Clarion offers its latest ‘mechless’ (no-moving mechanical parts) audio head unit, the FZ501E, to demonstrate its continued dedication to produce a better integrated in-car infotainment experience for the user.
The FZ501E, which delivers an innovative audio upgrade option, utilizes a unique seven-way rotary control for a more intuitive operating experience, and with no other buttons for ease of operations.
It has a built-in Bluetooth support and an integral microphone that allows the driver to keep their eyes on the road for a longer period to ensure a safer in-car infotainment experience.
It also includes a direct phone list access through the head unit controls. The Bluetooth also allows for audio streaming (HPF & A2DP) through a mobile phone, in addition to the traditional ways of audio playback through USB/MP3/WMA, while a front auxiliary input supports ancillary media players. In addition, iPhone integration is also offered through a USB slot on the front of the unit with iPod video support (optional CCA748 cable and universal monitor required).
One can also obtain the optional addition of stand-alone screens via 4-channel line-outs that support and encourage greater system expansion.
When it comes to sound, the FZ501E features a 4 x 50 watt MOS-FET internal power amplifier, Beat EQ for greater sound customization, and built-in high pass and low pass filters that restore the subtleties of sound which are traditionally lost during digital compression of files.
The FZ501 is obtainable from Clarion-appointed dealers across the United Kingdom at a price of RRP £170. Those interested may call Clarion (GB) Ltd., at 01793 859560, or visit clarion.co.uk.