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Clarion’s latest dashboard delight beats the cost of live music

2nd March 2011 Print
Clarion CZ501E

The cost and enduring value of upgrading a car’s audio system are music to the ears for motorists compared with the high price of live music entertainment, says mobile music maestros, Clarion.

Long after a trip to a major music festival has been forgotten - but perhaps not the bill for a £200 ticket per person - Clarion’s new dashboard delight, the CZ501E radio/CD combination, will still be centre stage, banging out your top tunes for the same outlay.

“In comparative terms, investing in a replacement car audio system represents sensational value for money,” says Graham Case, General Manager of Clarion (GB), “and our two-year warranty ensures the performance lasts a great deal longer than the memory of any live music entertainment.”

Underlining the point, the latest from in-car entertainment giants, Clarion, bristles with technology, features and connectivity that assures that the listening experience is far superior to original equipment car audio systems of only a matter of years ago.

The elegant, understated fascia of the unit - which is a direct replacement for the majority of dashboard-installed in-car entertainment head units - belies the top-bill line-up of features that are housed behind.

A power output of 4x50w per channel from its ultra-efficient MOS-FET amplifier, combined with a high degree of sound adjustment to suit all ears, delivers concert-like quality sound quality.

And all the more impressive for the price is the CZ501E’s arsenal of connectivity.  Music libraries from Apple’s iPod, iPhone and any mobile MP3 device will plug and play instantly via the USB port on the front of the fascia, with Album/Artist/Song details displayed on screen.

What’s more, with a Bluetooth module (and the integral A2DP protocol) built-in to the unit, music files can also be streamed wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and PDAs which are similarly equipped, together with the safe, hands-free making and receiving of phone calls.

The Clarion CZ501E, priced at £199, is just one of an innovative range of single and 2-DIN radio/CD combinations and multimedia head units.  Together with the wide line-up of Clarion loudspeakers and accessories, they are available from Clarion appointed dealers nationwide.

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Clarion CZ501E