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Stingroo
03-11-2011, 10:24 PM
Okay so, my Alpine iDA-X100 took a dump on me. :( Looking to replace it ASAP. Here's what I've found from scouring the Internets:

NEW CLARION CZ200 CD/MP3/USB AUX Reciever Car Player - eBay (item 230527546714 end time Mar-16-11 13:04:38 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-CLARION-CZ200-CD-MP3-USB-AUX-Reciever-Car-Player-/230527546714?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item35ac83355a)

Pioneer DEH-2200UB CD Receiver USB Input IPOD Control - eBay (item 200585577624 end time Apr-09-11 20:55:24 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-DEH-2200UB-CD-Receiver-USB-Input-IPOD-Control-/200585577624?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item2eb3d50498)

I'm trying to stay under $100, and whatever I buy it NEEDS to have a USB port, front or rear (but rear preferred because I keep all of my music on a flash drive and I liked having it in the glovebox).

Which of those two would you pick? Or does someone here have something for sale that would meet my criteria? I'm going a little nuts here with no music. :(

thevic24
03-11-2011, 10:26 PM
IMO, I would go with the Pioneer.

whitedragon551
03-11-2011, 10:27 PM
Id do away with USB and go with this:

ECLIPSE CD3000 CD/MP3 PLAYER CAR STEREO, 3 5V PREOUTS - eBay (item 360345950283 end time Mar-21-11 15:49:14 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ECLIPSE-CD3000-CD-MP3-PLAYER-CAR-STEREO-3-5V-PREOUTS-/360345950283?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item53e64ad84b)

Alpine CDE 102 Radio / CD / MP3 player / USB flash play - eBay (item 220751635073 end time Apr-07-11 18:12:09 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpine-CDE-102-Radio-CD-MP3-player-USB-flash-play-/220751635073?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item3365d2a281)

KENWOOD KDC-X494 CD RECEIVER W/ IPOD USB KDCX494 B - eBay (item 370491493476 end time Mar-19-11 12:52:03 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-KDC-X494-CD-RECEIVER-W-IPOD-USB-KDCX494-B-/370491493476?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item5643038c64)

JVC KD-HDR60 CD RECEIVER PLAYER KDHDR60B - eBay (item 370490238081 end time Mar-15-11 11:45:43 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/JVC-KD-HDR60-CD-RECEIVER-PLAYER-KDHDR60B-/370490238081?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item5642f06481)

Stingroo
03-11-2011, 10:32 PM
I like the flash drive though, it's a lot more convenient than CDs. That Alpine looks pretty nice. Would you pick it over the other two? If so, why? (Keeping in mind I'm pretty much a novice at this).

whitedragon551
03-11-2011, 10:33 PM
I like the flash drive though, it's a lot more convenient than CDs. That Alpine looks pretty nice. Would you pick it over the other two? If so, why? (Keeping in mind I'm pretty much a novice at this).

Id go with the Alpine or Kenwood.

The Kenwood has more features, but I prefer Alpine. If your a novice Id stay away from Pioneer.

Stingroo
03-11-2011, 10:35 PM
Where is the USB on that Alpine though? The rear? Does it use a cable like my current radio does? I don't see one on the front like it says from the photo (unless I'm blind?)

thevic24
03-11-2011, 10:36 PM
Id go with the Alpine or Kenwood.

The Kenwood has more features, but I prefer Alpine. If your a novice Id stay away from Pioneer.
Very tru, dam picco fuses!!

The Alpine is nice

whitedragon551
03-11-2011, 10:37 PM
Where is the USB on that Alpine though? The rear? Does it use a cable like my current radio does? I don't see one on the front like it says from the photo (unless I'm blind?)

The picture is a CDA105 not a CDE102 like the ad says. The CDE102 has it on the front.

Alpine CDE-102 CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-gWvVmb6qKIo/p_500CDE102/Alpine-CDE-102.html)

Stingroo
03-11-2011, 10:40 PM
Hell for five bucks more I might as well get the new one!

Thank you sirs. This no music thing really blows the big one. Especially since I'll be stuck riding four hours home on Sunday without it.

Ah well, at least my car sounds nice. lol

whitedragon551
03-11-2011, 10:41 PM
Id order from Crutchfield or Sonic so you get all your dash pieces and adapters.

Stingroo
03-11-2011, 10:42 PM
Yeah. That's a nice bonus too, and definitely worth the $5. I imagine I could re-use some of the stuff from my current radio though if need be?

Bass911
03-11-2011, 11:33 PM
I'd get an Alpine iDA-X305 with the pxa-h100. Those other brands don't sound as good with an Ipod, IMO. Another option is the Kenwood KIV-BT900. I'm just now seeing your budget so disregard this post.

whitedragon551
03-11-2011, 11:34 PM
I'd get an Alpine iDA-X305 with the pxa-h100. Those other brands don't sound as good with an Ipod, IMO. Another option is the Kenwood KIV-BT900.

Guess $100 is foreign to you?

Bass911
03-11-2011, 11:40 PM
Guess $100 is foreign to you?

I tried to do a quick fix, but you live here.

Stingroo
03-12-2011, 12:32 AM
Heh. It's all good.

Guess I'll order that Alpine sometime next week, 'cause I'm doing my front brakes on Monday or so and then worrying about the radio (stopping > music and what not LOL).

Stingroo
03-12-2011, 10:31 AM
Sorry for double post and all but I went to show my dad the link to the Alpine from Crutchfield and it says it's discontinued and no longer available for purchase? Holy crap talk about just missing the boat.

Any other suggestions? I'm going to try and call them when they open but just in case....

Stingroo
03-12-2011, 06:18 PM
What do you guys think of this? Kenwood KDC-208U CD receiver - Hands-on Research at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KDC208U/Kenwood-KDC-208U.html?tp=5684&tab=detailed_info)

That Alpine was out of stock. :(

whitedragon551
03-12-2011, 06:44 PM
Id get the x494 instead of the one you posted.

Stingroo
03-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Nice, but a little too much coin.

whitedragon551
03-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Nice, but a little too much coin.

The one I linked you to in this thread is $100.

Stingroo
03-12-2011, 06:54 PM
What makes it better than the one I posted?

Sorry if this is getting annoying. LOL I just don't have a clue.

whitedragon551
03-12-2011, 06:59 PM
The x494 has more preouts. It was 3 vs the 1 on the one you picked. It has a higher preout voltage. 4v vs the 2 on the one you picked. 3 band parametric EQ.

Seems like a no brainer to me.

Stingroo
03-12-2011, 07:01 PM
I have no idea what any of that is. (I'm actually willing to admit my noobish-ness)

God, car audio makes me feel stupid.