I bought a Clarion DRX9675 many years ago when it was Clarion's top-of-the-line model. It has superb sound quality, and I have been using it in all my cars ever since. However, it is missing many modern features like MP3 playback, AUX in, HD/SAT radio, and Bluetooth. I finally got fed up with the lack of features and decided to buy a new head unit.
I bought the CD7200 MKII expecting that it would provide all of these features at the expense of a bit of sound quality. It certainly delivers in the feature department, including everything listed above, and more. You get just about every feature you could hope for, at a great price. The button layout on the unit is for the most part intuitive and easy to use without looking.
However, I found the sound quality to be unacceptable compared to my DRX9675. Don't get me wrong; the CD7200 has pretty good SQ. However, it is advertised as having "audiophile sound quality," and I would say that it does not quite deliver to that level. In addition, I noticed that the unit produces some hiss that increased as I turned up the gains on my amplifier. The good news is that the hiss volume was constant and did not increase when I increased the volume on the unit. Finally, even though the button layout on the face is sensible, the small monochrome screen and the imprecise directional control makes the interface a bit frustrating at times.
Though this unit is not for me, I would say it delivers enough features and enough sound quality for the price to be a great buy for all but the pickiest users. Unless you are extremely critical or used to very high-end units, you will likely enjoy the CD7200 MKII with only a few minor gripes.
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