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Clarion NX605

Navigation receiver

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About the Clarion NX605

Stay connected and say your way around

If you need to keep in touch with the world outside your car while you're driving, the Clarion NX605 navigation receiver's got you covered. It works with your smartphone and Clarion's Smart Access app to let you access the cloud, where you'll tap into the info and entertainment sources you need, like email, news, and weather. The receiver also uses advanced voice recognition to let you find nearby locales and events just by speaking, saving you time and allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel.

Stay connected and say your way around

If you need to keep in touch with the world outside your car while you're driving, the Clarion NX605 navigation receiver's got you covered. It works with your smartphone and Clarion's Smart Access app to let you access the cloud, where you'll tap into the info and entertainment sources you need, like email, news, and weather. The receiver also uses advanced voice recognition to let you find nearby locales and events just by speaking, saving you time and allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel.

Clarion's Smart Access keeps your apps close at hand

When you download Clarion's free Smart Access app to your phone, you'll have access to several apps that work within the Smart Access ecosystem. Connect your phone to the NX605, and you'll get fingertip control over those apps through the receiver's screen. To employ Smart Access, you'll need:

Apps for social media, streaming audio, GPS navigation, traffic, and more are currently available (see below), and most require no additional charges to use them. As more apps are added to the Smart Access platform, Clarion automatically updates the Smart Access app, so you'll gain more functionality without having to do anything. And you can choose which apps you see on the receiver's main menu screen, for easy access on the go.

Your favorite apps right in your dash

Apps you can currently use through Smart Access and the NX605 include:

• Social media like Facebook and Twitter
• Traffic by INRIX and Waze (both Android only — Waze works for iPhone, but only with parking brake engaged)
• Navigation by MotionX-GPS Drive (iPhone only)
• Internet radio: iHeartRadio (iPhone only), and TuneIn Radio (Android only)
• Personal: email, calendar, news, and weather

Clarion NX605 navigation receiver

Clarion Intelligent VOICE™ simplifies spoken searches

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE software delivers relevant results quickly and with less input information than most other voice-recognition platforms on the road, thanks to incorporated Google Voice technology. If you're looking for nearby Chinese, you won't need to go through multiple steps such as "vicinity search," then "restaurant," then "Chinese" — you can just say "Chinese restaurant nearby" and the NX605 will perform an immediate search for top-rated Chinese spots in your area. You can then choose one from the list and the receiver will guide you right to it. If you're synced with your Google account, you can even pull up destinations from within your emails or calendar.

The NX605's Intelligent VOICE provides an interface with your synced Gmail account, so you can compose emails to others from behind the wheel just by speaking aloud.

Intelligent VOICE doesn't even need you to have a complete thought to know what you're looking for. You can use natural language to ask for a search, and the receiver will find close matches based on up-to-date Google searches. Say "I want to see a game" to the NX605 and you'll soon be looking at a list of nearby ballparks, sports arenas, and stadiums. Or just say "I'm hungry" and get a comprehensive list of area restaurants. Gone are the days when you had to depend on antiquated searches that required exact phrases or precise language to get any results at all — with the NX605, you can look for things with only partial information or mispronounced words, and you'll likely get a solution within seconds.

Send a text without typing

Android users can just say "SMS" and be able to compose a text to one of their phone contacts through the NX605 without typing. The NX605 can also read incoming texts aloud for Android users. For either Android or iOS, the receiver can make calls using voice commands, as well as read incoming emails from synced Google accounts. This Clarion can also display Google calendar information on its display.

Clarion NX605 navigation receiver

Check out the road ahead

The NX605's 6.2" touch display gives you a great view of its built-in maps by TomTom of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Want to explore? You'll have 11 million points of interest at your disposal. 3D mapping puts realistic views of terrain, buildings, and landmarks in some metro areas in sight. The display also supports "flick" operation, just like your smartphone. You can drag and drop animated menu icons that'll give your dash a little personality, while allowing you to prioritize functions and A/V sources.

Be aware of congestion

The receiver's built-in TMC receiver keeps you up to date with traffic along your route in most cities. You'll have a handle on potential delays as they develop, and you can ask the receiver to find a better route to your destination. Best of all, these updates require no additional subscription fees.

Bluetooth® for hands-free calls and streaming music

Built-in Bluetooth lets you talk hands-free on your compatible phone so you can keep your hands on the wheel. When a call comes in, you can tap the screen to answer the call and hear your caller over the speakers. And you can even stream tunes if your phone or other device supports it. The NX605 includes an external mic to pick up your end of the conversation with maximum clarity.

Incorporate your smartphone even without Smart Access

Connect a compatible Android smartphone to the NX605 with an HDMI cable to enjoy the receiver's Android compatibility, which allows you to see the display of your smartphone right on the receiver's 6.2" display. When you're parked, you'll be able to enjoy photos and high-definition video, surf the web, and view your phone's apps on the receiver's screen.

Apple users can enjoy direct iPod® and iPhone audio control with a simple USB connection or via Bluetooth. iPhone 5 and newer users will need to add a couple of more adapters, including an HDMI cable and an Apple Lightning™ Digital AV Adapter to get full access to audio and video content from their device.

