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Dual Electronics Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Voxx International Corporation to acquire the Jensen branded aftermarket car audio business. Upon completion of the transaction, which is expected on August 1, 2015, Dual will add the Jensen multimedia, head units, speakers and amplifier products to its car audio lineup. The acquisition complements the current assortment of Dual- and Axxera-branded car audio products, and allows the company to meet the needs of a broader range of customers in the 12-volt market.

“We are excited to make this significant acquisition, as I know first hand that Jensen is one of the most well-known and powerful brands in the 12-volt industry,” said Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics. “We look forward to advancing Jensen’s long standing and proud heritage for many years to come. We are also looking forward to continuing to work with Jensen’s suppliers and customers for a seamless transition and continued mutual success,” added Braun.

"VOXX has placed the Jensen brand in very capable hands," said Tom Malone, President Voxx Electronics Corp " and this change will allow Voxx Electronics to focus its sales, marketing and product development efforts on what have been our core categories for many years. Rear seat entertainment, remote start and security, safety and convenience accessories and our telematics initiatives will all benefit from this increased focus. We remain committed to the 12-volt market, to our loyal retail and expeditor customers and to the advancement of new and emerging technologies within this space. We would also like to wish Jim and the entire Dual team nothing but success.”

Dual Electronics will continue to manage the aftermarket car audio business from its headquarters in Heathrow, Florida.

Dual Electronics Corporation announced the introduction of 17 new Jensen-branded in-vehicle audio/video products: 7 multimedia receivers, 4 amplifiers, 4 speakers and 2 subwoofers.

Four new multimedia receivers feature Apple CarPlay technology, introduced for the first time under the Jensen brand. The models with CarPlay range in prices from $399.99 to $499.99, and will ship in second half of 2016.

Other features include screen mirroring and control for Android smartphones, built-in navigation, Bluetooth technology, direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices, and the Pandora link. All new models will be on display during the 2016 International CES in Booth 2818 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6-9, 2016.

“We are thrilled to be expanding the Jensen line of multimedia products, and introducing the CarPlay feature at such attractive price points,” said Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics Corp.  “The Jensen brand has had much success with its products and distribution in the past several years, and we are committed to stay the course and to build on their success,” added Braun.

Multimedia

With the introduction of 7 new models, the 2016 line of Jensen multimedia receivers is 10 models strong, (up from 8 in 2015), and includes 4 models with Apple CarPlay: VX4014 (MSRP: $399.99), VX4024 (MSRP: $399.99), VX7014 (MSRP: $499.99) and VX7024 (MSRP: $499.99). All models featuring CarPlay will ship in second half of 2016, while the remaining models will be available in March/April 2016.

CarPlay is a smart interface for iPhone, which allows the driver to voice-control (via Siri) music, navigation, phone and messaging apps, thus significantly reducing driver distraction. CarPlay launches immediately upon connecting an iPhone to the receiver via USB; the familiar app icons will appear on the receiver’s touchscreen, including the home button to activate Siri voice control. This consistent, familiar interface makes the iPhone integration truly seamless. The user can navigate and control the phone apps through the receiver’s touch screen or using Siri.

Three new multimedia models: VX7014 (MSRP: $499.99), VX7024 (MSRP: $499.99) and VX7021, (MSRP: $349.99) feature built-in Navigation with U.S., Puerto Rico and USVI maps. The feature is powered by iGo Primo Next Generation navigation technology with an updated user interface, improved navigation engine, expanded POI database (over 10 million POIs), TTS (text to speech) and support via the Naviextras website for adding additional features or updating map regions.

Two navigation models (VX7014 & VX7024), plus the VX4024 and VX4014 (MSRP: $399.99) offer screen mirroring and control for Android smartphones connected via HDMI. The smartphone’s screen is mirrored onto the receiver’s screen, and Android user can also control the connected smartphone directly from the receiver’s touchscreen.

All multimedia receivers feature built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling (HFP), music streaming & player control (A2DP & AVRCP), and phonebook support with call history (PBAP). Each model features an external microphone for better voice intelligibility.

