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Clarion CZ302

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Talk hands-free and stream music

You can't avoid it, sometimes an important call comes in while you're on the road. Clarion's CZ302 CD receiver puts Parrot's class-leading Bluetooth® in your dash, so you can field those calls and hear your caller over your speakers. Pairing your phone with this Clarion receiver's incredibly easy, and a driver's-side built-in microphone ensures the person on the other end will hear you loud and clear. And you can also stream music from your phone or another compatible device.

Pandora® Internet radio for iPhone® lovers

Take your Pandora stations along with the CZ302 — with your iPhone connected, you can run the free Pandora app on your phone and control it from the dash. You can skip tracks, change stations, and rate songs just like you do online.

Connect your iPod® or iPhone

Your music library's extensive, but you're in the mood for that one perfect song. Connect your iPod or iPhone to the convenient front-panel USB input, and you can dive into that massive collection. Clarion's ABC Search lets you quickly zero in on a tune, or you can search more generally by artist, playlist, genre, and more. You can also switch control from the receiver to the player itself, so you can put a passenger in charge of the music.

Built around great sound

Clarion's built-in amplifier gives you the clean power you need to overcome road noise, while the versatile Magna Bass EX bass boost will add depth to your sound without getting muddy. The 3-band parametric equalizer gives you pinpoint control over the highs, mids, and lows — that's a big jump over the simple bass and treble controls found on most factory radios. A built-in low-pass filter lets you control the character of your bass, while a high-pass filter trims the extreme low bass out of your front and rear speakers so they play more efficiently.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Clarion stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the CZ302, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (19 watts RMS CEA-2006/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable face with 2-line display
    • Pandora control for iPhone
    • plays MP3 and WMA files on disc
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • BeatEQ (four preset tone settings and 3-band parametric EQ)
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, front-panel USB input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other info:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM CD receiver (with two transports screws installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Face (inside included face-case)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness (with in-line 15A fuse on constant power wire)
    • IR remote control (RCX001)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 M5 x 6mm ISO screws
    • Face fixing screw
    • Hard plastic face-case
    • Owner's/Installation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty Sheet (USA/Canada)
    • "About pairing of Bluetooth mode" note

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 19 watts
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini No
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity
    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The Clarion CZ302 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 2.0+EDR (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit.

    Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the CZ302. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Clarion in-dash head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time). The Clarion CZ302 is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone.

    Note: The Clarion CZ302 is not compatible with all Bluetooth enabled phones or audio players. Visit Clarion Bluetooth Support for complete list of compatible phones and players.

    Hands-Free Communication: The CZ302 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The CZ302 can be set to automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation hands-free. An integrated front-panel microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Clarion in-dash head unit's front-panel controls.
      • Direct Dial: Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #, +) directly via the car stereo's rotary control knob.
      • Phonebook: You can search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Clarion CZ302 and then make your call. The head unit can store up to 500 contact numbers.
      • Call Log: You can also make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed) from the Clarion CZ302.
      • Redial: You can simply redial the last number dialed with a press of a single button on the in-dash head unit.

    Integrated Microphone: The Clarion CZ302 features an integrated front-panel microphone to carry on your side of a conversation during a Bluetooth phone call. You can adjust the microphone gain (+/-5) for each paired mobile phone device.

    External Microphone (optional): The Clarion RCB-199 (020RCB199, sold separately) is an external microphone which can be connected to Clarion CZ302. The RCB-199 external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of the head unit. The microphone features an attached 13.25' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector which plugs into the microphone input on the rear-chassis of your compatible Clarion head unit. The microphone also features an integrated sun-visor clip for mounting the external microphone in your vehicle. The integrated bracket allows the microphone to swivel left-to-right and rotate up-or-down.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Clarion CZ302 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The CZ302 will be able to control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Fast-Forward/Reverse. The CZ302 also supports audio streaming of music apps from your smartphone, but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view & control streaming music apps. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Note: The new iPhone with Lightning connector only offers Bluetooth audio streaming without control or metadata display.

    AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready

    AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion CZ302 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek, & preset tuning.

    Instant Station Recall (ISR): You can store one radio station in Instant Station Recall (ISR) memory and recall it from any mode (except Power Off). Once the ISR station has been recalled, you cannot tune to another station without first disengaging the ISR function. You can, however, switch to another source.

    Preset Stations: 18 FM station presets and 6 AM station presets can stored. Stations can be stored manually or automatically.

    Preset Scan: Preset scan receives the stations stored in the unit's preset memory in order. This function is useful when searching for a desired preset station.

    Local Seeking: When Local seeking is turned "On", only those radio stations with strong radio signal can be received.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Clarion CZ302 comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the " SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Category Search feature lets you search for channels within a certain genre or category
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Artist/Song Alert notifies you when your favorite artist or song is playing
    • Replay feature lets you pause, fast-forward, or rewind up to 30 minutes of live content
    • iTunes Tagging for your connected iPod or iPhone
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked

    Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity

    USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect and play USB (1.1/2.0) Mass Storage Class devices loaded with MP3/WMA music files. MP3/WMA files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and formatted with FAT are supported. The head unit can recognize up to 999 files per folder and 3,000 total files. Titles up to 64 characters can be displayed while in USB mode. The CZ302 offers the following playback operation of your USB Mass Storage device; Play/Pause, Track selection, Fast-forward/backward, Scan play, Repeat play, and Folder selection. This unit will also charge (0.5A) your connected USB device when the receiver is turned on.

    Note: The Clarion USB extension cable (020CCA755, sold separately) can be used to connected your USB flash-memory device. Copy-protected WMA files cannot be played on this unit.

    iPod Direct Connection: The Clarion' CZ302's front-panel USB port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the 30-pin or Lightning cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the Clarion in-dash head unit.

    • iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB.
    • Information Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, and Artist/Artist name. The head unit will also display song/artist information from the Pandora App. It will not display metadata from other streamed apps or when in Simple Control mode.
    • iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: The Clarion head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer, Song, or Podcast. You can search these categories alphabetically (A-Z). The head unit also supports Repeat (file/all) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
    • Simple Control: In Simple Control mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Clarion head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate your apps. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode.

      Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Clarion CZ302 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. The Clarion CZ302 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). Or, you can create a new station from the current playing artist or song. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 +) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion CZ302 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/25/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora app Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The CZ302 feature a front panel 3.5mm auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable satellite radio receiver to this head unit. You can set the Auxiliary input sensitivity level to Low or High to match the volume output of your connected external audio device.

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, & finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps/VBR) and WMA (8-320 kbps) files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Joliet, Romeo, or Apple ISO formats. The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels and 999 files per folder (or 3,000 total files). This unit is compatible with, and will display MP3 & WMA ID3 tags up to 32 characters.

    Disc-In-Play-Function: This feature allows you to turn the power to the unit "on" and start playing the disc automatically when the disc is inserted even if the unit is not powered up, as long as the ignition key is turned to the "on" or "acc" position.

    Top Function: The Top Function resets the CD player to the first track of a CD-Audio disc or first track of a folder for an CD-R/RW disc.

    Folder Select: This function allows you to select a folder containing MP3/WMA files and start playing from the first track in the folder.

    Playback Functions: The CZ302 provides Repeat, Random, & Scan playback functions.

    • Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play the first 10 seconds of all the tracks recorded on a CD or the first 10 seconds of the first track of all the folders on an MP3/WMA disc.
    • Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the current track on a disc repeatedly or play a file currently being played in a MP3/WMA folder repeatedly.
    • Random Play: This function allows you to play all tracks recorded on a disc or in a folder in a random order.

    Last Position Memory: If you turn off the unit while a disc is playing, it will resume playback at the stopping point when it is turned on again.

    Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 15 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.

