|Headunit Buyer's Guide - 2009|
The Eclipse CD5030 is a multi-source receiver designed to maximize the potential of any music library, whether it is CD, iPod or other USB device based. The unit produces 50 watts of output into 4 channels from MOSFET power amplification and a 5V preamp output to ensure the best dynamics with the least noise when used with any additional power amplifier. Its sleek design contains advanced audio features such as auto time alignment for speakers, which can also be manually tweaked, a 7-band parametric equalizer that allows each of the different music sources to be heard to the best advantage and flexible crossover settings for the speaker system used. An Auto EQ function used with a microphone in the desired listening position automatically adjusts for flat frequency response. Bluetooth wireless technology is built-in as standard and the CD5030 additionally connects to Eclipse’s optional Sirius and XM tuners and HD Radio tuner (with iTunes Tagging) as well as dedicated CD changers. The front panel is detachable for security and Eclipse’s popular ESN anti-theft feature is included.
The Jensen VM8013HD is a single DIN multimedia system with a 3.5-inch screen and a built-in HD Radio Tuner. This head unit offers out-of-the-box iPod connectivity and other personal media devices via the jLink2 Cable, 3.5mm front panel A/V input, plus DVD, MP3, SD and USB. Other features include a detachable faceplate, SAT Radio ready, rear camera input and steering wheel controls.
Oxygen Audio MP503
The Oxygen Audio MP503 offers unique styling and plenty of features in a well-designed touch sensative in-dash reciever. The MP503 plays DVD/DIVX/CD/AM/FM/MP3/ESP/USB and features 50 Watts X 4, 3 RCA Preouts, detachable front panel, SD/USB HC slot with up to 32GB capacity, infared card remote, front auxilary inputs and an impressive touch screen with circular volume control
The MB Quart WR1-CD is a 4 x 40 watt AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA marine receiver. Premium features include 12 AM/18 FM presets, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and iPod ready, 5 preset EQ settings, 2 RCA pre-outs, 2-line dot matrix full-text display, anti-shock CD buffer, power-down memory to retain presets and subwoofer/CD changer control. Also, includes iPod control and front panel 3.5mm input for iPod or other portable MP3 players. MB Quart WR1-CD is salt and UV resistant with conformal coated PCB and J1171 marine ignition protection making it ideal for marine applications.
Concept International proudly annouces the arrival of the SD-1000 in dash-single DIN removable face AM/FM/DVD head unit. This high powered (4 X 45 watts) unit is loaded with features including a 4 preamp / 1 sub output, video ouputs, SD, USB and aux input.
The Konaki DVD9988 is a full featured single DIN in-dash DVD player with a flip down detachable face delivering the absolute in security and functionality. The audio and DVD capacity is complete including DVD-R, MP3, VC-D, CD-RW, DIVX and MPEG4. There are virtually no forms of video storage that the Konaki DVD 9988 will not play back. For the truly advanced consumer there are front face accessible USB, SD and MMc card capabilities. The high power 4 channel x 45 watts internal power amplifier indicates that the Konaki DVD9988 DVD player is ready to be dropped into a beginner’s system design but it is versatile enough to be built into the center piece of a truly high-end audio video system for the most demanding of consumers.