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Audio & Tuner Section
USB Port: The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows
you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC); such as select Android
smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB
thumbdrives (up to 32GB). The USB port enables audio playback and control of
MP3/WMA music files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Clarion
FZ150. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into
the receiver's USB port (0.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to
ACC or On.
SD Card Slot: There is an SD card slot on the front-panel
for playback and control of MP3/WMA music files stored on a SD or SDHC
memory card of up to 32GB capacity.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Clarion FZ150 supports the following
types of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto a USB mass storage class device or
SD/SDHC memory card.
USB (mass storage class device) and SD/SDHC
memory cards (up to 32GB)
Playable File Types
Maximum # of Folders/Files
||2,000 total files
||ID3 tags, WMA tags
Playback & Search Functions: The FZ150 provides a variety of
playback & search functions.
- Folder/File Select: This function allows you to select
a folder containing MP3/WMA files and select which music file to play back.
- Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play
the first 10 seconds of the first music file of all the folders on an
- Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the
current music file in a MP3/WMA folder repeatedly.
- Random Play: This function allows you to play all music
files in a folder in a random order.
Auxiliary Input: The FZ150 features a front-panel stereo
Auxiliary input, so you connect your iPod/iPhone or portable satellite radio
receiver to this head unit.
Audio & Tuner Section
MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion FZ150 employs a MOSFET (Metal
Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) power amplifier capable of
delivering 45W (Peak) x 4ch of high quality sound with superior linearity & less
distortion than conventional power amps, even with the volume cranked up. The power specifications for the FZ150
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 FZ150 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts
2Ch/1.5V Line-Level Outputs: The Clarion FZ150 features
2ch/1.5V RCA line level outputs to connect an external two-channel amplifier.
EQ Presets + Tone Control: The FZ150 is equipped with four preset
equalization settings (FLAT/POP/ROCK/CLASSIC) which can be accessed simply by
pressing the head unit's EQ button. Each EQ preset provides optimum equalization
for the type of music selected. You can also independently adjust the head
unit's Bass & Treble.
Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the
low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume.
Beep: The head unit provides an audible beep to confirm
button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion FZ150 is equipped with a built-in
AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek, & preset tuning. Up to 18 FM station
presets and 6 AM station presets can stored manually or automatically. The radio
also allows you to scan through all the head unit's available stations (5
seconds each) to easily search what's playing on the radio. When "Local" seeking
is turned on, only those radio stations with strong radio signal can be
Single-Line LCD: The single-line, high visibility LCD (with
black background and white characters) on the FZ150 allows numbers and
characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.
Display Information: The head unit's display can be switched to
indicate information such as radio frequency, track number w/ elapsed playing
time, song/artist name, or clock. The clock is only displayed when the head unit
is powered on.
Cover Panel: The digital media receiver's front-panel is not
detachable. However, it does come with a plastic cover to hide the unit's
front-panel when you exit your vehicle. The plastic cover simply snaps on and
off the head unit's front-panel.