• DVD Video
  • Compact Disc
  • Windows Media
  • Made for iPod
  • DIV X
  • BBE MP
  • MP3 ID3 TAG
  • AAC
  • USB
  • BeatEQ
  • 24bit D/A Converter
  • Low-Pass and High-PassFilters
  • Magna Bass EX
  • 50W×4 HIGH POWER
  • 2 Zone Entertainment
  • Bluetooth Ready
  • 6ch Output
  • AUX Input
  • Touch panel control
  • OEM remote ready

Simplified, streamlined, and yet more functionality

Remote control


  • DVD-Video/DVD±R/DVD±RW/CD/CD-R/RW ready
  • MP3/WMA/AAC compatible with ID3-TAG display
  • Official DivX® certified product
  • Plays all versions of DivX video (including DivX 6) with standard playback of DivX media files
  • 18 FM, 12 MW/LW radio station presets
  • iPod direct control (optional CCA723 required for iPod video playback)
  • Rear USB connector
  • Navigation touch panel control (optional NP509E required)
  • 2 AV inputs
  • Rear vision camera RCA input, compatible with NTSC and PAL format
  • Subwoofer volume control
  • 24-bit D/A converter
  • BBE® MP for compressed audio sound improvement (only for USB mode)
  • Beat EQ for sound adjustment
  • MAGNA BASS EX dynamic bass enhancement
  • Built-in High Pass Filter & Low Pass Filter
  • 2-Zone entertainment: front and rear separate source control
  • Touch panel control (on-screen display)
  • Fully motorised 7-inch TFT colour LCD monitor
  • Adjustable display brightness
  • 6-channel audio pre-out (Front/ Rear/ Subwoofer) and 2-channel audio pre-out for 2-Zone
  • 4 × 50 Watt internal amplifier
  • Bluetooth® interface ready (optional BLT373)
  • OEM steering wheel remote interface capability

New sophisticated GUI (Graphical User Interface)

With a vast majority of functions controllable from the VZ509E touch panel, there are only 4 physical buttons. Operation is streamlined, simplified, and beautifully enhanced with the high-resolution on-screen display.

Navigation touch panel operation

The NP509E hide-away navigation system can be connected to the VZ509E directly via a system cable and controlled through its touch panel with high precision. So with this multimedia station, you can upgrade to a car navigation system simply. Count on voice guidance messages and highresolution map displays to get you safely to your destination.

Add direct car navigation functionality

Connect the hide-away navigation unit directly to VZ509E and you’ll have a car navigation system with total integration including touch panel control and voice guidance announcements.

New graphic IC

New graphic IC

By incorporating an integrated video IC, on-screen graphics switch more quickly and smoothly, and usability has been enhanced by allowing touch panel operation even while a video image is being shown in a small window.

Digital media ready (DivX®)

DivX is a common media language that delivers a pure digital experience, Clarion has provided DivX playback on most AV products since 2008. DivX enriched video files deliver superior video quality and allow more information on a single disc. Once again Clarion delivers the features you expect.

Wide-ranging format compatibility

Enjoy a vast selection of movies and music with support of DVD, DivX, as well as MP3, WMA and iTunes AAC data stored on CD or DVD discs.

2-Zone entertainment

This separates the in-car environment into two discrete zones, allowing rear seat passengers to enjoy a DVD movie or iPod video while the driver and front seat passenger can listen to favourite radio stations or music from a USB memory device.

* USB and iPod can not be played back at the same time.

Direct USB iPod control

Just connect the USB cable that’s included with your iPod to the Clarion unit’s USB input and you get complete control over your favourite music including iPod ABC Search. Depending on your preference, either use the convenient touch screen panel of VZ509E or operate your iPod with the iPod’s control wheel. By connecting the iPod to VZ509E via the optional CCA723 cable, it is possible to enjoy iPod Video on the VZ509E’s monitor.

* To connect an iPod, please use the USB cable provided with your iPod.

* For video playback , optional CCA723 cable required.

iPod USB direct for playback through USB cable provided with your iPod.

USB connector even supports playback of WMA/MP3/AAC files.

BBE MP Process

* This diagram illustrates the BBE MP effect

BBE® MP for better sounding MP3/WMA/AAC files

BBE MP (Minimised Polynomial Non-Linear Saturation) process improves digitally compressed sound such as MP3/WMA/AAC by restoring the harmonics that are lost through compression, thereby reproducing the warmth, details and nuances that you would otherwise miss. BBE MP enhanced harmonics even serve to make regular CDs sound better.

• Manufactured under license from BBE Sound, Inc.

• Licensed by BBE Sound, Inc. under one or more of the following US patents: 5510752, 5736897. BBE and BBE symbol are registered trademarks of BBE Sound, Inc.

Beat EQ for user customisable sound

In addition to providing 3 preset equalisation patterns ― BASS BOOST, IMPACT, and EXCITE ― Clarion’s Beat EQ even lets you freely customise the level and range of the bass, midrange and treble portions of each pattern. Depending on your mood and the type of music, you can tune the sound exactly to your liking for a more fulfilling listening experience.

Built-in High Pass Filter & Low Pass Filter

The internal High Pass and Low Pass filters allow you to set the frequency range of the audio signal that’s output to each channel to best match the acoustic characteristics of the front and rear speakers and the subwoofer.

24-bit D/A converter

Noise generated by conventional DAC ICs is distributed randomly throughout the frequency spectrum, including the audible range. To circumvent this, Clarion adopts a highperformance 24-bit DAC normally only found in expensive home audio systems. Not only does it cancel out unwanted noise well into the non-audible range, but it also extends the S/N ratio for clearer, more realistic sound.

Magna Bass EX

Clarion’s Magna Bass EX boosts the bass by nearly 10 dB at even lower frequencies around 50 Hz — lower than that of ordinary loudness circuits at around 100 Hz — to provide extra-low frequency impact. It even automatically compensates the volume level to ensure well-balanced dynamic bass at any level.

Dedicated rear vision camera RCA input

A dedicated rear vision camera input is equipped, so that you may install an optional camera enabling you to see the area behind your vehicle. The increased view encourages and facilitates safer driving (optional CAA185 required).

6-channel audio pre-out

Equipped with 2 channels for Front (L/R), 2 channels for Rear (L/R), and 2 channels for subwoofers, the full set of RCA line outputs allows upgrading to a full-scale AV system with plenty of support for future system expansions.

Get wirelessly connected using optional BLT373 Bluetooth® transceiver.

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