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Clarion NX404

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Your in-dash multimedia and smartphone command center

Whether you rock an iPhone® or Android™ smartphone, you want a receiver that gives you the most control. Clarion's NX404 navigation receiver not only delivers accurate guidance and a wealth of entertainment options, but it gives you safe ways to integrate your phone so you and your passengers can stay connected on the go.

It all starts with the gorgeous 6.2" touch display

The NX404's 6.2" screen gives you a great view of the receiver's built-in maps of all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Canada. You'll have access to over 11 million points of interest, along with 3D mapping that allows realistic views of terrain, buildings, and landmarks in select metropolitan areas. The display also supports "flick" operation, just like your smartphone. Animated menu icons that can be dragged and dropped give your dash a little personality, while allowing you to prioritize functions and A/V sources.

Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Bluetooth® for hands-free calls and streaming music

Built-in Bluetooth lets you talk hands-free on your compatible phone so you can keep your hands on the wheel. When a call comes in, you can tap the screen to answer the call and hear your caller over the speakers. And you can even stream tunes if your phone or other device supports it. The NX404 features a built-in microphone, or you can add an optional external mic for added clarity during calls in problem vehicles.

Android smartphone integration

Connect a compatible Android smartphone to the NX404 with an HDMI cable to enjoy the receiver's Android compatibility, which allows you to see the display of your smartphone right on the receiver's screen. You can do a lot of cool stuff when you're parked, like check out photos and high-definition video, surf the web, and view smartphone apps on the 6.2" display.

Clarion caters to the iPhone, too

Apple users can enjoy direct iPod® and iPhone audio control with a simple USB connection or via Bluetooth. iPhone 5/5c/5s users will need to add a couple of more adapters, including an HDMI cable and an Apple Lightning™ Digital AV Adapter to get full access to audio and video content from their device.

Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Pandora® Internet radio as you roam

Take your Pandora stations with you — run the free Pandora app on your phone and control it from the NX404's touchscreen. You can skip tracks, change stations, and thumbs up/thumbs down songs just like you do online. For the iPhone, you'll need a USB or Bluetooth connection; Android phones control Pandora via Bluetooth.

A sound choice

Into full-resolution audio files? The NX404 will play lossless FLAC audio files from your flash drive, so you can enjoy up to 24-bit/192 kHz clarity behind the wheel. Clarion's powerful built-in amp does a great job driving your speaker system. You can choose from four preset tone settings, or make your own using the 3-band parametric equalizer. The subwoofer volume control lets you dial in just the right amount of bass if you've got a sub hooked up, and you've got high- and low-pass filters for further sound customization. Clarion includes a handy remote for additional tweaking.

Get connected

The NX404 boasts myriad connection points beyond the HDMI input. You'll find a pair of USB inputs on the receiver's back panel, useful for plugging in a dedicated MP3 player plus a flash drive, and you can use the front 3.5mm A/V input and rear RCA A/V inputs for hooking up external sources. A dedicated rear-view camera input allows you to add a layer of safety to your travels. Three sets of 2-volt preamp outputs let you add amplifiers and subwoofers to the mix.

Fun for the cinematically inclined

Enjoy watching DVDs up front while you're parked, or hook up a video screen in the back so the kids can watch movies as you drive — thanks to Clarion's "2-Zone" operation, your backseat gang can watch a video while you and your co-pilot enjoy music up front.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an 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. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Parrot Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
      • HDMI cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for viewing video content from Lightning devices
      • Clarion CCA750 cable required for viewing video content from older Apple devices
    • HDMI compatibility for select Android devices when parked — requires optional HDMI adapter
    • Pandora control through iPhone and Android
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files from your flash drive
    • remote control
    Navigation features:
    • maps of United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 11 million points of interest
    • lane guidance and junction view
    • 3D representations of select buildings, landmarks, and terrain
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB drives (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric EQ with 4 presets
    • low- and high-pass filters
    • bass boost
    • dual-zone A/V output
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs; front 3.5mm input; rear RCA A/V input; rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer); video output
    Other information:

    Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

    Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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    What's in the box?

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    • Navigation receiver (w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor)
    • 8GB microSD map card (pre-installed)
    • Remote control (RCX005)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp harness
    • AV input/output harness
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 16.5' cable)
    • HDMI connector bracket
    • 2 Machine screws
    • 8 Counter-sunk ISO screws
    • 8 Hex-head ISO screws
    • 2 Wire splice taps (Red)
    • 3 Self-adhesive wire clamps
    • 3M tape
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide/Installation Manual
    • Warranty Card

    Features and Specs

    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Front and Rear
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-In Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPhone/Android Integration
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    Audio Section
    Audio/Video Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.2" Touchscreen TFT Display: The Clarion NX404 has an integrated 6.2" TFT widescreen display with touchscreen controls. The display provides a high-resolution video monitor for watching your DVD videos. The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB) and 1,152,000 total pixels. The unit's touchscreen panel features interactive controls making menu navigation easy.

