About the Fusion MS-RA55
Not your average marine receiver
Not your average marine receiver
Fusion's MS-RA55 digital media receiver brings cool features like built-in Bluetooth® and 2-zone audio to your small boat or personal watercraft in a compact package that's ideal for smaller vessels. With a sleek design, marine-rated toughness, and FUSION quality, it's an outstanding value.
This marine receiver lets you crank up a wide range of audio sources. Tune in to your favorite AM/FM stations, or pair up your iPhone, iPod, or MP3 player with Bluetooth to listen to your digital library. You can also enjoy apps like Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music, since you can skip tracks and adjust volume from the radio's face. Sleek, intuitive controls make navigating sources and music a breeze, even when you're enjoying different sources in different parts of the boat.
Big sound for smaller craft
This receiver is only a little over 2" deep, so you should have no trouble finding a spot for it, even in the smallest of boats. The fully sealed, aluminum die-cast chassis complies with IPx5 water resistant standards, so you'll enjoy season after season of musical enjoyment from this Fusion marine radio.
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 (doesn't play CDs)
- built-in Bluetooth connectivity
- 2-zone control
- AM/FM tuner
- built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
- ideal for small boats and personal watercraft
- daylight viewable 2.3" LCD display
- shallow mounting depth of 2-1/8"
- multi-language user interface — English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch
- complies with IPx5 water resistant standards
- inputs: auxiliary input
- outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (3-volt rear)
Other Features and Specs:
- cutout: 5.1875"W x 2.0625"H
- nose width: 6.25"
- nose height: 2.6875"
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # 010-01716-00
What's in the box:
- Marine digital media receiver (15A fuse)
- Wiring harness
- 2 End-caps
- 2 Screws
- Quick Start Manual
- Installation Instructions
- Mounting Template
- Important Safety & Product Information
- "Unexpected Noise" note
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||RCA (rear)|
|USB Port Power||0|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control||N|
|Memory Card Slot||N/C|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||N/A|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||25 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||3 volts|
|Key Button Color||N/A|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|Music File Playback||N/A|
Marine Certified: The Fusion MS-RA55 is designed and engineered specifically for use on the water, so it complies with IPx5 water resistant standards. The MS-RA55 is also equipped with a rugged electrically isolated aluminum die-cast chassis to maintain isolation between battery negative and the hull of your metal boat. In addition, the chassis of the MS-RA55 acts as a heat sink for the entire stereo, removing the need for an external cooling fan.
Note: This unit is water resistant, but not waterproof. It should not be submerged in water.
2.3" LCD: Information and text is easily readable, even under direct sunlight on the large 2.3" LCD screen. The MS-RA55 offers adjustable contrast and brightness for optimum viewing. The display supports English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, or Italian alphanumeric text.
Bluetooth Music Streaming: The Fusion MS-RA55 features built-in Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP for wireless music streaming, control, and song/artist display. You can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth source device (like the iPhone or an Android smartphone) to the MS-RA55. You are able to control basic playback operation like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the marine stereo's front-panel controls (advanced music browsing will still need to be done from your Bluetooth source device). The MS-RA55 will also display your Bluetooth music's song/artist/album information on its front-panel LCD.
Note: The unit does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone calls.
AM/FM Tuner with RDS: The MS-RA55 marine stereo features a built-in AM/FM radio that offers manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 15 FM station presets and 15 AM station presets. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can also select between US and European tuning.
Aux Input: Fusion's MS-RA55 marine stereo features a stereo RCA auxiliary input that is attached to its rear chassis by a 10" cable. If you audio source has a stereo minijack output, then you will need a stereo minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately).
4-Channel Amplifier: The MS-RA55 is equipped with a Class-AB amplifier rated at 25W (RMS) x 4 channel / 45W (Peak) x 4 channel.
Line Out: The MS-RA55 provides a stereo RCA line output for connection to an external amplifier. The line output's volume control is linked to Zone 1. The line output passes a full-range audio signal.
Multi-Zone Audio: The MS-RA55 marine stereo 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, but offers independent volume control and audio settings of each Zone.
- Zone 1: Zone 1 consists of 2 channel stereo speaker outputs and a stereo RCA line output.
- Zone 2: Zone 2 consists of 2 channel stereo speaker output.
Audio Controls: You can adjust the marine stereo's bass & treble. You can also balance the sound from left to right. In addition, you can set the head unit's maximum volume limit for both Zones.
Bulkhead Mount: The MS-RA55 requires a rectangular cutout in the bulkhead for inserting the chassis. The marine receiver has a shallow mounting depth, perfect for space conscious installation on small boats and personal watercrafts, where this is especially crucial. Four screws (supplied) fasten the faceplate against the mounting surface, and hold the included waterproof gasket against the bulkhead. A paper template is supplied to assist you with the cutout and drilling the screw holes. You can install the unit within 45° of horizontal.
- Cutout Width = 5.1875"
- Cutout Height = 2.0625"
- Cutout Depth = 2.5"
- Nose Width = 6.25"
- Nose Height = 2.6875"
- Nose Depth = 1.25"
Note: The screw holes are spaced 5.5625" (w) x 1.6875" (h) apart.
The Fusion MS-RA55 replaces these items
- built-in Bluetooth connectivity
- bright 2.3-inch LCD display
- bundle includes receiver and pair of 6" speakers
- marine digital media receiver with built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- plugs into your existing NMEA 2000 network
- 2.3" monochromatic dot matrix LCD display with brightness adjustment
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