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Unread 05-28-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a new $200 head unit

So this will be my first car audio set up (im getting the car in 3 weeks ) and so im now planning a sound system for it, i admit i am abit of a n00b when it comes to car audio

Im looking for a head unit now for about $200 and wondered what the best 'bang for the buck' is? Are there manufacturers i should stay away from? Just a general insight would be nice and reps to good help of course .

Things im looking for in a head unit is obviously a quad 50W output, a 3.5mm Aux jack input for my ipod ^^, and MP3 CD or maybe MP3 DVD playback?? (i have ALOT of music)

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Stay away from Jensen and Dual....lol

Good head unit manufacturers would be (some) Sony, Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, (some) panasonic.

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Pioneer, sony, JVC, kenwood, alpine, and clarion are going to be the best for your money at that price range...
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Looking at woofersetc.com JVC seem to be VERY highly recommended

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JVC's are nice. Grab one if you like! Like the kdg340, or kdpdr40
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Yeah after some heavy research im definitely gonna bump my budget upto $300 for a head unit, any more than that and i wont use the features, most of them i find are more concentrated on Bluetooth than anything else which is pretty annoying as i never use bluetooth devices. Do you see the need for separate equalizers on most of the units out there???

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A nice EQ is a must... A paremtric EQ is better than a graphic, but all the harder to tune. A 3band parametric is about as good as a 6 band graphic eq. The choice is up to you...

Take a look at these...

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19064

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19256

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=18554

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