Five new Jensen multimedia models are SiriusXM-Ready. The SiriusXM® SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner can be plugged directly into the receiver (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). The models are: VX7024 (MSRP: $499.99), VX7014 (MSRP: $499.99), VX4024 (MSRP: $399.99), VX4014 (MSRP: $399.99), and VX7021 (MSRP: $349.99).

All multimedia units feature direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices. Users of the receivers without the CarPlay feature can still control their iPod/iPhone directly from the receiver’s front panel; browsing music library, changing songs, adjusting volume, etc.

All new multimedia models also feature Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone (via USB) or Android device (via Bluetooth). The in-dash control for Pandora allows the user to give tracks “thumbs up/down”, bookmark a song and switch between personalized radio stations directly from the receiver’s touchscreen.

All new models feature front panel USB inputs for music playback and for convenient charging (2.1 Amp) of various electronics devices.

Five new models offer RGB Front Panel Illumination with virtually unlimited color illumination options for hard buttons, 5 selectable wallpaper backgrounds, user up-loadable wallpaper backgrounds and 5 user interface colors to choose from.

All models also offer 10 or 8 band EQ, subwoofer output with variable crossover and level, independent source volume control, 3 pairs of preamp outputs (front/rear/sub), steering wheel control (SWC) interface, which must be used with a PAC external module (sold separately), 160 Watts peak power (40 Watts x 4), rear view camera input (RCA), and a remote control.

Amplifiers:

The four new models include: Power250x2 (2-channel, MSRP: $99.99), Power400x4 (4-channel, MSRP: $129.99), Power500x1 (1-channel, MSRP: $149.99), and Power760x5D (5-channel, MSRP: $299.99). All four models are available now.

Each amplifier features switch mode power supply (SMPS) utilizing MOSFET transistors, surface mount technology (SMT), high current Toshiba output transistors, and high current international rectifier output transistors (Model Power760x5D only). The heat sink mass is optimized for efficient cooling and small foot print, while oversized power transformer cores allow more current to be drawn for outstanding performance.

Speakers & Subwoofers:

The four new coaxial speakers include XS525, 5.25” (MSRP: $59.99), XS5768, 5”x7” / 6”x8” (MSRP: $69.99), XS650, 6.5” (MSRP: $69.99) and XS6090, (MSRP: $89.99). The two new subwoofers are XS10s, 10” (MSRP: $79.99) and XS12s, 12” (MSRP: $99.99). All speakers and subwoofer will ship in March of 2016.

Each speaker features Klippel laser optimized design with ideal magnetic motor structure for best sound quality. Japanese silk dome tweeters produce smooth high-frequencies for natural sound, while Nitrile rubber surrounds offer excellent damping and protection against heat and moisture, which extends the life of the speaker.

Each subwoofer also features Klippel laser optimized design for box installation flexibility. Injection molded polypropylene cones are impregnated with mica for added strength and for tighter bass with more punch. 2” High temperature aluminum voice coil formers feature 10mm Xmax, and heavy duty Nomex® reinforced spiders ensure excellent linearity. Bumped and vented backplates allow air to circulate and cool the voice coils, preventing overheating for minimized distortion and longer life.

Additional product information:

 

Multimedia Receivers:

 

 

VX7024
2DIN 6.2" TFT Multimedia Receiver with CarPlay

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Built-In Navigation (iGo Primo Next Gen) w/ USA map data
  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • Mirroring and control of Android devices connected via HDMI
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • RGB Front panel illumination
  • Front panel USB with 2.1 Amp charging, and 3.5mm AV inputs
  • Rear USB (1 Amp)
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner with NOAA weather band
  • Back-up camera input
  • 10 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 6V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: Second half of 2016, MSRP: $499.99

 

 

VX7014
1DIN 7" TFT Multimedia Receiver with Navigation and CarPlay

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Built-In Navigation (iGo Primo Next Gen) w/ USA map data
  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • Mirroring and control of Android devices connected via HDMI
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • RGB Front panel illumination
  • Front panel USB with 2.1 Amp charging, and 3.5mm AV inputs
  • Rear USB, charging only, 1 Amp
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner with NOAA weather band
  • Back-up camera input
  • 10 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 6V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: Second half of 2016, MSRP: $499.99

