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New HU recommendations

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by kuntry09, May 29, 2012.

  1. May 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    kuntry09

    kuntry09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same HU for about 5 years now. I got it from a friend who had it about as long so it's at least 10 years. I can't recall the exact model off the top of my head but it was one of the nicer Pioneers at the time. Sadly, I feel it's time to retire it and look for something else. I'm not sure what to get or even what to look at though. I do know I want some features close to what I have already with the the parametric eq, sub levels/frequency,things like that. The door speakers are running off of a external amp so I'm not concerned with the wattage of the HU itself, just wanting something that would send good, strong, clear signal to door speaker amp and the sub amp. It would be nice for the display color to match the other light colors in the truck but that's not a big issue for me. I also want a usb port or something similar to run my ipod, I know most HU come standard that way now though. I'm looking to spend somewhere around $200, $250 would probably be my tops but may consider $300 depending. Any recommendations?
     
  2. May 29, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    dylan199

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    Look into the Sony DSX-310BTX.
     
  3. May 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    thebaker

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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
    i'm running an Alpine idx-305s. 99% of my audio is from an ipod and i absolutely love this stereo!!!!! In my opinion there is no better ipod interface than the idx alpine series stereo's.
     
  4. May 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM
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    2008taco

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    I just recently got an alpine cde-hd138bt. It's connects to my android PERFECTLY.
     
  5. May 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    are you connecting your android through bluetooth or a cable? Are you streaming music or just using it for phone calls?
     
  6. May 30, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    eight08

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    i have the kenwood kiv-bt901 - probably not what you're looking for, and on the border of your price range.
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    but some features i find awesome:

    usb in rear - ipod cable goes to the back of the unit and out of site, so my ipod just stays hidden all the time. previous head unit only had usb on the front.

    parrot bluetooth - automatically pairs with my galaxy nexus whenever i turn my truck on. mounted my mic on the upper a-pillar. works flawlessly.

    system tuning - plenty of different options. can input speaker distance, speaker size, crossover freq. including slopes

    "chameleon" lighting scheme - can match any interior color lighting

    if i were buying another head unit, i would personally look for those features again. there's no cd player (i don't want to carry any cds), and the radio tuning is difficult as there's no channel buttons (but i only listen to ipod). perfect for me.
     
  7. May 30, 2012 at 2:32 AM
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    2008taco

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    I am streaming music through the bluetooth, and it takes calls as well. It has full pandora control for droids also. It only has a usb on the front, and will only charge a droid through it. This was the first deck I've bought in 8-10 years, and back then alpine was the top brand, imagine my surprise when I found their top of the line single din was only 260.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Mark16q

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    thinking about throwing this unit in my truck. Any other feedback on it? Mainly want bluetooth and ipod / droid connectivity. Radio is used ocassionally but not critical. Does it need another amp, or adequate with stock speakers, etc.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  9. Jun 9, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    CrutchfieldDarren

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    Check out the pioneer deh-80prs for a great sq deck with some great features! We are having a hard time even keeping this unit in stock!

    http://www.crutchfield.com/I-rTOYc111/p_13080PRS/Pioneer-DEH-80PRS.html
     
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