Clarion VRX785BT - A Customer Review


Clarion VRX785BT

 We've told you about the Clarion VRX785BT before but check out some of the things that Jesse from Pensacola, FL had to say about this spectacular unit.

I am an avid car audio enthusiast. I have spent months deciding on what single din unit I wanted to put in my 02 dodge ram, quad cab. I like my music loud, clear and able to accept all the latest technology, I believe this is all our desires filled, without dropping a $1000.00. I am extremely happy with the ease of this unit, touch screen and clarity. (I’ve seen em all first hand and this matches any other top of the line unit, believe me.)

If you aren’t a fan of loud music and just function, then you'll get it all with this unit. Now SQ improves 100% on a factory system. After installing multi channel amp, mono amp, and subs, the sound quality needed a boost, especially for the subs, I needed to add the clarion 7 band equalizer, which improved SQ unbelievably. One wish was it had been all in one unit. Pros/ Clarity ease of use, sleek design, Bluetooth, excellent USB controls, all the latest technology included in this unit except radio HD. Great SQ on factory system. Never touch a cd again. easy easy install. Cons/ Low equalizer functions and capability. Especially when installing aftermarket system, mainly you will hear it in your subwoofer guaranteed. Add an equalizer and you’re completed.

 OVERALL: Unbelievable unit for price!!!!! True competitors and sound quality enthusiasts should think twice. This unit is smack dab in the middle class of all stereos; anyone looking for it all for a great price will be completely satisfied. Don’t pay ungodly amounts for any other head unit that wont do as many functions as this will, (I cant stress this enough) if you like your ears to bleed and need a receiver capable of handling everything you throw at it, Be weary, this unit is there to replace your factory head unit and have every function with ease and usability capable to mankind. 

Pioneer AVIC-Z3 - Still On Top

Pioneer AVIC-Z2


The Pioneer AVIC-Z3 is still one of the best in-dash navigation units on the market today. All the additional functionality of this unit doesn't come cheap but if you've got the ability to fund the eneaver, the Pioneer AVIC-Z3 is well worth the money.

Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine and Tele Atlas phoneme data, which enables the system to accurately pronounce street names during voice guidance.

10 gigabytes of its HDD space for a music library. You can listen to music while at the ripping and storing tracks at 4 times the playing speed.

Advanced voice recognition makes voice command easier than ever. You can search for destinations by saying a name - like "LAX" - without having to specify a category, such as "airport."

The AVIC-Z3's graphic map interface features 3D landmark icons for airports, amusement parks, golf courses, stadiums, and zoos.



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MA Audio MA183XE - 18" Subwoofer

Think you can handle some serious bass?

Check out MA Audio's new MA183XE 1200W dual 4 ohm  subwoofer; 18 inches of pure insanity.


A183XE 18 Inch subwoofer from MA Audio


  • 550W Rms
  • 1100W Max
  • Dual 4-Ohm Voice Coils
  • 200 Oz. Double Stacked Magnets
  • Mounting Depth: 8.4"
  • Mounting Diameter: 16.7"
  • Optimum Vented Box: 5.0 Cu/Ft
  • Round Port Diameter: 6" x 17"
  • Square Port Area: 3" x 8.5" x 17"
  • Optimum Sealed Box: 2.5 Cu/Ft
  • Tuning @ 40Hz

Just Added: Panasonic CQ-500U Car Stereo

Another New Addition to Our Already Huge Product Lineup.

Panasonic CQ-C500U (2008 Model) 1 DIN Car Stereo



Enjoy multi-format palyback, CD changer control, variable 7 colors display, front aux input, removable full front panel, iPod, and satellite radio expandability.

In addition, this car audio unit features a built in 3-band EQ, a MOS-FET high-power 50W amp and Re-Master. In order to achieve a high compression ratio, some of the less audible high-frequency tone data gets filtered out during the creation of AAC1, WMA, MP3 and other compressed file formats. To compensate, the Re-Master function interpolates the treble data for richer audio reproduction during playback.

Pioneer Premier AVIC-F90BT

The hottest new Pioneer Premeir 2-din In-dash video/ navigation unit just hit our shelves.


Pioneer AVIC-F90BT


  • CD-R/RW Playback
  • MP3, AAC, & WMA Playback with ID3 Tag (DVD/CD/USB/SD)
  • DivX Video Playback (DVD/CD)
  • MPEG-4 Playback (USB/SD)
  • DVD Chapter/Title Direct Search
  • DVD Chapter/Title/Disc/Repeat
  • Flash Memory Map Data
  • Coverage Area US, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii
  • Gyro & G-Force 3D Hybrid Sensor
  • 8 Channel GPS Receiver and Antenna
  • Touch Screen Operation
  • Voice Instructions Playback - TTS (Text to Speech)
  • Multi-Language Display Capability (English, Spanish, French)
  • Voice Box Conversation Voice Search for iPod/Phone
  • Approx. 12 Million Points of Interest (POI)
  • POI Database Categories
  • POI Creator/Settings Replicator
  • 3D Landmarks, Maps, Icons
  • 3D Landmarks
  • Built-In MSN Direct Tuner
  • Display Mode - Map View (3D View, 2D Map, Rear View)
  • Display Mode - Rear View
  • HD Radio Ready (GEX-P10HD Required)
  • XM Radio Ready (GEX-P920XM Required)
  • Sirius Radio Ready (CD-SB10 and Tuner Required)
  • USB Direct
  • Built-In SD Memory Card Slot
  • IP-Bus System Control
  • Front A/V Input (Mini-Jack)
  • IP-Bus External Unit Control
  • 1 (AV1) Composite A/V Input
  • Back-Up Camera Input
  • Rear-View Camera Mode
  • Composite A/V Output
  • Rotary Volume Control
  • Wired Remote Input
  • Dimensions2DIN (7 x 4 x 6-1/2 inches)