A front-panel USB input makes it easy to pair up your digital music collection and the Clarion DB365USB CD/MP3 player. Just load your favorite WMA and MP3 files onto a thumb drive and connect it to the handy front panel slot.

And the convenience doesn't end there. The DB365USB is compatible with both MP3 and WMA music file formats burned onto CDs as well, so you can pack up to 10 hours of your favorite tunes onto a CD-R/CD-RW disc and play them back directly in the car. Clarion's sound-shaping controls ensures that those recordings will sound their best, while the built-in bass boost brings out the low frequencies. The DB365USB's strong onboard amplifier can coax great sound from all your recordings.

System building? Two sets of preamp outputs offer convenient connections for your external amps and subs, and the adjustable auxiliary input lets you set the level for the best possible performance from your portable player. The DB365USB also includes a handy wireless remote for system control from all over the car.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (19 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • detachable face with high-contrast blue display
    • wireless remote
    Audio features:
    • Z-enhancer with three preset tone settings
    • Magna Bass EX bass boost
    • USB input (not iPod compatible)
    • auxiliary input (rear RCAs)
    • two sets of preamp outputs
    Other features and specs:

    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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    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By Jason, Rensselaer, IN on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    I put this receiver in a 2003 Mustang, mainly for the USB input so I wouldn't need to use my mp3 player. I like the controls, and it sounds pretty good, but there is terrible noise through the CD, USB, and Aux inputs. Thankfully it is a constant volume, so you can turn the music up and not really hear it, but it's enough that i'm considering returning it.

    I've seen a few other people mention this problem in their reviews, but there are a lot where it's not mentioned, so i'm wondering if there's a bad batch of these floating around or if it is present on all of them. Either case, i'm disappointed, because other than that issue I really like the unit.

    Feature per dollar - Best Head Unit Ever!

    Written By David, Hampton, NJ on Saturday, May 19, 2007

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    I had to give this thing 5 stars just based on the reasons other reviewers are docking it. It can handle more than 256 mp3's but there is a FAT limitation on the number of files in a folder. As long as your mp3s are separated into folders you will have no problems. I had no noise problems, but it's possible that I just did a better job grounding it than most, or have really low expectations, or a really bad previous unit (aiwa). Also, the screen isn't nearly as bad as most reviews describe, and when you get used to what buttons you need, you never notice the extras that you don't. Truth is, i would have probably given it 4-1/2 anyways...

    Currently, I'm using it with an "A-DATA 2GB MicroSD Card with USB Reader" (search if you want it) as it protrudes the least from the unit of all other cards i've seen. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who wants to protect their reciever and has a nearby cup holder.

    with that said:

    Low $$$
    doesn't resemble a disco strobe
    Aux in rear (for your ipod or xm)
    USB in front (tested up to 2gb)
    plays mp3 CD's
    looks nice
    easy to change clock (important to the wife)
    front and rear outputs

    no sub output
    no ipod control
    not the most visible screen
    lots of buttons with minimal description

    Very good bargain!

    Written By Ben, Malta, NY on Thursday, May 10, 2007

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    This deck is a great buy! The only downside is the display, but thats what the other reviews said. I use the radio and USB features. I love all the radio presets. The usb play is great. I had to find a converter for all my MP4 DRM files, but that wasn't too hard.

    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By no, Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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    It is hard to see in the sunlight,But over all for the price it sounds great. Alot of bottons, But once you learn it its easy. Im very happy with it. Not at all hard to install, I have a 2004 buick century. It took me about an hour. Thanks Crutchfield.

    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By Al, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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    First of all, Tech support was outstanding. They were very responsive and helpful. The majority of the problems were related to the car (a 30 year old classic convertible).

    The trim piece doesn't stay on. I had to glue it in place with some contact cement.

    Why there are so many tiny buttons that do more than one thing? It seems that this would be very distracting when trying to drive.

    This is in a convertible, so I don't expect much in the way of being able to see the display, and road and engine noise make sound quality a low priority.

    All in all, I'm looking forward to using this radio.

    ugh display but yea for USB

    Written By john94si, Orlando, Fl on Monday, May 07, 2007

    yes the display without tinted windows is worthless during the day.
    The usb is nice but it takes awhile to read the key before music starts.

    for the price its not a bad radio with stereo aux in and 2 pairs of RCA's output.

