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PokoLoko
08-23-2004, 05:59 PM
just wondering what brands and models u pplz think is the best .
explain why

unrealii
08-23-2004, 06:02 PM
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=65343 :)

iceteebone
08-23-2004, 06:05 PM
how come eclipse was left of the list? i voted for pioneer premier if anybody cares

Depression
08-23-2004, 06:06 PM
I did not get the premier model but the regular 9400..I like all of Pioneers H/U..but none of thier other stuff sorry to say

What about KRACO
I saw a dope Kraco head unit at Pep Boys for only $150

ANeonRider
08-23-2004, 06:07 PM
Eclipse belongs on that list, Sony could be listed in the garbage

Depression
08-23-2004, 06:08 PM
Yea..I think that Sony crap is for those who only get thier Car Audio at Circuit City

squeak9798
08-23-2004, 06:10 PM
Yup, drop Sony and add Eclipse.


Either way, I voted Pioneer Premier. I've ran them for the past ~6yrs.....never had a single problem with them, and every one I have bought still works!

supa_c
08-23-2004, 06:11 PM
DUAL owns KRACO.
I buy all my car audio at Auto zone and Kragen.
Rampage rules!

PokoLoko
08-23-2004, 06:14 PM
My Bad everyone........ I FORGOT ECLIPSE o well. just vote for OTHER

i think

PokoLoko
08-23-2004, 06:27 PM
Wut do u think about Panasonic ? I only like the blue l.e.ds

supa_c
08-23-2004, 06:28 PM
sonics are good, the high end one is sweet

Depression
08-23-2004, 06:32 PM
Yea..I slept on PANASONIC..but I read a Reliable Review in "CAR AUDIO AND ELECTRONICS" that swears that High end model (9000 or something) with 4X60 watts is legit..NO Crap! they were skeptical but Claim readings and measurments were amazing across the board!
Also whats up with that High Definition radio they offer..they say AM sounds like FM..I listen to Sports radio and news sometimes (okay guys go ahead and clown me)

someone16
08-23-2004, 06:33 PM
alpine or eclipse

JLCivic
08-23-2004, 06:42 PM
Eclipse would be #1 on that list, imo

supa_c
08-23-2004, 06:46 PM
Rampage rules!x2
you know your ████!

davidfre21
08-23-2004, 06:52 PM
im quite partial to pioneer ;)

Depression
08-23-2004, 06:58 PM
I will probably get mass **** for this but here goes.

I would use ALPINE if I did not have a system..I think Pioneer has better feaures for complete amplified/component run systems. But I would pick Alpine simply for thier clean "stock" sound,thats it............ now I'm DEAD

supa_c
08-23-2004, 07:03 PM
actually the alpine DVD players had worse audio than the pioneers.
But the alpine has the best vid.

Norcalracer283
08-23-2004, 07:06 PM
I love my kenwood...hasnt failed me yet, and has a ton of function

Depression
08-23-2004, 07:13 PM
One thing about the Kenwoods I always liked was that they all come with 5 volt pre-outs..The Pioneers do not get up to 4 volt until you get up to $400!!! all 2 volt..thats too low!

supa_c
08-23-2004, 07:16 PM
6.5v on pioneers.

Depression
08-23-2004, 07:19 PM
Thats right!!The new Premiers do have 6.5..the old models just 6 and the stadard models from DEH-7500 and above only have 4.........is it true Eclipse offers 8 volts?


KING OF CAPS....Bastard...Supa C
Actually true sory is that I once wrote a letter to the L.A. Times all in Caps and they wrote an article about me mentioning that that was the reason they picked me for the story..true...Bad Habit I guess.

Maybe I will change my Member profile with that

supa_c
08-23-2004, 07:22 PM
yep.
but if your amp cant take it whats the point?
most amps can but some cant take 8v

PokoLoko
08-23-2004, 08:09 PM
Where is the best/cheapest place to buy Eclipse?
hard to locate

Depression
08-23-2004, 08:17 PM
Good Question..I live in L.A. and I think I have only seen 2 Stereo places with the ECLIPSE logo in the window...

PokoLoko
08-23-2004, 08:27 PM
Anyone has the PIONEER PREMIER DEH-P940MP ???
I think It Looks super way better/cleaner than the PIONEER PREMIER DEH-P960MP
Its kind of hard to find though

JLCivic
08-23-2004, 08:48 PM
Where is the best/cheapest place to buy Eclipse?
hard to locate


Call 800-55-eclipse, and you should be automatically connected to the nearest dealer.

If that doesn't work, call 800-233-2216 and ask customer service for a nearby store.

