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YFM284C646CA PTW1206-1106 Printed in China
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web Site: http://panasonic.net
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(English : YFM284C646CA)
(Deutsch : YFM284C647CA)
(Français : YFM284C648CA)
(Italiano : YFM284C649CA)
(Español : YFM284C650CA)
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PAN EUROPEAN GUARANTEE
Installation kit (ZZBISC1021N-J)
Lock Cancel Plate
¡The number in parentheses underneath
each accessory part name is the part
number for maintenance and service.
¡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.
MP3 CD Player/Receiver
¡Please read these instructions carefully before using this product and keep this manual for future reference.
RANDOMSCROLL SCAN REPEAT
Observe the following cautions when using this
Keep the sound volume at an appropriate level.
Keep the volume level low enough to be aware of road and traffic
conditions while driving.
This unit is designed for use exclusively in automobiles.
Do not operate the unit for a prolonged period with the
engine turned off.
Operating the audio system for a long period of time with the
engine turned off will drain the battery.
Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight or excessive
Otherwise these will raise the interior temperature of the unit, and
it may lead to smoke, fire, or other damage to the unit.
Do not use the product where it is exposed to water,
moisture, or dust.
Exposure of the unit to water, moisture, or dust may lead to
smoke, fire, or other damage to the unit. Make especially sure that
the unit does not get wet in car washes or on rainy days.
Observe the following cautions when installing.
Refer wiring and installation to qualified service personnel.
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
Follow the instructions to install and wire the product.
Not following the instructions to properly install and wire the prod-
uct could cause an accident or fire.
Take care not to damage the leads.
When wiring, take care not to damage the leads. Prevent them
from getting caught in the vehicle chassis, screws, and moving
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
on them. If leads must be run over sharp metal edges, protect the
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
install the product. The use of parts other than those supplied or
designated may result in internal damage to the unit. Faulty instal-
lation may lead to an accident, a malfunction or fire.
Do not block the air vent or the cooling plate of the unit.
Blocking these parts will cause the interior of the unit to overheat
and will result in fire or other damage.
Do not install the product where it is exposed to strong
vibrations or is unstable.
Avoid slanted or strongly curved surfaces for installation. If the
installation is not stable, the unit may fall down while driving and
this can lead to an accident or injury.
The product should be installed in a horizontal position with the
front end up at a convenient angle, but not more than 30˚.
The user should bear in mind that in some areas there may be
restrictions on how and where this unit must be installed. Consult
your dealer for further details.
Wear gloves for safety. Make sure that wiring is complet-
ed before installation.
To prevent damage to the unit, do not connect the power
connector until the whole wiring is completed.
Do not connect more than one speaker to one set of
speaker leads. (except for connecting to a tweeter)
Observe the following warnings when using this
The driver should neither watch the display nor operate
the system while driving.
Watching the display or operating the system will distract the driv-
er from looking ahead of the vehicle and can cause accidents.
Always stop the vehicle in a safe location and use the parking
brake before watching the display or operating the system.
Use the proper power supply.
This product is designed for operation with a negative grounded
12 V DC battery system. Never operate this product with other bat-
tery systems, especially a 24 V DC battery system.
Protect the Deck Mechanism.
Do not insert any foreign objects into the slot of this unit.
Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
Do not disassemble, modify the unit or attempt to repair the prod-
uct yourself. If the product needs to be repaired, consult your
dealer or an authorized Panasonic Service Centre.
Do not use the unit when it is out of order.
If the unit is out of order (no power, no sound) or in an abnormal
state (has foreign objects in it, is exposed to water, is smoking, or
smells), turn it off immediately and consult your dealer.
Refer fuse replacement to qualified service personnel.
When the fuse burns out, eliminate the cause and have it replaced
with the fuse prescribed for this unit by a qualified service engi-
neer. Incorrect replacement of the fuse may lead to smoke, fire,
and damage to the product.
Observe the following warnings when installing.
Disconnect the lead from the negative (–) battery termi-
nal before installation.
Wiring and installation with the negative (–) battery terminal con-
nected may cause electrical shock and injury due to a short circuit.