    • Touchscreen GUI w/ Flick Control: The GUI (Graphical User Interface) shows large icons that are highly visible and easily recognizable at a glance. The NX404 touchscreen responds to your finger gestures just as your smartphone screen would. You are able to drag & drop icons into different positions to customize the screen. The touchscreen also supports flick operation, so you can quickly scroll to another menu page.
    • Short Cut Menu: The unit has a main menu for using all functions and a shortcut menu that groups together frequently used functions. Use of the shortcut menu allows you to quickly access frequently used functions Up to five frequently used functions can be registered to the shortcut menu.
    • Dimmer & Brightness Control: 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. You can also manually adjust the unit's Day & Night display brightness from 0-20.
    • Variable Button Illumination (728 colors): Since the vast majority of functions are controllable from the touchscreen, there are only four physical buttons (including a rotary dial) on the unit for the most basic and commonly-used functions. You can set the head unit's button illumination to 1 of 9 preset colors or have the unit scan through all the preset colors. You can also select three custom user colors by adjusting red, green, and blue values.

    Start Up Time: The NX404 has a start up time of approximately 29.75 seconds from Off to the Map Screen.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the bright green wire in the supplied wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus. Video can only displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you try to view video with the vehicle in motion, the head unit will simply display "CAUTION! Video is disabled for your safety".

    2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion NX404 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using your vehicle's factory radio brackets and the supplied hardware. There is also an optional custom double-DIN sleeve (0202DBKT, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to mount the NX404 in a custom 4" opening. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Anti-Theft Code: You may program the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been disconnected from power.

    Onboard Navigation

    Navigation Mapping Software: The map database (by TomTom) used by the Clarion NX404 was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's preloaded 8GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The NX404 provides map coverage of the United States (all 50 states), Canada, and Puerto Rico. The NX404's integrated Clarion Mobile Map navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to your selected destination. The built-in software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included navigation map.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to date via and your Windows PC (XP and newer). Simply download new map data from Clarion's portal site (, store the updated map data on a microSD card and insert it into the Clarion NX404 via the front-panel microSD card slot. You have 30 days from purchase to download the latest available map free of charge.

    GPS (Global Position System): Clarion's built-in navigation helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS receiver & external GPS antenna. The Clarion NX404 features a built-in SiRF GPS receiver and includes a GPS antenna which can be mounted on the dash with the included 3M tape or outside the vehicle on a flat magnetic surface. The NX404 uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The NX404 considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location. Three (good) or four (best) satellites must be receive to accurately determine location. This unit does not transmit your GPS position, so others cannot track you.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an magenta line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The Clarion NX404 allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes automatically based on the current time and GPS position.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Clarion NX404's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits. Services are listed under the following categories - Gas, Food, Lodging, and Restrooms. You must be on a major highway or road to use this feature.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.

    Audible Alerts: The Clarion NX404 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance: In addition to graphic directions, the NX404 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can select from English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The NX404 provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.

    Note:The unit will mute the audio of the other sources during navigation voice-prompts.

    Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby.

    Find Menu: The Find Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination or insert a waypoint in your current route. An on-screen keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the following categories:

    Destination Search Description
    Find on Map Search for a destination by scrolling the map display.
    Combined Search You can enter search keywords to find addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
    Home Store and easily recall your home address.
    Find Address Enter full/partial address, or search for a city (central location), or search for the intersection of two roads.
    Find Places Search for over 11,000,000 points-of-interest (POIs) by name, phone #, or category; search near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination.
    Favorites Store your favorite locations for easy recall.
    History Destinations that you have set previously
    Phone Select a destination by entering phone #.
    Coordinates Enter geographic coordinates (latitude & longitude).

    Route Calculation: The Clarion NX404 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route based on the fuel consumption data you provide
      • Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as well to save fuel
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
    Note: You can select "Route Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of three routes with the selected route planning parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take.

    Vehicle Profile: You can create a vehicle profile for your car, truck, or SUV. Enter the following parameters for your vehicle - Fuel Consumption (avg. fuel consumption of your vehicle in city and rural areas), Engine Type (engine and fuel type), Fuel Price (avg. fuel price for travel cost calculation), Max Speed (max speed you travel), Weight, and Dimensions (length x width x height).

    My Route: "My Route" displays the route parameters and the calculated route in its full length on the map. You can also perform route-related actions such as editing or canceling your route, setting a start point for the route, picking route alternatives, avoiding parts of the route, simulating navigation or adding the destination to your Favorites.

    Modifying A Route: When navigation is already started, there are several ways to modify the active route. You can edit the route by modifying the list of destinations and waypoints. You can add or remove destinations (waypoints), modify the start position or reorder the list. You'll be able to create a brand new route, add intermediate destinations (waypoints), and modify the final destination. Or, you can simply cancel your active route.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.

    Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your bearing and the distance of the next destination.

    Quick Menu: The Quick Menu is a selection of controls and functions that are frequently needed during navigation. It can be opened directly from the Map screen by tapping Quick Menu icon. You can customize which controls and functions are accessible through the Quick Menu.

    Calculator & Unit Converter: The calculator allows you to perform simple arithmetic. The Unit Converter converts distance, speed, area, currency, temperature, volume, and weight.

