CD Changer Controls
Performance Digital High-Power Amp:
The Panasonic CQ-C9800U is equipped with a Performance Digital high-power
amplifier which produces 60 watts per channel RMS and 70 watts per channel peak.
A digital amp uses high-speed current switching which results in cooler
operation, allowing higher power without increasing the size of the heatsink.
Face: The CQ-C9800U features a motorized slide-down
faceplate. The face automatically tilts to allow you to
insert or eject a CD. The face angle can be adjusted to one of three settings
(15°, 25° or 35°),
or remain upright, whichever angle gives you the best visibility. When the face is removed, a red LED blinks on the front panel of the radio. The
security indicator can be deactivated. Note: The bottom of the faceplate
protrudes approximately 1-1/2" when a CD is being loaded or ejected.
HD 3DDM Display: The
CQ-C9800U 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.
Settings: The C9800's
display menu lets you choose from numerous background graphic patterns and still
Formula 1 racing
Metropolis (futuristic space cityscape)
- C: Surfing
- E: Space
25-band spectrum analyzer
Sequence of patterns A-E
- Still Images:
Formula 1 racing
Warp (Light streaks)
Sequence of images 1-10
Once you have chosen a
graphic pattern and a still image, you can then select to display the graphic
pattern (with or without source info), the still image (with or without source
info), a plain background (with or without a large clock display), or completely
turn off all displays.
You can customized the background motion and still images, and the opening and
ending screens using your own images stored on CD-R or CD-RW. A huge variety of
images plus the downloadable application (Image Studio) are available at a
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.
SQ9: The CQ-C9800U features a
SQ9 "Sound Quality" 9-band equalizer with selectable center
frequencies and 6 EQ
presets. The presets include Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, Club and Flat. You can
further adjust the presets at any of the 9 EQ bands and save the custom settings
into memory for instant recall. The 9 bands can be adjusted from -12dB to +12dB and you can choose the center frequency from the following
(default center frequency in bold):
- Band 1: 25, 31.5, 35, 40,
50, 55, 60, 62.5, 65, 70, 75, and 80 Hz
- Band 2: 100, 105, 110, 115,
120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, and 160 Hz
- Band 3: 200, 220, 230, 240, 250,
270, 280, 290, 300, and 315 Hz
- Band 4: 400, 425, 450, 475, 500,
525, 550, 575, 600, and 630 Hz
- Band 5: 800, 850, 900, 950, 1k,
1.05k, 1.10k, 1.15k, 1.20k, and 1.25k Hz
- Band 6: 1.6k, 1.7k, 1.8k,
1.9k, 2k, 2.1k, 2.2k, 2.3k, 2.4k, and 2.5k Hz
- Band 7: 3.15k, 3.25k, 3.5k,
3.75k, 4k, 4.25k, 4.5k, 4.75k, and 5k Hz
- Band 8: 6.3k, 6.5k, 7k,
7.5k, 8k, 8.5k, 9k, 9.5k, and 10k Hz
- Band 9: 12.5k, 13k, 14k,
15k, 16k, 17k, 18k, 19k, and 20k Hz
Dynamic Control: Instead of
traditional bass and treble controls, this unit uses Dynamic Control (DC) to add
emphasis to the bass and treble while maintaining balance with the midrange
without upsetting the overall proportions of the complex music waveform. The
level of emphasis can be finely adjusted, allowing you to achieve a clear,
dynamic reproduction of the original signal. When Dynamic Control has been
activated a small "DC" icon appears in the display.
Subwoofer Output: In addition
to front and rear preamp outputs, the CQ-C9800U 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 cutoff frequency between 60Hz and 160Hz in 5Hz increments.
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 from 90Hz to 225Hz in 5Hz increments or Off).
Seat Position Selector: To
supplement the balance and fader controls, you can select from among five seat
position settings to optimize sound reproduction in a particular listening
position or for a certain number of passengers. The selections include: Front
Left, Front Right, Front All, Rear All and 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.
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.
V: The CQ-C9800U'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
Radio DSP: By digitally
converting and processing FM and AM broadcast signals, adjacent interference and
multipath distortion is reduced. Panasonic's Radio DSP uses an advanced
algorithm, instead of an analog IF filter, to prevent neighboring broadcast
frequencies from interfering with reception. Radio DSP uses a digital signal
processing method to precisely remove multipath interference.
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.
Remote Control: The CQ-C9800U
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 Compatibility: The
CQ-C9800U 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.
- 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
- Repeat Play (current track)
- Disc Repeat Play (current disc)
- CD Changer Selection (1 or 2)
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).