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Savstyle
10-10-2005, 02:39 AM
well im going to be buying mine day after tomorrow for 715. i just wanted some opinions on it. So if you have owned one, chime in. lemme know what you think of it and weither it was easy to tune everything or was it just beech.

thanks in advance

JimJ
10-10-2005, 02:42 AM
Excellent, excellent choice.

I recently got the chance to audition a setup with one, and was very pleased :)

Savstyle
10-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Excellent, excellent choice.

I recently got the chance to audition a setup with one, and was very pleased :)
did u get a chance to play with all the features? or was it more of just a quick glance kinda thing?If you did play with the features was it very difficult to navigate throught eveything since it has to many?

JimJ
10-10-2005, 02:46 AM
I didn't touch anything, it wasn't my install :)

I had him run through all the features, crossovers, menus...I was thoroughly impressed. The onboard processing power is truly eye-opening :D

Youhearthat?
10-10-2005, 02:48 AM
By the combo you mean the Head Unit with the EQ/Processor?

Savstyle
10-10-2005, 02:48 AM
I didn't touch anything, it wasn't my install :)

I had him run through all the features, crossovers, menus...I was thoroughly impressed. The onboard processing power is truly eye-opening :D
now thats what i want to hear, and good man not to mess around wiht other people settings. i hate people do that, but back on topic, anyone else ever had experience with this deck?

Savstyle
10-10-2005, 02:49 AM
By the combo you mean the Head Unit with the EQ/Processor?
yes sir

JimJ
10-10-2005, 02:49 AM
Yeah, the DEQ/DEX combo.

JAZN
10-10-2005, 03:03 AM
where the hell did u find one for that cheap?? bastage, thats a steal for that price, even used.

Savstyle
10-10-2005, 03:06 AM
where the hell did u find one for that cheap?? bastage, thats a steal for that price, even used.
haha your tellin me, i serched google found 3 set fo 800-1000 then i saw this one, this is teh guy effendi sold his to and hes sellin it to me. Just serch google man i found some sick deals

JAZN
10-10-2005, 03:09 AM
ohh if this is effendi's, then i saw it in person lol. small world.

Savstyle
10-10-2005, 03:11 AM
ohh if this is effendi's, then i saw it in person lol. small world.
thas for sure, what did u think of it

JAZN
10-10-2005, 03:56 AM
i've always wanted one :p:

Amfibius
10-10-2005, 10:27 AM
I have the P9 combo. I started off my current install with a Mac MX-406, then got to try a Kenwood KCD-01 while I was waiting for my P9 combo to arrive. System was a Butler TDB-475 amp driving Dynaudio speakers.

Is it easy to tune? Well yes and no. Features like time alignment is very easy. The equalizer is a real ***** because it requires way too many button presses. You tune the left and right channel seperately. Press an arrow to get to the band. Since it's a 31 channel equalizer, that means 31 clicks to get from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. And once you are in the right band, more clicks to adjust the level. Then another click to switch to the other channel, then even more clicks to adjust the level. Thankfully, it's got a 6 setting memory and you don't have to make the adjustments often!

The sound quality is something else though. It beats the Mac for dead, and that's not just my opinion. Quite a few of my audiophile friends have had a listen, and we think the Pioneer P9 combo is better.

The Mac pulls more detail from the recording - you can hear little subtleties like the singer breathing before a note, or someone turning the pages for the pianist - but at the same time it sounds thinner and less sweet. The P9 combo gives you more bass and a much more satisfying midrange. Voices sound fuller, instruments have a more satisfying timbre.

The Kenwood KCD-01 had a warmer sound than both the Mac and the P9 combo, but was lacking in detail. It is a very good unit, but coming from the Mac it sounded almost muddy.

Anything else you want to know? :)

JimJ
10-10-2005, 11:33 AM
Quite a nice system there :D

Take some pics! ;)

XtrmAudioCncpts
10-10-2005, 11:39 AM
yeah i was looking at gettin the combo around xmas, and after reading what people have said it sounds well worth the money

Amfibius
10-10-2005, 11:48 AM
Quite a nice system there :D

Take some pics! ;)

It's nothing to look at to be honest. The amp and processor sit under a false floor in the front boot. The speakers are stealthed into the factory location. The only evidence of any sort of audio is the silver HU which sticks out of the black factory dash like the dogs balls! Car is a Porsche Boxster.

Eugenics
10-10-2005, 12:19 PM
i can't wait to get one....


you'd better do a write up

Savstyle
10-10-2005, 05:24 PM
i can't wait to get one....


you'd better do a write up
i will, and there should be quite a few pics

HeatSeeker
10-10-2005, 06:10 PM
I wish I could afford one. 860mp for me though ;[

DiamondFanatic
10-10-2005, 06:16 PM
I have the P9 combo. I started off my current install with a Mac MX-406, then got to try a Kenwood KCD-01 while I was waiting for my P9 combo to arrive. System was a Butler TDB-475 amp driving Dynaudio speakers.

Is it easy to tune? Well yes and no. Features like time alignment is very easy. The equalizer is a real ***** because it requires way too many button presses. You tune the left and right channel seperately. Press an arrow to get to the band. Since it's a 31 channel equalizer, that means 31 clicks to get from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. And once you are in the right band, more clicks to adjust the level. Then another click to switch to the other channel, then even more clicks to adjust the level. Thankfully, it's got a 6 setting memory and you don't have to make the adjustments often!

The sound quality is something else though. It beats the Mac for dead, and that's not just my opinion. Quite a few of my audiophile friends have had a listen, and we think the Pioneer P9 combo is better.

The Mac pulls more detail from the recording - you can hear little subtleties like the singer breathing before a note, or someone turning the pages for the pianist - but at the same time it sounds thinner and less sweet. The P9 combo gives you more bass and a much more satisfying midrange. Voices sound fuller, instruments have a more satisfying timbre.

The Kenwood KCD-01 had a warmer sound than both the Mac and the P9 combo, but was lacking in detail. It is a very good unit, but coming from the Mac it sounded almost muddy.

Anything else you want to know? :)
Thanks for the great information, really makes me want to upgrade from my 860. is the DEQ-P9 a lot better then the add on IP bus processor I could get for my 860? (worth the cost difference?)
Edit- I wouldn't even be able to fully use the DEQ-P9 if I didn't Bi-Amp my speakers would I?

Amfibius
10-10-2005, 07:26 PM
Thanks for the great information, really makes me want to upgrade from my 860. is the DEQ-P9 a lot better then the add on IP bus processor I could get for my 860? (worth the cost difference?)

Since I have not heard your 860, I can't comment :)


Edit- I wouldn't even be able to fully use the DEQ-P9 if I didn't Bi-Amp my speakers would I?

The DEQ-P9 certainly gives you the ability to bi-amp your speakers if you wanted to. I haven't done so yet though (not enough channels on my amp).