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#1 of 9 Sebastian

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Posted October 08 2003 - 09:03 PM

Looking for good CD player for my car without sepnding a lot.
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#2 of 9 Angelo_Petralba

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Posted October 10 2003 - 07:12 AM

Not bad for $95.00 + shipping!

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200W Hi-Power CD DigiCeiver? with CD Changer Control

50 Watts (Max.) x 4-Ch

4-Ch Low Impedance Pre-Out @ 4V w/Sub Output

DigiCeiver? Codem D All-Digital Tuner with Sharx Adaptive IF Switching

Positive Crystal Blue LCD

Digitally Processed AM Noise Reduction

18 FM / 12 AM Presets

DIN Flip-Panel Face

Selectable FM Hi-Cut Filtering

12/24-Hour Clock

DMS CD Changer Controller Provides Mix 1 & 2, Repeat, and Scan

Menu Options include: 6 Loudness Levels, Adj. Scan Time, Selectable Hi-Cut Levels, 5-Band DPE Digital Parametric EQ, Source Tone Memory, Telephone / Navigation Audio Input, Clock & Dual Aux. Inputs for CDC plus CC / MD / MP3

Telephone Audio In

CD Naming

Titanium Faceplate Design Concept with Multicolor LCD

Digital EQ with Preprogrammed Settings For: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Techno & Speech

Selectable Car Acoustics Compensating Presets For: Roadster, 4-Dr, Convertible, Van, Compact Car, & Truck

Subwoofer Output

GALA (Speed Dependent Volume Compensation)

Optional IR Steering Wheel Remote, Thummer III or RC09

DIN/ISO Mounting

Controls optional CDC A08, CDC A071 & IDC A09 CD Changers

Key Features - 200W Hi-Power CD DigiCeiver? with CD Changer Control

Bosch Part Number - 7 641 295 310

Receiver Family - FunLine 3

Power - 50 Watts (Max.) x 4-Ch

Receiver Type - CD w/CDC controls

Tuner - DigiCeiver with Sharx Adaptive IF Switching

Security Method - Flip-Down Detachable Faceplate

Number of presets - 18 FM / 12 AM

Number of Pre-Amp outputs - 4-Ch Low Impedance Pre-Out @ 4V w/Sub

Optional Steering wheel remote control - Thummer III or RC09

Compatible Changer - CDC A08, CDC A071 & IDC A09 CD Changers

TUNER - All-Digital

Tuner Type - Codem D / DigiCeiver

Presets - 18 FM / 12 AM

Travel Presets - 6 FM / 6 AM

Internal Power - 50 Watts (Max.) x 4-Ch

Preamp Outputs - 4-Ch Low Impedance Pre-Out @ 4V w/Sub Output

Preamp Power Level - 4.0V

Preamp Impedance - 75-Ohm

Fader Type - Dual Level

Mute Adjustment

CD Player / Controller - Both

Compatible Changer - CDC A08 / IDC A09


I hope this helps

Angelo

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#3 of 9 Sebastian

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Posted October 10 2003 - 02:03 PM

Looks like a cool CD player and deal! Is the website reputable?

#4 of 9 Scott L

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Posted October 10 2003 - 08:33 PM

Ikesound is bad, I've had a crappy experience with em. Go to www.thezeb.com and pricematch the same product over there. Pioneer makes decent head units at that pricepoint.

#5 of 9 Sean^M

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Posted October 12 2003 - 10:29 AM

$150 is a bit low for a good car CD player to be honest. Clarion has good units for $200-250
below that, yeah I would agree look at Pioneer, though usually I stick to the Premiere line if at all possible.
Otherwise, look at Alpine, in the $250 range.

the extra $100 makes a world of difference in reliability and features.

I'm new to the forums (*waves*) but far from new to car audio. I've been an installer since 91, and competed professionally in IASCA. Best of luck in whatever unit you go with.


#6 of 9 KurtW

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Posted October 14 2003 - 11:52 AM

Pioneer 2500 isn't bad. The JVC 890 isn't bad either, and does MP3. Kenwood 322 and Sony 510 are options too. Remember - you get what you pay for.

#7 of 9 Sean^M

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Posted October 14 2003 - 01:33 PM

The pioneer isn't a bad choice, I agree.. I just prefer the Premiere line if possible.
JVC, I've seen a lot of recent reports of tuner issues with them, and I myself have a JVC in my Jeep, and have tuner problems with it.. when it's been on for several hours (4 hour trips regularly for me) the tuner craps out totally.. though the CD player still works fine.
Kenwood, not the greatest reliability.. many complaints.. nice features though, and if you're lucky and get a good one, they are nice.
Sony.. *shudder* trust me.. don't even go there.. nightmares for reliability and quality control.
best of luck with whatever you choose


#8 of 9 Sebastian

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Posted October 14 2003 - 02:58 PM

Thanks for the reply guys,
Yeah $150 is max, not really into car audio anymore. So as long as the HU plays CD's and tunes that is all I need. I will look at the pioneers too and I saw Alpine makes two <$150 HU. Are those any good? Model#9801 & 9803, I think.

#9 of 9 Sean^M

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Posted October 14 2003 - 06:18 PM

sure, not bad units, any of the above.
Clarion has affordable units as well, and are well respected by every owner of one I've spoken to.
Another option is looking for a bit higher end model used, from eBay, or car audio forums with for sale sections and so forth.