Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
6.2" Touchscreen TFT Display: The Clarion NX404 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
- Touchscreen GUI w/ Flick Control: The GUI (Graphical
User Interface) shows large icons that are highly visible and easily
recognizable at a glance. The NX404 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.
- 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.
Start Up Time: The NX404 has a start up time of
approximately 29.75 seconds from Off to the Map Screen.
Parking Brake Detection: 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".
2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion NX404 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 NX404
in a custom 4" opening. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
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.
Navigation Mapping Software: The map database (by
TomTom) used by the Clarion NX404 was created using high-resolution aerial and
land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's preloaded
8GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The NX404 provides map coverage of
the United States (all 50 states), Canada, and Puerto Rico. The NX404's integrated
Clarion Mobile Map 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
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
naviextras.com and your Windows PC (XP and newer). Simply download new map
data from Clarion's portal site (clarion.naviextras.com),
store the updated map data on a microSD card and insert it into the Clarion
NX404 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 NX404 features a built-in SiRF GPS receiver and includes a GPS antenna
which can be mounted on the dash with the included 3M tape or outside the
vehicle on a flat magnetic surface. The NX404 uses Global
Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to
calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The NX404
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
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 NX404 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
- 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.
Lane Information & Signposts: The Clarion NX404'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
NX404 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your
- Voice Guidance: In addition to graphic directions, the NX404
provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can select from
English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese 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 NX404 provides an audible warning
if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note:The unit will mute the audio of the other sources during
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:
|Destination Search || Description |
|Find on Map ||Search for a
destination by scrolling the map display. |
|Combined Search ||You can enter search
keywords to find addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and
|Home ||Store and easily recall your home
|Find Address ||Enter full/partial address, or
for a city (central location), or search for the intersection of two
|Find Places ||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. |
|Favorites ||Store your favorite locations for
easy recall. |
|History ||Destinations that you have set
|Phone ||Select a destination by
entering phone #. |
|Coordinates ||Enter geographic coordinates
(latitude & longitude). |
Route Calculation: The
Clarion NX404 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method,
- 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
- 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.
Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically
recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and
off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an
off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road
and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.
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.
Calculator & Unit Converter: The calculator allows you to perform simple
arithmetic. The Unit Converter converts distance, speed, area, currency,
temperature, volume, and weight.
Bluetooth Technology: The Clarion NX404
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
- 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 NX404. Visit
Clarion Bluetooth Support for complete list of compatible phones and
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Clarion NX404
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: The NX404 supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (such as your
iPhone or Android smartphone). The NX404 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 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 (with or without the parking brake
engaged). Outgoing calls can be made by entering
telephone numbers (0-9, *, #, +) directly via the head unit's
touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your
mobile phone's phonebook from the Clarion NX404 and then make your call;
the head unit can store up to 500 contact numbers. In addition, you can make a call by searching
your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed) from the
Note: The Clarion
RCB-204 (sold separately) is an external microphone which can be added
to the Clarion NX404. The external microphone provides better
performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on
the front-panel of the head unit.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The
Clarion NX404 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 NX404 receiver. The
unit offers basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, & Random/Repeat)
for stored music and music apps. In addition, the NX404 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
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The Clarion NX404 has a front-loading
disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The NX404 supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio,
and CD-R/RW discs. The head unit supports a variety of audio/video files
recorded onto DVD or CD.
Dual USB Ports: The Clarion navigation head unit
features two rear-panel USB type-A ports (attached to rear chassis by 42" cables)
that allows you to connect portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices;
such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread 2.2+ OS only), digital
audio players, and thumbdrives. The unit supports a variety of music and movie
files recorded onto USB. 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.
Compatible Media Files: The Clarion NX404 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) || USB (MSC) |
| File System ||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio ||MP3:
bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of
AAC: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32-48kHz
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling frequency of
AAC: bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32-48kHz
FLAC: bit rate of 16 or 24 bits w/ sampling frequency of
| Video ||DivX 3.11/4/5/6:
max resolution of 720 x 480 |
AVI: max resolution of 720 x 480
MPEG4: max resolution of 720 x 480
MPEG2: max resolution of 720 x 480
|MPEG4: max resolution
of 1920 x 1080 |
MPEG2: max resolution of 720 x 480
AVC/H.264: max resolution of 720 x 480
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||200 folders/1500 files (200 files
per folder) ||65,535 folders/65,535 files |
| Tags ||MP3
ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, & Album Art |
Playback Operations: The Clarion NX404 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
- Skip Search: Chapters or Tracks are skipped down or up
from the current location, as many times as the key is pressed, and then
- Fast Forward/Rewind : The NX404 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.
Parental Lock: You
can set and change the level of parental lock. 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
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 30-degrees of horizontal.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Clarion NX404 supports direct
connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector through its rear-panel USB
port, rear-panel AV input, and rear-panel HDMI connector. The NX404 offers
audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of
select Apple devices. The Clarion NX404's USB or HDMI 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 NX404. 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 NX404. 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 NX404.
