The Clarion CZ500 is an AM/FM/CD receiver
that can play MP3/WMA audio files on CD-R and CD-RW discs; and supports
ID3-Tag, as well as CD Text. It also has a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary
input for connecting a portable audio device and a rear-panel USB type-A
port for connecting your USB mass storage audio device or iPod. In
addition, the CZ500 features built-in Bluetooth technology for wireless
communication and audio transfer. Additional accessories that are
compatible with this unit include HD Radio tuners (sold separately), as
well as an optional steering wheel remote interface (sold separately)
which allows you to keep your factory steering wheel controls.
Detachable Face Security: This unit features
Detachable Face Security. A hard plastic face-case is provide to protect
the detachable face when removed.
Note: A face-fixing screw is supplied for making
the face non-detachable, if desired.
H.M.I. Design: Clarion's superior H.M.I.
(Human-Machine Interface) Design utilizes a distinctive "starburst"
control button array. The headunit's buttons are clustered symbolically
for intuitive operation, with a large rotary volume control that is blue
illuminated for easy recognition and a cool look in your vehicle.
Digital LCD Display: The two-line, 10-digit, digital
LCD display (with black background and white characters) on the CZ500
allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any
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 the display returns to the screen saver display.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
CZ500 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 CZ500 are as follows: