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againstalloddz
08-14-2005, 05:51 PM
Alpine 9845
Clarion DXZ555
Clarion DB455
Pioneer 4700
Pioneer Premier 470
Kenwood 4028
Kenwood 5028
Kenwood exceleon X589
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These all fall within my price range.... so which do you guys think is my best choice if I'm looking for great SQ? The reason I'm asking is because I heard that certain makes are having problems this year with specific things... (noises and such).

againstalloddz
08-15-2005, 01:06 AM
*bump*

Logikalliquid
08-15-2005, 08:32 AM
I don't have any experience with any of those specifically, but I like the sound of the kenwood excelons.

DIPayton
08-15-2005, 08:56 AM
I'm a pioneer premier fan now, if that helps at all. I have no experience with any of them except for brand names alone, I heard great things from all your options there. If you do decide to buy one, write a review and let us know how it goes lol.

againstalloddz
08-15-2005, 06:41 PM
lol so I got 1 vote for the exceleon and 1 for the premier.... anyone else?

SSS 18734
08-15-2005, 06:53 PM
I too, vote for the premier. I have a DEH-P3600, a pioneer low-end unit, and its been working well for me for over a year.

againstalloddz
08-16-2005, 02:16 AM
any more suggestions?

Ignatowski
08-16-2005, 07:02 AM
youll love the Excelon

Phelptwan
08-16-2005, 11:17 PM
Had a premier 470 in the woman's car for a little while, but I switched it out with a JVC kd-sh707. It's a nice HU, not as many options as some other though. Might get more out of the excelon.

againstalloddz
08-17-2005, 07:07 PM
ok so i narrowed it down to the premier 470 and the excelon 589. i really dont know anything about car audio... but i always hear people talking about preamp outputs.. so im guessin thats a main factor.. and the excelon has higher ones. also, i compared the msrp and the kenwood one was way higher, i dunno if im bein dumb by takin that into consideration.

anyways, what makes 1 better than the other? both seem to pretty much have the same kinda features. all it really comes down to is better SQ... which 1 has better clarity?????

Logikalliquid
08-17-2005, 07:14 PM
You're going to have to hear each one to figure out which you like better I think. There's only so much specs and features can tell you. That 24-bit DAC is nice, but a well designed 1-bit DAC can sound better than a poorly made 24-bit(not saying the kenwood is poorly designed, I love mine even with the mask feature).

againstalloddz
08-17-2005, 08:04 PM
i see... so what about the preamp outputs? higher V = good? lol i dunno anything bout this stuff. i also cant find any info on whether or not the kenwood is ipod ready... the pioneer is 20 bux cheaper but i think its ipod ready. this stuff is confusing.

60ndown
08-17-2005, 08:13 PM
doesnt matter what you buy, after you have you will see something better , its just the way things are, same with computers cars houses food etc etc

Logikalliquid
08-17-2005, 08:24 PM
You can hook an ipod to the kenwood. You have to buy an adapter like alpine's aux-in adapter.

EDIT: yep, higher preout voltage = good