External Device Controls
Ergonomic Face Design: The Clarion DB285USB features an easy-to-use
rotary volume control and large 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. The front panel USB connector
and 3.5mm auxiliary input on the DB285USB make it easy to connect a variety of
external audio devices.
Digital LCD Display: The 13-segment digital LCD display, with blue
background and white characters, on the DB285USB allows numbers and characters
to be displayed clearly in all lighting conditions.
MP3/WMA Playback: The unit can
play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using ISO9660 Level 1
or 2, Joliet, or Romeo formats. The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical
levels, 256 files per folder and 578 total files. Bit rates for MP3 are 8-320 kbps,
plus VBR (Variable Bit Rates). Bit rates for WMA are 48-192 kbps. This unit is
compatible with, and will display MP3 and WMA ID3 tags up to 64 characters.
Auxiliary Input: The DB285USB feature a front panel 3.5mm
auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable
satellite radio receiver to this headunit. You can adjust the Auxiliary input
sensitivity level from Low, Mid, to High to match the volume output of your
connected external audio device.
4ch/1.8V RCA Output: The Clarion DB285USB features 4ch/1.8V RCA line level
outputs. This unique design assigns one pair of RCA outputs to the front
channels, while the other pair is assigned as a subwoofer output. The rear
channels are delivered through the unit's built-in 50W x 4 amplifier. You can
fade front line out to rear internal amplifier for overall system balance, while
the subwoofer output level can be independently adjusted through the non-fade
volume control feature incorporated into the unit's rotary volume control from
-6 to +6.
Z-Enhancer Plus: Z-Enhancer Plus features four bands of equalization
boost (B-Boost, Impact, Exite and Custom). Along with 2 bands of parametric
equalization, the Z-Enhancer Plus circuitry enables sound adjustments with more
flexibility than the basic Bass and Treble tone controls.
- B-Boost: Bass is emphasized from -3 to +3.
- Impact: Bass and treble are emphasized from -3 to +3.
- Excite: Bass, treble and midrange are emphasized from -3 to +3.
- Custom: Adjusts the bass and treble independently from -7 to +7.
You can set the effected bass frequency to 60, 80, 100, or 200 Hz and the
Q-factor to 1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2.0. The effected treble frequency can be set to
10k, 12.5k, 15k, or 17.5k.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
OEM Remote Ready: The unit also features an OEM steering
wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your
vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls and/or rear seat radio controls
when used with the optional SWI-JACK interface adapter (part # 127SWIJACK, sold
separately). The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from
1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick,
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer,
Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda,
Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn,
Scion, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles. Please consult "Outfit My Car"
to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Detachable Face: The headunit's face detaches to prevent theft and
comes supplied with a hard plastic carrying case.
Mounting: You can install the unit within 30-degrees of
horizontal. When ISO-DIN mounting, you will need to use your vehicle radio's
original factory ISO screws.
External Device Controls
USB Port: The front-panel USB port allows you to connect and
play USB Mass Storage devices loaded with MP3 and WMA files. This unit is
compatible with USB 1.1/2.0 with maximum data transfer rates of 12mbps. The USB
port can be used with USB memory media carrying up to 65,025 songs. MP3
files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 48-192
kbps are supported. Titles up to 64 characters can be displayed while in USB
mode. The DB285USB offers the following playback operation of your USB Mass
Storage device - Play, Pause, Track selection, Fast-forward/backward, Scan play,
Repeat play, Random play and Folder selection.
Note: This unit's USB port is not compatible with iPod.
Copy-protected WMA files cannot be played on this unit.
Bluetooth Ready: The DB285USB is compatible with Clarion's
BLT370 Bluetooth system via its front panel 3.5mm stereo minijack inputs. The
BLT370 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth
cellular phone and wireless streaming audio from any Bluetooth compatible
portable audio device. The DB285USB can be set to automatically mute any music
audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using
your car speakers.