Hit the road with Pandora

Take your Pandora stations with you — run the free Pandora app on your phone and control it from the NX605's touchscreen. You can skip tracks, change stations, and thumbs up/thumbs down songs just like you do online. For the iPhone, you'll need a USB or Bluetooth connection; Android phones control Pandora via Bluetooth.

Awesome radio

The NX605 features a built-in HD Radio™ tuner which allows you to hear improved fidelity and reception from participating AM/FM stations all over. The receiver also features a connection for an optional SiriusXM satellite radio tuner, so you can enjoy programming with your subscription.

Unique technology

Clarion's unique sound technology makes your music sound great. Their "Intelligent Tune" technology includes Vocal Image Control, which lets you "move" the vocal to different seats in your vehicle. The NX605 also includes Sound Restorer, which brings the quality back to compressed audio files. You can choose from six preset tone settings, or make your own using the 6-band graphic equalizer.

A/V options at your disposal

The NX605 lets you expand your entertainment options with a wealth of connection points. You'll find a USB input on the receiver's back panel, useful for plugging in a dedicated MP3 player or a flash drive, and you can use the front 3.5mm A/V input and rear RCA A/V inputs for hooking up external sources. With the help of an optional adapter cable, you can add a rear-view camera for an extra layer of safety.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external microphone included)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • microSD card slot for map updates
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus over 11 million points of interest
    • Google Intelligent VOICE speech-recognition technology
    • free traffic updates in major metropolitan areas
    • text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns
    • lane guidance and junction view
    • 3D representations of landmarks and buildings
    • speed limit warnings
    Smartphone Features: (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps)
    • Smart Access connectivity to control smartphone apps for social media, traffic, Internet radio, and personal email/calendar/news feeds
    • voice activated access to synced Google email and calendar accounts, with voice composition of Google emails
    • built-in Pandora control for connected smartphones (iPhone requires USB or Bluetooth connection; Android requires Bluetooth connection)
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
      • HDMI cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for Smart Access control and viewing video content from Lightning devices
      • Clarion CCA750 cable required for Smart Access control and viewing video content from older Apple devices
    • HDMI compatibility for screen mirroring (no control) with select Android devices when parked — requires optional HDMI cable
    • voice activated SMS communication with select Android devices
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, microSD cards, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • 6-band graphic EQ with 6 tone presets
    • "Intelligent Tune" audio enhancements
    • dual-zone A/V output
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear USB input, two A/V inputs (front, rear), HDMI input, microSD card input (front), rear view camera input (with optional cable)
    • outputs: composite video output (rear), 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:

    What's in the box:

    • Navigation receiver (w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor)
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp harness
    • AV input/output harness
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 8' cable)
    • 5' USB extension cable
    • Microphone (w/ attached 9.5' cable)
    • Small visor-clip
    • Large visor-clip
    • Self-adhesive clip
    • 8 Counter-sunk ISO screws
    • 8 Hex-head ISO screws
    • Self-adhesive wire clamp
    • Wire-tie
    • Two-sided tape
    • 5 Rubber caps
    • Wire-tie
    • Owner's Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide/Installation Manual
    • Warranty Information

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), RCA (rear), Mini (front)
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input Optional
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7/6
    Touch 6/5/4/3
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4.0 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 6
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Clarion NX605 replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Touchscreen + Remote Control
    Intelligent Voice + Smart Access
    Onboard Navigation
    iPod/iPhone AV Playback
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Built-In Bluetooth
    Disc/microSD/USB Playback
    Audio Section
    Audio/Video Connections

    Touchscreen + Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen TFT Display: The Clarion NX605 has an integrated 6.2" TFT widescreen display with touchscreen controls. The display provides a high-resolution video monitor for watching your DVD videos. The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 (RGB) and 1,152,000 total pixels. The unit's touchscreen panel features interactive controls making menu navigation easy.

    • Touchscreen GUI w/ Flick Control: The GUI (Graphical User Interface) shows large icons that are highly visible and easily recognizable at a glance. The NX605 touchscreen responds to your finger gestures just as your smartphone screen would. You are able to drag & drop icons into different positions to customize the screen. The touchscreen also supports flick operation, so you can quickly scroll to another menu page. In addition, you can pinch & zoom the map screen.
    • Short Cut Menu: The unit has a main menu for using all functions and a shortcut menu that groups together frequently used functions. Use of the shortcut menu allows you to quickly access frequently used functions. Up to five frequently used functions can be registered to the shortcut menu.
    • Dimmer & Brightness Control: 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. You can also manually adjust the unit's Day & Night display brightness from 0-20.
    • Variable Button Illumination (728 colors): Since the vast majority of functions are controllable from the touchscreen, there are only four physical buttons (including a rotary dial) on the unit for the most basic and commonly-used functions. You can set the head unit's button illumination to 1 of 9 preset colors or have the unit scan through all the preset colors. You can also select three custom user colors by adjusting red, green, and blue values.

    Note: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the bright green wire in the supplied wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus. Video can only displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you try to view video with the vehicle in motion, the head unit will simply display "CAUTION! Video is disabled for your safety".

    Start Up Time: The NX605 has a start up time of approximately 40.1 seconds from Off to the Map Screen.

