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Old 09-01-2014, 04:41 PM
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I am thinking of adding a Garmin Meteor to a new package I am about to order. Any feedback? I read a few threads where there were initial issues related to software but it seems to be worked out. My biggest concern is that I will have to leave my new 840xs on to run the stereo while at anchor/drift/sandbar etc. I would think this would drain the battery much faster than a standalone stereo- I am not running amps/subs etc., just 2 speakers.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:34 AM
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I am not sure, but it looks like you could also install a remote to avoid that issue.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop...-12118-00.html
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:03 AM
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The remote requires an N2k backbone that's how it's powered.

https://vimeo.com/103917099

https://vimeo.com/103904484

I have one installed on my Whaler it's connected to 2 7" fusion speakers & a fusion 10" subwoofer & amp. Sounds terrific. Bass & treble are adjusted thru the zone control menu either from my 840 or 741. I have some video I'll post of it in action.






This is the a Garmin n2k remote control unit for the Meteor in this picture you can see the volume control bars for each zone to change the t/b you would touch the menu button upper left hand corner of the unit. It opens into the selections by zone.
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Get the fusion connect via nmea and mount in your console. Best of both worlds in case units go down you can still control from the fusion.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:32 AM
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I just installed one last week in my boat. I installed a remote because I didn't want my GPS screen tied up with media info all the time, plus it gave me something to put in the existing stereo hole in the dash (had to have a panel made). I used it for two full days at the sandbar this past weekend, no problems. I am running six speakers, no amplifiers.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubba60tackle View Post
I am thinking of adding a Garmin Meteor to a new package I am about to order. Any feedback? I read a few threads where there were initial issues related to software but it seems to be worked out. My biggest concern is that I will have to leave my new 840xs on to run the stereo while at anchor/drift/sandbar etc. I would think this would drain the battery much faster than a standalone stereo- I am not running amps/subs etc., just 2 speakers.
I pulled the trigger on the setup and got it installed today, so I am able to answer my own question....once you use the chartplotter to turn the meteor on you can cut the plotter off and the meteor keeps running.
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