FUSION this week announced the launch of the Apollo Series marine audio entertainment system.
The FUSION RA770 is the flagship of the new Apollo Series and features a one-piece glass touchscreen display, built-in Wi-Fi streaming, Digital Signal Processing Technology (DSP) and PartyBus capabilities. It has a brilliant, optically bonded, full-color LCD display and the RA770’s one-piece glass touchscreen makes trying to locate the correct button a thing of the past. Users can simply tap the screen to pause and play, or swipe through a playlist to find their favorite song. The display blends perfectly with modern glass helms.
The FUSION Apollo Series also includes the SRX400, which, like the RA770, offers Wi-Fi streaming, DSP and PartyBus functionality.
“For many years our head units have defined marine audio entertainment,” said Chris Baird, managing director of FUSION Entertainment. “While there has always been an ability to add features, no one has created a paradigm shift in this space, until now. After listening to our customers and closely examining trends and innovations in other industries like touchscreen and glass helm systems, we knew it was time to change everything. We are very excited to introduce Apollo to the world.”
The Apollo Series harnesses the power of FUSION DSP, which the manufacturers say delivers premium audio to all speakers in any environment. Setting up DSP profiles is made simple with the free FUSION-Link app. With just a few clicks, boat owners can set up the preconfigured DSP profile to play audio customized for their ears and their specific environment.
PartyBus is FUSION’s audio distribution network and is engineered for those who value freedom of musical choice, to play what they want, where they want. PartyBus gives boaters the power to command the party across the whole boat or quietly relax in a single cabin, regardless of others’ preferences. Each additional PartyBus enabled stereo gives the option to join Party Mode and play the same audio source through the entire vessel or listen to available audio sources from the stereo in their zone of choice.
The Apollo RA770 offers users the ability to play their favorite soundtrack via Bluetooth, Optical Audio (TV), Advanced SiriusXM features (USA only), DAB+ ready (available in Europe and Australia only), AM/FM radio, AUX and USB. Users can stream music from a mobile device via Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), providing the high quality audio streaming. With the built-in Wi-Fi, the Apollo series can also wirelessly connect multiple Apollo stereos without running any cables.
The FUSION Apollo RA770 and SRX400 feature a 4.3 inch and 2.7 inch display, respectively, are IPx7 rated for dust and water protection from the front when installed correctly, and include an internal Class-D amplifier. The RA770 has two RCA auxiliary inputs, one SPDIF port for TV audio output, one Ethernet port, one USB 2.0 port for phone charging and media playback, one SiriusXM port, one Motorola antenna connector port and it is DAB+ ready. The SRX400 has one Ethernet port and one Motorola antenna connector port. Both devices offer multi-language support and include English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian settings.
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