Optimedia Touch Panel LCD:
The touch panel controls with interactive video graphics
make menu navigation easy.
Display: When you
turn the unit on, the display shows a message stating "Hello". When
the unit is turned off, "See you..." appears on the display. The
message display can be turned on or off.
Adjustable Contrast: You
can adjust the display contrast to match the angle of installation of the unit.
The contrast setting can be adjusted from 1 to 11.
Display: If you do not operate the unit for
approximately 30 seconds, a screen saver will be displayed. When the screen
saver display is active, you can cycle through the following screen savers:
Screen saver pattern 1 (racing gauges with a changing background), Screen
saver pattern 2 (randomly displays still pictures of people playing sports),
Screen saver pattern 3 (three rotating spheres with Asian
language characters), Spectrum analyzer pattern 1
(three level meters), Spectrum analyzer pattern 2
(three rotating squares), Spectrum analyzer pattern
3 (two horizontal level meters), Spectrum analyzer
pattern 4 (one large vertical level meter that spans the entire display),
and Message information (30-character
message that you can edit. The default message reads "Welcome to Optimedia").
In addition, you can select "SS Scan", which displays each screen
saver for 10 seconds.
Modes: You can choose
from two basic operation modes, standard operation and simple operation. In
simple operation mode, some basic source controls are accessible directly on the
display. In standard operation mode, the basic source controls are replaced by
In standard operation mode, you can choose from the following wallpaper
graphics: view from inside a moving car, line of cars, overhead view of two
people in a convertible, race car, tuner ride, person playing basketball, person
skateboarding, person playing soccer, person snowboarding, person windsurfing,
turntable, violin, saxophone, guitar, stage lights, or solid black background.
Analyzer Display: You
can choose from the following spectrum analyzers: horizontal bar meter, vertical
bar meter, or three racing gauges.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Controls: This unit can control the
optional Clarion SIRIUS Satellite tuner (sold separately). The optional tuner,
along with an antenna and subscription, will allow you to receive SIRIUS
CeNET TV Tuner Control: This
unit is capable of controlling Clarion's CeNET TV tuner.
CeNET DVD Deck Control: This
unit is compatible with Clarion's CeNET DVD deck.
Clarion CeNET 5.1 Processor
Control: This unit is
compatible with Clarion's CeNET 5.1-channel surround decoders.
Dolby Pro Logic II: Built-in
Dolby Pro Logic II takes a two-channel audio signal and expands it to 5.1
channels, for home theater-style sound in your vehicle. And, Pro Logic II can
even create a phantom center channel from your four car speakers. When Dolby Pro
Logic II is active, you can select one of the following two modes:
- Matrix Mode: this mode is
suitable for AM/FM radio
- Music Mode: this mode is
suitable for stereo sources like CDs. In Music Mode, you can fine tune the
sound by adjusting the following modes:
- Panorama: allows you to
select Yes or No. When Yes is selected, the Panorama mode will extend
the front sound field image to the rear.
- Dimension: allows you to
choose a setting of 0 to 6. Dimension mode allows you to shift the sound
field image to the front or the rear of the vehicle.
- Center Width: allows you
to choose a setting of 0 to 7. Center Width mode allows you to adjust
the localization of the center channel between the center speaker and
the front left and right speakers.
AC Processor III Standard Mode: In
Standard mode, you can select from the following presets: "Bass boost"
(emphasizes deep bass), "High boost" (emphasizes mids and highs),
"Impact" (emphasizes lows and highs), "Acoustical"
(emphasizes mids), or "Smooth" (produces a quiet and graceful
feeling). The VSE (Virtual Space Enhancer) lets you digitally compensate for
irregular reflection, polarization, and other acoustic problems that may occur
in your vehicle. For each preset, you can adjust the following settings:
"Diffuse" (1-10), "Car Width" (1-10),and "Car
Length" (1-10), allowing you to optimize the sound for each seat in your
AC Processor III Pro Mode: In
Pro mode, arrival time of sound from the speakers can be adjusted according to
the position of the seat. You can select "Front-L",
"Front-R", "Front", "Rear", or "Full
Seat". For each seating position, you can adjust the time alignment and
AC Processor III Parametric
EQ Mode: The following six EQ presets are stored in memory for
different kinds of vehicles: "Sedan-1", "Sedan-2",
"Wagon-1", "Wagon-2", "Mini Van-1", and "Mini
Van-2". For each preset, you can adjust the following settings:
- Front/Rear: allows you to
select the front or rear speakers. You can adjust the band, frequency, gain,
and Q independently for the front and rear speakers.
