Summary: Seems like the faceplate doesn't make contact or is failing after 1 year. Installed this about 2 years ago and lasted one summer without much problem. This summer it will restart when clicking the album buttons when in USB mode, as well as failing to power the front face plate at times. This stops the ability to turn it up or down with the remote. Would not suggest this product, will be replacing with a rockford fosgate source unit.
Summary: I purchased this to replace the one that came with the boat - needed to have all of the same controls so that it was just a plug and play - Unit works as expected - as the one that came with the boat
Summary: This CD Receiver delivers what I expected for a medium priced unit. I would have liked a front mounted USB port, but the rear cable style works ok. The sound quality is quite good, but I have used another current Sony unit that seemed to have a bit more depth, perhaps because it had more audio adjustment options. I got this particular model because I needed the Hard Wired Remote capability it offers; a nice feature when you don't have room on your dash for the head unit.