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Gen7fan Jan 22, 11:35pm - #88388 
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If you had to choose/and why (headunits)

I picked out a few headunints that are in my price range, let me know which you think is the best...

1st - Clarion-DB336MP - $159.95 (sounddomain)
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Gen7fan Jan 22, 11:36pm - #88389 
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2nd - Panasonic - CQ-DF783U - $199 (sound domain)
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Gen7fan Jan 22, 11:37pm - #88390 
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3rd (and last) Kenwood - KDC-MP225 - $169.99 (crutchfield)
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sappemall99 Jan 23, 12:02am - #88391 

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VSGTS14 Jan 23, 12:24am - #88392 

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Panasonic d00d
or look at some Alpine thumbsup

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# 2..LOOKS AMAZING thumbsup
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RacerX225 Jan 23, 3:21am - #88394 
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Originally Posted by MScelicaGTS
# 2..LOOKS AMAZING thumbsup


Word.

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LinkTallica Jan 23, 5:15am - #88395 

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Originally Posted by RacerX225
Originally Posted by MScelicaGTS
# 2..LOOKS AMAZING thumbsup


Word.
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celicaTRDgts Jan 23, 5:16am - #88396 

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look for some pioneer grin

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shox Jan 23, 7:59am - #88397 

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Pioneer DEH-P8500MP dude, that's what I got, friggin sweet!
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aznsaiyan509 Jan 23, 8:05am - #88398 
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You should get the Alpine CDA-9815.

I want a Nissan Nismo 350Z!
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Stephen Jan 23, 9:02am - #88399 
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DiabloGTS Jan 23, 2:04pm - #88400 

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Spend the extra money on an alpine with MX (Media Expander)

It really brings the music to life, and it replaces the missing parts of sound frequencies cut off in MP3 files. thumbsup

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trog2233 Jan 23, 2:10pm - #88401 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Spend the extra money on an alpine with MX (Media Expander)

It really brings the music to life, and it replaces the missing parts of sound frequencies cut off in MP3 files. thumbsup


I agree...but the media expander is overrated...if it has digital time correction you don't even need that grin

But i agree...ALPINE all the way
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DiabloGTS Jan 23, 2:20pm - #88402 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Spend the extra money on an alpine with MX (Media Expander)

It really brings the music to life, and it replaces the missing parts of sound frequencies cut off in MP3 files. thumbsup


I agree...but the media expander is overrated...if it has digital time correction you don't even need that grin

But i agree...ALPINE all the way


If you listen to MP3's, the reason the files are so small is because the MP3 format chops parts from the audible hearing frequency (20 Hz - 20 kHz.)

If you have good hearing, as many people do, you can tell the music is missing something. Media expander replaces the missing frequencies.

It has nothing to do with time delay, nate rofl

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trog2233 Jan 23, 2:22pm - #88403 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Spend the extra money on an alpine with MX (Media Expander)

It really brings the music to life, and it replaces the missing parts of sound frequencies cut off in MP3 files. thumbsup


I agree...but the media expander is overrated...if it has digital time correction you don't even need that grin

But i agree...ALPINE all the way


If you listen to MP3's, the reason the files are so small is because the MP3 format chops parts from the audible hearing frequency (20 Hz - 20 kHz.)

If you have good hearing, as many people do, you can tell the music is missing something. Media expander replaces the missing frequencies.

It has nothing to do with time delay, nate rofl


Ok well i dont listen to MP3s on mine cause the quality SUCKS...i'm goin from the cd point of view...u can tweak the other settings to make it sound better thumbsup
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DiabloGTS Jan 23, 2:24pm - #88404 

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true, but I don't like luggin around a crap load of CD's.

an MP3 cd at 192 KHz with media expander sounds the same as a CD, and I only have one CD full of over 100 songs

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trog2233 Jan 23, 2:26pm - #88405 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
true, but I don't like luggin around a crap load of CD's.

an MP3 cd at 192 KHz with media expander sounds the same as a CD, and I only have one CD full of over 100 songs


Yea it all depends on the quality of ur stereo too...i dont' mind lugging cds around grin thumbsup
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DiabloGTS Jan 23, 2:32pm - #88406 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
true, but I don't like luggin around a crap load of CD's.

an MP3 cd at 192 KHz with media expander sounds the same as a CD, and I only have one CD full of over 100 songs


Yea it all depends on the quality of ur stereo too...i dont' mind lugging cds around grin thumbsup


I also have the stock speakers, so there isn't much quality to the music, it sounds decent. I spend my money on home stereo stuff, because around here, subs, TVs, stuff like that in my car would get stolen, since my car sits outside all night. thumbsdown

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trog2233 Jan 23, 2:34pm - #88407 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
true, but I don't like luggin around a crap load of CD's.

an MP3 cd at 192 KHz with media expander sounds the same as a CD, and I only have one CD full of over 100 songs


Yea it all depends on the quality of ur stereo too...i dont' mind lugging cds around grin thumbsup


I also have the stock speakers, so there isn't much quality to the music, it sounds decent. I spend my money on home stereo stuff, because around here, subs, TVs, stuff like that in my car would get stolen, since my car sits outside all night. thumbsdown


Very good point...i have a lot into my stereo in my car so yea...

Anyways back on topic...GET AN ALPINE thumbsup
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Gen7fan Jan 23, 3:51pm - #88408 
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So if you had to choose, you would choose to whore up this thread with a debate about MP3s.

Great, helps a ton. wtf
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VSGTS14 Jan 23, 7:24pm - #88409 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Spend the extra money on an alpine with MX (Media Expander)

It really brings the music to life, and it replaces the missing parts of sound frequencies cut off in MP3 files. thumbsup


I agree...but the media expander is overrated...if it has digital time correction you don't even need that grin

But i agree...ALPINE all the way


If you listen to MP3's, the reason the files are so small is because the MP3 format chops parts from the audible hearing frequency (20 Hz - 20 kHz.)

If you have good hearing, as many people do, you can tell the music is missing something. Media expander replaces the missing frequencies.

It has nothing to do with time delay, nate rofl


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Gen7fan Jan 23, 8:59pm - #88410 
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So its Panasonic or Alpine. I'm having a little trouble with the Alpine units $250 to $500 for a cd player seems a bit much. I would rather keep the headunit cost under $200.

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i passed on number 2 on ebay for 114$ total...

i chose an alpine...9807
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CelicaKnight Jan 23, 9:11pm - #88412 

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Check this site out for some great deals on head units and speakers. Personally I think Pioneer puts out the best sound quality. Good luck with whatever you choose.
http://www.thezeb.com/ thumbsup

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trog2233 Jan 23, 9:17pm - #88413 

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Heres some more good sites...

Etronics.com

Mmxpress.com thumbsup
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fastceli2001 Jan 23, 9:36pm - #88414 

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i have the panasonic CQ-DF903U head unit which is very similar to the one you picked out and i am very happy with it thumbsup i recommend the panasonic

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Mad_Game Jan 23, 10:01pm - #88415 
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#2 out of those 3
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Gen7fan Jan 23, 10:04pm - #88416 
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Etronics is the shit, price leader so far and a far better selection than Crutchfield or Sound Domain.
Etronics prices are so good I think I'll upgrade buy a model or two.

Thanks for the help guys. thumbsup
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Gen7fan Jan 23, 10:11pm - #88417 
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Looks like I'm going to get my speakers and headunit from Etronics and the install parts from Crutchfield.

Cruthchfield wants $100 more for the Panasonic than Etronics, crazy. spineyes

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ebay is the best...but you gotta be a smart buyer...
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