1-888-955-6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Clarion NX409

Navigation receiver

Zoom
  • Clarion NX409

    Front

  • Clarion NX409

    Back

  • Clarion NX409

  • Clarion NX409

  • Clarion NX409

  • Clarion NX409

  • Clarion NX409

    Remote

Item #: 020NX409
 

Review Summary

DISCONTINUED
 
This item is no longer available to purchase.
 
Contact us for other options
 
Call   Email  
 
 
 
 
 

Our take on the Clarion NX409

by Zak Billmeier
Clarion

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.

Put a multimedia station in your vehicle's double-sized dash opening. Clarion's NX409 navigation receiver gives you DVD playback and GPS guidance, along with a host of built-in and optional features. And its big 6.5" touchscreen lets you control your in-dash entertainment system with a tap of your finger. 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.

Built-in GPS
No need to fumble with paper maps any more — read your navigation maps easily on the NX409's large screen, and you'll hear street names called out before your next turn. You can search the 12 million points of interest to find nearby attractions, plus dial in a 3D view to help you navigate city streets or changes in elevation.

Killer sound
The NX409 plays your store-bought and recordable CDs and DVDs, including those you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. A powerful internal amp belts out your music with authority, while a premium digital-to-analog converter makes all your tunes sparkle. Three sets of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs to the mix, and the subwoofer volume control lets you dial in just the right amount of bass. Clarion includes a handy remote for on-the-fly changes.

iPod® controls and more
Connect your iPod to the rear USB slot, and you'll get touchscreen control over your tunes — no adapter required, but Clarion offers an automotive-grade cable that lets you keep the other one at home. Add an optional adapter, and you can play videos from your iPod on the 6.5" screen. You'll also find an audio/video input for video games or other sources.

Your options don't end there — add an optional satellite radio tuner and get the nearly endless variety of entertainment available from SIRIUS/XM. Plus you can add Bluetooth® for safer hands-free calling and high-speed music streaming.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

See more info on this item

Highlights:

    General features:
    • navigation receiver with internal amp (19 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.5" touchscreen
    • fits double-sized openings
    • built-in GPS with 12 million points of interest
    • wireless remote
    Audio/visual features:
    • plays CDs, CD-R/RW, DVD-Rs/RWs, DVD+Rs/RWs, MP3/WMAs on CD and DVD
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • built-in iPod control
    Expandability:
    • works with Clarion Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear USB input, one A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front/rear/subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
    Loading...
    Yes
    RMS Power Output
    Loading...
    18 watts
    Peak Output
    Loading...
    40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
    Loading...
    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
    Loading...
    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
    Loading...
    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
    Loading...
    No
    Preamp Voltage
    Loading...
    2 volts
    Display Color
    Loading...
    Key Button Color
    Loading...
    Blue
    EQ Bands
    Loading...
    2
    Wireless Remote
    Loading...
    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
    Loading...
    Yes
    Parts Warranty
    Loading...
    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
    Loading...
    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
    Loading...
    Rear
    USB Input
    Loading...
    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
    Loading...
    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
    Loading...
    Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready
    Loading...
    Sirius
    HD Radio
    Loading...
    No
    Navigation
    Loading...
    Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
    Loading...
    ---
    Nano
    Loading...
    ---
    Touch
    Loading...
    ---
    Mini
    Loading...
    ---
    iPhone
    Loading...
    ---
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
    Loading...
    8 dBf
    European Tuning
    Loading...
    Yes
    Seek/Scan
    Loading...
    Seek
    Radio Data System
    Loading...
    No
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Multimedia/navigation receiver
    • 2 Trim rings
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp output harness
    • A/V input harness
    • Video out cable (composite video connector on one end and proprietary connector on other end)
    • Auxiliary input cable (stereo RCA connectors on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
    • USB cable with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end
    • Steering wheel remote control cable
    • Sirius Connector cable
    • 16" Minijack AV to composite video/stereo RCA cable
    • GPS antenna with attached 16.5' cord terminated by a proprietary connector
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Metal backstrap
    • Back-support bolt
    • Rubber boot
    • 4 Pan-head screws
    • 4 Counter-sunk screws
    • Owner's Manual/Installation Manual (Eng/Spa/Fre)
    • Warranty Card

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    DVD/CD Playback
    Built-In Navigation
    External Device Connection
    Remote Control

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion NX409 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is also an optional custom double-DIN sleeve (0202DBKT, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to mount the NX409 in a custom 4" opening. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Note: This unit does not come supplied with a sleeve to euro-mount the radio.

    6.5" Touch Panel TFT Display: The Clarion NX409 has an integrated 6.5" TFT wide screen display with touch panel controls. The display provides a high-resolution video monitor for watching your DVD videos. The screen has a resolution of 1200 x 234 and 280,800total pixels. The display features brightness and shape (4:3 or 16:9) adjustment. The unit's touch panel features interactive controls and video graphics, making menu navigation easy. An on-screen numeric keypad allows you to directly access titles and chapters of a DVD disc. The touch-screen surface is treated to resist dust and grime.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the bright green wire in the supplied 18-pin 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.

    Audio 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.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the NX409 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 NX409 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts total)

    Audio Settings: The Clarion NX409 offers the following audio adjustments.

    • Preset EQ: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rock, Urban, Rave, Movie, Techno, New, User, Flat
    • Bass and Treble: independent and variable bass (60, 80, 100, or 200Hz) and treble (10, 12.5, 15, or 17.5kHz) control (+/- 7 dB); you can also adjust the Bass Q-Factor to 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, or 2.0
    • Loudness: compensates for low and high tones during low volume

    6-Channel Preamp Output: The multimedia head unit is equipped with stereo front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs for connecting the unit to an external amplifier. The subwoofer preamp output's level can be adjusted independently from -7 to +7 dB. The NX409 also features a low pass filter for the subwoofer preamp output. You can select between 80Hz, 120Hz or 160Hz.

    DVD/CD Playback

    Electronic Skip Protection: The Clarion NX409 provides electronic skip protection for your CD-Audio discs (10-seconds), as well as your discs containing MP3 (45-seconds) and WMA (90-seconds) audio files.

    Disc Compatibility: The NX409 can play back the following types of discs.

