I got my CMD-4 installed. I bought one of the trim face plates from Dave @ Stereo King. After I saw it I felt pretty stupid. I was thinking I payed $29 for a peice of plastic I could have made in 10 min. LOL
Im not saying it's not worth it it's just that I was to lazy to make one for myself. By the time you go to the plastic store and get a piece of plastic and cut it out and hack the hell out of it your better off paying Dave. (Dave now send me my royalty check) LOL . It was funny. I showed it to Clay and he looked at it and then looked at me and said "How much did you pay for this" I had to laugh as I told him.
Ok enough of that.
I got the CMD-4 installed. I had to cut a bit of the dash to get it to fit, Ya see the CMD-4 fits into the "same size" hole as the XMD-1 or XMD-3 its just in a diffrent location its lower. So you have to cut the bottom side of the deck hole down about 1 inch. Dont worry the trim piece covers it up.
I like the index-ing rotery volume knob as well as the rotery bass and treble knob. The knob's are some what sitcky or hard to turn and they are not super secnitive you have to turn them quite a bit to get the volume up or down, I guess thats a good thing. Your not gonna be bumping the knob and accidently turning up the volume It seems like it will work great if your bouncing around on the water with this type of adjustment. With the bass and treble on the old XMD series you have to go threw a menu to set the adjustments. I like how the CMD-4 one is quick and easy even though you wont mess with them to much once they are set I still like them.
Setting the AUX sence is easy as well as setting the clock and most of the other adjustments.
And YES the remote's work. I dont know if its just me but the new head unit seems to have a bit more RCA power. All the experiance I have had with it has been in my garage and I cant play that loud in there. I havent taken the boat out. Next weekend I will have some real time on it but everything looks/sounds good for now.