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Unread 09-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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As the title says, I need a new headunit. I bought a refurbished Kenwood X995 from Crutchfield not that long ago, and the front audio outputs did not work. So I am in the process of returning that right now, and would like opinions on what my next one should be. I am a fan of Kenwood receivers, so I was looking at the X996. But after reading some negative reviews, it looks like that receiver doesn't like powering non-amped speakers for long periods of time. That is my main concern with this headunit. People also commented on how you can't see the screen in direct sunlight. I don't understand this, as I have a convertible and had no issues reading it even with the top down.
My GT has the Mach460 sound system stock and I would also like the headunit to have native iPhone/Andriod/USB support and a built in HD radio tuner. Any suggestions?
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Crutchfield and sonicelectronix are your friend.
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I've been looking at Crutchfield for a while, just wasn't sure if you guys had personal experience with any brands and so forth.
I'll look into the other one you mentioned.
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I like Kenwood. Sony is decent, Pioneer is decent. Rockford Fosgate makes awesome (but not cheap) stuff.

Stay away Dual though.
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JBL and Boston are also very good speaker wise. Stick with Pioneer and Sony for headunits, Alpines are also good but the interface is love it or hate it.

You still looking to drive the Mach 460 tweeters and surround woofers? It can be done, its much easier than trying to retrofit an aftermarket deck to run my Mach 1000 system.
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Crutchfield includes adapters to hook into the stock amps and subs, so getting it hooked up won't be an issue. And I shall look into those brands, thanks guys.
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I used to run alpine head units, now i got a Pioneer and it is so much better than my alpine. Check out sonicelectronix they have great prices and great customer service.
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