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New easy-to-use audio model has mass market appeal

With the majority of motorists interested in an audio upgrade seeking instant gratification, Clarion – the world’s largest manufacturer of in-car audio, multimedia and satellite navigation solutions – has come up with the perfect answer in the form of the new CZ200E.

Catering for music fans that want the most out of their media on the move but without a lengthy learning curve, the all-new CZ200E boasts an excellent spec, including that ‘must-have’ for audio fans, iPod compatibility, and in-line with Clarion’s new 2010 line-up of fresh-faced audio units, represents excellent value for money.

Direct iPod playback and control is attained by simply connecting the USB cable supplied with an iPod to the rear USB dongle on the CZ200E.  Alternative mass storage devices are also supported, either via the same conveniently located interface or a 3.5mm mini jack auxiliary input located on the front fascia, enabling play back of both MP3 and WMA files.

CD playback, including CD-R/RW is accommodated through a single front facing CD slot, whilst the unit makes use of an RDS-EON tuner with 18 FM, 6MW/LW station presets.

The new unit also allows for the safe receiving and making of phone calls, with a Bluetooth enabled and paired mobile phone, through the optional addition of a BLT373 Bluetooth transceiver.

To ensure there’s no compromise on audio quality, the CZ200E boasts a mighty 4 x 45 watts output, plus Z-Enhancer and Magna BASS EX sound enhancement options to boost enjoyment and allow for greater customisation to suit individual taste, whilst 4-channel audio pre-outs allow for optional installation of additional speakers/amps.

The CZ200E sports a user-friendly rotary volume control, whilst a white LCD display and star-burst style blue button illumination deliver stunning good looks that belie the price.