    Anti-Theft Code: You may program the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been disconnected from power.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion NX605 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using your vehicle's factory radio brackets and the supplied hardware. There is also an optional custom double-DIN sleeve (0202DBKT, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to mount the NX605 in a custom 4" opening. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatible: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Wireless Remote: The NX605 also supports Clarion's RCB198 IR remote control (sold separately) for wireless control of basic playback functions. The remote does not support advanced menu functions or navigation functions.

    Intelligent Voice + Smart Access

    Intelligent Voice: The NX605 utilizes Clarion's Intelligent Voice technology to enable information searches and destination settings for navigation, as well as a link between your smartphone's contacts, text messages, calendar, and Gmail. For this service to work, you will need to download the Smart Access App (from Apple Store or Google Play Store) onto your Bluetooth paired iPhone (iOS 6.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone.

    • Destination Search: Search for destinations by just saying what's on your mind, based on Google Voice recognition technology and Google's vast local search information. Unlike typical voice recognition systems that require precise wording, this new technology allows more natural language to find your destination. You no longer have to use a limited set of predetermined words or phrases; instead, this this system enables your search by saying out loud any words that come to mind, so even long phrases are possible. This app links to the Google server through your compatible smartphone and searches for your destination. Even if you only half-remember something or mispronounce it, Clarion Intelligent Voice still searches through a wealth of up-to-date Google local search information and presents to you the candidates that are the closest phrases. Once you ask the system of your destination, it will provide you with a list of possible options from Google Places, your Favorite Destinations, or your Destination History to choose from. Once you've decided on your destination, simply select Start Guidance and your calculated route will display on the NX605's on-screen map.
    • Phone & SMS: Telephone communication, as well as checking your SMS (Android only), can be activated by voice command using the NX605's Intelligent Voice feature.
    • Calendar & Mail: Connect using your Google Account, so you can access your Gmail and calendar from the NX605. Now you can check the emails received into your mail account and have your emails read out loud by the Clarion receiver. You can also have your calendar displayed on the navigation screen by voice command, allowing you to safely check your schedule while in the car. You can even use destination information inside calendar entries for navigation guidance.
    Note: You can utilize Intelligent Voice from any screen or source on the head unit. Bluetooth audio streaming is turned off when "Intelligent Voice" is activated.

    Smart Access via HDMI (for iPhone & Android): Download the newest version of Smart Access App (from Apple Store or Google Play Store) onto your HDMI-connected iPhone (iOS 6.0+) or Android (4.0+) smartphone in order to access a variety of online entertainment, navigation, news, weather, and social media services in your vehicle through the Clarion NX605, your smartphone, and the Cloud; all from an easy-to-use touchscreen interface optimized for in-vehicle use. Your Apple iPhone's or Android smartphone's battery will also be charged during this type of connection. Bluetooth audio is turned off when Smart Access is activated.

    • iPhone Connectivity: To connect your Apple iPhone (iOS 6.0+) with Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter, Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately); plus your iPhone will need to be paired to the head unit via Bluetooth. To connect your Apple iPhone 4/4S with 30-pin connector, you'll need Clarion's proprietary CCA-750 iPod/iPhone Video cable (020CCA750, sold separately); no Bluetooth pairing required.
    • Android Connectivity: To connect your Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone, you'll need a Soundstream or Dual HDMI/MHL cable (sold separately) which plugs into both the unit's HDMI input and USB port. In addition, your Android smartphone will need to be paired to the NX605 via Bluetooth. Check here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
    Note: Your iPhone's touchscreen will be locked while connected via the Smart Access app. Your Android smartphone allows you to control the Smart Access app from your phone or the NX605. If you exit the Smart Access app on either phone, then the Smart Access app is also stopped on the Clarion navigation receiver.

    Smart Access Apps: The Smart Access App contains a variety of entertainment, navigation, social media, news, and weather applications. When Smart Access is launched on your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone, a list of compatible apps will be displayed. Select the apps you want and they will be automatically downloaded from the appropriate app store onto your mobile phone. Once your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone is connected to the NX605, the Smart Access application allows the following apps to be accessible from the head unit's touchscreen. Fee may apply for use of certain applications within the Smart Access App.

