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which deck???

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Old 11-01-2006, 06:55 AM
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i have a 99 accord ex and wanna replace the deck with something that will play mp3s and have a connection for ipod....


i had an alpine in my last car and loved it, but my friend who is an audophile is telling me to go pioneer. dunno what to do. is sony any good?

any input would be greatly appreciated = )
 
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:01 PM
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well, being somewhat of an audiophile myself, pioneer is good, if you go to there higher end. Basically, what you want to look for in a deck is 5V pre-outs. thats going to give you cristal clear sound.


Pioneer: http://www.cardomain.com/item/PIODEHP7800MP?vq_id=none
(basically 7800 and up models will have 5V preouts)

Eclipse: http://www.cardomain.com/item/ECLCD3000?vq_id=none
(my favorite/ one i have)

Pioneer: better screen, but not a fan of the single dial

Eclipse: more simple screen, little smaller dials, but those dont matter cuz it sounds soo good at 74 volume out of 80, which is plenty loud.


but thats just my $.02
 
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:25 PM
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I'd agree that getting something with 5V pre-outs helps, they should be gold plated and if possible get a deck with Burr-Brown DAC's, I've got a mid-high end fosgate deck that was only about $350.00 that I'd say is amazingly clear, especially with a component speaker system.... I'd also probably stay away from low end pioneer stuff, not horrible but not that great either, In my opinion, and don't even think about Jensen ever, please..
 
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:47 PM
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Well if you liked Alpine look thru these. CDE-9852 and up have what you want
 
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:05 AM
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thx for the help guys =)


i'll keep that stuff in mind. don't know if i'm looking to spend that much.
 
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:00 PM
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eclipse makes the CD2000 for 200 bucks and still had 5V preouts.

but realistically, any new deck is going to sound better than stock.
 
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:10 PM
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it's not a stock cd player...its a jvc piece of junk one. person before me put it in. the thing skips like crazy and doesn't do mp3 hehe. but yeah, anything pretty much will sound better than this one = )
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:07 PM
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i have not heard my deck in my '98 skip ever (stock) and I have not heard the one in my Acura skip either (Stock Bose)
 
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:10 PM
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How much are you looking to spend? Consider a remanufactured unit then.... still work great but much cheaper.... Personally I don't care much for Sony or Jensen but I'd say Rockford, Alpine, Eclipse are all reputable decks and going to sound better than a friggen JVC....
 

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