View Full Version : Which HU Brand?

12-13-2008, 08:16 PM
I've been leaning towards a Pioneer for a while, but now I'm hearing how they have noise problems. I've also looked at Alpine and Kenwood. So what would be the best brand of HU to get?

12-13-2008, 08:17 PM
eclipse and alpine

12-13-2008, 08:21 PM
I like my Alpine, had a Kenwood eXcelon before it and it was nice, the plastic seemed of a bit lesser quality though.

12-13-2008, 08:21 PM
I've always come back to Eclipse's...I've used Pioneer and Alpine as well.

12-13-2008, 08:23 PM
eclipse for sure.
i'm sellin mine too.
just to get another one.

clarion is good too.

12-13-2008, 08:25 PM
depends which units your looking for, double din- hands down kenwood or eclipse, for 1 dins id say alpines

12-13-2008, 08:26 PM
lookin for single din, mostly gonna be using usb/ipod.

12-13-2008, 08:27 PM
alpines ipod control better than eclipse

12-13-2008, 08:28 PM
many of the newer eclipses like 5000+ models have Ipod and USB controls.
Outside of clarion. I don't have another favorite with good SQ.
Alpine has a fun ipod control though on thier new models.

12-13-2008, 08:48 PM

12-13-2008, 09:05 PM
So I've pretty much narrowed my choices down to 2.
Alpine CDA-9886 (http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6183)
Eclipse CD3200 (http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=6575)

Thoughts on either?

12-13-2008, 09:05 PM
that pine deck looks sickkkk

12-13-2008, 09:31 PM
Eclipse I purchased a CD3100 129.99 shipped and even has dual changer and can be set up to run with steering wheel control. It even has an adapter for an ipod. The preamp output on it is hot I mean I had to turn my inputs way down on my amp. CD section I think is unbeatable. with the changer Im under 200.00. I purchased a Eclipse changer on ebay.

12-14-2008, 02:16 PM
The 3200 hands down.

12-14-2008, 02:20 PM
Go with the alpine you will love it a lot less complicated than the eclipse.

12-14-2008, 02:35 PM
I think i'm gonna go with the alpine, just because it looks like its more ready for the ipod.

12-14-2008, 02:41 PM
You would be right about that^^^

12-14-2008, 02:50 PM

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12-14-2008, 05:46 PM
Eclipse CD7200MKII would be my choice hands down

12-15-2008, 12:35 AM
try eclipse for sq sound....
i,m runing the kenwood 591 is a nice hu

01-08-2009, 09:39 PM
880 prs from pioneer

01-08-2009, 10:27 PM
You may want to look into getting a nicer hu. Like an alpine 9987, a pioneer 880prs or 800prs, or and eclipse 7100 or 7200. Otherwise you may end up in the same boat I did and wish you had the extra features further down the line. I have an alpine 9885 and should be getting an eclipse 7100 in the mail sometime next week.

01-08-2009, 11:28 PM
eclipse has a nice looking HU coming out soon, its a 5 series i believe

here: found it on their site, when i saw it i didnt read any specs so dont know if its what you need or not but i looks good