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500000watts
12-06-2006, 09:00 PM
im looking to get a new head unit and cant decide which brand to go with,
i know everyone has there opinions so im just going to take a vote and go with the most votes.

Kenwood


Eclipse


Pioneer


Clarion


Alpine

Trey803
12-06-2006, 09:01 PM
Pioneer p880

Trey803
12-06-2006, 09:01 PM
In order from best to worst-Pioneer-Eclipse-Alpine-Clarion-Kenwood

heyman421
12-06-2006, 09:03 PM
don't know much about clarion

but any of the other ones are great if you get a high-end deck

lowend kenwoods and pioneers aren't that great

alpine lowend models are pretty decent, they lack in features, but not performance

and eclipse doesn't really have low, lowend, they're all quite pricey and good

ctmike
12-06-2006, 09:05 PM
pioneer premier are my favorites. also alpine, eclipse, clarion, and some of jvc's and kenwoods' upper models are good to.

stuckinok
12-06-2006, 09:05 PM
don't know much about clarion

but any of the other ones are great if you get a high-end deck

lowend kenwoods and pioneers aren't that great

alpine lowend models are pretty decent, they lack in features, but not performance

and eclipse doesn't really have low, lowend, they're all quite pricey and good

x2 spend the extra cash and they all will do well..i bought my kenwood because the screen falls back instead of going forward. It all comes down to personal pref.

500000watts
12-06-2006, 09:07 PM
yeh, i know the head unit is one of the most important parst of the system and cant be looked over so im deffenetly not going with a cheap one but i dont wana spend a ton of money on like a 800 dollar eclipse,

how do you think i could make out with about 350 to 400 dollars?

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 09:13 PM
pioneer ***** with all thier noise problems.

heyman421
12-06-2006, 09:14 PM
i got my kenwood for ~$400 shipped on ebay, it's a xxv-01d

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 09:15 PM
if you can locate 1,i say the eclipse 8053

tukn18s
12-06-2006, 09:15 PM
ive only personally owned JVC and now I have an ALPINE and I will say that for the price, very happy with the JVC, not a ton of features, but def did the trick. I love my alpine 9855, the glide bar can be a pain while driving, but none-the-less, its a solid unit, the pioneer indash tv/dvd I had was a big waste of time, so yea, im done ratting!

Pl8er
12-06-2006, 09:18 PM
I am running a vrx935vd clarion, I love it. Works great for me. Before that I have had nothing put pioneer premier, all of those are very nice too. I think the sound quality on my clarion is better though.

I have heard a higher end Eclipse and I think it sounded better than my Clarion. Also Alpine (don't think it was on there) have some really nice units.

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 09:20 PM
yea for everyday i run a jvc kd-g820,i love the usb feature.

adam71
12-06-2006, 09:25 PM
pioneer ***** with all thier noise problems.


Just STFU.















I've been running Pioneer for almost 20 years and I've never had a noise issue.

SonnyD
12-06-2006, 09:31 PM
I've had numerous Alpines, Clarions, Kenwoods, Pioneer and a couple of Eclipse, my choice right now I would pick Pioneer first, then Kenwood, then probably Clarion and then the rest. If you can honestly sit in a high end system, blindfolded, and pick out what brand of HU is in there, from the name brands, I think your accomplishing an amazing feat, and my hat is off to you.
Regards Sonny

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 09:32 PM
Just STFU.















I've been running Pioneer for almost 20 years and I've never had a noise issue.



what a nice person.lol:laugh:

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 09:33 PM
anyway live and learn,the 880 is known for problems.see ya

adam71
12-06-2006, 09:36 PM
what a nice person.lol:laugh:

Calm down I was just messin with ya. I just thought maybe you shouldn't generalize all of the Pioneer decks in circulation just because a few have had noise problems. Don't forget Pioneer sells ALOT of decks every year so if there was a problem with the newer ones then with SO many people owning them it would seem more like an epidemic. But what about all the Pioneer decks that are around that don't have any problems like mine and many others. I'm just saying they all have their problems but Pioneer sells in such big volume that it gets blown WAY out of proportion.

adam71
12-06-2006, 09:37 PM
anyway live and learn,the 880 is known for problems.see ya

Known from where??? On this forum?? This forum does NOT represent Pioneer decks or ANY deck for that matter.

Pl8er
12-06-2006, 09:39 PM
Known from where??? On this forum?? This forum does NOT represent Pioneer decks or ANY deck for that matter.


Pfff. Michigan. He is going to be sour on pretty much everything. The whole state is still upset about not getting to go to the game.

We may send you guys some tickets to watch on the sidelines ;)

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 09:40 PM
may not represent them but ive seen a few threads about the issue,and not in any way saying all pioneers **** just some models,the older pioneers are great.

adam71
12-06-2006, 09:40 PM
Pfff. Michigan. He is going to be sour on pretty much everything. The whole state is still upset about not getting to go to the game.

We may send you guys some tickets to watch on the sidelines ;)


Wrong topic asshat.


Oh and don't forget. You guys better ROMP Florida because if you don't and Michigan ROMPS USC Michigan just may get the AP title.

Just thought I'd share that with you.

Railrocker
12-06-2006, 09:40 PM
Just STFU.
I've been running Pioneer for almost 20 years and I've never had a noise issue.

X2

Ran them for at least 8 yrs and never had any noise problems either but I have heard of others having them

Pl8er
12-06-2006, 09:42 PM
Wrong topic asshat.

Now now...don't get testy :P

he asked what the better brand was. I can't remember it now , but it starts with an O ;)

Pl8er
12-06-2006, 09:42 PM
X2

Ran them for at least 8 yrs and never had any noise problems either but I have heard of others having them


Honestly, the only reason I didn't go pioneer this time was because my clarion was cheaper.

500000watts
12-06-2006, 10:30 PM
i was lookin at the Eclipse CD5435... what ya think

matrxx dude
12-06-2006, 10:32 PM
good deck