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Mendocino
10-31-2009, 11:55 AM
My second stereo in two years has now given up the ghost.:mad: This one was a Kenwood of reasonable quality. The stereo goes into a center console Tuffy box. I would like to buy one that I will get at least five years out of. I looked at some of the marine stereos that have the boards conformal coated and this seems to be a reasonable approach. Overall I think I am more concerned with shock. Does anyone have a recommendation?:confused:

TIMZTOY
10-31-2009, 12:30 PM
Marine sterios are the way to go. Water resistant so you can leave the top off. And there fairlly impact resistant becaus of all the shock speed boats give. I've never been a fan of kenwold. I always buy pioneer premium and I've never been through one I always end up replacing it with a new one because it's old. I've have one pioneer for more than 6 years and still have no problems at all.

jettaglxdriver
10-31-2009, 01:55 PM
I have had the same Pioneer Premier in my Jetta since 1999 and it has been very lowered for about 6 of those years taking every road bump pretty hard. Still works perfectly.

farnhamstj
10-31-2009, 04:21 PM
While not really a solution to your problem. I really enjoy XM satalite radio. Get music, NPR, BBC and lots more, just about everywhere I drive. Never skips like a cd. As to your actual question I had some Sony Xtreme-something from Wallmart for quite a few years in my 40 center-tufy without issue.

wesintl
10-31-2009, 04:54 PM
super swampers :D

RockRunner
10-31-2009, 06:01 PM
I have a Panasonic that has lasted me in a boat, motorcycle and now my truck (85 4runner) It has a 10 sec skip delay and some other doda's that I don't use in the truck.

If you want something to last, make sure that the system is mountable in different manners. If you can't mount the system straight up and down and you do anyway the CD WILL die.

I suggest a marine radio set up for Sirius/XM and a MP3 player. if you don't have to use the CD player the system will last longer. And as mentioned before the marine radio's are build for shocks more so than an average car stereo. There are some really nice ones out there that come with a wired remote, mount it on the back of the cruiser so while on the tail gate you can adjust the volume etc.

Check some out online and you'll see what I mean.

nakman
10-31-2009, 10:26 PM
iPod and a hat. http://www.tookshats.com/ :)

TIMZTOY
11-01-2009, 07:53 AM
iPod and a hat. http://www.tookshats.com/ :)

Sweet !!! Togther we can all stop that white ear bud trend !:lmao:

theboomboom
11-01-2009, 08:25 AM
You could try getting creative with an ftm-10r

Mendocino
11-01-2009, 08:55 AM
You could try getting creative with an ftm-10r


i did this yesterday with my 857D. I could get the FM radio but it did not sound very good through the HAM speaker.

theboomboom
11-01-2009, 10:33 AM
i did this yesterday with my 857D. I could get the FM radio but it did not sound very good through the HAM speaker.

I believe on the FTM-10r model, there is a speaker out port. I always dreamed of wiring this into an amp or something...

Also, you could hook up an mp3 player to it to get tunes when you don't have regular reception. Here's a brochure from the yaesu site...

http://yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=2520&FileCatID=149&FileName=FTM%2D10R%20USA2.pdf&FileContentType=application%2Fpdf

Mendocino
11-01-2009, 10:36 AM
I believe on the FTM-10r model, there is a speaker out port. I always dreamed of wiring this into an amp or something...

Also, you could hook up an mp3 player to it to get tunes when you don't have regular reception. Here's a brochure from the yaesu site...

http://yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=2520&FileCatID=149&FileName=FTM%2D10R%20USA2.pdf&FileContentType=application%2Fpdf


The external speaker output is in mono I believe. I actually just got back from Radio Shack where I picked up a plug so I can run an external speaker off the 857D.