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-Juggernaut-
07-16-2009, 10:06 AM
I'm trying to decide on a HU, my budget is around $200......

I've been looking at the Alpine CDA-105, but wondering if there is something better in that price range.

My MAIN needs are, MP3, USB, and outputs for my amps.... dont need bluetooth, or any other "extras" like that.

Any recommendations, or should I stick with getting the Alpine?

wu501
07-16-2009, 10:18 AM
kenwood kdc-x693

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ktL5N1QN3Ot/p_113KDCX693/Kenwood-Excelon-KDC-X693.html

Can probably get it a bit cheaper on ebay. Awesome deck for the price.

carlionne1
07-16-2009, 05:23 PM
i just bought that deck and that is a great deck, i did a lot of research before i bought it and the best price i found was at www.techronics.com , here is the link http://www.techronics.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=9791

AllenH427
07-16-2009, 07:39 PM
I have a Pioneer DEH-P6000UB. They were recently $150 on crutchfield, but now are discontinued. That was the best deal on a HU ever. If you can still find one for that price, go for it. Within $200, Alpine's EQ is terrible, it only has bass and treble. You can't afford imprint so if an EQ means a lot, don't get an Alpine. I'd lean either Alpine or Pioneer, but for $200, Pioneer will get you a lot more.

GreenBlunt
07-16-2009, 11:02 PM
I'm using Eonon, it's very nice unit. Very cheap indeed. For your burget you can see from here:
http://www.eonon.com/One-Din-DVD-Player/E0823.html (http://www.eonon.com/One-Din-DVD-Player/E0823.html?utm_source=caraudio.com&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=forum) The most impressive of Eonon for me is their fastest delivery I've ever met, only took 3 days. and online service girl are really helpful. It's free shipping to US, a good deal for me.

Pickler
07-16-2009, 11:03 PM
880 prs.. you dont need usb :D

jbizzle
07-16-2009, 11:06 PM
I'm using Eonon, it's very nice unit. Very cheap indeed. For your burget you can see from here:
http://www.eonon.com/One-Din-DVD-Player/E0823.html (http://www.eonon.com/One-Din-DVD-Player/E0823.html?utm_source=caraudio.com&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=forum) The most impressive of Eonon for me is their fastest delivery I've ever met, only took 3 days. and online service girl are really helpful. It's free shipping to US, a good deal for me.

Looks like a knock off Alpine HU to me..

ejschultz
07-16-2009, 11:20 PM
kenwood kdc-x693

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ktL5N1QN3Ot/p_113KDCX693/Kenwood-Excelon-KDC-X693.html

Can probably get it a bit cheaper on ebay. Awesome deck for the price.

x2. I recommend this hu to anyone and everyone looking for a good hu on a budget. My GF has one in her car. I love that thing. There's so many features it offers. If you want a hu you won't be disappointed with, go with this one.

budahbuddy803
07-16-2009, 11:22 PM
i recomend finding a good used deck. You can get the pioneer 880 for very close to that price used.

ejschultz
07-16-2009, 11:32 PM
i recomend finding a good used deck. You can get the pioneer 880 for very close to that price used.


This is true as well. I like my 800, which functions identically to the 880 (I believe the only difference is the color of the unit and the 800 has a copper plated chassis), way more than my GF's 693. If you want to go used, go for the 880. If you want new, go with the 693.

GreenBlunt
07-16-2009, 11:52 PM
Looks like a knock off Alpine HU to me..
But I think it must be cheaper than Alpine HU, it's only $130 totally :D

ejschultz
07-17-2009, 01:25 AM
But I think it must be cheaper than Alpine HU, it's only $130 totally :D

It's got to be maybe 1/5 the quality of he Alpine as well. You're obviously a sales rep, pushing garbage. Ive seen multiple posts by you pushing these products.

-Juggernaut-
07-17-2009, 02:02 AM
kenwood kdc-x693

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ktL5N1QN3Ot/p_113KDCX693/Kenwood-Excelon-KDC-X693.html

Can probably get it a bit cheaper on ebay. Awesome deck for the price.

That one looks awesome..... we may have a winner. :D

AllenH427
07-17-2009, 02:12 AM
But I think it must be cheaper than Alpine HU, it's only $130 totally :D
When he said "knock off" he meant its a POS compared to Alpine.

hott-nix
07-17-2009, 02:16 AM
my buddy just got one. (the kenwood) we're both very impressed with it for the price of it.
im about to replace my 9885 with one, because it fully sounds better and seems to be built better.