Marine Entertainment Lifestyle Entertainment
North America

MS-RA670 / 010-02138-00

Apollo Marine Entertainment System

$449.99USD

Update 4.20.64

Released on 18 Sep 2020

Feature Improvements:

  • General improvements and bug fixes

Installation Instructions:

To check the installed version of software go to the About>Screen in the Settings Menu.

Install Process for USB update:

1. From the product page select product support and Download the required zip file to your PC/Laptop.
2. Extract the folder named Garmin to a USB flash drive (format fat32).
3. Connect the USB Flash Drive to the USB Port.
4. Go to the settings menu and select “Update>Stereo and confirm “Yes” the update will run and the stereo will reboot when complete.
5. The accessories DAB and NRX remote can now be updated from the update menu if required.

Important Notes:

  • USB Flash Drive: Ensure the USB Flash Drive is formatted to FAT32 and the folder named "Garmin" is in the root of the USB device.
  • Accessory software updates (MS-NRX Series/MS-DAB100A): Once the stereo is updated the connected accessory MUST be updated from the update menu to be compatible with your Fusion Entertainment System.
  • PartyBus-Network Compatibility: All Apollo stereos must be updated to the latest version for the PartyBus-Network feature to function correctly.

Update Apollo Series New UX Guide

Released on 25 May 2020

We have introduced a new intuitive user experience for the Apollo Series via a software update (post version 4), with key functionality updates – Stereo Grouping / Volume Control / Power Options / Home Zone.

Here's a guide on how to operate these new features.

Manuals & Downloads

Owners Manuals

  • Apollo Series New UX Guide (1.448 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - English (1.556 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Danish (1.564 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - German (1.575 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Greek (1.614 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Spanish (1.566 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Finnish (1.553 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - French (1.572 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Hungarian (1.573 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Italian (1.561 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Japanese (1.747 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Korean (1.66 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Norwegian (1.559 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Dutch (1.562 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Polish (1.582 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Portuguese (1.563 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Slovenian (1.57 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Swedish (1.556 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Thai (1.678 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Chinese (Simplified) (1.997 MB PDF) Download
  • Owners Manual - Chinese (Traditional) (2.184 MB PDF) Download
  • Quick Start Manual (4.443 MB PDF) Download

Installation Instructions

  • Installation Instructions - English (1.71 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Danish (1.714 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - German (1.718 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Spanish (1.712 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Finnish (1.706 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - French (1.713 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Hungarian (1.714 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Italian (1.71 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Japanese (1.832 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Korean (1.766 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Norwegian (1.712 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Dutch (1.711 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Polish (1.719 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Portuguese (1.711 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Slovenian (1.711 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Swedish (1.711 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Thai (1.74 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Chinese (Simplified) (1.873 MB PDF) Download
  • Installation Instructions - Chinese (Traditional) (1.907 MB PDF) Download

Mounting Resources

  • Mounting Template (207.049 KB PDF) Download

Warranty & Compliance

  • Safety & Product Information / Warranty (770.469 KB PDF) Download
  • Declaration of Conformity (261.842 KB PDF) Download

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FAQs

How do I set up DSP profiles for my Apollo Series stereo with the Fusion-Link app?

How do I use PartyBus with the Fusion-Link app?

Can I control the volume of all Apollo stereos on a PartyBus network from the controlling stereo?

Unfortunately that feature is not supported by the PartyBus network, you can only control the volume of each stereo individually.

When playing music via Apple AirPlay on my Apollo RA770, my NRX300 remote shows 'unknown source' on the screen. How can I fix this?

Please update the software of your NRX300 remote. Simply turn on the remote and connected stereo and then go to Settings>Update>MS-NRX300 to allow the remote to update. We recommend that before doing this, you also ensure your stereo is running the latest software version.

How do I set up and use Apple AirPlay with my Apollo Series stereo?

How do I use over-the-air software updates with my Apollo Series stereo?

What is the current consumption of my FUSION stereo?

Current consumption of Fusion marine stereos:

Fusion stereos have a standard voltage rating of 10.8V to 16V DC unless otherwise stated.

