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Which stereo to get?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ToyotaKTMracing, Mar 2, 2012.

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What brand are you running?

Poll closed Nov 27, 2014.
  1. Alpine

    24.6%
  2. JVC

    10.1%
  3. Kenwood

    21.3%
  4. Pioneer

    40.1%
  5. Sony

    4.3%
  6. Other. Specify in thread

    8.2%
  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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    What stereo receiver should I get? Single din, low budget, want one to where you can change colors, good quality, and of course one that sounds good. I need ideas. Pretty much a flashy receiver that is good quality and low price.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Good quality and low price doesn't really work out all that well. You pay for what you get mostly.
    What's your budget?
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    Jester243

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    Why not just hit up some local stereo shops. Sometimes you can get a deal on a floor model or something discontinued that might fit your needs.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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    ToyotaKTMracing

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    $150-$200
     
  5. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Total or just for the radio? Are you installing it or you going to have them do it as well?
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    Just the receiver and I could install it.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    well if you wanna go cheap a friend has the JVC KD-X40 and likes it.. about 80$

    JVC Arsenal KD-A535 is about 100$, little better.

    Those are the only two I know of with color options that I've personally seen.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    There's one at our local Walmart I like, but I don't think it has a lot of watts and I don't feel comfy buying from a Walmart. Sounds cheap
     
  9. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    I mean, it wouldn't be too bad if it was a good stereo.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    I went with the Sony CDX-GT565UP. Picked it up from WorstBuy for $119. I was going to go with the next model down, but paid the extra $40 because this one has a gazillion colors to choose from. I just left it at the default which means it fades through all colors on a loop. Have had it about a month and very happy with it so far. Final trigger for it was the remote port in the back so I could hook up an SWC interface. Only thing it didn't come with is a case for the faceplate.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Thanks for these opinions. So far I like the jvc that was posted earlier.^ But keep posting opinions!
     
  12. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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  13. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    Get a good one.:notsure:

    I sugges going to crutchfield.com and looking for one you like. Then read the reviews and search the model here for opinions.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    I shall try that
     
  15. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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  17. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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  18. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    But I don't like the design much. Still a good receiver for the price.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    And don't be afraid to show pictures :D
     
  20. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    Oh. Plus one that still works with steering wheel controls. I actually use those
     
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