Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, & finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: The unit can
play MP3 (8-320 kbps/VBR) and WMA (8-320 kbps) files recorded onto CD-R and
CD-RW discs using ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Joliet, Romeo, or Apple ISO formats. The
player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels and 999 files per folder (or
999 total files). This unit is
compatible with, and will display MP3 & WMA ID3 tags up to 32 characters.
Disc-In-Play-Function: This feature allows you to turn the
power to the unit "on" and start playing the disc automatically when the disc is
inserted even if the unit is not powered up, as long as the ignition key is
turned to the "on" or "acc" position.
Top Function: The Top Function resets the CD player to the first track
of a CD-Audio disc or first track of a folder for an CD-R/RW disc.
Folder Select: This function allows you to select a folder
containing MP3/WMA files and start playing from the first track in the folder.
Playback Functions: The CZ102 provides Repeat, Random, &
Scan playback functions.
- Scan Play: This function allows you to locate and play
the first 10 seconds of all the tracks recorded on a CD or the first 10
seconds of the first track of all the folders on an MP3/WMA disc.
- Repeat Play: This function allows you to play the
current track on a disc repeatedly or play a file currently being played in
a MP3/WMA folder repeatedly.
- Random Play: This function allows you to play all
tracks recorded on a disc or in a folder in a random order.
Last Position Memory: If you turn off the unit while a disc
is playing, it will resume playback at the stopping point when it is turned on
Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 15 seconds, the
unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.
Mounting: For proper CD playback you must install the unit within 30° of
Auxiliary Input: The CZ102 feature a front panel 3.5mm
auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or portable
satellite radio receiver to this head unit.
Aux Sensitivity: You can set the Auxiliary input
sensitivity level to Low or High to match the volume output of your
connected external audio device.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion CZ102 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 Compliant: The power specifications for the CZ102
are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement
standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and
between manufacturers. The power output specs for the CZ102 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 45 watts x 4 channels (180 watts
BeatEQ: BeatEQ lets you
tune the sound to your liking, depending on the category of music, for a more
fulfilling listening experience. The Clarion CD receiver provides 4 preset EQ
curves (Bass Boost, Impact, Excite, Off) and 1 custom EQ curve. Bass Boost
emphasizes the bass portion of your music; Impact emphasizes the bass & treble
portions of your music; Excite emphasizes bass, midrange & treble portions of
your music; while Flat sets the bass, midrange, & treble to 0. The Custom EQ lets you freely customize the
frequency, Q-factor, and level of the bass, midrange, & treble.
|BeatEQ (Custom Mode) ||Frequency ||Q-Factor ||Level |
|Bass ||60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 200Hz ||1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2.0 ||-7 to + 7 dB |
|Midrange ||500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5 kHz ||0.5, 0.75. 1.0, or 1.25 ||-7 to + 7 dB |
|Treble ||10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz, or 17.5kHz ||N/A ||-7 to + 7 dB |
Note: BeatEQ settings are applied to all sources.
Magna Bass EX (Extend): The Magna Bass Extend feature does not adjust
the low frequencies like the normal sound adjustment function, but emphasizes
the deep bass frequencies to provide you with a dynamic sound. This circuit
boosts bass at an ultra-low frequency of about 50Hz, creating a rich, deep,
defined bass rather than the muddy, booming bass of a standard loudness control.
What is more, boost levels are dependent on the system volume, resulting in
balanced system response and dynamic bass reproduction.
2ch/2V RCA Preamp Output: The Clarion CZ102 features 2ch/2V RCA line level outputs (Rear/Sub).
The head unit's preamp outputs can be configured as a fading rear-channel preamp
output or as a dedicated non-fading RCA
subwoofer output, with a low-pass filter and level control (+/-6).
Low-Pass Subwoofer Filter: The Low-Pass Filter (LPF) for
the subwoofer preamp output (when activated) 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 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Through
Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion
CZ102 is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek, & preset
Instant Station Recall (ISR): You can store one radio
station in Instant Station Recall (ISR) memory and recall it from any mode
(except Power Off). Once the ISR station has been recalled, you cannot tune to
another station without first disengaging the ISR function. You can, however,
switch to another source.
Preset Stations: 18 FM station presets and
6 AM station presets can stored. Stations can be stored manually or automatically.
Preset Scan: Preset scan receives the stations stored in the unit's
preset memory in order. This function is useful when searching for a desired
Local Seeking: When Local seeking is turned "On", only those radio
stations with strong radio signal can be received.
Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face
Security. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if
Note: No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit
H.M.I. Design: Clarion's superior H.M.I. (Human-Machine
Interface) Design features an easy-to-use rotary volume control and easy-to-read
illuminated buttons on the face which are laid out in an asymmetrical design to
place the most used features within a specific area for ease of use and less
High Visibility LCD: The single-line, 10-digit, high
(with black background and white characters) on the CZ102 allows numbers and characters to
be displayed clearly in almost any lighting condition.
Illumination Dimmer: The
receiver's display automatically dims to a preset brightness when the vehicle's
headlights are turned on. The wiring harness includes an orange/white lead that
should be connected to the vehicle's parking light circuit in order for the
dimmer feature to operate.
Screen Saver: This unit is provided with a Screen Saver function which
allows you to show various kinds of patterns and characters in the operation
status indication area of the display in a random order. You can turn this
function on or off. If the button operation is performed with the screen saver
function "On", the operation display corresponding to the button operation is
shown for about 30 seconds and then the display returns to the screen saver display.
Wireless Remote: The CZ102 comes supplied with an IR remote control
(RCX001) for wireless operation of the CD player. The remote operates off of a
single CR2025 Lithium cell 3-volt battery.
OEM Remote Ready: The unit also features an OEM steering
wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your
vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC
SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.