kenwood makes a decent mp3 player for the car...its rather expensive though...around 600 dollars. aiwa also makes one, but i have heard some bad things about it...plus the specs arent too great on it. you could always buy an mp3 player and hook it up to a stereo that is compatible with such devices.....
Just an update. Kenwood has released their new model line for this year and the entry MP3 player is now $360 retail with the D Mask face and it now read ID3 tags so you can search for the songs by name.
My grandparents are coming out here to the states for my wedding next month from just outside Botany Bay. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the town, which is really pissing me off right now I was just there a year ago. Anyway I could pick one up for you and have them bring it back if you want. Only thing you need to amke sure of it what tuning system you use down there. I can't remember if Australian FM is on even or odd spacing increments. If it is even, like 101.2, 101.4, ..., then you won't be able to listen to the radio on an American unit.
I am a computer programmer/technician. I have made three mp3 players for cars. One for a 96 Hyundai-sp? Elentra, one for a 99 dodge stealth and one for a 97 Chrylser Town and Country. I am not talking about a burn mp3 to cd and play, I am talkin about computer mounted in car that holds mp3's. My friend Brian with the stealth got a 75 gig hdd. To let you know, I have 2700 mp3's on my machine and it barely takes up 7 gig. He has room for about 50,000 mp3s. Anyways if anyone needs help or has questions about it give me a email @ [email protected]
Just got one of the AIWA CDC-MP3 players installed in my car...sounds great, looks good, and it only cost me $230 total including shipping. Check auctions on Ebay, there are always tons of mp3 cd players up for bids, usually pretty cheap too.
if you don't want to go kenwood or aiwa, sony also has a model of this cd deck. its an x-plod, i believe the model number is cdx-mp450 or something like that. it costs anywhere from 300 to 400 depending on where you get it. check www.crutchfield.com they might ship internationally who knows. good luck.
I posted a thread about it earlier, but I don't know what happened to it so I will just ask here. Does anyone have any thoughts on the Clarion MP3 player? I know that it was supposed to have been released just recently. I have a Clarion CD player now & I was looking into getting the MP3 player when I get my 6, so I wanted to know how it compares to Kenwood or Aiwa. Thanks.
Niceeeee! How much did you pay for it? Looks good. However you can't play normal CD's wiw it. I'd like to have CD player too. Not always I have time to convert my new CD's to MP and then a CD player would be ideal. That's why I bought my Aiwa. And I am happy with it. And yes I do have more than just original speakers in my sound system.
I think I paid a little over $500 for everything including the remote display panel and 30GB hard drive. I can still play CD's because it dosent replace my headunit. I have it plugged into the AUX IN of my Pioneer DEH-P875R. It is really time consuming to rip all of your CD's, I havent even ripped them all, just the ones i listen to the most or when I get new ones. The rest is just stuff I've downloaded. But I really love it. The sound quality is actually quite good (the S/N ratio could be better though). The only other design flaws I've had problems with are the fact that the remote display is kinda hard to see in sunlight, and the display sometimes dosent turn on, requiring me to power-cycle the unit a couple of times. The problem is because it dosent have a built in power regulator, so if i wired in an external one set to about 14 volts, the problem should go away. Here are some pics of my install:
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