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pilyin
07-13-2007, 04:33 PM
I was wondering what the general opinion of them (Panasoncic HU's) is. Im looking to get a new deck, looking at this one: http://www.millionbuy.com/pancqc8305u.html

What do you all think of it.

Opinions, suggestions welcome. If not, what other head units would you suggest (looking to spend between 200-250)

Looking for at least 3 sets of pre-outs (2 + sub) and a set of RCA inputs. 5.1 would be cool if it also had a sub output.

looking to order on Monday

Thanks

bug splat
07-14-2007, 03:29 AM
I just bought a new Pan HU and I like it but It does not sound as nice as the Eclipse HU I replaced it with. If I had to buy everything (HU, speakers) again I would buy Eclipse. I'm thinking I may just do that at the end of the year. The SQ of Eclipse was just outstanding.

Check out this HU....

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8705_Eclipse+CD3100.html
or
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7463_Eclipse+CD4000.html

blimblam
07-14-2007, 08:25 AM
you can't expect panasonic to beat eclipse in SQ :fyi:

SilverSquared
07-14-2007, 09:43 AM
I've been sticking with panasonic since 2000. Hell, the unit I bought in '00, AND the unit I bought in '01 are both still working the same as the day I bought them. I had an Eclipse AV-8022 and a Premier 860 in the middle of all that, but I still rather the panasonics.

jmanpc
07-14-2007, 09:52 AM
I installed lots of panasonics while i was an installer, and never liked any of em.

Stel
07-14-2007, 11:29 AM
I liked the FM tuner on my Pioneer Premier a little better. SQ for CD's dosen't seem much different. One thing I don't like about the EQ on the model I have (CQ-C9701U) is that it dosen't have any effect on the sub pre-outs, only the front and rear pre-outs. Maybe theres a way around around this but I couldn't find a setting for it. I don't know if all models are like that. I do like the EQ though, 9 band semi-parametric with 5 custom presets. I've had it for about 7 months, so far I haven't had any problems develop.

pilyin
07-14-2007, 01:47 PM
All right, then I'll probably go with eclipse. $300 is my limit (about). Looking for 3 RVA outs (front, rear, sub) and 1 RCA in. Would like some EQ control on it.

Found this one. http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=4953&CFID=5273254&CFTOKEN=c09de75434195ac4-C5E5550A-1422-7C6E-508428E845E0AF07

Any others that you would suggest?

thanks