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Old 04-19-2005, 12:15 AM   #1
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I need some help picking out a new CD player. I want one that will fit in the car (this is in my 97), have a CD player and radio, good sound quality, and buttons/display that can be color changed to match the red dashboard. My budget is up to $300, but I would like to keep it under $200 if at all possible. The less complicated (motorized face, etc) the better, since there is less to break.

What are good brands to look at? I have been looking at Alpine and Pioneer, but I cannot find any website for Eclipse.
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alpine sounds really good

pioneer is in it for the cosmetics... IMO
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alpine sounds really good

pioneer is in it for the cosmetics... IMO
your opinion is wrong

pioneer makes excellent head units, just look up the dex-p9, or the p860.

alpine, clarion proaudio, kenwood exceleon, eclipse, nakamichi, and those two high-end jvc arsenal and sony units should all be getting your attention
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alpine sounds really good

pioneer is in it for the cosmetics... IMO
your opinion is wrong

pioneer makes excellent head units, just look up the dex-p9, or the p860.
i totally agree... but how much was that one, oh yeah...$500 and $350... well above his budget...

within budget, i still stand by my previous opinion
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I'm happy with my fosgate. It doesn't have a billion way EQ (i started on pioneer in the last car) but the lights match, and it doesn't need a huge EQ to sound great. I've heard it in two cars with two different sets of speaks (stock and aftermarket) and both are nice.

Definetly get an MP3 one.
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My recommendation



red buttons, 7 color display, pretty nice sound even with my stock speakers, and under $200

Some folks don't like the Xplod series, but I kow at least one other member has one of these

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-...oductDetail.do
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Macho Mike, my pioneer that i made red is still up for sale, it retailed for 170 new,

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If you can wait a few weeks when im up in bloomington, I have the harness so it plugs right in to the factory stuff

post here or let me know
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MOS is right, the orange matches the gauges perfectly at night
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There are very few differences of sound quality until you get up VERY HIGH, really look at features, and ease of use.

Maybe steal that HU from Pat.
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There are very few differences of sound quality until you get up VERY HIGH, really look at features, and ease of use.

Maybe steal that HU from Pat.

ya its a good unit, when i got it, there were no such things as a fold down face, and all these extra features, that newer headunits have, its a basic but got the job done and then some, it reall pounded the stock speakers
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