    • CD: CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW
    • DVD: DVD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps) files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs in Joliet, Romeo, or ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 format. The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels, 255 folders, 255 files per folder, and 512 total files. The head unit also supports ID3 Tag information which will display the title, artist, and album information when recorded on the disc.

    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.

    AM/FM Tuner

    AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion NX409 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner

    Preset Tuning: The NX409 features three FM bands and one AM band that can hold six presets each, giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets. You can manually store your favorite presets or have the NX409 automatically store the strongest stations for you. The built-in AM/FM tuner also offers Preset Scan.

    Built-In Navigation

    Navigation Software: Navigation data is pre-stored on the unit's 2GB internal flash memory for quick access and response. The NX409 provides map coverage of the United States and Canada. The Clarion NX409's integrated 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.

    GPS (Global Position System): The navigation software uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and display travel direction.

    GPS Antenna: The system's supplied GPS antenna receives signals from a constellation of 24 satellite orbiting the earth and uses the strongest of signals to determine your position to within meters. The GPS antenna features a magnetic base and a 16.5' attached cable.

    Vehicle Positioning: The built-in navigation software's computer 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.

    Map and Information Database: The integrated map database used by the built-in navigation software was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection.

    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.

    Voice Guidance: In addition to graphic directions, the NX409 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can select from English, French and Spanish 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.

    Destination Search: The Destination Entry 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:

    • Home: You can store one home location to allow you to calculate a route home from any current location.
    • Office: You can store one work location to allow you to calculate a route to work from any current location.
    • Address: You can input your destination address by house number, street, and city.
    • Intersection: You can enter one street name, then choose from a list of cross streets.
    • POI (Point-of Interest): Select a destination or waypoint from a database of restaurants, gas stations, hotels, etc. A Point-of Interest may be searched by category, city, or name. This unit provides 12-million points-of-interests.
    • My POI: My POI will allow you to create and save your own personal points of interests.
    • Coordinates: You can route to a destination by directly inputting latitude and longitude values.
    • Favorites: You can select your route to a destination by choosing on multiple preset favorite places.
    • Address Book: The address book s a convenient place to store frequency visited destinations.
    • Trail Book: The trail book allows you to create your own navigation routes.
    • Trip Book: The tri book allows you to navigate multiple destination trips.
    • History: Previous destination entered into the unit's built-in navigation software are automatically saved into its memory. This is helpful when you want to return to a recent destination.

    Map Appearance: The map can be displayed in 3D or 2D. 3D looks forward toward a virtual horizon. 2D looks down from above at the map grid, just like looking at a paper map. In 2D mode you can choose to orient the map in one of two ways; show North at the top of the screen, or show the direction in which you are heading at the top.

    Route Priority: You can set the conditions for route calculation; fastest route, avoid freeways, shortest route, avoid toll roads, use ferries, auto reroute (creates a new route if you leave the original).

    Route Simulation: You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

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

    Trip Computer: The Trip Computer displays current speed, max speed, average speed, compass reading, odometer reading, and clock reading.

    External Device Connection

    Auxiliary Input: The Clarion NX409 features a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source. You can adjust the input level of the auxiliary input from High, Medium, or Low.

    Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The Clarion NX409 features a front-panel 3.5mm A/V input and a rear panel composite video/stereo RCA audio/video input for connecting external A/V sources.

    Video Output: The NX409 is equipped with a single composite video output for connecting a rear monitor.

    Camera Input: Composite video input for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera. 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.

    USB Port: The head unit features a rear panel USB port that allows you to connect and play USB Mass Storage devices loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files. This unit supports USB 2.0/1.1 Full-Speed and FAT12/16/32 file systems. The multimedia head unit will support MP3 files with a bit rate of 32-320 kbps, WMA files with a bit rate of 32-192 kbps and AAC files with a bit rate of 16-320 kbps. The NX409 can recognize up to 512 folders with a maximum of 255 files in each folder. The NX409 offers the following playback operation of your USB Mass Storage device - Play, Pause, Track selection, Fast-forward/backward, Scan play, Repeat play, Random play and Folder selection.

    iPod Compatible: A compatible iPod or iPhone can be connected to and controlled by the NX409 using the dock cable supplied with the iPod (you may want to purchase another cable for convenience, (472USBCBLE, sold separately); this connection offers audio transfer only. The optional Clarion CCA-723 iPod connector cable (020CCA723, sold separately) allows both audio and video transfer; it connects your iPod via the head unit's rear-panel USB port and A/V input. Using either cable the NX409 supports playback, control, information display, and charging of select iPods and iPhones. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park (the unit will display "Audio Only" when your vehicle is in motion). Your iPod's controls will be locked while connected. The Clarion NX409 is "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features as of Dec. 2009 (video only when connected using the CCA-723 iPod connector cable):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic (80/120/160 GB) 80GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS Y Y Y N Y Y Y

    Note: Not compatible with OS 4.0. Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

    Sirius Direct: You can connect the Clarion NX409 to the SiriusConnect SC-C1 Sirius Satellite Radio Receiver (607SCC1, sold separately) without any need for a interface box and enjoy over 130 channels of music, news, talk shows, sports and traffic information with digital quality sound throughout the U.S. and Canada. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is required for service.

    Bluetooth Ready: Used with the optional BLT370 Bluetooth transceiver (020BLT370, sold separately), you will be able to enjoy the benefits of hands-free calling from your mobile phone.

    Remote Control

    OEM Remote: The unit also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls and/or rear seat radio controls when used with the optional SWI-JACK interface adapter (127SWIJACK, sold separately). The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    IR Wireless Remote Control: In addition to the unit's touch-panel and hard-key controls the NX409 comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control for full function of the multimedia player.

