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    #51
    yep, karl does good work

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    #52
    Can anyone recommend me a stereo for around 130 bucks (just normal retail price since I'm getting it from JB-HI-FI with vouchers). Also is it possible to get stereos with USB ports that you can plug an ipod directly into (with the ipod cable) and make it work rather than using those random accessories with the AUX cables? Or would those (if they exist) be out of my price range?

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    #53
    A lot of head units come with USB in (though maybe not for $130) but not all of them support ipods, do some research.

    I've got this and it's ****ing awesome, no cables or anything hanging out.

    http://www.hyper.co.nz/drive/audio/h...d/4860/product

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    #54
    Galent wrote:
    A lot of head units come with USB in (though maybe not for $130) but not all of them support ipods, do some research.

    I've got this and it's ****ing awesome, no cables or anything hanging out.

    http://www.hyper.co.nz/drive/audio/h...d/4860/product
    Ah yeah I remember you posting that in the JB HI FI thread. Looks like a baws but sadly out of my price range. From what I could see on that site, none of the cheaper ones have USB ports so I guess I would need a aux cable. If it doesn't specifically support ipods do you have to get one of those ITrip things or do you need one of those regardless?

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    #55
    This is cheap: http://www.hyper.co.nz/drive/audio/h...d/6783/product

    Not sure if it supports ipods though. Dunno much about iTrips either, are they just fm transmitters?

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    #56
    Galent wrote:
    This is cheap: http://www.hyper.co.nz/drive/audio/h...d/6783/product

    Not sure if it supports ipods though. Dunno much about iTrips either, are they just fm transmitters?
    Yeah that's basically all they do, so you can tune your ipod into an empty fm station. Though I think normally they go through your ciggy lighter. As far as being compatible with Ipods, I suppose I can always ask the guys at JB.

    Something like this has an ipod docking station http://www.parallelimported.co.nz/ca...k-station.html

    Edit: Nvm apparently that headdeck is garbage.

    http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/car-sound-gp...mp3-cd-tuners/

    Here is JB hi fis range. Don't think I can get anything amazing for my price range. What would be the more ideal ones for around 130 bucks or less? Though tbh I mainly just listen to the radio, just wanted the Ipod thing for longer trips.

    That Panasonic one for 144 has a front USB in though doesn't mention anything about being Ipod ready

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    #57
    As long as it has an Aux in you can just use a cheap cable from your iPod. You won't be able to change tracks etc from the head unit, but to be honest most head units are so clunky at navigating you probably won't want to anyway.

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    #58
    Can someone recommend a stereo that supports direct iPod interface that can show non-Unicode (Russian, mandarin etc) characters on the display? Sick of seeing ______-_______ on the display

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    #59
    pioneer? my 4 year old one seems to display Russian ok, only gets a bit lost at really odd characters due to not having enough dots on the screen, newer ones should be better i guess.

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    #60
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-DSX-S30...1a387f&vxp=mtr

    Thinking of getting this. ~240 Landed, supports unicode, bluetooth, all that jazz. Allows me to stash my device within the head unit too

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    #61
    http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/454442/?s=

    2x VGW-12 and PCA1500d

    If anyone is interested.

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    #62
    Played around with the settings on a head unit I got now my x2 front 6.5 sound like they are distorting on like a semi low volume. Driving me nuts

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    #63
    Galent wrote:
    This is cheap: http://www.hyper.co.nz/drive/audio/h...d/6783/product

    Not sure if it supports ipods though. Dunno much about iTrips either, are they just fm transmitters?
    Il buy this later this week, thanks

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    #64
    I have a Mazda 626 2001 with a head unit as attached (double DIN??).

    Which hu should I replace it with?

    I am feeling overwhelmed and confused by all the choices so would like to have some input from someone who's familiar with car audio. I'd like one that works well with an iPod, and I can spend up to 600 dollars.

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    Thanks

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    #65
    You don't necessarily have to put in a double-DIN head unit - in fact you're probably better off with a single-DIN unit and a pocket to fill the gap.

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    #66
    Anything you'd recommend, or can I not really go wrong? Is this one good?

    http://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/...1113697/detail

    Also I may just go to a car audio guy for the install - who's the most reputable Christchurch car audio people?

    Thanks

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    #67
    Depends what you want to do with it really - I have the JVC KD-R90BT and I'm pretty happy with it. The KD-X310BT is a good option if you don't need/want a CD player and should suit your needs just fine.

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    #68
    itch wrote:
    Anything you'd recommend, or can I not really go wrong? Is this one good?

    http://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/...1113697/detail

    Also I may just go to a car audio guy for the install - who's the most reputable Christchurch car audio people?

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    I've got an older equivalent, it does everything I would imagine someone would need in a head unit.
    You can navigate through all your music menus on an iPod/iPhone through the head unit too which is handy.

    Assuming you've removed that above unit yourself and have the gap all ready, I'd do it yourself. It's as simple as getting a harness for your car and plugging it in, a couple of screws and you're away.
    If you haven't, I know my old 2000 Mazda Capella required the dash to be dismantled, was a bitch of a job so I wouldn't recommend doing that yourself. Quality Car Audio in Chch is cheap, but I think their after sales support is pretty dodgy. Read reviews, theres heaps of places around. Super Cheap Auto etc.

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    #69
    I found a thread somewhere that detailed how to remove the HU, so might give it a go.

    Thanks for the help

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    #70
    itch wrote:
    I have a Mazda 626 2001 with a head unit as attached (double DIN??).

    Which hu should I replace it with?

    I am feeling overwhelmed and confused by all the choices so would like to have some input from someone who's familiar with car audio. I'd like one that works well with an iPod, and I can spend up to 600 dollars.

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    You can get a nice double din touch screen that would look at home in place of this. They go from 300 ish upwards. If I had the room I'd go for one.
    I miss the old days when I had my custom sounds, DVD and playstation one jamming on road trips. Long time ago lol

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    #71
    http://www.soundtech.co.nz/ is very good, got an aftermarket DVD/ navigation unit for my partner's van and my own a few months ago. They have 'fitting kits' for a load of different car makes and models too

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    #72
    anyone know a good mechless head unit? can you get a mechless double din?

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    #73
    Just got a mechless cheap Sony one from SCA for $99 with 6" speakers for an additional dollar. Seems of decent quality (at least in comparison to the previous monstrosity that was in there). I'm sure there's better for it's current price, but the deal I got was fairly decent.

    http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/onli...m=100101#Cross

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    #74
    I avoided double din to reduce faceglare when driving at night. May be something to consider if your stereo is mounted high enough to invade your vision.

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