    • Music & Radio: The Smart Access app contains a variety of entertainment apps that consist of music and radio for iPhone and Android.
      • Media4car (iPhone only): Media4car is a useful application that allows you to easily playback and view or listen to your favorite music and video files on your iPhone through your car's navigation system (video requires that the vehicle's parking brake is engaged). The large touch-panel screen allows you to make operations and view song/artist just as you would on a smartphone for ease-of-use in your car.
      • iHeart Radio (iPhone only): iHeartRadio lets you listen to more than 1,500 Live Stations from coast-to-coast or create your own artist- or track-based Custom Stations. Use popular features like iHeartRadio's Discovery Tuner and "Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" functionality to fine-tune your Custom Station playlists. *The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access this app. Once you have selected your station from the head unit's touchscreen, you can release the parking brake for audio only through the Clarion system.
      • TuneIn (Android only): TuneIn has the world's largest collection of over 100,000 real radio stations playing live from around the world. Enjoy music, sports, news, talk, and live special events. Follow your favorite genres, podcasts, artists, sports teams and more. You are able to view song/artist information, as well a select stations and control playback.
      • Shuttle Music Player (Android only): The Shuttle Music Player lets you browse and listen to your Android smartphone's music library through the NX605. It is an intuitive music player offering powerful features like a built-in 6-band equalizer, gapless playback, lyrics support, and much more.
      • Pandora: The Pandora app cannot be accessed through the Smart Access Apps menu. You will need to select the Pandora app as a separate source on the NX605 (please see the Pandora app for iPhone & Android in section below).
    • Navigation & Driver Assistant: Within the Smart Access app are useful navigation and driver assistant apps to help you navigate along your drive.
      • Waze: Waze is a fun, community-based traffic & navigation app, 70 million strong. Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time & gas money, and improve everyone's daily commute. With community-generated real-time traffic, you'll always get the best route to your destination. With Android's Waze app, you are able to view the map screen on the NX605, as well as hear voice prompts through your car stereo system. You also get full control over the Waze app on your Android smartphone from the NX605 (all without the parking brake engaged). Using the iPhone's Waze app on the NX605 requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged which limits the navigation app's usage.
      • INRIX XD Traffic (Android only): INRIX is the most accurate traffic, routing and road alert app that gives you control of your commute. Choose your fastest route, decide the best time to leave, know your arrival time in advance and share it with friends and family. INRIX crowd sources data from more than just phones; INRIX has GPS data from over millions trucks, cameras, road sensors, in- car navigation systems. INRIX also track local events that impact traffic. The app makes it easy for you to report immediately and share accidents, hazards and police activity. Using the app on the NX605 just as you would your Android smartphone.
      • MotionX-GPS Drive (iPhone only): Traffic, directions and navigation options at your fingertips. MotionX-GPS Drive allows you to receive turn-by-turn directions using custom voice instructions. The App is easy to navigate and saves your favorite locations for easy access.
      • DashCommand (Android only): DaschCommand lets you receive real-time feedback on vehicle performance including fuel economy, horsepower and torque, g-force measurements, and even it can be used as a scan tool to read and clear OBD-II trouble codes that trigger the "check engine" light. OBD-II hardware is sold separately.
    • Social Media: Keep in touch with many of the most popular social media applications within Clarion's Smart Access App and the NX605.
      • FB4car & Tweet4car: Easily and safely bring social networking into your car. When an smartphone is connected to NX605 in the vehicle, you can update your status, and respond to and interface with the social media sites easily via the touchscreen display. SMS texts and social media messages are read aloud to the your and can be paused and resumed depending on the driving conditions.
      • Glympse (Android only): Glympse allows you toeasily send someone a link that shows your location via SMS, email or social network. The recipient just clicks the link to display a map showing where you are in real time. You have total control over who you share this information with, and for how long.
      • Eventseeker (Android only): Eventseeker lets you tap into your social and music libraries to find the artists and teams you're interested in. Provides relevant alerts and recommendations on events, concerts and sports within your area. Invite friends and purchase tickets within seconds.
    • DriveSuite4car Utility Apps: Clarion's Smart Access smartphone link integrates DriveSuite4car, a utility application which allows you to access helpful information in a vehicle. DriveSuite4car enables the user to have more within their reach including News4car, Weather4car, Calendar4car and Gallery4car. These apps offer more ways to make the most efficient use of your time while on the go
      • News4car: Keep up to date while cruising down the road. You can listen to news feeds from the news app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. You can listen to the headlines only or to the full articles and you can personalize which news feeds to want to receive.
      • Weather4car: Keep up with the weather as you go. Access the weather app on your iPhone or Android smartphone to check out local and regional weather conditions, satellite maps, weather forecasts and warnings, right at your dash.
      • Calendar4car: Calendar is an app that allows easy checking of your schedule while in your car from the Clarion NX605 navigation receiver. With Calendar, you can sync your Google Calendar from your iPhone or Android smartphone for a full understanding of your schedule.
      • Callery4car: This is an application to let you enjoy a slide show of pictures taken with your smartphone right on your navigation display. You can enjoy slide shows of pictures taken on the trip in your car.
    Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. Access to the Smart Access online services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your smartphone to connect to the Internet.

    Smart Access Note: Make sure you download the latest version of the Clarion Smart Access App (2.1.0 or newer). Clarion's Smart Access app (2.0.0 and older) isn't compatible with Apple iOS 8.0. If used with iOS 8.0, the older versions of the Smart Access app will cause stability issues or shut down unexpectedly.

    Onboard Navigation

    IGO Primo Navigation Software w/ TomTom Maps: The map database (by TomTom) used by the Clarion NX605 was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's built-in flash memory for quick access and response. The NX605 provides map coverage of the United States (all 50 states), Canada, and Puerto Rico. The NX605's integrated IGO Primo navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to your selected destination. The built-in software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included navigation map.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to date via and your Windows PC (XP and newer). Simply download new map data from Clarion's portal site (, store the updated map data on a microSD card and insert it into the Clarion NX605 via the front-panel microSD card slot. You have 30 days from purchase to download the latest available map free of charge.

