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Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       09-22-2008, 6:22 AM Reply   
Hey Guys,
I have a problem, need to replace a clarion headunit (came stock in a 2000 X5) with wired remote. The units dead so will have to go, problem is, I can't find any standard single din head units to replace (sticking to marine).

Those who are familiar with the X5 glovebox will know you can't get the larger units (Fusion IP series, Clarion CMD/XMD, etc etc) in without looking goofy.

Anyone know of any decent single din units that will take a wired remote? I'm stuck!

Cheers!
Old     (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-22-2008, 6:42 AM Reply   
Search ebay...

Also look at the MB Quart NRA 450...uses the same remote's.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       09-22-2008, 7:43 AM Reply   
As in the MB quart uses the Clarion remotes? Thatd be useful...
Old     (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-22-2008, 7:59 AM Reply   
The remotes are exactly the same looking and the connections are exactly the same.

I am not 100% sure they are compatible...hopefully someone on this forum will chime in.
Old     (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       09-22-2008, 8:06 AM Reply   
From what I have heard, the remotes are just the same size is all. So they will not work.

Brit, check out the Alpine units. They have 2 single din marine units. Alpine has always made really good head units.

FYI, The MB Quart of now is not the same old MB Quart those in the audio business for a long time knew. It has been bought and sold a couple times over the last years. It is owned by Maxxsonics, same as Crunch and Hifonics etc.

Tim
Wet Sounds
Old     (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-22-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
The Clarion M475 is a current marine source unit with the standard DIN (2x7) cut-out.

In 2000 they only had 2-inch remotes. The new Alpine is a 3-inch. This would mean cutting plus new wiring.

Its easiest to stick with the Clarion which is triple preamp out and well featured.

David E. M.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       09-22-2008, 11:13 AM Reply   
The clarion websites only showing me the CMD5? Anyone able to give me pointers on where to source the M475? And can I plug a remote into this?
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       09-22-2008, 11:22 AM Reply   
http://www.clarion.com/us/en/products/2007/marine/source_units/M475/us-en-product-pf_1165294998572.html

x2 on the M475
Old     (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-22-2008, 5:15 PM Reply   
I had the MB Quart NRA 450 for a while in my last boat. I paid way too much and the thing is a piece of crap... and I wouldn't recommend it at any price. I went through three or four repairs on two units in a single season, before I finally dropped it in the trash.
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-22-2008, 9:29 PM Reply   
Yup Clarion m475 Check Ebay if you can't find it anywhere else. What I run in my 2000 X-Star. Same glovebox setup if I recall
Old     (rem_pss308)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-22-2008, 11:21 PM Reply   
Crutchfield.com and etronics.com have the clarion M475 I just ordered one for my 1999 X-star
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       09-23-2008, 4:13 AM Reply   
Looks like a good option, just hope it works with the old remote that in the boat. Looks like there's plenty of options at least!

For some reason, Clarion UK only seem to offer the CMD5.. odd.

I'll give it a whirl and see how it works out.

Thanks again!
Old     (himain10ance)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-23-2008, 7:16 AM Reply   
We work at a stereo shop and pull out alot of new Clarion deck on system upgrades. send me an e-mail if interested
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-23-2008, 8:50 AM Reply   
M475 works with my stock remotes on my 03 X-2.

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