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bigdog64
12-11-2008, 12:09 AM
hey guys I need some advice on replacing my head unit, the one's that I've been looking at are the JVC arsenal KD-ABT22, the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X792, the Clarion DX-Z785USB, the Alpine 9886 and the Eclipse CD3200. they all have 24bit d/a converters except the alpine and all have either 5 or 6 volt outputs. Help me please I can't seem to make up my mind. cd quality, usb capabilities and being able to handle very hard hitting bass with out skipping are my main deciding factors. thanks for any help.

bigdog64
12-11-2008, 12:38 PM
please help me out guys, I need some advise

dafobbishon3
12-11-2008, 04:55 PM
i would either drop the brands to the excelons, alpine, or eclipse.
those brands are up there.

but if i had to choose between those three. i'd go with the excelon. they are even selling that excelon at sonic electronix for 179. free shipping.
it has alot of good features and has a sweet display.
but you should also look onto pioneer the premier. deh-600ub. not the 6000ub. some people get confused

Pioneer Premier DEH-P600UB
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11106_Pioneer+Premier+DEH-P600UB.html#
that has more than twice the features of the other brands.

that's the one im getting.

i was debating upon that or the x792. but this looks really nice.

Upzaw2000
12-11-2008, 04:56 PM
kenwood 792... its what i am getting

bigdog64
12-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Thanks guys, anyone else have an opinion I'd love to hear it.

forbidden
12-11-2008, 11:56 PM
Eclipse. I retail all of the items you have listed (save for the Clarion which I feel is just nasty) and it is far and away my favorite unit. The built in bluetooth is a nice throw in as well. 5 volt 55 ohm non clipping preouts make it a ideal start to a system.