    GPS (Global Position System): Clarion's built-in navigation helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS receiver & external GPS antenna. The Clarion NX605 features a built-in SiRF GPS receiver and includes a GPS antenna which can be mounted on the dash with the included two-side tape. The NX605 uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The NX605 considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location. Three (good) or four (best) satellites must be receive to accurately determine location. This unit does not transmit your GPS position, so others cannot track you.

    Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 33.1 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 9.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.

    Traffic Message Channel (TMC): The Clarion NX605 contains a TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver that can provide you with the real-time status of the traffic along your route over the FM Radio Data System (RDS). If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your destination, quickly and easily. To fine-tune this recalculation, you can set the minimum delay that can trigger a route recalculation, or you can instruct the software to have you confirm the new recommended route before it takes effect. Road segments affected by traffic events are displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road show the nature of the event.

    Note: TMC is not available in all cities.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an magenta line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The Clarion NX605 allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
    Note: You can display the head unit's AV control bar during on-screen navigation in order to access frequently used audio/video playback functions.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Clarion NX605's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits. Services are listed under the following categories - Gas, Food, Lodging, and Restrooms. You must be on a major highway or road to use this feature.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.

    Audible Alerts: The Clarion NX605 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance (TTS): In addition to graphic directions, the NX605 provides voice guidance and audible turn-by-turn directions with pronunciation of street names. You can select from English, French, or Spanish audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The NX605 provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.

    Note: The unit will mute the audio of the other sources during navigation voice-prompts.

    Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby.

    Find Menu: The Find Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination or insert a waypoint in your current route. An on-screen keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the following categories:

    • Browse Map: You can search for a destination by scrolling the map display and tapping on a location point.
    • Favorites + Home: Store your most frequented locations as "Favorites" for easier recall. You can even save your home address, so you can route back to your home quickly from almost anywhere.
    • Address: Set your destination by entering a full or partial addresses, searching for a city's central location, or by searching for where two roads intersect.
    • Places Of Interests (POIs): Search for over 11,000,000 points-of-interest (POIs) by name, phone #, or category; search near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination.
    • History: Previously selected destinations are automatically saved for easier recall.
    • Phone & Coordinates: You can select a destination by entering a phone number or by entering geographic coordinates (latitude & longitude).
    Note: You can select any type of destination search with or without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.

    Route Calculation: The Clarion NX605 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route based on the fuel consumption data you provide
      • Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as well to save fuel
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
    Note: You can select "Route Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of three routes with the selected route planning parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take.

    Vehicle Profile: You can create a vehicle profile for your car, truck, or SUV. Enter the following parameters for your vehicle - Fuel Consumption (avg. fuel consumption of your vehicle in city and rural areas), Engine Type (engine and fuel type), Fuel Price (avg. fuel price for travel cost calculation), Max Speed (max speed you travel), Weight, and Dimensions (length x width x height).

    My Route: "My Route" displays the route parameters and the calculated route in its full length on the map. You can also perform route-related actions such as editing or canceling your route, setting a start point for the route, picking route alternatives, avoiding parts of the route, simulating navigation or adding the destination to your Favorites.

    Modifying A Route: When navigation is already started, there are several ways to modify the active route. You can edit the route by modifying the list of destinations and waypoints. You can add or remove destinations (waypoints), modify the start position or reorder the list. You'll be able to create a brand new route, add intermediate destinations (waypoints), and modify the final destination. Or, you can simply cancel your active route.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.

    Quick Menu: The Quick Menu is a selection of controls and functions that are frequently needed during navigation. It can be opened directly from the Map screen by tapping Quick Menu icon. You can customize which controls and functions are accessible through the Quick Menu.

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Clarion NX605 supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and rear-panel AV input. The NX605 offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Clarion NX605's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Clarion receiver and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC).

