External Device Controls
SLIDETRAK Controls: SLIDETRAK Control provides precise control
of the key features on the head unit with a simple swipe of the fingertip. In
addition, SLIDETRAK maximizes the available space on the head unit's face to
create a large easy-to-read display. SLIDETRAK also allows an increase in
button size for easy identification of buttons. This way, you can keep your eyes
on the road while operating the source unit, promoting safe driving.
Flip Down Control Panel with High Visibility Display The
DXZ585USB features a flip-down detachable face with a high visibility 2-line
display making the radio theft deterrent and easy to read. With the ability to
display text characters as well as numbers, you can see the name of the track
that is playing or check the time. It's high contrast multi-color design
makes it easy to see under any lighting conditions. You can adjust the display
contrast to match the angle of installation of the unit. The unit comes with a
hard plastic face-case to provide protection for the detachable control panel.
MP3/WMA Playback: The unit can
play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using ISO9660 Level 1
or 2, Joliet, or Romeo formats. The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical
levels, 255 files per folder and 510 total files. Bit rates for MP3 are 8-320 kbps,
plus VBR (Variable Bit Rates). Bit rates for WMA are 8-320 kbps. This unit is
compatible with, and will display MP3 and WMA ID3 tags up to 64 characters.
AAC Playback: This unit will also playback AAC files recorded onto
CD-R and CD-RW discs with a bit-rate of 8-320 kbps or a variable bit-rate. AAC
files composed with the following conditions can be played: AAC files encoded
with iTunes, iTunes Ver. 7.0 or earlier, and File extension .m4a (.M4A). The
player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels, 255 files per folder and 510
total files. The headunit will also support folder name and file names up to 64
Note: Tracks purchased at an iTune Music store, and
copyright-protected files cannot be played.
The DXZ585USB feature a rear panel stereo
RCA auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable
satellite radio receiver to this headunit. You can adjust the Auxiliary input
sensitivity level from Low, Mid, to High to match the volume output of your
connected external audio device.
Three 6-Volt Preamp Outputs: The DXZ585USB is equipped with a pair of
6-volt front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs. You can fade between the front
and rear preamp outputs, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The
high-output pre-amplifier voltage provides reduced signal clipping and lowers
the chance of stray electrical noise from degrading the audio signal. The end
result is musical reproduction with extended dynamic range and more headroom
Built-in Crossovers: The headunit's built-in high pass crossovers let
your front and rear speakers reproduce the proper frequencies (selectable
between 50, 80, 120Hz or
Full-Range) for natural sound and efficient power handling. A low pass filter
with selectable frequencies of 50, 80, and 120Hz or Full-Range, coupled with a Subwoofer Level
Control of -5 to +5 allow full adjustment and control of a subwoofer for maximum
By using a digital equalizer, there is more flexibility in tailoring
your music to sound the way you want it. The Digital Z-Enhancer employs digital
signal processing offering three preset equalization curves each adjustable to
-3 to +3. You can choose from 21 custom EQ curves, each tailored to a specific
- DZE 1: Suitable for genuine
- DZE 2: Suitable for separate
- DZE 3:
Suitable for co-axial speakers.
- DZE Off:
No sound effect.
The DXZ585USB features independent Bass and
Treble settings with center frequency and Q-curve adjustments.
The center Bass frequency can be set to 50, 80, or 120 Hz while the Q-curve
can be set to 1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2. The Bass gain can then be adjusted from -7
- Treble: The center Treble
frequency can be set to 8 or 12kHz while the Treble gain can be adjusted
from -6 to +6.
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. The Magna Bass EX
circuit boosts bass at 50Hz. This creates a rich, deep, defined bass rather than
the muddy, booming bass of a standard loudness control. The Magna Bass EX boost
levels are dependent on the system volume, which results in balanced system
response and dynamic bass reproduction
The Sound Restorer feature enriches the playback of all types of music files
that have undergone any level of data compression. The Sound Restorer can be set
to three different levels or turned off.
- Level 1: For music sources compressed for high quality at low bit
- Level 2: For music sources compressed for standard
quality at low bit rate.
- Level 3:
For music sources compressed for low quality at low bit rate.
