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    need help choosing my first h/u

    well right now i have some crappy old jvc cd player that came with my car when i bought it and i really need to upgrade it. i dont really know what i should be looking for in a cd player except it should have good sq and 3 rca outputs lol. so basically i'm looking for the best deck in the $200 and under price range. i'm not looking to spend more than $200. maybe i'll go $10-15 over. i would love to get my hands on an 880prs, cda9835, or a cd5000, but those are all outta my price range. after doing a little bit of reading i've come across these 4 units. which one out of these is overall, the best? or is there something else out there that's even better? thanks guys.

    kenwood excelon kdc-x890
    http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-EXCELON-...QQcmdZViewItem

    kenwood excelon kdc-x791
    http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-KDC-X791...QQcmdZViewItem

    pioneer deh-p690ub
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-07-PIONEER-D...QQcmdZViewItem

    alpine cda-9885
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-CDA-9885-...QQcmdZViewItem
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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    i'd go clarion



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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    which clarion though? so you're saying a clarion is better than the above options?



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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    meh, if your going to get a clarion, the only ones worth while, imo, are the high end ones. Out of your four choices, id go with either the pioneer or alpine (i dont have much experience with kenwood, but i know some of the guys here do)



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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    I would go with the KDC-X890 of those four - but admittedly I am a die-hard eXcelon fanboi so take that for what it's worth.



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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    see, i told you there were some kenwood people here



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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    yeah, the 890 is no joke, but neither is the 791. Sounds great in my car.





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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    wow lots of love for the excelons... is everybody being biased or are the kenwoods really better than everything else in my price range?



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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

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    Re: need help choosing my first h/u

    It's just a preference.





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