I'm looking at upgrading the stereo in the Fairmont (even before i actually take delivery). At the moment I'm looking at Head Units and prices etc.
Does anyone know much about the pioneer range? More specifically the DEH-P3550MP? It plays CD/CDR/MP3, has one pre-out, has an optional remote and is 4X50W. It's around the $390 mark on sale at a local Car Audio store - is that a good price, and is it a decent unit?
The other option I was looking at was a JVC for around the same money, but it is a lower power rating and was short a few options.
Also, I plan to install Pioneer TS-A1670S 6" 3-way speakers in the front doors - anyone running these? Are they good value for money (at around $130 a pair)? Will they fit straight in to an EF Fairmont? The guy at the shop told me that the Falcon had 4" speakers in the front, but the Fairmont had 6" so it shouldn't be a problem!
Any and all help appreciated.
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i recently got my mp3 player off ebay. It's a JVC KDSX990, 4X50watts and all the other usual features. i payed a tad under $300 including a $60 shipping fee (brand new unopened with warranty). i havent been bothered to look for the price of that model in australia but im pretty sure its well over $400, unless prices have gone down recently. I have heard good stuff about that pioneer DEH-P3550MP so if u like it go for it, but have a look on ebay you could save well over $100.
I'm going to be putting a Pioneer DEH-P5550MP into my EB2 when it arrives. Locally in Hobart they sell for $600 in Autobarn and the same in another store. Got mine on ebay for $375 + $25 shipping. Not to shabby!
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Originally posted by JCHADby2 Thanks EA2s - I've had a look on Aussie e-bay and there's not much there. I'll look at the US one later and see what i can see!
The pioneer one certainly has heaps of features, with multiple inputs etc - price is the only thing, but looking around on some US sites, this does seem fairly cheap.
b careful when buying decks from the US as their radio stations range different frequecies, so you may not be able to program all australian radio stations....i think US stations go from 70 point something to 90 point something, compare to australias 87-108
I don't know about FM but with AM the US radios change frequency in 10kHz sections. Aus radios change in 9kHz sections. So many AM stations would have poor quality sound if any at all. I think Japanese stations go between 70-90, not sure on the US.
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I like Pioneer. Look into the premiere stuff. On ebay its usually not much more. You can buy warranties from ebay for any new or used product you bid on and win so you don't have to worry about getting ripped.
I'm not familiar with that model...I'm saving up for the DEH-p740mp. Nice features and I've heard many good things about it. I don't know if that is the same size you need. I've noticed that most steps up in model numbers for the premiere series on ebay is not that much more in price. The 740 model number is the first with the three 4v outs and mp3 and then they go up in price with the higher models that most people don't need.
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