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Hit the Waves in Style with Clarion's All-New Marine Multimedia Products

Experience the Ultimate in Marine Multimedia

Cypress, Calif., (January 8, 2009) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics, introduces all-new multimedia units designed especially for marine enthusiasts. Clarion’s custom Marine line for 2009 includes five newly designed units featuring upgraded multimedia and sound capabilities with sleek new cosmetics and a brand new speaker line.

The top-of-the-line Multimedia head-unit (CMV1) is the marine industry’s first watertight head-unit to offer video playback on a front panel color display. Clarion’s CMV1 was selected by the Consumer Electronics Association, as an Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the In-Vehicle Audio product category for product and design excellence.

Experience the Ultimate in Marine Multimedia    
  
Cypress, Calif., (January 8, 2009) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics, introduces all-new multimedia units designed especially for marine enthusiasts.  Clarion’s custom Marine line for 2009 includes five newly designed units featuring upgraded multimedia and sound capabilities with sleek new cosmetics and a brand new speaker line.

The top-of-the-line Multimedia head-unit (CMV1) is the marine industry’s first watertight head-unit to offer video playback on a front panel color display.  Clarion’s CMV1 was selected by the Consumer Electronics Association, as an Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the In-Vehicle Audio product category for product and design excellence.

The unique design features a 3.5-inch TFT full color display and offers DVD-video, DivX and iPod Video playback capabilities. The CMV1 includes Dolby Digital playback, USB input for iPod control, shockproof memory along with rear panel AV inputs and outputs, perfect for driving a remote display. Compressed audio sound enhancements are made via BBE® MP (Minimized Polynomial Non-Linear Saturation) generating a vacuum tube sound, restoring harmonics lost during digital compression. The CMV1 offers one-year back-up memory so radio presets are not lost even if the boat is in seasonal storage. The unit provides a full multimedia experience from video playback to satellite radio and is even Bluetooth ready.

Clarion is a leader in the marine audio industry. “Our new 2009 marine product lineup proves once again why Clarion is the leader in the Marine Multimedia industry,” said Adam Thomas, Vice President of Marketing, Clarion Corporation of America.

Clarion’s completely redesigned flagship marine CD model, CMD6 has a 1-DIN chassis with an oversized face panel. It features a sealed waterproof flip-down front face with rubberized large rotary volume knobs and buttons. The CMD6 includes a large two-line, ten character display, features USB input for iPod, Sirius Direct Connect, instant station recall, and rear panel RCA inputs and outputs. The CMD6 allows for operation with either a wired or wireless remote control and offers one-year back-up memory.

The all-new CMS1 is Clarion’s first mechless marine radio. The CMS1 AM/ FM weather band radio offers iPod direct connect, USB, Sirius Direct Connect, and is wired remote compatible. This mechless remote black box radio connects to a watertight surface-mount wired remote commander, also compatible with an optional gimbal mount.

Three Clarion marine head-units feature CD, MP3 and WMA playback, offer USB input for iPod playback and control, are Satellite Radio Ready, Bluetooth Ready and offer Sirius Direct Connect. All Clarion marine grade units have water intrusion protection and are designed specifically for harsh environments to protect against moisture.

The new M109 is a 1-DIN AM/FM CD source unit with front-panel aux input, MP3 and WMA playback, is Bluetooth Ready (BLT370) and includes an IR remote control. The new M309 single DIN unit features a CeNET bus interface for a CD changer or other peripherals, is Sirius Direct Connect capable, has rear panel RCA input, and wired remote capabilities. This unit offers USB, is Bluetooth, iPod and satellite radio ready. M309 includes the BBE® MP compressed audio sound enhancement with a large white two-line, ten character display and one-year back-up memory. Its durable chassis is stainless steel and it even has a rear connector drip-shield to protect vital parts.

All-new wired remote controls are exclusively compatible to Clarion’s 2009 top marine units except the M109. The MW2 remote has sleek new styling, black with stainless steel surround completely waterproof controls with an easy-to-use button configuration. The MW1 remote offers the same good looks, and includes a large 2-line display with a four-way control button to easily scroll through music files and or seek your favorite radio stations.

Clarion’s new speaker line includes the all –new 6 x 9 - 3-way speakers, 6.5 inch and 7 inch coaxial and component speakers, along with 8 and ten-inch subwoofers.

Clarion’s Marine units will be available in plenty of time for Summer 2009.

M109 Features: MSRP $249.99

  • 1 DIN AM/FM CD
  • MP3 and WMA playback
  • Z-Enhancer Plus and Magna Bass EX sound enhancements
  • 2V– 4 channel (Front plus non-fade output)
  • Front-panel aux input
  • Bluetooth Ready (BLT370)
  • IR Remote included
  • Instant Station Recall

M309 Features: MSRP $349.99

  • 1 DIN AM/ FM CD
  • MP3/ WMA and AAC playback
  • USB input iPod playback/ control
  • Stainless steel chassis IPX1 water intrusion protection
  • BBE® MP for compressed audio sound enhancement
  • 2V – 8 Ch Front, rear, non-fade/ fixed output
  • CeNET XM / CD changer ready
  • Wireless IR remote included
  • Sirius direct connect
  • Bluetooth Ready (BLT370)
  • Front panel AUX input
  • Rear panel RCA input
  • Wired remote capable
  • Instant Station Recall
  • 1-Year back-up memory

CMD6 Features: MSRP $499.99

  • AM/ FM CD/ MP3/ WMA and AAC playback
  • 1 DIN with oversized face and large 2-Line Display
  • Rubberized large rotary volume knob and buttons
  • Rear panel RCA inputs
  • BBE® MP for compressed audio sound enhancement
  • 2V – 8 Ch Front, rear, non-fade/ fixed output for remote monitor
  • Stainless steel chassis IPX1 water intrusion protection
  • Water resistant escutcheon IPX5 rating
  • Sirius Direct Connect
  • USB input for iPod playback/ control
  • Bluetooth ready (BLT370)
  • CeNET XM / CD changer ready
  • Wireless remote control
  • Wired remote capable
  • Instant Station Recall
  • 1-Year back-up memory

CMV1 Features: MSRP $799.99

  • DVD-Video, +/- R/RW an DivX playback
  • Full color 3.5” TFT with flip-down panel
  • IPod Video playback and control via USB input
  • CD/ MP3/ WMA/ AAC playback
  • Dolby Digital playback
  • BBE® MP for compressed audio sound enhancement
  • 2 v – 8ch / non-fade/ fixed output for second zone monitor
  • Stainless steel chassis IPX1 water intrusion
  • Water resistant escutcheon IPX5 rating
  • Shock-proof memory
  • Rear panel RCA A/V inputs and outputs
  • Sirius direct connect
  • CeNET XM/ CD changer ready
  • Bluetooth Ready (BLT370
  • IR remote included
  • Wired remote ready
  • 1-Year back-up memory

CMS1 Features: MSRP $349.99

  • Mechless Black Box Radio
  • AM/ FM/ Weather band
  • USB
  • IPod Direct
  • SM Wired Remote Commander (IP
  • Optional MW1/ 2 wired remote compatible
  • Sirius direct connect
  • Optional gimbal mount

MW1 Features: MSRP $249.99

  • Completely waterproof Wired remote control
  • 2 Line Display
  • All new menu functionality
  • 4-way control button
  • Compatible with 2009 marine units only
  • Automatic illumination control

MW2 Features: MSRP $199.99

  • Completely waterproof Wired remote control
  • All-new button configuration
  • Compatible with 2009 marine units only

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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