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    looking to buy an alpine head unit

    currently i have a jvc KD-LH300CD head unit in my jeep which one of my buddies wants really bad. since hes willing to give me a pretty nice offer for it i might go ahead up upgrade to a better one. i always been a fan of jvc head units, but lately after seeing some alpines, i really like them alot more. now i don't know much about head units since theres so many on the market, but are alpine head units considered good compared to other brands? can i get a radio thats better than mine as far as features and what not go for somewhere around $300? is so can i get some recommendations?



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    Icon14 Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    crutchfield has awesome offers -

    free shipping \ 3 year warranty \ free wiring harness \ free dash kit \ free antenna harness \ free CD holder \ install instructions (specific for your make\moldel car) and all the stuff (including dash kit) is specifically for your make\model... none of that "universal" [i]bulls[i]hit.

    i got my CDA-9827 for 260 total, MP3\WMA support and all. but it only has a 2-band EQ (3 preamp outputs!)

    maybe go with the 9830 for a little more... thats my .02c

    my only petpeev's with it is the remote wont let you chang the EQ or switch on\off the "talk volume" or whatever its supposed to be (slowly lowers the volume to a pre-set volume so you can talk- then ya push it again and it goes back to what it was at before) but you got pause\play\FF\RR\next\previous\volume\ and some other stuff.

    great little HU's

    ive not had a single skip and its been almost a month now. im quite pleased with it. i think it does distort at ~20 on the volume though, but thats why i got my orion amp comming in the mail huh!




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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    go with the Alpine 9831 on ebay for about $250




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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    alpine makes nice headunits along with eclipse and pioneer. look for a pioneer 8600. they go for $330 new but you could probably find one used for under $300. everytime i sit in my car and see my 8600, i love it a little bit more.




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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    I am always going to suggest the 7995 or 9835.




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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    Alpine and pioneer r my favorite brands.
    some of the alpine HUs have more power than the pioneer HUs but some of the pioneer have cool looking displays.

    the jvc head units r not my favorite
    my friends have jvc HUs and they don't sound as loud and clear as alpine and pioneer HUs.

    go with the alpine CDA-9831 CD/MP3/WMA Receiver.




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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    Im with expy. Get the 7995. Nice and big HU with good features. MP3s, 3sets of 4v preamp outputs, bass engine plus = Slap.




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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    get a 9833 it will get your speakers loud and it has so many features you wont know what to do, o and you can change the colors to



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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    crutchfield.com has a great deal like req said. 279 with all the free sutff and shipping is a very good deal. i just ordered one for the gf tonite.



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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian3
    crutchfield.com has a great deal like req said. 279 with all the free sutff and shipping is a very good deal. i just ordered one for the gf tonite.
    Req's post mentioned a 3 year warranty as well. Alpine's warranty is one year. Crutchfield even lists it as that. The only manufacturer who gives a 3 year warranty, afaik, is Eclipse.



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    Re: looking to buy an alpine head unit

    Quote Originally Posted by JLCivic
    Req's post mentioned a 3 year warranty as well. Alpine's warranty is one year. Crutchfield even lists it as that. The only manufacturer who gives a 3 year warranty, afaik, is Eclipse.

    Thats correct, but I think hes referring to the optional plan that can be purchased from Crutchfield for (I believe) about $40.

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