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Panasonic CQ-CB9900U

CD/MP3/WMA receiver with built-in HD Radio tuner

Item # 133CB9900

The Panasonic CQ-CB9900U CD receiver kickstarts the newest development in radio technology — it has a built-in...

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The Panasonic CQ-CB9900U CD receiver kickstarts the newest development in radio technology — it has a built-in...

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Item # 133CB9900

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About the Panasonic CQ-CB9900U

The Panasonic CQ-CB9900U CD receiver kickstarts the newest development in radio technology — it has a built-in HD Radio tuner. Every day, more radio stations are "going digital" to provide you with the vastly-improved reception and near-CD-quality music of HD Radio technology. And the CQ-CB9900U is ready to receive those enhanced AM and FM signals. With its built-in tuner, you can receive current HD Radio transmissions without having to buy and install another piece of hardware — you don't need anything else to receive the upgraded signals.

The Panasonic CQ-CB9900U CD receiver kickstarts the newest development in radio technology — it has a built-in HD Radio tuner. Every day, more radio stations are "going digital" to provide you with the vastly-improved reception and near-CD-quality music of HD Radio technology. And the CQ-CB9900U is ready to receive those enhanced AM and FM signals. With its built-in tuner, you can receive current HD Radio transmissions without having to buy and install another piece of hardware — you don't need anything else to receive the upgraded signals.

Besides receiving HD Radio signals, the CQ-CB9900U plays CDs, MP3 and WMA files on disc, and has an auxiliary input in case you want to add another listening option. For those times when you're in an area that doesn't have any digital radio stations, you can rely on the Alphatuner V to pull in all of the regular analog AM and FM stations.

Four channels of 25 watts RMS each power your music for potent sound. The Day and Night faceplate has Panasonic's incredible High Definition 3-D Dot Matrix display for intense presentation of smoothly rendered animations, system info, and a spectrum analyzer.

You also get three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs, delivering a pristine signal to your component amplifiers so your music will sound awesome. The subwoofer outputs have a low-pass filter so you can adjust the bass cutoff for your subs. No subs? Activate the Super Bass Control Subwoofer feature to remove mids and highs from your rear speakers, maximizing their bass output.

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Details:
  • detachable, fold-down faceplate
  • Day and Night illumination
  • High Definition 3DDM animated display
  • spectrum analyzer
  • built-in HD radio tuner
  • Alphatuner V
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • seek tuning
  • plays MP3 and WMA files
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
  • direct track selection (with remote control)
  • SQ7 sound control (six preset tone curves and a 7-band equalizer)
  • MOSFET50 internal amp
  • CD changer controls
  • rear auxiliary input
  • 5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • high-pass and low-pass crossovers
  • Super Bass Control Subwoofer (sends low frequencies to rear speakers)
  • clock
  • wireless remote
  • 25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 96 dB
  • FM sensitivity 10.2 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
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What's in the box:

  • AM/FM/HD Radio/CD receiver with 15-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard plastic face case
  • Wireless remote control (YEFX9992663)
  • CR2025 battery
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness (with attached noise filter)
  • 2 DIN springs (installed)
  • 2 Sleeve lock cancel plates (radio removal tools)
  • Rear support strap
  • Mounting bolt (5mm diameter)
  • Hex nut (5mm diameter)
  • Self-tapping screw (5mm diameter x 16mm)
  • 2 Face security pins
  • Security pin instruction sheet
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty/Purchase Information Card
  • Customer Services Directory sheet
  • Electrical Connections sheet (attached to unit)
  • Panasonic Customer Care card (extended service plan)
  • Transportation label (attached to unit)
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Features & specs

Expandability
AUX Input Rear
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input ---
USB Port Power ---
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 No
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
General
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 25 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 1kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 5 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color 3DDM/Blue
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 7
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
Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

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CD Changer Controls
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Features

HD Radio: The Panasonic CQ-CB9900U is equipped with a built-in HD Radio tuner which allows you to listen to new digital AM and FM broadcasts from their favorite local stations (where available), while still receiving analog broadcasts. With HD radio technology, FM broadcasts sound as good as CDs and AM broadcasts sound as good as FM, all without the static, hiss, pops and fading of analog radio. You can tune the stations broadcasting in HD at the same frequencies on the dial as the analog stations. In addition, HD Radio broadcasts will also include artist name and song title, stock and news information, and local traffic and weather, which appear on the receiver's display.

