You love local radio — why not experience it to the fullest? Clarion's CZ401 CD receiver lets you enjoy the crystal-clear reception and high-quality sound that HD Radio™ technology brings to AM and FM broadcasts. On participating stations, you'll hear AM that's as clear as FM, along with FM that's almost CD quality. Many HD Radio stations also broadcast more than one channel on the same frequency, giving you even more listening choices.

Tag it!
Plug in your iPod® or iPhone® to the USB slot, and you can control it using the CZ401's knobs and buttons. You'll enjoy great sound quality, and your player stays charged while you drive. Song info shows up on the easy-to-read two-line display. When you're tuned into an HD Radio station with your iPod connected, you can "tag" songs you hear by simply tapping a button on the stereo. Then the next time you sync your iPod, you'll be reminded to buy the tagged songs in the iTunes™ store.

Build a system
Clarion made sure the CZ401 is ready for the future. You can add a Bluetooth® adapter to enjoy the safety and convenience of hands-free calling. You can connect a SIRIUS satellite radio tuner directly to this receiver without the need for a brand-specific translator cable, and that'll save you some money. Of course, a subscription is required to hear satellite radio programming.

At the core lies great sound quality
You'll be impressed by the clean power of the CZ401's built-in amplifier. Clarion's unique bass boost will add punch to your sound without getting muddy. The 3-band parametric equalizer gives you pinpoint control over the highs, mids, and lows — much more effective than the simple bass and treble controls found on most factory radios.

You can play your store-bought CDs, recordable discs, and discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. You'll also find the front auxiliary input handy for plugging in a Dock & Play satellite radio, an MP3 player, or any other portable audio player. The receiver features three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs that'll get a clean, strong signal to your outboard amps. A built-in low-pass filter lets you control the character of your bass, while a high-pass filter lets you send your speakers the frequencies they were designed to handle.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter 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 Clarion, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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 (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • BeatEQ with three preset tone settings and 3-band parametric EQ
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Clarion Bluetooth adapter and SIRIUS satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, front-panel USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-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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    Written By C MAC, Richmond,VA on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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    Bought it for the price, not for the bells and whistles. 8 Months later had to send it in for repair. Problem came back in a few months. out of warranty, out of Crutchfield's hands. New problem, radio is internally shorted and blowing my vehicle fuse. I expect more than a few years out of a simple deck.

    Pros: AUX and HD radio, USB port I could charge up my phone.

    Cons: poorly made. disappointed with the longevity. Also I could not figure out how to turn off demo mode once I got it back from Crutchfield from warranty repair.

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    Written By Dave S, TN on Sunday, January 20, 2013

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    The radio does everything I hoped. The installation instructions were easily understood. The installation for a non-professional was a snap.

    Good ffor the price paid

    Written By Russ, Southington, CT on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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    Good unit for the price, Siruis/XM radio option, USB from MP3/ iPod input, Bluetooth option, etc. Like another reviewer stated, the HD radio drops out on an AM station I sometimes listen to. It changes the volume and there is no way to just select HD radio or not. Also, you have to hit the "D" Display button to get the clock on the display. It doesn't stay on if you change or shut the unit down.

    Pros: HD Radio. Options for Sirius/XM radio & Bluetooth. Cost for everything you get, install kit, connector, etc.

    Cons: HD radio drops in and out which changes the volume/ clearity on stations. No way to select or deselect the HD feature.

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    Written By Anonymous, Martell, NE on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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    Always buy Clarion. Have liked the way they work and look.

    Pros: Aux input and multiple RCAs, customer support

    Cons: not sure about the HD channel if a station is picked up in HD then gets dropped the volume drops and sometimes it fluctuates when driving.

    Great Unit!

