I sold the Kenwood headunit I had in my Pug to my friend who is just starting out car-audio wise and I came to the executive decision that I would treat my self. Because the headunit market is so competitive, there are lots of different models to chose from, especially in my price range (£100-£150). There are a lot of good new headunits out there that all have the same features; multiple USB ports, multiple high-voltage RCA pre-outs, Bluetooth etc. It came down to the Pioneer deh-8400BT (which won) and the Alpine CDE-123r. It was close, but although I preferred the look of the Alpine, the integrated Bluetooth for handsfree and music streaming of the Pioneer won me over in the end – albeit being slightly more expensive.
I got one (the one on the left is my friend’s), JBL GT3-15 as a swap for my GT4-12. Going to build it in a sealed box for the pure fact it is practically going to take up the whole of my boot! Kept my other GT4-12 though as that’s going in a ported box so I have a choice on the type of bass I want in my car, be it controlled and low or hard hitting and loud. Need wood and a new amp first though…
These pictures are the result of a mad couple of hours of tearing up farm tracks around where I live. If the video I shot ever goes live, you’ll see the madness. As it is [my friend] Sam’s Lupo, and he is a mechanic, he was confident that he could fix it easily if it breaks! For a lowly 1.0l, it doesn’t half want to spin everywhere! Handbrake turns, donuts, J-turns and plain old handbrake on, wheels spinning pulling itself around on a open patch of mud… great fun
So after checking, I’ve managed to find some spare dollar so I can finally treat myself. I’ve taken the plunge and pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Amazon for £42 including guaranteed postage on release day (November 13th).
On my to-do list: buy 12 months Xbox Live and piece together an Xbox.