Aquatic AV AQ-DM-6BT-G
Spa locker and digital media receiver
Our take on the Aquatic AV AQ-DM-6BT-G by Crutchfield's Dave Delamere
Create the ultimate spa experience
It's clear to me that Aquatic AV thought a lot about how their AQ-DM-6BT-G digital media locker would be used. They called it a locker because you can actually mount your smartphone or portable music player inside a sealable waterproof housing — great for saunas, spas, hot tubs, and pools. Once you close the locker door, the easy-to-use front panel controls let you pick music from your connected device or streaming sources using Bluetooth®. And this stereo system uses its beefy 4-channel amplifier to dish out power to up to eight speakers as you soak your troubles away.
Ready for any environment
The AQ-DM-6BT-G sports an IP65 waterproof rating, which means that it can easily take on the areas around your pool or spa. In addition to the locker's front panel controls, you can also run the show using Aquatic AV's optional AQ-RF-6UBT backlit 2-way remote control. This waterproof remote boasts a 40-foot range and provides you access to more sound-shaping options and 12-volt triggers for accessories like lighting. When the remote's battery runs low, simply recharge it using its own dock inside this locker where it also stays protected.
Your entertainment options
Use this system's built-in Bluetooth to stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. Aquatic AV uses Halo Aerial Technology to increase the range of the Bluetooth in all directions. If you want to enjoy your own music collection, you can also plug a music player into the aux input. It's also protected inside the locker, so you don't have to worry about any damage while you splash around. And if you're planning to add an amp or powered subwoofer for more musical goodness, you'll appreciate the rear-mounted 2-channel preamp outputs.
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.
- digital media receiver in waterproof locker
- includes watertight wiring harness and Bluetooth antenna
- built-in amplifier (24 watts RMS/45 peak × 4 channels at 4 ohms)
- built-in Bluetooth for music streaming
- storage compartment for phone or other device
- waterproof front-panel controls
- waterproof, conformal-coated circuit boards
- IP65 water rating
- compatible with optional floating 2-way remote control with 40' range (not included)
- inputs: minijack aux input, charging dock for optional wireless remote behind waterproof door
- outputs: 2-channel 2-volt preamp outputs, two 12-volt triggers for add-on accessories (only operational with optional wireless remote)
Other Features and Specs:
- dimensions: 7"W x 9"H x 3-5/8"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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