Although I didnt buy the unit from Yaffe, I did splurge on the peripheral that he offers. With it, you are able to use the hand controls. And it makes the installation a snap. The head unit has a built in 200 watt amp so unless you are really wanting to pump up the volume, I think it is adequate. That being said, it does have amp outputs. I also purchased a Ipod cord for the unit directly though Rockford. I bought the unit off ebay. What you see is in the pic is just the wired remote. It is purchased separately form the hidden unit which I mounted right behind. Be sure if you are going to purchase to get the RFX5000. I mistakenly bought the RFX3000 which is great but the 5000 offers blue tooth capabilities.
RFX5000 hide away box can be had on ebay for about $200
RFXMR5BB controller off ebay for about $100
IPODEC iPod Accessory Cable from Rockford $40
Peripheral hand control kit from Yaffe $280
3/16" Black plastic off ebay $5
Total cost about $600. If you buy the whole kit from Yaffe you will spend $900 and it doesnt come with the IPODEC. Cost more than a standard DIN unit, but only because of buying the peripheral. Most DIN units wont allow the use of hand controls. And a amp is built in. SO..... I think its a great deal.
On a side note, the remote needs to be trimmed. I used a rotozip tool to take the top and bottom edge off. I also took some of the bottom edge off the inner fairing lip. It is tight but if you make the plastic piece sit more upright in the fairing as opposed to the steeper angle that the OEM unit sets, it gives you more room. And it allows you to view the screen better. I back beveled the plastic to fit nice and tight. I havent decided how to attach that piece yet as I am considering making it flip open for additional storage behind it. Great spot for a pistol!! I will try to get some pics of the mods to the unit and the fairing.
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Last edited by tsas1000; 01-24-2014 at 08:43 AM.