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Removable Full Front MP3 WMA CD Player/Receiver with CD Changer

Control
Récepteur/lecteur CD MP3 WMA avec panneau avant amovible et
contrôle de changeur CD
Reproductor de CD MP3 WMA/Receptor con Controlador de Cambiador
de Discos y Frente Completo Desmontable

CQ-DFX683/DF583U
Removable Full Front CD Player/Receiver
Récepteur/lecteur CD avec panneau avant amovible
Reproductor de CD/Receptor y Frente Completo Desmontable

CQ-DF203U
Operating Instructions
Manuel d’instructions
(CQ-DFX683U) Manual de instrucciones

Panasonic Consumer Panasonic Sales Company. Panasonic Canada Inc.


Electronics Company, Division Division of Matsushita Electric 5770 Ambler Drive,
of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. (“PSC”) Mississauga, Ontario
Corporation of America Ave. 65 de Infanteria, Km. 9.5 L4W 2T3
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, San Gabriel Industrial Park, http://www.panasonic.ca
New Jersey 07094 Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
http://www.panasonic.com http://www.panasonic.com
≥ Please read these instructions carefully before using this product and save this manual for future use.
≥ Prière de lire ces instructions attentivement avant d’utiliser Ie produit et garder ce manuel pour l’utilisation ultérieure.
YEFM283966A FT1102-2013 Printed in China
Imprimé en Chine ≥ Lea con atención estas instrucciones antes de utilizar el producto y guarde este manual para poderlo consultar en el futuro.
Impreso en China
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Safety Information Consignes de sécurité Información para su seguridad
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L WARNING: The following applies only in the U.S.A. MISE EN GARDE: ADVERTENCIA:
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S TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC POUR RÉDUIRE LES RISQUES D’INCENDIE OU PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE INCENDIOS O
H SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO Part 15 of the FCC Rules D’ÉLECTROCUTION, N’EXPOSEZ PAS CET APPAREIL À SACUDIDAS ELÉCTRICAS, NO EXPONGA ESTE
RAIN OR MOISTURE. FCC Warning: LA PLUIE OU À L’HUMIDITÉ. PRODUCTO A LA LLUVIA NI A LA HUMEDAD.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC Any unauthorized changes or modifications to AFIN DE PRÉVENIR TOUT RISQUE D’INCENDIE OU PARA REDUCIR EL RIESGO DE INCENDIOS O
this equipment would void the user’s authority to D’INTERFÉRENCES, UTILISER UNIQUEMENT LES SACUDIDAS ELÉCTRICAS, Y PARA EVITAR LAS F
SHOCK, AND ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE R
operate this device. COMPOSANTS FOURNIS. INTERFERENCIAS MOLESTAS, UTILICE SOLAMENTE
ONLY THE INCLUDED COMPONENTS. LOS COMPONENTES INCLUIDOS. A
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THIS PRODUCT IS A CLASS I LASER PRODUCT. This product has a fluorescent lamp that con- CET APPAREIL EST UN PRODUIT LASER DE LA ÉSTE ES UN PRODUCTO LÁSER DE LA CLASE I. S
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR tains a small amount of mercury. It also con- CLASSE I. LA UTILIZACIÓN DE CONTROLES, EL HACER AJUSTES
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN tains lead in some components. Disposal of L’UTILISATION DE COMMANDES OU RÉGLAGES OU O EL SEGUIR PROCEDIMIENTOS DISTINTOS DE LOS
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN these materials may be regulated in your com- L’EXÉCUTION D’OPÉRATIONS AUTRES QUE CELLES QUI ESPECIFICADOS EN ESTE MANUAL PODRÍA CAUSAR
SONT INDIQUÉES DANS CE DOCUMENT PEUVENT UNA EXPOSICIÓN PELIGROSA A LA RADIACIÓN. E
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. munity due to environmental considerations. S
RÉSULTER EN UNE EXPOSITION À UN RAYONNEMENT NO ABRA LAS CUBIERTAS NI HAGA REPARACIONES P
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR For disposal or recycling information please DANGEREUX. USTED MISMO. SOLICITE LOS TRABAJOS DE SERVICIO A
YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED contact your local authorities, or the N’OUVREZ PAS LES COUVERCLES ET N’ESSAYEZ PAS AL PERSONAL CALIFICADO. Ñ
PERSONNEL. Electronics Industries Alliance: O
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<http://www.eiae.org.> ADRESSEZ-VOUS À UN PERSONNEL QUALIFIÉ POUR
TOUTE RÉPARATION.

Find the model number and serial number on either Il est recommandé de noter, dans l’espace prévu Busque el número del modelo y el número de serie
the back or bottom of the unit. Please record them ci-dessous, les numéros de modèle et de série ya sea en la parte trasera o en el fondo de la unidad.
in the space below and retain this booklet as a per- inscrits soit à l’arrière soit sous le fond de Sírvase anotar dichos números en el espacio
manent record of your purchase to help with identi- l’appareil, et de conserver ce manuel comme siguiente, y mantenga este librete como una
fication in case of theft. mémorandum de l’achat afin de permettre anotación permanente de su compra para
l’identification de l’appareil en cas de vol. ayudar en la identificación en el caso de robo.

CQ-DFX683U CQ-DFX683U CQ-DFX683U


CQ-DF583U CQ-DF583U CQ-DF583U
MODEL NUMBER CQ-DF203U NUMÉRO DE MODÈLE CQ-DF203U NÚMERO DEL MODELO CQ-DF203U
SERIAL NUMBER NUMÉRO DE SÉRIE NÚMERO DE SERIE
DATE PURCHASED DATE DE L’ACHAT FECHA DE COMPRA
FROM VENDEUR NOMBRE DE LA TIENDA

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N family of electronic product owners. We know that people who take pride in their work. Once you dis- Before Reading these Instructions N
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L this product will bring you many hours of enjoy- cover the quality, reliability, and value we have ≥ This operating instruction manual is for 3 models; CQ-DFX683U, CQ-DF583U and CQ-DF203U. All illustra- L
I ment. Our reputation is built on precise electronic built into this product, you too will be proud to be tions throughout this manual represent model CQ-DFX683U unless otherwise specified. The following table I
S and mechanical engineering, manufactured with a member of our family. S
H describes the differences among 3 models. H

Models CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U CQ-DF203U


Use this Product Safely Features
MP3/WMA data playback Yes Yes None
When Driving Disc Mechanism
CD changer control Yes Yes None
Keep the volume level low enough to be aware of Do not insert coins or any small objects. Keep
road and traffic conditions. screwdrivers and other metallic objects away from Remote control unit Remote control unit Remote control unit Remote control unit
When Washing Your Car the disc mechanism and disc. with ten number keys with ten number keys without ten number keys
Do not expose the product, including the speakers Use Authorized Servicenters Subwoofer output Yes None None
and CDs, to water or excessive moisture. This could Do not attempt to disassemble or adjust this preci-
cause electrical shorts, fire, or other damage. sion product. Please refer to the Servicenter list in-
When Parked cluding with this product for service assistance. This can only be controlled through the CQ-DFX683U Indicates features applicable to
Parking in direct sunlight can produce very high For Installation main unit. CQ-DFX683U.
temperatures inside your car. Give the interior a This product should be installed in a horizontal po-
chance to cool down before switching the unit on. sition with the front end up at a convenient angle, This can only be controlled through the CQ-DF583U Indicates features applicable to
but not more than 30x remote control unit. CQ-DF583U.
Use the Proper Power Supply
This product is designed to operate with a 12 V DC, Note:
≥ The preset memory is cleared to return to the CQ-DF203U Indicates features applicable to
negative ground battery system (the normal system Operations with neither mark can be performed ei-
original factory setting when the power connector CQ-DF203U.
in a North American car). ther by the main unit or the remote control unit.
or battery is disconnected.

Features
Large-sized volume control MP3/WMA Playback from CD-R/RW
An large-sized rotary volume control that looks like CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U
one belonging to a Hi-Fi audio system is featured. You can play your MP3/WMA (Windows Media
Audio) files as well as regular CDs.
CD Changer Control With up to 10 to 12 times* the capacity of a con-
CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U ventional CD, a single MP3/WMA-encoded disc can
You need connect the optional CD changer unit. For keep you entertained throughout your entire jour-
details, refer to the operating instructions on the CD ney.
changer unit. *Depending on bit rate.

