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Clarion NZ500 7" In-Dash Single-Din Touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3/USB Receiver, Built-in Navigation and Bluetooth

by Clarion
22 customer reviews

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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: NZ500
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Product Description

Product Description

Clarion Nz500 7" Single-Din Touchscreen Multimedia Station With Built-In Bluetooth® & Navigation

Clarion's NZ500 is a premium 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 audio/video navigation unit with built-in GPS navigation. Click to enlarge.

Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free control.

Superior iPod and iPhone connectivity.

Front and rear AV inputs.

7-Inch Touch Panel With Sub Display
The single-DIN NZ500 with motorized seven-inch touch panel has an easy-to-view sub display when the LCD is in the closed position. The 12-digit blue illuminated LCD sub display allows maximum visibility in a space-saving package.

Built-in Navigation System With 12 Million POIs
NZ500 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
NZ500 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
NZ500 Receiver, Remote Control, Installation Hardware, User's Manual

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions16.1 x 9.6 x 16.1 inches
Item model numberNZ500
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #183,511 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
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Customer Reviews

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Christopher L. Morris on April 2, 2010
Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I purchased this unit for my vehicle, and couldn't be happier! Very solid unit, lots of options, fairly straightforward install. My only complaint is the minimal installation instructions, presumably because Clarion prefers that their stereos be professionally installed, however, I didn't really have any problems installing it.

UPDATE: DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE LIMIT OF THE NUMBER OF SONGS ON A USB DRIVE! Manual says 1500 max...I have 2350 on an 8GB drive, and it is rocking just fine...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By scott on February 8, 2011
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Navigation system update is a couple years old. If area is not stagnant in growth or you visit friends in locations like WV do not expect to have it in the menu. It doesn't like Lowes and refuses to list it. Not that great and gives erroneous locations as well. My WalMart is in a state park. Time zone is eastern here yet it will not keep time unless I enter central. Other brands use the same system I found out by going to their update site. Son has a pioneer with simular issues same software Mfg. It's not a Garmin Quality GPS system by no means. Going to the site and sending support email is like the commercial where the guy puts the phone down and walks away quitely. Mfg should really look at this issue and soon.

Bluetooth will go out. In order to get working again have to reset system and loose presets about every 20-40 calls. Don't ever text while linked to system or it happens sooner. That sucks. No im not texting and driving.

Has potential to be a good system if someone will redo the software to address the issues listed. Hope they read this and start working on it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hannah on March 21, 2011
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I was really excited to get this unit, and did 'some' research and talked with the various vendors and decided it was time to pull the trigger. I figured at $499 down from $799, it had to be the 'real deal' as far as quality and features. Well I was wrong. I spent the day doing a VERY clean install in my 2006 Dodge Viper, to then turn on the unit (once installed) and realize, it 'seems kind of cheap' the push buttons below the screen make a PLASTIC CLICKING/RUBBING (on all buttons) sound like your playing with some 2 year old's 'made in china' toy. I moved on telling myself the lie that it would 'wear itself in, and stop making that noise' after some use. Navi DID look cool, but then i started moving around the rest of the menu system, and it seemed kind of dated, no colors, totally monocrome. You'd think if they had a full color palet they would use it. They opted not to. Made the display very boring. (you wont impress your friends with the 'slickness' of this unit). Next, I adjusted the screen to the angle I wanted, and then played around for a bit, asked it to close itself and reopen, to see if it kept the angle, sure enough it was a few 'clicks' of the angle button off. So I re clicked and it would be hit or miss the next few times on opening and closing, if it would actually go back to the 'set' location I gave it. I was still telling myself for $499 I can live with this. Then the final nail. I tried blue tooth, both on my blackberry bold and wifes iphone 3g. Worked GREAT, if YOU dont want to hear the person your talking to. They hear you clear as day (well ok thats an exegeration), but you cant hear them at all. Sure, take it off of blue tooth through the head unit, and the call resumes easily.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. whitaker on February 23, 2011
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Well, i am happy with this unit although like everyone else i to have some issue's with this unit. First of all when i hook up any ipod new, or old, any kind it shows that everyhting is working on the screen but no sound is produced? I do have the additional cable and still nothing? keep in mind If you have a tight stero compartment goodluck getting this thing in it is a challenge! Maybe i just have a defective unit in regards to the ipod malfunctioning? It seems like there is alittle something wrong with each unit nothing major, but just enough to keep it from having everything working properly, i really like alot of the features and the price of this unit and if your lucky and get one that is 100% functional than its a great unit but if your like me and get one were the ipod doesnt work then prepare to be angry! it seems as though if your not always extremley carefull with this unit it will surley break, or maybe im just bitter about he ipod not working anyways hope the one you buy works completley
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By charlie876 on March 27, 2011
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Bought the Clarion NZ500 about a month ago and quite frankly, it is not worth the money. The most aggravating points about the unit are the fact that the Navigation system is very difficult to use and would get lost in a turnip patch. Secondly, if you use this unit on a sunny day, it will virtually be a blank screen from the drivers seat. The screen virtually disappears if you wear polarized sun glasses as well. It works well with the iPod, has good sound quality but the menu's are difficult to understand and worse to navigate, especially if you can't see the screen. I originally looked at a Pioneer double din unit and wish now I had installed that instead. The Bluetooth function works very well from my limited use and connects perfectly with my Sanyo cell phone, including the contact list and MP3 media. In summary, my main beef is with the GPS unit and the fact that the screen is terrible on a sunny day.
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