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Stangs400
02-28-2005, 01:02 PM
Hey guys..my H/U is shot...well the pre outs... anyways Im in a toss up between these two... Lets me say this, I like pioneer a lot, think they have pretty good SQ. I like there idea of using a mic for time alignment.. and the ability to make my own background movies, screen saver, crap like that. But i really like the 6.5v preouts too.. Im putting in some Rainbow Speakers and want to get the most out of them, yes i am amping them with 150rms. But i like the cool touchscreen clarion. Display plays a big role of what is going in my BMW. The Clarion also matches better with my black interior. I can get these for about the same price, Pioneer maybe a little higher. Im coming from a DEHp440 so im sure these both will be a Big upgrade. HElP ME PLEASE! also, can you change colors or whatever with the clarion? I like cool background ssh1t like touchscreen and dolphing humping lol! But SQ is very important also!

Stangs400
02-28-2005, 01:37 PM
D@mn...just noticed that the DXZ855mp is out too...add that to the list! im really liking the clarion for some reason...? Maybe cause i like to touch things? lol i dunno!!!!!

Stangs400
03-01-2005, 08:45 AM
anybody??? I hear that the pioneer screen isnt all that good after all?? Also is the autoEQ really worth it?

squeak9798
03-01-2005, 08:57 AM
The 860MP kills them both in features: more EQ bands, better crossover, etc etc.

Stangs400
03-01-2005, 10:28 AM
Ahh finally a response! Ya i remember my dad had a clarion once and it ******. lol so we bought something else later. I just like cool features... Ill probably be leanin towards the pioneer as i have had good luck with them.

3.5Max6spd
03-01-2005, 11:41 AM
higher line Clarions do not ****** by any means....great HU's

Stangs400
03-01-2005, 12:46 PM
ahh crap! now i got one goin the other way...does anyone else think the touchscreen is better than pioneer? well scratch that does anyone think that the autoeq is worth it...kinda using this as a crutch for the pioneer...I got rainbow comps goin in and want the best sound out of them..

squeak9798
03-01-2005, 12:56 PM
I think he was just saying that they don't ****. The 860MP still kicks their butt in features. You don't have to use the AutoEQ (I probably wouldn't), but the other features make it worth it.

SKyleS
03-01-2005, 01:12 PM
The 940mp is better than the 860mp right?....

Stangs400
03-01-2005, 01:44 PM
yes it is suppose to be...but in all reality alls the difference is a few more screen saver(which you can download or make) and a flip out faceplate, which isnt good cause the gears wear out if i remember... otherwise compare the two at the pioneer website and they are the same!

squeak9798
03-01-2005, 02:21 PM
The 940mp is better than the 860mp right?....

Not really. Even though that's an older model, the features are all pretty much the same.

Stangs400
03-01-2005, 02:28 PM
Thats what i thought, thanks squeak!

Zombietime
03-01-2005, 02:52 PM
I don't think I've ever used a Clarion deck that ****** or any other head unit for that matter. They all do what they're made to do, some just do it better.

adam71
03-02-2005, 05:44 AM
yes it is suppose to be...but in all reality alls the difference is a few more screen saver(which you can download or make) and a flip out faceplate, which isnt good cause the gears wear out if i remember... otherwise compare the two at the pioneer website and they are the same!

Actually the 960 had the dual face NOT the 940. The 940 has the same design as the 860.

Stangs400
03-02-2005, 08:09 AM
lol, thats i thought he was talking about the 960!! sorry for the misconception!