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Clarion CX505 (Includes HD Radio & 4V Output!)

Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash CD/AM/FM/ Car Stereo w/ aptX, Built-in HD Radio, & SiriusXM Ready

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Clarion CX505 bluetooth

The Clarion CX505's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make hands-free calls and stream your music via A2DP audio streaming. No more wires cluttering up your dash to listen to your music, or uncomfortable Bluetooth headsets required. Life just became a little easier.


Clarion CX505 HD Radio

Enjoy HD Radio with digital multicasting, so you can listen to your favorite FM and AM stations with digital high quality sound, and access a wider variety of programming. Get advanced functions like iTunes® tagging, and since the receiver is built-in, you’re good to go from day one!


Clarion CX505 Pandora

The Clarion CX505's allows the user to control Pandora Internet Radio directly for the headunit. Now you can listen to your favorite Pandora stations anytime you want using Pandora Station Creation.


Clarion CX505 Android

The Clarion CX505 features Android Media Transfer Protocol. When streaming music you'll be able to see song names and track tiles on the headunit's display. That means no more having to look at your phone to play that special song.


Clarion CX505 Apple

If you have an Apple device such as an iPhone or iPod the Clarion CX505 has you covered. When connected to the headunit you can use to make calls and play music. You have 2-way control through your headunit. This gives you more time to focus on the road.


Clarion CX505

The Clarion CX505 allows the use of Universal Steering Wheel Controllers. The user can program the aftermarket steering wheel controller to work with their vehicles steering wheel controls. This allows you to spend more time looking at the road.


Clarion CX505 bluetooth

TheClarion CX505's comes SiriusXm Satellite Radio ready. With the purchase of the SiriusXM Radio Package you can listen to all of your favorite SiriusXM radio stations. Additional SiriusXm subscription fees may apply.

CX505 Software Improvements Available:
Please visit the Clarion CX505 Software Update page to access the latest version (10/21/2015)

General Features:

  • In-Dash AM/FM, Bluetooth, CD, MP3, USB Receiver with Remote
  • 13-segment 10 X 2-line LCD display with Variable Illumination
  • Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free and audio streaming
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 45 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Wireless remote control included
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and WMA
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Compatible with Apple iPhone 6/6+ and iOS 8 software
  • 3 preset equalization patterns with 3 selectable tone curves

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM SXV300v1 and subscription required and sold separately
  • HD Radio Built-in
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Front Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm headphone jack allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players
  • Front USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as flash drives, portable media players, etc.
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC ControlPRO (SWI-CP5) or the Axxess ASWC-1 required and sold separately

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 2.1 +EDR certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a built-in microphone for clear, convenient and distortion-free talking
  • External Bluetooth Microphone available and sold separately

Check out the Clarion CX505 User Manual

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Clarion CX505 (Includes HD Radio & 4V Output!))

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.

Double 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.
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.
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.

45 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.
22 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.
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.
4 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
3 preset equalization patterns
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.

LCD Text Display
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.

Variable Colors
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Variable Colors
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.
94 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.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Number of Front 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.

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.

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 Audio Input

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.

Expandability Features

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.
iPhone (iOS)
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 - SiriusXM (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.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio Tuner)
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 (Integrated front-panel microphone, No External Mic Included)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
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)
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.

Smartphone Integration

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)
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android 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 charging and 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 Android charging and connection cable.
Yes (via Bluetooth Connection)
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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating



satisfaction of the product car radio

May 22, 2015

I'm satisfy about the choice I've maid
This a good radio , very good sound ,fit very well
in my car .I recommend it
Not too difficult to install with all the kit ,but you need
the Scosche FD23B,the Scosche FDK11B and the Metra 95-5812

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Atlanta, GA

Verified Purchase
It has features, but no good ones...

July 24, 2015

The Clarion cx505 was a dissapointment to say the least. Unless you just cant live without this one, then you will be happier looking elsewhere.

I got an excellent deal on this thing - Already on a huge sale, promo code for more $$ off, a mail in rebate, 10% off a steering wheel module, and half price installation kit, with free shipping. I was excited. ...

But Im paying for return shipping and a restocking fee, losing all the discounts and sending this back... its really, that bad. Even a non-audiophile can hear the difference.

Bluetooth pairing seems to do very well once set up. Turn phone BT on, change radio to BT input, and the phone just connects. (I am testing an Android btw). On my factory unit, and a Sony I have, I have to re-pair every time... Fast BT mode

Axxess steering wheel control works great...

It has 3 4volt pre outs with sub control

BT audio is terrible...
So is HD Radio quality, terrible. (more on that later, this IS the radios fault)... (Is it the aptX that is the problem ???)

