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    choosing a replacement head unit - any recomendations?

    I'm looking for a headunit which has 2 pairs of pre-amp outputs, and aux input in the back of the unit.

    I dont want to spend over $140.00 USD...
    I just got back from circuit city and bestbuy... Their selection is quite limited.

    Also, im trying to keep the inside of my car looking uniform... Red/orange illumination... most of these headunits ive seen are bright blue. I cant stand that color.

    Anyone have any recomendations that meet the requirements of:
    Aux input (rear)
    Pre amp out (2 pairs)
    (possibly redish illumination)

    Please post make and model.
    Thanks.
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    Look into the Alpine head units. Most have multiple colors you can choose from. But the downside is that the ones with aux input are a bit more expensive.
    If not, try one of the Panasonic units from last year. Pretty cheap, you can get them with red illuminaion, and most have aux input...

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    have you chosen a head unit yet?

    I am looking for a HU anyone have some opinions of models that you use that can directly connect to a output source?


    i want a great working radio source so i want to go with a head unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotarypower101
    have you chosen a head unit yet?

    I am looking for a HU anyone have some opinions of models that you use that can directly connect to a output source?

    i want a great working radio source so i want to go with a head unit.
    ^ not quite sure i understand what you mean, but

    I looked at Sony CDXGT500 and their CDXGT300 Models. the CDXGT500 was quite impresive but expensive. I ended up getting the Jensen In-Dash CD Player CD4610 has all the features i needed and it was actually under 100.00. I wanted to stay within $90-$120 price range.
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    Does it have multiple input channels?
    Ie FL FR RL RR?
    Most I have found will do a FR FL input only.

    I was talking to a experienced car audio guy yesterday and he seemed to think the alpine HU will be my best bet to get multiple channel inputs.

    Anyone want to confirm that and maybe tell a inexperienced car audio guy which direction to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotarypower101
    Does it have multiple input channels?
    Ie FL FR RL RR?
    Most I have found will do a FR FL input only.

    I was talking to a experienced car audio guy yesterday and he seemed to think the alpine HU will be my best bet to get multiple channel inputs.

    Anyone want to confirm that and maybe tell a inexperienced car audio guy which direction to go?
    Jensen In-Dash CD Player CD4610 will do it.
    ~0okami.Digital

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotarypower101
    Does it have multiple input channels?
    Ie FL FR RL RR?
    Most I have found will do a FR FL input only.

    I was talking to a experienced car audio guy yesterday and he seemed to think the alpine HU will be my best bet to get multiple channel inputs.

    Anyone want to confirm that and maybe tell a inexperienced car audio guy which direction to go?
    as far as that, your outputs, would be front, rear, and sub. 3 outputs. alpine, eclipse, clarion, pioneer are all good. i personally had a pioneer premier 860mp and it was pretty freakin amazing. great sq. tons of tuning features. etc. 3 rca outputs (front, rear, sub) for different amps so you can set your settings on your amp then control all your eq settings from your hu. so much easier.

    and that FR FL you refer to is 2 pre-amp outputs if i'm not mistaken. one could be sub, the other could be front or rear. idk.

    jensen, pyle, sony, jvc, lower-end kenwoods, dual, etc. are all ****ty brands. go with something halfway reputable. you get what you pay for. don't skimp out on quality for price. i was amazed at the difference between my kenwood kdc mp225 and my pioneer p860mp. night and day difference.

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    save a bit more and go for a decent unit so you won't regret.
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