     
    Review this product
    Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

    Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

    Clarion NX409 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    49 people say:

    Review this product:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

    Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
    (e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
    (e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

    Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
    1500 characters left
    Attach a YouTube Review
    Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
    • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
    • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
    • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
    500 characters left
    500 characters left
    Filter by rating:
    1 out of 5

    worthless GPS

    Written By Clarionstinks, NY,NY on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
     
    Wortless GPS I would go into detail but surfice it to say a $100 gps works this one dosen't . Service from Clarion is non existant.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    3 out of 5

    Does not fit 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

    Written By RT, Gilroy, CA on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
     
    First off, it did not fit my 2008 Tahoe like Crutchfield said it would. I had to cut
    the plastic bracket from the factory radio in order to be able to force it in. I was
    not able to attach any of the extras other than the navigation cable because
    they hit the metal bar behind the stereo. Second, the steering wheel adaptor
    that they offer with this radio only goes up to 2006 model Chevrolets so that
    was a waste of time. The radio itself is a good device, the only bad thing about it
    was that the radio frequency seemed to diminish and most stations were
    staticky.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    1 out of 5

    bad never buy

    Written By nabil, staten island, new york on Sunday, October 31, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    first i bought the optional bluetooth cable it stopped working after two weeks
    people will have difficlty hearing me
    i replaced it from cruchfield they were so nice and fast but one week later not working again. i did not even have the time to call back and change it navagation was working fine for 5 month then it started to freeze on its own then it will come back to work on its own.
    carion used to be good i bought it because of a good name i don.t know what happen to them
    i would love to get rid of it but i cant now after i invested this much
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    2 out of 5

    OK.... BUT....

    Written By Mark, Alton, IL on Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    The biggest complaint I have is the Nav unit map was over 1.5yrs old when I recieved the
    unit. There is very little info out there on how to update this. I went to the teleatlas
    website and it didn't even list this unit.

    The Ipod interface is frustrating and doesn't allow you to shuffle songs.

    There are little quirks with the interface as well. a lot of the settings revert back to old
    settings when you turn you car back on (and yes I have it wired correctly so I don't lose
    power to the memory when the car is off). Clock uses the GPS to set the time and is
    always 5hrs off of CST for the first 30 seconds to 60 seconds then finally updates to the
    correct time.

    Its not a terrible unit, but could have been a ton bettter with better software. The sound
    quality is pretty good.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Good Stereo, DVD Player, sub par Nav

    Written By Tim, Spokane, WA on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I have had this unit for about 6 months. The sound quality is awesome. The ability to put
    MP3s on a flash drive and play them is worth the money. The DVD player works great
    and haven't had any problems.

    Watch that the screen can be mounted in a straight or facing slightly down position. I
    have an 06 Tacoma and the unit faces up slightly. This means when the sun is coming
    in the windows I can't see the screen at all.

    The GPS is not the best. Hopefully an update to the software will fix some of the issues.
    It is slow and hard to navigate the menu.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    1 out of 5

    Poor Product

    Written By pspay01, Fairview, NJ on Sunday, July 25, 2010
     
    Bought this product 8months ago - Here is whats happening:

    1) Unit erases settings, time, presets, etc on its own.
    2) Navi is very slow
    3) DVDs freeze up
    4) Navi gets directions confused (tells you to make left when means make right)
    5) Screen shifts like there is some sort of power issue.

    I recommend that you find another product. This product was poorly designed...
    1 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    great product

    Written By Steve, Lowell, IN. on Wednesday, July 07, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Great product at a great value!!!!!!
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By Mel, Highland, NY on Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I've had this unit installed for about a week. I've had none of the problems I read about in the reviews. The GPS works great and the sound is excellent. It's better than I expected. I got the steering wheel control which works fine. The only problem is it scrolls through the preset radio stations, but doesn't actually change the station.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    2 out of 5

    2 units still problems

    Written By Anonymous, FL on Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    The first unit I got had a major problem, it wouldn't play any optical media or connect to USB sources. Crutchfield RMA'd it, I put in the replacement unit, much better. The clock has a mind of its own if you don't sync it to GPS. The user interface is slow to navigate and it doesn't automatically dim with my lights like I thought it would. Navigation is actually better than expected. Its about as accurate as anything else I've used. Nothing has ever recognized my address, this doesn't either. The graphics are somewhat ugly, but it has an excellent signal even in the garage, and the antenna is on my dash!!! I wish Sirius would do that.

    The nail in this unit is that now after 3 days installed, its started to flicker. The upper right hand corner of the screen looks like its pulsing. It could be a power issue, but since this is the only thing I've upgraded, I can't see how my car is pumping out enough power.

    Also very aggravating is that the unit doesn't have any kind of eq. Just a basic bass and treble adjustment!!! I've never had an aftermarket head unit with so little adjustment.

    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    3 out of 5

    very meh...

    Written By Don, Mt Pleasant, MI on Thursday, June 17, 2010
     
    There is nothing inherently wrong with this unit considering its price but i really miss my Pioneer AVIC-700BT (Nav only). Map graphics are circa 1999 and DVDs stop playing randomly.... if you have the money step up to a higher quality unit but if you need Nav on the cheap this is your best bet
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Has Its Problems... But Still A Good Deal

    Written By Anonymous, Plattsburgh, NY on Wednesday, June 16, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Overall, I'm pretty happy with this unit. I put it in my 2010 Forester, because I wasn't willing to pay $2200 for the factory GPS that didn't even include anything extra. This was the lowest priced unit i could find that offered GPS and Sirius.

    GPS: It's a bit slow, and not entirely accurate. It gets set on one route and freaks out if you take another route. I use it sometimes to track my mileage, and it often directs me to the more complicated way. GPS signal is still at full strength even with the antenna inside the dash. A note on the volume of the voice: when the GPS is talking, turn the volume knob. This adjusts the volume of the voice.

    Sirius: Biggest problem with the unit. It constantly and randomly erases all my presets for no reason, which gets really irritating. It seems to cut out a lot as well even with minor sky interference.

    iPod: One of the few units that doesn't require you to get a special adapter or cord. Plug in any standard iPod USB cord and it interfaces with it. Definitely a nice feature!

    Backup Camera: Another nice feature. Switches automatically to the camera when you put it in reverse. Use the purple and white wire off the harness, which is not marked in the manual.

    Other: The blue backlighting behind the volume button is pretty bright at night. I added on a steering wheel button adapter, which doesn't work too good, but I think it's the adapter itself and not the unit.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    2 out of 5

    Adequate, but nothing more

    Written By Gordon, Rhode Island on Tuesday, May 04, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    It works. That's about the only good thing I can say about this unit.

    I have never had a CD player of any kind that always put a delay between tracks with no
    way to turn that feature off. I own a lot of CDs where the tracks segue into each other,
    and having that pause every time is a major nuisance. It plays MP3 CDs - most of the
    time. Occassionally, however, it will "read error" and skip a track for no apparent reason.
    I haven't tried the USB connectivity yet, but my hopes have been dashed by mediocre
    performance so far.