    Built-In Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Clarion NX404 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile), HSP 1.0 (Headset Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Clarion NX404. Visit Clarion Bluetooth Support for complete list of compatible phones and players.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Clarion NX404 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Once a device is paired, the registered Bluetooth device will automatically connect to the receiver when it is in close proximity (up to 30') to the receiver. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Clarion head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Hands-Free Communication: The NX404 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). The NX404 can be set to automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation hands-free. An integrated front-panel microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Clarion in-dash head unit's front-panel controls (with or without the parking brake engaged). Outgoing calls can be made by entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #, +) directly via the head unit's touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Clarion NX404 and then make your call; the head unit can store up to 500 contact numbers. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed) from the Clarion NX404.
    Note: The Clarion RCB-204 (sold separately) is an external microphone which can be added to the Clarion NX404. The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of the head unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Clarion NX404 can stream & control music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps on your mobile device to the NX404 receiver. The unit offers basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, & Random/Repeat) for stored music and music apps. In addition, the NX404 provides a Track List of the stored music on your smartphone (AVRCP 1.4 phones only) and even offers Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/etc. browsing for stored music on your iPod/iPhone (iOS 6.0+); as a result you can find your music much quicker. The head unit will also display your stored music and music app song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Clarion NX404 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The NX404 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The head unit supports a variety of audio/video files recorded onto DVD or CD.

    Dual USB Ports: The Clarion navigation head unit features two rear-panel USB type-A ports (attached to rear chassis by 42" cables) that allows you to connect portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices; such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread 2.2+ OS only), digital audio players, and thumbdrives. The unit supports a variety of music and movie files recorded onto USB. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Compatible Media Files: The Clarion NX404 supports the following types of music and movie files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32-48kHz
    bit rate of 16 or 24 bits w/ sampling frequency of 44.1-192kHz
    Video DivX 3.11/4/5/6: max resolution of 720 x 480
    AVI: max resolution of 720 x 480
    max resolution of 720 x 480
    max resolution of 720 x 480
    MPEG4:  max resolution of 1920 x 1080
    MPEG2: max resolution of 720 x 480
    AVC/H.264: max resolution of 720 x 480
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 200 folders/1500 files (200 files per folder) 65,535 folders/65,535 files
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, & Album Art

    Playback Operations: The Clarion NX404 offers the following playback & search functions for disc and USB.

    • Track List: This function allows you to select audio tracks from a displayed list of tracks on a disc or within in a folder.
    • Direct Search: You can locate the beginning of a movie scene using the time, chapter numbers, or title numbers recorded on a DVD video disc. You can also select a specific MP3/WMA track from a disc or USB device.
    • Skip Search: Chapters or Tracks are skipped down or up from the current location, as many times as the key is pressed, and then playback starts.
    • Fast Forward/Rewind : The NX404 offers a variable fast forward and rewind function. You can select between 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x.
    • Scan: The first 10 seconds of each music track on the disc or USB device is played.
    • Repeat/Random: You can play back chapters, titles, or tracks recorded on a disc repeatedly. You can also randomly playback audio tracks or files recorded on a disc or  USB device.

    Parental Lock: You can set and change the level of parental lock. This function allows cutting scenes that are unfavorable for children or replacing them automatically with other scenes prepared in advance. There are 5 levels of parental lock that are protected by a custom user 4-digit password.

    Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: You can insert or eject a disc with the unit off. If a disc is left in the ejected position for 10 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded.

    Mounting Angle: For proper disc playback, you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    iPhone/Android Integration

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Clarion NX404 supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector through its rear-panel USB port, rear-panel AV input, and rear-panel HDMI connector. The NX404 offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Clarion NX404's USB or HDMI connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Clarion receiver and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC).

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your Apple device through the Clarion NX404. Using Clarion's proprietary CCA-750 iPod/iPhone Video cable (020CCA750, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music on your iPod/iPhone and music apps on your iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies on your iPod/iPhone and video apps on your iPhone through the Clarion NX404. If you only desire audio playback, you can simply use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the NX404.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Clarion NX404 for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Clarion DVD receiver. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from your Lightning-connector Apple device on the NX404, you'll need Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately) - this type of connection also requires Bluetooth pairing.
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Operation Modes: The Clarion NX404 lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app.

    • iPod Control + Song/Artist Information: In iPod Control Mode, the Clarion NX404 allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, or Podcast from its touchscreen monitor. You can also browse your iPod/iPhone's video content by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rental. Content in each category is listed alphabetically. The head unit also supports basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ also allow you to navigate stored music and movies, as well as access music and movie apps from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection. During iPod Control Mode, the navigation receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist/Album Name, and Album Art. The NX404 will also display song/artist information, station identification, and Album Art from select music apps in iPod Control Mode.
    • Simple Control Mode: In Simple Control Mode, you can navigate stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. Music browsing is disabled from the head unit's touchscreen; you'll still be able to control basic playback functions from the head unit, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. There is no song/artist information or Album Art in this mode and video content cannot be output to the receiver's touchscreen. The head unit will simple display "Simple Control Mode". Not all apps will be compatible.

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    HDMI Mode: The Clarion NX404's HDMI mode and rear-panel HDMI input can be used to connect select Android or Apple iOS devices for mirroring and audio/video playback through the navigation receiver. You can listen to stored music and music apps (like iHeartRadio), as well a view stored video and video apps (like Netflix). The head unit's touchscreen will display the same screen which is displayed on your smartphone, as well as video only when your vehicle's parking brake is engaged (not always full-screen). Audio content can be heard without the parking brake engaged, but the unit will only display "Caution! Video is disabled for your safety". You cannot perform operation of the Android or Apple iOS device from the head unit's touchscreen; you will still need to use your mobile phone's touchscreen for operation. The following proprietary connector cables are required for Android or Apple iOS connectivity.

