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twistedchild420
04-29-2011, 12:43 AM
Well first of all i love my pioneer! And i have never really been a Clarion fan.....but this new unit is looking GREAT! Built in Nav..3-D maps.....bluetooth...4v pre's.....hp and lp...parametric eq......all the bells and whistles.....but what i love is the animated GUI! You can slide to the next page like a iphone and rearrange your buttons....cool as ****! Found it for around $600 shipped....check it out!
http://www.incaraudiovideo.com/files/3753734/uploaded/001.%20Clarion%20NX501-02.jpg





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjr_NSZDD5c&feature=related

maljr1980
04-29-2011, 12:54 AM
Pretty sweet, how in depth is the eq

twistedchild420
04-29-2011, 01:02 AM
13 band i think.....Also forgot to mention parrot bluetooth....voice controlled Nav...external and internal bluetooth mic....4 4v pre-outs(2 rears)....and built in HD radio.....CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!

tc300
04-29-2011, 01:33 AM
For $600..?!?!??!! Your F'n kidding....!!??

tc300
04-29-2011, 01:50 AM
Wow... There's a bunch on eBay for under $700...
This just seem to good to be true!!! Lol
I mean your getn a TON of features... Almost seem like one of off brand deck with some good feats...
Maybe it's made with krappy parts..?!??

maljr1980
04-29-2011, 02:06 AM
Wow... There's a bunch on eBay for under $700...
This just seem to good to be true!!! Lol
I mean your getn a TON of features... Almost seem like one of off brand deck with some good feats...
Maybe it's made with krappy parts..?!??

I doubt clarion would put out a subpar product, I personally haven't owned any head units besides alpine but I've always heard that clarion is up there with alpine Kenwood and pioneer

smgreen20
04-29-2011, 10:19 AM
I don't believe it has a 13 band para eq, it might , but I thought I read somewhere that it was a 3 band para eq.

Clarion wouldn't put out El cheapo junk, though their low end HU's are down right cheap, but Clarion was ahead of the curve a few years back before any of the other brands were and in some respects they still are today. I was a Clarion fan from back in the day (~93) and have always had their HU's in my install. Later I was looking for a double din that had certain features, Eclipse was the only one that came close. A friend of mine had/has the ECD-415 and that was a sweet HU so I've always had a spot for Eclipse too. Now with Eclipse out of the aftermarket game, Clarion will be my top dog again. It always has been, but ... you know.


I will warn, I'm a Clarion freak and a collector of theirs.

Bettr n' Revrse
04-29-2011, 10:33 AM
Never tried a Clarion just cuz I have never used a nicer one and havent wanted to take the chance on one lol...

Bass911
04-29-2011, 10:48 AM
We'll be waiting on your review to see what the catch is? It might have slow bootup, echo in the bluetooth, weak outputs, or slow ipod? It looks nice, and its about time Clarion did a double din that can compete with the rest. Clarion has always let me down in the past, but maybe this new one is ok?

smgreen20
04-29-2011, 03:27 PM
What does everyone think about the Pioneer AVIC3 that debuted a few yrs ago for $999.99???? The Clarion retails for $999.95, Just because you find it elsewhere for less doesn't mean it's slow to boot up or echoy......

For some reason, which I forgot to mention in my earlier post, our local Best Buy has one, ONLY one. Even the salesmen didn't know why. It operates very smoothly and from what little I was able to play with it, it was very nice. I too would choose the NX501 to replace my Eclipse AVN6620 when the time comes.

Bass911
04-29-2011, 07:49 PM
What does everyone think about the Pioneer AVIC3 that debuted a few yrs ago for $999.99???? The Clarion retails for $999.95, Just because you find it elsewhere for less doesn't mean it's slow to boot up or echoy......

For some reason, which I forgot to mention in my earlier post, our local Best Buy has one, ONLY one. Even the salesmen didn't know why. It operates very smoothly and from what little I was able to play with it, it was very nice. I too would choose the NX501 to replace my Eclipse AVN6620 when the time comes.

I never said it was slow to boot. I'm waiting on someone to review it first. If the Clarion is such a great unit, it would've already been reviewed. If you're a patient person you'll like the Avic. The newest Avics bootup kind of slow IMO. The new ones don't seem much faster than my f90bt. All units with built-in navi have to go through a bootup process, and the retail price isn't going to make it faster. You need to go to the Avic forum and check all the problems they have before you buy, but most of them love their Pioneers no matter how much it messes up. I have 2 Pioneers, an Alpine ina-w900bt, and a single din Clarion with 6 volt outs right now. The Clarion sounds the weakest when running amps.

smgreen20
04-30-2011, 10:12 AM
I never said that YOU (or anyone) said it was slow to bootup, I just meant that because it's cheaper elsewhere doesn't qualify it as slow or.....

Also, I don't recall Clarion ever making a HU with 6v outs, the highest was 4v. They did however make an EQ that would put out 6 or 7v.

I have Clarion brochures for 93,96,97,98,99,00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,an d 11. No where do I see a 6v HU. The 9255's had the most stout output sections, capable of up to 9v, but with both the treble/bass boosted.

09civic
04-30-2011, 10:19 AM
clarion makes some **** good hu's

vaiboy
04-30-2011, 02:11 PM
I never said that YOU (or anyone) said it was slow to bootup, I just meant that because it's cheaper elsewhere doesn't qualify it as slow or.....

Also, I don't recall Clarion ever making a HU with 6v outs, the highest was 4v. They did however make an EQ that would put out 6 or 7v.

I have Clarion brochures for 93,96,97,98,99,00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,an d 11. No where do I see a 6v HU. The 9255's had the most stout output sections, capable of up to 9v, but with both the treble/bass boosted.

