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Old 04-07-2010, 10:16 PM
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Best Reasonably Priced Head Unit

I am looking for a new head unit for my 04 vw jetta. Just wondering which unit will be the best bang for my buck? Looking to spend around 200-300 dollars so any input would be great. I will be adding new front components and then upgrading the rear components at a later time. Also will be adding a sub at a later time...just one step at a time i guess.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:31 PM
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pioneer or clarion. but thats just me lol.. i love my clarionssss. just need to install my double din one soon.

had a JVC and Alpine and i didnt like neither. jvc sounds off. and alpine was to complicated for nothing. everything was hidden. well the one i had anyway
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tdisport View Post
I am looking for a new head unit for my 04 vw jetta. Just wondering which unit will be the best bang for my buck? Looking to spend around 200-300 dollars so any input would be great. I will be adding new front components and then upgrading the rear components at a later time. Also will be adding a sub at a later time...just one step at a time i guess.

New or used?

Alpine and Pioneer will have the most products to choose from
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:08 PM
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Drop MR2NR a message see if he still has that great deal going on Eclipse CD5030's, Great SQ deck, tons of features and great sound
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Drop MR2NR a message see if he still has that great deal going on Eclipse CD5030's, Great SQ deck, tons of features and great sound
I did and couldn't be happier. Its a great deck.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:48 AM
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you can get one of kenwood's excelon models in that price range... possibly even with bluetooth biult in
check their site
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Remember to budget for the install harness. An 04 VW is not cheap to go. Antenna adapter at 15-25 and the harness adapter is over 100.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:50 AM
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I do indeed still have some CD5030 left. Here is a link, drop me a pm when you are ready.

ECLIPSE CD/USB Multi-Source Receiver/ Built-in A2DP Bluetooth wireless technology CD5030 | Fujitsu Ten
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:50 PM
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Well thanks a lot for the replies...ill pm about the eclipse 5030 but I'm not leaning towards that deck because i hear they are not the cheapest lol. I was looking at the Alpine IDA-X303...anyone have experience with this deck?
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some pretty nice decks in the upper 200's. Some with 24 bit dac's, lots of features and good brand names. They will all sound good, I'd just look for the features I want and the one that appeals to my senses the most...and by the way the x 303 has no cd player just so you are aware.
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