    • iPhone Connectivity: If you have an iPhone with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter and Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have a 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll need a 30-pin digital AV adapter and the 30-pin dock cable (all sold separately). In addition, for both types of iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device.
    • Android Connectivity: The head unit's HDMI port is MHL compatible; this means you can simply connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone to the  receiver via a MHL-to-HDMI (sold separately). The Samsung Galaxy S3/4 and Note II requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android smartphone's battery. Check here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
    Note: Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged for the head unit to display video from your smartphone device or "mirror" your smartphone device's screen. Control of your smartphone must still be done from your smartphone's touchscreen (not the head unit).

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion NX404 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/29/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora App Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    5th 8.0 Y Y* Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y Y* Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    2 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    3 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    mini 8.0 Y Y* Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y


    • *Requires Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion NX404 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner. The NX404 offers Seek, Manual, and Preset tuning. The NX404's built-in AM/FM tuner features 3 FM bands and 1 AM band. You can store up to 6 presets in each bands, allowing you to store 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations. You can manually store your favorite presets or have the NX404 automatically store the strongest stations for you. The Preset Scan feature receives the stations stored in the units' preset memory in order and scans each station for 10 seconds sequentially; this function is useful when searching for the desired station in memory. When "Local" seeking is turned On, only those radio stations with strong radio signal can be received.

    Pandora App (for iPhone/Android): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Clarion NX404 using your USB-connected or Bluetooth-paired Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The NX404 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information, as well as Album Art.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also choose to randomly playback songs from all your registered stations.
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone/Android to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    Audio/Video Section

    24-bit D/A Converter: The unit's 24-bit D/A converter re-quantizes the 16-bit audio signals from CDs and DVDs as 24-bit data while maintaining the low distortion and high linearity of a 1-bit D/A converter. This allows an expanded dynamic range and clearer reproduction of subtle nuances, for a richer sound when viewing DVDs or listening to CDs.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion NX404 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)
    Note: The power specifications for the NX404 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.

    6ch/2V RCA Output + Sub Level Control: The Clarion NX404 features 6ch/2V RCA line level outputs (Front/Rear/Sub). The non-fading subwoofer preamp output features an independent level control (0-14) and phase adjustment (normal/reverse).

    Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion NX404 is equipped with built-in low-pass and high-pass crossovers.

    • Low-Pass Subwoofer Filter: The Low-Pass Filter (LPF) for the subwoofer preamp output will send only the low frequency range through the preamp outputs to ensure superb performance with a connected subwoofer. The low-pass filter can be set to 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or Through (full-range).
    • High-Pass Filter: The NX404 features a High-Pass Filter (HPF) for the unit's front & rear channels, via speaker-output or preamp-output. You can adjust the high-pass filter from 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or Through (full-range). The HPF prevents low bass notes from distorting your front & rear speakers. The high-pass filter setting effects both the front & rear channels of the head unit.

    BeatEQ: BeatEQ lets you tune the sound to your liking, depending on the category of music, for a more fulfilling listening experience. The Clarion navigation receiver provides 4 preset EQ curves (Bass Boost, Impact, Excite, Off) and 1 custom EQ curve. Bass Boost emphasizes the bass portion of your music; Impact emphasizes the bass & treble portions of your music; Excite emphasizes bass, midrange & treble portions of your music; while Flat sets the bass, midrange, & treble to 0. The Custom EQ lets you freely customize the frequency, Q-factor, and level of the bass, midrange, & treble.

    BeatEQ (Custom Mode) Frequency Q-Factor Level
    Bass 50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz 0.7, 1, 1.4, 2.0 -7 to + 7 dB
    Midrange 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz
    Treble 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz
    Note: BeatEQ settings are applied to all sources.

    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. This circuit boosts bass at an ultra-low frequency of about 50Hz, creating a rich, deep, defined bass rather than the muddy, booming bass of a standard loudness control. What is more, boost levels are dependent on the system volume, resulting in balanced system response and dynamic bass reproduction.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Audio/Video Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The Clarion NX404 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    HDMI/MHL Input: In addition to iPhone and Android connectivity, the head unit's HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.

    Audio/Video Output (with Dual Zone): The NX404 features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an external display and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can playback audio/video content from a Disc, iPod/iPhone, or AV 1/2 Input on a rear-seat monitor system; while viewing a different or the same audio/video source on the navigation receiver's touchscreen monitor.

    Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera (such as the 020CC510, sold separately). This RCA input enables you to connect a rear-view camera to display the area behind your vehicle. The increased view encourages and facilitates safer driving. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (purple/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.75 seconds.

    Note: Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: In addition to the unit's touchscreen and hard-key controls, the NX404 comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the navigation receiver and your connected devices. The remote control operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium-cell 3V battery (included).

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Outstanding product

    Written By Joe, Winter Haven, Fl on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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    Easy installation, the information provided by Crutchfield was spot on. The looks, quality, sound and performance is great.

    Cons: None at this time.

    Advanced features, easy to use

    Written By DrJan, New Mexico on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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    This is a very affordable way to integrate navigation, iPhone pairing and rearview camera in one very good sounding sound system. It has a touch screen, which makes operations a lot easier than my wife's Acura's setup, which has to be controlled with a knob. The picture is sharp, icons make sense and stuff just works. Warning: the speed limit nag is on by default, you can turn the fiend off in Settings. Also, download the manuals from their website, one a general one, the other strictly for navigation, as they are more complete than the printed version that comes with the unit.

