Clarion All-New Marine Amplifiers for 2008 With A Sleek New More Compact Design and As Robust As Ever

Cypress, Calif., – (January 7, 2008) – Clarion Corporation of America, a market leader and the pioneer in marine audio introduces all-new marine amplifiers in 2008. These marine amplifiers feature similar sleek cosmetics to that of their sister products for automobiles with even more durable features such as non-corrosive aluminum housings to endure the harsh marine environment.

Clarion is the benchmark for marine audio products. Clarion’s marine amplifiers have fresh new cosmetics and are designed specifically to protect electronic components to endure the harsh saltwater environment. Their rugged design includes special conformally-coated circuit boards to resist mold, mildew, and moisture damage. Clarion marine amplifiers add good looks and powerful, balanced sound to any boat or yacht making for a smoother more enjoyable ride.

Clarion’s APX290M has 320 watts of maximum power with 90 watts by 2 channels @ 4 ohms or 150 watts by 2 channels @ 2 ohms and hi-level speaker inputs.

The APX490M marine amplifier offers 640 watts of power with 90 watts by 4 channels @ 4 ohms and 165 watts by 4 channels @ 2 ohms and hi-level speaker inputs. Both amplifiers will be available in Spring 2008.

“Clarion is the innovator and leader in the marine audio industry. The brand consumers know and trust for marine audio,” says Ralf Engelbrecht, Senior Vice President of Retail Sales for Clarion Corporation of America. “Rest assured that Clarion marine audio products are robust and durable enough to stand the test of time.”

Product and features include:

APX Series:

APX290M MSRP $249.99

  • 360 watt Marine Amplifier
  • 90 Watts x 2 @ 4 Ohms
  • 180 Watts x 2 @ 2 Ohms
  • Conformal Coated PC Board
  • Fully Painted Non-Corrosive Aluminum
  • Hi Level Speaker Inputs
  • Dimensions:
  • 10- 7/16” (l) x 9.0” (w) x 2 -3/8” (h)

APX490M MSRP $499.99

  • 720 watt Marine Amplifier
  • 90 Watts x 4 @ 4 Ohms
  • 180 Watts x 4 @ 2 Ohms
  • Conformal Coated PC Board
  • Fully Painted Non-Corrosive Aluminum
  • Hi Level Speaker Inputs
  • Dimensions:
  • 15- 1/4” (l) x 9.0” (w) x 2- 3/16” (h)

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group companies as a consolidated subsidiary in 2006. Clarion Corporation of America ranks among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers and is recognized by an independent research firm for the highest customer satisfaction for 6CD radios in new vehicle’s sold in the U.S. Clarion, an international leader in mobile electronics since 1940, conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security products for the automotive, marine and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at www.clarion.com.

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