About the JBL MPK175
Big JBL sound in a compact package
Big JBL sound in a compact package
With an upgraded sound system, your next boating adventure will be even better. This JBL audio package is a great way to boost the sound on your boat without emptying your wallet. This combo includes a marine digital media receiver and a pair of rugged 6" marine speakers.
Fits in a standard gauge opening
Go digital with your boat's audio system
JBL's PRV175 marine digital media receiver packs a lot of features into a compact design that fits into a standard tachometer opening. Listen to AM/FM radio broadcasts, or take advantage of the built-in Bluetooth to stream music from smartphones or other compatible devices. The LED display lets you see what you're listening to with just a glance, while the watertight, UV-stable face and controls stand up to sun, salt and moisture.
You can also plug a smartphone or thumb drive into the rear USB port and enjoy your digital music library, or use the rear RCA auxiliary inputs for iPhones, iPods, or just about any other digital music player. The rear-mounted preamp RCA outputs make it easy to expand your system with a marine amp in the future.
Powerful speakers made for marine use
With rubber surrounds, a corrosion-resistant polymer basket and a UV-resistant ABS grille, JBL's MS6520 6" 2-way speakers will stand up to salt, spray, and sun. The grille-mounted tweeters and sealed magnets helps protect the internal works from damage, so you can turn the hose up to full blast when you're giving the boat a good washdown after a cruise. And, of course, they sound great, too.
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.
This marine digital media receiver will not play CDs.
JBL PRV175 marine digital media receiver
- marine digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
- fits standard tachometer openings
- built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
- AM/FM radio
- built-in Bluetooth for music streaming
- backlit LED display
- remote control-compatible
- UV-resistant, marine-rated watertight face
- bass and treble controls, plus loudness
- inputs: rear USB input; rear AUX input
- 2-channel preamp outputs
- warranty: 1 year
JBL MS6520 marine speakers
- 6" 2-way marine-rated speakers
- grille-mounted balanced-dome tweeters
- polymer-coated cellulose fiber woofers
- durable rubber surrounds
- corrosion-resistant polymer baskets
- speaker grilles and stainless steel mounting hardware included
- power range: 2-60 watts RMS (180 watts peak)
- frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # JBL-MPK175
What's in the box:
- Two 6.5" marine speakers (fixed grilles)
- Marine Receiver (w/ attached wiring harness)
- Wiring harness extension
- Self-adhesive foam gasket
- 2 Mount bolts
- 2 Hex-head screws
- 4 Flanged-head screws
- 2 Lock-washers
- 3' USB/AUX extension adapter (w/ mounting ring and rubber cap)
- 8' Dipole antenna
Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||RCA (rear)|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||USB|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||20 watts|
|Peak Output||45 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||Not givenHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||White|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback||MP3, WMA|
Marine Certified: The marine receiver has been engineered and tested for use in the harsh marine environment. The receiver features a solid aluminum chassis, front-panel protective gasket, and IP66 waterproof face. The receiver also meets or exceeds ASTM117 salt fog standards.
LCD Screen: The marine receiver features a single-line LCD screen with a white background and black text.
Audio Section: The marine receiver is equipped with a 45 Watts (Peak) x 4ch amplifier. The marine unit is also fitted with a set of RCA outputs to connect an external amplifier or powered subwoofer. The marine receiver features 5 preset EQ modes - Flat, Classic, Pop, Rock, or Off. The marine head unit also offers independent Bass & Treble control; plus Balance & Fade adjustment. When listening to music at low volume levels, the Loudness feature will boost the bass & treble response. Every time a button is pressed the unit output a beep tone (this can be turned off). You can also program the unit's turn-on volume.
AM/FM Tuner: The marine receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can select either US or European tuning. The marine unit provides 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks. Each AM/FM bank can hold up to 6 station presets, proving you with 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets. Stations can be stored manually or automatically. You'll also be able to use the Preset Scan function to quickly scan through all of your presets.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The marine receiver supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The marine receiver will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The marine unit also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. This unit does not display song/artist information.
Note: This unit does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.
USB Port: The Marine receiver is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port attached to the chassis by a 6" pigtail. The USB port allows you to connect a USB thumbdrive. The unit supports audio playback & control of MP3/WMA audio files stored on a compatible USB thumbdrive. The unit offers Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat playback functions. The Intro Scan feature allows you to locate and play the first 10 seconds of each MP3/WMA track on a USB stick. This unit will also display song/artist information.
Note: Media devices, such as smartphones and MP3 players, should be connected to the Marine receiver via Bluetooth or Aux input.
Aux Input: This unit features a rear mounted, stereo RCA auxiliary input on a 6" pigtail so you can connect an external audio source. An RCA-to-Minijack cable (sold separately) will be required for the connection of a portable audio player with a headphone jack output.
Mounting Options: The marine receiver 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. Receiver dimensions:
- Chassis Cutout: 3.365" (diameter) x 3.3125" (depth)
- Face-Plate: 4.245" (diameter x 1.1875" (depth)
Note: The receiver is round and does not include a mounting sleeve or ISO-mount screw holes to accommodate standard automotive installation.
Marine Certified: With waterproof motor structures, a one-piece cast-polymer basket, a sealed magnet, rubber surrounds and a grille-mounted tweeter, the JBL MS6520 holds up to the sun, the sea spray, all that salt, and all those wash-downs.
- One-piece cast-polymer basket and integrated grille (non-removable) holds up, even after excessive exposure to sun and salt.
- Polymer-coated cellulose fiber woofer for greater resistance to the elements.
- Sealed magnet protects the motor structure from water.
- Rubber surrounds outlast foam and offer superior cone-edge suspension
- Grille-mounted tweeter allows the front of the woofer cone to be sealed, protecting the motor structure from sea spray.
- Power Handling (RMS): 60W
- Power Handling (Peak): 180W
- Frequency Response: 55Hz to 20kHz
- Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 91dB
- Impedance: 4 ohm
- Frame Diameter: 7.0625"
- Cutout Diameter: 5.0625"
- Mounting Depth: 2.75"
- Overall Depth: 4"
USB/Aux Adapter: The included USB/Aux adapter provides easy connection and disconnection of your USB thumbdrive and portable MP3 players. This adapter features an 3' cable terminated by a male USB (type-A) connector and male stereo RCA connectors which plug into the marine receiver's rear-panel USB port and Aux input. On the other end of the cable is a housing which contains a female USB (type-A) port and 3.5mm minijack input which can be mounted in a more convenient location. The USB/Aux adapter is designed to be flush-mounted and requires a cut-out of 1.5" (diameter) x 2" (depth). A plastic collar locks the adapter into place. An integrated rubber cover protects the connections from the marine environment.
Dipole Antenna: Included is an 8' dipole antenna with male Motorola connector.
Optional Remotes: You can add an optional wired or wireless remote (sold separately) to the marine receiver to control select functions of the receiver. You can add the MIL-REM70 weatherproof hardwired remote (sold separately) to this marine receiver. Or, you can add the MIL-RF9BL-UART wireless RF remote control (sold separately). The KSREM-Y (sold separately) is a Y-splitter that allows you to add two of the remotes listed above to one marine stereo receiver.
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