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The Clarion CZ401 is a 1-DIN CD receiver built for expandability.

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Pros

Installation is easier than many head units due to layout

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Sound clarity is good for the price and enhanced through LP and HP filters

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HD Radio quality is very good and picks up a very broad range of channels

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Cons

Menu navigation can be confusing, requires cycling through numerous features lists

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has 2 line display, yet several dispaly modes only use one of them. you can have the clock display, but then nothing else will.

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Blue backlighting does not fade and is overbright at night

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Fader gradation is too coarse, hard to fine-tune the balance

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Balance (left and right) appear to be off-centre

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The Clarion CZ401 is a 1-DIN CD receiver built for expandability. This is similar to the Clarion CZ301, but has a HD radio tuner built-in and outputs to 4 channels at 50 watts each. A total of 6 pre-outs are also now available at a full 4 volts each, enabling the use of higher-end amplifiers. This model is followed by the Clarion CZ501, which is HD Ready rather than having it built in, and has Bluetooth support instead. Additional sound enhancement found in all 3 models comes from built-in high and low-pass filters, and a parametric equalizer works with Beat EQ for sound adjustment. A separate subwoofer volume control works with the Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement, ensuring that the lower frequencies are properly filled out. This unit comes with a wireless remote, and is OEM steering wheel remote ready.

Features
  • CD/USB/HD Radio/MP3/WMA Playback
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner
  • 3.5mm Audio Auxiliary Input (Front)
  • Front USB Port with iPod Direct Connect Capabilities
  • Sirius Direct Connect Ready
  • 50 Watts x 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • 6-Channel / 4 Volt RCA Output
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • Built-in High and 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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