    The GPS is about the same. It kinda works most of the time. I put in an address and it
    got me as far as the correct road before giving up and failing to find the number. It also
    does not adapt quickly to city conditions. I tried to get home from the mall, and it didn't tell
    me to turn left until I was sitting at the light in the right lane - too late!

    Overall, it works as a multi-purpose unit, but "it works" is about the best I can say.
    4 out of 8 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Awesome unit

    Written By raxane, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 01, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I replaced my JVC double din with this Clarion and unbelievable difference in sound. GPS is very easy to use and very accurate. Volume control knob is kinda small. Great control of sound thru menu and EQ settings. I have it in my Nissan Frontier fit is great.
    Great buy, thanks crutchfield
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Great Touch Screen w/ NAV!!

    Written By Anonymous, Groveport, OH on Saturday, April 24, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    If you want a touch screen unit that has almost everything you need or want, this is it. Minus the bluebooth, which i did not want, this is an exceptional unit for the price.
    The GPS aquires satellites quickly and accurately displays where you are at. I've read reviews that say the GPS lags behind, but I don't find that to be true. The voice prompting you to turn is a little on the low side, but you can still hear it fine.
    The IPOD feature is also great. You can just use the cord that came with your IPOD to hook it up to this unit. It charges your IPOD and is quick to load songs. Toggling between songs could take a little bit if you are going between artists/songs that are separated by alot of letters. There is a keypad function that will quicken things but you have to have an idea of what number that favorite song is at. For example if you are listening to a song that starts with an A, and want to go to one that starts with a S, open keypad, type number (ie 150) and it displays songs 150-155. Overall this is not even a problem.
    The FM/AM radio part works great with a ton of pre-select options. There is no problem getting signal.
    The DVD also works great with a clear picture and loads quickly.
    Blue is the only color illumination this radio has and is not a deal breaker in my mind.
    In the future I am going to expand and add a back up camera and Sirius Satellite radio.
    Again for the price and performance, this Clarion NX409 can't be beat.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Great Buy

    Written By Tundra Guy, Louisville, Ky on Saturday, April 10, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I brought this deck about 3 weeks ago, and I LOVE it. I brought it on sale an the only different between this model an the NX509 is the built in bluetooth feature. If you own a Toyota Truck I suggest you buy this deck. It's fits like a glove in the dual deck area with no problems with installation. The only bad thing that I could say about this deck is the voice navigation is very low, but you really don't need it due too the 3d overview, and the veritcal display of were you right then. The refresh rate from diverting from the orginal path is no less than 15 or 20 seconds. This is a great buy for your money. The 4 pre-amp at 18 watts is great enough ,so that, I didn't need an additional amp for my door speakers which I upgraded all my speakers to Polks. I only need to turn the deck volume too no more 25 max before the bass is more than I can bare. I also, have Polks type 1 speakers in a Q-logic box. The highs from the door speakers, and the box bass is more than enough sound without taking up any space in a truck that has very limited already.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Worth the price

    Written By Anonymous, Los Angeles , CA on Wednesday, April 07, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Pros:
    DVD / Navi for a great price!!
    Ok quality screen

    Cons:
    Horrible Glare in Daylight
    Switching through artists in Ipod mode is worthless, scrolls way too slow up and down artists choices, so for example to get from Aerosmith to GreenDay you cant just hold the button down, you need to individually push the button 40 times to get through all the artists between A - Z . if that makes any sense lol.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Big improvement

    Written By Selwyn, Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, April 07, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    First off, Crutchfield technical support is the BEST. The service is invaluable completing
    the installation. For instance, this unit had a long purple wire on the harness that was
    undocumented. The technician told me what it was for and where to connect it and viola!
    now when the car is in reverse, the back up camera turns on, the unit automatically
    switches to the rear camera view and switches back when out of reverse.

    The unit itself is a big improvement over the stock unit. The iPod connector will control
    and charge my iphone 3g no problem (get a usb extension cable).

    The sound is very good, keeping in mind that I am just an average listener. The volume
    is more that sufficient.

    DVD playback is fine. The screen is not super high resolution, but passes for being in a
    car. Load time is fine.

    The touchscreen works well and responds quickly.

    The only aspect that is a bit troublesome is the GPS. It picks up the signal fast and
    accurately. The voice is indeed a bit mechanical and has some pronounciation issues...
    but not a deakl breaker. The real issue is inputing the destination. I hope it just takes
    practice and becoming more familiar. Often it was give me a 'none found' when I was
    trying to find a POI. The screen resolution is passable.... could be better though. The
    initial Nav screen says to check a website for map updates (no mention in the manual).

    Happy so far!
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Great Price, Great Deck

    Written By Kevin, Hillsboro, OR on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I got an open box of this deck, and I had it installed this weekend, with the Sirius attachment, so I've only used it for four days. I have seen one minor issue (minor in my eyes), but overall, it's been outstanding. For some reason, it's not saving the presets for the tuner. It saves my presets for Sirius fine, and my location in a DVD, but not the tuner presets. I haven't really messed around with it too much to try to determine why. Even with my previous stock deck and satellite radio unit, I never listened to terrestrial radio anyways. With Satellite, DVD and iPod, it takes an even further back seat.

    You could also list the screen washout in sunlight as a negative, but I will not subtract anything from the score for that. LCD screens are difficult in sunlight as it is. They are a very reflective surface. I can still read it fine, it's just not as crisp and vibrant. Even on a 1500.00 deck, washout is to be expected.

    Features:
    Satellite Radio: Works great, gets wonderful sound compared to the FM modulator I was using before. My only complaint is that you can't surf by title to see what is on each individual station, you have to tune to the station to find out. Again, this may be my newness with the unit, though.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Anonymous, Lake City, Fl on Monday, April 05, 2010
     
    I will say, this is an amazing head unit. Looks good, and the features are amazing. It only got 4 stars for two reasons. 1) The navigation system needs a little bit of updating; however, is a nice nav. system. I have not had any issues other than the occasional wrong street name or missing street, but it's not common. 2) The headunit will not integrate with my Microsoft Zune via USB. Clarion REALLY needs to make their headunit Zune compatible.

