The Cheapest Way to Upgrade your Car Stereo
:: 6.1. Choosing the Right Cassette Player

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A good Cassette Player doesn't have to be expensive. Basically, it must have the following:

Separate bass and treble control

Great FM Sensitivity the lower the dBf, the better

Dolby Noise Reduction

Loudness control or Mega Bass

About 20 watts RMS power


Auto Reverse

Preamp Output (only required if you would like to add equalizers or amplifiers to it)

You should be able to get all the for under $100

Don't bother to change your factory receiver if it has all or most of these functions.

It may be worth it to spend a few extra $$$ for a deck with

Auto Music Search - fast forwards to the beginning of the next song or whichever song you choose.

Blank Skip - Automatically fast forwards to long periods of silence.

AUX input - A 1/8 inch stereo mini plug in the front will be very useful if you already have a portable CD or MD player that you would like to use in the car.

The alternative would be to use a cassette adapter that goes in as a regular cassette with a wire coming out of it.

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