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JL Audio MBT-CRX

Marine-rated Bluetooth® adapter with AVRCP

Item # 13691127

JL Audio's MBT-CRX adapter is the simplest way to add Bluetooth audio streaming capability to almost any stereo system.

JL Audio's MBT-CRX adapter is the simplest way to add Bluetooth audio streaming capability to almost any stereo system.

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Item # 13691127

About the JL Audio MBT-CRX

Bluetooth® control for your boat or powersports vehicle

JL Audio's MBT-CRX adapter is the simplest way to add Bluetooth audio streaming capability to almost any stereo system. Compact, tough, and weatherproof, it's ideal for boats, motorcycles, ATVs, golf carts, and more. With a 35-foot operating range, this IPX6 water-resistant adapter will add the convenience of Bluetooth audio streaming to your boat or powersports vehicle without a lot of muss or fuss.

Bluetooth® control for your boat or powersports vehicle

JL Audio's MBT-CRX adapter is the simplest way to add Bluetooth audio streaming capability to almost any stereo system. Compact, tough, and weatherproof, it's ideal for boats, motorcycles, ATVs, golf carts, and more. With a 35-foot operating range, this IPX6 water-resistant adapter will add the convenience of Bluetooth audio streaming to your boat or powersports vehicle without a lot of muss or fuss.

The MBT-CRX gives you control over your Bluetooth® device using AVRCP (audio/video remote control profile). Once you install this adapter, you'll be able to scroll up and down to find the track you want, turn the volume up or down, play/pause, and power the device on or off. Pairing takes about 20 seconds for Apple® or Android® phones, and reconnection is easy and reliable. The MBT-CRX connects to any amplifier with line-level inputs or to any source unit with an auxiliary input, so it works with a wide variety of marine- and outdoor-ready systems.

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Product highlights:

  • marine-rated Bluetooth® adapter with AVRCP
  • add Bluetooth audio streaming capability to almost any audio system
  • IPX6 water-resistant
  • ideal for boats and powersports vehicles
  • 2-3/16" diameter x 3-1/8" depth
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 91127

What's in the box:

  • Marine Bluetooth audio controller/receiver (attached 22" power/ground wires and 11" stereo RCA cable)
  • Threaded-collar (pre-installed)
  • Thick gasket (pre-installed)
  • Thin gasket
  • Adapter plate
  • Adapter gasket
  • 4 Screws
  • User Manual

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Marine Bluetooth Receiver: Designed for marine and powersports applications, the JL Audio MBT-CRX Bluetooth Controller/Receiver lets you wirelessly connect your Bluetooth equipped devices (like iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and more) to your audio system.

Bluetooth Music Streaming: The JL Audio MBT-CRX Bluetooth Controller/Receiver is Bluetooth version 4.0 certified with support of Bluetooth profiles A2DP & AVRCP for wireless music streaming and control. With the MBT-CRX Bluetooth Receiver you'll be able to stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device to your audio system. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Volume Up/Down. Advanced music navigation and song/artist information will still be handled by your Bluetooth-enabled device.

Note: The JL Audio MBT-CRX Bluetooth Audio Controller/Receiver does not support wireless hands-free phone communication.

aptX Compatible: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the JL Audio MBT-CRX offers support of the aptX  codec for higher quality audio streaming from select Android devices. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.

Multi-Device Pairing: Multiple devices can be paired with the MBT-CRX Bluetooth Controller/Receiver, but only one can be used at a time. Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible.

IPX6 Water Resistance: With an IPX6 water resistance rating, the JL Audio MBT-CRX Bluetooth Audio Controller/Receiver is engineered to be water resistance with an IPX6 rating.

Stereo RCA Outputs: Use the JL Audio MBT-CRX Bluetooth Audio Controller/Receiver's stereo pair of RCA outputs to connect to any amplifier or source unit with line-level/auxiliary inputs.

Power/Ground: The MBT-CRX Bluetooth Controller/Receiver will require a hard-wired power (red) and ground (black) connection. It also features a remote turn-on (blue/white) for your head unit and remote output (blue) for your amplifier.

Mounting: The MBT-CRX Bluetooth Controller/Receiver requires just a single 1.125" (diameter) hole for installation. Its easy-to-install threaded-collar mounting system can accommodate installations in flat surfaces up to 1.75" thick. A front-mounted adaptor plate is included for installations in panels exceeding 1.75" thick, or where rear access is limited or not possible.

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Can the MBT-CRX hookup to a pre amp eq an then to a sub amp highs an mids amp?
[ Marvin  Nov 10, 2017 ]
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The JL Audio MBT-CRX offers a single pair of RCA outputs you can use to provide the audio signal to and EQ, sure. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the adapter's main webpage. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Nov 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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If this hooks directly to an amplifier how do you adjust the audio controls like bass, treble, balance etc...?
[ Aron  Mar 10, 2016 ]
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I am answering this question based on my use of 2 channel amp powering 2 10" Subwoofers being used as my primary speakers. 1. set your crossover mode to full range or high pass. 2. You can then adjust your speaker output by using input level, bass boost, and low pass frequency. 3. Also, check your phone. My IPhone 6s (under Music in settings) has an equalizer with several adjustments available. No balance control. Hope this helps.
[ William  Mar 10, 2016 ]
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Being an iPhone 6s user and not having aptX audio coding (still), if an RCA cable produces an almost crystal clear 100/100 audio quality rating what quality am I looking at getting... preferable from someone who has tried this out and can compare the two side by side?
[ Chad  Feb 05, 2016 ]
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I find the sound quality to be very good on bluetooth on my IPhone 6s, I also installed a audio plug. In my opinion the sound quality is equal. I have the audio plug so when friends are on my boat they can play their playlists.
[ William  Mar 10, 2016 ]
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http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Feb 10, 2016 ]  Staff
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Well, and RCA cable doesn't provide crystal clear sound but, using that as the metric, the standard A2DP streaming via Bluetooth would be a 70 or 75/100 (best guess as there is no specification for this). I hope that helps! My Bio:
[ Ryan  Feb 10, 2016 ]  Staff
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What is the actual size of the face of this unit?
[ Andy  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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2-3/16" diameter x 3-1/8" depth. You will find this information under the "Product Highlights" section on the product's main webpage. I hope that helps!
[ Ryan  Nov 18, 2015 ]  Staff
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