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    Is my head unit still good?

    I have a Pioneer DEH-510UB. It was a pretty high end model, 2 years ago.

    Now I'm wondering, is it still good? I just ordered Boston Acoustics SC65's and SC95's, no amp or subs. Just want better sound without shelling out the big bucks.

    Thanks for any help guys.







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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    still an ok deck ,just might have issues on the new iphones ,thats about it and no pandora




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    still an ok deck ,just might have issues on the new iphones ,thats about it and no pandora
    Yeah, with iOS 4, it just didn't recognize the device, but still played fine. Just making sure there wasn't something better/more powerful to power my speakers.




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    there always is ,your deck is a mid level deck.if you want better look into the higher end pioneers or an alpine 9887




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    I'm looking at the 9887, and it seems to have the same specs as my Pioneer, sorry, I'm pretty new to the music scene.

    Looks like they have the same peak (50Wx4) and same RMS output (18Wx4)

    Will there be a noticeable difference? Because money doesn't grow on trees :0




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    prolly not enough that you can tell , being a noob.i personally like the pioneers better.better cd cage,easier to navigate the unit too




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
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    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    prolly not enough that you can tell , being a noob.i personally like the pioneers better.better cd cage,easier to navigate the unit too
    Allright, thanks for your help, guess I'll keep it until I decide to amp it or something.

    Any tips on getting the best sound from it? Settings and stuff?




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    amp all the speakers thats what i did on my avhp 4200.then i set my low pass ,one at 65 hz the other at 80,at -6 the the mids at + 2 and highs at + 4,loudness on high high pass on 200 i think,sla up , and bass boost up.its loud as hell and i dont burn coils then i adjust my amps accordingly.thats just my preferance




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
    I'm looking at the 9887, and it seems to have the same specs as my Pioneer, sorry, I'm pretty new to the music scene.

    Looks like they have the same peak (50Wx4) and same RMS output (18Wx4)

    Will there be a noticeable difference? Because money doesn't grow on trees :0
    RMS and peak power of a headunit is not all that matters when comparing models. Look at the feature set as well. The 9887 has time alignment, slope, active capable and a bunch of other features.

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
    Allright, thanks for your help, guess I'll keep it until I decide to amp it or something.

    Any tips on getting the best sound from it? Settings and stuff?
    Best sound will come from the 9887. Set the time alignment properly, etc. However getting the best of what you have will require sound deadener. The install is 90%. You can have the best equipment but it will only be as good as the installation. If the install stinks so will the best speakers in terms of sound. On the flip side you can take junky speakers and make them sound decent in a proper installation.



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    HU: ///Alpine 9887, KCE-400BT, KCE-433IV, KTX-100EQ Imprint, 8Gb iPod Touch
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    Front Tweeters: Morel made Xtant 28MM Silks
    Subs: Audiomobile Evo 10" TC2+
    Enclosure: 1.1 Cubes sealed with 10 Ounces Poly Fill
    Amp: Audio Systems Twister F6 380 III

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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    So you guys would reccommend the 9887 over anything else in that price range right now? I'm gonna Dynamat my doors, but I can't really afford much else if I get a new HU.




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
    So you guys would reccommend the 9887 over anything else in that price range right now? I'm gonna Dynamat my doors, but I can't really afford much else if I get a new HU.
    I wouldnt say that. Depends on your budget. There is also better product than Dynamat.

    What is your budget for headunit and deadener?



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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    I wouldnt say that. Depends on your budget. There is also better product than Dynamat.

    What is your budget for headunit and deadener?
    I've already purchased a Dynamat door kit

    But I can probably scrounge up like 300$ and I could probably get a little more if my friend buys this old head unit.




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
    I've already purchased a Dynamat door kit

    But I can probably scrounge up like 300$ and I could probably get a little more if my friend buys this old head unit.
    Should be plenty. You can generally find a used and great condition 9887 for around $200. Another consideration is the Eclipse CD7000 or a Pioneer PRS880 or PRS800 depending on which style you like. What features are you looking for? USB, iPod, etc.?



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    HU: ///Alpine 9887, KCE-400BT, KCE-433IV, KTX-100EQ Imprint, 8Gb iPod Touch
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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    Should be plenty. You can generally find a used and great condition 9887 for around $200. Another consideration is the Eclipse CD7000 or a Pioneer PRS880 or PRS800 depending on which style you like. What features are you looking for? USB, iPod, etc.?
    All I need is iPod, and nice radio. THis is going into an unamped car, so is it worth it?




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    Re: Is my head unit still good?

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post
    All I need is iPod, and nice radio. THis is going into an unamped car, so is it worth it?
    Will absolutely make a difference. The headunit is the beginning of the entire sound system and because of this the most important piece. The 9887 is easy for iPod controls. For $220ish you can get the 9887 and the KCE-422i cord shipped to you. The remainder can be spent on deadener.



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    HU: ///Alpine 9887, KCE-400BT, KCE-433IV, KTX-100EQ Imprint, 8Gb iPod Touch
    Front Mids: Eclipse SC6500
    Front Tweeters: Morel made Xtant 28MM Silks
    Subs: Audiomobile Evo 10" TC2+
    Enclosure: 1.1 Cubes sealed with 10 Ounces Poly Fill
    Amp: Audio Systems Twister F6 380 III

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