View Full Version : need help on new HU. got my stolen

10-12-2006, 05:48 PM
hey. i looking for a new HU for around 200.
i want the best SQ for that price that has 3 preset output, ipod and mp3 playback

im looking at three different brand Alpine, Kenwood and Pioneer
Kenwood Excelon KDC-X590
Pioneer DEH-P6800MP
Alpine CDA-9856

im looking at these 3 models. not sure which one is the best. any input would help or other HU you recommend is cool too. thanks in advance

10-12-2006, 05:51 PM
the pioneer deh-p6800mp rocks... lot of nice features... great tuner, etc.

10-12-2006, 05:55 PM
I have seen heaps of disapproval on the 9856 as the onboard processing leaves much to be desired (think - going back to basic treble and bass controls and nothing more)

As I am admittedly a Kenwood fanboi and more specifically of the eXcelon gear the X590 is certainly a worthy option.

I had my first chance to fool with a 6800 the other day and I have to admit it's a nice unit at its pricepoint.

Me? I'd go with the X590 ;)

10-12-2006, 07:01 PM

10-12-2006, 07:15 PM
pioneer... yo.

10-12-2006, 07:17 PM
U can get the x890 for about $200 on ebay, maybe upgrade to that from the x590

10-12-2006, 09:23 PM
Yes the excelon line is very nice. I love how clean mine is. On the other hand...that pioneer is a dandy for the price. I think you would be happy with either one of those choices.

10-12-2006, 09:28 PM
either the pioneer or the kenwood. My dad has the kenwood for his burban but im having trouble hooking it up cause his cars gay. I have the premier 680 and love it both would be great but the 580 is cheaper

10-12-2006, 09:51 PM
panasonic on ebay, new with warranty under 200

5v preouts of them?

play mp3s/wma. arttist/song/album read out, still images and anime, motorized faceplate...i paid 180shipped

10-16-2006, 07:05 PM
i just order the kenwood 590. i heard so many good remark for kenwood the last few days and decided to choose the kenwood over the pioneer. i was going to upgrade to the x890 but i don't know how you get it at for 200. the cheapest i can find is like 240-250.

well. i'll let you guys how i like the new HU once i install. thanks everyone for their inputs.

10-16-2006, 07:07 PM
From waht i hear pioneers are built to last. Thats gonna be my next hu.