JL Audio has announced the launch of a new 2.8-inch weatherproof, powered marine source unit. The MM50 is described as "a high-performance, single-chassis, powered source unit with outstanding audio performance and advanced audio features, specifically designed for marine applications".
Australian importers Navico says, "An easy-to read, high brightness, 2.8inch full colour LCD display with separate day/night lighting and display themes, an intuitive interface with large, easy to use backlit controls and independent user settings for display brightness and remote brightness makes the MM50 engineered for real-world marine duty.
"Flexible zone controls give you complete command of your marine listening experience. Configurable master volume control with independent feature/control options including tone controls for bass, mid-range, treble and balance, independent or linked with zone 1; level controls so you can manage volume levels, together or individually at any time and a max volume limit where a set volume level limit can be applied for each zone. The built in amplifier generates 100w of high-fidelity output to power two main zones with both main zone output types including a high-pass crossover feature with selectable frequency selection.
"Designed for today’s modern media environment, the MM50 features a digital AM/FM tuner with RDS (Radio Data System) display info (where available), along with the ability to store up to 18 of your favourite AM/FM stations. Bluetooth compatibility allows you to stream top-quality audio from compatible devices and a USB 2.0 direct-digital connection accesses music files on your USB storage device or compatible smart phone.
"NMEA-2000 certified compatibility provides the user with full control of their digital audio content via select multifunction displays including Lowrance HDS Carbon, Simrad NSS evo3 and NSO evo3 along with B&G Zeus3. Multifunction displays offer an efficient and user-friendly interface for navigation, radar and sonar information and audio content in one easy to use display."
The MM50 is has three remote controller options (each sold separately) to help the user create a versatile audio command centre: The MMR-10W wireless remote controller system, the MMR-20-BE wired remote controller and the full function MMR-40 NMEA2000 Network controller with LCD display.
Distributed by Navico, parent company to Lowrance, Simrad and B&G, the MM50 is available from authorised dealers at $449.99 RRP with availability from June 2018.
Please contact Navico on 1300 NAVICO (Aus) or 0800 4 NAVICO (NZ) for more information.