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    Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    I'm looking at upgrading my HU. I'm trying to stay under the $200 mark, but a little over wouldn't be bad. How do they compare in SQ, features, etc...?

    Thanks for any input you guys have.







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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Pioneer = teh win




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    I would choose pioneer simply because ive had personal experience with them and have never had a problem with one. But panasonic does have some decks with great features for under $200, just a question of reliability.




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    well since i have worked with both depends on what all u going to do next to SQ panasonic is great after u remove all that dot matrix stuff and motorized face. pioneer is pretty basic and have been around for 20years in mobile audio.



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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    I had a Pioneer 860, ran into problems.
    My wife has a Pioneer (not sure of the model, it was about $150 a year ago), no problems at all.
    Get whichever one you like better, or has the better warranty.




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by netherland24
    well since i have worked with both depends on what all u going to do next to SQ panasonic is great after u remove all that dot matrix stuff and motorized face. pioneer is pretty basic and have been around for 20years in mobile audio.

    Pioneer is basic? Care to explain that a little?




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by netherland24
    well since i have worked with both depends on what all u going to do next to SQ panasonic is great after u remove all that dot matrix stuff and motorized face. pioneer is pretty basic and have been around for 20years in mobile audio.
    What do you mean by "remove" the dot matrix and motorized face? How would you do that? And it actually improves SQ?




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    Panasonic's reliability is fine ...

    However, I dislike their user interface and strongly dislike their looks ...
    Really? I think they look really clean and sharp. Especially with all that polished gun metal.




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    I prefer the built in eq on the Pioneer. If you are not planning on using an amp on your mids/highs, the Pioneer will help you bring out the clarity and great sound of the music. To me the panasonic decks under $200 is very basic. The controls are: treble, bass, balance, front/back, and some models have a subwoofer level. You have to pay big money on a Panasonic to get the adjustability that you can attain from the cheapest of the Pioneers. Go Pioneer or JVC! JVC is the only deck that I now use! Out of Pioneer, Panasonic, and JVC-- Go with JCV or Pioneer.




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by shaqinblaq323
    I prefer the built in eq on the Pioneer. If you are not planning on using an amp on your mids/highs, the Pioneer will help you bring out the clarity and great sound of the music. To me the panasonic decks under $200 is very basic. The controls are: treble, bass, balance, front/back, and some models have a subwoofer level. You have to pay big money on a Panasonic to get the adjustability that you can attain from the cheapest of the Pioneers. Go Pioneer or JVC! JVC is the only deck that I now use! Out of Pioneer, Panasonic, and JVC-- Go with JCV or Pioneer.
    7 band eq on a $150 HU?




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Look around the classifieds, sometimes youll see high end Pioneer, Eclipse, and Alpine stuff selling for around $200 that are great decks.

    Might also want to check out Kenwood Excelon.




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by netherland24
    next to SQ panasonic is great after u remove all that dot matrix stuff and motorized face.
    Can you explain?




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    actually i like pioneers looks better, but the panasonic is a GREAT starter HU. I had one for a year, and it never failed on me. I like the user interface a lot its simple and easy to read. I also like the glowing blue backlight




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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by zachzchw
    Look around the classifieds, sometimes youll see high end Pioneer, Eclipse, and Alpine stuff selling for around $200 that are great decks.

    Might also want to check out Kenwood Excelon.
    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...d.php?t=166492
    Heres a VERY nice pioneer selling for $175 on a forum Im on



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    Re: Panasonic vs. Pioneer

    Quote Originally Posted by flakko
    actually i like pioneers looks better, but the panasonic is a GREAT starter HU. I had one for a year, and it never failed on me. I like the user interface a lot its simple and easy to read. I also like the glowing blue backlight
    Are you talking about the HU's in the $200 range? Or are you talking about their cheap ones...?




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