    I'm not sure why some comments talk about long load times. Mine has not had this issue. Further, people have complained about not being able to edit routes or enter routes while driving without a bypass. I have not had this issue. The only function that will not work while driving is the DVD player.

    Further, It took me only an hour to wire up the DVD player to the crutchfield harness and have the unit installed. It was so simple an idiot could do it. The wires on the harness were even color coded with the headunit. I used quick connects just in case I ever wanted to disconnect the unit (for who knows why). I do wish the unit would work with my existing Sirius receiver instead of me having to buy a new one.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    2 out of 5

    Not All That

    Written By Maureen, Texas Panhandle on Saturday, March 27, 2010
     
    I was impressed with the appearance and fit of the Clarion NX409, but problems were
    evident from the beginning. The unit has a beautiful appearance; it fit flawlessly in the
    space provided. I tried to adapt for 90 days, but ended up exchanging for the following
    reasons:

    CD: The sound was good, but every now and then it would blank out and come back on
    a few seconds later.

    Radio: Reception was horrible; I could not get more than one station at home,
    continually scanned without hits in the scan function, so I had to manually go through
    the dial to find stations. The technicans stated that that was not a common complaint.

    Navigation: THE WORST. Updated too slowly, sound function was poor, and the voices
    for voice prompts were difficult to understand at best. Street/City pronounciation was so
    bad that it was impossible to decipher what the actual street/city name was and it forced
    you to look at the screen, where the street names and numbers were to small to read at
    a glance.

    I did not use the other functions that were available, maybe it would have changed my
    opinion of the NX409, but, I doubt it. It's pretty. That's all.
    5 out of 6 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    1 out of 5

    Horrible GPS and Poor USB playback

    Written By Anonymous, Texas on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    The good,
    Lots of good features, quick GPS acquisition, Lots of POI, kina outdated but oh well

    Now the Bad,
    After installation, in a week, i had errors over errors, lock ups. called crutchfield and did troubleshooting and hard resets.
    USB error: Fatal Application Error" Mplayer.exe followed by a lockup 3-4x / 10

    GPS Error: "Error - Valid_Node" and then the lock up 3-4x / 10

    Errors continued, called clarion and spoke to a rep regarding this issue and he stated that there is a fix being worked on by clarion and should be out in a USB or a CD format.

    later on spoke on the other person and he said, there is no fix and i will just have to send the unit in for repairs and i will have to pay shipping.

    Now there is a cost involved in Installing this and removing this and then reinstalling and shipping..

    When i calculate this, it comes out to about how much i paid for the unit. Hence making this deal 200% of the cost, plus i have to deal with a Hole in my car as i have to ship first then get the repaired unit back.

    Seems like they have left me with no choice, Deal with the errors or spend a lot of money to get the same thing back, with no guarantee if the errors will return.

    I recommend you stay away from this unit, if not now, you will experience this error in the near future as this is a defect in flash memory of GPS and the OS.
    7 out of 7 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    1 out of 5

    NAV is horrible

    Written By elmachin, AZ on Monday, March 22, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    This was an upgrade to my factory unit. The installation was as easy as
    expected. I installed the SWI-Jack, backup camera, and can watch DVDs.
    Everything works great except the navigation is horrible. This weekend we took
    our first long trip and here are some examples of what the navigation would tell
    us to do.

    -Get off the interstate at an exit and then get right back on again. This
    happened 5-6 times on a 2 hour drive.
    -We were driving on I-10 east towards phoenix and it kept telling us to go north
    and use state route 60. This would have been an hour longer, at least. We tried
    recalculating based on fastest route, shortest route, etc. and it still kept
    telling us to take the 60.
    -After we kept driving straight on the I-10 it kept yelling to make a
    u-turn for about 30 miles. Then it told me to take some random road to get back
    towards the 60 in the opposite direction we were driving.

    Another annoyance when we used the unit in town is that it never suggests using
    the 202. This freeway is about a mile from our home and we use it often.

    This was our first long trip using this navigation and it seems like it's only
    useful to get you to the last mile of where you are going. So it's great as long
    as you know how to get where you are going. My wife and I were just laughing
    most of the time at how awful it was.
    2 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    1 out of 5

    Clarion NX409

    Written By scott, Enumclaw, WA on Saturday, March 20, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I have had this unit for about 2 weeks. the navigation is difficult to use or understand, the bluetooth is terrible!! and the stereo is always shutting down to re-boot can you say FRUSTRATING!!!!! I do not recomend anyone buying this product!!!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    great unit for the price

    Written By shawn, fallston, md on Thursday, March 18, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    the unit is great buy. picture and sound is clear and loud. navigation is little bit off but for the price, you can't really expect perfection. crutchfield is always great with price, shipping and sales dept.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Very happy

    Written By JACOB, Seattle on Wednesday, March 10, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    This is a really nice unit for the price. The interface is very logical and intuitive, and iPod intergration (via USB) is excellent. The touchscreen works well. Having a volume knob and a couple hard buttons is well worth the slightly smaller screen (6.5" vs 7"). It has thoughtful stuff like a main menu accessible screen shut-off which makes it much less of a visual distraction, esp. at night. The unit's only shortcoming is the navigation. It does work, and it will find destinations and take you there, but the on-screen map doesn't display enough information.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Great Unit!

    Written By Jimmy, Redway, CA on Friday, March 05, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Just installed into 2006 Highlander Hybrid originally with factory JBL system, no NAV. I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am with Crutchfield's sales and service and with this product. After researching this unit online, Crutchfield easily beat any price I could find and the support made the decision a no-brainer. They even had a refurbished Sirius tuner to add, which was also a no-brainer. With Crutchfield tech support, the installation went very smoothly. Everything works great. The Nav gets better reception and has more adjustments than the standalone Garmin I had before. Sirus is fantastic. Ipod is totally controllable through unit plugged in through USB port. DVD is very clear. Tech support even answered a question about the SWI-Jack stering wheel control integration. Totally reduces my dash clutter. Once I add a backup camera, it will be complete. (Do not intend to use stereo for bluetooth phone.) Totally fantastic experience!
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Nissan Frontier Stock Radio Replacement

