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icemayne696
12-10-2004, 03:27 PM
Can anyone one suggest a headunit with the most features for under $300? Upgrading from my Pioneer DEH-P3500 :confused:

c0la
12-10-2004, 08:10 PM
U can pick up a higher end pioneer off ebay for less than $300 and have a ton of options to mess with. 760 premier would be a good choice, has mp3 capabilities. If you would like to stick with pioneer.

iceteebone
12-10-2004, 08:13 PM
i saw an alpine 9833 on ebay for $279 but shipping was $29. if you look hard enough you can find an 8600 for that price. an 8600 is a much better improvement over the 7600

c0la
12-10-2004, 08:25 PM
8600 on ebay is goin right at 300 and then plus shipping which was like almost 30 bucks. the 760 was only in the 230 price range and plus s/h


*edit* The 8600 is goin for $300 +$30 s/h=330

The 7600 is goin for $200+$30s/h=230

$100 difference on ebay and as stated under $300 which the person might be able to go above that but I'm just trying to help. Not to start an arguement on which one is better

iceteebone
12-10-2004, 08:33 PM
8600 on ebay is goin right at 300 and then plus shipping which was like almost 30 bucks. the 760 was only in the 230 price range and plus s/h


it's worth it save up an extra $30 and get the 8600. i use to own a premier 750 and the 8600 is by far better then the 750 which is pretty much the same as the 7600

DBfan187
12-10-2004, 09:52 PM
Not the most features, but I'll sell it.

I have an Eclipse CD3434. Everything for it - manual, box, harness, remote(numbers got smeared because I had f/b resin it so I tried acetone. smeared a little.)

I'll sell it for $215+ shipping.

*edit*

* DIN Size Chassis
* LCD Display w/Contrast Control
* Full Face Tilt
* ECLIPSE Security Network (ESN)
* Audiophile Components/Parts
* Integrated Optics Pickup Unit
* Full CD-R/CD-RW and MP3 compatibility
* CD Changer Control (Daisychainable)
* Digital Servo System (DSS)
* High-Voltage 5v(2.7v) & Low-Impedance 55ohm Output <--YUMMI!
* 3 RCA Pre-Amp Outputs - Front, Rear & Non-Fading
* Electronic Crossover Control
* Remote Control

Power Output
* 200W MOSFET Amplification (50watts x 4)

CD Features
* CD-R/RW Compatible
* Track Scan
* Track Up/Down
* Fast Up/Down
* Repeat
* Ramdom Play

Tuner Features
* ECLIPSE STARTUNER V
* 24 Station Presets (18FM/6AM)
* Preset Scan
* Auto Station Memory (ASM)
* UP/Down Auto Seek
* One-Touch Station Memory
* Auto Local/Distant Seek Sensitivity

Audio Features
* Independent Bass/Treble Memory for each Source
* Balance Control
* Fader & Pre-Amp Fader Control
* Electronic Crossover Control
* Loudness
* Mute


http://www.eclipse-web.com/products/cd/cd3434.htm

6spdcoupe
12-11-2004, 06:39 PM
Not the most features, but I'll sell it.

I have an Eclipse CD3434. Everything for it - manual, box, harness, remote(numbers got smeared because I had f/b resin it so I tried acetone. smeared a little.)

I'll sell it for $215+ shipping.

*edit*

* DIN Size Chassis
* LCD Display w/Contrast Control
* Full Face Tilt
* ECLIPSE Security Network (ESN)
* Audiophile Components/Parts
* Integrated Optics Pickup Unit
* Full CD-R/CD-RW and MP3 compatibility
* CD Changer Control (Daisychainable)
* Digital Servo System (DSS)
* High-Voltage 5v(2.7v) & Low-Impedance 55ohm Output <--YUMMI!
* 3 RCA Pre-Amp Outputs - Front, Rear & Non-Fading
* Electronic Crossover Control
* Remote Control

Power Output
* 200W MOSFET Amplification (50watts x 4)

CD Features
* CD-R/RW Compatible
* Track Scan
* Track Up/Down
* Fast Up/Down
* Repeat
* Ramdom Play

Tuner Features
* ECLIPSE STARTUNER V
* 24 Station Presets (18FM/6AM)
* Preset Scan
* Auto Station Memory (ASM)
* UP/Down Auto Seek
* One-Touch Station Memory
* Auto Local/Distant Seek Sensitivity

Audio Features
* Independent Bass/Treble Memory for each Source
* Balance Control
* Fader & Pre-Amp Fader Control
* Electronic Crossover Control
* Loudness
* Mute


http://www.eclipse-web.com/products/cd/cd3434.htm


IMO this is the best choice...Although theres a typo on the voltage preouts. Theyre only 3V @100Ohm

--Don

DBfan187
12-11-2004, 06:42 PM
IMO this is the best choice...Although theres a typo on the voltage preouts. Theyre only 3V @100Ohm

--Don :confused:

I'm actually lookig at the manual right now and it even staes that it's 5v @ 55ohm.

