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    Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    My apologies as this had probably been discussed ad naseum here (especially the 880prs), but i need help making up my mind or looking for other suggestions.

    I originally WANTED a double din touchscreen DVD for my 2005 Mazda 3s, but all the ones i want are $1,000 + and most have nav (which i dont need as i have OEM) So now, im looking towards others... My current system running off the stock mazda HU is;
    FRONT: Polk MMC6500
    REAR: Polk MMC570
    AMPS: Polk Audio c400.4 and Alpine M301 Mono
    SUBS: JL Audio 10" W3

    It sounds great as it is, but i would assume upgrading the HU can only make it sound even better (im using a navone 4-ch LOC right now). I first thought about the Alpine 9857, but after hearing how scaled back the 2006 models are from previous years, I'm not to keen on Alpine at the moment. (lower preout voltages, manual face, lots of features gone)

    What i need;
    • EXCELLENT SQ
    • iPod Compatability
    • Sirius Compatability
    • Clear EASY TO READ screen, even during sunlight
    • Looks good
    • Fairly inexpensive, but still GOOD quality
    Bluetooth compatability, and HD Radio would be excellent additions to boot, but not deal breakers as the boxes for both seem to be over $250+ a piece right now... DVD audio/videowould be cool to have as well, but i wouldnt use it nearly as much as standard audio. The two i'm leaning towards... Feel free to suggest another...

    JVC KD-AVX2
    STREET PRICE: ~ $450 shipped
    POSITIVES: 3.5" Widescreen LCD (VERY clear, saw it in person), DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD Mp3 Disc, Video-In (possible Backup Cam, etc), wow factor
    NEGATIVES: More Expensive, controls not as easy to use as Pioneer (no wheel to spin for selection), Questionable reliability, no on screen visualizations while playing (just shows song/title), unknown as to speed of iPod interface, 2.5v preouts, only a 7 band EQ, No bluetooth availability, no HD radio availability
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    Pioneer Premier DEH-P880prs
    STREET PRICE: ~ $300 shipped
    POSITIVES: Excellent SQ, 16-band EQ (l+r, 32 effective), clear & easy to read screen, 5v preouts, auto eq, fast iPod interface w/ wheel to make navigation easy
    NEGATIVES: No DVD Audio/Video, No buttons on the face for Sirius presets (remote controller only), No bluetooth availability, no HD radio availability
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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    I'll sell ya my Pioneer $300 Shipped it's the DEH-P880PRS

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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    Quote Originally Posted by Echo42987
    I'll sell ya my Pioneer $300 Shipped it's the DEH-P880PRS

    -Nick-
    I can buy it brand new for $300 shipped.




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    lol well good for you

    Mines only a couple days old ne ways

    $300 new on ebay?????

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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    i'd take the jvc, i love mine sounds awesome and hard HU to get it 2 skip.




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    Quote Originally Posted by Echo42987
    lol well good for you

    Mines only a couple days old ne ways

    $300 new on ebay?????

    -Nick-
    Why are you selling it if its only a few days old? I'm currently only looking for information about the units.




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    I'd take the Premier... WAY more tuning capabilities, ability for ACTIVE front stage...

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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    If you in it for looks and very light tuning grab the JVC , but overall features I'd say premier.




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    Thanks for the info thus far guys...

    Quick Q - Does pioneer honor their warranty from unauthorized dealers?




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    Quote Originally Posted by aphex
    Thanks for the info thus far guys...

    Quick Q - Does pioneer honor their warranty from unauthorized dealers?
    What do you think?



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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    We have very similar taste, so my vote is in my signature.



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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    Quote Originally Posted by aphex
    Thanks for the info thus far guys...

    Quick Q - Does pioneer honor their warranty from unauthorized dealers?

    I had to get an 860 repaired before......had to complain to a couple different people, but they repaired it.
    Didnt even have the receipt.




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    pioneer ftw

    the avx1 with the half inch smaller screen has 5 volt preouts



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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    Quote Originally Posted by aadadams
    We have very similar taste, so my vote is in my signature.
    Any problems thus far?




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    Re: Which HU for my mazda3? Premier 880PRS or the JVC KD-AVX2

    No complaints here. This is the best HU available anywhere near this price point.



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