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Old 12-16-2003, 02:54 PM
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I tried searching on ehre but haven't got too much info. Just wondering if any of you have tried/use any of the newer Kenwood excelon decks?
They seem pretty decent for the price.
I just want to know if they're worth the money, or if I should just stick with good ol' Pioneer [img]smile.gif[/img]
I've heard bad things about Kenwood, although I think the opinions are mainly from people who've never used their products, I have a couple of Kenwood amps and they preform flawlessly, so I was thinking their decks might not be too bad either.
Lemme know your opinions on them please, thanks [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-16-2003, 04:01 PM
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i love mine. only complaint is 2v outputs. otherwise i've got xovers, eq's, inputs, nice display, great sound to my ears. and i got a dvd player for way less than the pionner 9400 i was looking at for just cd's.
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Old 12-16-2003, 04:13 PM
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I currently use a KDC-X659, and after 5 months I can say this one has worked great so far. The feature set is pretty complete as far as sound manipulation goes and while there may be decks out there with more toys and fancier displays, I think one that sounds better would cost more than I am willing to pay. My last deck was another Kenwood, and it survived 4 years of almost constant use (70 to 80 hours per week) in my work truck, so they must be fairly well made...

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Old 12-16-2003, 04:26 PM
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hey bill, ive always wanted to ask. What does the "HTH" mean?
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Old 12-16-2003, 05:43 PM
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I've owned a few Kenwood decks and amps over the years and have never had a problem with any of them. Infact I have an 8 year old system (cassette deck, amp and CD changer)sitting in my basement that I have been thinking about installing in my car. If it would change the display to red I'm sure I would.

HTH......hope this helps..happy to help.
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Old 12-16-2003, 06:21 PM
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I have an X869 that was installed new this past summer. Sounds great, plenty of features, 5V preouts, I like the adjustable panel and rotary volume. First Kenwood I've owned and so far so good!

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Old 12-17-2003, 09:09 PM
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I've had the x959 for over a year now and it is great! First deck I've owned and no problems.
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