The Panasonic CQ-CB890IU HD Radio is a fully-featured, in-dash unit that includes HD Radio technology and is XM Satellite ready.

Measuring a sleek 1.94” x 7” x 6.125”, this Panasonic deck features playback of both MP3/WMA files and accommodates CD-R/CD-RW disks. It has bass, treble and balance fader controls, and a maximum power output of 50W x 4. Pre-amp outlets include front, rear and subwoofer, and the subwoofer is SBC-SW (Super Bass Controlled Subwoofer).

The Panasonic CQ-CB890IU’s sound quality is rated SQ7 and its speaker impedance is 4-8 ohms. The subwoofer output level/impedance is 50/60 ohms and it has 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets. The CD deck features a multi-stage noise shaping 1 bit DAC, 3-beam hologram pickup, and scan, search, repeat and random play.

Because the The Panasonic CQ-CB890IU is an HD technology radio, there is a text display for XM, CD and HD text. This super-bright display is a high definition, 3D dot matrix LCD. The LCD illumination color is blue and button illumination is light blue. The front panel is fully motorized, the faceplate is removable, and the CD acccess is open face. The unit comes with a wireless remote control and weighs just 5.73 lbs.

Other features of the Panasonic CQ-CB890IU include:


  • High & Low Pass Filters (cross-over)
  • Muting
  • Attenuator
  • Subwoofer Output Level/Impedance 60/60 ohms
  • High Pass Filter Frequency
  • Off/90/135/180/225Hz
  • Low Pass Filter Frequency 80/120/160Hz
  • Radio DSP
  • Auto Present Memory with ScanFMO (FM Optimized)
  • AFE (Adaptive FM Front End)
  • INQ (Impulse Noise Quieting)
  • AM Usable Sensitivity S/N 20dB 25dB/µV (17uV)
  • FM Usable Sensitivity (75 ohms,S/N 30dB)
  • -12.2dBf (1.12µV)
  • MOS-FET Output stage
  • Stereo Separation 40dB
  • 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (75 ohms)1.5dBf (1.59 µV)
  • S/N Ratio (FM mono)62dB
  • Alternate Channel Selectvity 75dB
  • One-chip digital circuit


  • Pause
  • One chip digital circuit
  • Frequency response (±1dB)20Hz – 20 Khz
  • S/N Ratio 96dB
  • THD (1kHz)0.01%
  • Channel separation (1kHz)86dB


  • Track/disc scan
  • Track/disc repeat
  • Search and Random Play
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Day and night design
  • AUX input
  • Flashing warning light
  • Built-in quartz clock