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.
Pioneer = teh win
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.
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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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.
Originally Posted by netherland24
Pioneer is basic? Care to explain that a little?
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.
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.
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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http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...d.php?t=166492Originally Posted by zachzchw
Heres a VERY nice pioneer selling for $175 on a forum Im on
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