Clarion Debuts Largest All-New Marine Entertainment Product Introduction in Company’s History

New Product Line-Up Offers High Performance Head Units, Speakers, and Amplifiers

Cypress, Calif. (January 8, 2013) – Clarion Corporation of America, a market leader in marine audio electronics, today announced introduction of the largest assortment of all-new marine products in their history with over a dozen new models. The new product line-up includes high-performance marine systems from source units to speakers and amplifiers as well as remote controls.

“Nearly a decade ago, Clarion developed the industry’s first watertight marine stereo which became the benchmark other products compared to for years,” stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing for Clarion Corporation of America. “Our passion and commitment for designing and engineering the world’s most reliable, high-quality marine products have positioned Clarion as one of the best known and most trusted brands in the marine industry.”

For 2013, Clarion offers the largest selection of marine source units featuring Bluetooth and offering access to Pandora® and SiriusXM satellite radio (via the optional SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner , sold separately, and SiriusXM subscription required).

The all-new single DIN CMD8 is a watertight marine grade CD Player/Receiver with USB iPod interface, it is IPX5 rated, and features a water tight faceplate. CMD8 is also designed with convenience and ergonomics in mind, featuring a stylish oversized control panel with rubberized knobs and buttons for easy operation.

The new M303 is a single DIN CD Player/Receiver featuring Parrot™ Bluetooth for hands-free calling and stereo audio streaming. The built-in microphone and external microphone ready option ensure loud and clear hands-free communication. M303 is designed with an integrated drip shield and features a humi seal coated PCB to help protect against elements. The new M303 is SiriusXM-Ready™ and capable of receiving SiriusXM’s commercial-free music, premier sports talk and live events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment as well as SiriusXM Latino, the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. Features include iTunes® Tagging; SiriusXM Replay™ for pause, rewind and replay of up to 60 minutes of live SiriusXM content, and Song Alert and Artist Alert for notification when a favorite song or artist is playing on any channel.

Both CMD8 and M303 models include Pandora internet radio access via an iPod or iPhone USB connection 2-channel RCA auxiliary audio inputs (rear) with rear USB and water resistant caps, and meet or exceed ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure) and ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure) standards. Both units are also designed to deliver exceptionally smooth sound courtesy of Magna BAS EX dynamic bass enhancement, built in high and low pass filters and Beat EQ 3-Band Parametric Equalizer.

Clarion’s 2013 full range XC series Class D amplifiers are designed with the demanding marine environment in mind. The all-new XC6610 is a 6-channel amplifier while the XC1410 is a 4-channel model offering a truly compact form factor for easy installation and sporting sleek new cosmetics. The XC6610 is designed specifically to protect electronic components, endure the harsh saltwater environment with its corrosion resistant ABYC connectors, and fully comply with the ASTM 4329 (UV Exposure) standard. The XC1410 is a revolutionary compact model at only 7 inches wide, 2 ¾ inches wide and 1 3/8 inches deep, allowing it to be installed in tight spaces. Clarion marine amplifiers add great looks and powerful, balanced sound to any boat or yacht, enhancing the overall cruise experience.

For 2013, Clarion offers two brand new marine speaker lines, the CMG and the CMQ series. Both series meet or exceed ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure) and ASTM B4329 (UV Exposure) standards and feature high impact BASF 778 grill and frame, liquid drainage system, rubber mounting gaskets and gold plated terminals to ensure durability in the harsh marine environment. To deliver accurate sound with high efficiency, the units feature ferric oxide magnets and magnetic shielding integrated in the baskets. Power is rated at 100 watts for CMG and 160 watts for CMQ models and there is an impressive 350 watts of power available for subwoofers.

The affordable CMG series is a complete product line. The CMG1622R is a 6.5-inch 2-way coaxial speaker, the CMG1622S is a 6.5-inch 2-way component marine speaker system with surface and flush-mountable tweeter, and the CMG1722R is a 7-inch 2-way coaxial model. All models offer sleek new waterproof designs. The CMG2512W is a 10-inch waterproof 4-Ohm voice coil subwoofer offering a mica-injection polypropylene cone woofer, santoprene rubber surround and 350 watts of maximum music handling.

