Released May, 2009
The Pros:Clear, undistorted signal to the speakers. Solid iPod interface that works consistently with a wide variety of models. Able to play sound from a DVD while driving.
The Cons:Unable to easily search through titles on the iPod. Navigation doesn't handle wrong turns gracefully. Maps lack detail, especially in rural areas.
The Clarion NZ409 is a 2-DIN, DVD Multimedia Station with a fully-motorized 7” touch-panel control and built-in GPS navigation system. Like its peers, it handles CDs & DVDs with a variety of content: AAC, MP3, WMA.
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Included also is a USB port, allowing users to hookup an iPod; mind you, a CCA723 cable is required for video transmission. The centerpiece to this unit, however, is its built-in GPS. It not only covers both the US and Canada, but is outfitted with numerous features: 12 million POIs, text-to-speech announcements, and 2D/3D map screens. Another notable aspect of the Clarion NZ409 include its source flexibility, as it is both Bluetooth AND Sirius Satellite Radio ready. Consider also its 12-digit secondary display—placed on the outside for use when the whole device is closed.
For a more affordable, albeit less featured model, review the NX409.
- DVD Multimedia A/V Head Unit
- Motorized 7” QVGA 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
- Remote Control
- 200W Built-In Amplifier
- Video Playback: DVD-Video, iPod Video (CCA723 Cable Required)
- Music Playback: DVD, CD, MP3, WMA, AAC, USB Flash Device
- Interface: 2-DIN, USB, Front/Rear AV, Rear Cam RCA, 6ch/2V RCA
- D/A Converter: 24-Bit
User Reviews (1)
clear, undistorted signal to the speakers
solid iPod interface that works consistently with a wide variety of models
able to play sound from a DVD while driving
Navigation gets a satellite connection very quickly
unable to easily search through titles on the iPod
Navigation doesn't handle wrong turns gracefully
maps lack detail, especially in rural areas
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