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Clarion NX500 6.5" In-Dash Motorized Touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3/USB Receiver, Built-in Navigation and Bluetooth

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  • Built-in Navigation System with 12 million POIs
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-free Calling
  • Superior iPod® and iPhone® Connectivity
  • HD Radio(TM) Ready with iTunes® Tagging
  • Sirius Direct Connect Ready
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Clarion
  • Model Number: NX500
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 Year Limited Warranty (FOR BRAND NEW ITEMS ONLY)

Product Description

Product Description

Clarion NX500 6.5" In-Dash Motorized Touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3/USB Receiver, Built-in Navigation and Bluetooth

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Clarion's NX500 is a premium double-DIN audio/video navigation unit with built-in GPS navigation, built-in Bluetooth for hands-free control, and audio streaming and USB iPod and iPhone compatibility. iPod video playback is also available using an optional cable (CCA748). The unit is also Sirius Satellite Radio and HD Radio Ready (including the iTunes tagging feature) with additional hardware. With built-in GPS navigation, the flash memory allows for quick response and access to navigation maps and multimedia options.

A premium double-DIN audio/video navigation unit with built-in GPS navigation. Click to enlarge.

Built-in navigation system.

Built-in Bluetooth hands-free calling.

Superior iPod and iPhone connectivity.

Built-in Navigation System with 12 million POIs
NX500 features a built-in car navigation system with simple destination input, turn-by-turn voice prompts, selectable route guidance--everything you need to reach your destination quickly and efficiently. Pre-loaded with 12 million Points of Interest, its database includes national parks, restaurants, gas stations, and much more.

Built-in Bluetooth Hands-free Calling
With Bluetooth built-in, you can wirelessly connect your Bluetooth capable mobile phone to listen to calls through your car's audio system. HFP/OPP/A2DP/AVRCP protocols are supported.

Superior iPod and iPhone Connectivity
USB connection enables complete control of your iPod including video playback. Also "Works with iPhone" certified to bring its communication and entertainment capabilities into your car.

HD Radio Ready with iTunes Tagging
Connecting the THD400 lets you enjoy listening to digitally broadcast radio programs with all their superior quality and helpful information. This includes iTunes Tagging capability, so if you hear a song on the radio that you like, you can tag it to download later from the iTunes Store. Save time finding and accumulating the tunes you want.

Sirius Direct Connect Ready
Connect to a Sirius Satellite Radio receiver without any need for a interface box--and enjoy over 130 channels of music, news, talk shows, sports and traffic information with digital quality sound throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Rear Vision Camera RCA Input
This RCA input enables you to smoothly connect a rear camera to display the area behind your vehicle. The increased view encourages and facilitates safer driving.

Front/Rear AV Inputs
NX500 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front pin jack type input will come in handy for quick connection of portable audiovisual sources.

24-bit D/A Converter for Superb Sound Reproduction
Fully enjoy the sonic impact of DVD movie soundtracks or music videos. 24-bit technology actually oversamples the digital signal, providing excellent results that just weren't possible with older 16-bit systems.

6ch/2V RCA Output with Subwoofer Control
With 3 sets of RCA outputs, you are free to add external power amplifiers to create a more powerful, sophisticated audio system. Also, independent volume control is enabled for the subwoofer so you can adjust the level of bass output to your liking at any time, regardless of the output level of the other channels.

What's in the Box
NX500 Receiver, Remote Control, Installation Hardware, User's Manual


Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions16.4 x 9.6 x 16.4 inches
Item model numberNX500
Warranty1 Year Limited Warranty (FOR BRAND NEW ITEMS ONLY)
  
Additional Information
ASINB0032FOJDE
Best Sellers Rank #184,060 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By amadeus303 on April 28, 2010
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Since the 1st reviewer really captured a lot of my feelings on this unit, I'll try to concentrate on or add some additional thoughts...

When researching the higher end offerings from Kenwood and Pioneer, I finally decided on Clarion's NX500 after I saw all of the features that were included for a price tag that was *at least* half the cost of anything comparable. For reference, I picked mine up for $579 from another online retailer.

Installation was a breeze in my Mercedes Benz ML320 using a Metra harness. I was especially pleased with the modular wiring setup in the back of the headunit. As the other reviewer mentioned, you only plug in the connections you plan to use. This all means less clutter and mess behind the dash. At the time of installation, I also installed the Sirius Direct Connect adapter and a rear view camera. Connections were very straightforward.

