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Coppatop85
04-02-2011, 04:45 PM
I am looking for an audio deck that has a good Ipod interface, and good sound quality. I doubt I will add too much more to my sound system, I MIGHT upgrade the speakers, but most likely not. Budget is around $300, and I have a cupon to this online store.

Here is the pioneer:

SPECS:
Chassis Size Code DD
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
RMS Power Output 14 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Preamp Voltage 4 volts
Display Color Organic EL
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 7
Sound Shaping Type Easy EQ
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
Security None
Flip-Down Face No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Expandability
iPod Connection/Control Built-in audio
AUX Input Rear and Optional Rear
USB Input Rear
Memory Card Slot USB Memory
A/V Inputs No
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio Optional
Navigation No
Changer Control Yes
iPod Compatibility
Full size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone No
Tuner
Tuner Type SuperTuner III-D
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
FM Presets 18
AM Presets 6
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
Playback
CD Frequency Response Not Given
CD Signal-to-Noise 94 dB
MP3 Disc Playback Yes
WMA Disc Playback Yes
AAC Disc Playback Yes
DVD Playback No



JVC specs:

Chassis Size Code DD
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
RMS Power Output 20 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
Display Color VarioColor
Key Button Color VarioColor
EQ Bands 3
Sound Shaping Type Pro EQ
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
Security None
Flip-Down Face No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Expandability
iPod Connection/Control Built-in audio
AUX Input Front and Optional Rear
USB Input Front and Rear
Memory Card Slot USB memory
A/V Inputs No
Bluetooth Compatible Included
Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
HD Radio Optional
Navigation No
Changer Control No
iPod Compatibility
Full size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
Tuner
Tuner Type HS-iV
FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
FM Presets 18
AM Presets 6
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
Playback
CD Frequency Response 5-20kHz
CD Signal-to-Noise 98 dB
MP3 Disc Playback Yes
WMA Disc Playback Yes
AAC Disc Playback No
DVD Playback --- no


Any insight would be wonderful -- I have no idea what most of this stuff means. Leaning towards the JVC for now. Thanks for your help!

Wont let me post links, so I posted the specs here. Leaning towards the JVC due to the reviews saying the display/navigation is easier.

Coppatop85
04-03-2011, 08:07 PM
Can anyone speak to the technical aspects of these units?

d77543020
04-04-2011, 10:20 AM
as much as i like pioneer that pico fuse problem keeps me away,so i would go with the jvc

retrojordans
04-04-2011, 10:23 AM
$300 = Craigslist...Take the seller to a local speaker shop and have them put power to it BEFORE you buy it. Some really nice deals to be had.

tobey
04-05-2011, 02:52 AM
I went with the JVC when faced with this decision last year. The fact that it's newer, faster, has front AUX /USB ports and the ability to change the backlighting to ANY COLOR you want and not be stuck with that god-awful bright blue is what won me over. And it's just a better unit from an interface standpoint, JVC got a lot of things right here. From an SQ standpoint, I'd be willing to bet the Pioneer has the edge. Is it noticeable to the average Joe? Probably not. You can always add an external amp later if you need a little more juice...