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hattrick
01-31-2011, 07:06 PM
Just wanted to see which manufacturer everyone thinks has the best marine receiver. I am not familiar with MB Quart....at least not since I started researching boats to buy as my first Wakeboard boat.... Are the MB Quart's any good??? Any comments are appreciated! :)

lsvboombox
01-31-2011, 07:39 PM
MQ QUART is good equipment , however I dont think MB Quart makes their Marine equipment(radios thats is). I believe there is a 3rd party that manufactures it. My 2010 LSv came with the MQ quart system with the remote black box(its basically 3 wired remotes that go to the blackbox) It did crap out on me but it was replaced under warranty and seems to be working fine..

MB Quart wouldnt even talk to me about the warranty they had me call a seperate division that didnt even seem to be part of MB Quart.. I could be wrong though..

My boat was towed about 1000 miles in the rain for about 500(without cushions and without a cover) it was soaked beyond belief.... So I think this is why the radio took a sh!t....

sandm
01-31-2011, 08:17 PM
I've had good luck with kenwoods excelon series in all my cars the last 10 years, so I stuck with kenwood product, and it replaced a kenwood unit. No complaints. I know there are units from other vendors that have more features/better adjustments, but my take is its an open air boat, not a concert hall, so my only concern was preout voltage and usb compatibility. Don't need a zillion adjustments and eq levels..

rdlangston13
01-31-2011, 08:31 PM
My boat was towed about 1000 miles in the rain for about 500(without cushions and without a cover) it was soaked beyond belief.... So I think this is why the radio took a sh!t....

Where the amp board is on these boats, does it have a negative effect on the amps if you tow in the rain?

lsvboombox
01-31-2011, 08:55 PM
Where the amp board is on these boats, does it have a negative effect on the amps if you tow in the rain?

No. My boat was on a flatbed backwards with now cushions... the rain was just funneling in.... when the cushions are in there is no way water would physically hit any electronics under the passenger dash

rdlangston13
02-12-2011, 01:47 AM
so i went to best buy the other day to look at stereo head units and the sales guy was like these wont work in a boat bla bla bla they are not marine bla bla bla.

my question is how much worse is the enviroment of a boat when the radio is in a glove box as oppose to that of a car where the windows are down all the time due to no AC?

i mean both are going to deal with relatively the same amount of humidity, high temperatures, and cold temperatures. i dont think it will make a difference as long as you keep your glove box dry.

any other opinions?

Razzman
02-12-2011, 12:22 PM
Never used marine in any boat, imo it's only an issue if you live in a high humidity region or near the ocean.

rdlangston13
02-12-2011, 12:48 PM
well i live just outside of houston but the humidity is the same for my truck, which routinely sees windows down driving and if you down have the ac on then the humidity will be the same. i can understand the need for marine gear when it comes to speakers because they are outside, get sunlight and water splashed directly on them but the stereo just sits in the glove box

cab13367
02-12-2011, 03:48 PM
well i live just outside of houston but the humidity is the same for my truck, which routinely sees windows down driving and if you down have the ac on then the humidity will be the same. i can understand the need for marine gear when it comes to speakers because they are outside, get sunlight and water splashed directly on them but the stereo just sits in the glove box

Agreed, a marine rated head unit is not necessary in our boats esp since they live in the glove box.

harmsway
02-12-2011, 11:24 PM
Just finished tonight installing a Kenwood KMR440U reciever with a
KCA-RC107MR driver side remote. This set up is NICE. The receiver has a USB port so you can use a thumb drive and the remote has a digital read out and is capable of controlling every aspect of the receiver with out ever having to open the glove box. I paid $145.00 for the receiver & $90.00 for the remote. I would highly recommend this set up. Pretty easy intall with a few modifactions.

viking
02-13-2011, 11:38 PM
I've had good luck with kenwoods excelon series in all my cars the last 10 years, so I stuck with kenwood product, and it replaced a kenwood unit. No complaints. I know there are units from other vendors that have more features/better adjustments, but my take is its an open air boat, not a concert hall, so my only concern was preout voltage and usb compatibility. Don't need a zillion adjustments and eq levels..

DITTO and.........


Never used marine in any boat, imo it's only an issue if you live in a high humidity region or near the ocean.

DITTO!! :)

bergermaister
02-14-2011, 08:45 AM
If you want to have a remote on the outside of the glovebox I've found that the marine units are the ones that are going to get you there. When I was researching I wanted two waterproof wired remotes - one for the cockpit and one for the transom. That really narrows down the number of brands and options available. I ended up with Clarion and have been happy overall.

sandm
02-14-2011, 08:52 AM
Just finished tonight installing a Kenwood KMR440U reciever with a
KCA-RC107MR driver side remote. This set up is NICE. The receiver has a USB port so you can use a thumb drive and the remote has a digital read out and is capable of controlling every aspect of the receiver with out ever having to open the glove box. I paid $145.00 for the receiver & $90.00 for the remote. I would highly recommend this set up. Pretty easy intall with a few modifactions.

you'll love it. very nice unit :)