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Panasonic CQ-C8803U head unit. Your opinions

No It's not mine. Its for a friend. But I was wondering what you guys think of this head unit. it seems pretty powerful?

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-fI3s7DC...300&I=133C8803


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geeze.....for the price, i really like my Pioneer DEH-P6800MP.....from the specs, the pioneer is better, and you know how easy a Pioneer is to use and what kind of workmanship they have in them....

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-IJFkC3q...0&I=130DEHP680

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You still have the truck!!!!?????
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yup....couldn't sell it.....
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ah get outta here! Really. I feel the love! lol I understand.
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yup i am being serious....
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Sweet man! I wouldnt have either! Ok back on subject lol
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Panasonic's are good HU's, i've had two of em.. I currently have the 7401U.
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ALPINE MAN ALPINE!!!

I will sell you my alpine

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ALPINE MAN ALPINE!!!

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lol I had one. I didnt like it too much.
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Alpine owns.....It DEFF owns panasonic...lol....

Make him go pioneer then...

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LOL I got one.
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Alpine owns.....It DEFF owns panasonic...lol....

Make him go pioneer then...

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PANOSONIC is better than both, while the unit you posted in more in the range of the pioneer 7800mp. in fact that panasonic has the most powerful internal amp in any class of headunits. unlike pioneer, alpine, and eclipse the build quality of Panasonic has improved in the last 6 years and i would endorse the purchase of such a good unit, actually anything from the 7000 series on up is great! i guarantee you or your friend will not be disappointed. some ppl dont like my recomendations on here sometimes, but you guys gotta remember i do this for a living and also have owned no less than 30 decks in my short lifetime.
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i bought it from cruchfield last month for 299.99. I love it. lots of options with it. it has built in high and low pass crossovers, the cd plaler has never skipped and got to love the 50 watts RMS. dont care for the color screen
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geeze.....for the price, i really like my Pioneer DEH-P6800MP.....from the specs, the pioneer is better, and you know how easy a Pioneer is to use and what kind of workmanship they have in them....

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-IJFkC3q...0&I=130DEHP680


I have an older version of this. i think it's like the 7700 or something. it is awesome. i am not much a panasonic fan. i stick with the pro's...pioneer, alpine, kenwood, and i guess jvc. My first receiver was a Kenwood and it rocked. My top two brands are Pioneer and Kenwood. my system that i am installing tomorrow is all kicker with that^^ receiver.

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i almost bought an Alpine, i forgot the model, but this had more features and power. I have had good luck with Panasonic. I had a Kenwood Excelon that liked to over heat
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PANOSONIC is better than both, while the unit you posted in more in the range of the pioneer 7800mp. in fact that panasonic has the most powerful internal amp in any class of headunits. unlike pioneer, alpine, and eclipse the build quality of Panasonic has improved in the last 6 years and i would endorse the purchase of such a good unit, actually anything from the 7000 series on up is great! i guarantee you or your friend will not be disappointed. some ppl dont like my recomendations on here sometimes, but you guys gotta remember i do this for a living and also have owned no less than 30 decks in my short lifetime.
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My panasonic Hu is the best hu ive had by far... and ive had quite a few lol
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I have an older version of this. i think it's like the 7700 or something. it is awesome. i am not much a panasonic fan. i stick with the pro's...pioneer, alpine, kicker, mtx, jvc. my system that i am installing tomorrow is all kicker with that^^ receiver.
jvc=junk, new alpine high end decks=junk, new eclipse=so/so, many pioneers have a preout problem as well. i know i have to warrantee them all the time!
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jvc=junk, new alpine high end decks=junk, new eclipse=so/so, many pioneers have a preout problem as well. i know i have to warrantee them all the time!
i actually had to warranty my pioneer deh-4800mp about a month or so ago because of the preouts having static all of a sudden, otherwise no complaints, but this is the only deck ive owned so i cant really compare it to others
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Imo It shouldnt be that bad of a unit like most of you said! I just don't know much about Panasonic.
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i actually had to warranty my pioneer deh-4800mp about a month or so ago because of the preouts having static all of a sudden, otherwise no complaints, but this is the only deck ive owned so i cant really compare it to others
well, hopefully i won't have any problems with mine when i put my system in. i haven't had any problems with it yet but we'll see. my sister has a panasonic receiver with a kicker system and it is badass. not sure what model she has but she has a single 15" and kicker amp. sound quality is pretty good. after hearing her system, i would get a panasonic. good luck
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I'd say go with Kenwood, just my own opinion. I have had the same head unit in both of my ranger's been through a major accident and still never had a problem. Could be b/c I bought it from Crutchfield 3 years ago and they never sent me the $300+ bill, lol.
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Well my Panasonic just gave out on me tonight, about 2 weeks after my 1-year warranty, god damn piece of ****, last time I buy any of their ****. Go with Pionner, Alpine, Kenwood (good experiences with Kenwood) or something quality along those lines. Now I know it's worth the money/time to spend extra money to get something good to get something that is known and worth it.

God I hate Panasonic, the first really cold day (-18, yeah that's it) and the deck kicks the pail, Panasonic = piece of worthless crap.

EDIT - I'm not hard on my deck, everyone I know knows I'm extremely easy on everything I own and maintain it so when stuff like this happens it pisses me off, ALOT.
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Our panasonic blew up just after a yrs warranty too i was so pissed off but then found out when i got it fixed it was covered and i didnt have to pay anything..i was choked..and JVC high end units ( such as EXAD series) are nice i had a couple never a single problem..and i have an alpine too now dunno if i like it...would really like to sell it and go back to dvd so if anyones interested check the classifieds!
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