Recently out from specialist manufacturer Poly-Planar and now being offered in the UK by Marine AV is a premium quality, waterproof stereo that has been styled to blend in alongside professional standard navigation instruments. Optimised for maritime use, the MRD80i is also as rugged as it looks, with a sealed, die-cast chassis and waterproofing to IP66.
With many years experience in the design and manufacture of high quality waterproof audio equipment, Poly-Planar is regarded as the leader in its field, and the MRD80i continues this tradition.
Capable of being fitted either flush with a dash or on a gimballed bracket, the MD80i is ideal for both open boats and RIBs, and in the cockpits or fly-bridges of larger cruising yachts.
This versatile unit comes with an integral AM/FM tuner and in US waters will receive Sirius Satellite radio channels. Perhaps most important of all is its secure, internal watertight media dock with simple, flip-down face access. Capable of taking a range of digital music players, the internal dock accepts not just the standard iPods, iPhones and MP3 players but is also large enough for Blackberries, Android phones and other similar multifunction devices. It also has an SD card reader and a USB socket within the waterproof compartment.
The unit additionally features rotary knob controls for easy volume and function selection and preset buttons, plus a 2x16 character digital display with adjustable backlight. Wired and wireless infra-red remotes are available as optional extras. The output power is 45w x 4 channels and it runs off a 12v DC power supply. The recommended retail price is £299.90 inc VAT.
For more information, go to www.marine-audio.com