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    Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    The Pioneer deck that I have which is the DEH 1900 just isn't going to cut it anymore. When the deck was bought, I didn't really look at the options available as it was a quick purchase.

    Now that I'm looking to upgrade, I've narrowed it down to two decks and would like some suggestions as to which was to go and why.

    The decks that I have chose are the Clarion DXZ575USB and the Pioneer DEH-P4900IB

    I haven't ever been a big fan of Clarion, but I've heard there new stuff is pretty good. I do like the usb port in the front of the deck for those long road trips. I also like seeing the 6 volt preouts. What I don't like about the Clarion is the design of the faceplate. Looks like it's "busy" if that makes sense.

    As far as the Pioneer, it's a sharp looking deck, I'm more familiar with the Pioneer set up, it has 4 volt preouts which is also it's downside compared to the Clarion.

    I guess the thing for me is the voltage. I'm still kind of new to this whole area of car audio, so I'm not familiar with how important the voltage on the preouts are. I do have subs and amps hooked up within my system, so I am looking for something to push those components to give the most out of them.

    What do you all think?







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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    budget ? can be in can or us
    Pre out voltage is not something that you need to worry about, if its over 2V thats great.
    Will you notice a difference between 2V and 4V, probably not.
    Id be more concerned about how many bands of eq it has, what kind fo radio reception does it have,does it support or have ipod, mp3 ect.
    Dont be fooled with the gimics and how it looks. You dont see audio, you hear it. SO if it looks like *** and sounds like gold then who cares.
    Also take into consideration user interface. Some h/u's can be a royal PITA to change things with. Thats when you need to go down to visions, a/b sound, future shop or w/e and play with whatever h/u's they have and see what you like.
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    If you are really **** about the preout thing go eclipse, cant beat the 8V they have




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    if it were me id go with either eclipse or pioneer, whatever models fit your price range. thats just my .02




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    I'm not really **** about it since I don't know much about it you know what I mean. And I am limited actually to only shopping at one store as I actually returned the DEH1900 but can only get store credit. I'd love to check out an eclipse, but that will more than likely be something for me to look at for my next deck.

    That's why I've narrowed it down to those two. From what that store had that I was interested in, that is what I came out with. I'm sure they have better decks, but they included things that I'm not really interested in.




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    buy some piece of crap
    sell it locally
    take the money you made off that sale and buy something thats not junk
    Every eclipse that ive owned sounded amazing, the only problem was the interface was horrible and i sold both of them...which were the top of the line units eclipse made back in the day.




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by UCF52 View Post
    if it were me id go with either eclipse or pioneer, whatever models fit your price range. thats just my .02
    I appreciate that. I'm looking for things exactly like that.

    When I started getting into car audio probably 6 years ago, Clarion equipment was a joke and I never thought about them at all until I saw that deck today. But if I won't notice anything with the extra two volts, then I'll just go with the Pioneer as then I won't have to mess with the wire harness or anything. What I do know is that this deck should blow the 1900 out of the water.




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    So you're saying both those decks I mentioned are junk?




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    Look for yourself...
    The only gain i see is 1.8v more in the preout, sub preout and rear aux in
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-YITHl05...HP490&x=38&y=5
    If you think thats worth the upgrade by all means go for it




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    There's also more options for customization for SQ and sub control which the 1900 didn't offer.

    What about the Clarion then? If you feel the same way about that, if you want to try something for me, check out futureshop.com and give me a couple suggestions




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    When i went to FS i bought the best h/u i could, ive still got it today and havent regreted buying it. Ya it cost me like $450can but it did its job and it did it well. Plus it has an aluminum face which no other h/u at the time had.




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    What did you end up going with? And I'm not saying FS is ****, but they aren't amazing. They only carry JVC, Clarion, Pioneer and Sony decks. I was looking at a JVC as well as I've used JVC in the past and I really liked their many EQ settings and ease of use. Just not a big fan of the cheap screens they use. How do you feel about JVC? I can grab you the model number if you'd like.




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    If i had to pick one it would be this:
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0084889&catid=




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    What did you end up going with? And I'm not saying FS is ****, but they aren't amazing. They only carry JVC, Clarion, Pioneer and Sony decks. I was looking at a JVC as well as I've used JVC in the past and I really liked their many EQ settings and ease of use. Just not a big fan of the cheap screens they use. How do you feel about JVC? I can grab you the model number if you'd like.
    Well it was back in 01 but it was a JVC-KD-SH55.
    Some people dont like JVC, ive personally never had a problem with them.
    FS has a really poor variety of stuff




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    I really liked my JVC actually. I went from an Alpine deck to the JVC and I loved how I could know what I wanted to do on the deck and get there without having to press 18 buttons to get there. Which is why I was looking at the JVC today. It was the JVC KD-G830. I didn't go with it mainly because the screen as well as the layout which after playing with it for a bit wasn't too bad.

    With the Panasonic, would that be a good way to go? Alot of people don't like PS but I know people know get deep into car audio to know which companies make certain products and have heard that alot of higher end equipment is made by the same people as PS. Out of what I showed you tonight, with the Pioneer, the Clarion and now the JVC, what makes the one you picked stand out? I'm not questioning you or anything, I'm just trying to get as much info from you because it sounds like you know your stuff when it comes to HU




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    Re: Looking to Upgrade My Deck. Need Suggestions

    I can't find that deck anywhere as far as reviews go. Does it go by a different name in the states?




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