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Panasonic CQ-5800U

Double DIN AM/FM CD/MP3 Car Stereo Receiver with 3.5mm Aux Input, Front USB, and Weatherband Tuner

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General Features:

  • Double DIN AM/FM CD/MP3 Car Stereo Receiver with 3.5mm Aux Input and Weatherband Tuner
  • Green LCD display
  • Green button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 45 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 18 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • AM/FM Tuner with 6 presets buttons
  • Weather band radio
  • 8 times oversampling
  • 4 SQ equalizer presets
  • Audio modes (bass, treble, balance, fader)
  • Spot size detection methods
  • Semiconductor 3-beam laser

Expandability Options:

  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Radio Package required and sold separately
  • iPod Ready: Panasonic CA-DC300U required and sold separately
    • The Apple iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 4th Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPods can be controlled using the iPod adapter above; however, charging will not be possible unless you purchase the Scosche IFWA PassPORT charging adapter.
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: USB Port allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc. (Recommended capacity is 4 GB or lower, fat 12/16/32 file system)
  • CD Changer controls
  • Expansion Module: Panasonic CY-EM100U required and sold separately
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Note: For factory amplified systems, please be sure to purchase the Scosche SLC-4 (or similar unit) to allow RCA interconnect cables to connect the receiver to the amplifier.

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

None
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
No
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

45 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
18 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
None
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
No
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
Preset EQ
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

Dot-Matrix Text Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Green
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Green
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
85 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm Audio Input

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
No
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

No
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Yes
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
40%
4 Star
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3 Star
8%
2 Star
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1 Star
4%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.6
Features
4.2
Design
4.4
Usability
4.3
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Potomac, MD

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Good until it stopped working..

September 25, 2011

Bought this about a year and a half ago. It's simple, but worked well until it started having problems. It will no longer read any CD's or USB drives and just displays error code E3. I've never had a unit crap out this early. Obviously, not very happy with it now.

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Jim

Spring, TX

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Not disappointed!

February 22, 2010

Great Factory Replacement for my 2003 Ford Expedition.
This stereo/MP3 player is an great and easy to install replacement for the factory head unit. Excellent price from Sonic - and by using the wiring harness (don't even try without it!) and the install kit, it was a breeze to install.
The new unit keeps the factory install look and sounds great!
Neat features and great sound!

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Lupe

selma, CA

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Nice stereo

July 7, 2010

Stereo is awesome. Love the features but did not fit as smooth in my ford ranger 2002. Had to do some trimming to my dash for fitment. Not always a good idea.

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William

Billerica, MA

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Very Happy with this Purchase

June 30, 2010

I love the USB feature, and the extras like the cables and faceplate included. For the price this is a great deal. I put it into my 2002 civic and its a big improvement. This is not the top of the line model but suits my needs just fine.

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Michael

Las Vegas, NV

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Excellent Value Overall

April 2, 2010

I purchased this to replace a factory unit in a 2007 XTerra. I paid an extra $10 for an antenna adapter which was not needed.

It does everything I want - MP3 playback, USB/AUX (Go USB!!!) input, matches the stock interior and is very plain.

I wanted a unit that would fit my requirements, not cost a lot and not stand out as a target for theft.

The power is excellent, it drives the stock speakers quite nicely. The weather band radio (which I overlooked at first) is a nice option, because I travel a lot.

If I could change one thing, I would give it a rear USB connection so I could thread the cable into the glove box and hide my MP3 player and thumb drives.

I actually have no complaints about this device, it is what it is and I would highly recommend it to someone who wanted an affordable unit with current technology.

(I gave it low score on Durability, because I've only had it a couple months.)

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Don

San Leandro, CA

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Good Value Overall

June 26, 2010

Purchased receiver to replace OEM unit that started skipping when playing CDs. Easy to install, but unit protrudes out slightly on the center console. Sound quality is good. Would like to see separate buttons for the different modes (AM, FM, CD, MP3, iPod, etc.) rather than having to toggle through a menu. Found it more convenient to use functions on iPod than on the receiver.

