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FamousMassacre
02-19-2013, 10:15 PM
Amazon.com: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7" Motorized Touchscreen Display: Car Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A02KOHM/ref=gno_cart_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AO3YTZ6BCMVCB)

Is that the best head unit for the price?

momax_powers
02-19-2013, 10:36 PM
I would get something with atleast 4v preouts

FamousMassacre
02-19-2013, 10:38 PM
I would get something with atleast 4v preouts

What are 4v preouts and what do they do?

momax_powers
02-19-2013, 11:18 PM
What are 4v preouts and what do they do?

They are the rca outputs from the back of the deck used to send signal to aftermarket amplifiers...the ddin you are looking at has 2v preouts for front, rear, and sub. The higher the output voltage the cleaner/stronger audio signal you will have going to your amp(s) thus reducing distortion at higher volumes.

trumpet
02-19-2013, 11:26 PM
They are the rca outputs from the back of the deck used to send signal to aftermarket amplifiers...the ddin you are looking at has 2v preouts for front, rear, and sub. The higher the output voltage the cleaner/stronger audio signal you will have going to your amp(s) thus reducing distortion at higher volumes.

Distortion comes from improperly set gains, which is not an issue whether it's 2V pre-outs or 4V pre-outs. You might hear a little more hiss from the speakers if you can compare a 2V head unit to a 4V head unit, but it's situational.

That price for the X5500BHS just makes me shake my head in disgust. It's a great deal for you, but don't ask a Pioneer shop to match that price.

momax_powers
02-19-2013, 11:42 PM
Distortion comes from improperly set gains, which is not an issue whether it's 2V pre-outs or 4V pre-outs. You might hear a little more hiss from the speakers if you can compare a 2V head unit to a 4V head unit, but it's situational.

That price for the X5500BHS just makes me shake my head in disgust. It's a great deal for you, but don't ask a Pioneer shop to match that price.

true...i was speaker in a broader sense since the OP didnt know what pre-out were i didnt want to get into gain and level matching....to be more specific with lower voltage you would need to increase the input sensitivity(gain) moreso than with the higher voltage signal to achieve the same volume and thus is many cases people take it too far thinking "oh its not as loud as it should be" but yes you are right

FamousMassacre
02-20-2013, 12:58 AM
Distortion comes from improperly set gains, which is not an issue whether it's 2V pre-outs or 4V pre-outs. You might hear a little more hiss from the speakers if you can compare a 2V head unit to a 4V head unit, but it's situational.

That price for the X5500BHS just makes me shake my head in disgust. It's a great deal for you, but don't ask a Pioneer shop to match that price.

Why do you say that?


true...i was speaker in a broader sense since the OP didnt know what pre-out were i didnt want to get into gain and level matching....to be more specific with lower voltage you would need to increase the input sensitivity(gain) moreso than with the higher voltage signal to achieve the same volume and thus is many cases people take it too far thinking "oh its not as loud as it should be" but yes you are right

So I should find a different unit? I don't have speakers that aren't stock besides my sub.

UnderFire
02-20-2013, 01:00 AM
Why do you say that?



So I should find a different unit? I don't have speakers that aren't stock besides my sub.

Just save yourself the headache and Amp the front stage at the same time.

FamousMassacre
02-20-2013, 01:01 AM
Just save yourself the headache and Amp the front stage at the same time.

I was going to keep stock speakers until I can afford 2 tweeters and 2 Sundown NeoPros

UnderFire
02-20-2013, 01:24 AM
I was going to keep stock speakers until I can afford 2 tweeters and 2 Sundown NeoPros

Might as well just keep the headunit uninstalled honestly, it's much easier to do it all at once or at least run wires for the fronts now

trumpet
02-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Why do you say that?

Which statements are you asking for clarification on?

FamousMassacre
02-20-2013, 11:38 AM
Which statements are you asking for clarification on?

Shaking your head in disgust.
What's a pioneer shop?

srb
02-20-2013, 12:16 PM
Shaking your head in disgust.
What's a pioneer shop?

A shop that sells pioneer. He says that because amazon is selling that radio for close to or below dealer price. Internet shops selling equipment for dealer price is killing off local stereo shops.

FamousMassacre
02-20-2013, 12:20 PM
A shop that sells pioneer. He says that because amazon is selling that radio for close to or below dealer price. Internet shops selling equipment for dealer price is killing off local stereo shops.

Oh I understand.

Is there another hu that competes with this at the price?

mclerico83
02-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Amazon.com: JVC DVD-CD-USB 7" Screen Bluetooth KWAV70BT: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/JVC-DVD-CD-USB-Screen-Bluetooth-KWAV70BT/dp/B0079LGLOC/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361378065&sr=1-2&keywords=JVC-KW-AV70BT)

has pandora bluetooth etc plus 4v pre out

JVC KW-AV70BT 7" Touchscreen Car Stereo Receiver w/ A2DP Bluetooth (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_45845_JVC-KW-AV70BT.html)
sonic yo get all the install accessories and more info


Amazon.com: Sony XAV601BT A/V Receiver-Bluetooth (FREE REAR VIEW CAMERA): Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-XAV601BT-Receiver-Bluetooth-FREE-CAMERA/dp/B00BCQ22RK/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361378169&sr=1-3&keywords=Sony+XAV-601BT)
androind compatability pandora etc 5v pre out 7 band eq
Sony XAV-601BT 6.1" Touchscreen Car Receiver w/ Bluetooth and USB (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_48480_Sony-XAV-601BT.html)
more info

Amazon.com: Kenwood DDX470 Double DIN 6.1" In-Dash DVD Receiver: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-DDX470-Double--Dash-Receiver/dp/B00B7IPTHI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361378407&sr=1-1&keywords=Kenwood+DDX470)
kenwood 4v pre out pandora etc bluetooth

Kenwood DDX470 6.1" LCD DVD/MP3/USB Car Receiver w/ Bluetooth (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_65909_Kenwood-DDX470.html)
more info

Sovelin
04-17-2013, 03:22 AM
Not sure which head unit you ended up going with, but that Pioneer is 4v, not 2v. Amazon has it listed wrong.

2010hhrumad
04-17-2013, 04:43 AM
**** I just sold my dnx 6160 for $380. and that has navi and all that other ****. don't get a double din without navi