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Dual Building Up Marine Presence


Dual is expanding its marine audio
selection and offering such new features as direct USB
control for iPods/iPhones and SiriusXM-ready capability.

Other new features include 7-channel NOAA weather
band tuner, stereo Bluetooth with AVRCP, and basic
control of select Internet radio apps on iPhones and
other smartphones is also new. The latter feature is available
for iPhones connected via USB and for iPhones
and other smartphones connected to the heads via
Bluetooth AVRCP.

In all, the company has launched two CD receivers,
six receiver/speaker packages and five speaker pairs. All
head units feature detachable face.

All Dual-brand marine receivers are designed for use
in harsh marine environments and include features such
as PET-wrapped chassis, conformal coating of interior
circuit boards, EDP chassis, positive LCD displays, UVresistant
construction and removable silicone covers for
front-panel inputs.

Among the two stand-alone CD receivers, the $179
AMB600W features direct USB control for iPod/
iPhone, stereo Bluetooth with AVRCP, connection to
the optional SirusXM universal tuner, seven-channel
NOAA weatherband tuner, MP3/WMA playback, front
3.5mm aux input, front SD card slot and 240-watt
MOSFET power.

At $119, the AM400W features direct USB iPod/
iPhone control but no Bluetooth and no connection to
the SiriusXM universal tuner.

The six marine receiver/speaker combos include one
$89-suggested package with mech-less head unit that
plays MP3/WMA music files on USB sticks and SD cards.
The $159 AMCP400W package features direct USB control
of an iPod/iPhone, MP3/WMA playback from a USB
stick, seven-channel NOAA weatherband tuner, detachable
front panel and 6.5-inch dual-cone speakers.

Four others packages feature front USB charging port
and front 3.5mm audio aux in, and three of those add an
SD card slot to play MP3/WMA files.