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Very good

I bought this receiver for my sail boat /catermeran I have outside speakers that needed clear and powerful output. I am happy with the performance as it does both.

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This head unit has been a big mistake of a purchase. After 4 years with my old Kenwood working just fine I wanted an auxiliary input. The Sony has come to a fast death in one season on the lake. Keep in mind I dry stack my boat and take the face plate off every use. The controls started periodically working within 2 months and it completely stopped working after 5 months. I used it maybe twice a week.

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September 20, 2011 Terrible quality
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commishturd from Cumming, GA
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This head unit has been a big mistake of a purchase. After 4 years with my old Kenwood working just fine I wanted an auxiliary input. The Sony has come to a fast death in one season on the lake. Keep in mind I dry stack my boat and take the face plate off every use. The controls started periodically working within 2 months and it completely stopped working after 5 months. I used it maybe twice a week.
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August 19, 2012 Very good
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Dave from masonvile NY
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I bought this receiver for my sail boat /catermeran I have outside speakers that needed clear and powerful output. I am happy with the performance as it does both.
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June 13, 2012 good deal
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mike from jax fl
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Honest people. Would do business again with them. Fast shipping. Easy to work with.
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May 29, 2012 great for the price
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matt from muskegon mi
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100% better than the stock radio in the boat great deck for the price
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March 12, 2012 great value
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Old Man from OKla.
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I currently have the CDX-M30 on a 05 FLHT, It works GREAT. The radio has more than enough power with the factory speakers. It plays CD-Rs, MP3s about anything you put in it. It is very easy to setup and operate. I also purchased the small remote control. It was easy to mount on the handlebar and works great. Would I buy this radio again? You bet i would, in a heart beat.
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February 26, 2012 Sony CDX-M30
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Rebel from Greenville, TX
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Decent radio for the price. I wish it had an SD card slot. I am using it in a motorcycle fairing.
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February 22, 2012 Great Stereo
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Allen from Walnut Creek, CA
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I used this on my boat and I am getting another!
I had 6 speakers attached and no power problems.
Mounting was a breeze. I love the options for electric light colors and anti-theft options.
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January 30, 2012 Great Product!
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Chuck from phila
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Works great looks good in my boat and was a great deal! Recommend it to anyone looking to play tunes while they fish!!!
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December 13, 2011 great unit
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TR from Colfax, Ia.
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Easy to install and works great.
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November 13, 2011 Great Unit for our boat.
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Rml from St. Francis, MN
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I bought this based on other reviews for our boat for my husbands birthday. This is a very nice radio for the money and our kids especially liked the mp3 jack. It did not take long to install. We have been very happy with the choice.
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November 8, 2011 great value and sound
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rookie from oregonia, ohio
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Bought this for my electraglide works great doesnt skip sounds great.
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November 3, 2011 Great Stereo
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RSD from OHIO
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Sony has always sold great products and this is no exception, you won't be disapointed.
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October 27, 2011 Sony CDX-M30
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Cobaltrunner from Texas
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I replaced another Sony head unit with the CDX-M30 and the controls and functions are much more straight forward and easier to use, sound is clear and plenty of power from the unit, fully water-proof for a marine application. I would highly recommend this unit for someone who is challenged with trying to remember from season to season controls on one of the earlier models of head unit's, this one is straight forward and simplistic yet has all the features one wants and very stylish.
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October 13, 2011 Excellent value
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Tinkertoy from Wichita, KS
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I like the Sony products in relation to the marine application. I have the same unit on my boat with four of the remote commanders for easy access anywhere on the boat.
I bought another Sony for my hot tub so I could tie in a remote commander, again for the ease of access.
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September 15, 2011 bang 4 the buck
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Kelly from Barrie, ON, Canada
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Good unit for the money great sound when combined with other quallity products great features.
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September 13, 2011 great valve
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CJ from shepherdsville KY
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Nice radio, for the value I would say good buy and I'm happy with the purchase of this radio.
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September 7, 2011 Well worth the price
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Howie from Surf City, NJ
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I purchased the Sony CDX-M30 to replace another Sony radio on my boat. The installation and wiring followed the old unit and, in my case, was done in about 10 minutes! The scrolling information is visible from my viewing angle as the previous Sony wasn't. There are not too many bells and whistles, but for listening to a CD or music while out on the water, this unit fills the bill perfectly.

I would recomment this product.
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July 18, 2011 Great product & Great Price
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potis from San Ramon, CA
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this is a very nice unit with good features, easy to use. Very good value and low price. I would recommend.
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July 1, 2011 SONY CDX-M30 MARINE STEREO AM/FM/CD
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PETER from PORT ST. LUCIE, FL
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I purchased this item from sonic. I shopped on line, eBay, and local retailers, and I found that sonic had a great price. So, I bought and received it. Great transaction, item as described (new in box), and shipment was prompt.
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May 10, 2011 good buy
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crash craig from gray,la
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Very happy with new stereo,no complaints! I have only had this unit for a few months so durability is unknown to me.
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April 2, 2011 Nice Product
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Dave from Pueblo, CO
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I bought the Sony CDX-M30 to replace the Sony radio that was factory installed in my boat. Works great!! I bought this model because it will work in conjunction with my Sony wired remotes. I would recommend this product.
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January 5, 2011 Very satisfied
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alex from tahoe, ca
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Ordered three of these for my customers boats and one for my own. All were happy including myself. have this connected to 4500 watt system and souns great.
Nice head unit for the price.
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December 1, 2010 for the money,this a great product
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critter from salem,il
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I bought this Radio to put on my bike and it has worked Great ever sense I put it in my Bike, I really like the part about being water proof and ease of working all the features
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October 14, 2010 Sony CDX-M30 AM/FM/CD
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Jeff from Austin TX
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I purchased the radio to replace an older Sony model in my boat.
I was very happy that it was a drop-in replacement and even worked with the older wired remote control.
My only disappointment is that when I turn off the battery for short term storage I loose all the preset stations. Turning off the key does not reset the preset stations but disconnecting the battery does
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September 8, 2010 Great sound
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David from Fayetteville, AR
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Bought for my boat to replace an old unit. Wow is all I can say about the difference. Very powerful and the aux input so I can plug in my iPod, always a plus.
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March 11, 2009 Great Unit
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Allen from Byron, MI
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Easy to install very simple operations and loaded with many features!
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