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Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       09-27-2007, 12:06 PM Reply   
I'm going to have to swap HU's and remotes. Any advice on which one to go with. I like the fact that alpine has the new wirless ( 100feet) waterproof keyfob remotes but no LCD screen.
Old    CJB (goodwin)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-27-2007, 12:37 PM Reply   
Hey Adam,
the latest from Clarion is pretty nice, the CMD5.
I snagged one off eBay for $250 instead of the $500 MSRP.
I'm sorry to say that it didn't fit in my boat

(Message edited by goodwin on September 27, 2007)
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-27-2007, 12:58 PM Reply   

I have the alpine CDA 9885 and love it. I can hook my ipod up thruogh the full speed connection or I can hook it up through RCA's and still control my playlist from the ipod. I also have the alpine wireless remotes which I don't use at all. If you do go with the alpine head unit let me know as I will be looking to get rid of my remotes and control module for the remotes. They are in mint condition.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       09-27-2007, 1:23 PM Reply   
Murphy, I'm leaning towards the alpine. Looking for feedback on other untis. email sent.

Can you control the ipod thru the HU as well?
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       09-29-2007, 12:51 PM Reply   
My Clarion XMD3 started refusing to play CDs early this year, no biggee since I use the IPOD most of the time. This winter I plan to replace it with a new head unit. This involves making a new dash plate for the remote too. The big problem is the main unit being mounted in the glove box so I need a remote with a display so I can see the mode.

I am thinking the Clarion CMD5 with the IPOD interface may get the nod. The remote matches my dash gauges, it plays MP3s, and it works with my existing H2Owaves remote. I know that Sony and Pioneer also have display remotes but they look a little clunky in the dash. I still have the direct AUX in capabilities through my EQ if I want to take a signal from another boat or hook up the ipod without the interface.
Old    Bob (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-02-2007, 3:59 AM Reply   
Adam I thought you could get that remote with any of the top name decks? Im sure I saw sony listed on their site. Sony is all I've ever had and its done me right. 2 Decks in 6 years and the first one came out working.


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