The higher-end CMQ line features the CMQ1622R 6.5-inch 2-way marine speaker system, the CMQ6922R 6 x 9-inch 2-way speaker and the CMQ2512W 10-inch marine dual 4-Ohm voice coil subwoofer.

Clarion is the benchmark for marine audio products both in the aftermarket and as a supplier to original equipment manufacturers of several prestigious boat brands. These exciting all-new Clarion marine products will be available in April 2013.


CMD8 Watertight Marine CD/USB/MP3/WMA Receiver - MSRP $399.99

    • Watertight Escutcheon with Stainless Steel Chassis and Integrated Drip Shield
    • IPX5 Rated (Waterproofing Standard)

M303 Marine Bluetooth CD/USB/MP3/WMA Receiver - MSRP $299.99

    • SiriusXM-Ready™ with SiriusXM Replay™, iTunes Tagging, Artist and Song Alerts (optional SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner, sold separately, and SiriusXM subscription required).
    • Built-in Parrot Bluetooth for Hands-free Calling and Stereo Audio Streaming (A2DP)
    • Built-in Microphone and External Microphone Ready with optional RCB199
    • Global AM/FM Tuner
    • Positive LCD (TN White Color)
    • 13-Seg 10-Digits x 2-Line Display
    • Blue Key Illumination

CMD8 and M303 Shared Features:

    • SiriusXM-Ready™ (SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner, sold separately, and SiriusXM subscription required).
    • Pandora Internet Radio Control via iPod/iPhone USB
    • Meets or Exceeds ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
    • Meets or Exceeds ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)
    • Humi Seal Coated PCB
    • 2-Channel RCA Auxiliary Audio Input (Rear)
    • Rear USB with Water Resistant Cap
    • 45 Watts X 4 Built-in Amplifier
    • 4-Channel / 2-Volt RCA Output (Front + Rear/Subwoofer)
    • Built-in High and Low-Pass Filters
    • Magna BASS EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
    • Beat EQ 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for Sound Adjustment
    • Low Power Consumption Mode When Powered OFF
    • Long Memory Retention for Presets
    • Wireless RF Marine Remote Control Ready with Optional MF1 Remote Kit
    • Wired Marine Remote Control Ready with Optional MW1, MW2, MW4
    • Wireless Remote Control Included

CMG2512W : MSRP $219.99

- 10-inch 4-Ohm Voice Coil Marine Subwoofer

- Waterproof Design

- 350 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 150 Watts RMS

- 4-Ohm Voice Coil

- Mica-Injection Polypropylene Cone

CMG1622S : MSRP $269.99

- 6.5-inch 2-Way Component Marine Speaker

- Waterproof Design

- 120 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 50 Watts RMS

- 6 1/2-inch Mica-Injection Polypropylene Woofer Cone

- 1 1/4-inch Cone Tweeter

CMG1622R : MSRP $199.99

- 6.5-inch 2-Way Coaxial Marine Speaker

- Waterproof Design

- 100 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 40 Watts RMS

- 6 1/2-inch Mica-Injection Polypropylene Woofer Cone

- 1 1/4-inch Cone Tweeter

CMG1722R : MSRP $219.99

- 7-inch 2-Way Marine Speaker

- Waterproof Design

- 100 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 40 Watts RMS

- 7-inch Mica-Injection Polypropylene Woofer Cone

- 1 1/4-inch Cone Tweeter

CMQ2512W : MSRP $259.99

- Marine 10-inch Dual 4-Ohm Voice Coil Subwoofer

- 350 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 160 Watts RMS

- Mica-Injection Polypropylene Cone Woofer

- Santoprene Rubber Surround

CMQ6922R : MSRP $229.99

- 6 x 9-inch 2-Way Marine Speaker

- 160 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 80 Watts RMS

- 6 X 9-inch Mica-Injection Polypropylene Woofer Cone

- Compression Horn Tweeter

CMQ1622R : MSRP $229.99

- 6.5-inch 2-Way Marine Speaker

- 100 Watts Maximum Music Handling

- 50 Watts RMS

- 6.5-inch Mica-Injection Polypropylene Woofer Cone

- Compression Horn Tweeter

CMG and CMQ Speaker Line Common Features:

- High Impact BASF 778 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 the Basket

- Ferric Oxide Magnet

- Speaker Grille Included

- Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware Included

About Clarion:

Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at

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