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SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo

Model # 15113160Mfg # MEXM70BT

$199.99

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Product Description

Here’s the first marine stereo built with your smartphone and your mobile lifestyle in mind. MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo’s App Remote 2.0 feature unites your marine stereo’s music and smartphone apps into a single source list. It gives Android users voice control with notification read-out for Twitter, and lets you read and reply to text or e-mail messages. Plus, you can control the unit’s volume and subwoofer sound levels, the EQ, fader and balance.

It’s compatible with Pandora, SiriusXM ready (receiver sold separately) and has front and rear USB ports for your iPod/iPhone or Android. One Touch Bluetooth pairing by Near Field Communication makes it easy to set up your bluetooth connection with your smartphone. Marine coated circuitboard for water-resistance in the marine environment. Memory backup.

  • Functions: AM/FM/Pandora/SiriusXM ready
  • Watts: 220W (55W x 4)
  • Display Type: Red/blue illuminated LCD
  • Tuner: FM/AM step change
  • Face Design: Fixed
  • Remote Control: Included, RM-X11M ready
  • Preamp Outputs: Three preamp outputs (front, rear, and sub)
  • Waterproof Rating: Splash-resistant
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo

Amplifier 55 Watts x 4
Connection Interface AM
FM
Pandora
Sirius XM
Display Color Monochrome
Display Type Red/Blue Illuminated LCD
Features Waterproof
Satellite Radio Ready
Remote Capable
CD Ready
Warranty Details One Year

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SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (0)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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    (4)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great unit

great unit like everything sony high quality. bluetooth works great.. very happy

great unit like everything sony high quality. bluetooth works great.. very happy

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broke in a few weeks and interface stinks

I installed this unit in my boat and it broke after a few weeks. The FM would only tune in the Japanese freq which ends at 88mhz making it pretty useless in the US....Read complete review

I installed this unit in my boat and it broke after a few weeks. The FM would only tune in the Japanese freq which ends at 88mhz making it pretty useless in the US. The interface is hard to use and hard to pair with a Bluetooth. Since it is on a boat and a lot of boat owners turn off their batteries when the boat is not in use so it loses its memory so every time you need to repair the blue tooth, EQ, and presets which is a pain due to the poor interface. To avoid this limitation you could run a direct line to the battery or build a small trickle to keep the memory alive or the device could have been designed with true memory like many others have done. After I sent the unit back to sony I received a call a few "weeks" later saying it is a known issue with the unit and they can not provide a replacement unit and to send a copy of how much I paid so I could be refunded. Sony has really gone in the wrong direction in the past few years and this product really highlights that.

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3.0

Lots of features but too complicated for simple functions.

By Marko

from Newport Beach, CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Youth

      Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

      It works

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Might reconsider purchase if I had to do it again

      By Chef D

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • user guide poor

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

      Installation went well, but operation of unit is a pain. The app works only if you are hard wired to the unit via USB port. Handbook for operation is poor at best. Adjusting bass, treble, etc. needs to go through app so bring you USB cable every time. Unit plays well when you get it adjusted. Too much work for a Sony!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Nathan at West Marine was most helpful assisting me figuring out how to adjust the unit. Spend a little more money and get an easy to operate unit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      say goodbye to your wired remote on you boats dash

      By joeydon

      from 11356

      Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

      I think its bad advertising that sony says the RMX60M/L is compatible with this unit. I guess its all about the sales.. the RMX60M/L will work but the remote screen will not function because sony changed the plug on the head unit. and only the buttons will work.. what a joke.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic

      By Dog House III

      from Alton, NH

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

        Great radio

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Good performance, some complaints

        By raymondean

        from Spokane, WA, USA

        Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

        I had this installed last year, when I bought my boat. My only problems with this so far: 1. The remote SUCKS! my stereo is mounted in the glove compartment, and you have to prop the door to the glove compartment open AND have the remote within just 2 or 3 feet of the unit to use it. Kinda defeats the purpose of having the remote. 2. The app for iphone, is pointless. I know sony makes phones that are the competition to apple, but really?? It seems childish and poor marketing to make any useful app only have decent features for android. Whoever made that decision obviously thought that by doing that, it would make people go out and grab an android phone, but, in at least my way of thinking, it does the opposite, it makes my next purchase of a stereo, or any sony product, WAY less likely. I do like the sound quality, menu setup, and options

         
        1.0

        Broke in a few weeks and interface stinks

        By Jefh23

        from Stanhope, NJ 07874, USA

        Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

        I installed this unit in my boat and it broke after a few weeks. The FM would only tune in the Japanese freq which ends at 88mhz making it pretty useless in the US. The interface is hard to use and hard to pair with a Bluetooth. Since it is on a boat and a lot of boat owners turn off their batteries when the boat is not in use so it loses its memory so every time you need to repair the blue tooth, EQ, and presets which is a pain due to the poor interface. To avoid this limitation you could run a direct line to the battery or build a small trickle to keep the memory alive or the device could have been designed with true memory like many others have done. After I sent the unit back to sony I received a call a few "weeks" later saying it is a known issue with the unit and they can not provide a replacement unit and to send a copy of how much I paid so I could be refunded. Sony has really gone in the wrong direction in the past few years and this product really highlights that.

         
        5.0

        great unit

        By bill

        from savannah

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy Storage
        • Easy To Use
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

          great unit like everything sony high quality. bluetooth works great.. very happy

           
          5.0

          baja

          By bubbatab

          from 78623

          Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

          its in the boat work grate still have a ways to go got two m. bose speakers no amp. yet are woofer.

           
          1.0

          Horrible

          By Mozeboater

          from Georgia

          Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

          I would give this zero stars if I could. Bought this, had it professionally installed and connected my Bluetooth iPod to it and kept getting a beeping noise through the speakers along with the music. Called Sony support and basically a button is stuck somewhere and they want me to have it uninstalled and send it back all at cost to me! This was a brand new unit!!! Now I have to pay to have it uninstalled, send it back, wait for replacement, then pay to have new one reinstalled all at cost to me. Don't buy Sony people, read on other blogs where this radio has a programming glitch, look at YouTube if you need more info!

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Horrible!

          By Mozeboater

          from Georgia

          Comments about SONY MEX-M70BT Bluetooth Marine Stereo:

          This thing was broken right out of the box, Bluetooth doesn't work and now I have to pay to have it uninstalled and sent back and reinstalled all at cost to me.

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