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Panasonic CQ-DF783U

CD/MP3/WMA Receiver with CD Changer Controls

Item # 133DF783

Plug your portable music player or video game system into the auxiliary input on Panasonic's CQ-DF783U CD receiver.

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Plug your portable music player or video game system into the auxiliary input on Panasonic's CQ-DF783U CD receiver.

Discontinued item

Item # 133DF783

About the Panasonic CQ-DF783U

Plug your portable music player or video game system into the auxiliary input on Panasonic's CQ-DF783U CD receiver. Or listen to your favorite tunes on the first-rate CD deck or the acclaimed Alphatuner V AM/FM tuner. Either way, the MOSFET50 power amp will fire up your music with the punch and clarity that ordinary built-in amps don't deliver.

Plug your portable music player or video game system into the auxiliary input on Panasonic's CQ-DF783U CD receiver. Or listen to your favorite tunes on the first-rate CD deck or the acclaimed Alphatuner V AM/FM tuner. Either way, the MOSFET50 power amp will fire up your music with the punch and clarity that ordinary built-in amps don't deliver.

The blue glow of the Day and Night faceplate looks great when you're cruising at night, and a Rotary Commander lets you adjust the receiver's volume with ease. For more thump, kick in the Super High Definition Bass feature for a serious bass boost, even at high volumes. Choose the "Tight" setting to add a moderate emphasis to the bass output, or the "Boom" setting for a strong low-frequency "punch in the gut."

Controls for a Panasonic CD changer give you even more listening options, while the three sets of preamp outputs let you increase your power levels with external amplifiers. With all of this flexibility, Panasonic's CQ-DF783U should be the brains of your car audio operation!

  • detachable, fold-down, Day and Night face
  • spectrum analyzer
  • plays CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • plays both MP3 and WMA files — for greater compressed audio flexibility
  • Alphatuner V
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • seek tuning
  • Super High Definition Bass
  • CD changer controls
  • MOSFET50 internal amp
  • auxiliary input
  • front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • wireless remote
  • clock
  • 25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 96 dB
  • FM sensitivity 11 dBf
  • 1-year warranty

What's in the box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 15-amp fuse inserted into chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard plastic face case
  • Wireless remote control (YEFX9992663)
  • CR-2025 battery
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • 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)
  • Operating Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Operating Guide for Sirius (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty/Purchase Information survey card
  • Panasonic Customer Care card (extended service plan)
  • Panasonic Canada warranty sheet
  • Customer Services Directory sheet
  • Electrical Connections sheet (attached to unit)
  • Transportation label (attached to unit)

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Features & specs

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 Sirius
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
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 2.5 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color White/Blue
Key Button Color Blue/Red
EQ Bands None
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 11 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

Product Research



Sirius Satellite Radio: The CQ-DF783U can control an optional Sirius Satellite Radio tuner by Panasonic (item #133SRT100). In addition to the Sirius tuner, you will need an antenna and subscription in order to receive Sirius Satellite Radio programming.

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 and 254 files/folders.

Display With Day and Night Faceplate: The CQ-DF783U is equipped with a Day and Night Faceplate. During the day, the face has a silvery mirror-like finish. 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 . There is a two-line display with white characters on a blue background with three selectable dimmer settings. The top line displays the clock, tuner frequency or CD track/time information. The bottom line is a spectrum analyzer with 6 selectable patterns (plus "off"), and briefly indicates the status of the volume, bass, treble, fader, balance, and subwoofer when the settings are adjusted. There are also two curved level meters, one on each side of the display, and a circular icon which are always on. Indicators light up when a CD is loaded, S-HDB is on, when tuning an FM stereo station, and when Repeat or Random play is on. In the menu, you can turn off the display altogether, and the display will come on for 5 seconds duration only when a button is pushed.

Super-High Definition Bass (S-HDB): Instead of the traditional loudness feature, this unit has Super-High Definition Bass (S-DHB). This feature accentuates bass output even at high volumes, when ordinary loudness controls often become ineffective. You may select "BOOM" (strong bass boost), "TIGHT" (moderately emphasized bass) or Off.

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. After selecting mute or attenuate in the menu, pressing the Mute button activates either function and the Mute indicator light glows in the display.

Auxiliary Input: This unit is equipped with an auxiliary input. The rear-mounted female RCA jacks allow you to connect an external audio source, such as a Minidisc player or the audio outputs of a DVD player. You can activate or deactivate the Auxiliary Input in the menu. When deactivated, the Auxiliary input cannot be selected as a source. 

Subwoofer Output With Level Control: The CQ-DF783U has a non-fading subwoofer (stereo) preamp output with level control. You can adjust the level of the subwoofer output from +6dB to -6dB in 2dB steps. One step below -6dB is "mute".

Scan Play: You can playback the first 10 seconds of each CD track in sequence.

Direct Track Selection: When playing a CD, you can directly access any of the tracks of the disc. (This feature can be activated by the remote only.)

Alphatuner V: 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.

Direct Memory: One favorite radio station can be stored in Direct Memory and recalled at any time (even with the power off) with the push of the D-M button. In addition, you can store up to 18 FM and 6 AM stations in preset memory.

Blinking Security Indicator: When the face is removed, a red LED blinks on the front panel of the radio. The security indicator can be deactivated.

Remote Control: The CQ-DF783U comes with a wireless remote control (YEFX9992663). The dimensions of the remote are: W=1.583", H=0.268", L=3.408".

CD Changer Compatibility: This unit can control compatible 6-disc and 8-disc Panasonic CD changers. Using the optional CA-CD55 dual changer adapter, you can control two compatible Panasonic changers with this head unit.


Display Illumination/Clock Display: 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).

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