The New Clarion CZ500E

New Clarion CZ500E

New Clarion CZ500E

Highlighting the 2010 range of in-car audio, the Clarion CZ500E features the all-new 'star-burst' style illumination design amidst an array of flawless finishes and highly sought-after specification, providing the ideal showcase for what Clarion has to offer.

The Clarion CZ500E incorporates CD/CD-R/CD-RW and MP3/WMA/AAC playback, whilst providing direct iPod control (no additional leads needed) via a USB slot on the rear of the head unit, and built-in Bluetooth hands free control and audio streaming (A2DP & AVRCP) - including direct phone list access via the head unit controls - is added as standard.

Clarion has consistently pushed the boundaries of in-car audio reproduction, and the Clarion CZ500E boasts digital Z-Enhancer sound customisation presets to boost the bass and treble, Magna Bass EX to provide extra low-frequency impact (boosting bass by 10dB at 60 Hz), for a well-balanced sound reproduction, and BBE MP (Minimised Polynomial Non-Linear Saturation) to restore the subtleties of sound lost in the compression of MP3 and WMA audio files.

With an ever-increasing army of audio aficionados seeking greater levels of customisation, the Clarion CZ500E also proves itself an ideal entry point for any 'serious' system build thanks to the addition of 6 channel RCA line-out - previously a feature reserved for expensive, flagship models - that allow greater flexibility with amp additions and speaker set-ups.

The Clarion CZ500E features a large rotary volume control, whilst a white LCD display (13 segment 10 x 2 Line), piano black fascia, metallic feature trim, and the new 'star-burst' style blue button illumination create a stunning showpiece for any dashboard.

Despite its good looks and feature-rich spec, the Clarion CZ500E has a typical selling price of just £199.00 via appointed dealers across the UK.

5 March 2010 Staff

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