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Boss MC470B

All-terrain Bluetooth® speaker pods and amplifier system

Item # 104MC470B

The MC470B speaker system from Boss allows you to to stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth-equipped...

The MC470B speaker system from Boss allows you to to stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth-equipped...

Item # 104MC470B

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About the Boss MC470B

Take your music anywhere

The MC470B speaker system from Boss allows you to to stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth-equipped device to your motorcycle, ATV, or boat. All the components in this weatherproof system, including the speakers, circuit boards, and amplifier connections, have been specially coated and sealed to protect against damage from water and weather. You can connect wirelessly to your favorite device for hours of listening pleasure.

Take your music anywhere

The MC470B speaker system from Boss allows you to to stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth-equipped device to your motorcycle, ATV, or boat. All the components in this weatherproof system, including the speakers, circuit boards, and amplifier connections, have been specially coated and sealed to protect against damage from water and weather. You can connect wirelessly to your favorite device for hours of listening pleasure.

Get connected

The MC470B includes an in-line volume control. The four streamlined 3" speaker pods include adjustable brackets that mount them to a handlebar or rail. You can plug your media player into the system's minijack input or connect via Bluetooth 2.1.  Either way, the system offers plenty of power to drive its four speakers and rock the outdoors. And the system's Bluetooth reception range extends up to 33 feet, so you can keep the music playing even when you're not right next to the system. Wherever you go, the MC470B will be ready to entertain you.

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Product highlights:

  • system includes 4-channel amplifier and four 3" speakers
  • marine-grade construction for weather resistance
  • Bluetooth enabled with auto pairing and reconnect
  • maximum power output: 1000 watts
  • frequency response: 80-15,000 Hz
  • chromed plastic speaker pods
  • in-line volume control
  • includes adjustable mounting brackets
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # MC470B
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What's in the box:

  • 4 Speakers (each with 37" wire and mounting bracket attached)
  • 4-channel amp (with wiring attached)
  • Wired volume control (attached to amp with 76" cable)
  • 4 Thick spacers
  • 4 Thin spacers
  • Four M10x45mm bolts (installed)
  • Four M10 Split lock washers (installed)
  • Four M10 Flat washers (installed)
  • Four M10x30mm bolts
  • Two 10-amp ATO fuses (one installed/one spare)
  • Four 3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • 4 Small split lock washers
  • 4 Small flat washers
  • User manual
  • Warranty information
  • Boss Facebook note

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Boss MC470B

Greg from Laurel, DE on 12/28/2018

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We were very pleased with our decision to go with Boss speakers. They shipped fast and no hassles. I would recommend this company to all.

Pros: LOUD

Cons: None

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Boss MC470B

Crutchfield customer from Gaston, SC on 4/13/2018

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I put it on my 2006 hd fatboy. No windshield. System does work but not real clear sound over 50 mph. Needs more Accessories for mounting.. I tied the power wire to an On used auxiliary wire behind the headlight. There is no instructions that come with this radio system to tell you that

Pros: Connects instantly with Bluetooth on my Galaxy phone

Cons: Needs better instructions, Needs a bracket for volume control, You will most certainly have to cut speaker wires needs to come with splice connectors

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Crutchfield customer from Apex, NC on 1/15/2018

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Love the quality of the sound just wish it came with the brackets shown in the picture

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Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to get him everything he needed. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away.
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Great Sound. Extremely Loud

AJ from Vestaburg, MI on 8/9/2017

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Sounds Great. I can turn the volume up all the way and it does not distort. Wires were a little short for my application but I was able to add to them with no problem. Just needs a On/Off Switch. Only Gave it 4 stars as it does not have a On/Off Switch and is only Bluetooth

Pros: Sound Quality

Cons: Speaker wires are too short and no Off/On Switch

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Lound

kevin from KY on 5/11/2017

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I love this thing a lot of my friends have Harleys and they want my speaker set up thanks I will back.

Pros: Lound

Cons: None

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Junk!

