About the MB Quart MDR2.0
A versatile receiver for your RV
A versatile receiver for your RV
MB Quart's MDR2.0 digital media receiver brings outstanding tech and handy features to your RV or boat. It gives you a powerful internal amplifier to fill your space with sound, plus built-in Bluetooth, smartphone compatibility, and dual-zone audio control. With intuitive controls and a big, easy-to-read screen, this all-weather receiver will be an outstanding travel companion.
Designed for digital
This MB Quart receiver is made for the way travelers enjoy music today, with built-in Bluetooth® that lets you stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device. It's Apple-ready too, so you can access and control the iTunes collection on your iPhone®, iPod®, or iPad® through the USB port. Simple Secure Pairing makes getting started a breeze with Apple and Android phones. You can also use the rear AUX input for your music player.
More about MB Quart
Three decades of marine and powersports audio expertise goes into MB Quart's Nautic line. These rugged, high-quality receivers, speakers, amps, and subs provide great sound and rugged, all-weather reliability. The MB Quart "Life Shield" badge means your gear has been designed and tested to stand up to the toughest conditions on the water or off the beaten path.
Installation note: This weather-resistant marine radio is not waterproof. We recommend mounting it in a water-resistant enclosure or using a receiver cover for best performance.
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.
- marine digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
- ideal for RV, marine, and powersports applications
- built-in Bluetooth® for music streaming
- AM/FM tuner
- built-in amp (16 watts x 4 RMS/40 peak x 4 channels)
- IPX5 rated for resistance to water and dust
- marine-rated watertight face
- intuitive, easy-to-use buttons
- backlit LCD display
- inputs: rear USB input and rear aux input (RCA)
- outputs: 4-channel 5-volt preamp outputs
- fits into a standard single-DIN (2" tall) opening
- waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof
- mounting depth: 4"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # MDR2.0
What's in the box:
MB Quart MDR2.0 owner's manual
- Marine digital media receiver (15A fuse)
- Wiring harness
- 2 Endcaps (pre-installed)
- 4 Screws
- User Manual
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||RCA (rear)|
|USB Port Power||0.5A|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control||N|
|Memory Card Slot||USB|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|Nano||5Gen and newer|
|Touch||4Gen and newer|
|iPhone||4 and newer|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||16 watts|
|Peak Output||40 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||5 volts|
|Display Color||Bluish white|
|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, Display, & Installation Features
Variety Of Sources
Marine, Display, & Installation Features
Marine Grade Protection with Life Shield: The MB Quart MDR2.0 digital media receiver meets or exceeds IPX5 requirements for water and dust protection, making it ideal for marine or off-road environments. Rest assured, when you see the MB Quart Life Shield icon, you are choosing a product that is engineered to the highest standards and built to last.
High-Contrast Display: The MB Quart MDR2.0 features a high contrast display that allows easy viewing and control. Regardless of full sun or shade, the display is clearly visible. The front-panel LCD will display source and menu selections, as well as song/artist/album information (no album art) from USB, iPod/iPhone, and Bluetooth devices.
Mounting Options: The compact chassis of the MDR2.0 offers greater installation flexibility and placement options because of its shallow depth, so it fits well in nearly any recreational vehicle's dashboard - motorcycle, UTV/ATV, or watercraft. The MB Quart MDR2.0 requires a rectangular cutout and mounts to the dash or bulkhead with four screws (not included) through the front-panel of the receiver.
- Cutout Dimensions: 7.035" (w) x 2.015" (h) x 4.755" (d)
- Front-Panel Dimensions: 7.595" (w) x 2.365" (h) x 0.8125"
- Screw-Hole Spacing: 7.25" (w) x 1.25" (h) x 1.0"
Note: Even though the MB Quart MDR2.0 has a Single-DIN chassis, it is not designed to work in standard Single-DIN automotive openings because it lacks a mounting sleeve and removable trim-ring; plus mounts with four screws (not included) through the front-panel of the receiver.
Variety Of Sources
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The MB Quart MDR2.0 features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support for wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth device to the MDR2.0 receiver. You can operate basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause & Skip Next/Previous, from the unit's front-panel controls (advanced music control will still need be done from your Bluetooth-enabled source device). The unit will also display song/artist/album information (no album art) of your Bluetooth streaming music. The unit offers quick and easy wireless connection to your Bluetooth enabled device thanks to Simple Secure Pairing (SSP). When the unit powers up, it immediately connects to the last device connected. The unit has a Bluetooth wirelessly range of approximately 32'.
Notes: This unit does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.
USB Port: The MB Quart MDR2.0 is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port attached to the chassis by a 6" pigtail (no extension cable included). The USB port allows you to connect a USB MSC (mass storage class) device, like a USB thumbdrive. The unit supports audio playback & control of MP3 and WMA audio files stored on a compatible USB thumbdrive or other MSC device. The unit offers File/Folder Search, Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track functions. This unit will also display song/artist/album information (no album art). The unit also charges your connected USB device (up to 0.5A).
Note: The unit's USB port does not support Android devices, USB hubs, card-readers, and computers/laptops.
iPhone Direct Connect: The unit's rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone with the cable that came with your Apple device. The MDR2.0 supports audio playback, basic control (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), song/artist/album display (no album art), and charging of your compatible Apple device. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone for advanced music browsing. Compatible iPod/iPhone devices include -
- iPhone: 4 and newer
- Touch: 4th generation and newer
- Nano: 5th generation and newer
- Classic: 80GB, 120GB, and 160GB
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the 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.
Aux Input: This unit features a rear mounted, stereo RCA auxiliary input on a 7" 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.
AM/FM Radio: The MB Quart MDR2.0 digital media receiver features an AM/FM radio that utilizes a PLL Synthesized crystal for strong reception. The built-in AM/FM radio offers manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 18 FM and 12 AM presets for a total of 30 AM/FM radio station presets. There are no physical preset buttons on the front-panel of the receiver. To access your presets, you will need to navigate the digital media receiver's menu. You can select between USA and European tuning.
16W x 4ch Amplifier: The MB Quart MDR2.0 is equipped with a built-in 16 watt (RMS) / 40 watt (Peak) x 4 channel amplifier that can drive up to two pair of 4-ohm loudspeakers.
4Ch/5V Pre-Outs: The MDR2.0 digital media receiver is also outfitted with 4-channels of 5-volt preamp outputs (Front & Rear) for connection of an external 4-channel power amplifier. The pre-outs are front and rear fading.
EQ: You can choose between six EQ Preset modes - Classical, Rock, Pop, Flat, Jazz, Off. The Off mode allows you to manually adjust the receiver's Bass (100Hz) & Treble (10kHz) from -10dB to +10dB.
Loudness: There is also a Loudness function that enhances low and high frequencies at lower volume levels, making them easier to hear. In addition, the unit offers
Program Volume: This function allows you to set the volume level at which the unit powers up again depending on what the volume level was when the unit was last turned off.
Beep Tone: Every time a button is pressed, the unit will output a beep tone (this can be turned off).
7 questions already asked
Easy install. I paired it with 4 MB Quart 6.5" marine speakers. It sounds great. My old Fusion started to die so I replaced it with this unit. Just need an amp and a sub and my boat will be all set.
David from Ramona, CA