JL Audio showed two new products at KnowledgeFest in Dallas last month. The first is a Stealthbox enclosed subwoofer for newer Ford Broncos and the other is a new marine audio interface.
The Stealthbox for the Bronco is shipping now. The model SB-F-BRONCG6/10TW1 uses one JL 10-inch subwoofer in a sealed fiberglass enclosure. It custom fits the right rear corner of 2021 and up Bronco models. The 2 ohm subwoofer handles 300 watts at a retail price of $1,199.
JL is also shipping at new hideaway box interface for a factory marine display. The new MediaMaster HTML interface (MMA-1-HTML) is compatible with JL Audio MediaMaster marine source units to provide full control control of JL Audio system functions through the boat’s multifunction display. It works with Simrad, Lowrance or Garmin multifunction display (MFD).
With the new MMA-1-HTML, JL Audio marine source units like the MM105 and headless MM105-HR can be fully controlled from an onboard multifunction display.
Under the typical NMEA marine network, users get features on the multifunction display such as source, track, volume and volume for different zones. With the MMA-1-HTML, users get the get full access to JL Audio settings. For example, users can control individual subwoofers for each zone.
“Historically, MFDs provided limited compatibility and control for sound systems, which made having an audio system control head necessary,” Stephen Leigh, Sr. Vice President, Electronic Engineering, JL Audio.
He continued, “With the MediaMaster® MMA-1-HTML, we’re able to provide boatbuilders and owners total flexibility in helm design by ending the need for a dedicated audio system controller, moving all control and management to the onboard MFD.”
The MMA1-HTML will be offered at retail in Q4.