Clarion Marine Unveils Affordable Speaker Line for Open-Air Boating

Clarion Marine Unveils Affordable Speaker Line for Open-Air Boating

Clarion’s New Line of Marine Speakers (CMS) Combines Rich Sound with Stylish Grille Designs and Optional RGB Illumination

 

Clarion Marine, a leader in marine-grade audio solutions, today announced the introduction of its all-new CMS line of marine coaxial speakers. Including three variations of a 6.5-inch full-range speaker: classic grille and sport grille with or without RGB lighting built-in. The new CMS speaker line extends the brand’s commitment to producing affordable, high quality and great sounding products to new levels.

 

“Clarion has a legacy of delivering quality products that offer uncompromising performance and value. Our new CMS speakers are no different and will lay the groundwork for Clarion Marine’s business for years to come,” said John Zimmerman, Clarion Marine product line manager. “Our customers will love the attention to detail that went into making these speakers so great!”

 

Quality Sound – Let’s Hear It

 

Ideal for source unit-powered systems, Clarion Marine CMS coaxial speakers are engineered using high-quality components that deliver excellent sound quality. Optimized for infinite-baffle (open-air) applications, CMS speakers feature a vacuum-formed polymer woofer cone body and marine-grade suspension components for deep lows and rich mids. They also feature a bridge-mounted, balanced-dome, polymer tweeter with neodymium magnet and ferrofluid cooling for crystal-clear highs. Tweeters are protected by a high-pass tweeter filter that is integrated into the woofer basket.

 

New Signature Design

 

The CMS series is part of a new design signature for Clarion Marine speakers, with grille design options to complement all boat styles. The new CMS-series speakers are offered in ‘classic’ and ‘sport’ models, each including black and white grille options in the box. For boaters seeking to make a visual statement, the sport grille models can be ordered with integrated LED RGB illumination that creates a fun ambiance with nearly limitless lighting color options (RGB controller sold separately).

 

Salt & Sun Certified

 

Utilizing UV-treated, durable, marine-rated materials, the new CMS line of speakers and subwoofers are built to withstand years of use in harsh marine environments. Specifically engineered, marine grade polymers and finishes are employed for the chassis and grilles in the CMS lineup. A close attention to critical connection by points by the design team ensures protection from corrosion. All models are Salt and Sun Certified; built to exceed industry standards for salt-fog/UV exposure (ASTM B117/D4329) and shock/vibration resistance, ensuring excellent long-term durability.

 

Complete CMS Series

 

Clarion Marine CMS Speakers: All coaxial speaker models include both black and white grilles.

 

CMS-651-CWBClassic grille design: 6.5-inch marine coaxial system with 0.5-inch (13 mm) tweeter, 30W @ 4 ohms – MSRP: $99.99/pair
CMS-651-SWBSport grille design: 6.5-inch marine coaxial system with 0.5-inch (13 mm) tweeter, 30W @ 4 ohms – MSRP: $99.99/pair
CMS-651RGB-SWBSport grille design with RGB LED lighting: 6.5-inch marine coaxial system with 0.5-inch (13 mm) tweeter, 30W @ 4 ohms – MSRP: $149.99/pair

 

All CMS speakers are backed by a 1 year limited warranty.

 

CMS series speakers are now available for purchase by authorized Clarion Marine retailers and will be incorporated into select model year 2021 boats as standard or optional equipment.

 

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About Clarion Marine:
With a history spanning eight decades, Clarion has long been recognized as a trendsetter in the audio space – pioneering in the marine audio category starting in 1995. From that point forward, Clarion Marine has built a reputation for providing marine-grade products that provide an uncompromising blend of performance, value, and durability. Today, Clarion Marine products come standard or as optional equipment from several top boat manufacturers and can be purchased at leading audio resellers and retailers globally. For more information, visit clarionmarine.com or follow the company on Facebook or Instagram.

Clarion Marine Launches New Premium Speaker Line

Clarion Marine Launches New Premium Speaker Line

The New CMSP speaker line features a sleek, modern design to fit a wide range of uses, optional RGB LED illumination and excellent power handling

 

Clarion Marine, a leader in marine-grade audio solutions, today announced the introduction of an all-new line of premium coaxial speakers and subwoofers for marine applications. Offered in 6.5- and 7.7-inch, the new CMSP coaxial, full-range speakers and matching 10-inch subwoofers benefit from Clarion’s decades of experience in marine audio design.

