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    Need help picking out a head unit

    Well like the title says I need help picking out a head unit but not for the camaro but for the wife's shit box on wheels.

    It currently has a cheap ass walmart headunit in it b/c i bought it used for $20. For her wedding/bday present at the end of this month I am going to get her an Ipod. So the headunit has to be able to accept the Ipod. For the function of the head besides the Ipod I would like the ability to hook up a budget pair of subs, amps, and speakers.

    I have always liked Pioneer but I am really open to anything. Anyone have any suggestions for a "budget" headunit that fits my needs.

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    not sure of your budget but only Alpine for me..check ebay for good deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelinchains View Post
    not sure of your budget but only Alpine for me..check ebay for good deals
    I was thinking 180ish Don't need lots of gadgets to it

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    I know nothing of these things pics of shit box or wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I know nothing of these things pics of shit box or wife
    Shit box = 1997 Nissan Sentra

    Can't help with wife pics just yet at work

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    I agree alpine is the best head unit

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    I wouldn't be so quick to count out Pioneer. Their premier head units are consistently rated among the best sounding and performing units on the market. They have excellent pre outs and tons of features and some very good signal processing. I forget where but i read an article that had my premier as the second best head unit of any price on the market with some eclipse model taking the top spot.

    for 180 i'd go with either the Pioneer DEH-P610BT or DEH-P510UB

    The rundown:
    DEH-P510UB Price 175 shipped
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    Dual USB
    Advanced Sound Retriever - makes MP3's sound better
    Bluetooth ready - needs adapter
    Sat radio ready
    HD radio ready
    3 sets of RCA outs with 4 volts - most only have 2. more volts better signal.
    2 way crossover with separate high and low pass settings.
    Aux input for any source
    Ipod dock cable is inclued

    the 610 is nearly identical... the only thing I can see right off the bat is a little different front panel and bluetooth is built into the 610. the 610 can be had for 198 shipped.

    Both are from pioneers premier line so they have adjustable crossovers and slopes etc and when using external amps you can turn off the internal amp for a cleaner signal.

    For 175 I can't see you doing much better than a stereo that can take some great external equipment and play nice with it and its already capable of BT sat radio and HD radio. It also already has the Ipod dock included!!! so 175 final cost and you are ready to rock the ipod.

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    If it is not going to be a surprise take the wife with you. She will be the one to use it so make sure she will like the way the controls are layed out. Most hu's today have ipod hookups and controls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    If it is not going to be a surprise take the wife with you. She will be the one to use it so make sure she will like the way the controls are layed out. Most hu's today have ipod hookups and controls.
    That is something I have been really thinking about. She hates the headunit it my d/d truck. Its a touch screen clarion and I love it.
    So that is the reason I was thinking of waiting.
    I already got her the personalized ipod

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