Clarion Introduces iPod-Compatible Car Stereo

Clarion iPodClarion has podified the car stereo with the new VRX755VD car multimedia system, which features satellite radio, a DVD changer, a TV tuner and iPod compatibility.

The VRX755VD is a full-feature multimedia station offering a seven-inch flip-out monitor, and a built-in DVD player that also offers CD and MP3 playback. The unit will control Clarion’s 5.1-channel processor, Sirius Satellite Radio, an iPod, a TV Tuner, and CD and DVD changer via its CeNET bus system.

For flexibility, the VRX755VD comes equipped with Clarion’s 2 Zone Entertainment, which allows users to watch and listen to two separate sources at the same time. For sound quality, the VRX755VD comes loaded with features, such as 24-Bit D/A converters, 3-band parametric EQ, Clarion’s Magna Bass EX, and more.

Clarion iPod Screen

Key Features:

  • Full Motorized 7-Inch Widescreen Color LCD
  • 336,960-Pixel Display
  • Screen Resolution 1440 x 234
  • Touch-Panel Control With Soil-Resistant Finish
  • Excellent Off-Axis Viewing
  • 2 Zone Entertainment
  • Single Play DVD Mechanism Plays: DVD Video, CD Audio and VCD
  • Plays MP3-Encoded CDs
  • Plays CD-Rs and CD-RWs
  • 3-Band Parametric EQ
  • Magna Bass EX
  • 24-Bit D/A Converter
  • 212 Watts (53 Watts x 4 Channels)
  • 6-Channel RCA Line Level Output
  • CD Text, CD and Station Titling
  • IR Remote Control
  • 18FM/6AM Presets
  • Detachable Control Panel
  • CeNET Control of Optional DVD and CD Changer, TV Tuner, Dolby Digital/dts 5.1-Channel Processor
  • IPod Control (Requires Additional CCA649/iPod Connecting Cable)
  • 1 A/V Input
  • 1 Video Output

Detailed Specifications: Monitor Section

  • Screen Size: 6.07” x 3.43” (7”)
  • Display Type: Transportable-Type TN Liquid Crystal Display
  • Drive Principle: TFT (Thin Transistor) Active Matrix Display
  • Number of Pixels: 336,960
  • VRC Video Input: 1.0 + 0.2 Vp-p (Input Impedance 75)
  • VRC Audio Input: 130+ 60mVms (Input Impedance 10k or More)

Tuner Section

Frequency Bands

  • FM: (MHz): 87.9 to 107.9
  • AM: (kHz) 10kHz steps: 530 to 1,710
  • FM Usable Sensitivity (dBf): 9
  • FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity (dBf): 15
  • FM Alternate Channel Selectivity (dBf): 70
  • FM stereo Separation @1kHz (dB): 35
  • FM Stereo Freq. Resp. @ + 3dB (Hz): 30 to 15,000

DVD Section

  • Usable Discs: DVD Video Disc

Audio Section

  • Frequency Response: (Hz): 20 to 22,000 (48kHz) (+1 dB/-1 dB)
  • Harmonic Distortion (%): 0.01
  • Maximum Power Output: 53 Watts x 4 Channels

General

  • Dimensions: 6.67” x 1.97” x 6.5”
  • Power Consumption: 4.1 Amps (at 1 Watt)
  • Power Requirement: 14.4 Volts DC (10.8 – 15.6V)
  • Speaker Impedance: 4 (4 to 8 allowable)

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