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Justice
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Justice Jun 24, 1:02pm - #206481 

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thinking of getting a new radio

ok since the radio my buddy gave me is on it's last legs (randomly stopped playing CDR's)i'm thinking of picking up the Pioneer DEHP8500MP anyone have this unit? good bad? other sugestions... if anyone knows of a good sony head unit please lemme know. thanks in advance.. thumbsup
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Sultan
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Sultan Jun 24, 5:32pm - #206482 

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that pioneer model you mentioned is pretty good - please don't get a Sony head unit... If you really want quality look at Eclipse
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RevMonster Jun 24, 5:34pm - #206483 

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The Pioneer is a great choice for sound quality. Sony is total crap for anything except their display. I highly suggest the Panasonic 8400 series too.

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ragingpaseo Jun 24, 7:04pm - #206484 
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say kenwood excelon 800 series and above... thumbsup
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Justice
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Justice Jun 24, 7:56pm - #206485 

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so many options... hmmmm confused
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darksidecelica
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darksidecelica Jun 24, 8:39pm - #206486 

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i love panasonic myself, but that pioneer ur looking at is good stuff
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CaLiGTS Jun 24, 8:41pm - #206487 

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RookieGTS Jun 24, 9:57pm - #206488 

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yes i agree! //Alpine thumbsup
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GTS_LeO Jun 24, 10:14pm - #206489 

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i went with a kenwood (mp925) and it's really good, so id recommend kenwood...
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LoFlyer Jun 24, 10:58pm - #206490 

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I have had Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer and Blaupunct and Kenwoods seem to have the higher quality. Usually you get what you pay for. Its like cars where money = speed except its money = sound quality. If you know what you are doing you can save a lot of money using Ebay. Here are a few things to consider. Electronics are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. There just is not that much difference or improvement of sound from this years models and last years models. You can get last years model for about half of what this years model will cost. Use a reputable dealer rather than a individual. Listen to the product at a retail store. Do not buy without knowing what the stuff sounds like. Paypal works well for paying for stuff over the internet. My last installed system cost me approximately 1500 dollars over Ebay. Retail from the store it would of been at least 3000. No one even cares that the electronics were last years model. Good Luck
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Zero Jun 25, 4:46am - #206491 

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eclipse thumbsup

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Sultan Jun 25, 5:09am - #206492 

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Originally Posted by Zero
eclipse thumbsup


finally, someone who knows audio... thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Jun 25, 5:48am - #206493 

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sony is crap now a days? i have a sony hd and a sony 10 changer, they work great. play all kinda cd's i had to swap up... my stock unit wouldnt play cd-r's either, and i dont buy music so i really needed something that played cd-r's

the hd was free, my dad gave it to me along with the 10 changer when he traded in his pontiac
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Sultan Jun 25, 5:50am - #206494 

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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
sony is crap now a days? i have a sony hd and a sony 10 changer, they work great. play all kinda cd's i had to swap up... my stock unit wouldnt play cd-r's either, and i dont buy music so i really needed something that played cd-r's

the hd was free, my dad gave it to me along with the 10 changer when he traded in his pontiac


trust me, I'm a BIG Sony fan when it somes to home video products (the new plasma screens are sweet), but they just don't cut it in the car audio department...
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Veilside Jun 25, 11:33am - #206495 
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what's wrong with sony? confused

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LoFlyer Jun 25, 11:50pm - #206496 

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I bought a Sony X-plod amp and it was worst sounding amp I have ever heard. I am sure there are worse amps, but I expected more from Sony!
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RedSunCelica Jun 26, 12:41am - #206497 

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quality go with eclipse. i had to settle with a aiwa stereo since my car keeps getting broken into. but when you got the secutiry go eclipse.

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