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Let Clarion Hook You Up With Their 2010 Car Audio CD Source Units

Cypress, Calif., (January 7, 2010) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a leader in the mobile electronics industry, introduces six in-dash CD source units in 2010 all packed with the hottest and most demanded features, while keeping pricing affordable.

Clarion’s entire CD line-up offers premium cosmetics with lustrous blue illumination and a unique starburst button configuration. The CZ500 is the most advanced of the single DIN CD source unit group offering a 2-line display and unmatched connectivity to the music and devices you use most. The CZ500 offers simple connection and integration of your iPod® or iPhone®, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and stereo audio streaming, USB and AUX connections to access music on portable devices. To top it off, the CZ500 even throws in a separate visor microphone to give Clarion owners, and callers, a clear and smooth hands-free calling experience.

The CZ500 and CZ300 both are HD Radio® Ready (optional THD300) with the iTunes® tagging feature and are XM Satellite Radio Ready. They offer superior sound quality with subwoofer volume control and advanced sound technology.

The CZ300 is Bluetooth® Ready, offers a front panel 3.5mm AUX input, USB audio for iPod® and is iPhone® compatible. The CZ200 model is also iPod® and iPhone® compatible, has rear USB connector and is Bluetooth® Ready.

The CZ100 is Clarion’s most affordable CD head unit with MP3/ WMA playback, front panel AUX input and is Bluetooth® Ready.

Clarion’s CZ source unit line-up offers superior sound quality with Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement, Parametric EQ, Beat EQ for sound adjustment and are all OEM steering wheel control ready and include a remote control in the box. Many of these features were found only on premium products but are now offered even in Clarion’s entry level products.

“Clarion mobile electronics offer premium features in 2010, including more HD Radio compatibility with the iTunes Tagging feature and iPod/ iPhone connectivity” says Augustin Leung, Clarion’s Senior Manager of Product Planning. “This year we’ve really placed an emphasis on delivering innovative solutions for access to the devices and media consumers use most.”

Clarion’s double DIN CD Source units, the CX609 and the CX400 have large button controls for an OEM replacement style fitting elegantly in any dash. The CX609 is a premium source unit with built-in Bluetooth® interface for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and is customizable with its 728 variable color display and illuminated keys. The CX609 has a big presence in your dash with wireless hands-free convenience. Both the CX 609 and CX400 are Sirius Satellite Radio Ready with optional CLA-SC1 module for connectivity and is also XM Mini-Tuner Direct.

Clarion’s CX400 offers customizable sound and easy operation. The CX400 is Bluetooth ready offers iPod connectivity via USB, plays MP3/ WMA and is iTunes® AAC compatible with ID3-TAG display.

All Clarion 2010 CD source units will be available and shipping middle of the first quarter of the new year.

CZ500 Features: M.S.R.P. $249.99

  • CD-DA/CD-R/RW
  • MP3/WMA and iTunes® AAC Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-Free (HSP, HFP, OPP) and Audio Streaming (A2DP, AVRCP)
  • HD Radio® Ready (Optional THD300) with iTunes Tagging
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (Optional CNP2000UC+CCUXM1 required for Connectivity)
  • USB Digital Media Streaming Capability
  • Rear USB Connector (1 meter)
  • USB Audio for iPod / iPhone
  • AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets
  • 2 Line Display
  • Front 3.5mm AUX Input
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Parametric EQ
  • Beat EQ for Sound Adjustment
  • 6CH 4V Output (F/ R/ Sub)
  • 50w x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • Hands-free visor microphone included
  • OEM Steering Wheel Interface Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)
  • Remote Control Included (RCB176)

CZ300 Features: M.S.R.P. $179.99

  • CD-DA/CD-R/RW
  • MP3/WMA and iTunes® AAC Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • HD Radio® Ready (Optional THD300) with iTunes® Tagging
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (Optional CNP2000UC+CCUXM1 required for Connectivity)
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (Optional BLT 370)
  • USB Digital Media Streaming Capability
  • USB Audio for iPod
  • Works With iPhone®
  • Rear USB Connector (1 meter)
  • AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets
  • Front Panel 3.5mm AUX Input
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • BEAT EQ (3-Band EQ)
  • Parametric EQ
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • 4CH 2V Output (Front/Sub)
  • 45w x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • OEM Steering Wheel Interface Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)
  • Remote Control Included (RCB176)

CZ200 Features: M.S.R.P. $139.99

  • CD-DA/CD-R/RW
  • MP3/WMA Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • USB Audio for iPod
  • Works With iPhone
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (Optional BLT 370)
  • Rear USB Connector (1 meter)
  • AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets
  • Front Panel 3.5mm AUX Input
  • Parametric EQ
  • BEAT EQ (3-Band EQ)
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Easy to Operate Rotary Volume
  • Non-Fader Volume Control
  • 4CH 2V Output (Front/Sub)
  • 45w x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • OEM Steering Wheel Interface Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)
  • Remote Control Included (RCB176)

CZ100 Features: M.S.R.P. $99.99

  • CD-DA/CD-R/RW
  • MP3/WMA and Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (Optional BLT 370)
  • AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets
  • Front Panel 3.5mm AUX Input
  • Parametric EQ
  • BEAT EQ (3-Band EQ)
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Easy to Operate Rotary Volume
  • Non Fader Volume Control
  • 4CH 2V Output (Front/Sub)
  • 45w x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • OEM Steering Wheel Interface Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)
  • Remote Control Included (RCB176)

CX609 Features: M.S.R.P. $349.99

  • 2DIN Chassis and Faceplate for clean install
  • OEM replacement style with larger buttons
  • CD-DA/CD-R/RW Ready
  • MP3/WMA and iTunes® AAC Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-Free (HFP, OPP) and Audio Streaming (A2DP, AVRCP)
  • 728-Variable Color Display and Illuminated Keys
  • USB Audio for iPod® (Optional CCA-USB)
  • USB Digital Media Streaming; Rear USB Connector (1 meter)
  • AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets
  • Front 3.5mm AUX Input
  • BBE® MP for Compressed Audio Sound Improvement
  • Beat EQ for Sound Adjustment
  • Built-in LPF/HPF
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • 4ch RCA Output (Front+Rear/SUB)
  • 50w x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready (Optional CLA-SC1 Module for Connectivity) XM Mini-Tuner Direct
  • Hands-free Visor Microphone Included
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)
  • Remote included (RCB176)
  • 2 Year Warranty

CX400 Features: M.S.R.P. $249.99

  • 2DIN Chassis and Faceplate for clean install
  • OEM replacement style with larger buttons
  • CD-DA/CD-R/RW
  • MP3/WMA and iTunes ACC Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • USB Digital Media Streaming Capability
  • AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • USB Audio for iPod
  • Rear USB Connector (1 meter)
  • Bluetooth® Interface Ready (Optional BLT 370)
  • 4CH 2V Output (Front/Rear)
  • 50w x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready (Optional CLA-SC1 Module for Connectivity) XM Mini-Tuner Direct
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)
  • Built-in IR Eye
  • Optional Remote Ready (RCB176)

About Clarion

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group as a consolidated subsidiary since 2006. Automotive News ranks Clarion Corporation of America among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers. Clarion, an international leader in car audio and 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 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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