High Power Digital Amplifier:
The Panasonic MXE CQ-C9901U is equipped with a high power digital amplifier,
which 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. The receiver produces 31 watts RMS, 70
watts peak per channel.
CEA-2006 Compliant: The
specifications given by Panasonic for the built-in amplifier comply with the
CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA
(Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the
standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
MP3/WMA Compatible: This unit
can play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO 9660 Level
1/Level 2, Apple Extension to ISO 9660, Joliet, and Romeo. The player can
support up to 999 files, 255 files in one folder, 8 levels, and 255 folders.
XM Satellite Ready: You can
receive XM Satellite Radio by connecting the optional Terk XMD1000 XM Direct
receiver (206XMD1000) and the XM Direct Smart Adapter for Panasonic
(206XMDPAN1). A subscription to XM Satellite Radio is required to receive the
over 130 channels of digital-quality programming. Note: You cannot connect an XM receiver and a CD changer at the same time.
Sliding Face: The
CQ-C9901U features a motorized sliding detachable face with a large bright
display. When you press the eject button, the face slides down to allow you to
insert or remove a CD. For best visibility, you can utilize the 3-stage tilt
function to angle the faceplate at 15°, 25°, or 35°. When the security function
is activated, an alarm will sound and a message will appear to remind you to
remove the faceplate. After the faceplate is removed, a flashing red LED warns
potential thieves. A hard plastic face case is supplied for carrying your
Note: When the receiver
is angled at 35°, the bottom of the faceplate protrudes approximately
1-1/4" from the trim ring.
512 Color OEL Display:
The 512 color OEL (Organic Electro Luminescence) display has 256 x 64 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 rapid
low-temperature response time for reduced ghosting and flicker compared to LCDs.
Graphic Pattern: You can choose
from the following graphic patterns (motion displays):
- A: Indy car racing
- B: people surfing and
- C: futuristic cityscape
- D: swimming fish and
Still Image Pattern: You can
choose from the following still images:
- 1: front view of an Indy
- 2: side view of an Indy
- 3: side view of a sports
- 4: stylized flames
- 6: lightning
- 7: light pattern
- 8: arcing electricity
- 9: sunset
- 10: island
Customize Function: The
Customize Function allows you to replace the Graphic Patterns, Still Image
Patterns, Opening Message, and Closing Message on this unit. You can download
new images from Panasonic's website, or you can capture your own images with a
digital camera or camcorder. Your own images must be processed using
Image Studio software,
which is available for download on Panasonic's website. The software converts
your image data to a format that is compatible with the unit's display. Once the
images have been converted, you can burn them onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc. The
disc can then be used to transfer the images to the head unit.
3-Level Dimmer: The display's
brightness can be set to one of three dimmer levels. These dimmer levels are
fully accessible using the faceplate controls--no wires to connect to your
vehicle's headlight circuit.
CD Changer Controls: The
CQ-C9901U has controls for a compatible Panasonic CD changer, such as the
CX-DP880. CD Changer functions include: Disc Skip, Direct Disc Select (remote
only), Track Skip, Track Search (FF/RW), Disc Intro Scan (remote only), Track
Intro Scan (remote only), Disc repeat, Track repeat, Disc random and Track
random. Note: You cannot connect a CD changer and an XM receiver at the same time.
Subwoofer Output: In addition
to front and rear preamp outputs, the receiver has a non-fading, two-channel
subwoofer output. You can adjust the volume of the subwoofer output from -6dB to
+6dB in 2dB increments. In addition, you can set the frequency of the built-in
low pass filter at 60Hz to 160Hz in 5Hz increments, or the filter can be turned
High Pass Filter: The
receiver's built-in high-pass filter can be set to 90Hz to 225Hz in 5Hz
increments or turned off.
Super Bass Control Subwoofer
(SBC-SW): You can drive small subwoofers with the rear speaker outputs with
the SBC-SW. When the SBC-SW is activated, the subwoofer level and low pass
filter settings are applied to the rear speaker outputs.
SRS CS Automotive: SRS Circle
Surround Automotive (CS Auto) lets you experience a natural sound field anywhere
in the vehicle, unlike other sound field manipulation methods such as time
delay. SRS TruBass can be applied independently to front and rear speakers and
the subwoofer. SRS Focus can be applied independently to front and rear
speakers, or mixed between front and rear. There are 3 CS Auto presets: Music
(default for sources other than AM radio), Cinema, or Mono (default for AM).
