My wife recently asked me what I wanted for our anniversary. Right now, I have an Alpine CDE-117b single din deck in the truck, and I love it. It has controls for sub level, time alignment, parametric or standard EQ, etc. Problem is, the interior amp is dead, and I have no rear speakers. The pre-outs still work, so I have some sound, being the fronts and sub. It's a 4V pre-out system, and I get great sound from it.
That being said, I'm trying to decide which deck to ask for. I like single DINs, I don't need a display to distract me, and most of the double DINs that are out there, don't have the features of the two decks I'm looking at.
First up, the Pioneer DEH-80PRS. http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POC...vers/DEH-80PRS I like it, because it has 5V pre-outs, audiophile components, and I can load my music on an SDHC card, and simply make changes and adjustments and add to my music on the go. It's also got bluetooth for calls and streaming, but I can't tell if I can stream FLAC files to it, and that's what's on my phone. Anyways, that's one choice.
Second up, the Alpine CDE-HD149BT. http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/cde-hd149bt
I like this one, as I'm used to the interface, has the sub level controls, can't tell if the Pioneer has this, and has great options for tuning, like using your phone for time-alignment, EQ, etc. Both have bluetooth for calling, something I don't have currently, and this is something I would like to have.
I linked the deck pages here, so that others could look over specs, and tell me if I'm missing something, or if they have personal experience with either. The Pioneer is nice, the Alpine is nice, I'm torn between the two. Help me out here TW.