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Clarion Corporation of America CX201 - 2 DIN CD/USB Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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No Bluetooth and 4-channel output
  • 2-DIN CD/USB/MP3/WMA Receiver.CD/USB/MP3/WMA Playback.3.5mm Audio Auxiliary Input (Front).Front USB Port with iPod Direct Connect Capabilities.Sirius Direct Connect Ready.HD Radio Ready with Optional THD301.50 Watts x 4 Built-in Amplifier.
  • 4-Channel/2 Volt RCA Output (Front + Rear/Subwoofer).Subwoofer Volume Control.Built-in High and Low-Pass Filters.Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement.Parametric Equalizer.
  • Beat EQ for Sound AdjustmentOEM Steering Wheel Remote ReadyWireless Remote Control Included
  • Double-DIN AM/FM Radio, CD, CD-R/RW, WMA/MP3, USB, iPod Receiver
  • 50W x 4 MOSFET internal amplifier with three 2V preamp outputs (front/rear, subwoofer)
  • 13-segment 10 x 2-line white LCD display; oversized rotary volume control
  • Front-panel USB port with direct iPod control, WMA/MP3 playback; 3.5mm auxiliary input
  • One-year manufacturer's warranty
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Technical Details

Edition: No Bluetooth and 4-channel output
  • Brand Name: Clarion Corporation of America
  • Model Number: CX201
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1-year

Product Description

Edition: No Bluetooth and 4-channel output

Product Description

2din CD/USB receiver


Clarion's CZ201 is a double-DIN CD receiver with MP3/WMA playback, USB connectivity with iPod direct control, a 3.5mm auxiliary input, and a 50W x 4 MOSFET amplifier to crank out the tunes. Ready to grow? The CZ401 offers three 2V preamp outputs for system expansion, plus the ability to add SIRIUS radio.

CD and WMA/MP3 Playback

Enjoy your favorite CDs or CD-R/RW discs, or burn CD-R/RWs full of MP3/WMA digital audio files for hours of playback on a single disc.

Not feeling like waiting for a disc to burn? Throw a bunch of tunes on a USB thumb drive and play back directly, using the front-panel USB input.

Superior iPod and iPhone Connectivity

Enjoy the familiar operational feel of your iPod and iPhone, with album/artist/song/playlist on-screen display and more. The simple control mode enables system operation using just the iPod/iPhone controls, including ABC search. For audio playback, just use a standard 30-pin to USB cable, like that provided with your iPod / iPhone. As an added bonus, iTunes Tagging via the HD Radio makes it easy to purchase the songs you like.

Large Rotary Volume Control

This old-school, large volume control knob, combined with the ergonomically symmetrical design of the unit, helps to provide equally comfortable operation from the driver side or passenger side.

Clarion CX201 Control
Oversized rotary volume control for ease of use and comfortable operation.
Clarion CX201 iPod
Enjoy direct control of your iPod/iPhone from the receiver.
13-segment 10 x 2-line White LCD Display

The 13-segment 2-line display on the CX201 allows numbers and characters to be displayed clearly--in all lighting conditions. Whether you want to know what song is playing on satellite radio or just need to know the time, it’s always easy to see.

Beat EQ and MAGNA BASS EX for Precisely Powerful Sound

In addition to providing 3 preset equalization patterns, Beat EQ lets you customize the level and range of the bass, midrange, and treble of each pattern. In addition, MAGNA BASS EX boosts the 50Hz range, to deliver dynamic bass performance. You'll get full-range sound at any volume level.

50W x 4 MOS-FET Power Amp

CX201 has a MOS-FET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) power amplifier capable of delivering 50W x 4 of high quality sound with superior linearity and less distortion than conventional power amps even with the volume cranked up.

Two 2V Preamp Outputs

If you still need a little more power, the CX201 provides two stereo (four channels) of two-volt RCA outputs (front + rear/subwoofer) for expanding your system, complete with high- and low-pass filters and a separate subwoofer volume.

Sirius SSP Direct Connect Ready

The CZ201 also supports direct connection with an optional Sirius Satellite Radio tuner. The SCC1 Sirius Connect Vehicle Tuner plugs into the back of CZ401 with no adapters necessary. Enjoy high quality genre-specific programming from music and talk, to news and traffic, via direct satellite feed to your car.