 

 

VX4024
2DIN 6.2" TFT Multimedia Receiver with CarPlay

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • Mirroring and control of Android devices connected via HDMI
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • Front Panel USB with 2.1 Amp charging, 3.5mm AV and MicroSD Card inputs
  • Rear USB, charging only, 1 Amp
  • RGB Front panel illumination
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner with NOAA weather band
  • Back-up camera input
  • 10 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 4V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: Second half of 2016, MSRP: $399.99

 

 

VX4014
1DIN 7" TFT Multimedia Receiver with CarPlay

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • Mirroring and control of Android devices connected via HDMI
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • Front Panel USB with 2.1 Amp charging, 3.5mm AV and MicroSD Card inputs
  • Rear USB, charging only, 1 Amp
  • RGB Front panel illumination
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner with NOAA weather band
  • Back-up camera input
  • 10 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 4V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: Second half of 2016, MSRP: $399.99

 

 

VX7021
2DIN 6.2" TFT Multimedia Receiver with Navigation

  • Built-In Navigation (iGo Primo Next Gen) w/ USA map data
  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • RGB Front panel illumination
  • Front panel USB (1 Amp charging) and 3.5mm AV inputs
  • Back-up camera input
  • 10 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 6V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: March 2016, MSRP: $349.99

 

 

 

VX3024
2DIN 6.2" TFT Multimedia Receiver with Bluetooth®

  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • Front Panel USB with 2.1 Amp charging, and 3.5mm AV inputs
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner
  • Back-up camera input
  • 8 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 4V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: March 2016, MSRP: $199.99

 

 

VX3014
1DIN 7" TFT Multimedia Receiver with Bluetooth®

  • Built-In Bluetooth® with hands-free calling and audio streaming/player control profiles (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP), phonebook support w/call history (PBAP), and external microphone
  • Direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices
  • Pandora Link - full control for Pandora app from an iPhone or Android device (album art, thumbs up/down, etc.)
  • Front Panel USB with 2.1 Amp charging, and 3.5mm AV inputs
  • AM/FM RDS Tuner
  • Back-up camera input
  • 8 Band EQ
  • 160 Watts Max Power (40 x 4)
  • 3-pair 4V RMS RCA line outputs (front/rear/sub)
  • Subwoofer output with variable crossover
  • Independent source volume control
  • Built-in SWC interface (Must use PAC adapter)
  • Wireless remote control included

Available: March 2016, MSRP: $199.99

 

Amplifiers:

 

 

Power250x2

  • 2 Channel Amplifier
  • 85 Watts RMS x 2, 4 Ohm
  • 125 Watts RMS x 2, 2 Ohm
  • 250 Watts RMS x 1, Bridged Mono
  • High Pass / Low Pass Crossover, Bass EQ
  • High Performance, Low Noise SMT Pre-Amp Design
  • Low Profile Heat Sink

Available now, MSRP: $99.99

 

 

Power400x4

  • 4 Channel Amplifier
  • 75 Watts RMS x 4, 4 Ohm
  • 100 Watts RMS x 4, 2 Ohm
  • 200 Watts RMS x 2, Bridged Stereo 4 Ohm
  • High Pass / Low Pass Crossover, Bass EQ
  • High Performance, Low Noise SMT Pre-Amp Design
  • Low Profile Heat Sink

Available now, MSRP: $129.99

 

 

Power500x1

  • 1 Channel Amplifier
  • 300 Watts RMS x 1, 4 Ohm
  • 500 Watts RMS x 1, 2 Ohm
  • Low Pass Crossover / Full Range Option, Bass EQ
  • High Performance, Low Noise SMT Pre-Amp Design
  • Low Profile Heat Sink
  • Remote Bass Level Control Option (Controller sold separately)

