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whitedragon551
07-01-2012, 11:50 PM
Looking for suggestions. I wanted to run the new Pioneer P80, however my budget for the next year doesnt allow it while I pay off student loans. I want to find something that fits with the OEM look of a 98 Infiniti QX4. Brand doesnt really matter as long as its a reputable brand. Id like to stick with the Pioneer or Alpine if at all possible.

My only requirements are that it has 3 sets of preouts, time alignment, active, and potential iPod compatibility. Doesnt need any additional aux outputs, doesnt need to have 76v preouts, XM or HD, etc.

Ideas?

hispls
07-02-2012, 12:15 AM
I don't think anything late 90's vintage would have time alignment. Best HU from the mid 90's IMO was the first gen Rockford Fosgate (when they were built by Delco in the good ol' US of A).

Rich B
07-02-2012, 12:30 AM
Theres a Pioneer DEX-P1R in the classifieds (comes with the matching changer).
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/550231-pioneer-dex-p1r.html

http://www.teamrocs.com/images/reviews/headunits/p1r.jpg

"This is by far one of the best units I have ever seen. If you enjoy bells and whistles, this has them! Looking at the list of CONS, I see I have quite a lengthy list, but I’m just trying to be unbiased. Truth is I LOVE this unit. I cant say enough about it. The time alignment (only available in PRO-MODE) is by far my favorite part. If you are considering this unit, but aren’t going to use it in Pro-Mode, you are missing out on the best features I think. The sound quality is nothing less than superb. The features are nothing less than outstanding. It would cost quite a bit of money to add on all these features to another head unit externally."

Review-
Review: Pioneer Premier DEX-P1R (http://www.teamrocs.com/reviews/headunits/P1R.htm)

audiobaun
07-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Theres a Pioneer DEX-P1R in the classifieds (comes with the matching changer).
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/550231-pioneer-dex-p1r.html

http://www.teamrocs.com/images/reviews/headunits/p1r.jpg

"This is by far one of the best units I have ever seen. If you enjoy bells and whistles, this has them! Looking at the list of CONS, I see I have quite a lengthy list, but I’m just trying to be unbiased. Truth is I LOVE this unit. I cant say enough about it. The time alignment (only available in PRO-MODE) is by far my favorite part. If you are considering this unit, but aren’t going to use it in Pro-Mode, you are missing out on the best features I think. The sound quality is nothing less than superb. The features are nothing less than outstanding. It would cost quite a bit of money to add on all these features to another head unit externally."

Review-
Review: Pioneer Premier DEX-P1R (http://www.teamrocs.com/reviews/headunits/P1R.htm)

I did see this earlier in the classifieds Rich, and it was one of the finest HUs made I feel..Great Hu,and thinking of it myself

keep_hope_alive
07-02-2012, 01:16 AM
Alpine has a dozen HU's with 6-channel T/A, crossover, parametric EQ that can be had for less than $200. And their user interface is logical.

Pioneer has always been just illogically organized, and common adjustments are hidden in menus (sub level, for example).

whitedragon551
07-02-2012, 06:04 PM
This is Project Cheap SQ. I want to get out of this as cheap as possible, but still have all the features I want.

rebelfromva
07-02-2012, 06:06 PM
8053. No ipod control but has aux

whitemax
07-03-2012, 05:24 AM
Alpine has a dozen HU's with 6-channel T/A, crossover, parametric EQ that can be had for less than $200. And their user interface is logical.

Pioneer has always been just illogically organized, and common adjustments are hidden in menus (sub level, for example).

All very true...

murph
07-03-2012, 05:26 AM
Eclipse cd series

whitedragon551
07-03-2012, 08:02 AM
Eclipse cd series

Already owned one. Wasnt to fond of it. Its to flashy looking with the chrome accents. I want something thats black faced so it blends in with the dashboard.

This is what Im working with. Exact same dashboard.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/747/3121/1866560009_large.jpg

murph
07-03-2012, 03:29 PM
pioneer deh p835r-w

keep_hope_alive
07-03-2012, 08:01 PM
Alpine W205 with the H701 brain. that combo is on DIYMA for $650 right now. would look perfect.

Shinju
07-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Alpine W205 with the H701 brain. that combo is on DIYMA for $650 right now. would look perfect.


Nice combo but way out of his price range I am sure since he is only looking for as CHEAP as possible.

Suicide Bobb
07-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Alpine CDA-7949. CD changer doesn't work, which won't be a problem if you can either fix it, or use a separate CD changer. $100+shipping

keep_hope_alive
07-03-2012, 10:51 PM
7949 is not active capable.


i'm sure he has enough stuff sitting around he can sell an buy what he wants. :)))))

Suicide Bobb
07-03-2012, 10:58 PM
Damnit, totally forgot.

keep_hope_alive
07-03-2012, 11:00 PM
it's a deceiving title. i don't consider any active capable head units as "old school".

Suicide Bobb
07-03-2012, 11:04 PM
it's a deceiving title. i don't consider any active capable head units as "old school".

P1R or 7998 not old school?

---------- Post added at 07:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:03 PM ----------

I guess you're right, they were both made post-millenium.

vaiboy
07-03-2012, 11:09 PM
A Clarion DRZ9255, would look good in there if you can find one in your price range.

smgreen20
07-04-2012, 01:59 AM
it's a deceiving title. i don't consider any active capable head units as "old school".

As it's well known for me to recommend a Clarion unit, I have to point out my favorite HU of all time.....
Clarion ADCS-1. Mid/early 2000 models by Clarion DXZ###USB, where the ### are the higher numbers, do active and have great features.

keep_hope_alive
07-04-2012, 02:37 AM
As it's well known for me to recommend a Clarion unit, I have to point out my favorite HU of all time.....
Clarion ADCS-1. Mid/early 2000 models by Clarion DXZ###USB, where the ### are the higher numbers, do active and have great features.

You lost me at "2000"

Old school is 90's

Rich B
07-04-2012, 02:55 AM
7949 is not active capable.

Not without the PRA-H400.

Then it has 4 way crossovers and full T/A.

Suicide Bobb
07-04-2012, 04:14 AM
Not without the PRA-H400.

Then it has 4 way crossovers and full T/A.

Yeah, but I doubt OP wants to add an extra crossover. If he does though, this is a great option!

smgreen20
07-04-2012, 12:02 PM
You lost me at "2000"

Old school is 90's

The ADCS-1 was in reference to old school. The later was just an option.

keep_hope_alive
07-04-2012, 12:26 PM
The ADCS-1 was in reference to old school. The later was just an option.

agreed.

Shinju
07-05-2012, 05:02 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/550643-alpine-cda-98330-%2480.html

Bad *** little SQ deck here. I competed with one.

•motorized, detachable fold-down face
•plays MP3 and WMA files
•plays audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
•MaxTune SQ tuner
•12 FM/6 AM presets
•Bass Engine Plus (4-band parametric EQ, 4-channel digital time alignment , a 3-position crossover, subwoofer level and phase control)
•MediaXpander
•source tone memory
•XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio controls
•CD changer controls for Alpine Ai-NET changers only
•optional auxiliary input
•4-volt front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs
•MOSFET internal amp
•clock
•wireless remote
•18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels, CEA-2006 compliant
•CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
•CD signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
•FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf

jeepintn
07-05-2012, 05:43 PM
edit: nvmd, didnt realize how old you wanted. old school to me is 7 or 8 years in this hobby lol