View Full Version : Pioneer Premier Pioneer AVIC-F90BT vs Alpine IVA-w505
01-31-2009, 11:55 PM
I am looking at these two units and am trying to make an informed decision. I have a very basic system. Upgraded speakers in the factory locations and a 10 inch sub is all. I like the all included features of the Pioneer but I have always owned Alpine head units. Is the the Alpine worth the extra $200 plus added navi unit I'd have to purchase?
Please help me.
02-01-2009, 01:15 AM
Alpine can control the H701. I like the F90. Nav is built in. you dont have to spend an extra 300 plus on it
02-01-2009, 01:22 AM
you can get the f90 or f900 pretty cheap right now
the alpine is ok but im not a fan
02-01-2009, 02:34 AM
f90 is a great deck but if your the type of person who is never satisfied...u may want to get the w505 cuz later u can get the h701...which takes u to another level.
02-19-2009, 01:42 AM
i got a brand new avic f900 if your looking for one. 700 shipped.
02-20-2009, 06:07 AM
Ive got a brand new f90bt for 725 shipped
02-22-2009, 12:30 PM
I got my HU put in lastnight, this morning we putting in my drivers. Can't wait!
To the OP...go for the F90bt.
02-23-2009, 12:17 AM
I just finished installing the W505. I got it for around $800, and I lucked out on the Navi and got it for $199 from Sound Advice, a local stereo shop that was going out of business. I'm REALLY happy with it so far. I don't know how the F90bt is in this regard, but I remember some complaints about some of the Pioneers taking a long time to boot up and play stuff. If I shut the Alpine down while playing from my iPod and leave it connected (which I do almost always) that thing starts playing within seconds of me turning on the ignition. The Nav and stuff continues to boot, but I have tunes. It would drive me nuts if I had to wait 30 seconds to a minute before playing anything. It may seem like a minor detail, but once you live with it it will be more important. Again though...this may not apply to the Pioneer you're looking at.