Example: CQ-DFX683U
Front speaker Rear speaker

Power amplifier for front and rear speakers


CQ-DFX683U

Subwoofer CD changer

Power amplifier for subwoofer

Front speaker Rear speaker

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❒ Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Use this Product Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Volume, bass and treble, balance and fader, subwoofer level, muting or
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 attenuation
Before Reading these Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
❒ Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ❒ Function Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
❒ Control Reference Guide (remote control unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Security function, excluding Sirius from source selection, level meter
❒ Remote Control Unit Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Battery installation, battery notes ❒ Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Preliminary steps, if you suspect something wrong, troubleshooting tips,
error display messages, maintenance, product servicing, replacing the
fuse
❒ General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Power (PWR), source, volume, muting or attenuation, S•HDB (Super High
WELCOME
Definition Bass), level meter ❒ Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Notes on CD-Rs/RWs, notes on CD/CD media (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW)
❒ Clock Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Time reset, display change
❒ Installation Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Remove the unit
❒ Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Radio mode, band, tuning, display change, Direct Memory (D•M), preset
station setting, manual preset memory, Auto Preset Memory (APM), FM
preset station calling ❒ Anti-Theft System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Place the removable face plate into case, install removable face plate,
security indicator, panel removal alarm
❒ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Listening to a CD, open the front panel, insert the disc, stop and eject the
disc, track selection, fast forward/fast reverse, pause, repeat play, random ❒ Electrical Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
play, scan play, direct track selection, display change, text scroll Caution, wiring diagram, upgrading the system 1, upgrading the system 2

❒ MP3/WMA Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Listening to MP3/WMA, open the front panel, insert the disc, stop and ❒ Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
eject the disc, file selection, fast forward/fast reverse, folder selection,
repeat play, folder repeat play, pause, random play, folder random play,
scan play, folder scan play, display change, direct file selection, direct
MP3/WMA
folder selection, text scroll, ID3/WMA tag setting, notes on MP3/WMA

❒ CD Changer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
CD changer mode, disc selection, track selection, fast forward/fast
reverse, using two changers (dual changers), repeat play, disc repeat
play, random play, disc random play, scan play, disc scan play, display
change, direct disc selection

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SOURCE
MENU

SEL (ATT)
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NUMBER VOL PWR MUTE

MUTE #

1 Buttons of the remote control function in the same way as the controls on the main unit of the reference page. 2
MODE

VOL
1 2 3
RAND SCAN REP

4 5 6 PRG BAND/DISC UP

7 8 9 TUNE
TRACK
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BAND 0 DISP

SET

Car Audio
Car Audio

Point the remote control unit at the sensor.


≥ Remote control unit ≥ Remote control unit ≥ Lithium battery ≥ Operating instructions
(CQ-DFX683U/DF583U) (1) (CQ-DF203U) (1) (CR2025) (1) (1)

≥ Installation hardware
(screws, power connector, etc.) Swirches on/off the power. (page 19) Enters the menu setting mode.
(page 46) Selects a source. (page 19) (pages 34, 36)

≥ Operating guide for ≥ Warranty card, etc.


Sirius
(CQ-DFX683U/DF583U) Muting or attenuation. (page 20) POWER MENU
(1) Adjusts the sound volume. (page 20)
SOURCE SEL Selects or adjusts an operation
NUMBER VOL or item. (page 35)
Control Reference Guide (remote control unit) to
MUTE #

1 2 3
Memorizes broadcast stations [1] to [6].
CQ-DF203U RAND SCAN REP
(page 23)
Buttons of the remote control function in the same way as the controls on the main unit of the reference page. Selects preset number [1] to [6]. 4 5 6 Enters the number input mode.
(page 23) (pages 25, 29, 33)
Point the remote control unit at the sensor. Direct track selection. (page 25) 7 8 9
Direct file/folder selection. (page 29) 6 5

(ATT)
Direct disc selection. (page 33) BAND 0 DISP
PWR
MUTE SET
Changes the display.
Switches on/off the power.
(ATT)
Muting or attenuation. (page 20) Random play (pages 25, 28, 33) Car Audio
(pages 21, 22, 25, 29)
PWR MUTE
Folder random play (page 28)
(page 19)
Disc random play (page 33)
MODE
MODE
Scan play (pages 25, 29, 33)
VOL
VOL Folder scan play (page 29)
Selects a band. (page 22)
Selects a source. Disc scan play (page 33)
Adjusts the sound volume. (page 20) Disc play pause (pages 24, 28)
(This has the same function as
PRG Repeat play (pages 25, 28, 33) Direct track/file/folder/disc selection.
[SOURCE] on the main unit.) BAND/DISC UP
Folder repeat play (page 28) (pages 25, 29, 33)
(page 19)
Disc repeat play (page 33) Switches between changer 1 and 2.
TUNE TUNE
TRACK TRACK (page 32)
PRG BAND/DISC UP Selects or seeks frequency.
(page 22)
Selects a band. (page 22) Selects or searches track. (page 24)
CD play pause (page 24)
Car Audio
Adjust the clock. (page 21) Selects the folder. (page 28)
Selects or seeks the frequency. (page 22) Selects the disc. (page 32)
Selects or searches the track/file. (pages 24, 27) Adjusts the setting item. (page 37)

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Battery Installation
Back side
Lithium battery
(included)
1 Power (PWR)
Turn your car’s ignition key to ACC or ON
ACC
ON
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1 Remove the battery holder.
position.
Pull the battery holder by the position B while
pushing position A in the direction indicated by ON: Press [PWR].
the arrow. OFF: Press and hold [PWR] again on the Note:
main unit for more than 1 second. ≥ When the power is switched on for the first time,
2 Install the battery on the battery holder. CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U a demonstration message appears on the display.
2 Press and hold [POWER] again on the To cancel this display, press [DISP] (display).
3 Insert the battery holder back into its original Position B remote control unit for more than
position. 2 seconds. ≥ To display the message again, press and hold
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[SOURCE] on the main unit for more than 4 sec-
Press [PWR] again on the remote con- onds when the power is off.
trol unit.
Battery Notes Battery holder 1 ≥ After turning off the ignition key, a security
≥ Battery type: Panasonic lithium battery (CR2025) message is displayed, and the panel re-
(included) Position A movable alarm that reminds you to take
≥ Battery life: Approximately 6 months with nor- the panel is activated.
mal use (at room temperature) (When security function is set to on, page 36)

Caution:
≥ Improper use of batteries may cause overheat-
ing, an explosion or ignition, resulting in injury
or a fire. Battery leakage may damage the unit.

≥ Remove and dispose of an old battery immediately.


≥ Do not disassemble or short the battery. Do not
throw a battery into a fire.
Remote control signal sensor [DISP] (display)
≥ Keep batteries away from children to avoid the
Point the remote control unit at the main unit’s sensor.
risk of accidents.
≥ Be careful to observe proper local disposal rules
2 Source
Press [SOURCE] to change the source.
when you dispose of batteries.
CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U CQ-DF203U
Radio Radio
(page 22) (page 22)

CD player CD player
(When a CD is in the (page 24)
player.)
or (page 24)
MP3/WMA player
(When a MP3/WMA The model CQ-DF203U does not support
data disc is in the player.) MP3/WMA and CD changer.
(page 27)

CD changer control
(When a CD changer
is connected.) (page 32)
For details on the Sirius mode, refer to the
separate operating guide for Sirius.
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Volume S•HDB Level Meter
5 Turn [VOL]. (Super High Definition Bass) 1 Press [DISP] (display). 6
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Clock display
With music genres like rock music, the Press [LEVEL].
[VOL #] [VOL "] bass-sound will be more powerful.
Down Up Press [S•HDB]. (Default)
2 Press and hold [DISP] (display) again for
S•HDB is non-active. more than 2 seconds.
(default) Hours blink
[VOL "]: Up
[VOL #]: Down The bass sounds of
the speakers are Hours:
Setting range: 0 to 40 moderately empha- 3 Press [%] or [$].
(default: 18) sized. lights. Hours set
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Note: (The sounds of the
subwoofer can be
4 Press [DISP] (display).
≥ The sound level for each source is stored in memory.
(For radio, one volume setting for AM, one volume heard clearly.) Minutes blink
setting for all FMs) The bass sounds of
the speakers are Minutes:
strongly emphasized. 5 Press [%] or [$].
lights.
[%] [$] (hour/minute) Minutes set

6 Press [DISP] (display).


CQ-DF203U End
(Function Settings: page 36)

Note:
Displays before ad-
justing the clock.
≥ Press and hold [%] or [$] to change numbers
rapidly.
[DISP] (display)
Muting or Attenuation Time Reset
ON: Press [MUTE]. 1 Press and hold [DISP] (display) for more than
OFF:Press [MUTE] again. 2 seconds.
2 Repeat steps 3 to 6.
Decreasing volume range is adjustable by setting.
(page 34) Display Change
No sound. Press [DISP] (display).
lights. When the power is off:
Clock display
Decrease the volume
by 10 steps.
lights during
attenuation as well.
Display off

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Radio ≥ To ensure safety, never attempt to preset stations while you are driving.
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1 Radio Mode
Press [SOURCE] to change to the radio
Radio mode display
FM stereo indicator
Preset Station Setting H
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mode. ≥ Up to 6 stations each can be saved in the FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM preset station memories.

