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cfox10
01-07-2013, 03:10 AM
Got the 80prs a few days ago. Haven't had the chance to take it out of the box and play with it and it probably won't be installed for a couple weeks or so... but in the meantime, what is it I should read up on?

It comes with a microphone to plug into the unit but is that the same one used for auto tune? Do I want to bother with auto tune?


Anybody have some general settings to start with and tweak to my liking?

Bettr n' Revrse
01-07-2013, 03:11 AM
What are you running?

TaylorFade
01-07-2013, 03:13 AM
The microphone looking one is for your BT and goes in the back. The tweeter looking one is for autotune and goes in front.

cfox10
01-07-2013, 03:22 AM
What are you running?

4 Gcon's, 6.5" Mmats pro components up front. coustic dr amp for components and crescendo bc5500d for subs. Right now it's sitting with an old school blaupunkt cd player

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The microphone looking one is for your BT and goes in the back. The tweeter looking one is for autotune and goes in front.

Good to know! I opened the box up and it comes with rca's that have bare wire? I assume for a rear aux maybe?

Bettr n' Revrse
01-07-2013, 03:24 AM
So your going active?

cfox10
01-07-2013, 03:32 AM
So your going active?

That's the plan. I've really only read up on this head unit a little but at the price I got it at I had to get it... it was this or a kenwood excelon unit and from what i've read and been told this was the best unit in this price range. I got it brand new from frys electronics for 234. They price matched amazon @ 260 and I got an extra 10% off with a coupon I had.

Mind giving me a quick overview of what I'm getting myself into? I mean.. I'll spend hours tweaking my crossover settings and my head unit settings on my 3100ub so, with this one I imagine I'll be spending even more hours doing it

Slayerx
01-07-2013, 04:12 AM
That's the plan. I've really only read up on this head unit a little but at the price I got it at I had to get it... it was this or a kenwood excelon unit and from what i've read and been told this was the best unit in this price range. I got it brand new from frys electronics for 234. They price matched amazon @ 260 and I got an extra 10% off with a coupon I had.

Mind giving me a quick overview of what I'm getting myself into? I mean.. I'll spend hours tweaking my crossover settings and my head unit settings on my 3100ub so, with this one I imagine I'll be spending even more hours doing it

Mine will be here Thursday but won't be getting it all hooked up til I get my tax refund.
If you spend hours already on what you have, say goodbye to any free time you may have lol

cfox10
01-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Mine will be here Thursday but won't be getting it all hooked up til I get my tax refund.
If you spend hours already on what you have, say goodbye to any free time you may have lol

I got this head unit, a windows surface tablet, and I the girlfriend a kindle fire hd so she couldn't complain about me spending my free time on this stuff. :p
The only concern I have with it is the face seems a bit cheap, but with the functionality it has, it's kind of hard to complain.

Actually, one more complain... I wish Pioneer used the same wire harness for the power/ stock speaker connection. I wanted to throw this in the Honda until I had time to rewire the truck and it's a different harness. :(

Slayerx
01-07-2013, 12:55 PM
I got this head unit, a windows surface tablet, and I the girlfriend a kindle fire hd so she couldn't complain about me spending my free time on this stuff. :p
The only concern I have with it is the face seems a bit cheap, but with the functionality it has, it's kind of hard to complain.

Actually, one more complain... I wish Pioneer used the same wire harness for the power/ stock speaker connection. I wanted to throw this in the Honda until I had time to rewire the truck and it's a different harness. :(

Ya I find most newer HU's face feel pretty cheap, I hope this one isn't even worse.
Could you elaborate more on the wire harness?

cfox10
01-07-2013, 01:01 PM
Ya I find most newer HU's face feel pretty cheap, I hope this one isn't even worse.
Could you elaborate more on the wire harness?

Nearly every Pioneer I've had has had this wire harnesshttp://www.pioneer.co.uk/images/products/caraudio/pioneer/deh-50ub-back_large.jpg (the fuse is right below and it covers the fuse) the new wire harness covers the fuse on the side which makes the old harness impossible to fit on the 80prs.. it looks like this..http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MUn-lGYpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

It might be hard to notice the difference in pictures.. but in person you'll see what I mean. In my opinion, just looking at it, the face seems slightly cheap compared to some of the other high end head units of other brands. Difference being, this one has much better sound and functionality. Overall, I think it will last.

Slayerx
01-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Ahhh I see what you mean now, thanks.
Ya I'm not too worried about the face, nobody else touches my stereo, and I take care of my stuff.
And lots of people say it's ugly looking, but I think it's nice, not too flashy, but simple and "clean" looking.

cfox10
01-07-2013, 01:27 PM
Ahhh I see what you mean now, thanks.
Ya I'm not too worried about the face, nobody else touches my stereo, and I take care of my stuff.
And lots of people say it's ugly looking, but I think it's nice, not too flashy, but simple and "clean" looking.

I agree. I'm the only one touching the head unit, and I'm not a flashy head unit kinda person. I definitely have those friends that will say things like "Oh, nice stereo... but, my other buddy has a touchscreen boss audio in his car, you should get one of those next time" or something along those lines.

I'm torn with myself whether or not to continue going the spl route or the sq route. I still need to finish installing the rest of my deadener, and look into new components, and figure out what direction I'm going.

Slayerx
01-07-2013, 01:55 PM
I agree. I'm the only one touching the head unit, and I'm not a flashy head unit kinda person. I definitely have those friends that will say things like "Oh, nice stereo... but, my other buddy has a touchscreen boss audio in his car, you should get one of those next time" or something along those lines.

I'm torn with myself whether or not to continue going the spl route or the sq route. I still need to finish installing the rest of my deadener, and look into new components, and figure out what direction I'm going.

Haha ya, it' funny how people think a big screen makes it a better unit, or makes you're system better. I do often sit in my car, waiting on people or whatever, but never have I thought, man I wish I could watch a dvd right now.

I have a lot to do as well, and decisions to make. I'm going for more of a poor-man's sq set up lol. Nothing fancy, just treat the doors as best as I can, find a good spot for the tweets, keeping my XA1000 as my sub amp. Still gotta pick what comps and sub to run, and find a 4-channel.
My main concern is mounting the tweets, and tearing up my car's interior. I've never owned a car like this one, so I want to be careful lol. And I have no idea what to do with my tweets. Running the wire is going to be a *****

cfox10
01-07-2013, 05:59 PM
Haha ya, it' funny how people think a big screen makes it a better unit, or makes you're system better. I do often sit in my car, waiting on people or whatever, but never have I thought, man I wish I could watch a dvd right now.

I have a lot to do as well, and decisions to make. I'm going for more of a poor-man's sq set up lol. Nothing fancy, just treat the doors as best as I can, find a good spot for the tweets, keeping my XA1000 as my sub amp. Still gotta pick what comps and sub to run, and find a 4-channel.
My main concern is mounting the tweets, and tearing up my car's interior. I've never owned a car like this one, so I want to be careful lol. And I have no idea what to do with my tweets. Running the wire is going to be a *****

When I was working on a car I didn't want to tear up I spent hours and hours making molds for new pods and doors. Kept the old ones for when I took it all out and put it back together the way it was when I got it. It's a huge pain in the *** but it's definitely worth it if you don't want to mod the pieces in the car and have it look like sh*t if you ever take it all out and sell the car.

The only time I've ever watched something in my car was when I was waiting on my girlfriend. I whipped out my tablet and watched some videos. I don't need a DVD player in the car. I'd rather have the best sound I can get for my price range.