2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion NX501 has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as "Double DIN" or size DD), 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 NX501
in a custom 4" opening.
Note: As always, please consult theCrutchfield
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.2" Touchscreen TFT Display: The Clarion NX501 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
display features brightness and shape (4:3 or 16:9) adjustment. The unit's touch
panel features interactive controls making menu navigation easy.
Note: The unit's 6.2" touchscreen is fixed and
Touchscreen GUI with Flick Operation: The GUI (Graphical
User Interface) shows large icons that are highly visible and easily
recognizable at a glance. Feature icons are animated for an enhanced appearance,
and they can be dragged and dropped into different positions to customize the
screen. The NX501's touchscreen GUI (Graphical User Interface) supports flick
operation, so you can quickly scroll to another menu page. Since the vast
majority of functions are controllable from the touchscreen, there are only 3
physical buttons on the unit for the most basic and commonly-used functions.
Note: A screen cleaning cloth is provided to help you
keep the unit's touchscreen display clean.
Monitor Adjustments: The
Clarion NX501 offers the following touchscreen monitor adjustments.
- Wallpaper Backgrounds:
The NX501 includes 10 preset wallpaper
backgrounds to choose from. You can also download a custom wallpaper
background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
- Brightness: You can
adjust the touchscreen monitor's brightness from 0-20.
- Auto 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.
- Monitor Off: You can
turn the navigation-multimedia head unit's touchscreen monitor off when
simply listening to music.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the bright green wire in the supplied 18-pin
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.
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 integrated map database (by
TeleAtlas) used by the Clarion NX501 was created using high-resolution aerial and land
based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's preloaded 4GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The NX501 provides map
coverage of the United States (all 50 states), Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Clarion NX501's integrated
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.
GPS (Global Position System):
The Clarion NX501 features a built-in SiRFprima GPS receiver and includes an
external GPS antenna. The NX501 uses Global
Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to
calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The NX501
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
2D/3D Map (with 3D Landmarks): The Clarion NX501 allows you to view a detailed
city map on its integrated monitor in 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D
(three-dimensional). 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
Color Theme: The navigation map 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.
Visual Guidance: The Clarion NX501's navigation map offers various
visual functions to help you along your route.
- Turn Preview: When navigating a route, the top section of the map
screen show information about the next route event (maneuver) and the next
street or the next city.
- Smart Zoom: 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 unction. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Audible Alerts: The Clarion
NX501 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your
- Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphic directions, the NX501
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 NX501 provides an audible warning
if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
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 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:
|Find on Map||Search for a
destination by scrolling the map display|
|Home||Store and easily recall your home
|Find Address||Enter full/partial address, or Search
for a city (central location), or Search for the intersection of two
|Find Places||Search for over 15,000,000
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
|History||Destinations that you have set
|Coordinates||Enter geographic coordinates
(latitude & longitude)|
|Phone Number||Select a destination by entering
|Photo||Select locations from geotagged photo|
can add intermediate destinations along your main route|
Route Calculation: The
Clarion NX501 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, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Method: You can
choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, 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
- 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.
Trip Logs: Trip logs
contain useful information about your trip. Trip logs 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
Route Simulation: You can preview all the route
information and simulate travel along a projected route.
Map Updates: You can download map updates (fromclarion.naviextras.com)
onto a USB thumbrive. Once you have downloaded the map update, simply insert the
USB thumbdrive into the NX501's USB port to begin the map update process.
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 NX501 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 NX501
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 NX501 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 19 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts
6ch/4V RCA Output: The Clarion NX501 features 6ch/4V RCA
line level outputs (Front/Rear/Sub). The non-fading subwoofer preamp output
features an independent level control (0-14) and phase adjustment
Note: You can turn the NX501's built-in amplifier off to
improve the quality of the sound from the head unit's preamp outputs.
Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion NX501 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 62Hz, 95Hz, 135Hz, or Through
- High-Pass Filter: The NX501 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 62Hz, 95Hz, 135Hz,
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: In addition to providing 3 preset equalization
patterns (Bass Boost, Impact, and Excite), Clarion's BeatEQ lets you freely
customize the level and range of the bass, midrange and treble portions of each
pattern. You can tune the sound to your liking, depending on the category of
music, for a more fulfilling listening experience.
- Bass Boost: Bass is emphasized +/-3.
- Impact: Bass and treble are emphasized +/-3.