Available now, MSRP: $149.99

 

 

Power760x5D Class D

  • 5 Channel Amplifier
  • 60 Watts RMS x 4, 4 Ohm
  • 85 Watts RMS x 4, 2 Ohm
  • 180 Watts RMS x 2, Bridged Stereo 4 Ohm
  • Sub Channel: 225 Watts RMS, 4 Ohm / 400 Watts RMS, 2 Ohm
  • High Pass / Low Pass Crossover, Bass EQ
  • High Performance, Low Noise SMT Pre-Amp Design
  • Low Profile Heat Sink
  • Remote Bass Level Control Option (Controller sold separately)

Available now, MSRP: $299.99

 

Speakers & Subwoofers:

 

 

 

XS525

  • 5.25” Coaxial Speaker, 4 Ohm
  • 20mm Low Mass Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Injected Polypropylene Cone w/ Mica
  • Nitrile Rubber Surround
  • 10 Ounce Magnet
  • 60 Watts RMS / 240 Watts Peak

 

 

XS5768

  • 5” x 7” /  6” x 8” Coaxial Speaker, 4 Ohm
  • 25mm Low Mass Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Injected Polypropylene Cone w/ Mica
  • Nitrile Rubber Surround
  • 13 Ounce Magnet
  • 70 Watts RMS / 280 Watts Peak

 

 

 

XS650

  • 6.5” Coaxial Speaker, 4 Ohm
  • 25mm Low Mass Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Injected Polypropylene Cone w/ Mica
  • Nitrile Rubber Surround
  • 13 Ounce Magnet
  • 70 Watts RMS / 280 Watts Peak

XS6090

  • 6” x 9” Triaxial Speaker, 4 Ohm
  • 25mm Low Mass Silk Dome Tweeter & 13mm Low Mass Silk Dome Super Tweeter
  • Injected Polypropylene Cone w/ Mica
  • Nitrile Rubber Surround
  • 20 Ounce Magnet
  • 100 Watts RMS / 400 Watts Peak

XS10s

  • 10” Subwoofer, Single Voice Coil, 4 Ohm
  • 2” Aluminum Voice Coil Former
  • Injected Polypropylene Cone
  • Nitrile Rubber Surround
  • Nomex Reinforced Spider for Increased Linearity
  • Heavy Duty Motor Structure w/ 30 Ounce Magnet
  • Optimized Parameters for Closed / Ported Enclosures
  • 250 Watts RMS / 1000 Watts Peak

 

XS12s

  • 12” Subwoofer, Single Voice Coil, 4 Ohm
  • 2” Aluminum Voice Coil Former
  • Injected Polypropylene Cone
  • Nitrile Rubber Surround
  • Nomex Reinforced Spider for Increased Linearity
  • Heavy Duty Motor Structure w/ 40 Ounce Magnet
  • Optimized Parameters for Closed / Ported Enclosures
  • 350 Watts RMS / 1400 Watts Peak

Las Vegas, NV (January 9, 2016) – Dual Electronics Corporationannounced today the introduction of three new in-vehicle headunits and one A/V receiver. The key features include Apple CarPlay technology, built-in Bluetooth® technology with ID3 tag, direct USB control for iPod®/iPhone® devices, FLAC file playback, and 2.1A USB charging. The three headunits will be available in February, and the A/V receiver in January. All four models will be on display during the 2018 International CES in Booth 4121 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 9-12, 2018.

A/V Receiver

The DAC1025BT (MSRP: $319.99) double-DIN digital media A/V receiver features a 6.2” capacitive touchscreen LCD, Apple CarPlay technology, built-in Bluetooth technology (ID3 tag, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP) with an external microphone, direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices, 3 pairs of 4V preamp outputs (F/R/S), a 10-band EQ and more. The DAC1025BT will be available in January.

CarPlay is a smart interface for iPhone, which allows the driver to voice-control (via Siri) music, navigation, phone and messaging apps, thus significantly reducing driver distraction. CarPlay launches immediately upon connecting an iPhone to the receiver via USB; the familiar app icons will appear on the receiver’s touchscreen, including the home button to activate Siri voice control. This consistent, familiar interface makes the iPhone integration truly seamless. The user can navigate and control the phone apps through the receiver’s touch screen or using Siri.

