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TyRacing
10-09-2004, 04:46 PM
which of following brand is better or
you personally like:
- Pioneer Premier
- Alpine
- Sony
- Blaupunkt
- Clarion
- Kenwood Excelon
- Panasonic

which of following brand is :thumbsdo:

SensesFail
10-09-2004, 05:31 PM
which of following brand is better
- Pioneer Premier
- Alpine
- Sony
- Blaupunkt
- Clarion
- Kenwood Excelon
- Panasonic

which of following brand is :thumbsdo:

I personally like Alpine, Pioneer, and Clarion. The Kenwood Excelon's are alright. Sony, Blaupunkt, and Panasonic aren't my favorite in car audio...

I like the control my Alpine offers me...total control...and it looks sweet too.

Masta GimP
10-09-2004, 06:03 PM
Wow...this post is almost the same as two others of yours...except you took off some brands...I prefer alpine though

stocktires
10-09-2004, 08:32 PM
Alpine..........

JLCivic
10-09-2004, 08:43 PM
I would take Eclipse over any of those. Out of those, probably pioneer premier.

`pr0digy
10-09-2004, 09:14 PM
I prefer my Alpine, but Pio's are good, along with Eclipse, Kenwood Ex is alright.

Thumbs down to Blaupunkt, my mom has one and it's a piece of ****.

someone16
10-09-2004, 11:10 PM
alpine or eclipse or pioneer

HeadBussa86
10-09-2004, 11:14 PM
Definitely Alpine, Pioneer Premiers are a waste of monet just get a normal Pioneer IMO. Eclipse has pretty nasty 8 volt pre-outs though.

stalephotograph
10-10-2004, 09:51 AM
alpine and clarion, no doubt about it.

3.5Max6spd
10-11-2004, 06:02 PM
in this order....Eclipse......Clarion....Alpine

Expy2000
10-12-2004, 05:25 PM
From what you listed Alpine.. with Clarion a close second imo.

bushtree
10-12-2004, 09:42 PM
Alpine gets my vote....

Black_Jesus
10-12-2004, 10:39 PM
imo...

alpine > clarion > pioneer premier > sony > panasonic > kenwood > blaupunkt

Race
10-12-2004, 10:50 PM
Alpine!

limitkid7
10-13-2004, 05:02 PM
for head units alpine is my product of choice followed by eclipse

Redford
10-13-2004, 05:36 PM
imo...

alpine > clarion > pioneer premier > sony > panasonic > kenwood > blaupunkt

well you got the first 3 right :P

Scarenius
10-13-2004, 09:09 PM
If you have person experience with all those brands, you've got way too much money and free time. I can help with the extra money. *grin*

All the brands I've ever had experience with:
JVC > Balupunkt > Sony > Stock
Hahaha.

vosschs
10-13-2004, 09:13 PM
i like alpines dvd players, sony's head units, and uh um audiobahns subs, ya thats right

3.5Max6spd
10-14-2004, 11:42 PM
If you have person experience with all those brands, you've got way too much money and free time. I can help with the extra money. *grin*

All the brands I've ever had experience with:
JVC > Balupunkt > Sony > Stock
Hahaha.

No-just been doind this for 11yrs.....
my experience

Eclipse>Clarion>Alpine>(Pioneer/Panasonic/Sony)

Xplod_ur_mind
10-17-2004, 05:14 PM
Alpine is,was and always will be the rolls royce of head units!!Followed up by Clarion!!

Alum12Q
10-17-2004, 05:30 PM
Alpine!!!

MasterBlast
10-17-2004, 10:57 PM
Get an alpine you will not be disaponted

squeak9798
10-18-2004, 01:32 AM
Alpine is,was and always will be the rolls royce of head units!!

I don't think I'd go that far............

Berry47
10-18-2004, 02:33 AM
in this order....Eclipse......Clarion....Alpine


x2..........

yeshewa
10-18-2004, 05:15 AM
i am telling you right now pioneer is crap!! i own a pioneer and worked in the industry for years, clarion is junk and so is sony...alpine, eclipse, excelon, and panasonic are good.

squeak9798
10-18-2004, 10:41 AM
i am telling you right now pioneer is crap!!

Well then I hope you don't work in the industry anymore :rolleyes: Far from crap

zane
10-18-2004, 02:50 PM
Many, many people have been, including myself ...

Alpine's controls are gay ... Very, very gay ... The Treble setting is completely retarded (choice between 10, 12.5, 15, and 17.5 kHz ? Great, so practically no adjustability ... SWEET !), the crossover choices are, again, retarded (80, 120, 160 Hz choices for low-pass is ****ing stupid. 80 is the only real choice for subwoofers.). No mid control COMBINED with the practically no high control is just inexcusable in my opinion. (exceptions being the 9815/9835 and other high-high-end Alpine HUs, but the entry-level and even into the upper-mid level HUs **** as far as sound control goes). That being said, they are reliable and the V-Drive internal amp is still amongst the top internal amplifiers on the market. Newer pre-outs are quite overrated on some models, though.




Finally!

I'm glad someone said it.


Alpines are atrocious in terms of adjusting Bass, Treble, Mid, Crossovers, etc.

They leave no reference point showing where you have the levels for each area of sound. Pain in the Arse.

I'd take my Sony CDX-M630 over my Alpine any day without a second thought.

In no specific order; Sony, Eclipse, and Pioneer, are the only ones that I would give any of my consideration towards.

78nova
10-19-2004, 02:22 AM
I personally like alpine and pioneer

Ne1
10-19-2004, 10:45 AM
Alpine 7914>all
Well, except the 7909 of course.
No really, I've had the clarions, the alpines, and now a panasonic. Ironically all of them have been with a rotary volume knob, I guess I'm just old fashioned that way. I like the sound and the stunning clean looks of the alpine the best (granted I am reffering to older alpines here, the newer ones seem too busy for my tastes) altho the full screen display of the clarion pro audio units was quite nice as well (didn't sound as nice as my alpines tho). So I would go with alpine>clarion>panasonic>blau. I have no experience with eclipse units, so I'll make no comments there, as I'd be talking out me bunghole.

TyRacing
10-19-2004, 05:57 PM
i'm going with the premier pioneer deh-p860mp. is that good?

JLCivic
10-19-2004, 06:00 PM
i'm going with the premier pioneer deh-p860mp. is that good?


That deck seems to get some pretty good reviews on the forums. I say go for it.

.:Mark:.
10-21-2004, 11:13 PM
sony is the biggest waste of time i wouldnt bother with them

waNtsumBuMP
10-24-2004, 05:08 PM
sony has gone to **** the last couple of years, on all of their products.... i love alpine... i love everything about them, looks, performance, usuability, and price... overall i think alpine is a kick *** brand....

Professor Fate
10-24-2004, 10:53 PM
Premier. This by far is the best deck for your money. (new/warrenty)
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