Buying a car stereo

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There is a Massive range of car stereo systems here at the car audio centre, we understand that finding one suitable to your needs can be a minefield if its an area you are new to. With our filters on the site we aim to make finding your new car stereo system as easy as possible. To begin with we advise to narrow down what features you would like your new stereo system to perform, weather it be iPod/iPhone compatible to full Bluetooth handsfree calling to a full AV system with built in European mapping Sat Nav. We can cater for all requirements. If in Doubt give us a call. We have full training sales assitants and technical support only a phone call away.


Car stereo sizes: Car stereos are labelled as single DIN and double DIN. The "DIN" label refers to the size of the in-dash stereo unit, or "head" unit. Single-DIN and double-DIN stereos are about 7 inches wide, with 2 and 4 inches of height, respectively. Stereo depth will vary, so you may need to measure the car-stereo cavity in your dash.

In car stereo features explained below:

4 x 45w RMS Maximum power output determines the sound quality and volume.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback Allows you to listen to tracks that you have downloaded from the internet.
USB Port/3.5mm Music Socket Allows you to connect your MP3 player to your stereo.
RDS/EON Re-tunes to the strongest signal, displays station name and local traffic news.
Bluetooth Allows you to connect you phone so you can make hands-free calls.
ID3 Tag Displays track information.
CD-R/CD-RW Allows you to play recordable and re-recordable CD's.
Pre Outs Allows you to connect amplifiers and sub woofers.
Direct iPod Allows you to control your iPod from your stereo.

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