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I'm looking for a Headunit for my Mazda that play mp3 from a Harddrive on my trunk.

So Far I have find these two and they don't seem all that good.

Neo
http://www.ssiamerica.com/products/neo35/index.shtml

Sony Xplod MEX-1HD
http://www.techtv.com/freshgear/products/s...3401468,00.html


As a alternative if I can't find a good mp3 player with a harddrive I'm thinking to go with a headunit with a MP3 CD changer. this is the kind of Headunit I'm thinking to go for but this one doesn't have CD Changer support features.

Can some one help me out to find a good mp3 player with a Harddrive or a good mp3 player with CD changer support features?

thanks

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OK, first off, that Sony deck isn't a trunk based MP3 player, it's a single DIN in dash unit. Oh yeah, just like the rest of Sony's stuff, it's crap, too. The Neo box was something I had previously looked into to complement an install for an IASCA SQ competition vehicle, but I found out that the hard drive isn't exactly suspended well, which means that hard drive failures look to be imminent.

OK, stupid question, but what about Mazda's OEM MP3 player? This way you don't have to cut your dash up, and it'll use the OEM display.

If that doesn't work, look into JVC's KDSH-909, which is an EXCELLENT player, and would match the factory's aesthetics almost perfectly. If the JVC isn't your thing, try Alpine. Alpine also has an 6 disc MP3 changer for the trunk, too.

As for the rest of the companies out there, the "best" list is a lot different than if you were looking for a regular CD player.

If you were going for a regular CD, the list would be (in order, best to worst, for midrange units priced from $200-$1200 USD)

Eclipse
Alpine
Nakamichi
Pioneer
JVC
Clarion
Blaupunkt
Rockford Fosgate
Kenwood
Panasonic
Sony
Jensen
Aiwa

If you were going for MP3s, the list is completely different. Not only because Nakamichi doesn't make a MP3 player, but also because Eclipse's haven't hit the market yet.


JVC
Alpine
Rockford Fosgate
Kenwood
Clarion
Blaupunkt
Panasonic
Pioneer
Sony
Jensen
Aiwa
 

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Thanks Entropism

I was looking at that mp3 changer before but it support only 6 CD and I think is alot of money for 6 CD.

The other thing I was looking is for a good headunit like 7894 that support mp3 Cd changer, I don't know alot about car stereo yet, but the CD changers I have seen so far come with it's own headunit, that doesn't look as hight end as the 7894 and I have to end up with two headunits on me car right?
 

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Ummm... HUH?

If you get the Alpine (which is a very nice player); you'd have to get the changer seperately. What's this about having 2 head units?
 

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THe CD changer come with it's own headunit right? they all have the picture of the box with the headunit to control it, so I guess I have to have two head units, one for the CD changer and one for the radio. Can I control the CD changer from the 7894 unit?
 

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You're looking at the wrong CD changers. you don't want an FM modulated changer, you want one that hooks up directly to the head unit. What you're looking at is the control panel for the FM modulated changers.
 

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Oh sorry as you can see my knowlegde on Car stereo is limited, so those units are just fm modulator in case that you don't have a headunit?

And how do I know if the 7894 support cd changer? because it doesn't say it on the website

they all support CD changers?

Can I buy a diferent CD changer to make it work with the alpine headunit?

I was looking at one that carry 10 Mp3's CD
 

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Changers need the same brand head unit. And yes, unless they're bottom of the line, all support a changer.
 

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Originally posted by QBA


            Hi

I'm looking for a Headunit for my Mazda that play mp3 from a Harddrive on my trunk.

So Far I have find these two and they don't seem all that good.

Neo
http://www.ssiamerica.com/products/neo35/index.shtml

Sony Xplod MEX-1HD
http://www.techtv.com/freshgear/products/s...3401468,00.html[/b]
You could try to find an Empeg on Ebay....under the name Empeg or RioCar. They dont make them anymore, but you can still find em on Ebay. I bought mine new from the factory (after being on a waiting list for over a year) For about $1400 you can get them alot cheaper than that...and usually with a bigger hard drive than mine (12GB) they came as large as 60GB and had an optional FM tuner module that you could buy so it also had full radio functionality. There are still places that make accessories for it like different colored faces and lens covers. heres a couple links

http://www.riocar.org/
http://www.empeg.com/

and heres a pic of an Empeg installed in my buddy John's mustang..
:D
 
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