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09-07-2012, 01:06 AM
Hi, I want to replace my receiver and I have about $170 to spend. I'm wondering if I can do better than the Sony DSXS310BTX (currently $170 on Amazon)? Only requirements are built-in bluetooth, good/decent sound quality and a good/decent display screen. CD playback is not a requirement.


edit: I'm willing to make the purchase from pretty much any authorized dealer.

09-07-2012, 01:22 AM
Thats a tall order...
Kenwood KDC-BT652U CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113BT652U/Kenwood-KDC-BT652U.html#customer-reviews-tab)

Looks good on paper and has decient reviews.
(You can get it refurbished for less there to.)

09-07-2012, 01:28 AM
Kenwood KDC-BT952HD CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_613BT952HD/Kenwood-KDC-BT952HD.html?tp=5684)

Kenwoods top of the line single din. Refurbished (@199.00)
You can also find them on ebay, for around 200.00
Its probably worth the extra $$

That sony is probably a good deck. I haven't been impressed with sony's sound quality and reliability.

09-07-2012, 04:07 PM
The second Kenwood looks good, problem will be finding a new unit for a decent price. The receiver will be going into a beater car so I don't want to spend a whole lot. I was going to pick up a Pioneer DEH6400 but I figured I'd spend a little more for a readable screen.