Nice Marine Radio but Warranty Is Void when Buying From Amazon
7 August 2012
Summary: I would have rated this radio 5 stars, but I had an issue and buying through Amazon voids your warranty. I installed this receiver in a 150 qt cooler to use for tubing, tailgating, etc. The receiver worked beautifully till one day it stopped recognizing my USB/iPod connector. I bought new connectors thinking that it might just be a bad wire, but nothing works. So I can no longer use my iPhone or MP3 via USB connector. Otherwise, the receiver works beautifully.
Summary: Installed on my boat, love the deck. Especially love the fact that it has 4 sets of preamps (front, rear, zone 2 and sub). Way more things it can do than I really need. Love the Zone 1, Zone 2 volume control. I run my tower speakers off of zone 2 and it let's me crank those without deafening everyone in he boat. Navigating songs is a little clunky, but I can live with that given its such a quality marine deck. Runs my iPod with any function i could ask for.
Summary: A great receiver. Easy to operate, sounds great, and works great with the MC 20 remote. I install myself and would have liked better directions. I did call customer service at Alpine and they were very helpful.