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#1 v8mini

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:23 AM

just a quick question about the halfords ripspeed brand of head units.
i know halford are exploiting the Ripspeed name for their own brand, but are the units any good.

was looking for a reasonably priced unit that would play MP3/CD, USB input, and then noticed that they also do a unit with a SD card slot, that would probably be better than having a USB memory stick hang out the front waiting to be knocked off.

Ripspeed CMR-2000 link

so whats the opinion on Halfords own brand??

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#2 philster

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:34 AM

I didn't know halfords had started making headunits.

Its a bit ironic that keith ripp (founder of ripspeed) started out making tuning goodies for minis and now the name is ebing used on headunits!

Having never used or seen one i couldn't comment on the quality, personally i'd go with a tried and tested brand.

Here's a few link to mp3 headunits with memory inputs

http://www.caraudiod...afc49f44596cdba

http://www.caraudiod...afc49f44596cdba

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:43 AM

i had looked at the JVC unit and was thinking of getting it, just i liked the idea of using a SD card on as on the ripspeed one

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 05:20 PM

Hello mate i work at halfords and fit these all day... i wouldn't recomend 1 to be honest!! they are not very well built, but u pay for what u get to be honest.. and at the moment u get a free mp3 player with usb to plug into the unit.. lol

if u want a usb input stereo ur better off going for the kenwoods or even the jvc

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:47 PM

I also work at halfords and have a different view! the units are VERY good value for money.

The new flip out screen unit is made my Pioneer (confirmed), and the cmr100/cmr2000 that you speak of are made by the same company that make fusion (judging by the looks of the power loom /back of unit).

You get a lot of features for your money, and sound quality will be on par with the lower spec jvc/kenwoods, and in a mini your hardly going to notice the different between that and a high end unit anyway.

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 08:14 PM

thanks guys, im buyin this soon, tried my 2GB SD Card and worked perfect!

I also have a 250GB external hard drive, tried this in the shop and works!!! i will do an install soon enough!.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 08:57 AM

thanks guys, im buyin this soon, tried my 2GB SD Card and worked perfect!

I also have a 250GB external hard drive, tried this in the shop and works!!! i will do an install soon enough!.


oooo, thats cool, ive got one of those external hard drives too, thats a good idea!

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:42 PM

These units are also branded as "In phase" and are available for £99.99.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 08:04 PM

lol i havent bought it yet, where can u get it for £99??

http://www.caraudioc...p?product=21285

summergnu gotta check how many tracks it searches for, in the shop they said 10k thats really not near enough!! if some1 knows please tell us :dontgetit:

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:54 AM

There cheap Chinese stuff you can buy in bulk for very little money and have them branded as whatever you want.

I would stick with the big names and as I’ve said in other posts on here I’d go for an alpine every time even the bottom of the range alpine blows away most units not many features at the bottom of the range unit but sound quality and build quality are excellent and that’s what its about at the end of the day.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:08 AM

lol i havent bought it yet, where can u get it for £99??

http://www.caraudioc...p?product=21285

summergnu gotta check how many tracks it searches for, in the shop they said 10k thats really not near enough!! if some1 knows please tell us :dontgetit:


Thats the one i have except it isn't an in phase one its osme "other " make

I think it is great personally. loads of inputs and outputs and in my budget system its great

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:36 AM

lol im a budget guy too, to be honest, i think that theres nothing wrong going with cheaper units if they are made by the same person to start with!!

Ive seen some people in this forum recomending expensive units, and im sure that 99% of them have them on, i wonder why i never see anyone from the cheaper tellin to buy the more expensive lol.

Anyway i found this site:(he didnt want to spam it but hell, if i like this forum its because you save time searching!!)

www.radioactive-audio.com same unit for £99, do TMFers get 10% discount? lol it would be nice!




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