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Slayerx
12-31-2010, 08:42 PM
To get a "good" HU? I've always stuck with pioneer, but am open to other suggestions. Been trying to do some "research", but from the looks of it, all the <$200 are pretty much the same, with only differences being usb/BT/preamp etc. Besides the ins and outs, what should I look for? Really all I think I'll need is 2 outs, and usb. Is spending more than $200 on a single din worth anything?

supermaxx123
12-31-2010, 08:50 PM
I would look for a headunit that will allow you to run active, have time-alignment, a decent eq, and high volt pre-outs or any one of each depending on how uch you will actually benefit from the feature. $200 would get you a decent used one around here.

05fronty
12-31-2010, 08:55 PM
kenwood excelon. i have a older x591 i got like 3 or 4 years ago. still works just fine and has everything i need

Slayerx
12-31-2010, 09:02 PM
I would look for a headunit that will allow you to run active, have time-alignment, a decent eq, and high volt pre-outs or any one of each depending on how uch you will actually benefit from the feature. $200 would get you a decent used one around here.

Don't see myself running active anytime in the near future, but i guess I could always be ready for it. Only things I think I'd concerned with out of those would be eq, and possibly voltage. Any suggestions? I was looking at the pioneer DEH-P8300UB and the JVC KD-R810

whitedragon551
12-31-2010, 11:36 PM
You can find an older Eclipse. Ive seen the CD7000s go for somewhere in the $200 ballpark and they are great SQ units.

You can look at the JVC KD-AR8500 here as well:

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/wanted-buy-trade-car-audio/492812-wtt-jvc-kd-ar8500-audioque-aq1200d-3.html
(http://www.caraudio.com/forums/wanted-buy-trade-car-audio/492812-wtt-jvc-kd-ar8500-audioque-aq1200d-3.html)