Marine digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
Item #: 070MGH20
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Item #: 070MGH20
Your price: $149.99 Earn up to 150 Rewards points
Dual's MGH20 marine digital media receiver gives you a lot of great features in a compact design that fits into a standard tachometer opening. The rear USB port offers direct control for an iPod® or iPhone®, and you can play your favorite playlists from Pandora. You can also plug in an Android™ phone or thumb drive and enjoy crystal-clear music playback. And you can use the receiver's rear AUX input for just about any other digital music player.
The MGH20 includes a pair of rear-mounted preamp RCA outputs, so you can expand your system with a marine amp in the future. The LED display tells you what you're listening to with just a glance, while the watertight, UV-stable face and controls will stand up to sun, salt and moisture when you're riding the waves. The zero current-draw memory back-up helps preserve your boat's battery, too.
I would not recommend this product to anyone. It will overheat after regular use. The stereo gets almost hot enough to burn you and takes forever to cool down after turning it off. You have been warned.
Pros: Works and looks great until it gets hot.
Cons: Overheats then music skipsCrutchfield response on August 6, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
|RMS Power Output||18 watts|
|Peak Output||60 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|AUX Input||Rear (RCA)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|Full size||Classic/5th gen|
|Radio Data System||No|
Marine Certified: The Dual MGH20 marine receiver is specifically designed and built to last in harsh marine environments.
2-Line Positive-Type Display: The vibrant positive-type, 2-Line LCD provides enhanced visibility under the toughest boating environments. High-contrast black characters on a white background ensure readability in any situation; from total darkness to direct sunlight. The display brightness can be set to High, Medium, or Low.
Gauge Hole Installation: The Dual MGH20 is designed to perfectly fit in your boat's console gauge opening or requires a round cutout in the bulkhead for inserting the chassis. The integrated protective gasket, supplied U-bracket, and included hardware secure the unit in place against the mounting surface. Receiver dimensions:
Note: The receiver is round and does not include a mounting sleeve or ISO-mount screw holes to accommodate standard automotive installation.
Zero Current Draw: This receiver has a zero current draw, with memory backup to save your boat's battery while still backing up your presets and keeping time.
Remote Control: The Dual marine receiver comes supplied with an 17-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual digital media receiver.
USB Input: The Dual marine receiver is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge (max. 0.5A) your USB devices during connection.
iPod/iPhone Control: The Dual marine receiver's USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection provides audio playback (for both stored music & music apps), metadata display, control, and charging of select iPod/iPhones through the Dual digital media receiver.
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Dual MGH20 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable supplied with your iPhone. The MGH20 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. 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.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual MGH20 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 6/26/2014):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Pandora app||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
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 Tuner: The Dual marine head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets.
Aux Input: The marine receiver features a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external marine audio device.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual marine receiver is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the head unit are as follows:
Note: The power specifications for this head unit 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.
2V/2Ch Preamp Outputs: The MGH20 features a pair of 2-volt preamp outputs to connect an external amplifier. The preamp outputs are fading and cannot be set to non-fading.
Equalizer: The receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Rock, Beat, Classic, Jazz, Flat, or User) to customize your music listening. The User mode lets you manually adjust Bass, Mid, & Treble to your preference.
Loudness: Activating the Loudness feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volumes.
Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod); depending on the relative volume of each audio source.
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Aug 26, 2014 ] Staff