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    Help me pick a new head unit

    I dont know the first thing about stereos all I know is that I want a new head unit that plays MP3s, MP3 players (ipod/zen/etc), and satellite radio. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    Pioneer head unit FTW man....its the best one ive ever owned..has all the features I want besides GPS

    Get a DEH model, its a premier model of Pioneer

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    I like my 2006 Kenwood x790, can be found for $160 area now on ebay new and sounds excellent. Every option you would ever need, mp3, 5 volt outs, aux input for whatever, full control over freq and subwoofer..g tech type meter built in(I never tested it though), can customize display and display colors. works with sat radio like most nowdays. I really like the newer Kenwood stereo's..

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    I blew $400 on a pioneer DEH-7800 premier, its nice AND QUALITY but i like alpine better because they are more user friendly, my head unit you HAVE to use the remote cuz theres only 4 buttons on the H.U.

    I would never spend $400 again on a hu, dont even spend over $200, spend the rest of the money on replacing all your speakers with aftermarket ones--i put 6 new kenwoods in, its so much better!!

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    what kind of replacement speakers did you get? i just want some to replace the stock ones in the same location and everything nothing wild with a crazy sub or anything. could you guys give me some names/part numbers and a cheap place to get the stuff? also is it good to go somewhere like best buy or circuit city to get the stuff installed?

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    Not as easy to replace the speakers in a T/A and get good sound. Our setup is odd in these cars.. in back seat you have dual voice coil speakers and the front doors have a 2 ohm woofer and 4 ohm tweeeter.. then the far rear hatch speakers are 4 ohm. If you just put some 4 ohm standard speakers in the door, then sound will see less than stock if they are not really efficient. In the back seat the woofer is DVC and if you get a 4 ohm speaker, then same issue. Look through some past posts and see what others have went with that worked out. If it were me, I would get some Infinity kappa series in the door(components), but I never really researched the particular model that will fit in the T/A since I have a Camaro. Sailpanel, I am not sure what they are going with that works well.

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    i dont think u could beat this deal: http://walmart.scosche-cars.com/prod...ductID=4744710

    its not a "get what u pay for" deal. i had it in my lumina, and it was awesome. its not as good as some $200 head units, but its amazing for its price... if thats all ur lookin for...

    if u dont believe me, ask (01raptorTA). he now has my lumina and can also vouch for it bein a great head unit

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    I love my Alpine deck. Sure, it cost me about $500 (their newest model at the time), but (1) I wanted a deck that I could control my iPod from, and (2) I needed a deck that illuminated red.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrahunter View Post
    I love my Alpine deck. Sure, it cost me about $500 (their newest model at the time), but (1) I wanted a deck that I could control my iPod from, and (2) I needed a deck that illuminated red.
    can you use other MP3 players with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrahunter View Post
    I love my Alpine deck. Sure, it cost me about $500 (their newest model at the time), but (1) I wanted a deck that I could control my iPod from, and (2) I needed a deck that illuminated red.

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    whats the model number on that unit?
    i also need a unit that lights up RED

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    StylesMcKnob:
    Unfortunately, I haven't tried connecting anything else to the deck other than my iPod. But from what I've heard, most other MP3 players would just require an FM modulator to be hooked up to play them. But, I wanted to control mine from the deck itself.


    adham:
    The model number is CDA-9855

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    adham:
    The model number is CDA-9855
    thanks

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    is there any head units out there that you can keep the uses of the buttons on the wheel or do you have to lose that in ourder to use an after market one?

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    That I dont' know. My steering wheel does not have radio controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    is there any head units out there that you can keep the uses of the buttons on the wheel or do you have to lose that in ourder to use an after market one?
    some company makes a device that does it wirelessly, the name of the company i don't know so this is basically worthless, but i KNOW it is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE98LS1 View Post
    some company makes a device that does it wirelessly, the name of the company i don't know so this is basically worthless, but i KNOW it is possible.
    PAC SWI-X is the most common steering control adapter

    can be used with any HU that has infrared capabilities (ex: can be controlled by a remote)

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    I really like my Premier 880PRS...


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    my buddy JUST ordered a ALPINE CDA-9885, he hasnt installed it yet but it looks pretty good...it was $230 shipped off egay

    anyway jrhawk9, whered you get that mounting plate??????

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    I just had a Pioneer 7900BT installed yesterday...and what a difference that made!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasponge View Post
    I just had a Pioneer 7900BT installed yesterday...and what a difference that made!
    very nice piece! (hope they didn't charge you too much)

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