Some cars equipped with the electrical safety system have specific
procedures of battery terminal disconnection.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE MAY LEAD TO THE
UNINTENDED ACTIVATION OF THE ELECTRICAL SAFETY SYSTEM
RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE AND PERSONAL
INJURY OR DEATH.
Never use safety-related components for installation,
grounding, and other such functions.
Do not use safety-related vehicle components (fuel tank, brake,
suspension, steering wheel, pedals, airbag, etc.) for wiring or fix-
ing the product or its accessories.
Installing the product on the air bag cover or in a location
where it interferes with airbag operation is prohibited.
Check for piping, gasoline tank, electric wiring, and other
items before installing the product.
If you need to open a hole in the vehicle chassis to attach or wire
the product, first check where the wire harness, gasoline tank, and
electric wiring are located. Then open the hole from outside if pos-
Never install the product in a location where it interferes
with your field of vision.
Never have the power cord branched to supply other
equipment with power.
After installation and wiring, you should check the nor-
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-equipped car, con-
firm warnings and cautions of the vehicle manufacturer
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.
This pictograph intends to alert you to the presence of
important operating instructions and installation
instructions. Failure to heed the instructions may
result in severe injury or death.
Read the operating instructions for the unit and all other compo-
nents of your car audio system carefully before using the system.
They contain instructions about how to use the system in a safe and
effective manner. Panasonic assumes no responsibility for any prob-
lems resulting from failure to observe the instructions given in this
This manual uses pictographs to show you how to use the product
safely and to alert you to potential dangers resulting from improper
connections and operations. The meanings of the pictographs are
explained below. It is important that you fully understand the mean-
ings of the pictographs in order to use this manual and the system
This pictograph intends to alert you to the presence of
important operating instructions and installation instruc-
tions. Failure to heed the instructions may result in
injury or material damage.
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 2 models CQ-C1325N and CQ-C1315N. All illustrations throughout this manual represent
model CQ-C1325N unless otherwise specified. The following table describes the differences between 2 models.
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.
Therefore, never try to disassemble the player or alter
any of its parts since you may be exposed to laser
rays and dangerous voltages.
Deck Ass’y (in the unit,
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
Notes on Discs
If you use commercial CDs, they must have the label
shown at right.
Some copy-protected music CDs are not playable.
¡You may have trouble playing back some CD-R/RW discs
recorded using CD recorders (CD-R/RW drives), either due
to their recording characteristics or dirt, fingerprints,
scratches, etc. on the disc surface.
¡CD-R/RW discs are less resistant to high temperatures and
high humidity than ordinary music CDs. Leaving them
inside a car for extended periods may damage them and
make playback impossible.
¡Some CD-R/RWs cannot be played back successfully due
to incompatibility among writing software, a CD recorder
(CD-R/RW drive) and the discs.
¡This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs if the session is
¡This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs which contain
other than CD-DA or MP3 data.
¡Be sure to observe the instructions of the CD-R/RW disc
for handling it.
Recording MP3 files on a CD-media
¡You are recommended to minimize the chances of mak-
ing a disc that contains both CD-DA files and MP3 files.
¡If CD-DA files are on the same disc as MP3 files, the
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.
¡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.
¡The file extension “.mp3” should be assigned to each file
depending on the file format.
¡This unit does not have the play list function.
¡Although Multi-session recording is supported, the use of
Disc-at-Once is recommended.
Supported file systems
ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Apple Extension to ISO 9660, Joliet,
Note: Apple HFS, UDF 1.50, MIX mode CD, CD Extra is not
(Recommendation: “Points to remember when making
MP3 files” on the right.)
Notes on CD/CD Media
(CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW)
Notes on CD-Rs/RWs
Notes on MP3
Note: MP3 encoding and writing software is not supplied
with this unit.
Points to remember when making MP3 files
¡High bit rate and high sampling frequency are recommend-
ed for high quality sounds.
¡Selecting VBR (Variable Bit Rate) is not recommended
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”
¡ Displayable length of file name/folder name: within 32
characters. (Unicoded file and folder names are reduced by
half in the number of displayable characters.)