The DAC or software filter on the BT and HD Radio streams is buggy and not good at all. It is full of pops hisses clicks and noise. Its only the BT and HD DAC, as Regular FM sound is perfect. Its only the digital to analog with bad noise. I tried different speakers, ran a dedicated 12v+ and ground and same issue. I swapped radio and it stopped. (No its not the source, this isnt my first install...)

This unit has HD Radio which I thought would be cool. The problem is, with this unit, you are forced into digital mode. You cannot choose analog or digital. This is very stupid, some stations broadcast in such a low bitrate it is unbearable to hear. While that isnt the radios fault that HD Radio is terrible to begin with, it does force you to use it and you can only hear analog FM for the seconds before it switches automatically.

The menus are rediculous. There are 3 menu buttons and things dont make any sense. The manual doesnt help either.

For HD substations, you press menu, scroll past tty, select sub, then choose hd1 or hd2. Not easy to find. That is the only thing in menu !

For subwoofer settings, well, some of them can be found under the display button. Haha. Display.

The other options are jumbled up under the music button at top left.

The CD player is loud and slow and sounds cheap.

All quirks aside, the DAC and audio produced isnt worth a free radio. Plus this thing is just cheap.

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burnham, IL

Awesome product

September 7, 2015

Great value, many options for expansion overall great product. Quality sound and plenty of options.

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Swansea, SC

A good choice

August 16, 2015

I bought this for the usb,auxiliary and blue tooth interface also the ability to expand the system in the future but was surprised by the quality of sound this brought out of my speakers.You do need to read the manual to familiarize yourself with the controls.

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Coralville, IA

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Nice radio but Has a few issues

December 8, 2015

This radio sounds and looks really good but has a couple issues to consider before buying. The main one is the HD radio tuner. When any HD radio station is tuned in there is digital crackling in the background, it's not awful but it's noticeable and annoying. When you first tune in a station it sounds great but a second later the radio transitions over to the digital stream when available. This is when the crackling/static noise begins. As you drive around the digital radio signal may fade and the radio will try and seamlessly flip back to the analog station but it sounds like a CD skip and is distracting. There is no way to manually disable the HD radio. AM radio does a similar thing also, even though I don't think the station I listen to broadcasts in digital. When I try and tune in AM radio it sounds nice and open and clear for a second then you can hear some type of digital filter applied to the signal that rolls off the high frequency and sort of muffles the sound. The Bluetooth aptx sounds really good and connects quickly, I've experienced a few drop outs but I'm chalking that up to interference unless it starts happening more often. I tried the built in mic for phone calls but people said I sounded distsnt and hard to understand, the external mic you can buy works and sounds much better, adequate for short phone calls. The EQ is decent enough and the preamp outs seem strong and clean. I've decided to live with the HD radio issues as this was one of the only double din radios that had the other features I wanted. This radio will dim when you turn on your headlights (if you hook up the dimmer wire) and will also extend the radio antenna only when the radio input is selected (most radios put the power antenna up even if you're listening to a CD). Too bad clarion can't update the software to address a few of the issues with this radio.

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Verified Purchase
great stereo

September 27, 2017

looks nice and fits into the car perfectly seamlessly. Sounds great and works like a charm but the advertised steering wheel adapter did not. Had to have a different RF ID steering adapter installed to be compatible with the stereo unit.

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Redding Ca

easy to install

August 13, 2017

I watched the video and had this puppy in and working in 20 minutes I love it!! it's a little tricky to program don't throw the booklet away ever, keep it handy

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Cedar vale Ks

Love it

May 1, 2017

A little hard to install in dash.i had to order a dash kit to make the instalatoin look decent. Should have told me that fore I tried to install it. I also had to trim out behind dash a real monster if I hadn't had a Drexel. The wiring was what worried me but it real easy to figure out. The functions are not real clear in the instructions need improvement I had to go to a clarion dealer finaly after I fought it for 2weeks got the serious installed and I'm lovin it

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wichita, KS

Nice Unit

June 13, 2016

Sound is great. Features are a bit difficult to figure out. The menu isnt that great. But sound quality is very nice

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Great values, like the CX505, usually have a drawback..

June 11, 2016

The HD-Radio sounds like you're eating a bowl of rice crispy treats; it snaps, crackles and pops throughout the duration of the digital connection and you're stuck on digital, you can't switch to analog like my old pioneer (stolen). I cannot NOT, notice it. I'm basically looking for it's very, very, very frustrating. It is on the edge of being awful; but apparently I'm dealing with it and have decided to live with it; as a result I will either accept it, or over time find myself listening to less and less of the radio.

- The "display" is bright at night to say the least. A brightness setting would have been in it of itself a a key feature in hindsight.

- Is there a mute setting on the unit itself? Clicking the large volume knob inward would have been a great feature, however clicking the volume knob inward doesn't do anything besides choosing menu option settings. I mean come on, even factory radios have this feature. Its always nice being able to quickly silence the radio.

