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Intercooler
03-05-2006, 11:23 PM
I bought a new to me car over the weekend so I am debating whether to sell the 760MP that is in the 98 and go to a 860MP in the 01 or just do a swap into the new car. Is it worth it? The 860 does have 6v output.

I was looking at going to another brand but I have never had a Pioneer let me down and if I went with another brand I would need an auxillary cable for it.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/product/detail/0,,2076_4041_64496597_tab=B,00.html?compName=PNA_P roductDetailComponent&olderModel=Y


http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/product/detail/0,,2076_4041_64496601_tab=B,00.html?compName=PNA_P roductDetailComponent

Intercooler
03-05-2006, 11:30 PM
New car has black interior. Wouldn't the silver of the 760 look like *** in there? I need a nice black face unit. :naughty:

slain93gsr
03-06-2006, 12:02 AM
if you can wait a bit the prs 880 should be out in the spring/summer

Intercooler
03-06-2006, 12:33 AM
What is that?

Ignatowski
03-06-2006, 06:28 AM
sell the 760 and buy an Excelon......
you wont believe the difference,I had the 760 at one time
no comparison

Intercooler
03-06-2006, 02:05 PM
sell the 760 and buy an Excelon......
you wont believe the difference,I had the 760 at one time
no comparisonWhat is that one?

Intercooler
03-07-2006, 09:50 AM
What is that?

zachzchw
03-07-2006, 03:29 PM
If your deck does everything you want/need it to do, then why bother?
Run a search on Kenwood excelon, and the same with the other pioneer unit mentioned.

iceteebone
03-07-2006, 03:32 PM
there is quite a difference between the 760 and 860. larger eq, time alignment, 3-way xover etc. preout volts don't mean a thing :)

Prowler573
03-07-2006, 03:34 PM
Don't let the 860 having (rated) 6.5v preouts be too much of a consideration in the decision-making process here...

You'll seldom (if ever, actually) really see 6.5 volts coming out of those preamp outputs.

iceteebone
03-07-2006, 03:36 PM
Don't let the 860 having (rated) 6.5v preouts be too much of a consideration in the decision-making process here...

You'll seldom (if ever, actually) really see 6.5 volts coming out of those preamp outputs.


only see 6.5 volts with a 0 db tone at full volume, and that is considering that deck puts out 6.5 volts rms

Intercooler
03-07-2006, 09:49 PM
Other than not matching the surroundings of my interior I just thought from things I have read here that some of the other units give better sound such as the 860. The pre-out voltage is another thing I was looking at since some say it does make a difference. Open to suggestions on a nice black face/surrounded head unit since I may just leave the 760 in the Honda as a little perk to the buyer. What is a kick-*** unit for me to look at in both the Kenwood and Eclipse line since they seem to be two of the best?

Ricky616
03-07-2006, 09:55 PM
get the kenwood kdc-mp928 thats a nice Hu:yumyum: imo or the KENWOOD Excelon XXV-01D :D

Intercooler
03-07-2006, 10:20 PM
Where does the 6700 fall in the Pioneer line. Are you happy with it or looking to upgrade?

Ctminime
03-07-2006, 10:42 PM
i had 2 pioineers preouts go kaput on me so i stear clear of em..... when i say kaput i mean ASSloads of noise that almost sounded like ground noise since i got my alpine i havent heard that horrid sound once...

Intercooler
03-07-2006, 10:45 PM
i had 2 pioineers preouts go kaput on me so i stear clear of em..... when i say kaput i mean ASSloads of noise that almost sounded like ground noise since i got my alpine i havent heard that horrid sound once...Just curious how you found the preout problem?