¡ Name files and folders in accordance with the standard of
each file system. Refer to the instructions of writing soft-
ware for details.
¡ASCII character set and special characters in each language
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 ( ).
Folder selection order/file playback order
Maximum number of files/folders
¡Maximum number of files: 999
¡Maximum number of files in one folder: 255
¡Maximum depth of trees: 8
¡Maximum number of folders: 255 (Root folder is included.)
¡This unit counts the number of folders irrespective of the
presence or absence of an 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.
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.
Above description complies with our investigations as of
September 2006. It has no warranty for reproducibility and
displayability of MP3.
Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree 4 Tree 8
–In the order
–In the order
¡Never assign the “.mp3” file name exten-
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
¡MP3 (ID3 tag)
Title name/Artist name
Notes on MP3
¡MPEG 1 audio layer 3
Bit rate: 32 k-320 kbps
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
¡MPEG 2 audio layer 3
Bit rate: 8 k-160 kbps
16, 22.05, 24 kHz
¡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.
Sampling frequency 8 times oversampling
DA converter 1 bit DAC System
Pick-up type Astigma 3 – beam
Light source Semiconductor laser
Wave length 790 nm
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±1 dB)
Signal to noise ratio 96 dB
Wow and flutter Below measurable limits
Channel separation 75 dB
Frequency Range 87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
Usable Sensitivity 6 dB/µV (S/N 30 dB)
Stereo Separation 35 dB (at 1 kHz)
Frequency Range 531 kHz – 1 602 kHz
Usable Sensitivity 28 dB/µV (S/N 20 dB)
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.
This unit is equipped with a removable face plate. Removing this face plate makes the unit totally inoperable.
Turn off the power.
Press . The face plate will open.
Pull it out toward you.
Slide the left side of the face plate in place.
Press the right end of face plate until a
“click” is heard.
¡This face plate is not waterproof. Do not expose it to
water or excessive moisture.
¡Do not remove the face plate while driving your car.
¡Do not place the face plate on the dashboard or nearby
areas where the temperature rises high.
¡Do not touch the contacts on the face plate and the main
unit, since this may result in poor electrical contact.
¡If dirt or other foreign substances get on the contacts,
wipe them off with a clean and dry cloth.
Face Plate Removing/Mounting
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.
CQ-C1325N/C1315N 01-Eng-1 YFM284C646CA 1
Models CQ-C1325N CQ-C1315N
LCD background colour Blue Black
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.
Power supply DC 12 V (11 – 16 V), test voltage 14.4 V, negative ground
Current consumption 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
Weight 1.3 kg
Maximum power output 45 W x 4 channels (at 1 kHz), volume control maximum
Power output 20 W x 4 (DIN 45 324, at 4 Ω)
Speaker impedance 4 – 8 Ω
The 24-hour system is used for the clock.
¡Adjust the clock when “ADJUST” appears on the dis-
¡Hold down ] or [ to change numbers rapidly.
Hold down [DISP] for more than 2 sec-
Adjust the hour.
[: sets the hour ahead.
]: sets the hour back.
Adjust the minute.
[: sets the minute ahead.
]: sets the minute back.
Set your car's ignition switch to the ACC
or ON position.
Press [SRC] (PWR: Power).
Request for use of the Removable Face Plate Case
¡To avoid trouble and ensure safety, use the optional
Removable Face Plate Case (YFC054C061ZB).
First Time Power On
How to hold the disc
¡Do not touch the underside of the disc.
¡Do not scratch on the disc.
¡Do not bend the disc.
¡When not in use, keep the disc in a case.
Do not leave discs in the following places:
¡In direct sunlight
¡Near car heaters
¡Dirty, dusty and damp areas
¡On seats and dashboards
Use a dry, soft cloth to wipe from the center outward.
Do not write on the disc label with a ballpoint pen
or other hard-point pens.
Labels created by a printer,
Protective films or sheets
Irregularly shaped discs
Disc with adhered
stickers or tape
Discs with cracks,
scratches or parts missing
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
between 2 models