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Live Large with Clarion’s All-New Mechless Radio Models

Large Vibrant OEL Displays Offer Cutting-Edge Styling

Cypress, Calif., (January 8, 2009) – In their on-going effort to introduce innovative new mobile entertainment products, Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics, debuts two newly designed mechless audio video entertainment head units, the FZ409 and the FZ709.

These units minimize the number buttons while maximizing functionality and deliver mind blowing vivid illumination, sound and tonality.

Large Vibrant OEL Displays Offer Cutting-Edge Styling 
      
Cypress, Calif., (January 8, 2009) – In their on-going effort to introduce innovative new mobile entertainment products, Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics, debuts two newly designed mechless audio video entertainment head units, the FZ409 and the FZ709. 
These units minimize the number buttons while maximizing functionality and deliver mind blowing vivid illumination, sound and tonality.

Clarion’s FZ709 boasts an intuitive iPod focused user interface with USB, MP3/ WMA/ AAC receiver with CeNET control and Built-in Bluetooth Hands-free, phonebook and audio streaming. Wirelessly connect with various Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones, PDA’s and MP3 players via the built-in Bluetooth interface for music streaming and hands-free operation. The sound quality is unsurpassed with BBE® MP technology and other built-in sound enhancements.

The FZ709 and FZ409 tout an OEL (Organic Electro-luminescence) Full Dot Matrix display with white and blue illumination, delivering crystal clear imagery on a beautifully large display. The USB connectivity with iPod allows for audio and video enjoyment. With iPod video control the units can even convert it for rear seat entertainment.

While the FZ409 doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth, it is Bluetooth Ready with Clarion’s optional bluetooth transceiver the BLT370 and offers the same all-around superior performance.

Ralf Engelbrecht, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales for Clarion Corporation of America states, “These awesome new mechless units are very economical and offer many full-featured multimedia elements including rich full-bodied sound….. All with no on-board CD mechanism required.”

Ralf Engelbrecht, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales for Clarion Corporation of America states, “These awesome new mechless units are very economical and offer many full-featured multimedia elements including rich full-bodied sound….. All with no on-board CD mechanism required.”

FZ709 Features: MSRP $ 349.99

  • OEL Full Dot Matrix – White / Blue illumination
  • Capacitive switch controls
  • iPod focused HMI
  • MP3/WMA/ iTunes and AAC Playback with ID3-TAG Display
  • Built-in Bluetooth Streaming Hands-free (A2DP, HFP & OPP)
  • USB for iPod (Rear)
  • IPod Video Ready (CCA723 required)
  • Rear AUX input 3.5mm Jack
  • CeNET Sirius / XM Mini-tuner Ready
  • 3 band EQ
  • 24-Bit D/A Converter
  • BBE® MP for compressed audio sound improvement
  • Beat EQ for sound adjustment
  • Z- Enhancer Plus
  • Magna Bass EX sound enhancements
  • Built-in High-Pass / Low-Pass filtering
  • Subwoofer control
  • 6 Channel 4V RCA outputs
  • 50W x 4 Built-in amplifier
  • 18 FM/ 6 AM Presets
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Remote Included

FZ409 Features: MSRP $ 229.99

  • OEL Full Dot Matrix – White / Blue illumination
  • Capacitive switch controls
  • MP3/WMA/ iTunes and AAC Playback with ID3-TAG Display
  • Bluetooth Ready (BLT370)
  • USB for iPod (Rear)
  • IPod Video Ready (CCA723 required)
  • Rear AUX input 3.5mm Jack
  • CeNET Sirius / XM Mini-tuner Ready
  • 3 band EQ
  • 24-Bit D/A Converter
  • BBE® MP for compressed audio sound improvement
  • Beat EQ for sound adjustment
  • Z- Enhancer Plus
  • Magna Bass EX sound enhancements
  • Built-in High-Pass / Low-Pass filtering
  • Subwoofer control
  • 6 Channel 2V RCA outputs
  • 50W x 4 Built-in amplifier
  • 18 FM/ 6 AM Presets
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Remote Included

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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