I know someone earlier said to stay away from Kenwood, but I have three Kenwood's, all with Kenwood CD changers & remotes & in different boats. There has never been a failure and they certainly have lasted longer than two seasons. All are older than four years with no need to replace them yet. All have the reversing-hideaway face plates so there is no need to remove the face & hide it. I also am using some Kenwood amps, but only for the small end stuff- tweeters & mid's. Fosgate handles the heavy bass end. My speakers are Pyle's & Infinity's. No problems.