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Old 03-08-2016, 07:48 AM
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JL Marine Head Unit

JL Audio is coming out with a new head unit.

Looks nice, would love to here the "Stereo Gurus" Comments.

I wonder if this is what they where working on back in 2013 - All you 2013 owners with touch screens have the JL stereo link that does not work due to that integration never coming to fruition with MC.

http://stereowestautotoys.com/news/j...ine-head-unit/
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:28 AM
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Sounds pretty damn nice to me. It's like a WS420 built into the head unit. Being JL Audio, I'm sure it'll be awesome, and the price point seems reasonable for what you get.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:02 AM
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I do not know anything about it yet, but they are among Wet Sounds and Kicker who have expanded their marine offerings with a source unit has customer driven features like zone volume control, blue tooth, voltage monitor, weather, USB charging, etc. They still retain some traditional head-unit features though. Cant wait to see it.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:14 AM
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Anyone else think it's short sighted without optional remotes? Otherwise it looks promising. I certainly don't have an issue with them dropping the builtin amp.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:14 AM
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I can't wait for the wet sounds head unit... If that ever drops!
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:21 AM
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I would love to see more focus on the smaller head unit replacement devices. Those are much more appealing to me than a big box that is in the glove box. Seems they are heading that direction slowly. And totally agree with Keith on the need for remotes.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:11 PM
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NMEA 2K compliant so it can network with other marine electronics.
Sounds like it will support remotes.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:40 PM
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I read the NMEA 2K compliant as it will integrate with chart plotters and other stuff I probably won't have. Depth, water temp and engine electronics might be useful for those with new enough boats to support it. I know the Fusion systems can do this. Probably really cool if you have a big ocean yacht to have it all integrated with your chart plotter, radar, etc. With a 2006 MC, I would just want a JL designed remote that functions similar to the head unit. If that works over a NMEA 2K bus instead of a proprietary link that's smart move on JL's part.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:50 PM
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The new JL Audio MM100S MediaMaster source unit is a great piece. I received a beta test unit for our store use last month, and I have already got the new units in stock. This is brand new stuff and even JL Audio doesn't have it on their website yet.

We spent several weeks putting this unit through the paces and I absolutely love it. The controls are easy to use and very intuitive. The display is super easy to read and has multi modes for day/night. Access to the multi-zone volume controls is quick and easy. It sounds great on our display, running a set of M880 coax, 2 M8IB5 subs, and 2 M10W5 subs. We set it up with each set of speakers on separate zones for flexible control. I particularly like that the zones can be set up as absolute or relative to the master volume.


The accessories available are 2 different remotes.

There is a wired remote, a remote cable y-adapter, and a 6' and 25' remote cable available. The cables can be extended up for 75', and up to 3 wired remotes can be used. I have all of the wired remote parts in stock.

There is also a wireless fob remote, which has not yet shipped.

The unit is a single sealed chassis (no black box). The face of the unit is 3.9" tall x 5.94" wide. The cutout hole for the mounting is 3.25" tall x 4.6875 wide.


Available here

http://store.earmarkcaraudio.com/Xca...3&cat=0&page=1



I will lay out some of the details from JL's press release here:



The MediaMaster® MM100s is purpose-built for marine duty, with marine-grade, weatherproof construction (IPX66 rated. This source unit is designed with advanced audio features, specifically tailored to marine applications.

JL Audio's president, Andrew Oxenhorn said: "The MediaMaster is a very important product for us, as it creates an opportunity to build a full JL Audio marine sound system, from source unit to amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers. This is the high-end source unit our customers have been asking for, and we are thrilled to launch it in 2016."

In keeping with its mission to offer a higher level of marine audio performance, JL Audio deleted the typical chip amplifiers used in most marine source units. Instead, the MM100s is equipped with audiophile-quality, preamp-level audio circuits, deployed in an 8-channel architecture with 4V RMS outputs. This design offers excellent system control flexibility in a wide range of marine audio system configurations:
• Main Audio Zone features bass, midrange, treble and balance controls.
• Audio Zone 2 is a full-range zone with independent bass, midrange, treble and balance controls, plus absolute or relative volume control.
• Audio Zone 3 can be assigned as a Subwoofer Zone or as a 3rd Full-Range Zone with independent bass, midrange, treble, balance controls, plus absolute or relative volume control.
• Audio Zone 4 is a fixed level zone
• Zones 1-3 feature a zero-clipping audio circuit design, with self-limiting tone controls to prevent speaker system damage.


The source functionality of the MM100s is designed for today's modern media environment, and does not include traditional mechanical media formats. In addition to a built-in AM/FM/Weather Band tuner, the MM100s offers a wide range of connectivity options for external devices:
• Bluetooth® audio streaming with AptX® CODEC and full control of play/pause and track up/down functions.
• USB 2.0 direct-digital connection for an iPhone® or USB storage device.
• SiriusXMReadyTM: Connect to the SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, subscription required) to listen to commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; exclusive talk and entertainment; comedy; news; and up-to-the-minute traffic and weather.
• Analog auxiliary input for connection to a wide range of audio sources
• A NMEA 2K-compliant CAN bus is also on board to aid in connection to compatible marine electronics.


The physical design of the MM100s is carefully engineered to deliver excellent ergonomics in real marine applications:
• Intuitive interface with large text for easy legibility while in motion.
• Large buttons and control knob for ease of use in marine applications.
• High-brightness, full-color 3.5-inch LCD display offers Day/Night lighting modes with user-defined display brightness, button brightness, remote brightness and display themes.
• Optional MMR-20 round remote controls can be installed throughout the vessel if additional control points are needed.


JL Audio Executive VP, Jeff Scoon said: "The audio engineering team focused on making a better sounding head unit, the hardware team on making a classy looking product that could withstand real marine conditions, and the software team created a beautiful interface that works great on the water. We are extremely excited with the end result and can't wait to get the MediaMaster into the market."

The MediaMaster MM100s will be sold by JL Audio's car audio and marine audio dealer base, and will also be incorporated into select new boats as original equipment.

Model: MediaMaster MM100s


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Old 03-08-2016, 01:25 PM
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I read the NMEA 2K compliant as it will integrate with chart plotters and other stuff I probably won't have. Depth, water temp and engine electronics might be useful for those with new enough boats to support it. I know the Fusion systems can do this. Probably really cool if you have a big ocean yacht to have it all integrated with your chart plotter, radar, etc. With a 2006 MC, I would just want a JL designed remote that functions similar to the head unit. If that works over a NMEA 2K bus instead of a proprietary link that's smart move on JL's part.
The same protocol can be used for remote data, same as what a Murphy or Medallion system does right now with some head-units.
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