View Full Version : Help with choosing a HU under $200

01-13-2006, 04:30 PM
I have a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder and a pair of Infinity Reference 6012si for the doors and some Alpine SPS690A for the rears. I will add a sub later - probably the 10 or 12 inch kit from parts express (any thoughts?). What I am looking for is a really good amplifier section with adequate power. I do not listen to loud music but would listen to music loud enough to still be to loud for my parents if you get my drift. I do not need tons of features just an analog input and one preamp out. I really want some nice warm midrange extension. I don't like a lot of flashy crap (I drive a 16 year old car for crying out loud) but a removable face is prefered. I went to crutchfield and they had way too many choices for my lack of experiance to comprehend. Nevertheless, I was looking at the new Pioneer DEH-P4800M and a few Alpines. I would like to keep it under 200 bucks. There are so many choices out and I haven't purchased anything like this in years so any advise you can give would be great. Thanks in advance.

01-13-2006, 04:49 PM
the alpine 9847 looks good for what you need, i have had experiance with it and it has very good SQ for the pricerange, it does have 3 preamp outs but you never know when you might ad another amp.

01-13-2006, 04:52 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-05-ALPINE-CDE-9845-CD-R-CD-RW-MP3-WMA-Player_W0QQitemZ5854083303QQcategoryZ39750QQrdZ1QQ cmdZViewItem

01-13-2006, 06:33 PM
Maybe you can buy a Pioneer DEH-P6700MP, they go for $159 plus let`s say $20 s&h at www.ikesound.com itīs seems to be a nice unit for the buck or a Pioneer DEH-P7700MP which look more fancy for $195.

or in ebay the kenwood excelon kdc-x589 for something around 150-170 it has 4 volt outputs for your amp and 24bit DAC so it must sound pretty nice for the money, but the display isnīt organic like the pioneers...

hope it helps