Product Type: Sony in Car Audio
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Good In Car CD Player On A Budget
Sony CDX GT23
Member Name: Craig86
Sony CDX GT23
Advantages: Good sound, easy installation, within budget
Disadvantages: None for me
About The Product
The Sony CDX GT23 is a car CD player, the dimensions are 5 x 17.8 x 17.9 cm and it weighs 1.5kg. It is black with some red buttons. Unit will light up red when turned on (perfect for red cars).
My Opinions & Experiences
I bought this nearly four years ago for my old car and had no problems with it whatsoever, it was at the time even one of the cheaper models but it suited my budget and basic requirement of just playing CD's in the car.
I have fitted many in car CD players in the past for family and friends so I personally found it very easy to fit, if you have never done it before or have one of those cars that makes it fiddly then I'm sure Halfords do fitting or find someone you know to do it for you properly. I still had the old cage from my previous CD player so it fitted very quickly and powered on just fine.
Like most CD players it has the removable face, sometimes can be a bit annoying and like many people I have times where I just leave it in but I would recommend removing it every time. A friend of mine recently had his car broken into and with the face still on it was easy money to the petty thief.
When I purchased it a manual was included, this details all the features and functionality making it easy for you to get the right settings needed. If you have bought it second hand without the manual then fear not as I know the Sony website has them available to download, just search "Sony CDX GT23 manual" or similar and you should find the right page quickly. Like most appliances the best way to get used to and learn how to use something is to use it, so after a bit of playing around you should have the basics at least under control.
One of the nice things about the player is that the little screen at the front will display radio station or CD track information like artist name etc. Obviously if you have made the CD yourself you will need to input this information when creating the CD.
My fiancée has in the past linked her iphone to the CD player, so if you have one that is an obvious bonus as you can play your music stored on the iphone through the player.
I haven't linked it up to an AMP but you can do this, without it though the sound is fantastic and doesn't easily vibrate unless playing at ridiculous volumes.
In summary it is a good budget CD player, has good sound and looks nice, the fitting is simpler enough and finding the right settings for you shouldn't take long.
Summary: A good budget CD player, I would recommend.
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