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Clarion DB165

CD receiver

Item # 020DB165

Clarion built the DB165 CD player to be the perfect upgrade for your factory stereo, bringing high-powered sound...

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Clarion built the DB165 CD player to be the perfect upgrade for your factory stereo, bringing high-powered sound...

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Item # 020DB165

About the Clarion DB165

Clarion built the DB165 CD player to be the perfect upgrade for your factory stereo, bringing high-powered sound and expandability to your mobile audio system.

Clarion built the DB165 CD player to be the perfect upgrade for your factory stereo, bringing high-powered sound and expandability to your mobile audio system.

The strong onboard amplifier powers your tunes, ensuring clear sound at all volume levels. The Z-Enhancer sound shaping feature offers three preset sound curves for easy, one-touch tone adjustments, while Clarion's Magna Bass EX helps boost the low frequencies for fuller, richer sound.

A set of preamp outputs makes it easy to integrate the DB165 into a larger sound system — just connect your external amplifier or powered sub for extra bass reinforcement. And you won't have to worry about security when you detach the stereo's faceplate and take it with you.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (19 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • Plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
    • detachable face with high-contrast blue display
    Audio features:
    • Z-enhancer with three preset tone settings
    • Magna Bass EX bass boost
    Expandability:
    • one set of preamp outputs
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver
    • Wiring harness (with in-line 15A fuse on constant power wire)
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Face
    • 2 Hook plates (radio removal tools)
    • Hex bolt with flat washer
    • Plastic face fixing pin
    • Metal backstrap
    • Owner's Manual
    • Installation/Wire Connection Guide
    • Warranty sheet

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 19 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 1.7 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White on blue
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

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    Features

    Z-Enhancer: The Z-Enhancer function features three types of sound tone effects stored in memory. You may select Z-ENHANCER 1 (bass emphasized), Z-ENHANCER 2 (treble emphasized) or Z-ENHANCER 3 (bass and treble emphasized). When the Z-Enhancer feature is on, the bass and treble controls cannot be adjusted.

    Magna Bass EX (Extend): The Magna Bass EX feature provides an extra boost of bass when activated. Unlike conventional loudness features which boost the low frequency range at around 100Hz, the Magna Bass EX boosts the low- and center-range frequencies of about 50Hz. By focusing on the lower frequencies, the added bass impact won't distort or muffle the high frequencies.

    Bass/Treble: The bass control range is +/-14dB at 100Hz. The treble control range is +/-14dB at 10kHz.

    Screen Saver: Thirty seconds after a button is pressed, the screen saver will activate, displaying a series of moving dashes. It can be deactivated at any time.

    Top Function: The Top function resets the CD player to the first track of the disc.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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