Band Frequency Manual Preset Memory Auto Preset Memory (APM)


Manually save a station in the preset memory. Automatically save stations with good reception in
the preset memory.
[%] [$] (tuning)
1 Select a band and frequency. (previous page) 1 Select a band. (previous page)
2 Press and hold [1] to [6] for more than 2 Press and hold [APM] for more than 2 sec-
2 seconds to memorize. onds.
≥ The display blinks once, and a receiving sta- ≥ The 6 stations with good reception will be auto-
tion is saved in the memory. matically saved in the memory under preset num-
[BAND]
ber 1 to 6.
[APM]
≥ Once set, the preset stations are sequentially
(auto preset
scanned for 5 seconds each. (scanning)
memory) Preset number ≥ To stop the scanning, press [1] to [6].

[D•M] (direct memory) [1] to [6] [DISP] (display)


(preset station)

2 Band
Press [BAND].
Direct Memory (D•M) CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U

Your favorite radio station can be memorized in


[D•M] (direct memory). 1 Select a band and frequency. (previous page)
Default: FM 87.9 MHz 2 Press and hold [1] to [6] for more than 2 sec-
onds to memorize.
∫ Memorize
1 Select a band and frequency. Note:
≥ Existing saved stations are overwritten with new stations after this procedure above.

3 Tuning
[$]: Up
2 Press and hold [D•M] for more than 2 seconds.
Preset Station Calling
[%]: Down
Press and hold [%] or [$] for more than 1 Select a band. (previous page)
0.5 seconds, then release. Note: CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U
≥ Existing saved station is overwritten with new sta- 2 Press [1] to [6].
Seeking will start.
tion after this procedure above.
1 Select a band. (previous page)
Display Change ∫ Recalling the Direct Memory 2 Press [1] to [6].
Press [DISP] (display). Press [D•M].
Radio mode display
(default)
Press [D•M] again to cancel.

Clock display Note:


≥ You can recall the direct memory even when the
power is off.

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Caution: CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U [: 9] (track) [OPEN]
9 ≥ Available discs: • use irregularly shaped discs. 10
• Disc size: 5z (12 cm) only • push the front panel down or place
• CD-DA data recorded CD-R and CD-RW discs objects on it while it is open.
≥ 3z (8 cm) CD is not available for this unit, so • use discs that have a seal or label at-
do not insert it absolutely. tached.
≥ Do not
≥ Before loading a disc, check to make sure that a • pinch your finger or hand in the front
[[ [ /1] (pause)
disc is not already loaded. panel.
≥ Refer to page 45 about notes on CD-Rs/RWs. • insert foreign matter into the disc
slot.
• watch the scroll display while driving a
car. (page 25) CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U [SCROLL] [RANDOM] [SCAN] [REPEAT] [DISP] (display)

Repeat Play Display Change


Note:
Press [REPEAT]. lights. Press [DISP] (display).
≥ The power will be turned on automatically when ≥ The disc/track title can be displayed.
a disc is loaded. CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U Track number/playing
≥ Be sure to close the front panel while CD play- time (default)
back.
Press [REPEAT] again to cancel. Disc title (scroll)

Listening to a CD Random Play


Press [RANDOM]. lights. Track title (scroll)
1 Open the front panel.
Press [OPEN].
< (eject)
All the available tracks play in a random sequence.
Close.
Clock display

2 Insert the disc.


Playback starts automatically.
Press [RANDOM] again to cancel.
Note:
Label side Scan Play Displays when there is no
Track number Playing time
title.
Close the front panel manually. Press [SCAN]. ≥ The display shows title when a disc with CD text
The first 10 seconds of each track plays in se- data is loaded. (Up to 128 letters can be displayed
quence.
Track Selection when scrolling. Some letters are not serviceable.)
≥ Do not insert a disc when this indicator
lights. [9]: Next track.
≥ Lights when the disc is loaded. [:]: Beginning of the current track.
For the previous track, press twice.
Press [SCAN] again to cancel.
When CD is in the player
Press [SOURCE] to change to CD player Fast Forward/Fast Reverse Text Scroll
mode. Direct Track Selection
Press and hold. Press [SCROLL].
[9] (5): Fast forward.
3 Stop and eject the disc.
Press [OPEN] and [<] (eject).
[:] (6): Fast reverse.
Release to resume the regular play.
Example: track number 10
1 Press [#] .
When the display is set to show disc/track title, this
re-scroll the text.

2 Press [1] [0].


Pause
Press [[ [ /1]. 3 Press [BAND].
Press [[ [ /1] again to cancel. Note:
≥ Press [DISP] (display) to return to the regular
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CQ-DF203U Caution:
11 ≥ Available discs: • use irregularly shaped discs. 12
• Disc size: 5z (12 cm) only • push the front panel down or place
Scan Play Repeat Play • MP3/WMA data recorded CD media (CD-ROM, objects on it while it is open.
Press and hold [SCAN] for more than 2 seconds. Press [REPEAT]. lights. CD-R, CD-RW) • use discs that have a seal or label
The first 10 seconds of each track plays in se- ≥ 3z (8 cm) CD is not available for this unit, so attached.
quence. ≥ Do not
do not insert it absolutely. • pinch your finger or hand in the front
≥ Before loading a disc, check to make sure that a panel.
Press [REPEAT] again to cancel. disc is not already loaded. • insert foreign matter into the disc
≥ Refer to page 30 about notes on MP3/WMA. slot.
Press and hold [SCAN] again for more than 2 sec- ≥ Refer to page 45 about notes on CD-Rs/RWs. • watch the scroll display while driving a
onds to cancel. car. (page 29) CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U
Random Play
Press and hold [RANDOM] for more than 2 sec-
onds. lights. Listening to MP3/WMA
All the available tracks play in a random sequence.
1 Open the front panel.
Press [OPEN].
< (eject)

Close.
Press and hold [RANDOM] again for more than
2 seconds to cancel. 2 Insert the disc.
The display changes as shown below.
Playback starts automatically.
[: 9] (track) [OPEN] Label side
Close the front panel manually.

Data reading.
MP3/WMA player File Selection
[[ [ /1] [9]: Next file.
(pause) [:]: Beginning of the current file.
For the previous file, press twice.

Fast Forward/Fast Reverse


Folder number Press and hold.
[9] (5): Fast forward.
File number
[:] (6): Fast reverse.
≥ Do not insert a disc when this indicator Release to resume the regular play.
Direct Track Selection Display Change lights.
Track number: 1 to 6 Press [DISP] (display). ≥ Lights when the disc is loaded.
Press a track number button from [1] to [6]. Track number/ When CD is in the player
playing time Press [SOURCE] to change to MP3/WMA
Track number: 7 to 12 (default) player mode.
Press and hold a track number button from [7] to
Clock display
[12] for more than 2 seconds.
3 Stop and eject the disc.
Press [OPEN] and [<] (eject).

