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gqjeff
01-23-2009, 01:19 PM
How are they? I bought my son one for xmas and it works fine but only has 2 rca outputs and I want to get one with 3 and the next sony up in the BT MEX line has 3 MEX-BT5100 is the one I am looking at now. What would you guys do or would you go pioneer?

jco1385
01-23-2009, 01:20 PM
sony is not a very good CA brand. they make good stuff, just not in the CA world

dman4486
01-23-2009, 01:21 PM
How are they? I bought my son one for xmas and it works fine but only has 2 rca outputs and I want to get one with 3 and the next sony up in the BT MEX line has 3 MEX-BT5100 is the one I am looking at now. What would you guys do or would you go pioneer?

you will get answers like pioneer and alpine on this forum


some will say clarion

gqjeff
01-23-2009, 01:38 PM
Is more volts a better thing also? I am a noob on this ****...

dman4486
01-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Is more volts a better thing also? I am a noob on this ****...

no...higher rca voltage just allows you to run the gain on an amp lower.

gqjeff
01-23-2009, 01:43 PM
ok cool.. So does he have to stay spliced into the rear speaker wires to carry a signal to the other amp or can I use rca y adapters and make 2 amps work with 2 outputs? He would lose the ability to fade correct?

dman4486
01-23-2009, 03:17 PM
ok cool.. So does he have to stay spliced into the rear speaker wires to carry a signal to the other amp or can I use rca y adapters and make 2 amps work with 2 outputs? He would lose the ability to fade correct?

it is preferable to use a "sub channel" for a subwoofer, but is not required. you can run rca y's.

gqjeff
01-23-2009, 03:37 PM
I think I will just get him the better sony HU that has 3 outputs then.. I found it for like 180 shipped... I am going to call and see if I need new mounting hardware or will it work with what he has.. Would be nice to just pull the HU and pop the other in.

Steveopevo
01-24-2009, 01:02 PM
Also check out Kenwood excelons. they have all the features of Pioneers but will be louder and cleaner sounding in the under $350 price range.