Crutchfield customer from Janesville, WI on 6/26/2016

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After having them installed for about 2 weeks and being in one sprinkle fest rain show (wasn't even hard) the 2 front speakers got distorted, the next day the Bluetooth stopped working and an hour later no sound coming from the amp at all. Completely disappointed, I do not recommend this product to any1

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Crutchfield response on 6/28/2016
We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Good so far

Chase from South Bend, IN on 5/18/2016

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I mounted 2 speakers to my handlebars and 2 to the engine guard and so far it seems to have good sound. It's very loud and can even hear it while driving 60 mph which is typically rare with speakers. Bluetooth connectivity is instant. The wires are very short and the clamps needed to be bent to actually fit my handle barsSeems to be worth the money.

Pros: Very loud Fast Bluetooth connectivity

Cons: Not a lot of bass Short wires

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NSC from Ferndale, MI on 4/28/2016

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Bought last summer just installed it as a winter project. Serious issues with having a plug for plugging in all the speakers, really limits how you can wire the speakers. So with that said off comes the plugs and there goes the warranty. Another issue is having the ground and the fuse run through the same fuse housing. They're separated of course but limits how you can run the wire. Off came the fuse and replaced with a separate one there goes the warranty. The wire color code from the amplifier to the speakers the positive side is the same color but the amp negative side is all different colors than the speaker negatives so you have to keep track if you remove the plug. All in all it's decent you won't hear it on the freeway but 50 mph sounds decent, turn the volume up too loud and you get speaker distortion. Oh yeah the volume controller is hard-wired to the amplifier they give you about six foot in my case I couldn't put it exactly where I want it but I found a place. Amp is supposed to be water resistant it is installed in a fairly dry spot, haven't used it long enough or in the rain to be able to comment on that.

Pros: It sounds decent up to about 1/2 to 3/4 volume, supposed to be water-resistant I guess I'll find out

Cons: Plugs for wiring speakers, power and ground joined together in the same housing (but not connected) limits how you can run your ground wire without cutting. Changing the color code on the ground wires for the amplifier speakers is stupid.

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Good for the money

mikew from charlottesville, VA on 3/24/2016

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Great sound but the speaker mounting brackets could be made better. they don't really fit 1" handlebars that well and the spacers that come with the speakers aren't that easy to work with. I had to actually bend the mounts more than they were to get the speaker studs to go through the holes far enough to tighten them down. Not a big chore but that rally added to the install time. It would also be nice if the amp either had an on/off switch or a remote on wire like car amps. You'll want to install some type of power disconnect in the power wire so you don't drain your battery!! Really not bad sound for a 3" speaker and the volume is good. I have noticed as with most that using the aux. plug does offer higher volume than the Bluetooth but the Bluetooth is very convenient! All and all not bad for the money and I would buy again even though speaker mounting bracket modification will probably be needed.

Pros: Good sound and volume

Cons: Could have better mounting brackets

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loud, good built well, bt, nice size amp and speakers, good price

notguilty22 from Camby, IN on 10/4/2015

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Are built well, loud, great value for the price and has bluetooth. Great product and a breeze to install, if you know how to install stuff.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Speakers could be better quality, but at this price point, probably wasn't possible.

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plug and play

Rocky R from Jacksonville, FL on 9/28/2015

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Great product!! Advertisement is on point. Product delivered. Very pleased with my purchase!!

Pros: Bluetooth, easy installation

Cons: No on/off switch

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This system is awesome easy to install loud

Charles from Clarkdale on 5/8/2015

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This system is awesome I would recommend it to anybody easy to install loud with a great sound really love the blue tooth

Pros: The size of it is convinet

Cons: I haven't had any issues were I wasn't happy with it yet

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Boss MC470B on my XY Ground Pounder

Steve M. from Plainfield, IL on 4/14/2015

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The Boss system was purchased for my new 1100cc off road vehicle. It was easy to install, and the sound quality was much better than I expected. The bluetooth function makes it so easy to secure my phone and still play my music. It was a great purchase.

