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Clarion NX409


$900.00 Released May, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Sirius radio connects consistently upon bootup. DVD display is sharp and clear, easy to view in most lighting. Audio output is clear and strong, capable of lots of power without the need for additional amps.

The Cons:GPS operates slowly, vehicle position is often lagging behind. Many of the points of interest are inaccurate. Presets for Sirius Radio often delete themselves.

The Clarion NX409 is a 2-DIN, DVD Multimedia Station with a 6.5” touch-panel control and a built-in GPS navigation system. It handles both DVDs and CDs, including general video content, WMAs, and MP3s.

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Product Shot 2 Plus, it can handle iPod videos via USB (CCA723 cable required), as well as music streaming directly from a portable MP3 player. As mentioned though, the most pertinent feature of the unit is its integrated GPS, which hosts: 2GB memory, 12 million POIs, and text-to-speech street announcements. Additional highly-notable aspects of the Clarion NX409 include Satellite Radio readiness, Bluetooth compatibility (BLT370 transceiver required), and a 24-bit D/A converter engineered for “superb sound reproduction.”

Features

  • DVD Multimedia A/V Head Unit
  • Motorized 6.5" VGA Color LCD Monitor
  • Built-In GPS Navigation
  • DVD Video Playback
  • MP3/WMA Playback (ID3-TAG)
  • iPod Connectivity (CCA723)
  • Portable Music Device (USB)
  • Sirius SSP Direct Connection Ready
  • Bluetooth Ready (BLT370)
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • 24-bit D/A Converter
  • Rear Vision Camera RCA IN
  • 6ch/2V RCA Out
  • AM/FM (18/6 Presets)
  • USB Interface
  • 160W Built-In Amplifier

Specifications

  • Video Playback: DVD-Video, iPod Video (CCA723 Cable Required)
  • Music Playback: DVD, CD, MP3, WMA, USB Flash Device
  • Interface: 2-DIN, USB, Front/Rear AV, Rear Cam RCA, 6ch/2V RCA
  • D/A Converter: 24-Bit

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Pros
  • 1

    Sirius radio connects consistently upon bootup

  • 1

    DVD display is sharp and clear, easy to view in most lighting

  • 1

    audio output is clear and strong, capable of lots of power without the need for additional amps

Cons
  • 2

    GPS operates slowly, vehicle position is often lagging behind

  • 1

    many of the points of interest are inaccurate

  • 1

    presets for Sirius Radio often delete themselves

  • 1

    limited to no iPod support, will only consistently read from USB keys

  • 1

    Bluetooth functionality tends to lock up the entire unit, even when not in use

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