Clarion propels in-car entertainment to new heights

Posted on August 9, 2011 by


Looking for the ultimate in in-car entertainment? Look no further then the latest gadgets from Clarion, available for either standard or double sized dashboard apertures.

The ‘standard’ sized NZ501E unit features a 6.2” motorised flip-out screen, and its sister, the larger NX501E receiver with integral 7” screen, support AM/FM radio, CD, DVD and MP3 playback. TeleAtlas based SatNav is also provided, as well as connectivity for your iPhone and Bluetooth hands-free technology.

Notwithstanding a vast array of features, the products’ real appeal to a technology savvy consumer is its ease of use and ability to take mobile entertainment sources on the road.

Both systems feature ‘Flick Operation’  which is common place in mobile phone and online magazine technology  and allows the user to scroll through menus easily, while icons can be highlighted and dragged to alternative positions.

Also putting the touch-screen to good use is a comprehensive navigation package covering 44 countries, all stored on a 8GB microSD card. In addition to the pre-installed data, new maps, updates and content can be downloaded from Clarion’s website.

For the first time, Clarion has incorporated a Parrot Bluetooth module within its multimedia showcase, offering the widest level of compatibility with a variety of mobile phones and PDA’s, to facilitate hands-free communication via a built-in or optional stand-alone microphone.

The high-resolution LCD screen makes viewing of content clear and crisp; essential when you consider that both units can be hooked up to a rear vision camera in order to aid parking.

Both models also sound crystal clear, thanks to the powerful internal 4 x 50W amplifier, knocking out audio without missing a beat to deliver superb clarity amidst an authentic and realistic musical performance.

With enhanced opportunities to fine-tune the audio, via a pre-set three-band EQ that can be customised Clarion’s new kit delivers high-tech in-car multimedia in a convenient package that does not compromise on quality.

The Clarion NZ501E and NX501E are priced at RRP £899.00, and are available from Clarion appointed specialists across the UK. For more details you can call Clarion Ltd., on 01793 859560, or visit

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