All figures are for individual head units only, not a system. Numbers can be added together to calculate the system current consumption.

Amplifiers will contribute significantly higher current consumptions.

All marine stereos with 4 amplified speaker outputs have been tested with 4 speakers attached and no USB devices connected.

All measurements are average, so measurements on other production stereos may vary. Values are subject to change without notification.



How do I wire my speakers in 2 Ohm configuration for my compatible Fusion Stereo? (Parallel Configuration)

To wire two 4 Ohm speakers in parallel, to present a 2 Ohm load per channel to a Fusion Class-D 2 Ohm stable stereo, simply follow the below diagram showing the Positive terminals from each speaker connected to each other and the same with the Negative terminals. When this is done, connect the Positive and Negative wires from the closest speaker to the Stereo.

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Compatible Fusion Stereos:

  • Apollo RA770
  • Apollo RA670
  • 755 / 750 / 700 Series
  • 650 / 600 Series

The Fusion-Link app crashes when I select the volume control icon on the home screen. How can I fix this?

To resolve this issue, delete the Fusion-Link app from your device and then reinstall it.

Why can't I browse my phone's music library from the Fusion-Link app when I am streaming via Bluetooth on my Android device?

Sorry, only Apple devices have the capability to navigate media libraries over Bluetooth.

Why does the Fusion-Link app report "error" when I select "update" from the settings menu?

Over-the-air software updates are only available for the Apollo Series. All other Fusion stereos require a USB stick loaded with an update folder connected to the stereo to perform an update. "Error" will display if there is no USB device connected, the USB device is not formatted correctly, or if the file is not in a folder named "update".

My Fusion-Link wireless application displays "No Stereos Available"

The first thing to check is that you are connected to the correct wireless network for the stereo. Once you have confirmed this, close the app on the device and restart it (consult the manufacturer's website for instructions on restarting). If this fails, check that you have a valid IP address on the stereo and follow the instructions in the tech support item: "My Fusion-link wireless remote Application will not connect to my 700 series stereo."

My Fusion-Link wireless remote application will not connect to my 700 Series stereo.

The first thing to check is that the 700 Series is displaying a valid IP address on the 'about' screen. Select the 'settings' menu, then 'about' to confirm. If the display is "IPNone", the router is either not a compatible DHCP product or is not configured correctly. If the IP address starts with the prefix 169, it is not valid, as this is a default address when the router is not sending a DHCP generated IP address or is configured incorrectly. Please review the router's instruction manual or contact the manufacturer's website for technical help.

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The Apollo RA670 re-embodies award-winning audio innovation in a new compact form factor.

Sources: AM / FM / Bluetooth / Apple AirPlay 2* / Optical Audio In / USB / AUX / MTP / UPnP* / DAB+ Ready (Requires MS-DAB100A) / SiriusXM-Ready (Requires SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner)

Introducing the newest addition to the Apollo Family, the Apollo RA670 inherits key audio innovations and revolutionary technology from the award-winning Apollo RA770 including Fusion's Digital Signal Processing, enhanced PartyBus-Network* capabilities, Wi-Fi audio streaming with Apple AirPlay® 2*, over-the-air software updates* and more source options including Optical Audio for connection to TVs in salons and cabins. From the kick drum to the eardrum, Apollo has made it inherently simple to customize your audio entertainment for superior sound quality in any area of your boat. The future of marine audio entertainment has arrived.

*Note: Wi-Fi audio streaming with AirPlay 2, PartyBus-Network and over-the-air software updates available when Apollo RA670 is connected to a wireless network router or Wi-Fi enabled Apollo Series stereo network.

Update: Now with new intuitive user experience!

Features:

Digital Signal Processing (DSP): A technically superior listening experience made simple, Fusion's DSP produces superior sound quality in every environment. Precisely calculated loudness curves optimized for the human ear ensure quality, full range audio at every volume level, while the feed-forward limiter anticipates a peak in the audio and adjusts the gain to make distortion, a thing of the past. Using environmental information and acoustically designed Fusion speaker profiles, you can now achieve customized, optimized audio for any area of your boat, resulting in an entertainment system that is perfectly tuned for premium audio reproduction, and programmed to protect your system season after season.