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your Apple device through the Clarion NX605. Using Clarion's proprietary CCA-750 iPod/iPhone Video cable (020CCA750, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music on your iPod/iPhone and music apps on your iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies on your iPod/iPhone and video apps on your iPhone through the Clarion NX605. If you only desire audio playback, you can simply use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the NX605.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Clarion NX605 for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Clarion navigation receiver. Video playback is only supported when using the Smart Access App and  Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter, Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Control: In addition to audio/video playback, the Clarion NX605 supports control, song/artist information display, and battery charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Content Browsing: The Clarion NX605 allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, or Podcast from its touchscreen monitor. You can also browse your iPod/iPhone's video content by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rental. Content in each category is listed alphabetically. The head unit also supports Repeat/Random playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone. In addition, you can control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of your favorite music apps streamed to your iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored music and movies from the Apple device's touchscreen, as well access music and video apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Music Information + Album Art: The navigation receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist/Album Name, and Album Art. The NX605 will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
    • 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion NX605 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/21/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Smart Access Pandora App Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4/4S 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7+/7 10.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    5th 10.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 10.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    • Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast station channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
    • Station Text w/ Album Art: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles, plus Album Art. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the touchscreen monitor of the NX605. The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio information system for analog FM. The RDS allows you to receive a variety of information such as traffic information, station names, and song information from standard analog FM radio stations.
    • Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations. The unit's tuner can automatically seek and store six strong stations in a selected band in order of signal strength. Sub-program services of multicast stations are not included in the automatic memory search.
    • iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Pandora App (for iPhone/Android): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Clarion NX605 using your USB-connected or Bluetooth-paired Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+); as well as your Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The NX605 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information, as well as Album Art.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also choose to randomly playback songs from all your registered stations.
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone/Android to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Clarion NX605 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Category Search feature lets you search for channels within a certain genre or category
    • Up to 30 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing content unsuitable for children can be blocked
    Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Built-In Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Clarion NX605 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile), HSP 1.0 (Headset Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Clarion NX605. Visit Clarion Bluetooth Support for complete list of compatible phones and players.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Clarion NX605 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Once a device is paired, the registered Bluetooth device will automatically connect to the receiver when it is in close proximity (up to 30') to the receiver. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Clarion head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ external Mic): The NX605 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). The NX605 can be set to automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio to your vehicle's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation hands-free. An included external microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Clarion in-dash head unit's front-panel controls. Outgoing calls can be made by entering telephone numbers directly via the head unit's touchscreen (when parking brake is engaged only). You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Clarion NX605 and then make your call; the head unit can store up to 1000 contact numbers. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed) from the Clarion NX605. You can even use the receiver's Intelligent Voice technology to make a phone call.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the parking brake.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Clarion NX605 can stream & control music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps on your mobile device to the NX605 receiver. The unit offers basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, & Random/Repeat) for stored music and music apps. In addition, the NX605 provides a Track List of the stored music on your smartphone (AVRCP 1.4 phones only) and even offers Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Genre/etc. browsing for stored music on your iPod/iPhone (iOS 6.0+); as a result you can find your music much quicker. The head unit will also display your stored music and music app song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Disc/microSD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Clarion NX605 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The NX605 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, and CD-R/RW discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: You can insert or eject a disc with the unit off. If a disc is left in the ejected position for 10 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded.
    • Mounting Angle: For proper disc playback, you must install the unit within 35° of horizontal.
    • Parental Lock: You can set and change the level of parental lock for a DVD. This function allows cutting scenes that are unfavorable for children or replacing them automatically with other scenes prepared in advance. There are 5 levels of parental lock that are protected by a custom user 4-digit password.

    MicroSD Card Slot: The NX605 is fitted with a front-panel microSD card slot for playback of music files stored on a microSD/SDHC card. The unit is not compatible with microSDXC cards over 32 GB.

    USB Port: The Clarion navigation head unit features a rear-panel USB type-A port and comes with a 5' USB extension cable that allows you to connect a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread 2.2+ OS only), digital audio players, and thumbdrives. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: This head unit's USB port does not support newer MTP and AOA enabled Android smartphones including HoneyComb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and newer.

    Compatible Media Files: The Clarion NX605 supports the following types of music and movie files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) Flash (USB + microSD/SDHC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    Video DivX: 32 x 32 to 720 x 480 (30fps) or 32 x 32 to 720 x 576 (25fps) N/A
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 folders/512 files (255 files per folder) 512 folders/8,000 files (255 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags

    Playback Operations: The Clarion NX605 offers the following playback & search functions for disc and USB.

    • Track List: This function allows you to select audio tracks from a displayed list of tracks on a disc or within in a folder.
    • Direct Search: You can locate the beginning of a movie scene using the time, chapter numbers, or title numbers recorded on a DVD video disc. You can also select a specific MP3/WMA track from a disc or USB device.
    • Skip Search: Chapters or Tracks are skipped down or up from the current location, as many times as the key is pressed, and then playback starts.
    • Fast Forward/Rewind : The NX605 offers a variable fast forward and rewind function. You can select between 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x.
    • Scan: The first 10 seconds of each music track on the disc or USB device is played.
    • Repeat/Random: You can play back chapters, titles, or tracks recorded on a disc repeatedly. You can also randomly playback audio tracks or files recorded on a disc or USB device.

    Audio Section

    24-bit D/A Converter: The unit's 24-bit D/A converter re-quantizes the 16-bit audio signals from CDs and DVDs as 24-bit data 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 viewing DVDs or listening to CDs.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion NX605 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)
    Note: The power specifications for the NX605 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.

    6ch/4V RCA Output + Sub Level Control: The Clarion NX605 features 6ch/4V RCA line level outputs (Front/Rear/Sub). The non-fading subwoofer preamp output features an independent level control (+/-6).

    Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion NX605 is equipped with built-in low-pass and high-pass crossovers.

    • Low-Pass Subwoofer Filter: The Low-Pass Filter (LPF) for the subwoofer preamp output will send only the low frequency range through the preamp outputs to ensure superb performance with a connected subwoofer. The low-pass filter can be set to 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, or Through (full-range).
    • High-Pass Filter: The NX605 features a High-Pass Filter (HPF) for the unit's front & rear channels, via speaker-output or preamp-output. You can adjust the high-pass filter from 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, or Through (full-range). The HPF prevents low bass notes from distorting your front & rear speakers. The high-pass filter setting effects both the front & rear channels of the head unit.

    Intelligent Tune: Clarion's sound technology was developed to turn the car interior into an excellent listening environment. "Intelligent Tune" includes Virtual Stage Enhancers for a bigger soundstage, Vocal Image Control to move the vocal to a specific seat in the car, Sound Restorer for full quality sound reproduction of compressed audio data, Virtual Bass for powerful bass without subwoofer, and other exciting sound technologies.