The Direct USB control for iPod®/iPhone® devices allows users to control their iPod/iPhone directly from the receiver’s front panel without using the CarPlay feature; available functions include browsing the music library, changing songs, adjusting volume, etc.

The receiver’s Built-in Bluetooth technology allows for hands-free calling (HFP), audio streaming and player control (A2DP & AVRCP). Users are able to answer a call, redial, or manage call waiting directly from the receiver. Audio streaming allows basic control including play/pause, back/forward, and volume, to be performed from the receiver’s screen. The receiver includes an external microphone for better voice intelligibility.

CD and Digital Media Receivers

The three new headunits in the 2018 lineup include 2 CD receivers: DXDM228BT (MSRP: $99.99), DC208BT (MSRP: $89.99); and 1 digital media receiver: DXRM58BT (MSRP: $79.99).

 

All three receivers features Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling (HFP), audio streaming and player control (A2DP & AVRCP). Users are able to answer a call, redial or manage call waiting directly from the receiver. Audio streaming allows basic controls from the receiver’s screen, including play/pause, back/forward, and volume up/down.

All receivers feature front panel USB inputs for music playback and 2.1A charging, allowing for convenient charging of electronics, including tablets and iPad devices. The receivers also allow for playback of high resolution FLAC files. Additionally 3.5mm aux inputs are located on the front panel and the receivers include detachable faceplates.

Additional product information:

 

DAC1025BT - Double-DIN Digital Media Receiver with 6.2” Capacitive Touchscreen LCD, Apple CarPlay™ Technology, USB Control for iPod®/iPhone® Devices, and Bluetooth®

  • Works with Apple CarPlay™
  • USB control for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Built-in Bluetooth® with ID3 tag and external microphone (HFP, A2DP, AVRCP)
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • 240 Watts (60 W x 4) MOSFET
  • Rear USB input with 1A charge
  • Rear RCA A/V input
  • Rear-view camera input (RCA)
  • Steering Wheel Control (SWC) Input (Compatible with PAC SWC Interfaces)
  • 3 Pairs of 4V RMS preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Sub)
  • 10 Band EQ
  • 7 EQ presets (Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Flat & User)
  • Media playback: USB
  • File formats : MP3/JPG
  • AM/FM tuner with 30 stations presets (18FM/12AM)
  • Wireless remote control

Available in January, MSRP: $319.99

DC208BT – CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth®

  • Built-in Bluetooth® (HFP, A2DP & AVRCP)
  • Front panel USB input (2.1 Amp charge)
  • Front panel 3.5mm aux input
  • 8 Character LCD
  • 2 Pairs of RCA preamp outputs (F+R)
  • 2 Band tone control (Bass/Treble)
  • 4 Preset EQ curves (Pop, Rock, Classical, Flat)
  • AM/FM Receiver with 30 Station presets (18FM/12AM)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Detachable faceplate
  • 200 Watts (50 W x 4)
  • File formats : MP3/FLAC playback

Available in February, MSRP: $89.99

DXDM228BT – Double DIN CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth®

  • Built-in Bluetooth® (HFP, A2DP & AVRCP)
  • Front panel USB input (2.1 Amp charge)
  • Front panel 3.5mm aux input
  • 8 Character LCD
  • 2 Pairs of RCA preamp outputs (F+R)
  • 2 Band tone control (Bass/Treble)
  • 4 Preset EQ curves (Pop, Rock, Classical, Flat)
  • AM/FM Receiver with 30 Station presets (18FM/12AM)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Detachable faceplate
  • 200 Watts (50 W x 4)
  • File formats : MP3/FLAC playback

Available in February, MSRP: $99.99

DXRM58BT – Double DIN Digital Media Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth®

