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cham
12-13-2010, 02:36 PM
I want to replace an existing Pyle reciever, it seems to have a short or something in it (turns on/off at will, even on lower volume levels).

My boat was not designed to have a stereo so this is a retrofit. What I liked about the Pyle was it had a wired "remote" that allowed me to mount the head unit in the storage area behind the observers seat. Since it's behind a seat a typical remote will not reach. See pic below for what I have now

http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/3962/178102465p?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inventorysource.co m%2Fimages%2Fpe%2FPEPYLPLCD16MRWB.jpg&d=cb429e85a767be521d6a1787954434b996a9443c


This is my boat, and I have limited space for another reciever so I'd like to have a wired remote to keep it clean. You can see the remote at the 9:00 position behind my steering wheel.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h187/cham_01/Boat055.jpg


Any suggestions on a good reciever? I'd like to stay in the $100 to $150 range.

Thanks

Razzman
12-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Almost all mfgrs have HU's and optional wired remotes for marine use. While none i know have a handheld remote, all are wired and mountable anywhere you'd like.

Example, my old Tige DD, I made a custom dash panel on the lower right to include additional switches, bass knob and HU remote.

cham
12-13-2010, 02:47 PM
Interesting. Ok, well any reccomendations for a good head unit?

cham
12-13-2010, 03:22 PM
Also, I currently have a Sony Xplod 600w amp. My Pyle db401 speakers (four in total) say they run 45 watts RMS and 135w peak. My Kenwood 12" sub is rated at 1200w.

Should I upgrade the amp right now or can I wait? If so, what amp?

Razzman
12-13-2010, 03:34 PM
Given that your HU is having issues i'd say that's a no-brainer to replace first. You can always replace pieces in stages if neccessary.

There's a lot of good HU's out there that will work, Kenwood, Clarion, Alpine, etc. They all have wired remotes.

I'm partial to Pioneer myself as they have all the neccessary goodies for a great price. Currently I use the DEH-P4200UB, has usb/ipod front panel input, three preouts and an easy format to learn for around $150 if you search the internet. The CD-MR70 wired remote will run around $50 and the CD-MR80 around $90 as well.

cham
12-13-2010, 03:43 PM
This one?
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEH-4200UB-Receiver-Display-Control/dp/B00389XE12

I see that it has blue tooth. Do you use that? What about a microphone, does it have one so it's truly wireless? That would be sweet to be able to accept calls on the lake, my phone is usually tucked away and I can't hear it.

Razzman
12-13-2010, 03:55 PM
That's the one. Can't say for the BT or wireless functions as i don't use 'em or want calls on the lake :p

Razzman
12-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Here's the remotes (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=pioneer+CD-MR70&x=17&y=19) on Amazon.

cham
12-13-2010, 04:35 PM
I'd love to just buy a satellite reciever and just listen to XM. But I think you need a working stereo reciever in addition to the satellite :(

Bit.rider
12-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Take a look at the Clarion units. If I remember right they are a bit cheaper than the Pioneer and Kenwood pieces. I've been pretty happy with mine

thesack
12-14-2010, 09:14 PM
My boat came stock with the Kenwood MP400MR head unit and 100MR remote. It as been discountinued by Kenwood now, but you can find good deals on them. LIke from Sonicelectronix, http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19531_Kenwood-Marine-Package-with-KTS-MP400MR-Stereo-KTS-RC100MR-Remote.html

Its a good head unit for the price.

cab13367
12-18-2010, 11:05 AM
My boat came stock with the Kenwood MP400MR head unit and 100MR remote. It as been discountinued by Kenwood now, but you can find good deals on them. LIke from Sonicelectronix, http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19531_Kenwood-Marine-Package-with-KTS-MP400MR-Stereo-KTS-RC100MR-Remote.html

Its a good head unit for the price.

I would personally stay away from this HU. It's only got 2V preouts and no USB or Aux input.