
What if your car's four speakers could deliver the virtual ambience and soundstage depth of a 5.1-channel surround system? SRS CS Automotive technology makes that possible with multi-channel sound not just from DVD videos, but from any music source including the radio, WMAs, MP3s, and CDs. This 3D sound reproduction technology is based on HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function) theory. It compensates the signal based on the way humans determine sound directionality according to frequency changes. This lets you experience a natural sound field anywhere in the car, unlike artificial sound-field manipulation by methods such as time delay. TruBass and Focus functions are also provided to bring back the rich bass and sparkling treble tones that tend to be lost in compressed music formats like MP3 and WMA.
Play Many Popular Music Formats
This CD receiver not only plays CDs, but also CD-R/RW discs, including MP3 and WMA formats. If you've got WMA and MP3 music files recorded on the same CD-R/RW disc, no problem - the CQ-C8803U CD receiver can handle it. For your listening pleasure, the acclaimed Alphatuner V FM/AM tuner circuitry is built into this unit as well, and there are 18 FM and 6 AM presets. Through years of experience, our advanced technology has made it possible to pack all of these incredible features into such a compact 1-DIN form.
Personalize Your Sound with the Great Equalizer
Personalize your sound system with our SQ9 nine-band graphic equalizer. Not only does it provide manual adjustments to help you fine tune your music, but it also offers a series of one-touch equalizer settings, such as Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, Club and Flat.
Maximum Output Power 70W x 4
Power Output (at 4? and ?1% THD+N) 31W RMS x 4
SRS CS Automotive
Sound Quality SQ9
SBC-SW (Super Bass Controlled Subwoofer)
Bass, Treble, Balance Fader Controls
Speaker Impedance 4-8 ohms
Pre-Amp Outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer) Yes, dual outputs (5V/60 ohms)
Subwoofer Output Level/Impedance 5V/60 ohms
High Pass Filter Frequency
Low Pass Filter Frequency
Satellite Radio Ready
Ready for iPod
Hands-Free Phone System Ready Yes, by using our CY-BT100U hands-free kit featuring Bluetooth technology
Expansion Module Ready
Radio DSP Yes
FM/AM Presets 18/6
AM Usable Sensitivity (S/N 20dB) 25dB/V (17V)
FM Usable Sensitivity (75 ohms, S/N 30dB) 12.2dBf (1.12V)
50dB Quieting Sensitivity (75 ohms) 15.2dBf (1.6V)
S/N Ratio (FM mono) 62dB
Stereo Separation (1kHz) 40dB
Alternate Channel Selectivity 75dB
MP3/WMA Playback Yes
CD-R/CD-RW Playback Yes
Frequency Response (+/- 1dB) 20Hz - 20kHz
S/N Ratio 106dB
THD (1kHz) 0.01%
Channel Separation (1kHz) 86dB
CD Changer Control:
Search and Random Play
Display & Other Features:
Color OEL Display Yes, 4096-Color OEL Display
High Definition 3D Dot Matrix Display Customizable
Large Rotary Knob
Super Bright Display with Dimmer
Button Illumination Color Blue
Fully Motorized Front Panel
Open Face CD Access
Wireless Remote Control
Dimensions: 11-5/16" (H) x 7" (W) x 6-1/8" (D)