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Note: Scan Play
13 ≥ The power will be turned on automatically when ≥ It may take some time to distinguish CD-DA and Direct File Selection 14
Press [SCAN].
a disc is loaded. MP3/WMA before playback starts.
The first 10 seconds of each file on all folder plays
≥ Be sure to close the front panel while MP3/WMA ≥ If you record too many folders and files onto a Example: file number 10
in sequence.
playback. disc, it may take some time before playback 1 Press [#] .
≥ The file/folder name can be displayed. starts.
(page 29) 2 Press [1] [0].
Press [SCAN] again to cancel.
3 Press [BAND].
Folder Selection Pause Folder Scan Play
["]: Next folder. Press [[ [ /1]. Press and hold [SCAN] for more than 2 seconds.
[#]: Previous folder. Press [[ [ /1] again to cancel. From the next folder, the first 10 seconds of the Direct Folder Selection
first file on each folder plays in sequence.
Example: folder number 10
[OPEN] 1 Press [#] twice.
Press and hold [SCAN] again for more than 2 sec-
onds to cancel. 2 Press [1] [0].

Display Change 3 Press [BAND].


Press [DISP] (display). Note:
Folder/file number ≥ Press [DISP] (display) to return to the regular
(default) mode.
≥ Operation returns to the start of the disc when a
folder with no MP3 or WMA format files is selected.
File playing time
[SCROLL] [RANDOM] [SCAN] [REPEAT] [DISP] (display)
Text Scroll
Repeat Play Random Play Folder name (scroll) Press [SCROLL].

Press [REPEAT]. lights. Press [RANDOM]. lights. When the display is set to show folder/file name
All the available files on all folders play in a random and ID3/WMA tag, this re-scroll the text.
sequence. File name (scroll)
ID3/WMA Tag Setting
Press [REPEAT] again to cancel. Press and hold [SCROLL] for more than 2 seconds.
Clock display
Press [RANDOM] again to cancel.
(Example: MP3)
Folder Repeat Play Folder Random Play Note:
Press and hold [REPEAT] for more than 2 seconds. Press and hold [RANDOM] for more than 2 sec- Displays when there is no
blinks. onds. blinks. file/folder name. (Default)
Repeat the current folder. All the files on the current folder play in a random ≥ The bit rate value changes when variable bit rate
sequence. (VBR) data is played. When a folder name is displayed:
≥ When playing a Tree 1 file, the folder name is dis- TAG ON: The album title is displayed.
played with the word “ROOT” (root folder). TAG OFF: The folder name is displayed.
Press and hold [REPEAT] again for more than ≥ Folder and file names can be displayed. Displayable
2 seconds to cancel. Press and hold [RANDOM] again for more than character number varies with file systems. When a file name is displayed:
2 seconds to cancel. ≥ Characters that the player cannot display are TAG ON: The title/artist name is displayed.
shown as an asterisk. TAG OFF: The file name is displayed.
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❐ What is MP3/WMA? ❐ Recording MP3/WMA files on a CD-media


MP3 (MPEG audio layer 3) and WMA (Windows MediaTM Audio) are the compression formats of digital audio. ≥ You are recommended to minimize the chances ≥ You may encounter trouble in playing MP3/WMA
The former is developed by MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group), and the latter is developed by Microsoft of making a disc that contains both CD-DA files files or displaying the information of MP3/WMA
Corporation. Using these compression formats, you can record the contents of about 10 music CDs on a sin- and MP3/WMA files. files recorded with certain writing software or CD
gle CD media. (This figures refer to data recorded on a 650 MB CD-R or CD-RW at a fixed bit rate of 128 kbps ≥ If CD-DA files are on the same disc as MP3 or recorders.
and a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz.) WMA files, the songs may not play in the in- ≥ The file extension “.mp3” or “.wma” should be
Note: tended order, or some songs may not play at assigned to each file depending on the file format.
≥ MP3/WMA encoding and writing software are not supplied with this unit. all. ≥ This unit does not have the play list function.
≥ CD writing software is not supplied with this unit. ≥ When storing MP3 data and WMA data on the ≥ Although Multi-session recording is supported,
same disc, use different folders for each data. the use of Disc-at-Once is recommended.
≥ Do not record files other than MP3/WMA files and
Supported file systems
❐ Points to remember when making MP3/WMA files unnecessary folder on a disc.
ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Apple Extension to ISO
Common MP3 ≥ The name of MP3/WMA file should be added by
9660, Joliet, Romeo
≥ High bit rate and high sampling frequency are ≥ It is recommended to set the bit rate to “128 kbps rules as shown in the following descriptions and
recommended for high quality sounds. or more” and “fixed”. also comply with the rules of each file system. Note:
≥ Selecting VBR (Variable Bit Rate) is not recom- ≥ Apple HFS, UDF 1.50, Mix CD (CD Extra) is not
mended because playing time is not displayed WMA supported.
properly and sound may be skipped. ≥ It is recommended to set the bit rate to “64 kbps Compression formats (Recommend: “Points to remember when making MP3/WMA files” on the previous page)
≥ The playback sound quality differs depending on or more” and “fixed”.
the encoding circumstances. For details, refer to Compression method Bit rate VBR Sampling frequency
≥ Do not set the copy protect attribute on the WMA
the user manual of your own encoding software file to enable this unit to playback. MPEG 1 audio layer 3 (MP3) 32 kj320 kbps Yes 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
and writing software. MPEG 2 audio layer 3 (MP3) 8 kj160 kbps Yes 16, 22.05, 24 kHz
Caution: Windows Medio Audio Ver. 2, Ver. 8 64 kj192 kbps No 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
≥ Never assign the “.mp3”, or “.wma” file name extension to a file that is not in the MP3/WMA format.
This may not only produce noise from the speaker damage, but also damage your hearing. ❐ Folder selection order/file playback order (example)
Note:
≥ This unit counts the number of folders irrespective of the 1 Root folder (root directory)
❐ Display Information presence or absence of MP3/WMA file. 2 1
[ Folder selection
∫ Displayed items ≥ If the selected folder does not contain any MP3/WMA
In the order 1 to 6
files, the nearest MP3/WMA files in the order of playback
CD-TEXT MP3/WMA MP3 (ID3 tag) WMA (WMA tag) 4 3
[
will be played. File selection
≥ Disc title ≥ Folder name ≥ Album title ≥ Album title 3 [
1 [
4
≥ Playback order may be different from other MP3/WMA 2
[
In the order
≥ Track title ≥ File name ≥ Artist name ≥ Artist name to
players even if the same disc is used.
≥ Title name ≥ Title name ≥ “ROOT” appears when displaying the root folder name. 5
∫ Displayable characters Maximum number of files/folders: 6 4
[
≥ Displayable length of file name/folder name: within 128 characters ≥ Maximum number of files/folders: 999 (filesifolders)
≥ Name files and folders in accordance with the standard of each file system. Refer to the instructions of writ- ≥ Maximum number of files in one folder: 255 Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 .....Tree 8 (Max.)
ing software for details. ≥ Maximum depth of trees: 8
≥ ASCII character set and special characters in each language can be displayed. ≥ Maximum number of folders: 255 (Root folder is included.)
Copyright
ASCII character set Special characters Windows Media, and the Windows It is prohibited by copyright laws to copy, distribute
A to Z, a to z, digits 0 to 9, and the following symbols: À Á Â Ã Å à á â ã å Ä ä logo are trademarks, or registered and deliver copyrighted materials such as music
(space) ! ” # $ % & ’ ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ˆ _ ` { | } ~ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö ò ó ô õ ö trademarks of Microsoft without the approval of copyright holder except en-
Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Corporation in the United States joying yourself personally.
Note: and/or other countries.
≥ With some software in which MP3/WMA format files have been encoded, the character information may not No warranty
be displayed properly. Above description complies with our investigations
≥ Undisplayable characters and symbols will be converted into an asterisk. as of December 2002. It has no warranty for repro-
ducibility and displayability of MP3/WMA.
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CD changer functions are designed for optional ≥ The following functions are not supported dur- Repeat Play Scan Play
17 Panasonic CD changer unit. ing playback through the CD changer: 18
Press [REPEAT]. lights. Press [SCAN].
• CD-ROM, CD-RW playback
Preparation: Repeat the current track. The first 10 seconds of each track on all discs plays
• CD text display
≥ Connect the CD changer, and load a magazine in sequence.
• MP3/WMA playback.
(CDs).
• Pause
Note:
≥ In principle, CD-R disc play is supported but it
≥ The power will be turned on automatically when Press [REPEAT] again to cancel.
does not follow that it will be possible to play all
a magazine is loaded. Press [SCAN] again to cancel.
such discs properly.

