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
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
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.
BUILT-IN 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!
PANDORA INTERNET RADIO
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.
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.
WORKS WITH APPLE DEVICES
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.
FACTORY STEERING WHEEL CONTROL INTEGRATION
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.
SIRIUSXM RADIO READY
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)
- 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
- 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
- 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
In-Dash Receiver Specifications
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.
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.
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.
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.
- RMS Power
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.
Audio / Video Inputs
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.
Monitor Screen Features
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.
Warranty and Return Policy
Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews
May 22, 2015
I'm satisfy about the choice I've maid
17 of 21 found this helpful
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.
12 of 14 found this helpful
September 7, 2015
Great value, many options for expansion overall great product. Quality sound and plenty of options.
4 of 5 found this helpful
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.
4 of 6 found this helpful
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.
2 of 3 found this helpful
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.
0 of 0 found this helpful
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
0 of 0 found this helpful
Cedar vale Ks
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
0 of 0 found this helpful
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
0 of 0 found this helpful
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 now..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.
0 of 0 found this helpful
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.
0 of 0 found this helpful
South Eastern MI
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.
1 of 2 found this helpful
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A '98 Dodge Durango will not accept any double DIN stereo. You are limited to Single DIN only.
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.
Please review the information in the description. Specifically, "SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM SXV300v1 and subscription required and sold separately"
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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.