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JoeyP posted 05-01-2014 07:43 AM ET (US)   Profile for JoeyP   Send Email to JoeyP  
I am about to replace my old Jensen Marine stereo for the third time on my 2008 190 Outrage. Fortunately, I was able to utilize the warranty for each replacement. The warranty is out this time and I am not buying another Jensen.

Does anyone have a recommendation on a moderately priced reliable MARINE AM/FM Stereo?


Jefecinco posted 05-01-2014 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
The iPod with ear buds is an excellent marine stereo. Waterproof cases are available.
contender posted 05-01-2014 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Joe this is why I never liked cut into my boat for a radio, I always carried a sony box type, I can put it in different places in the boat or take it with me when I land on an island, and toss it when it does not work anymore, however with todays electronics I agree with Jefecinco
jcush87 posted 05-01-2014 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for jcush87  Send Email to jcush87     
I have a Jensen msr2007 now. It is ok, had to repair it myself once,. If it dies i will probably get a unit from fusion. People seem to like their marine headunits.
fishgutz posted 05-02-2014 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishgutz  Send Email to fishgutz     
I agree with jefecinco with a little addition. iPod with waterproof Bluetooth speaker. There are lots of good ones from about $50 to $200. Plus you can use it on the patio, too.
jlh49 posted 05-02-2014 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jlh49  Send Email to jlh49     
I have a Dual Marine Stereo unit on my 1989 22' Outrage, and one on my 1998 Polar 1780 Saltwater Series flats boat. Both units perform very nicely. I believe the following link provides what you are looking for in the Dual line. Good luck with your purchase.

JoeyP posted 05-04-2014 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
Thanks for the info fellas.

Does anyone have any experience with Poly-Planar stereos? They have been making marine speakers for years and I see they also have a few stereo models out.

WhatKnot posted 05-05-2014 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for WhatKnot    
iPhone/Smart Phone and portable Bluetooth speakers is not a bad way to go - simple.
PeteB88 posted 05-10-2014 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
I do what Whatknot does, works great - iPod whatever. Got a simple JBL Flip speaker and put it on console or up front where folk lay on bow cushion. Works great, no holes to drill. I'd like to set up a charging or power system for iPhones, iPods - not sure how to do it.

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