Disc Repeat Play Disc Scan Play


1 CD Changer Mode
(When a CD changer is connected and a
CD changer mode display
Lights when the changer is connected. Press and hold [REPEAT] for more than 2 seconds. Press and hold [SCAN] for more than 2 seconds.
magazine is in the changer.) blinks. From the next disc, the first 10 seconds of the first
Changer 1 Repeat the current disc. track of all the discs plays in sequence.
Press [SOURCE] to change to CD changer
mode. (This lights only when
Playback starts automatically. Track Playing Disc the dual changer con-
number time number trol unit is connected.)
Note: Press and hold [REPEAT] again for more than Press and hold [SCAN] for more than 2 seconds
≥ Load a magazine with CDs. 2 seconds to cancel. again to cancel.
Fast Forward/Fast Reverse
Press and hold.
≥ Magazine is ejected in the CD changer mode. [9] (5): Fast forward. Random Play Display Change
[:] (6): Fast reverse. Press [DISP] (display).
Press [RANDOM]. lights.
Release to resume the regular play.
All the available tracks on all discs in the magazine Track number/playing
play in a random sequence. time/disc number
(default)

Clock display
Press [RANDOM] again to cancel.
[BAND]
(changer 1/2)

Disc Random Play


[RANDOM] [SCAN] [REPEAT] [DISP] (display) Direct Disc Selection
Press and hold [RANDOM] for more than 2 sec-
onds. blinks.
2 Disc Selection
["]: Next disc.
Using Two Changers (Dual Changers) All the available tracks on the current disc play in a
random sequence.
Example: disc number 10
1 Press [#] .
Use the dual changer control unit (CA-CD55; op-
[#]: Previous disc. tion) to connect the 2 CD changers to this unit.
(page 55) 2 Press [1] [0].
3 Track Selection
[9]: Next track.
Press [BAND].
The selected changer number (either or ) lights. Press and hold [RANDOM] again for more than 3 Press [BAND].
2 seconds to cancel.
[:]: Beginning of the current track.
For the previous track, press twice. Note: Note:
≥ For details on the Sirius receiver connections, ≥ Press [DISP] (display) to return to the regular
refer to the separate operating guide for Sirius. mode.

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1 Press [SEL]. 2 Turn [VOL].


(Press [VOL "] or [VOL #] [VOL #] [VOL "]
(Push.)
on the remote control unit.)

Select
Volume [VOL "]: Increases the volume.
Default: 18 [VOL #]: Decreases the volume.
Setting range: 0 to 40

Select
Bass and Treble [VOL "]: Increases the bass.
[VOL #]: Decreases the bass.
You can adjust the bass and treble sound.
Default: BAS (bass) 0 dB Select
TRE (treble) 0 dB [VOL "]: Increases the treble.
Setting range: j12 dB to i12 dB (by 2 dB) [VOL #]: Decreases the treble.

Select
Balance and Fader [VOL "]: Right enhanced.
You can adjust the sound balance among the [VOL #]: Left enhanced.
front, rear, right and left speakers.
Select
Default: BAL (balance) CNT (center)
[VOL "]: Front enhanced.
FAD (fader) CNT (center)
[VOL #]: Rear enhanced.
Setting range: 15 levels each

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Select
You can change the subwoofer volume level. [VOL "]: Increases the level.
Default: 0 dB [VOL #]: Decreases the level.
Setting range: MUTE (subwoofer mute)
j6 dB to i6 dB (by 2 dB)

[VOL "]: Decrease the volume


Muting or Attenuation Select by 10 steps.
Note:
≥ Press [DISP] (display) to return to the
You can select MUTE or ATTENUATION when (attenuation)
regular mode.
[MUTE] is pressed.
[VOL #]: No sound. ≥ If no operation takes place for more
Default: MUTE than 7 seconds in audio setting, the
display returns to the regular mode.
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1 Press and hold [SEL] 2 Press [SEL]. 3 Turn [VOL].


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[#] ["]
(Push.) remote control unit.)

Security Function
When the key in the ignition is turned
Security Function ["]: Security function is active. OFF.
Select
The security indicator blinks ≥ Security message will be displayed.
when the removable face plate
is removed from the unit. [#]: Security function is non-active.
Default: SLED ON
≥ The panel removable alarm will be active.
(page 51)

When the removable face plate is re-


moved.
Excluding Sirius from ["]: Sirius control mode is selectable ≥ The security indicator blinks.
Select as a source.
Source Selection (page 51)
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(Press and hold.) table as a source even if the
Default: SET OFF 2 sec. Sirius receiver is connected.

Pattern 4

Pattern 3
Level Meter Select Note:
CQ-DF203U Pattern 2 ≥ For details on the “Excluding Sirius
[#] ["] from Source Selection” function, refer
Default: PATTERN 1 to the separate operating guide for
Setting range: PATTERN 1 to 4, Sirius.
Pattern 1
OFF ≥ Press [DISP] (display) to return to the
regular mode.
Pattern off ≥ If no operation takes place for more
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23 Check and take steps as described in the tables ≥ Do not use the unit if it malfunctions or is 24
Trouble Cause/Step
below. something wrong.
≥ Do not use the unit in abnormal condition, for
Station is too far, or signals are too weak.
If You Suspect Something Wrong example, without sound, or with smoke or foul
➡Select other stations of higher signal level.
Immediately switch the power off. smell, which can cause ignition or electric
Disconnect the power connector and check that shock. Immediately stop using it and call the The motor antenna relay control lead is not connected correctly.
there is neither smoke nor heat from the unit before store where you purchased it. ➡If there is a motor antenna in the car, connect the antenna control
asking for repairs. Never try to repair the unit your- Too much noise in FM lead to the motor antenna lead that is installed in the car correctly.
self because it is dangerous to do so. stereo and monaural
(AM) broadcasts. The ground connection of the radio antenna is not secure enough.
Troubleshooting Tips ➡Check the ground connection of the mounted base part of the
antenna, and tighten up the screw.
❐ Common
Trouble Cause/Step The radio antenna is not extended enough.
➡Fully extend the radio antenna.
Car’s engine switch is not on.
➡Turn your car’s ignition switch to ACC or ON. Battery cable is not correctly connected.
Preset station is reset.
➡Connect the battery cable to the terminal that is always active.
Cables are not correctly connected.
➡Connect cables correctly.
➡Connect the battery cable to the terminal that is always active.
No power.
➡Connect the accessory cable to your car’s ACC source. ❐ CD/MP3/WMA CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U
➡Connect the grounding wire to a metal part of the car.
CD CQ-DF203U
Fuse is burnt out.
➡Call the store where you purchased the unit, or your nearest Trouble Cause/Step
Servicenter (see the attached sheet) and ask for fuse replacement.
Disc is upside down.
Mute is set to ON. ➡Place disc in the correct direction with the label side up.
➡Set it to OFF.
≥ Disc is dirty.
Cables are not correctly connected. ≥ Disc has scratches.
No sound. ➡Clean disc, referring to the section on “Notes on CD/CD Media
➡Connect cables correctly.
(CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW)”. (page 45)
Condensation (dew).
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compartment but no A disc that has data other than CD-DA or MP3/WMA type is played.
A mobile phone is used near the unit. sound is made, or disc ➡Discs that have CD-DA or MP3/WMA type data should be used.
➡Keep the mobile phone away from the unit. is ejected automatically.
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Noise.
The unit’s grounding wire is not connected securely. A disc that has data other than CD-DA type is played.
➡Check the metal areas of the car body (chassis), and connect the ➡Discs that have CD-DA type data should be used.
grounding wire more securely.
➡The unit may not successfully play back a CD-R/RW that is made in
Audio sound is output combination of writing software, a CD recorder (CD-R/RW drive)
but the display shows Demonstration mode is ON.
and a disc which are incompatible one another. Refer to
demonstration message. ➡Press [DISP] (display) to cancel demonstration mode.
instructions for the concerned devices for details.

