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Old 03-01-2007, 09:42 AM
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Noob here, gonna buy a deck

Hi Guys,

Uber-noob here, and I'm shopping for a decent head unit. Price range is $450 or less. In my research, I found this site, and I came across this:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069882_291159496,00.html

The Pioneer DEH-P880PRS. This sounds like an AMAZING deck for the money. The 24bit DAC in this thing is also in Eclipse head units costing $600+USD, but this Pioneer is half that price! Am I missing something here? Too good to be true?

Nice to see so many Nova Scotians here! I'm a transplanted Cape Bretoner myself, from New Waterford originally.

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Old 03-01-2007, 10:07 AM
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Also look at the Clarion DXZ955MC which also boasts the 24DA, and TA. And is around the $425 mark or the DXZ765MP and this one also has the 24DA and comes in under $300 If you need more info just PM me.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:09 AM
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Your not missing anything dude...

Pioneer is no Eclipse.. (pioneer have there share of probs)

But Clarion decks are pretty sick, I've toyed with the dxz725 and it's nothing but a strong build quality and sq as well.

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Agreed ^^ Eclipse is far superior.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:24 AM
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No doubt the Eclipse is the higher end unit, but does it sound TWICE as good as this one, since its twice the price? I'm not building a competition audio system here. My main priorities are quality sound, decent price. Eclipse is a great name, but I'm not spending near $1000CDN for a head unit. If I could afford that, I'd be a happy guy. Since I only have a garbage factory CD system in my bimmer, Sparkomatic would be an upgrade to me.

Is there an Eclipse model under $500 with that DAC that has USB and Ipod connections? I looked on their site, and the only one that had the 24bit DAC was $699USD, and was the highest end model. Thats a bit much for me. If you guys have any other models I should research, just name em. Thats why I'm here. You guys are the pros, and I can't even decode half of these friggin deck stats!

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Okay, hit the local shop today and they like Clarion too. They gave me the new Clarion catalogue and recommended the DXZ775USB, $369 when it comes out (which they say is around 2 weeks or so). Any input on that one?

I cannot BELIEVE how quickly the old models expire!! No wonder they only have a 1 year warranty! Man, this audio field is almost as bad as the PC field for crazy quick advances in tech!

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Yes it almost is as bad as the PC world, had a chance to play with that HU at the product launch and is a great piece. Has everything anyone could ask for and more at a killer price. Going to be a hard HU to keep up with this year.
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Just got off the phone with Clarion and the 775-575 comes out end of March and the 475-175 are already out. And in May they have the $799msrp Flipout 7" touch screen VRX575USB and the VRX375USB which has the 3.5" screen. Both have USB and Ipod and Divx compatible. Hope that helps abit.
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