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    new H/U

    i want a new head unit but im not up to date on whats the good brands out there and what i need to go with, so can someone help me pick out my new deck?

    im lookin to spend about 350, around that price







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    Re: new H/U

    There was a used Alpine 9835 on sale here for that price not too long ago...would be a really capable deck for you.

    Doesn't have the noise issue that some Pio 880 PRS's have




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    Re: new H/U

    so what are some good brands, what should i look for?




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    Re: new H/U

    Humm, 350 bucks will get you a very nice head unit. Any Kenwood Excelon, but for that price range you can go KDC-X790 and above. Pioneer Premier 6800, 7800 are very nice units. A good place to start.




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    Re: new H/U

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post

    Doesn't have the noise issue that some Pio 880 PRS's have

    Well, aren't you just cute.



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    Subs: Pioneer TS-W12PRS
    Mid & Tweet amp: Pioneer PRS-X340
    Midbass Amp: Pioneer PRS-X720
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    Re: new H/U

    yeh i have a kenwood kdc somethin in my car now, whast a better brand Pioneer or Kenwood, im lookin for something with the screen that does visual effects and has a good equalizer built in.




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    Re: new H/U

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    There was a used Alpine 9835 on sale here for that price not too long ago...would be a really capable deck for you.

    Doesn't have the noise issue that some Pio 880 PRS's have
    I'd still take the 880 over the alpine

    http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-Premier-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I hear the most common way to blow the internal ground on the RCA's in the pioneer units is messing around with it while it it powered on. I know that's how I blew mine



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    Source: Pioneer 880 PRS *Active
    Tweeters: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Midrange: Soon to be Hat Imagine
    Sub: 15" SSA Icon
    Box: 2.5^3 Sealed
    Amp: Soundstream Tarantula 2kW

    Feedback: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=278169

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    Re: new H/U

    Quote Originally Posted by ultimate157 View Post
    I'd still take the 880 over the alpine

    http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-Premier-...QQcmdZViewItem

    I hear the most common way to blow the internal ground on the RCA's in the pioneer units is messing around with it while it it powered on. I know that's how I blew mine



    I of course am biased toward Pioneer as I have ran Pioneer decks for a very long time.



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    Midbass: CDT M6 (6.5")
    Subs: Pioneer TS-W12PRS
    Mid & Tweet amp: Pioneer PRS-X340
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    Re: new H/U

    Pioneer has excellent grafics, but it sounds to me like maybe you ought to look at an Eclipse.




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    Re: new H/U

    Quote Originally Posted by Jep772 View Post
    i really like that one,

    i hear alot of people talk about eclipse being the best unit on the market, but i see alot of people with pioneer in there car, even in magazines.




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    Re: new H/U

    i wanted an eclipse, but you gotta get the CD7000 in order to get a detachable face, and that was a lil out of my price range. and the detach face is a MUST around here.




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