Clarion is known for mobile-video excellence — and the vivid picture of the 5.8" VMA5894 widescreen LCD monitor continues this trend! Two A/V inputs let you connect sources like a DVD player and a video game console. Two built-in infrared transmitters send audio to an optional sets of wireless IR headphones, allowing you to choose between sources. Mounting brackets and a trim ring are included.


  • 5.8" widescreen color LCD display
  • two sets of audio/video inputs
  • dual infrared wireless headphone transmitters
  • dimensions: 6-3/8"W x 4-9/16"H x 1-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year

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What's in the box?

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  • 5.8" Widescreen color LCD monitor
  • Monitor release tool
  • Mounting bracket/trim bezel
  • Game Port surface-mount A/V input module (stereo audio/composite video RCA jacks) with attached 7.5" cable with 8-pin male DIN connector on the end
  • Two 10.5" A/V input cables (with 8-pin male DIN connectors on one end and stereo RCA audio/composite video/stereo mini-plug on the other end)
  • 16-1/2' Monitor cable (with 16-pin proprietary monitor connector on one end and two 8-pin female DIN connectors and a Molex power connector on other end)
  • 19" Power/ground cable with Molex connector and an in-line 3A fuse on the power lead
  • Owner's Manual/Installation Guide

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Display Type: The VMA5894 is a 5.8" TFT active matrix widescreen color LCD with a screen resolution of 1200 x 234 and 280,800 total pixels.

Applications: This LCD monitor is designed to be used with Clarion multimedia products, as well as many other mobile audio/video products with RCA composite video outputs. When used with a Clarion mobile VCR and/or TV tuner, each component can be controlled by its respective remote when pointed at the monitor's IR receiver.

Mounting Bracket: The monitor comes equipped with a slim, universal mounting bracket/trim bezel for easy installation. The monitor snaps into place in the bracket, and can easily be removed if necessary. Mounting Bracket Dimensions: Width=7.14", Height=5.32", Overall Depth=1.341", Mounting Depth=0.863", Cutout: 6.558" x 4.75".

NTSC/PAL: The monitor automatically switches to operate with either NTSC or PAL video signals.

Picture Adjustments: The Picture button on the front panel allows you to adjust the picture's tint, color, brightness and contrast.

Wide Modes: From the front panel, you can switch between the following wide modes when watching a 4:3 program:

  • Cinema: stretches the image in all directions to fill the entire screen
  • Zoom: enlarges the image to fill the screen
  • Normal: displays the image at its true aspect ration (4:3)
  • Wide: stretches the image horizontally to fit the screen

Dual-channel IR Emitters: The VMA5894 monitor features two separate infrared emitters for optional Clarion wireless headphones (item # 020WH204). If you have two monitors and two video sources in your mobile video system, the monitor's dual IR emitters will transmit the audio from both sources allowing you to choose which source to listen to.

Game Port: The monitor includes a convenient external A/V input which can be mounted to the vehicle for quick connection for a camcorder or video game console.

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