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Clarion Makes Sound Waves with New Marine Products in 2012

Debuting Marine CD-Less Digital Media Source Unit with New Amplifiers and Speakers so Your Boat Doesn’t Skip a Beat

Cypress, California, (January 10, 2012) – Clarion Corporation of America, a market leader in marine audio electronics, today debuts new marine speakers, amplifiers, illuminated grill covers and a brand new digital media source unit for 2012.

Clarion’s expertise is proven as a veteran marine audio electronics manufacturer in the aftermarket as well as can be found in several prestigious brands of new boats.

The all-new marine digital media source unit, the M502 is SiriusXM-Ready, making it one of the first marine units to be compatible with the new SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). The compact SiriusXM tuners have one simple connection, providing integration of SiriusXM satellite radio in an inexpensive and easy to install package.

The M502 also features Pandora internet radio compatibility via an iPhone USB connection, among the first marine source units to offer this feature and also be equipped with built-in Parrot Bluetooth for hands-free calling and stereo audio streaming.

Clarion’s M502 has a sleekly styled splash resistant control panel with a large 7-way rotary key and blue illumination for easy visibility and operation. The 1DIN chassis offers exceptionally smooth sound through the rough waves with 45 watts x 4 built-in amplifier, Magna BASS EX dynamic bass enhancement, Beat EQ 3-band parametric equalizer for sound adjustment and high pass/ low pass filters. No CD mechanism means zero chance for CD skipping while you cruise the high seas. The M502 is flexible to accommodate a multitude of media formats made possible by its rear mounted USB and AUX inputs. All these great features at the affordable price point of $299.99 M.S.R.P.

Clarion introduces all-new full range Class D marine amplifiers in 2012 with one of the smallest footprints among marine amplifiers. The XC series are high performance compact size amplifiers which meet or exceed the stringent marine ASTM test standards (B117- Salt/ Fog exposure and D4329 UV exposure) and are ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) compliant for corrosion resistance. They each feature electronic high and low-pass crossover, PWM regulated MOS-FET power supply, variable bass boost control and auto sense remote turn-on via RCA input.

The XC6410 4-channel amplifier offers 600 watts of maximum power output and the XC6210, 2-channel amplifier boasts 350 watts of maximum power output. Both XC amplifiers offer 125 watts per channel at 2 ohms or 250 watts at 4 ohms when bridged. Their sleek new cosmetics and small package are designed specifically to protect electronic components to endure the harsh saltwater environment. For ultimate flexibility, they are compatible for automotive use also.

"Clarion takes pride in offering such new innovative products to the marine industry,” says Frank Pierce, Vice President of Aftermarket at Clarion Corporation of America. “Clarion is known for being one of few mobile electronics manufacturers to offer many marine industry firsts, such as offering on-screen DVD video playback and iPod video control in 2009 and now bringing SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility, built-in Parrot Bluetooth and Pandora internet radio compatibility all in an in-dash digital media player.”

Newly launched in 2012 are Clarion water resistant illuminated speaker and subwoofer grilles. The CML1600 is the grille for Clarion’s CMG series 6.5 inch marine speakers and the CML2500 is for the CMQ series 10” Clarion marine subwoofer. The sleek rattle-free tight fit grilles have blue illumination, with transparent center material for even illumination distribution setting the perfect mood on the water with little investment, of only $59.99 M.S.R.P.

Clarion debuts the MF1, an all-new RF wireless remote control kit with waterproof floating remote control. The MF1 has up to 100-feet range with no line of sight required and is compatible with the CMV1, CMD6, CMD7, CMS1, M309 and M502 marine units. The MF1 also works with Clarion’s car audio source units with the OEM Steering Wheel Remote Control input, great news for those in need of a cool new RF remote control for an automotive application.

Clarion’s CMQ and CMG speakers and subwoofers from 2011 will also be available throughout 2012. New in the CMG speaker line are the CMG1721R, a 7-inch water resistant marine coaxial speaker system and CMG1621R 6 ½-inch water resistant marine coaxial speaker system. Both offer 90 watts of maximum music handling with 35 watts RMS, ferric oxide magnet and high-impact Centrex 814 grille frames. The gold plated speaker terminals, liquid drainage system and rubber mounting gaskets ensure a smooth sound at any speed. Also included are grills and stainless steel mounting hardware.

The exciting all-new Clarion marine products will debut in Spring 2012. Clarion marine audio products add premium looks, dependability and powerful, balanced sound to any yacht or boat making for a more enjoyable cruise.

