3-D Dot Matrix Display: This
advanced full-dot LCD + CFL technology enables 4-level gradation for remarkably
smooth and attractive display capability. A dedicated high-capacity
display memory allows 3-D animations and richly detailed setup screens, and the
CFL backlight means it's super-bright.
Illumination: The display is illuminated in blue and the
buttons are backlit with blue illumination.
Day & Night
Faceplate: During day light conditions, the faceplate is a solid
champagne color. At night, or whenever it's dark in your vehicle, the faceplate
is illuminated by blue back lighting and sky blue accents.
Super Bright Display:
With a Super Bright Display, this unit provides high visibility even in
daylight, thanks to its CFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) backlight. There's
even a 3-step dimmer so you can adjust the brightness to match day and night driving
conditions. In addition, you can adjust the display contrast from 1 to 5
for optimum readability.
Modes: You can select from the following 6
display modes: A (moving geometric objects), B (moving geometric objects), C
(switches between two people dancing and flowers swaying in the wind), D (birds
soaring through space), E (moving cityscape), or STD (spectrum analyzer).
Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a
50 watts x 4
(peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion and high power output.
System: This unit uses four 1-bit digital to analog
Shaping: This technology helps prevent zero-cross distortion and non-linear
distortion. It requantizes the CD data, "shaping" it to move digital
noise out of the audible range. Pulse width modulation (PWM) then reconstructs
the analog waveform with true precision.
Mechanism: To help assure high signal reading accuracy, the optical deck of
this unit is mounted on the chassis via three silicone/rubber dampers, creating
a floating suspension. Panasonic uses a side-mounting system to resist
horizontal as well as vertical vibrations.
S-HDB (Super High Definition
Bass): This feature accentuates bass output even at high volumes. This
is different from ordinary loudness controls that often become ineffective when
volume is raised. You may select "BOOM" (strong bass boost),
"TIGHT" (moderately emphasized bass) or "FLAT" (S-HDB off).
The 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.
This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-R discs, but it will not
play CD-RW discs.
Outputs: The non-fading subwoofer preamp
outputs have a selectable low-pass filter that may be set to 80Hz or 120Hz. In
addition, the subwoofer volume level is independently adjustable from 0 to 8.
Auxiliary Input: A
set of female RCA jacks is 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.
Security Indicator: When the face is removed, a red LED blinks on the
front panel of the radio. The security indicator can be deactivated.
Compatibility: This unit will
control Panasonic's current 6 and 8-disc CD changers. If you purchase the
optional CA-CD55 dual changer adapter, you can connect two Panasonic changers to
this head unit.
Selection: When two changers are connected to this unit, you can switch
between the two changers. You can select CD-CH1 or CD-CH2.
- Disc Selection: Forward
- Track Selection:
Forward and reverse.
- Audible Track
Play: Plays the
tracks on all the discs in the changer in random order.
- Disc Random
Plays the tracks on the current disc in random order.
- Scan Play:
Plays the first 10 seconds of each track on the selected disc.
- Disc Scan Play:
Plays the first 10 seconds of the first track on each disc in the changer.
- Repeat Play:
The current track is repeated.
- Disc Repeat
Play: The current disc is repeated.
Cosmetics: The top of the
remote is blue with silver button accents and some of the button labels are
white. The sides and back of the remote are black.
Turns power on/off and allows you to select the desired source.
Up/Down: Two buttons denoted by
upward/downward pointing arrows that turn volume up/down.
These buttons allow you to directly access the tuner presets.
In CD mode, this button cycles through the random play modes.
In CD mode, this button cycles through the scan play modes.
In CD mode, this button cycles through the repeat play modes.
Allows you to access the menu system.
Arrows (up/down/left/right): In
radio mode, these buttons are used to manual and seek tune radio stations.
In CD mode, these buttons are used for track
selection and track search. In addition, these buttons allow you to navigate
the menu system.
Cycles through the tuner bands and selects the current setting in the menu
- Mute: Attenuates
the audio output.
Cycles through the display modes and allows you to exit the menu system.
Dimensions: L=3.395", W=1.583",
Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing
and holding the Source button turns off audio output, but the clock display and
face/button illumination remain on. Using the DISP button in this mode, you can
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