What's in the Box

Clarion CZ201 Receiver, Remote Control With Battery, Trim Ring, Wiring Harness, Installation Hardware, Documentation

Product Information

Edition:No Bluetooth and 4-channel output

Technical Details

Item Weight 4.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 12 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number CX201
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Chassis Size double-din
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Display Type LCD
Display Resolution 800 x 1200 pixels
Wireless Remote Yes
Warranty 1-year
Expansion optional_hd_radio, optional_satellite_radio
Memory Card Slot None
Media Playback Supported MP3 / WMA
Weight 5.3 Pounds

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 269 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
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Shipping Weight 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available January 25, 2011

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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Edition: Bluetooth and 6-channel output Verified Purchase
I bought this for a 2005 Chevy Colorado. I used a Metra 95-2009 Double DIN Installation Multi-Kit for Select 1995-2008 GM/Honda/Isuzu/Suzuki Vehicles installation kit and an Axxess GMRC-01 Class II GM Chime Retention Interface to keep my chimes - my truck doesn't have On-Star or a separate factory amp. I also got the Scosche Mda-1B 1988 - Up Gm Micro/Delco Antenna Adapter because GM uses a small antenna plug. All parts were exactly what I needed. The radio fit perfectly WITHOUT cutting the truck's metal rear support bracket inside the dash. The truck has Boston Acoustic speakers in the front doors and factory speakers in the rear. As a result I keep the fader set to the front speakers only. This truck has no dimmer wire or illumination wire so the dimming feature will not work. I did not need navigation because I use my Droid and I don't need DVD or movies in the truck. I had that feature in my last head unit for three years and never did watch a movie in the truck.

I like that it's compatible with my existing Sirius SCC1 receiver - I didn't want to have to buy a proprietary Sirius receiver. That kind of thing just rankles me and it's a BIG reason I chose this unit. I just plugged it in and it simply worked. The unit will hold 18 Sirius presets and I can choose to display Artist and Track at the same time.

Also, the ability to read USB MP3 files is great - I like to throw audio books on a USB stick for long drives.
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I picked this up this weekend and replaced an older non-amplified Alpine.

This unit is very light. It fit my WRX well after tucking the cabling behind the center vent ducts; and only needing a small custom made trim ring to fill the gaps. The unit went in easily and cleanly. The sound is VERY clean (no EQ setting used). I'm running all channels though older Blue Thunder amplifiers and the imaging is good, bass is clean punchy and the unit looks clean in the dash. The illumination lets you match the car's color very well.

The USB port is the main reason I got this unit. I have a microSD keychain USB adapter that I can toss 8GB of music on, and it plays with no problem. It seeks and changes track incredibly fast. Faster than an iPod.

The bluetooth paired easily with the MyTouch 1.2. I've tested calls and it worked great. Had to adjust the mic gain up some, but thats all.

BONUS: The deck controlled winamp on my android phone. This was a complete surprise to me and I actually giggled when I discovered it.

Radio reception seems fine, I'm not a huge fan of local radio but what it picks up comes in clear. I haven't spun through the entire 'dial' but my main stations are loud & clear. You haven't heard NPR/PRI until the background sub-bass from on-location interviews shakes your seat. ;)

My only gripe is the display. While installing it I thought I had (inexplicably) gotten the dimmer wire screwed up as I could not see the display *at all* while looking directly at it (leaning over the center console installing it). Looking at it off-axis from either front seat helped but it was still pretty dim.
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I own a Verizon iPhone 4 with unlimited internet 3G plan. I wanted to replace my factory original double-DIN CD player radio on a 2006 Ford Escape XLT. The criteria used to select this unit was that it must SIMUTANEOUSLY connect via Bluetooth to my phone to stream Pandora music (much better than subscribing to Sirius radio), listen to audio commands from my GPS Navigator app (Navigon and Waze), and take incoming phone calls. The built in microphone for calls was a big plus. I like the previous reviewer's statement that a double DIN unit looks similar to factory original to fend off car thieves. Although the unit is designed with a USB port to accept a iPhone sync cord and has features to direct iTunes and at the same time charge the unit, this standard USB charger port delivers only 0.5 amps. iPhone requires a 1 AMP charger to charge while streaming. iPhones are notorious for draining the battery if all features are turned on. This would be important when going on long trips.

I had the unit professionally installed. The installer said it was easy with a bracket unit and necessary adapter plugs which were purchased separately. Below is a preliminary review of my experience so far:

1) Bluetooth connectivity is excellent. The initial pairing of the device was abit difficult because the instructional manual was not very clear. With the help of the installer I was able to initially pair the stereo to my iPhone in 2 minutes. After the initial pairing, you just need to go into the iPhone settings and connect to the device each time. Your phone ID will appear on the unit display upon connection.
2) Stereo streaming from Pandora via Bluetooth. Excellent sound! The A2DP Bluetooth audio processing allows full range of sound to come out beautifully from the factory speakers.
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