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Old 02-12-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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I am going to be needing a new single DIN MP3 cd player for my car, Budget about $150.00 . Any recommendations and all opinions appreciated.
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if 150 is your budget, i would be looking towards ebay. not much for new headunits are any good for $150
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So then in what price range should I be looking in to get a good unit.
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i would generally stay away from anything under 250 unless you really just want a cd player and are not concerned with sound quality or extraneous features.

and FWIW, IMO eclipse pwns the headunit market at the moment... i would gladly take an eclipse with litttle or no features over a comparably priced Alpine/Kenwood/Clarion/Pioneer, because Eclipe has a much superior recod in delivering phenomenal sound quality

here are some decent options i think:

http://www.crutchfield.com/*-xfyx0RN...0&I=113KDCX790

http://www.crutchfield.com/*-xfyx0RN...00&I=020DXZ675

http://www.crutchfield.com/*-xfyx0RN...0&I=130DEHP680

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Eclip...oductDetail.do
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I bought a 350 dollar jvc deck the modle 820 for $187 ebay has lots of good deal it was brand new too ... I would go to cructfield and find what deck you want and look on ebay for deal on it that is what i did ..
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I bought a 350 dollar jvc deck the modle 820 for $187 ebay has lots of good deal it was brand new too ... I would go to cructfield and find what deck you want and look on ebay for deal on it that is what i did ..
absolutely, i got my eclipse CD8445 on ebay for under 300 NEW IN BOX shipped (the radio retailed for 700)
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I bought a 350 dollar jvc deck the modle 820 for $187 ebay has lots of good deal it was brand new too ... I would go to cructfield and find what deck you want and look on ebay for deal on it that is what i did ..
absolutely, i got my eclipse CD8445 on ebay for under 300 NEW IN BOX shipped (the radio retailed for 700)
Yes same here that is what i am talking about !!
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thanks guys . i'll look into eclipse units and get back to you.
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Look at Alpines in your price range. For $200 the 9856 cannot be beat. I love having my iPod hooked up to it. Eclipse are nice, but you're paying for those name brand components inside.
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play an eclipse headunit back to back with an alpine and i guarantee the eclipse has better quality coming out of it alpine is disgustingly overrated and over hyped IMHO. Clarion and Eclipse make a better performing radio for much less cost, sure you may not get a shiny fancy display screen, or millions of useless features, but they are far superior
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