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Fusion MS-BB100V2 Marine Black Box Receiver

2-zone hideaway marine digital media receiver with Bluetooth® (does not play CDs)

Item # 917BB100V2

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.

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About the Fusion MS-BB100V2 Marine Black Box Receiver

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Hideaway design, standout 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-BB100V2 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, standout 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-BB100V2 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 remote 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.

Three-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-BB100V2 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.


Product highlights:

General Features:
  • black box marine digital media receiver with built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • 2-zone audio control
  • 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)
  • plays a variety of digital formats
  • built-in AM/FM tuner
  • designed for use in the marine environment
  • Bluetooth-enabled remote included
  • plugs into your existing NMEA 2000 network
  • inputs: AUX input and USB port
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (Zones 1 and 2), sub output (Zone 1)
Other Features and Specs:
  • mounting hardware included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 010-01517-01

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
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Installation Instructions
  • Important Safety and Product Information

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More details on the Fusion MS-BB100V2 Marine Black Box Receiver

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Features & specs

AUX Input RCA (rear)
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input Rear
USB Port Power 0.5A
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control N
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 7Gen
Touch 5Gen and newer
iPhone 5 and newer
RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
RMS Power (Manufacturer) 25 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth Not givenHz
Preamp Outputs 6-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 0
Screen Type N/A
Display Color N/A
Key Button Color White
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity ---
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
File Playback
Music File Playback MP3
High-res Playback N
The Fusion MS-BB100V2 Marine Black Box Receiver replaces these items:

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. The hide-away black box is IPX3 certified, but should not be mounted where it is in direct contact with water or extreme temperatures.

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. Either mount the wired remote with a conventional dash finish or integrate it into a glass helm for a flush surface mount.

Optional Remotes: Fusion offers an optional wired remote control with LCD and a wireless ANT remote (both sold separately).

  • 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.
  • ANT Wireless Stereo Remote: The Fusion ARX Remote (MS-ARX70, sold separately) is an ANT wireless stereo remote. ANT is an ultra-low-power (ULP) wireless networking protocol operating in the 2.4GHz band with a wireless range of 33'. Able to interface with compatible Fusion stereos, the ARX Remote can control playback in up to four audio zones.

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.

Fusion-Link Lite App: You can even download the free Fusion-Link Lite app from the Garmin Connect IQ Store to enable wireless control via ANT technology from your compatible Garmin watch (sold separately). Compatible Garmin watches include the VivoActive/HR, Fenix 3/HR, Fenix 5/S/X, Quatix 3, D2 Bravo/Titanium, Fenix Chronos, & Forerunner 935.

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 source 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.
  • No Song/Artist Info: The unit does not display song/artist/album information.
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. The unit does not display song/artist info. 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 4.1-7.1.2) 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
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
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
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. It is compatible with US & European 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/6Ch Pre-Outs: The Fusion MS-BB100 features 3V/6ch pre-outs for Zone 1, Zone 2, and Sub. The sub out is associated with Zone 1. All pre-outs provide a full-range signal.

Tone Control: You can adjust the bass, midrange, and treble for each zone.

Multi-Zone Technology: The MS-BB100 Black Box 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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Customer Q&A

