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HD Radio: HD Radio technology, where available, offers
higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data.
HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM
broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also
provides a variety of data, including station name, song title, artist name,
album name, etc. No subscription fees required.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Compatibility: The Clarion THD301 HD Radio Tuner connects to
your 2011 Clarion HD Radio-ready headunit's HD Radio port. Currently the THD301 is
compatible with following Clarion multimedia headunits (as of March 2011).
- CX: 201, 501
- CZ: 301, 501
- FZ: 501
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Display Information: The THD301 HD Ratio Tuner displays song
title, artist and station information on the display of your compatible Clarion
HD Radio ready headunit.
Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the
THD301 can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Presets: The Clarion HD Radio Tuner features 3 FM bands and
1 AM band where you can store your HD and analog AM/FM station presets. You can
store 6 stations in each band, giving you a total of 24 HD/analog station
iTunes Tagging: iTunes Tagging allows you to "tag" songs heard on the
HD Radio Receiver. Tagging saves the song's title and metadata to a connected
iPod/iPhone. When the iPod/iPhone is synced to iTunes, a playlist is generated with links to
the iTunes Store where the song can be purchased and downloaded.
Note: This function can be operated with the following
iPod/iPhone models - iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod
classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone
Installation: The THD301 plugs into the HD Radio port on the
back of your compatible Clarion HD Radio-ready headunit. The antenna cable from
the Clarion headunit is disconnected and plugs into the antenna port on the HD Radio
Mounting: The Clarion THD301 comes supplied with two metal mounting
brackets and mounting hardware to secure the HD Radio tuner in your vehicle.
Receiver Output: Proprietary 8-pin connector (attached to a
6" pig-tail) with a 40"
extension DIN-cable which plugs into the HD Radio input of your compatible Clarion
Antenna: Female Motorola antenna port (attached to a 6"
pig-tail) for connecting your
vehicle's antenna cord. Unplug the antenna from your Clarion headunit and connect it
to the antenna connection of the HD Radio tuner.