?? about stereo brands...
I learned a couple of weeks ago that the CD portion of my stereo has gone kaput so I was out tonight browsing at some new ones. I saw an Audiovox 5-disc changer with 1 tape deck and AM/FM radio for only $50! At first I thought "OMG! I've got to get it." But then, I started to question myself as to how such a piece of equipment would be so cheap so I wanted to find out if anyone on these boards has or has ever had an Audiovox system and what you think of/thought of it. I also saw an RCA brand 5-disc changer with 1 tape deck and AM/FM radio for $80. Am I just completely out of the loop with regards to the cost of stereo equipment or what? The last time I bought a stereo (approximately 10 years ago) it was a Sony 3-disc changer with 2 tape decks and AM/FM radio for over $200. Now they seem dirt cheap compared to the one I had.
I know I mentioned before that I've only ever had Sony brand stereo equipment before but the couple of Sony stereos that Target had looked a little too weird for me. I know - it's not supposed to matter how the package looks, it's supposed to be how the stereo works, but I just didn't like 'em.
I haven't gotten a chance to go out looking anywhere else yet but just wanted to know what some of you out there prefer and would like to know any horror stories you might have regarding faulty stereos. We just got a Best Buy in town that opened up a few days before Christmas so I haven't even begun to think about going in there yet. Brand new stores around here always take at least a month before they're not so crazy busy anymore. Maybe I'll have good luck finding something within a reasonable price range, yet good quality, there.