    I got what I paid for

    Written By eric, Texas on Thursday, April 19, 2007

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    This deck does all the stuff it says it will. I'm very happy with the result. Of course, for the price you can't expect to be overwhelmed. Some of the things I would say are trade-offs for the price:

    It takes a *long* time to boot. In CD mode, I can be out of the driveway and on the way down the street before the music kicks in. It's worth noting that USB and radio come on soon enough that I don't notice the delay.

    The display is terrible. Everyone's right about that. I thought I'd try leaving the dimmer wire unhooked but didn't bother, though, because I was too excited to get it in. Worse, when you wear polarized sunglasses you have to tilt your head 45 deg to see anything at all. The perk is that even with the 'screen saver' turned off there's a progress bar thingus running all the time at the bottom of the display. I'm glad I can't see that.

    The buttons / interface isn't so hot. Not all of it is intuitive and the zillions of little buttons make it difficult to deal with. The good news is it doesn't take much to get 99% of what you are after (e.g. switching sources, selecting tracks). But, since you can't see the display anyway, it doesn't matter that it takes a secret-handshake-like process to switch from showing the time to the track title.

    So, if you've got a stock Honda radio with a broken volume knob--as I did--you'll be very happy. If you think you deserve a perfectly designed and implemented USB/CD/MP3 deck for this price you will be let down, I think rightfully so.

    Nice Features - Poor Quality Functionality

    Written By James, Lawrence, KS on Friday, March 30, 2007

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    1. MP3 CD and USB playback
    2. Aux Input
    3. Low cost

    1. Display not readable in daylight
    2. Aux (analog) input, USB, and CD sources are very Noisy. At volume level 1 there is quite a bit of noise. This is very noticeable for quiet parts of track or when at low volume. Adding an AMP would make it even worse.
    3. Max Number of MP3's is limited.

    Bang for the Buck

    Written By Charles, Little Rock, AR on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

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    The Pro's: Stylish looks, Awesome sound, Easy to navigate menu's and controls, A company that has a legendary reputation in Car Audio and all for a great price, SOLD!

    Plenty of Radio presets and one well placed button for your favorite station. Thru the face CD/CD-R Slot makes it easy to trade out disks. Throw in expandability with 4-channel RCA Output & 2-Channel AUX Input. Toss in a fully functional remote control. Give it a easy to detach face plate for securty. Now lets top it all off with a USB Slot for Thumb Drives that plays MP3's/WMA's. BooYa! Bang for the Buck! (Did I just say BooYa? I'm in my 40's for christs sakes) anyway...

    The Con's: Yes, the display is a little hard to see in the bright sunshine. The blue background washes out and the white fonts are not bright enough. This is a small annoyance in my book since the controls are easy enough to master and the fact that I bought it to hear it Not! to gauk at it. The USB port is a bit limited (max of 255 files is recommended) but works great with a thumb drive. My 512MB thumb sports approx 60 Skip Proof MP3's so I figure with a 2G drive the need for a changer becomes obsolete.

    In Summary: An excellent little Head Unit for the money so now I can splurge more on the speakers and amp.

    Very Hard to See!

    Written By Shannon, Sullivan, IL on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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    I bought this unit for the same reason as everyone else, the USB. Although that aspect of this CD player is awesome, it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to see the display during the day at all. If I had read these reviews BEFORE I bought it, I definitely would not have bought it!!! And if it werent for having to unhook it all and start all over, I'd send it back and get something different. The USB is really cool, but not worth giving up the ability to see what's playing unless its dark outside!!!

    Great value! This item will elimate the need for a cd changer

    Written By Droopy, East Bay, CA on Tuesday, February 06, 2007

    Like the title says, this item is a great value. you get MP3 Cd, USB input and Clarion quality. Like others I must grip about the screen, which is very difficult to see during the day. Also, the random feature is not so hot: you must wait for the song to complete for it to randomize to the next track. The only other thing i would change is adding more sound enhancers, although I can't hold it against the unit since it is a bargain/entry level item. However, the build quality is strong, the item is inexpensive and it will keep the tunes going for a long time.

    Good for the price

    Written By Alson, Hawaii on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

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    I just wanted a cheap deck and after comparisons with many other decks in this price range, I chose the Clarion. The USB port is a plus if you have a lot of MP3's. Output is good, but you really can't expect the best for a mid-priced deck like this. You get what you pay for. The display is hard to see in bright sunlight, but I don't really look at it much because I use the presets. The RDM (Random) feature when playing MP3's or CD's is not too hot either. In order to skip between songs, you can't skip a track and have it jump to the next random song. You have to hit the RDM button to turn the feature off, and then hit RDM button again to have it jump to the next random track. It would be better if RDM would stay enabled and then you can just skip to the next random track rather than it disable itself and go up or down to the next or previous track. Other than that, the deck is all I expected it to be for a mid-priced/cheap deck. It is plain, yet visually pleasing and you can never go wrong with all the extras Crutchfield provides you (for free might I add) to help you with the installation. Free shipping is always a big consideration too as not very many companies, if any at all, offer free shipping to Hawaii.

