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08-08-2009, 04:49 PM
I need a new H/U as one of the last pieces of my new build... so I am debating with what new h/u i will be ordering this next week, so I figured I would see if anyone wanted to gimme there 2 cents. I dont want anything to fancy at the moment (ie touchscreen)...

right now I am debating between:

1. alpine 9886: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500CDA9886/Alpine-CDA-9886.html?o=p&showAll=Y&tp=5684

I am partial to alpine because I have used only alpines before and I am comfortable with them.

2. eclipse 5030: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_099CD5030/Eclipse-CD5030.html?o=p&showAll=Y&tp=5684&avf=N

I haven't used eclipses but I have always been a lil curious to try one.

lemme know what other suggestions you may have. I am looking in the 3-400 shipped range

08-08-2009, 05:27 PM
Hi. I have personally used and installed that Eclipse head unit and other Alpine units.
I would suggest the Eclipse unit out of those two options. I have been pleased with the
Eclipse quality which is far superior to Alpine.
I personally would actually recommend a high end Kenwood unit for that price range though... You will get more product for your buck, better customer support, better functionality, & better quality. Let me know if I can be of any additional help, shoot me an email.