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jmeifert893
09-16-2005, 10:59 PM
i plan on upgrading my stock hu to an aftermarket. any suggestions on which brand name and model number i should get. im looking to spend about $200 give or take.

creater
09-16-2005, 11:01 PM
alpine...pioneer...panasonic

^^^cant go wrong

iceteebone
09-16-2005, 11:31 PM
what type of features are you looking for? i just bought a clarion DXZ745 from ikesound for $139. it arrived today and i'll hook it up tommorrw. has your general features. what i like about it is it has an internal amp shut off on it. i personally don't care for a lot of features like time alignment and huge EQ's. i also have an external crossover so i don't need that either. depends on what you want your headunit to do. actually i think i'll go install my deck now. nothing like throwing in a deck at 11 at night. i hope my neighbors won't think i'm trying to steal it :uhoh:

Rattlebrain
09-16-2005, 11:42 PM
http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/2039
I have this HU and I really like it.

iceteebone
09-17-2005, 12:24 AM
well i just installed my clarion DXZ745 and i already like it better then my pioneer premier 860. the quality seems to be much better imo. this is only with 5 minutes of testing though. i played 2 cd's that are sctratched that my pioneer would never play, but my clarion plays the cd's perfectly. granted it doesn't have all the features the 860 did, but i never used them anyways. back to the point, if you are looking for a solid deck, that's cheap, this clarion looks pretty nice. especially for only $139. i'm really happy with this purchase. :) hope this helps.

JLCivic
09-17-2005, 07:18 AM
I would pick up an Eclipse(5V, low impedance pre outs and they start at $179, authorized).

jmeifert893
09-17-2005, 01:00 PM
personally i was thinking about the pioneer DEH-P6700MP. do u think thats a nice choice.

when upgrading a hu, theres better sq right? and what about bass? does it add more.

also, is car stereo online a reliable place to get a hu? i never bought anything from them so i was just wondering

Alpine2005
09-17-2005, 03:42 PM
do you have subs? if you do, i would look for a hu with subwoofer-outputs

the pioneer deh-p6700mp is a great choose, it has many features and a nice look
yes, the sq will be better. as for add more bass, i don't know

jmeifert893
09-17-2005, 07:03 PM
i do have subs but it really doesnt matter if it has the outpust or not cuz i have one of those line out converters for my stock hu right now. so yea, ill probably go with the pioneer

thanks 4 the help guys

Alpine2005
09-17-2005, 09:50 PM
if you get the deh-p6700mp, don't use your line out converters anymore, use the sub-outputs cuz they will make your subs sound cleaner and louder.

iceteebone
09-17-2005, 11:18 PM
get the clarion DXZ745. i just went from a pioneer 860, which is much better then the 6700, and i love the clarion so much better. it has everything i need, 3 preamp outputs, aux inputs, a simple sub control where i can actually shutoff the crossover, and internal amp bypass, and it has excellent sq. better then my 860. and it only cost $139. i'm just so happy i bought this deck. :veryhapp: