Clarion NZ409 DVD Multimedia Receiver with Built-in Navigation

 

Clarion NZ409

 

It can be fairly hard to find a decent after-market car gps and navigation solutions when you only have 1 DIN dash opening to work with or otherwise limited by space. Most of the best in-dash navigation solutions out there require you to have a 2 DIN dash opening or pay additional premiums up front, at time of purchase, or in the form of an optional navigation accessory.

This year, Clarion seeks to change that with their release of the NZ409 DVD multimedia receiver with built in navigation. For a mere fraction of the cost of other 1 DIN navigation solutions from other top car electronics manufacturers the NZ409 offers maps of all 50 US States and Canada. The mapping software provided out of the box also features 12 million built-in PoI (Points of Interest) complete with a 3D display mode for city or elevation maps, and is stored on a 2GB flash device.

In addition to all the great navigation features, you'll still have access to all the features you'd expect from a top-of-the-line car audio/video receiver. iPod connectivity is built-in and you simply need to use your standard USB iPod cable to playback and control your music files right from the on-screen controls or included wireless remote. A full set of 6 (3 pairs) of RCA pre-amp outputs are located on the rear along with a dedicated rear view camera input and two rear A/V RCA inputs.


Clarion Entry Level DVD Multimedia Receivers

 

Clarion VZ409 - 1DIN Receiver with 7" Screen Clarion VX409 - 1DIN Receiver with 6.5" Screen

 

 

High-Resolution QVGA Display-
The large LCD features an intuitive graphical user interface for operation of your iPod®, Sirius Satellite Radio, CD and DVD playback, including full access to DVD menus. The QVGA LCD screen offers high resolution viewing for DVDs as well as AUX connected sources.

24-Bit D/A Converter for Superb Sound Reproduction-
Fully enjoy the sonic impact of DVD movie soundtracks or music videos. 24-bit technology actually oversamples the digital signal, providing excellent results that just weren’t possible with older 16-bit systems.

 

Navigation RCA Video Input-
With the VZ409 and VX409, you can connect the NP509 hideaway navigation system* to upgrade to a car navigation system at any time. Count on voice guidance messages and high-resolution map displays to get you safely to your destination. * Optional SA509 required for installation.

 

  • DVD-Video/DVD±R/DVD±RW Ready
  • CD-DA/HDCD/CD-R/RW Ready
  • MP3/WMA Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • 18 FM / 6 AM Station Presets
  • iPod Direct Control (Optional CCUIPOD1 required)
  • Navigation RCA Video Input
  • Rear AV Input
  • Rear AV Output
  • 24-bit D/A Converter
  • Fully Motorized QVGA Color LCD Monitor (7-inch)
  • Adjustable Display Brightness
  • Tilt Angle 5 Positions Display
  • Sirius SSP Direct Connection Ready
  • 6ch RCA Output
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • 40 W × 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • Smart Rotary Volume Control
  • Bluetooth Interface Ready (Optional BLT370)
  • OEM Steering Remote Ready
  • Remote Control Included

Its summer, its HOT, and its the perfect time to set out on the lake or the ocean in our fishing boats, schooners, or yachts have a good ole' time! In order to set the party off right, you need 2 main ingredients; good friends, and an awesome system. We'll leave the friends up to you, but for the system, we've got you covered!

Check out the Clarion CMD6 Marine CD/USB receiver which features a water tight face with rugged controls. The rear USB connection doubles as a direct iPod cable which gives you access to the music on your iPod or other USB storage device right from the controls on the face or included wireless remote.

 

Clarion CMD6

 

If you want a full multimedia experience while out on the water, the Clarion CMV1 is right up your alley. You get the same great features found in the CMD6 with the added bonus of a 3.5" TFT LCD color monitor.

