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Which deck? Kenwood KDC-X789 or Pioneer P80MP?

Old 01-27-2007, 02:07 AM
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Which deck? Kenwood KDC-X789 or Pioneer P80MP?

I have to decide between two decks, the KDC-X789 and the Pioneer P80MP.
Which should I go with?
I can get either one for $200+shipping.

Right now, I have 2 Infinity Kappa Perfect 10.1 in a sealed box powered by a Kenwood KAC8152D amp. I am using a Pioneer 3800MP, which is nice, but need something with 3 preouts.
In a few weeks, I will be getting some CDT Audio EF-61CF component speakers, powered by a Kicker KX350.4 in 2ch mode (I'll worry about my rear speakers later).
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:51 AM
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Can't speak for either model from personal experience, but I had a pioneer 860mp for my last deck and I'm getting a 880PRS next week. Have nothing but praise for my old deck, and my new deck from what I've heard is suppost to be even better. Pioneer puts out solid HU's IMO and the 80mp, so it would get my vote.
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:25 AM
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I have always liked Pioneer's stuff (love my HU I have now, 3800MP). So I am leaning more toward the Pioneer, but I have two people telling me to go with Kenwood (although, neither of them HAVE kenwood HU's, just Kenwood amps, which I like my kenwood amp)

So that is why I posted on here, to get more opinions.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:16 AM
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well i had the pioneer deh-p8mp which is one step up from 80mp, only difference is higher output voltage, great sounding deck, lots of features but in for warranty twice with very little useage and from what the warranty depot said it was a common deck to come in for warranty, so unless your getting it local warranty could be a issue! i have also used the 789 kenwood and sound quality is just as good as the pioneer i found navigating through the options a little bit of a pain in the ***, but overall i would prob take the kenwood!
But if you could get something different i would suggest a alpine 9833 or 9835 way better then both above a little more money but twice the deck in my opinion
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I agree, I have owned several pioneer units in the past, owned the x789 and loved every option on it! some of which are a pain in the butt to get into and out of, but I love it, the G Force meter made for some fun trips in my lancer
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:03 PM
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I run a Kenwood KDC-MP4028, has triple 4 volt preouts, sub level control, full HP/LP crossovers, I realy like the deck. Simple layout, easy to use overall, nice player. The KDC-X789 would probably be a nice choice. It has the 24 bit Burr Brown DAC, many tuning options with the crossovers, and a built in AUX in.
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I run the Pioneer P80MP, and I like it alot. I paid $220 from a member here.
It has HPF/LPF, sub control, triple preouts. The only cutoff points for the filters are 50, 80 and 125, but other than that I wouldn't change a thing about it.
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