17 questions already asked

Is there an NMEA 2000 tee connector included?
bryan  Feb 27, 2023
1 answer
Great question, Bryan. You get a 7' cable included for your drop, but no T-connectors. We have the Garmin multi-port connector available if you are potentially planning the addition of more NMEA gear near your backbone point closest to where you mount the Fusion MS-BB100V2.
bo  Feb 27, 2023 (Staff)
xm compatable?
nathaniel  Jan 17, 2023
1 answer
This Fusion MS-BB100V2 is not xm ready sadly, Nathaniel. This does not have the special input needed for the Sirius XM tuner. You can still use XM streamed from your smartphone through the XM app and a Bluetooth connection with the Fusion. You can use the Fusion WB670 in the link below as a contender as it does have the XM tuner input. The ERX400 wired remote in the second link would be a great pair with the Apollo radio.
bo  Jan 17, 2023 (Staff)
Will the BB100V2 receiver drive 8-ohm speakers?
james  Nov 20, 2022
1 answer
The fantastic Fusion MS-BB100V2 is specifically rated for 4-ohm speakers only in the factory documentation James. If you have 8-ohm speakers in place currently and want to switch to the hideaway black box unit, it would be a good idea to also upgrade the speakers and choose a 4-ohm version. I hope this helps!
bo  Nov 20, 2022 (Staff)
Is this compatible with simrad?
corey  Jul 28, 2022
1 answer
This unit is NMEA2000 compatible, meaning that is will integrate into an existing NMEA2000 network. If your SimRad is also NMEA2000 compatible, then they will communicate over that network.
thomas  Jul 28, 2022 (Staff)
Can I control volume with the buttons on my phone?
aaron  Jul 24, 2021
3 answers
Once you open the fusion app on your phone, you have the ability to control volume per "zone". I have a cockpit zone and cabin zone. So you open the app and touch the screen on the slider controls and you can adjust the volume of either zone or both together. The app is VERY good. Sometimes if i leave the boat with my phone and come back, I have to turn off power to the stereo, then back on again for it to connect to the blue tooth, but still a very good system.
scott  Jul 26, 2021
Unfortunately not. You have to go into the app on your phone to adjust the volume.
thomas  Jul 25, 2021
Yes. Through the Fusion Link app.
armando  Jul 24, 2021
Do you need to have the wired remote installed if you network it to a Garmin MFD?
frank  Feb 22, 2021
2 answers
The wired remote is required as it also acts as the bluetooth transmitter/receiver.
scott  Jul 26, 2021
I had professional installation of my device and the installer indicated that the "puck" remote had to be installed. I did have it networked into my Garmin 73, and I also had an upgraded Fusion MS-NRX300 installed. The puck is tucked away behind the helm.
william  Feb 22, 2021
Will this work with an iPhone XR?
j  Nov 03, 2020
4 answers
Yes, this receiver will work with just about any Bluetooth compatible device.
gary  Nov 04, 2020
No unfortunately. It would be a great feature.
bill  Nov 03, 2020
it should assuming the iPhone XR has bluetooth.
derek  Nov 03, 2020
I have the I phone 10 and it works.
david  Nov 03, 2020
Does this unit have a am/fm antenna jack to plug into an existing on board am/fm antenna? Should I / would it sound better to hook an amp up w this?
josh  Sep 19, 2020
3 answers
Yes it does have port for AM/FM antenna. Absolutely want to get an amp and works great with nema 2000 network with nav unit.
craig  Sep 22, 2020
Yes, it does have an antenna jack. To keep the sound quality I ran two amps with this one stereo. One for my 6 speakers and one for my Sub. The two-zone feature is also very easy to do with the RCA cables and the amp.
francesco  Sep 22, 2020
Yes it does...
joseph  Sep 19, 2020
Hello, see this states under General features "bluetooth-enabled remote included" but then under the What's in the box it says "wired remote control". The photos don't help as the first image leads me to believe it's a wireless remote and the 2nd photo shows a wired remote. Which is it or does it come with both?
anoynamouse  Jul 22, 2020
2 answers
There is only one wired control. You just cannot see the wires in the first picture.
gary  Nov 04, 2020
It includes a wired remote. Once you connect with bluetooth to your phone/device about the only thing I ever use the wired remote for is to turn the unit on and off.
derek  Jul 22, 2020
