View Full Version : need help choosing my first h/u

07-14-2007, 01:16 PM
well right now i have some crappy old jvc cd player that came with my car when i bought it and i really need to upgrade it. i dont really know what i should be looking for in a cd player except it should have good sq and 3 rca outputs lol. so basically i'm looking for the best deck in the $200 and under price range. i'm not looking to spend more than $200. maybe i'll go $10-15 over. i would love to get my hands on an 880prs, cda9835, or a cd5000, but those are all outta my price range. after doing a little bit of reading i've come across these 4 units. which one out of these is overall, the best? or is there something else out there that's even better? thanks guys.

kenwood excelon kdc-x890
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-EXCELON-KDC-X890-CD-MP3-WMA-RECEIVER-SIRIUS_W0QQitemZ170130743504QQihZ007QQcategoryZ397 51QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

kenwood excelon kdc-x791
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-KDC-X791-EXCELON-CD-MP3-USB-CAR-RECEIVER-NEW-07_W0QQitemZ140136429642QQihZ004QQcategoryZ39751QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

pioneer deh-p690ub
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-07-PIONEER-DEH-P690UB-IPOD-USB-WMA-MP3-CD-RECEIVER_W0QQitemZ180139572985QQihZ008QQcategoryZ3 9752QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

alpine cda-9885
http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-CDA-9885-AM-FM-CD-MP3-Car-Player-XM-ipod-Ready_W0QQitemZ120141999328QQihZ002QQcategoryZ3975 0QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

07-14-2007, 01:20 PM
i'd go clarion

07-14-2007, 01:22 PM
which clarion though? so you're saying a clarion is better than the above options?

07-14-2007, 01:23 PM
meh, if your going to get a clarion, the only ones worth while, imo, are the high end ones. Out of your four choices, id go with either the pioneer or alpine (i dont have much experience with kenwood, but i know some of the guys here do)

07-14-2007, 01:23 PM
I would go with the KDC-X890 of those four - but admittedly I am a die-hard eXcelon fanboi so take that for what it's worth. :)

07-14-2007, 01:23 PM
see, i told you there were some kenwood people here :)

07-14-2007, 01:26 PM
yeah, the 890 is no joke, but neither is the 791. :naughty: Sounds great in my car.

07-14-2007, 01:30 PM
wow lots of love for the excelons... is everybody being biased or are the kenwoods really better than everything else in my price range?

07-15-2007, 01:42 AM

07-15-2007, 01:43 AM
It's just a preference.