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The Clarion CZ201 is a basic CD receiver for car audio systems.

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Pros

FM reception is great even with weaker channels

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many options for tuning sound to desired tone

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built quality is very good, panel and buttons feel sturdy and solid

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installation is easy, manual covers all the important details well

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built in low pass filter makes adding a subwoofer easy, dramatic improvement in the sound

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sound output is clean and distortion-free, makes the best of your OEM speakers

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Cons

no way to make the clock display by default

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The display doesn't shows music info (folder, artist, song, etc) when playing a CD or USB as a default. U need to push 'D' and then it appears for a while only. Annoying and dangerous to the traffic.

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a number of translation errors in the manual, although nothing critical that will affect setup

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The Clarion CZ201 is a basic CD receiver for car audio systems. This builds on the Clarion CZ101 by adding a front USB port, and is followed by the Clarion CZ301 which includes extra audio filters and HD radio ready features. The front USB port can be used to play back MP3 or WMA files on a storage device as well as connect directly to an iPod, and the built-in CD player can play audio discs or data discs with compatible files. Output runs through 4 channels at 45 watts, and dual 2 volt RCA outputs are available for additional rear or subwoofer drivers. Bass output is enhanced with a subwoofer volume control and built-in low-pass filters, and the Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement fills out the lower range.

Features
  • CD/USB/MP3/WMA Playback
  • 3.5mm Audio Auxiliary Input (Front)
  • Front USB Port with iPod Direct Connect Capabilities
  • 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
Post Review
Nartin1441
07/28/2012 10:59

I have problem with the usb. its works for a couple days but now it doesn't. he know the ipod, but refuse to play music.

Anonymous
02/13/2012 05:30

You just go into the settings menu and disable the screen saver. Then the display button alternates between the clock or artist info.

Gwb
04/24/2011 11:19

Front display shows music info (artist, song, etc) when playing thru ipod but not when playing a cd...why?

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Anonymous

06/27/2011 11:50

actually I'm looking for the solution of this problem. Any help from clarion's service?

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