- Excite: Bass, midrange, and treble are emphasized +/-3.
- Custom: Adjusts the bass, midrange, and treble
- Bass: You can set the effected bass frequency to
50Hz, 100Hz, or 200Hz and the Q-factor to 0.7, 1, 1.4, or 2
- Midrange: You can set the effected midrange
frequency to 500Hz, 1.0kHz, or 2.0kHz and the Q-factor to 0.7, 1, 1.4,
- Treble: The effected treble frequency can be set to
5kHz, 10kHz, or 15kHz, and the Q-factor to 0.7, 1, 1.4, or 2
- Off (Flat): Bass, midrange, and treble are set to 0.
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.
AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion NX501 is equipped with a built-in
AM/FM tuner. The NX501 offers Seek, Manual, and Preset tuning.
Preset Tuning: The NX501'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 24 FM and 12 AM preset stations. You can manually store your
favorite presets or have the NX501 automatically store the strongest stations
Preset Scan: The Preset Scan receives the stations stored in the
units' preset memory in order. The unit scans each station for 10 seconds
sequentially. This function is useful when searching for the
desired station in memory.
Local Seeking: When Local seeking is turned "On", only those
radio stations with strong radio signal can be received.
HD Radio Ready: Connecting the optional Clarion THD400 HD
Radio tuner (020THD400,
sold separately) lets you enjoy listening to digitally broadcast radio programs
with superior sound quality and text information (such as artist name and song
titles or traffic news; viewable on the head unit's display). HD Radio
technology, where available, offers higher quality sound than conventional
analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that
are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good as analog FM
stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of data, including station
name, song title, artist name, album name, etc. No subscription fees required.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations
broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio
stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- Sirius Satellite Radio: To receive Sirius Satellite
Radio, you can connect the optional SC-C1 Sirius Connect Universal Vehicle
sold separately) directly to the head unit's Sirius direct connection (no
proprietary interface required). You can also connect the Sirius
dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1)
along with a compatible portable Sirius radio (all sold separately).
- Auxiliary Input: A portable XM or Sirius Satellite
Radio receiver can also be connected to the head unit via the front-panel
3.5mm AV input.
Note: A subscription is also required to receive
satellite radio programming from Sirius or XM.
Disc Slot: The Clarion NX501 has a front-loading disc-slot to make
loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
Disc Compatibility: The NX501 can play back the following
types of discs (12cm only):
- CD: CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW
- DVD: DVD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 (32-192 kbps)/WMA (64-192 kbps) files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and
DVD+RW discs in ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 format.
The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels, 255 folders, 255 files
per folder, and 512 total files. The head unit also supports ID3 Tag
information (Ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.3, 2.4) which will display the title, artist, and album information when recorded on the disc.
Electronic Skip Protection: The Clarion NX501 provides
electronic skip protection for your CD-Audio discs (10-seconds), as well as your
discs containing MP3 (45-seconds) and WMA (90-seconds) audio files.
Playback Operations: The Clarion NX501 offers the following
DVD and CD playback operations -
- 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 track on a music disc.
- 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 NX501 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 is played.
- Repeat: This operation plays back chapters, titles, or
tracks recorded on a disc repeatedly. You can also select A-B repeat in
order to repeat a desired passage of video on DVD disc.
- Shuffle: This function allows you to randomly playback
audio tracks or files recorded on a disc.
Switching Angles: On DVD disc in which video images have
been recorded in two or more angle, you can switch among the angles during
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 Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit off. You cannot
insert a disc with the unit off.
Auto Reload: If a disc is left in the ejected position for
15 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded.
Mounting Angle: For proper disc playback, you must install
the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Port: The Clarion navigation-multimedia head unit features a rear-panel USB port
(attached via 42" pigtail) that
allows you to connect and play USB Mass Storage devices loaded with MP3/WMA
audio files and MPEG4 video files. This
unit supports USB 2.0/1.1 Full-Speed and FAT12/16/32 file systems. The unit
can recognize up to 8 hierarchical levels, 255 folders, 255 files
per folder, and 512 total files.
- USB Audio: The navigation-multimedia head unit will support
MP3 files with a bit rate of 32-192 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate of
64-192 kbps. The NX501 offers the following audio playback operations of your USB Mass Storage device -
Play, Pause, Track selection, Fast-forward/backward, Scan play, Repeat play,
Random play and Folder selection. The head unit also supports ID3 Tag
information (Ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.3, 2.4) which will display the title, artist,
and album name, as well as album art when recorded to the USB device.
