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The Clarion CZ101 is a basic low-cost CD receiver for a 1-DIN dashboard slot.

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Pros

solid panel construction with sturdy buttons, doesn't flex

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built-in low pass filter and subwoofer control make expansion with a large subwoofer possible without even needing an additional amp

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looks great in the dash day or night, doesn't distract you by being overly bright at night

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fills out compressed audio really well, makes it sound fuller and richer

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includes a good range of options for sound tuning

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Cons

navigation isn't completely intuitive, takes a bit of getting used to

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tuner is a bit below-average for pulling in a strong FM signal

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some of the buttons are a bit stiff and hard to press, need to be broken in

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The Clarion CZ101 is a basic low-cost CD receiver for a 1-DIN dashboard slot. This is followed in the series by the Clarion CZ201, which follows the same basic design but adds a USB port for use with an iPod. They otherwise share the same features, including the ability to play regular audio CDs and burned discs with MP3 or WMA files. A front AUX input accepts audio from portable media players through a standard 3.5mm connection. Output is sent to 4 channels at 45 watts each, and a 2-channel output for rear or subwoofer drivers is available through 2 volt RCA connections. Bass enhancement is available through a separate subwoofer volume control and a built-in low-pass filter, and the Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement works to fill out the lower range. A wireless remote control is included.

Features
  • CD/MP3/WMA Playback
  • 3.5mm Audio Auxiliary Input (Front)
  • 45 Watts x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • 2-Channel / 2 Volt RCA Output (Rear/Subwoofer)
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • Built-in Low-Pass Filters
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Parametric Equalizer
  • Beat EQ for Sound Adjustment
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Wireless Remote Control Included
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