Clarion Ships New Decks for Holidays

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Clarion will ship 3 new car decks this month, in time for the holidays.

Two of the new models are AV units with WVGA screens offering 4 times the resolution (800 x 480) of their predecessor models and they come in at $50 lower price points.

Navigation is optional on the new VX401 and VZ401 DVD/monitors with WVGA touch screen monitors. They have built-in Bluetooth, USB iPod/iPhone interface, front aux in, and video output and camera input. They are HD Radio- and Sirius Direct Connect ready and can operate with steering wheel controls.

The VX401 double DIN has a 6.2-inch display and the VZ401 single DIN has a motorized flip-out 7-inch screen. Both are priced at $549.99.

The CZ101 single DIN CD receiver has an aux input, wireless remote, detachable face, and switchable RCA outputs at $99.99.

Clarion also said it will also expand its sales coverage with distributors AM Merchandising, MRI and Mid-State Distributing adding new territories in California, Nevada, New York, New Jersey.

Source: Clarion
Photo: Clarion VZ401

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4 Comments

  1. Between the internet (Sonic Electronics, etc..) & Wal-Mart, the specialty retailer is dying. The distributors & Manufacturers need to start policing their own products & maybe we can all keep our heads above water!!

  2. If I am not mistaken Alpine and Kenwood are the only two major head unit suppliers not in Wal-Mart. Support who supports you, well at least a little bit.

  3. If walmart is paying alot less for the product
    Than A mom and pop shop profitability on that
    Product will suffer if it does stop selling the product

  4. Been a Clarion dealer for a long time, and I love the video headunits…but why are they retailing for a higher price if it’s just a repeat model with a different model number??? I’m curious to see if the CZ101 looks any different from the 2010 models. By the way, Clarion is also available on Walmart.com now – I knew it was only a matter of time! It’s a shame what has happened to this industry…specialty retailers will eventually be extinct!

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