AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The Clarion CZ302
is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 2.0+EDR (powered by Parrot), 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.
Bluetooth Profiles: 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must
be paired to the CZ302. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled
cell-phones with the Clarion in-dash head unit (only one paired phone can be
used at a time). The Clarion CZ302 is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled
mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone.
Note: The Clarion CZ302 is not compatible with all
Bluetooth enabled phones or audio players. Visit
Clarion Bluetooth Support for complete list of compatible phones and
Hands-Free Communication: The CZ302 supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
CZ302 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 integrated front-panel 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
- 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.
- Direct Dial: Outgoing calls can be made be entering
telephone numbers (0-9, *, #, +) directly via the car stereo's rotary
- Phonebook: You can search for contact names in your
mobile phone's phonebook from the Clarion CZ302 and then make your call.
The head unit can store up to 500 contact numbers.
- Call Log: You can also make a call by searching
your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed) from the
- Redial: You can simply redial the last number dialed with a
press of a single button on the in-dash head unit.
Integrated Microphone: The Clarion CZ302 features an
integrated front-panel microphone to carry on your side of a conversation during
a Bluetooth phone call. You can adjust the microphone gain (+/-5) for each paired
mobile phone device.
External Microphone (optional): The Clarion
(sold separately) is an external microphone which can be connected to Clarion
CZ302. The external microphone provides better performance in noisy
environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of the head
unit. The microphone features an attached 13.25' cord terminated by a
right-angle male 3.5mm connector which plugs into the microphone input on the
rear-chassis of your compatible Clarion head unit. The microphone also features
an integrated sun-visor clip for mounting the external microphone in your
vehicle. The integrated bracket allows the microphone to swivel left-to-right
and rotate up-or-down.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The
Clarion CZ302 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP)
of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The CZ302 will be able to
control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, and Fast-Forward/Reverse. The CZ302 also supports audio streaming of music
apps from your smartphone, but without control or metadata. You will continue to
use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view & control streaming music apps.
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.
Note: The new iPhone with Lightning connector only offers Bluetooth audio streaming
without control or metadata display.
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion
CZ302 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.
SiriusXM Ready: The Clarion CZ302 comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 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 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Artist/Song Alert notifies you when your favorite artist or song is
- Replay feature lets you pause, fast-forward, or rewind up to 30 minutes
of live content
- iTunes Tagging for your connected iPod or iPhone
- Channels containing unsuitable content 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.
USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to
connect and play USB (1.1/2.0) Mass Storage Class devices loaded with MP3/WMA
files. MP3/WMA files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and formatted with FAT
are supported. The head unit can recognize up to 999 files per folder and 3,000
total files. Titles up to 64 characters can be displayed while in USB mode. The
CZ302 offers the following playback operation of your USB Mass Storage device;
Play/Pause, Track selection, Fast-forward/backward, Scan play, Repeat play, and Folder selection. This unit will also charge
(0.5A) your connected USB
device when the receiver is turned on.
Note: The Clarion USB extension cable
sold separately) can be used to connected your USB flash-memory device.
Copy-protected WMA files cannot be played on this unit.
iPod Direct Connection: The Clarion' CZ302's front-panel USB
port also acts as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the
30-pin or Lightning cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. Using either
cable allows audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging
of select iPod/iPhone models from the Clarion in-dash head unit.
- iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter,
allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB.
- Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Song title, and Artist/Artist name. The head unit will also
display song/artist information from the Pandora App. It will not display
metadata from other streamed apps or when in Simple Control mode.
- iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A 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 the unit will not recognize it.
iPod Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from
the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Clarion CZ302 using your connected Apple
iPhone, via the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. The Clarion CZ302
provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and
Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and
sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). Or, you can create a new station from
the current playing artist or song. You can also skip song tracks within
a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. To access Pandora
you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 +) with the latest version of the
Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone 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.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion CZ302 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/25/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora app || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4/air || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || 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 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
Auxiliary Input: The CZ302 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. You can set the Auxiliary input
sensitivity level to Low or High to match the volume output of your
connected external audio device.
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
3,000 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 CZ302 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
MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion CZ302 employs a MOSFET (Metal
Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) power amplifier capable of
delivering 45W (Peak) x 4ch of high quality sound with superior linearity & less
distortion than conventional power amps, even with the volume cranked up.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the CZ302
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 CZ302 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 19 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 settings are applied to all sources.
|BeatEQ (Custom Mode) ||Frequency ||Q-Factor ||Level |
|Bass ||50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz ||0.7, 1, 1.4, 2.0 ||-7 to + 7 dB |
|Midrange ||500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz |
|Treble ||5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz |
Magna Bass EX (Extend): The Magna Bass Extend feature does not adjust
the low frequencies like the normal sound adjustment function, but emphasizes
the deep bass frequencies to provide you with a dynamic sound. This circuit
boosts bass at an ultra-low frequency of about 50Hz, creating a rich, deep,
defined bass rather than the muddy, booming bass of a standard loudness control.
What is more, boost levels are dependent on the system volume, resulting in
balanced system response and dynamic bass reproduction.
4ch/2V Preamp Output: The Clarion CZ302 features 4ch/2V RCA
line level outputs (Front/Rear). The unit's rear preamp outputs can be
configured as a dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer output with a low-pass filter
and level control (+/-6).
Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion CZ302 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 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or Through
- High-Pass Filter: The CZ302 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 60Hz, 90Hz, 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.
Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face
Security. A hard plastic face-case is included to protect the head unit's face
when detached. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if
optional soft face case
sold separately) can also 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 two-line, high
(with black background and white characters) on the CZ302 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 CZ302 comes supplied with an IR remote control
(RCX001) for wireless operation of the CD player. The remote operates off of a
single CR3025 Lithium cell 3-volt battery. The remote does not offer Bluetooth
hands-free communication control, but does provide playback operation for
Bluetooth audio streaming.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: 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
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.