AV + Remote Connection
6.2" Touchscreen TFT Display: The Clarion NX603 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 & Gesture Control: The GUI
(Graphical User Interface) shows large icons that are highly visible and easily
recognizable at a glance. The NX603 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. In addition to flick
operation, gesture control provides two-finger pinch zoom. Slide your fingers
further apart to zoom in, and slide the fingers closer together to zoom out.
- 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 0-32.
- 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 NX603 has a start up time of
approximately 22.7 seconds from Off to an audio/video source screen; and another
8.7 seconds to the map screen for a total start up time of approximately 31.4
seconds from Off to the navigation map screen.
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. Video can only displayed when the vehicle's
parking brake is engaged.
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.
2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion NX6023 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 NX603
in a custom 4" opening. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Navigation Mapping Software: The integrated map database (by
TomTom) used by the Clarion NX603 was created using high-resolution aerial and
land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's integrated
flash memory for quicker access and response. The NX603 provides map coverage of
the United States (all 50 states), Canada, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The NX603'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
date. 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
NX603 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 NX603 features a built-in SiRF GPS receiver and includes a GPS antenna
which can be mounted on the dash with the included 3M tape. The NX603 uses Global
Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to
calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The NX603
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 red 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 NX603 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 NX603'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
NX603 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your
- Voice Guidance: In addition to graphic directions, the NX603
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 NX603 provides an audible warning
if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note: While navigating, other sources may
be selected and listened to; such as AM/FM Tuner, CD, Smart Access Apps, USB, iPod, &
Bluetooth. The unit will mute the audio of the other source 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 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
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
|History||Destinations that you have set
|Coordinates||Enter geographic coordinates
(latitude & longitude).|
|Phone Number||Select a destination by entering
|Photo||Select locations from
geotagged JPEG photos from an inserted USB or microSD/SDHC memory
|Waypoints||You can add intermediate
destinations along your main route.|
Route Calculation: The
Clarion NX603 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.
Smart Access Network: The Smart Access network service enables you to
access a variety of on-line music, news, weather, navigation, and social media
services in your vehicle through the Clarion NX603, your iPhone 4/4S or
Android smartphone, and the Cloud; all from an easy-to-use touchscreen interface optimized
for in-vehicle use. This contributes to safer driving while you access all your
important information and entertainment. Compatible Smart Access applications
are constantly updated, so you always have access to the latest and most
relevant information available in your car.
iPhone & Android Compatible: Before you start using the Smart Access
network service, you must download the Smart Access App from the
iTunes App Store or the
Google Play Store onto your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 5.0+) or Android smartphone
Your iPhone will need to be connected to the NX603 via Clarion's
CCA-750 iPod video cable (standard dock cable will not work). Your Android smartphone must be connected
to the NX603 via Clarion's CCA771 HDMI-to-microHDMI cable (020CCA771, sold
separately) or Clarion's CCA770 HDMI cable (020CCA770, sold separately) and a
3rd party MHL adapter (also sold separately); based on your model Android
smartphone. Android smartphones must also be paired to the NX603 via Bluetooth.
here for further explanation of iPhone/Android compatibility and connection.
Note: The Smart Access application is not compatible with the new
iPhone 5/5C/5S with Lightning-connector. Bluetooth audio streaming for
Android is disabled in order to link the NX603 with your compatible Android
smartphone and the Smart Access app. To reestablish Bluetooth audio
streaming, you will need to go into the NX603's menu and disconnect Smart
Access (both features cannot be used at the same time).
Touchscreen + Voice Control: Once you have the Smart Access app
downloaded to your iPhone 4/4S or Android smartphone, you can access a variety
of entertainment, news, weather, and social media apps from the NX603's
touchscreen. Each application can be operated from the head unit's touchscreen
as if you were operating it from your smartphone. Social Media apps (like
Facebook & Twitter) even offer speech-to-text for your own posts and tweets, and
text-to-speech for hearing your friends' posts & tweets.
Variety of Apps: The Smart Access network service contains various
applications; such as iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio Prod, Waze, MotionX-GPS Drive,
INRIX Traffic, Facebook, Twitter, News, Weather, and Calendar. In addition to
the Smart Access app, you will need to download each individual application onto
your iPhone 4/4S or compatible Android smartphone. You will also need to login
to each app from the smartphone device before you can access it through the
NX603's touchscreen. Any subscription fees will also need to be paid and
Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. Access to the Smart Access online services will
depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your smartphone to connect to the Internet.
Music Apps (iPhone only): The Smart Access Cloud service
offers two music applications for your iPhone 4/4S.
- iHeart Radio: The
iHeartRadio app lets you listen to more than 1,500 Live
Stations from coast-to-coast or create your own artist- or track-based
Custom Stations. Use popular features like iHeartRadio's Discovery Tuner and
"Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" functionality to fine-tune your Custom Station
- TuneIn Radio Pro: With theTuneIn Internet Radio Pro app ($6.99) installed on your iPhone, you'll have
access to a vast array of radio programs, from news and talk to music from
around the world. Browse and listen to live, local, and global radio.
