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Old 08-29-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Head units that don't skip... (CD players)

What's up everyone. I am a new 2003 Wrangler X owner and brand new here. I am looking into replacing the entire sound system in the Jeep and wanted to know if any of you have had good luck with decks that don't skip?

This is generally a challenge in almost any car, but with Jeeps being particularly bumpy, I am concerned about a skipping cd player on every bump I hit.

Anyone recommend one from personal experience that has worked well?

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Old 08-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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Most of the units out there don't skip. Look into pioneer and Alpine. But not the low end ones. The mid to higher level ones don't skip. For $175 and up will not skip on you unless you hit one heck of a bump.STAY AWAY FROM SONY. And just because quadratec sells them does not mean the are good units. Go to Crutchfield to find what fits what you want and than go to eBay or Amazon for a much lower price. What kind of budget do you have to work with because that makes a world of difference in what I would suggest

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I am pretty into sound and most likely won't exceed $200 on a deck. I have always favored Alpine but over the years even they have slipped a little. I hate Sony for car audio, so no worries there, haha. I was thinking Alpine or Pioneer, just didn;t know if anyone recommended a particular unit they have had good luck with.

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Most of the units out there don't skip. Look into pioneer and Alpine. But not the low end ones. The mid to higher level ones don't skip. For $175 and up will not skip on you unless you hit one heck of a bump.STAY AWAY FROM SONY. And just because quadratec sells them does not mean the are good units. Go to Crutchfield to find what fits what you want and than go to eBay or Amazon for a much lower price. What kind of budget do you have to work with because that makes a world of difference in what I would suggest
^ yup, agreed. Been hearing kenwood is still decent. My alpine doesn't skip, but I listen to my ipod 90% of the time.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #5
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i have the pioneer DEH-P6900ub. its 4 years old and still running the same as the day i installed it. you can find them on amazon for around $200.
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For what it's worth, I have a Sony... XT-XM1, I think... and the CD does skip, even on slightly-rough suburban roads. Also the front panel doesn't seat properly, so the display and controls are a bit "iffy". Good sound, though, when it's working properly.

It's a great example of "too much radio for a car"... it has three FM and two AM bands, six or more Eq settings, and that's not even getting into the XM stuff.

Then it has a display that, when the radio's dormant, flashes messages about all the features -- just what you need at night -- and I haven't yet figured out how to blank it to just the clock, without shutting off the radio entirely. So I just turn the volume to "zero" (assuming the volume control works).

Like I wrote above, though... good sound when it's working right.
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you would have to pay me to put a sony in my vehicle, even in the glovebox.
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What's up everyone. I am a new 2003 Wrangler X owner and brand new here. I am looking into replacing the entire sound system in the Jeep and wanted to know if any of you have had good luck with decks that don't skip?

This is generally a challenge in almost any car, but with Jeeps being particularly bumpy, I am concerned about a skipping cd player on every bump I hit.

Anyone recommend one from personal experience that has worked well?

Thanks
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