Recommendations on a good car CD/MP3 deck?

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    I'm getting tired of having a tape deck in the car. Are there any good car decks for CD/MP3 playback with decent power 4x40W/channel that are worth recommending? My budget, around $200 or less (maybe $250 if the deck is the bomb). It'd be going into a Honda Civic '94. TIA.
     
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    Hehe, my first reply with that thread is invisible, even though the reply count seems to reflect it. [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, thanks for the link. It appears the deck to get is the Kenwood 8017, it appears to get the good reviews from users who have lived with this model.
     
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    Make sure you know exactly what you want to do with your deck, as not all MP3 decks will do what you want them to.

    Especially if you want to play books-on-tape-on-MP3-CDs, you want a deck that will remember where you were if you turn off your ignition, and allows you to fast scan through songs as they play. Also low-bitrate capability.
     
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    I'm very undemanding when it comes to MP3, I just burn them to a CD, and that's the extent of it. I just let it play on and on until I get tired of the songs on that disc.
    I don't travel enough to worry about books-on-tape/mp3. [​IMG]
     
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    The memory function should be pretty common, but I do miss the ability to fast forward through an MP3. One thing I ended up doing was ripping my DVD soundtracks/commentaries and putting those on CD. The memory function made it easy to keep my place, but it wasn't possible to fast forward or rewind if I missed a section.

    Just a point to keep in mind if you do expand your usage.
     

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