Pros: Price, ease to install, sound quality, bluetooth function, looks

Cons: Would have been nice if the amp came with the mounting plate and clamps.I had to make one.

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Boss adio

Tye S. from Arizona on 3/8/2015

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I installed this Boss system on my 2006 Yamaha Rhino 660. First thing to go wrong was the mounting bracket hardware this product comes with is super small. It didn't even come close to fitting around the 1.75" roll cage. Second problem was the wiring for this thing gives you about 2 maybe 3 feet from speakers to amp unit... Not nearly long enough. I had to cut the wires and splice them with speaker wire that I purchased separately. After spending hours mounting the thing up with different brackets that I purchased from online I took her out for a test run in the AZ wilderness. The one thing they did right was the volume on this thing. Let me tell you it will bust your eardrums. The problem with it is it is very high pitch. it was very uncomfortable and not enjoyable at all. Sending it back to Crutchfield and will be buying something else.

Pros: Super loud

Cons: Wiring is way too short Mounting brackets are for like 1/2 bars at most! Way too high pitch with audio playing... Sounds like a little girl screaming non stop

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GRANT from Virginia on 1/12/2015

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I GIVE THIS A SOLID 4 STARS, IF THEY MADE THE INDIVIDUAL SPEAKER WIRES SEPARATE FROM THE CONNECTOR IT WOULD BE FIVE STARS. SOUND IS GREAT AND INSTALL WAS EASY AFTER I TOOK THE SPEAKER WIRES OUT OF THE CONNECTOR TO ROUTE THEM CORRECTLY.

Pros: GREAT PRODUCT! NICE QUALITY, NICE PRICE, SIMPLE INSTALL.

Cons: ALL SPEAKER WIRES RUN TO ONE CONNECTOR AND TERMINALS MUST BE REMOVED TO ROUTE THEM PROPERLY BUT ITS VERY EASY TO DO.

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Boss MC470B

Crutchfield customer from Brownsville, TX on 10/7/2014

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Awesome

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Awesome

Marcblue from Detroit mi on 6/9/2014

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It's better then I thought

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Features

Amplifier Inputs: The amp has three inputs; RCA, mini-jack, and Bluetooth. All three are inputs are live simultaneously, so if more than one is connected, selection must be made by turning all but one source off.

Note: If more than one source connected to the line inputs (RCA and 3.5mm) is turned on, it's likely you'll hear static through the speakers in addition to music, even if the source is muted or paused.

Speaker Mounting: The speakers are designed to mount to a round tube using the adjustable stainless steel clamps. Six different spacer sizes are included for use with tubes from 0.75" to 1.25" (approximately). Once the speakers are in place, but before the brackets are tightened, you can adjust the mounting angle. After mounting, the speakers can still swivel almost 360°.

Wiring: All the wiring is fixed length and already attached to the speakers and amplifier. Each speaker has a 37" input wire attached and the wires from all four speakers are attached to a single Molex plug. The speaker output wires and the power and ground wires attached to the amplifier are routed together for 18" in a nylon sleeve. Three inches from the sleeve, the speaker wires are attached to a Molex plug (which connects to the plug attached to the speaker wires). The power and ground wires extend 6-1/2' beyond the sleeve with a 10 amp fuse in-line with the power wire.

Volume: The rotary volume control has a 76" cable attached that plugs into the amp and mounts in a round hole in a panel, 0.27" diameter.