Setting up your DSP profiles is made simple with the free Fusion-Link app. With just a few clicks, you can set up the preconfigured DSP profile once and get back to enjoying what you love on the water, while listening to high quality audio customized for your ears and the environment.

PartyBus™-Network*: Enjoy the freedom of musical choice with the Apollo Series and Fusion's PartyBus-Network. We have introduced a new intuitive user experience allowing for easy navigation of your entire boat's audio network, making control of your audio and sources a seamless experience. Key functionalities include:

  • Stereo Grouping, allows you to link up multiple Apollo Series stereos connected to the same network and play the same audio source synchronized across all stereos. Multiple groups can be created for a personalized audio entertainment experience. Note: Apollo SRX400 sources are not shared on the network.
  • Volume Control, scroll through available zones on your vessel and enjoy independent volume control to customize your listening experience, or select ALL volume to adjust a group of stereos at once.
  • Power Options, allows you to turn on any connected Apollo Series stereo on the PartyBus-Network remotely from another Apollo Series stereo.
  • Home Zone, is the physical zone on board your vessel where the stereo is installed. After adjusting audio in another zone, the stereo will default back to audio control of the Home Zone after a period of inactivity.

Note: User experience may be subject to change without notice when new software version is released.

Wi-Fi Audio Streaming With Apple AirPlay 2*: Seamlessly stream high quality audio via Apple AirPlay 2 over Wi-Fi* from your compatible Apple device to the Apollo RA670. Apple AirPlay 2 has the added functionality of being able to stream one audio source from your compatible Apple device to multiple Apollo Series marine stereos connected to the same network, with individual and global volume control of the head units.

Over-The-Air Software Updates*: The Apollo Series is intelligently simple and always up to date, thanks to the over-the-air software updates available from your smartphone or compatible device via the free Fusion-Link app.

More Source Options: The Apollo RA670 features more source options, with Bluetooth, UPnP, Optical Audio, advanced SiriusXM features and DAB+ radio available, AM/FM radio, AUX and USB connections ready at your fingertips.

Advanced SiriusXM Features (USA only): Along with the addition of on-screen album art, a selection of advanced features are now available on SiriusXM! These features are:

  • Instant Replay, where you can replay songs from up to 1 hour past playing, making sure you never have to miss another beat of your favorite tunes.
  • TuneStart, where you will always hear the song playing on each of your favorite stations from the start, no matter how far along it is when you change the channel.
  • TuneMix, where you can create your own channel from a mix of your favorites to create your very own custom channel. TuneMix also gives you the ability to skip songs back to the last hour you have been listening across all channels in your mix.
  • SportsFlash, where you’ll receive key plays and updates from your favorite teams during live games, ensuring you never have to miss the best moments.
  • Artist, Song and Game Alerts, where you can choose to receive alerts whenever your favorite artists, songs or sports teams start playing.

Note: A SiriusXM Connect vehicle tuner and subscription are required to access SiriusXM satellite radio (available in USA only). DAB+ radio requires the addition of an MS-DAB100A module (sold separately).

True-Marine Designed and Engineered: Built on Fusion’s True-Marine design philosophy, the Apollo RA670 has an impressive IPX7 and IPX6 rated water resistant front panel, and has been tested to a high level for protection against salt fog, temperature, vibration and UV.

Fusion-Link™: The industry standard protocol for on-water audio integration and control, Fusion-Link enables control of your entertainment directly from partnered marine Multi-Function Displays, compatible Apple or Android devices via the Fusion-Link app, and Garmin watches via Fusion-Link Lite. With multiple control options, no matter what you are doing on your boat, you can always be in control of your audio entertainment.

Multi-Zone Technology™: Three independent audio zones are available for a customized listening experience across your vessel, each with advanced localized menu controls including volume limits, zone naming, disabling zones and more. Note: Subwoofer and full range line outs require additional amplification.