- USB Video: The Clarion NX501 also supports playback of MPEG4
videos recorded onto a compatible USB (MSC) device. The NX501 offers the following
video playback operations of your USB Mass Storage device -
Play, Pause, Track selection, Fast-forward/backward, Scan play, Repeat play,
Random play and Folder selection.
Note: Files protected with any DRM cannot be played.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Clarion NX501
navigation-multimedia head unit supports both audio/video playback from a
compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your iPod or iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can
enjoy audio playback of music, podcasts, and audiobooks stored on your iPod or
iPhone. Using the optional Clarion CCA-748 iPod/iPhone connector cable (020CCA748,
both sold separately), you can also enjoy video playback of movies, TV shows,
video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. The Clarion
CCA-748 iPod/iPhone connector cable plugs into the unit's rear-panel USB port
and rear-panel AV input.
Note: Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is
in park (with the parking brake engaged). "Audio Only" is displayed when the
vehicle is moving.
iPod/iPhone DAC Bypass: Because the Clarion NX501 uses its
USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music is
loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality is maximized through the
head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your iPod/iPhone
from the NX501's touchscreen, or the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.
- Music Browsing: You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by
Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, or Podcast. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's
video content by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rental.
- ABC Search: Once you have selected a music or video
category, you can search the particular category alphabetically (A-Z).
- Random & Repeat: The unit also supports Random
(All/Off) and Repeat (Song/All/Off) functions for your iPod/iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Display: The navigation-multimedia head unit will
display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number,
Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, Album label, and
iPod/iPhone Charging: The navigation-multimedia head unit's
USB connection will power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when
your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion NX501 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of November 2011):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info |
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 revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
Bluetooth Communication (by Parrot): The Clarion NX501
features built-in Bluetooth (ver.2.1+EDR), powered by Parrot, for wireless
connection with Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 Players. Parrot
Bluetooth offers extremely comprehensive compatibility with a variety of mobile
phones and devices. The NX501 supports Bluetooth profiles - HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAP for
hands-free communication and A2DP/AVRCP for audio streaming.
- HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAP: Wireless hands-free communication for
your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone with phone book transfer.
- A2DP/AVRCP: Wireless stereo music streaming and remote
control functions (start/play/stop/pause/volume/track search) from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio player.
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must
be paired to the NX501. 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 NX501 is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile
phones, including the Apple iPhone.
Note: The Clarion NX501 is not compatible with all
Bluetooth enabled phones or audio players. Visit
Clarion Bluetooth Compatibility for complete
list of compatible phones & players.
Hands-Free Communication (HFP/PBAP): The NX501 supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
NX501 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 Calls: During an incoming call, the caller's
phone number will be seen on the unit's touchscreen display 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 touchscreen. You can also set the unit
to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
- Making Calls: There are 3 ways to make an outgoing call
from the Clarion in-dash head unit.
- Direct Dial: Outgoing calls can be made be entering
telephone numbers (0-9, *, #, +) directly via the unit's touchscreen.
- Phonebook: You can search for contact names in your
mobile phone's phonebook from the Clarion NX501 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
Integrated Microphone: The Clarion NX501 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 (1-5) for each paired
mobile phone device.
External Microphone (optional): The Clarion RCB-199 (020RCB199,
sold separately) is an external microphone which can be connected to Clarion
NX501. The RCB-199 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.
Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The Clarion NX501 supports
Bluetooth wireless music streaming for transferring stereo music audio data that
is processed as a steady and continuous audible stream from your Bluetooth
enabled phone to the Clarion head unit and your car's audio system. You can
listen to and control music stored on your Bluetooth enabled phone or MP3
player. The NX501 will also be able to control basic playback features such a
Pause, Track Selection, Fast Forward, and Reverse.
Front and Rear AV Inputs: The Clarion NX501 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.
Audio/Video Output (with Dual Zone): The NX501 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 DVD/CD disc, iPod/iPhone, or AV Input on a
rear-seat monitor system; while viewing a different audio/video source on the
navigation-multimedia head unit.
Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video
RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera. 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).
Wireless Remote Control: In
addition to the unit's touchscreen and hard-key controls, the NX501 comes
supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the
navigation-multimedia receiver and your connected devices. The remote control
operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium-cell 3V battery (included).
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 Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.