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JENSEN AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth Compact 3.5" Round Waterproof Stereo with App Control

Product #: MS3ARTL

The JENSEN Marine MS3A is a self-contained AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth compact 3.5" round waterproof stereo with app control which allows users to control all of the stereo's primary functions directly from their mobile device by downloading the JENSEN jControl app! It features 160 watts, a USB input along with an auxiliary input and a line out (RCA). The MS3A has a large, daylight readable LCD display with blue backlit controls to offer boaters a user-friendly interface. This economical stereo fits a 3" gauge hole and has UV resistant finishes and corrosion resistant materials to guarantee it withstands life in a rough mobile environment.


 


Visit your iTunes or Google Play store to download the jControl app.

Price: $215.99
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JENSEN AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth Compact 3.5" Round Waterproof Stereo with App Control

JENSEN AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth Compact 3.5" Round Waterproof Stereo with App Control

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Features for the JENSEN AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth Compact 3.5" Round Waterproof Stereo with App Control

  • 160 watts
  • 12V DC power system (2-wire)
  • App ready (jControl)
  • IPX6 waterproof design
  • AM/FM
  • Bluetooth streaming audio (A2DP, AVRCP)
  • Full four channel amplified output
  • USB input allows for playback of MP3/WMA files from compatible flash drives
  • Rear auxiliary audio output
  • Rear auxillary audio input
  • Compact, self-contained design
  • Line out audio (RCA)
  • 12 programmable presets (6 AM, 6 FM)
  • Simple user interface
  • Large, daylight readable LCD display
  • Audio tone, balance and fader controls
  • Zero current memory draw
  • Conformal-coated circuit boards
  • Blue backlit controls (LED illumination)
  • Segmented LED display
  • UV-resistant finishes/materials
  • Corrosion-resistant materials
  • FCC/CE certified

Specifications for the JENSEN AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth Compact 3.5" Round Waterproof Stereo with App Control

SKU
MS3ARTL
Weight (Lbs)
1
Overall Dimensions
3" Dia. x 6.3" Depth
Maximum Power Output (Watts x Channel)
40w x 4
Signal-to-Noise Ratio @ 1Watt/4 Ohms (dB)
No
Mounting Hole Dimensions (Inches WxH)
3.87 x 3.31
App Ready
yes
Mounting Depth (Inches)
5.52
Watertight Standard Compliant
Yes
Conformal Coated PCB
Yes
Plastic PCB Insulator
No
Chassis
No
iPod Ready
No
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready
No
Wired Remote Control Ready
No
Wireless Remote Control Ready
No
Positive LCD Display
Yes
MP3/WMA Playback
Yes
AM/FM Tuner
Yes
Selectable AM/FM Frequency Spacing US/European
Yes
USB Input
Yes
Auxiliary Audio Input
Yes
Preamp Line Level Outputs
No
Electronic Disc Skip Protection (Seconds)
No
Radio Broadcast Data System Text Display
No
Non-Volatile Memory for Presets & User Settings 2-Wire Power (Access ACC, GND)
Yes
NOAA Weatherband/Weather Alert
No
ASTM B117 Salt Spray Exposure Standard Compliant
Yes
ASTM D4329 UV Exposure Standard Compliant
Yes

Testing

Our hands on Engineering Research and Development team builds quality into our JENSEN Marine products from the beginning by expertly designing each product from the ground up and validating all designs through extensive testing that is primarily conducted in our own on-site test lab. Therefore, JENSEN Marine Audio & Video products offer MORE durability and performance than you would expect from standard electronics.

Temperature/Vibration Chamber

Long-Duration product exposure to constant random-frequency operational vibration and non-operational vibration to simulate rugged road conditions. Simultaneous temperature cycle and vibration exposure are also conducted for additional data that is relevant to detecting potential material/component weaknesses and calculating product life-expectancy.

UV/Salt Fog Corrosive Exposure Chamber

Exterior components are subjected to accelerated UV exposure that equates to 5-7 years of actual outdoor exposure to assure you that your electronics will look great for many years.  In addition, product and product components are subjected to dry/wet cycles of highly corrosive fog/mist to test for corrosion resistance and corrosion protection effectiveness.

Electrostatic Discharge

The last thing you need is for your radio to quit due to accidental static shock. That’s why our products go through the extensive Electrostatic Discharge Test on all exposed control areas as well as I/O connections so they can withstand the most severe static build up. Shocking, isn’t it?