    Mounting: For proper CD playback you must install the unit within 30° of horizontal.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion CZ302 employs a MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) power amplifier capable of delivering 45W (Peak) x 4ch of high quality sound with superior linearity & less distortion than conventional power amps, even with the volume cranked up.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the CZ302 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the CZ302 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 19 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 45 watts x 4 channels (180 watts total)

    BeatEQ: BeatEQ lets you tune the sound to your liking, depending on the category of music, for a more fulfilling listening experience. The Clarion CD receiver provides 4 preset EQ curves (Bass Boost, Impact, Excite, Off) and 1 custom EQ curve. Bass Boost emphasizes the bass portion of your music; Impact emphasizes the bass & treble portions of your music; Excite emphasizes bass, midrange & treble portions of your music; while Flat sets the bass, midrange, & treble to 0. The Custom EQ lets you freely customize the frequency, Q-factor, and level of the bass, midrange, & treble. BeatEQ settings are applied to all sources.

    BeatEQ (Custom Mode) Frequency Q-Factor Level
    Bass 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz 0.7, 1, 1.4, 2.0 -7 to + 7 dB
    Midrange 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz
    Treble 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz

    Magna Bass EX (Extend): The Magna Bass Extend feature does not adjust the low frequencies like the normal sound adjustment function, but emphasizes the deep bass frequencies to provide you with a dynamic sound. This circuit boosts bass at an ultra-low frequency of about 50Hz, creating a rich, deep, defined bass rather than the muddy, booming bass of a standard loudness control. What is more, boost levels are dependent on the system volume, resulting in balanced system response and dynamic bass reproduction.

    4ch/2V Preamp Output: The Clarion CZ302 features 4ch/2V RCA line level outputs (Front/Rear). The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as a dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer output with a low-pass filter and level control (+/-6).

    Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion CZ302 is equipped with built-in low-pass and high-pass crossovers.

    • Low-Pass Subwoofer Filter: The Low-Pass Filter (LPF) for the subwoofer preamp output will send only the low frequency range through the preamp outputs to ensure superb performance with a connected subwoofer. The low-pass filter can be set to 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or Through (full-range).
    • High-Pass Filter: The CZ302 features a High-Pass Filter (HPF) for the unit's front & rear channels, via speaker-output or preamp-output. You can adjust the high-pass filter from 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or Through (full-range). The HPF prevents low bass notes from distorting your front & rear speakers. The high-pass filter setting effects both the front & rear channels of the head unit.

    Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face Security. A hard plastic face-case is included to protect the head unit's face when detached. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit

    H.M.I. Design: Clarion's superior H.M.I. (Human-Machine Interface) Design features an easy-to-use rotary volume control and easy-to-read illuminated buttons on the face which are laid out in an asymmetrical design to place the most used features within a specific area for ease of use and less user distraction.

    High Visibility LCD: The two-line, high visibility LCD (with black background and white characters) on the CZ302 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.

    Illumination Dimmer: The receiver's display automatically dims to a preset brightness when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. The wiring harness includes an orange/white lead that should be connected to the vehicle's parking light circuit in order for the dimmer feature to operate.

    Screen Saver: This unit is provided with a Screen Saver function which allows you to show various kinds of patterns and characters in the operation status indication area of the display in a random order. You can turn this function on or off. If the button operation is performed with the screen saver function "On", the operation display corresponding to the button operation is shown for about 30 seconds and then the display returns to the screen saver display.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote: The CZ302 comes supplied with an IR remote control (RCX001) for wireless operation of the CD player. The remote operates off of a single CR3025 Lithium cell 3-volt battery. The remote does not offer Bluetooth hands-free communication control, but does provide playback operation for Bluetooth audio streaming.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Clarion CZ302

    Written By birthday, Arizona on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He installed it and really likes it. He still hasn't figured out all the new uses. We did get the wrong wiring adaptor, but that is probably my fault. He was able to install with the current radio adaptor, because he has installed other radios, and at one time was a mechanic.

