Clarion Goes Large To Maximize Dashboard Space With All-New 2011 Mobile Multimedia Products

Clarion Offers a Double DIN Multimedia Unit with a Larger Display and Buttons for an OEM Look and Feel

Cypress, California, (January 6, 2011) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in the mobile electronics industry is addressing the growing 2-DIN market demand by offering two all-new 2011 mobile multimedia source units with larger displays and buttons for an OEM integration look.

The CX501 and CX201 are full featured 2-DIN units offering an OE fit with the newest technology and features including a large 2-line display with screensaver and demo mode, 6 large preset buttons with 24 presets and instant station recall. The CX models have an all-new sleek cosmetic design with front panel USB with cover and enhanced iPod / iPhone integration with video file browsing and control. Both units are HD Radio and Sirius Direct Connect Ready all this while also maintaining the use of original steering wheel remote controls for audio control adjustments.

The CX501 model also offers built-in Bluetooth, 6-Channel 4 Volt output, an integrated microphone, blue illumination with 728 variable colors to choose from. Clarion adds these significant features while lowering the price point by one hundred dollars from the predecessor model.

The CX201 is a good value at the $299 price point with the same great look and feel as the CX501. The CX201 boasts large buttons and a 2-line display with white illumination and a 4 Channel MOS-FET power amplifier.

Clarion’s CX line of all-new audio source units have sleek-new styling, offer intuitive user-friendly features with multiple connectivity options. The large display and buttons nicely enhance any dashboard for an OEM integration fit.

"Clarion’s CX 2-DIN models offer a factory look and feel with the newest technology and features,” states Mike Fukuda, Technical Services Manager for Clarion Corporation of America. "They add exceptional styling and functionality to improve any dash that is lucky enough to get this awesome upgrade."

These exciting new Clarion double DIN products will be available and shipping in February 2011. Please contact your authorized Clarion dealer or visit for more information.

CX501 : 2-DIN AM/ FM/ CD with Built-in Bluetooth : M.S.R.P. $299.99

  • Built-in Bluetooth with Hands-free and Audio Streaming
  • Integrated Microphone
  • Blue Illumination with 728 Color Variable
  • 6 Channel 4 Volt Output (Front, Rear, Sub)

CX201 : 2-DIN AM/ FM/ CD : M.S.R.P. $249.99

  • 4 Channel 2 Volt Output (Front, Rear/ Sub)

Clarion’s CX501 & CX201 Both Feature:

  • USB iPod/ iPhone certified with improved HMI
  • HD Radio™ Ready
  • Sirius Direct Connect (DC) Ready
  • MP3/ WMA playback
  • Front AUX input
  • 2-Line Display with screensaver and demo
  • 6 Preset buttons with 24 Preset
  • Instant Station Recall
  • CD-Text
  • Beat EQ (3-BAND PEQ)
  • Subwoofer Control with Phase and Low-Pass Filter
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Interface Ready
  • Clock
  • IR Remote Included

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., headquartered in Saitama, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2007 and an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is involved in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, communication and safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous awards for design innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations and customers alike. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at

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