 

Clarion CMV1

 

Additional Features:
  • DVD-Video/DVD±R/DVD±RW/CD-DA/CD-R/RW and DivX® Ready
  • MP3, WMA and iTune® AAC Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Official DivX Certified product (CMV1)
  • Plays all versions of DivX video (including DivX 6) with standard playback of DivX media files (CMV1)
  • 18 FM/ 6 AM Presets
  • USB Audio for iPod (Rear)
  • 24-Bit D/A Converter
  • BBE MP for Compressed Audio Sound Improvement
  • Watertight Flip-down control panel with 3.5-inch TFT Color LCD Monitor
  • SAT Ready
  • 6ch RCA Audio Output, and 2 Video Outputs
  • RCA Video Input
  • 50W x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • Built-in IR Eye
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (Optional BLT370)
  • Meets ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
  • Meets ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)
  • HumiSeal Coated PCB
  • Sealed Stainless Steel Chassis
  • Wireless remote

laury posted on August 26, 2008 08:05

 

Clarion VRX785BT

 We've told you about the Clarion VRX785BT before but check out some of the things that Jesse from Pensacola, FL had to say about this spectacular unit.

I am an avid car audio enthusiast. I have spent months deciding on what single din unit I wanted to put in my 02 dodge ram, quad cab. I like my music loud, clear and able to accept all the latest technology, I believe this is all our desires filled, without dropping a $1000.00. I am extremely happy with the ease of this unit, touch screen and clarity. (I’ve seen em all first hand and this matches any other top of the line unit, believe me.)

If you aren’t a fan of loud music and just function, then you'll get it all with this unit. Now SQ improves 100% on a factory system. After installing multi channel amp, mono amp, and subs, the sound quality needed a boost, especially for the subs, I needed to add the clarion 7 band equalizer, which improved SQ unbelievably. One wish was it had been all in one unit. Pros/ Clarity ease of use, sleek design, Bluetooth, excellent USB controls, all the latest technology included in this unit except radio HD. Great SQ on factory system. Never touch a cd again. easy easy install. Cons/ Low equalizer functions and capability. Especially when installing aftermarket system, mainly you will hear it in your subwoofer guaranteed. Add an equalizer and you’re completed.

 OVERALL: Unbelievable unit for price!!!!! True competitors and sound quality enthusiasts should think twice. This unit is smack dab in the middle class of all stereos; anyone looking for it all for a great price will be completely satisfied. Don’t pay ungodly amounts for any other head unit that wont do as many functions as this will, (I cant stress this enough) if you like your ears to bleed and need a receiver capable of handling everything you throw at it, Be weary, this unit is there to replace your factory head unit and have every function with ease and usability capable to mankind. 


laury posted on July 30, 2008 05:51

The newly released Clarion EZD580 portable navigation system just hit our shelves.

This brand new unit is filled with awesome features!
It's extremely user friendly, It gives audio and visual turn by turn directions. It allows you play your digital music right from an SD card, and allows you to make hands free calls via the built-in Bluetooth

 

Clarion EZD580 Portable  Navigation Unit

 

  • 4.3" TFT Color Monitor Touch Panel Control
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-free (HFP) and Audio Streaming (A2DP & AVRCP)
  • Easy to Use New Navigation Engine
  • 12 Million Points of Interest with Icons
  • FM RDS-TMC Traffic Service Ready (Optional NAVRDS and Subscription Required)
  • TTS (Text to Speech) Speaks Street Name
  • 2GB Flash Memory (Map Data Pre-loaded)
  • SiRF GPS III Module with 20-channel GPS Receiver
  • SD/MMC for MP3/WMA Playback and Supports SDHC (Up to 4GB memory card)
  • Picture Viewer (JPEG)
  • 3.5mm External Headphone Connector
  • Built-in Loud Speaker
  • USB 2.0 Connection for Updating and Charging
  • Rechargeable Battery Last up to 4 Hours
  • Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
  • 2D and 3D Map View
  • Lane and Signpost Info
  • Automatic Route Recalculation

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