It's pretty amazing how far car receiver technology has progressed since the days of 8-tracks. Take Pioneer's DEH-2100. This detachable face CD receiver balances affordability with flexibility, and succeeds on both counts. If keeping the setup simple is a priority, then you'll appreciate the built-in high-power MOSFET45 4-channel amp. Contour your soundscape with Direct EQ - you'll get 3 preset EQ curves plus "flat." Supertuner III's outstanding reception quality makes listening to the radio a real pleasure. You'll have no trouble finding stations, thanks to travel presets and seek tuning. When you're ready to expand your car audio system to get more volume and punch, you'll find a set of rear preamp outputs for hooking in a component amplifier. Press the loudness button for robust, full-frequency sound at low volumes.
Pros: Better than stock radio,no skip, clear reception Cons: tiny buttons, hard to see in day time The Bottom Line: Despite the inconvenience of tiny buttons (miniscule labeling), it's built like a tank. CD's don't skip even over railroad tracks. Not the top, but an excellent buy. Ever pass cars on the road that are weaving back and forth over the center line in the road? Maybe you are thinking like I often do... … more