Hi to all. Name is Jack and am new to this forum. I'm looking for anyone's suggestions on car stereos for my truck. I have read a lot of topics on car stereos and I am overwhelmed with the information. The music I will be listening to is smooth Jazz (primarily), old school heavy metal, hard rock and new age stuff. I do not listen to much else than that. I have a 2002 Chevy 1500HD crew cab that currently has no radio in it. The OEM radio crapped out years ago and have not replaced it and the two front speakers went out long ago also.
I wont be listening to music at superman levels so do not need huge subs or 5000 watt amps. That is for you young people! Just need a durable stereo that will allow me to connect a USB stick and my Galaxy Note 2 phone. I love the idea of music stored on data files rather than listening to radio stations. Im not much for talk radio and the stations we have here ****! Not looking for audiophile sound but would like the sound quality to fill the cab with music I can hear; not muffled vocals or crap like that. Oh I also would like one of those mechless units. I have reviewed several units and I found the pioneer sph-da100 rather interesting for my needs. I really like the touch screen controls over knobs but the reviews are very disappointing as too using your android phone with it. After looking at several other stereos it appears that they are all engineered to work with IPODs. So does this mean I will need to get a used ipod classic to use as music storage? So what I would like is your thoughts on what components I need for a stereo, two front door speakers (6.5s), two rear door speakers (6x9s) and a small amp and maybe a small sub (10" or less) or do I need one? Also any other little gadgets that I would need like cables or phone holder. Also where do you store your ipod? Glovebox? Thanks for reading, I know you guys are asked this a lot.