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Clarion offers new Marine head-units with enhanced design

Products integrate audio, video and navigation into one interface

Cypress, Calif., (January 6, 2007) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics entertainment systems, introduces three new Marine head-units with audio upgrades for marine enthusiasts. Clarion’s new Marine line features enhanced capabilities and updated designs.

“Our new marine head-units mirror our automotive models for unmatched features and aesthetics,” said Ralph Dominguez, senior product planning manager, Clarion Corporation of America. “Consumers can now experience Clarion quality on the water with our new Marine head-units.”

Clarion is introducing three newly designed marine head-units for 2007. All three head-units feature MP3 and WMA playback, rotary volume knob, auxiliary inputs and marine cosmetics. All Clarion Marine head units have had their circuit boards conformally coated designed specifically to protect electronic components being used in harsh environments. Clarion marine head-units also have specially coated circuit boards to resist mold, mildew, and moisture damage. Clarion’s CD mechanisms minimize mistracking without resorting to buffer circuits, which add distortion and degrade sound quality.

The new M275 is a 1-DIN AM/FM CD source unit with front aux input and integrated flip cover. The new M475 features a CeNET bus interface for a CD changer or other peripherals and wired remote capabilities. This unit is Bluetooth, iPod and satellite ready for Sirius or XM.

With a new unique custom marine design for 2007, Clarion’s new CMD5 is a 1-DIN chassis with oversized face. It features a sealed waterproof flip-down front face with rubberized large rotary volume knob and buttons. The CMD5 includes a large two-line display and features instant station recall, and a direct access button for easy iPod access. The CMD5 allows for operation with either a wired or wireless remote control.

Clarion’s new Marine head-units will be available in time for the summer.

M275 Features:

  • MSRP $199.99
  • 1 DIN AM/FM CD
  • Pelgan Z coated PCB, aux cover, marine cosmetics
  • Rotary volume knob
  • Front aux input with integrated flip cover
  • MP3 / WMA playback
  • Instant Station Recall

M475 Features

  • MSRP $249.99
  • 1 DIN AM/FM CD
  • Stainless steel chassis
  • Humisel coated PCB, integrated drip shield, aux cover, marine cosmetics
  • CeNET bus interface (CD changer and other peripherals)
  • Wired remote capable
  • Wireless remote control
  • Satellite Radio ready Sirius and XM
  • Improved iPod interface box ready with browsing
  • Bluetooth Ready
  • Front aux input with integrated flip cover
  • MP3 / WMA playback
  • Rotary volume knob
  • Instant Station Recall

CMD5 Features

  • MSRP $429.99
  • AM/FM CD 1 DIN chassis with oversized face
  • Stainless steel chassis
  • Sealed waterproof flip-down front face
  • Rubberized large rotary volume knob and buttons
  • Meets or exceeds ASTM B117 (salt/fog exposure) and ASTM4329 (UV)
  • Humisel coated PCB, integrated drip shield, aux cover, marine cosmetics)
  • Larger 2-Line Display
  • MP3 / WMA playback
  • Bluetooth ready
  • CeNET bus interface (CD changer and other peripherals)
  • Wired remote capable
  • Wireless remote control
  • Rear Aux Input
  • Instant Station Recall
  • Satellite Radio ready Sirius and XM
  • Improved iPod interface box ready with browsing

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America has its headquarters in Cypress, California and is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Company Ltd., ranked among the top 100 Global OEM Suppliers by Automotive News. Clarion, an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, is positioned as the number one independent car audio manufacturer. Clarion conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 9,000 employees worldwide and 24 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at www.clarion.com

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