- I can't explain why, but initially I didn't like the "clicky" sounding menu buttons, band, presets etc.. additionally, it takes a bit of force to push in the buttons.

- As far as the internal microphone, I've been told I sound like I'm far away and talking in a room that echos. I've heard the external microphone works much better; I have not yet found one for purchase.

Overall.. the HD Radio is the worst part by far.. The screen brightness is something that wouldn't stop me from recommending this product, I would just forewarn. However, this a value double-din radio, the price is what it is for what you get. All-in-all this product try's to offer desirable technology at a low price. Result: mediocre performance along with the bells and whistles such as screen brightness and other little small features like a quick mute aren't going to be in a value grade head unit.

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Philadelphia, PA

Clarion CX505 Review

April 14, 2016

If you're buying a head unit you should definitely have HD Radio as a feature. The unit pairs very easy via Bluetooth, just set it to Aux, then pair via the casting device and your done. They're always paired now. This is the second head unit I've purchased from SE, I've installed both with access to basic tools and my neighbors tools. I am not a handy man, just use the free install kits and watch a few youtube videos for removing your existing radio. Give your self about 4 hours and you can do it by your self.

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South Eastern MI

Good value for the money with 3 4volt outputs

September 13, 2015

Vehicle installed in: 2007 Dodge Nitro

Is this unit perfect and will work for everybody? no, but works for the way i'm using it. I originally purchased this unit for a variety of reasons (in no particular order)
- Value for features included
- Clarion product name/reputation
- Double Din
- 4 volt preouts
- iPhone/iPod compatability
- Hands free bluetooth connectivity
- Large mechanical Volume knob
- Wireless remote
- HD Radio

I'm happy with all my reasons except for the HD radio as I bought 4 extra antenna adaptors (AND then a actual new antenna to for a direct connection to the unit) none of which solved terrible reception problem, before i figured out that it's probably the head unit's issue, and it's not a big enough deal for me to return and deal with that separate headache.

The rest of the unit works great for my needs.
One of my favorite features is as soon as i plug in my "iPod" (iPhone 4s 16gb) it automatically reads it and i can control it through the head unit while it charges it too!
Bluetooth/Hand-free works good but there isn't a green and/or red phone icon to easily answer/disconnect/call. My iPhone (5s 16gb) connects every time i start the vehicle and I can also access the music on the phone through the head unit.
Pandora through bluetooth works with no problems
Cd player works as expected with no problems
Color selection is nice and you can save three favorites in addition to the preset colors
Operation of unit sources/menus takes some getting used to but I feel thats the case with any new product with so many different features

Overall, I'm satisfied with the unit and would recommend it with the caveat of the HD not working well for me.

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Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
Bought 2 other radios before and was Extremely satisfied with both
Wardena M on Nov 17, 2017
Clarion product have a proven audio track record. As of this date, this is the latest Clarion double din head unit.
Francisco C on Sep 30, 2017
like clarion and this model should be a big improvement from the current am/fm radio no cd
William M on Nov 2, 2017
Bluetooth plus siriusxm plus affordable
Wendy L on Sep 20, 2017
does this unit have a clock ?
A shopper on May 18, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, CX505 does have a clock. You can program the unit to have the clock displaying all of the time. It is a very good radio with a lot if features.
Reply · Report · Kim R on May 18, 2016
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Do I need a wiring harness for a 2003 F-150?
richard j on Apr 18, 2016
Best Answer: Simply add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 18, 2016
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Will it work in a 2006 Nissan Murano ?
Adrian L on Jul 9, 2016
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Does this have the wired remote input?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2015
Best Answer: I'm not sure what your asking about; please elaborate on what you are trying to accomplish with a "wired remote input" and i'll be more than happy to give you my opinion
Reply · Report · Gregory M on Dec 6, 2015
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is this radio compatible with a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer?
Don s on Apr 8, 2016
Best Answer: I put mine in a 2001 Toyota Tundra; but as long as you have a 2-DIN opening in your Trailblazer with mounting brackets, and get the correct wiring harness, it should work fine. I really like this unit, as it was an upgrade from the factory installed unit in my truck. It's pretty easy to setup and operate. Hope that helps!
Reply · Report · Daniel S on Apr 10, 2016
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Does the CX 505 CD fit a 1998 dodge Durango?
mike f on Jul 17, 2016
Best Answer: Hi Mike,

A '98 Dodge Durango will not accept any double DIN stereo. You are limited to Single DIN only.
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Will this fix in a 2006 Nissan Murano ?
Adrian L on Jul 10, 2016
Best Answer: Hi Adrian,

Please use the vehicle fit guide to answer such questions. Alternatively, add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
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Will the radio come with Sirius XM and adapter for stereo to car? Tiffany M
Tiffany M on Jun 20, 2016
Best Answer: Hello,

Please review the information in the description. Specifically, "SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM SXV300v1 and subscription required and sold separately"
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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.

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