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Non-skippin' CD player suggestions

Discussion in 'Audio' started by OneInTheSun, Feb 29, 2000.

  1. OneInTheSun

    OneInTheSun 1/2 ton status

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    Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    The stock radio/cassette player in my 85 k5 is about shot, so I'm in the market for a CD player. Since I put on a 4" lift, I'm kind of concerned about the effect of the increased road vibration. Which brands are able to handle all the on and off road bumps? I don't have the cash to buy a top of the line unit, but I'm not going to buy junk either. Any input is appreciated.

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  2. Blazer79

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I was in that dilemma myself too. What I ended up doing was to buy a portable mini-disc player (Sharp 702), and my Jensen amplifier. I hooked the amp to the speakers, and used that common 1/8"-RCA cable to plug the Minidisc to the amp.

    Now I record my discs at home with the tracks I want in the order I want (I hate radio). Besides, I have the advantage of taking my minidisc with me wherever I go. Nothing in the dash for the thieves to see, and the amp is disguised under the driver's seat. Oh yeah, the Minidisc doesn't skip [​IMG]!

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  3. MICHIGAN BLAZER

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    When i put my cd player in i was concerned about it skipping too. It's only skipped once...and that was over a reeeeallly bad set of railroad tracks. All i've got is a cheapy Jensen cd player thats about 4 years old. I think what makes the difference is how much support the cd player has inside the dash. I used to have that cd player in a car wheni 1st bought it....skipped like crazy...it had a big opening inside....since then it's sbeen in 4 different vehicles....haven't had a skipping problem with any of them....but they all have minimal space inside the dash too

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  4. NJ SAR Guy

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I've got a Pioneer DEHP2000. Very low end for Pioneer. A good head unit, but not great. I CANNOT MAKE IT SKIP. I've tried. At one point I thought I had got it to, turned out I had knocked the wiring harness loose. I LOVE Pioneer. They make great stuff. And this just reafirms my beliefe in Pioneer hardware.


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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I'm running an Alpine AM/FM CD deck and a CHanger and it has skipped a few times. It also depends on how you mount it and where you go.

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I have had my Pioneer CD in my 79 for 5 years, never had a problem with a skip. My buddy mounted it very solidly to the dash, no movement at all.........think any good quality CD player if mounted right will be OK. Guess if you are running a washboard road at 50 mph, they all might skip, but normal stuff I have no skips at all.

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    i agree! i have run pioneer stuff too, and i love it. my cd head has never skipped once with the exception of when my left front tire dropped into a pothole about 8 inches deep. most violent hole ive ever hit. i thought i messed up something in the steering from that hard hit!

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  8. UT77GMC4x4

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    Another post for the Pioneer. I'm running a CD Player in my '77 GMC longbed with 4" Rancho Lift(no travel! don't recommend the lift). The lift gives an excellent evaluation of a CD Player, though, and I've only had mine skip a few times. I don't think they make anything that will not skip ever, and the times that it skipped, I can't complain about.

    I paid about $200 for mine. Not ultra-high quality, but I'm pleased with the performance. My amp fried and I'm just running 6x9's off the deck and can't complain too much.
     
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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    Well I've got a high end Rockford Fosgate Deck and when I first got it I couldn't make that thing skip at all. Now after owning it for a year however, it skips all the time. So I couldn't really recommend them. You might check Panasonic...yeah I know Panasonic??? But they have come a long ways here recently. They have 5 second skip protection in some of their better decks. That's really good. Pioneer and Sony are good bets also.

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    way too many advances in technology over the last ten years or so to make this much of an issue. you can damn near get a swap-meet deck and kick some musical a$$. as for skipping, the road is fine, just listen to the radio when you wheel!

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  11. Can Can

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I just installed a brand new Clarion 5675. Great performance, awesome faceplate, and not even one skip yet. That includes while travelling on grader-chattered logging roads at 55mph.
     
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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I have some really great JVC's that are fairly inexpensive that I could sell to you. Installed tons of em and never had them skip once, even in my friends grand prix when we had all four tires off the ground it didn't skip.


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  13. Grey Thunder

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    im going with the pioneer deck too...it only skipped once when i caught 3 feet of air

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I HAVE A SONY CDX C610 THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO EVER HAVE ANTI SKIP IN THE HEAD UNIT IT WORKS GREAT OFFROAD BUT AFTER ABOUT FOUR YEARS IT STARTS TO SKIP AFTER A CONTINUOS SET OF BUMPS BUT PANISONIC MAKES AN AWSOME 12 SEC ANTI SKIP HEAD UNIT THAT IS AWSOME AND ECLIPSE IS PRETTY GOOD ON NOT SKIPPING
     
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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I've got an Alpine 7845 head unit and the only time it ever skipped was when I hit a HUGE set of railroad tracks going way to fast. It's a great head unit too, lots of options and it sounds great.

    Joe
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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    Panasonic has come out with a new CD player which is supposedly designed for off-roaders. I also need a new stereo, so I started looking, and I found this website with that particular Panasonic on it. Here's a link to it:

    http://www.audio-n-more.com/4X4.htm

    Definitely worth a looksee.
     
  17. Shawn

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    It's the Panasonic G-Tech CQ-DPG615 (with remote). I just got one from Crutchfield http://www.crutchfield.com. It has a 10 second anti-shock memory so you can hit 10 seconds of hard bumps before it skips. I just picked this up even though I'm a Pioneer fan. It's a little pricey though ($380). We'll soon be doing a review on off-road.com in this unit. If anyone thinks about buying from Crutchfield, let me know and I can give you a code for free shipping.

    sspickler@off-road.com


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    id like that code if you are willing to give it up. I am almost finished deciding what im going to get. just send it to me in a private message. Thanks alot!

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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    I have a JVC 12-disc CD changer and it has never skipped once. I did have a JVC CD player that wasn't working, so I got this unit and it works flawlessly. Even went out Saturday night and hit the trails, no skipping at all. It should be even better with a lift, as the ride quality improves a great deal.
     
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    Re: Non-skippin\' CD player suggestions

    Shaggy-
    I'll post it here in case others want to order from Crutchfield. You can call them (1-888-955-6000) and give them my customer ID # 19054567 as a referral. You can also do this online by entering 19054567 in the "special messages" box on the checkout form. You will then receive free shipping.



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