MP3 CD Player/Receiver
¡Please read these instructions carefully before using this product and keep this manual for future reference.
Installation kit (ZZBISC1021N-J)
Lock Cancel Plate
The number in parentheses underneath
each accessory part name is the part
number for maintenance and service.
(Nederlands : YFM284C509CA)
Accessories and their part numbers are
subject to modification without prior
notice due to improvements.
Mounting Collar and Trim Plate are
mounted on the main unit at shipment.
Q'ty: 1 set
(English, Deutsch, Français,
Nederlands : YFM284C518CA)
(Svenska, Italiano, Español,
Q'ty: 1 set
Removable Face Plate
Remote Control Unit
toggles mute on/off.
toggles power on/off.
This instruction manual explains
operations for use with the buttons
adjust the volume.
selects a mode (source).
on the main unit. (Different opera-
Note: The optional remote control unit
down/up the frequency. (Hold down it for
selects a band in the radio
is available from your local dealer.
more than 2 seconds for seek tuning.)
source, toggles pause/play
[TRACK s ] [TRACK d ]
in the player source, and
skip to the previous/next track in the
executes APM in the radio
source. (Hold down it for
Hold down it for fast reverse/fast for-
more than 2 seconds.)
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Read the operating instructions for the unit and all other compo-
This manual uses pictographs to show you how to use the product
nents of your car audio system carefully before using the system.
safely and to alert you to potential dangers resulting from improper
They contain instructions about how to use the system in a safe and
connections and operations. The meanings of the pictographs are
effective manner. Panasonic assumes no responsibility for any prob-
explained below. It is important that you fully understand the mean-
lems resulting from failure to observe the instructions given in this
ings of the pictographs in order to use this manual and the system
This pictograph intends to alert you to the presence of
This pictograph intends to alert you to the presence of
important operating instructions and installation
important operating instructions and installation instruc-
instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may
tions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in
result in severe injury or death.
injury or material damage.
Observe the following warnings when installing.
❑ Disconnect the lead from the negative (–) battery termi-
Observe the following warnings when using this
nal before installation.
Wiring and installation with the negative (–) battery terminal con-
nected may cause electrical shock and injury due to a short circuit.
❑ The driver should neither watch the display nor operate
Some cars equipped with the electrical safety system have specific
the system while driving.
procedures of battery terminal disconnection.
Watching the display or operating the system will distract the driv-
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE MAY LEAD TO THE
er from looking ahead of the vehicle and can cause accidents.
UNINTENDED ACTIVATION OF THE ELECTRICAL SAFETY SYSTEM
Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking
RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE AND PERSONAL
brake before watching the display or operating the system.
INJURY OR DEATH.
❑ Use the proper power supply.
❑ Never use safety-related components for installation,
This product is designed for operation with a negative grounded
grounding, and other such functions.
12 V DC battery system. Never operate this product with other bat-
Do not use safety-related vehicle components (fuel tank, brake,
tery systems, especially a 24 V DC battery system.
suspension, steering wheel, pedals, airbag, etc.) for wiring or fix-
❑ Protect the Deck Mechanism.
ing the product or its accessories.
Do not insert any foreign objects into the slot of this unit.
❑ Installing the product on the air bag cover or in a location
❑ Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
where it interferes with airbag operation is prohibited.
Do not disassemble, modify the unit or attempt to repair the prod-
❑ Check for piping, gasoline tank, electric wiring, and other
uct yourself. If the product needs to be repaired, consult your
items before installing the product.
dealer or an authorized Panasonic Service Centre.
If you need to open a hole in the vehicle chassis to attach or wire
❑ Do not use the unit when it is out of order.
the product, first check where the wire harness, gasoline tank, and
If the unit is out of order (no power, no sound) or in an abnormal
electric wiring are located. Then open the hole from outside if pos-
state (has foreign objects in it, is exposed to water, is smoking, or
smells), turn it off immediately and consult your dealer.
❑ Never install the product in a location where it interferes
❑ Refer fuse replacement to qualified service personnel.
with your field of vision.