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Roger

Ogden, UT

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Super Radio

June 1, 2010

This impressive unit plays MP3 discs, and has a good range of auxiliary inputs, which I appreciate. My wife can use her ipod on this unit, I can use my Zen, and we can also use flash drives. They all work great! The weather band radio is also a nice feature. It's a good solid stereo - the sound adjustments are basic, but it does put out nice sound. I had a fancy $200 Pioneer for about a year, but you seriously had to be a rocket scientist to operate the thing, it was not user friendly at all. This radio is.

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Charles E

Gilbertown, AL

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Panasonic

May 26, 2010

Good low end replacement. The double din looks good installed but the trim ring didn't exactly fit right. You have to whittle it down with a knife to get it to fit. The sound is acceptable but not much power. But then it was pretty cheap too so I guess I am satisfied overall.

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gary

Boulevard, Ca.

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gary hoyt

November 25, 2010

This radio has been in my super duty for one yr. now bouncing along the highway w/o ever skipping on the CD. The radio has always worked flawlessly and so has the thumb.
Why this was discontinued I'll never know-A quality product from Panasonic to say the least. Price was $114- no ship free wire harness/adapter/.

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Scott

Pasco, WA

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Definite Upgrade

April 17, 2010

I bought this radio as a replacement to the stock unit in a 2003 Suzuki Aerio that had failed. The included mounting bracket is not needed as the original mounting bracket fits right up and works much better, except with four screws instead of eight due to hole alignment. Four screws plus the rear socket mount holds it very securely but four additional holes could be drilled. The dashboard surround pulls straight off and must be trimmed around the radio opening to fit back into place, which I did with a dremel tool. The trim piece that comes with the radio is also not needed.

The only problem I had is with electrical hookup. I received the connector kit from Sonic, which fits the Aerio harness, but the end that connects to the radio, and the fuse, were not included in the box. A phone call to Sonic resulted in a promise to mail the missing parts but they never materialized. I had to drive to a neighboring town and purchase these parts from an audio store for $20.

Sound quality is noticeably improved compared to the stock unit. Usability is good. The double-DIN size is nice in that there is room for real buttons that don't require a magnifying glass and delicate touch to operate. Lots of features. Great value.

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Rushel

Brooklyn, NY

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simple radio

March 2, 2010

Good for this price. Works fine.

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Bill

Egg Harbor City N.J.

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Great Sound

February 28, 2010

I installed this unit into a 2005 Nissan Frontier went in in a 1/2 hour. Wire harness came with unit and worked well. Great sound with stock speakers. Sonic said to purchase a antenna adapter for additional $5.00 but it was not needed for my vehicle.

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THOMAS

Anaheim, CA

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Great item.

July 6, 2010

Brand name I trusted. So far, so very good. I have had no problems at all. Easy installation, easy set-up, big button I never miss to control it.
Recommended, seller friendly and nice, happy to buy from Sonic.

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William

Egg Harbor City, NJ

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Great for the $$$$$$$

July 5, 2010

Excellent sound and easy installation. I would recommend this unit for all that need a double din.

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matthew

long valley, NJ

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grrreeat deal

June 30, 2010

A stock look with good basic functions. Included ipod cable. I had to customize install watch for that with double din. great bang for buck!

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Terry

Potomac, MD

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Excellent product, stock look

June 27, 2010

I bought this to replace the stock unit in my 1993 Lexus LS400 and wanted to keep the stock look. This unit fits the overall look of the center dash perfectly. I like the USB input, which I always use with USB flash drives, and I use the front AUX input for my iPod. It also has the usual CD player with MP3 capability. The downside is that there are no RCA outputs on the rear which may be troublesome for those who want a subwoofer or RCA connected speakers. Also, the kit that is provided for this headunit has to modified for this headunit to fit. I whittled it down with a knife and then put the trim surround provided with the headunit on top of that to hide the irregular cutting indentations.

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Mr.Peabody

Keyser, WV

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Excellent Value

March 19, 2010

Everything woks as advertised. The usb input is a much used feature . Weather radio locked right in on our local transmitter. The unit arrived in a timely manner. As a former electronic tech I can attest to Panasonic's excellent reputation for reliability. I still think it's a bargain, for a double din deck @ the current $124....

