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Great price, greater radio!
on June 21, 2007
A few years ago I had an FM Modulator installed in my Saturn so I could hear my iPod through the car speakers. January of this year the modulator kept going in and out, one minute music, next minute static, in and out over and over. I brought it back to the car audio place that installed it, and they told me it went bad and a new one would set me back $140!
Well, seeing how I want my iPod in my car I need something, so I went shopping for a new car radio. (I figured that a new radio would cost less than the modulator, so why not just swap out the stock radio for a new one). I came across the Pioneer deck, and talked to the clerk. He told me that of all the radios they carry, Pioneer is the best among all of them. (Yes, even better than Sony, Alpine, et al.) It also has a 3.5mm jack in the front so hooking up my iPod (or any other MP3 player) would be a snap. The unit was $119, and when they threw in free installation, I was sold.
Obviously, I was wondering if the iPod connected via the aux jack in front would sound better than the FM Modulator...the guy installing the radio said it would sound better. He wasn't wrong. This radio absolutely kicks! Whether it's a CD or the iPod, this radio straight up rocks. I joke now that people can hear me coming 2 miles away instead of just 1 mile away. Picks up stations very well too, the SuperTuner is definitely worth the name.
The only cons I have is that the display is a bit on the dim side, when the sun is shining I really have to look hard to see it. But that's a very minor point when this thing sounds like it does.
Well in my opinion if you want a really solid unit at the right price you really can't beat this one. And if you see a red Saturn blasting music on the NJ Parkway headed to the Jersey Shore for the weekend, don't worry...it's just me.