    Pros: He can use all his other electronic gagets with it.

    Cons: ????

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By Steve P, Minnesota on Thursday, December 04, 2014

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    This is a great sounding stereo for the price. I am especially impressed with Crutchfield's detailed installation instructions and tech support. I would recommend Crutchfield and plan to purchase from them again.

    Pros: Quality products, Good prices & excellent support services

    Cons: n/a

    Good set but usability not thought out

    Written By JohnV, Orange County, CA on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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    I picked this set because I wanted the least plastic-looking stereo I could find at this price range. Other stereos also tend to have lots of strangely shaped buttons, so I appreciated the minimalist look of this one. And indeed it looks quite nice, and has a good feel. I especially like the rubber ring around the volume knob. In general, the technology in this stereo is quite good. Bluetooth works perfectly, sound quality is good, the microphone quality is just okay, but that's fairly standard in cars; I'm not aware of any sets that have solved this.

    There's one problem, however, that's a real nuisance and clearly indicates a poorly thought out user experience. What's the most commonly used button on a car stereo? Pause/Play. When you want to pause it's usually with some level of urgency. So it stands to reason that the button that would do this for you is the big round thing in the middle of the unit, no? In fact it isn't. The way to pause/play is via the microscopic button #4, somewhere at the bottom of the unit. I actually had to look this up in the user manual because I missed the tiny label. But even if you know this a priori, try pressing that tiny button while driving, even at low speed. I'll save you the suspense; it's incredibly difficult! It seems like a small thing, but again, given that pausing is usually done with some urgency, its really annoying every time!

    Pros: Looks quite nice, with a minimalist design Bluetooth works almost flawlessly Good sound quality Standard installation

    Cons: Frustrating usage with the pause/play button Microphone quality is just okay

    Nice Radio

    Written By DS, Fairfield, CT on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Great radio with all the modern features you need. Installation was a breeze and it looks great in my car. Happy little surprises were seeing how my iPhone automatically pairs when I start the car. Also its great to have Pandora, though the controls are a bit confusing.

    Pros: great affordable radio with all the features you need.

    Cons: not the most intuitive interface. some of the controls and menus are confusing at first (or second, or third...)

    Awesome radio

    Written By Jason S, Freehold, NJ on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    I gave the radio 5 stars because of all the quality's that the radio come with. The sound is great and it looks great in my dash, but i did only have one problem with it. After about a week I developed a short and the radio fried. It might have been due to the way the radio was wired up, or it could have been a defect. At any rate i am trying another one. I think i will have better success with the second one. The sound is awesome, the price was great, it ease of use i gave 4 stars, it is cool, and i gave it 4 stars on build quality for the fact that it blew on me once. So far the new one works better than the first one did.

    clarion cz302

    Written By samuel mc., brookhaven,mississippi on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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    this is a good product

    Good unit for the price

    Written By Steve, BC Canada on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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    This head unit seems to be a fairly good quality for the price. I bought it primarily to add hands free capability to my vehicle, and it connected to my iPhone 4 very easily. Installation was a breeze with the built in mic. Not as user friendly as it could be, as there is no dedicated phone button and the controls and setup are a little confusing

    Pros: Easy installation, good quality

    Cons: Confusing phone controls

    Great Radio

    Written By Jesse, Bath PA on Monday, August 04, 2014

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    Love the design of this unit, looks great, sounds good, general functions are a breeze, and bluetooth is nice and clear. Had a couple of issues upon first install, not sure if it was operator error, miss-labled wires on unit, or bad instructions on the adapter harness where the remote and power antenna wires had to be switched, and then customized to keep the aftermarket amp and stock amp on at the same time. reception was crystal clear on the toner and there is some great functions to fine tune this unit to your liking.

    Pros: 1. Basic functions are easy and well placed on the radio. 2. sound quality is great and multi-adjustible to your liking. 3. Has a nice look to it.

