About the Clarion MW4
Command and control
Command and control
Clarion's watertight MW4 remote control keeps you in command of your boat's stereo system. You'll be able to change sources, switch radio bands, and also adjust the volume, track selection, toggle play/pause and more — all while checking out your changes on the built-in 2.8" color LCD display.
This remote works with a variety of Clarion receivers (see Details tab for list), and you can use it to replace Clarion's MW1 and MW2 remotes. If you own a larger boat, you can add up to three MW4 remotes to control a single Clarion marine receiver.
Note: The MW4 remote comes with a 1-foot cable, so you'll also want to purchase Clarion's 25-foot extension cable.
- 2.8" color LCD screen
- control your system from anywhere onboard
- install up to 3 remotes on your boat
- meets or exceeds ASTM B117 standards for salt/fog exposure
- meets or exceeds ASTM D4329 standards for UV exposure
- IP66 dust/water ingress protection rating
- can replace MW1 and MW2 remotes
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 92726
What's in the box:
- Wired marine remote
- Mounting bracket
- 2 Bolts
- 2 Hex-nuts
- 2 Lock-washers
Clarion MW4 reviews
Terribly Disappointed in this Remote! I Installed 2 remotes, 1 at the Helm and 1 at Transom. The main reason for a remote in those positions is for volume control. The Volume Control on the remote is worthless. The communication between the remote and head unit don't mesh at all! It's like the software needs an update. If you try to turn the volume down 2 notches, it may go up three notches, it could do nothing, it could go up 10 notches, or down 10 notches. I'm embarrassed for Clarion for releasing this product.
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I purchased this remote to replace my MW1 remote, which is connected to my CMD6 headunit. I wanted to love the MW4, as I have been looking for a remote with knob style volume control for quite a while. This remote is complete garbage. When you turn the knob, it takes about 3 seconds for the headunit and remote to react. Lets say you turn the remote down 3 volume clicks. Count 1-2-3, then the volume goes down to which you need to count an additional 1-2-3. If you turn the knob down 3 clicks and then back up 2 clicks, the lag time takes the volume down 3 clicks and then back up 2 clicks. This operation takes no shorter than 5 seconds. This remote is very glitchy and lags. I was thinking of purchasing a new M606 headunit to see if this resolves the problem, but I am hesitant.
Pros: Knob style volume control
Cons: Lagging response and glitchy
3 of 3 found this helpful
Note that this rating is based on the MW4 operating an older Clarion CMD6. Using this remote with Clarion's current marine head units may unlock its full potential. Functionally, the MW4 is no easier or more difficult to use than the MW1 & 2. The color screen has a blue background. The title data or menu data displayed on the screen is very small and only uses a third of the available screen space. The lack luster visuals of the screen and the fact that the functionality is exactly the same as Clarion's less expensive remotes are the reason for the 3 rating. Again, I am grateful that the MW4 operates with such a wide range of Clarion's units and using an up to date head unit may be the ticket for its full potential.
Pros: Good basic functionality to control your head unit remotely. Easy to install Good looks
Cons: No better functionality than Clarion's less expensive remotes Lack luster display (using with an older Clarion CMD 6)
4 of 4 found this helpful
It was hard to find information on this product before purchase so I took a chance and just ordered it. The product is very disappointing and appears to need work on the firmware. The interface looks nothing like the screenshots shown on the box or Clarion marketing materials. You basically get the same display and functionality as with their MW1 remote (which this was going to replace). Also the interface is Very sluggish. Turing the volume knob has a delay and the screen is slow to update. Meta data titles still scroll in a small portion of the screen instead of taking advantage of the full width. I figured this remote would make scrolling through SiriusXM channels and iPOD interface songs much easier. Nope. Works the same as their other remotes. No listings, just one song at a time. Needless to say I will be returning this.
Pros: No pros over their MW1 remote.
Cons: - Sluggish interface - No instructions included - Interface looks nothing like screenshots shown on marketing materials
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More details on the Clarion MW4
Compatibility: With Clarion's MW4 wired marine remote, you'll be able to control your compatible Clarion marine head unit at arms-reach. The MW4 wired marine remote control is compatible with select Clarion marine head units -
- CMV Series: CMV1
- CMD Series: CMD6, CMD7, CMD8, CMD9
- CMS Series: CMS1, CMS5, CMS20
- M Series: M303, M309, M502, M505, M508 M606, M608
Note: Up to three MW4 remotes can be installed to one Clarion marine head unit.
Marine Tested: The Clarion MW4 has been designed and tested to hold up to the harsh marine environment.
- Meets or Exceeds ASTM B117 (Salt/Fog Exposure)
- Meets or Exceeds ASTM D4329 (UV Exposure)
- IP66 (Dust/Water Ingress Protection Rating)
2.8" Optically Bonded LCD: The MW4 wired marine remote control features a 2.8" color optically-bonded LCD screen and white LED button illumination. The LCD screen will show source selection, song/artist information, and menu settings.
IR Repeater: The MW4 features a built-in IR repeater, so it can work with your Clarion marine head unit's wireless remote control.
Wiring: The attached 11" cable on the MW4 connects to the back of your Clarion marine head unit. Because the attached cable is only 11" long, in most cases an extension cable will be needed (020MWRXCRT, sold separately). Up to three extension cables totaling 75' can be daisy-chained together.
Note: The MW4 can be used in conjunction with Clarion's MF1 marine RF remote control (020MF1, sold separately). This type of setup requires a proprietary Y-adapter (020MWRYC, sold separately).
Surface Mount Bracket: The remote 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.
Dimensions: Width = 4.25", Height = 3.6875", Depth = 1.75"
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