Hello, see this states under General features "bluetooth-enabled remote included" but then under the What's in the box it says "wired remote control". The photos don't help as the first image leads me to believe it's a wireless remote and the 2nd photo shows a wired remote. Which is it or does it come with both?
anoynamouse  Jul 22, 2020
5 answers
It's wired, but i think the Bluetooth receiver is in the wired remote control (so you have better reception)
brian  Aug 11, 2020
The remote connects by wire to the amplifier. The Bluetooth allows you to play media from a device such as a smartphone with a Bluetooth connection.
james  Aug 07, 2020
It only comes with a wired remote. It is compatible with the bluetooth wireless remote which has to be purchased separately.
jason  Aug 06, 2020
No wireless remote, just the hard wired control.
bill  Aug 06, 2020
The remote is wired. it serves as a push button remote with basic function. It also serves as a way to move your bluetooth receiver to a better location than down underneath or inside your console. This is in case the black box is mounted down beneath where bluetooth reception might suffer.
brian  Aug 06, 2020
Can I network with humminbird solix 12 G2 through nmea 2000?
derek  Jul 08, 2020
2 answers
I wired this radio into my NMEA 2000 network with my Garmin fishfinder and am able to completely control the radio, don't see how the Humminbird would be much different. This is straight from fusions website "Fusion-Link makes control of your on-water entertainment easier than ever. It enables partnered multifunction displays (MFD) from manufacturers such as Garmin, Simrad, Raymarine, Furuno, Lowrance, B&G and Humminbird to control the entertainment right from your fingertips. Quickly find your favorite song, tune into the sports or turn up the volume all from your partnered multifunction display - making it simple and convenient to control your onboard audio entertainment." Good Luck!!
gary  Nov 04, 2020
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
thomas  Jul 16, 2020 (Staff)
Is this unit able to be hooked up to existing marine remotes( Clarion)? I have one at the helm and one at the swim platform
tim  Jun 29, 2020
2 answers
The Clarion remote is not compatible with the Fusion but the dimensions for the Fusion interface may be the same. Check product info and specs on the Fusion website to check fitment and go from there.
kenneth  Jul 08, 2020
Hey Tim i suppose you could use another remote if the plugs matches the unit! I hace this installed on my motorcycle so I really use the remote because This Unit has a "fusion link" Iphone app that i primarily use to control the unit anyway so if you have an iphone 8 or newer u could just use your phone! Hope this helps
joseph  Jul 04, 2020
Are zones 1 & 2 completely independant volume controls? I'd like to use this in a 3 RCA output configuration for front, rear, sub feeds to my amp. This appears to require fronts and rears to allways need to be independantly adjsuted which is not ideal. Or can zones 1&2 volume be raised and lowered together with a preset front/back fade?
brian  Apr 27, 2020
3 answers
Yes, the zones and tone can be adjusted in the App and some MFDs (Garmin). Once set the main volume control moves the volume in unison keeping the volume pre-set ratio the same.
kenneth  Jul 08, 2020
Hi, I installed the unit in my boat which I haven't used since I installed it last fall. But I think with the Fusion Link App on your phone you can adjust the volume separately.
bill  Apr 27, 2020
They can either be connected to adjust volume at the same time or can adjust them separately... along with balance and fade. I have this installed on my motorcycle so i have both zones 1&2 adjusting at the same time... there is a switch that allows you to connect the zones or leave them separately
joseph  Apr 27, 2020
What size hole in dash for remote?
robert  Sep 29, 2017
1 answer
The wired remote control has the following mounting dimensions listed: -Cutout Diameter = 2.25" -Cutout Depth = 1.875" -Mounting Height = 0.4375" -Frame Diameter = 2.5625" For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
david  Sep 30, 2017 (Staff)
can I use this just with the remote?
hank  Sep 26, 2017
2 answers
Yes, but if you want to be a boss connect it to your NEMA network and use your Garmin GPS as the media interface.
francesco  Sep 22, 2020
Yes. The hide-away module is controlled by the included wired remote. It's waterproof and provides quick source selection & volume adjustment.
ryan  Sep 30, 2017 (Staff)

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