- 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 NX404
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 DVD
receiver. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to
music from your Lightning-connector Apple device on the NX404, you'll need
Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a
Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately) - this type of connection also
requires Bluetooth pairing.
Note: 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 Operation Modes: The Clarion NX404 lets you
control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's
touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app.
- iPod Control + Song/Artist Information: In iPod Control
Mode, the Clarion NX404 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 basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind,
Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer
iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ also allow you to navigate stored music and
movies, as well as access music and movie apps from the Apple device's
touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
During iPod Control Mode, 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 NX404 will also display
song/artist information, station identification, and Album Art from select
music apps in iPod Control Mode.
- Simple Control Mode: In Simple Control Mode, you can
navigate stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel
or touchscreen. Music browsing is disabled from the head unit's touchscreen;
you'll still be able to control basic playback functions from the head unit,
such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. There is no song/artist
information or Album Art in this mode and video content cannot be output to
the receiver's touchscreen. The head unit will simple display "Simple
Control Mode". Not all apps will be compatible.
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.
HDMI Mode: The Clarion NX404's HDMI mode and rear-panel HDMI
input can be used to connect select Android or Apple iOS devices for mirroring
and audio/video playback through the navigation receiver. You can listen to
stored music and music apps (like iHeartRadio), as well a view stored video and
video apps (like Netflix). The head unit's touchscreen will display the same
screen which is displayed on your smartphone, as well as video only when your
vehicle's parking brake is engaged (not always full-screen). Audio content can be heard without the
parking brake engaged, but the unit will only display "Caution! Video is
disabled for your safety". You cannot perform operation of the Android or Apple
iOS device from the head unit's touchscreen; you will still need to use your
mobile phone's touchscreen for operation. The following proprietary connector
cables are required for Android or Apple iOS connectivity.
- iPhone Connectivity: If you have an iPhone with
the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's
Lightning Digital AV adapter and
Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have a 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll need a
30-pin digital AV adapter and the
30-pin dock cable (all sold separately). In addition, for both types of
iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides the audio/video
playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device.
- Android Connectivity: The head unit's HDMI port is MHL compatible; this means you can
simply connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone to the receiver via a
separately). The Samsung Galaxy S3/4 and Note II requires an additional 3rd
party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI
connector provides audio/video playback and charging of your Android
smartphone's battery. Check
here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
Note: Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged for the
head unit to display video from your smartphone device or "mirror" your
smartphone device's screen. Control of your smartphone must still be done
from your smartphone's touchscreen (not the head unit).
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion NX404 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/29/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora App || Album Art || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.0 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.0 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.0 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || Y* || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 4/air || 8.0 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini || 8.0 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
- *Requires Apple's
Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a
Lightning-to-USB cable, and mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
- 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.
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion NX404 is equipped with a built-in
AM/FM tuner. The NX404 offers Seek, Manual, and Preset tuning. The NX404's built-in AM/FM tuner features 3 FM bands
and 1 AM band. You can store up to 6 presets in each bands, allowing you to
store 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations. You can manually store your favorite
presets or have the NX404 automatically store the strongest stations for you.
The Preset Scan feature receives the stations stored in the units' preset memory
in order and scans each station for 10 seconds sequentially; this function is
useful when searching for the desired station in memory. When "Local" seeking is
turned On, only those radio stations with strong radio signal can be received.
Pandora App (for iPhone/Android): The free Pandora App
Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Clarion
NX404 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 NX404 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
- 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.
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 NX404 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
Note: The power specifications for the NX404 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/2V RCA Output + Sub Level Control: The Clarion NX404
features 6ch/2V RCA line level outputs (Front/Rear/Sub). The non-fading
subwoofer preamp output features an independent level control (0-14) and phase
Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion NX404 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 NX404 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.
BeatEQ: BeatEQ lets you tune the sound to your liking,
depending on the category of music, for a more fulfilling listening experience.
The Clarion navigation 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 ||50Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz ||0.7, 1,
1.4, 2.0 ||-7 to + 7 dB |
| Midrange ||500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz |
| Treble ||5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz |
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.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Dual AV Inputs: The Clarion NX404 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.
HDMI/MHL Input: In addition to iPhone and Android
connectivity, the head unit's HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect almost any
external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray
player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback.
Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the
receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your
Audio/Video Output (with Dual Zone): The NX404 features a
rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an
external display and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can
playback audio/video content from a Disc, iPod/iPhone, or AV 1/2 Input on a
rear-seat monitor system; while viewing a different or the same audio/video
source on the navigation receiver's touchscreen monitor.
Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video
RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera (such as the
020CC510, sold separately). This RCA input enables you to connect a
rear-view camera to display the area behind your vehicle. The increased view
encourages and facilitates safer driving. When an optional rearview camera is
connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your
vehicle is placed in reverse gear (purple/white wire of harness must be
connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes
approximately 2.75 seconds.
Note: Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the
back-up camera is displayed.
Wireless Remote Control: In addition to the unit's
touchscreen and hard-key controls, the NX404 comes supplied with an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the navigation receiver and your connected
devices. The remote control operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium-cell 3V
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.