Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Who knows their Head units?

This is a discussion on Who knows their Head units? within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; So the backlight evidently burned out on my stock radio in the silverado, so the numbers and such dont light ...

  1. #1
    MANWHORE TEAM suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Your Mom's Bedroom
    Posts
    4,548

    Negro
    2000 Trans Am WS.6

    Who knows their Head units?

    So the backlight evidently burned out on my stock radio in the silverado, so the numbers and such dont light up at night, but I was kinda looking to repace it anyway, Heres what i would like to acomplish....


    Gotta have Ipod hookup, and preferably work on a scroll wheel system just as the ipod would normally but through the head unit,

    would like it to have a cd player also but maybe not a dealbreaker

    Needs to have a tuner or Aux imputs for my XM radio also...

    nice screen that would actually resemble the ipod screen...

    GO...

  2. #2
    Junior Member ihv800's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    17

    Red
    1996 Camaro Z28 M6

    My vote goes to the Alpine CDA-9886.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    283

    red
    2000 Z28

    I've got the Alpine IDA-X001, Alpine's first deck with full IPod control. It doesn't have a cd player in it but I haven't bought a cd in a couple of years. I think the latest single DIN sized deck is the IDA-X305. It's main control knob is very similar to a click wheel IPod.

  4. #4
    Impounded
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    UNC Charlotte
    Age
    29
    Posts
    600
    2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28



    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X592 ..... CD player FM....HD Radio capable......Ipod hook-up.....displays on screen just like an ipod, the right wheel scrolls files.....and a rear auxilary which i used for XM satellite radio......and it only cost $179

  5. #5
    MANWHORE TEAM suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Your Mom's Bedroom
    Posts
    4,548

    Negro
    2000 Trans Am WS.6

    im liking the looks of the Alpine CDA-9886, but keep them coming

  6. #6
    Chief of his tribe! LSCyaL8R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,460

    Navy Blue Metallic
    2000 T/A Firehawk M6

    I love my head unit. The sound quality is already AMAZING without even adding speakers. It has the ipod functions and everything but i suggest reading up on the ipod unit for this model since it "prefers" you control it through the head... there is a workaround but it's a bit annoying. Otherwise PERFECT head unit. Pioneer Premier DEH-P800PRS here's some pics.






  7. #7
    Member wenn_du_weinst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    198
    alpine is probably the best one for ipod
    and has the better internal crossovers and stuff like that
    alpine 9886 or 9887 is what I would get
    on the alpines you have to control headunit though it's very easy

  8. #8
    Electrical Engineer KMdef9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North of the Motorcity
    Posts
    2,611

    Custom Swirly Black
    2001 WS6 M6

    Pioneer has had ipod hook up for a long time. They flip screens are the best ipod head unit out there, the touch screens. Interface was the best I've ever used. I've been using pioneer for over a decade and my first ipod was mini.

  9. #9
    Electrical Engineer KMdef9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North of the Motorcity
    Posts
    2,611

    Custom Swirly Black
    2001 WS6 M6


  10. #10
    Member wenn_du_weinst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    198
    if you don't ever plan to run an amp off them they like to get bad engine noise through the rca's

  11. #11
    MANWHORE TEAM suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Your Mom's Bedroom
    Posts
    4,548

    Negro
    2000 Trans Am WS.6

    Guess i Forgot to mention that also, i have a rockford 1200w amp and 2 alpine tens at the moment...

  12. #12
    LSwut tep98ws6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Saint Louis, MO
    Posts
    1,705

    Arctic White & Black
    '98 WS6 M6 - SWAPTIME!

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    alpine is probably the best one for ipod
    and has the better internal crossovers and stuff like that
    alpine 9886 or 9887 is what I would get
    on the alpines you have to control headunit though it's very easy
    +1 on alpines.
    plus, when you have the ipod on shuffle and come across a band you like, press one button and you have all that band's albums to go thru instead of manually looking for it. that's my favorite alpine feature

  13. #13
    MANWHORE TEAM suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Your Mom's Bedroom
    Posts
    4,548

    Negro
    2000 Trans Am WS.6

    Quote Originally Posted by tep98ws6 View Post
    +1 on alpines.
    plus, when you have the ipod on shuffle and come across a band you like, press one button and you have all that band's albums to go thru instead of manually looking for it. that's my favorite alpine feature
    I'm liking the sounds of that.....

  14. #14
    Member izzhemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Osawatomie KS
    Age
    28
    Posts
    324

    white/Black
    1999 Pontiac Firebird

    i have the alpine cde 9852 an i love it works great with my i-pod and personally i think alpine is top of the line when it comes to stero systems

  15. #15
    Member wenn_du_weinst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    198
    alpine also has a bunch of shortcut buttons when you are scrolling through looking for a band

  16. #16
    LSwut tep98ws6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Saint Louis, MO
    Posts
    1,705

    Arctic White & Black
    '98 WS6 M6 - SWAPTIME!

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    alpine also has a bunch of shortcut buttons when you are scrolling through looking for a band
    +1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. #17
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    This is similar to what I have. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130P410...B.html?tp=5684. It took a little while to get used to one knob to control everything though. I don't even use my Ipod in my camaro usually. I leave a flashdrive hooked up and it controls it fine.

  18. #18
    What I do? SHines-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    FL, USA
    Age
    27
    Posts
    1,545
    2011 Prius

    I like my Alpine 9887, plus you change the colors.


  19. #19
    MANWHORE TEAM suede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Your Mom's Bedroom
    Posts
    4,548

    Negro
    2000 Trans Am WS.6

    well just an update, I came across a deal i couldnt pass up for the silverado... I got a 6.5in touch screen dvd player for 75 bucks, so thats already in there and wired up but im going to haveto make the trim extend out with some paint and bondo, but all is well, i think ill still go with one of these alpine units to replace the old and outdated pioneer unit i got in the trans am tho, so keep the ideas and opinions coming...

  20. #20
    Member izzhemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Osawatomie KS
    Age
    28
    Posts
    324

    white/Black
    1999 Pontiac Firebird

    you didnt get the Dual brand touch screen did you? cause those suck the motor to the screen burns out real easy an there plastic gears its just a crappy head unit all around..

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. looking at head units
    By REVNORR82 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-06-2011, 03:15 PM
  2. Kenwood head units
    By DamonZ28 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-21-2009, 05:02 PM
  3. Kenwood head units
    By DamonZ28 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-09-2009, 07:40 PM
  4. Post Pics of your head units
    By TransAm11973 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-06-2009, 11:51 AM
  5. which head units?
    By bluefields88 in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-19-2008, 11:08 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •