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Help Me Narrow Down My New HU Choice!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by IrishPilot, Nov 27, 2009.

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Which Is The Best HU For My Money?

Poll closed Dec 27, 2009.
  1. Kenwood KDC-MP438U

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Kenwood KDC-MP538U

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. JVC KD-R600

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. JVC Arsenal KD-A605

    8 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. Other (see below)

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  1. Nov 27, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Nov 27, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    IrishPilot

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    I should add that I really want a steering wheel controllable one...which I just realized that the JVC KD-R600 doesnt have :(
     
  3. Nov 27, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    imsikotic

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    JVC Arsenal FTW!!!
     
  4. Nov 27, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I'm usually a Pioneer and Alpine fan myself, not saying those aren't good though. Having ipod control is awesome I miss that on the Pioneer Avic-D3 I had in my Impala SS. Kinda wish I didn't sell that HU and put it in the Taco.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    Yeah I didnt intend to rule out Pioneer and Alpine...but once I narrowed it down by price and options on Crutchfield, these were the top 4 reviewed.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Aight people...if your going to choose other, please suggest something!
     
  7. Nov 27, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    I recommend Kenwood. They've always been good to me.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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  9. Nov 27, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    pioneer and alpine ftw, very solid units.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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  11. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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  12. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    One of the biggest reasons i went with a Kenwood HU rather than another brand was that on my previous pioneer, the motor for the CD face plate when you eject a CD was starting to malfunction. I didn't want to deal with that and i also like that the Kenwood HU will continue playing music even when the faceplate is "open". So the face plate is non motorized and i can hit the "open" (faceplate) button and the face plate opens, the music continues playing and now when driving at night, the stereo doesn't blind the hell out of me. For those two reasons alone, i chose to go the Kenwood route. If you're listening to a CD, the music will also continue playing because you still have to hit the eject button behind the face plate in order to actually eject the CD.

    Ive had my Kenwood Stereo for close to a year now and have not have any issues with it whatsoever. The ONLY thing i'm not such a big fan of is the IPOD controls being built into the stereo are not as easy as they would be off of your ipod. But this isn't a big issue with me as i do not own an IPod and play all my music off of the 32Gb flash drive.

    I'm not one to look at a purchase really quick and make a decision so i do not have the time (i'm at work) to research the HU's you're looking at but i just wanted to give you my experience and reason why i went with Kenwood.
     
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