Hideaway marine digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
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Item #: 020CMS5
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If you carry all of your music in your phone or other portable device, Clarion's marine-rated CMS5 digital media receiver is like a source unit and a multimedia hub all in one. This compact package consists of a 4.3" color LCD controller and a hideaway "black box" that lets you create a system custom-tailored to your on-the-water entertainment needs.
The CMS5's hideaway box contains a built-in AM/FM/Weather Band tuner, plus a USB port for your iPhone, a second USB port for another device, and an auxiliary input. Built-in Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling and music streaming with just about any phone.
If you love Pandora® Internet radio, just connect your iPhone® or iPod touch® and enjoy all your favorite stations while you're enjoying a day on the water. You can even give your "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" with the Clarion's controls. You can also plug in a USB thumb drive or portable player and enjoy MP3, WMA, and MP4 files you've ripped from your CD collection.
The CMS5 works with the SiriusXM tuner (not included), so you can enjoy the wide variety of entertainment provided by satellite radio up to 100 miles offshore. It even supports iTunes® Tagging, Artist Alerts, Song Alerts, Game Alerts and Replay to keep you current on the music, news, sports, and entertainment that matter to you.
With the CMS5's "black box" installed, you can control everything from the watertight wired controller. The simple, robust design and IP66-rated water resistance combine to give you maximum functionality and reliability, even in the tough marine environment. The 4.3" LCD lets you see what's playing or who's calling, plus you can watch downloaded video. When you plug your rear-vision camera into the dedicated RCA input on the box, you can even see what's behind you when you're backing out of the slip. Best of all, J1939 compatibility means that you can control this Clarion receiver through your boat's multi-function display.
The CMS5 is a terrific start toward building a great marine audio system. The receiver houses a built-in amp (19 watts x 4), and you can access bass and treble controls through your wired remotes. You'll appreciate the three pairs of preamp outputs when you add marine amps, along with the dual-zone outputs that allow you to play different sources in different parts of the boat.
Clarion invests thousands of hours into making their marine electronics tough enough to withstand salt water, heavy fog, blistering sunlight, and lashing rain. All that hard work leads to quality gear that's engineered to stand up to the extremes of a marine environment.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
|RMS Power Output||18 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Display Color||Full Color|
|Key Button Color||White|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|AUX Input||Rear (RCA)|
|USB Input||Rear (2)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM|
|Radio Data System||No|
Marine Tested: The Clarion CMS5 Marine Mechanism-Less Source Unit has been engineered and tested for use in the harsh marine environment. The unit meets or exceeds ASTM B117 Salt/Fog Exposure and ASTM D4329 UV Exposure standards. The CMS5 offers full IPX6 tested and certified Waterproof protection. The CMS5 features a water resistance chassis and HumiSeal coated PCB to protect against corrosion.
Note: The CMS5's watertight commander is waterproof (XPX6). The hide-away commander unit is water resistant (IPX3).
Hide-Away Module: The Clarion CMS5 includes a hid-away module which contains all of the system's hardwired connections. The hide-away module also contains the system 4-channel amplifier and AM/FM/Weather tuner. The hide-away module connects to the display controller via a 10' Cat-5 cable.
Watertight Commander w/ LCD: With the hide-away connection module installed in a water-protected area, you can control everything from the CMS5's wired watertight commander unit. Its simple design is void of any mechanisms to maximize reliability. Its optically-bonded 4.3" color LCD screen provides video playback and song/artist information, while the 3-way rotary dial and push-buttons offer simple control. You can adjust the brightness of the unit's LCD.
Low Battery Voltage Warning: A "Low Battery Voltage Warning" will appear on the unit's LCD screen when your boat's Battery Voltage drops to or below 10v. The audio will stop until voltage increases to 10.4v or above, then the audio will resume. This will help from draining too much current from the battery until the voltage increases.
Favorites: The unit's "Favorites" button gives you easier access to your AM/FM tuner, weather band, and SiriusXM presets; as well as your Pandora stations and phone contacts. A total of 32 "Favorite" spots are reserved for the combination Pandora, Radio (FM/AM/WB), SiriusXM, and Phone Contacts.
Video Lock: To prevent the displaying of video while your boat is in motion, the bright green wire in the supplied wiring harness must be connected to a 12-volt switch (sold separately). This switch should only be activated when the boat is stopped and its safe to view video.
Wired & Wireless Remotes (Optional): The unit is equipped with two rear mounted 8-pin DIN connectors to accommodate optional Clarion wired & wireless remote controls. There is also a 3.5mm SWC input (adapter required; sold separately).
Note: When more than two remotes are used in combination with one another, Clarion's Y-adapter (020MWRYC, sold separately) is required. You can use up to a total of 4 remotes.
