New Clarion in-car multimedia units don’t discriminate

Size Matters

Whether a single DIN stickler or double DIN devotee, the latest in-car multimedia stations from Clarion have all customers’ needs well and truly covered, with a duo of high-end units bursting with features and boasting the same great looks, for a seamless addition into any dashboard aperture.

With an emphasis on connectivity and compatibility, the Clarion VX401E (2 DIN) and VZ401E (1 DIN) deliver a fluid integration between mobile and in-car entertainment, with both units boasting full audio functionality of iPod, iPhone and other supported devices, via a rear facing USB port.

For a full compliment of audio playback options, a Bluetooth interface allows audio streaming (A2DP & AVRCP) via mobile phone, whilst also providing safe, hands-free access to a range of features on any supported phone.

Both Clarion units are Official DivX® Certified products and support the DivX 6 format of the latest DVD-video, DVD-R and DVD-RW movie files, whilst video playback via iPod/iPhone is also made possible with the optional addition of a supporting cable (CCA748).

The display of, and access to, all functions on the fixed panel 2-DIN 6.2” WGA colour Digital LCD touch screen (VX401E) is replicated on the 1-DIN 7” equivalent (VZ401E), whose motorised flip-out screen is tilt adjustable, with both models featuring hard key controls for source and volume, adjustable brightness/contrast, and blue button illumination. Furthermore, both units offer connectivity of one or more additional screens - to share the in-car experience with passengers - via a Rear Monitor RCA video output, whilst there is also an opportunity to install and connect a dedicated rear vision camera via an RCA video input, to aid safer driving.

Clarion has consistently stood at the forefront of in-car audio technology, boasting a number of industry firsts*, and both the VX401E and VZ401E succeed in delivering state-of-the-art home-cinema style audio reproduction to the car. A high-quality 24-bit D/A (Digital to Analogue) converter, built-in Low Pass Filter, stand-alone subwoofer control alongside bass and treble control, all play out via a 4 x 40 W high power output, delivering home-entertainment quality audio to the in-car environment.

The Clarion VX401E and VZ401E are both priced at RRP £449.00, and are available from Clarion appointed specialists across the UK. For more details call Clarion (GB) Ltd., on 01793 870400, or visit


Editors Notes:

1948 – Produced Japan’s first car radio (Model A-214)

1963 – Japan’s first car stereo developed and released in 1964 (Model CA-802)

1968 – Japan’s first cassette car stereo released (Model PE-801)

1978 – The first car audio component system is introduced into the market. Launch of the

first car radio FM impulse noise suppressor in Japan (Model CZ1) and world’s first car

graphic equalizer booster (Model EQB)

1979 – Clarion develops the world’s first AM noise suppressing IC in the world (Model CZ2)

1980 – Clarion develops the world’s first radio for motorbikes

1992 – Japan’s first voice guidance based navigation (Map Narration System) released

1993 – Japan’s first hybrid navigation system NAX-700 released

1995 – First 2-DIN unit in the industry ADX8155 released

1998 – World’s first AutoPC in-vehicle computer developed in collaboration Microsoft Corp.

2004 – The world’s first Linux, Java J2ME CDC equipped in-vehicle information terminal for

commercial vehicles marketed

2005 – First in industry iPod full control function equipped 1-DIN AV centre unit VRX755VD


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