1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Anyone else have shafty luck with kenwood cd players? what brand would you recomend

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jonny_jard, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Aug 3, 2008 at 1:26 PM
    #1
    jonny_jard

    jonny_jard [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Member:
    #2865
    Messages:
    110
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    06 Taco
    3" suspension lift, bull bar, IPF 100w flood light system, side bars, custom fit leather seat covers, URD CAI, URD MAF calibrator,
    So a guy goes out, spends $500 on a decent deck only to have it shit the bed a year and a half later... any audio guys know what to replace it with?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2008 at 1:55 PM
    #2
    mudslingin44

    mudslingin44 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Member:
    #7966
    Messages:
    121
    west palm beach, fl
    Vehicle:
    07 tacoma double cab trd 4x4
    6 in pro comp coilover-35 in pro comp extreme mudders
    i had a kenwood flip face go out after about 3 years.i now like alpine or pioneer
     
  3. Aug 3, 2008 at 2:58 PM
    #3
    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4783
    Messages:
    1,400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    A A Ron
    DFW, Texas
    Vehicle:
    Debadged 2008 Rugged Trail
    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    I've never had any issue with Kenwood decks, and am a fan of them. Though I haven't installed or purchased one in several years now. I am a fan of Alpine and Pioneer stuff. I have never owned an Eclipse deck, but have had friends with them and I like them as well. To me, the Pioneer decks are fairly easy to use and are good quality. Alpine has been a bit less user friendly for me but are still very nice.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2008 at 3:55 PM
    #4
    CornDog

    CornDog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Member:
    #2927
    Messages:
    163
    Gallant, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    2007 SpeedWay Blue Double Cab Tacoma
    12000 lb Milemarker Winch Warn Trans4mer Grille Guard Gear Motorsports Wheels, Pioneer Head Unit w Ipod Interface, 2 Diamond D3 10's in custom box, UWS black tool box. N-fab stepbars, 15% tint, bug deflector,ventvisors, K&N Series 77 Cold air Intake, Hi lift jack mounted, 4D-LED maglite mounted, Lund Grill Screen
    ive owned 3 different tacomas and in each ive put a pioneer deck in. ive never had to replace one. the last two i owned i went ahead and put an ipod interphase on and they work GREAT. my 07 is sporting one now. no complaints what so ever.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2008 at 5:47 PM
    #5
    Johnson8537

    Johnson8537 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Member:
    #3258
    Messages:
    518
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD SPORT 4x4 Double Cab Long bed
    Revtek Leveling Kit with 1 1/2 block spacer in rear. 17" MotoMetal blacks on 32" tires. Access Lorado Tonneau - Bed mat Billet Grill Tinted Windows Pioneer 700BT with PAC steering wheel inerface. Wet Okole Seat Covers Front and back.

    Same here... But this is only my Second Taco

    I have always done Pioneer!!!

    I also did a deck w/Bluetooth handsfree Phone and audio..
     
  6. Aug 3, 2008 at 7:12 PM
    #6
    jonny_jard

    jonny_jard [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Member:
    #2865
    Messages:
    110
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    06 Taco
    3" suspension lift, bull bar, IPF 100w flood light system, side bars, custom fit leather seat covers, URD CAI, URD MAF calibrator,
    awesome info, thanks for the replys.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:07 PM
    #7
    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4783
    Messages:
    1,400
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    A A Ron
    DFW, Texas
    Vehicle:
    Debadged 2008 Rugged Trail
    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    BTW, was the deck out of warranty or what?
     
  8. Aug 4, 2008 at 1:56 AM
    #8
    CAMZTRD

    CAMZTRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Member:
    #7401
    Messages:
    512
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    steve
    hampton, va
    Vehicle:
    2006 DC TRD Off-Road 4x4
    billy 5100's @ 2.5 w/ 1/4 spacers, toytec aal, LR UCA's, revotec headlights,revotec taillights, lamin-x fogs, color matched grille and rear bumper, undercover, bed-extender, black nerf bars, scan gaugeII , afe drop in, 50 series flowmaster, 6000k bi-xenon hids, more to come.......
    alpine all the way.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2008 at 8:38 AM
    #9
    Chickenmunga

    Chickenmunga Nuggety

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Member:
    #5877
    Messages:
    6,946
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Hillsboro, Oregon
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad DC 4x4 (read the build)
    I liked the pre-Fujitsu Eclipse decks, the new ones don't hold the same appeal, nor have the same focus... unless things changed in the last 2 years.

    The controls on Planet Audio decks are nice and simple, but I think there are better products

    I had a Sony CDX-CA860X (made before they started going off the deep end crappy) and it gave out after many years.

    Kenwoods always look overcomplicated

    I had a Pioneer Premiere DEH-P690U (I think that's the model). Worked magnificently, remote could have been designed much better. Wish it had easier mute functionality. The new ones have a flimsier multi-wheel that is too easy to push in a wrong direction, which makes me sad. Hard to jog through tons of songs, but worked with any USB device (I used a 60GB laptop hard drive, but took 20 seconds to boot).

    Just got an Alpine iDA-X100, which is working very well. If you listen to the radio at all, it's a must to have the steering wheel controls control the presets - Alpine, for whatever reason, buried this. No easy mute control, but there's a pause button. It doesn't like my USB hard drive (starts at same song, only shuffles 20 songs or so), but works great with the iPod. Screen is amazing, of course.

    never was a clarion fan

    couldn't find a nakamichi to try, but they looked enticing.



    My experience is that you find some leading brands, then find the easiest to control. The less weird and complex stuff they put in, the better. You will notice that the better they get, the easier the controls are and there's less stuff packed in (well, for the most part). For instance, one of the super high-end decks out there has no internal amplifier, a VERY basic screen, no iPod interface, and doesn't support MP3s if it can help it. It costs a freaking $800, and yes, you are partially paying for the name.
     
To Top