Any well-equipped motorboat, launch or cruiser will boast a powerful marine stereo. Anaconda understands the equation, so we showcase an impressive range of marine stereos for all types of watercraft. Explore marine stereos and other boating equipment online or in-store.
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Why are marine stereos different to other stereos?
Your marine audio system will need to handle tough love. If you are hoping to achieve great stereo sound on your boat, you will need marine-rated equipment that is up to the task and can handle the elements. Marine audio equipment exists in an open climate environment where water, salt and sun can impact stereo performance. If your stereo isn't designed to handle these conditions, it simply won't last.
Marine stereos undergo countless hours of testing even before production begins. Anaconda marine stereos are tested with ultraviolet light that mimics years of sun exposure, and 'salt fog' chambers that simulate exposed situations in harsh saltwater environments. Marine stereo seals are tested with blasts of water to ensure everything is moisture-proof. Additional conformal coatings increase protection for internal circuitry.
What are some considerations when choosing a marine stereo?
If you are comparing marine audio equipment, there are three key points to consider prior to making a purchase.
1: Water resistance: Equipment that is water-resistant can handle some sea spray and light drizzle, but cannot handle complete submersion. Levels of resistance vary for different marine stereo products. Waterproof equipment, on the other hand, will tolerate being fully submerged, although specifics can also vary according to the manufacturer.
2: UV resistance: High quality marine stereos can withstand sun exposure. This feature is particularly applicable to receiver faceplates, speaker cones and remote controls.
3: Anti-corrosion protection: Salt water can damage inferior equipment fast. Marine stereos resist rust and corrosion by using coated circuit boards, rust-resistant components and plated connections.
What else should I look for in a marine stereo system?
There are many additional considerations that will apply to your boat. Here are just a few.
- The right specs. Better specs make better sound. For a receiver, look for high CD signal-to-noise ratio, lots of RMS power, wide frequency response, and additional USB ports. Your marine speakers need good power handling, rubber surrounds, UV-resistant grills and weatherproof cones.
- High power. When on a boat, you don't have the luxury of enclosed acoustic spaces. High power is required to produce clean and clear sound. The majority of marine receivers employ 4-way amplifiers, and you can also consider adding an additional marine amp to your system.
- Feature-rich. Modern marine receivers are feature-packed and powerful, with innovations that include Bluetooth connectivity, multiple USB connections, aux connections and compatibility with an iPod, thumb drive or MP3 player.
Why choose Anaconda for marine stereos?
Explore our great range of marine stereo products and you will have your answer. At Anaconda, we establish real partnerships with premium marine stereo brands such as GME, Fusion and Clarion, and we pass the savings on to you. A great example is the Fusion MS-RA70N Stereo System. This impressive stereo is stylish, durable and powerful, with features that include:
- AM/FM receiver + DAB
- Bluetooth wireless audio streaming
- IPX-7 waterproof front panel and IPX-3 at rear
- 128 x 64 pixel optically-bonded LCD display
- Multi-zone technology: 2 independent audio zones
- 1 x RCA aux input
- 1 x USB connection
- Pair of 150 watt 6" external speakers
- Nmea2000 connectivity
- Connects to fusion ms-nrx200i remote control
Anaconda has marine stereo systems for all budgets and boat styles. Visit us in-store or check out great deals online, and let us help you have the best time ever out on the water.