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Clarion CMV1

Marine DVD receiver

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Item # 020CMV1

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Our take on the Clarion CMV1

The CMV1 is fully equipped to take up station at the heart of your boat's audio/video system. The CD/DVD player will handle regular audio CDs and video DVDs, plus recordable CDs and DVDs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. And the CMV1 will play DVDs burned with DivX media files, too.

Take your fun onto the water

Watertight front panel

Clarion's CMV1 marine DVD receiver keeps you and your crew entertained with music and video, come rain or shine. This robust marine receiver meets or exceeds strict UV and salt/fog exposure guidelines, and boasts a watertight flip-down front panel to protect it from the elements and stray splashes. Inside, you'll find a coated circuit board built into a corrosion-resistant stainless steel chassis. Stainless steel chassis

Comprehensive capabilities

The CMV1 is fully equipped to take up station at the heart of your boat's audio/video system. The CD/DVD player will handle regular audio CDs and video DVDs, plus recordable CDs and DVDs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. And the CMV1 will play DVDs burned with DivX media files, too.

A rear USB input supports flash memory, as well as iPod® connection and control. An optional adapter allows you to view iPod video on the receiver's screen. You'll appreciate the auxiliary input for connecting other audio sources, and two video outputs let you add external monitors so all the hands can enjoy the show at sea.

Add remotes

You can use the included remote control, or add on Clarion's MW1 and MW2 wired remote controls — place one at the helm and you'll still be able to control the receiver that you've installed below. Or pick up Clarion's MF1 and enjoy radio frequency remote control of the recevier wherever you are on the boat.

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Sound you'll enjoy

You'll enjoy outstanding sound quality. Clarion's 24-bit digital-to-analog converter translates digital signals into smooth, natural sound. For compressed music files, built-in BBE MP processing restores lost harmonics to add warmth and detail to your music.

An internal amplifier provides four channels of high power output to your speakers, with six channels of preamp outputs for connecting external amplifiers, if you choose.

A watertight front gasket protects the receiver's internal components

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Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • marine DVD receiver with built-in amp (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • flip-down face with 3.5" color LCD screen
    • coated circuit board and stainless steel chassis
    • meets UV and salt/fog exposure standards
    • wireless remote control included (optional wired remote available)
    Audio/visual features:
    • bass and treble adjustments
    • plays MP3/WMA/AAC files on DVD/CD/USB
    • plays DVD video and video CD discs with DivX compatibility
    • BBE MP processing for compressed music files
    • built-in iPod control for audio playback through USB input
    • works with Clarion Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, iPod video adapter, Clarion CD changer
    • inputs: rear USB input, two rear A/V inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer), audio output, two video outputs
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • Marine AM/FM/CD/DVD receiver
    • Wiring harness (with in-line 15A and 1A fuses installed)
    • Preamp/AV harness
    • RCB-201 Wireless remote control
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • Six 1-1/8" self-tapping screws
    • Hex nut
    • Rear support strap
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ita)
    • Installation/Wire Connection Guide
    • Installation Template
    • Warranty sheet

    Clarion CMV1 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (1 Review)

    Clarion DVD radio marine

    Jack P from New Jersey on 5/18/2013

    Radio will not tune distant stations if not strong. DVD OK. No way to plug in Droid devices or HDMI. GETS VERY HOT USING DVD old CD.

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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 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 No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Color LCD
    Key Button Color Blueish white
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Marine Rated
    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    AV Connections
    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Marine Rated

    Marine Tested: The Clarion CMV1 Marine CD/DVD receiver has been engineered and tested for use in the harsh marine environment. The receiver meets or exceeds ASTM B117 Salt/Fog Exposure and ASTM D4329 UV Exposure standards. The CMV1 offers full IPX5 tested and certified Water Intrusion protection. The faceplate features a unique rubber gasket and door assembly offering the internal components complete water protection. The unit features a sealed stainless steel chassis, a front panel rubber gasket and drip shield over the wire connections to keep water from dripping onto the internal circuits, behind the faceplate and wire connections. The receiver also features a HumiSeal coated PCB to protect against corrosion. This means the main circuit boards feature a silicone coating to help resist the effects of humidity.

    Display Features

    Oversized Fold Down Face: The CMV1 features an oversized watertight, fold-down face with a rubber surround so your CD/DVD-disc stays protected behind the unit's marine rated face-plate. The front panel mechanically folds down to load and eject your DVD or CDs.

    3.5" LCD Monitor: The integrated 3.5" wide-screen (16:9) TFT color LCD monitor allows easy viewing of a variety of digital audio/video sources. The integrated LCD monitor features 112,320 pixels (480 x 234). You can adjust the dimmer, brightness, color, contrast, and hue level of the LCD monitor. The 3.5" LCD monitor can be set to any one of the following screen sizes.

    • F.Wide: The image is expanded so that the rectangle of the image fits to the screen (16:9).
    • Wide: The image is expanded in the same way as F.Wide setting, but the width will become narrower.
    • Cinema: The image is expanded so that the top and bottom edges of the image fit to the screen.
    • Normal: The image is expanded so that the top and bottom edges of the image fit to the screen, and that the aspect ratio of the image becomes 4:3.

    Audio Section

    CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier: The Clarion CMV1 amplifier section is rated at 17 Watts RMS x 4 channels in 4 ohms at 1% THD+N with a 77 dBA signal-to-noise ratio.

    Bass and Treble Adjustment: The Bass can be adjusted from -7 to +7 (+/-14dB), while the Treble can be adjusted from -6 to +6 (+/-12dB).

