Talk hands-free in your car with a compatible phone — Clarion's CZ500 CD receiver features built-in Bluetooth® so you can keep your hands on the wheel during your conversations. When a call comes in, the CZ500 mutes the music while you talk to your caller over your car's speakers. Clarion includes a microphone that you can mount in the best spot for maximum sound quality.
Play music from your iPod® or iPhone®
You won't need an adapter to play digital tunes in your car. Simply connect your iPod or iPhone to the rear USB input, and you can browse your music collection using the stereo's controls. That way, you can stash your player and keep it charged while you drive. An included remote lets your passengers control the tunes while you concentrate on driving.
Even more ways to play your music
The CZ500 will play your store-bought CDs, plus recordable discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. You can also load up a USB thumb drive with MP3 and WMA files for even more options.
The built-in amplifier delivers plenty of power, while a bass enhancer and 3-band parametric equalizer allow you to adjust the sound to your taste. If you're building a system, three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs send a clean signal to all your amplifiers. The subwoofer volume control comes in handy when you're switching from one kind of music to another, like from jazz to reggae. You can use the built-in low-pass filter to get maximum efficiency from your subs.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this 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.
iPod 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 or its optional iPod adapter.
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.