Okay, so I have some questions. I am in need of a good deck. I PM'd a coulple of guys already about alpine., one on the 9885 and on an older one, 7941 I believe. What I want is one with 3 preouts on it. I noticed that the older alpines had 4-5 volts preouts, while the newer ones have only 2-2.5, except that one with the iPod looking face, I think it has 4. Anyways, how important is it to get one with the higher outputs?? I had an eclipse cd4000 last year and loved it. I'm thinking about going with another eclipse, but i want one that will give me exceptional sound. I'm going to run a set of components in my truck, so do I want a deck without an internal amplifer?? If I get one and I'm running my components off an amp, will the internal amp hurt my sound any?? I download tracks off iTunes, and I'm thinking of getting an iPod. Right now I just burn them onto a cd. Would I get better sound quality off the cd, or would I notice a difference off the iPod?? I want an sq system. I'm going to be posting in other sections of the forum, so any that respond here, I would appreciate it if you could give your 2 cents on the others. Also, if the deck is worth it, I dont mind putting out some cash for it. I was wanting to stay around $400-$500 for the deck, but like I said, if its worth it, I dont mind paying more. If you know of one that costs more, but is really good, please explain why.