    Written By Anonymous, Ellington, CT on Monday, January 14, 2013

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    The Clarion CZ401 is an incredible value (got it all with free shipping, wiring harness, dash kit, and vehical specific install instructions). This is replacing an after market Kenwwod casset deck I had in my 2002 Ford Ranger. Right now it powers 4 Kenwood speakers, and sounds great! Comes with 3 sets of pre amp outputs (front, rear, and sub), so you can add and improve your system as needed. I would like to get a small sub in the near future. The USB slot is awsome, just put your CDs on it and you have a 100 disc CD changer. The one issue I have with it is you have to press a button to display the time, then after 30 seconds it times out and starts scrolling features the stereo has. So every time you want to check the time you have to press the button 1-3 times, not a deal breaker but annoying. This is the only reason why I gave it 4 stars and not 5.

    Pros: 3 sets of pre amp outputs, USB drive, looks cool, great price

    Cons: Every time you want to know what the time is you need to press a button. The time will not stay displayed on radio, after 30 seconds it times out and starts scrolling features the radio has.

    Good for the price

    Written By Moshier, Corning,ny on Saturday, January 12, 2013

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    This stereo was a good price at $89. When you plug in your ipod it automatically picks it up and starts playing and you can control the ipod from the dash. It also charges the ipod when plugged in.

    Pros: When you plug in your ipod it automatically picks it up and starts playing and you can control the ipod from the dash. It also charges the ipod when plugged in. The radio seems to work well and the cd player too.

    Cons: When i installed it there was no sound. I called crutchfield and they were very helpful. I had to connect one extra wire that wasnt in the directions. It had something to do with the onstar connection, so you need to buy the extra connection if you want to use your onstar. I imagine this is an installation issue with any stereo and onstar. The other thing i dont like is that the time or whats playing wont stay on the display. It always goes into a mode that scrolls through all the options it has

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    Written By Mr. Chazey, NW Arkansas on Saturday, January 12, 2013

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    I'm recommending Crutchfield to everybody I know who might need a new radio. The USB port is worth every one of the 89 dollars I spent, since I can carry all of my music on a $3 USB drive.

    Pros: Great tech support. Two quick calls and they helped me with the wiring on my 98 Jeep Wrangler. Took an hour and a half tops to get in and going.

    Cons: Took awhile to figure out how to set the clock, but instructions are not complicated or long, and when I looked at them carefully it walked me through the steps. Not as intuitive as they could be, but not impossible.

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    Written By Bill, Paris on Friday, January 11, 2013

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    Excellent

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: Blue lights don't dim-pretty bright at night

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    Written By Anonymous, Kansas city, Missouri on Friday, January 11, 2013

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    Can't say enough about how great your service and products are. This is my third order from Crutchfield and I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else for my audio needs. A sincere thanks.

    Pros: Great sound, easy set up, looks so good in my dash, great price

    Cons: None

    Great value stereo

    Written By andy, Jasper, GA on Friday, January 11, 2013

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    I got this for my Wife when her crappy OEM stereo started refusing to play CDs. It would keep the disk and not eject. I must say that the experience was quite pleasant. The install was very easy. Although I had to make a small modification on the mounting adapter. in order to get the trim ring on. But I understand that these adapters are designed with the vehicle in mind, and not necessarily the stereo. The wiring harness adapter made things so easy, and the schematics supplied with it was clear, and easy to understand. Even with the mod I made to the adapter, the install only took the better part on an hour, and with very little swearing.

    The performance of the stereo exceeded my expectations. I was expecting this stereo to sound like a cheap stereo. But the quality was great. Other than the head unit, the system is all OEM, and it sounds like we spent more then twice what we paid. The controls were fairly easy to figure out, so I had the settings adjusted and the EQ tuned in a matter of minutes. My Wife loves the fact that she can load a thumb drive with a ton of songs instead of lugging around her overstuffed CD case.

    If you are looking for an upgrade, or replace a defunct OEM stereo without breaking the bank, then you can't go wrong with the Clarion CZ401 paired with Crutchfield. One low price got me a great inexpensive head unit, and all of the adapters necessary to install it quickly and easily.

    Pros: Easy to install, great value, and very good sound quality for the price.

