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    Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    I bought a new to me car over the weekend so I am debating whether to sell the 760MP that is in the 98 and go to a 860MP in the 01 or just do a swap into the new car. Is it worth it? The 860 does have 6v output.

    I was looking at going to another brand but I have never had a Pioneer let me down and if I went with another brand I would need an auxillary cable for it.

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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    New car has black interior. Wouldn't the silver of the 760 look like *** in there? I need a nice black face unit.



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    if you can wait a bit the prs 880 should be out in the spring/summer



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    What is that?



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    sell the 760 and buy an Excelon......
    you wont believe the difference,I had the 760 at one time
    no comparison




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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    Quote Originally Posted by excelerater
    sell the 760 and buy an Excelon......
    you wont believe the difference,I had the 760 at one time
    no comparison
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    What is that?



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    If your deck does everything you want/need it to do, then why bother?
    Run a search on Kenwood excelon, and the same with the other pioneer unit mentioned.




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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    there is quite a difference between the 760 and 860. larger eq, time alignment, 3-way xover etc. preout volts don't mean a thing




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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    Don't let the 860 having (rated) 6.5v preouts be too much of a consideration in the decision-making process here...

    You'll seldom (if ever, actually) really see 6.5 volts coming out of those preamp outputs.



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    Don't let the 860 having (rated) 6.5v preouts be too much of a consideration in the decision-making process here...

    You'll seldom (if ever, actually) really see 6.5 volts coming out of those preamp outputs.

    only see 6.5 volts with a 0 db tone at full volume, and that is considering that deck puts out 6.5 volts rms




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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    Other than not matching the surroundings of my interior I just thought from things I have read here that some of the other units give better sound such as the 860. The pre-out voltage is another thing I was looking at since some say it does make a difference. Open to suggestions on a nice black face/surrounded head unit since I may just leave the 760 in the Honda as a little perk to the buyer. What is a kick-*** unit for me to look at in both the Kenwood and Eclipse line since they seem to be two of the best?



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    get the kenwood kdc-mp928 thats a nice Hu imo or the KENWOOD Excelon XXV-01D



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    Where does the 6700 fall in the Pioneer line. Are you happy with it or looking to upgrade?



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    Re: Would it make any sense upgrading head units?

    i had 2 pioineers preouts go kaput on me so i stear clear of em..... when i say kaput i mean ASSloads of noise that almost sounded like ground noise since i got my alpine i havent heard that horrid sound once...



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