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MonkeyBizIU1859
08-03-2004, 08:05 AM
Okay, so I'm shopping around on a new head unit, and I finally find one I like, the Pioneer Premier DEH-960MP. Well, it seems like almost the exact same head unit is available from Pioneer for $100+ less. So, would I be getting someting extra with the Premier that makes it worth it, or just getting shafted? Thanks.

JLCivic
08-03-2004, 08:13 AM
Premier has a longer warranty when purchased from an authorized dealer, and some premier units have higher pre out voltage. Just compare the 2 decks. You should be able to get all the info you need from Pioneer's website.

MonkeyBizIU1859
08-03-2004, 09:14 AM
Okay. The Pioneer has 4v preouts, and the Premier has 6.5v preouts. What's the diff? What's it going to sound like?

bigpeen
08-03-2004, 11:21 AM
It is going to sound like someone just gave your deck an extra 2.5 volts. It will be a cleaner and stronger signal to the amps, and YES it makes a difference IMO. I had a premier 6.5 volt outut last year and went to an Alpine w/ 2volt and OMFG..it was as clear as night and day. Go the extra ducats if you can and go Premier, a few more feautres and its the top of the line from Pioneer.

monte_carlo97
08-03-2004, 11:23 AM
so let me get this right Premier is Pioneer's high end stuff

desi_daru
08-03-2004, 12:05 PM
yes, premier is pioneers high end stuff

squeak9798
08-03-2004, 12:09 PM
It is going to sound like someone just gave your deck an extra 2.5 volts. It will be a cleaner and stronger signal to the amps, and YES it makes a difference IMO. I had a premier 6.5 volt outut last year and went to an Alpine w/ 2volt and OMFG..it was as clear as night and day.

Did you re-adjust the gains or just drop the Alpine in without re-adjusting anything?

MonkeyBizIU1859
08-03-2004, 02:28 PM
Well, it's going from 4v to 6.5v. The features are identical, with the exception of the preouts. Honestly, it can't be that much different to be worth the extra $100+ I'd be paying for it, so I'm just going with the straight Pioneer instead.

3.5Max6spd
08-03-2004, 04:35 PM
Well, it's going from 4v to 6.5v. The features are identical, with the exception of the preouts. Honestly, it can't be that much different to be worth the extra $100+ I'd be paying for it, so I'm just going with the straight Pioneer instead.

Theres a fine line between what you need and what you want......I've made those same judgement calls in the past and was never happy until I got what I wanted-Its worth the extra $100 if having the best Pioneer has to offer is important to you

s5pitfire
08-03-2004, 06:29 PM
I almost got the 450MP premier instead of the regular DEH 4600, but i would have had to spend another $40 or $50 and i would have got another .8 volts for preout. meh.