AirPlay and Apple are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Fusion Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

From the kick drum to your eardrum, Fusion DSP reproduces your music the way the musicians intended. The power of Fusion DSP enables the optimization of Fusion speakers in each audio zone on your vessel, giving you premium audio delivery to all Fusion speakers in any environment. Every step of the audio chain is optimized through calculations by our audio engineers to deliver a technically superior listening experience, without the need for you to have a technical understanding. Using environmental information and customized Fusion speaker profiles, you can now achieve customized, optimized audio for any area of your boat, resulting in an entertainment system that is perfectly tuned for premium audio reproduction, and programmed to protect your system season after season.

Fusion Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Industry-First: Apple AirPlay® 2

When the Apollo RA670 is connected to a wireless network router or Wi-Fi enabled Apollo Series stereo network (ie. Apollo RA770), you will be able to enjoy high quality audio streaming via Apple AirPlay 2 over Wi-Fi - enabling you to seamlessly stream high-quality audio from an app via AirPlay 2 over Wi-Fi from a compatible Apple device to the Apollo RA670. Control of your music is only a tap away with your compatible Apple device, on either the control center, lock screen or in-app controls.

With Apple AirPlay 2, you can seamlessly stream one audio source from you compatible Apple device to multiple Apollo Series marine stereos connected to the same network, with individual and global volume control - allowing you to play the same high quality audio throughout your vessel to really get the party started.

Note: Software update v3.00.41 is required. AirPlay 2 is not supported over PartyBus-Network.

Advanced SiriusXM® Features Available

Enjoy quality entertainment on the go with advanced SiriusXM features*, now available on Apollo Series marine stereos! Along with the addition of on-screen album art, this selection of advanced features can be accessed with a SiriusXM Connect vehicle tuner (sold separately) and subscription. *SiriusXM is only available in the USA

Fusion PartyBus™-Network

PartyBus gives you the freedom of musical choice across the entire vessel. The power of a PartyBus-Network kicks in when you add more Apollo Series stereos to your entertainment system. We have introduced a new intuitive user experience which allows for easy navigation of your entire boat's audio network, making control of your audio and sources a seamless experience. Key functionalities include Stereo Grouping, Volume Control, Power Options and more.

Fusion PartyBus™-Network

Over-The-Air Software Updates

Over-the-air software updates are now available from your smartphone or compatible device via the free Fusion-Link app, making the Apollo Series intelligently simple and always up to date.

  • Click here to download the Fusion-Link app from the App Store.
  • Click here to download the Fusion-Link app from Google Play.

Note: Over-the-air software updates available when Apollo RA670 is integrated with an external network router or Apollo RA770 stereo.

World-Class Innovation & Design

IPX6 & IPX7 Water Resistant Front Panel

With an IPX6 and IPX7 rated water resistant front panel when installed correctly, enjoy peace of mind that your stereo will last season after season in the harsh marine environment. With Fusion's True-Marine accreditation, the stereo comes with a 3 year warranty.

Internal Class-D Amplifier

The highly efficient built-in Class-D amplifier provides increased output while drawing less current from the battery, delivering a powerful, yet efficient solution for the marine environment. Now you can enjoy quality audio for longer, without worrying about draining out the battery.

Black Front Face

Providing uniformity across the helm, the black front face blends seamlessly into black glass panels, complementing other electronics and MFDs for a tidy, uniform and elegant installation. Controlling your audio has never looked this good before.

Two Mounting Options

With two mounting options available, you can choose the finish to suit your vessel. Install the stereo flush, or integrate it flat into a glass helm for a simply premium finish. The choice of installation is completely up to you.

Backlit Rotary Encoder

Engineered with marine polymer for a durable look and feel, the rotary encoder is backlit to be visible in low light, making the Apollo RA670 easier to use in all conditions. Alternatively the rotary encoder can also be dimmed if required.