    Cons: The adapter needed a slight modification with a Drimmel tool in order to make the Clarion trim ring to fit. But not a deal breaker.

    decent unit

    Written By s, Me on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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    I put this in my Durango with factory amp and the Alpine audio package. This unit easily doubled the power over stock radio. The unit has a clean face and isnt "busy" looking. I ended up returning this as I listen to regular radio a lot and in order to "seek" you have to push and hold the advance button until it beeps, The buttons are small and having to push and hold, I found it took too much attention away from the road. All other features performed as advertised.

    Pros: Good power, clean face

    Cons: small buttons, doesnt have one touch seek.

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    Written By Winger, Puerto Rico on Saturday, January 05, 2013

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    This is a very nice radio for the price

    Good buy

    Written By ripper, Chino Hills Ca on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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    For the price its hard to beat

    Pros: Great sound, and features

    Cons: The HD does not work with a few stations on the AM band , it could be the station or my proximity near power stations.

    Great receiver

    Written By BK, Ohio on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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    I found an amazing deal on this unit and love the built-in iPod control function. Perfect for listening to my playlists and Pandora radio on long drives. Sounds great and is fairly easy to use. Overall a great value.

    Pros: USB input, multiple RCA outputs and high end features.

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    Written By Joi, Denver Co on Monday, December 31, 2012

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    The only thing I don't like about this stereo is that you can't turn off the screen display showing the specs of the stereo. It might be in the owners manual but I haven't looked.

    Nice radio actually!

    Written By Chris, Cottleville, MO on Monday, December 24, 2012

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    Great radio actually. My only complaint is accessing the hd stations is a hassle. Sounds amazing actually! Got it for a steal totally worth it.

    Pros: Build quality and features at a great price.

    Cons: Hd tuning is stupid.

    Great features ruined by display/visual problems

    Written By Nolan, Lafayette, CO on Sunday, December 23, 2012

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    Great features ruined by display/visual problems - I'll explain. The features are everything listed on paper, HD Radio, front panel USB and aux inputs, etc. It's great to have all of these, unfortunately my experience with HD radio left me wanting. When going through an area where the signal would switch back and forth between digital and analog, each switch was accompanied by change in volume and a skip in the sound since the signals weren't in sync. For example, "Christmas" would sound like "ChristChristmas" or "Happy Birthday" would sound like "Hap-irthday", depending on whether is was skipping forward or back. The other issues were more disturbing, which are all pretty much related to the display. -The station displayed would not always reflect the actual station you were on. For example, if tuned to 100.1 and seek up I might see the display change to 100.5, yet I know it is on 100.3. go up again to 100.7 and it might show correctly, or it might not. Another example, if you have presets set; changing from preset 1 to 2, sometimes the display will change right away, sometimes after a few seconds, sometimes not at all. Pressing preset 2 again will update the display. -Pressing band to switch between FM1, FM2, FM3, and AM. Instead of AM, after FM3 comes FM5 (that's right "5"), but if you seek for a station, it then displays AM like it should. -Dimmer - only one level with little change. Doesn't affect the button brightness, which is way too much for night driving.

    Pros: HD radio, EQ adjustments, front panel USB and aux input, remote,

    Cons: Display issues, button brightness, preset buttons too small, no ISR button like other Clarion units.

    Love it every thing I wanted

    Written By Henry, Greenwood, DE on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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    Was replacement for wife's dead stereo . Had every feature we wanted. Multi source inputs cd cool looks.

    Pros: Multi source music input , fit , remote, price

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By Gabe F., So-Cal on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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    This deck is bada$$. It brought my factory speakers to life. I had no idea they could sound like that. The best bang for your buck.Under $100 and Crutchfield gives you everything need to install it. Took me about 25 minutes to install in my 2006 Tundra SR5.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    Written By Rick, Los Angeles on Monday, December 17, 2012

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    I haven't even listened to this radio for more than a moment, these are installation notes. My previous radio was a Clarion DB355MP and I bought a Clarion again because I thought it would be easy to install, given all the work I did on the dash to make the previous model fit. For reference the installation is in a '71 Datsun PL510, and I had to cut the dash opening for the installation sleeve and then cut some tapered shims on my table saw and bond them around the opening to make it all work.

