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MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver Clearance

FUSION
MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver

Model # 10257525 | Mfg # MS-IP600G

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Fusion’s MS-IP600G marine stereo is a complete media center designed specifically for use on a boat. With an AM/FM receiver, SiriusXM-ready capability and an internal, waterproof compartment to dock your iPod directly into your new stereo, the MS-IP600G gives you access to all the audio content options you could want while aboard.

New for 2014, the MS-IP600G now includes the MS-BT100 Marine Bluetooth Module, allowing for instant streaming from a compatible device. The MS-BT100 module streams audio from any A2DP Bluetooth capable Apple, Android, Windows, Blackberry or other device directly to the connected Fusion marine stereo.

Made for your boat—not your Bimmer!

Unlike most marine stereos on the market, Fusion’s lineup (including the IP600G) was designed specifically for marine use. Ordinarily, stereos on the marine market have undergone a minor facelift—some white, UV-resistant paint, some circuit coating to take a splash or two...but ultimately, they’re car stereos in disguise. But not with a Fusion. The IP600G’s rugged, diecast construction holds up to the saltwater exposure you’re likely to experience on your boat. And its superior marine construction is IPX5 water-resistant, too, so you’re sure to have a reliable onboard audio option that will be with you for years to come.

Ultimate playlist versatility

Digital music makes perfect sense on a moving boat. You’ll have more playlist options without worrying about skipping tracks, or physical scratches. With the IP600G, the same way you’ve probably forgotten about your old 8-Tracks, you can skip dragging your CDs along with you, too. Fusion’s innovative iPod docking system houses your iPod safely inside a waterproof drawer—and charges it the whole time you’re listening—no cables required.

Easy, intuitive controls—just like your iPod

You’ll have complete control and access to all iPod functions from the IP600G’s easy to use 2.7" dot matrix display. Its intuitive, onscreen interface is virtually identical to the iPod interface itself. Search and sort by song, artist and album name, or use the rapid alpha search.

Tailor the sound to multiple locations onboard

Crashing waves, monster wakes and roaring engines—listening to music on your boat isn’t the same as in your car or SUV. The IP600G’s independent three-zone audio feature let’s you control the volume separately in up to three different locations on your boat. Set the volume level and manage their settings right from the head unit! So you can listen louder on deck while not blasting your ears below.

Pump out more power than most other marine stereos

With a beefy output of 4 x 70W (280W max), the IP600G’s unique Class D amplifier delivers 40% more audio power than competitive units while consuming 40% less electricity.

  • Functions: AM/FM/Sat. Radio Ready/RDS Aux. in/iPod control
  • Watts: 280W (70W x 4)
  • Controls: AM/FM & full iPod menu controls on faceplate
  • iPod Compatible: Internal iPod dock
  • Display Type: 2.7" dot matrix
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX5
  • Warranty: Three-year limited

MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver

Amplifier 70 Watts x 4
Connection Interface AM
FM
iPod
AUX
Display Color Grayscale
Display Type FSTN Transflective LCD
Warranty Details Three Years

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Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Waterproof (12)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Weather proof (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Partying (7)
  • Relaxing (7)
  • Larger boats (6)
  • Small boats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Intermediate (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Must have for iphone/ipod owner

I bought a new boat it came with an older radio installed but the speakers were not good so I decided to replace it all. I wanted a radio that would play Pandora from...Read complete review

I bought a new boat it came with an older radio installed but the speakers were not good so I decided to replace it all. I wanted a radio that would play Pandora from my iphone so I was looking for something with an AUX input. I saw this one on display in West Marine and loved the flip down faceplate and how the iphone could just dock right in and be protected. I was hestitant about paying so much for the package but did some shopping around online found a website that had it for [$] with free Fusion speakers so I had to jump on it. I probably saved about $150 by price matching and it's water proof which I wasn't going to buy because of the price so I came out good. The only thing so far that I don't like is I wish it had a built in AUX input so I can play another MP3 player instead of having my iphone closed up the whole time. I know it has the AUX capability but I will have to run another AUX wire which isn't a big deal. The sound quality of the radio sounds good paired with my Fusion speakers. The face plate is kind of hard to take off but I will not be putting that on anymore once I get my center console cover. I think if you can get this below $300 especially with speakers included I say go for it but for [$] just for the unit seems a little high.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unusable!

This stereo came in the new Regal I bought last summer. I didn't own an IPod, so I had to buy that since the unit didn't come with a CD player. The concept...Read complete review

This stereo came in the new Regal I bought last summer. I didn't own an IPod, so I had to buy that since the unit didn't come with a CD player. The concept is absolutely great. The truth is that it absolutely doesn't work. The IPod keeps over heating being completely housed in the unit itself. The stereo obviously gets warm, the IPod gets warm on it's own & then you add the heat of summer and it keeps shutting off. The dealer said I had to have a bad IPod so I exchanged it. Same problem. Eventually, the dealer admitted that they have lots of this exact problem. I tried leaving the faceplate open. I tried blowing a fan in there. Nothing makes it work. It seemed a shame to buy another brand new stereo for a brand new boat, but I did. I like the new one.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Unusable!

