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Community Level 3sting_of_t...

sting_of_the_scorpion

best contender for mid-level CD/mp3 car stereo

Advantagespowerful and good FM reception anywhere

Disadvantageseasily stolen

"...was the one model which Sony convinced me of their superior Japanese technology. Mp3 CDs took a couple seconds to start playing, but once they were loaded, they ran like normal CDs. However because of the design of the faceplate, I always used the supplied remote control, since no matter how small they make the control knobs, my fingertips aren't getting any smaller. Navigation through the menu to find the 40th song in a folder was very simple ..." Read review
07.04.2006

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Community Level 2John_severn

John_severn

Cheap at half the price :)

AdvantagesMP3 compatible, Great sound

DisadvantagesSlow fast forward on MP3 CD's

"Great head unit at the price, Full of features "that you will use" not the usual gubbins that mean nothing to anyone This head unit will work with both CD's and MP3 CD's which you can easily create at home on your PC, from downloads or ripping CDs. On average i've found I can get 8-12 full albums onto a CD which is great as I don't need an auto-changer. Also you don't need to keep rummaging about for CDs when on the move. Only problem is if ..." Read review
30.03.2006

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Community Level 1Jimmy_D

Jimmy_D

Sony, Still the big boys

AdvantagesSuperb sound quality, Great looking

DisadvantagesTrack name only scrolls once

"...by saying previous to this Sony car stereo I had a £200 Clarion "profesional" car stereo. to my dismay it has recently passed away and caused me to look for a new alternative. I have a sony Monitor a sony DVD player Sony Surround Sound AMP and a Sony Video Player. Therefore I knew sony are good, BUT i didnt know they were this good. All my faults with this unit have been described in the above column which is the fact it only scrolls the track ..." Read review
09.12.2003

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Community Level 2rfmoon82

rfmoon82

Xploding with In car quality!!

AdvantagesExcellent sound quality, impressive functions, decent price!

DisadvantagesThe background light, if you don't like bright blue?

"...for money as with many Sony units. TUNER++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The radio function is good quality too with RDS and traffic alert etc, and lots of room for pre-sets of radio channels. There's also a remote control for the extremely cautious or terminally lazy!! Or maybe for posing by the car? who knows, or cares with such quality and gadgetry on offer for this price. COMPATABILITY / IN's and OUT's++++++++++++ It also incorperates ..." Read review
28.04.2004

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Community Level 2karenlearm...

karenlearmonth

Unbelievable quality, cheap & SONY? Yes, all 3!!

AdvantagesSo much for your money, easy install, nice looks too.

DisadvantagesI have no gripes really apart from it not coming with MP3 software for conversion which none do that I know of.

"...bought it because it was Sony even tho mates advised that Sony weren’t all that good in the stereo market. They were wrong, ever so wrong on this count. Crisp & Clear – of course this will all depend on what you are sending it out through (Speaker quality etc) This beats any stereo I’ve owned before – and cost a lot less too. I quite like to port the majority to my rear speakers and have some thru the front and crank it up. ..." Read review
05.01.2004

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Community Level 1manumohan

manumohan

A good one at a price

AdvantagesEase of use, remote control,removable face plate.

Disadvantageslcd dims in daylight, distortions at high volume,no text scroll

"This was the only mp3 car cd player available with the dealer a year back ago. Now there are potential manufacturers selling various products of this kind. This player is good on the features side, but lacks on the sound quality. I bought sony's xplod speakers which never satisfied me upto the sound quality at high volumes I find in other manufacturer's car. Perhaps, its the problem with the speakers, not the head unit. Here is some detailed info ..." Read review
26.01.2004

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Community Level 1aliwhiteley

aliwhiteley

Sony CDX-MP40 CD Radio MP3 Car Stereo

AdvantagesLooks Great, Sounds Great and plays MP3s

DisadvantagesNone

"Stylish and sleek MP3 CD Radio Head unit. Looks great in your car and sound quality is excellent. I have owned this Head unit for 4 years and it has lasted me really well. First of all the Radio has plenty of presets that can be used to store all your favourite stations quickly and easily. It benefits from FM, MWand LW radio which I use for listening to the cricket. The CD player is excellent too, no problems, doesn't skip and you can play ..." Read review
29.12.2008

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Community Level 1roblowe279

roblowe279

The way of the future.

AdvantagesPlay loads of music on one CD, good Features.

DisadvantagesCan be a bit slow, need a PC and CD burner to take full advantage.

"...you would expect from any sony product. The design is well laid out and easy to use as well as looking good. On the down side, it is not much use to you as an MP3 cd player if you are not able to create these CD's yourself and it can be slow to load the music compared to a normal car stereo. My biggest gripe though is if you take the key out of the ignition you need to reload the CD back into the player in order for it to play. Overall though for ..." Read review
14.09.2004

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Community Level 1chilled

chilled

Oh how I miss my stereo

AdvantagesMP3 CD's can hold a lot of music!

Disadvantagestakes a while to read the CD when first switched on

"In this day and age of criminal low life's who shouldn't have a place in a modern society, it remains necessary to walk around with half your car stereo in your pocket!! but if I must, then I'm happy to carry thos faceplate around. Once I get back to my car, I know i've got a selection of 10 albums, yet no expensive multi-CD changer in my boot. Whats more, my favourite CDs are safely tucked away in my CD rack at home, not risking being scratched or ..." Read review
02.09.2004

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Community Level 2Adavies344

Adavies344

CDX MP30

AdvantagesFit a CD changers worth on 1CD, good price, ease of use, expandable

DisadvantagesMP3 quality deteriorated with amplification

"...of RCA's and socket for Sony column joystick (which I have fitted). As a personal preference a full set of Infinity Kappa's really do this head unit justice and will reproduce the full range of music the Sony is capable of outputting. A lot of car manufacturers now fit outstanding speakers as standard so my preference may not be needed. Product spec as follows CD/MP3/Radio with 50W x 4 High Power Output CD-R & CD-RW & MP3 Playback Compatible RDS CD/MD ..." Read review
13.12.2003

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Community Level 1glade

glade

Good budget MP3 player

Advantagescheap, mp3 capability, high power output, remote control

DisadvantagesBright display, output can distort over half volume

"I bought mine for £200 inc fitting. however now they are availible for little over £100 if you shop around the car mags, often with free speakers. The HU looks nice and works fine i am generally very pleased with it however... The blue display is very bright at night. you dont realise untill you flip the display down to put a cd in and the car gets a lot darker! the amplifier uses a mofset transistor to create the power. this is good, however ..." Read review
28.01.2004

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