    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By greg, Dothan, AL on Saturday, January 27, 2007

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    Bought the DB365USB for my wifes car. The power is plenty enough to make the factory speakers sound good as new. The main reason for purchase was the USB. My daughters MP3 player works great.Some MP3 files did not play, but all WMA works great and that is what we use. I have read reviews about the USB abilities but have to agree with the guy from GA who said that this is not a computer. For someone who began his career in the 70's installing car stereo and seeing CASSETTE players sell for $300-$500, I think the value of the DB365USB can't be beat for a factory replacement.


    Written By Dave, Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, January 18, 2007

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    I bought this receiver for the front USB input, to replace my 12 year old Pioneer CD receiver. On the same Saturn factory speakers, and using the same wiring, the sound quality was much worse in the Clarion. Even worse, the Clarion skips the first half second on every song on a CD, whether on a CD or CD-R. Needless to say, I'm returning it as I don't care to miss the first couple beats of every song.

    Cannot see LCD Display

    Written By Mark, Saint Louis on Monday, January 15, 2007

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    I wish I hadn't bought it, can only see display when its dark out.Being able to see the display on a bright day is an absolute requirement if you can't then there is a design problem. It was very easy to install, but I don't see a brightness option on the setup menu. It also has too many small buttons with names that don't make any sense.

    Super Service

    Written By darryl, Ocala Fl on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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    I picked one up in the outlet area, that one would not power up, the sent another unit out next day air, just got it in and sent old one back today. I also got all the extras that would have cost over $80 bucks for sure at any electronics store for free, YOU WILL NOT FIND BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE ANYWHERE! MY THANKS TO CRUCTHFIELDS, YOU GUYS ROCK! Just one thing on radio, I also experience small issue with playing cds, when you skip a track there is a noise as it goes to next song, it is quite loud at upper volume level, having a multi amp setup I checked by replacing with a higher end Clarion that I have and no noise. Other than that, which I can live with no problem for what this unit cost, it is great, I love the usb front input, if it was not for the noise I would give it a 5 .

    Excellent Service, Great Price, Good Product

    Written By Chris, Dallas, GA on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

    Crutchfield rocks first off. The unit is great for the price. It has all the extras... the amp hookups... and the AUX hook up (although its in the back) and of course the USB. Well thats the only reason I bought it and I am pleased. The unit is not a computer, so I think some of the other reviews are unrealistic expectations. If you want to rid yourself of the large CD case in your auto it is perfect. All I did was purchase some smaller drives (128MB) for cheap and put different genres on each. You can buy those drives for nothing nowadays. Then you plug in the drive of the music you want. All this trying to wire in a 10GB portable hard drive is crazy. Like I said... its not a computer!

    So all in all... its a great unit, everything jives good and if you want to use the flash drives it works great... oh yeah, one last thing... make sure the drives are a bit older because the new ones have flashing LEDs... and you dont want that at night!

    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By Yohan, Lexington, KY on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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    The receiver is as I expected and well designed save for one minor fault. When starting the car, the receiver, during the loading of the cd, is a bit laggy. That is to say, it will play about a half second or so of the first track before "remembering" where the cd was stopped. Also, I have a bit of a noise problem (static, etc.); I don't know if this is the receiver or the wiring, but at any moderate volume it can't be heard, so it doesn't affect me much. Some people don't like the small buttons, but I do; it looks good from a visual design standpoint, and the remote more than compensates. Great unit for anyone who uses flash drives. (not great for ipod, etc.)
    ...and hats off to crutchfield; great service

    From a first timer ...

    Written By Jay, Saratoga Springs, UT on Monday, December 11, 2006

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    This was my first shot at anything car audio. I bought it for my Geo Prism since the stock unit went out. Overall, I'm very pleased.
    Receiver: I have had it in for 2 weeks so far. Everything seems to work well. I echo comments above that the USB cover is annoying - I'll probably just rip it off. But that's a minor problem to what seems to be a great unit for the money.
    Install: I realized halfway through this that those people writing that they did the install in 30 minutes must not have been replacing the stock unit (so they already had the sleeve in place) and had done this before. It took me much longer than that. And while Crutchfield's support was very helpful when I called, I expected their instructions to be much more tailored to my vehicle. I felt there were some steps that were left out like exactly what to trim on the face plate and that you will have an unused wire from the receiver. I figured out that was what was needed, but didn't want to snip something that wasn't stated in the instructions and ruin the part. Also, the sleeve was just a little too wide for my car, which made things difficult. Just wanted to warn those in a similar situation. But on the whole a positive experience.

