View Full Version : Kenwood vs. Pioneer
02-01-2006, 12:46 PM
I know i sound like a noob. but which would you rather get.
Kenwood Excelon KDC-X789
PIONEER PREMIER DEH-P680MP
02-01-2006, 12:51 PM
upgrade to the kdc-x889. thats what i hope to get soon. kenwood is teh ****
02-01-2006, 12:51 PM
02-01-2006, 12:56 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
02-01-2006, 12:58 PM
if you had your mind made up why'ed you ask lol
02-01-2006, 12:59 PM
no its not made up. i jus wanna know which one yall would prefer.
02-01-2006, 04:00 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, 04:02 PM
02-02-2006, 05:51 AM
I would choose excelon
02-04-2006, 10:50 AM
Pioneer DEH-P7700! love it
02-04-2006, 01:10 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, 01:01 PM
kenwood anyday just ordered the x790
02-05-2006, 01:28 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, 01:30 PM
also, the premier line has 4v outputs, you linked to the regular pioneer.
02-08-2006, 01:14 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, 01:22 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.