Clarion supports iThing tunes, & and the Bluetooth alternative

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

3 Responses

  1. lfbaron says:

    Interesting, but I have been using what I believe is a cleaner and more flexible solution with my run-of-the-mill Sony stereo. I connected an old Airport Express (Apple’s Wi-Fi router) to the aux input on the stereo, connected the iPod to the newly created wireless network and, with Apple’s new AirPlay feature, I can stream from the iPod or iPad any music I want from wherever I am on the boat. Even Pandora, if I am within range of a true Wi-Fi connection (or using 3G connection). Only drawback is that it requires 120V input, but that’s what inverters are for.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I installed this unit in my sailboat.
    Built in Bluethoot and ipod docking tray.
    Got it all(no CD)works like a dream and sounds good to.

  3. Kardinal says:

    We installed the Belkin bluetooth unit on the bridge of small motoryacht we manage last year and then split the audio connection with a Shack splitter to the salon unit. Bluetooth works awesome, and its really nice for guests to enjoy the same music everywhere with the ability to change ipod or pandora music on the fly. Can’t wait for the Jailbreak on 4.2 so i can upgrade my OS and try AirPlay via an Express. I hear you can’t use multiple speakers/express from the iOs. Is this true?
    Early last year on a new Ferretti we sold, the client chose the Seamphony system with 5 Express coupled to Bose SA3 amps ( ) awesome system but had some limitations until AirPlay. I am planning on installing the same type system in my home but with only the Express & SA3 driving speakers with all media coming from my iPod as I walk around.
    Great site that I have always admired, but never had the chance to share. Keep up the good work Panbo

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