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mjrobert
09-03-2008, 12:12 AM
Hello all,

I'm new to the forums here. Recently my old pioneer HU decided to break down and I have been looking around for a new one. I quickly realized how long I have been out of the car audio loop. I was hoping I could get a few recommendations from more knowledgeable people, based on my current system setup (IE. a HU that would be an appropriate match). I guess I will start with what I have and a couple things I am looking for. I originally had a Pioneer DEH-P3600 HU. I have a PG Xenon X100.4 driving MB Quart RCE-216's and a PG Xenon X600.1 driving a 10" Alpine Type-X sub. A couple things I am looking for in a new HU is built in ipod integration AND a cd player. Also, 3 sets of preouts would be nice, though I think this is standard these days. SQ is also decently important to me. Any ideas you guys could send my way would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

qkassidyw
09-03-2008, 02:51 PM
Hello all,

I'm new to the forums here. Recently my old pioneer HU decided to break down and I have been looking around for a new one. I quickly realized how long I have been out of the car audio loop. I was hoping I could get a few recommendations from more knowledgeable people, based on my current system setup (IE. a HU that would be an appropriate match). I guess I will start with what I have and a couple things I am looking for. I originally had a Pioneer DEH-P3600 HU. I have a PG Xenon X100.4 driving MB Quart RCE-216's and a PG Xenon X600.1 driving a 10" Alpine Type-X sub. A couple things I am looking for in a new HU is built in ipod integration AND a cd player. Also, 3 sets of preouts would be nice, though I think this is standard these days. SQ is also decently important to me. Any ideas you guys could send my way would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Alpine 9886 or 9887, CD Player, really nice display, GREAT iPod integration and it comes with the cable (charges it as well), 4 V Pre-Outs (all three), subwoofer control, and Alpines SQ is second to none! If you want active control then the 9887 is the one to go with, if you are OK, with HPF control, sub control, bass, and treble then the 9886 is the one. The 9886 is 300 retail, the 9887 is 450 retail (i think)

dragnix
09-03-2008, 02:52 PM
buy my alpine 9853 :)

MasterOfAllBass
09-03-2008, 02:54 PM
or u can go with the pioneer 880 or 800 HU. There great as well 3 5v preout puts. 16 ban eq

350zspl
09-03-2008, 02:56 PM
i use a 9886 i like it

you want SD or DD

bigbangtheory
09-03-2008, 06:29 PM
For SQ, loved my 880PRS Premier deck.

What is your budget?

mjrobert
09-03-2008, 08:08 PM
Probably no more than a few hundred bucks. Any other suggestions than a pioneer or alpine? Not that I have anything against either of them (I have been happy with both of their products in the past), I'm just curious if there are popular alternatives.

x2o
09-04-2008, 09:48 AM
Alpine 9886 or 9887, CD Player, really nice display, GREAT iPod integration and it comes with the cable (charges it as well), 4 V Pre-Outs (all three), subwoofer control, and Alpines SQ is second to none! If you want active control then the 9887 is the one to go with, if you are OK, with HPF control, sub control, bass, and treble then the 9886 is the one. The 9886 is 300 retail, the 9887 is 450 retail (i think)

My 9887 didn't come with an iPod cable... at least I don't think it did :verymad:

x2o
09-04-2008, 09:49 AM
Probably no more than a few hundred bucks. Any other suggestions than a pioneer or alpine? Not that I have anything against either of them (I have been happy with both of their products in the past), I'm just curious if there are popular alternatives.

Eclipse headunits have been all the rage lately, not sure if they have good iPod integration or not but look into them.

craigzter
09-04-2008, 09:53 AM
im selling my pioneer premier 780mp...it has 3 sets of 5v preouts and is an awesome unit...pm me if you would be interested in buying

eharri3
09-05-2008, 02:24 PM
If I had it to do again Id take about 4-500 bucks and get the best Eclipse I can get. High voltage outputs and good equalizers. Don't get me wrong I think Alpine is great but I think Eclipse for the extra money has features that make it a better starting point for an SQ system.

qkassidyw
09-05-2008, 04:34 PM
If I had it to do again Id take about 4-500 bucks and get the best Eclipse I can get. High voltage outputs and good equalizers. Don't get me wrong I think Alpine is great but I think Eclipse for the extra money has features that make it a better starting point for an SQ system.

Watch out though because some of those eclipse have REALLY high Pre-outs (Like 16 V sometimes) and you need their amps that can accept 16 V, most amps only accept up to 8 V.