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View Poll Results: Which Headunit, need one ASAP
Kenwood KDC-MP5032 4 17.39%
Alpine CDA-9857 12 52.17%
Some other **** 7 30.43%
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Old 06-21-2006
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Need new HU ASAP!! What ya think?

My stock cd player **** on me today and i need a new one. I was lookin at either the Kenwood KDC-MP5032 or the Alpine CDA-9857. I know the old alpines were better, but i need somethin now and i wanna buy one new. Which on you all think? I dont want clarion, and i dont really want pioneer either. But i'm open to suggestions.


http://www.crutchfield.com/S-qxygkXI...isplay=Kenwood

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-qxygkXI...Display=Alpine

try to keep the options to those 2 headunits, because im pretty set on one of those. out of those, which do you like better?
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I would go with the alpine, I have had bad expeiriences with kenwood.
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I would go with the alpine, I have had bad expeiriences with kenwood.
how so, what goes wrong with them?

hit up the poll too, itll help me decide
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too bad you dont live closer im selling my alpine CDA 9851 for 200$

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ill sell ya mine evan. It's eclipse and has a badass screen. I'll show ya later on AIM :-)

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hey rocky, were you happy with it? i just wanna buy the thing new, but were you happy with ur alpine? any negative things bout it?
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I have only owned 2 kenwoods, this was about 3 years ago, I smelled burning wires and , I pulled the hu out and the amp circuit burnt my hand, later i checked my wiring and everything was good, I have seen some nice kenwoods but wont buy them now.I had a sony oel fx-700 it worked great but display went out, so I bought a cheap audiobahn 1100 new on ebay for like 80$ it has 4v f,r,s outputs, aux in, changer and sat radio controls, 45wx4, mp3, I have had it for about a year w no problems.the only thing it nedded was an eq the presets sucked, but with my matching eq 70$(ebay) the sound quality is awesome.

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No it works great, better than any pioneer i ever owned, i liked pioneers because of the display and screen savers, but aplines are alot better

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No it works great, better than any pioneer i ever owned, i liked pioneers because of the display and screen savers, but aplines are alot better

Rocky
well i think i might go with an alpine then, thats kinda why i dont want a pioneer. i dont want somethin thats so blue and bright, especially in houston people notice things like that and follow your car down and jack your crap. i think i might go with the 9857

i like pretty simple and basic looks too. and i definately want somethin that has a removeable faceplate
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well i think i might go with an alpine then, thats kinda why i dont want a pioneer. i dont want somethin thats so blue and bright, especially in houston people notice things like that and follow your car down and jack your crap. i think i might go with the 9857

i like pretty simple and basic looks too. and i definately want somethin that has a removeable faceplate
Eclipses come with a cd that basically if your head unit is jacked it is worthless. Even better, if the criminal sends it to eclipse thinking they'll fix it, they'll arrest him.
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I got the same alpine and it kicks ***
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Eclipses come with a cd that basically if your head unit is jacked it is worthless. Even better, if the criminal sends it to eclipse thinking they'll fix it, they'll arrest him.
so if i buy it from you and send it to get it fixed, theyd arrest me and ud get it back? lol
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so if i buy it from you and send it to get it fixed, theyd arrest me and ud get it back? lol
LOL....I got a kenwood MP628 I love it it has the ipod controler hookup so all ya need is a lil conectero on you IPOD(if you have one) and you use H/U to control IPOD, alot better than fumbling with CD IMO
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so if i buy it from you and send it to get it fixed, theyd arrest me and ud get it back? lol
That was the plan

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whats wrong with clarion?

i would take my 955 over my old premier 860 or my friends alpine 9855
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I love my alpine CDA-9847. Its the shiet and i like the simple display and fine tuning capabilities since im an SQL guy.
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If I pay anything over $599 I'm just gonna get a in dash TV

NOW I have seen kyles clairion its badd **** I want it :) he knows his stuff
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well i think i might go with an alpine then, thats kinda why i dont want a pioneer. i dont want somethin thats so blue and bright, especially in houston people notice things like that and follow your car down and jack your crap. i think i might go with the 9857

i like pretty simple and basic looks too. and i definately want somethin that has a removeable faceplate
I would say get a Pioneer, I love mine, but I understand your reasons for not wanting it.
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alright well im pretty set on the 9857, im sad tho cause if i order it now i wont be able to enjoy it. im leavin town the 29th for pennsylvania. itd prolly get here right around then. im ordering whatever head unit i get tomorrow, which is most likely going to be the alpine. thanks for all the reviews and suggestions
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If I pay anything over $599 I'm just gonna get a in dash TV

NOW I have seen kyles clairion its badd **** I want it :) he knows his stuff


how you been man?

havnt seen you in forever, need to ride by and let you see the new system get all the new stuff in friday

and sanity what do you have aganist clarion, just wanting to know
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i dont have anything against clarion, ive just never seen or used any of their stuff. and id like to stick with a brand i know pretty good, cause i wanna buy the crap tomorrow. i thought you lived in georgia, bama boy. lol for some reason i thought u told me that
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I say other: get an 8 Track
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how you been man?

havnt seen you in forever, need to ride by and let you see the new system get all the new stuff in friday

and sanity what do you have aganist clarion, just wanting to know
I'll be home tomarrow till around3 :) I got flowmasters now..if you need help gimme a call I been bored
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I'll be home tomarrow till around3 :) I got flowmasters now..if you need help gimme a call I been bored
dont have any door speakers to show anything for right now, but will let you know
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eclipse hands down..

well worth the money
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