Fusion is one of the leading marine stereo manufacturers with multiple solutions for pairing with iPods and smartphones. They introduced several new products at the Miami International Boat Show last week. If you're a techhead like me, this really is the only way to go with boat stereos.
The new heads include HDMI connectivity, and the new speakers sport unparalleled sound and look thanks to some interesting new LED accents. Visit them here.
New Head Units
FUSION is pleased to introduce the new 650 and 750 marine entertainment systems. Both series come in two versions; the choice of an internal uni-dock or CD/DVD player. Complete with HDMI video connection support, Pandora Radio support with thumb-up/thumb-down voting, award winning FUSION-Link and more. These systems pack a punch!
Introducing the world-class FUSION 750 Marine Entertainment Series, the pinnacle of marine audio engineering, which delivers unparalleled sound performance and media integration.
Featuring an internal UNI-Dock for charging, environmental protection and playback of the latest compatible Apple iOS, MTP Windows/Android and USB media devices and including Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP audio streaming capabilities, support for Pandora and advanced FUSION-Link™ NMEA 2000/Ethernet/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity, the FUSION 750 Marine Entertainment System is the next generation in the FUSION dynasty.
Sources: AM / FM / Bluetooth / USB x 2 / AUX x 2 / iPod / iPhone / MTP / Sirius-XM Ready (USA Only – requires optional SiriusXM connect vehicle tuner)
Internal UNI-Dock – Securely protect and charge and compatible Apple iOS or MTP Android/Windows device, while enjoying your favourite soundtrack. UD750 Only
FUSION-Link® Control (Wired) – Enables direct stereo control from a compatible Multi-Function Display (MFD) or MS-NRX200i wired remote control when utilizing an existing NMEA 2000 or Ethernet network. Visit www.fusion-link.com for compatible MFD’s
FUSION-Link Control (Wireless) – Download the FREE Apple or Android FUSION-Link remote control app from iTunes™ or Google Play™ to control the on-board entertainment experience. Available over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® (Note: Wi-Fi control requires a wireless Ethernet router).
A2DP/AVRCP Bluetooth® Streaming – Stream your family’s favorite soundtrack from any compatible device, with track, album and artist info displayed, with navigation available from the stereo or connected device.
Pandora® Radio Support - Enjoy your favourite Pandora radio station, with thumbs up/down control available from the stereo or connected device. Available via USB or Bluetooth..
Apple® iOS® and MTP Android™/Windows® Media Playback –Unparalleled support of the world’s most popular media devices, and the smartest interface for browsing your music library.
Multi-Zone™ Technology – Four independent audio zones are available, each with advanced localized menu controls, including zone naming. Note: Line Out Zones require additional amplification.
Optically Bonded LCD – A color widescreen LCD display, optically bonded to improve durability and optimized for daylight viewing.
Dual-USB – Internal and Rear accessible USB connectors are provided, to support all your media device requirements. UD750 Only
Side-Fin Cooling – Amplifier components are optimally configured for the side-fin aluminium heat sink, producing greater thermal efficiency.
Glass Filled Composite Chassis – Structurally rigid and incredibly lightweight, this improves environmental protection and electrically isolates the chassis for complete reliability.
Class-D Amplifier – Provides higher RMS output than a standard stereo, for louder and clearer audio while drawing less current.
True-Marine™ Designed and Engineered – Extensively tested to perform in the harsh marine environment.
FUSION Signature Series Speakers
FUSION®, the worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today the expansion of its award-winning line of marine audio entertainment systems with the release of the new FUSION Signature Series speakers. Created by the finest design and engineering minds in the industry with an unwavering vision of producing exceptional audio systems for those seeking a superior listening experience, the Signature Series offers unparalleled performance even when exposed to the harshest marine conditions.
Designed to offer functional acoustic elegance, the Signature Series comes in multiple sizes, grille and LED lighting configurations, allowing it to be tailored to the discerning boat owner’s specifications. With an elegant finish and designed to perfectly blend with the decor of any vessel, the discreet yet refined styling is suitable for both internal and external installations. Available in a choice of Classic White, Sports White or Sports Grey/Chrome styles, the new speakers are offered in a 6.5-inch 230 Watt or 7.7-inch 280 Watt configuration. A dual-color diffused LED lighting option that illuminates in either striking blue or sparkling white based on the polarity of the wiring, adds to the aesthetics of any vessel (illumination not offered on Classic White models).
“Our new Signature Series undoubtedly provides the finest sound quality available,” said Chris Baird, managing director of FUSION Entertainment. “Just because a marine audio system has to withstand the rigors of the environment doesn’t mean audio quality should be sacrificed. Our customers should accept no compromise in performance and, at FUSION, neither do we.”
Combining ‘CURV’ Cone composite technology with a silk dome tweeter and fully sealed crossover components, Signature Series speakers deliver premium sound definition, higher output and excellent integrated acoustic performance. Engineered to the True-Marine™ standard for a flawless listening experience that creates a smooth upper frequency response and increased efficiency, Signature Series speakers deliver crisp sound for unrivaled enjoyment, with the durability to last season after season.
Taking True-Marine design techniques to the next level, the Signature Series 10-inch subwoofer delivers premium bass reproduction that reveals new depths of frequencies. Comprised of a high tensile fiberglass-paper composite cone driver that produces a massive 450-Watts maximum output, the Signature Series subwoofer is undeniably the finest complement to any FUSION marine entertainment system.
The FUSION Signature Series will be available for purchase from authorized dealers and retailers throughout the United States and Canada, with prices starting at US $399.99 (6.5-inch), US $449.99 (7.7-inch) and US $349.99 (subwoofer), and protected by a industry-leading 3-year warranty. An optional voltage regulator is available for US $99. For more information on the FUSION Signature Series, FUSION or its entire line of marine audio products, contact 623-580-9000 or visit www.fusionentertainment.com.