Clarion VX807au CarPlay headunit
Clarion's new 2017 range of multimedia source units will set the standard for style, functionality and connectivity for others to follow for some time, offering users a pleasurable in-car experience by ways of a highly intuitive and fresh-looking interface, the latest advancements in smartphone and hands-free connectivity technology, all accessible via what we consider to be some of the sleekest-looking fascia displays seen for quite some time.
The VX807AU is clarion's flagship model for 2017 and features a large, tilt-enabled 7" high contrast display that functions very much like your smartphone using simple swipe movements to navigate through the vast array of menus and functions. There's also inputs-a-plenty including a pair of USB ports at the rear of the head unit, AUX, audio compatible rear camera input as well as a spare RCA AV input for a second source.
- DVD/CD receiver with 7" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
- Fits double-din (4" tall) dash openings
- Internal amp (19 watts RMS cta-2006/45 watts peak x 4 channels)
- Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (through built-in or external microphone)
- Variable colour key illumination (728 colours)
- Remote control
- Smartphone features: (see details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps)
- Apple CarPlay compatible
- Built-in Pandora control for connected smartphones
- Built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see details tab for model compatibility)
- HDMI cable and apple lightning digital av adapter required for viewing video content from lightning devices
- Plays CDs, DVDs, microSD cards, and USB drives (see details for full capabilities)
- 15-band eq with source-independent gain and equalisation
- Low- and high-pass filters
- Compatible with clarion's full digital sound line (processor, speakers, subwoofer)
- Plays high-resolution lossless FLAC audio files (up to 24-bit/192 kHz)
- Compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
- Inputs: HDMI input; dual rear USB inputs; rear RCA a/v input; rear-view camera input
- Outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer); composite a/v output; digital optical output
- CTA-2006 compliant
- Compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
- Warranty: 1 year
Apple CarPlay makes driving as simple as talking
Operate your iPhone® functions from the large 7-inch monitor. Just connect your iPhone with its supplied cable, and you’ll be able to play music, send and receive messages, and a whole lot more, with simple touch and voice activation.
Siri affinity means you can play and enjoy the music on your iPhone just by saying the tune, artist name or genre, out loud. And since it supports Apple Music® as well, it’s easy to get and listen to the newest songs during your drive.
Enjoy safer, hands-free calling with Apple CarPlay. Since it works with Siri, you can access the phone’s stored contacts and easily make calls. Redialing and listening to stored voice messages can also be done by voice activation.
User interface offers superior visibility and intuitive operation
The large, highly visible icons on the touch panel make the VX807AU extremely user-friendly. Flick operation support enables you to scroll through map screens, music selection screens and more.
Sleek and sophisticated design
Physical operation buttons are lined up along the bottom of the VX807AU creating a simple clutter-free design. A solid black frame gives the unit a modern yet timeless look.
Intuitive iPhone audio playback provides the sort of functionality you're used to
Audio playback operations on the VX807AU offer the same simplicity as your iPhone. Album name and artwork, as well as artist name, are prominently displayed. Alphabet search allows you to tap in characters to search for artists, songs, etc. by name. Simply entering 1-3 characters of the item you're looking for offers quick results so you're doing less searching and more listening.
HDMI® mode — enjoy your apps on the big screen
Connecting your smartphone to the VX807AU's HDMI port allows what ever is on your phone to be displayed on the radio's large 7-inch screen.
Next Level Connectivity For iPhone Users
Apple CarPlay has fast become the ultimate way to seamlessly integrate all the functionality and convenience of your iPhone with your head unit and is the smarter, safer way to use iPhone in your car. Making and receiving phone calls, accessing your music, sending and receiving messages, getting directions and more... It's all possible thanks to Apple CarPlay and you can do these things, all whilst you stay focused on the road.
In addition to this, with the VX807AU compatible with Siri, with simple voice commands, hands-free calling and text messaging just got even easier, not to mention safer - Just say the word and away you go! You can even search for nearby petrol stations and restaurants just by saying what you want. All of this without taking hands off the wheel or eyes off the road.
Go Digital For A High-End Sound Experience
Take advantage of Clarion's Full Digital Sound lineup, combining it with your VX807AU source unit to enjoy the highest quality, full digital sound experience. Connection to a to a Full Digital Sound system or DSP including the Z3 Full Digital Sound Processor / Commander / Full Digital Tweeter, Z7 Full Digital Speaker and Z25W Full Digital Subwoofer is done via the optical digital output with an optical cable (sold separately).
Bluetooth for hands-free communication and audio streaming
Built-in Bluetooth provides hands-free voice communication, compatible with a wide variety of mobile phones. Safely communicate and drive at the same time. Play music stored on a Bluetooth device, such as a mobile phone or a portable audio layer, with a wireless connection. The pairing process is extremely easy as there is no need to input a complicated pass code on either device. To connect, all you need to do is confirm that the pass codes between the VX807AU and Bluetooth device match.
Dual rear USB for even more connectivity
Equipped with two USB terminals on the rear of the source unit, gives you access to entertainment from a variety of sources. Play music or video files stored on a USB flash memory.
Extensive media support for high-quality video and audio enjoyment
In addition to CDs and DVDs, the VX807AU also supports playback of music files stored on iPod® and iPhone, USB flash memory. The VX807AU uses a high-speed CPU to enable high-quality H.264 video as well as 24 bit / 192 kHz FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) audio files to be enjoyed in your car.
Variable colour key illumination
Multi-colour selection allows you to select the colour of your choice to match your car's instrument panel or your mood.
15 band graphic equaliser
Equipped with a full-featured 15 band graphic equaliser, you will enjoy superior control over the audio spectrum with frequency adjustments in the 25 Hz to 16 kHz range over fifteen bands. This gives you the power to get the most out of your sound system, and the ability to contour the sound output to your musical taste. Since the gain level can be adjusted for each source separately, you won’t need to adjust the volume every time you switch to a low-volume source such as the radio.
This allows rear seat passengers to stay entertained with content, such as a DVD movie, while front seat passengers enjoy another source, such as their favourite radio station or music from a USB flash memory.
Built-in High Pass and Low Pass Filters
The VX807AU's internal High Pass and Low Pass filters allow your speakers to perform at the precise levels that they were meant to be heard. Enjoy bass with more muscle and highs with more clarity.
6-channel / 2-volt RCA output with subwoofer control
With 3 sets of RCA outputs, you can add external power amplifiers to further enhance your VX807AU system. In addition, independent volume control is enabled for the subwoofer so you can adjust the level of bass to your liking at any time, regardless of the output level of the other channels.