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Old 05-22-2008, 12:15 PM
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Just got first car, looking for a nice deck!

Hi there, I recently got a 2003 Honda Accord (middle of the line, not the low not the top) and I am looking to replace the car audio system. I already ordered the $150 kit off ebay (because this is one of the few vehicles where you have to replace the entire dash section with AC climate control and all that, instead of just getting a $20 mounting kit and bracket). Anyways so that's coming in the mail from eBay in a week and I also am being given an amplifier and two 10" subs in a box for free from a relative. The Amp is a Sony Xplod (not sure on specifics), and its a year or two old. Subs are Basswork Audiopipe(2x10").

I want Bluetooth, Ipod Docking Connection, AUX in and USB and I don't want to waste my time buying add-ons so whatever I do get needs to be 100% ready for these things out of the box. Money isn't really an object but id prefer to spend under $400. The deck I am currently looking at is the Pioneer Premier 790, but like I said im a n00b and this is my first setup. Is this a good deal? On the ebay auction it comes with all of the adapters for what i mentioned(except the usb), and has full bluetooth built it. Is this a good one or should I be looking for something higher up? Only complaint I would have with this is the screen apparently isn't full color, and I dont know what kind of USB adapter I need.

Completely open to suggestions & opinions, thanks!!!
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I'm not big on flashy HU's, so you might not like my suggestion...

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=CDA-9887

Alpine 9887. I have loved my alpine decks, very robust, good features, and crisp sound. I have a previous model, and can only imagine owning this one. Lots of good credibility for the 9887 on this forum. Has all of the features you are looking for. ($280 + shipping off ebay)

http://search.ebay.ca/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=alpine+988 7&category0=

Ipod cable you are looking for is the KCE-422i ($17 off ebay)
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:45 PM
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That one isn't BT Ready it needs an adapter, same goes for every other feature and I didnt see anything about USB as well. What do you think of the $400(on ebay) JVC Systems with the 3.5" LCD and full bluetooth capability?
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nothing wrong with JVC, I'm an ALpine man myself, but I've owned and liked JVC decks in the past, and my brother has had one for 8 years with no issues. If it's got the features you need/want then by all means go for it.
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Alright well I just want the best quality with only the options I listed, nothing more (Ie LCD or anything excessive)
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check out panasonic. i've had one for a few years now and i absolutely love mine. lots of features and they look really good.
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After chatting on the phone with this company, i decided to give it a shot. Amazing feature-set for a really low price, if I have any problems well its a write off or I can buy the 3yr warranty for like $16 through Square-Trade.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&it em=360051878093
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Broken link. Fixed =)
Pretty cool!

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http://tinyurl.com/6awfbe

that should work, sorry
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:19 PM
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I have the Alpine 9887 and it's superb for my use. There is a USB module available but I haven't heard one person that's happy with it.
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