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

FWD/REW

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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