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R.Mani

Atlanta

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Very nice Radio

August 22, 2009

It brought it for my 09 Nissan Versa 1.6L Base.
It Blended in with my interior Black Color...just perfect. From a distance it is difficult to say if the radio was a aftermarket or original one.
The only thing which was missing in the instruction was about the blue wire on the antenna adapter The radio and all other features worked very good but it had very poor radio reception.It would pickup only 1 or 2 radio stations . After a good research on the web, came to know that Versa had a +12v Powered Antenna system. After connecting the blue wire to +12v (RED Wire)the radio pickup all the stations.
I have tested all the features and all of them works perfectly.
I used the original Metal Mounting bracket from the Versa's dummy radio plate and two cable adapter(1)-power and other (2)-antenna from the kit. The original front plate from panasonic could not be used.Versa's front bezel fitted perfectly.
I am glad that I picked up this (2Din) radio although it did not have any review.

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Brad

Petal, MS

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Good value

July 4, 2010

Fit the dash using install kit, wiring harness was easy to use. Not great, but by no means lousy either. Ordered for an older car to replace the factory radio that died. Changed the unit and the 4 speakers for a value upgrade of the system - good value for the money, would buy again, definitely would buy from Sonic.

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AB

Sacramento, CA

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Good Solid Radio

May 17, 2010

I did the install myself (first time since 1985) piece of cake. I replaced an older double din deck from my wife's 91 Miata. This deck is shorter and will leave a small space (about 1/2") below the deck but otherwise it fit fine. For the price this is a good deal.

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Jason

Portland, OR

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A no frills, stock appearance, great head unit

April 8, 2010

I bought this to replace my stock head unit in a 1999 Volvo V70. I didn't want a flashy double din radio, and this Panasonic fit the bill. It has all the modern amenities you'd except, although I wish it had a rear aux input. However, radio reception is great, MP3 CD and weather radio are awesome to have, and overall, I'm satisfied. I'd call this radio an excellent value if the stock look is what you're after.

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Scott

Sierra Vista, AZ

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Good Receiver, so so install kit

December 28, 2009

I installed this receiver in my 07 Ford Ranger. The sound quality is a huge improvement over stock. My only complaint is with the install kit. I removed the material from the top and bottom of the opening, but the receiver would not fit the opening on the sides. To make it work I had to remove some material from the mounting brackets to make them thinner. Also, the trim piece that comes with the Scosche kit does not fit this receiver. The receiver is such a tight fit that it looks quite well without the trim piece, but I'm wondering why it doesn't fit. Is it possible that all double DINs are not the same dimension? Also, neither the receiver, nor the install kit come with the 5mm screws required to mount the brackets to the receiver. I picked some up at Home Depot. Last complaint: wiring instructions for both the receiver and the Scosche wiring adapter had mistakes. Take your time and you should be able to figure it out as I did.

Great receiver for the money, but installation was somewhat challenging.

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Henry

Rochester, NY

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Excellent Deck

November 24, 2009

After weeks of researching the best option to substitute the factory head unit on my 2005 Ford Escape I purchased this one and it works great, has plenty of audio options (CD, USB, AUX), and fits well with the interior design of the car - day or night. Had to find the right kit to make it fit though.

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Phillip

Martinez, GA

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Amazing if you want to keep that factory look!!!!

October 15, 2009

This head unit is awesome. If you are contemplating getting it, go for it!!
I own a ford explorer and was looking for better sound without having to get one of those flashy, colorful head units and this is perfect for that! Great Sound quality over factory and really makes those speakers work! Install was easy as could be about 30 mins!! (I have installed radios before though, so i know the basics)

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Bob

Ellabell, FL

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Great Radio

September 21, 2009

I highly recommend this item. It has great sound and tone quality, ease of installation. Looks great in my dash. No problems what so ever.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CQ-5800U

UPC

037988758555

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

cq5800u

Internal Product ID

17712

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Panasonic CQ-5800U