Designed for life on the open water, the Dual MX-DM70 marine CD player/receiver makes a great foundation for a boat-based stereo system. The receiver features a powerful built-in amplifier (50 watts peak x 4) that powers a quartet of speakers, along with a host of marine-ready extras, such as clear-coated circuit boards, a rust-resistant chassis, and a detachable UV-resistant face with a negative white display. As a result, the stereo stands up to light rains, ocean spray, scorching sun, and almost any other weather condition. The CD player, meanwhile, is compatible with CDs and most CD-Rs, including discs loaded with WMA and MP3 files. The unit even displays track names and artist info on its black-and-white LCD screen, making it easy to find your favorite songs in the midst of a cross-lake cruise. And don't fret when you hit a huge wave, as the MX-DM70 includes an anti-shock mechanism that guarantees smooth playback in rough water.
Further versatility stems from the system's quintet of preset tone curves - which let listeners customize the audio settings based on genre and taste - and the built-in AM/FM radio with 30 presets (20 FM and 10 AM). Plus, the radio picks up several weather bands, so you can check the weather conditions before you head out. And finally, the system includes an auxiliary input with a mountable "iplug" adapter that connects to such audio sources as an iPod, MP3 player, or satellite radio receiver. It's never been easier to haul along your entire music collection while boating.
Additional features include a single set of 3-volt pre-amp outputs (for integrating an external amp or powered sub), selectable European and U.S. tuning, independent bass and treble controls, and a built-in clock. The MX-DM70 fits in most pre-installed dash openings and carries a one-year warranty on parts and labor.