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Alpineforever
02-14-2008, 01:43 AM
Looking for a new headunit to replace my stock one so I can get a better signal to my amplifiers, but I''m curious as to what you guys would buy if you had 400 dollars to buy a headunit to replace your factory one and you wanted one that was easily adaptable to a music iPod, and sent a relatively clean signal at it's pre-amp outs...

What would you buy with 400 dollars and why?

dman4486
02-14-2008, 01:48 AM
i am a fan of pioneer's higher end units...because i have had them and had no issues except when i ****ed up and popped the pico:banghead:

shpatb
02-14-2008, 01:49 AM
eclipse cd5000... awesome SQ and features. =]

bass_lover1
02-14-2008, 02:17 AM
Are the only options you need iPod control and pre-outs?

Save your money and get like a 200 dollar unit. Alpine 9885 comes to mind as well as the Pioneer DEH-P5000UB, both have full speed iPod control and 3 sets of pre-outs.

Alpineforever
02-14-2008, 02:41 AM
Are the only options you need iPod control and pre-outs?

All I need but I'd like as much functionality as possible, I don't care much for satellite radio tho

Eclipse CD5000 for about 260 (iPodi nterface for another 50 dollars:()
The Alpine 9885 for like 250 or so
The pioneer for 170 or so (pre-out voltage? Couldn't find how many volts.)

So could anyone whos had experience with more than one of these tell me how they compared?

Or could anyone whos used one of them tell me what kind of problems they've had with them?

rollingwithdubz
02-14-2008, 05:00 PM
Splurge on a high end pioneer with built-in blue tooth. You'll get the features you want plus you'll get to control your phone from the deck! I'm a huge fan of pioneer though, they build quality stuff that holds up for years.

rollingwithdubz
02-14-2008, 05:01 PM
or, check out my Pioneer touchscreen for sale in the classifieds. Add a new pioneer deck to that baby and you'll have a pretty sick setup.

rollingwithdubz
02-14-2008, 05:02 PM
with VIDEO screen!

Terranova
02-14-2008, 06:11 PM
i love my alpine cda-9885 its got all sorts of features that fit my needs. the only thing i wish it had was the bluetooth built in so i could use my iphone with it. I love using the full speed ipod connector, never sounded so good on stock speakers lol

ProgMtl
02-14-2008, 08:03 PM
a lot of ice cream & pizza

twisztdauthorit
02-14-2008, 08:07 PM
id buy an army of blow up dolls.

its_bacon12
02-14-2008, 08:11 PM
nakamichi CD-500

absolutely outstand sound quality.. i will never go back from nakamichi to anything else. more practical unit for someone else would be a PRS880 or somethnig of the sort..

dman4486
02-14-2008, 08:14 PM
nakamichi CD-500

absolutely outstand sound quality.. i will never go back from nakamichi to anything else. more practical unit for someone else would be a PRS880 or somethnig of the sort..

does nak make something a little more up to date looking? all i have seen from them are the $2000 factory replacements

bass_lover1
02-14-2008, 10:07 PM
does nak make something a little more up to date looking? all i have seen from them are the $2000 factory replacements

No, they don't...but IMO the CD700II is one of the nicest looking HUs I've ever seen. Factory looking or not, it's ****.

zSnb
02-14-2008, 11:06 PM
I've been running Pioneer units for years and I have been satisfied with every one of them. They are simple to use, and depending on what kind of looks you like, can be very nice looking units. Im currently running a DEH-780mp and it has more sound options than any unit within $200 of it to this very day (besides the Pioneer 880prs). Now that new 800prs looks really really ****.

Prices on the website are way over what you would really pay for it.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/Source/CD-Players/DEH-P800PRS

dman4486
02-14-2008, 11:09 PM
I've been running Pioneer units for years and I have been satisfied with every one of them. They are simple to use, and depending on what kind of looks you like, can be very nice looking units. Im currently running a DEH-780mp and it has more sound options than any unit within $200 of it to this very day (besides the Pioneer 880prs). Now that new 800prs looks really really ****.

Prices on the website are way over what you would really pay for it.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/Source/CD-Players/DEH-P800PRS

i've had my deh-p7500mp forever...still works great

and i love the eq's

ProgMtl
02-14-2008, 11:25 PM
I would buy a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X991....pizza & ice cream only lasts so long

its_bacon12
02-15-2008, 09:42 AM
just get a PRS 880.. or wait for the PRS 800

shortyg83
02-15-2008, 09:46 AM
I would get a jvc avx2. You could hook the ipod through the line in, plus it also plays dvds. If it is an ipod you can play the videos right on the HU.