    Written By Ted, Creswell, OR on Thursday, March 04, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I bought this radio to replace my stock AM/FM single CD player. It was quite easy to
    install and was a nice upgrade. Just a few quirks to mention. 1) There is one wire on the
    NX409 wire harness that is not explained in the manufacturers install guide or the
    crutchfield master sheet install guide. It IS however mentioned on this website in the
    Hands On Review under External Device Connection. That purple wire is for connecting
    to the reverse wire of your vehicle in the event you purchase and install an optional rear
    view camera. 2) It was quite difficult to hook up the green brake cable wire in the nissan
    frontier so expect to take apart part of the dash in order to be able to watch a dvd on the
    screen (legally). But that said -- it was all worth it. The options on this radio are great. I
    looked at 4 different Head units but this was by far the best choice for the money. Thanks
    to crutchfield for making the installation pretty much painless. And my tunes sound
    Awsome!!
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Lots of features nice price

    Written By Bill, Northfield NJ on Wednesday, March 03, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I bought unit in in early Dec for my wife for xmas. Installed it right after xmas and it's been real good.
    Installed 2 months now.
    With it I got Sirius,Blue tooth and the back up camera was a throw in.
    Sirius is the best add on
    Blue tooth has some quirks pairing up.Needed Crutchfield tech support on this.Clarion directions are lacking.Once set up it works fine
    Ipod - Iphone works good.
    The Nav is one of the reasons I bought it . And We're both real pleased with it.
    The DVD and CD both work well.
    The back up camera was a freebie and works suprisingly well.
    The only real negative is the screen washes out in bright sunlight
    I can't say enough about how good and helpful The people at Crutchfield are.
    They know customer service.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Hard to Beat for the Price

    Written By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC on Sunday, February 28, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Just had this installed two days ago and the unit is great. Navigation works perfectly and the DVD video playback is incredible. I put this in a 2010 Camry because I thought the $2,500 for the factory system was a complete rip off. All in all I will end up spending about $750 installed after I add in the I pod adapter and steering wheel controls. Touch screen works great and while it isn't the most feature packed system, clarion offers tons of upgrades including Ipod control, steering wheel control, back up camera, sat radio, and Bluetooth. The guy who did my install was able to integrate my factory aux into the back of the unit. This thing is a steal and I would highly recommend it. Buy with confidence while this price lasts.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Great Unit at a Great Price

    Written By Anonymous, Florida on Friday, February 19, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I bought this unit to replace a factory stereo in a 2005 Kia Sorrento. Installation was not as smooth as I had hoped, as the brackets supplied from Crutchfield did not line up to the mounting holes on the side of the radio. Fixed with a drill! There is a purple/white wire with no explanation which is used for the camera verified by the awesome tech support rep from Crutchfield. The radio was a tight fit, but it looks great. Sound, ipod support, navigation, tuner, all work as advertised. Very happy with purchase. The Alpine mode DOES NOT work as other people have stated. Their support was great and everything works perfectly.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Nice Upgrade

    Written By Anonymous, Beaufort, SC on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Had some initial issues w/ the Sat Radio, but Crutchfield was quick to respond. Love
    the unit. Every feature I could ask for. Upgrading factory is addictive. Easy to install w/o
    much prior experience. Next project...speakers. Would highly recommend!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Outstanding Value

    Written By Steve, West Liberty, Ohio on Monday, February 08, 2010
     
    I've had this now for about a month and could not be any more pleased. It does have a few glitches here and there but none are worth mentioning. I have it running a small 5 channel amp and it blows away the factory stereo it replaced. Awesome sound quality and unbelievable features. Do yourself a favor and pick this stereo. Just put one in a friends car and it is awesome as well. Hope he leaves a review as well.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Great for the price

    Written By Anonymous, Leomisnter, MA on Monday, February 08, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Overall a great value with great sound and a reasonable nav system.

    Pro: Inexpensive, good radio, lots of features and inputs with great sound
    quality. Nav unit is surprisingly up-to-date and easy to use.

    Cons:

    * Quirky iPhone support (using A/V cable). You need to do the following to get
    it to work: From the car in "off", plug in iPhone, start car, enjoy music and
    drive, turn off car, unplug iPhone. Any other order or combination results in
    the iPhone not playing through the speakers.
    * Agonizingly slow route recalc times on navigation. When going through
    Providence from 95S to 195E, it took 3 minutes to recalculate the route after
    going past all the new construction (in this case, they moved an exit about a
    mile away) and onto the route it wanted me on.
    * iPod support requires a faster way to scroll through list. Hitting the
    scroll buttons quickly, multiple times results in nothing happening. Perhaps the
    same box that popped up for changing CD track by number could be adapted to
    "A-C", "D-F", etc...
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    NX409

    Written By rodod, San Antonio, TX on Monday, February 01, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Nice unit. right out of the box the system was slow in nav mode and updating routes. Did the "paperclip" hard reset via the button on the front panel, still did not fix the issue. Did a factory reset via the menu and all works well now. was a bit concerned at first but this unit seems to be working just fine. Only wish the nav voice volume level was relative to the volume of the radio. seems to be two seperate adjustments, yet neither are tied together. Will not play nice with your panel dimmer either. Unit is bright when lights are off and dim slightly when lights are on.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Sounds Great!

    Written By fstzx9, Gainesville FL on Monday, February 01, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I purchased the Clarion NX409 to replace my anemic factory Hummer H3 radio. I wanted a radio with a front auxiliary input plus GPS/DVD features....this radio nailed my requirements!

    The DVD player works flawlessly. The GPS does what it should plus you can input address information as you drive....not that I do that but you get my drift. I loaded a 4GB flash drive with some of my favorite tunes and plugged it into the USB port (back of radio) and it worked great.

    My next upgrade will be the Sirius Satellite tuner. My stock radio came with XM and I really enjoyed the commercial-less radio broadcasting.

    This is a great receiver for the money. Lots of cool features plus it sounds much better/clearer/louder than my stock setup. I am very happy I purchased this unit.





    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Clarion NX409

    Written By Anonymous, Indianapolis, IN on Friday, January 29, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I have had this unit for a few weeks now, and I am very pleased with the unit overall.

    The navigation system is very user friendly and took minutes to understand without assistance from the owner's manual. The spoken commands for route guidance leave a little bit to be desired when comparing to a portable Tom Tom or Garmin.