By Jim

from Lake of the Ozarks, MO

About Me Advanced

Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

This stereo came in the new Regal I bought last summer. I didn't own an IPod, so I had to buy that since the unit didn't come with a CD player. The concept is absolutely great. The truth is that it absolutely doesn't work. The IPod keeps over heating being completely housed in the unit itself. The stereo obviously gets warm, the IPod gets warm on it's own & then you add the heat of summer and it keeps shutting off. The dealer said I had to have a bad IPod so I exchanged it. Same problem. Eventually, the dealer admitted that they have lots of this exact problem. I tried leaving the faceplate open. I tried blowing a fan in there. Nothing makes it work. It seemed a shame to buy another brand new stereo for a brand new boat, but I did. I like the new one.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jam min' on the water!

By Dobby

from Rockford,illinois

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Clear Sound
  • Good Power Output
  • No Rattle
  • Waterproof
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

      The MS IP600 coupled with 4 MS700 speakers. What an awesome sounding system. Can't wait to hit the water.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      is not 100 percent 360 water proof

      By tony

      from stuart florida

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

      in less then a month i got caught in a storm and washed off salt and display fogged up from water behind it and chrome came off from around volume knob. this doesnt look like it is that water proof to me. good sound but false claim on water

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      AWESOME RADIO!!!!!! BUT

      By MacDaddy

      from Haines City, Fla

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Install
      • Good Power Output
      • No Rattle
      • Waterproof
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

          Best sounding stereo system for a boat that i have ever owned.Unfortunately it died after one year. Unit will just not come on. Did purchase the extended warranty so in process of getting a replacement.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it.

          By Hippie Saylor

          from Salt Lake

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Install
          • Waterproof
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Boats

            Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

            This thing is just everything it is supposed to be cracked up to be. When it come to a marine stereo, that is a big deal.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By BTS

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Install
            • Good Power Output
            • No Rattle
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

                I got this unit for Christmas (it was on my list!) and I absolutely love it. I have an older iPod laying around filled with all of my music and I figured this would be easier than trying to get a radio signal or fumbling with CDs. Install was easy, all of the cables are clearly marked, and connecting them to a pair of speakers was so easy. I also got the remote, which is on a 45 degree angle on my center console. Makes scrolling through the iPod easy. The menu layout takes a few minutes to get used to but if I can figure it out, anyone can.

                All around great product!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Must have for iphone/ipod owner

                By Stem

                from Wilmington, NC

                About Me Beginner

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Clear Sound
                • Waterproof
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                • No built in AUX input

                Best Uses

                • Larger Boats
                • Partying
                • Relaxing
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

                I bought a new boat it came with an older radio installed but the speakers were not good so I decided to replace it all. I wanted a radio that would play Pandora from my iphone so I was looking for something with an AUX input. I saw this one on display in West Marine and loved the flip down faceplate and how the iphone could just dock right in and be protected. I was hestitant about paying so much for the package but did some shopping around online found a website that had it for [$] with free Fusion speakers so I had to jump on it. I probably saved about $150 by price matching and it's water proof which I wasn't going to buy because of the price so I came out good. The only thing so far that I don't like is I wish it had a built in AUX input so I can play another MP3 player instead of having my iphone closed up the whole time. I know it has the AUX capability but I will have to run another AUX wire which isn't a big deal. The sound quality of the radio sounds good paired with my Fusion speakers. The face plate is kind of hard to take off but I will not be putting that on anymore once I get my center console cover. I think if you can get this below $300 especially with speakers included I say go for it but for [$] just for the unit seems a little high.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT product and client support

                By Double Dream

                from Stuart Fla

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Power Output
                • No Rattle
                • Waterproof
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                • None it rocks

                Best Uses

                • Larger Boats
                • Partying
                • Relaxing
                • Small Boats
                • While Boarding

                Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

                I hate bad surprizes ....... Fusion delivers more than what they promise, what a great product. We had an identical system that I installed our our trawler and it performed flawlesslyin harsh conditions and all kinds of weather. We have now purchased an offshore catamaran and I ordered this unit again (we will also get the Sirius options) for our new boat.
                Cannot wait to hook it up!
                You will not be disapointed,
                Thank you for bringing smiles to our faces!!!!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best marine radio ever

                By Joe

                from Long Island Sound

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Chargeplay ipodiphone
                • Clear Sound
                • Good Power Output
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

                    I have two of these. They are amazing. Charges your ipod/iphone while playing. Super easy to use menu for playlists/songs. Great power output, 70watt x4.

                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AWESOME SOUND!!! NO MORE SKIPPING CDS!!!

                    By REELCOWBOYFISHING

                    from EUSTIS FLORIDA

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Clear Sound
                    • EASY INSTALL
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Good Power Output
                    • No Rattle
                    • Waterproof
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • CENTER CONSOLES

                      Comments about Fusion MS-IP600G True Marine Stereo with Built-in iPod Dock & Bluetooth Receiver:

                      THIS WAS AN EASY INSATLL, ADDED THE SAT RADIO TUNER, AND BEST OF ALL, COULD CONTROL THE RADIO FROM THE HELM SEAT WITH THE WIRED REMOTE!!NO MORE FUSSING WITH CDS, OR SKIPPING CDS WE RUN OFF THE EST COAST OF FLORIDA [@]

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      ALL GOOD, GOT THE "RUN AROUND" FROM WEST MARINE, BUT AFTER 3 STORES, AND BEING PERSISTANT TO BUY THIS UNIT, IT WAS WORTH IT. STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM WEST MARINE CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT.

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