SQ9: The CQ-C9901U features a
SQ9 "Sound Quality" 9-band equalizer with selectable center frequencies and 6 EQ
presets. The presets include Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, Club and Flat. You can
further adjust the presets at any of the 9 EQ bands and save the custom settings
into memory for instant recall. The 9 bands can be adjusted from -12dB to +12dB
and you can choose the center frequency from the following (default center
frequency in bold):
- Band 1: 25, 31.5, 35, 40,
50, 55, 60, 62.5, 65, 70, 75, and 80 Hz
- Band 2: 100, 105, 110,
115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, and 160 Hz
- Band 3: 200, 220, 230,
240, 250, 270, 280, 290, 300, and 315 Hz
- Band 4: 400, 425, 450,
475, 500, 525, 550, 575, 600, and 630 Hz
- Band 5: 800, 850, 900,
950, 1k, 1.05k, 1.10k, 1.15k, 1.20k, and 1.25k Hz
- Band 6: 1.6k, 1.7k, 1.8k,
1.9k, 2k, 2.1k, 2.2k, 2.3k, 2.4k, and 2.5k Hz
- Band 7: 3.15k, 3.25k,
3.5k, 3.75k, 4k, 4.25k, 4.5k, 4.75k, and 5k Hz
- Band 8: 6.3k, 6.5k, 7k,
7.5k, 8k, 8.5k, 9k, 9.5k, and 10k Hz
- Band 9: 12.5k, 13k, 14k,
15k, 16k, 17k, 18k, 19k, and 20k Hz
Seat Position Settings: In
addition to the SQ Presets and SQ9 Equalizer settings, you can select a Seat
Position where the sound enhancements will be focused. The Seat Position
settings include Front Right (passenger), Front Left (driver), Front All, Rear
All, or Off.
Mute/Attenuate: This unit
allows you to choose between mute (volume at 0), attenuate level 1 (volume
decreased by 10 steps), or attenuate level 2 (volume decreased by 5 steps when
you want to decrease the volume instantly. After selecting mute or attenuate 1
or 2 in the menu, pressing the Mute button activates either function and the
Mute indicator light glows in the display.
Alphatuner V: The
CQ-C9901U's Alphatuner V tuner is designed to help suppress multi-path
distortion and reduce the problem of radio signal reflections in metropolitan
areas. It also features increased sensitivity for weak signal areas.
Radio DSP: By digitally
converting and processing AM and FM broadcast signals, adjacent interference and
multipath distortion are greatly reduced. The radio's IF filter prevents
neighboring frequencies from interfering with reception of the desired station.
Radio DSP uses an advanced algorithm to perform this task with digital control
by automatically adjusting the IF filter's bandwidth in response to changing
interference as you drive.
Direct Memory (D-M): You can
store a favorite station into Direct Memory. You can immediately tune to that
frequency at any time, even if the unit is playing another source, by pressing
the D-M button.
Auxiliary Inputs: A set of
female RCA jacks (labeled AUX1-IN) are provided to allow the connection of a
portable audio source. Just connect your portable cassette, MD or MP3 player to
this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the
speakers in your mobile audio system. The jacks are on a 6" long pigtail
attached to the back of the unit. A second set of female RCA jacks (labeled
CH/AUX2-IN) can be used to connect a CD changer, XM receiver, or a second auxiliary source.
Remote Control: The CQ-C9901U
is equipped with a wireless remote control (EUR7641010). The dimensions of the
remote are: W=1.64", H=0.664", L=3.762". The remote is powered by a CR2025
lithium battery (supplied).
Display Note: Pressing and
holding the Source button turns the unit off completely. After the unit has been
turned off, you can use the DISP button to switch the clock display and
face/button illumination on and off. If you leave the clock display and
face/button illumination on, they are "keyed". If you turn the clock display and
face/button illumination off, they only turn on when the unit is turned on
("unit on" operation).
Note: The Source button
stays lit even with the clock display and other button illumination
Installation Note: The
CQ-C9901U features a DC/DC converter for additional power. The converter is
attached to the back of the receiver via a 5-wire, 15" harness. The harness is
hardwired at the receiver and can be detached at the converter. The converter is
3.454" long x 1.541" high x 1.812" wide. Space for mounting the converter in the
dash should be considered when installing this receiver.