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Keith H
05-02-2008, 04:24 AM
I'm in the market for a new head unit, and was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on the best head unit for the money.

Thanks

tee
05-02-2008, 10:11 AM
What are you looking for in a HU?

J31Rob
05-02-2008, 10:12 AM
got a 7800 if interested..

tee
05-02-2008, 10:17 AM
^^^^ That would be a nice HU if you were just starting out.

Keith H
05-02-2008, 03:32 PM
I'm looking at spending no more than $300.

I seen this pretty decent Panasonic for a little over 100 bucks. 3 4v pre-outs, front aux input, etc. Can't beat the price in my opinion.

http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9228_Panasonic+CQ-C5405U.html#

Keith H
05-02-2008, 08:10 PM
Any input is highly appreciated.

Thanks

bad @SS chevy
05-02-2008, 08:12 PM
I have a pioneer 690-ub... does it all.. 160 shipped.

profundus-sanus
05-02-2008, 08:17 PM
I have a pioneer 690-ub... does it all.. 160 shipped.

i was going to suggest a 590ib but that isn't a bad choice either^^^

you could probably get an 880 prs for around what your willing to spend tho... Which is a b/a headunit for sure. My fav h/u i've ever used.

Keith H
05-02-2008, 08:20 PM
What do you guys think about the Panasonic 5405u I posted above? I know it's rather cheap, but for the price it seems like a steal.

tee
05-03-2008, 12:52 AM
It does the job. That's all you're looking for right?

Keith H
05-03-2008, 12:57 AM
It does the job. That's all you're looking for right?

Pretty much ya. Some high/lowpass crossovers and more of an EQ would be nice though. I'm gonna keep looking.

Anyone have a head unit for under $300 they recommend?

lambo37
05-03-2008, 01:21 AM
im likin the panasonic.........i wish someone would comment on it haha, i have an eq, so thats not a problem

CaptNKILL
05-03-2008, 01:22 AM
My Kenwood KDC X491 is decent. My brother has an X791 and I like that a lot better though.

The front USB port is awesome. I rarely use any CDs and I never have to burn any.

They both have front usb, crossovers (front, rear and sub) and an adjustable EQ.

oga_yellow
05-06-2008, 02:30 PM
are the slopes on the x791 and x491 fully variable?

My x591 has crossovers, but they are limited to 60-250Hz

blazeplacid
05-06-2008, 03:06 PM
i got a Pioneer 6000ub the other day and its great

It will do ipod(which is built in no extra cost) usb jump drives/harddrives.
XM/Sirus, blue tooth, mp3/wma

has a 7 band eq

and the backgrounds are decent.

I paid 260 a month ago at Best Buy.

Probably one of the better decks ive used

has high pass crossver at 50/63/80/120/160
low pass is the same but no 160

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m33/blazeplacid/DSCF0776.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m33/blazeplacid/DSCF0775.jpg

mannyahles
05-06-2008, 06:10 PM
For a good deck for a fair pirce check out the Clarion Line. their 758 and 585 are under $200 on Ebay. I have owned 3 in the past 15 years and I have never had a problem and they actually went with the vehicle when I sold it! Check out Clarion.com

MyPoison1
05-07-2008, 12:20 AM
Jvc entry level hu will bang your buck.

MyPoison1
05-14-2008, 01:16 AM
why does the clarion seem to be the best buy, meaning the most features and supposedly the best sound quality overall these other hu's, but when I go listen and play with them in person I opt for 1. jvc 2. pioneer 3. kenwood 4. clarion? I'll let you all decide where the alpine goes on this list.
oopsy forgot the link
http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/ProdComp.asp?g=300&s=0&c=3&cc=01&compareItems=500CDE9872&compareItems=023SAND27&compareItems=020D285USB&compareItems=105KDPDR40&compareItems=113MP338&compareItems=130P3000IB

MyPoison1
05-16-2008, 08:49 PM
Has anyone tried this H/U? it has good reviews, but I wonder if the reviewers ever tried something better that stock.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-LJKaoijjdMC/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?I=070XHD6425

I seen it on sale for $100, is it worth it in your opinion?

I remember playing with a couple of Dual units and the controls felt small to me, but since they do come with a remote control I wonder if that matters. I curious to know if the bluetooth works on this thing since now in L.A. you can't be seen driving with your cell phone in your hand.

sqhertz
05-16-2008, 10:39 PM
i like my x591. has everything i need for right now.it is pretty basic , but i think its excellent for the price.

thehardknoxlife
05-16-2008, 10:54 PM
Look into the Clarion DXZ775USB...... 3 way active X-Over, Time Alignment, Parametric EQ, USB plug. These were going cheap last I seen. Under $200

gordos420
05-17-2008, 03:52 PM
my brother has the Sony CDX-GT805DX and he loves it..it has a 13 band EQ for each speaker..high/low pass filter time alignment..check it out