Bluetooth Technology: The Clarion CMS5 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Clarion CMS5. Visit Clarion's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Clarion CMS5 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to three Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Clarion head unit, but only one can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication (Mic sold separately): The Clarion CMS5 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone (you will need to purchase Clarion's RCB-204 microphone (020RCB204, sold separately). The CMS5 can be set to automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio to your vessel's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation hands-free. Clarion's RCB-204 external mic carries on your side of the conversation while your boat's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ aptX): The Clarion CMS5 supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display and support for aptX music streaming. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Dual USB Ports: The CMS5's hide-away module is equipped with two USB (type-A) ports for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or thumbdrive. The CMS5 supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded on these USB MSC devices (up to 32GB). You can search for music files in a folder alphabetically or numerically. The unit also offers USB playback functions such a Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip (Previous/Next), Intro Scan, and Repeat/Random. This unit will also charge (2.1A) your connected USB device when the receiver is turned on.
|Media Type||USB (Mass Storage Class)|
|File System||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling
rate of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||999 filers per folder/3,000 total files|
|Tags||ID3 tag, WMA tag|
Note: This unit's USB ports do not support newer MTP and AOA enabled Android smartphones including HoneyComb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Lollipop, and newer.
iPod AV Playback: The Clarion CMS5 supports audio & video playback from your Apple device via its USB and RCA connectivity (additional cable required). You also get control of your audio/video content, display of song/artist information, and charging of your device. Newer Apple devices with iOS 6.0+ will remain unlocked during connection so you can access apps on your iPod/iPhone. If you have an older Apple device, the touchscreen or clickwheel will be locked when connected to the CMS5.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Clarion CMS5 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/4/2014):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Pandora||Artist/Song Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
AM/FM/Weather Tuner: The CMS5 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with US and European tuning. The built-in AM/FM tuner offers Seek, Manual, and Preset tuning. The CMS5 allows you to store up to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. The CMS5 is also equipped with a built-in weather band tuner.
|Channel (Ch)||Frequency (MHz)|
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Clarion CMS5 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+), via the cable that came with your iPhone device or a 3rd party Apple certified cable (sold separately). Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM-Ready: The Clarion CMS5 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Clarion CMS5 employs a MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) power amplifier capable of delivering 50W (Peak) x 4ch of high quality sound with superior linearity & less distortion than conventional power amps, even with the volume cranked up.
Note: The power specifications for the CMS5 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.
6ch/4V RCA Outputs: The Clarion CMS5 features 6ch/4V RCA line-level outputs for Front, Rear, & Sub.
Sub Control: The non-fading subwoofer preamp output features an independent level control (-10 to +10) and phase adjustment (0/180°), as well as a variable low-pass crossover (70/80/90/100/110/120/140Hz) .
5-Band EQ: The Clarion CMS5 offers a 5-band EQ (80Hz, 300Hz, 1kHz, 3kHz, 8kHz)to tailor the unit's sound to your preference.
Source Volume Control (SVC): You can adjust the volume level of each source independently from 0 to 10.
AV Inputs: The CMS5 is fitted with two sets of AV inputs. Each AV input consists of a composite video input and a stereo RCA input.
Dual Zone Output: With the unit's Dual Zone RCA outputs, it is possible to split your boat into two discrete audio zones to enjoy different audio sources of entertainment. You will need an external amplifier or powered speakers in the second zone. Volume levels can be individually controlled for each zone from the CMS5.
Video Output: The marine stereo's composite video output allows you to output the same video signal that is being played back on the CMS5's LCD screen to an external monitor (sold separately).
Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional marine-rated rear-view camera (sold separately). This allows you to see what's behind your boat while on the water. The unit's harness includes a camera trigger wire which can be connected to a +12-volt switch (sold separately).
Watertight Commander: The watertight commander should be mounted to a dry, clean, and flat surface; using the mounting bracket and hardware. The watertight commander comes with an aluminum surface mount C-clamp. The remote mounts to the front of your mounting surface, while the mounting bracket mounts behind the mounting surface. The bracket attaches to the back of the remote via the included hardware and sandwiches the mounting surface in between the remote and bracket. You will need to drill two 0.1875" screw holes to attach the bracket to the remote, and you'll will need drill out a 0.8125" (in diameter) opening for the wired remote's cable to pass-through.
Hide-Away Module: The hide-away module should be installed in a dry, water-protected area. Select an area with sufficient ventilation for the mounting of the hide-away module in order to prevent the module from overheating. You may mount the module in a horizontal or vertical position. The hide-away module features integrated mounting flanges and included four mounting screws.
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The CMS5 supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded on these USB MSC devices (up to 32GB), however it doesn't appear to support playback of any video files from a connected USB device. It also only has a single monitor output so you would have to use a video "Y" cable if you wanted to split that signal to two separate monitors. [ Larry Nov 20, 2015 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Oct 11, 2015 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We show it offers built in Bluetooth, but not really sure until product research is complete whether this will have advanced control via Bluetooth or hands free calling. So to answer this precisely we need wait until product research has been completed. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Sep 17, 2015 ] Staff