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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:53 pm 
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I was thinking about getting a Head Unit for my Futura which i picked up a couple of weeks back, as it has still got the stock tape cassette/radio deck and i was wondering on what are your opinions on what brand I should get.

I was thinking an something Alpine cause they seem cool and kinda match me car, aswell as having a good reputation and all.
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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:59 pm 
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It matters on how much you have to spend dude!!
Got a grand? Buy high up model alpine or pioneer?
Got $80, buy an Sound 4!!!
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Head unit wise id get a pioneer!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:18 pm 
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check out Eclipse Highly recomend em i chose my eclipse over an alpine Hu because is just s**t on the alpine for sound quality.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:09 am 
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voids wrote:
check out Eclipse Highly recomend em i chose my eclipse over an alpine Hu because is just s**t on the alpine for sound quality.


Eclipse ey... havnt heard of it before, but ill check it out cheers.

Oh and snow, i dont wanna spend a grand maybe just a good range around 400 maybe (if that gets me anything decent, keeping in mind im not a huge stereo system buff.)
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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:39 am 
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Pioneer is better value for money
They're also more user friendly.

But lets fact it, some people are pioneer others are alpine.
Me, I'm pioneer but either way they're both good products.

Also if you have an iPod pioneer now can charge and access the ipod through the deck with a $100 accessory.
It basically acts like the ipod was a cd stacker.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:59 pm 
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Oh and snow, i dont wanna spend a grand maybe just a good range around 400 maybe (if that gets me anything decent, keeping in mind im not a huge stereo system buff.)


$400 will get you a decent mp3 head unit with remote from pioneer!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:26 pm 
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Snow_white wrote:
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Oh and snow, i dont wanna spend a grand maybe just a good range around 400 maybe (if that gets me anything decent, keeping in mind im not a huge stereo system buff.)


$400 will get you a decent mp3 head unit with remote from pioneer!


yeah that sounds like the way to go, ill take all thoughts into consideration but.

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:06 pm 
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Clarion and Kenwood are also very good.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:28 pm 
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voids wrote:
check out Eclipse Highly recomend em i chose my eclipse over an alpine Hu because is just s**t on the alpine for sound quality.

I have heard both Eclipse and Alpine and I dont believe that to be true.

Eclipise are excellent value for money with plenty of features and worth consideration. In my opinion they do not look as good as some other brands cosmetically and the menu's are harder to use.

I find the higher end Alpine units to have heaps of great features and allow for sstem expansion but if you dont have that money to spend (around the $800 mark) then i'd go with Pioneer.

I find there mid priced units are excellent value, look good are easy to use (eaiser than both Alpine and Eclipse)


Try to get one with 2 x RCA outs. You will find this worth while later down the track and also for re-sale value.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:34 am 
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pyroay wrote:
voids wrote:
check out Eclipse Highly recomend em i chose my eclipse over an alpine Hu because is just s**t on the alpine for sound quality.

I dont believe that to be true.

Eclipise are excellent value for money with plenty of features and worth consideration. In my opinion they do not look as good as some other brands cosmetically and the menu's are harder to use.

I find the higher end Alpine units to have heaps of great features and allow for sstem expansion but if you dont have that money to spend (around the $800 mark) then i'd go with Pioneer.

I find there mid priced units are excellent value, look good are easy to use (eaiser than both Alpine and Eclipse)


Try to get one with 2 x RCA outs. You will find this worth while later down the track and also for re-sale value.


i didnt believe it either until i listened to eclipse.
as for ease of use i find the eclipse excelent, just simple things like when in a menu the buttons that you have to press to adjust anything flash to indicate what you need to press. they are a unit that have been designed by by independent enginees so its just well thought out i recon. but i agree they are not the most attrective unit but i bought mine for the sound not the looks cos i prefur a more 'stelth' stereo. But each to their own.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:02 pm 
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

I am actually leaning towards Pioneer now as it all comes down to how much moolah I have. I should be able to get big discounts of head units anyway due to my Brothers-Boss-Brother owning a Car Audio Place.

Anyway thanks again, appreciate the advice.

More suggestions are still welcome as well :P
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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:00 pm 
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voids wrote:
check out Eclipse Highly recomend em i chose my eclipse over an alpine Hu because is just s**t on the alpine for sound quality.


I'm with voids, love my eclipse head unit. even with stock speakers it sounds great. New speakers will proberly take me breath away :)

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