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Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS

Digital media receiver for select 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles (does not play CDs)

Item # 261MP5UBTH

Ready to upgrade your Harley's audio system? This tough, smart all-weather digital media receiver is ready for the...

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About the Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS

Jon Paul

A color screen, plus hidden storage

Ready to upgrade your Harley's audio system? Aquatic AV's AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is a tough, smart all-weather digital media receiver that's ready for the road. It has built-in Bluetooth connectivity, a super-sharp color LCD screen, and a clever internal device shelf that'll hold your smartphone or media player. Plus, it gives you the option of adding satellite radio, always a good thing on a long trip. Designed to fit select 1998-2013 touring bikes, this radio comes with Harley-specific mounting brackets and a direct plug-in to your Harley's wiring harness.

A color screen, plus hidden storage

Ready to upgrade your Harley's audio system? Aquatic AV's AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is a tough, smart all-weather digital media receiver that's ready for the road. It has built-in Bluetooth connectivity, a super-sharp color LCD screen, and a clever internal device shelf that'll hold your smartphone or media player. Plus, it gives you the option of adding satellite radio, always a good thing on a long trip. Designed to fit select 1998-2013 touring bikes, this radio comes with Harley-specific mounting brackets and a direct plug-in to your Harley's wiring harness.

Play anything (almost)

The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS gives you lots of entertainment options. You can enjoy your favorite AM/FM stations, connect an MP3 player to the internal USB port or the two aux inputs, or just take advantage of the Bluetooth® connectivity to enjoy your tunes. The big control knob makes it easier to manage your music when you're underway, plus you can also control the music directly from the handlebar controls.

SiriusXM satellite radio

You can also add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included, requires subscription). Satellite radio offers an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk, and your favorite channels will stay with you, even when you're in the middle of nowhere. No wonder it's a feature more and more motorcyclists are looking for.

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Remove the face and store your device in the hidden compartment.

Built-in shelf for your phone or device

Behind the removable, water-resistant face, you'll find a handy shelf that'll hold most phones and music players. Connect to Bluetooth (Apple or Android) or connect your iPhone to the USB port, replace the face, and hit the highway. You'll be able to enjoy your tunes without worrying about your device getting damaged.

Ready for the open road

Weather happens, and this IP55-rated receiver has a conformal-coated circuit board that keeps moisture from fouling the internal circuitry. The removable face is UV-resistant, so it'll stand up to bright sunlight.

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.

This marine digital media receiver will not play CDs.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • waterproof digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • designed for 1998-2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycles
    • built-in Class A/B amplifier
    • color LCD screen
    • water-resistant storage pocket behind removable face
    • built-in Bluetooth connectivity for Apple and Android phones
    • connect your iPhone to the USB port
    • SiriusXM Ready (requires SiriusXM tuner and subscription, sold separately)
    • control your music directly from the handlebar controls
    • includes Harley-specific mounting brackets for easy installation
    • plugs directly into your bike's factory wiring harness
    • IP55-rated for moisture and dust
    • power rating: 24 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms (45 peak); 39.99 watts x 4 at 2 ohms (72 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
    • current draw: 6mA (standby), 7A (max)
    Other Info:
    • inputs: aux (minijack), aux (stereo RCA), internal USB, rear USB (charging only)
    • outputs: 2-channel 4-volt preamp outputs; 1-channel sub out
    • UV-resistant face, conformal-coated circuit board
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # AQ-MP-5UBT-HS

    What's in the box:

    • Marine digital media receiver
    • Face-plate
    • Rear speaker harness
    • 5' USB extension cable
    • Protective dust cover
    • User/Installation Manual

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    More details on the Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS

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    Features & Installation

    For Harley-Davidson Motorcycles: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS Harley-Davidson Stereo from Aquatic AV is designed and built as an upgrade or replacement stereo for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles (1998-2013 models). It uses the existing Harley-Davidson factory stereo mounting bracket and wiring connections (no additional kit or wiring harness needed).

    Note: If your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle (such as the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Road Glide Ultra, or Ultra Limited) is equipped with rear speakers, you will need to hardwire this connection.

    Marine Certified: The Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is a high quality, robust and durable waterproof digital media receiver which can be used in a variety of applications and environments - such as a spa, boat, ATV, golf-cart, and more. It is waterproof (IP55 rated), UV protected (ASTM D4329 compliant), and salt-fog resistant (ASTM B117 compliant). Its front-panel is made of ABS, while the chassis is ZAM coated and the PCB is conformal coated.

