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Clarion NZ500 (NZ-500)

In-Dash 7" LCD Touchscreen DVD Receiver w/ Built-in Navigation and Bluetooth

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Clarion NZ501

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA player with Built-in Navigation
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system
  • Motorized, flip-out face
  • 7" Full-Color LCD Touchscreen display
  • 12-Digital blue LCD screen in closed position
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 40 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 18 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Tuner with 36FM/12AM presets
  • 5.1 Channel Dolby Digital surround
  • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS Direct Connect Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS SCC1 required and sold separately
  • iPod Ready:
    • Audio Playback: Standard USB-to-iPod cable
    • Audio and Video Playback: Clarion CCA-748 required and sold separately
  • Built-in Bluetooth Technology for handsfree conversation
  • HD Radio Ready: Clarion THD400 required and sold separately
  • Rear USB Input
  • Rearview camera RCA Input
  • 1 Front Auxiliary A/V Input
  • 1 Rear Auxiliary A/V Input
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 required and sold separately

Navigation Features:

  • Simple Destination Input
  • Turn-by-turn voice prompts
  • Selectable route guidance
  • 12 Million points-of-interest including national parks and gas stations
  • Text to speech

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Clarion NZ501)

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Yes
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

40 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
18 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
82 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
36
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Rear
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm A/V Input
1 Rear RCA Video Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.

Navigation Features

Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
No
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
No
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Address
Coordinates
Favorites
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Yes
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
No
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
12 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.
No

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Yes (Built-In/Included GPS Navigation)
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Optional
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Universal)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
54%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
13%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.2
Features
4.6
Design
4.5
Usability
4.3
Nicholas

Medford, NY

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Awsome headunit

June 29, 2011

Got this thing paired up with a Clarion eq and the Clarion iPod cable to watch videos from my iPod installation was very easy and it looks great I love the outside screen on it too and the fact that it has built in nav. and comes with the antenna all of the features on this thing are great the clock thing is a little confusing but if you just read the reviews on here a lot of people explain hw to correctly set it up

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David

Fort Wayne, IN

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NZ500 Pro's and Con's

May 16, 2011

Pros: Easy to install; look's sharp; easy to use features; good Navigation (with latest map update); Price for value was VERY fair. Cons: If you have the iPhone and want to use Bluetooth with this product, you may run into some real problems with a "Stack Overflow Error." Clarion's update for the product claimed to provide a fix, however I have never been able to use my Bluetooth with this product. I have the iPhone4. Overall: I am happy with this product. The primary purchase for me was for the navigation system in dash. Secondary reason was to use my iPhone hands free. Very disappointed with the continued issue with the Bluetooth system. Updates (in my opinion) seem to have made the situation worse.

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tourglide

Newport News, VA

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Impressive Head Unit

October 24, 2010

I have just installed the Clarion NZ500 in my Ford Contour. At first I was worried the screen would not open all the way without hitting the climate controls. Turns out it works just fine with room to spare. There are a lot of wires to deal with behind the unit so you need to be prepared for space restraints. With the unit I also purchased the SCC-1 Sirius tuner and the Clarion I-pod adapter for video playback. Both work great. No additional equipment needed for Sirius, just the tuner and a subscription. The screen does not have any glare protection so it is hard to read when the sun is directly on it. I will try some anti glare film and see how that works. The Navigation is top notch. It acquires the signal quickly and tracks smoothly. One nice feature they don't mention in the description is the speedometer mode. Very nice. The tuner part of the unit is good but since I don't listen to am/fm it is hard to give an in depth review. I do not have HD radio so I can't comment on that either. The built-in bluetooth works great. It snyced to my Samsung Vibrant and my sons HTC Touch Pro 2 without a problem. It even shows your contact list for ease of dialing. I added the Clarion RC-199 noise cancelling mic and everyone I've talked to says it sounds crystal clear. Overall I would say this is a great unit especially at this price. I plan on getting the NX500 for my Corvette now that I have seen and heard this unit.

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Stevie

Lawton, OK

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Awesome product

July 3, 2010

great navigation/dvd system. Easy to use navigation, great sound. I am very happy with this product

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big red

Bellwood Il.

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just need to find how to update my navigation

October 21, 2012

My navigation takes longer around with shorter routes. Love the radio it works fine and Bluetooth radio axle my navigation was only problem I have with you waiting to hear from you.

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Matthew

Salem, VA

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Great Unit

August 18, 2012

I have only one complaint with this unit and that is that the bluetooth for my phone sucks. People couldn't hear me well at all while i was talking to them. So I purchased the wired mic add on and it still isn't any better. the updates for the Nav is minimal and rarely brings me the best route, if it can find my destination. Everything else with this unit is spectacular.

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Ricardo

Hinesville, Ga

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garbage

September 26, 2011

I currently own this product. This is my second defective headunit. The first time I experienced issues with not being able to view anything on the display...movies or just radio functions. I was able to exchange for another one, figure that unit was defective. As it turns out this unit now will no longer adjust the volume on any source. The bluetooth will not stream calls thru the radio, I have to disconnect and use my cell. This unit would an ideal by for the price and features, if it actually worked. Did I mention the remote control stopped working with the deck?

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Sumnersford

Mtn. Home, Idaho

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Good Product

September 9, 2011

Everything is good except the instructions and the navigation voice translation into American English, very werid!

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tw

canby MN

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good value

August 8, 2011

Eeasy to use. And works good for the kids.