    The audio control/interface is also well designed, and the NAV/AV button on the unit faceplate makes switching between the NAV and stereo controls quick.

    The installation is relatively easy, especially if this isn't your first rodeo. The owner's manual is missing some key descriptions on functions and wiring. However, with the great support from Crutchfield's tech center, I figured out my questions.

    The only complaint is the sound quality coming out of the speakers. I also installed a set of new Infinity Reference 6022i speakers with the head unit. The highs and mids are great, but you can tell that the 17 watts RMS struggles with bass tones. I didn't buy this thing to crank out awesome bass, so really its not that big of a deal to me. I'm sure the subwoofer controls on the head unit are as good as all of the others. So if I wanted to add a sub, it would easily pick up the slack.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Couldn't beat it for the money...

    Written By Cyrus, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    This is an excellent value for the money. It was a difficult install for me since I'm a beginner, but my car now has GPS, DVD, Ipod connections... everything I'd ever want. I highly recommend this or the NX500 (has built-in bluetooth) for the money. It works flawlessly for me, and I'm a heavy user. It is well-made, and I really enjoy it.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    NX409

    Written By Xi, Chicago, IL on Sunday, January 24, 2010
     
    The adapter that came from Crutchfield was a little too simple. All it was is literally just a trim piece between the dashboard and the headunit (HU), no brackets, no screws, nothing else. Just a plastic border. So I had to reuse the factory brackets to mount/secure the NX409.

    After installation:
    Everything seemed to work fine. The tuner worked and gets clear reception and presets work well. The CD feature works, but it takes a really LONG time to load. I'm talking probably about a full 40-60 seconds to load the CD. On the bright side though, the NX409 does read the song track names and artist names off the CD and display it. The GPS features did take a while to figure out, but you'll get used to it. (But the first address I inputted and actually tried driving to, it got me to a destination that was 2 miles from where I wanted to go....so GPS update is topic that I'm really concerned about. The other 4-5 address that I put in, got me to the correct destinations.) I can't get the clock to store right time!! This is driving me nuts. I haven't studied the manual at all regarding this issue, but how hard can it be? Oh and the time on the GPS is different than the time on the tuner...neither of which is the right time I haven't tried the DVD player mainly because I left the green wire from the NX409 unconnected.

    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Clarion NX409

    Written By bigdaddyjosh, Louisiana on Friday, January 22, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I bought this unit on sale, and I personally believe I got my money's worth. GPS works just fine if installed correctly. It also works great for use with my Iphone 3G.

    The install was NOT easy but I think that had more to do with my skill level and the type of car I was installing into.

    DVD playback is awesome. But to get the most from the system for you and your passengers research and install a bypass. I have one and it works great.

    I just installed it today but from all I can tell so far, I'm blown away.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Good system and easy to install

    Written By Kunba888, Fairfax, VA on Friday, January 22, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    This is my first time open any car to install a radio, not to mention installing an overhead
    monitor and sterling re as well. It took me about 24 hours to get everything right.

    The system run perfectly. No complaint at all. I like the iPod/iPhone control. Charging
    the system while playing sounds. The video function is great. The picture is clear. I
    love the Valro 14" monitor that comes with IR wireless headphone feature. My old 2004
    Sienna comes with 2 wireless head sets that can be reuse. The system has more
    features then my factory radio. It will take some time to get use to it or learn the system.
    The navigation system is good. As you know, it is not Garmin. Even Garmin is not for
    everyone.

    The only small issue is the display screen. It is light blue and there is no other options.
    It is difficult to see under bright light. The USB is ok. USB is for storage. It is not for
    playing music or displaying pictures.

    Over all, I rate it 4.5. I will get it a five star.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Solid Nav for price

    Written By Anonymous, VA on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I bought this when it went down in price. For the money its an awesome unit. Works great with my iphone 3gs, the interface is awesome and you have complete control over the iphone with just the stock iphone usb cable. CD and MPS sound quality are nice. DVD operation works great too. My only issues with it are the Nav display is a tad lacking but then again its a low cost unit. Also i wish it had a typical 5 or 7 band eq. It only has a 2 band eq. Aside from those pet peaves, operation and sound quality and interface are great. Highly recommend if it goes on sale again.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Great Buy

    Written By robert, Orance County, CA on Monday, January 18, 2010
     
    Bought this product from this website, was a great steal. It works awesome- i can watch videos with my ipod and the install was easy. The GPS finds most of my locations but has failed me once, it still brought me close to the place i wanted to goto just didnt find it exaclty where. Happened only once. Touch screen is
    great and ipod controls are awesome. I can also use a 8GB flash drive and it charges my blackberry over USB as well :) For the money- this is worth the buy, I even have a AMP and 12 inch SUB connected and it pounds like crazy
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Best for Your Money

    Written By Anonymous, CT on Monday, January 18, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I Got this 2 days ago and its amazing.
    Everything that everyone else said was great is great.

    but everyone who is complaining about the voice being robotic didnt even play with all the menus(or read the manual) because you can change the voice and it sounds like an actual person talking.
    dvd video great.
    Ipod interface works great.
    GPS is perfect also. nothing left to be asked for.
    only thing i wished there were some visualizations for when music is being played.
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    2 out of 5

    Looks great. Lots of bugs.

    Written By Erich, Providence, RI on Friday, January 15, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I've had this unit for 1 week and I returned it. I really wanted to like this stereo, but I just had too many problems with it. I am very technologically competent and am confident that these issues were because of poor design and not operator error or a faulty item.

    Ill start with the good:

    The unit looks great and the sound quality is excellent. The touch screen is responsive (when it's working properly). The GPS reception is good in that I never lost signal.

    The bad:

    In so few words. The navigation capabilities of this receiver are TERRIBLE and you'd be better off buying a compass and a map.

    The USB port was my second problem. The USB port locks up the unit occasionally, requiring you to cycle power, which usually needs to be cycled multiple times to get it working again.

    The receiver locks up at least once a day and there is no way to unlock it except to wait for it to unlock itself. You cannot cycle power during these hang-ups.