Some of the 2007 and 2008 Clarions had 6v/6ch outputs (575,675,775,585,785). The 2008s were probably the last good year for Clarion single din decks, but I wasn't a fan of "SlidetraK", since Hitachi took over they just aren't what they used to be. I heard a rumor they were considering pulling out of aftermarket and doing OEM only.

MONSONwarrior
04-30-2011, 02:44 PM
I want this. I've been waiting for it to come out and will be upgrading to it in June. Does anyone know if you'll need to do the whole parking brake thing or will it sense motion with the GPS?

DonH
04-30-2011, 02:49 PM
******* sick *** HU! not feeln the pre-outs thou....

last time i measured the voltage from a clarion they where marketed at 4v and where at 2.7v lol

whitedragon551
04-30-2011, 03:29 PM
Some of the 2007 and 2008 Clarions had 6v/6ch outputs (575,675,775,585,785). The 2008s were probably the last good year for Clarion single din decks, but I wasn't a fan of "SlidetraK", since Hitachi took over they just aren't what they used to be. I heard a rumor they were considering pulling out of aftermarket and doing OEM only.

Find me a 785USB with 6v preouts.

vaiboy
04-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Find me a 785USB with 6v preouts.

Clarion U.S.A. | DXZ785USB (http://www.clarion.com/us/en/products/2008/audio/source_units/cd/DXZ785USB/us-en-product-pf_1172385078991.html)

As far as I know all the 785USBs had 6v preouts, they just didn't advertise it on the face like most decks.

whitedragon551
04-30-2011, 07:20 PM
Clarion U.S.A. | DXZ785USB (http://www.clarion.com/us/en/products/2008/audio/source_units/cd/DXZ785USB/us-en-product-pf_1172385078991.html)

As far as I know all the 785USBs had 6v preouts, they just didn't advertise it on the face like most decks.

Interesting. When I was looking at them about a year ago when they were on blow out they were listed as having 4v preouts.

Bass911
05-01-2011, 01:28 AM
I never said that YOU (or anyone) said it was slow to bootup, I just meant that because it's cheaper elsewhere doesn't qualify it as slow or.....

Also, I don't recall Clarion ever making a HU with 6v outs, the highest was 4v. They did however make an EQ that would put out 6 or 7v.

I have Clarion brochures for 93,96,97,98,99,00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,an d 11. No where do I see a 6v HU. The 9255's had the most stout output sections, capable of up to 9v, but with both the treble/bass boosted.

This is the exact one that I have. I already know about the Clarions of the past and present. No need for a brochure.

Here you go: Clarion DXZ585USB CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-LvizaJcru1G/p_020D585USB/Clarion-DXZ585USB.html)

Right off of Clarion's Website: Clarion U.S.A. | DXZ585USB (http://www.clarion.com/us/en/products/2008/audio/source_units/cd/DXZ585USB/us-en-product-pf_1172385079010.html)

tapout
05-01-2011, 02:04 AM
Very interested twisted. Will wait on your youtube review.

And yes, I know there will be one.

12voltz+-
05-01-2011, 02:28 AM
Clarion NX501 (NX-501) In-Dash Double DIN 6.2" Receiver w/ Navi (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_35578_Clarion-NX501-NX-501.html)

seems like a good price 5.1 as well only listing a 3band eq looks good. there is a link for sonics they got decent info and pics

smgreen20
05-01-2011, 03:31 AM
I see it's 2008, that's why. My 2008 and 2009 brochures are downloads so I haven't looked/studied them as much.

scmaverick
05-14-2011, 12:35 PM
Well first of all i love my pioneer! And i have never really been a Clarion fan.....but this new unit is looking GREAT! Built in Nav..3-D maps.....bluetooth...4v pre's.....hp and lp...parametric eq......all the bells and whistles.....but what i love is the animated GUI! You can slide to the next page like a iphone and rearrange your buttons....cool as ****! Found it for around $600 shipped....check it out!
I got this unit installed last week but I have a couple of concerns. On the Bluetooth audio as well as the telephone I'm getting pretty bad feedback/revurb. I called Clarion and they said it could be fixed with an amp, but I don't think a unit should NEED an amp to work properly.

Also, when I turn the car off then back on, the Sirius defaults back to a list of all channels instead of my presets. That gets kind of annoying having to change that every time I get back in the car!

Have you come across anything like this?

#45
05-14-2011, 12:49 PM
been eyeballing that model for a while, but not getting it till i get rid of my old car. though i hope their not on par with Pioneer, i freaking hate pioneer and my current one with its stupid super tuner 3 actually has worse radio reception than my stock oem unit and thats a mild complaint of many.

Tj B
05-14-2011, 12:59 PM
menu's look laggy. no thank u.

scmaverick
05-14-2011, 01:08 PM
been eyeballing that model for a while, but not getting it till i get rid of my old car. though i hope their not on par with Pioneer, i freaking hate pioneer and my current one with its stupid super tuner 3 actually has worse radio reception than my stock oem unit and thats a mild complaint of many.
I had the Z110BT in my last Tahoe and the sound/reception was fine but the nav was so bad that I quit using it and started using Navigon on my iPhone.

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menu's look laggy. no thank u.

Menus aren't laggy on mine. Actually much faster than on the new Kenwoods.

MikeHoncho
06-02-2011, 12:13 AM
Just got the Kenwood Excelon DNX6980. Lots of bells an whistles...equal too. 2 year warranty. 1 year no questions asked replacement. $999. Garman and Parrot.

Bohemian
06-02-2011, 01:28 PM
You still won't be loud.