    Great stereo for the money

    Written By Matt, Indiana on Sunday, October 15, 2006

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    Altho the first one i recieved had a bad USB port, Crutchfield promptly sent out a replacement that works perfect.

    I agree with the other reviews about the display being hard to see in daytime, but other than that it's worth every penny i spent.

    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By Bobby, Fort Polk, LA on Friday, October 06, 2006

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    After searching for several months, and finding sub-par units, I finally found this gem. It is more than a toy, and offers a valid alternative to CDRs. Imagine, load up a couple megs worth of music while you are "working" and then jetting out for the day and cruising home to your personal sound track for the day. No better freedom that I can think of. Awesome product, one of the better units on the market with the features.

    Dim display, MP3 folder hieararchy is bad

    Written By Bret, Colorado Springs on Saturday, July 22, 2006

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    First of all, Crutchfield and their tech support rock...
    The unit was faulty, high pitched hum when playing the CD and the USB port. Also the first second of a song is cut out when playing the CD. I requested a replacement but after thinking about it, I upgraded to an Alpine. While I'm waiting for the Alpine, I put my stock unit back in and it sounds better than the Clarion through new front and rear speakers.

    usb feature is a toy, no gapless cd playback

    Written By josh, baltimore, md on Saturday, July 08, 2006

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was initially excited about this unit until I installed it and started using it. First off, the cd player automatically inserts 2 second gaps into every cd it plays (cd audio or mp3 audio), so it is impossible to listen to dj mixes or live recordings. To be fair a lot of mp3 players can't play gapless albums, but even my 15 year old sony cd player and my last clarion cd player could play regular gapless cds without pausing between tracks.

    The second problem I have with this unit is that the USB feature is nothing more than a toy. The crutchfield hands on review says, "The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels, 255 folders, and 255 files per folder." which is misleading, the truth is that it can recognize 255 files in TOTAL, so when I try to plug in my 20gb mp3 player or people's ipods it just spits out errors and does nothing. The second annoying problem is that folder names have to be 16 letters or less and file names have to be 28 letters or less. This is just lazy engineering and it forces almost anyone who uses the player to carefully rename the folders and files that they're putting on their usb drive or cdr to play, otherwise it spits out an error and won't play anything.

    I've had a lot of different cd and mp3 players over the past few years and I have to say that this is the worst of any of them that I've ever used. At least the radio works fine.

    [Editor's Note: Our Hands On Research has now been updated. Thank you. ]

    Cool HU but display too dim

    Written By Yuriy, Des Moines, IA on Friday, June 23, 2006

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    Overall, a cool head unit. A note for Honda Accord LX 1998 owners: ended up taping off the orange (Illumination) and orange/white (Dimmer) wires on the harness -- didn't see much difference with or without them.
    Cons: As some other reviewers noted, the LCD is hard to read in the daylight. Wonder if Clarion/Crutchfield can do anything about it (e.g., publish a "how-to" describing how display brightness can be adjusted just enough so that it's not too bright at night yet not too dim during the day).

    Great little deck for the money

    Written By Moodybluesr, Urbana, IL on Monday, June 12, 2006

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    First off, Crutchfield rocks.

    OK, on to the deck...
    With free shipping and a free kit to put this thing into one of the oddest dashes (Subaru XT6) in existance is a great bargain. The USB connection is obviously what drew me to the deck over the similarly priced Eclipse I was looking at, but I doubt I had to give up much in the sound department as this thing sounds really good, too. I have it hooked up to some old speakers and it makes more than enough sound for me going down the highway at 70 with both windows down.

    The buttons are rather small, as previously mentioned, and the (non-adjustable) display is rather hard to read during the day time. Other than that I really don't have too many complaints so far. You won't be disappointed with this one.

    Clarion DB365USB

    Written By P2gee, Texas on Friday, May 19, 2006

    I had been debating a long time getting a Ipod adapter to play my own tunes thru my OEM radio. When I saw this Clarion with USB port that sold it for me. This thing sounds mucho better than my OEM radio and so easy to load up a thumb drive and go. For the price you cant beat it!!!