    Detachable Front-Panel: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS features a detachable front-panel which you can take with you when the Aquatic AV receiver is not in use. A protective faceplate/dust cover is included to protect the receiver when the front-panel is detached (there is no protective case for the detachable front-panel).

    Note: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS will not function with the front-panel detached.

    Mobile Device Compartment: Behind the detachable front-panel is a mobile device compartment where you can store your smartphone and keep it protected. The mobile device compartment features a female 3.5mm aux input and a female USB (type-A) input. You can connect your smartphone to the AQ-MP-5UBT-HS via Bluetooth while your device is stored in the hidden compartment. The Aux input will support connection of a portable audio device with a headphone jack. The USB input will support connection of a USB thumbdrive or Apple iOS device (not compatible with Android).

    • The mobile device compartment measures 3.3125" (w) x 0.75" (h) x 4.0" (d)
    • Tested and confirmed to fit an iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Your USB thumbdrive needs to be less that 2.25" in overall depth.
    Note: The detachable front-panel will need to be removed to access the mobile device compartment.

    Built-in 4Ch Amplifier: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS features an onboard 4ch Class A/B amplifier that is 2-ohm stable and capable of powering up to 8 speakers, or a combination of speakers and subwoofers.

    • 4-Ohm Rating: 24 watts (RMS) x 4ch / 45 watts (Peak) x 4ch
    • 2-Ohm Rating: 35 watts (RMS) x 4ch / 72 watts (Peak) x 4ch

    4V/5Ch RCA Outputs: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is outfitted with a 4V/5Ch RCA outputs (Front, Rear, Mono-Sub) for the connection of external amplifiers to power additional speakers and subwoofers. If only use the receiver's RCA outputs, the internal amplifier can be turned off.

    Dual Zone Operation: Dual Zone operation allows you to select a separate source to play through Aquatic AV receiver's front and rear channels (speaker or line-level outputs). You also get independent volume control of the front and rear channels (or Zones). If used in a boat, now you can have two independent zones with separate source selection and volume control. 

    Audio Settings: You can choose from 8 EQ Presets - Off (Flat), Rock, Pop, Techno, Classic, Jazz, Vocal and User. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the receiver's Bass, Midrange, & Treble. The unit also has balance and fader control. In addition there is an XBS feature which further enhances bass output. A beep tone is heard when your press a button (this feature can be turned on or off).

    Color LCD Screen: The front-panel 3" color LCD screen lets you view song/artist/album information (including Album art) from a connected USB, iPod, or Bluetooth source device. In addition, the LCD screen indicates station identification, source inputs, volume level, menu selections, and time (clock). You can adjust the display brightness from 100% for normal operation to 30% brightness to reduce screen glare during night time operation, and save these settings for Day & Night mode.

    External 12V Triggers: The AQ-MP-5UBT-S has provided two independent 12V triggers (brown and brown/white wires attached to the rear chassis), activated from the optional wired remote. These could activate any 12V based device, like 12V lights or 12V motors.  Load on the external triggers should not exceed 350mA.

    Optional Wired Remote: The AQ-WR-5F waterproof wired remote control (sold separately) allows for 2-way communication with AQ-MP-5UBT-HS, so you can control the Aquatic AV receiver remotely while viewing song, track and other system information on the remote's back-lit LCD screen. This waterproof wired remote control mounts flush onto a flat surface and requires an extension cable (such as the AQ-EXT-24, sold separately). You can also use the AQ-Y-1 splitter (sold separately) to connect two wired remote controls (in this case, you'll need two extensions cables).

    Variety of Sources

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS features built-in Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP for wireless audio playback and control of your Bluetooth-enabled source device, such as your smartphone or tablet (only one device can be paired). You'll be able to wirelessly stream audio from stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device to the Aquatic AV receiver. You'll also be able to control Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Volume Up/Down from the receiver's front-panel. The unit will even display song/artist/album information. In addition, the AQ-MP-5UBT-HS supports album art and advanced music browsing from a Bluetooth paired Apple device.

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

    Dual USB Ports: The Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is outfitted with two USB (type-A) ports. There is front-panel USB media port located behind the detachable front-panel and inside the mobile device compartment, as well as a rear-panel USB charging port attached to the rear chassis via a 6" pigtail.

