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Clarion THD301 HD Radio™ Tuner
Get HD Radio reception on select Clarion receivers
Our take on the Clarion THD301 HD Radio™ Tuner by Crutchfield's Zak Billmeier
Love local radio? Then it's time to check out the crystal-clear reception and high-quality sound that HD Radio technology brings to AM and FM broadcasts. Just connect this THD301 tuner to your Clarion receiver, and start enjoying what HD Radio has to offer. On participating stations, you'll hear AM that's as clear as FM, along with FM that's almost CD quality.
This tuner is compatible with Clarion's CZ301, CZ501, FZ501, CX201, and CX501 receivers. With your iPod® connected, you'll be able to "tag" tunes that catch your ear on HD Radio so you can buy them later at the iTunes store. Many HD Radio stations also broadcast more than one channel on the same frequency. The THD301 tuner allows you to select these additional channels, giving you even more listening choices. Warranty: 1 year.
Was a great addition to my clarion cx501
Anonymous, N. Ridgeville, oh
What's in the Box:
- HD Radio module with two attached 6" cables (terminated by a proprietary 8-pin connector and female motorola port)
- 40" DIN-cable (with a proprietary 8-pin connector on each end)
- 2 Metal mounting brackets
- 4 Machine screws
- Warranty Card
- Product Registration Information
Clarion THD301 HD Radio™ Tuner Reviews
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HD Radio: 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).
Compatibility: The Clarion THD301 HD Radio Tuner connects to your 2011 Clarion HD Radio-ready headunit's HD Radio port. Currently the THD301 is compatible with following Clarion multimedia headunits (as of March 2011).
- CX: 201, 501
- CZ: 301, 501
- FZ: 501
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Display Information: The THD301 HD Ratio Tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the display of your compatible Clarion HD Radio ready headunit.
Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the THD301 can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Presets: The Clarion HD Radio Tuner features 3 FM bands and 1 AM band where you can store your HD and analog AM/FM station presets. You can store 6 stations in each band, giving you a total of 24 HD/analog station presets.
iTunes Tagging: iTunes Tagging allows you to "tag" songs heard on the HD Radio Receiver. Tagging saves the song's title and metadata to a connected iPod/iPhone. When the iPod/iPhone is synced to iTunes, a playlist is generated with links to the iTunes Store where the song can be purchased and downloaded.
Note: This function can be operated with the following iPod/iPhone models - iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4).
Installation: The THD301 plugs into the HD Radio port on the back of your compatible Clarion HD Radio-ready headunit. The antenna cable from the Clarion headunit is disconnected and plugs into the antenna port on the HD Radio tuner.
Mounting: The Clarion THD301 comes supplied with two metal mounting brackets and mounting hardware to secure the HD Radio tuner in your vehicle.
Receiver Output: Proprietary 8-pin connector (attached to a 6" pig-tail) with a 40" extension DIN-cable which plugs into the HD Radio input of your compatible Clarion headunit.
Antenna: Female Motorola antenna port (attached to a 6" pig-tail) for connecting your vehicle's antenna cord. Unplug the antenna from your Clarion headunit and connect it to the antenna connection of the HD Radio tuner.
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1 question already asked
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Clarion HD tuner is only designed as an add-on for certain Clarion aftermarket radios. It will not work with factory radios. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Mar 25, 2014 ] Staff