You will find the CDC-R136 in most shops at £149.99, but Asda are selling them at bargain £89.99 (I think they are still available - I got mine in May but have seen them since) The unit is more than adequate for most people, it may lack the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive players but for £90 provides good quality sound and quite a lot of features. It also has an RDS tuner for when you are fed up of listening to your CDs For security it has a removable front with a flashing security light underneath. This is an excellent buy for £89.99 - I was about to go out and spend £150 on a CD player until I saw this one in Asda. An absolute bargain!
I just got my Aiwa CDC-R136 a week ago and I am already in love with it. It had been it the back of my mind to get a car CD player for ages now but I thought they were too expensive, but this was an offer too good to miss: £90, yes £90 from Asda of all places! I only went in to get food and drink for a BBQ!! I think they normally sell for about £150 but that would still be cheap for this great car CD player. It is a powerful 4x40 watt, which is more then enough for the Alpine 6x9 speakers in the back of my car, and it also has output connectors for an amplifier if you want to add a sub woofer as well. You really have got to upgrade the dreadful standard speakers that you get in most cars to take advantage of a quality head unit like this. The sound quality is fantastic, to my ears anyway, with the CD being crystal clear, but also the radio sounds far better then what I thought was an excellent Blaupunkt tape player I had (£130 two years ago). The CD playing is amazing, I haven't yet heard it skip once, even with the pot-holed country lanes round by my house, or over speed bumps in town. Far better than I expected. The best feature of all is the remote control that fits on the steering wheel and controls volume plus track selection on the CD and also radio function. This looks SO flashy but is also a great safety feature as you don't have to look down to fiddle with it, control at you finger tips! It is also dead easy to set up, install and use, I recommend it completely. Update, A few months on I am still really pleased with it but one thing I have found is that CDR disks that I have made on my CD writer do sometimes skip, but only going over very bad roads. Original disks in good clean condition never seem to skip on this player. The only other thing I have learnt is that on cold mornings when the car is steamed up, CDs steam up as well and won't play. If you eject them and re-insert t
he opening of the player seems to wipe them clean, but I guess the lens of the player must also steam up as it can take a couple of minutes warming it up by having the radio on before I can play a CD. But having said all that, there is no way I would go back to having a tape player in my car.