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jockhater2
03-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Pioneer P99RS | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-P99rs-/251243311198?pt=Car_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers&hash=item3a7f44b05e)

If so. Would anyone want my Pioneer 80PRS. $250 shipped? I've only had it for 3-4 months.

TaylorFade ;
keep_hope_alive ;

What do you think? Worth it? That way I can run active? Or is too much off a deck for a n00b like myself?

Why So Cereal?
03-12-2013, 05:21 PM
U can run active now

Chriszle
03-12-2013, 05:24 PM
Not trying to be mean, but if you have to ask, it is probably too much deck. Seems to be a complete pita to tune as well.

ciaonzo
03-12-2013, 05:26 PM
U can run active nowTroof

jockhater2
03-12-2013, 05:33 PM
U can run active now

I know I can. and will be once I get the audison in and the daytons.

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Not trying to be mean, but if you have to ask, it is probably too much deck. Seems to be a complete pita to tune as well.

That is what I was thinking too. As I typed it out. I was thinking. I bet it is too much for me.

Why would it be a PITA to tune?

Chriszle
03-12-2013, 05:47 PM
It is not like any other deck, you can ask West for more specifics on why it ***** so bad. I just remember him saying how much trouble it was.

jockhater2
03-12-2013, 06:13 PM
It is not like any other deck, you can ask West for more specifics on why it ***** so bad. I just remember him saying how much trouble it was.

taylorfade has it. I will see what he says. If it is hard to tune...then it would not be for me...I am just getting into running a system that consists of more than a cheap HU and a sub with a sub amp.

wickedwitt
03-12-2013, 06:20 PM
Too late, I bought it.

It is a PITA compared to the 80PRS. Comparatively, 80 PRS is like the normal setting on games, 99PRS is that level you only unlock by beating the game once. You will rage quit a few times before finally getting the resolve to set it properly.

Chriszle
03-12-2013, 06:21 PM
I'm pretty sure you will not be able to tune it much unless you have the manual on hand to follow the step by step. It's not nearly intuitive as most h/u.

ciaonzo
03-12-2013, 06:24 PM
Too late, I bought it.

It is a PITA compared to the 80PRS. Comparatively, 80 PRS is like the normal setting on games, 99PRS is that level you only unlock by beating the game once. You will rage quit a few times before finally getting the resolve to set it properly.lulz

Like iz on roids?

jockhater2
03-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Too late, I bought it.

It is a PITA compared to the 80PRS. Comparatively, 80 PRS is like the normal setting on games, 99PRS is that level you only unlock by beating the game once. You will rage quit a few times before finally getting the resolve to set it properly.

Fudge that.

TaylorFade
03-12-2013, 08:37 PM
It's no more difficult to tune than the 80. It's being 3 way active front that makes tuning a beast. Not the HU. I actually think it's a breeze. Especially since you can do all of the tuning with the remote. That alone is worth a couple hundred bucks to me. Lol.

If you have $900 to spend, do it. You won't be sorry. I paid more and I'm not. And I also came from an 80.

jockhater2
03-12-2013, 08:55 PM
It's no more difficult to tune than the 80. It's being 3 way active front that makes tuning a beast. Not the HU. I actually think it's a breeze. Especially since you can do all of the tuning with the remote. That alone is worth a couple hundred bucks to me. Lol.

If you have $900 to spend, do it. You won't be sorry. I paid more and I'm not. And I also came from an 80.

Why is tuning a beast for 3 way active fronts? I am going to be running a 3 way front stage and a sub stage.
I looked up a picture of the remote. It looks like it replicates the 2 dials on the HU. And it looks like it has a center click wheel set up. Kind of like an ipod classic.
So you think a n00b like me would still be able to fully appreciate that high end HU?

TaylorFade
03-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Why is tuning a beast for 3 way active fronts?
Can I see a picture of the remote?
So you think a n00b would still be able to fully appreciate that high end HU?

I'll get you a pic of it if you want. It's bit clunky but still smaller than an Alpine remote. And its got a little track wheel on it.

3 way is tough because there is just... so much going on. There's an inside joke quote over at DIYMA that one of the regulars likes to say... "If you can't get a 2 way to sound good, a 3 way will rape your mother."

ANYBODY can appreciate that high end of a HU. It's a treat and a pleasure to own such an amazing piece. Think about it... it's been called the best HU in the world. It's an honor to have one in my dash. And I hate Pioneer. Lol.

You know what's funny is that I have all of this extra processing. I have an extra 15bands of EQ over what the 80prs had... but I use less of it than when I had the 80 with the same exact setup. That's how good it sounds.

Why So Cereal?
03-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Why is tuning a beast for 3 way active fronts? I am going to be running a 3 way front stage and a sub stage.
I looked up a picture of the remote. It looks like it replicates the 2 dials on the HU. And it looks like it has a center click wheel set up. Kind of like an ipod classic.
So you think a n00b like me would still be able to fully appreciate that high end HU?

Think about the people you wanted to speak to in this thread....why did you want to speak to them about the purchase? Because they had used the HU.

Thats how most if not all things are in this hobby. Until you use/experience it, you cannot offer nearly as much help as someone who has. You will never learn, if you don't try it.

I know this to be true from my own experiences. When I first really started building setups, I didn't have a job and was building off money I scraped up from random jobs. B/c of that, I couldn't afford the equipment I wanted but I could read ALL about it. Still, it wasn't until I actually got my hands on the gear that I was able to understand it.

I say go for it if you have the cash but I doubt you'll get 250 for your 80PRS. You can get a new one for just a few bucks more.