    Cons: 1. Setup functions are a little hard to get through 2. Dimmer leaves accent light still pretty bright for night driving 3. Doesn't allow for separate sound setting for each function (Radio, CD, AUX, Bluetooth, ect.) 4. preset EQ sound profiles are a waste.

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By Paul M., Sutherland on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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    GREAT VALUE!!

    Pros: EASY INSTALL

    Cons: NONE

    Great player

    Written By Anonymous, Penrose co 81240 on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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    This player is amazing because of it's ease if use and the great sound. Also the Bluetooth works great

    Very Happy

    Written By Claude, Georgia on Friday, July 25, 2014

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    Had some initial installation issues because the instructions didn't mention removing the 'DIN sleeve.' Upon calling Crutchfield service and talking with 'Lefty' he told me to remove the sleeve and then the unit went in just fine.

    Between this better quality stereo and the 7 speakers in my car, I am hearing my music like I never have.

    One thing I found out was that a flash drive used in the USB port is best set up without subfolders in it. Although the music in them will play, once the randomization algorithm gets into a subfolder, it will rarely come out. I just restructured the drive and now it randomizes as it should.

    Pros: Sounds great. Easy to install, once the DIN sleeve was removed. Easy to operate; I like having a pause for the USB and CD. The volume knob is easy to find and manipulate.

    Cons: The display is a little dim during the daytime. See comment about randomization of flash drive.

    Excellent Stereo - Only One Flaw

    Written By Dave R, Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    I really like this stereo. I bought it to replace a stereo that didn't have Pandora or hands-free calling. I had purchased a Sony stereo from Crutchfield and installed it in my truck that has integrated Pandora for iPhone as well as hands-free calling. That stereo (the Sony) came with a microphone that I could mount on my dash. This one has the hands-free feature BUT DOES NOT COME WITH A MICROPHONE FOR HANDS-FREE CALLING. Sorry to shout, there, but I hope anyone reading this realizes it and buys the microphone at the same time as the stereo. I wish I hand known. I ended up installing it, ordering the mic, opening the dash back up and installing the mic. That was a bit of a pain in the butt. That's the only reason it gets 4 instead of 5 stars. The remote works well. I especially like the feature that lets you give thumbs up or down in Pandora using the remote (the Sony stereo I have doesn't do that). It also has sufficient RCA outputs to go with a decent pre-amp/crossover and amp. That's the next step with this. It's a good enough head unit that I will amplify it and add more speakers. For the price, you can't go wrong with this unit.

    Pros: integrated Pandora and hands-free calling, thumbs up or down in Pandora with remote control, cool blue lighting, easy install, good sound, 4 pre-amp outputs (one pair can be switched to subwoofer with internal crossover)

    Cons: hands-free mic is NOT INCLUDED and it doesn't really state this clearly and prominently

    Edward Hess

    Written By E.Hess, Butternut,WI on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    Very nice unit for the cost, Does everything I want it to and more

    Cons: took a while to get used to the programing

    Cara's Clarion

    Written By Cmcdaniel, Winterville, NC on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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    radio is easy to operate, blue light on controls is cool, has a lot of options to play music - mp3, cd, flash drive

    Manuel's radio

    Written By Yolier, Galveston, Texas on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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    Excellent product at the right price

    Clarion Quality

    Written By Craig, Peoria AZ on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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    bought this radio to replace the boring am/fm radio in my car. works great and easy to use, not to mention great sound quality

    Great radio and service!!

    Written By VW, Spirit Lake, IA on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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    First of all, Kudo's to Crutchfield for being around all these years. Amazing, I was buying radio's from them in the 80's and now buying them for my kids' cars today. Very easy to use website. Upon entering the vehicle type('98 Honda civic), a perfect list of options were offered. Great pricing and exact installation kits made my install a great success. Amazingly, in the Crutchfield install notes, it stated, "in order for the dome light to work a green wire in the factory harness needs to be spliced together after removing the factory radio". There is very good chance I would not have known to do this if I had purchased a radio somewhere else!