    I have a beloved 2002 Honda CRV, with low miles, and I feel now that I can keep it for quite a while longer without any 'electronic envy' for newer cars with all their bells and whistles.

    Pros: You get: GPS navigation, hands-free calling on your blue-tooth enabled phone, the ability to add a rearview camera, and a fine stereo with CD/DVD playback. The touchscreen makes working the thing a breeze. What's there not to like?

    Cons: None yet discovered.

    Terrific product!

    Written By John R, Virginia on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    I have only had it installed for a week, and as a 79-year old, am still reading the 168 page manual. However, everything I have tried, I have liked! The GPS seems to work well. I love being able to use Bluetooth to make my telephone calls. And having suffered with no MP3 capability for the first 12 years of owning my 2003 Toyota Matrix, it is a joy to plug in flash drive with my favorite music and hear the music through the original equipment 6-speaker sound system. I thought I might miss my 6-CD changer, but this product plays CD's and DVD's and with the USD ports, I don't really need to play CD's much anymore. Glad the Crutchfield advisor (Jackson) recommended this one after I told him my desires.

    Pros: See above

    Cons: Well, I miss my "info" button on my radio where I can learn what was playing at the moment, but it is a tradeoff I was very happy to make!

    Awesome so far

    Written By ShiroMiller, Washington, DC on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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    I've had my unit installed for about a week now and I have minimum complaints. I only say minimum because I haven't have any major problems but minor quirks. One would be the music information not showing up when I hook my iPhone to the music. That's only happened twice and I know it sounds petty to talk about but I like to view my artwork etc. Another would be not being able to view step by step directions on the nav. Now really it could just be me being slow and not looking hard enough but I have not found this feature. Other than that I LOVE this head unit. It's unique and perfect in everyday and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it. The mirroring feature is really cool and is easy to use. Back up camera hooked easily and the picture is crisp. Bluetooth connected easily and the unit came with an external mic. Haven't had any complaints about others being able to hear me. I will post another review in a month or so if there are any changes, but as of right now I would recommend this head unit to anyone!

    Pros: Unique display, easy Bluetooth connection, mirroring, built in nav

    Cons: No step by step direction in nav (apparently but again that could be me)

    Great Reciever!!

    Written By Kyle, New York on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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    Great receiver, easy to use and VERY smart! I put this in my wife's Jeep and liked it enough to put one in my Ram!

    Pros: Very clear picture and sound, easy to hook up.

    Cons: None

    Great upgrade for the price!

    Written By Minesh, California on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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    This unit was a huge improvement than the stock head unit that came with the H3. The price point for what you get was pretty much spot on what I was hoping for! The sound quality improved and I couldn't be happier with the Bluetooth audio streaming.

    Pros: Pros: -Looks slick and easy to navigate -Great audio performance, keep in mind I'm not an audiophile but know when stuff sounds like cr*p. -Navigation is spot on. People complain about the start of time of the Nav functions, and I didn't find any problems with it. I turn the car on and by the time I get my belt on and check the mirrors the thing was up and running, so people who complain about that likely hit the gas the moment they turn the key. -BT Audio streaming sounds great!

    Cons: Cons -The phone sounds like crap from time to time. It's crackles more than anything I've ever experienced so I'm not sure what the issue is. The Bluetooth audio sounds great but for some reason Bluetooth phone audio sounds like something from the 70's with heavy cracking noises -I wish there was more EQ controls but the presets are OK.

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    Written By Kevin, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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    This was a very nice upgrade for my base 2010 Camry. The GPS on this unit is the reason I upgraded. The maps are very detailed and the maping software is working great for me.

    Pros: GPS, playback support, price.

    Cons: Bluetooth seem a little weak at times. It works best with the phone closer to the unit.

    nice system

    Written By PattieCake, Virginia on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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    It is a nice system for the money

    Pros: Nice system for money

    iPhone 6 works with our new Clarion NX404

    Written By RickyBobby, South Carolina on Monday, March 16, 2015

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    So far so good. Took 4hrs to install this Clarion unit on the Saturday and another 4 hrs on the Sunday to install the backup camera. Crutchfield service was great. I had to call them 6 times with questions on the wiring and install. (4 wires was not a color to color match.. not sure why..) I also installed 2 USP permenant inputs whcih came out really nice. Radio itself is awesome. It synced right away with my iPhone 6 and then my wifes 5S. No issues so far. When one is connected you can go through the whole phones music playlist right on the Unit so phone stays untouched.

    Guess only gripe so far is turning the unit off, havnt figured it out yet on how to do that quickly when you suddenly need quiet time to listen or talk..

    Pros: iPhone 6, All inclusive unit (GPS, Bluetooth, DVD and Backup Camera

    Cons: So far just quick off button is missed, may be a setting for it someplace..

    Cheap for a reason

    Written By Taylor, Florida on Sunday, March 15, 2015

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    Alright, for the cost it is indeed a steal. Very hard to get into the in-dash gps head units from Pioneer or Kenwood for the same price, near impossible. However, is it really worth it? My decision to buy this is starting to waiver. Horrible touch sensitivity, crappy UI and I mean just garbage ui. Trying to rearrange the tiles on the 3 home pages is a feat, it took me nearly half an hour.

    Pros: The navigation is not bad. I think it is nice to be able to get a choice of routes if you elect to deviate what was provided by the search. Its search is pretty good too. Overall the unit is easy to setup and the cost.