When the fuse burns out, eliminate the cause and have it replaced
❑ Never have the power cord branched to supply other
with the fuse prescribed for this unit by a qualified service engi-
equipment with power.
neer. Incorrect replacement of the fuse may lead to smoke, fire,
❑ After installation and wiring, you should check the nor-
and damage to the product.
mal operation of other electrical equipment.
The continuation of their using in abnormal conditions may cause
fire, electrical shock or a traffic accident.
❑ In the case of installation to an airbag-equipping car,
confirm warnings and cautions of the vehicle manufactur-
er before installation.
❑ Make sure the leads do not interfere with driving or get-
ting in and out of the vehicle.
❑ Insulate all exposed wires to prevent short circuiting.
Notes on Discs
If you use commercial CDs, they must have the label
shown at right.
Some copy-protected music CDs are not playable.
How to hold a disc
Do not touch the underside of a disc.
Do not scratch on a disc.
Do not bend a disc.
When not in use, keep a disc in a case.
Do not use irregularly shaped discs.
Do not leave discs in the following places:
Near car heaters
Dirty, dusty and damp areas
Seats and dashboards
Do not attach any seals
Do not use irregularly
or labels to your discs.
Use a dry, soft cloth to wipe from the centre outward.
Do not attach any seals or labels to your discs.
Do not write on the disc label with a ballpoint pen or
other hard-point pens.
You may have trouble playing back some CD-R/RW discs
The file extension ".mp3" should be assigned to each file
recorded using CD recorders (CD-R/RW drives), either due
depending on the file format.
to their recording characteristics or dirt, fingerprints,
This unit does not have the play list function.
scratches, etc. on the disc surface.
Although Multi-session recording is supported, the use of
CD-R/RW discs are less resistant to high temperatures and
Disc-at-Once is recommended.
high humidity than ordinary music CDs. Leaving them
Supported file systems
inside a car for extended periods may damage and make
ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Apple Extension to ISO 9660, Joliet,
Some CD-R/RWs cannot be played back successfully due
to incompatibility among writing software, a CD recorder
Note: Apple HFS, UDF 1.50, MIX mode CD, CD Extra is not
(CD-R/RW drive) and the discs.
This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs if the session is
(Recommendation: "Points to remember when making
This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs which contain
MP3 files" on the right.)
other than CD-DA or MP3 data.
Be sure to observe the instructions of the CD-R/RW disc
MPEG 1 audio layer 3
for handling it.
Bit rate: 32 k-320 kbps
Recording MP3 files on a CD-media
You are recommended to minimize the chances of mak-
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
ing a disc that contains both CD-DA files and MP3 files.
MPEG 2 audio layer 3
If CD-DA files are on the same disc as MP3 files, the
Bit rate: 8 k-160 kbps
songs may not play in the intended order, or some songs
may not play at all.
Do not record files other than MP3 files and unnecessary
folder on a disc.
16, 22.05, 24 kHz
The name of MP3 file should be added by rules as shown in
the following descriptions and also comply with the rules of
each file system.
You may encounter trouble in playing MP3 files or display-
ing the information of MP3 files recorded with certain writ-
ing software or CD recorders.
leads by winding them with vinyl tape or similar protection.
❑ Use the designated parts and tools for installation.
Use the supplied or designated parts and appropriate tools to
Observe the following cautions when using this
install the product. The use of parts other than those supplied or
designated may result in internal damage to the unit. Faulty instal-
❑ Keep the sound volume at an appropriate level.
lation may lead to an accident, a malfunction or fire.
❑ Do not block the air vent or the cooling plate of the unit.
Keep the volume level low enough to be aware of road and traffic
conditions while driving.
Blocking these parts will cause the interior of the unit to overheat
❑ This unit is designed for use exclusively in automobiles.
and will result in fire or other damage.
❑ Do not operate the unit for a prolonged period with the
❑ Do not install the product where it is exposed to strong
engine turned off.
vibrations or is unstable.
Operating the audio system for a long period of time with the
Avoid slanted or strongly curved surfaces for installation. If the
engine turned off will drain the battery.
installation is not stable, the unit may fall down while driving and
❑ Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight or excessive
this can lead to an accident or injury.