    • Front-Panel USB Source Input: Behind the detachable front-panel and inside the mobile device compartment is a female USB input for connection of a USB thumbdrive or Apple iOS device. The USB connection supports music playback (MP3 only for thumbdrives), playback control & music browsing, song/artist info (including album art), and charging of your compatible device. This USB input is not compatible with Android devices.
    • Rear-Panel USB Charging Port: On the rear-panel of the AQ-MP-5UBT-HS' is a female USB port for charging a USB-enabled device, such as your smartphone or digital audio player. The charging port is rated at 5V/1A. This is a USB charging port only; it does not support media playback. A 5' USB extension cable is included.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Aquatic AV digital media receiver's front-panel USB input supports playback of select Lightning and 30-pin Apple iPod/iPhone devices. The unit's USB input supports music playback, playback control & music browsing, song/artist info (including album art), and charging of a compatible 30-pin or Lightning Apple device.

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6+/6/6S/6S+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XSMax/XS/XR/X 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    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.

    AM/FM Tuner w/ RDS: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets for a total of 30 tuner presets. You can select between US or European tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. Connect Aquatic AV's AQ-ANT-1 dipole antenna ( sold separately) to the female antenna receptacle of the AQ-MP-5UBT-HS. For best FM performance make sure the antenna is extended to the highest possible position.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS is SiriusXM Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 170+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List displays a list of all available channels, while Category Search searches for channels in a certain category.
    • Direct Channel input allows you to directly enter a station number, or save up to 18 Satellite Radio presets.
    • Information such as Channel Name with Channel Art, Artist Name, and Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Instant Replay allows you to Pause, Rewind, and Replay live content. In addition, channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Dual Aux Inputs: The AQ-MP-5UBT-HS offers two auxiliary inputs. There is a female 3.5mm jack inside the receiver's mobile device compartment (behind the detachable face-plate) to connect your device's headphone jack for music playback. There is also a female stereo RCA input on the rear-chassis for connection of a second external audio source.

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    Customer Q&A

    7 questions already asked

    How do you un mute this unit? I can find mute but can't un mute thx
    [ Reid  Jul 21, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    No worries there, Reid! We show in the manual for this Aquatic AV AQ-MP-5UBT-HS that a short press of the rotary select knob (big silver button) will mute/unmute the radio. I hope this helps!
    [ Bo  Jul 21, 2022 ]  Staff
    Will this fit a 2011 Road Glide Ultra?
    [ Michael  Jun 16, 2021 ]
    3 answers
    Yes it should , I believe it`ll fit all the way up to 2013
    [ ERNEST  Jun 16, 2021 ]
    [ BRYNNE  Jun 16, 2021 ]
    [ PAUL  Jun 16, 2021 ]
    Does this stereo come with mounting brackets and the peice I still can use my handlebar controls?
    [ James  May 03, 2021 ]
    3 answers
    It is an easy replacement with one exception. When the Harley has factory installed rear speakers, then those will be hardwired to this radio. The rest of the connections are designed to plug in and this receiver will keep the handlebar controls working with it.
    [ JASON  May 22, 2021 ]  Staff
    The radio is a drict replacment for fact radio plug and play set up
    [ DANNY  May 18, 2021 ]
    It fits in the factory mount, with the bracket that comes on the radio, reuse factory bolts slides right into factory hole. All factory handel bar controls still work. Plugs in with one plug and antenna lead. Has optional hookup. I just needed to plug in with the one large plug and everything worked even the enhanced speakers and amp that harley sold for and upgrade for the classic, so you could have 4 speakers. Very easy install.
    [ THOMAS  May 18, 2021 ]
    Can this unit be used on a boat?
    [ RADOMAN  Apr 30, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    I believe that I read in the information that it is suitable for wet conditions. It better be, I put it on my Harley.
    [ JUDITH  Apr 30, 2021 ]
    Will I loose my rider to passenger intercom with this head unit? Will my Harley headsets still work?
    [ Dusty  May 11, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your Harley and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ JESSICA  May 19, 2019 ]  Staff
    Does this work with the factory amp on cvo models?
    [ TIMOTHY  Apr 12, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    I don't think so. Any aftermarket audio equipment will not play well with the Harley amps
    [ RANDY  Apr 19, 2019 ]
    I would check with an HD tech. I have a FLHX, not the CVO.
    [ Cory  Apr 19, 2019 ]
    How Do I Get AVC Back Help Please Auto Volume Control?
    [ Richard  Sep 09, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    I am not sure. I didn't get any instructions from my installer.
    [ Donald  Sep 09, 2018 ]
    Idont believe that this HU is equipped with AVC. That feature on the Stock HU. Enter
    [ RANDY  Sep 09, 2018 ]
    Get a biketronics radio control module.
    [ Kelly  Sep 09, 2018 ]

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