Load Dump

Severe electrical environments are relatively common mobile applications. We understand these environments and what it takes to protect electronics that will be exposed to them. That’s why all of our products include specific and significant front-end circuit protection and filtering that is proven to withstand the toughest electrical environments. The Load Dump Tests puts destructive pulses (spikes) to simulate the sudden disconnection of the battery from the alternator while the alternator is generating current to load the battery. Such Load Dump pulses are high energy pulses with a high potential of destruction ensuring that our electronics are protected.

DC Voltage Overstress

Uses a power supply, applies 18 VDC for 5 minutes. For Heavy Duty products:  Applies 24 VDC for 5 minutes to simulate a vehicle that is jumpstarted.

Reverse Polarity

The Reverse Polarity test uses a car battery to test durability of the product when the (+) and (–) cables are accidentally reversed.

Power Line Noise Rejection

Test throws noise onto the signal and simulates product reaction to alternator whine.

Simulated Crank Start Voltage

Used to test electronics depreciation and altercations when vehicle is turned on.

High/Low Operating Voltage Test

Both tests used to ensure electronics consistency when vehicle battery goes below or above the normal 12V.  Product must remain operational throughout the test.

Shorted I/O

Ensures that product will function when inputs and outputs are connected improperly to the product.

High/Low Operating Temperature

Long-Duration product exposure to operational temperature extremes and rapid temperature cycles that are experienced in outdoor mobile applications. In addition we test for High humidity introduced at high-temp to test effectiveness of circuit corrosion protection (conformal coating).

High/Low Storage Temperature

Ensures your JENSEN products will perform even after prolonged periods of storage with no power in extreme hot or cold temperatures.

Temperature Cycle

Used to ensure powered components withstand temperature fluctuations.

High-Pressure Spray

Subjects externally mounted products to high pressure water by blasting the product with 1,300 psi at 6 inches.

Pushbutton/Hinge/Mechanism Durability Cycle

Life cycle robotic testing of all buttons and hinge mechanism for durability.

RF Performance Testing

RF performance is central to the user experience for many of our products. The RF Performance test ensures that our products keep clean signals in and the bad signals out, so that users are always left with a steady signal without outside interference. We not only test for high level RF performance during product design, but we also take a random sampling from each production lot and test it to ensure performance consistency. A battery of over 80 performance tests are conducted to analyze and validate RF and audio performance.

Inductive Load Switching

Tests product well above and below the average waveform to ensure that it can withstand the extreme fluctuations.

Reviews for the JENSEN AM/FM/USB/Bluetooth Compact 3.5" Round Waterproof Stereo with App Control

Customer Reviews

  1. Great Little Unit
    Review by Canoehound on 5/7/2017
    Rating
    This unit is installed in my Legend XTR and from the get go it is a great sounding system for a 2 speaker set up.
    Everyone says it is difficult to set up the bluetooth app and Idid it with no issues at all following the video instructions on Youtube. The app allows for full functionality of the sterio from my Samsung Galaxy Phone.
    Thanks Jensen
  2. Bad set up system.
    Review by Patty on 8/14/2016
    Rating
    Can't pair my phone with the Bluetooth, why is this so difficult ? The manual not helpful.
  3. Sounds great
    Review by otaypanky on 5/23/2016
    Rating
    I have the MS3A in a Robalo Cayman with two speakers and I was shocked at how great it sounds with only the two speakers. Connecting with Bluetooth required reading the manual but wasn't difficult at all. Contrary to Jensen's installation guide, the boat came from the factory with the radio wired to a constant power source and would sometimes come on by itself while sitting on the boat lift. Since correcting that and wiring to a switched power source, no issues at all. Compact size doesn't take up much dash space and looks good alongside other gauges. My only suggestion would be to offer a black matte finish on the trim ring, not just chrome.
    I had the MS30 (without Bluetooth) in my last boat and enjoyed that one as well
  4. Bluetooth connecting not explained well in manual
    Review by frustrated on 4/10/2016
    Rating
    I am having a heck of a time connecting my phone to this stereo via bluetooth. I have printed out a manual and found a how-to video on youtube. Neither of these processes were successful. My phone is new enough and updated and I have never had any issues connecting to other bluetooth devices. I have located another youtube video and I hope this one may hold some small step that the other explanations missed. I have degrees and I don't think my stupidity is the issue, but you never know.
  5. Pain to set up!
    Review by PRC OKLA on 4/10/2016
    Rating
    I am still trying to set this up to connect with my phone! So far it's a pain. Seems like it should be about like hooking Bluetooth to a car. Any rental car you get allows you to be hooked up with a few simple clicks. Why should a boat be different? Hoping to revise this review if/when I can get it connected.
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Learn how to pair your JENSEN® MS3A Stereo to your preferred mobile device via Bluetooth®.