FUSION signs Sea Ray audio products agreement

FUSION will supply standard-fit, audio products for Sea Ray’s platforms, from sport boats to yachts, including the all-new Apollo Series MS-RA770 and MS-SRX400 and MS-RA70N.

All Sea Ray yacht installations, and many sport yacht models, will feature FUSION’s flagship one-piece glass touchscreen MS-RA770 head unit with built-in Wi-Fi streaming, paired to industry-leading Signature Series speakers, sub-woofers and amplifiers.

“We produce more than 40 different models ranging from 19 to 65 feet, each tailored to meet the needs of a unique type of boater,” said Kevin Reilly, director of product portfolio and customer service, Sea Ray Sport Boats and Sport Cruisers. “Every Sea Ray is built with commitment to quality, craftsmanship and excellence throughout, and we rely on our partners to supply us with the finest components to provide the best possible boating experience for our owners. FUSION sound systems are integral to this experience.”

By leveraging the complete line up of premium Fusion Apollo source units, Signature speakers and amplifiers, Sea Ray will have a complete system of components designed to provide the ultimate listening experience for our Sport Yacht and L Class owners, said Ron Berman, vice president of product portfolio, Sea Ray Sport Yachts and Yachts.

“We are proud to offer our innovative audio solutions to Sea Ray’s discerning clientele,” said Chris Baird, managing director of FUSION Entertainment. “Following comprehensive tests of today’s marine entertainment options, they have confirmed that FUSION’s products lead the category in performance and offer unparalleled features like our FUSION-Link, smart phone and tablet interfaces. Our new Apollo series was what really caught Sea Ray’s imagination and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

The recently released FUSION RA770, the flagship of the Apollo series, features a purpose-built marine entertainment system with a one-piece glass touchscreen display, built-in Wi-Fi streaming, Digital Signal Processing Technology (DSP) and PartyBus capabilities. Users can simply tap the screen to pause and play, or swipe through a playlist to find their favorite song.

The FUSION Apollo Series also includes the SRX400. Like the RA770, the SRX400 offers Wi-Fi streaming, DSP and PartyBus functionality.

“For many years our head units have defined marine audio entertainment,” Baird said. “While there has always been an ability to add features, no one has created a paradigm shift in this space, until now. After listening to our customers and closely examining trends and innovations in other industries like touchscreen and glass helm systems, we knew it was time to change everything. We are very excited to introduce Apollo to the world.”

The Apollo Series harnesses the power of FUSION DSP, providing audio delivery to all speakers in any environment. Setting up DSP profiles is made simple with the free FUSION-Link app. With just a few clicks, boat owners can set up the preconfigured DSP profile to play high-quality audio customized for their ears and their specific environment. 

PartyBus is FUSION’s audio distribution network of the future. Engineered for those who value freedom of musical choice, to play what they want, where they want. PartyBus gives boaters the power to command the party across the whole boat or quietly relax in a single cabin, regardless of others’ preferences.

The power of PartyBus kicks in when users add more PartyBus enabled stereos to their on-board entertainment system. Each additional PartyBus enabled stereo gives the option to join Party Mode and play the same perfectly synced audio source through the entire vessel. Boaters can also opt into Personal Mode and listen to available audio sources from the stereo in their zone of choice without disrupting Party Mode in the other areas of the vessel.

The Apollo RA770 offers users the ability to play their favorite soundtrack via Bluetooth, Optical Audio (TV), Advanced SiriusXM features (USA only), DAB+ ready (available in Europe and Australia only), AM/FM radio, AUX and USB.

Users can finally stream music from a mobile device via Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), providing the highest quality audio streaming available. With the built-in Wi-Fi, the Apollo series can also wirelessly connect multiple Apollo stereos without running any cables, reducing installation time, cost and complexity.

The FUSION Apollo RA770 and SRX400 feature a 4.3-inch and 2.7-inch display, respectively, are IPx7 rated for dust and water protection from the front when installed correctly, and include an internal Class-D amplifier.

The RA770 has two RCA auxiliary inputs, one SPDIF port for TV audio output, one Ethernet port, one USB 2.0 port for phone charging and media playback, one SiriusXM port, one Motorola antenna connector port and it is DAB+ ready. The SRX400 has one Ethernet port and one Motorola antenna connector port. Both devices offer multi-language support and include English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian settings.

FUSION also announced the release of its plug and play one solution marine entertainment system – the Panel-Stereo. Panel-Stereo allows boaters to enjoy the flexibility of audio control from anywhere in or on an RV or vessel via Bluetooth from compatible Apple or Android devices running the free FUSION-Link app. Users can also enable stereo control from a compatible Garmin watch via ANT Technology.

Requiring only 12V DC power, ground and AM/FM connections, the Panel-Stereo is designed for quick and easy setup to provide a true plug-and-play audio entertainment solution. The Panel-Stereo meets the international standards IP65 water and dust resistance rating,

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