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Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by CRX_Si, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. CRX_Si

    CRX_Si Senior Member

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    i have a crx with an old panasonic cd player that was in it when i bought it. since then i have installed infinity refrence series 3 way 6"x9"s in the rear and matching 6 1/2"s in the front. i would like to buy a new cd player that would compliment my speakers. i want it to play mp3 cds but to be under $300. what would you recomend? thanks-david
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Ken mp553, or something close to it. Its a decent mp3 player that is Sirus ready. I got mine at circuit city last week for 199 plus I got a free receiver box for the sirus radio. It was in the store for 249 but I saw it on their website for 199. I would check the website price before you buy it, if you this.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Crotchfield's got this Alpine on sale for $300:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-yv3Dn...a=1&cc=01&avf=Y

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    There's a few Alpine models less than $300 that decode MP3s also- so I'm sure you could find them locally at a shop for less if you can trip on a sale. Retail on that pictured model is like $500, and the sound is top notch- and Alpine's MP3 decoders are definitely superior to Kenwood's. I've heard both- Kenwood's top line Excelon MP3 decoder and a few Alpines from bottom end (housemate's) to top end (mine), and they're both much better than Kenwood's decoder.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    crotchfields is expensive. buy local you can get shit cheaper.

    Like this Xplod deck I'm getting. It's $330 or so on crutchfield, but it's around $226-250 at best buy and other local places:

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    Crutchfield (Crotchfield) is a great place to find specs on stuff though, and quite a few times it's really not that much cheaper to get things locally, especially after you add tax in there.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It is, I'll give you that

    ...but the price difference within my deck...it's $226 at best buy versus $330 from crutchfield, that is a BIG difference...not one that will be made up by taxes. ;)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yup. There you go. :)

    I usually just get an online cheapo price and take it in to Tweeter to have them match it.

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    thanks, i like the kenwood and the alpine. the sony just isnt my style. i think i am going to buy from a local shop because i am friends with the owner. but no discount :(
     
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    Go on ebay and look for an Alpine cda 9807! It will cost you $230 including shipping and the unit rocks!! Has eveything you need!!
     
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    alpine 7894 owner here. that headunit has been through 4 vehicles in the last year with the only problem being that i had trouble with it shutting off at 18+ volume because i was too lazy to run the yellow fuse wire into an ignition wire and the unit wasnt getting enough power.
     
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    Crutchfield sux and so does Sony Explod. Go local to get the best deal. As far as the MP3 lineup for under $300, a JVC or Panasonic would be your best bet. The Alpine will be a little more pricey, but you get what you pay for
     
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    Im my time driving I have had alpine, sony, kenwood, and now eclipse. I don't have expert knowledge but I do know that my eclipse deck is by far the best sounding deck that I have had. I got it local from a pricy shop and it still was only 300.00 or so. It plays mp3's and has cd security, just my .02
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Got any personal experiences to back that statement up? :newbie:
     
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    You can get quite a few Alpine MP3 units for under $300.
     
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