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    What happened to Pioneer?

    Seriously? I am in the market for a new head unit in my car and have been actively shopping any and all brands.

    Pioneer's current offerings feel SO cheap! Even the 2-din nav models' 3 or so buttons are very lose fitting and cheap feeling. I am just saddened to see a company build products so far below their own standards from not so long ago.

    The big surprise fo me were some of the Kenwood units. Much better build than they had a few years ago.... maybe the two are just trading places?



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    pioneer has gone back to plain and simple recently
    a step in the wrong direction compared to others on the market
    but they still perform well




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    Get a Kenwood, Beat.
    You know you wanna...



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    I also have noticed how cheap they look




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    my 880 doesn't look or feel cheap. Pioneer FTW!!



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    Look at Clarion, I dropped Pioneer for Clarion this year. I have been very please with Clarion, no problems good stock and amazing picture on their video stuff.



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    honestly the clarion sht is looking pretty good




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    I just went with Panasonic this year and I dont think ill go away from them for a while...




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    I was a diehard Pioneer fan. Waited for their F series to come out, only to find they were having a ton of problems with them. Went with a Kenwood DD and coudnt be happier.




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    I've only used Pinoeer so far, and just picked up an 880. The faceplate does seem to be a bit on the "light" side. Amazing styling though.

    It does, however, perform above my expectations.



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    Pioneer's build quality is a big problem.

    Between the ribbon problem and the fuse problem, I never buy them anymore.




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDave View Post
    Pioneer's build quality is a big problem.

    Between the ribbon problem and the fuse problem, I never buy them anymore.
    Never heard of a ribbon problem. Elaborate?



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    I've been running Pioneer HUs since I was 16 and I'm now 23, I recently just gave up on them and bought an Alpine. Much better unit IMO



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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    kenwood and eclipse are FTW




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    Re: What happened to Pioneer?

    Well I just purchased the DEH-2000MP for my fiances car, so I hope they aren't that bad



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