in-dash cd/mp3 player recommendation?

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  1. Mikeveli

    Mikeveli The Don

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    im looking for an indash cd/mp3 head unit at around 200 bucks...the main thing im looking for is a player that can read mp3's off a cd-r without much delay...this will be my first mp3 player so i have no idea how long it takes an mp3 to load...here are some i was looking at...
    PIONEER DEH-P6700MP - $159
    http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/2800

    PIONEER DEH-P7700MP - $195 (THE 7600 MODEL IS $15 MORE FOR SOME REASON)
    http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/2883

    like i said before the main thing is speed of loading the mp3s...so if the speed would be the same for both of these i would rather go with the cheaper model...i am also going to be upgrading my interior speakers in the near future and hooking an amp up to my 6.5's and 6x9s if that makes any difference...
     
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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    I personally like Alpine and Eclipse, but Eclipse is out of your budget, and I am not sure of the load speed of the Alpine. Why do you need it to load ultrafast? Once it is loaded once then it can switch tracks nearly as fast a standard CD.
     
  3. Mikeveli

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    oh ok, i didnt know they load as fast as a standard cd....i thought they loaded slower then a regular music cd...
     
  4. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    To start the initial playback they are slower, but the gap between tracks is nearly comparable.
     
  5. LuinHaden

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    I have a nice little Alpine CDA 9811
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    CDA-9811 Alpine Car CD Player/Ai -Changer Control (2003 Model)
    Product Features
    Included Devices Radio, CD, MP3 player
    Anti-Theft Type Detachable
    Max Power Output 50 Watts x 4
    Continuous Power 23 Watts x 4
    Playback Modes Random play, All tracks repeat, One track repeat
    Included Devices Parametric
    Anti-Theft Type Yes (digital)
    Max Power Output CD-R
    Continuous Power Remote control - infrared
    Playback Modes Full-DIN
    Number of Discs In Dash 1
    Media Load Type Slot-load
    CD Changer Control Yes
    AM Tuner Presets 6
    FM Tuner Presets 12
    Display Type Display Type
    Display Dimmer Display Dimmer
    CD Text CD Text
    Number of Sub Pre-amp Outputs 1
    RCA Connectors 1 x front channel output ( RCA phono x 2 ), 1 x rear channel output ( RCA phono x 2 ), 1 x subwoofer output ( RCA phono x 2 )
    Also known as Alpine CDA, Alpine CDA 9811, Alpine Electronics CDA-9811, Alpine Electronics 9811
    Manufacturer Part No. CDA-9811
    Dimension 2 in x 7 in x 6.1 in (HxWxD)
    CDA-9811 Alpine Car CD Player/Ai -Changer Control (2003 Model)


    I am very happy with it.


    http://search.ebay.com/9811_Alpine_...39750QQsbrftogZ1QQsocdpfcatZ39750QQsofocusZbs
     
  6. citrux

    citrux New Member

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    ahah, this is exactly the thread I was looking for. I too will be buying my first cd/mp3 player within the next few days.

    Anyone know what I should buy after that? Subs, amp, speakers?
     
  7. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    There is no "correct" order to buy things in. Well, sort of. I would always buy amps before speakers if you aren't buying them at the same time, because you risk damaging new speakers if you run them off your stock deck (if you turn them up too loud). If your stock speakers already sound ok to you, then I would buy a subwoofer and monoblock amp in a sealed enclosure to round out the bottom end. If you want all around improvement, buy new speakers as well and a multichannel amplifier to match. It really just depends on your budget and what you personally consider satisfactory sound.
     
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    What do you find the most lacking right now?

    If it's bass, then I'd suggest the subwoofer. If it's sound quality, then I'd suggest upgrading the speakers. If you need the sound louder, I'd get an amp.
     
  9. Sirkraker

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    I am a pioneer man my self. I have owed 7 head units in my 6 years of driving. You can not go wrong with pioneer. I got my latest one the pioneer 6700 Its a great head unit
     

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