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FUSION MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System Hideaway marine digital media receiver with Bluetooth® (does not play CDs)

Item # 917BB100

Finding space for a marine receiver can be a challenge on some boats.

Finding space for a marine receiver can be a challenge on some boats.

2 questions - 3 answers

Item # 917BB100

About the FUSION MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System

Jon Paul

Hideaway design, eye-catching performance

Finding space for a marine receiver can be a challenge on some boats. When there's just no space available, a compact, marine-rated "black box" receiver is a great solution. FUSION's hideaway MS-BB100 digital media receiver mounts out of sight and delivers outstanding entertainment and connectivity. With AM/FM radio, USB/AUX playback, and Bluetooth® connectivity, this receiver gives you lots of entertainment options in a compact package.

Hideaway design, eye-catching performance

Finding space for a marine receiver can be a challenge on some boats. When there's just no space available, a compact, marine-rated "black box" receiver is a great solution. FUSION's hideaway MS-BB100 digital media receiver mounts out of sight and delivers outstanding entertainment and connectivity. With AM/FM radio, USB/AUX playback, and Bluetooth® connectivity, this receiver gives you lots of entertainment options in a compact package.

FUSION MS-BB100 Marine Black Box Media Receiver

The FUSION-Link app gives you smartphone control.

Plenty of connections

The package includes a compact remote and the hideaway black box source module. The rugged black box contains the AM/FM tuner, the amplifier, and all connections. It's moisture-resistant, but FUSION recommends installing it in a sheltered area using the included panel mount. A thermal heat sink keeps it running cool when it's out of sight.

Stay in control

The basic remote features built-in Bluetooth for excellent range. It's a great auxiliary control, but the best way to manage your music is the FUSION-Link Bluetooth app, which will turn your Apple or Android smartphone into a remote, too.

Dual-zone entertainment

With FUSION'S 2-zone technology, you can listen to whatever you like at the helm, while your guests enjoy different programming elsewhere on the vessel. And best of all, the MS-BB100 works with your boat's existing NMEA 2000 system.

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.

NMEA 2000 note: To learn more about NMEA 2000 connectivity, check out our article explaining nautical networking.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • black box marine digital media receiver with built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for music streaming
    • download the FUSION-Link™ app to turn your smartphone into a remote
    • works with iPod/iPhone and Android/Windows Media phones (see Details tab)
    • dual-zone audio
    • plays a variety of digital formats
    • built-in AM/FM tuner
    • designed for use in the marine environment
    • Bluetooth-enabled remote included
    Expandability:
    • plugs into your existing NMEA 2000 network
    Other Features and Specs:
    • inputs: AUX input and USB port
    • mounting hardware included
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # 010-01517-00

    What's in the box:

    • Hide-away amp/source module
    • Wired remote control (attached 6.5' harness)
    • Wiring harness
    • Aux-In/Line-Out harness
    • 7' NMEA2000 cable
    • Mounting-collar
    • Gasket
    • 4 Screws
    • Owner's Manual
    • Installation Instructions Important Safety/Product Information

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    More details on the FUSION MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6/+/6/5S/5C/5/SE
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 25 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth Not givenHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 3 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Screen Type ---
    Display Color N/A
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3
    High-res Playback N

    Product Research

    Marine Features
    Variety of Sources
    Audio Section
    Mounting Options

    Marine Features

    Fusion Black Box Entertainment: The Fusion MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System consists of a hide-away amplifier and source module, a wired remote control, wiring harness, mounting hardware, plus a NMEA 2000 system cable.

    Hide-Away Amplifier & Source Module: The Fusion MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System includes a hide-away amplifier & source module ("Black Box"). This Black Box features a built-in amplifier and provides all source connectivity. The hide-away module is controlled by the included wired remote control.

    Note: The MS-BB100's hide-away box can be completely disconnected from the constant +12V power supply with no settings lost.

    Wired Remote Control: The MS-BB100 includes an IPx7 waterproof remote for quick source selection and volume adjustment. The wired remote comes supplied with a 6.5' connection cable and requires a round cutout for flush-mount installation.

    Optional Wired Remote w/ LCD:  Install Fusion's MS-NRX300 Wired Remote (917NRX300, sold separately) in a second zone of your vessel, for localized zone volume level and global source control.

    NMEA 2000 Certified w/ Fusion-Link: The MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment Systemis a Fusion-Link Wired NMEA 2000 certified product and is compatible with a range of the world's leading Multi-Function Displays (MFD) for on-screen audio control; creating a centralized control station for the entire vessel and a more user-friendly experience. NMEA 2000 is the most popular marine standard for data communication within vessels. When pairing the MS-BB100 with a NMEA 2000 supported Chartplotter or Fish finder, you bring your music to the big screen, allowing you to keep an eye on the charts or the fish while skipping tracks or adjusting the volume at the same time.

    Fusion-Link Remote Control App: Download the Fusion-Link remote control app onto your Apple iPod/iPhone (iOS 6.0+) or Android smartphone (OS 2.2+) and turn your mobile device into a wireless remote control from the Fusion MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System. Once downloaded, the app allows navigation of all entertainment sources, independent volume zone control, and control over multiple Fusion Entertainment Systems connected to the same NMEA2000 network or via Bluetooth from your mobile device.

