Hey hows it going my names santana new member here looking for some help.
i currently have a Pioneer DEH-P7900BT and i must say i love the functions of the unit especially the built in BlueTooth and how easily i can browse my ipod, more importantly how easily i can browse my ipod and all of the HU functions through the remote.
Couple of months ago i had a cheap 4-Channel amp that over heated and when it did i mustve damaged the HU cause now you can here a whine coming out the speakers similar to the alternator whine but it is steady and doesnt increase or decrease with the RPM. So now im in the market for a new HU, would be nice if i could find a new 7900BT but havent had any luck.
So here my choices so far and the pros and cons ive read. would like some recomendations and verification.
1)Alpine..CDA117 and IDA-X305s..I was leaning more towards the 305 but bailed out on both when i found out that you cant navigate your ipod with the remote, only thing its good for, as far as the ipod is concerned, is skipping to the next song. Another thing i see is that the 305 has 2v preamp, im still new to the whole car audio thing but is this really an issue? ive heard the more preamp voltage the better.
2)Pioneer MVH-P8200BT...basically the same issue you dont have full browsing capabilities with the remote and there is no USB hook up in the rear. This is also my least favorite looking HU and wouldnt help with a cable hanging from the front
3)Kenwood KIV-BT900...havent read anything about the the remote browsing on this one but i did read something about it having a delay when skipping through songs, something about having to wait for the album art and or song info to load up before being able to skip to next song.
4)Eclipse cd7200 mkii...Doesnt charge the ipod while plugged in and doesnt offer either ipod cable or bluetooth built in. I also cant seem to find one of this new for sale.
I guess my main thing is for a unit thats ipod and bluetooth compatible and that i can manage just as easily from the control as i can from the unit, my pioneer i have now only thing i have to touch the HU for is to show or hide the clock.
Im also open to new suggestions as long as it close to what im looking for.