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Stillgate
02-25-2008, 03:05 AM
I'm kinda limited to what i can get as I have Best Buy (Bestbuy.com) store credit.. I have never purchased a radio before so i've been doing some research and the information i've gotten is still a little blurry since i dont understand all the Tech talk. I got a Alpine MRP-450, Infinity Kappa speakers, and a Type R Alpine 12" Sub so far. Now i"m looking for the head unit. Did i make the right choices so far?

I would like to play my stereo straight off my PSP or just a micro flash drive if possible. Bluetooth would be nice, but not necessary. Are there any suggests as to what i should look for?

The models i have to choose from look like this:

Alpine:
iDA-X200
CDE-9874
CDA-9886
CDA-9884

JVC:
KDAVX44 (looks interesting)
KDHDR30

Kenwood:
KDC-MP735U
KVT-617DVD

Pioneer:
AVH-P5000D
DEH-P4000UB
DEH-P5000UB
DEH-P6000UB
DEH-P9800BT

Sony:
CDX-GT710
MEX1GP


Does any of those really stand out?

All my choices:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d3031 2d3031~~cabcat0300000%23%230%23%237n~~cabcat030200 0%23%230%23%2343~~ncabcat0302012%23%230%23%231g&usc=abcat0300000&nrp=15&type=category&lcn=In-Dash+Decks&sp=-currentprice+skuid&id=abcat0302012

Famous_78
02-25-2008, 03:07 AM
my personal fav is the 9883.

tez4life
02-25-2008, 03:11 AM
The only one I can comment on is the Pioneer DEH P6000UB because I just purchased one. Good HU, signal to noise ratio could have been a lil better, but USB feature on it is wonderful. I have a 16g MP3 player that it only takes a min or so to read and I have access to over 300 albums. My 1 gig jump drive only takes a second, faster to read then a CD. If your looking for a good USB connection, this is the one I recommend.

kidwolf909
02-25-2008, 04:14 AM
The only one I can comment on is the Pioneer DEH P6000UB because I just purchased one. Good HU, signal to noise ratio could have been a lil better, but USB feature on it is wonderful. I have a 16g MP3 player that it only takes a min or so to read and I have access to over 300 albums. My 1 gig jump drive only takes a second, faster to read then a CD. If your looking for a good USB connection, this is the one I recommend.

I agree, I have the 6900UB (previous gen), love the USB and the sound/features combo is great at the price point!

Take all Sony products out of the running, please, for your own sake. The 9800BT is a nice model, but is a bit pricey, and bluetooth is something you'll rarely use, I'd bet. The 9886 is also a nice model, though the 9887 would be preferable. Oh well, I say 6000UB! :)

Stillgate
02-28-2008, 11:44 PM
any more suggestions?

edzy
02-29-2008, 07:31 PM
KDAVX44 (looks interesting)
DVD ftw