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Old 04-19-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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I'll be getting rid of my current subs, amps, and head unit in favor of running a different HU with regular cabin speakers. I currently do not have my original factory HU, so I'm facing a decision. Should I buy a stock 7-band factory HU off Ebay, or should I spend a little more and get an aftermarket HU? If your choice is to go aftermarket, please give me a suggestion for a quality HU priced at $150 or less. MP3/WMA ability is not required, but would be a nice bonus.

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i think the aftermarket HU whould be better than the stock 7 band
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they make some pretty decent 100 dollar HU.
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they make some pretty decent 100 dollar HU.
Such as?
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I've got this, and it ain't too bad...



I had this, til they broke into my car, and I loved it!
Multicolor display. Track/MP3/Station title display, etc...

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Good suggestions, guys. I was just at Best Buy and another local stereo store checking out some different models, and there are some fairly decent choices out there for <$150. I'm currently liking the looks of a few different Pioneer models, in addition to a couple Alpines and a Sony or two.

Anything I should absolutely stay away from?
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Anything I should absolutely stay away from?
IN MY OPINION, that would be sony and jensen.
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Anything I should absolutely stay away from?
IN MY OPINION, that would be sony and jensen.
and JVC, and Dual


this is a good price, unless you want features, and not sound quality
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Eclip...oductDetail.do
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JVC actually isn't that bad, I had one for a while.

but yeah, stay away from dual too.
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