    So here are my tips. 1. The screw for additional bracing (typically plumbers strap) that goes into the back of the unit is M4 x .70. This is a relatively small size and was not provided. 2. Speaker leads on the harness to the plug are only about 6" long. They were a foot long on my old Clarion and I spent a couple of hours splicing wire due to the difference. The pin-outs had changed from my old model and the harness swap was necessary. 3. I thought the old models sleeve would work with the new unit, but the fingers on the sides of the sleeve wouldn't engage, so I had to swap in the new sleeve too.

    BTW, I upgraded because the disc player in the old unit quit after about 7 years. I think this is going to be an awesome radio and I'm looking forward to the additional features of HD FM, USB and 3.5 mm aux that I didn't have before.

    Pros: High enough power for real music listening, nice heat sink in back, RCA outs including subwoofer, HD Radio, USB, and 3.5mm aux that I didn't have before. Lighted buttons.

    Cons: Speaker wires on the wiring harness are short, about 6".

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    Written By clarion cz401, brookhaven,mississippi on Friday, December 14, 2012

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    i owned a clarion years ago i had no problems then ijust purchased this one it is easy to installed the sound is great and it also very affordable ialso like the idea that it is sirius ready and its ipod ready

    Great Radio, right price

    Written By David P, Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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    Just installed this radio. The install was really easy, once i soldered up the wiring harnesses. The only issue I have with the radio is that the volume knob is kind of shallow, and is a little hard to turn, but its really not that bad.

    I was looking to get an inexpensive replacement for a factory radio, so I could plug in my android phone (and ipods). This has totally done the trick, and Crutchfield's instructions were spot on.

    great radio..great experience

    Written By mike, richmond, va on Monday, December 10, 2012

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    Crutchfield impressed the heck outa me. Great vehicle specific directions, free adapt and wiring..everything fit! Great radio..just reallllly blue...i mean reallly blue lights...and the clock wont stay ..keeps going awayyyyyyyy

    Good deck to replace factory

    Written By Nick, Omaha, NE on Friday, December 07, 2012

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    Good deck to replace the factory unit. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but get the job done well with a good feature set for the price.

    Pros: Good value and sound

    Cons: Not a lot of display options, interface can be clunky

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    Written By Mike, Phoenix Metro Area on Monday, November 19, 2012

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    Best price for a head unit with 3 sets of pre-amps ouputs and HD Radio. I've had a great experience with a Clarion CD Head Unit many years ago (unlike all the Sony CD players I have purchased - they all quit on me within 2 years). I've only owned this unit a month but so far so good.

    Pros: 3 Sets Preouts HD Radio works great Good Reception Price

    Cons: Station Preset Buttons are small I haven't figured out how to have the Artist and Song Names auto scroll. I have to push a button that looks like the 7th preset in order to get it to display the artist or song title.

    Great for receivers below $200

    Written By ATL_Falcons, Duluth, GA on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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    What a great player for the price! It is a steal now at $100. Sounds great with sources like CDs, USB and iPods. The radio could be a little bit better but overall it is good. Installation wasn't that hard and could be done in about an hour. I would definitely buy Clarion products again in the future.

    Pros: Great sound and value. Ample connectivity. Comes with remote. The best receiver for under $200.

    Cons: None

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    Written By ftbird37, Millington,TN on Monday, October 29, 2012

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    So far seems to be a good product.

    Pros: Good sound. looks good in dash.

    Cons: a little hard to set up.

    Great radio

    Written By Izzy, Fort Worth, tx on Friday, October 26, 2012

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    Love the Clarion it's a very nice piece. HD and iPhone control just what I wanted in my new radio. Great sound.

    Pros: Sound, looks.

