Summary: This head unit is basically what you'd expect for the price point. The biggest, and only so far, drawback is the strength of the laser - or at least I assume that is the issue. While it does have MP3 capabilities, it is sporadic at best when it comes to which discs it will read and which ones it will not.
Summary: It has everything you need for the modern lifestyle with the bluetooth and mp3 jack and it runs with 20rms out of the stock amp with clarion's ever reliable and great sounding electronics at a price that's affordable for anyone
Summary: Got this mp3/cd player to replace a dying jensen cd player. Found that some of my burned cds (and a commercial one or two) will just not play in the player. It trys to read the disc and eventually gives up giving an "error 6" message. (error 6 is "you put the disc in upside down, nitwit" error) Now, these discs all read fine in my other two cars cd players and on the house cd player. Kind of defeats the purpose of a cd player if "some" work and "some" don't.
Summary: I was looking to replace the original radio/cassette deck in my '85 Chevrolet pickup and didn't want to spend a fortune. I did want an mp3 player and CD player. After looking at quite a few receivers in this price range, I settled on this Clarion. I knew the name. I also liked the clean look of the face with easy to identify buttons (simple operation). Installation went well.