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gmm213
01-25-2010, 02:53 PM
I bought a 98 Blazer. Im putting two lvl 4 xl 15s with a MB Quart DSC2000. I dont know much about car audio. Im looking for a good HU for 300 if i can? What are recommendations?

mclerico83
01-25-2010, 03:16 PM
PIONEER PREMIER DEH-P710BT CD/MP3/BLUETOOTH/IPOD/USB - eBay (item 290394574022 end time Jan-27-10 14:29:20 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-PREMIER-DEH-P710BT-CD-MP3-BLUETOOTH-IPOD-USB_W0QQitemZ290394574022QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Au dio_In_Dash_Receivers?hash=item439cdd8cc6)
Kenwood KDC-X993 AM/FM/CD/MP3 Stereo w/ Bluetooth NEW - eBay (item 110486096962 end time Feb-04-10 09:42:17 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kenwood-KDC-X993-AM-FM-CD-MP3-Stereo-w-Bluetooth-NEW_W0QQitemZ110486096962QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Au dio_In_Dash_Receivers?hash=item19b97c0c42)
NEW ECLIPSE CD5030 CD/MP3/USB/iPod Car Player+BLUETOOTH : eBay Motors (item 290393162510 end time Feb-17-10 17:19:46 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-ECLIPSE-CD5030-CD-MP3-USB-iPod-Car-Player-BLUETOOTH_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem439cc8030eQQi temZ290393162510QQptZCarQ5fAudioQ5fVideo)

i just bought a new deck with pretty much the same price range as you and i narrowed it down to these 3, i got the eclipse and i am very happy with it but messing with the other 2 in the store they would all be great choices, i prefer the eclipse, then kenwood, then pioneer.

gsuchyta
01-26-2010, 12:43 AM
I'm lookin at the same price range and I think I'm just going to get a 9887 cause pioneer 880 are kinda hard to come by they come up but then get sold real quick. I had an 880 and loved it but had the pico issue so I sold it but before it had that issue it was awesome

From what I gathered the x993 is slow on ipods with a bunch of songs on it and the only thing that turned me off on the eclipse is no 24 bit DAC

I have an eclipse 8445 now and ipod completely ***** on it navigating that is sounds awesome just takes forever to go to different songs playlists and whatnot

mclerico83
01-26-2010, 09:02 AM
I'm lookin at the same price range and I think I'm just going to get a 9887 cause pioneer 880 are kinda hard to come by they come up but then get sold real quick. I had an 880 and loved it but had the pico issue so I sold it but before it had that issue it was awesome

From what I gathered the x993 is slow on ipods with a bunch of songs on it and the only thing that turned me off on the eclipse is no 24 bit DAC

I have an eclipse 8445 now and ipod completely ***** on it navigating that is sounds awesome just takes forever to go to different songs playlists and whatnot

the kenwood sq wise is the best deck on there, 24 bit 110db, the ipod is a little slower because its one of the few radios that puts the songs through its dac, the eclipse is great with distortion down to .008 and a 5 volt pre out, the bluetooth on the eclipse is amazing. i love the auto time managment and 7 band parametric eq on the eclipse. the kenwood has a funky control system but once you get use to it, it is good. the problem with the alpine is that if you want to use all the features like bluetooth etc your gonna add another 100 dolalrs on top of it. and are going to have to buy the ipod cable etc. eclipse uses a multi harmonizer to bring your mp3 music back 2 life. there all great decks, the final answer is personal preference

mclerico83
01-26-2010, 09:03 AM
oh and the new eclipse are amazingly fast with ipods just as the alpine is

gmm213
01-26-2010, 03:15 PM
dont need bluetooth and have cables for ipods and laptops

mclerico83
01-26-2010, 03:26 PM
Brand New Eclipse 7200 MkII $220 shipped - DIY Mobile Audio (http://tweetmeme.com/story/209941807/brand-new-eclipse-7200-mkii-220-shipped-diy-mobile-audio)
get a 7200 mkii 8v out you cant beat it, find it used for around 300.
or a CD500 - Nakamichi Sound Quality AM/FM/CD/MP3 Player (http://www.woofersetc.com/p4674/CD500--Nakamichi-Sound-Quality-AM-FM-CD-MP3-Player.htm)
prob the best sq reciever brand you can buy

mclerico83
01-26-2010, 03:27 PM
if not the alpine is a great unit, go and get it.

cebbeler7
01-26-2010, 11:29 PM
I have an eclipse cd3200 for sale. 5V preout, usb, bluetooth, aux, I'll throw in the ipod interface and an ipod to go along with it... pm me?

BeAlLsTaR13
01-26-2010, 11:36 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/car-audio-classifieds/459880-fs-single-din-4-3-indash-dvd-touchscreen-w-ipod-cord.html

nineball
01-27-2010, 12:28 PM
the kenwood sq wise is the best deck on there, 24 bit 110db, the ipod is a little slower because its one of the few radios that puts the songs through its dac,


i have no speed problems with my 993 and 14+gig of music on my iphone 3g.

twistedchild420
01-27-2010, 12:30 PM
I have this for 175$ shipped .....8 Volt pre-outs :fyi:

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/car-audio-classifieds/460672-fs-ft-eclipse-cd-5000-175$-shipped.html

twistedchild420
01-27-2010, 12:31 PM
Brand New Eclipse 7200 MkII $220 shipped - DIY Mobile Audio (http://tweetmeme.com/story/209941807/brand-new-eclipse-7200-mkii-220-shipped-diy-mobile-audio)
get a 7200 mkii 8v out you cant beat it, find it used for around 300.
or a CD500 - Nakamichi Sound Quality AM/FM/CD/MP3 Player (http://www.woofersetc.com/p4674/CD500--Nakamichi-Sound-Quality-AM-FM-CD-MP3-Player.htm)
prob the best sq reciever brand you can buy

What this guy said^^^^ i'm selling that but better

ejschultz
01-27-2010, 04:22 PM
Brand New Eclipse 7200 MkII $220 shipped - DIY Mobile Audio (http://tweetmeme.com/story/209941807/brand-new-eclipse-7200-mkii-220-shipped-diy-mobile-audio)
get a 7200 mkii 8v out you cant beat it, find it used for around 300.
or a CD500 - Nakamichi Sound Quality AM/FM/CD/MP3 Player (http://www.woofersetc.com/p4674/CD500--Nakamichi-Sound-Quality-AM-FM-CD-MP3-Player.htm)
prob the best sq reciever brand you can buy

The Level 4 XL isn't necessarily an SQ sub so an SQ HU wouldn't really matter, especially if he's running stock speakers.