    Variety of Sources

    Bluetooth Music Streaming: With the Bluetooth receiver embedded into the wired remote, there is a reduced the likelihood of interference occurring between your smartphone/tablet and the receiver. The Fusion MS-BB100 Black Bow Entertainment System features built-in Bluetooth with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP) and playback control (AVRCP). You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps from most Bluetooth capable Apple, Android, Windows, Blackberry, or other device directly to the Fusion marine system. With an effective range of 10 Mtrs (33ft), you can enjoy seamless streaming of your favorite audio tracks without having to return to the stereo to change tracks. Effective range measured in a straight line, range will differ depending on placement of the Bluetooth module and obstructions.

    • Pairing: Before you can wireless stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, you will first need to "pair" it with the MS-BB100 system. The system can only be paired with one device at a time.
    • Controls: The MS-BB100 allows you to control basic playback functions of your streaming music from the included marine wired remote. Playback functions include Play, Pause, Previous Track, and Next Track.
    Note: The unit only supports wireless audio streaming and does not offer any type of wireless hands-free phone communication.

    USB Port: The Fusion MS-BB100's USB port enables playback & basic control of MP3 music files stored on your USB thumbdrive device (up to 32GB) through the marine system. Your USB thumbdrive must be formatted in FAT 32 with no more than 250 MP3 music files. Playback controls consist of Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the included wired remote. In addition, USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the MS-BB100's USB port (0.5A) and the watercraft's ignition switch is set to On.

    Android Open Accessory (AOA) 2.0: The Fusion MS-BB100 supports Android Open Accessory (AOA) 2.0, which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the unit's USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Fusion marine system. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the receiver. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    Note: This stereo is not compatible with Android devices in MTP or PTP mode.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Fusion MS-BB100's USB port can also be used to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad with Lightning-connector. The MS-BB100 supports audio playback, basic playback functions (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), as well as charging of your compatible Apple device. The Fusion MS-BB100 system is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 8/4/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video System iPod Artist/Song Text Track Info Audio Phone
    iPhone
    SE 10.3.3 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
    5/5C/5S 10.3.3 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.3.3 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
    7/7+ 10.33 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
    6th 10.3.3 Y N Y Y N N Y N Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the system 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: The Fusion MS-BB100 is fitted with stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting an external audio device.

    AM/FM Tuner: The MS-BB100 Black Box Entertainment System features a built-in AM/FM radio that offers manual & seek tuning.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    25W x 4Ch Amplifier: The Fusion MS-BB100's hide-away black box employs a 25 watt RMS (50W Peak) x 4 channel stereo amplifier for driving two pair of full-range marine speakers.

    3V/4Ch Pre-Outs: The Fusion MS-BB100 features 3V/4ch pre-outs for Zone 1 speakers and subwoofer.

    Multi-Zone Technology: The MS-BB100 Black Bow Entertainment System features multi-zone technology which enables two audio Zones with independent volume control from the receiver's built-in amplifier and pre-outs. Each audio Zone will play the same source and at the same volume level.

    Note: If you desire independent volume control, you will need  download the Fusion-Link remote control app onto your Apple iPod/iPhone (iOS 6.0+) or Android smartphone (OS 2.2+), or purchase Fusion's MS-NRX200i wired remote (917NRX200I, sold separately).
    Mounting Options

    Hide-Away Amplifier & Source Module: This device should be mounted in a location is not exposed directly to extreme temperatures or conditions. Extended exposure to high temperatures or direct submersion will cause failure. The device must be mounted in a location with adequate ventilation on a vertical surface. Its connectors should be pointed downward to prevent moisture from entering the terminals.

    • Width = 6.125"
    • Height = 2.375"
    • Depth = 4.375"

    Flush-Mounted Wired Remote Control: The wired remote control mounts flush to the bulkhead and requires a round cut-out to accommodate. A self-adhesive foam gasket is included to provide a secure seal between the cut-out and the wired remote. A threaded-mounting collar is used to secure the wired remote to the mounting surface.

    • Cutout Diameter = 2.25"
    • Cutout Depth = 1.875"
    • Mounting Height = 0.4375"
    • Frame Diameter = 2.5625"

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    2 questions already asked

    Q
    I haven't messed with car stereos in a long time but is there a way to wire this 4 channel "amp" to 2 speakers on my boat so it will will double the power from 25 to 50 watts rms? I think I remember doing this with my old 2 channel amp and one sub.
    matt  Aug 21, 2017
    2 answers
    A
    i don't think it works that way. More research would be required.
    peter  Aug 27, 2017
    A
    The digital media receiver is not "bridgeable" no. It does have two pairs of RCA pre-amp outputs so, you can add an external amp if you want/need more wattage.
    ryan  Aug 24, 2017 (Staff)
    Q
    How do I receive SiriusXM on this radio?
    l  May 27, 2016
    1 answer
    A
    The FUSION MS-BB100 is not SiriusXM "ready" so you wouldn't be able to connect the SiriusXM tuner for satellite radio content and control. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
    david  Jun 01, 2016 (Staff)

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