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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009
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    Tumwater, WA
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    I really wanna upgrade my headunit and the driver remote thing.

    I am really leaning towards the alpine cda-118m and the Alpine MC10. Links are below.

    Anyone got any pros cons or anything better I should be looking at??

    http://alpine-usa.com/product/view/cda-118m

    http://alpine-usa.com/product/view/cda-118m

  2. #2
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    Location
    Montana
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    Alot of people on here are going to the new Kenwood 700U

    http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthrea...t=kenwood+700u

    I was looking at Alpine myself but ultimately decided on a newer Kenwood KDC X-493 HU with 3 preamps I found for under $150 NEW. That allowed me to use the factory remote puck. I took the extra $$ saved on a $500 HU and put it into upgrading all the speakers, amp, and sub.

    IMO you don't need a "marine" specific head unit as it is usually out of the way in the glove box or somewhere similiar and connected to the ipod or satellite and seldom ever touched.
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

    Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nixa MO
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    I bought the Kenwood 440 and love it!

  4. #4
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    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
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    I just got the Kenwood KDC-X494, it is GREAT! Works with factory remote, has three 4V outputs, USB and 3mm plug, works with jump drives, i-pod, i-phone, and even my sansa MP3 player. You get alot for what you spend with the Excelon models. Got mine on amazon NEW for 136.48 shipped. http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P7QJAC/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

    Great buy, great product, I am very happy. Check it out!

  5. #5
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    Jun 2008
    Location
    De Pere WI
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    700u here, and I absolutely love it. only downside are the incompatibility with the factory pucks, but an outstanding deck..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tigard, Oregon
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    I went with a Kenwood Excelon kdc-x692 for the 3 pairs of full range 4V outputs and low price (about $125) and iPhone compatibility (although I just use the aux in). Has lots of adjustability and works with the existing remotes. Been real happy with it.
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

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