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94accord

west chester, pennsylvania

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Not worth the money

July 30, 2011

I bought this headunit because i wanted everthing it offered the navigation, dvd, bluetohhth the whole nine yards and i got what i wanted. the only problem was after having it professionally installed for less then a month the bluetooth wouldnt link up to either phone i tried to connect to one of them being a 3g iphone. in less the 3 months the display went, and none of the keys seem to function, i beleive it over heated and burned out but im not sure, i never used the dvd feature so i would hate to see how long it would have taken for it to burnout if i had used the dvd player.

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Andrew

Naples, FL

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Wouldn't but another

June 12, 2011

I bought this DVD player because I had a clarion in the past and loved it. This one worked perfect for 3 weeks and everything stopped working. The Bluetooth stopped answering calls. The CD/DVD player reads CDs like it's 10 years old. My clock shows multiple times through out a single day. It read my iPhone poorly until it just wouldn't recognize it at all. Hopefully I can get it fixed through the factory warranty.

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Abel

Breckenridge, MN

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Very Good Radio

June 2, 2011

This radio works very well in my Chevy 2001, extended cab. Also have subs under the back seat, whichs sounds really nice. Has never broke, nothing is wrong or doesnt work on it.

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Back2Radio

Grand Junction, CO

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Piece of junk.

April 13, 2011

Buy something else. NAV - rudimentary. If you set route criteria and turn your vehicle off, the nav reverts back to the default route, but ask you if you want to continue on your previously selected destination. There is no look ahead for your route you can only see your immediate location. BlueTooth- only works with a limited number of phones. The pairing of your device gets corrupted. So, phone will connect a call but you cant hear or speak with your party. You have to reset unit to factory defaults losing clock setting, radio station setttings, equalizer..etc. CD - I played 2 brand new cds in this unit, after that I couldnt play any cds and now have a new one stuck in player and it wont eject. USB - I plugged in a flash drive, unit says it is loading. Then says USB not available. Ive tried 3 different USB flash drives. No go. Ive owned this unit for 4 months, so no return. I suppose I could send to Clarion for repair but I promise when I take it out of there it will not be going back in. Please save your money, buy something else. Worst purchase I have made in years if I could give it all 0's I would.

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Totoro

Canada

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Nice System

April 1, 2011

Pros: - Big screen - Easy to navigate - Good iphone/ipod integration - Nice NAV software - Good price - Excellent DVD playback - Good USB playback Cons: - Bluetooth sometimes craps out - Interface resolution is only OK Overall: A winner for this price. This sells up here in Canada for about $1000-$1100 bucks. So with our money at par it's a no brainer. Order from SE! The bluetooth is pretty good, except when you get the dreaded "stack Overflow" You will have to set to factory defaults, and it will work again. This doesnt happen very often, it's done it once in 2 months. I have had good connectivity with my andriod phones as well as the iphone.

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DBO

G-TOWN, LOUISIANA

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NZ500

March 9, 2011

Very nice system just a few flaws that Clarion should look into. First can't keep the correct time like mojority of you guys on here say. Another is that the nav system is ok but not the greatest. Trying to enter in location points it can never find anything i type in. Other than those 2 things mentioned. The system is great. Nive lcd screen with very easy to use functions.

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Chris

Canada

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Unreal Buy!

March 7, 2011

This product is unreal...installed it yesterday and it does everything! Sure it doesnt play Divx but it plays all the movies off my iPhone (with the extra cable) and iPod control is easy and dvd playback is unreal quality! It plays all my burnt copied DVD's...GPS is great and I spoke to Horizon Nav who supplies the map data and they're updating the database this month! Sound is great too. And the bluetooth on it is great! Great product and great service from sonic! fast shipping!

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AL

Garden Grove CA

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Nice for the price........... if it actually worked.

February 17, 2011

Everything works well on this unit except it WILL NOT show the correct time no matter how many times you set it, no matter if you turn GPS sync to ignore. Bluetooth with my iPhone was hit and miss. Would not know which speaker sound would come out of (Phone or Car Speakers) because it would vary from day to day!! Would not turn music off to answer phone at times....... if you set to default it wipes out all your radio presets and then would work fine for a few days or hours and then the same would happen. I returned product and was sent a new one from Sonic (Great customer service) and had the same issue with the replacement.

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hawkeye

Ark City. Ks

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Awesome unit

February 14, 2011

Awesome unit with all the features you could want. Easy to use. great Navi and Sirius is easy to connect. Sound quality is exceptional.

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Jim

Seattle, WA

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Nice unit for the money

February 12, 2011

I would recommend this unit, but would caution there are a couple quirks. Clarion instructions are not very detailed, so you will need to play around with the unit to get it all figured out. One of the big issues is setting the clock in the main setup menue. You need to set it to sync with GPS, then select your time zone. Be aware however that the clock in the Nav software has to be set separately in the Nav software setup time menu. Most people would not know to do this. Blue tooth is another issue. Forget the instructions and just use your phone to find and pair the unit. Autoconnect may need to be turned off, as it does not work with all phones. I really like the unit and am still learning new things about it.

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liasos

Salisbury Mills, NY

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Love It!

January 21, 2011

I replaced a single din JVC unit with the Clarion NZ500 and have no regrets. The unit touch screen responds well, the Bluetooth works great and having an mp3 player to pump through the stereo gives me the music I want to hear. The only negative is the GPS Software, the interface is a little complex, overall I would recommend this product and have!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

NZ500

UPC

729218018583

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

nz500

Internal Product ID

22444

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Clarion NZ500 (NZ-500)