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The Clarion NX500 is a high end video and audio receiver and GPS.

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navigation is built in, with no DVDs of maps required

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wires at the back stay recessed, no extra unused wires hanging out

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user interface well designed for use while driving - everything easy to hit, difficult to hit the wrong thing

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

if wiring isn't handled just right DVDs won't play, need to connect brake wire rather than wiring to ground

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daytime reflections make the display very difficult to view

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high hissing sound from Sat radio that needs to be removed via EQ adjustment

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problem with the receiver fm stations go in and out.

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no external microphone hard for people to hear me.

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EQ only has high or low settings, no midrange

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Clarion NX500 is a high end video and audio receiver and GPS. This is functionally similar to the Clarion NX700, but is lacking extra features like 3D rendering in the navigation system, BBE MP Processing for compressed audio, and an included Bluetooth microphone. It features a 6.5 inch LCD touchpanel display that allows you to access the unit's functions via a graphical user interface. The integrated navigation system has 12 million points of interest, helping you find places to eat, rest, and shop. Built-in Bluetooth allows for hands-free cellphone calling, and fully integrates with the iPod and iPhone to allow access to your device's functions through the LCD.

The drive is compatible with DVD, CD, MP3, and WMA formats. The AM/FM stereo is HD radio and Sirius Direct Connect ready. Audio output is run through four 40 watt channels, and an additiona 6 channels are available through 2 volt RCA outputs. Front and rear AUX inputs are built in.

  • 6.5 inch LCD touchpanel display
  • GUI through touchpanel
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth external mic optional
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling
  • Built-in Navigation System
  • 12 Million POIs
  • Superior iPod and iPhone connectivity
  • DVD, CD, MP3, WMA compatible
  • AM / FM stereo
  • HD Radio ready with iTunes tagging
  • Sirius Direct Connect ready
  • Front/Rear AUX input
  • Rear vision camera RCA input
  • 24-bit D/A Converter
  • Low pass filter for subwoofer
  • 4 x 40 watt power output
  • 2 volt 6 channel RCA outputs
  • Remote control included 
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