    Cons: Color matching is the stupidest ordeal I have ever experienced colors are off. The UI sucks along with touch sensitivity and so does the sound features and menu. You would think, if you have a song title longer than the maximum allowed characters it will scroll so you can see the entire name, not the case unless the song is playing. No radio station naming makes for a very boring radio interface. Poor radio reception on some channels, much worse than my factory radio. There are better options.

    Excellent unit for the cost

    Written By A Holt, Wisconsin on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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    I put this radio/navigation unit in a 2012 RAM 1500. My truck originally had the low dollar CD player/radio. This was a great addition to the truck. I was able to get rid of my Garmin and add Bluetooth for the phone and music. I loaded a 32GB USB flash drive with music and will never miss satalite radio. I even put some cartoon videos on the flash drive so my kids can have entertainment while my wife is shopping. I also replaced all six speakers with Kicker. This radio drives them well without an amplifier.

    Pros: Featues, features, features.

    Cons: Some delay in menu navigation. The next unit up has voice control.

    Great Value

    Written By Dan, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Been using the NX404 in a 2001 F-350 for approximately 8 months now and it's a great value. The sound and funtionality is good via Pandora, Bluetooth and FM Radio and the HDMI video is great for streaming Netflix from the iPhone. Navigation works very well once spending time toggling preferences and turning off the annoying speed warning. Backup cam functionality is good, the display switches quickly and interrupts all other functions. GPS works well running Nav in background of any App, a small bar drops down to que your next course change. Fairly quick boot time and boots in single digit ambient temperatures.

    Pros: Good Nav and GPS reception. Full Pandora functionality over BT. Mechanical volume knob works well in bumpy vehicles. Customizable shortcut menu. Good speakerphone when used with remote mic, listeners receive clear Mic sound even in a loud Deisel truck.

    Cons: Stock software; Bluetooth speakerphone was unusable. Padora would not work via Bluetooth. iPhone needed to be paired every few days. After software update; Sometimes need to reboot to get Pandora BT to link to iPhone. Auto backup cam switching during multiple FW/Reverse maneuvers loses signal. General: Micro SD card slot in awkward location and difficult to remove card. Nav screen can get very busy at times and hard to understand. Speaker phone audio through one speaker only.


    Written By David, weston on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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    very happy with it good sound great gps good video

    Great Unit

    Written By Dicky, dracut ma on Monday, March 02, 2015

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    Do not be fooled by the bad reviews on this website. First off one of the reviews i read said the user manual and diagrams are useless. False. They may be referring to the quick start up guide. The user manual is on a CD not a booklet. The maps are also very easy to update and you can update for free if you do so within the first 30 days of owning it. There is an internet site you can use to make it happen and it is very very simple process to follow but does require some downloading to your pc or laptop. Also it was mentioned a sticker leaves residue on the screen well that sticker is attached to a protective film that covers the entire acre for protection and peels right off.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, can't beat the price.customizable

    Cons: Crutchfield offers the wiring harness and installation kit for free that you need to install in your vehicle but will not send it unless you tell them you need it which i didnt know from online ordering and if i hadent called customer support instantly to confirm my suspicions i would have been disappointed when i received the unit and could not install it.

    Crutchfield response on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Dicky, thanks for the great review of the NX404. I'm sure your comments will help reassure a lot of other people considering this receiver. We wanted to comment on your experience regarding the installation accessories. Normally, when you enter your vehicle info and add a stereo to your shopping cart, our website shows you the installation accessories you need and lets you add them to the cart. Since these accessories are not always free, we don't want to force them on anyone, so we also give you the option of not receiving the accessories. It looks like you accidentally clicked on that option instead of adding them to your order. Thank you for calling Customer Support to check on this.the last thing we want is for you to not get the hardware you need to install your new receiver!

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    Written By Edward, San Antonio TX on Monday, March 02, 2015

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    I purchased everything I needed to put Navigation and a DVD in my vehicle. Very impressed with the device and support to help install the device.

    Pros: Provided great assistance picking the right unit for me needs. Great support with installation as well.

    Great product

    Written By Adrian, Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    Great product, never bought a Clarion head unit but this one works great!

    Clarion NX404

    Written By Nick, Gurnee, IL on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    Great head unit

    Pros: Easy installation

    Cons: None, so far

    This is a great multimedia system

    Written By Steve, Michigan on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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    This is my first system like this for my 2010 Camaro. This unit does it all. The GPS is pretty accurate but a much steeper learning curve than say a Garmin GPS. Plenty of tweaks available to get the system sounding and looking like you want it.

    Pros: Everything so far with one small exception (see cons)

    Cons: The speed warnings on the GPS. Go even a couple miles over the speed limit and you are reminded of it every time. Can't figure out how to turn this feature off.


    Written By Donald, Fairborn Ohio on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Sounds pretty good, over Nissan stock Clarion. Wanted for the Nav function mostly. I do like the UBS and IPOD connections. Don't really listen to CDs, might use DVD. Dash install kit was not very impressive, cheap plastic. Wiring kit was a bonus. Overall, satisfied with purchase.

    great product

    Written By Anonymous, Monroe ny on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Great product

    Buyer beware. Gps has very old maps. Only 30 days to update. Then 69.0

    Written By Charles, Livingston, TN on Friday, February 13, 2015

    This unit works fine has some nice features. Don't be fooled by the one year warranty, or the statement that the maps are easily updated. The maps it comes loaded with are several years old. You have 30 days from the time you power it on to update them, otherwise they want you to pay 69.00 for them! Navieextra customer support is non existent. For the amount this cost, I expected more service than that. There is a single small statement in the manual on page 61 I think about the map updates. Who is going to find that? I would not purchase the unit again after finding out what kind of customer loyalty they have..