Either way, don't be afraid to try out new gear because you don't know as much as others.

ciaonzo
03-12-2013, 09:26 PM
Think about the people you wanted to speak to in this thread....why did you want to speak to them about the purchase? Because they had used the HU.

Thats how most if not all things are in this hobby. Until you use/experience it, you cannot offer nearly as much help as someone who has. You will never learn, if you don't try it.

I know this to be true from my own experiences. When I first really started building setups, I didn't have a job and was building off money I scraped up from random jobs. B/c of that, I couldn't afford the equipment I wanted but I could read ALL about it. Still, it wasn't until I actually got my hands on the gear that I was able to understand it.

I say go for it if you have the cash but I doubt you'll get 250 for your 80PRS. You can get a new one for just a few bucks more.

Either way, don't be afraid to try out new gear because you don't know as much as others.Good job, bro.

jockhater2
03-12-2013, 10:06 PM
I'll get you a pic of it if you want. It's bit clunky but still smaller than an Alpine remote. And its got a little track wheel on it.

3 way is tough because there is just... so much going on. There's an inside joke quote over at DIYMA that one of the regulars likes to say... "If you can't get a 2 way to sound good, a 3 way will rape your mother."

ANYBODY can appreciate that high end of a HU. It's a treat and a pleasure to own such an amazing piece. Think about it... it's been called the best HU in the world. It's an honor to have one in my dash. And I hate Pioneer. Lol.

You know what's funny is that I have all of this extra processing. I have an extra 15bands of EQ over what the 80prs had... but I use less of it than when I had the 80 with the same exact setup. That's how good it sounds.

LOL. Well. I definitely do want to learn more. I send the guy on ebay a message and made him a offer. I'll see what he says!

jockhater2
03-12-2013, 10:09 PM
Think about the people you wanted to speak to in this thread....why did you want to speak to them about the purchase? Because they had used the HU.

Thats how most if not all things are in this hobby. Until you use/experience it, you cannot offer nearly as much help as someone who has. You will never learn, if you don't try it.

I know this to be true from my own experiences. When I first really started building setups, I didn't have a job and was building off money I scraped up from random jobs. B/c of that, I couldn't afford the equipment I wanted but I could read ALL about it. Still, it wasn't until I actually got my hands on the gear that I was able to understand it.

I say go for it if you have the cash but I doubt you'll get 250 for your 80PRS. You can get a new one for just a few bucks more.

Either way, don't be afraid to try out new gear because you don't know as much as others.

That is why I put a mention to taylorfade. Because I knew he had one and I really wanted his opinion on it. I know with time and reading the manual or asking questions I can obviously learn to use the HU to its full capabilities.
And you are right. Reading up on stuff really does help...but hands on experience is the only way to really go about it.

I made the guy an offer. I'll see what he says. I only threw out $250 shipped for it because I see the 80prs go for that all the time used. My brother said he might want it.

keep_hope_alive
03-13-2013, 02:40 AM
i wouldn't hesitate to put a 99RS in my car. if I wanted to spend that much on a HU - that would be the one.

the Audison crossovers are leaps and bounds better than what you get in the 80.

jockhater2
03-13-2013, 05:31 AM
i wouldn't hesitate to put a 99RS in my car. if I wanted to spend that much on a HU - that would be the one.

the Audison crossovers are leaps and bounds better than what you get in the 80.

We'll see what guy on ebay says.

jockhater2
03-14-2013, 07:15 PM
i wouldn't hesitate to put a 99RS in my car. if I wanted to spend that much on a HU - that would be the one.

the Audison crossovers are leaps and bounds better than what you get in the 80.

Ok. So I got the P99RS for $842 shipped. The remote isn't working but I'll see if I can get it fixed.
TaylorFade ;
what do you think of the price I paid? Right where it is worth I would assume?

I am broke now :FYI:

TaylorFade
03-15-2013, 06:19 AM
Ok. So I got the P99RS for $842 shipped. The remote isn't working but I'll see if I can get it fixed.
TaylorFade ;
what do you think of the price I paid? Right where it is worth I would assume?

I am broke now :FYI:

That's abotu $100-150 less than market value. Very nice.

But the remote is one of the things I love about the unit. I would have expected a little more consideration from the seller if the remote was jacked.

jockhater2
03-15-2013, 07:54 AM
That's abotu $100-150 less than market value. Very nice.

But the remote is one of the things I love about the unit. I would have expected a little more consideration from the seller if the remote was jacked.


That is why he sold for $842. He said he would have wanted $920 firm if it wasn't for the remote. I'm going to see if I can get the remote fixed.
Do you know if the 80PRS and P99 use the same wireing harness?

TaylorFade
03-15-2013, 08:16 AM
That is why he sold for $842. He said he would have wanted $920 firm if it wasn't for the remote. I'm going to see if I can get the remote fixed.
Do you know if the 80PRS and P99 use the same wireing harness?

They do not.

jockhater2
03-15-2013, 01:17 PM
They do not.

FUDGEEEEEEEEEEEE...That means I have to do it again. :( I hard wire my head units. Well. At least with the p99...there is no improving on it. Last HU I will probably ever buy.

jockhater2
03-19-2013, 07:47 PM
That's abotu $100-150 less than market value. Very nice.

But the remote is one of the things I love about the unit. I would have expected a little more consideration from the seller if the remote was jacked.

Woah. The P99 comes with a 75 amp fuse. Is that for real??? Why? I am used to HU's using a 10amp fuse.