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Kool
01-14-2009, 09:41 PM
My vote goes Pioneer. They were the ones to put out the first in-dash cd player.

revrider1
01-14-2009, 09:42 PM
Panasonic because of the features u get for ur money...

Towncar
01-14-2009, 09:43 PM
What?

KHARPS
01-14-2009, 09:43 PM
How makes the HU's ever???

Rich B
01-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Concord!

(Old schoolers will get it.)

RARECRX
01-14-2009, 09:46 PM
WOW.. Yoda fan Eh?

I think you mean Who Makes the best head units ever..

From the research I have been doing the past few days it would be the Mcintosh or Nakamichi's, Denon's and the high end clarion/addzest units.

Kool
01-14-2009, 09:46 PM
****, typo!

chaunb3400
01-14-2009, 09:47 PM
****, typo!

oh shiznitz son :crazy:

Louisiana_CRX
01-14-2009, 09:47 PM
Concord!

(Old schoolers will get it.)

I liked Concord back in the day...I still have an old Concord cassette player from way back somewhere in my old shed....The last car I ran it in was my Merkur XR4ti...

edzy
01-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Denon, Mcintosh, Nakimichi. Alpine F1 And Zapco.yea, Zapco made a few (like 3) hu's.

DBBOOM
01-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Eclipse or Kraco, Pyramid maybe.

Anthony Collova
01-14-2009, 09:48 PM
I think he just accidentally the HU ever

Louisiana_CRX
01-14-2009, 09:49 PM
the Pioneer Premier DEX M88 was the best SQ CD player ever made in the early 90's...it was better than the Alpine 7909

w00tah
01-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Alpine or Pioneer.



Kef

Kool
01-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Eclipse

I heard a lot of their decks are defective. Is that true.

DBBOOM
01-14-2009, 09:51 PM
I heard a lot of their decks are defective. Is that true.

Probably.

Rich B
01-14-2009, 09:52 PM
I liked Concord back in the day...I still have an old Concord cassette player from way back somewhere in my old shed....The last car I ran it in was my Merkur XR4ti...



I had one of those too!:D

Great car, a real sleeper with that turbo 4 out of the SVO Mustang in it.

HypnoticCure
01-14-2009, 09:54 PM
I heard a lot of their decks are defective. Is that true.

I never had a bad eclipse head unit to date and i have had thrm from mid 90's to as soon as last year...

RARECRX
01-14-2009, 09:54 PM
I guess I actually HAD a good one. I stumbled upon its greatness today while searching for a new unit.

I have the Sony CDX-C90 with rotary control in my closet with a display that lights up half ways the other half is dim lol.. Supposed to be a good SQ unit.. Now I have a cheapo $120 JVC.

soloXgt
01-14-2009, 09:56 PM
Mpeg

JimJ
01-14-2009, 10:02 PM
If you're talking about just 1-DIN units, the Ural or Clarion DRZ9255 have to be on top.

For a 1-DIN transport plus processor, either the Alpine F1 line or Pioneer ODR combo, or P9 combo...

Then if you're using converted home audio gear or other high end processors, really opens up the choices for pure transports...Denon Z1, McIntosh, etc...

shaneb
01-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Eclipse, McIntosh, Denon, Clarion, Nakamichi

soloXgt
01-14-2009, 10:12 PM
Eclipse, McIntosh, Denon, Clarion, Nakamichi

good looks. forgot about them

adam71
01-15-2009, 02:24 AM
WOW.. Yoda fan Eh?

I think you mean Who Makes the best head units ever..

From the research I have been doing the past few days it would be the Mcintosh or Nakamichi's, Denon's and the high end clarion/addzest units.

You know that Clarion and McIntosh are pretty much the same company right? In fact the addzest units are pretty much McIntosh units inside.

tc3k101
01-15-2009, 02:25 AM
I think he just accidentally the HU ever

i laughed

dragnix
01-15-2009, 02:27 AM
search button mafawka

adam71
01-15-2009, 02:36 AM
Panasonic because of the features u get for ur money...

Word has it that Panasonic is getting out of car audio. My friend who is an installer was at work the other day and his boss called from CES and said that all the Panasonic reps were called into a room and all fired. I tried to find something on this through google but couldn't find anything.

djmadfx
01-15-2009, 05:22 AM
Word has it that Panasonic is getting out of car audio. My friend who is an installer was at work the other day and his boss called from CES and said that all the Panasonic reps were called into a room and all fired. I tried to find something on this through google but couldn't find anything.

Thanks for the info! Found an article on it...

CES 2009: Panasonic Exits Aftermarket Car Stereo (http://www.twice.com/article/CA6628292.html)

ramos
01-15-2009, 09:50 AM
the Pioneer Premier DEX M88 was the best SQ CD player ever made in the early 90's...it was better than the Alpine 7909


Easy now , there were Denon's floating around that time. :)

Lil Poot
01-15-2009, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the info! Found an article on it...

CES 2009: Panasonic Exits Aftermarket Car Stereo (http://www.twice.com/article/CA6628292.html)

The announcement follows similar departures by Blaupunkt and Audiobahn from the U.S. car audio aftermarket in the past six months.

thank god.

GlocksRock
01-15-2009, 10:41 AM
I gotta cast my vote for Alpine.

bamaboy
01-15-2009, 12:01 PM
these days i say the best is alpine and kenwood, pioneer has lost its luster these last few years imo and kenwood has really stepped it up, and alpine is still doing good stuff, maybe not as good as it was, but still nice units

Kool
01-15-2009, 02:17 PM
I never understood the appeal with Alpine. I mean you get the same quality stuff through Pioneer for far cheaper. Personally I never cared for anything they ever made. To me they are overrated.

