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Old 1st November 2004, 07:53 AM   #1
Vivek is offline Vivek  India
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Hi all,
I am considering a in dash CD player for my new Suzuki Alto. I can choose between Sony Xplod, Pioneer and Kenwood. Perhaps even Blaupunkt (expensive) or JVC but the first three are more freely available than Blaupunkt and JVC. I want a CD player with an FM tuner and MP3 playback capability.

What do you guys think? Thanks in advance.

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Old 1st November 2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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I first had a Blaupunkt, which went with the car when i sold it. After that a Denon. It cot stolen, but I used the "opportunity" (hmmm...?) to sitch back to Blaupunkt, which has now served me for 6 years, approx. 2 hours each working day.
In real life. it turned out to have better reception of remote transmitters (at least in my car) than the Denon.
An added bonus is the KeyCard which came with my Blaupunkt. (Not all of them have that). It's a very efficient way of making the radio useless for thieves.

The choice is yours, but I'll be looking for the blue dot again (Which is what Blaupunkt means in german).
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Old 1st November 2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hi,
Blaupunkt is good you say? Let me see but as I said it is terribly expensive. I was looking for a very basic CD player and I do not want to spend too much.
But leaving aside the `Blue Dot' for a moment, which of the others are worth considering.

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Old 1st November 2004, 02:35 PM   #4
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I don't know... I haven't tried them. Sorry.
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Old 1st November 2004, 03:40 PM   #5
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No problem. I will listen to all of them and maybe I can form an opinion. Thanks.

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Old 1st November 2004, 03:45 PM   #6
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Don't get fooled by high power output ratings. They're about as reliable as politicians.

If in doubt, the output power can never be more than the fuse rating times 14. (Make that 12, because the player itself uses some watts just to keep its inner circuits alive.

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Old 1st November 2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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Uhm... forgot:
Also keep things realistic: I'm not aware of the use of class D (switch mode) amps being used in head-units. Thus, efficiency is roughly 50-60%. This makes a lot of heat - and where does that go? Ever seen a head unit with massive heat sinks?

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I've had good success with both blaupunkt and sony. In 3 vehicles both brands have lasted for years. The Blaupunkts seem to have a better tuner, but the cd player is better in the sony's.
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Imix,

It seems the Sony's have improved their CD players then?
Some 4 years ago, a colelague had a Sony, which was very picky about burned CD's. It would only accept a few brands with certain reflection grades (and Sony discs were not among them)
I'm very pleased with the tracking ability of my Blaupunkt. If othwers do it better, I'm impressed.

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I have heard good things about the Sony Xplod series.

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