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Full Digital Sound system

Intuitive Touch-Based Tuning via Smartphones and Tablets
Clarion’s new application offers an easy way to tune your car’s audio with a tablet or smartphone. Unlike conventional PC-based tuning software offered in the past, this application provides an intuitive, touch-based interface that makes it easy to fine-tune your sound with a high degree of accuracy.
FDS_tune_01 No more computers needed; you can now fine-tune your car audio from the palm of your hand.

Tune the Z3 Full Digital Sound Processor with one application: Z-tune

Z-tune offers key tuning features such as Crossover, Time Alignment and Equalizer, all of which can be operated by touch. The application is also compatible with Intelligent Tune, which uses Clarion’s proprietary sound technology. Up to 4 tuning setups can be saved, allowing you to switch between them to suit your mood and your music.
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< Main Features > ● Crossover ● L / R independent 31-band Equalizer ● Time Alignment ● Intelligent Tune (Sound Restorer / Virtual Bass / Tone Filter / Reverb Control)
Easy to understand at a single glance
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Top Menu screen

A graphical display makes the information easy to understand with this all-purpose sound setup application.

Easy to download at any time
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The application can be downloaded from the App Store℠ and the Google Play™ Store. There is no need to bring your laptop with you.

Intuitive, touch-based tuning

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<31-band Equalizer>

Trace with your fingers to create a target curve.

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<Time Alignment>

Drag to set the intervals.

How to access the Z-tune application

1. Download the application

The application can be downloaded from the App StoreSM and the Google Play™ Store. There is no need to bring your laptop with you.
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FDS-system_01 Z-tune application

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2. After downloading, connect your device to the Z3 Sound Processor

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* Cables sold separately.

FDS-system_01 iOS® device

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FDS-system_03 Lightning to USB cable (Supplied with iPhone®)*

FDS-system_04 Micro USB cable*

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FDS-system_06 USB cable B (Supplied with Z3)

FDS-system_07 Micro USB

FDS-system_08 USB cable A (Supplied with Z3)

Fine Tuning Your Sound to Create an Ideal Listening Space
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Trace the screen during 31-band display to initialize the equalizer plot.

Equalize your Onboard Sound to an Unprecedented Level of Detail with L/R Independent 31-band Equalizer

Fine tune each channel using the built-in L/R independent 31-band Equalizer, which is equipped with a linear phase FIR filter that removes phase distortion. Clarion's proprietary sound technology greatly reduces interference between bandwidths, allowing for intuitive sound equalization that produces the exact balance you're looking for.
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Double tap to zoom in for more precise fine-tuning

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Get the exact frequency properties that you set up on the screen

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L/R up to 8 channels can be independently set

<Equalizer specification>

Tweeter L/R, Front speaker L/R

Rear speaker L/R, Subwoofer L/R

Up to 8 channels can be independently set.

31-band Equalizer

Frequency : 20Hz ~ 20kHz (1/3oct step)

Gain : -12dB ~ +12dB (0.5dB step)

FIR filter configuration

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Localize your Sound with Ease and with Pinpoint Accuracy Using Time Alignment

Each channel can be fine-tuned to 0.2755 inch(0.7cm) per step*. A dedicated application offers a touch-based interface for localizing your sound simply, and with pinpoint accuracy.
*Figure is based on total number of steps rounded to one-tenth of an inch.

<Time Alignment specification>

Tweeter L/R, Front speaker L/R

Rear speaker L/R, Subwoofer L/R Up to

8 channels can be independently tuned.

Delay adjustment: 0 inch ~ 206.7 inch(0.2755 inch per step*)
*Figure is based on total number of steps rounded to one-tenth of an inch.
(0cm~ 525cm 0.7cm step)
Mute 8 individual channels mute ON / OFF setting

Draw out the Maximum Potential of each Unit with Crossover

Create an optimal crossover setup that best complements the system design and each speaker's properties. A graphical setup screen combines touch and button-based interfaces to offer an intuitive and high-quality setup experience.
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Tap the point you want to set and adjust each item.

FDS-system_01 HPF slope

FDS-system_02 HPF frequency

FDS-system_03 Gain

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FDS-system_05 LPF frequency

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Set up everything simply by tapping and dragging.

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Adjustment of numerical values enables subtle control.

<Crossover specification>

Tweeter L/R (Digital signal)

HPF frequency : 315Hz ~ 16kHz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

Front speaker L/R (Digital signal)

LPF frequency : 250Hz ~ 16kHz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

HPF frequency : 25Hz ~ 10kHz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

Rear speaker L/R

(Digital signal/Analog signal)

LPF frequency : 250Hz ~ 16kHz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

HPF frequency : 25Hz ~ 10kHz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

Subwoofer L/R

(Digital signal/Analog signal)

LPF frequency : 25Hz ~ 250Hz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

HPF frequency : 20Hz ~ 80Hz (1/3oct step)

Slope : -72dB/oct ~ 0dB/oct (6dB step)

Gain : -24dB ~ 0dB (0.5dB step)

Phase : NOR/REV

Drawing out the Best of Full Digital Sound with Intelligent Tune, Clarion’s Proprietary Sound Technology
Intelligent Tune was developed by Clarion to achieve the best sound possible in a car. It comes packed with a variety of features that reflect Clarion's history of the continuous pursuit of ever better sounds.
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The Commander (Supplied with Z3) can be used to control Intelligent Tune, sound volume, and other features. The volume knob makes it easy to set, like a high-quality home audio system.

You can set it using the Commander (Supplied with Z3) or the Z-tune application

Intelligent Tune can be set with the Commander, which is supplied with Z3, or with the Z-tune application, which can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet.
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Setting with the Commander

The display's excellent readability makes it easy to see information during the day or at night.

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Setting with a tablet or smartphone

Settings can be made using an intuitive touch-based interface.

Virtual Bass Reproduces Dynamic Sound Full of Powerful Lows

Using the psychology of sound perception, Clarion added overtones to enhance deep and low frequency sounds that cannot be reproduced with speakers alone. Even small speakers will produce a deep bass sound as if they were connected to a subwoofer.
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Converting Compressed Audio Source into High-Quality Sound with Sound Restorer

High-frequency signals that are lost in CDs and when compressing sound into digital formats such as MP3 and AAC are reconstructed so that the sound is restored to almost its original form. Sound Restorer also expands the range to high-resolution levels to recreate the pure expression of the sound.
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A new sound technology that processes signals by bandwidth

Create the Sound You Want with Tone Filter

Tone Filter allows you to control the aggressive sounds and reverb of instruments to produce a richer, more expressive sound. Vintage Mode lets your produce a deep, warm sound with valve amp emulation, while Vivid Mode creates a more colorful sound that emphasizes the beat.
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Produce a Rich, Natural Surround Sound with Reverberant Sound Control

Reverb, which gives the sound its personality, is controlled using state-of-the-art reverb separation to create a surround sound effect. Experience the dynamism and immediacy of a music venue in the comfort of your car.
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• “Made for iPhone” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPhone or iPad respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPhone or iPad may affect wireless performance. iPhone, iPad and Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
iPad Air and iPad mini are trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
• Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Specification and design are subject to change without notice.
• Photos are non-binding. The manufacturer and importer do not take responsibility for any printing errors.
• Please see the Clarion website for iPod models that can be connected.
• Smartphone compatibility may vary by model and operating system.
• SHARC and the SHARC logo are registered trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc.
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