May 21, 2019

RA670 Marine StereoFusion, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, continues to build on the innovation and successes of the award-winning Apollo Series. The new Apollo RA670 will deliver powerful technology to a wider market in a new premium form factor. 

The Fusion RA670 has all the bells and whistles of the Apollo Series in an all new compact form factor. Featuring a brilliant, optically bonded, full-color LCD display, Fusion’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, Fusion-Link integration and control, multi-zone control in up to three audio zones and PartyBus capabilities when connected to a Wi-Fi or Apollo network; the RA670 is a powerful extension of the Apollo Series. 

For the pinnacle of sound quality, the Apollo Series harnesses the power of Fusion’s DSP technology, 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 specific environment. Precisely calculated loudness curves are optimized to ensure quality audio delivered at every volume level– giving quality, full-range sound whether the volume is turned all the way up or down. 

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 RA670 must be connected to a Wi-Fi or Apollo network via an Ethernet cable to connect into the PartyBus network. 

Offering more source options, the Apollo RA670 lets users play their favorite soundtrack via Bluetooth, Optical Audio (TV), SiriusXM features (USA only), DAB+ ready (available in Europe and Australia only), AM/FM radio, AUX and USB. When connected to a Wi-Fi or Apollo network, users can finally stream music from a mobile device via Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), providing the highest quality audio streaming available. 

Fusion, the leader in lifestyle entertainment, is dedicated to offering innovative solutions that enhance personal leisure time, whether on the water or on the road. Fusion, owned by Garmin, builds products that exceed regulatory standards using the latest technologies at Garmin’s international ISO accredited manufacturing facility.

For more information visit www.FusionEntertainment.com

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