Released January, 2009
The Pros:Option to auto-connect to a phone via Bluetooth, or do it manually - generally don't get the choice in this range of HU. Very fast USB media navigation, almost instantaneous. Fine-tuning of low, mid, high levels available, some unique options.
The Cons:When a phone is connected (automatically or not) the unit switches from currently played media to the phone, needs to be switched back. FM radio doesn't get as good reception as it should. Remote won't navigate the menus system.
The Clarion CX609 is a 2-DIN, audio in-dash head unit built primarily for playing CDs. It handles CDs with MP3, WMA, and iTunes AAC content. Plus, the unit also connects to iPods (USB), MP3 players (AUX), and USB-based media players.
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Note also that the system includes built-in Bluetooth, which supports A2DP & AVRCP audio streaming, as well as wireless connections with mobile phones, PDAs, and MP3 players. Most unique about the Clarion CX609 is its wide-range of advanced audio technology: BBE MP reproduces the details of sound typically lost during digital compression, whereas Beat EQ offers free customization of bass, midrange, and treble portions. The unit is also Sirius Satellite, OEM steering wheel, and XM ready.
- 2-DIN, Audio In-Dash Head Unit
- Built-in Bluetooth (HFP/OPP, A2DP/AVRCP)
- MP3/WMA/AAC Playback (ID3-TAG)
- BBE MP/Beat EQ Audio Tech
- USB Interface (iPod cable included)
- AM/FM Radio
- AUX In (3.5mm)
- Hands-Free Microphone
- Subwoofer Volume Control
- Remote control
- 4ch RCA Output (F+R/SW)
- 50W x 4 Built-in Amplifier
- Discs: CD-DA/CD-R/RW
- Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC
- Presets (FM/AM): 18/6
- Display: 13 x 10 2-Line LCD
- Sirius Satellite Radio
- XM Mini-Tuner Direct
- OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
User Reviews (1)
option to auto-connect to a phone via Bluetooth, or do it manually - generally don't get the choice in this range of HU
very fast USB media navigation, almost instantaneous
fine-tuning of low, mid, high levels available, some unique options
when a phone is connected (automatically or not) the unit switches from currently played media to the phone, needs to be switched back
FM radio doesn't get as good reception as it should
remote won't navigate the menus system
can't initiate a voice dial from the unit, needs to be directly from the phone
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