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Is this radio worth the price? #237244 Jul 31, 12:43am Jul 31, 12:43am
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Is this radio worth the price?
This one...

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-EFFXthonG1n...1&avf=N&search=

Now it is pretty pricey, I think, but it seems nice! (I like the fold-up idea, as well as the color changing... I like things like that ;P )

Anyway, do you folks think it's worth the price? Or should I go with something a bit cheaper?
(I will use CDR's, and am planning on getting it set up with XM or SIRIUS (whichever it comes ready for), so I need those features.)

If I decide to get it, I can get it like $100 cheaper at eTronics, and buy the installation kits and such seperately, if it turns out to be a little cheaper.


ALSO, if you have any suggestions concerning what unit to get, lemme know please! smile

Thanks!

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ArumnDark] #237245 Jul 31, 12:46am Jul 31, 12:46am
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If you plan to hook an amp to your stereo for either subs or your speakers, that is crap. Only 2 volt preouts. 4 volts should be the minimum for anything that expensive thumbsdown


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: RevMonster] #237246 Jul 31, 1:00am Jul 31, 1:00am
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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: morris] #237247 Jul 31, 2:08am Jul 31, 2:08am
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Alrighty. Thanks for turning me away from that one, since that's a bit expensive. wink

I'm not much on car stereo systems, all I know is it needs to be satellite ready and MP3/WMA capable.

What else should I be looking for, good brands, models?


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ArumnDark] #237248 Jul 31, 12:38pm Jul 31, 12:38pm
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Originally Posted by ArumnDark
Alrighty. Thanks for turning me away from that one, since that's a bit expensive. wink

I'm not much on car stereo systems, all I know is it needs to be satellite ready and MP3/WMA capable.

What else should I be looking for, good brands, models?


Kenwood, JVC, Alpine. Stay away from Sony!!!

Heres a JVC KD-LH300. My personal favorite! It retails for $249.00 and has more than you really need, but still looks great! thumbsup MP3/WMA/CD-R/RW compatible with Sirius satellite radio. Motorized flip down faceplate. Best graphics i've seen in its price range.Its 4v so you get better signal to noise ratio and better frequency range because it delivers more power to your amps.

Click Here ->JVC KD-LH300

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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: Sancho] #237249 Jul 31, 3:01pm Jul 31, 3:01pm
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Ooo, I'm liking that one!

And it can never have more than I need, I love features, especially for lower prices! (the PiCT technology sounds cool).


Ok, how does this sound...

If I order from CarDomain.com:

Stereo Unit: $249.95
Scosche TA02 Car Stereo Wiring Harness: FREE
Scosche TA2045 Car Stereo Installation Kit: FREE
SoundDomain.com Connector Kit Head Unit Accessory: FREE
Additional Savings: -$45

Total (without shipping): $204.95

Sound fair?

I could get the stereo from eTronics for $172.99, but I have to buy all the wiring and install kits seperately, so it would be easier to just go with CarDomain, eh?


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ArumnDark] #237250 Jul 31, 3:07pm Jul 31, 3:07pm
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if you want kenwood get Kenwood Excelon KDC-X979 or panasonic or alpine...those are the best

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: cycocelica] #237251 Jul 31, 3:13pm Jul 31, 3:13pm
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The KDC-X979 looks nice... But I don't have $400+ to spend! smile Yet wink


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ArumnDark] #237252 Jul 31, 3:19pm Jul 31, 3:19pm
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haha yeah...thats what i want more than anything...its sweet

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: cycocelica] #237253 Jul 31, 3:53pm Jul 31, 3:53pm
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its kinda ugly to me. I have that JVC LH-300. It's pretty sweet, i love it. It hasn't skipped yet.


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: 00celica00gt] #237254 Jul 31, 4:00pm Jul 31, 4:00pm
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yeah but i havent found a reciever better than that...that is top of the line

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: cycocelica] #237255 Jul 31, 4:57pm Jul 31, 4:57pm
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Sony Rocks! I love my M770. I have owned JVC, Pioneer, Alpine & others & I am very happy with my Sony.

Latests models:
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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ArumnDark] #237256 Jul 31, 7:14pm Jul 31, 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by ArumnDark
Ooo, I'm liking that one!

And it can never have more than I need, I love features, especially for lower prices! (the PiCT technology sounds cool).


