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The Panasonic CQ-C500U is an in-dash multi-format CD player that supports AAC, MP3, WMA, and CD-R/RW playback.

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A wide variety of screen backlight colors that are easy to switch

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includes wireless remote control

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affordable price

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Satellite radio ready

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Audio in located on the faceplate for quick and easy access

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VERY simple to use interface

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6 radio preset buttons

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iPod ready

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Volume control is nice and smooth, allowing great volume control

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not HD radio ready (?)

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The faceplate doesn't go on and off as easy as newer models

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The Panasonic CQ-C500U is an in-dash multi-format CD player that supports AAC, MP3, WMA, and CD-R/RW playback and is a step up from Panasonic's CQ-C300U.  The unit features a variable 7-color display with open face CD access and a removable faceplate for security compared to the black and white display of the CQ-C300U.  It provides a total 72 watts of RMS power handling with a MOS-FET output stage and an additional Re-Master function which the CQ-C300U lacks.  The CQ-C500U is compatible with iPod, Satellite Radio, and an optional expansion module for connecting a phone or other digital device to the receiver.  It also includes an integrated AM/FM tuner, CD changer control, and displays 2-lines of CD text or ID3 tags.  The receiver comes with a wireless remote control and a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Multi-Format CD Player/Receiver
  • Removable faceplate
  • Variable 7 color display
  • Wireless remote control
  • Open face CD access
  • AAC, MP3, WMA, CD-R/RW playback
  • iPodĀ®, Satellite Radio & Expansion Module Ready
  • Power Handling: 18W x 4 channels RMS, 50W x 4 channels Peak
  • Bass, Treble, Balance Fader Controls
  • 2-Line CD Text and MP3 ID3 Tag Display
  • MOS-FET Output stage
  • Re-master function
  • 3-Band Sound Quality (SQ3)
  • SBC-SW( super bass controlled subwoofer)
  • AM/FM Tuner
  • Front AUX input
  • CD Changer Control
  • 1 year limited warranty
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