For music sources compressed at high bit
Title Entry: Titles up to 8 characters long can be stored in memory
and displayed for CD, CD changer, Radio stations and TV stations. The number of
titles that can be entered for each mode are as follows - 50 disc titles for CD Mode,
20 station titles for TV mode, 30 station titles for Radio Mode, and 100 disc
titles for Changer
Disc-In-Play-Function: This feature allows you to turn the
power to the unit "on" and start playing the disc automatically when the disc is
inserted even if the unit is not powered up, as long as the ignition key is
turned to the "on" or "acc" position.
Top Function: The Top Function resets the CD player to the first track
of a CD-audio disc. In the case of an MP3/WMA/AAC disc, the first track of a
folder being played will be reset.
Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play the first 10
seconds of all the tracks recorded on a CD or the first 10 seconds of the first
track of all the folders on an MP3/WMA disc.
Last Position Memory: If you turn off the unit while a disc
is playing, it will resume playback at the stopping point when it is turned on
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.
Instant Station Recall (ISR):
You can store one radio station in Instant Station Recall (ISR) memory and
recall it from any mode (except Power Off). Once the ISR station has been
recalled, you cannot tune to another station without first disengaging the ISR
function. You can, however, switch to another source.
Illumination Dimmer: 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.
Screen Saver: This unit is provided with a Screen Saver function which
allows you to show various kinds of patterns and characters in the operation
status indication area of the display in a random order. You can turn this
function on or off. If the button operation is performed with the screen saver
function on, the operation display corresponding to the button operation is
shown for about 30 seconds and the display returns to the screen saver display.
Message Information: A message up to 30 characters long can be stored
in memory and displayed as a type of screen saver.
OEM Remote Ready: 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 (item number 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.
Mounting: You can install the unit within 30-degrees of
horizontal. When ISO-DIN mounting, you will need to use your vehicle radio's
original factory ISO screws.
Wireless Remote: The DXZ585USB is equipped with the RCB-176
infrared wireless remote control. Dimensions: L = 4.461", W = 1.718", D =
External Device Controls
USB Port: The front-panel USB port allows you to connect and
play USB Mass Storage devices loaded with MP3 and WMA files. This unit is
compatible with USB 1.1/2.0 with maximum data transfer rates of 12mbps. The USB
port can be used with USB memory media carrying up to 130,560 songs. MP3, WMA,
and AAC files with a bit rate of 8-320 kbps are supported, while titles up to 64 characters can be displayed
in USB mode. This unit also supports USB Digital Media Steaming which allows you
to play music files transmitted using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) and supports
the playback of WMDRM 10 files. The DXZ585USB 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 Direct: The Clarion DXZ585USB allows you to connect your iPod to
the headunit's front-panel USB port using your iPod's USB/Dock cable for audio
playback, control and charging of your iPod. This unit also supports the display
of title information transmitted from your iPod. The DXZ585USB offers two
iPod playback modes - Play Mode and iPod Menu Mode:
- Play Mode: During Play Mode you can control the following
playback functions of your iPod: Skip Tracks, Fast-forward/backward, Pause,
Repeat, Random and Cancel.
- iPod Menu Mode: The iPod Menu Mode allows you to select
music for playback from your iPod by category (Playlist, Artist, Album,
Song, Genre, or Composer). You can select between categories by using the
headunit's P.Ch switch. Once you have selected a category, you can search
through the tracks in that particular category.
Note: The head unit's USB port supports the following
iPods - iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation), iPod video (5th generation),
iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd generation), and iPhone/iPhone
3G. Your iPod should be updated with the latest software from Apple. For 4th
generation iPod and iPod photo, you will need the 020EA1251B iPod interface,
connected through the head unit's Ce-NET input.
Bluetooth Ready: The DXZ585USB is compatible with Clarion's
BLT370 Bluetooth system via its rear panel RCA stereo auxiliary input. The
BLT370 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth
cellular phone and wireless streaming audio from any Bluetooth compatible
portable audio device. The DXZ585MP can be set to automatically mute any music
audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using
your car speakers.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
CeNET CD Changer Controls:
This 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 (item number 020CCA519, sold
separately). The following operations are the same as for built-in CD mode:
Pause, Track Selection, Fast-forward/Fast-backward, Scan Play, Repeat Play, and