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Dual's AM400W marine CD receiver gives you a lot of great features in a classic single-DIN design that fits into a standard receiver opening. The charging USB port offers direct control for an iPod® or iPhone®, and you can play your favorite playlists from Pandora. You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy crystal-clear MP3 or WMA file playback. And you can use the AUX input for just about any other digital music player.
Whether you're listening to music files, playing a CD, enjoying AM/FM radio, or checking out weather on the NOAA band, the AM400W's LED display tells you what you're listening to with just a glance. The watertight, UV-stable face and controls will stand up to sun, salt and moisture when you're riding the waves, and the wireless remote gives you another way to control your tunes.
The AM400W includes a pair of rear-mounted preamp RCA outputs, so you can expand your system with a marine amp in the future.
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Great service and just what I ordered!
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||16 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||16 watts|
|Peak Output||50 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||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Radio Data System||No|
Marine Rated: The Dual AM400W CD receiver is specifically designed and built to last in harsh marine environments.
Detachable Face-Plate: The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft (no face case is included). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. An included face-fixing screw prevents the unit's face-plate from detaching.
Vibrant LCD Screen: The vibrant positive-type LCD screen 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 single-line LCD screen displays menus, audio, source, and song/artist/album information (no album art). You can manually adjust the LCD screen's dimmer level to High, Medium, or Low.
Wireless Remote Control: The AM400W comes supplied with an 9-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual CD Receiver.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Dual AM400W's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included 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 CD receiver.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual AM400W is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/18/2018):
|iPod/iPhone||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist 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.
Aux Input: There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a temporary external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.
Disc Compatibility: The Dual AM400W head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Dual AM400W is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 16GB). The head unit supports playback of MP3 music files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge (max. 0.5A) USB electronic devices during connection.
Note: The unit's USB port does not support connection of Android OS devices.
Music File Compatibility: The Dual AM400W supports the following types of music recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)||USB (MSC)|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/2, Yellow Book Mode 1/Mode 2, Multi-Sessions||FAT/FAT32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3: sampling frequency of 8-48kHz with bit-rate
of 32-320kbps |
WMA: sampling frequency of 32-48kHz with bit-rate of 32-192kbps
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||255 folders/999 files||255 folders/50,000 files|
|Tags||MP3 ID3 Tags, WMA Tags (no album art)|
Playback & Search Functions: The Dual AM400W offers several convenient playback & search functions for your music.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual AM400W 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.
Note: The power specifications for the AM400W are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the AM400W are as follows:
2V/2Ch Preamp Outputs: The head unit is equipped with a set of 2-channel, 2-volt preamp outputs for adding an external amplifier. The preamp outputs are full-range and fade with the front speakers.
Equalizer: The Dual CD Receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, or User) to customize your music listening. The User mode lets you manually adjust the receiver's Bass & Treble. EQ settings are stored for each source.
Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux, USB, iPod). You can set the source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.
Program Volume: You can set the Dual AM400W to power on to the same volume level (1-46) every time.
Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.
AM/FM Tuner: The Dual AM400W 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 (manually or automatically). The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can even switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.
NOAA Weather Band Tuner: The Dual AM400W is equipped with a 7-channel NOAA weather band tuner. This 7-channel weather band tuner lets you stay ahead of storms and adverse weather conditions while out on the water.
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Capabilities; power & price ! [ donald Jan 13, 2019 ]