I'm quite keen on the JVC KW-XR816 head unit. The cheapest one I can find around is from JB Hi-Fi for $397.
However, in the US they have the KW-XR810 unit, which apparently is exactly the same and I could get one here landed, for about $300. The $100 saving would go along way towards the install.
So, what are thw con's with bringing in a head unit from the USA, apart from the obvious (i.e. warranty issues)? Will the radio still work here?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I believe the frequency spacing used in the US is different to NZ so yeah the radio will not work correctly.
You can get a convertor for US to NZ radio but it is different to the common ones you get for Jap radio. Not as common and I imagine more expensive.
I have imported a number of stereos from the USA to use in Australia and have not had any issues with the FM frequency in Australia.
i believe is the AM is different but i would not know because i don't listen to it.
If your paying someone else to install it i think your better off buying the unit from them and get a package deal.
This way the ownership is on them not your product you import and should be a fixed install price.
Thanks for the replies. Sent a pile of emails out to car stereo installers here in Wellington - will see what they come back with.
I have also found a cheaper price for this unit, from a place in Christchurch:http://www.qualitycaraudio.co.nz/index.php...t&product_id=61
|QUOTE (BuckoNZ @ Nov 16 2011, 01:17 PM)|
| Thanks for the replies. Sent a pile of emails out to car stereo installers here in Wellington - will see what they come back with.|
I have also found a cheaper price for this unit, from a place in Christchurch:
That's where I got mine from, via Trademe. Good guys, sent it very quickly.
Installing is not difficult, if you've put a stereo in any other car you'll be sweet.