View Full Version : Help me pick a head unit?

05-27-2009, 02:24 PM
I am needing a low cost head unit to use with my low budget system. I am planning on getting a 4 channel amp to power my sub and 2 front speakers. My question is can i get a head unit with 2 sets of pre amp outs front and rear. And will i be able to use the rear pre amp out to power the 2 channels bridged for my sub? I was thinking about getting the ECLIPSE CD3414G (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ECLIPSE-CD3414G-CD-MP3-CAR-RADIO-HEAD-UNIT-W-AUX_W0QQitemZ360152911510QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Au dio_In_Dash_Receivers?hash=item53dac94e96&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A30) as it comes with free installation gear and has two sets of pre amp outs. My sub is a 10" pioneer premier shallow mount (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/Subwoofers/Shallow/TS-SW1001S2%7CS4?tab=B) and i plan on getting the MB QUART DSC480 (http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MB-QUART-DSC480-4-Ch-640w-Car-Amp-Amplifier-DSC-480_W0QQitemZ350182718798QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Am plifiers?hash=item5188843d4e&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50#ebayphot ohosting)as my amplifier.

05-30-2009, 04:32 AM
There are so many head units out on the market now a days it's hard to pick. But the ultimate decision comes down to your preference. Pretty much all head unit play mp3's or have some type of usb control. Since you're working on a budget, are you only looking to buy new? I've purchased several used ones on ebay, craigslist, and classified forums and have had good luck for some great deals. You should try to head to your local store and play with a few different models to see which you like. Hope that helps you.