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jgruberman
05-09-2010, 11:16 AM
MEX-BT5700U | Xplōd (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665755310)

I've NEVER been a fan of Sony because I've seen them ski like crazy, but this deck looks fairly solid. Any thoughts?

thegreatestpenn
05-09-2010, 11:18 AM
looks good. sony decks are nice, they just aren't great

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 11:19 AM
Yeah and that's my concern. I mean... I understand that all higher end decks are going to perform to a certain degree, but I want to find something that's going to PERFORM, ya know?

thegreatestpenn
05-09-2010, 11:24 AM
gotta pay to PERFORM. if this is the best deck in your budget, roll with it

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Right right. I hear ya. It's not really the best in my budget... my budget for a new deck is sort of open depending on what it is.

I was also looking at the MVH-P8200BT and the KDC-X994. Ideally, I want some sweet audio control, good preamps, and would be nice to have bluetooth. Plus it's always nice to have a nice interface and customizable, etc.

DarkScorpion
05-09-2010, 11:38 AM
What's your budget? There are a lot of other options to consider if the $300 MSRP is the price you're actually working with.

I think this would be your best option. Fully active capable, 4v preouts, fully active capable, time alignment, and did I mention fully active capable? Imo, it's one of the best values out there and the flexibility of the headunit is awesome.

http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ALPCDA9887

Crutchfield has it for $300, also, but 6ave is an authorized dealer of all their electronics and they are great to work with - no shady business there.

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 11:48 AM
Yeah around the 300 range or so. MAYBE a little higher depending on features.

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 11:51 AM
Oops didn't read the rest of the message. On my cell driving now. So fully active capable I think you mentioned... What is that exactly? Forgive the dumb questions :)

DarkScorpion
05-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Oops didn't read the rest of the message. On my cell driving now. So fully active capable I think you mentioned... What is that exactly? Forgive the dumb questions :)

Basically it means fully adjustable crossovers that allow you to build your system using the drivers of your choice. You can use raw drivers from all sorts of manufacturers and mix and match and not be limited by the passive crossovers that come with component sets. You basically have the freedom to choose any speakers for your car until you find what you're looking for while getting the most out of them.

Time alignment is basically where you delay certain speakers so the sound gets to you, the driver, at the same time from each speaker.

There's a lot to read about going active, so I'd suggest you hop on a computer to read up if you're serious about getting a headunit with "sweet audio control."

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 12:04 PM
Again, that's some good information right there. Haha. Yeah I've looked at that deck too so it's already been on my "review list". Just always nice to get opinions from those that know what they're doing. :)

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 12:57 PM
What is the next recomendation upwards in terms of price for function? If that cda-9887 is 229, what if I want to spend right around 300? Another brand, or another model?

05fronty
05-09-2010, 08:47 PM
i'm looking at that alpine to replace my excelon.

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 09:17 PM
Yeah it seems to be pretty solid overall.

At first, my goal was to get a double din with DVD and navigation... but with a 350z, there's not much room to kick back and watch movies anyway. So I decided I'm going to focus more SQ than show and bells and whistles.

I'm debating between the CDA-9887, DEH-P880PRS, and the KDC-X994.

sdmtnbiker420
05-09-2010, 09:53 PM
not a fan of xplode stuff. Sony was good at head units 10 years ago (CDX) but not anymore.

sdmtnbiker420
05-09-2010, 09:55 PM
i meant sonys old ES line was good, xplode went to crap.

jgruberman
05-09-2010, 09:57 PM
Yeah, xplod went really south, really quick. Now that I think I have a headunit picked out(cda9887), I need to figure out what to put in that open single DIN slot haha