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Clarion Expands Multimedia and Navigation Product Line Launching All-In-One In-Dash AVN Units

Cypress, Calif., (January 8, 2009) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics, announces the introduction of three all-new navigation in-dash units with full-featured multimedia capabilities. Clarion now offers built-in navigation in their premier touch-screen in-dash units.

Clarion’s NX509 marks the first introduction of a true all-in one audio video navigation (AVN) unit with a more intuitive user interface than ever before. The NX509 is the top-of-the-line 2DIN AVN unit with built-in GPS navigation, 3D display mode for city or elevation maps, icons and landmarks, fully motorized 7 inch sloping color LCD touch-panel control, true USB direct iPod control (CCA723), Bluetooth ready (BLT370), and is satellite radio ready (Sirius/ XM).

Cypress, Calif., (January 8, 2009) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics, announces the introduction of three all-new navigation in-dash units with full-featured multimedia capabilities.  Clarion now offers built-in navigation in their premier touch-screen in-dash units.

Clarion’s NX509 marks the first introduction of a true all-in one audio video navigation (AVN) unit with a more intuitive user interface than ever before.  The NX509 is the top-of-the-line 2DIN AVN unit with built-in GPS navigation, 3D display mode for city or elevation maps, icons and landmarks, fully motorized 7 inch sloping color LCD touch-panel control, true USB direct iPod control (CCA723), Bluetooth ready (BLT370), and is satellite radio ready (Sirius/ XM).

The NX509 incorporates technology for exception sound quality with BBE® MP, 24-Bit D/A converter, Magna Bass EX, subwoofer control and built-in High Pass and Low Pass filters for unsurpassed sound quality.

With built-in GPS navigation the flash memory allows for quick response and access to data on the NX509, NX409 and the NZ409 AVN source units. The key is no extra add-ons are needed. This is the case for the Sirius SSP Direct Connect Ready feature in the NX409 and NZ409 also, connect directly to a Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver without the need for an interface box. Save time and money with Clarion’s direct connect features.

Clarion’s NZ409 source unit offers audio visual and navigational power in a space saving 1DIN unit. The fold-out 7” QVGA color LCD touch-panel touts an easy-to-use icon menu with all the built-in navigation and multimedia features you would expect including iPod direct control via USB, iPod video playback capable via CCA723, front AUX inputs, rear vision camera RCA input and is Bluetooth ready (BLT370).

The NX409 offers all of the same great features as the NZ409 just in a larger 2DIN package. The NX409 offers a fixed 6.5-inch QVGA LCD touch-panel control monitor. Both units offer connectivity to rear vision camera input and are OEM steering wheel control ready.

Clarion’s NX509, NX409 and NZ409 are also compatible with the Apple iPhone, truly remarkable.

The NX409 offers all of the same great features as the NZ409 just in a larger 2DIN package.  The NX409 offers a fixed 6.5-inch QVGA LCD touch-panel control monitor. Both units offer connectivity to rear vision camera input and are OEM steering wheel control ready. 

Clarion’s NX509, NX409 and NZ409 are also compatible with the Apple iPhone, truly remarkable.

NX509 Features: M.S.R.P. $1199.99

  • 2DIN AVN(DVD-Video, DVD±R/DVD±RW/CD-DA/HDCD, CD-R/RW Ready)
  • Built-in Navigation with GPS Receiver(2GB Flash Memory Map Storage/ U.S. 50 States and Canada Map Coverage)
  • 7” QVGA Color LCD Monitor
  • Touch Panel Control
  • MP3/WMA / AAC Playback
  • USB iPod control
  • SD card slot
  • DivX
  • CeNET Satellite Radio Ready
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (BLT370)
  • BBE® MP audio enhancement
  • High-Pass / Low-Pass filtering
  • Subwoofer Control
  • 6CH 2V output (F/R/SW) + 2nd Zone
  • 50W x 4 amplifier
  • 24 bit DACs
  • 3 band PEQ w/ magna Bass EX
  • Rear A/V input x2

NX409 Features: M.S.R.P. $999.99

  • 2DIN AVN (DVD-Video, DVD±R/DVD±RW/CD-DA/HDCD, CD-R/RW Ready)
  • Built-in Navigation with GPS Receiver (2GB Flash Memory Map Storage/ U.S. 50 States and Canada Map Coverage)
  • 6.5” QVGA Color LCD Monitor
  • Touch Panel Control
  • MP3/WMA Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Sirius SSP Direct Connect Ready
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (BLT370)
  • 18 FM/ 6 AM Station Presets
  • Rear USB Connector
  • IPod Direct Control via USB (CCA723 cable required)
  • Front and Rear AV Inputs
  • Rear Vision Camera RCA Input
  • 24-bit D/A Converter
  • 2-Zone Entertainment: DVD and iPod Video only
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Built-in IR Eye

NZ409 Features: M.S.R.P. $999.99

  • 1DIN AVN(DVD-Video, DVD±R/DVD±RW/CD-DA/HDCD, CD-R/RW Ready)
  • Built-in Navigation with GPS Receiver (2GB Flash Memory Map Storage/ U.S. 50 States and Canada Map Coverage)
  • 7” fully motorized QVGA Color LCD Monitor
  • Touch Panel Control
  • MP3/WMA Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Sirius SSP Direct Connect Ready
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (BLT370)
  • 18 FM/ 6 AM Station Presets
  • Rear USB Connector
  • IPod Direct Control via USB (CCA723 cable required)
  • Front and Rear AV Inputs
  • Rear Vision Camera RCA Input
  • 24-bit D/A Converter
  • 2-Zone Entertainment: DVD and iPod Video only
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Built-in IR Eye

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group companies as a consolidated subsidiary in 2006. Clarion Corporation of America ranks among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers and is recognized by an independent research firm for the highest customer satisfaction for 6CD radios in new vehicle’s sold in the U.S. Clarion, an international leader in mobile electronics since 1940, conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security products for the automotive, marine and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 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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