View Full Version : mp3 head unit recommendations

03-18-2005, 01:42 PM
havent been keeping updated with the headunits lately, but im basically looking for a mp3 headunit by alpine or pioneer (as they are my fav brands) that offers:

-mp3 compatiable
-subwoofer drive.. meaning my car will play all 4 car speakers AND subs. unlike my older model pioneer, if i want the sub to sound, i have to sacrafice my rear speakers for subs :mad:
-adjustable EQ's for lows/mids/highs/fhz/etc
-preferably white, red, or grey face display

i want to spend $250 at most shipped (i plan to ebay it :greedy: )

thanks all

03-18-2005, 09:44 PM
i got the pioneer P8MP for $240 shipped. I love it and its OEL display. or the Pioneer 8500MP or something. that one is color display the P8mP is blue display. i like the P8MP over the other simply cuz of the way it looks. really unique love it

03-18-2005, 10:25 PM
I have a Alpine 9815 which is almost the same as the 9835...im thinking about selling it because I want to go back to a simple deck that has bass and treble adjustment. This deck has too many controls and settings that I dont really care about. Let me know if you are interested. This is the first deck I have that plays mp3's and its my favorite thing about this deck, I was really suprised at how fast it was. goodluck finding a deck man

03-18-2005, 10:50 PM

anyone know the true difference between those 2 pioneer decks? they look exactly the same and have same features AND same price. but one is just under the name premier? :confused:

03-19-2005, 02:24 PM
the premier has more voltage

03-19-2005, 03:43 PM
ive narrowed it down to the premier. but what i want to know is does this deck have a sub rca slot where i can insert 2 rcas from my mono amp to behind the deck without sacraficing any of my car speakers? i ask because the deck i have now will only power the sub if i switch it for the rear 6x9s and i hate that :(

my set up is 1 sub, 1 mono amp for sub, 4 car speakers running off deck power and dont plan to amp just yet