  • Built-in Bluetooth® (HFP, A2DP & AVRCP)
  • Front panel USB input (2.1 Amp charge)
  • Front panel 3.5mm aux input
  • 8 Character LCD
  • 2 Pairs of RCA preamp outputs (F+R)
  • 2 Band tone control (Bass/Treble)
  • 4 Preset EQ curves (Pop, Rock, Classical, Flat)
  • AM/FM Receiver with 30 Station presets (18FM/12AM)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Detachable faceplate
  • 200 Watts (50 W x 4)
  • File formats : MP3/FLAC playback

Available in February, MSRP: $79.99 

Las Vegas, Nev. (January 4, 2017) – Dual Electronics Corporation announced the introduction of 15 new marine audio electronics. A first time for Dual: marine media center and wakeboard tower speakers are joined by four new audio receivers, five receiver and speakers combo packs, one amplifier, two pairs of speakers, and a subwoofer. All models will be on display during the 2017 International CES in Booth 3721 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 5-8, 2017. All products will ship by February 2017.

“Our new line of marine audio electronics provides many ways to maximize the boater’s audio experience,” said Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics Corp. “This year we are particularly excited about the new marine media center featuring a 3-zone speaker control, which is as convenient and powerful as some home media centers,” added Braun.

First for Dual – a Hide-Away Marine Media Center

Dual’s first Marine Media Center (MMC36BT, MSRP: $269.99) is a multi-function digital media receiver for boats and RVs. It features built-in Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming (A2DP) with ID3 tag, AM/FM/WB tuner, direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices, and a USB input for playback and charging (2.1A, 5V DC). It also offers 3-zone speaker control with programmable turn-on volume, so that everyone on a boat can enjoy music at the volume level they prefer. The three individual speaker zones are powered by a built-in 480-Watt amplifier delivering 60 Watts per channel (60Watts x 8). Other features include seven selectable EQ curves, 4V preamp outputs, zero current draw memory back-up, low battery indicator and a rear camera input (RCA). All the electronics, including the amplifier, are housed in a compact, black box that can be conveniently mounted out of sight, protected from the elements.  

A separate 3.7” x 5.4” controller gives access to all functions of the media center. It features a 3” TFT full-color LCD, and connects to the black box with a 17-foot DIN cable. The controller can be mounted in-dash or any other convenient location. The controller is IPX6 waterproof, ASTM B117 salt spray exposure compliant, and ASTM D4329 UV exposure compliant, which makes it ideal for marine and RV applications. A free app is available for both Apple and Android devices, allowing the user to conveniently control the MMC, via Bluetooth, from their smartphone.

Gauge-Hole Mechless Receivers

Two new mechless receivers fit standard 3” gauge-hole openings in the boat’s console: MGH37BT (MSRP: $219.99) and MGH17BT (MSRP: $129.99). The MGH37BT model boasts a full graphic 3” LCD, direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices and control of the Pandora radio app on an iPhone, built-in Bluetooth, AM/FM tuner with 7-channel NOAA weather band, zero current draw, memory retention, low battery indicator, and a 7-band EQ. Both models are IPX6 waterproof, ASTM B117 salt spray exposure compliant, and ASTM D4329 UV exposure compliant.

Built-in Bluetooth in All Receivers

All nine new receivers (two gauge-hole, two standalone and five in the combo packs) feature built-in Bluetooth technology. The gauge-hole receivers offer audio streaming and player control profiles (A2DP & AVRCP), while the rest of CD and mechless models also add HFP profile for hands-free calling from Bluetooth connected devices. This allows the user to conveniently integrate their smartphones and other media devices into the boat’s audio system, while keeping the devices hidden and protected from possible water splashes.

Built for Marine Use

The MMC36BT Marine Media Center, and the MGH37BT and MGH17BT gauge-hole receivers are IPX6 waterproof, ASTM B117 salt spray exposure compliant, and ASTM D4329 UV exposure compliant. All single DIN receivers include removable silicone covers to protect front panel 3.5mm AUX inputs from water splashes and debris, while the faceplate and other exposed elements are injection-molded using high-temperature UV-resistant resins to prevent weathering and breakdown from the sun. The chassis is wrapped in a tough, dirt and moisture-resistant layer of PET (polyethylene) while electrophoretically deposited paint (EDP) is applied to the chassis offering additional protection against corrosion. To protect the internal components, a transparent coating is applied to all circuit boards surfaces to guard against dust, corrosion and condensation – all to ensure maximum durability in marine and other outdoor environments.

