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JL Audio MM80-HR

MediaMaster hideaway marine digital media receiver with Bluetooth® (does not play CDs)

Item # 13699922

If you want a full-featured marine digital media receiver, but don't have the space, JL Audio's MM80-HR might be...

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About the JL Audio MM80-HR

A hideaway receiver for your boat

If you want a full-featured marine digital media receiver, but don't have the space, JL Audio's MM80-HR might be just the thing you need. This unit is designed to mount out of sight in a cabin or cubby, controlled by the  JL Audio MediaMaster® MMR-40 network remote (sold separately). You can also add a wide range of NMEA 2000-compatible multi-function devices, including chartplotters and fish finders (also sold separately).

A hideaway receiver for your boat

If you want a full-featured marine digital media receiver, but don't have the space, JL Audio's MM80-HR might be just the thing you need. This unit is designed to mount out of sight in a cabin or cubby, controlled by the  JL Audio MediaMaster® MMR-40 network remote (sold separately). You can also add a wide range of NMEA 2000-compatible multi-function devices, including chartplotters and fish finders (also sold separately).

Plenty of ways to play

This hideaway box contains a built-in AM/FM tuner, plus two USB ports and two auxiliary inputs. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity lets you stream music from just about any phone. You can also plug in a USB thumb drive or portable player and enjoy MP3 and WMA files you've ripped from your CD collection. The built-in four channel amp (30 watts RMS x 4) powers the speakers in two separate zones. Want more sound? The MM80-HR has 4-channel preamp outputs for connecting external amps and building up your system.

Three-zone capable

You can use this powerful little receiver to create a three-zone system on your boat. Each zone features a zero-clipping audio circuit to protect your speakers from blowing up while you're rocking out. Level Control Mode let you adjust all three zones, together or individually. You can also name the zones to make it easier to control your system at a glance.

Marine-rated durability

JL Audio designs their marine gear to stand up to salt water, heavy fog, blistering sunlight, and lashing rain. All that hard work leads to quality gear that's engineered to stand up to the extremes of a marine environment.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • hideaway marine digital media receiver
    • requires JL Audio's MediaMaster® MMR-40 network remote controller (sold separately)
    • compatible with other NMEA 2K-ready devices
    • Bluetooth music streaming
    • AM/FM tuner with RDS and 18 presets
    • iPod/iPhone Direct Control via USB
    • plays MP3 and WMA files via USB
    Audio Features:
    • built-in amplifier: 30 watts RMS x 4 channels (50 watts peak)
    • 3-band equalizer
    • 3-zone capable
    Expandability:
    • inputs: 2 USB inputs, 2 aux inputs (RCA)
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front and rear)
    • NMEA 2000 connectivity
    Other Info:
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    What's in the box:

    • Hide-away marine source unit (15A Fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • 6.3' NMEA 2000 cable
    • NMEA 2000 T-connector
    • Owner's Manual

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input RCA x 2 (rear)
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear (2)
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 30 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth Not givenHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color N/A
    Key Button Color N/A
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback No

    Product Research

    Marine Features
    Variety of Sources
    Audio Section

    Marine Features

    Hide-Away Marine Source Unit: The JL Audio MM80-HR is a hide-away marine source unit that requires the MediaMaster MMR-40 NMEA2000 network remote controller (13699910, sold separately) or a NMEA 2000 compatible MFD (sold separately) for operation of the concealed audio receiver (there are not physical controls on the MM80-HR hide-away source box). Cable and T-connector are included to integrate the MM80-HR into your NMEA 2000 network.

    NMEA2000 Remote (sold separately): The MMR-40 (13699910, sold separately) is a NMEA 2000 network remote controller designed to add full-function, auxiliary control to the MediaMaster MM80-HR hide-away source unit. The MMR-40 is NMEA 2000 Certified and will interface directly with vessel networks using applicable NMEA 2000 cables and connectors. It will automatically recognize the connected host MM80-HR source unit. All source unit controls and screen info will be handled from the MMR-40.

    • 2.8" LCD Screen: The JL Audio MMR-40 NMEA 2000 network remote controller is equipped with an easy-to-read, high-brightness, 2.8" full-color LCD screen with a resolution of 320 x 240. The MMR-40 offers independent day/night display themes and lighting controls. All off the MediaMaster MM80HR host source unit screen information will be visible on the MMR-40's 2.8" LCD screen.
    • Backlit Controls: The JL Audio MMR-40 offers large backlit controls that consist of eight push-buttons and one 3-way rotary knob. All off the MediaMaster MM80-HR host source unit's controls will be operated through the MMR-40 remote.
    • Mounting Options: The MediaMaster MMR-40 requires a rectangular cutout (3.65"W x 3.065"H) in the bulkhead for inserting the chassis. Four screws (supplied) fasten the unit against the mounting surface, and hold the waterproof gasket against the bulkhead. A cardboard template is supplied to assist you with the cutout and drilling the screw holes.

    Note: Engineered for real-world marine (and many outdoor) applications, the JL Audio MMR-40 NMEA 2000 remote controller features a weatherproof (IP66 rated) chassis and is built to withstand the harshest environments. A protective sun cover is also included when not in use. While the MMR-40 is designed to be water-resistant, it should never be submerged under water or subjected to high-pressure water spray. Do not install the remote in areas of extreme heat.

    NMEA 2000 Compliant: The MediaMaster MM80-HR is NMEA 2000 compliant and is compatible with a range of the world's leading Multi-Function Displays (MFD) for on-screen audio control; creating a centralized control station for your boat and a more user-friendly experience. NMEA 2000 is the most popular marine standard for data communication within boats, watercrafts, and vessels. When connecting the MM80-HR with a NMEA 2000 supported Chartplotter or Fish finder, you bring your music to the big screen, allowing you to keep an eye on the charts or the fish while skipping tracks or adjusting the volume at the same time.

    Water Resistant Design: JL Audio's MediaMaster MM80-HR features water resistant construction (IPX2 rated) to help it withstand the marine environment. The MM80-HR has been tested to withstand dripping water when rotated 15-degrees in an y direction from vertical for at least 10 minutes.

    Note: While designed to be water resistant, the MM80-HR should never be submerged under water or exposed to heavy spray/splashing that exceeds its rating.

    Mounting Options: The MM80-HR is designed to be mounted out of sight in the boat or vessel's cabin away from direct exposure to sunlight, water, and the marine environment. It features integrated mounting flanges to secure the hide-away source unit to a flat surface of your boat using four screws (not included). The JL Audio MM80-HR measures 9.25" (w) x 2.25" (h) x 5.9375" (d).

    Variety of Sources

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The JL Audio MM80-HR marine source unit offers built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support for wireless music streaming (A2DP 1.2) and control (AVRCP 1.4). You are able to stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device to the JL Audio MM80-HR, and control basic playback functions like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the unit's front-panel. The marine source unit will also display song/artist information (no album art). You can pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices with the MM80-HR, but only one streaming device can be connected at a time.

    Note: The MM80-HR does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for phone calls.

    Dual USB 2.0 Inputs: The JL Audio MediaMaster MM80-HR marine source unit is equipped with two USB (type-A) ports for connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices, like USB thumbdrives or a digital audio player. The marine source unit will support playback of MP3, WMA, and WAV music files stored on a USB MSC device formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS. From the unit's front-panel, you can control Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The MM80-HR will also display song/artist information with album art. In addition, this USB connection provides 1A output for charging.

    Note: USB connection to Android devices, computer, portable hard-drives, and USB hubs is not supported.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The unit's two USB ports can be also be used to connect your Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone with the cable that came with your Apple device. The MM80-HR supports audio playback, category browsing (Playlist/Artist/Song/Album/Genre), song/artist information with album art, and charging of your compatible Apple device. An iPhone or iPod touch allows you to continue to use your Apple device's touchscreen while connected in order to access other applications. The MM80-HR is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone Lightning model features (as of 7/5/2018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio
    iPhone
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    5S 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    SE 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    7/7+ 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    8/8+ 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    X 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 11.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    Note:
    • Not compatible with older iPod/iPhone devices which feature a 30-pin connector.
    • 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.

    AM/FM Tuner with RDS: The MediaMaster MM80-HR is equipped with a digital AM/FM tuner with RDS (Radio Data System). RDS displays channel, category, and program information for select FM broadcasts (where available). You can store up to 18 AM/FM presets in any combination. A marine radio antenna is required (sold separately).

    • AM: 530 kHz to 1710 kHz (10 kHz steps)
    • FM: 87.5 MHz to 107.9 MHz (0.2 MHz steps)

    Dual Aux Inputs: The JL Audio MM80-HR is fitted with two stereo analog RCA inputs for connection of two external analog audio source devices. Both Auxiliary input sensitivity is fixed at 1V RMS.

    Audio Section

    Three Zone Operation: The JL Audio MM80-HR provides Three Zone operation (the same source is played back in each zone). Audio output options for Zone 1 include an onboard amplifier and low-level line outputs. Zone 2 can only be powered by the built-in amplifier, while Zone 3 only offers low-level line outputs for connecting an external amplifier. Each zone has its own flexible audio options and is controlled by a MMR-40 NMEA 2000 network remote or a NMEA 2000 compatible MFD (both sold separately) giving you complete command of volume levels in different areas of your boat. All zones also utilize a zero-clipping audio circuit, with self-limiting tone controls to prevent speaker system damage.

    Built-In 30W x 4Ch Amplifier: The MM80-HR's built-in amplifier generates 160 watts of high-fidelity output (rated at 30 watts RMS x 4 channel) to power speakers in Zone 1 and Zone 2.

    4Ch/2V Pre-Outs: The MM80-HR is also equipped with 4Ch/2V pre-outs for connecting external amplifiers to power speakers in Zone 1 and Zone 3.

    Tone Controls: You can set independent Bass, Midrange, Treble, and Balance controls for each zone. Or, you can link the same tone controls to both zones.

    Level Control Modes: Level Control Mode delivers on-the-fly volume adjustments of all zones, together or individually.

    • Variable: The volume knob adjusts all zones simultaneously, with independent control of each zone's relative offset level
    • Fixed: Sets the output level of selected zones at a specific output voltage (4V, 2V or 1V RMS) that is not affected by the volume control
    • Off: Disables the output level of selected zones.
    Note: The head unit's volume range is -62 to 0.

    Volume Limit: Volume Limit allows you to set a custom, maximum allowable volume level for each zone. The head unit's volume range is -62 to 0.

    Rename Zone: You can create your own names for each zone or choose from preset names (Bow, Bridge, Cabin, Cockpit, Galley, Helm, Stateroom 1, Stateroom 2, Tower, Transom).

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