Infinity INF-PRV250

Marine digital media receiver with built-in Bluetooth®

Item #: 822PRV250

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A digital media receiver built for boaters

Infinity's INF-PRV250 marine digital media receiver gives you plenty of ways to enjoy music on your boat, plus the inputs you'll need to expand your system later.

This digital media receiver packs a lot of features into a compact, rectangular design. You'll get your favorite AM/FM radio stations, of course, plus you can use the aux or USB inputs to enjoy tunes stored on a music player or USB thumb drive. Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music from your smartphone.

The INF-PRV250 includes a set of rear-mounted preamp 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 weather-resistant, UV-stable face and controls will stand up to sun, salt and moisture when you're riding the waves.

Product Highlights:

  • marine digital media receiver
  • built-in Bluetooth®
  • power: 4 x 50 watts peak
  • rear aux input
  • rear USB input
  • 2-channel rear preamp outputs
  • marine-rated watertight face
  • dimensions: 6"L x 4"W x 2-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Marine Receiver
  • Wiring harness
  • U-bracket
  • Self-adhesive foam pad
  • 2 Bolts
  • 4 Hex-nuts
  • 2 Lock-washers
  • Manual

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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Features

Marine Certified: The marine receiver has been engineered and tested for use in the harsh marine environment. The receiver features a solid aluminum chassis, front-panel protective gasket, and IP66 waterproof face. The receiver also meets or exceeds ASTM117 salt fog standards.

LCD Screen: The marine receiver features a single-line LCD screen with a white background and black text.

Audio Section: The marine receiver is equipped with a 50 Watts (Peak) x 4ch amplifier. The marine unit is also fitted with one pair of RCA outputs to connect an external amplifier or powered subwoofer. The marine receiver features 5 preset EQ modes - Flat, Classic, Pop, Rock, or Off.  The marine head unit also offers independent Bass & Treble control; plus Balance & Fade adjustment. When listening to music at low volume levels, the Loudness feature will boost the bass & treble response. Every time a button is pressed the unit output a beep tone (this can be turned off).

AM/FM Tuner: The marine receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can select either US or European tuning. The marine unit provides 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. Each AM/FM bank can hold up to 6 station presets, proving you with 18 FM station presets and 6 AM station presets. Stations can be stored manually or automatically.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The marine receiver supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The marine receiver will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The marine unit also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. This unit does not display song/artist information.

Note: This unit does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.

USB Port: The marine receiver is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port attached to the chassis by a 6.5" pigtail. The USB port allows you to connect a USB thumbdrive. The unit supports audio playback & control of MP3/WMA audio files stored on a compatible USB thumbdrive. The unit offers Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat playback functions. The Intro Scan feature allows you to locate and play the first 10 seconds of each MP3/WMA track on a USB stick. This unit will also display song/artist information.

Note: Media devices, such as smartphones and MP3 players, should be connected to the Marine receiver via Bluetooth or Aux input.

Aux Input: This unit features a rear mounted, stereo RCA auxiliary input on a 6.5" pigtail so you can connect an external audio source. An RCA-to-Minijack cable (sold separately) will be required for the connection of a portable audio player with a headphone jack output.

Mounting Options: The marine receiver requires a rectangular 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:

  • Chassis: 5.165" (w) x 3.195" (h) x 1.5625" (d)
  • Face-Plate: 6.085" (w) x 4.085" (H) x 0.375" (d)
  • Cutout: 5.485" (w) x 3.545" (h) x 4.0625" (d)
Note: The receiver does not include a mounting sleeve or ISO-mount screw holes to accommodate standard automotive installation.

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Great stereo

Written By Roadking, Pawtucket, RI on Saturday, August 30, 2014

I have this stereo in my fairing on my motorcycle . Even at high speeds there is no problem hearing . Also don't have to worry if caught in the rain.

Pros: Rain proof and very good sound.

Cons: None

Infinity INF-PRV250

Written By Frickinkid, Koloa Hawaii on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Watertight so you can wash it down with water & I like the volume buttons better than the turn knob ones when I'm on the ocean. Easy to use Very user friendly

Pros: Well made

Cons: None

Best Stereo for your boat

Written By Joe, Bartlett IL on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a great system for my Yamaha Jet boat, its loud and clear in such a small package. This was unheard of before this unit came out. I also purchased a pair of Kicker marine speakers from Crutchfield to go with the sytem, they are equally impressive. To be fair it hasn't been out on the water yet, hopefully its waterproof as advertised

Pros: GREAT SOUND IN A SMALL PACKAGE

Cons: None

Perfect

Written By Dave, Kansas City on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing is perfect. The 50 Watts per channel is more than enough for the Infinity 612M mounted under the seat. High db and clear. I get many compliments and I love not needing a separate amp. A perfect compliment to this system would be a powered sub. I have been buying car and marine audio since 1990, I would buy this again.

Pros: Power Ease of install Size

Cons: Wish it had satellite radio built in.

Infinity INF-PRV250

Written By Danuel, Manteo, NC on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great great product. I enjoy it from fishing to hanging out on the sand island Bluetooth is awesome.

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7 questions already asked

No It's not to my knowledge. Maybe if you have an app on phone can use Bluetooth [ DANUEL  Nov 09, 2014 ]
Make sure that unit is set to BT. Press the "3" button until "pairing" appears on the display. Find the infinity unit on your mobile device and the code is 1234. [ DE LA LLATA  Jun 30, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You have a couple of options for hooking up a four channel amp to that marine head unit. 1. If the amplifier has speaker level inputs, you can run speaker wire, which will give you the ability to fade front to rear. 2. Buy a Line Output Converter, such as the Scosche LOC80, which will allow you to convert the front speaker outputs to RCA level. You will be able to fade front to rear with this setup. 3. If you don't care to be able to fade from one set of speakers to the other, you can use splitters, like the AudioQuest FLX-X RCA Y-Adapter, and then run two lines to the amp. This will result in a lower level signal, since it will be split in two. 4. Depending on the amplifier, you may be able to run one set of RCAs for all four channels, we would need to know the model. This would also keep you from fading the speakers front to rear. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  May 29, 2014 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Jun 04, 2014 ]  Staff
yes [ CHRIS  May 12, 2014 ]
Yes [ DANUEL  May 12, 2014 ]
Shawn, My son-in-law uses his IPHONE to play Pandora thru Bluetooth with this radio when we're on my boat fishing. I think he gets tired of my music that I have on a jump drive loaded into the radio usb input. It's a great system. RC [ RICHARD G  May 11, 2014 ]
I am not sure. I have only played music from iTunes through Bluetooth. [ STEVEN  May 11, 2014 ]
Yes it will! [ MARIA  May 10, 2014 ]
I have never submerged mine so could not answer that question. I have mine on console so takes weather such as rain and occasional snow. Seems to do fine on wash downs I do spray it with water hose to get salt off but have never used pressure washer on it believe it says somewhere in warnings to never use high pressured water on it. So it has been awesome head unit definitely recommend. The display does fog up a little from time to time but hasn't affected performance any. [ DANUEL  Feb 17, 2014 ]
It does not appear that we currently carry the optional remote. These would likely need to be purchased directly from Infinity. I found this information in the manual: A. RF remote option. - In order to take advantage of the remote option, a transmitter and receiver must be purchased (together part#, MILRF9 UART). Once plugged in the RF remote dongle, the RF remote will allow for wireless remote control possibility. B. Wired remote. Proprietary wired remotes may also be used with this Infinity unit. Part # JBLMC20 may be purchased. Part# JBLMC20 may be purchased as well as part# JBLREM50. [ Jeff  Dec 23, 2013 ]  Staff