JLCivic
12-11-2004, 07:01 PM
:confused:

I'm actually lookig at the manual right now and it even staes that it's 5v @ 55ohm.


My guess is it is a typo. It is a "3" series deck so it has 2.7V/300 ohm pre outs(I think Eclipse has the best pre outs, top to bottom, in the business). The spec sheet on their website indicates 2.7V as well.

I would take a 2.7V eclipse over many "4V" decks from other companies.

To the original poster....you do realize "most features" doesn't necessarily equate to "best," right?

6spdcoupe
12-12-2004, 12:12 AM
:confused:

I'm actually lookig at the manual right now and it even staes that it's 5v @ 55ohm.

Definately a typo...3 series equates to 3V (2.7) 5 series..5V, 8 series..8V,etc..

--Don

kalinatek
12-13-2004, 11:12 AM
Alpine 9830 255$ from ikesound
http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/2091

or maybe an Alpine 9833 from ebay.




:veryhapp:

6spdcoupe
12-13-2004, 12:33 PM
Alpine 9830 255$ from ikesound
http://www.ikesound.com/product-product_id/2091

or maybe an Alpine 9833 from ebay.




:veryhapp:

Too ban theyre not Authorized for Alpine. Then again Ebay isnt for anything. Call me old fashioned, but a warranty is a must.

--Don

eddiem67
12-13-2004, 12:51 PM
Eclipse 8443 on ebay, or I can get you a NIB eclipse 8053 360 shipped

6spdcoupe
12-13-2004, 12:54 PM
Eclipse 8443 on ebay, or I can get you a NIB eclipse 8053 360 shipped

Thats even worse than the Alpine as far as warranty. Giving up 3 years and a year of theft replacement....

kappa546
12-13-2004, 08:13 PM
The real question is, what do you give up for those extra features ? ...

exactly... why are you kids so obsessed with bling and features on POS deck. to the inexperienced, any good you could do with those features is actually used to screw the signal up some more. get an actual good transport and you'll even spend less

vosschs
12-13-2004, 08:18 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=78593

buy his alpine

JLCivic
12-13-2004, 08:57 PM
exactly... why are you kids so obsessed with bling and features on POS deck. to the inexperienced, any good you could do with those features is actually used to screw the signal up some more. get an actual good transport and you'll even spend less


X2 I see so many posts from people who just seem to love to tweak their decks for hours to get it "just right." IMO, if I had to tweak a deck for hours, I have problems.

Any eclipse I have ever used along with my RF 8250 is pretty much set flat, and the results have been very nice, imo.

kappa546
12-13-2004, 10:05 PM
i want my 8250 back :(

hls811
12-16-2004, 11:36 AM
I just picked up a new Blaupunkt Acapulco MP54.. I bought it sight unseen since its new and none of my local stores have it... I'm not sure what 'features' you're looking for but I got it for $270 and it has everything I was looking for (including dual AUX inputs).. If you like the 'bling' its got a user selectable color LCD.. (4000 colors).... As for sound and customization - you can buy an external mic and have the sound auto adjust for you.. I don't know how well it works but seems like a decent option on an inexpensive HU.

I've only had it installed about a week and have no complaints at all.

uncleroman
12-19-2004, 12:05 AM
i like my excelon 579 alot. 24 bit burr brown, 3 sets of rcas, nice easy to work crossovers.
http://www.hookedontronics.com/show_product_details.jsp?cid=7634

mudd
12-19-2004, 12:50 AM
I second that Kenwood recommendation. In that price range, you can find an x679 that would work nicely, and has all the tweeks you will ever need. The Alpine is another good option. The Eclipse is always nice, but you have to buy it from an authorized (read: not online) dealer to get any kind of warranty from them.