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Clarion CZ100

CD receiver

Item # 020CZ100

No need to spend a ton of money to get a killer car stereo — Clarion's CZ100 CD receiver delivers excellent...

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About the Clarion CZ100

No need to spend a ton of money to get a killer car stereo — Clarion's CZ100 CD receiver delivers excellent sound at a very sweet price. And this sharp-looking stereo will really stand out in your dash, too.

No need to spend a ton of money to get a killer car stereo — Clarion's CZ100 CD receiver delivers excellent sound at a very sweet price. And this sharp-looking stereo will really stand out in your dash, too.

It's all about the sound, baby
Music lovers will appreciate the beautiful sound cranked out by the CZ100. Its built-in amplifier punches out plenty of power for late-night cruising, and you can tweak your tone to perfection with a 3-band parametric equalizer that gives you pinpoint control over the highs, mids, and lows. Two sets of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs, and a built-in low-pass filter lets you isolate the frequencies your sub was built to handle.

You can play your store-bought CDs, plus discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. And you can also connect a Dock & Play satellite radio, an MP3 player, or any other portable audio player to the handy front auxiliary input.

Hands-free calling
Add Clarion's Bluetooth® adapter and you'll enjoy safer hands-free calling with a compatible phone. When a call comes in, the receiver mutes the music, so you can conduct a conversation without taking your hands off the wheel.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Clarion stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Clarion, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • BeatEQ with three preset tone settings and 3-band parametric EQ
    • low-pass filter
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Clarion Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver (with two transports screws installed)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Face
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness (with in-line 15A fuse on constant power wire)
    • RCB-176 IR wireless remote
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery
    • 2 Hook plates (radio removal tools)
    • 4 Machine screws
    • Face fixing clip
    • Owner's/Installation Manual (Eng/Fren/Spa)
    • Warranty Sheet (Eng/Fre)

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback

    Product Research

    Overview: The Clarion CZ100 is an AM/FM/CD receiver that can play MP3 and WMA on CD-R and CD-RW discs; and supports ID3-Tag, as well as CD Text. It also has a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting portable audio devices. Additional accessories that are compatible with this unit include Bluetooth Audio and Bluetooth Telephone (when the optional Clarion Bluetooth adapter is connected); and an optional steering wheel remote interface (sold separately) which allows you to keep your factory steering wheel controls.

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux Connection
    Wireless Communication

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face Security. A face-fixing clip is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit

    H.M.I. Design: Clarion's superior H.M.I. (Human-Machine Interface) Design utilizes a distinctive "starburst" control button array. The headunit's buttons are clustered symbolically for intuitive operation, with a large rotary volume control that is blue illuminated for easy recognition and a cool look in your vehicle.

    Digital LCD Display: The single-line, 10-digit, digital LCD display (with black background and white characters) on the CZ100 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.

    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 then the display returns to the screen saver display.

    Audio Section

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the CZ100 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 CZ100 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 45 watts x 4 channels (180 watts total)

    BeatEQ: In addition to providing 3 preset equalization patterns (Bass Boost, Impact, and Excite), Clarion's BeatEQ lets you freely customize the level and range of the bass, midrange and treble portions of each pattern. You can tune the sound to your liking, depending on the category of music, for a more fulfilling listening experience.

    • Bass Boost: Bass is emphasized +/-3.
    • Impact: Bass and treble are emphasized +/-3.
    • Excite: Bass, midrange, and treble are emphasized +/-3.
    • Custom: Adjusts the bass, midrange, and treble independently +/-7.
      • Bass: You can set the effected bass frequency to 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 200Hz and the Q-factor to 1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2.0.
      • Midrange: You can set the effected midrange frequency to 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5 kHz and the Q-factor to 0.5, 0.75. 1.0, or 1.25.
      • Treble: The effected treble frequency can be set to 10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz, or 17.5kHz.
    • Off (Flat): Bass, midrange, and treble are set to 0.

    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. This circuit boosts bass at an ultra-low frequency of about 50Hz, creating a rich, deep, defined bass rather than the muddy, booming bass of a standard loudness control. What is more, boost levels are dependent on the system volume, resulting in balanced system response and dynamic bass reproduction.

    4ch/2V RCA Output: The Clarion CZ100 features 4ch/2V RCA line level outputs (Front/Rear). The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as a dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer output with a low-pass filter and level control (+/-6).

    Low-Pass Subwoofer Filter: Switching on the Low-Pass Filter (LPF) for the subwoofer preamp output (when selected) will send only the low frequency range through specified outputs to ensure superb performance with a connected subwoofer. The low-pass filter can be set to 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Through (full-range).

    Beep: The in-dash headunit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion CZ100 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering 18 FM station presets and 6 AM station presets. Stations can be stored manually or automatically.

    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.

    Local Seeking: When Local seeking is turned "On", only those radio stations with strong radio signal can be received.

    Disc Playback

    MP3/WMA Playback: The unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps/VBR) and WMA (8-320 kbps) 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, 999 files per folder, and 65535 total files. This unit is compatible with, and will display MP3 and WMA ID3 tags up to 64 characters.

    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 or first track of a folder for an CD-R/RW disc.

    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 again.

    Auto 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.

    Mounting: For proper CD playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Aux Connection

    Auxiliary Input: The CZ100 feature a front panel 3.5mm auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable satellite radio receiver to this headunit. You can set the Auxiliary input sensitivity level to Low or High to match the volume output of your connected external audio device.

    Wireless Communication

    Wireless Remote: The CZ100 comes supplied with the RCB-176 infrared wireless remote control for wireless operation of the CD player. the remote operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium Cell 3-volt battery. The remote measures 1.715" wide x 0.495" tall x 4.465" long.

    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 (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.

    Bluetooth Ready: The CZ100 is compatible with Clarion's BLT370 Bluetooth system (020BLT370, sold separately) via its front panel 3.5mm stereo minijack inputs. 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 CZ100 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.

     

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