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Apollo Series New UX Guide

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With the recent release of the latest software version for the Apollo Series, Post Version 4 (MS-RA770, MS-RA670 and MS-SRX400) – we have introduced a new intuitive user experience to allow you to make the most out of your Fusion entertainment system. Key functionality additions include Stereo Grouping, Volume Control, Power Options and Home Zone.

1. Stereo Grouping

Stereo Grouping is the new way to use PartyBus™ on your Apollo Series stereo.
A PartyBus-Network is created when multiple Apollo Series stereos are connected to each other via Ethernet, or to a wireless network / router. Once a PartyBus-Network has been created, you will be able to “Group” stereos to play the same audio source in-sync across all stereos in the group.


How to create a group?

  1. When in the Now Playing screen, press the volume encoder to enter the Control screen.
  2. Rotate the volume encoder to navigate through the Control screen and select the stereo you want to group (ie. Cabin 1), by pushing the volume encoder.
  3. This will put you in the Grouping screen, and you can select the stereos you want to group (ie. Cabin 2 / Flybridge 1).
  4. After selecting [GROUP], you will have created a new stereo group.

How to edit or remove a group?

To edit or remove a group is very similar to creating a group.

  1. Enter the Control screen and select [Edit Group].
  2. This will put you in the Grouping screen, and you can deselect the stereos you no longer want grouped. To remove the group completely, simply deselect all the listed stereos.
  3. After selecting [UNGROUP], you will have removed the stereo group.

2. Volume Control

Scroll through available zones onboard your boat and enjoy independent or “Group” volume control of stereos, for a personalized listening experience. For example, you can turn the volume of outside areas (Flybridge and Aft-Deck) up to entertain guests and keep the volume of inside areas (Salon and Cabin) down to not disturb people resting.

There is now also a quick shortcut to adjusting the subwoofer level on your stereo.


How to adjust the volume of individual zones?

  1. When in the Now Playing screen, turn the volume encoder to adjust the volume.
  2. Press the volume encoder to navigate through the Control screen and select the zone you want to adjust (ie. Helm), by pushing the volume encoder.
  3. Rotate the volume encoder to adjust the volume of the selected zone.
  4. To adjust another zone, simply repeat Step 2.

How to adjust the volume of a stereo group?

To adjust the volume of a stereo group is very similar to adjusting the volume of an individual zone.

  1. Enter the Control screen and navigate to the stereo group you want to adjust, using the volume encoder.
  2. Select [ALL] underneath the stereo group’s name by pressing the volume encoder and rotate to adjust the volume.
  3. The screen will return to the Now Playing screen after a few seconds.


How to adjust the subwoofer level?

  1. Press the volume encoder to enter the Control screen.
  2. Rotate the volume encoder to highlight the zone you want to adjust.
  3. Press and hold the volume encoder until an overlay stating "SUB LEVEL" appears.
  4. Rotate the volume encoder to adjust the subwoofer level and press to exit.

3. Power Options

Turn on any Apollo Series stereo onboard that is connected to the PartyBus™-Network remotely from another Apollo Series stereo. For example, when you wake up, you can turn on the stereo in your helm (ie. Apollo RA770) from the comfort of your cabin using an Apollo SRX400, so your music can already be playing across your boat.

How to turn on another stereo from your Apollo Series stereo?

  1. When in the Now Playing screen, press the volume encoder to enter the Control screen.
  2. Rotate the volume encoder to navigate down the Control screen and select the stereo you want to turn on by pushing the volume encoder. This option is marked with a power icon followed by the stereo’s name (ie. MS-RA770).
  3. A prompt will show up saying “TURN ON HELM” and select [YES] to confirm. The stereo will then turn on and start playing music.

Note: The stereo that you’re turning on remotely must be in Standby mode and have power connected.

4. Home Zone

The Home Zone is the physical zone onboard your boat where the stereo is installed. After adjusting the audio in another zone, the stereo will default back to audio control of the Home Zone after a period of inactivity. This is to prevent you accidentally adjusting audio in other areas on your boat. All Apollo Series stereos can be assigned a Home Zone, and this must be manually assigned in the Settings menu.

How to assign a Home Zone?

  1. Enter the Settings menu by pressing the Menu / Settings button on your stereo.
  2. Rotate the volume encoder to navigate through the Settings menu and select [ZONE] by pushing the volume encoder.
  3. Rotate the volume encoder and select [ASSIGN HOME ZONE].
  4. This will put you in the Assign Home Zone screen and you can select the desired zone (ie. All) by pressing the volume encoder.
  5. Once the Home Zone has been assigned, you will see a little “Home” icon next to the zone’s name in the Control screen.

Other Changes To The UX

  • In the top bar of the screen, there is a “Speaker” icon with zone names (ie. Helm/Flybridge). This is to indicate the name of the group in which the stereo is part of. If there is only a single name (ie. Helm) then the stereo isn’t part of a group.
  • When navigating through the menus, there is now a white scroll bar on the right side of the screen to indicate the length of the menu.

As you can tell, this new software update introduces quite drastic changes to the UX and how you now operate the stereo. With these new functionalities, we are giving you more control over your onboard marine entertainment system network.

Fusion recommends you to always keep your system up to date with the latest software so you can enjoy the latest features and functionalities, allowing you to get the most value out of your stereo.

You can update your stereo using over-the-air software updates via the Fusion-Link™ app on your smartphone (here is a Tech Tips video tutorial), or alternatively download them from the product page and update using a USB flash drive:

  • Apollo RA770: Download here.
  • Apollo RA670: Download here.
  • Apollo SRX400: OTA software update only.