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    head unit choices

    Need your opinion please guys,

    i've uprated my speakers to infinitys and i'm now looking at a new headunit,
    as the 1 in my car is a crappy panasonic.
    i've got my eye on a kenwood or clarion ...what do you guys recommend ?
    everyone keeps telling me to get alpine,i know they are good but look a little old fashioned.

    kimi x

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    Derek Guest
    Alpine are best one of the best on market. Not best looking at times. I like Sony and have always had them. Pioneer are good if ur on a budget.

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    paulphot Guest
    I have had Pioneer, Panasonic and Kenwood head units in my old Nissan Exa and my wife has a Sony in her car. From my experience the Pioneer is the way to go. I got put off Kenwood because the detachable front face didn't fold down and had it repaired about three times before someone did me a favor and stole it from the car. I just find the pioneers look nice and have all the features I needed at the time. Admittedly it was hooked up to a Kicker amp and driving a pair of 6inch splits from Pioneer as well but it used to be nice and clean sound. The best thing about the Panasonic was it was double din with cassette tape and cd input with a volume control on both sides of the face plate so that it was easy to adjust from either front seat.

    Sorry for rambling on a bit. I tend to do that first thing in the morning.

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    I know that pioneer has a HU which you can change the lighting on to match the rest of the interior lighting
    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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    Don't ask me on this topic. I'm not a big ICE groupie. All that's important to me is that it has DAB and plays MP3/WMA CDs. I've got a Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB52 (now in the Hilux) and a JVC KB-DB711 in the S15.

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    *Pioneer*

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    Ive got pioneer one not bad....

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    Multi-changer compatibility

    Ive got the kenwood found in loads of the S15's (the one Nicely has in the pics on his site) with the purple screen. Its not great but works so what the hell.

    However I've got a multi-changed as found in the 14a and the loom with it plugs directly into the Kenwood as with the clarion in the 14 I had. However - it don't work Does anyone know if theres a different pinout between the JAP and UK markets on the multichanger connection?

    It would seem strange. Just thought I'd ask though. Probably the best thing I can do is get myself to the next SXOC meet near or in cambridge and check it still works in a 14!

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    Alpine! Ive got one for sale, and it doesnt look old fashioned! Its the Alpine Phantom CDA-7998r...
    really hung over at the mo... in alot of pain...
    Posted once already... so already had comments about the gear stick...


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    Derek Guest
    I'm picking up a Sony M9900 later, 2nd hand but i think i got it for good money. It'll do job alrite. Must just get a Facia adapter and Iso block conector. Was in no rush to get one cos the ssqv was enough sounds for me..

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