Ok, how does this sound...

If I order from CarDomain.com:

Stereo Unit: $249.95
Scosche TA02 Car Stereo Wiring Harness: FREE
Scosche TA2045 Car Stereo Installation Kit: FREE
SoundDomain.com Connector Kit Head Unit Accessory: FREE
Additional Savings: -$45

Total (without shipping): $204.95

Sound fair?

I could get the stereo from eTronics for $172.99, but I have to buy all the wiring and install kits seperately, so it would be easier to just go with CarDomain, eh?


I wish I had ordered from cardomain.com. I went and got it MSRP from Best Buy. Not really, a little negotiating can get it down a bit.


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #237257 Jul 31, 10:59pm Jul 31, 10:59pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
Sony Rocks! I love my M770. I have owned JVC, Pioneer, Alpine & others & I am very happy with my Sony.

Latests models:
http://sm.crutchfield.com/S-NyVS8zxU8EN/...f=N&search=


That one looks nice too, but again.. $650...

I could probably manage a whole system with the extra $450 I'd save by buying the other one! grin

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: Sancho] #237258 Jul 31, 11:07pm Jul 31, 11:07pm
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that is what im going to be getting soon. thumbsup

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ravadude338] #237259 Jul 31, 11:19pm Jul 31, 11:19pm
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that look old and waths price with it seem cheap wtf
buy the sony with the color tft screen or somfhing

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: oas] #237260 Aug 1, 12:03pm Aug 1, 12:03pm
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Stereo Unit: $249.95
Scosche TA02 Car Stereo Wiring Harness: FREE
Scosche TA2045 Car Stereo Installation Kit: FREE
SoundDomain.com Connector Kit Head Unit Accessory: FREE
Additional Savings: -$45

Total (without shipping): $204.95

Plus they have a 105% best price deal...
So if you find it somewhere else for less, they give you a discount of 105% of the difference.
Since it's 172.99 at eTronics, that'd be about another $80 off.
I sent it to them, wonder if they'll make the deal wink
Or maybe they'll factor in the free stuff and the -45 $, who knows.


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ArumnDark] #237261 Aug 1, 12:08pm Aug 1, 12:08pm
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any brand is good now days. Just get something you think looks nice in your price range. If you are adding a system then make sure it has 2 or 3 outputs. Whatever you like just get it. We all have different taste and prolly not the same as you.


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: 00celica00gt] #237262 Aug 1, 4:04pm Aug 1, 4:04pm
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u should check out some eclipse units


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: RetroJ84] #237263 Aug 8, 2:00pm Aug 8, 2:00pm
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the cash you're spending on that head unit is for all the bells and whistles that come with the apperance. Get an eclipse or alpine, they aren't as pretty but they have the best sound quality, and thats what it's about anyway, don't be an audio ricer :-p

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #237264 Aug 9, 8:59am Aug 9, 8:59am
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kenwood is good, but only the excelon series...

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: ragingpaseo] #237265 Aug 9, 9:27am Aug 9, 9:27am
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I agree to stay away from sony. They have crappy rms power. Id go with a kenwood or alpine. Check www.onlinecarstereo for the cheapest price with free shipping

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #237266 Aug 10, 10:31pm Aug 10, 10:31pm
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
the cash you're spending on that head unit is for all the bells and whistles that come with the apperance. Get an eclipse or alpine, they aren't as pretty but they have the best sound quality, and thats what it's about anyway, don't be an audio ricer :-p


No, its about sounding great and looking good doing it cool. If you have a loud system with cheap-looking faceplate, you WILL be laughed at. laughsilly

If <$300, reconsider. I noticed Clarion sponsored West Coast Customs so they'll put their headunits in peoples cars on Pimp My Ride. What advertising! thumbsdown


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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: Sancho] #237267 Aug 11, 11:23am Aug 11, 11:23am
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Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: CaLiGTS] #237270 Aug 11, 1:07pm Aug 11, 1:07pm
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IF you are spending taht much ALpine is the best choice

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: CaLiGTS] #237271 Aug 11, 1:08pm Aug 11, 1:08pm
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I would get an alpine for that price. they are the best you ca get thumbsup

Re: Is this radio worth the price? [Re: GTS02] #237272 Aug 11, 1:08pm Aug 11, 1:08pm
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