 

“This was a clean-sheet, premium speaker line initiative, and we refused to settle for anything less than truly exceptional,” said John Zimmerman, Clarion Marine product line manager, JL Audio, Inc. “The CMSP line is a true testament to Clarion Marine’s reputation for lasting durability and value. This line is also representative of a shift in direction for brand styling, which will be seen in many more products to come. Our customers will be blown away by the value of this lineup.”

Premium Performance – Let’s Hear It

 

The CMSP premium marine coaxial speakers feature a bridge-mounted, edge-driven, silk dome tweeter with neodymium magnet and ferrofluid cooling for outstanding high-frequency detail. Integrated within the woofer basket, away from the elements, is a second-order, high-pass tweeter filter. With the tweeter being suspend across the woofer cone, the woofer assembly is completely sealed from the front, to eliminate a common failure point of typical coaxial speakers. This design also creates more woofer cone surface area, which translates to better efficiency and output. The injection-molded woofer cone with purpose shaped center cap and marine-grade suspension components deliver low distortion and excellent midrange response. Available in 6.5-inch with, or without optional built-in RGB LED lighting or 7.7-inch, with built-in RGB LED lighting.

 

The CMSP series also includes a powerful 10-inch subwoofer optimized for infinite-baffle applications, thus not requiring a dedicated enclosure behind the subwoofer. The CMSP premium marine subwoofer feature a long-excursion design capable of high power-handling, to deliver impactful low frequency response with low distortion. Available in single four-ohm or single two-ohm voice coil models, for system design versatility, with built-in RGB LED lighting.

Premium Look, Premium Materials

 

The CMSP series serves as an exciting evolution in Clarion Marine’s speaker design. Featuring a modern, hexa-parallel sport grille design with an elegant metallic accent, the new Clarion Marine CMSP speakers and subwoofers complement even the most luxurious boat models. All CMSP speakers come with both gunmetal and white “sport’ grilles included in the box. The CMSP subwoofer “sport” grilles are available in gunmetal or white as well (grilles sold separately). Accenting the look of the new CMSP line is the built-in LED RGB lighting capable of producing nearly any color you can think of (RGB controller sold separately).

Salt & Sun Certified

 

Utilizing UV-treated, durable, marine-rated materials, the new CMSP line of speakers and subwoofers are built to withstand years of use in harsh marine environments. Specifically engineered, marine grade polymers and finishes were employed for the chassis and grilles in the CMSP lineup. The design team paid close attention to critical connection points and protected them to prevent corrosion. In addition, all CMSP-series speakers feature secure, waterproof wire connectors to protect wires from water intrusion and corrosive elements, as well as help keep them from ever coming loose. All models are built to exceed industry standards for salt-fog/UV exposure (ASTM B117/D4329) and shock/vibration resistance, ensuring excellent long-term durability.

Complete CMSP Series

 

Clarion Marine CMSP Speakers and Subwoofers: All coaxial speaker models include both gunmetal and white “sport” grilles with built-in RGB LED lighting optional on 6-5-inch speakers and included on 7.7-inch speakers. Gunmetal and white “sport” grilles for subwoofer models are sold separately.

 

CMSP-651-SWG6.5-inch premium marine coaxial speakers with 1-inch (25 mm) silk dome tweeter; 50W @ 4 ohms – MSRP: $149.99/pair

 

CMSP-651RGB-SWG6.5-inch premium marine coaxial speakers with 1-inch (25 mm) silk dome tweeter and built-in RGB lighting; 50W @ 4 ohms – MSRP: $199.99/pair

 

CMSP-771RGB-SWG7.7-inch premium marine coaxial speakers with 1-inch (25 mm) silk dome tweeter and built-in RGB lighting; 60W @ 4 ohms: MSRP: $239.99/pair
CMSP-101RGB-410-inch Premium 4-ohm single voice coil subwoofer with built-in RGB lighting; 250W @ 4 ohms: MSRP: $179.99 each
CMSP-101RGB-210-inch Premium 2-ohm single voice coil subwoofer with built-in RGB lighting; 250W @ 2 ohms: MSRP: $179.99 each
CMGP-101-SW10-inch sport grille for CMSP subwoofer – white: MSRP: $24.99/each
CMGP-101-SG10-inch sport grille for CMSP subwoofer – gunmetal: MSRP: $24.99/each

 

All CMSP speakers and subwoofers are backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

 

CMSP series speakers and subwoofers are now available for purchase by authorized Clarion Marine retailers and will be incorporated into select model year 2021 boats as standard or optional equipment.

