View Full Version : What head unit would you get?

11-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Im looking for a head unit to replace the alpine cda-117. i had one but sold it. I liked it alot because it had a built in 7 and 5 band eq instead of just bass,treble, etc.. plus i like the sound options that alpine gives you, and it had the usb and ipod connections to hook a flash drive or ipod too. but alpine doesnt make any comparable to it now. i was wondering if anyone knows of another brand that it can compare to like kenwood and pioneer and stuff. im looking for the following if not more in a head unit:

5 or 7 band eq not just bass and treble
ipod/usb connection
3 pre amp outputs

any suggestions will be appreciated. thanks

11-08-2012, 05:04 PM
I like my pioneer avh p5200bt a lot I haven't had a ton of time messing around with it but it has 3 sets of pre outs and it produces good sound to the speakers

11-08-2012, 05:07 PM
Do you have a price range? or anything goes?

11-08-2012, 05:12 PM
anything goes really, i was just looking into the kenwood KDC-BT952HD, seems to be pretty nice

11-08-2012, 05:35 PM
Look into an eclipse 7200. I run one and its amazing. :-)

11-08-2012, 05:35 PM
I would choose Pioneer over Kenwood. Kenwood products need to be chosen carefully, or avoided. My dad has a Kenwood DVD/Nav unit, and the screen flickers and has a blue hue to it that goes away when you press around the screen.

The Pioneer DEH-X7500S looks like it would be pretty nice for you.
- 5 Band eq
- Full dot matrix display
- 3 4volt preouts
- MSRP $180