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undeadxsunshine
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?

23sql
12-13-2008, 08:17 PM
eclipse and alpine

x2o
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.

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

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

clarion is good too.

dye4metal
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

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

23sql
12-13-2008, 08:27 PM
alpines ipod control better than eclipse

shaneb
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.

bigaudiofanatic
12-13-2008, 08:48 PM
Alpine

undeadxsunshine
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?

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

93LuminaZ34
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.

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

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

undeadxsunshine
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.

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

DDbump
12-14-2008, 02:50 PM
eclipse

Nobody's Louder
12-14-2008, 05:46 PM
Eclipse CD7200MKII would be my choice hands down

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

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

vellocet
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.

bamaboy
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
http://www.eclipse-web.com/us/news/09newproducts.html