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Trouble Cause/Step The disc does not conform to any of the file systems supported by this
player.
≥ Disc is dirty. ➡Insert a disc that conforms to the file systems (ISO 9660 Level 1,
≥ Disc has scratches. Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Apple Extension to ISO 9660).
➡Clean disc, referring to the section on “Notes on CD/CD Media
Sound skips, bad sound (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW)”. (page 45) No playback.
The MP3 file is missing the “.mp3” file name extension.
quality. (e.g. caused by ➡Make sure to add the “.mp3” extension to each MP3 file name.
noise) ➡The unit may not successfully play back a CD-R/RW that is made in
combination of writing software, a CD recorder (CD-R/RW drive) The WMA file is missing the “.wma” file name extension.
and a disc which are incompatible one another. Refer to ➡Make sure to add the “.wma” extension to each WMA file name.
instructions for the concerned devices for details.
The folders and files recorded on the disc are layered too much.
It takes too long for
Mounting angle is over 30o. ➡As checking of files takes longer in this case, do not record any
playback to start.
➡Adjust mounting angle to less than 30x. unnecessary folders or files other than MP3/WMA on the disc.
Sound skips due to
vibration. Instable mounting. ➡The recording quality differs depending on the encoding software
➡Mount the unit securely with the mounting parts, referring to the used, and on settings such as the bit rate. Set the bit rate within the
section on installation. range specified in the specifications chart (page 57).
It is recommended to set the bit rate to “128 kbps or more” and
≥ Disc is defective. Poor recording quality,
“Fixed”.
≥ Mechanical trouble. sound skipping.
Disc is not ejected. ➡Press [OPEN] to open the panel and press [<] (eject). If normal High-speed writing was executed when MP3/WMA data was recorded on
operation is not restored, call the store where you purchased the the disc.
unit or the nearest Servicenter to ask for repairs. ➡Decrease writing speed as low as possible.

CQ-DFX683U ≥ Disc is dirty. Files or folders are not recorded in the desired playback order.
CQ-DF583U ≥ Disc has scratches. Files are not played in ➡Some writing software lets you specify the recording order by
CD text is not displayed ➡Clean disc, referring to the section on “Notes on CD/CD Media the desired order. adding a prefix in the range of “01”j“99”, etc. to the file name.
normally. (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW)”. (page 45) For details refer to the user manual of your writing software.

CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U The disc does not conform to the file systems supported by this player.
An attempt has been made to play a mixed disc. ➡Insert a disc that conforms to the file systems (ISO 9660 Level 1,
➡In the case of mixed discs, MP3 files may be played with their Folder/file name is not Level 2, Joliet, Romeo or Apple Extension to ISO 9660).
Time is counted but no sound muted. displayed correctly.
sound comes out. ➡There may be a problem with your writing software or CD recorder
CQ-DF203U (CD-R/RW drive). For details refer to the user manual of your
An attempt has been made to play a regular CD-ROM disc. writing software.
➡Insert a CD-DA disc.
You ran the file in fast forward or fast reverse during playback or turned
off the ignition switch of the car during playback.
➡Playing another file will return the file playing time to normal.
File playing time is not
displayed correctly.
You played a VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format file.
➡The file playing time of VBR (Variable Bit Rate) format file is
sometimes displayed incorrectly.

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Left and right balance, or front and rear balance is off on one side.
No sound from left, right, ➡Adjust balance/fader setting as appropriate. Display Cause/Step
front or rear speaker.
Cables are not correctly connected.
➡Connect the cables correctly.
≥ Disc is dirty, or is upside down.
Left and right sounds ➡Check the disc.
are reversed in stereo The speaker wires are reversed between right and left.
listening. ➡Connect the speaker wires to the correct ones.

❐ Remote Control Unit


Trouble Cause/Step Disc has scratches.
➡Check the disc.
Battery polarities are reversed.
➡Insert the battery correctly.

Wrong the battery.


➡Check the battery.
Buttons are invalid for No operation by some cause.
operation. The battery has run down. ➡If normal operation is not restored, call the store where you
➡Replace the battery. purchased the unit or the nearest Servicenter to ask for repairs.

Remote control unit is in the wrong direction.


➡Direct the remote control unit at sensor on the front panel.
∫MP3/WMA The player for some reason cannot read the file you are trying to play.
§ (File recorded in an unsupported file system, compression scheme, data
format, file name extension, damaged data, etc.)
➡Select a file that the player can read. Confirm the type of data
recorded on the disc. Create a new disc if necessary.

∫WMA
§ An attempt has been made to play a copy-protected WMA file.
➡Play WMA files which are not copy-protected.

No disc is in the player.


➡Insert discs in the player.

§ If all the files cannot be played, E4 or E5 remains on the display.

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H ❐ CD Changer CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U Notes on CD/CD Media H
Notes on CD-Rs/RWs
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Display Cause/Step (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW) 30

≥ You may have trouble playing back some


≥ Disc is dirty, or is upside down. If you use commercial CDs, they must have
CD-R/RW discs recorded on CD recorders
≥ A disc other than a music CD (CD-DA type) is loaded. either of these labels below.
(CD-R/RW drives), either due to their recording
➡Check the disc. (The changer automatically switches to the next disc.) characteristics or dirt, fingerprints, scratches, etc.
on the disc surface.
Disc has scratches. ≥ CD-R/RW discs are less resistant to high temper-
➡Check the disc. (The changer automatically switches to the next disc.) atures and high humidity than ordinary music
CDs. Leaving them inside a car for extended peri-
How to hold the disc
ods may damage them and make playback im-
No operation by some cause. ≥ Do not touch the underside of the disc.
possible.
➡If normal operation is not restored, call the store where you ≥ Do not scratch the discs.
≥ The unit may not successfully play back a
purchased the unit or the nearest Servicenter to ask for repairs. ≥ Do not bend the disc.
CD-R/RW that was made by the combination of
The display continues if you cannot switch off the power. ≥ When not in use, keep the disc in the case.
writing software, a CD recorder (CD-R/RW drive)
and a disc if they are incompatible one another.
No disc is in the changer (magazine).
≥ This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs if the Label side
➡Insert discs into the changer (magazine).
session is not closed.
The dual changer control unit is connected, and the connections are now ≥ This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs which
being checked. contains other than CD-DA (or MP3/WMA data
➡The connections are now being checked so please wait a few CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U ). Do not use irregularly shaped discs.
moments. ≥ Be sure to observe the instructions of CD-R/RW
disc for handling it.
≥ The dual changer control unit is connected but the changers are not
connected.
≥ The changer has become disconnected from the main unit in the
changer mode.
➡Verify that correct connections have been made. Do not leave discs on the following places:
≥ Direct sunlight
≥ Near car heaters
Note: ≥ Dirty, dusty and damp areas
≥ For details, refer to operating instructions for the changer used. ≥ Seats and dashboards
Disc cleaning
Maintenance Replacing the Fuse Use a dry, soft cloth to wipe from the center out-
Your product is designed and manufactured to en- Use fuses of the same specified rating (15 A). ward.
sure a minimum of maintenance. Use a dry, a soft Using different substitutes or fuses with higher rat-
<Right> <Wrong>
cloth for routine exterior cleaning. Never use ben- ings, or connecting the unit directly without a fuse,
zine, thinner or other solvents. could cause fire or damage to the unit.
If the replacement fuse fails, contact your nearest
Product Servicing Panasonic Servicenter for service.
If the suggestions in the charts do not solve the
problem, we recommend that you take it to your Do not attach any seals or labels to your discs.
nearest authorized Panasonic Servicenter. The
Do not write on the disc label in a heavy pen or
product should be serviced only by a qualified tech-
ballpoint pen stroke.
nician.