    Overall I think this receiver is not worth the money and that Clarion should have worked out these bugs which are completely obvious even to someone who owned the unit for 1 week.
    4 out of 10 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Good Value, Solid Performer

    Written By Mark, Camas, WA on Friday, January 15, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Given the price discount offered by Crutchfield, this unit fell right in my sweet spot of features and performance that I was looking for. From a high level, here are my thougths on this unit now that I have had it for about a month:

    Pros: Good display, 3 high-output RCA outs (dedicated Sub out is great), built in sub filter, tremendous amount of functions (iPod, BT, Video I/O, Sat Radio, Nav, USB, etc.), solid sound quality, touch screen, simple and easy to use interface, adjustable Bass/Treble frequency selection, build quality

    Cons: processor gets tasked heavily when importing a large number of MP3s (makes it seem like touch screen is not working, but it's really chewing on all those files), only reads flash drives (does not work with my external hard drives), would like to see variable low-pass filter (only has 80, 120, 160 Hz selections), Clarion did not have this product on their website so I could not verify iPod compatibilty (I do not think that latest iPod Shuffle is compatible)

    Overall, this unit is a tremendous value for the price. I would not have paid the list price, but at this price I couldn't resist. I am a big fan of Clarion and have purchased a few prior to this one with a high level of satisfaction.

    I would highly recommend this unit for anyone who is attempting to build a complete A/V system in their vehicle and need a deck that can grow with the changing needs in media and usage cases. Again, a solid value for the $$$.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Clarion NX409

    Written By Chuck, Canton,GA on Friday, January 08, 2010
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    I bought the Pioneer radio with navigation first for $399.99 and it lasted for one day in my truck. I then found this radio and installed and was blown away by sound quailty and valve of radio. The screen was full size and maps where 10 times better than Pioneer radio. The only thing I did not like was that dvd could not be watched while parking brake was off. (I fixed that with a toggle switch!) For the extra money buy this radio over the Pioneer.
    5 out of 6 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Great buy well worth the money

    Written By PuddyDad, Florida on Thursday, January 07, 2010
     
    I installed this unit in my 1988 Toyota 4Runner and it fit like it was the OEM radio.
    According to all the different audio sites this unit and others like it will not fit the 1984 to 1988 Toyota 4runner but, it does with no modification other than a slight trim job of the factory radio bezel.
    I never used or owned a navigation system before so, this is my first experience with something like this. I did not read the book much at all I just started pushing the touch screen and found my way to putting in a destination. The system is pretty easy to figure out and it talks to you when it is time to turn or merge onto another road.
    When the radio or CD is playing it will mute to allow the voice to give direction then, resume radio/CD playing again.
    The radio and CD play very nice and gets signal in even rural areas.
    4 out of 5 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    5 out of 5

    Fantastic

    Written By Jon, Tucson, AZ on Monday, December 21, 2009
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    This unit is exactly as billed. I didn't find many reviews on it while looking, but I decided to take the leap, and boy am I glad I did. The Navigation is all you can ask for, the usb plug-in makes it easy to listen to MP3's even if you dont have an IPod, and DVD playback is excellent. I was also able to hook it up to some headrest DVD players and can now watch a movie on all 3 screens in my car. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone looking for a Nav/DVD player on a budget.
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     
    4 out of 5

    Best Bang for the buck!!

    Written By steve, Port Royal, SC on Thursday, July 16, 2009
     
    I bought this 2 weeks ago and it is well worth the money, it is very user friendly, the only downsides i have are that if the iPod is connecting to the deck it seems sluggish due to loading. Other than that there is no use buying the special iPod cable unless you want to watch video, just use the USB cable apple provides. The bluetooth adapter (BLT370) is worthless and inconvenient. The navigation is awesome in regards of reception but dont expect to get turned on by the voice, its annoying and robotic. I give it a 4.3/5.0. By the way the DVD playback is great.
    206 out of 231 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
     

    Add accessories for the Clarion NX409

    You can operate your new radio with your factory-installed steering wheel controls by adding an adapter. See all categories & accessories

    PAC SWI-RC Steering wheel control interface — connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to an aftermarket stereo
    95 people say
    Your Price: $69.99
    Add to Cart
    PAC SWI-CP5 Steering wheel audio control interface — connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to an aftermarket stereo
    Your Price: $89.99
    Add to Cart
    Pioneer ND-BC6 Universal rear-view camera
    22 people say
    Your Price: $149.99
    Add to Cart
    JVC KV-CM20 Universal rear-view camera
    2 people say
    Your Price: $199.99
    Add to Cart
    Kenwood CMOS-320 Universal rear-view camera with 5 view modes
    1 person says
    Your Price: $349.99
    Add to Cart
    Kenwood CMOS-220 Universal rear-view camera
    1 person says
    Your Price: $199.99
    Add to Cart
    T-Spec Video Cable Composite RCA video cable — available in 3 lengths (9-foot)
    Your Price: $16.99
    Add to Cart
    Clarion CCA750 iPod® Cable For iPod and iPhone® video playback on select Clarion DVD receivers
    Your Price: $39.99
    Add to Cart
    Metra Crimp Tool Set Package contains light-duty crimp tool and 20 crimp caps
    25 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors Package contains crimp tool and over 150 pieces
    15 people say
    Your Price: $19.99
    Add to Cart
    S&G Tool Aid 87650 Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool
    65 people say
    Your Price: $9.99
    Add to Cart
    S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire
    13 people say
    Your Price: $19.99
    Add to Cart
    Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
    47 people say
    Your Price: $24.99
    Add to Cart
    Skewdriver Pro SPK4042 Ratcheting straight and offset screwdriver set with 40 bits (Skewdriver Pro with ratchet handle, pictured)
    7 people say
    Your Price: $49.99
    Add to Cart
    Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
    2 people say
    Your Price: $29.99
    Add to Cart
    InstallCard: In-dash Navigation Prepaid professional installation of an in-dash navigation system
    19 people say
    Your Price: $199.99
    Add to Cart
    Maxell DVD-LC DVD Lens Cleaner with Dolby Digital system sound check
    1 person says
    Your Price: $11.99

    After $3.00 Price Break

    Add to Cart

    Why choose SquareTrade?

    The #1-Rated Protection Plan

    Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

    5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

    We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

    Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

    Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

    3 Year Protection Plan
    3 Year Protection Plan
    Your Price: $63.99
    Add to Cart

    For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Clarion NX409, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_020NX409/Clarion-NX409.html ).