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phenryiv1
05-03-2008, 06:34 PM
In my 08 Legacy, I really just want to listen to music at moderate levels and to have the MP3 capability with a sat radio option. Fortunately, I have the option of an aftermarket HU. I want a simple solution at the lowest possible price.

Because of all of the adapters and whatnot, it costs about $45-55 for the faceplate, harness, antenna adapter, etc. for the Legacy. For that reason, and given that I am a cheap-@$$, Crutchfield (GASP!) is looking good as an option. Unfortunately, while I get all of the adapters and the Metra dash kit, I don't really like their offerings.

So anyway, I have Alpine TypeS coaxials in the doors and the stock HU just cannot push enough watts to hear much with the sunroof open, so I want to do a bit more.

I have a Basslink to add to help a bit on the bottom end, but that won't help me up front.

I just picked up the 4000ub for $145 shipped through crutchfield (I have a discount code), but I am considering sending it back and for $25 more going with the 5000ub...Is the flip-open face and second display line really worth it? The only thing that I really lose is the front-panel Aux-in...

Thoughts?

4000ub:

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=300&i=130DEHP4UB&tp=5684

5000ub:

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=300&i=130DEHP500&tp=5684

acold7dusta
05-03-2008, 07:49 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PIONEER-DEH-P5000UB-CD-MP3-CAR-RADIO-DEHP5000UB_W0QQitemZ160234148497QQihZ006QQcategory Z39752QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

phenryiv1
05-03-2008, 09:11 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PIONEER-DEH-P5000UB-CD-MP3-CAR-RADIO-DEHP5000UB_W0QQitemZ160234148497QQihZ006QQcategory Z39752QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
+ $50 for the mounting kit ($20 on its own), wiring harness, and antenna adapter, and it is cheaper to drop $169 shipped from Crutchfield.

So is it worth the $25 over the 4000ub?