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H ❐ Identify All Leads If your car is not wired for an audio unit: H
Go to the fuse block and find the fuse port for the
31 WARNING The first step in installation is to identify all the car
wires you’ll use when hooking up your sound sys-
battery, usually marked BAT.
32

This installation information is de- Any attempt to install this product in a tem. Speakers
As you identify each wire, we suggest that you label Identify the car speaker leads. There are two leads
signed for experienced installers and is motor car by anyone other than quali-
it using masking tape and a permanent marker. This for each speaker which are usually color coded.
not intended for non-technical individu- fied installer could cause damage to the will help avoid confusion when making connections A handy way to identify the speaker leads and the
als. It does not contain warnings or cau- electrical system and could result in se- later. speaker they are connected with is to test the leads
tions of potential dangers involved in rious personal injury or death. Note:
using a 1.5 V AA battery as follows.
attempting to install this product. ≥ Do not connect the power connector to the stereo
Hold one lead against one pole of the battery and
stroke the other lead across the other pole. You will
unit until you have made all connections. If there
hear a scraping sound in one of the speakers if you
❐ Installation Hardware ≥ Install the unit in the dashboard. are no plastic caps on the stereo hooking wires,
are holding a speaker lead.
≥ Check the operation of the unit. insulate all exposed leads with electrical tape until
No. Item Diagram Q’ty If you encounter problems, please consult your If not, keep testing different lead combinations until
you are ready to use them. Identify the leads in
nearest professional installer. you have located all the speaker leads. When you
1 Mounting collar 1 the following order.
label them, include the speaker location for each.
Caution: Power Lead
Antenna Motor
2 Hex. nut (5 mm·) 1 ≥ This unit operates with a 12 V DC negative If your car has a radio or is pre-wired for one:
If your car is equipped with an automatic power an-
ground auto battery system only. Do not at- Cut the connector wires one at a time from the plug
tenna, identify the car motor antenna lead by con-
tempt to use it in any other system. Doing so (leaving the leads as long as possible) so that you
3 Rear support strap 1 necting one bulb tester lead to the car battery lead
could cause serious damage. can work with individual leads.
and touching the remaining exposed wires from the
cut radio connector plug one at a time. You will
4 Tapping screw 1 Before you begin installation, look for the items hear the antenna motor activate when you touch the
(5 mm·a16 mm) which are packed with your unit. correct wire.
5 Mounting bolt (5 mm·) 1 Antenna
≥ Warranty Card…Fill this out promptly.
≥ Panasonic Servicenter List for Service Directory Turn the ignition on to the accessory position, and The antenna lead is a thick, black wire with a metal
6 Power connector 1 …Keep for future reference in case the product ground one lead of the test bulb to the chassis. plug at the end.
needs servicing. Touch the other lead of the test bulb to each of the
7 ≥ Installation Hardware…Needed for in-dash in- exposed wires from the cut radio connector plug. ❐ Connect All Leads
Removable face plate 1
stallation. Touch one wire at a time until you find the outlet Now that you have identified all the wires in the car,
case
that causes the test bulb to light. you are ready to begin connecting them to the
8 Trim plate 1 ❐ Required Tools stereo unit wires. The wiring diagram (page 52)
You’ll need a screwdriver, a 1.5 V AA battery, and Now turn the ignition off and then on. If the bulb
shows the proper connections and color coding of
the following: also turns off and on, that outlet is the car power
9 Lock cancel plate 2 the leads.
12 V DC Electrical Side-cut lead.
We strongly recommend that you test the unit be-
Test bulb tape pliers If your car is not wired for an audio unit: fore making a final installation.
Go to the fuse block and find the fuse port for radio You can set the unit on the floor and make tempo-
❐ Overview (RADIO), accessory (ACC), or ignition (IGN). rary connections to test the unit. Use electrical tape
Battery Lead to cover all exposed wires.
This product should be installed by a professional.
However, if you plan to install this product yourself, If your stereo unit has a yellow lead, you will need
Important:
your first step is to decide where to install it. The in- to locate the car’s battery lead. Otherwise you may
≥ Connect the red power lead last, after you have
structions in these pages will guide you through the ❐ Dashboard Specifications ignore this procedure. (The yellow battery lead pro-
made and insulated all other connections.
remaining steps: Thickness Min. 3⁄16z (4.75 mm) vides continuous power to maintain a clock, memo-
(Please refer to the “WARNING” statement Max. 7⁄32z (5.56 mm) ry storage, or other function.)
above.) Ground
If your car has a radio or is pre-wired for one: Connect the black ground lead of the power connec-
≥ Identify and label the car wires. 23⁄32z (53 mm) With the ignition and headlights off, identify the car tor to the metal car chassis.
≥ Connect the car wires to the wires of the power battery lead by grounding one lead of the test bulb
connector. 75⁄32z (182 mm) to the chassis and checking the remaining exposed
wires from the cut radio connector plug.
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Connect the speaker wires. See the wiring diagram
33 1. Make sure that all wires are properly connected First complete the electrical connections, and then The included mounting collar 1 is designed 34
(page 52) for the proper hookups. Follow the dia-
and insulated. check them for correctness. (page 52) specifically for this unit. Do not use it to attach
gram carefully to avoid damaging the speakers and
2. Make sure that the stereo unit is securely held in any other model.
the stereo unit.
the mounting collar.
The speakers used must be able to handle more
than 50 W of audio power. If using an optional
3. Turn on the ignition to check the unit for proper
operation.
1 Insert mounting collar 1 into the
dashboard, and bend the mounting tabs
audio amplifier, the speakers should be able to han- out with a screwdriver.
dle the maximum amplifier output power. Speakers If you have difficulties, consult your nearest author-
with low input ratings can be damaged. Speaker im- ized professional installer for assistance. The tabs to be bent vary depending on the
6 Power car. To securely install the unit, fully bend
pedance should measure 4–8 ≠, which is typically
connector
marked on most speakers. Lower or higher imped- ❐ Preparation a number of the tabs so that there is no
ance speakers will affect output and can cause both rattling.
≥ We strongly recommend that you wear gloves Example:
speaker and stereo unit damage. Mounting
for installation work to protect yourself from springs (§)
Motor Antenna
injuries.
Connect the car motor antenna lead to the dark blue
≥ When bending the mounting tabs of the
motor antenna relay control lead. Tab
mounting collar with a screwdriver, be careful
(Do not confuse the antenna lead with blue/white
not to injure your hands and fingers.
stripe lead for a power amplifier.) Mounting holes
Battery
Connect the yellow battery lead to the correct radio ≥ Disconnect the cable from the negative - battery 5 Mounting bolt
wire or to the battery fuse port on the fuse block. terminal (see caution below).
Antenna
Connect the antenna by plugging the antenna lead
≥ Unit should be installed in a horizontal position
with the front end up at a convenient angle, but 2 Secure the rear of the unit.
After fixing mounting bolt 5 and power con-
not more than 30o. Mounting springs (§) nector 6, fix the rear of the unit to the car
into the antenna receptacle.
body by either method (a) or (b) shown below.
Equipment
Connect any optional equipment such as an amplifi-
er, according to the instructions furnished with the
equipment. Leave about 12z (30 cm) of distance be-
3 Insert trim plate 8.
tween the speaker leads/amplifier unit and the an- Less than 30x
tenna/antenna extension cord. Read the operating
Engage the mounting
springs (§) in the
4 After installation,
reconnect the nega-
and installation instructions of any equipment you tive - battery ter-
mounting holes of
will connect to this unit. Caution: Mounting minal.
the mounting collar
Power ≥ Do not disconnect the battery terminals of a hole
1 firmly.
Connect the red power lead to the correct car radio car with a trip or navigational computer since
wire or to the appropriate fuse port on the fuse all user settings stored in memory will be lost. Mounting springs
block. Instead take extra care with installing the unit
If the stereo unit functions properly with all these to prevent shorts. (a) Using the rear support strap 3 (b) Using the rubber cushion (option)
connections made, disconnect the wires and pro-
ceed to the final installation. Fire wall of car
Dashboard Installation Rear support bracket
Installation Opening 4 Tapping screw Rubber cushion (option) (provided on the car)
3 mm·
❐ Final Installation
23/32q
Lead Connections (53 mm)
Connect all wires, making sure that each connection 2 Hex. nut
is insulated and secure. Bundle all loose wires and 75/32q
(182 mm) 3 Rear support
fasten them with tape so they will not fall down strap
later. Now insert the stereo unit into the mounting This unit can be installed in any dashboard having 5 Mounting bolt
collar. an opening as shown above. The dashboard should
5 Mounting bolt 1 Mounting collar
Congratulations! After making a few final checks, be 3⁄16z (4.75 mm)j7⁄32z (5.56 mm) thick in order to
be able to support the unit. 1 Mounting collar
you’re ready to enjoy your new auto stereo system.
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H Remove the Unit This unit is equipped with a removable face plate.
Removing this face plate makes the radio totally in-
H
35 Switch off the power of the unit. 36
operable. The security indicator will blink.

