Ebay is an excellent source for new, discontinued equipment. I bought 2 Kenwood cd/mp3 headunits that were made for Hyundais (built just like the Kenwood MP-522, but all black) for less than 150 shipped. I also bought most of my Infinity Reference speakers for about 120 if memory serves, and those were new too. The Infinity subs I bought on clearance at Circuit City, as well as my Kicker amps (the design prior to the current ones). All told, I spent less than 700 bux, and it is quality stuff.
Even if you have a small budget, if you have plenty of time and patience with Ebay stores, there are many deals to be had.
Welcome, downwardly mobile yuppies, to the dawn of the Age of Nefarious.
1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ - Custom 2.25" manifold-back exhaust w/FM-80. Probably the only Maxx with this system.