Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
535 116 105 3
Connect ID #
535 116 105 3
All finished with your chat session?

We’ll email you a transcript of this conversation for your records.

All of our representatives are
currently chatting with other customers.

Please enter your name.  
Please enter a valid email address. Why is this required?
Please enter your US phone number.  

For Tech Support, call 1-888-292-2575

Thank you, !
Our conversation will be emailed to

Your Advisor,

More about me
Please enter a question  
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  

Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Dual MGH17BT

Marine digital media receiver with built-in Bluetooth® (does not play CDs)

Item # 070MGH17BT

Dual's MGH17BT marine digital media receiver packs a lot of cool features into a compact design that...

Dual's MGH17BT marine digital media receiver packs a lot of cool features into a compact design that...

California customers:
Please click here for your Proposition 65 warning.

Item # 070MGH17BT

Ships free today

About the Dual MGH17BT

Small but mighty

Dual's MGH17BT marine digital media receiver packs a lot of cool features into a compact design that fits a standard 3" gauge-style opening. Built-in Bluetooth® allows you to stream music from your phone or any other compatible device. You can also connect to the rear USB or AUX inputs, or tune into AM/FM/WB radio stations.

Small but mighty

Dual's MGH17BT marine digital media receiver packs a lot of cool features into a compact design that fits a standard 3" gauge-style opening. Built-in Bluetooth® allows you to stream music from your phone or any other compatible device. You can also connect to the rear USB or AUX inputs, or tune into AM/FM/WB radio stations.

IPX6 watertight, UV-stable face

This marine-rated receiver's 10-character black-on-white display tells you what you're listening to with just a glance, while the IPX6 watertight, UV-stable face and controls will stand up to sun, salt and moisture. The zero current-draw memory backup keeps all your settings if your battery goes down, and the USB input can even charge your device while you're underway.

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.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • marine digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
    • fits standard 3" gauge openings
    • built-in Bluetooth for music streaming
    • remote control
    Marine-specific Features:
    • marine-rated watertight face
    • IP66 waterproof rating
    • low battery indicator
    • zero-current memory saves presets even when battery's disconnected
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band EQ with 5 EQ presets
    • plays MP3 files on USB drives
    • inputs: rear charging USB input; rear AUX input (RCA)
    • outputs: 2-channel 2-volt preamp outputs
    Other Features and Specs:
    • built-in amplifier —16 watts RMS CTA-2006 (60 peak) x 4 channels
    • 10-character black and white LCD display
    • AM/FM/Weather Band tuner
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # MGH17BT

    What's in the box:

    • Marine receiver (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • IR remote (CR2025 battery installed)
    • Mounting bracket
    • 2 Mounting bolts
    • 2 Lock washers
    • 2 Hex nuts
    • Foam gasket
    • Quick Start Guide

    Featured video:

    Customer reviews

    Loading reviews...

    Dual MGH17BT reviews

    Average review:

    4 reviews

    Thanks for submitting your review

    Filter by rating

    Customer photos

    Sort reviews

    Sort by:
    Items per page:
    View page:

    Verified customer (What's this?)
    Verified employee purchase (What's this?)



    Crutchfield response

    << >>

    More details on the Dual MGH17BT

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    AUX Input RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Bluish white
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 2
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

    Product Research

    Marine Features
    Variety Of Sources
    Audio Section

    Marine Features

    Marine Certified: The Dual MGH17BT marine receiver is specifically designed and built to last in harsh marine environments and is ASTM B117 and ASTM D4329 compliant.

    • IP66 Waterproof: Designed to meet IP66 waterproof standards, the receiver will not fail or allow water seepage when exposed to heavy splashing or rain.
    • Conformal Coating: A transparent protective film is applied to surfaces of all interior printed circuit boards. This additional layer of defense guards against dust, condensation, and corrosion; ensuring maximum longevity in demanding marine installations.
    • UV Resistant Construction: The faceplate and other exposed elements of the receiver are carefully injection-molded using high-temperature ultra-violet resistant resins, preventing them from breaking down in the sun and give you peace of mind to enjoy your music on the water.

    LCD Screen: The Dual MGH17BT features a front-panel, 10-character LCD screen with a bluish white backlight.

    Gauge Hole Installation: The Dual MGH17BT 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.

    • Cutout Dimensions: 3.015" (diameter) x 4.395" (depth)
    • Front-Panel Dimensions: 4.065" (diameter) x 0.865" (depth)
    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 MGH17BT comes with an IR remote and features a 3.5mm wired remote input.

    • Remote Control: The Dual marine receiver comes supplied with an 17-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual marine receiver.
    • Wired Remote Input: The MGH17BT is outfitted with a 3.5mm wired remote input for connecting Dual's MRF40 RF remote receiver and controller (sold separately).

    Variety Of Sources

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Dual MGH17BT features built-in Bluetooth version 2.1 with support for Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP) and music control (AVRCP). The MGH17BT allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control (Play/Pause/Skip) the music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the MGH17BT. Advanced music navigation and song/artist/album information is still done from your Bluetooth source device. The unit can only be paired and connected to one device at a time.

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

    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 a USB thumbdrive. The head unit supports playback of MP3 music files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device. You can operate File/Folder Search, Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat, and Intro (10-sec) functions from the head unit's front-panel controls. The unit will also display song/artist information (no album art). The unit's USB port will also charge (max. 5V/1A) a USB devices during connection.

    USB File System FAT or FAT32
    Compatible File Types MP3: 8kHz-48kHz sampling frequency; 32kbps-320kbps bit-rate
    File/Folder Limit 500 Folders / 50,000 Files / 50,000 Files in each Folder
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags (version 1.0-2.4)

    Note: The USB port does not support Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, USB-hubs, or USB card-readers.

    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. You can choose between USA or European tuning.

    Weatherband Tuner: The MGH17BT is equipped with a built-in Weatherband tuner. Use the weatherband tuner to stay one steop ahead of storms while out on the water.

    Aux Input: The marine receiver features a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external marine audio device.

    Audio Section

    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:

    • CTA2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)
    Note: The power specifications for this head unit 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.

    2V/2Ch Preamp Outputs: The MGH17BT features a pair of 2-volt preamp outputs to connect an external amplifier. The preamp outputs fade with the front speaker outputs and cannot be set to non-fading.

    Equalizer: The receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Rock, Beat, Classic, Pop, Jazz, & Off) to customize your music listening. The Off mode lets you manually adjust Bass & Treble to your preference.

    Loudness: Activating the Loudness feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volumes.

    Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can program the unit to always turn on at a specific volume level (1-30).

    Beep Confirmation: Each time a button is pressed on the unit's front-panel a beep confirmation will be heard through your connected speakers. This feature can be turned or off.

    Loading accessories...

    Customer Q&A

    3 questions already asked

    I just got a new golf cart with this system already put in it and I do not know what the code is the pair it... any help?
    [ Izzy wizzy  Oct 03, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Since you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Oct 22, 2020 ]  Staff
    I can not seem to find a way to dim the backlight. Killing my night vision How do I dim it?
    [ Chuck  Sep 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    [ Krissy  Oct 08, 2020 ]  Staff
    Does this have xm radio?
    [ Hazel  Jun 04, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    No. It does not have XM radio built-in nor does it have the connection to add the XM tuner. You would need to add a dock-and-play system or use a XM streaming account via Bluetooth.
    [ Cosmo  Jun 24, 2020 ]  Staff

    Loading articles...