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Trying to decide on HU

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by StZu, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jan 17, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    Good God there are so many choices! I would like some help in deciding on a new HU. Things I would like to have included in the HU are USB, HD radio, the ability to connect bluetooth, and of course steering wheel controls. I would like to keep this as close to 150.00 as possible. Any help?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 17, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    JeffRock

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    $150 for all that?! i'm going to say it might not happen.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    Burgman

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    id use crutchfield to find one that had all those features and then search for it somewhere else
     
  4. Jan 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Check this one out. Little over $150 but it has all the features you want built in. Never heard of it so no way I can vouch for the quality but I'm pretty sure a HU with all those options built in for $150 is hard to come by.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    NeoMoose

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    You simply aren't going to get that for $150. Save up for a little longer.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    check out JVC.. you can push a lil more and get one for under 200 with all those features..
     
  7. Jan 17, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    Does it look weird to combine a HU with a blue back light like that with the default orange factory lights that are on everything else?
     
  8. Jan 17, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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  9. Jan 17, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    Anyone have experience with Crutchfield outlet stuff? Scratch and Dent, Open Box, Manu Refurbished? Alot of the stereos that have what I want for the price I want are available at the crutchfield outlet. Also 150-200.00 is more what I am looking to spend.
    Thanks
     
  10. Jan 17, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    That's a call you have to make. If you're trying to hunt down a HU with amber colored lighting on top of all your other critera, that's going to make your even search harder.

    If coughing up $50 more is going to break you, it can't hurt to check out the Scratch and Dent stuff. From what I saw it's a toss up between getting something that's refurbished or something that might have cosmetic damage. I picked up my Kenwood off Amazon as a factory refurbish and saved about $200.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Yea I know I just wanted to hear everyone else's opinion.
     
  12. Jan 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    I know a lot of people who have used Crutchfield outlet, no complaints whatsoever. Keep in mind that it does come with a generous return policy.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    Save up a little more and get something you want rather than settling on something because of a budget. If you remotely question on rather or not you might upgrade to external amps for anything...I suggest a higher preout volt for your front, rear and sub preamps. Rather than add on parts like iPod cable, Bluetooth...some more higher priced deck do come with those in the box.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    StZu

    StZu [OP] Where the White Women At?

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    Update**
    I bought an alpine CDA 105 with 15% off at crutchfield, and a SWIPACK for 42.00 off of Amazon. So for about 200.00 I think I got a pretty swinging deal!
    Thanks for the help
     
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