Navigation Apps (iPhone only): Smart Access provides a
variety of navigation applications (for iPhone 4/4S) to help you along on your
commute to work or vacation travel.
Waze is a fun, community-based traffic & navigation app, 30
million strong. Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic,
save time & gas money, and improve everyone's daily commute. With
community-generated real-time traffic, you'll always get the best route to
- MotionX-GPS Drive: The
MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) puts traffic, directions,
and navigation options at your fingertips. MotionX-GPS Drive allows you to
receive turn-by-turn directions using custom voice instructions. The app is
easy to navigate and saves your favorite locations for easy access. This
navigation app requires a $24.99 one time fee for the maps to display
on-screen, and a one year $9.99 subscription for Voice Guidance feature.
- INRIX Traffic (Real-Time Traffic): The
INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 lifetime subscription) helps you avoid
traffic jams and reach your destination faster. Offers real-time alerts,
traffic forecasting and information about accidents, police, etc. along your
Facebook & Twitter (iPhone only): Smart Access safely brings social networking into
your car through your iPhone 4/4S and the Clarion NX603 navigation receiver. When your iPhone 4/4S is connected to the NX603 in the vehicle, you can
update your status, check-in, and reply to Facebook posts & Tweets on the go via
voice recognition with Nuance's Vlingo support. Text-to-speech allows you to
hear friends' posts & tweets, as well as interface with the social media sites
easily via the 6.2" display; all while keeping your hands on the wheel.
Facebook & Twitters apps will need to be individually downloaded onto your
DriveSuite4car Utility App (for iPhone & Android): The Smart Access network service incorporates Car DriveSuite4car, a utility application
(for iPhone & Android) which allows you to access helpful
information in a vehicle. DriveSuite4car enables the user to have more within
their reach including VL(Voice Launcher), News, Weather, Calendar and Contacts.
These apps offer more ways to make the most efficient use of your time while on
the go. You will need to download this app separately from the Smart Access app
onto your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone.
- News Application: Keep up to date while cruising down the road. You can
listen to news feeds from the news app on your iPhone 4/4S or Android
smartphone. You can listen to the
headlines only or to the full articles and you can personalize which news
feeds to want to receive.
- Weather Application: Keep up with the weather as you go. Access the
weather app on your iPhone 4/4S or Android smartphone to check out local and regional weather
conditions, satellite maps, weather forecasts and warnings, right at your
- Calendar Application: Calendar is an app that allows easy checking of
your schedule while in your car from the Clarion NX603 navigation receiver. With Calendar, you can sync
your Google Calendar from your iPhone 4/4S or Android smartphone for a full
understanding of your schedule.
DashCommand (iPhone only): The
DashCommand app ($49.99) lets you receive real-time feedback on vehicle performance including fuel
economy, horsepower and torque, g-force measurements, and even can be used as a
scan tool to read and clear OBD-II trouble codes that trigger the "check engine"
light (OBD-II hardware sold separately from
Palmer Performance Engineering).
Bluetooth Technology: The Clarion NX603
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), OPP 1.0 (Object Push 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 NX603. VisitClarion Bluetooth Support for complete list of compatible phones and
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must
be paired to the NZ503. 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). Pairing can only be done while the vehicle is in park. When a
paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto
connection function automatically connects the two units.
Hands-Free Communication: The NX603 supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The NX603 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.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Clarion
NX603 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The NX603 will be able to control
basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as
Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Random/Repeat. The head
unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name
and Song/Album title. The NX603 also supports audio streaming of music apps
downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control.
Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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.
iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Clarion NX603 supports direct
connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector through its rear-panel USB port
and rear-panel AV input. The NX603 offers audio/video playback, music
navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The
Clarion NX603's USB 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),
allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 80dB.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: 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 NX603. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake
engaged. 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 NX603.
- 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 NX603
for audio playback only. You will be able to listen to stored music on your
iPod/iPhone device, plus music apps on your iPhone device. Video playback is
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.
Content Browsing: The Clarion NX603 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 Repeat/Random playback functions of your
connected iPod/iPhone. In addition, you can control basic playback functions
(such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of your favorite music apps
streamed to your iPhone. Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen
will be locked during connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).
Music Information + Album Art: When in Head Unit
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 NX603 will also display song/artist
information and station identification from select music apps. The Simple
Control mode does not offer song/artist information display.
1A Charging: 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 Compatibility Chart: The Clarion NX603 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 10/29/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Smart Access||Pandora App||Album Art||Song/Artist Text||Track Info ||Phone||Audio|
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
AM/FM Tuner: The Clarion NX603 is equipped with a built-in
AM/FM tuner. The NX603 offers Seek, Manual, and Preset tuning. The NX603'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 NX603 automatically store the strongest stations for you.
