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The CZ509 is an in-car A/V receiver which provides up to 200 watts of peak power from Clarion's 2009 lineup.

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Pros

good value - lots of features not found on similarly priced units

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built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling

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clean aesthetic

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quality external microphone

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built-in iPod control

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affordable price - already 2/3rds the MSRP

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easy to install

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front AUX input

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charges iPod while connected

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Cons

Bluetooth pairing and phonebooks can be a real pain

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unintuitive interface

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poor AM reception

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lesser known brand

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poorly translated manual

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USB input is on the rear of the unit

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The CZ509 is an in-car A/V receiver which provides up to 200 watts of peak power from Clarion's 2009 lineup.  The receiver is designed with a 2-line display, rotary volume control, and a detachable flip-down face for security.  It supports playback of CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, and iTunes AAC files and includes built-in Bluetooth connectivity, making it an upgrade to the CZ309.  The receiver also has a subwoofer volume control and both BBE MP and Beat EQ technology for sound adjustment and improvement.  The CZ509 features a built-in AM/FM tuner and has front panel USB and AUX inputs with USB digital media streaming for connecting an MP3 player.  It is also Satellite radio and steering wheel remote ready with the use of optional adapters and includes a wireless remote control and handsfree microphone.  The receiver has a suggested retail price of $300 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 2-Line Display /w Screensavers
  • Flip-Down Detachable Face
  • Rotary Volume Control
  • Front 3.5mm AUX and Rear USB Inputs
  • USB Digital Media Streaming
  • BBE MP & Beat EQ Technology
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • AM/FM Tuner with 24 Presets
  • Supports ID3 Tags
  • Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Satellite Ready
  • Built-in Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels, Built-in Amplifier
  • Playback Compatibility: CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, iTunes AAC
  • Comes with Remote Control and Handsfree Microphone
  • 1 year limited warranty
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