Summary: I brought this unit to replace the old Pioneer head unit in my boat,The install was straight forward including the wired remote installed at the same time. now the i pod wont move around on the dash as it sits safely inside the unit and unlike CD's wont skip when you hit a bit of rough water.
Conclusion: Great little stereo, great power (ran two polk audio 5.25" speakers, 160w/ea.) combined 2 channels of the radio for each speaker for added power and WOW. Ipod tray/connection is great and works well. So as long as you are fine not playing CDs this unit is great. I would recommend it. I installed it in a golf cart and over the last 6 months or so, it has held up to the elements just fine.
Conclusion: I was very impressed with the features and sound quality of this head unit. I nstalled this stereo with a pair of Alpine 61/2 speakers in my boat. Having the iPod sit inside of the unit is also an excellent benifit. You do not have to worry about the iPod moving around.
Conclusion: It was easy to install in my Jeep Wrangler. Good sound quality and loud output (I can hear it over the wind and engine noise) even with inexpensive speakers. Internal iPod tray is a huge plus and the menu is easy to use. The shuffle/ play a random track feature is a little hard to get to (you have to hold a button down for a few seconds) but that is my only complaint.
Great product, good value, easy to use and install, so convenient for boat.
6 March 2012
Summary: Love this product. Works great, don't have to store and change CDs on the limited space of the boat, no hanging wires that plug into auxiliary like other models as the iPod stays in it's compartment. Love it, love it, love it.
Conclusion: I bought this because having a cd player doesn't mean much anymore, I haven't listened to cd's in a while but this is the ultimate radio and no wires hanging out of it and no other add-on's to fall off the dash. So far I've been using it for 6 months and don't have one complaint at all. This was a great value and works just as it should, I would buy again in a heart beat, thanks again.