- Band: allows you to select
band 1, 2, or 3
- Frequency: for each band,
you can select a frequency of 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,
100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, 250Hz, 315Hz, 400Hz, 500Hz, 630Hz, 800Hz, 1kHz,
1.25kHz, 1.6kHz, 2kHz, 2.5kHz, 3.15kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz,
12.5kHz, 16kHz, or 20kHz
- Gain: for each band, you can
adjust the gain from -12dB to +12dB in 1dB increments
- Q: for each band, you can
select a Q value of 1, 3, 5, 7, or 20
Distortion Filter (ADF):
The Anti Distortion Filter enhances the dynamics of compressed music. You
can choose one of the following effects: ADF-1 (suitable for the factory
speakers), ADF-2 (suitable for separate speakers), or ADF-3 (suitable for
Dual-zone Capability: You
can select separate audio zones for the front and rear seat passengers. The Main
Zone is the source unit's regular front and rear channels, while the Sub Zone is
a dedicated RCA line-level output for use with an external amplifier,
headphones, or powered speakers. The Main Zone can be the tuner, internal CD
player, or aux input. The Sub Zone can be the audio from any device connected to
the CeNET input or aux input. By pressing the middle of the touch panel, the
zones can be reversed.
Only sources connected to the aux input can be used in both zones
FM Tuner: This
receiver is equipped with Clarion's proprietary Magi-Tune+ FM Tuner, which
improves sensitivity and selectivity for excellent FM stereo reproduction.
Station Recall (ISR):
This feature gives you one touch recall of a single favorite radio station (this
is in addition to the 18 FM and 6 AM presets).
24-bit D/A Converter:
The 24-bit D/A converter re-quantizes the 16-bit audio signals from CDs 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 listening to CDs.
Changer/Tuner/TV Titling: Titles,
up to 10 characters long, can be stored and recalled from memory for individual
CDs, discs in a changer magazine, radio stations, and TV stations. 50 titles may
be entered for the CD mode, 20 may be entered for TV tuner mode, and 30 may be
entered for radio mode. In CD changer mode, you may
enter 100 CD titles when using the DCZ625, 100 CD
titles when using the CDC655Tz, or 50 titles when using the CDC1255z changer.
MP3/WMA Playback: This
unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps
to 320 kbps and WMA files with bit rates from 48 kbps to 192 kbps are supported.
the "Top" button while a CD is playing will start the disc playing
from track 1 again.
Reload: When a CD
is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 15 seconds, the unit
automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage. This feature works with
5" (12cm) CDs, but it will not work with 3" (8cm) CDs.
Low-pass Filters: In
Dolby Pro Logic II or AC-Pro III Pro mode, you can set the subwoofer preamp
output low-pass filter to 50, 80, or 120Hz. Also in AC-Pro III Pro mode, you can
set the high-pass filter to 50, 80, or 120Hz.
Stereo RCA preamp inputs are hardwired to the back of the unit on a 3"
lead, allowing you to connect a portable audio source. Just connect your
portable cassette, MD or MP3 player to this unit, and you can listen to the
audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.
The Aux input sensitivity is adjustable and can be set to High, Mid, or Low.
Auto Dimmer Feature: When
the auto dimmer feature is turned on, the brightness of the display adjusts
automatically depending on the lighting conditions.
Dimmer Feature: This
unit is equipped with a wire that Clarion calls an illumination lead, however,
it acts as a dimmer lead. When the illumination wire of this unit
receives power and the auto dimmer feature has been turned off, the display will
dim to a user-selectable preset level.
When the power and constant wires are connected and the illumination wire is
supplied with voltage (when you turn your lights on), the button
illumination remains on even if the unit is turned off completely.
When the Codematic function is turned on, you must touch portions of the screen
in a specific order each time the detachable face is reattached. The sequence of
touches is user-adjustable.
red indicator will blink on the unit after the faceplate is removed. This
feature can be turned On or Off.
When an external amplifier is connected and the built-in amplifier is not used,
removing power from the built-in amplifier will improve the sound quality.
unit is equipped with a CeNET control connector and can control up to a total of
two CeNET changers (CD and/or MD). Two changer
control requires a Y-adapter (sold separately).
CD Title Memory:
When used with a compatible CD changer, this feature
allows you to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 10
characters in length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD
changer that is connected to the head unit.
Illumination/Clock Display: When
the clock display has been given priority, pressing and holding the power button
turns off audio output, but the clock display and face illumination remain on.
When the clock display has not been given priority, pressing and holding the
power button turns the unit off completely. This
unit's face illumination and clock are "keyed" only when the clock
display has been given priority.
2004 ProAudio models, Clarion has extended the 2-year warranty to all
Crutchfield customers, even if the unit is not installed by an authorized