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    Good Budget headunit

    looking for a good budget headunit
    Must be able to play ipod
    it also must have 3 4v preouts
    Anyone know one around 150 or lower







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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Pioneer DEH-7500,7600,8500,8600 and also a used . I used to have the the DEH-8400 and it never game me any problems. In my opinion its pretty user friendly too.

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    If you buy through ebay or another site I am sure you can find them at a lower price though. I just did a quick search




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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by southport2014 View Post
    looking for a good budget headunit
    Must be able to play ipod
    it also must have 3 4v preouts
    Anyone know one around 150 or lower
    I have a Pioneer 7800 mp for sale with ipod adapter but not sure what generation iPod Itl work with




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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    I'm getting very good sound quality for the head unit I'm running and only paid $150 new..



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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X597, $136



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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    The Clarion CZ702 is by far the best bang for the buck head unit on the market right now. It's ugly, but has a lot more options than every head unit out there other than the 80PRS. It's active capable and has plenty of other tuning options, too.



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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by SounDrive View Post
    The Clarion CZ702 is by far the best bang for the buck head unit on the market right now. It's ugly, but has a lot more options than every head unit out there other than the 80PRS. It's active capable and has plenty of other tuning options, too.

    What this gentleman suggested, or the link below are my top two bang-4-buck options. Depends on whether you want active crossovers or not. The Kenwood outputs an extraordinarily clean preamp signal.

    Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X697 Single-Din Car Stereo w/ Pandora




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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    i would go with the kenwood eXcelon unit over the clarion. that is a nice radio for the price.




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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by av83 View Post
    What this gentleman suggested, or the link below are my top two bang-4-buck options. Depends on whether you want active crossovers or not. The Kenwood outputs an extraordinarily clean preamp signal.

    Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X697 Single-Din Car Stereo w/ Pandora
    I echo these sentiments and can testify to Kenwood's SQ..



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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomTaco64 View Post
    i would go with the kenwood eXcelon unit over the clarion. that is a nice radio for the price.
    Any reasoning behind that?



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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    I think crutchfield still has a pioneer hd 7xxx for $99. Great deal




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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    the Clarion is not visually appealing to me, the Kenwood just looks better..



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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by SounDrive View Post
    Any reasoning behind that?
    the kenwood unit will have a better preout voltage, better rca connections, better controls, better quality, better eq functions, easier to add on extra parts as they are easy to find, better overall looks....need i go into more detail?




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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    got an 80prs with no working usb, and no working cd, but bt works $125 shipped






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    Re: Good Budget headunit

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomTaco64 View Post
    the kenwood unit will have a better preout voltage, better rca connections, better controls, better quality, better eq functions, easier to add on extra parts as they are easy to find, better overall looks....need i go into more detail?
    Excuse me? have you even bothered looking at the clarion? Its not visually appealing but performance wise it'll wipe the floor with that Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X697 head unit.

    that kenwood is a lower end head unit, 4 volt pre out, 3 band EQ, not active capable, Digital time alignment no where to be found. Cant even do bluetooth calling or audio.

    compared to the cz702's 5 volt preout, 5 band parametric EQ, Active network capable with Adjustable slopes, Digital time alignment, Has everything a modern head unit has and can add satellight/ipod/sirius just as easy as the kenwood and the sound and build quality is great. Its THE 150$ budget SQ oriented head unit to get. Closest thing to an 80 PRS for half of the PRS's cost



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