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YFM284C610CA PTW1206-1116 Printed in China
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web Site: http://panasonic.net
¡Please read these instructions carefully before using this product and keep this manual for future reference.
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 Center.
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 blows 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.
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 automo-
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 per-
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 unit.
Follow the instructions to install and wire the product.
Not following the instructions to properly install and wire the
product 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
installation 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 over-
heat 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 com-
pleted 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)
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A CLASS
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR BY YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
The 24-hour system is used for the clock.
Turn the ignition switch
until the accessory indica-
Press [SRC] (PWR:
Press [DISP] (CLOCK).
Hold down [DISP] (CLOCK) for more than
Adjust the hour.
[: sets the hour ahead.
]: sets the hour back.
Press [DISP] (CLOCK).
Adjust the minute.
[: sets the minute ahead.
]: sets the minute back.
Press [DISP] (CLOCK).
¡ “AdJ” is displayed before adjusting the clock.
¡ Hold down ] or [ to change numbers rapidly.
Clock Display at Power Off
Press [DISP] (Display) to change the display.
Your product is designed and manufactured to ensure the minimum of maintenance. Use a 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 removable face plate will open.
Pull it out toward you.
Slide the left side of the removable face plate in
Press the right end of removable 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 Center.
¡ 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 Center.
Notes on Discs
Notes on CD/CD Media
(CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW)
¡ 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 not closed.
¡ This player cannot play the CD-R/RW discs which contain
other than CD-DA data.
¡ Be sure to observe the instructions of the CD-R/RW disc
for handling it.
Notes on CD-Rs/RWs
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.
If you use commercial CDs, they must have
the label shown at right.
Some copy-protected music CDs are not
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
Power supply :12 V DC (11 – 16 V DC), test voltage
14.4 V, negative ground
Current consumption :Less than 2.2 A (CD mode; 0.5 W x 4
Maximum power output :50 W x 4 channels (at 1 kHz), volume
Power output :18 W x 4 channels (1 kHz, 1 %, 4 Ω)
Tone adjustment range :Bass: ±12 dB at 100 Hz, Treble: ±12
dB at 10 kHz
Speaker impedance :4 – 8 Ω
Pre-amp output voltage :2.5 V (CD mode, 1 kHz, 0 dB)
Pre-amp output impedance :200 Ω
Dimensions (W x H x D) :178 x 50 x 155 mm
Weight :1.3 kg
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
FM Stereo Radio
Frequency range :87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
Usable sensitivity :6 dB/µV (S/N 30 dB)
Frequency response :30 Hz – 15 kHz (±3 dB)
Alternate channel selectivity :75 dB
Stereo separation :35 dB (1 kHz)
Image rejection ratio :75 dB
IF rejection ratio :100 dB
Signal to noise ratio :62 dB
Frequency range :531 kHz – 1 602 kHz
Usable sensitivity :28 dB/µV (S/N 20 dB)
¡ Specifications and design are subject to modification without
notice due to improvements.
¡ Some figures and illustrations in this manual may be different
from your product.