The navi system seems to be a hybrid between a Garmin and Honda/Acura unit. You have the ability to view the mapping aerially, or slightly angled (quasi 1st person). The system is adequate for getting you to your destination, although I would've liked to have seen an option that lists turn-by-turn directions on the right side of the split screen for better clarification similar to the software found in my Acura TSX. Guidance voice options include 2 sets of male and female voices. One set utilizes text to speech (TTS) and phonetically pronounces street names and highways. These voices are robotic sounding, and will literally pronounce names as they are spelled. For example, U.S. Highway 9 would sound like "us nine" vs "u-s nine". The other set of more human sounding voices merely give generic turn by turn directions such as "Turn left at next intersection" vs "Turn left at Broadway".
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bishop on March 21, 2010
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I bought the Clarion NZ500 after researching many different in-dash dual-din receivers. I found the lowest price at the time (March 2010) for $574 using [...] - which eventually took me to the seller on Amazon. If searching for the NZ500 directly on Amazon, the seller I bought from wasn't listed and the lowest price I could find was $585. What really sold me on the NX500 is a speedometer feature. I only seen this on one other unit and that too was from Clarion. See my pics above.

Anyhow, I thought the price was very good for a 6.5" screen, DVD player, built in Navigation, HD Radio ready and Sirius Sat ready. What I really liked about the NX500 is that there are no wires/cables coming out the back of the unit. For example, the back of the unit is clean, with no wires/cables hanging out. What you do is PLUG in the necessary wires/cables that you need, like the wiring harness that goes to your car, and the SAT antenna or the Sirius connector. I didn't need to connect the wires for an external amp, so I didn't need to plug those wires into the back of the unit. Unlike other head units, you don't have a choice. The back of the unit is cluttered with wires that may not be needed. Not with the NZ500. Other units I have seen (Dual, Eclipse, etc) all have the wire connectors in the back of the unit whether you need them or not. This makes for a mess during install.

I installed the NX500 in my 2007 Kia Sorento. The hardest part of the install was removing the plastic panels on the dash. As for the actual NX500...well, I just bought a wiring harness and then matched the colored wires together and used shrink tubing to bind them together. Took no more than 10 minutes to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agela Beach on January 4, 2012
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I had high hopes for this unit! It had all the features we wanted at a great $$... I have not had it a year and it has already been in the shop 2 times... The Clarion customer service is NON-EXISTANT! You will spend days on the phone trying to get around their loopy system only to finally get your typical "guy in India" who has no idea what your saying and has the same response every time. It can't be the unit must be the car?? Take it to a local service center (Because we bought it on Amazon) they don't really exist - usually just some random electronics shop. Have them send it to us. Basically it's the same issue over and over... it starts with the presets constantly cutting out so you have to re-program almost every few days. Then one by one the features shut down until you are left with only FM radio and then it sticks on the highest volume! The first time it happened we finally got customer service after 17 attempts of calling random numbers off the website. After 3 "out of country" guys said there was nothing they could do to help us we finally got a guy in the US and he said they have a problem with the chip failing - "send it in thru a 'local service center" (bought on Amazon) - ARUGH! Sent it in - 3 months later it came back. We re-installed it for another $300 then 2 months later it started all over again... sent back in - Needless to say - it is not in the truck anymore! Skip this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Griffin on May 14, 2010
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After about 2 weeks of browsing and looking for the right head unit for my 2009 Ford Escape, I decided the Clarion NX500 would be perfect. As compared to other units in its class, the Clarion NX500 has many more features. Including navigation, Satellite radio, HD radio, full iPhone/iPod interface and compatibility, Bluetooth calling/audio/video support, rear view camera support, as well as DVD and auxiliary in. The unit also supports addons and is just all around VERY adaptable to your lifestyle.

The navigation is perfect! I don't have a single negative thing to say about it, although on the plus side, it will calculate any local route in under a second (2 seconds tops). I even calculated a route from mid-Michigan to Hollywood blvd and put it side by side with a Garmin 765T, NX500 - 26 seconds, Garmin 765T - 1.5 minutes. The speed of calculation is due to a very large navigation processor within the NX500.

I was able to sync my iPhone to this unit very quickly. Playing Bluetooth audio was a breeze.

The video lockout is easily bypassed by connecting a PAC TR7 Universal. Trigger Module [...] contains a nice guide to how its done.

Video comes out clear, personally, I don't see any problems with glare, although I do have a slight tint on my rear windows.

All and all, this is a great unit and I would suggest it to anyone!
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