[Avionics Today 04-29-2016] Garmin Team X has incorporated features from the company’s certified panel into a low-cost audio panel for the homebuilt and experimental aircraft. The GMA 245 and GMA 245R are all-digital, Bluetooth audio panels designed for Experimental Amateur-Built (EAB) and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). The GMA 245 is a panel-mount audio panel with a set of simple controls, while the GMA 245R is a remote-mount audio panel. Both are designed to interface with the G3X Touch flight display.
Garmin claims these Bluetooth-enabled audio panels boast superior sound quality and an additional features such as auto squelch, music bass boost, advanced equalizer settings, 3D audio processing and wireless integration with a camera, among others. When interfaced to the G3X Touch flight display, both audio panels introduce more capabilities that allow for wireless communication and offer advanced integration potential.