Dimensions:

  • Speakers:
    • Width: 4-1/8"
    • Height: 4-1/4"
    • Mounting Height: 5-1/2" (above center of the bar to which the speaker is mounted)
    • Depth: 4-3/4"
  • Amplifier:
    • Width: 2-5/8" (3-1/8" including mounting flange)
    • Height: 1-5/8"
    • Length: 4-3/8" (5" including wiring)

Specifications:

  • Voltage: 10-16 volts DC
  • Max Power: 1,000 watts
  • THD: <0.1%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >85 dB
  • Channel Separation: >50 dB
  • Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 150 mV - 1 V

Extended Warranty: Units purchased from Crutchfield after 3/1/2015 carry an extended warranty relative to purchases from Boss' standard dealer network. The new warranty is 3 years parts and labor.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I read about customer feed back and it looks like a reliable product, plus it goes well with my Road King Classic, will let you know more after I get it installed. [ Levi J.  Mar 18, 2019 ]
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The price, the reviews, the blue touth and the chrome [ sylvain  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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Looks good [ Rose  Jan 30, 2019 ]
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Friend has one on his bike. Asked where he got his from. Wanted to get my husband one for his bike. The sound was awesome [ Teri  May 14, 2018 ]
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after talking to a cruchfield employ and j&p cycles both had used them and were happy [ donald  Mar 18, 2018 ]
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Read very good reviews [ David  Mar 16, 2018 ]
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I have a motorcycle and I wanted music without changing my bikes look [ alonzo  Feb 15, 2018 ]
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A good idea is making a video of the product in use. Youtube video got me. I also ordered it from you because you had it in stock, the online representative was vhelpful and you offer next day delivery for free with out even setting up an account.. You just beat amazon. Congrats [ DOR JACOB  May 23, 2016 ]
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for my motorycle [ Richard  May 13, 2016 ]
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7 questions already asked

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Is the amp waterproof ?
[ William  Aug 04, 2019 ]
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Nope. Had this set mounted on a Harley that is garaged and they got wet once- not super wet, sprinkled on- and they burned out.
[ Lori Ann  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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How many decibels is this product? I have a Harley with a loud exhaust and have trouble finding speakers that aren't drowned out by my pipe
[ Brettmk13  May 29, 2018 ]
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I have an 08 rocker, short Shot exhaust without baffling and can hear it at 80mph with a bandanna around my ears. As far as decibels I would guess around 140-150 range ( just a guess). For the price it's the loudest I've heard. Twice as loud as the harley set I first bought.
[ Christopher  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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Does the amp get hot? Can you get this in black? Of course taking precautions with the jacks and lights, can I spray paint the amp without causing a heat problem?
[ dennis  Apr 05, 2018 ]
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I'm really not sure about the paint but it does get warm especially on long rides with it cranking . it would be nice in black but I'd try to call the manufacturers
[ ANTHONY  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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The Imp gets a little warm I have it in a leather bag attached to the frame down by the oil filter on my bike I don't know anything about spray painting it but I've enjoyed what I bought so far
[ Robbie joe  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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The amp heats up pretty significantly. Haven't had any overheating issues but it gets pretty warm.
[ Tyler  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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Can you get this system with brackets that will fit 2inch bars?
[ Chris  Sep 09, 2017 ]
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I have 1" bars on my Harley. I had to make some bushings for the brackets with some cork gasket material for them to fit snug. The brackets had room for expansion and I believe you could get them to work on your bars as well. I like the system and it's been wet once or twice and still belts out the tunes. Good value for your money.
[ Mike  Sep 10, 2017 ]
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Are the speakers wired to the amp or wireless?
[ Alec  Jun 18, 2014 ]
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wired to the amp
[ BARBRA  Jun 25, 2014 ]
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Everything is wired to gather. I'm happy with the system
[ robert  Jun 19, 2014 ]
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Wired to the amp!!
[ DANNY R  Jun 19, 2014 ]
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Can I connect this the head unit? Also does this product come with wire harness or do I have to buy wire amp kit?
[ Ernesto  Jun 17, 2014 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Greg  Jun 17, 2014 ]  Staff
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I'm looking for golf cart speakers. Can this be paired with a powered subwoofer?
[ remst  Jun 07, 2014 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This amp is strictly designed to power the 4 3" speakers. But you can put a powered subwoofer into the system if your receiver has a subwoofer output. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jun 09, 2014 ]  Staff
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