Features

April 2013 Issue

Best Mid-priced Marine Stereos

PS bench-tests units from Sony, Fusion, Dual, Milennia, and Poly-Planar.

As a follow-up to our August 2012 evaluation of budget-friendly marine audio systems, we recently tested five mid-priced marine stereos, three of which came kitted with speakers. The products in this round of testing retail for $180 to $350 and are a step up in quality, water-resistance, and features from the stereo-speaker packages ($200 or less) we reviewed last year. A quality marine stereo should be corrosion resistant, with coated circuit boards and no ferrous parts. We limited this test field to stereos rated IPX5 or higher.

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