M502 : Marine Digital Media Receiver (Bluetooth/ USB/ MP3/ WMA) : M.S.R.P. $299.99

  • 7-Way Rotary Key with Blue Illumination
  • 13-Segment, 10-Digits X 2-Line Display
  • Built-in Parrot Bluetooth for HFP/A2DP
  • Built-in Microphone and External Microphone Ready with Optional RCB199
  • Pandora Internet Radio Control via iPhone USB
  • SiriusXM-Ready with iTunes Tagging (Optional SXV100/SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner required)
  • RCA Audio Auxiliary Input (Rear)
  • Rear USB Port with iPod and iPhone Direct Control via USB
  • 45 Watts X 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • 4-Channel / 2-Volt RCA Output
  • Built-in High and Low-Pass Filters
  • Magna BASS EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Beat EQ 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for Sound Adjustment
  • Wireless RF Marine Remote Control Ready with Optional MF1 Remote Kit
  • Wired Marine Remote Control Ready with Optional MW1/MW2 Controllers
  • Wireless Remote Control Included
  • Meets ASTM D4329 <UV Exposure>

XC Class D High Performance Compact Size Amplifiers Feature:

  • Discrete Class D Topology Power Supply for High Fidelity and Low Distortion
  • PWM Regulated MOS-FET Power Supply
  • Electronic High and Low-Pass Crossover
  • Auto Sense Remote Turn-On via RCA Input
  • Variable Bass Boost Control
  • Soft Turn-On and Turn-Off Circuitry
  • Ground Loop Isolation Circuit
  • Corrosion Resistant ABYC Compliant Connectors
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)

XC6410 : 4/3/2 Channel Power Amplifier- 600 Watts Max Power : M.S.R.P. $499.99

  • 125 Watts X 4 Continuous @ 2-Ohms
  • 85 Watts X 4 Continuous @ 4-Ohms
  • 250 Watts X 2 Continuous @ 4-Ohms Bridged
  • Dimensions: 8 3/4” (w) X 6 7/8” (l) X 2 3/16” (w)

XC6210 : 2/1 Channel Power Amplifier- 350 Watts Max Power : M.S.R.P. $379.99

  • 125 Watts X 2 Continuous @ 2-Ohms
  • 85 Watts X 2 Continuous @ 4-Ohms
  • 250 Watts X 1 Continuous @ 4-Ohms Bridged
  • Dimensions: 6 3/8” (w) X 6 7/8” (l) X 2 3/16” (w)

The CMG1621R & CMG1721R Coaxial Speaker Systems Both Feature:

  • 90 Watts Maximum Music Handling
  • 35 Watts RMS
  • Mica-Injection Polypropylene Woofer Cone
  • 1 1/4-inch PEI Cone Tweeter
  • High Impact Centrex 814 Grille and Frame
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)
  • Liquid Drainage System
  • Rubber Mounting Gasket
  • Gold Plated Speaker Terminals
  • Magnetic Shielding Integrated into Basket
  • Ferric Oxide Magnet
  • Speaker Grille Included
  • Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware Included

CMG1621R : M.S.R.P. $229.99

  • 6.5-inch Coaxial Marine Speaker

CMG1721R : M.S.R.P. $244.99

  • 7-inch Coaxial Marine Speaker

CML Marine Water Resistant Illuminated Speaker/ Subwoofer Grilles Feature:

  • Transparent Grille Center Material for Even Illumination Distribution Design
  • Flexible New LED Technology – Blue LED Lighting
  • Rattle-Free Tight Fit Design
  • IPX6 Rated
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)

CML1600 : 6.5-inch Water Resistant Illuminated Speaker Grille : M.S.R.P. $59.99

  • Sold in Pairs
  • Fits the Following Marine Speakers:
    • CM1625*
    • CM1635**
    • CMG1620R
    • CMG1620S**
    • CMQ1620R
    • CMG1621R
  • *: A slight gap between the tweeter and grille will be visible when installed with the CM1625
  • **: A hole will be visible when installed with the CM1635 and CMG1620S

CML2500 : 10-inch Water Resistant Illuminated Speaker Grille : M.S.R.P. $59.99

  • Sold Individually
  • Fits the Following Marine Subwoofers:
    • CMSW10.1
    • CMSW10.1S
    • CMQ2510W
    • CMG2510W

MF1 : Marine RF Wireless Remote Control Kit : M.S.R.P. $199.99

  • Marine RF wireless remote control kit
  • Waterproof RF Floating Remote Control
  • Up to 100-feet range, No line of sight required
  • Handheld Design
  • Secure Clip for Docking
  • Internal Sealed Replaceable Battery
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
  • Meets or Exceeds ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)
  • IP67 (International Protection Rating)
  • Compatible with: CMV1, CMD6, CMD7, CMS1, M309, M502 and
  • All Clarion Car Source Units with OEM Steering Wheel Remote Input

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About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., headquartered in Saitama, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2007 and an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is involved in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, communication and safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous awards for design innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations and customers alike. The company has 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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