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    So, im going to start my system off with a new HU pretty soon.
    As for now, it will just replace my stock, and run all the stock speakers until i upgrade later.
    All i NEED in a HU is a CD player, mp3, USB, and ipod (built in would be nice)
    And EQ would be nice, the more bands the batter.
    Here are some ive been looking at

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...+KDC-X493.html

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...DC-MP738U.html


    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...EH-P500UB.html

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...EH-P410UB.html

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...EH-P510UB.html

    Id rather not go over 150, but if the 2 above that are more than that are really worth it, then i would.
    This will be my joint birthday present from my grandparents and my mom.

    Im open to suggestions and opinions.







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    Re: help pick first HU

    based on your budget just pick the one that looks best to you and has the features you want.





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    Pioneer 510ub, or any of those Pioneers they all have 4volt outputs.



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    Re: help pick first HU

    I'd probably go with the Pioneer Premier DEH-P510UB. The Pioneer has more sound controls, but the Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X496 has a 24 bit DAC. If you can get the tuning down with only 3 bands, the Kenwood will probably sound better because it has a little better processor. The Pioneer does have a 7 band GEQ. The 3 band PEQ it talks about is the selectable loudness levels.



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    Re: help pick first HU

    Whats the advantage of have a 4volt ouput over a 2.5?
    sorry, newb...




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    The better pre-out voltage will offer better tuneability and soundquality for amplifier add-ons down the road.
    Good choice here:
    http://base.google.com/base/a/576766...23247155570654



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    Re: help pick first HU

    if i were you, i would try to find an alpine CDA series.




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    Re: help pick first HU

    Ive looked at them^
    and honestly, the only thing i liked about the CDA-105 is that the EQ is a bit larger, and other than that its pretty much the same spec wise, but more expensive, which is why i didnt include it up there. and it only has a 2V preamp.
    But then again, im a uber newb and dont really know, so please correct me if im wrong.




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    I have used the Alpine head units several times during an install, per customers' requests. I was never thrilled and neither was the customer, for the price and the lack of options/features/sound quality received.



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    Re: help pick first HU

    Oh and that link you mentioned up there looks amazing btw.
    I wish i could get that one, but thatnks.




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