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kuecker_dj09
04-23-2007, 01:14 PM
i like both these brands and i know that a lot of the GAGT members have these. ive heard a few things about the brands tho.

on pioneer the iPod cable isnt as fast as the Alpines and its more difficult to learn than Alpine

Alpines 16X4 RMS compared to Pioneer 20ishX4 RMS make it way underpowered, but does it matter since my 2000 GAGT has the premium stereo (i think it does. it has a 6 band eq doesnt have the monsoon logo)

can you help me out here? thanks in advance!
-Seth

Ajaxus
04-23-2007, 01:32 PM
what features are you wanting?

(it should be noted im biased and prefer pioneer)

kuecker_dj09
04-23-2007, 01:38 PM
i want to look at either Alpine CDE-9881 or Pioneer DEH-P4900iB

Gizm0815
04-23-2007, 01:44 PM
i hate alpine got a pioneer myself pics and in my garage.

pyro
04-23-2007, 03:19 PM
click here! (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=67841)
buy a sony

Ajaxus
04-23-2007, 04:24 PM
shameless

kuecker_dj09
04-23-2007, 08:37 PM
well i had a JVC and hated it, always skipped on me on dirt roads.......only problem is my dad has this rule of his that he wont get the radio for me and let me install it, and the only place that has pioneer in my area is the retards at best buy. sure i could go spend 300 on a clarion or panasonic, but thatd be a sign to a thief that ive got some audio besides that. hmmmmm......

Bryan
04-23-2007, 08:39 PM
There's gotta be an audio shop somewhere around there duder. Convince your pops that it's cheaper to do it yourselves and make him help you out.:boogie:

kuecker_dj09
04-23-2007, 09:05 PM
thats what ive been tellin him. i found the removal instruction on this site.....its just he doesnt want to spend 200 + to have to spend another 50 to get it fixed. but i doubt i would screw up. the wires are color cordinated!

Bryan
04-23-2007, 09:09 PM
Show him online you can find tutorials and step by step instructions with pictures on how to do it.

OT: You're 15?

kuecker_dj09
04-23-2007, 09:14 PM
i think the age factor is what scares him. but yea it doesnt matter. im not paying for it anyway. if he wants to buy the stereo, and pay a shop to install. i really dont care.

Panacea
04-23-2007, 09:29 PM
Alpine all the way.

badboy2451
04-23-2007, 11:23 PM
alpine is def better, but i do have pioneer in my car right now and i love it

kuecker_dj09
04-24-2007, 12:10 PM
ive looked closely at the specs, and the designs of the units, and i have decided to go with Alpine. i read alot of reviews about the iPod features of the Pioneer and it seems that it would be too time consuming when i want to search for an indivdual song. despite having a lower wattage than Pioneer, the Alpine is the same as my old JVC. i like what Alpine has to offer, and it will fit the styling of my vehicle better.

thanks for all your help!

cardude007617
04-24-2007, 05:33 PM
first of all, spend the xtra 20 bucks and go to the Pioneer 5900IB. i got it, ipod is very fast and is cool cuz u can actually go thru ur ipod right on the deck like u would normally right on the ipod itself.
sorry dude, sholda gotton a pioneer.......

geldartb
04-24-2007, 05:39 PM
get the alpine you will love it

kuecker_dj09
04-24-2007, 07:14 PM
first of all, spend the xtra 20 bucks and go to the Pioneer 5900IB. i got it, ipod is very fast and is cool cuz u can actually go thru ur ipod right on the deck like u would normally right on the ipod itself.
sorry dude, sholda gotton a pioneer.......

i wont be getting it for a few weeks. i had read the owners manual for the pioneer, and you cant just use the volume knob to scroll through the songs....you have to manually push a button to go to each song.

GrandAmGT1996
04-24-2007, 07:21 PM
sure i could go spend 300 on a clarion or panasonic, but thatd be a sign to a thief that ive got some audio besides that. hmmmmm......

Theives arent really specific as to what they want, they will take whatever the can get. I used to have a Pioneer HU, buti crapped out after a year so I upgraded to a Panasonic and IMO, spend the money on the panasonic...I love mine

Bryan
04-24-2007, 08:51 PM
And I love my Clarion x100.

ryanbgb22
04-24-2007, 08:58 PM
yea, i have the same problem with my jvc every since in put my springs in its been skipping over every bump..

kuecker_dj09
04-24-2007, 09:02 PM
well i havent been down to the stereo shop in town to see what they have. i know that they have JVC, Clarion, and Panasonic. i could buy one online and then get the parts from them maybe

GrandAmGT1996
04-24-2007, 09:05 PM
Panasonic FTMFW. I bottom out alottt in my celica, and it hardly ever skips

Metallman56
04-25-2007, 07:58 AM
i gotta go with the Pioneer. I'm really not a big fan of Alpine. infact, i really dont like em.

Mendoza
04-25-2007, 08:41 AM
on pioneer the iPod cable isnt as fast as the Alpines and its more difficult to learn than Alpine
This is so not true not sure where your getting your info but the pioneer 590ib and 690ub are top of the line. USB2.0 ez ipod controls best in the market IMO.

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 12:33 PM
i wont be getting it for a few weeks. i had read the owners manual for the pioneer, and you cant just use the volume knob to scroll through the songs....you have to manually push a button to go to each song.

nope, the volume wheel acts just like the click wheel on the ipod. I know, i have it

kuecker_dj09
04-25-2007, 01:05 PM
i guess i wont be reading reviews from crutchfield anymore and i am still undecided on the HU. i will be going to the one and only wally world to look at the pioneer so that way i can experiment on it in peace and not deal with dumb salespeople at best buy!

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 01:14 PM
all i can say is, if u like the 4900ib, spend a lil more for the upgraded 5900ib. i like mine and it looks sweet.

kuecker_dj09
04-25-2007, 01:18 PM
all i can say is, if u like the 4900ib, spend a lil more for the upgraded 5900ib. i like mine and it looks sweet.

i read the manual for the 4900iB and you have to push the up or down buttons to switch songs, etc.

is this different on the 5900iB?

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 01:24 PM
yup, its different and easier :)

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 01:25 PM
oh ya, and it works better. plus u get a cooler displa that like changes and stuff.

kuecker_dj09
04-25-2007, 04:07 PM
yea i found it for 20 bucks cheaper than crutchfield and best buy. i found off of a website my mom shops on...they have panasoics and pioneers and pioneer subs

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 04:59 PM
but ya the 5900ib is a great deck, and the ipod cable works flawlessly. good luck on the purchase. the pictures online make it look crappy here is it in my car: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2565053/3 . note the display, the 4900ib is more basic

kuecker_dj09
04-25-2007, 05:04 PM
yea i like style and im tired of the basic displays. this would be alot better and alpine doesnt have that

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 05:28 PM
tell me if u buy from crutchfield cuz i can get u $20 off

kuecker_dj09
04-25-2007, 06:56 PM
sweet. it wont be for a few weeks tho.

cardude007617
04-25-2007, 06:58 PM
ok, tell me wen ya do