    • Graphic EQ: Choose one of six Preset EQ Modes (Bass.B, High.B, Acoustic, Impact, Smooth, or Flat) that best matches your style of music. Or, you can manually adjust the unit's 6-band graphic EQ (60Hz/250Hz/820Hz/1.6kHz/5kHz/16kHz) for a more custom sound. Save up to 3 customized user presets.
    • Virtual Stage Enhancer (VSE): Virtual Stage Enhancer keeps vocals in the foreground while creating a dynamic soundfield based on surround elements extracted from the source material. Instead of all the sound being focused on or around the driver's seat, VSE technology generates a more expansive soundscape similar to listening to classical music live at a concert hall.
    • Vocal Image Control: Clarion's Vocal Image Control allows you to precisely position the vocalist in the music for a powerful vocal and stage-like performance for all the occupants in the car to enjoy. The vocals can be adjusted front-to-rear and left-to-right in order to reproduce a more powerful vocal soundstage.
    • Sound Restorer: Restores compressed audio media, such as MP3 or WMA, closely to the original soundtrack to enable a more enriched, detail sound quality.
    • Volume Smoother: Volume Smoother automatically adjusts differences in volume level of all kinds of music sources and scenes and compensates the volume level. When Volume Smoother is on, the volume level is monitored and adjusted at all times, and differences in volume level are suppressed to a fixed range to enhance listening pleasure.
    • Virtual Bass: Enhances bass output in car stereo system for richer bass sound.
    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume.

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

    Audio/Video Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The Clarion NX605 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    Video Output: The NX605 is equipped with a single composite video output for connecting a rear monitor (sold separately). The same source (DVD, AV input, or iPod video) will be displayed on the rear monitor's screen as displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. HDMI sources cannot be displayed through the head unit's video output.

    Optional Camera Input: Adding an optional rear-view camera (such as the 020CC520) to the NX605 requires the Clarion CCA-644 Rear Vision Camera input cable (sold separately). The cable has a proprietary connector on one end (which plugs into the proprietary camera port on the NX605) and a composite video jack on the other end which plugs into the optional backup camera. Once a rear-view camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the NX605's screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (purple/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). In addition to the rear-view image, marker lines are displayed in order to assist you further while backing up.