    Pros: Has nice features. Overall value is not worth the price of the head unit.

    Cons: Clarion naviextras support is a joke. Only 30 days to update maps from the time the device is powered on. 2014 model maps are 5 years old

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    Written By Anonymous, enid ok on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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    This is a awesome stereo has everything u need

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Too tipe of fit

    Life saver

    Written By Jeff, Little current Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 08, 2015

    While in Myrtle Beach in january thieves broke the back window of my new car . They took my gps and my sirius radio. I always wanted an indash unit but could not afford it. When i went shopping i saw the clarion nx404 at a price way below Pioneer and Kenwood. I was lost for directions as i am from Canada. I decided to give it a try. What an awsome unit.

    Pros: My car is complete with the 404 , just input a phone number and the clarion takes you there. Quick and accurate. My samsung phone links up to the clarion quickly and flawlessly. I can play my memory stick , cds , dvds , stream from my phone , its unlimited. I got back to Canada without a hitch.

    Cons: If i had one complaint it would be the reception on fm , it seems weak. Could be the install but the gps is fine , i will look into it. Small price to pay for this awsome machine. Would i recommend this yes its fantastic.

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    Written By perry, Charlottesville va on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    Great product. was install by Crutchfield couldn't be happier it has everything I wanted plus more.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great with my phone

    Cons: None


    Written By Megan, Naperville, IL on Monday, January 26, 2015

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    I really enjoy it. Great touch screen, works fine. Only problem is the sticker that was on the front left goo on it, and the navigation app will not open.

    Pros: Works great, connects easily through Bluetooth.

    Cons: Has sticker on screen that is hard to take off.


    Written By Ejr, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, January 24, 2015

    I had done my research and decided on this head unit in the end on price. I wish I hadn't. This unit would forget my Bluetooth connected phone nearly daily. Nav was shotty too. Clarion should really be ashamed of producing this unit.

    Great Product

    Written By Sandra, Columbus, GA on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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    Exactly what my son without directional skills needs. He is confident and will drive without someone else in the car. He loves all of the features on this Radio/CD/GPS features.. Easy to install and use..

    Pros: Easy to install Easy to use Let's him update maps

    Awesome Radio

    Written By Clarion NX404, Eagle Michigan on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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    Very easy to install, radio functions are very user friendly.

    Pros: Bright screen, very colorful. Navigation system is very easy to use and gives clear direction.

    Great value

    Written By Anonymous, 98375 on Monday, January 12, 2015

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    Pros: Simple to use

    Clarion NX404

    Written By ROGER, California on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    This radio has some nice features and a very clear screen. I installed a rear view camera to this radio and the picture is very clear to see while backing up. The options on this radio are great. Synchronizing your cellular phone with the hands free works terrific. Very clear on both ends of the phone call. I would recommend this radio to anyone. The installation kit was exactly what we needed to install the unit. The hardest part of the installation for me was running the wire for the rear camera to the radio.

    Pros: Everything at your finger tips and easy to jump from one screen to another.

    Cons: GPS takes some getting used to. You really need to read the book to us this part of the radio. It is always telling you the speed when you go over the speed limit. It has a way of turning this function off, but you need to read the book to accomplish this.

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    Written By Jimmy, Annandale, NJ on Monday, December 29, 2014

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    Very nice stereo for the price. Easy to install. The Crutchfield team was available to help every step of the way. My tech support was fast and thorough, with US based technicians. Great job Crutchfield. Thanks.

    Pros: Crystal clear, and sounds great. Fit perfect and Crutchfield said.

    Cons: Mostly touch screen. I do prefer more buttons.

    Clarion NX404 is a Good Deal

    Written By wavslide, SoCal on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    Great stereo/navigation and lots of options. All the wiring diagrams were wrong and my third call to support got me the Honda Schematic. Colors did not match up, but the pin numbers worked. I also got all the wiring adapters available, but my rear DVD player was disconnected and no simple fix was available. I had to send it back.

    Pros: Once installed it works great. Easy to learn icons and features. I really liked the touchscreen.

    Cons: It was a whole day project to get the wiring right, but I lost the use of my rear DVD player. The Nav system has a woman named Susan who wouldn't shut from telling me when I exceeded the speed limit. I turned off the volume in the Nav settings, but it would turn back on when the vehicle was restarted.

    Good System, Terrible Bluetooth Support

    Written By RichK, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, November 17, 2014

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    This system is very nice, but has bluetooth issues (even with the latest firmware installed). I've tested it with two Droid DNA's and an LG G3, all running Android 4.4.2 (latest), all with media+phone audio enabled. The phones pair correctly, but then have issues streaming music (from any app) and will not play phone audio. All of these phones work perfectly paired to our OEM 8.4" 2014 Durango Uconnect / Bluetooth Speakers, etc. I'm hoping Android 5.0 (which is yet to be released and won't be available for Droid DNA's) resolves this issue. Please note Clarion has Bluetooth compatibility pages that show the DNA and other Droid phones as compatible, but no one seems to be able to get them to fully work.

