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MTX MUDBTRC

All-weather Bluetooth® receiver/remote control

Item # 236MUDBTRC

A quality receiver is the centerpiece of any proper audio system, right? Of course it is.

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About the MTX MUDBTRC

A handy hub for your powersports audio system

A quality receiver is the centerpiece of any proper audio system, right? Of course it is. But what if you really don't have the space (or the desire) to install a new receiver in your vehicle? Does that mean you're stuck listening to an MP3 player through a set of cheap earbuds every time you head out in your small boat, ATV, side-by-side, or golf cart?

A handy hub for your powersports audio system

MTX Audio MUDBTRC

Works with lots of Bluetooth devices

A quality receiver is the centerpiece of any proper audio system, right? Of course it is. But what if you really don't have the space (or the desire) to install a new receiver in your vehicle? Does that mean you're stuck listening to an MP3 player through a set of cheap earbuds every time you head out in your small boat, ATV, side-by-side, or golf cart?

MTX's MUDBTRC Bluetooth receiver gives you the music you want without putting you through the trouble of installing a new head unit.This universal remote control is designed to work with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, including iPhone® and Android® smartphones and tablets. It's an easy-to-install, easy-to-use way to turn your Bluetooth device into the hub of your system.

You can surface- or flush-mount the MUDBTRC, or just clamp it to a roll bar using the included hardware.This weatherproof device will work in or on a variety of vehicles and will connect with almost any amplifier, so it's the ideal audio solution for motorcycles, side-by-sides, boats, or even cars and trucks.

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.

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Product highlights:

  • Bluetooth receiver with control panel
  • ideal for use in boats, ATVs, side-by-sides, golf carts, cars, and trucks
  • works with most amps
  • three mounting options: surface, flush, or clamp
  • weatherproof design
  • five big front-panel touch controls
  • works with most Bluetooth devices, including smartphones and tablets
  • hassle-free Bluetooth pairing
  • includes power, ground, and output connections
  • 3.5mm auxiliary output for connecting to amplifier
  • mounting hardware included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # MUDBTRC
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What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth remote/receiver (attached 3' power/ground harness)
  • Flush-mount bracket
  • Surface-mount bracket
  • 2 Mounting clamps
  • 2 Screws
  • Hex-nut
  • Two-side tape
  • Owner's Manual

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth Receiver & Remote Control: The MTX Audio MUDBTRC is a universal Bluetooth receiver & remote control that is designed to work with most Bluetooth enabled devices including iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets. This easy to install and use, all-in-one unit is capable of transforming your Bluetooth enabled mobile device into the center of your vehicle's audio system. Designed to mount a variety of vehicles and able to work with most amplifiers, the MUDBTRC is ideal for use in boats, ORV's, ATV's, motorcycles, side-by-sides, boats, cars, or trucks.

Bluetooth Music Streaming: The MUDBTRC Bluetooth receiver & remote allows you to stream music directly from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, and other Bluetooth compatible devices to your vehicle's existing stereo system. You can operate basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the MUDBTRC's push-button controls.

Aux Output: The MTX Audio MUDBTRC features a female minijack (3.5mm) audio output to connect to an Aux or analog audio input of your amplifier. You will need either a stereo minijack cable or a stereo minijack-to-RCA cable (sold separately).

Push-Button Controls: The MTX Bluetooth receiver & remote features push-button controls which allow you to power on/off the device, turn the volume up/down, and operate basic playback functions (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) of your connected Bluetooth audio device.

Mounting Options: The MTX Audio MUDBTRC offers 3 mounting options - surface mount, flush mount, and spring clamp. The flush-mount bracket requires a cutout of 2.5625" and a mounting depth of approximately 1.4375".

Wiring Harness: The MUDBTRC can be used with practically any 12-volt battery. The Bluetooth remote/receiver has three wires in its wiring pigtail. The power wire (red) should be directly connected to the vehicles positive battery terminal, the ground wire (black) should be connected directly to the vehicle's chassis where paint has been removed or the negative terminal on the battery, and the accessory wire (blue) should be connected to the ignition wire on the vehicle.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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motorcycle [ James  Jul 31, 2016 ]

9 questions already asked

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Does this unit has a plug that could be conectes to the factory radio in order to simplify it's installation for my Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009?
[ Dámaso  Sep 09, 2018 ]
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The unit has a Power, Ground, Remote turn on for an amplifier, and RCA connections. The unit does not have any factory plugs for OEM stereos.
[ J&M  Sep 17, 2018 ]
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Can I wire this to a simple stereo receiver I have in my bathroom using the RCA input to control it or does it need to just be a power amp to work?
[ Bob  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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It needs to be to some sort of amp because this unit is strictly a Bluetooth receiver/controller
[ JASON D  Jan 13, 2018 ]
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It needs power from somewhere...mine is on my harley and draws from the battery
[ Eric  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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This is not a receiver, it accepts Bluetooth or an input from a 3.5mm plug (I think). This unit then connects to an amp with RCA cables.
[ Lee  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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You will have to get a adapter from 3.5mm plug to rca. It should work. It is just a Bluetooth receiver and controller.
[ Cris  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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can this be hooked up to 2 amps at once?
[ jones  May 08, 2017 ]
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It offers a single 3.5mm stereo audio output so, you would need a minijack to RCA cable and some RCA Y adapters to provide the audio to more than one amplifier.
[ Ryan  May 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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Does this product have any back lighting to be able to see it at night in my side by side?
[ JASON D  Dec 08, 2016 ]
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Yes, i own this and it works very well. It does have backlighting.
[ Jarrett  Dec 09, 2016 ]
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Yes it does light up with backlighting once it's powered up.
[ Dustin  Dec 09, 2016 ]
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Is this product compatible with a JVC Head unit (KDR730BT)? I'm looking for a remote for said head unit without having to get a new head unit (if I can avoid it). thanks!
[ Nick  Apr 06, 2016 ]
1 answer
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No. The MTX is designed to be a stand-alone device and connect directly to the inputs of an external amplifier. Your JVC came packaged with a wireless remote originally (RM-RK52). If you need a replacement, you may be able to get one from JVC': 800-252-5722 I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Apr 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can this device be used with the aux input connection on the front of a 2013 Harley Street Glide?
[ James  Nov 22, 2015 ]
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Sure. It's designed to be a direct source input to an external amplifier but you can connect it to an auxiliary audio input on your stereo. The only drawback to this will be the two volume controls: one on the MTX and one on your stereo. So, you'll just have to balance these two settings to ensure proper performance. I hope that helps!
[ Ryan  Nov 27, 2015 ]  Staff
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IS THERE A PRODUCT SIMILAR TO THIS ONE THAT DOES THE BLUETOOTH AS WELL AS HAVE AN AUX INPUT TO CONNECT IPOD OR PHONE DIRECT?
[ TOM  Oct 06, 2015 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The closest match that offers the functionality you require is the Dual MGH30BT marine receiver. In addition to Bluetooth, it has a rear-mounted USB for direct connection and control of an iOS device. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Oct 11, 2015 ]  Staff
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Was is the IPV Waterproof rating (3 or 6)?
[ Andrew  Jun 30, 2015 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: MTX has not provided information about the waterproof rating, however, I did notice on their website it lists the item as "weather-proof" rather than "water-proof". I can say that it will likely hold up as well as any marine amp. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jul 05, 2015 ]  Staff
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What size bar is the mounting clamp for? i.e. 1", 3", etc.
[ Clint  Jun 24, 2015 ]
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two bar clamps. one is 7/8" and other is 1 1/8" They are thin metal so fairly flexible.
[ brenden  Jun 24, 2015 ]
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