 

For press kit materials, please visit https://bit.ly/Clarion_Marine_CMSP

 

About Clarion Marine:
With a history spanning eight decades, Clarion has long been recognized as a trendsetter in the audio space – pioneering in the marine audio category starting in 1995. From that point forward, Clarion Marine has built a reputation for providing marine-grade products that provide an uncompromising blend of performance, value and durability. Today, Clarion Marine products come standard or as optional equipment from several top boat manufacturers and can be purchased at leading audio resellers and retailers globally. For more information, visit clarionmarine.com or follow the company on Facebook or Instagram.

With New Direction, Clarion Marine Relaunches in the U.S. Retail Market

With New Direction, Clarion Marine Relaunches in the U.S. Retail Market

Starting this summer, Clarion Marine will bring new products to a renewed network of authorized retailers.

Clarion Marine is positioned to make 2020 a breakout year by returning to the retail marine audio channel, under the management of JL Audio, Inc. The company has expanded Clarion Marine’s distributor base and is building a network of specialty retailers.

This follows JL Audio, Inc.’s licensing of the Clarion Marine brand from Clarion Co., Ltd. of Japan, an agreement not affected by the subsequent acquisition of Clarion Co., Ltd. by Faurecia, a global automotive supplier based in France.

Since the licensing agreement went into effect in late 2018, JL Audio hired a dedicated group of product planners, engineers and supply chain experts to form a product development team that could lead Clarion Marine’s return to prominence in the marine audio market. The first wave of new products from this team will debut this summer, with many more products scheduled for delivery in 2021.

“Clarion has a deep history as a pioneering car audio company, and a particularly strong reputation as a marine audio brand. We accepted the challenge to return Clarion Marine to a leadership position with products that are relevant, well-priced and able to deliver a great customer experience,” said Andy Oxenhorn, President of JL Audio, Inc.  “It’s very exciting to see the product development team’s hard work come to market. With our disciplined marketing and distribution plan, we expect Clarion Marine to set new records for sales by 2023.”

The Clarion Marine product line is well-focused at key retail price points and will rely on a distribution model that recognizes the value of approved brick and mortar retail outlets. Key distribution partners sharing the company’s vision for the Clarion Marine brand will also play a key role in some markets.

A select group of authorized internet retailers, meeting Clarion Marine’s high standards, will be authorized to sell online.

JL Audio, Inc’s network of sales representatives will manage retail accounts across the United States, guided by the JL Audio, Inc’s sales team. VP of US Retail Sales, Brian Power said, “We have such a great opportunity in front of us, with a great plan for Clarion Marine that complements our well-established JL Audio brand. Our sales team is already hard at work, looking for the best opportunities for success in each market.”

Manville Smith, VP of Marketing for JL Audio, Inc. said, “Our new Clarion Marine tagline, ‘Let’s Hear It.’, anchors our brand message for Clarion Marine. We will focus on communicating in human-centered terms that emphasize the enjoyment our products bring to boaters.” Smith continued, “We will also place an emphasis on Clarion Marine’s longstanding reputation for building products that last in real marine use. We call it ‘Salt and Sun Certified,’ which is a short way of describing the intense testing and certification our products must pass.”

Clarion Marine products have already begun shipping to authorized retailers around the U.S.A.

For press kit materials, please visit https://bit.ly/ClarionMarine07012020.

About Clarion Marine:
With a history spanning eight decades, Clarion has long been recognized as a trendsetter in the audio space – pioneering in the marine audio category starting in 1995. From that point forward, Clarion Marine has built a reputation for providing marine-grade products that provide an uncompromising blend of performance, value and durability. Today, Clarion Marine products come standard or as optional equipment from several top boat manufacturers and can be purchased at leading audio resellers and retailers globally. For more information, visit clarionmarine.com or follow the company on Facebook or Instagram.