    Pros: Nice screen, love the GPS, sounds better than OEM unit, steering wheel integration is fantastic, nice that you can color match the controls to your interior, Crutchfield was very helpful with install and suggested all the correct parts.

    Cons: Poor Android bluetooth compatibility

    A very solid unit that hits all the right marks.

    Written By Derek, Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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    I installed this receiver in my 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and added both the PAC MS-FRDS interface so I could still use the Ford Sync and the Clarion backup camera (CC510). My original thinking was that I wanted a backup camera - but that was a slippery slope and led to the whole new system replacing the original Ford head unit (which did not have navigation). Boy am I happy with the upgrade. The Clarion is a very nice system with a large display and easy to navigate controls. Since I prefer the Ford Sync phone controls I simply setup the Bluetooth on my phone so that Sync is exclusive to the phone functions and Clarion has access to the media and Pandora. I routed the usb cables for iPhone and Android phone hookups to the glovebox so they are out of sight and out of the way. The touch screen is very easy to use and only creates a minimal distraction. Being able to still use Ford Sync and steering wheel controls really ties everything together and makes it all "feel" factory. I would strongly recommend adding the additional accessories to allow for the steering wheel control integration and the Ford Sync - even if you have no plan to use them, just having that as another option is very nice.

    Pros: Adding the right accessories recommended by Crutchfield complete the system and make for a more enjoyable experience. Clarion has a very solid interface that is easy to navigate and the Pandora integration is a very nice option if you use that service. The large screen is a plus especially with the navigation. The voice reminders that you are exceeding the speed limit might be annoying to some people but can be turned off, I actually appreciate the reminder and don't think they are obtrusive.

    Cons: The CD player does seem a little slow to start playing. Since this is a fresh install and I havent lived with it too long I don't have many CONS to list. Overall, for the price point I think this is an excellent unit. I would certainly recommend including Crutchfield's recommended accessories to fully integrate the system to your vehicle.

    Poor engineering

    Written By Jeremy, Georgia on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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    I have gone through 3 of these in the past 6 months. The engineering is obviously shoddy. First one- cd/dvd player wouldnt read. No problem, it happens. Returned it for replacement. Second one, after a few months, the navigation crashed. Brought a windows based error dialog box and then was never able to load. Customer service said if that windows box shows up, the hard drive is damaged. Fine, return it for a third unit. Third unit, upon initial installation: navigation doesnt work, touch screen barely works, Settings menu is unreachable. This thing as obviously garbage. Dont waste you time or money. Get a better unit.

    Cons: Prone to constant failure and crashing

    so far so good

    Written By timk, United States on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    So far so good, I only had this product for about a week now. I wish it had a display with clock while radio is off. The navigation display I thought would be better. The radio, CD, DVD player all work good. Love the fact it can be used with android with Pandora.

    Pros: Pandora with android phones SD card easy to access to update maps Remote comes in handy Sounds great in jeep

    Cons: No clock display when radio is off. GPS display could be better

    Poor Sound System

    Written By Lexusry, Newport Beach on Thursday, October 30, 2014

    not that great

    Pros: mirror feature with Samsung s4 phone was great. sd card and usb read very fast.

    Cons: sound system is awful and it does not have sound retriever feature like pioneer radio. it does not offer picture slide feature, ,no hd fm radio,no artist display on fm stations, i have to return it and got a pioneer 6000nex .

    Nice unit at the right price (on sale)

    Written By DaveW, Bridgewater, NJ on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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    I chose the Clarion because it was one of the least expensive units with a built in GPS plus many other great features. I originally figured I could save a few bucks by getting one of the so-called "app radios" and use Waze or Google Maps but reconsidered when read some of the reviews. The problem is some of the interfaces are wonky and you often need proprietary cables which can add another $100. Plus you're then married to Apple/Android/etc. The Clarion worked fine out of the box. GPS seems great so far (why is it that the factory installed GPS systems cost $1800 and suck??). A nice plus is if you don't connect the brown pulse wire you (or your passenger) can use the GPS when driving. Another nice surprise is, at least with my iPhone 5, I can connect via bluetooth for Pandora and iTunes Radio. The head unit even displays artwork and song titles without the cable (USB) connection to the phone. The user interface is a bit busy but not obnoxious. Not yet sure how good the phone function works. Used it only a few times so far- my contacts synced to the Clarion right away, sound seems fair. I connected the (free) ext'l mike provided by Crutchfield which is supposed to be better than the int'l mike. Installation was as expected- no surprises. But the user manual with the Clarion is horrible, barely written in English and the important wiring diagram is too tiny to see without magnification. However, using the WONDERFUL Crutchfield tech service, everything was fine.

    Pros: Price, included GPS, good looking unit, sharp graphics, bluetooth connection for some phone apps, relatively easy install with the recommended wiring harness and adapters

    Cons: Poor user manual, no radio data display or HD radio, busy home screen, no voice control

    Clarion NX404

    Written By Mannie, Shreveport, LA on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    Quick shipping easy installation....I did alot of research and this is the best bang for the buck. Screen is kinda small but the ui and makes up for it

    Pros: easy install quick shipping great ui dual usb inputs

    Cons: lacks power no full control over streaming media

    Good Product do far

    Written By Darryl, Raytown, Mo on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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