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General Features:

  • Clarion CMS2 In-Dash Marine Mechless Receiver
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 20 watts x 4 channels
  • Smartphone connectivity for seamless music playback
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Wired Remote Ready (Optional MW1/MW2/MW4) - Sold Separately
  • Watertight full display controller
    • Meets IPX6 splash-proof standards
    • Controls hideaway blackbox stereo
  • Easy to read 3-line dot matrix LCD display
  • All components meet ASTM B117 salt/fog exposure and SSTM D4329 UV exposure standards
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • MP3/WMA/AAC
  • AM/FM tuner with 10 station presets
  • Weather band operation with 7 station presets
  • iPod and iPhone Direct Control: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable and USB-to-Lightning Cable compatible
  • 3-band equalizer
  • 3.5mm Audio Auxiliary Input
  • On board USB Input
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM Radio Package and subscription required and sold separately


Software Update: Update corrects wired remote IR detection issue, Click Here for the update page


Check out the Clarion CMS2 Owner's Manual



Product History:

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In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Custom Mount
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
20 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
3 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
3-Band
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

LCD Text Display
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
No
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Rear 3.5mm Audio Input
USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Yes
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SiriusXM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

No
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No

iPod Information

Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 7th Generation (16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 5th Generation (16, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPhone Compatible
This means that the unit is fully compatible with the iPhone. Please check the product description for up-to-date information on specific iPhone compatibility.
Yes

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
86%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.4
Usability
4.7
Sand fun

elkhart in

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Great Unit

April 5, 2015

I installed this unit on my 4 seat sandrail and LOVE IT I use the usb port most of the time and it is great. I have 4 6.5" kicker speakers with no amp it is llud and clear

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Jimmytee

Elizabethtown,KY

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So far extremely pleased

August 2, 2015

I was looking to replace the Audio system in my 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B. I had already replaced the front speakers with Polk Audio MM6501s, installed a NVX MPVA4 amplifier and added a JL Audio Subwoofer. I decided to go ahead and replace the rest.

I researched the available "Hide Away" marine units. Why can't any of them have steering wheel inputs? Rockford has a unit it says will be available in Sept that supposedly has steering wheel inputs. It is projected to cost quite a bit more and again, it isn't available now.

The unit seems reasonably built and quality is good. It comes with quite a few connection options. I am not using any of the speaker level outputs so I can not evaluate those. Set up of audio settings is fairly straight forward. Not an abundance of settings, but enough with subwoofer level, loudness, Low Pass Filter setting for sub. It would have been nice to include a high pass filter for the other outputs, but that can be accomplished on most amps if using one.

Bluetooth pairing to my Droid RazrM was simple and works well. I haven't used it much yet, but did play around enough to appreciate that it worked well and sound quality was decent. I was able skip tracks pause and play etc...

One of my concerns before purchasing, was how well the display would work in direct sunlight. Well, it does pretty decent. I do think it would be better if the background lighting of the screen was not blue but gray or an amber. But overall, I was able to quickly glance at the display and read what was displayed.

The result is I am thoroughly pleased. The OEM electronics had USB input but it was picky on the format of the content. I can say so far everything on the flash drive I have loaded plays. I also took advantage of the SiriusXM radio ability . Set up was easy, which is more a function of SiriusXM. The only gripe I might have with the Sirius is that the volume is much lower requiring me to raise the volume substantially to match volumes I get with the flash drive etc...

Over all, I am very pleased. The sound quality is a big jump. It performs with much cleaner stereo separation than the OEM electronics and the available sources like USB, SiriusXM etc... are really nice for the price.

I can't speak to the durability as I've only took it on a 350 mile ride just yesterday.

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DavidT

NC Foothills

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Clarion CMS2 Marine Receiver

June 29, 2015

I chose the CMS2 when it came time to replace the radio in my boat primarily because it receives NOAA weather channels. Since the boat has no other warning receivers I want to know something about severity when I see skies darkening. Waiting for an alert to be issued often is too late to make appropriate navigational decisions but tuning in the weather channel provides some advance knowledge of storm direction and wind-speeds.
Concerning speaker output, I use only two channels; I am not using the rear channel or the sub woofer outputs and no audio amps. There’s plenty of power to hear the radio when the boat is under moderate power at ¾ volume using only two speakers.
Concerning reception, the CMS2 will tune in local stations only or distant stations. I find the reception to be excellent on all bands using a 24” whip antenna and the 1½” square SiriusXM square magnetic antenna. All bands lock-on without signal loss.
Additional inputs include USB, AUX (RCA) input and Bluetooth. Bluetooth however does not include hands-free calling, there is no remote mic. Bluetooth is limited to streaming audio only.

