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Old 02-01-2011, 01:18 AM
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Default looking at head units..

i like these few:
any advice/opinions appreciated

http://www.amazon.com/Clarion-CZ100--Dash-MP3-Reciever/dp/B0032FOJHA/ref=sr_1_37?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1296548085&sr=1-37
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dual+-+5...&skuId=9463154

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEH-1300MP-Receiver-Playback-Control/dp/B003ZDO2LM/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1296548006&sr=1-3
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:45 AM
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think this is the one i may go for

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Alpine+-...&skuId=9438076
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:48 AM
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I am biased I have all Alpine. I was gonna suggest that Alpine radio to you.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:05 AM
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sweet. yeah the alpine looks solid for 100$. standard 50x4. plays cd's, can hook up my zune.

thans for the assurance SLT
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:15 AM
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sweet. yeah the alpine looks solid for 100$. standard 50x4. plays cd's, can hook up my zune.

thans for the assurance SLT
+10 points for having a Zune and not an iPod.

I have a Zune HD myself

Alpine makes good stuff. I had all alpine until i found Kicker 3 way speakers that thumped harder then my alpines did in the rear.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:39 AM
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OP, do you have the tremor package?

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Alpine made good stuff..
edited for truth. lol
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:09 PM
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lol I have nothing but good things to stay about my alpine set up.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:54 PM
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i do not have the tremor package. or so i believe.

anyways looking at that 100$ alpine. and am picking up a set of kicker 6x8's for the front. and who knows what for behind the seats
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:12 AM
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yep no tremmor package. stock radio.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:00 AM
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Go for the Pioneer.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:14 AM
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Pioneer does good stuff. Alpine knows their stuff as well.
Since you mention using an MP3 player as a source, I'll add this little tidbit that I just found out about: The sound quality of any system playing MP3's will sound much closer to it's potential if those MP3's are ripped at a bitrate that equals CD quality. Something to consider if you haven't already.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: looking at head units..

ive got a mix of things in my truck. ive got the sony headunit, pioneer fronts which i love, clarions in the back (junk), and a sony sub. im a sony fan. its reliable for the money.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:11 AM
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I really like the pioneer DEH units
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:16 AM
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i do not have the tremor package. or so i believe.

anyways looking at that 100$ alpine. and am picking up a set of kicker 6x8's for the front. and who knows what for behind the seats
I can tell you dont have a tremor ranger due to the color. Tremors only came in Black, Yellow, Sonic Blue and Red
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: looking at head units..

I really dislike alpine. This is comming from someone who switches out their headunits every few months.

Now, if you are talking about their old stuff (2007 and older), that is a completely different subject. Ive had their new and old. The units I like are the 9833,9835, and the 9853, 9855. You can really setup sound imaging very well with that unit. You really have to read the manual to get full effect of the units though. I think pioneer and panasonic are alot easier to setup out of the box, so I prefer them.

Imo, for the average person, Pioneer is the best bet.
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