Main Units

Driven by next-generation technology

Clarion’s expertise in in-vehicle audio and acoustical technologies enables the development of next-generation solutions that offer a new level of satisfaction.

From superior sound performance to seamless integration with the newest media, Clarion main units bring major benefits into your car, at high speed.

Direct USB iPod control

No adapter box required. Just connect the USB cable that’s included with your iPod to the Clarion main unit’s USB input and you get complete control of your iPod including genre/ album/song title search using your iPod’s control wheel. And if you ever find you’ve reached a particular menu by mistake, this year’s improved interface will easily let you back out of the current menu to quickly get you back on track. FZ709A / FZ409A even support iPod Video* playback using the optional CCA-723 and external universal monitor.

Built-in Bluetooth® interface

Connect with various devices such as mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 players via the unit’s built-in wireless Bluetooth interface. Supports popular Bluetooth profiles including A2DP/AVRCP for audio streaming and HFP/OPP for hands-free operation, so you can easily communicate and transfer your favourite digital music to your vehicle’s audio system. A wired microphone is supplied for products with built-in Bluetooth. With certain main units, Bluetooth is also available using optional BLT370*.

* DXZ786USB / DXZ586USB / FZ409A / CZ309A / CZ209A / CZ109A / DUZ386MP / DUB276MP / DUB276MPW

Perfect balance of form and functionality

The easy-to-use volume control and intuitive design found on many of Clarion’s 1-DIN main units offer precise control over audio system operations, with an illuminated inner rim for sure handling even during night-time drives. A U-shaped control button layout is a prominent design feature of the CZ models. It clusters important controls close to the volume ring to minimise hand movement and also contributes to safe driving. The predominant design feature of our 2-DIN units is the symmetrical layout, with the rotary volume control positioned at the centre. This provides equally easy access to all functions from the driver’s and passenger’s sides, and adds an air of simplified sophistication to the dashboard.

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

• BBE MP Process

* This diagram illustrates the BBE MP effect

The 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. (CX609A/CZ509A/FZ709A/FZ409A)

Next-generation function and form

FZ709A / FZ409A both represent Clarion’s flair in design and performance. The OEL display incorporates a unique capacitive sensor operation that provides an advanced user interface, which is a direct result of our continuous quest for the ideal H.M.I. (Human Machine Interface). And when it comes to sound and connectivity, there’s never a compromise.

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