Pandora App: The
Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Clarion NX603 using your
iPhone, via the cable supplied with your iPhone. The Clarion NX603
provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and
Song information; as well as Album Art. 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, as well as bookmark songs and artists. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later) 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.
SiriusXM Ready: The Clarion NX603 comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optionalSXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). VisitSiriusXM.com
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 30 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Channels containing content unsuitable 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.
Disc Compatibility: The Clarion NX603 has a front-loading
disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The NX603 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text,
and CD-R/RW discs.
MicroSD Card Slot: The NX603 is fitted with a front-panel microSD card
slot for playback of music files stored on a microSD/SDHC card. The unit is not compatible with microSDXC cards over 32 GB.
USB Port: The Clarion navigation head unit
features a rear-panel USB type-A port (attached to rear chassis by 42" cable)
that allows you to connect a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device;
such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread 2.2+ OS only), digital
audio players, and thumbdrives. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the
vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Compatible Media Files: The Clarion NX603 supports the
following types of music and movie files recorded onto a disc, loaded
onto a USB mass storage class device, or stored on a microSD/SDHC memory card.
|Media Type||Disc (CD-R/RW or
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)||USB (MSC) + microSD/SDHC|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2||FAT
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3:
bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz|
WMA: bit rate
of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rates of 22.05-48kHz
|Video ||DivX: 32 x 32 to 720 x 480
(30fps) or 32 x 32 to 720 x 576 (25fps)||N/A|
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||255 folders/512 files (255 files
per folder)||512 folders/8,000 files (255 files
ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags|
Playback Operations: The Clarion NX603 offers the following
playback & search functions for disc, USB, and microSD/SDHC:
- 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, USB
device, or microSD/SDHC.
- 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 NX603 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/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, USB device, or microSD/SDHC memory
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 20 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded.
Mounting Angle: For proper disc playback, you must install
the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.
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 NX603 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 NX603 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/4V RCA Output + Sub Level Control: The Clarion NX603 features 6ch/4V RCA
line level outputs (Front/Rear/Sub). The non-fading subwoofer preamp output
features an independent level control (+/-6).
Built-in Crossovers: The Clarion NX603 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 50Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, or Through
- High-Pass Filter: The NX603 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 50Hz, 80Hz, 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.
Original Sound Technology "Intelligent Tune": The Clarion
NX603 features "Intelligent Tune" which provides a variety of audio adjustments
to help you fine tune your music.
- Graphic EQ: Choose one of six Preset EQ Modes (Bass.B,
High.B, Acoustic, Impact, Smooth, or Flat) that best matches your style of
music. Or, you can manually adjust the unit's 6-band graphic EQ
(60Hz/250Hz/820Hz/1.6kHz/5kHz/16kHz) for a more custom sound. Save up to 3
customized user presets.
- Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for
deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume.
- Virtual Bass: Enhances bass output in car stereo system
for richer bass sound.
- Vocal Image Control: The vocals can be adjusted
front-to-rear and left-to-right in order to reproduce a more powerful vocal
- Sound Restorer: Restores compressed audio media, such as MP3 or
WMA, closely to the original soundtrack to enable a more enriched, detail
- Volume Smoother: Volume Smoother automatically adjusts
differences in volume level of all kinds of music sources and scenes and
compensates the volume level. When Volume Smoother is on, the volume level
is monitored and adjusted at all times, and differences in volume level are
suppressed to a fixed range to enhance listening pleasure.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AV + Remote Connection
Dual AV Inputs: The Clarion NX603 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 minijack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for
quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.
Video Output: The NX603 is equipped with a single composite video
output for connecting a rear monitor (sold separately). The same source (DVD, AV
input, or iPod video) will be displayed on the rear monitor's screen as
displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
HDMI Input: The HDMI input is solely used to connect your Android
smartphone (OS 4.0+) to the NX603 via Clarion's CCA771 HDMI-to-microHDMI
cable (020CCA771, sold separately) or Clarion's CCA770 HDMI cable (020CCA770,
sold separately) and a 3rd party MHL adapter (also sold separately) in order to display and control the Smart Access application.
Optional Camera Input: Adding an optional rear-view camera
(such as the
020CC510) to the NX603 requires the ClarionCCA-644
Rear Vision Camera input cable (sold separately). The cable has a proprietary connector on one end
into the proprietary camera port on the NX603) and a composite
video jack on the other end which plugs into the optional backup camera. Once a rear-view camera is connected to this unit, the
rear view image is displayed on the NX603's screen when your vehicle is
placed in reverse gear (purple/white wire of harness must be connected to
reverse light wire of vehicle). In addition to the rear-view image, marker lines
are displayed in order to assist you further while backing up. Audio from your music source will continue
playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
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.