Low cost, and simple operation.
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
The Panasonic CQ-C1333U is an inexpensive CD player which is simple to use and has MP3 capability. The sound is clean and the bandwidth is pretty flat (through the RCA connectors & CD output). The CD playback quality was better than expected for the price. If you listen to CD's mostly and want something that is simple to operate then this may be for you. The built in selectable sound eq is very aggresive and colors the sound too much, so I use it flat. The unit also comes standard with an easy to learn and use remote. The button controls, placement, and compact size make this a 'eyes on the road no look remote'. The face has no major distractions and blends well with the interior. I'm not sure of the AM/FM reception nor sound quality as I only use the CD player portion (I use the factory radio for all other operations...keep reading...). I have a 1994 Chevy 3500 P/U which I installed this unit in. The factory radio setup is rather unique (not a traditional in dash unit, but rather part of the dash), so I had to mount the CD player elsewhere. The unit is mounted at a 20 degree angle (unit capable of 30). The unit does not skip even when the truck is fully loaded over rough roads! I wanted something inexpensive but with a compact remote for obvious reasons and the capability of at least 2.0 volt RCA output to tie into the factory radio control unit . This unit filled the void perfectly . Installing any aftermarket radio to work with the factory GM radio controller is not plug and play, extensive electrical and electronics knowledge is required to fabricate and adapter. I'm only rating the CD player not compatability.