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    Best Head Unit under 250

    I just bought a new 2005 Impreza 2.5 RS and have not bought a new CD player since I got the one I had that is 4 or 5 years old. The sounds ***** in the new car and I decided I should start out with a head unit so I can put my old sub and amp in to cover me until I get new speakers. Since I have not bought any new car audio equipment for the past few years I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what would be the best head unit for me to purchase under $250. I don't really want to spend much more than that since I am still in school and making payments now. Anything suggestions for a unit from 150-250 would be helpful. Doesn't matter to me if it plays MP3 or WMA files, don't download music too much anymore. Manufacturers I would be interested in looking at would be Pioneer, Sony, Panasonic and perhaps Dual. Not too interested in JVC, Kenwood, Alpine, Aiwa or Clarion. Just advice on what is the best in the range. Thanks
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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    go to www.etronics.com
    and search there within your price range, you can get a sick pioneer for cheap. Ive had good experiances with them. Sound quality is way up there.

    heres a good one
    http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?...e=piodehp760mp



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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-IkQWsqJ...01&search=9827

    apline CDA 9827 - $260 with 3 year warranty free shipping and all wireing\install\ harnesses + free instructions for your particular vehicle. no "genaric" install equipment with the "break tab 1 and insert tab 3b into slot z"

    is a great HU and looks good too.




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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Look on ebay for the earlier (non '04) Alpines. I got my CDA-9815 (almost the same as the CDA 9835), for a really good price.



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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Eclipse 3404,3414,3424......best SQ out of the box in that price range IMHO



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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    i have a CDA-9827, and i love it... i love the fact of how i can change every little sound that i play from it.. I think it is a great bang for the buck!!



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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd
    Eclipse 3404,3414,3424......best SQ out of the box in that price range IMHO
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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-IkQWsqJ...01&search=9827

    apline CDA 9827 - $260 with 3 year warranty free shipping and all wireing\install\ harnesses + free instructions for your particular vehicle. no "genaric" install equipment with the "break tab 1 and insert tab 3b into slot z"

    is a great HU and looks good too.
    Where do you see that you get a 3 year warranty on alpine head units? I believe their warranty is 1 year(and crutchfield lists the warranty as 1 year).

    AFAIK, the only manufacturer that offers a 3 year factory warranty on head units is Eclipse.



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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Another vote for the alpine 9827




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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    you want a nice head unit for 200. I got an alpine cda-7977 . Same colors as 9827 It was 500 brand new. It's just a preamp/cd player. It' sittin in my closet scince i wrecked my rx7
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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    cda 9830 240bucks



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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    I got the alpine cda-9827 from circuit city for $175 installed. 3 pre-outs @ 4Volts each.




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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Quote Originally Posted by `pr0digy
    Look on ebay for the earlier (non '04) Alpines. I got my CDA-9815 (almost the same as the CDA 9835), for a really good price.
    I got the 9815 and im thinking about selling it. I just want to just go back to a simple deck that has a simple bass and treble adjustment. This deck has too many controls that I dont really care about...send me a pm with an offer if you are interested.




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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Try the clarion DXZ 825 or 925 from ikesound.com




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    Re: Best Head Unit in 200-280 range

    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5Max6spd
    Eclipse 3404,3414,3424......best SQ out of the box in that price range IMHO

    One step further...5405,5415 or 5425

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