    Pros: Easy to use for a 16yr girl using her iphone5(plugs right in). Amazed with the options available at this price level(Bluetooth, iphone controls, etc.)

    Cons: Stumbled trying to turn off the "screensaver" or demo mode.

    Exactly what I wanted

    Written By Zak, Mansfield ohio on Thursday, June 26, 2014

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    Overall it's a good product, Bluetooth, aux and USB are all nice to have.

    Pros: Bluetooth, aux, USB

    Cons: I know nothing about custom settings but it had 3 presets.

    Caution if installing in VW New Beetle

    Written By Pete Z, Anderson Sc on Friday, June 13, 2014

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    Nice Radio however....A Word of caution. There is are lot of cables hanging out the back of radio. 4channel pre amp outputs (4 cables) and Serius Satellite (one good size connector and cable.) If you don't need these features, possibly look at another radio. I installed this in a 2000 VW Beetle and the room for a radio is very limited. It was like trying to fit a size 16 woman into a size 10 dress. Not an easy venture. (Sorry ladies for the analogy.) So after multiple scratches on my hands and arms and a few muttered not -so- nice words, the radio was installed. Do check out how much extra room you have behind the radio. Another thing ....The buttons are somewhat small. A pencil sharpener applied to your fingers may help if you have chubby fingers. Otherwise you may be hitting two buttons at once.

    Great addition

    Written By Greg, Western, PA on Thursday, June 05, 2014

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    I have added this to a 2005 grand cherokee in place of a broken 6 disk changer. First off this is a great head deck. Sound is great and everything works as expected. Thanks to Crutchfield pre sales advisers this was a quick and easy install and all functionality including steering wheels controls and Bluetooth were retained.

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By Anonymous, Rockmart, Ga on Monday, May 26, 2014

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    Great stereo. Just what I was looking for.

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By Anonymous, Satellite Beach, FL on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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    Good unit that was easy to install

    Pros: price and quality

    Cons: Controls take some time/effort to learn

    Good unit for moderate audio needs

    Written By Leo, Chesapeake, VA on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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    I love this unit especially after having to return a Boss unit that sounded like crap. This Clarion us built nicely, sounds very good, and looks pretty cool. The Bluetooth connection links super quickly. The only thing I found that could use some improvement is the speed that it recognizes and starts playing a CD track. Overall a great buy.

    Pros: Good sound quality, doesn't have a "cheap feel" (bitin clicks, etc), remote

    Cons: Slow to play CD tracks when first going to that function or after inserting a CD

    Couldn't be happier!

    Written By Tom, Yukon Ok on Monday, May 12, 2014

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    Chose the unit 80% on price and 20% on name, been a Kenwood guy forever. With that being said I'm not dissapointed in my decision in the least! Fit and finish on the Clarion seems to be spot on, buttons and volume knob have a solid feel, not what I was expecting in this price range. As far as features it has everything I want and more, almost too many for an old guy like me lol, but the more I use it ( have only had it about a week) the more I appreciate every one of them, sync with my iphone was a snap. I paired the unit with some 6.5 Rockford Fosgate 165x3 speakers for the front doors of a 98 silverado ext cab and they work great with this radio, have a pair of 6x9 RF punches on the way along with the Clarion xc 1410 amp as we speak and can't wait to get rid of the stock 4x6's in the back, should really wake the ol' chevy up and let this head unit scream.(will take some doing to fit the 6x9's but hey, its an old truck and it'll be worth it!) Long story short its a great radio and packed with a lot more features than I expected for this price, not to mention the good folks at Crutchfield threw in everything needed for a super easy install, you guys are awesome!!! Would recomend this unit and Crutchfield to anyone looking for a good product and a top notch company to deal with.

    Pros: Looks great Ton of features for not a ton of money Lots of options for really fine tuning the bass,mids and highs Easy set up and straight forward to operate once there

    Cons: None to speak of yet

    Great Product!

