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Panasonic CQ-C7103U

iPod-ready CD player with MP3/WMA playback

Item # 133C7103

Panasonic's CQ-C7103U CD player will light up your dash with its striking dot matrix display and great-looking...

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Panasonic's CQ-C7103U CD player will light up your dash with its striking dot matrix display and great-looking...

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About the Panasonic CQ-C7103U

Panasonic's CQ-C7103U CD player will light up your dash with its striking dot matrix display and great-looking animated graphics. The blue illumination ensures that your text is clear and easy to read, even in direct sunlight, and the entire metallic face glows blue at night for a unique look. The flip-down, motorized faceplate offers plenty of display space for system information, along with an oversized control knob for adjustments.

Panasonic's CQ-C7103U CD player will light up your dash with its striking dot matrix display and great-looking animated graphics. The blue illumination ensures that your text is clear and easy to read, even in direct sunlight, and the entire metallic face glows blue at night for a unique look. The flip-down, motorized faceplate offers plenty of display space for system information, along with an oversized control knob for adjustments.

The CQ-C7103U covers all your entertainment bases, playing back all your CDs, even those loaded with MP3 and WMA files. Connect an iPod to the stereo with Panasonic's optional iPod interface, and you can listen to tunes through your car's system, controlling playback with the Panasonic's controls. Connect the optional satellite radio to add up to 150 channels of music, sports, news, and entertainment to your listening options.

Three sets of preamp outputs make it easy to add external amps and subs to your system, while the on-board subwoofer controls give you hands-on adjustment of your bass. Use the auxiliary input to connect any external source — a portable player, add-on satellite radio tuner, or DVD player. SQ3 sound shaping offers a 3-band equalizer and six preset tone curves so you can adjust the sound to fit your car and your music.

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Product highlights:

  • CD player with built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • slide-down, motorized faceplate with 3D Dot Matrix Display
  • Day & Night display design
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs (including discs loaded with your MP3 and WMA music files)
  • SQ3 sound shaping (3-band equalizer and six preset sound curves)
  • iPod-ready
  • three sets of preamp outputs
  • auxiliary input
  • low-pass filter and subwoofer controls
  • Direct Track Selection from the remote (first 12 tracks only)
  • CD changer controls
  • satellite radio-ready
  • CEA-2006 compliant MOSFET internal amp
  • clock
  • seek tuning
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • wireless remote
  • CD frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio: 96 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 10.2 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CQ-C7103U

What's in the box:

  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver with 15-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • Hard plastic face case
  • Wireless remote control (EUR7641010)
  • CR2025 battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Sleeve lock cancel plates
  • Mounting bolt (5mm diameter)
  • Self-tapping screw (5mm dia. x 16mm)
  • Hex nut (5mm with flange)
  • Security screw
  • Back strap
  • Operating Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • System Upgrade Guidebook (English/French/Spanish)
  • Installation Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Panasonic Customer Care card (extended service plan)
  • Electrical Connections sheet (attached to unit)
  • Security pin note

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Features & specs

Expandability
AUX Input Rear
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input ---
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
General
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color 3DDM/Blue
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 10.2 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
File Playback
Music File Playback
High-res Playback

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Features

Motorized Sliding Face: The CQ-C7103U 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 detached faceplate.

High Definition 3D Dot Matrix Display: The receiver's faceplate features a High Definition 3D Dot Matrix display with 3 motion patterns, 1 spectrum analyzer,  and 10 still pattern presets to choose from.

Day & Night Design: The CQ-C7103U has Panasonic's popular Day & Night Design. During the day, the faceplate has a sleek, black design. At night, a series of blue LEDs around the frame of the nosepiece and around the circumference of the two main buttons gives off a blue glow.

MP3/WMA Compatible: The CQ-C7103U 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 511 files, 255 files in one folder, 8 levels, and 255 folders.

Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect a satellite radio tuner to the CQ-C7103U in a number of ways. The unit is directly compatible with the SIRIUS SIR-PAN1 Satellite Tuner for Panasonic (item # 607SIRPAN1). For XM Satellite radio, the Terk XMDirect universal XM Satellite Radio Package (item # 700XMPAN11) can be added. In addition, you can connect an independently controlled "plug 'n play" unit to the head unit through the rear aux input.

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.

3-Level Dimmer: The display's brightness can be set to one of three dimmer levels.

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.

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 80Hz, 120Hz, or 160Hz.

Sound Quality (SQ3): In addition to the bass and treble adjustments, the unit's Sound Quality 3 functions allow you to set the level and center frequency of each of three bands. You can adjust each band by +/-12dB at the following frequencies: Band 1 at 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 200Hz, Band 2 at 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, or 3kHz, and Band 3 at 10kHz, 12kHz, 15kHz, or 18kHz. There are six SQ3 settings:

  • SQ-Rock: speedy and heavy sound; exaggerates bass and treble
  • SQ-Pop: wide-ranged and deep sound; slightly emphasizes bass and treble
  • SQ-Vocal: clear sound; emphasizes middle tone and slightly emphasizes treble
  • SQ-Jazz: jazz-specific deep sound with emphasis on sharpness of high-hat and echo of saxophone
  • SQ-Club: club and disco specific sound: reproduction of realism being in a club
  • SQ-Flat: flat frequency response; no emphasis applied

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.

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 turned off, by pressing the D-M button.

Remote Control: The CQ-C7103U 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 turned off.

Optional iPod Adapter: This receiver is compatible with the optional Panasonic CA-DC300U iPod adapter (item #133DC300). When an iPod is connected using the adapter, all of the iPod's controls will be disabled and it will be controlled from the receiver. With this interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files through your Panasonic receiver and in most cases have all the titling information appear on the receiver's display.

Optional Hands-Free Phone System: Connection of the optional Hands-Free Phone System (Hands-Free Kit featuring Bluetooth technology: item #133BT100) allows you to talk on a handsfree cellular phone if the phone supports Bluetooth.

Note: This unit is designed only for receiving calls. It cannot send calls.

Optional Expansion Module (hub unit): Connection of the CY-EM100U Expansion Module (item 133CYEM100) allows you to connect up to 4 optional components. You can choose from the following devices: DVD changer (maximum of 1 can be connected), CD changer (maximum of 1 can be connected), iPod (maximum of 2 can be connected), Hand-Free Phone System (maximum of 1 can be connected), XM tuner (maximum of 1 can be connected), or SIRIUS tuner (maximum of 1 can be connected).

CD Changer Controls

CD Changer Controls: The CQ-C7103U has controls for a compatible Panasonic CD changer, such as the CX-DP880. A CA-CC30U adapter cable (item 133CACC30) is required to connect a CD changer to this unit. CD Changer functions include: Disc Skip, Direct Disc Select (remote only), Track Skip, Track Search (FF/RW), Disc Intro Scan, Track Intro Scan, Disc repeat, Track repeat, Disc random and Track random.

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