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    Icon32 What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    Hey everyone,

    Just wondering if you all would be so kind as to tell me which one you would recommend. I van get the Pioneer for $300, or the Eclipse for $480 or maybe cheaper, but the problem is Im skeptical on either decks as ive neve had a pioneer or an eclipse. This deck will eventually be running two 12" 8122 Eclipse woofers with a JL 500/1 amp. And this new deck will be upgrading from a Alpine 7894 deck. Thanks for the input.

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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    see if you can look at these units at a local car audio shop.
    Thats where you should make your decision, but dont but it from them




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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    I love both those decks....i prefer the button setup on the pioneer...





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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    Not that the pioneer is a bad deck at all, but I would take the Eclipse(having owned pioneer and 4 eclipses)



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    You Can't go wrong with Eclipse no matter who is in the running..



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    def try to check one out on display at a local dealer- the Eclipse will amaze you, and no matter what anyone says, its **** ****



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    I'd go with the Eclipse myself, but like the others said, try to test them out before you buy.



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradtallicA
    Hey everyone,

    Just wondering if you all would be so kind as to tell me which one you would recommend. I van get the Pioneer for $300, or the Eclipse for $480 or maybe cheaper, but the problem is Im skeptical on either decks as ive neve had a pioneer or an eclipse. This deck will eventually be running two 12" 8122 Eclipse woofers with a JL 500/1 amp. And this new deck will be upgrading from a Alpine 7894 deck. Thanks for the input.

    -BradtallicA
    Are you talking about the Pioneer Deh-P8600 or the Pioneer(Premier) Deh-P860? There is a difference between the 2, though not a huge one but none the less a difference.



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    Not a Typo, thats the correct model number

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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    The reason I ask is that the 860 is a better deck than the 8600. I would take the 860 over the Eclipse but not the 8600.



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    I had my choices down to those two decks as well. I went with eclipse because it had a better warranty and seemed like a better deck. Although it did cost me quite a bit more, I figured it would be worth the investment plus it has a 3 year warranty. Also, I had a pioneer premier rf cd changer crap out on me after 2 years, so I decided to try another company. Both are good units, I would go and try to listen to them on the same sound board and see which you like better.



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    eclipse for SQ
    Pioneer for SPL

    both can do the same very well. Eclipse is a little tougher to get SPL out of than others, as eclipse has features that will have it take the edge in SQ.



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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    SQ is oppionated




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    Re: What shall I purchase? Eclipse 8454? Or Pioneer DEH-p860MP?

    Quote Originally Posted by supa_c
    SQ is oppionated
    u got that right.



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