Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Advice Needed

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Advice Needed

    I need advice. I've been thumbing through major websites and seaching, but I seek the advice of those in this forum.

    I drive a regular cab pickup. It has two 6 1/2" speakers and two tweeters higher up in the door. That's all I have and all there is room for.

    The stock 6 1/2's were terrible, and I dont have much of an ear for quality. I replaced them with 6.5" from Infinity. They were on sale and sound much much better since they have polypropylene cones. They are 60 watt RMS, 180 peak.

    I'm looking at $150-$200 for a head unit. I need front AUX inputs for my mp3 player and would like XM builit-in. I hate to seach car audio forums because they are overwhelming to me. Can anyone recommend a head unit around that range? Or suggest ones to stay away from? I have a GMC stock radio, which is slightly larger than double din.

    I'm thinking it would be nice to have a din HU with a CB radio under it in the stock opening. Thanks for the advice.

    Joe, computer guru, not much much for car audio
    ,./(0)3

    '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

    [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

  • #2
    Personally, I find it easiest to just go to a local car audio shop, tell them what you want, and see what they offer you.
    2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC

    Comment


    • #3
      ...and apparently everyone agrees with you.
      ,./(0)3

      '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

      [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

      Comment


      • #4
        Check out the Crutchfield site for headunits that offer the features you want, then find a local store where you can actually listen to them and play with the controls.
        System status: in progress

        Comment


        • #5
          No stereo has XM Built in, you have to ad a unit to it. To to a car audio place that the people are not on commision and tell them exactly what you want.
          2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4DR
          Aleroputer 90% done (ripped out and being rewired)
          MYMODS:
          Pioneer Head unit in a remote location, Clarion Amp, XM Satilite Radio, 2 10" Audiobahn DVC Subs wired 1 ohm in a bandpass box, Grill Mesh, Halo Guages

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by aleromaster
            No stereo has XM Built in
            That's not true because I've seen a few.
            ,./(0)3

            '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

            [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by EBFoxbat
              I need advice. I've been thumbing through major websites and seaching, but I seek the advice of those in this forum.

              I drive a regular cab pickup. It has two 6 1/2" speakers and two tweeters higher up in the door. That's all I have and all there is room for.

              The stock 6 1/2's were terrible, and I dont have much of an ear for quality. I replaced them with 6.5" from Infinity. They were on sale and sound much much better since they have polypropylene cones. They are 60 watt RMS, 180 peak.

              I'm looking at $150-$200 for a head unit. I need front AUX inputs for my mp3 player and would like XM builit-in. I hate to seach car audio forums because they are overwhelming to me. Can anyone recommend a head unit around that range? Or suggest ones to stay away from? I have a GMC stock radio, which is slightly larger than double din.

              I'm thinking it would be nice to have a din HU with a CB radio under it in the stock opening. Thanks for the advice.

              Joe, computer guru, not much much for car audio
              Go to Crutchfield.com and do the research then head to eBay for a deal. I bought all of my equipment on eBay...
              "Everything is possible"
              MB Quart 6 1/2" comp, 5 1/4" coax
              2 JL 8W0, RF 500s 250 x 2, 400x 100 x 4
              HU: RF 9210G CD / MP3

              PC: VIA M1000, 512 MB RAM, Pioneer CD/DVD Slot Load, Linksys WiFi,

              IgnitionMediaPC - home grown C# application.

              Comment


              • #8
                Could you not just bring an RCA cable from the back of your headunit round to the front?
                Leo

                http://www.talkaudio.co.uk

                A million people can't be wrong, right?

                Well... unless they're all from the red states...

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by EBFoxbat
                  That's not true because I've seen a few.
                  Can you post one? I don't feel like searching for one to see what other features it has.
                  [COLOR=Navy][SIZE=1][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Tektility

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I was just kidding
                    here is the alpine one
                    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-zOL4Rz0...&avf=Y&search=
                    [COLOR=Navy][SIZE=1][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Tektility

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      oh my bad I guess i've been out of it a little to long. Eh its ugly, lol.
                      2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4DR
                      Aleroputer 90% done (ripped out and being rewired)
                      MYMODS:
                      Pioneer Head unit in a remote location, Clarion Amp, XM Satilite Radio, 2 10" Audiobahn DVC Subs wired 1 ohm in a bandpass box, Grill Mesh, Halo Guages

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        http://search.ebay.com/CDA-9820XM_W0...tleZCDA-9820XM

                        I cannot find one for 150 to 200 like you wanted though.
                        [COLOR=Navy][SIZE=1][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Tektility

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EBFoxbat
                          I need advice. I've been thumbing through major websites and seaching, but I seek the advice of those in this forum.

                          I drive a regular cab pickup. It has two 6 1/2" speakers and two tweeters higher up in the door. That's all I have and all there is room for.

                          The stock 6 1/2's were terrible, and I dont have much of an ear for quality. I replaced them with 6.5" from Infinity. They were on sale and sound much much better since they have polypropylene cones. They are 60 watt RMS, 180 peak.

                          I'm looking at $150-$200 for a head unit. I need front AUX inputs for my mp3 player and would like XM builit-in. I hate to seach car audio forums because they are overwhelming to me. Can anyone recommend a head unit around that range? Or suggest ones to stay away from? I have a GMC stock radio, which is slightly larger than double din.

                          I'm thinking it would be nice to have a din HU with a CB radio under it in the stock opening. Thanks for the advice.


                          Joe, computer guru, not much much for car audio
                          ikesound.com has some amazing prices on HU and Componets, I'v ordered several products from them over the last few years.
                          Much cheeper than anywhere else.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            How are those Sony Xplod units... CDX-F7700 ?
                            ,./(0)3

                            '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

                            [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have a CDX-F5700... I love it, a bit expensive though.
                              2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X