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Boldly symmetrical design balances style and usability

The large volume knob positioned in the center, clustered control buttons, large display area and cool blue illumination all contribute to this model’s signature looks and superior usability.

Bluetooth® aptX® for superior sound entertainment via compatible Bluetooth audio devices

CX505 incorporates the Bluetooth aptX codec that is also incorporated in many Android™ Phones. Since it retains the sound elements that are lost during digital compression of audio files, you can enjoy near CD quality sound. Now it’s possible to listen to high quality audio with wireless convenience.

Built-in HD Radio™ for digital quality radio

Enjoy HD Radio with digital multicasting, so you can listen to your favorite FM and AM stations with digital high quality sound, and access a wider variety of programming. Get advanced functions like iTunes® tagging, and since the receiver is built-in, you’re good to go from day one!

728 variable colour illumination for just the right look for your car

You're free to select the exact colour you want, to match your car's instrument panel or match your mood today.

Design interface

Large volume knob with multi-functionality

The large volume knob positioned in the center is equally easy to access from the driver’s or passenger’s side. Plus, it provides control over various settings depending on the current mode.

13-segment 10 X 2-line LCD

The variable color illumination display of the CX505 features 2 lines with 10 characters each, rendered in 13 segments for easy reading. Displayed information can be understood at a glance, during the day or at night.

Media connectivity

Bluetooth® aptX® support

The aptX codec lets you enjoy improved audio quality when listening to compressed audio over Bluetooth. This is done by reducing the bit rate in a way that does not affect audio quality or introduce latency issues. With Bluetooth aptX support, you can get outstanding Bluetooth stereo audio quality that faithfully reproduces the full audio bandwidth.

Due to its low compression, aptX is used in various digital devices including smartphones, enabling smooth playback of music from Android™ Phones too. Count on it for high-quality worry-free listening.
Low compression contributes to high quality sound without latency or breaks.

Enjoy interactive Pandora® internet radio anytime on the road

The source unit’s Pandora feature works together with the Pandora app on your smartphone, so you can listen to Pandora in your car. Select from different song selections based on musical genre, etc. Pandora is interactive, so it plays songs while you feedback a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” which is reflected in future selections. Song information, as well as the ability to bookmark Artists/Songs, or even create your own station, are supported by the Pandora App on your smartphone.
* CX505 plays Android Phone via Bluetooth.

Built-in HD Radio™

HD Radio for digital quality sound and rich information

The built-in HD Radio tuner enables reception of thousands of CD-quality high-definition radio stations throughout the U.S. iTunes® Tagging is supported, so listeners can “tag” songs heard over the air for later purchase through the iTunes Store.


SiriusXM Satellite Radio with optional tuner (SXV200 or SXV300)

Connecting an optional SiriusXM Vehicle Tuner gives you access to hundreds of channels, including commercial-free music, sports, news, talk and entertainment. Artist, Song, Game Alerts and Replay functions, make it easy to keep up with your favorites and also supports iTunes Tagging.

Front AUX input lets you easily connect to external sources

You may have a wide variety of music sources, from the latest digital device to the antiquated analog machine. Whatever it is, as long as it has an AUX output or headphone jack, you can easily attach it to the source unit’s front panel AUX input, to continue enjoying your favorite music source.

Sound technology

Beat EQ for customizable sound

In addition to providing 3 preset equalisation patterns — BASS BOOST, IMPACT, and EXCITE — Clarion’s Beat EQ even lets you freely customize the level and range of the bass, midrange and treble portions of each pattern. You can tune the sound to your liking, depending on the category of music, for a more personalized and fulfilling listening experience.

Built-in High and Low Pass Filters

The internal High Pass and Low Pass filters allow your music to be played at the precise levels that they were meant to be heard. Enjoy bass with more muscle and highs with more clarity.

6-channel 4-volt RCA outputs make it easy to expand and upgrade your system

With 6-Channel 4-Volt RCA Outputs, you are free to add external power amplifiers to create a more powerful, sophisticated audio system. What's more, the 4-volt output assures a pure, high quality signal for the entire sound system.

Remote control included

Power output:
 21W × 4 RMS (4Ω@14.4V≤1% THD+N)
Signal to noise ratio:
 93 dB (Ref; 1W into 4Ω)

Frequency Bands : FM/AMFM : (MHz) 0.2MHz steps : 87.9 to 107.9 AM : (kHz) 10 kHz steps : 530 to 1710
HD Radio®sup>Built-in HD Radio Tuner
FM usable sensitivity (dBf)15
FM alternate channel selectivity (dB)60
FM stereo separation @1 kHz (dB) 30
FM stereo freq. resp. @ ±3 dB (Hz)30 to 15,0
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth V2.1+EDR
Output PowerPower class 2
USB RequirementsUSB 1.1/2.0
USB ClassMass Storage Class
File System FAT 12/16/32
MP3 DecodingMPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
WMA DecodingWindows Media™ Audio
SiriusXM-Ready™SXV-200/SXV-300 Required
ConnectionSimple Plug'N Play Compatible
S/N ratio (dB)94
Frequency response (Hz)20 to 20,000
Dynamic range (dB)93
Harmonic distortion (%)0.1
Power Output (CEA2006 Power Ratings)4 × 22W
Dimensions (W × H × D) (Inches)7 × 3-15/16 × 7-1/4(Volume Knob to rear) or 6-1/4(Face to rear)
Dimensions (W × H × D) (mm)178 × 100 × 184(Volume Knob to rear) or 159(Face to rear)
Remote control (W × H × D) (Approx Inches) 1-2/3 × 2/5 × 4-2/5
Remote control (W × H × D) (Approx mm)42 × 10 × 112
Weight (Lbs)2.97
Power Requirement14.4 DC (10.8 - 15.6 V allowable)
Power consumptionless than 15 A
Speaker Impedance4Ω (4Ω to8Ω allowable)
Pre-Maximum Output Voltage4V / 10 kΩ
Maximum Mounting Angle30°

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