View Full Version : Waht Stereo Are you Using?????

Stereo Zone
06-03-2013, 01:47 PM
HI there my name is Gabriel and I am the owner of Stereo Zone Car Audio, and we like to know what is the best choice and why for our customers . So we would like to ask you WHAT STEREO ARE YOU USING IN YOUR CAR? AND WHY?. Help us out to find out what you like so we can then offer it to you at a very affordable price...

06-03-2013, 02:04 PM
What: Pioneer DEH-80PRS / WHY: - Four-Layer Circuit Board Design, 3 Sets of Hi-Volt RCA Preouts (5V) for System Expansion, - Dual 16-Band Graphic Equalizer, 28-bit Binary Floating-Point DSP, Time Alignment (Auto & Manual), Position Adjustment, Fully Adjustable INDEPENDENT Front & Rear HPF with level adjustments, as well as sub LPF with level adjustments, Bluetooth, IPOD Control, Dual 1 amp USB's, SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot, Front Aux Input, 3 Line Full-Dot LCD With Adjustable color, Detachable Face-plate. - This simply is 1 of the best single DIN HU's out there for the price hands down :cool:

Stereo Zone
06-03-2013, 04:59 PM
Thankx for your reply, That's why Im doing this I don't even carry that unit. So thanx for the tip....

06-03-2013, 05:16 PM
I have 2 80PRS headunits. Nice SQ deck. I really like the Kenwood x996 too.

06-04-2013, 06:48 PM
Clarion cz702. Just like 80 prs but half the price.

06-04-2013, 07:17 PM
Prs880 older unit but does everything 16 band eq, active capable crossover, time alignment, on screen voltage display.

06-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Clarion cz702. Just like 80 prs but half the price.

Or not.

06-04-2013, 07:55 PM
I like my Kenwood 996, but will be switching to the 80prs for the active crossovers.

06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
Pioneer DEH P8300UB

Idk it looked cool and had features that interested me. I got it like 2 years ago.

Stereo Zone
06-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Everybody seems to prefers pioneer units. One of the best sellers here at stereo zone is pioneer, But I haven't carried the 80PRS before, but defiantly will start Now... Thanx for all your feed back...

06-06-2013, 12:41 PM
Local shope meets internet....I think there will be a learning curve here for you. You will likely find a lot of us DIY car audio enthusiasts don't use brands/models typically carried in 95% of shops/stores. Nothing against name brands, but a lot of us know there are comparable if not better products available online for less $.

As for the original topic, Eclipse CD7100. Reasons: Active 24db-6db adjustable LPF and HPF, 3 sets of 8V preouts, time alignment, parametric EQ, and general sound quality. Eclipse is well known for having high quality head units, but they are not generally featured in stores.

06-06-2013, 12:42 PM
I really like the Kenwood Excelon series. They are a great price and sound fairly good. I have mine because of the price honestly. So nobody get all mad because I think it's amazing, I'm aware it's far from the best.

06-06-2013, 01:21 PM
I have/use

Pioneer 80prs
Pioneer 3200bt
Pioneer 3500bh double din

If you want to sell the 80prs... I'd look into doing a simulation room where you have the 80prs active with components up front and a nice rear sub. Put in a driver and passenger seat and sound proof the room.

What head unit do YOU run?

06-06-2013, 01:55 PM
3 sets rca's 4volt, touch screen and it works with my iPhone 5. Surf web, face book, play apps on screen, Netflix, any GPS I have on phone
Blue tooth, face plate removes. I can hook a hard drive to it. Just works for me

06-06-2013, 01:59 PM
All my vehicles have Alpine HU's. I have been a fan of Alpine HU's since the early 90's, I have tried Pioneer, Kenwood, and most others but always went back to Alpine. I no longer bother to even try other brands, if the HU doesnt say Alpine on it, I dont want it....

06-06-2013, 02:05 PM
I used to have nothing but alpines and love them but they don't have as many features as other decks. You pay twice as much as other decks to have the same features. I swapped to a Kenwood and loved it. Then bought a pioneer and hated it. Then bought the 80prs and love it.

My favorite headunit company would have to be Kenwood. But I run an 80prs for the SQ features but do not like other pioneer decks.

06-06-2013, 02:10 PM
I just installed a Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS into my my Jetta. In love with it many options bluetooth connects quickly, Full equaliser with presets for those who havent found the right set up for their systems. Very versatile piece of equipment and not bad for the price paid $500 total for the harnesses, dash kit, and warranty. Took roughly 45 min to install (First one I have installed myself.)
Overall very pleased and the guilt of buying it disappeared as soon as i started playing with it.

06-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Pioneer Avic 120bt, i barely use CD, i use the 16gb sd card for music videos in the deck and use a 16gb sd card thru a card reader on the usb port whihc was extended to my glove compartment, i use this for my mp3, between these 2 i have enough music that i dont have to carry cd's I have this to carry my sd cards


06-06-2013, 02:23 PM
Im serioulsy looking at the Ingenix lines from power Acoustiks, still have not much reviews on them but looks good for a budget doube din with built in bluetooth and GPS

06-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Pioneer gives customers mixed results. Their med and lower end HUs are terrible, however their high end (premier) they used to be called back in the day HUs are actually quite nice performance, feature, and SQ wise.

06-06-2013, 02:58 PM
I'm still using my Alpine 9887. I will use this thing forever. From what I've seen, Alpines aren't quite what they used to be even just a few years ago, as far as radios goes at least.

06-06-2013, 03:00 PM
I'm still using my Alpine 9887. I will use this thing forever. From what I've seen, Alpines aren't quite what they used to be even just a few years ago, as far as radios goes at least.

I know the feeling Buck, my Eclipse is getting out-dated, but I'm honestly fearful to try something else, especially newer equipment. I've never had an HU have as nice SQ as this one.

06-06-2013, 04:42 PM
Pioneer 4300DVD but I have been thinking of selling it and buying a Pioneer 80PRS.