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ghostrider_2 05-21-2009 1:17 PM

Alpine IDA-X100/200/305. <BR> <BR>Looking to replace my current 4 year old deck that is now dying.... <BR> <BR>IPOD interface a must..

calabriaryder 05-21-2009 2:25 PM

Have installed a few for friends and in my own ride, sick decks but take a little bit of getting used to. I personally would highly recommend any of them, the full speed ipod controls are great. Just my 2 cents.

millerda31 05-22-2009 5:45 PM

I have that deck installed in my MB. IPOD controls work full speed as advertised. Great deck! <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/699073.jpg" alt="Upload">

ghostrider_2 05-23-2009 1:51 PM

Which model is that one?

jetskiprosx 05-24-2009 11:24 AM

I love the Alpine decks for their iPod integration and ease of use! I just don't care for them in the boat because searching for songs on their "full speed" is distracting and takes time. I love it in my cars but I opted to just use the 3mm jack connection in the boat.

ghostrider_2 05-24-2009 12:38 PM

That is what I am doing now. But I need to replace the current deck soon. I am open to suggestions..

millerda31 05-25-2009 2:40 PM

It's the Alpine IDA-X100.

wakebrdr38 05-25-2009 5:04 PM

got one in my car and love it! The best part is your ipod can be hidden away and in a boat that at least keeps water off of it. If I were to replace my head unit and had the money for a high dollar one, then I would definately put an alpine in the boat

calipackfan 05-26-2009 10:16 AM

I'm interested in a new head unit for my boat as well. we only use Sirius and IPOD's for music. I think anyone of these models would work great, but I was wondering if they make a wireless remote that can use all the functions for the deck? <BR>Rather than my wife telling me to change the song, she can do it herself with the remote? thanks

juiced4ever 05-26-2009 1:04 PM

Have the same one works great no real complaints. The only draw back is if you have an older than GEN 5 ipod (i think its 5 might be 4) it will not work, not my issue but sometimes a buddy wants to throw his tunes on with no luck.

millerda31 05-26-2009 1:51 PM

Yes, it comes with a wireless remote as shown below. There is also a transom remote available.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/699820.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/699821.jpg" alt="Upload">

brit_rider 05-26-2009 2:05 PM

Not tempted by what Fusion has to offer for iPod? <BR> <BR>You chuck the iPod inside it, so its fully protected, then you can independantly control tower speakers, in boats, transoms etc etc.... its a very neat bit of kit. <BR> <BR>Google Fusion iP500

ghostrider_2 05-26-2009 3:05 PM

This review by CNET (2 stars)and its very through review tells me that Fusion should not even be mentioned...Sorry. <BR> <BR><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/car-cd-changers/fusion-ca-ip500-ipod/4505-6728_7-33387297.html" target="_blank">http://reviews.cnet.com/car-cd-changers/fusion-ca-ip500-ipod/4505-6728_7-33387297.html</a> <BR> <BR>Crutchfield has the X100 for $119 and X200 for $160 right now, looking to put the X305 in the car.Not sure X100 or X200 for the boat.

brit_rider 05-26-2009 3:14 PM

Sorry, I should have been clearer - That's a totally different, far inferior unit (hence the price!). <BR> <BR>I was talking about this one: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.fusioncaraudio.com/north-and-south-america/marine-audio-2/stereo-units-15/msip500-56-product.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.fusioncaraudio.com/north-and-south-america/marine-audio-2/stereo-units-15/msip500-56-product.aspx</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.fusioncaraudio.com/Libraries/Fusion%20Gallery/MS-IP500-secondary.sflb" target="_blank">http://www.fusioncaraudio.com/Libraries/Fusion%20Gallery/MS-IP500-secondary.sflb</a> <BR> <BR>This unit is one I install in almost all customers boats now when they change out their deck. Previosuly we used the Clarion, Kenwood, Sony, Alpine and Pioneer gear but I have since got rid of all that (bar a couple Sony iPod units) and try and stick to this unit exclusively. <BR> <BR>One point I would agree with on the review you saw though was the ipod sleeves... I agree that if you have different iPods to use then you will need to select a different sleeve to change over... but to be fair, this takes all of 10 seconds (less time than it takes to take a cd out, put the cd in a case and get a new cd out, remove it from the case and insert the cd)and how often do you guys change iPod when out on the boat? I just have a Boat/car ipod and just carry it between the 2 vehicles. <BR> <BR>Hope that clears it up.... If you have any more questions feel free to chuck them at me... I don't represent Fusion, but I am a dealer in the UK so can offer unbiased advice based on my experience. <BR> <BR>Mike

srock 05-27-2009 4:52 AM

Stupid malibu armrest location keep me from installing anything but a standard size head unit. Perhaps I need to relocate to the glove box.

ghostrider_2 06-01-2009 6:20 PM

the one complaint I have is the deck is installed on the left hand side of the console vice the right.

ghostrider_2 06-25-2009 5:21 PM

Alright I got the 200 and tues out on the water I noticed it would start a song all over randomly (the same song at times) when playing with my IPOD. Anybody else have this happen?

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