    Written By Anonymous, Tucson on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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    Another great purchase from Crutchfield! Affordable, fast delivery, plus all the parts for easy installation! Not to mention a great unit from clarion! Keep it up!

    clarion/crutchfield does it!

    Written By J, 47711 on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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    First purchase from Crutchfield, and I doubt I will ever purchase from anywhere else. Very pleased with the clarion CD player. Easy to install in my 06 F-150. Great upgrade from stock.

    Pros: Crutchfield customer service and just about Everything about the CD player

    Cons: I would hardly call it a con but has a few more features than I need

    Great Receiver

    Written By Anonymous, 92504 on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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    Awesome stereo, I have really enjoyed this great upgrade to my stock system. The advanced functions with a small price tag was very nice

    Pros: Great bluetooth connectivity with my windows phone. Sound quality with my stock speakers was great and the ipod controls are easy to use

    Cons: Only reason I did not rate 5 stars was my am and fm range seemed to go down. I love listening to my sports talk in the am and the stations I listen to are not nearly as clear as they were with my stock stereo

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By eddie, commerce ga on Friday, May 02, 2014

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    great radio, simple to use

    Gret Radio

    Written By Charlie, Jesup, Georgia on Thursday, April 24, 2014

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    I reviewed a number of different radios before making my final decision. I am familiar with the Clarion name, and this did have a factor in my choice. I bought this primarily for the Bluetooth function. Just love the "hands free" speaker phone, with auto answer, and voice dial features. Very few radios I looked at had the "built in" microphone. I had no desire to have to run wiring and mount an external mic somewhere on my dash. Doubt I will ever use the Pandora or XM features, but is nice to know I do have those options. Sound quality is great, with more than enough power to drive my speakers. Can't turn up the volume much past half way without rattling my windows. The included dash adapter and wiring harness fit like a glove, and made installation a snap. NO cutting and/or splicing wires needed. IF I ever want to reinstall my stock radio, everything is still OEM intact.

    Pros: Great radio for the price. Way more functions and options that I'll ever use.

    Cons: Too many options. Will take a dummy like me to learn all the functions available some time.

    Great receiver

    Written By kobelco, Minneapolis, MN on Monday, April 21, 2014

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    I researched quite a bit before buying the Clarion CZ302 for my 2007 Honda Accord LX.

    These were my requirements: CD(MP3), USB, Bluetooth

    All requirements were met, and the sound from the stock car speakers is SO much better, using this receiver. Crutchfield also supplied (free of charge) the "HOND ACCORD 03- MS", the mounting kit for the vehicle. I took the receiver and the mounting kit to a professional installer and got it installed. (I know, I'm not a DIY-er!)

    For a receiver this size, all buttons are small, as expected, but they are fairly intuitive. I haven't yet opened up the user manual but I configured the FM favourites, used the CD, played songs from the USB stick with folders and files system, configured and used the Bluetooth to play songs and make calls.

    I am absolutely delighted with the product and the service from Crutchfield!

    Pros: - Small - USB - Bluetooth - Awesome sound from the stock speakers

    Cons: - Small - The ambient blue light cannot be dimmed (I think, not yet looked at the manual) - Non of the cons should be any where close to a deal-breaker!

    Very cool Receiver!!!

    Written By mr.fab, Croydon, UT on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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    Very cool stereo everything works great and is of high quality. Its a little complicated to figure out the menus/ equalizer but all in all it looks and sounds great! You simply can't beat Crutchfield service super fast and super nice to work with. thanks again Crutchfield

    Pros: Good display, lots of power, very clear phone connection, cool look

    Cons: menu is complicated

    Great affordable unit

    Written By Roballbrzl, Virginia Beach, VA on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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    Very nice unit it has all I wanted and work great with my IPhone and I also have a Blackberry for music only and work great as well

