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View Poll Results: What is the best?
Sony 0 0%
Alpine 15 42.86%
JVC 1 2.86%
Kenwood 4 11.43%
Clarion 3 8.57%
Blaupunk 0 0%
Pioneer 12 34.29%
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Cheap and has BEST quality of anything sound related that i have found.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/
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i usually go with pioneer but i'm gonna have to say alpine on this one. they have good rms wattage for the price. you wouldn't think it, but 4 watts can make a difference.
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What deck do you have gildo
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...DA9887&tp=5684
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If Muse doesn't want it I'm interested in it.
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Ill keep you in mind. Im just drooling over the new IPOD alpine :drool:
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I may be interested PM me a price and some details on what your thinking
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I love my Alpine:

I love the look of that deck, the only thing that has stopped me from buying it is that there is no cd slot.
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I dont like any of the interfaces of the new alpine decks. They look badass, but they are a pain to use. I love my pioneer DEH-5000. Simple to use, looks decent, has every feature you could want, and its less than $200.

I love how you can control the ipod through the deck, like the Alpine.

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I love the look of that deck, the only thing that has stopped me from buying it is that there is no cd slot.
Yea I never use CDs anymore. Straight to the ipod

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I dont like any of the interfaces of the new alpine decks. They look badass, but they are a pain to use. I love my pioneer DEH-5000. Simple to use, looks decent, has every feature you could want, and its less than $200.

I love how you can control the ipod through the deck, like the Alpine.

This what I actually have in my truck, my Alpine is in my Honda since I drive it more.
The only thing I do not like is it is kind of difficult to get to the sound settings. The remote is by far better than the Alpine remote though.
Definitely good for the price. Bought it new for $120 with some Pioneer 4-ways I picked up for $30 a pair, sounds damn good. My JLs in my Honda actually sound like crap compared to my truck set-up, but thats just until I get my sub fixed and can just use the JLs for the highs.
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I dont like any of the interfaces of the new alpine decks. They look badass, but they are a pain to use. I love my pioneer DEH-5000. Simple to use, looks decent, has every feature you could want, and its less than $200.

I love how you can control the ipod through the deck, like the Alpine.

have the same headunit and its far better than any alpine ive used. for half the price, and sounds great
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I got a kenwood head unit with two kenwood 6x8s in the back and it sounds awesome plus kenwood is american made. you always want to try and keep everything the same brand. It will work much better.
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I dont like any of the interfaces of the new alpine decks. They look badass, but they are a pain to use. I love my pioneer DEH-5000. Simple to use, looks decent, has every feature you could want, and its less than $200.

I love how you can control the ipod through the deck, like the Alpine.

It looks like it isnt a true ipod interface, but a USB interface. Is this right? because I love how I can scroll my alipine like an actual Ipod...
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It is just a USB that you plug in an extra ipod cable to. but you can scroll through playlists, artists, genre and all that crap still
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^^^ Does that pioneer have a cd slot?
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yea, the whole face folds down to expose it
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I have the Kappas in my Ranger and a Pioneer headunit. I'm quite happy with the performance of both. So much, that I'm upgrading my rust-bucket Exploder with the same speakers and headunit.
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i must give my input..

my sound system is amazing i wont lie..

i just have a JVC deck and a rockford fosgate P3S shallow mount sub powered by a rockford amp thats a p300-1 pushing 412 RMS and i have 4 infinity door speakers pushing 300 watts each.. it ran me around 1300 installed for more info PM me.
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Are you going to amp your new speakers? Any deck will not have the power potential for good component speakers, so the power output on the deck is not anything to look at.
The simpler the deck the better (not ridiculous settings). I have a CDA9811 Alpine deck and I love it.
If you plan on staying under 200$ it's going to be tough to get the best, but you can definitely sound better than stock.
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Run Infinity speakers.. and Rockford Subs.
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