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Rockford Fosgate® Punch Marine Hide-Away AM/FM/WP Digital Media Receiver

Model #: PMX-8BB
Rockford Fosgate
At a Glance

The PMX-8BB is a hide-away digital media receiver black box designed for use with the PMX-8DH controller. Features CANbus functionality for connection to Raymarine MFD (Multi-Function Display) systems using PMX-CAN.

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Global AM/FM/WB Tuner, SiriusXM Ready, Full iOS/Andriod, Made for iPod, Dual USB Input w/ Video Playback, BLUETOOTH avrcp 1.5, 2-Source Zone Control, 4-Zone Volume Control, 6 Channel F/R/S 4V Zone 1&2 Preouts, 2 Channel Zone 3&4 4V Preouts, 7-Band Graphic Equalizer, Punch EQ, A/V Input, Video Output, CAN Ready, EEPROM Non-Volatile Memory,Wired Illumination Control, Steering Wheel Control Ready. Features CANbus functionality for connection to Raymarine MFD (Multi-Function Display) systems using the PMX-CAN adaptor (see Accessories tab.)

  • Automotive grade AM/FM Radio, Weatherband Radio digital tuner. Supports Radio Data System (RDS) to receive and display broadcast information
  • Licensed Pandora control (apple direct USB or BT/ android via bluetooth)
  • Made for iPhone apple certified
  • Bluetooth, A2DP only, AVRCP 1.4
  • Simple secure pairing bluetooth profile for android & iOS
  • Display album art from connected iPhones on the radios display
  • Folder browsing via BT connected iPhones
  • 4 sets (Zones) RCA out; 4 active with 4 channels per zone (2 full range + 2 sub) 4V signal output
  • Internal power amplifier 4x50w 2 ohm stable
  • Selectable high pass and low pass crossover points for each independent zone
  • Selectable crossover slopes of 12dB or 24 dB for each independant zone
  • Dedicated DSP audio processors for each zone with independent 7 Band EQ+Punch EQ
  • Adjustable input gain for each source
  • Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in electronic devices to store data that must be saved when power is removed
  • Integrated voltage gauge w/ low voltage alert
  • Wired remote ready (up to 3 remotes)
  • Rear aux-in (L/R)
  • External steering wheel remote control interface compatible
  • External trigger input to activate reverse camera mode
  • Wired illumination control
  • Optional CAN-BUS transceiver ready (PMX-CAN)
  • Rear USB with 1a charging (supports album art on USB connected iPhones)
  • Epoxy coated circuit board
  • Upgradeable Firmware and Bluetooth Software via USB
  • IPX5 Water Intrusion Rating: Water projected from nozzles from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
  • CANbus (Controller Area Network) compatible. Requires PMX-CAN accessory
  • Compatible with a Multi-Funtion Display using NMEA2K entertainment standard. See our MFD Compatibility Chart
  • *Antenna not included
  • 2-Year Warranty

Made for iPod/iPhone

This device supports the Apple "Made for iPod/iPhone" protocol.

Made for Android

This device supports the Google "Made for Android" protocol.

USB Playback

This source unit supports playback from a USB device.

Element Ready™ - Source Units

These source units are protected against Dust, UV, Temperature, Water, Corrosion & Vibration.

Built In Bluetooth®

Built In Bluetooth®


CANbus allows communication with other devices.


This radio is ready to accept SiriusXM® programming.


Pandora® (also known as Pandora Internet Radio) is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service.

Useful Documents


FM TUNER Frequency Range87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
RCA Output Voltage4V
Operating Voltage10.5V - 16V
Fuse Rating15A
Dimensions (HxWxD)H4.25" x W8.3" x D2.2" (108mm x 211mm x 56mm)
USB Capacity32Gb max, 999 Folders max, 999 Songs max
Media Player Audio Format CompatibilityMP3, WMA
Clock (Yes/No)No
Speaker Outputs (Yes/No)Yes
Device TypeDigital-Media Black Box
Pandora® Internet Radio (Yes/No)Yes
WB Tuner Frequency Range162.40 - 162.55 (US & Canada)
Tuner Number Of Presets18 FM / 12 AM / 6 WB
USB Version2.0
AUX Input (Yes/No)Yes
USB Charging (Yes/No)Yes
Steering Wheel Control Ready (Yes/No)Yes
Apple®/Android™ Compatible (Yes/No)Yes
Multi-Zone/Multi-Source (Yes/No)Yes
AM Tuner Frequency Range530 kHz - 1710 kHz
RCA Output Impedance500?
Speaker Impedance2-Ohms
Power OutputCEA-2006 Power Rating, 25W x 4 @ 4? RMS, =1.0% THD+N
Made for iPod ModelsiPod Touch (5th generation), iPod Touch (4th generation), iPod Nano (7th generation), iPod Nano (6th generation)
Android CompatibilityBluetooth® Only
Speaker OutputsYes
SiriusXM-Ready® (Yes/No)Yes, Requires SXV300
Bluetooth® (Yes/No)Yes, 3.0+EDR, A2DP 1.3
USB Output Current1A
Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz
Made for iPhone ModelsiPhone XS (pending), iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR (pending), iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s,, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Phone 3GS
Compatible RemotesPMX-8DH (25-ft. max cable to PMX-8BB), PMX-1R, PMX-0R; The PMX-8BB is compatible with (1) PMX-8DH and combination of (3) PMX-1R and/or PMX-0R remotes, 100 ft Total Wired Distance; When using a PMX-8DH as your main display, it will not work with an extension cable longer than 25-feet in length. The PMX-8DH already comes with a 10 foot cable (PMX10C) in the box. If you require a longer extension cable, you may use the PMX16C or PMC25C.

Misc. Specs

Smart CompatibleNo
Bluetooth CapableYes
Manufacturer Warranty2 Year
App CapableYes
Android CapableYes
Carplay CapableNo
Aux InputNo
Compatible DevicesAndroid/iOS
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