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Jimmytee

Elizabethtown,KY

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So far extremely pleased

August 2, 2015

I was looking to replace the Audio system in my 2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B. I had already replaced the front speakers with Polk Audio MM6501s, installed a NVX MPVA4 amplifier and added a JL Audio Subwoofer. I decided to go ahead and replace the rest.

I researched the available "Hide Away" marine units. Why can't any of them have steering wheel inputs? Rockford has a unit it says will be available in Sept that supposedly has steering wheel inputs. It is projected to cost quite a bit more and again, it isn't available now.

The unit seems reasonably built and quality is good. It comes with quite a few connection options. I am not using any of the speaker level outputs so I can not evaluate those. Set up of audio settings is fairly straight forward. Not an abundance of settings, but enough with subwoofer level, loudness, Low Pass Filter setting for sub. It would have been nice to include a high pass filter for the other outputs, but that can be accomplished on most amps if using one.

Bluetooth pairing to my Droid RazrM was simple and works well. I haven't used it much yet, but did play around enough to appreciate that it worked well and sound quality was decent. I was able skip tracks pause and play etc...

One of my concerns before purchasing, was how well the display would work in direct sunlight. Well, it does pretty decent. I do think it would be better if the background lighting of the screen was not blue but gray or an amber. But overall, I was able to quickly glance at the display and read what was displayed.

The result is I am thoroughly pleased. The OEM electronics had USB input but it was picky on the format of the content. I can say so far everything on the flash drive I have loaded plays. I also took advantage of the SiriusXM radio ability . Set up was easy, which is more a function of SiriusXM. The only gripe I might have with the Sirius is that the volume is much lower requiring me to raise the volume substantially to match volumes I get with the flash drive etc...

Over all, I am very pleased. The sound quality is a big jump. It performs with much cleaner stereo separation than the OEM electronics and the available sources like USB, SiriusXM etc... are really nice for the price.

I can't speak to the durability as I've only took it on a 350 mile ride just yesterday.

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Chris

Hixson, TN

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This stereo is awesome!

August 12, 2016

I installed the black box down below, which hides it nicely, and put the control unit in the cockpit of my sailboat for easy access. I also added the MF1 wireless remote so I can change the music and volume while swimming. This unit with a pair of Polk Audio speakers rocks!

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macatc

UNION CITY, TN

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Good sound

July 5, 2016

Bought the unit so I could hide most of the unit in a secure place in the dash. Having separate control unit made this easy. Have it on a Slingshot which is always open to outside. Does every thing I wanted good sound and music up to 70 mpg with no other amp.

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StevenH

Cutchogue, NY

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I replaced a Jensen

May 26, 2016

I replaced a Jensen satellite radio that had died with the Clarion CMS2.
The Clarion is a nice unit, the Sirius setup was a breeze. The radio works well. The controls are not very intuitive so leave the manual on board. The Jensen had a protective cover that fit over the remote head and I wish this unit had one as well. All-in-all it is a good unit for the money.

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Water-resistant, spring-loaded universal marine radio

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White Splash Guard

Universal protective marine head unit cover to protect your radio from the harsh marine environment.

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18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

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christmas present for son
mary h on Nov 25, 2016
This item is to replace my unit seems to get good reviews
Ralph H on Jun 27, 2016
had everything I wanted and the price was right
MJ C on Oct 7, 2016
Hideaway with bluetooth
Greg E on May 15, 2016
is there a wired remote for this unit?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2016
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does this unit require any type antenna?
vernon p on May 2, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, it needs an antenna if you want to use the am/fm option. Sonic has plenty of external antenna options for fairly cheap. I rarely use the am/fm radio because the unit has bluetooth,usb,and aux inputs. If you want to use the sirium xm radio, then you will need an xm radio antenna. The unit WILL work fine without an antenna as far as functionality with other inputs goes though. By the way, I bought this unit 2 years ago and it's gone through everything (rain,sleet,snow) and still works flawless!
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Is this compatible with IPHONE 6 or 6PLUS? Does it work with Gimbal mount Mfg # BKU001 ?
Little Bones on Mar 12, 2015
Best Answer: No Idea.My unit works bluetooth with i Phone 4 very good
Reply · Report · Igor Z on Mar 13, 2015
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What is the install size of both the head and power units?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2014
Best Answer: Hello ,

Black Box Dimensions (W × H × D) (Inches) : 6.87 × 2.02 × 6.78
Black Box Dimensions (W × H × D) (mm) : 174.5 × 51.3 × 172.2
Watertight Controller (W × H × D) (Inches) : 5.25 × 3.25 × 1
Watertight Controller (W × H × D) (mm) : 133.3 × 82.6 × 25.4

REF: http://www.clarion.com/us/en/products-personal/marine/CMS2/
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CMS2

UPC

729218020623

Weight

4.60lbs

Internal SKU

cms2

Internal Product ID

81198

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Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Clarion CMS2