View Full Version : Kenwood vs. Pioneer

02-01-2006, 01:46 PM
I know i sound like a noob. but which would you rather get.

Kenwood Excelon KDC-X789



rocky 59
02-01-2006, 01:51 PM
upgrade to the kdc-x889. thats what i hope to get soon. kenwood is teh ****

02-01-2006, 01:51 PM
Kenwoods specs


Pioneer's specs


02-01-2006, 01:56 PM
i like the pioneer cuz it has a front aux input for my ipod. the kenwood has an aux input jus in the back

rocky 59
02-01-2006, 01:58 PM
if you had your mind made up why'ed you ask lol

02-01-2006, 01:59 PM
no its not made up. i jus wanna know which one yall would prefer.

02-01-2006, 05:00 PM
Kenwood excelon x789 ! Although I do like pioneer, the 5 volt preout vs 2.2 is no match when you compare these 2 models.

02-01-2006, 05:02 PM
pioneer =D

02-02-2006, 06:51 AM
I would choose excelon

02-04-2006, 11:50 AM
Pioneer DEH-P7700! love it

02-04-2006, 02:10 PM
You're actually comparing Kenwoods better line against Pioneer's (NON-Premier) lower line of decks. I will agree the Kenwood is the better choice here but I have to say one thing about this.

If I were you I would save 80 more dollars and get the 890 when it comes in. Which should be soon.

02-05-2006, 02:01 PM
kenwood anyday just ordered the x790

02-05-2006, 02:28 PM
i own both

premier 680 >>>> excelon 789

the absolute only thing i favor on the kenwood is the adjustable face angles.

02-05-2006, 02:30 PM
also, the premier line has 4v outputs, you linked to the regular pioneer.

02-08-2006, 02:14 AM
Yo, I just bought the x798. CAN NOT WAIT. I was in the same debate. The pioneer one your looking at is more compareable to the kenwood mp628 which is also closer in price. The excelon model is great. I also have two excelon amps which I can now control my gain digitally from the deck. :)

02-08-2006, 02:22 AM
I also have two excelon amps which I can now control my gain digitally from the deck. :)
You will need the 13-pin DIN cable (same cable as for a CD changer) to go from the HU to the first amp and an S-video cable to connect the second amp to the first. Just :fyi: in case you didn't know.

skadude016 ~ I would go the X789 but to be fair I'm admittedly an eXcelon fanboi ;) (I run an XXV-01D and both my amps are eXcelons)

My only real beef with the 789 is the 64-color flourescent display looks a bit grainy in pictures (very pixelated in appearance) I've not seen one in person, however, so they may look better live than they do Memorex.