❑ Installation Angle
Otherwise these will raise the interior temperature of the unit, and
The product should be installed in a horizontal position with the
it may lead to smoke, fire, or other damage to the unit.
front end up at a convenient angle, but not more than 30˚.
❑ Do not use the product where it is exposed to water,
The user should bear in mind that in some areas there may be
restrictions on how and where this unit must be installed. Consult
moisture, or dust.
your dealer for further details.
Exposure of the unit to water, moisture, or dust may lead to
❑ Wear gloves for safety. Make sure that wiring is complet-
smoke, fire, or other damage to the unit. Make especially sure that
ed before installation.
the unit does not get wet in car washes or on rainy days.
❑ To prevent damage to the unit, do not connect the power
Observe the following cautions when installing.
connector until the whole wiring is completed.
❑ Do not connect more than one speaker to one set of
❑ Refer wiring and installation to qualified service personnel.
speaker leads. (except for connecting to a tweeter)
Installation of this unit requires special skills and experience. For
maximum safety, have it installed by your dealer. Panasonic is not
liable for any problems resulting from your own installation of the
Observe the following cautions when using Front
❑ Follow the instructions to install and wire the product.
Not following the instructions to properly install and wire the prod-
❑ Set the volume to low enough before the AUX connection
uct could cause an accident or fire.
❑ Take care not to damage the leads.
Failure to observe this may cause loud noise and, conse-
When wiring, take care not to damage the leads. Prevent them
quently, damage your speakers and your hearing.
from getting caught in the vehicle chassis, screws, and moving
❑ Do not connect this AUX directly with a speaker/head-
parts such as seat rails. Do not scratch, pull, bend or twist the
leads. Do not run them near heat sources or place heavy objects
phone output. Failure to observe this may distort sound
on them. If leads must be run over sharp metal edges, protect the
and break the internal amplifier.
Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (private households)
This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic products should not
be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated collection points, where they will be
accepted on a free of charge basis. Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products to your local
retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human
health and the environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. Please contact your local authority for further
details of your nearest designated collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for further information.
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
Notes on MP3
Note: MP3 encoding and writing software is not supplied
Folder selection order/file playback order
with this unit.
Points to remember when making MP3 files
High bit rate and high sampling frequency are recommend-
In the order
ed for high quality sounds.
Selecting VBR (Variable Bit Rate) is not recommended
In the order
because playing time is not displayed properly and sound
may be skipped.
The playback sound quality differs depending on the encod-
ing circumstances. For details, refer to the user manual of
your own encoding software and writing software.
It is recommended to set the bit rate to "128 kbps or more"
Maximum number of files/folders
Maximum number of files: 999
Maximum number of files in one folder: 255
Maximum depth of trees: 8
Never assign the ".mp3" file name exten-
Maximum number of folders: 255 (Root folder is included.)
sion to a file that is not in the MP3 format.
This may not only produce noise from the
speaker damage, but also damage your
This unit counts the number of folders irrespective of the
presence or absence of MP3 file.
If the selected folder does not contain any MP3 files, the
nearest MP3 files in the order of playback will be played.
Playback order may be different from other MP3 players
even if the same disc is used.
"ROOT" appears when displaying the root folder name.
MP3 (ID3 tag)
Title name/Artist name
It is prohibited by copyright laws to copy, distribute and deliv-
er copyrighted materials such as music without the approval
of copyright holder except enjoying yourself personally.
Name files and folders in accordance with the standard of
each file system. Refer to the instructions of writing soft-
Above description complies with our investigations as of
ware for details.
September 2005. It has no warranty for reproducibility and
ASCII character set and special characters in each language
displayability of MP3.
can be displayed.
With some software in which MP3 format files have been
encoded, the character information may not be displayed
Undisplayable characters and symbols will be converted
into an asterisk (
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Label Indications and Their Locations
LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE
This product utilizes a laser.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Do not take apart this unit or attempt to
make any changes yourself.
This unit is a very intricate device that uses a laser
pickup to retrieve information from the surface of
compact discs. The laser is carefully shielded so that
its rays remain inside the cabinet.
Deck Ass'y (in the unit,
Therefore, never try to disassemble the player or alter
any of its parts since you may be exposed to laser
rays and dangerous voltages.
Before Reading These Instructions
Panasonic welcomes you to our constantly growing family of electronic products owners.
We endeavor to give you the advantages of precise electronic and mechanical engineering, manufactured with carefully selected components, and
assembled by people who are proud of the reputation their work has built for our company. We know this product will bring you many hours of
enjoyment, and after you discover the quality, value and reliability we have built into it, you too will be proud to be a member of our family.
This operating instructions is for 6 models CQ-C1323NW/C1313NW/C1303NW and CQ-C1123NW/C1113NW/C1103NW. All
illustrations throughout this manual represent model CQ-C1323NW unless otherwise specified. The following table describes the
differences among 6 models.
Key illumination colour
Key illumination colour
Your product is designed and manufactured to ensure the minimum of maintenance. Use a dry, soft cloth for routine
exterior cleaning. Never use benzine, thinner, or other solvents.
If the replaced fuse fails, contact your nearest authorized Panasonic Service Centre.
Use fuses of the same specified rating (15 A). Using substitutes or fuses with higher ratings, or connecting the unit direct-
ly without a fuse could cause fire or damage to the unit. If the replaced fuse fails, contact your nearest authorized
Panasonic Service Centre.
This unit is equipped with a removable face plate. Removing this face plate makes the unit totally inoperable.
¡ This face plate is not waterproof. Do not expose it to
¡ Do not touch the contacts on the face plate and the main
water or excessive moisture.
unit, since this may result in poor electrical contact.
¡ Do not remove the face plate while driving your car.
¡ If dirt or other foreign substances get on the contacts,
¡ Do not place the face plate on the dashboard or nearby
wipe them off with a clean and dry cloth.
areas where the temperature rises high.
Turn off the power.
Slide the left side of the face plate in place.
]. The face plate will open.
Press the right end of face plate until a
"click" is heard.
Pull it out toward you.
Put the face plate in the case.
CQ-1323/1313/1303NW 01-Eng-1 YFM284C506CA
Set your car's ignition switch to the ACC
Press [SRC] (PWR: Power).
or ON position.
The 24-hour system is used for the clock.
Adjust the hour.
Adjust the clock when "NO CT" appears on the dis-
When a broadcast of FM Radio Data System is
[: sets the hour ahead.
received, the clock is adjusted automatically by the
]: sets the hour back.
Clock Time service.
Hold down ]
to change numbers rapidly.
Select the radio AM mode.
(AM [LW/MW]/FM )")
Adjust the minute.
[: sets the minute ahead.
]: sets the minute back.
Hold down [DISP] for more than 2 sec-
DC 12 V (11 – 16 V), test voltage 14.4 V, negative ground
Less than 2.2 A (CD mode; 0.5 W x 4 channels)
Tone adjustment range
Bass: ±12 dB at 100 Hz, Treble: ±12 dB at 10 kHz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 178 x 50 x 155 mm
Maximum power output
50 W x 4 channels (at 1 kHz), volume control maximum
22 W x 4 (DIN 45 324, at 4 Ω)
45 W x 4 channels (at 1 kHz), volume control maximum
20 W x 4 (DIN 45 324, at 4 Ω)
4 – 8 Ω
Pre-amp output voltage
2.5 V (CD mode, 1 kHz, 0 dB)
Pre-amp output impedance
Front AUX input
Allowable external input
8 times oversampling
1 bit DAC System
Astigma 3 – beam
20 Hz – 20 kHz (±1 dB)
Signal to noise ratio
Total harmonic distortion
0.01 % (1 kHz)
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limits
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
6 dB/µV (S/N 30 dB)
35 dB (at 1 kHz)
531 kHz – 1 602 kHz
28 dB/µV (S/N 20 dB)
153 kHz – 279 kHz
32 dB/µV (S/N 20 dB)
Specifications and design are subject to modification without notice due to improvements.
Some figures and illustrations in this manual may be different from your product.