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KingTone
10-18-2005, 07:13 PM
Hola,
My Kenwood KDC-5019 just went out on me, and I'm in the market for a new head unit. I don't really want to spend over 300$, and I'm looking for a few features.
I'd like for the CD-Player to play MP3 cd's, I'd like an at least 3-band equalizer, and if possible, I would like for it to be as iPod compatible as possible.
Also, I have a kenwood amp and kenwood sub, as well -- is it a good idea to keep with kenwood for the deck as well, or would that matter at all?

I was looking at the JVC KDG510 -- I like the aux output on the front for my iPod. Would that be compatible with what I'm running right now (similar to the KDC-5019)? Is it a decent deck? Is there a better solution for iPod compatibility?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

KingTone
10-19-2005, 05:48 PM
bump.

danteBirosel
10-19-2005, 06:12 PM
that JVC looks pretty nice. I am also looking for a headunit in your price range.

pcnbaseball44
10-19-2005, 06:48 PM
Ive got this one for 230 shipped. Only been used for a year and comes with everything.

http://www.radarcity.com/product?prod_id=1894&refer=6

KingTone
10-19-2005, 08:01 PM
I haven't had the best luck with used decks. I'm looking to probably go with a new one so I can get the extended warranty. Keep it up with the suggestions.

KingTone
10-20-2005, 07:29 PM
alright.. bump. I'm probably gonna try and buy one tomorrow, so I'd really appreciate it if you guys could hook it up with some suggestions by then. thanks, yo.

millerscents
10-20-2005, 07:39 PM
i have a planet audio in my car for about a year now with no problames.
only has a 2 eq settings bass and treble. has a preset 5 band eq.
they start at about $179 retail on the 2485 with mp3 and the top of the line is $299 for the 4895. all har a aux input rca ins.

might not be what you are looking for but thought i would put it out there for you.

then00b
10-20-2005, 08:18 PM
I am actually buying that JVC unit as we speak.

KingTone
10-20-2005, 08:25 PM
word.. let me know how it pans out.. otherwise, keep it up with the suggestions. anybody have any experience with the kenwood/alpine ipod connectors?

bigbangtheory
10-21-2005, 12:38 AM
Well I have never been a big fan of jvc decks or well anything jvc has to offer. I have seen my fair share of jvc products not last long. So if you do get it then buy the extra warranty if you can. Why dont you look into a panasonic deck. They have one that is 4 volts on onlinestereo.com for I think If I remember correctly for 230. It has all you are looking for. I am thinking of getting one myself. Good luck on your choice. Peace!

Loud3
10-21-2005, 01:59 AM
Well I have never been a big fan of jvc decks or well anything jvc has to offer. I have seen my fair share of jvc products not last long. So if you do get it then buy the extra warranty if you can. Why dont you look into a panasonic deck. They have one that is 4 volts on onlinestereo.com for I think If I remember correctly for 230. It has all you are looking for. I am thinking of getting one myself. Good luck on your choice. Peace!



Are you kidding me? We've been selling JVC HUs for 3 years now, and have had 3 come back. That's a hell of a return rate, when we were seeing pioneers and kenwoods coming back 1/10 sold.

loserpunk
10-21-2005, 02:38 AM
pioneers have a really nice iPod interface....the 8600/860 is right about the top of your price range.....i'm not sure what other units are compatible with the cd-ib100(ipod interface)

pcnbaseball44
10-22-2005, 01:03 PM
Hey kingtone, im selling mine for 190 shipped now b/c i need it gone. Takers?

KingTone
10-24-2005, 06:23 PM
so I think I'm looking at the kenwood decks with the ipod interface now... they seem to be the cheapest quality option.
The Kenwood KDC-MP5028 is pretty cheap on pricewatch.com, and they offer a three-year warranty. anybody have any experience with this deck?

KingTone
10-25-2005, 11:28 AM
bump.

tRiGgEr
10-25-2005, 11:30 AM
I have a Sony CDX-M9905x for sale $300. Has an Aux in.

Diplexers
10-26-2005, 06:59 AM
Eclipse CD5435. Aux. input for IPOD. 5 volt pre out, and sounds exquisite. Find one on Ebay for under 300.00.