    Great Stuff

    Written By kevinmkirk, Albany, OR on Monday, May 15, 2006

    First of all - hats off to Crutchfield. They had exactly what I wanted at a good price, shipped it the same day and it came packed with everything I needed. I had the unit installed and playing music in about 30 minutes.

    Much like any piece of equipment, the Clarion DB365USB is simple to use/navigate, provided you read the manual from cover to cover - something I like to do because I invariably discover some neat things about any given device that I didn't know about previously.

    At first I was a bit disappointed with the sound as I was quite used to the stock Jeep unit (which was no slouch), but once I got the Magna Bass EX turned on and the EQ adjusted - man, this thing kicks - even with the stock speakers.

    My only complaint is the cover over the USB port. My guess is that it will eventully fall off. Perhaps they should have taken a que from Kenwood and used a sliding door instead of the flexible, gasket type cover they went with.

    Other than that, it's a great CD player at a great value and at 128 kbps, you can stuff a whole lot of good sounding music on a USB flash key...just waiting for the random button.

    Nice for the price...

    Written By Golf_pilot, West Melbourne, FL on Monday, May 08, 2006

    I just installed this unit last week. I have two different brands of flash drives and they both work with the USB. Folder name and song title can scroll on screen if MP3/WMA is made correctly. Power is much better than my stock unit. Bass and treble are easily adjusted -just make sure Z-Enhancer is off first. The rest of my system is stock, so the Z-Enhancer settings tend to be a little extreme on the bass/treble bias. I'm sure that a components/sub set-up would benefit from this. There are 2 RCA (L/R) aux inputs on the back along with 4 RCA pre-amp outputs. Standard functions, such as volume, source, radio band, skip forward/back, are easy and quick. Some functions: finding weaker stations (fine-tuning is possible), setting clock, etc. are not very intuitive. Memorize the smaller buttons, because you won't be able to read them -especially during the day. The front USB port, power, and price sold me on this one. I enjoy it. Crutchfield sent all necessary parts and instructions and installation was a breeze as usual.

    Nice unti

    Written By gregg, Ann Arbor, Mi on Monday, May 08, 2006

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    I just installed this unit and have been pleased with it so far. Everything works as advertised. The USB port is what drew me to this unti in the first place sso it is what I like the best. Just copy some music to a memory key and go! The navigation is a little less than intuitive (small buttons to!) and the radio refuses to tune in small increments so you can't tune into stations that have less than optimal signal. All in all I'm quite pleased with it.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Sleeve
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness (with in-line 15A fuse on constant power wire)
    • RCB-176 wireless remote control
    • 1 CR2025 lithium battery
    • 2 Hook plates (radio removal tools)
    • 1 Plastic face fixing pin
    • 1 Metal back strap
    • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
    • Installation/Wire Connection Guide (English/French/Spanish)
    • Warranty sheet

    Features and Specs

    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 19 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 1.8 volts
    Display Color White on Blue
    Key Button Color Light blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    AUX Input Rear
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    Mini ---
    iPhone ---
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research


    USB Port: The front-panel USB port allows you to play USB flash drives loaded with MP3 and WMA files. The USB port can be used with flash drives with a maximum storage capacity of 1GB. The port is not compatible with hard drive based MP3 players, and it isn't compatible any Apple iPods, including the iPod shuffle. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 48-192 kbps are supported. Folder names up to 16 characters long, and file names up to 28 characters in length, can be displayed.

    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, across 255 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.

    Z-Enhancer: The Z-Enhancer function features three types of sound tone effects stored in memory. You may select Z-ENHANCER 1 (bass emphasized), Z-ENHANCER 2 (treble emphasized), or Z-ENHANCER 3 (bass and treble emphasized). When the Z-Enhancer feature is on, the bass and treble controls cannot be adjusted.

    Magna Bass EX (Extend): The Magna Bass EX feature provides an extra boost of bass when activated. Unlike conventional loudness features that boost the low frequency range at around 100Hz, the Magna Bass EX boosts the low- and center-range frequencies of around 60Hz. By focusing on the lower frequencies, the added bass impact won't distort or muffle the high frequencies.

    Bass/Treble: The bass control range is +/-14dB at 100Hz. The treble control range is +/-14dB at 10kHz.

    Screen Saver: Thirty seconds after a button is pressed, the screen saver will activate, displaying a series of moving dashes. It can be deactivated at any time.

    Top Function: The Top function resets the CD player to the first track of the disc. This function also begins playing the first track on a connected USB device.

    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.

    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.

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