April 27, 2001I just bought a new truck. Its a 93 ranger regular cab. Now i am looking to put a better audio system...nothing huge just a cdplayer and maybe new speakers. I`m unsure about what kind of CD player to get. Any suggestions??? I do mild offroading and i don`t want it to skip.
April 27, 2001most cd players won`t skip unless u really slam something. Pioneer is probly one of the best head units on teh market in my opinion they have some good models real cheap adn some excellent models for a nice chucnk of change. so just remeber u get what u pay for and teh speakers get like 1 10 inch sub and 2 6x9s that will give some nice bass and still hit teh highs and mids nicely
April 27, 2001Pioneer is pretty much the best deal for decks IMO. They are great performers and reliable.
Your truck holds 2 6x8`s in the doors and 2 more in the rear cab corners. If you are on a pretty tight budget I would replace the front ones, and do a good Dynamat job to the doors. You can actually get some decent bass this way, although a sub would be very nice as well.
As for the 6x8`s, if you plan on using deck power I would HIGHLY recommend Memphis 2-ways. They are some of the best speakers IMO. I have heard a LOT of different speakers, and on low power (10-30 rms) none play as loudly, cleanly, or with as much bass, as the Memphis`s. I used to not like their products, till I installed some speakers and seen how they performed. I have heard them in many cars, and they are great on low power. On mid range power (30-50) rms they have no real advantage over Polks, Infinity`s, etc... At high power the more expensive, higher power handling speakers are better.
April 29, 2001Thanks, I was looking at the sony Xplode line. They seem pretty nice. Are they top of the line or are they just another piece of junk?
April 29, 2001I have used Sony Xplod products (3 headunits, and 3 sets of speakers) since I started driving about 2 years ago (about to turn 18 ) I have nothing but GREAT things to say about them!! I have had a total of 4 headunits, my first being a non-Xplod unit. Right now I have a CDX-M600 which I LOVE! Plus some Xplod 3-way 6x9`s in boxes. Sounds great, but wish I had $$ for at least a single 10" and amp where I could get the bass outta my regular speakers. So you can`t go wrong with Sony IMO.
May 1, 2001I would go with the Aiwa CD-MP3
It will skip like anyother CD Player when you are 4-wheelin. If you want to eliminate that I would go with the Sony ES Changer with the 3 Second Buffer.
Hope that helps....
[ 05-01-2001: Message edited by: Dans95toy ]
May 3, 2001I`m running a Kenwood head with a matching 6 disc changer behind my seat, pioneer speakers, and a cheap amp/EQ set-up. It sounds the balls, but the thing is 7 years old, it won`t play the CDs I burn on my computer. It rarely skips though, only when I cut a corner too sharp too fast and jump the curb. And even then, not every time. Never skips off road. (I don`t jump my truck, if I did it would skip.) My next one will be another Kenwood or a Pioneer. I have to have a disc changer, though. I refuse to have loose CDs bouncing around the truck. Not to mention the possibility of hitting a bump right when I`m putting a disc in and snapping the disc in half.