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    Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Ok guys time to start another system in my 99 Jimmy. Looking for the best HU for a reasonable price. Think I've narrowed it down to these three any input? I listen to rock music and will be running it threw front components, rear coaxial, with a single 12" sub. Using a four channel amp on the doors and a 2 channel amp on the sub.







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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Pioneer.



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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Does that Pioneer have android control?




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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    The Pioneer is king.



    Deck: Pioneer 80PRS
    Front Stage: Incriminator Audio I65C / Front Amp: Alpine MRV F540
    Sub: 12" Sundown ZV3 / Sub Amp: MMATS 2000.1
    Bought From: ge_off_me, Boomsday, Chemmins, impactas, Sleazebagger, NoPh33rRaCiNg, fasfocus00, 50cents, flastrongman, pborcich, ace_800, GAMEOVERCCA
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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Grimy_One View Post
    The Pioneer is king.
    ^This. I love Excelons. But, that 80prs is da shizz




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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

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    Does that Pioneer have android control?
    No, not through USB (not many headunits have that ability). But you can use it through the AUX input.



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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    I only ask cause the other two do have the android control. But it's all about sq anyway and like you said I can play sound through the AUX input. What is it that everybody likes so much about the Pioneer over the others? Not doubting just have never had the pleasure of using a higher end pioneer.




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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Quote Originally Posted by devast8r3436 View Post
    I only ask cause the other two do have the android control. But it's all about sq anyway and like you said I can play sound through the AUX input. What is it that everybody likes so much about the Pioneer over the others? Not doubting just have never had the pleasure of using a higher end pioneer.
    It's probably one of the most top dog headunits released right now; Sound quality and all.



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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    SO it is the one to have right now for sure then huh? Ok what amps would you use to go with it? I have always been a fan of Alpine for HU's and amps so are they still the better amp out?




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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Quote Originally Posted by devast8r3436 View Post
    SO it is the one to have right now for sure then huh? Ok what amps would you use to go with it? I have always been a fan of Alpine for HU's and amps so are they still the better amp out?
    I wouldnt use anything Alpine except the Type R subs...



    Deck: Pioneer 80PRS
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    Bought From: ge_off_me, Boomsday, Chemmins, impactas, Sleazebagger, NoPh33rRaCiNg, fasfocus00, 50cents, flastrongman, pborcich, ace_800, GAMEOVERCCA
    Sold To: Jamesmington, Juicee, Bunkrd you, Donnie Darko, ge_off_me, destined2race, todd131, Imjtnotu, mclerico83, aimology, Audiobahn, kpetree
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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Why is that on the Alpine stuff?




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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Quote Originally Posted by devast8r3436 View Post
    Why is that on the Alpine stuff?
    Better can be had for the most part. I mean the PDX line is nice, but I didnt like my 1.600 much. Idk. You can get the same clean power for much less. The Type X and Type R subs are nice, but would rather have a sub built on the Type X motor. The new HUs are whatever to me. Especially when you have the 80PRS and the Kenwood.Of course this is all based on opinion. Someone loves Alpine and only runs it, but that person isnt me.



    Deck: Pioneer 80PRS
    Front Stage: Incriminator Audio I65C / Front Amp: Alpine MRV F540
    Sub: 12" Sundown ZV3 / Sub Amp: MMATS 2000.1
    Bought From: ge_off_me, Boomsday, Chemmins, impactas, Sleazebagger, NoPh33rRaCiNg, fasfocus00, 50cents, flastrongman, pborcich, ace_800, GAMEOVERCCA
    Sold To: Jamesmington, Juicee, Bunkrd you, Donnie Darko, ge_off_me, destined2race, todd131, Imjtnotu, mclerico83, aimology, Audiobahn, kpetree
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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    I gotcha, so what amps do you like then?




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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    Quote Originally Posted by devast8r3436 View Post
    I gotcha, so what amps do you like then?
    I was just thinking about that, and I am really not sure. I usually run older amps now. But MMATS is deff a great company. Zed Audio. The new JBL stuff is nice, but quite pricey for the power. Im really at a loss. Lol.



    Deck: Pioneer 80PRS
    Front Stage: Incriminator Audio I65C / Front Amp: Alpine MRV F540
    Sub: 12" Sundown ZV3 / Sub Amp: MMATS 2000.1
    Bought From: ge_off_me, Boomsday, Chemmins, impactas, Sleazebagger, NoPh33rRaCiNg, fasfocus00, 50cents, flastrongman, pborcich, ace_800, GAMEOVERCCA
    Sold To: Jamesmington, Juicee, Bunkrd you, Donnie Darko, ge_off_me, destined2race, todd131, Imjtnotu, mclerico83, aimology, Audiobahn, kpetree
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    Re: Kenwood KDC-X996, Pioneer DEH-80PRS, or Alpine CDE-138BT

    I was thinking the PDX line but they are high priced for sure lol. I have a MRX-F30 in my Toyota pickup that sounds good but it is powering coaxial speakers and I am going to put components in my Jimmy so I will need more power. I have a 2 channel Pioneer amp to push my Treo 12" sub so another good Pioneer would be ok but looking for some input as I want this setup to blow me away.Never heard of MMATS or ZED I'll look into them. JBL I tend to stay away from due to bad past experience.




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