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DoubleR
03-10-2005, 10:03 PM
I have a chance to get a Pioneer 8600mp for 300$ installed with 4 yr warranty from Best Buy tomorrow is that a good deal??

iceteebone
03-10-2005, 10:04 PM
yes

JAZN
03-10-2005, 10:14 PM
yes
:word:

hdave
03-10-2005, 10:16 PM
great deal.

Nikuk
03-10-2005, 10:22 PM
+1

DoubleR
03-10-2005, 10:36 PM
Cool Ill pick it up tomorrow.

hdave
03-11-2005, 01:24 AM
if anyone can get this deck cheap pls lemme know

it does not have to be functional, cosmetic condition must be excellent though.

jellyfish420
03-11-2005, 09:33 PM
Cool Ill pick it up tomorrow.
did you get it? i got my 860 installed today.
and wow, its amazing!!!!!

DoubleR
03-11-2005, 09:38 PM
Yeah I got it but I didnt get it installed since they wanted to charge me to bypass my factory amp and crap so I said nah. I have it with me though. How do you like yours??

JAZN
03-11-2005, 09:38 PM
i finally got mine to work without the loud button and its soo much cleaner at high volumes.

1200mk
03-11-2005, 10:44 PM
best buy installers = teh lose

bamaboy
03-12-2005, 04:53 PM
i love my premier 860, its a crazy deck, i like it a lot better than my friends alpine 9833, the menu is real easy for me 2 use compared to his

g30ffr3y
03-12-2005, 11:19 PM
i love my premier 860, its a crazy deck, i like it a lot better than my friends alpine 9833, the menu is real easy for me 2 use compared to his

thats what got me about the alpine... id didnt make a stitch of sense to
me... every other deck ive owned has been pioneer so i guess ill stick to
what works...

DoubleR
03-13-2005, 10:00 PM
Got it installed today what a ***** I had to locate facory amp then bypass it. Lets just say it ****** but it looks good and sounds pretty good for right now. I havent tweaked but I plan on running a seperate amp for my front stage anyway so its good for now.

JAZN
03-13-2005, 10:53 PM
itll sound a whole lot better with an external amp and tuning.

jellyfish420
03-14-2005, 12:44 AM
itll sound a whole lot better with an external amp and tuning.
oh yeah :D

drgthang
03-24-2005, 03:44 PM
How is the time between MP3's when you play a burned CD-R? Does it take a good 3-5 seconds between songs, or faster? Im liking what I read and hear about this deck, plus it looks stylish. Its hard to pass up Alpine 9833 with what I read as well, always gets good marks.

MC

JAZN
03-24-2005, 03:56 PM
when i first insert a cd full of mp3s, it takes a good 3-5seconds to load up. however, once its already playing tracks, changing tracks has <1second delay, almost instant.

g30ffr3y
03-24-2005, 04:16 PM
scrolling through MP3s is a dream compared to the 9831 at least...

its so fast and easy to read... i cant wait to put a set of comps. and
another amp on it...

so is anyone running their 860 in NETWORK mode...

do you have to have 3 amps to do that???

jellyfish420
03-24-2005, 08:01 PM
scrolling through MP3s is a dream compared to the 9831 at least...

its so fast and easy to read... i cant wait to put a set of comps. and
another amp on it...

so is anyone running their 860 in NETWORK mode...

do you have to have 3 amps to do that???
i was wondering the same myself...
i have a single 2 channel amp for my comps then my sub amp. would i gain anything from running the network?

i don't know, so don't quote me. but i think that the network would be better for running, for instance, a DIY comp set w/ a 4 channel amp. but in my case since i have the passive crossover for the comps and only 2 channels to work with i don't think i'll gain anything. but i don't know......

JAZN
03-25-2005, 06:30 AM
network mode is for biamping ur comps (going active).
regular is front, rear, sub
network is high, mid, low

drgthang
03-25-2005, 09:47 AM
Just curious, the title of the Thread/Post was "Pioneer 8600mp???". Whats the major difference between 8600 and 860 Premier? I see volts are slightly higher on 860, why is this important? Most people on this post seem to have the 860 premier and like it, but I notice the two decks look similar and have gotten solid reviews. Is 860 worth the few extra $?

g30ffr3y
03-25-2005, 09:56 AM
if you buy the premier version from an authorized dealer it
carries a 2 year warranty rather than the pioneers 1 year
warranty... also, like you said the voltage is a little better
on the premier... i dont think the pioneer has the "network mode"
though...

its up to you whether its worth it...

drgthang
03-25-2005, 10:04 AM
Im a novice, whats the importance of higher volts for preamp outs?

g30ffr3y
03-25-2005, 10:06 AM
to get a cleaner stronger signal to the amp.

so you dont have to turn the amps gain up as high, possibly reducing noise.

a higher number will be percieved as better to the general
public and help sell more expensive decks evn though
the general public probably wont notice a difference between
4 volts and 6.5 volts...

drgthang
03-25-2005, 10:10 AM
Ah thank you for clarifying, so in all reality the 8600 is pretty decent, but you dont think it networks amps? If I'm just planning to have maybe 1 or 2 amps, how important is networking? Any drawbacks you have experienced with your 860 so far? -MC

g30ffr3y
03-25-2005, 10:15 AM
im only using standard mode right now because i just
have the sub amp... i plan to do my comps this spring
so maybe ill get to play with it then...

i dont want to mislead you... i actually asked about
what exactly "network mode" was good for myself...

if the $$$ savings is significant enough im sure the 8600
is an awesome deck... otherwise why not get the snotty
"premier" version!?!?!?

outside of actually LEARNING how to use the features i
have not come across any issues with the deck... which
is pretty darn awesome since the ////Alpine deck i had
right before it, i hated pretty much as soon as i installed
it... [which is why i took it back and got the 860]

drgthang
03-25-2005, 10:22 AM
Very good to know. I think I've narrowed it down to the Pioneer then. I was considering the Alpine CDA 9833, but Im seeing that Pioneer has a great product. I missed out on a steal, someone had the 860 on Ebay for $215, used. Soon tho, soon..thanks for your advice/info..MC

1200mk
03-25-2005, 04:05 PM
9833 is not 300 bucks no more at crutchfield.

drgthang
03-25-2005, 08:16 PM
That's right 1200mk, they dont even have them in stock anymore..Go with ebay for it now..But I think Im just about sold on these Pioneer's. Unless I can find a kick *** deal on in dash dvd w or w/o monitor..peace