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    Customer Q&A

    23 questions already asked

    Looking for a system that has a backup Camara?
    [ Ed  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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    [ FRED L  May 04, 2019 ]
    [ FRED L  May 03, 2019 ]
    Why can't I play music through my Bluetooth connection on my clarion nx602? My phone is a galaxy s7
    [ Tukanook  Jun 01, 2017 ]
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    I have the nx605. I don't know if it's the same or not. You have to pair it in settings, and if you have connected to any other Bluetooth device, you have to do it every time. Kind of annoying, but that's been my experience.
    [ WILLIAM  Jun 05, 2017 ]
    Tukanook, my phone is galaxy s7 edge... ill message u later how ok? its almost 2am now.
    [ MICHAEL  Jun 03, 2017 ]
    will this radio be able to control the steering wheel and rear dvd player?
    [ melissa  Dec 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on compatibility and what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  Dec 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    Will this fit my 2011 Ford Ranger?
    [ David  Dec 16, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Dec 16, 2016 ]  Staff
    Can I install the unit with everything in this package?
    [ elle  Dec 11, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  Dec 12, 2016 ]  Staff
    Recently bought and installed this unit. Went hooked everything up and reconnected the battery. Turned the key on and nothing. I have power going to the unit but it won't turn on. Am I missing something or is it just a faulty unit? Thanks!
    [ Aaron  Oct 15, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
    [ Krissy  Oct 17, 2016 ]  Staff
    Is this head unit compatible with my Nissan Altima 2008 stock speakers? It has the basic audio system (not bose) but the front and rear stock speakers are all 2ohms.
    [ joeykryzl  Oct 01, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Oct 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    what are fees to update maps ?
    [ abe  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I am not sure as I have not updated any maps.
    [ Matthew  Sep 14, 2016 ]
    the first one is free ....around 70 sum there after
    [ scotty  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    Does this stereo has built in removable mask?
    [ Larry  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    9 answers
    Hi Larry, Do you mean: Does this unit have a detachable face? If that is your question, then the answer is No. Once you install the unit, it's done. When you leave your car, you see a blank screen. And once you turn the ignition on, it lights up.
    [ SIMON S  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    If by "mask" you mean a snap on plastic filler piece that attaches to the front of the double DIN unit, then yes it does. It is removable and it comes in the box unattached. I think it was pretty thin, and only filled in about 3/16 inch or so between the Clarion unit and the custom mount dash fixture that Crutchfield provided to adapt to my 2014 Sienna Dash.
    [ Carl  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    No it does not
    [ frederick  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    [ Raymond  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    NO the units face is not removable.
    [ Matthew  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    No the face does not remove from the unit
    [ Matthew  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    Do you mean a removable faceplate? If so, this does not have a removable faceplate.
    [ Dionecio  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    The face of this radio dose not come off . It is built in .great radio has a lot of functions easy to use
    [ JOSE  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    [ JOSHUA  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    Will this work for playing Pandora over bluetooth to an iPhone?
    [ GrislyAtoms  Sep 09, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    Yes it will, once the phone is linked to the Unit.
    [ Luis  Sep 09, 2016 ]
    Yes, it does
    [ Alexis  Sep 09, 2016 ]
    Yes for Pandora and I phone
    [ minh  Sep 09, 2016 ]
    If you are asking if you can open Pandora on the phone and play it through the deck, yes.
    [ Ian  Sep 09, 2016 ]
    On my 2003 ford excursion, will this unit control my factory installed rear entertainment system and will I still be able to use my steering wheel controls? If not , is there a compatible unit that will function as the factory radio does?
    [ Ken  Aug 04, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Aug 05, 2016 ]  Staff
    I have a Honda Pilot with the DVD entertainment system. Will I lose any of my DVD system features?
    [ Drew C  Jul 01, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    This will depend largely on your vehicle and what equipment you have connected. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  Jul 04, 2016 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jul 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Dose this have CarPlay??
    [ Ed  Jun 12, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    it will play the songs on your phone usb dvd cd ect...
    [ scotty  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    Yes, I can display my iPhone 6S on the headset.
    [ Jo  Jun 14, 2016 ]
    No it does not. It is supposed to be able to work with the iPhone, but it is optimized for Android. I ended up selecting a different unit that had CarPlay because of this. The iPhone interface the of the Clarion NX605 was very slow to respond and connection was sometimes very intermittent. Very unfortunate since the sound of this unit was very very good.
    [ Kevin  Jun 13, 2016 ]
    clarion nx 605 can we get driffence size face places for dash thank you louie r. 928 7 ?
    [ louie  May 02, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  May 02, 2016 ]  Staff
    Does right side mirror camera work for a 9th Gen Civic? will the headlight stalk button for manually turning this camera on still work?
    [ ROBERT  Apr 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Apr 05, 2016 ]  Staff
    Is there a way to load European maps?
    [ Steven  Oct 19, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: All the information I have on it and that I can find about it on Clarion's site indicates that only updates for the U.S. maps are available. I can find no mention of European maps being able to or available for install onto this model. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Oct 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    I have a convertible car Does the Clarion NX605 does the volume control automatically adjust for wind noise?
    [ rene  Oct 05, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    no i dont think so just turn it up it is loud and clear
    [ scotty  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    [ minh  Sep 09, 2016 ]
    I used this product for about four months and can say that it does not automatically adjust the volume based on the speed of the car. My previous system did so I was a bit disappointed. Couldn't find any references for the function in the menu options nor the user's manual either.
    [ Kevin  Oct 05, 2015 ]
    How long does it take to boot up? Will it work instantly with back up camera or do you have to change a setting?
    [ kangfu  Jun 18, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    Works long as u wire it correctly.
    [ JOSHUA  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    For me the Clarion had an excessively long boot-up time. I didn't use the backup camera option, but in just waiting for the music to start, after leaving my house, I'd already be down the street and around the corner and at the second stop sign before the system made a peep. I'm an iPhone user, so I don't know if this was because the system is primarily for Android and there were compatibility issues or what, but the long boot up sequence was one of the reasons I switched to a different unit.
    [ Kevin  Oct 05, 2015 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Jeff  Jun 19, 2015 ]  Staff
    Does it recognize voice navigation requests like "Points of Interest" as in "Restaurants", "Hotels", and the like? Can it also find an intersection like "Main and First Street"? Or "My Location"? The stock factory unit, Intellilink", says it will do this, but it doesn't.
    [ Alf  May 19, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    [ JOSHUA  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    I have had other issues with this unit like the microphone not working. I haven't even gotten there yet. I like the look and feel of the unit but not sure if I would recommend it. Crutch field has been real helpful but I haven't had the time to resolve all the issues. Not sure if this helps
    [ Michael  Aug 05, 2015 ]
    I haven't figured that out yet. It's hard to figure out all the nuance . I need to call support.
    [ Michael  May 19, 2015 ]
    Are we sure that the NX604 and NX605 offer the same features? The answer from an advisor to Question #1 above states that the NX605 does indeed announce street names. However, user reviews clearly state that the NX604 does NOT announce street names???
    [ Sean  Apr 18, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help.
    [ Krissy  Apr 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Does this model truly have pronunciation of street names? The NX604 also stated it does however, reviews by purchasers state that it only states to "turn-left" or "turn-right" and that's not what I am looking for.
    [ Jemore  Apr 01, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes. Text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Apr 07, 2015 ]  Staff
    Can I retain the factory back-up camera with one of the adapters listed as needed to retain steering wheel controls, factory amp, etc?
    [ Michael  Mar 13, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Mar 13, 2015 ]  Staff
    What are the specific differences between the NX604 and the NX605 products?
    [ D  Mar 11, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    According to Clarion, there is only one main difference between the two models. The NX605 includes enhanced Intelligent Voice by Google which provides a Gmail account interface so users can compose emails and SMS text messages verbally. The NX604's voice-recognition software can be used for hands-free destination searches, but will not work for email or texting. Otherwise the two models offer the same features.
    [ Jeff  Apr 06, 2015 ]  Staff

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