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A great in-dash system for the price
on November 6, 2014
I bought this Pyle unit under duress as I needed to replace a non-working radio in my boat, but I didn't want to have spend any money. I bought this, the cheapest device I could find that had a mini plug port for my music device to plug into, and that had enough high star reviews to take a risk on.
After all, an exposed music system in a boat is never deigned to last long in this world, and who wants to spend a fortune on the latest Alpine or Kenwood just to have it last two seasons and die?
Well, I waited for nearly two years before publishing this review. And the radio is still going strong. I have never had an issue with it.
It was easy to install, it had all the right pieces and a simple instruction book and it simply works.
If I were to lodge a complaint, it would be that the front panel is not entirely intuitive and sometimes I forget and have to fiddle around a bit to remember how to operate the fade function or jump to weather band, or etc. Also, the display is small (by design and expectedly so) and not entirely well lit in daylight, or perhaps I should say that the contrast is not quite right in daylight. So between trying to remember how to do something on the panel and squinting to see what the display reads while concurrently texting my friend, holding my fishing rod, tying a fly, balancing an adult beverage and trying not to run into the kayaker ahead. Well, it can be a challenge at the best of times.
But honestly, thus far I would highly recommend this in-dash system. It has held up to the elements for two years and still looks and works perfectly. And sounds fine, too, which I suppose would suggest is probably the most important thing.