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Clarion Ships All-New CMS2 Marine Grade Digital Media Receiver with Stand-Alone Watertight Controller

Cypress, California, (July 10, 2014) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in marine audio electronics, announced today that it has begun shipping an all-new marine digital media entertainment system with superior connectivity options to both its OEM and retail partners.

The IPX6 rated CMS2 is a digital media powerhouse designed specifically for marine and other recreational vehicle applications.  The two-piece system includes a compact black box for installation flexibility and a weather protected controller.  The easy-to-see 3-line full DOT matrix backlit LCD display provides users information at a glance and it is designed to be mounted in a variety of places and positions thanks to its ability to sustain moisture and water spray from multiple directions.    

“Our new CMS2 gives users everything they need in a marine audio system in one sleek, easy to operate system,” stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America. “But, we designed the CMS2 with expandability and performance in mind to allow users to create their own custom audio listening experience out on the water with smartphone connectivity and all the essential features, including built-in Bluetooth receiver for stereo audio streaming, built-in global AM/FM/weather band, satellite radio readiness, AUX input RCA’s, and USB input with 1,1A charging.”

Clarion’s new CMS2 utilizes a 32-bit micro controller paired together with a 4.1 channel audio processor to deliver high-end performance and top sound quality. It is also equipped with 6 channels of RCA outputs at 2 volts each and features a powerful built-in amplifier that continuously monitors the system to maintain low distortion levels and optimizes sound quality. The unit is also equipped with the most advanced wireless connectivity available today including Bluetooth 4.0, featuring CSR’s aptX audio codec, which provides lossless, CD quality audio when streaming over Bluetooth.

The CMS2’s simple yet robust design makes it a perfect fit for the marine environment with the quality and durability that Clarion is known for.  Visit for more information.

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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