DBfan187
01-15-2009, 02:18 PM
Whichever one fits my needs.


How makes the HU's ever :confused:

duece212
01-15-2009, 02:21 PM
somebody set up us the bomb :confizzled:

Buck
01-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Alpine :fyi:

miniaznkid
01-15-2009, 02:58 PM
i had pioneer and alpine before and i think they are just about the same. imo i think it is just personal preference what you like .

bigaudiofanati2
01-15-2009, 04:16 PM
I never understood the appeal with Alpine. I mean you get the same quality stuff through Pioneer for far cheaper. Personally I never cared for anything they ever made. To me they are overrated.

HA Alpine is better quality period they are built better and make anything you connect to it even the stock speaker sound good but they make anything sound great. I have had 2 pioneers and the first stopped ejecting discs before a year was up. My neighbor has a 14 year old alpine deck that works just as good as the day he got it and its motorized. All my alpine decks have had O problems.

adam71
01-15-2009, 09:35 PM
I gotta cast my vote for Alpine.


Alpine :fyi:

Any particular model ?

adam71
01-15-2009, 09:42 PM
HA Alpine is better quality period they are built better and make anything you connect to it even the stock speaker sound good but they make anything sound great. I have had 2 pioneers and the first stopped ejecting discs before a year was up. My neighbor has a 14 year old alpine deck that works just as good as the day he got it and its motorized. All my alpine decks have had O problems.

With all due respect you're full of it.;) J/K. It sounds to me you've had bad luck with Pioneer and great luck with Alpine. I've been into car audio since the late 80s. I have owned many decks such as Denon, Alpine, Eclipse and of course Pioneer. The 2 that I had the most problems with were the Denon and the Alpine with Eclipse finishing 3rd. The only brand of decks I've never had major problems with was my Pioneers. And to say Alpines make anything sound better doesn't make any sense. Any aftermarket deck will make stock speakers sound better.

So while I agree you've had bad luck with Pioneer that does NOT make your blanket statement true. The 2 Alpines I've had felt very cheap to me. But I never had one of their high end decks either. I now use the Pioneer P9 combo and it's built like a tank and operates flawlessly. Not to mention it sounds STELLAR!!!

So I guess I have to agree with the guy that said Pioneer gives a better bang for the buck.;):cool:

Lakota
01-16-2009, 01:36 AM
A bunch of my friends have had problems with Pioneer preouts and the motorized face plate.

dave_damage
01-16-2009, 01:44 AM
My next head unit will be a eclipse.

gotparts90
01-16-2009, 01:59 AM
for lower to mid price ones Panasonic rules. I have put in several and all that i know are still operating to my knowledge. Eclipse are nice from what i have seen I have only personally owned 1 eclipse and liked it very much and know it is about 10 years old and still working in another car. I have had alpine fail me for about 900 bucks along with pioneer and the mid level kenwood I am using now is OK but for the price expected better.

Its very sad that a very good manufacturer like Panasonic is leaving car audio now there is one less solid option out there. All Panasonic products are good both my opinion and consumer reports rating for the most part I have seen

adam71
01-16-2009, 02:10 AM
A bunch of my friends have had problems with Pioneer preouts and the motorized face plate.

My whole car club uses Pioneer decks with NO problems. User error maybe??

adam71
01-16-2009, 02:49 AM
for lower to mid price ones Panasonic rules. I have put in several and all that i know are still operating to my knowledge. Eclipse are nice from what i have seen I have only personally owned 1 eclipse and liked it very much and know it is about 10 years old and still working in another car. I have had alpine fail me for about 900 bucks along with pioneer and the mid level kenwood I am using now is OK but for the price expected better.

Its very sad that a very good manufacturer like Panasonic is leaving car audio now there is one less solid option out there. All Panasonic products are good both my opinion and consumer reports rating for the most part I have seen

Unfortunately electronics are not fail proof. PERIOD. I suggest anyone stick with a brand that has done them well over the years. My choice is Pioneer because their track record with me. Others have had good luck with different brands and I suggest they stick with them. It's all about preference and sadly enough, luck.

I agree it is sad about Panasonic. But more importantly it is a sad day for ALL mobile electronics. I mean who says they aren't just the first of many to get out of that market?? I hope not but whose to say with today's economy. I think Pana's biggest downfall was a lack consumer confidence in the car audio market. Most viewed them as "bargain" or "good bang for the buck". It's just the way it is I guess. Pioneer, Alpine and Eclipse have a SOLID reputation as "high end" aftermarket mobile audio mfgs. I think that has hurt Panasonic AND Kenwood for the most part.

adam71
01-16-2009, 02:54 AM
Holy crap. Look at that poll. There are sure a lot of Alpine lovers on this forum.:)

Kool
01-16-2009, 10:43 PM
1.Pioneer
2.JVC

Keep in mind, I've been into car audio for only 9 monthes. So I haven't experimented with a lot of companies. Just the more mainstream ones like pioneer, alpine, sony, kenwood, jvc, and jensen.

bigaudiofanati2
01-17-2009, 02:34 AM
Holy crap. Look at that poll. There are sure a lot of Alpine lovers on this forum.:)

Yep your right and as i said before there the best in quality and bang for buck.:)

Masta Ace
01-17-2009, 04:05 AM
I like Alpine and Eclipse

chase007
01-17-2009, 04:15 AM
i love my dual hu its *****ing served me well for 2 years its about time to get a touch screen though

adam71
01-17-2009, 05:48 AM
Yep your right and as i said before there the best in quality and bang for buck.:)

Whatever. I think they both make good stuff and some bad stuff. But if you choose to be close minded thats up to you.

nickolas_j_t
01-17-2009, 11:43 PM
Kenwood Excelon are the best.