Clarion CMD6 Marine CD/MP3/WMA RECEIVER WITH USB PORT
HANK HOWSKI, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: THE PRODUCT EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. I COULD NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS UNIT AND A BRAND NEW UNIT AT TWICE THE PRICE. THE REMOTE WORKS GREAT AND ELIMINATES THE NEED TO WIRE IN A SECONDARY CONTROL.
Summary: I am giving this stereo 4 stars as it had everything I wanted except that it did not fit where I planned to use it. Not the stereo's fault but my own. Replacing an older stereo, the knobs stuck out too far & interfered with a hatch door below it. Luckily enough there was a decent resale value on an auction site where I recovered 95% of my money.
Summary: I was excited to get this new Clarion CMD6 marine receiver for my boat, plus the wired remote for bridge, and the wireless remote. I had my installer test everything then cut holes for unit, the USB and wired remote...just to find out afterwards the Clarion receiver didn't work consistently. Sometimes unit would power on and sometimes not. The 12volt power supply is fine. I'm bummed as Clarion used to have a good reputation in my mind..
Boltman from Swartz Creek Michigan, Sonic Electronix
8 June 2012
Conclusion: I recently have purchased the CMD6 for a Sea Ray Sedan Bridge, with it being very hard to reproduce sound in an open area, this Head unit does an awesome job, the sound is very clear, and using it with our Iphone is a great way to maximize it's potential. I've paired it with JL Audio amps and JL Audio Speakers and wow what a concert we have had with this stereo. The CMD6 was very easy to install and wire up properly, I highly recommend this unit.
Conclusion: I replaced my existing Clarion system because it was out-of-date, and did not interface with my iPod. The transition was relatively painless in that the wiring harness was interchangeable. I gave it my ease-of-use test... simply attempting to use it without reading the operators guide and it passed with flying colors.