    Cons: Can't control my iPhone, have to use radio controls to change songs.

    clarion cz 401 awsome

    Written By peter, w.p.b., florida on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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    great sound, easy to install, can't beat the price for this quality, sooo much better then the original radio, should have changed to clarion long time ago

    Pros: great sound, great reception-especially the hd, like the remote

    Cons: none

    clarion

    Written By ryan, columbia,ky on Saturday, October 13, 2012

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    i got to say,its one of best sounding radios i ever had.

    Pros: the high,mid,&low filters are great. you can get your music to sound perfect!

    Cons: none

    Excellent for the price!

    Written By doctavic, NJ on Sunday, October 07, 2012

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    Like an Clarion product, great value. Easy to install with Crutchfield's MasterSheet and the harness. Sound quality is excellent. iphone and ipod controls work well. Really boosted sound quality in my 96 Celica!

    Pros: sound quality and features

    Cons: none

    Satisfied with Clarion CZ401

    Written By Don, Chino, CA on Sunday, October 07, 2012

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    Receiver was very easy to install and sound is great. Thanks Crutchfield for your good service in sending a product that was the right one for my Jeep Cherokee XJ.

    Pros: Sounds great and was easy to install.

    Cons: None

    Good radio.

    Written By Jayhawker, Lake Zurich, IL on Friday, September 28, 2012

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    Great radio for the price. It has all of the features that I wanted, and more.

    Pros: Lots of features for the price. Sounds good and is easy to use.

    Cons: The display dims with the headlights, but the backlighting doesn't. So there is a blaring blue light just below my sight line that is quite distracting at night.

    Unimpressive

    Written By MarkQ, Hubbardston, MA on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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    If this was my first Crutchfield purchase, it would be my last. I was looking for a simple to use radio for my wife's Subaru Forrester. Rather than doing the reasearch I chatted with a rep for a basic, simple to use unit. This was the single recommendation I was given so I bought it. The directions were poor, and I found the best way to install it was to ignore them and do it by trial and error. THings like bracketts and bezels fit poorly or had to be removed completely. This is probably the 30th radio I've installed so it was not from lack of knowledge. Next, the owners manual was translated Japanese which was completely unintuitive. My wife hasn't tried it yet but I know she is not going to be thrilled.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Poor installation instructions. Poor operational instructions, nonintuitive. Tiny buttons.

    Great features, Great SQ - Especially for the price!

    Written By Tim M., Rapid City, SD on Friday, September 07, 2012

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    Picked up this head unit on clearance for $109.99 - for that price, nothing comes close! I upgraded from the stock head unit in my 07 Grand Cherokee and the quality difference was even better than I expected. It's relatively easy to figure out how to tune your music with this head unit - with or without an amplifier and subwoofer hooked up. It's got plenty of power to drive your speakers without distortion, or if you're using a sub, you can use the built-in crossovers and the quality really stands out. The 4v preouts for the amps are both powerful and clear - there's no unwanted noise from my sub at all. As others have written in their reviews, the access to the clock is a bit inconvienient. You have to hit a button 4 times to get to it and then it gets cleared out as soon as you do anything else. Also, a lot of people complain that the buttons are too small - I think it's moreso that they're a bit crowded on the faceplate, and the rotary knob could stand to stick out a little farther to make it easier to rotate. However, I think that will just take a little getting used to controlling the deck with your fingertips. All in all, it's a quality unit - looks good, sounds good, and you won't beat the price, especially for a name like Clarion.

    Pros: Great sound, great looks, well built, amazing price!

    Cons: Clock is difficult to access, buttons on faceplate are a bit crowded.

    great value

    Written By mt, Englewood, CO on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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    My radio transmitter for my MP3 was going bad after about 2 years.. For the price of 2 more transmitters, I got a huge upgrade in sound. The aux input is far better than any transmitter and I've been wanting HD radio for years.

    Pros: Sounds great. Great price.

    Cons: Controls are dopey. Setting the clock is a labyrinth. The blue LEDs don't dim.

    Clarioncz401

    Written By Anonymous, N.C. on Monday, August 27, 2012

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