More Audio Source Options

The Apollo Series offers more audio source options, giving you the freedom of choice to listen to what you want, how you want, wherever you are on your vessel. Take advantage of the many options provided, including AirPlay 2, Bluetooth audio streaming, UPnP, Optical Audio, advanced SiriusXM features and DAB+ radio available, AM/FM radio, AUX and USB connections.

Note: A SiriusXM Connect vehicle tuner and subscription are required to access SiriusXM satellite radio (available in USA only). DAB+ radio requires the addition of an MS-DAB100A module (sold separately).

Audio Source Icons

Fusion-Link™ Control

The industry standard protocol for on-water audio integration and control, Fusion-Link enables control of your entertainment directly from partnered Multi-Function Displays, compatible Apple or Android devices, and Garmin watches.

Simply download the free Fusion-Link app from the App Store® or Google Play™ to enjoy wireless control via a compatible Apple or Android device, or the Fusion-Link Lite app from the Garmin Connect IQ store for stereo control on your compatible Garmin watch.

  • Click here to download the Fusion-Link app from the App Store.
  • Click here to download the Fusion-Link app from Google Play.

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Product Specifications

Display 2.7" optically bonded color LCD display
Sources AM/FM / Bluetooth / Apple AirPlay 2 / digital optical input / USB audio / iPhone / iPod / AUX / UPnP / MTP / SiriusXM-Ready (USA only, requires optional SiriusXM Connect vehicle tuner) / DAB+ ready (available in Europe and Australia only) Note: SiriusXM and DAB+ do not support traffic and weather.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Yes
Fusion speaker, subwoofer and amplifier profiles preconfigured via DSP Yes
Fusion-Link Control (Wireless) Yes
PartyBus Technology Yes (receive and broadcast - wired or wirelessly* when Apollo RA670 is integrated with an external network router or Apollo RA770 stereo.)
Bluetooth Wireless Technology Bluetooth audio streaming, music control (via devices compatible with A2DP/AVRCP 1.3 Bluetooth protocols)
SiriusXM-Ready Yes
Wi-Fi Yes* (*when integrated with an external network router or an Apollo RA770 stereo)
ANT Technology Yes
NMEA 2000 (Control via MFD - Fusion-Link) Yes
Works with NRX Remotes Yes
Optical Input 1 x Digital Optical Input (SPDIF)
Fits DIN Cut-Out Yes, requires optional adapter plate kit (010-12829-03)
Water Resistance (IP rating) IPX6 and IPX7 from the front panel when installed correctly.
Internal Amplifier Class-D
Rated Power Output (4 Ohm) 26 W rms x 4 @ 14.4 V input < 10% THD
Rated Power Output (2 Ohm) 43 W rms x 4 @ 14.4 V input < 10% THD
Peak Power 280W max
Multi-Language User Interface English / French / German / Spanish / Dutch / Italian
Auxiliary Inputs 1 x RCA Input (AUX)
Ethernet One Ethernet port
USB 2.0 Port One USB 2.0 port (for phone charging / media playback)
SiriusXM One SiriusXM port (requires optional SiriusXM Connect vehicle tuner, does not support traffic and weather)
AM/FM radio One Motorola antenna connector port
Speaker Channels 4 x channels, 1 pair per zone (zone 1 & 2 internal amplifier / zone 3 requires external amplification)
RCA Pre-Out (Left, Right and Subwoofer) 3 zones (1 x L+R per zone, 1 x Sub per zone - All require external amplification)
Operating Voltage +10.8 - 16V dc
DAB+ Ready Fusion DAB+ module is required (sold separately). Only available where DAB or DAB+ broadcast is supported
Software Updates Over-the-air software updates* via the free Fusion-Link app or USB (*when Apollo RA670 is integrated with an external network router or Apollo RA770 stereo.)
Physical Dimensions: Width x Height x Depth (Front Panel incl. Volume Encoder) 157mm x 68mm x 123mm [6-3/16" x 2-11/16" x 4-7/8"]
Mounting Dimensions: Width x Height x Depth 135mm x 52mm x 105mm [5-5/16" x 2-1/16" x 4-1/8"]

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