A few weeks ago I was invited down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a press event put on by the great folks from Fusion Entertainment. Back in my younger days I was a bit of a car audio fanatic, so I was excited to see what Fusion had in store with this big debut of their new product. Suffice it to say, I was not disappointed!
Featuring a brilliant, optically bonded, full-color LCD display, the RA770’s one-piece glass touchscreen makes trying to locate the correct button a thing of the past. The stylish display blends perfectly with modern glass helms and is an attractive addition to any steering station. The Fusion Apollo Series also includes the SRX400, delivering a truly powerful feature set in a compact versatile form factor. The SRX400 offers many of the same great features of its big brother, but in a slightly more compact package and at a lower price point.
For the pinnacle of sound quality, the Apollo Series harnesses the power of Fusion DSP, providing premium audio delivery to all speakers in any environment. Fusion’s system approach ensures every step of the audio chain is optimized through calculations by its audio engineers to deliver a technically superior listening experience – without the need for boat owners to have a technical understanding. 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.
Offering more source options than ever before, the Apollo RA770 offers users the ability to play their favorite soundtrack via Bluetooth, Optical Audio (TV), Advanced SiriusXM features, DAB+ ready, AM/FM radio, AUX and USB. The world’s first marine Wi-Fi stereo, 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.
The RA 770 features an MSRP of $649.00, while the SRX400 retails for $349.00. Either model would make a great addition to your fishing or pleasure boating machine, check out your local Fusion retailer for more details.