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Low power music radio

Hey guys,

I'm trying to find information about low power radios for the boat. A lot of the ones I see try to brag about their wattages, but to be honest I just need to hear the music. I'm not trying to impress a bunch of chicken headed hoochies at spring break.

To be honest, I don't care if it plays CDs. I'd rather satellite radio.

Something like this would be cool:

http://shop.sailnet.com/product_info.php/products_id/74287?search=1&category=Marine%20Electronics|electronics.jpg

You could mount it anywhere,,,,, Would that suck my battery dry quickly?
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Any head unit with XM/Sirius should work. Remember they all have volume controls. Expect about 1 amp draw at normal volumes.
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Most car decks don't draw much amperage. Apparently they don't draw near the advertised 50 watts per channel that is standard spec. Check out the Fusion RA-200 if you're looking for a digital solution suitable for AM/FM/VHF/iPod/Sirius/AUX (no CD).
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Ohhh that Fusion RA-200 is *NICE*. Thank you for that!
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Ohhh that Fusion RA-200 is *NICE*. Thank you for that!
I've used the Fusion Audio units on my boat, and they work great. Had one on the last boat, and when I bought our current boat, the first upgrade I did was to take out the Sony CD player and install a Fusion MS-IP600G in its place. I use a iPod 80gig Classic, and even with around 2000 songs on it now, it is only about 10% full. I use the unit all the time, and the drain on the batteries is small.
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