    Pros: Very nice looking and functional

    Cons: None

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By Anonymous, Redding ca on Monday, March 31, 2014

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    Good buy works well and looks nice

    Great Receiver

    Written By Mike T., Charlotte NC on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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    This is a great receiver at a really good price. I had initially installed a Kenwood Excelon that just would not work with the steering wheel controls of my Chrysler Pacifica. The problem is not that the Kenwood was bad it's just the way that Kenwood allows you to seek and scan just didn't let my controls work as they previously had. I called Crutchfield, they were great and swapped the Kenwood out for the Clarion. The Clarion is very straight forward. It reminds me of my old Alpine. Not flashy, not distracting, just works really well. The controls are simple and if you read the instructions, you won't have any problems with the set-up. The built-in Bluetooth microphone works great and doesn't need the added external mic. Calls are crisp and clear, music apps work great. I'll continue to look at Clarion in the future. One last thing, the Clarion display can be seen in direct sunlight and dims automatically when the headlights go on which is nice as well.

    Pros: - Great Bluetooth connectivity and Streaming - Great Radio Reception - Non Pandora Apps like Spotify work great - Phone calls are crisp and clear

    Cons: None

    Clarion CZ302

    Written By Anonymous, stuart, FL on Sunday, March 23, 2014

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    nice, great looking radio with very useful features.

    love this radio.

    Written By Anonymous, Kingsville, TX on Friday, March 07, 2014

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    Very easy to use and install. The Bluetooth is flawless. Works great. Great sound. No cos so far.

    Great radio at a great price!

    Written By Chris, Arkansas on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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    I bought this stereo to replace my dying factory unit. I've had Clarions in the past and loved them, this one did not disappoint! It looks great, sounds great, and fairly simple to use. The multiple available audio sources it a great feature, and something that up until this point had not experienced.

    Pros: Lots of input options, great sound, easy install, being able to answer calls hands-free is a huge bonus for someone who spends a lot of time in their vehicle.

    Cons: A lot of features means a lot of multi-function buttons. It takes a little bit to get used to pushing the right button, but becomes second nature after you get used to it.

    Clarion CZ302 Receiverf

    Written By John, Winsted, CT on Friday, February 28, 2014

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    Easy to install. The quality sound through bluetooth is incredible. For the price you can't beat it.

    Pros: Great value for your money. Sound quality is superb. Cool looking blue light design.

    Cons: Can't get the display to stay on the clock. It might be me.

    Clarion CZ302 is a bargain!

    Written By MHogan70, Cleveland, OH on Friday, February 21, 2014

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    This is a fantastic unit and an especially great value. This system has it all: hands-free Bluetooth calling, Bluetooth audio, USB audio and iPhone/iPod control, Pandora direct control, etc., etc. The hands-free phone solution works extremely well and I'm told by people I talk to that it sounds as good or better than when I wear a headset. Audio quality is great, especially when using an iPhone/iPod via USB. (The connection also charges your iPhone/iPod, another plus.) Volume can go exceptionally loud.

    My biggest complaint is with the controls, which are far from intuitive. Although basic functions are easy enough (skipping tracks, using radio presets, etc.), setup and more advanced functions are more difficult to locate and use. The buttons are also all fairly small.

    Installation was quick and easy, taking about an hour, give or take. (And I'm not an experienced installer.)

    Pros: Feature set is fantastic. iPhone/iPod support is excellent. Sound quality is great.

    Cons: Some controls are not intuitive. Buttons are small.

    Very happy

    Written By Abraham L., Mayagüez, PR on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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    Great iPhone/iPod integration and operation. Love the Pandora app. Exceeded my expectations!

    Pros: Pandora/.iPhone/iPod integration, sounds really nice. USB/AUX front interface.

    Cons: I have a very large phonebook on my iPhone (1,200+) and the search function should be also available for the phonebook dialing, as it does for the iPod music/albums search.

    Excellent radio

    Written By Jerry, Fayetteville, Ar on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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