1 Remove the removable face plate.


1 Press [OPEN]. The removable face plate
1 Open. Place the Removable Face Plate
will be opened. Contact 7 Removable face plate case
into Case
[OPEN] 2 Push. 1 Switch off the power of the unit.
2 Remove the removable face plate. (page 50)
3 Pull 3 Gently press the bottom of the case and open
2 Push the face plate to the left. out. the cover. Place the face plate into the case and
take it with you when you leave the car.
3 Pull it out toward you.

Install Removable Face Plate


1 Fit the face plate with its left hole on one of the Contact
pins provided on the main unit.
2 Remove the trim plate 8 with a screwdriver. 8 Trim plate 2 Fit the other hole on the other pin applying
slight pressure. 3
2
Screwdriver
3 Move the face plate up and down a few times to 1
make sure it is secure. Then close the front
panel and press down the right side of the face
plate until it clicks into plate.

3 1 Insert the lock cancel plates 9 along


the grooves on both sides of the main 1 Insert. Security Indicator
Security indicator
unit until “click” is heard. The security indicator blinks when the removable
Insert the tab face plate is removed from the unit.
end in the
2 Pull out the unit while pushing the outer groove. This function is activated when the security function
plates further inside. is on. (page 36)

9 Lock cancel plate Panel Removal Alarm


This alarm sounds to warn you not to forget to re-
“Click”
move the panel before leaving your car.
This function is activated when the security function
is on. (page 36)

Caution:
2 Pull out. ≥ This face plate is not waterproof. Do not expose ≥ Do not touch the contacts on the face plate or
it to water or excessive moisture. on the main unit, since this may result in poor
4 Remove the unit by pulling with both hands. ≥ Do not remove the face plate while driving your
car.
electrical contacts.
≥ If dirt or other foreign substances get on the
≥ Do not place the face plate on the dashboard or contacts, wipe them off with a clean and dry
nearby areas where the temperature rises to cloth.
high level. ≥ To avoid damaging the front panel, do not push
it down or place objects on it while it is open.

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Caution: No. Item Q’ty
37 ≥ This product is designed to operate with a 12 V ≥ Be sure to insulate any exposed wires from a 38
6 Power connector 1
DC, negative ground battery system. possible short-circuit from the car chassis.
≥ To prevent damage to the unit, be sure to follow Bundle all cables and keep cable terminals free
the connection diagram below. from touching any metal parts.
≥ Remove approximately 1⁄4z (5 mm) of protective ≥ Remember, if your car has a drive computer or a
covering from the ends of the leads before con- navigation computer, the data of its memory CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U CD changer input cord R (red)
necting. may be erased when the battery terminals are CD.C-IN
≥ Do not insert the power connector into the unit disconnected. L (white)
until the wiring is completed.

CQ-DFX683U
❐ Wiring Diagram Subwoofer cord
(Red)
S.W-OUT Monaural
Antenna (White)

: L (white) Preamp output connector (rear)


: R (red) Preamp output connector (front)
CD changer control connector
External amplifier control power lead 6 Power
(max. 500 mA) (Blue/white stripe) connector Fuse (15 A)§
This lead is for connection to the power amplifier. §If the fuse (rear panel) blows frequently,
Note: there may be something wrong with the unit.
≥ This lead is used for power control when an external power amplifier Consult your nearest Panasonic Servicenter
is connected. The power supply of a power amplifier will be activated for service.
(White)
when turning on the power of this unit.
+
(White/black stripe) Left
CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U Front speaker lead
-
FRONT SP To front speaker
Dual CD changer control lead +
(Brown/white stripe) (Gray)
Note: Right
≥ Insulate this lead with vinyl tape when you do not connect it. -
(Gray/black stripe)

Antenna control lead


(Blue) (Green)
(to motor antenna) (max. 500 mA)
This lead is not intended for use with switch actuated power +
antenna. (Green/black stripe) Left
Rear speaker lead
-
Note: REAR SP To rear speaker
≥ The power antenna extends automatically +
(Violet) Right
when the AM/FM radio mode is selected.
-
(Violet/black stripe)
ACC power lead ACC
To ACC power, _12 V DC. (Red)
Caution:
L
Battery lead BATTERY 15 A ≥ Do not connect more than one
To the car battery, continuous _12 V DC. (Yellow) speaker to one set of speaker leads.
R
Ground lead
(Black)
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Example Combination
≥ CD changer (CX-DP88U, option) Example Combination
≥ Stereo power amplifier (option) ≥ CD changer (CX-DP88U, option)
≥ Dual changer control unit
(CA-CD55, option) 6 Power connector

CD.C-IN
R (red) R (red)
CQ-DFX683U CD changer input cord
(Red)
Stereo power Subwoofer cord
amplifier S.W-OUT L (white) L (white)
Subwoofer RCA cord DIN extension cord
(bridged
connection) (White) Dual changer (supplied with CA-CD55) (supplied with CA-CD55)
RCA cord
(option) Monaural output cord

CD changer input cord . TWIN CD C-CONT


Dual changer
RCA cord (R) R (red)
CD.C-IN Dual CD changer control lead control unit
CD changer (Brown/white stripe) (CA-CD55, option)
L (white) control connector
CD changer (CX-DP88U, option) RCA cord (L) CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U
Changer 1 Changer 2
connecting connecting
cord cord
Note:
≥ For details on the Sirius receiver
DIN cord connections, refer to the separate DIN cord
Extension cord operating guide for Sirius.
Preamp output connector (rear)
(supplied with CX-DP88U)
Preamp output connector (front)
: L (white)
: R (red) RCA cord RCA cord

DIN cord
Battery lead Fuse (3 A) Battery lead Fuse (3 A)

Battery lead
Ground lead Ground lead
Fuse (3 A)
CD changer CD changer
(CX-DP88U, option) (CX-DP88U, option)
Ground lead

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H ❐ General ❐ FM Stereo Radio ❐ CD Player H
41 Power supply: 12 V DC (11 Vj16 V), Frequency range: 87.9 MHzj107.9 MHz Sampling frequency: 8 times oversampling 42
test voltage 14.4 V, neg- Usable sensitivity: 11.0 dBf. DA converter: 1 bit/4 DAC system
ative ground (1.25 ¨V, 75 ≠) Pick-up type: Astigma 3-beam
Current consumption: Less than 2.2 A 50 dB quieting sensitivity: 15.2 dBf. (1.6 ¨V, 75 ≠) Light source: Semiconductor laser
(CD play mode; Frequency response: 30 Hzj15 kHz (n3 dB) Wave length: 780 nm
0.5 Wa4 channels) Alternate channel Frequency response: 20 Hzj20 kHz (n1 dB)
Maximum power output: 50 Wa4 channels at selectivity: 75 dB Signal to noise ratio: 96 dB
1 kHz, volume control Stereo separation: 35 dB (1 kHz) Total harmonic distortion: 0.01 % (1 kHz)
maximum Image response ratio: 75 dB Wow and flutter: Below measurable limits
Tone adjustment range: IF response ratio: 100 dB Channel separation: 75 dB
Bass: n12 dB at 100 Hz Signal to noise ratio: 70 dB
Treble: n12 dB at 10 kHz CQ-DFX683U CQ-DF583U
Speaker impedance: 4j8 ≠ ❐ AM Radio MP3 decoding: MPEG 1 audio layer 3/
Preamp output voltage: 2.5 V (CD play mode; MPEG 2 audio layer 3
Frequency range: 530 kHzj1 710 kHz
1 kHz, 0 dB) Bit rate:
Usable sensitivity: 29 dB/¨V
Preamp output MPEG 1 audio layer 3: 32 kbpsj320 kbps,
(25 ¨V, S/N 20 dB)
impedance: 200 ≠ VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
MPEG 2 audio layer 3: 8 kbpsj160 kbps, VBR
CQ-DFX683U (Variable Bit Rate)
Subwoofer output voltage: 2.5 V Sampling frequency:
Subwoofer output MPEG 1 audio layer 3: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
impedance: 200 ≠ 48 kHz
MPEG 2 audio layer 3: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz,
Dimensions (WaHaD): 7za115/16 za61/8 z 24 kHz
(178a50a155 mm)
Weight: 3 lbs. 1 oz (1.4 kg) WMA:
Bit rate: 64 kbpsj192 kbps
Sampling frequency: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz

Above specifications comply with EIA standards.

Note:
≥ Specifications and the design are subject to modi-
fication without notice due to improvements in
technology.
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