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CRSO
05-11-2012, 01:35 PM
I'm looking for a head unit... I almost got a 7998 Phantom last night but I screwed up my bid.

Anyhow, what is the better of the new school decks that have bluetooth, iphone compatibility, etc?

Thanks!

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I'm still getting the 7998 when a good one pops up.

mylows10
05-11-2012, 01:36 PM
cda 117

JoshC
05-11-2012, 01:37 PM
new alpines ****, you need imprint for most of them to get most high end functions....


Ide go kenwood or pionner for a new unit, im going to the pioneer deh-8400bh


Or you could buy my eclipse :) its got every function on the planet

mylows10
05-11-2012, 01:39 PM
new alpines ****, you need imprint for most of them to get most high end functions....


Ide go kenwood or pionner for a new unit, im going to the pioneer deh-8400bh

why not the 80 prs ? its one of pioneer's best on the market now.

JoshC
05-11-2012, 01:39 PM
why not the 80 prs ? its one of pioneer's best on the market now.

i dont have the extra $150 :/

mylows10
05-11-2012, 01:44 PM
its worth the extra cash tho josh,you get a t/a 16 band eq ,very nice blue tooth, and 3 way active ,i mean this deck gives you what the alpines cant unless you but the imprint

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i dont have the extra $150 :/
and for 200 i can get you the 9400 bh instead of the 8400

JoshC
05-11-2012, 01:52 PM
its worth the extra cash tho josh,you get a t/a 16 band eq ,very nice blue tooth, and 3 way active ,i mean this deck gives you what the alpines cant unless you but the imprint

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and for 200 i can get you the 9400 bh instead of the 8400

As far as i can tell the only change between the 8400 and 9400 is cosmetic, is there any advantages to the 9400 vs the 8400?

MisterDeadeye
05-11-2012, 01:53 PM
As far as i can tell the only change between the 8400 and 9400 is cosmetic, is there any advantages to the 9400 vs the 8400?

I'm looking at them right now as well, and I was wondering the same thing.

mylows10
05-11-2012, 01:54 PM
let me look at pioneer

The_Grimy_One
05-11-2012, 01:55 PM
The Pioneer gives you more than the Alpines even get with Imprint. Lol.
But the 9887 is the best new school Alpine deck. I would take that over a CDA 117 anyday.

MisterDeadeye
05-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Found this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWHb5b20Txo

JoshC
05-11-2012, 02:00 PM
Found this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWHb5b20Txo

DAMNNNNN that music browser just made ipods obsolete! You can connect external HDs to that hoe, thats sick 500Gs worth of tunes.


I think you sold me on the 9400! lol now someone buy my **** 8455

mylows10
05-11-2012, 02:02 PM
then hit me up josh ,also the 9400 has an extra usb port and a flip face ,and just looks better than the 8400

07denali
05-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Are you looking for single or double din? Pioneer has always been one of my fav HUs. Probably the best thing they make lol. Alpine is really nice to. I had the CVA-1000 when it first came out in high school. First ever flip out screen. Kinda baller when you're in high school I suppose, but I also had a full-time job while I was in high school. I just bought a Kenwood 6980 with Navi. Paid $370 shipped for it, which I hear was a slam dunk. I guess we'll see when I get it. I never owned or used a Kenwood before. I know it retails for $1,000 new and $650 refurbished. I know a guy that just got the Pioneer AVH-8400 and he loves it. He had the 4200 before and said the 8400 is much better. Better screen and you can use your apps from your phone so you don't need to buy navi. You can find the 8400 for around $525 if you look around, but you have to buy all the interfaces and modules which can add a couple hundred bucks easy. Shoot me over those parameters for the Havoc if you get them please! I emailed Pipo to see if maybe he can get them too. I need to get a box started so hopefully we get it sooner than later brotha.

CRSO
05-11-2012, 05:09 PM
Hey fellas, thanks for the input... Looks like 9887 is where it's at but I really REALLY want my 7998 back... Like badly.

I'm partial to Alpines. I'm a huge Alpine nuthugger and I admit it. I love Alpine and never gave anything else a chance... You know those things that you love and you know there are better things out there? That's me and Alpine... I know Eclipse and Pioneer are fantastic.

I had a top end Eclipse deck that given to me by the shop I installed at back in the day and I sold it and got an Alpine 7904 instead. I just love me some Alpine.

07denali, it will happen.

trumpet
05-11-2012, 05:15 PM
You can use a cell phone with the CDA-7998, it just has to be a particular Nokia. :cool: But seriously, if you're going to drop $250-350 on a nice 7998 and you can do without Bluetooth and a proper iPod interface it's worth it. I run a 7998 with the KCA-410C.

CRSO
05-11-2012, 05:30 PM
You can use a cell phone with the CDA-7998, it just has to be a particular Nokia. :cool: But seriously, if you're going to drop $250-350 on a nice 7998 and you can do without Bluetooth and a proper iPod interface it's worth it. I run a 7998 with the KCA-410C.

I can absolutely run without an ipod adapter, Bluetooth, etc... I hate talking on the phone and I only listen to lossless music... Whether it's flac or wav. The only time I listen to .mp3 is if it's a pre-release web file and it has to be V0 or at least 256kbps..

I can't stand lossy music... I'm an audio engineer and I hear everything on my setups.

EriCCirE
05-30-2012, 10:23 PM
Just took my 7998 out, contemplating selling it. There is a little button wear, but the mechanism is perfect.

Ghobbs48
05-30-2012, 10:38 PM
I have an Alpine CDE123 and I love it. Plus I have an Iphone and it works great with it.

kramer_212
05-30-2012, 10:49 PM
its worth the extra cash tho josh,you get a t/a 16 band eq ,very nice blue tooth, and 3 way active ,i mean this deck gives you what the alpines cant unless you but the imprint

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and for 200 i can get you the 9400 bh instead of the 8400


This. ^ i have two 80prs worth every penny.