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10-12-2011, 10:13 PM
I just got paid and I have 125$ to spend on a head unit. Should I save it for a better one or is there something decent I can get with this?

By the way, I just got to 10" Pioneer 350 watt subs in a box already hooked for 6 bucks at a nearby Pull-Apart. I was getting a fender for my car ROFL. But I plugged them into my surround sound system at home and from that (my dad has a 15 inch sub of some brand that makes the living room thump if cranked all the way up. Well as loud as these things could make both subs go at once, it sounded fine. Soo for now they will work.

Anyways, this is what my head unit would run off of. So, any suggestion will be welcome. I am a total nub when it comes to car audio so I don't know what kind of head unit it would need etc. And I am also putting new door speakers in when I get the chance. So it will need to e able to power off those. Which sounds like common sense. But like I said, I know practically nothing. Thanks!

10-12-2011, 11:13 PM
I have a Kenwood X993 in the for sale section right now. I have it listed at 160.00 shipped,but if you want it I'll sell it to you for 125.00 shipped. This is a great deck plus it has built in bLue tooth. Check it out and get back to me.

10-13-2011, 12:50 AM
You can get good headunits for that much, depends on what features you want, but for around 75$ the Kenwood KDC-MP345U is a great headunit with USB and AUX ports.

10-13-2011, 03:40 AM
I just picked up a like new eclipse cd 3000 I'd let it go for 125.

10-13-2011, 11:16 PM

Re: Looking For A Head Unit
You can get good headunits for that much, depends on what features you want, but for around 75$ the Kenwood KDC-MP345U is a great headunit with USB and AUX ports.

I'll go with that and see how it works out for me. I don't know if I said this but I just want something that sounds decent for now, I will spend lotss and lotsss of money about 6 years from now. Like I said, I only have 10' pioneers lol.

Anyways, now some decent 6.5 door speakers. I heard these weren't too shabby for the price? I need 2 pairs so preferably lower priced, but something that will last me a bit.


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All opinions are welcome. Thanks again!

Team TH (Donny)
10-13-2011, 11:38 PM
I have a double din clarion I'd sell you for $120 shipped. Only been in my Explorer for like 2 months. It's like knew and has all original packaging and such. Here's a pic..

My Clarion CX201 (http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=a0d92d8bfaaae9c46e10f685038b6569&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caraudio.com%2Fforums%2Fcar-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs%2F522197-my-96-explorer-xlt-build.html&v=1&libid=1318559463741&out=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.us%2Fphoto%2Fmy-images%2F20%2Fhpim0442.jpg%2F&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.caraudio.com%2Fforums%2Fsearc h.php%3Fsearchid%3D1082068&title=My%2096%20Explorer%20XLT%20Build..&txt=%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fimg20.imageshac k.us%2Fimg20%2F4122%2Fhpim0442.jpg%22%20border%3D% 220%22%20alt%3D%22%22%3E&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13185590191721)

General Features:
In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
13-segment 10 x 2-line White LCD Display
Wireless remote control included
Blue button lighting
CEA-2006 compliant amplifier

Power Output:
Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
RMS: 21 watts x 4 channels
CD Text Display
MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Playback and Audio Features:
Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
Low-pass filter selectable (through-60-90-120)
High-pass filter selectable (through-60-90-120)
Phase adjustment allows you to select subwoofer phase directly from source unit
BEAT EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with 5 selectable tone curves (4 Preset, 1 User)
MAGNA BASS EX boosts the 50Hz range to deliver dynamic bass performance

10-13-2011, 11:50 PM
Dude,for an extra 50.00 the Kenwood I have will blow that other one out of the water. That one is a very basic deck. Mine is a very high end that you can grow with when you want to expand. Plus lie I said you get the built in blue tooth. Do some research on the X993 before you make up your mind.

10-13-2011, 11:52 PM
I have an alpine ida-x200 works VERY well with ipods very user friendly when it comes to browsing your library. $100 shipped and it's yours. http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/525158-wts-wtt-alpine-ida-x200.html

10-14-2011, 12:02 AM

10-14-2011, 02:17 AM
Everybody will try to sell you what they've got, just do some research, and if you aren't planning on keeping it forever, buy it used.

I can personally say that if you are looking for higher end, avoid the CDA-117 like I have, it doesn't have a whole lot of sound control options without adding an Imprint system, but it works great with amped systems.

10-14-2011, 03:17 AM
Thanks for the advice! And I will continue searching and update you with any further questions here.