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Old 11-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #31
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So both CD players are out in my 2003 Ford Explorer and my wifes 2006 Yukon. Radio works fine but the CD players are jammed and I'm thinking its because of the 6 CD holder in the radio. I want to replace both of them with a nice CD player that's not too expensive so what's recommended.
what's your budget for each? i've always been partial to alpine. you can't really go wrong w alpine, pioneer, or kenwood.

if under $150, i recommend this bad boy

Alpine CDE-133BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #32
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firstdown, any interest in ripping your CDs and putting them on a USB key and just using that?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #33
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firstdown, any interest in ripping your CDs and putting them on a USB key and just using that?
This....CDs are for grandma.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #34
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This....CDs are for grandma.
i am grandma, but that unit plays cds, ipods, iphones, usb sticks, bluetooth streaming, etc.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #35
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i have a 07 4runner; CD player has never been used.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #36
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w your receiver, listen to a song on an original cd and then the same song w your ipod or usb.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #37
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what's a CD?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #38
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:23 PM   #39
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w your receiver, listen to a song on an original cd and then the same song w your ipod or usb.
You can still rip your discs to lossless format (like FLAC), which sounds pretty much like tracks from a CD.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #40
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This would make the most sense. I'll have to say I have never down loaded music and maybe its time to start. I won't have to switch everything over to USB Sticks right away but moving foward I can start down loading any music I want. When down loading music do you pay for each time you load the song or the one time down load. I'm sure my wife would laugh if she saw this post. I don't even own an Ipod.

BTW What is a USB stick?
usb flash drive, most people in my office call them sticks, i guess it rubbed off.

i think we're the minority, i've also never owned an ipod.
you pay once, and it's yours to replay how often you like.

does that unit look like it can do everything you want it to? like i said, i'm partial to alpine. many moons ago, my cda-7998 had a problem w the screen (i used to bake my car often, i attribute the problem to that), and they fixed it at no cost to me... AFTER THE WARRANTY PERIOD. bless their hearts
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It's been said before and MRedskins has reiterated. You can call these guys and tell them your story. They'll walk you through all you need and help you with a good decision....Nice people and very helpful. You can get a nice head unit without breaking the bank unlike some years ago.
Ask plenty of questions
Unless your doing a complete "Gut" of your old system, head unit, speakers, etc, you will have some compatibility considerations. They can also handle that for you so it WILL sound as you IMAGINE it to be.......
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #42
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I like Crutchfield but holy crap they're expensive. So hard when you can buy the same products for a third the price (and you know what to do with them).
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #43
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I like Crutchfield but holy crap they're expensive. So hard when you can buy the same products for a third the price (and you know what to do with them).
Yah...they are on the higher side of the price curve. BUT, if you're not sure what you need.....it will be money well spent.
I'm getting ready to do a ground up install on a restoration I have and I will likely give them my business......
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I like Crutchfield but holy crap they're expensive. So hard when you can buy the same products for a third the price (and you know what to do with them).
You get what you pay for. If ever company ran like Crutchfield I gladly give them my business.

Honestly if Best Buy wants to stay in business they should take a hard look at Crutchfield's customer service. If BB had CF's customer service I probably actually go there (BB).
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Quality service is worth paying for.
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