Two new high-end helm-suitable source units for high-end marine audio.
DUSSELDORF, Germany, September 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — J.L. Audio, manufacturer of high-performance marine audio systems, has announced the release of all-new digital media source units MediaMaster® 105 and MediaMaster® 105-HR. The MM105 and MM105-HR are now equipped with digital radio tuners, both for HD Radio® than for DAB+, which makes them as efficient in North America as in Europe. The new source units also benefit from Bluetooth technology® 5.0 with Qualcomm’s aptX™ technology, which reproduces music streamed from smartphones in the highest possible quality.
“The MM105 and MM105-HR are specifically designed to complement our premium amplifiers and speakers for the best marine audio experience. With the new MM105 and MM105-HR, we are now looking at source units with global radio capabilities and the best audio performance, in two packages designed to integrate with modern boat systems,” said Silvio PupinoVice President of International Sales at JL Audio.
The MM105 is a high-end, full-featured source unit, featuring a sleek, weatherproof chassis (IP67 rated) and an ultra-bright color display offering exceptional visibility, even in direct sunlight, with a daytime display mode /night selectable. For maximum versatility, the MM105 is also NMEA 2000 certified.® and compatible with integrated multifunction displays (MFD) from Garmin, Lowrance, Raymarine we Simrad.
MediaMaster source units® 105 and 105-HR emphasize audio performance, forgoing integrated amplifiers in favor of an audiophile-grade pre-amplified output architecture ideal for use with JL Audio marine amplifiers. Four configurable and nameable audio zones, each offering independent tone and level control options, make the MM105 and MM105-HR ideal for larger vessels containing multiple entertainment areas, such as the aft deck, sun deck and the saloon or the cabin. Three level control modes (relative, absolute, fixed, or off) and customizable configurations make it easy to adjust volume levels for each audio zone on the go. JL Audio’s no-cut audio circuit design allows for self-limiting tone control to keep sound clear and distortion-free at high listening levels.
MediaMaster Concealed Radio® 105-HR
The MediaMaster® MM105-HR is a headless unit that works behind the scenes as a hidden receiver and includes the same features as the MM105, minus the LCD display and rotary and keypad controls. The MM105-HR is designed to be controlled over the boat’s NMEA 2000 network directly from compatible multifunction displays, or with the NMEA-2000 network remote® Optional JL Audio MMR-40, which features a color LCD display.
Characteristics of the MM105 and MM105-HR
- 4 audio zones with high quality pre-amplified outputs (4V RMS) for left, right and subwoofer.
- Each audio zone offers 3 level control modes (relative, absolute, fixed or off)
- Each audio zone has its own tone (bass, mid, and treble) and balance settings
- DAB+ Tuners, HD Radio® and AM/FM with 24 presets in all tuners/bands
- Bluetooth streaming® with Qualcomm audio codec® aptX™ advanced
- Two rear USB 2.0 inputs with power supply for charging (USB1: 1A/USB2: 500mA)
- Two rear analog AUX inputs with RCA connections (2V/1V RMS input sensitivity)
- NMEA 2000 network port, for connection to multifunction displays
- IP67 rated and built to withstand the elements
Price of recommended sale: MM105 at €679.99 and MM105-HR at €449.99 (VAT not included)
The MediaMasters® JL Audio’s MM105 and MM105-HR are available today.
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About JL Audio:
Guided by the philosophy that good sound has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that capture the audio experience on the go, at home and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three engineering centers in the United States and manufactures many of its home, car and marine speakers at its factory in Miramar, Florida ( United States), with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit jlaudio.com or follow the company on Facebook we Twitter.
Phone: (954)443-1100 ext. 2236