Amplifiers and Speakers

The new 5-channel ClassD marine amplifier (DMA5600, MSRP: $249.99) offers 600 Watts of peak power, ultra slim design, and is IP66 waterproof.

Dual’s first 8”, 2-way wakeboard tower speakers (DMW807, MSRP: $229.99) feature 25mm titanium dome tweeters and blue illumiNITE® LED lighting. Two new pairs of 2-way speakers: the 6.5” DMS6516 (MSRP: $89.99), and the 8” DMS8027 (MSRP: $159.99), as well as the 10”, 1500-Watt subwoofer (DM1016S, MSRP: $139.99) also feature illumiNITE® technology providing anattractive blue glow for a contemporary look. 

Dual Electronics Corporation announced the introduction of 12 new in-vehicle receivers: 5 multimedia models, 5 CD receivers, and 2 digital media receivers.

The key features include 2-Way DualMirrortechnology (screen mirroring) for smartphones, built-in Bluetooth technology with ID3 tag and phonebook support, direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices, control for Pandora, and 2.1A USB charging. All new CD and digital media receivers are available now. The flagship multimedia receiver (DV695MB) is available now, while the other four multimedia models will be available in March 2016. All new models will be on display during the 2016 International CES in Booth 2818 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6-9, 2016.

“We are proud of the fact that our new receivers come with the richest feature sets yet,” said Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics Corp. “With the introduction of 2-Way DualMirror in multimedia, and with Bluetooth being available in all but one model, the Dual line up offers great options for performance as well as smartphone integration and safety.”

Dual Electronics Corporation also announced the introduction of 15 new marine audio electronics: a single DIN digital media receiver, a gauge hole-size digital media receiver, three CD receiver plus speakers combo packs, two pairs of speakers, a subwoofer, and a wired remote control. Additional five new products feature RealTree® MAX5 camo pattern design, and include: a digital media receiver and speakers combo pack, two pairs of speakers, an antenna, a splashguard, and a gimbal housing. All new models will be on display during the 2016 International CES in Booth 2818 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6-9, 2016.

“Our line of marine audio electronics has been designed to enhance boating experience by providing both high-quality performance as well as long-term protection from the elements,” said Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics Corp. “Features such as Bluetooth, USB control for iPod®/iPhone®, and Pandora connectivity also allow for seamless integration with smartphones.”

Dual Electronics has announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its in-car high-resolution audio player with WiFi, model DWF916L. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering and represent some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

The DWF916L is the world’s first in-car headunit that allows playback of lossless music files streamed from a smartphone over WiFi. The player supports FLAC, ALAC, APE and WAV high-resolution audio files, up to 24bit/192 kHz. It also supports DLNA, allowing it to stream audio from other DLNA compatible devices including tablets and laptops. In addition, the DWF916L features a proprietary up-sampling algorithm to convert 16bit audio streamed from a smartphone over WiFi to 24bit audio.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Jim Braun, President and CEO, Dual Electronics. “We are happy to be able to bring mastering quality audio to the car in an elegant and user friendly solution, and at a price that won’t break the bank. “

Other features of the DWF916L headunit include built-in Bluetooth technology, direct USB control for iPod/iPhone devices, MTP for Android devices connected via USB, control for the Pandora app on an iPhone connected via USB, a large 3” full-color LCD, 3 pairs of 4V preamp outputs and 7 preset EQs.

Dual’s in-car high-resolution audio player with WiFi (model DWF916L) will be displayed at CES 2016, booth 2818, North Hall, LVCC, Las Vegas, Nevada between January 6 – 9, 2016. The DWF916L is expected to ship in late Spring 2016, at $499 MSRP. 

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