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Deck questions

Got 2 10's and a 600 watt amp for free, now I need a deck. Anyone suggest one? MUST be under 130 or so.

Looking at this one,

I like this one cause of the USB drive. Makes it easy to throw a bunch of songs on a thumb drive and play them. I'm terrible with CD's so this one makes the most sense.
Alpine MP3 / WMA CD Car Deck (CDE-100) - Best Buy Canada

This one is cheaper, and it still has an AUX input, so I can connect my Ipod.

Sony MP3/WMA CD Car Deck with Aux Input (CDXGT240) - Best Buy Canada

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crutchfeild.com

kds-100, that's what i have, i love it, sounds great, BUT, they don't ship to canada, so you either need a friend in the states to re-ship it, or a PO box in point roberts (except i don't think they ship to PO boxes either) or need to find a shipping broker... the other thing you can do is hit up cash converters, i bought a few decks from there for like 20-50$
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ive got the same deck jvc kds-100 its a great deck but its been discontinued

JVC KD-S100 CD receiver at Crutchfield.com
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oh :(

i do like mine, and it matches my silver and black interior so perfectly!
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i dont' like either of those decks you posted, i'm not a fan of sony, their quality, imo is questionable... and the first one looks bad, but it's your truck, and your tastes
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i would take the alpine. imo, alpine is the best there is.
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Not doing Crutchfeild, too much hassle. I have $100 gift card at best buy and they do price matching so Im gonna look around

Give me ideas if you dont like them. Like I said, I know nothing
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Go with Alpine
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see what your best buy has for open box or used decks. they usually have pretty good deals.
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i been running Sony 4 years with no complaints at all but here is my point ...............
if you wont to run a I-pod at least spend a few bucks more and get a unit with a USB port.
Ether its Alpine,Sony,Kennwood or what ever the Ipod runs soooooo much better off a USB port than any thing else..
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yea I definatly will be getting a USB ported one for sure.
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yea I definatly will be getting a USB ported one for sure.
its the best way to run the music on any devise and i run both the i-pod and usb memory sticks
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deff alpine or pioneer. never have had a problem with my pioneer

and stay away from sony h/u's
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One more question, Is this all that I am going to need to connect the subs to the amp, then my amp to the battery?

Stinger True-Spec Amp Wiring Kit (SS501X) - Best Buy Canada


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500 watt Amplifier wiring kit. This Amp Kit is capable of safely powering a 500 Watt amplifier.



Kit contains:
17 feet translucent blue power wire

3 feet translucent silver ground wire

17 foot twisted pair RCA interconnect

5 feet of black flex loom tubing

16 feet of remote turn-on wire

20 feet of speaker cable

2 ring terminals

2 spade terminals

10 4 black cable ties

2 splice connectors

1 AGU fuse holder with a 60 amp fuse
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I like the Pioneer units a lot. Don't go with Crutchfield, their prices are high compared to a lot of other places.
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Alrighty cheers guys thanks.
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Double din Pioneer Avic F700BT
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Double din Pioneer Avic F700BT
AWSOME! thats right in my price range!

Please dont suggest a $600 minimum deck when I clearly state that it has to be less than 130.

AND, if your not going to take the time to read my thread, don't take the time to respond to it.

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Haha it wouldn't be $600. But it wouldn't be $130 either.
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PIONEER AVIC-F700BT Pioneer GPS Navigation Touch Screen : eBay Motors (item 200457956505 end time Apr-14-10 16:44:29 PDT)

If you saved up a little more you could buy this instead of a single din.
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Its got nothing to do with money, I just dont need that. I have a GPS for my truck that I use for mapping out trails, and I dont live in the best neighbour hood, so the least flashy the better.
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Got 2 10's and a 600 watt amp for free, now I need a deck. Anyone suggest one? MUST be under 130 or so.

Open to suggestions, I know dick all about audio
Question: are you looking to add any amplifiers to your system at any time in the future?
If you are, I suggest getting a deck that has at least 2 pre-outs (front and rear). 3 would be better (Front, rear and subs)

The best suggestion is to go in to a store (ie Future Shop, etc.) take in your favourite CD and try your CD in several different units without changing the speakers to see which one sounds the best. Also find the one that you find is the easiest to use right from the beginning, that way you're not fumbling with it while driving down the road.
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Already got one. I guess I should have updated it lol. Ended up getting a Kenwood regular 169, got it for 119. Last one in the store
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