95RAM
08-23-2004, 09:00 PM
Call 800-55-eclipse, and you should be automatically connected to the nearest dealer.

If that doesn't work, call 800-233-2216 and ask customer service for a nearby store.

Is their a place via the internet that you can buy eclipse head units. :confused:

JLCivic
08-23-2004, 09:02 PM
Is their a place via the internet that you can buy eclipse head units. :confused:

No, Eclipse does not have online sales. You get a 3 year warranty if you buy from a dealer, and they install it.

Bring97
08-23-2004, 09:10 PM
No, Eclipse does not have online sales. You get a 3 year warranty if you buy from a dealer, and they install it.i thought that it was 5 yr and 1 yr antitheft if an eclipse dealer installs it for you?

sungwei
08-23-2004, 09:20 PM
Yea..I think that Sony crap is for those who only get thier Car Audio at Circuit City

Hey I got my Alpine headunit for Circuity City. It's a nice unit. I voted Alpine cause I really like my headunit and it's got lots of nice features with a user friendly interface.

deadboi77
08-23-2004, 09:34 PM
myself both Alpine and Pioneer....had great success with both and not a single prob with either of them

bembol
08-23-2004, 10:27 PM
I never had a problem with my Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X711, I couldn't believe it when Kenwood changed their MASK System. :( I would've picked up another Kenwood.

Anyways, I voted for Pioneer only because of their DEH-P80MP/Premier DEH-P8MP. It's the sickest deck ever!

squeak9798
08-23-2004, 10:37 PM
.is it true Eclipse offers 8 volts?


If you run balanced out with an Eclipse you'll get 16V :eek:



As for the Kenwood Mask......the one I had broke 5 times in the first 6 months. I never had it in my car for more than a week and the **** thing would have to go back into the shop and stay there for two or more weeks :mad: Sold it, when to Pioneer Premier and have been happy ever since.

Kinda funny when I sold it though. I sold it right after they had fixed it for the 5th time, and they had put an entire new faceplate on it so the display looked brand spankin' new (cause it was).....which meant I could sell it for a slightly higher price than a regular "used" deck :)

3.5Max6spd
08-24-2004, 04:22 PM
One thing about the Kenwoods I always liked was that they all come with 5 volt pre-outs..The Pioneers do not get up to 4 volt until you get up to $400!!! all 2 volt..thats too low!

:uhoh: my friend those 5v Kenwood outs are the most overrated voltage preouts other than the suppossed 4v sub preout on Alpines decks in the market- Believe me I'm coming from 2 Exelons

Depression
08-24-2004, 05:27 PM
REALLY..well that is good to know because that has been one of the selling points for KENWOOD with me!!!

PokoLoko
08-31-2004, 06:48 PM
wut about Panasonic, the new one

Depression
08-31-2004, 06:52 PM
I gotta admit I laughed at Panasonic but they have STEPPED UP BIG TIME..Those new ones are very nice and that one model thats 60X4 watts is supposed to be legit. I seriously considered getting one before I got my pioneer and I saw a few at FRY's and they look pretty cool!!!!

InstalledStereo
09-02-2004, 05:48 AM
Let me just say this. If you have a vault of cash to spend, save it and buy the cheapest alpine cd player you can get your hands on. Basically I've personally heard these in my car while testing them out to see if they work.

cde 7853
cde 7856
cde 7858
cde 7870
cde 7872
cdm 9821
cdm 9803
cdm 7871
cdm 7861
cda 7862
cda 7863
cda 7864
cda 7987

Those stereo's are as old as 2000 , the cheapest one goes on ebay for like $60. The way I view car stereo's is Alpine all the way. I don't have too much to spend but I'm not going to buy a car stereo based on my budget, I'll save for the sucker.
After testing low end units that go for $100 new on ebay to high end units that retail for well over $500 CDA 7897, I've come to the conclusion that the only reason a person would purchase a higher end unit Alpine Deck is for the features and looks.
Every single alpine will sound great, Alpine is the manufacturer if Honda Car Stereos. The higher end the headunit, the more features there are such as a motorized face, mp3 capability, whether the faceplate is silver with blue buttons or black with green buttons, different LED displays. I still personally think the CDA 7864/7863 competition model still has the best display.
Bottom Line, ALL alpines sound great.
For Pioneers, you have to get the premier series I'm told. Sony, crapper I'm told. Kenwood, man I had to turn the sound up to 23 for some decent sound on a KDC 422. Nice display but **** got rid of it quick style. Threw in an Alpine, turned it to vlume 7 and it sounded like the kenwood on 23. **** man. Trip out. Aite you're bored and I'm done, thanks