    BBE MP: BBE MP is a sound enhancement and restoration function for compressed audio files. BBE MP improves digitally compressed sound, such a MP3, by restoring and enhancing the harmonics lost through compression. BBE MP works by regenerating harmonics from the source material, effectively recovering warmth, detail and nuance. You can set this function to High, Mid, Low, or Off.

    3 Set of 2V Preouts: The CMV1 features front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs on a set of pigtails attached to the rear chassis. The subwoofer output is non-fading and its output level can be adjusted from -6 to +6. The subwoofer output does not contain a low-pass crossover.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The CMV1 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with U.S. and European tuning.

    Tuning Modes: The built-in tuner offer 3 tuning modes - Seek, Manual, and Preset. You can store up to 18 FM preset station and 6 AM preset stations. Preset stations can be store manually or automatically.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional satellite radio receiver to this receiver:

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the CNP-CLA1 Clarion adapter cable (package item number 700XMCLA2).
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio you can connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle Tuner (607SCC1, sold separately) directly to the CMV1 without any adapter interface.

    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS.

    Disc Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Clarion CMV1 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, and CD-R/RW discs. This unit also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and DivX files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.

    • MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps) audio files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs using ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Joliet, or Romeo formats. These audio files can also be recorded onto DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs in UDF (Universal Disk Format) The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels, up to 255 files per folder, and up 999 total files. This unit is compatible with, and will display MP3 and WMA ID3 tags.
    • DivX Playback: The CMV1 can playback DivX movie files (4.x, 5.x, 6.x) recorded on a CD-R/WR, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc. The unit supports DivX video frame sizes of 640 x 480 and 320 x 240 pixels (at 30 or 15 fps).

    Auto Reload: When a 12cm 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. (8cm/3-1/2" CDs are not reloaded automatically)

    Backup Eject: The Backup Eject feature allows you to eject a disc even if the power to the unit is turned off.

    Parental Control: This function allows cutting scenes that are unfavorable for children or replacing them automatically with other scenes prepared in advance. The unit offers an 8 level rating system protected by a 4-digit password.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Port: The Clarion CMV1 is equipped with a rear-panel USB type-A port attached to the chassis by a 39" pigtail that is USB1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible. The CMV1 supports playback of MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), and AAC (16-320 kbps) audio files recorded in FAT12/16/32 onto a USB mass storage device. It can recognize up to 512 folders and 255 files per folder with 8 hierarchy levels. The CMV1 offers USB playback functions such a Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip (Track/Folder), Repeat (Track/Folder), and Random (Folder/All) as well as a screen list of your connected USB mass storage device's tracks and folders.

    iPod Compatible: Select iPods can be connected the CMV1 by using the connector cable supplied with your iPod for audio playback. To view videos stored on your iPod, you will need an optional CCA748 Clarion iPod adapter cable (020CCA748, sold separately). You can control your connected iPod via the CMV1's controls or using the click-wheel/touch-screen on your iPod. The Clarion CMV1 allows you to search your iPod's music and videos by category, as well as offers playback functions such as Shuffle and Repeat. The marine headunit will also charge your iPod while connected. The Clarion CMV1 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to the CCA748 iPod connector cable (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Headunit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 Y Y Y N Y 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 headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.


    AV Connections

    Dual A/V Inputs: The Clarion CMV1 features two audio/video inputs consisting of a composite video input and stereo RCA inputs. These two A/V inputs allow you to connect external audio/video sources to the Clarion CMV1.

    Dual Video Outputs: The CMV1 is equipped with two composite video outputs for connecting two external rear video monitors (such as headrest or overhead monitors). The dual video outputs can be set to display a Wide 16:9, 4:3 Pan & Scan, or 4:3 Letter Box image based on the type of monitor you have connected.

    Fixed Audio Output: The CMV1 is equipped with a set of Stereo RCA outputs for transferring the audio of the unit to an external monitor with audio inputs.

    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control (Optional Wired Remote): The CMV1 comes equipped with the RCB-201 wireless remote control. The unit is also equipped with a rear mounted DIN connector to accommodate an optional Clarion wired marine remote control. The MW1, a wired remote with an LCD (020MW1), and the MW2 wired remote w/o LCD (020MW2), are both compatible with the CMV1 receiver.

    Bluetooth Ready: The CMV1 is compatible with Clarion's BLT370 Bluetooth system (020BLT370, sold separately) via its rear panel audio/video 1 input. The BLT370 gives you hands-free communication from your compatible Bluetooth cellular phone and wireless streaming audio from any Bluetooth compatible portable audio device.


    Mounting: The CMV1 requires a rectangular cutout in the bulkhead for inserting the chassis. Six screws (supplied) fasten the faceplate against the mounting surface, and hold the waterproof gasket against the bulkhead. A clear, self-adhesive template is supplied to assist you with the cutout and drilling the screw holes. You can install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Note: The receiver does not include a mounting sleeve or ISO-mount screw holes to accommodate standard automotive installation.

    Dimensions: The receiver has the following dimensions:

    • Chassis Width: 7.125"
    • Chassis Height: 2.015"
    • Chassis Depth: 7.8125"
    • Nose Width: 7.755"
    • Nose Height: 3.515"
    • Nose Depth: 1.875"

    Screw Hole Pattern: The faceplate has four mounting holes across the top, above the chassis, and two holes below the chassis for securing the unit to the bulkhead. The screw hole spacing is as follows:

    • Top Row:
      • Total Width: 7.125"
      • Width Between Two Center Holes: 2.355"
      • Width Between End Holes and Adjacent Center Holes: 2.345"
    • Bottom Row Width: 7.285"
    • Height (Between Top and Bottom Rows): 2.925"
    • Screw Mounting Depth: 0.875"

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