Digital/Analog Reception Mode: The receiver has a D/A button to allow you to choose between the following reception modes:

  • Auto: When set to Auto, the receiver will display "Digital" when an HD Radio digital broadcast is being received and output. If no digital signal is available on the tuned frequency, "Analog" will be displayed on the front panel and output.
  • Analog: Regardless of the availability of digital signals, the tuner will receive and output analog signals only.

Fold-Down Face: This unit features a fold-down detachable face with a large bright display. The face folds down to allow you to insert a CD. The disc eject button is also behind the fold-down face. When the face is removed, a red LED blinks on the front panel of the radio. The security indicator can be deactivated.

HD 3DDM Display: The receiver is equipped with a High Definition 3-D Dot Matrix Display. The large front panel display (approximately 3-1/2" x 1") features 20,480 dots (pixels), providing music-synched 3D action graphics with crisp detail. Full-dot LCD technology enables 4-level gradation for smooth, attractive images. The display's brightness can be set to one of three settings. The contrast setting can be adjusted from 0 to 5.

Display Settings: The CB9900's display menu lets you choose from seven background graphic patterns:

  • A: Formula 1 racing
  • B: Metropolis (futuristic space cityscape)
  • C: Surfing
  • D: Tropical fish
  • E: Space scene
  • S-A: 25-band spectrum analyzer
  • All: Sequence of patterns A-E

Once you have chosen a graphic pattern, you can then select to display the pattern (with or without source info), a plain background (with or without a large clock display), or completely turn off all displays.

Day and Night Faceplate: This unit features the Day and Night faceplate. During the day, the face is dark gray with a silvery mirror-like finish on the ends. At night, or whenever it's dark in the vehicle, the outside edges of the faceplate and a "halo" around the volume knob illuminate in blue.

MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Apple Extension to ISO9660, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 trees, 255 folders, and 999 files. Each folder can have a maximum of 255 files.

SQ7: The CQ-CB9900U features a SQ7 "Sound Quality" 7-band equalizer with 6 EQ presets. The presets include Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, Club and Flat. You can further adjust any of the 7 EQ bands from -12dB to +12dB: 60Hz, 160Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 3kHz, 6kHz and 16kHz.

Subwoofer Output: In addition to front and rear preamp outputs, the CQ-CB9900U has a non-fading, two-channel subwoofer output. You can adjust the volume of the subwoofer output from -6dB to +6dB in 2dB increments plus "subwoofer mute". The subwoofer output has a low-pass filter with a selectable 80Hz, 120Hz or 160Hz cutoff frequency.

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.

High Pass Filter: This unit has a built-in high pass filter for the front and rear speaker and preamp outputs with a selectable crossover frequency (90Hz, 135Hz, 180Hz, 225Hz or Off). Note: When the SBC-SW is activated, the high pass filter affects the front outputs only.

Mute/Attenuate: This unit allows you to choose between mute (volume at 0) or attenuate (volume decreased by 10 steps) when you want to decrease the volume instantly.

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.

Alphatuner V: The CQ-CB9900U'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. Note: The Alphatuner V tuner receives analog broadcasts, while at the same time, the unit's built-in HD Radio tuner receives signals from stations broadcasting in digital.

Auto Preset Memory: This unit's APM (Auto Preset Memory) lets you automatically save stations with good reception in preset memory. Depending upon the Digital/Analog reception mode, the APM will search for digital and/or analog stations with the best signals and load them into preset positions. Once the stations are set, the presets are scanned sequentially for 5 seconds each.

Remote Control: The CQ-CB9900U is equipped with a wireless remote control (YEFX9992663). In addition to normal disc/tuner/audio controls, some functions are available exclusively by remote control only. The dimensions of the remote are: W=1.583", H=0.268", L=3.412".

CD Changer Controls

CD Changer Compatibility: The CQ-CB9900U can control compatible 6-disc and 8-disc Panasonic CD Changers including CX-DP880, CX-DP88, CX-DP801, CX-DP610, CX-DP601, and CX-DP600.

Dual CD Changer Control: Using the optional CA-CD55 (item # 133CACD55) Dual CD changer adapter, you can control two compatible CD changers with this unit.

Changer Controls:

  • Disc Up/Down
  • Direct Disc Selection (remote only)
  • Track Up/Down
  • Fast Forward/Fast Reverse
  • Random (all available tracks)
  • Disc Random (current disc)
  • Scan Play (all available tracks)
  • Disc Scan Play (1st track of all discs)
  • Repeat Play (current track)
  • Disc Repeat Play (current disc)
  • CD Changer Selection (1 or 2)

Note

Clock/Illumination Displays: Pressing and holding the Source button turns the unit off completely. After the unit has been turned off, you can use the DISP (display) 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).

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