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Thread: Aiwa vs. Pionner cd player

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    Post Aiwa vs. Pionner cd player

    I'm trying to decide between an Aiwa cd player and a Pioneer DEH-P2000. The Aiwa has the input on the front, and the Pioneer has it on the back. I have Pioneer in my car now, so i should be able to use the same wiring harness (note: i know very little about car stereos, and since ill be installing this myself, thats a +), but i probbably wouldnt be able to use the same one for the Aiwa, correct?

    I just kind of prefer the Aiwa's control layout to the Pioneer's, the location of the input makes little difference, since i will probably just run a wire w/ a connection to the foot well area anyway. I also have some beef w/ Aiwa, mainly cause i got an Aiwa home system and the cd player broke in 2 monhts, and 7 or 8 of my friends have the same type system and the cd player part of it has the same problem. I would imagine the cd player unit is completely different in the car though.

    Is the wiring harness included w/ the cd player? Other than that, the prices are the same. WHich would you pick?

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    yes the wiring harness is included...i would go with they pioneer...i have the 8000 and its great...i work at best buy as pc service tech...dont laugh its just an after school job to play for all the things i want...we just exchange aiwas when they break pioneers actually gets fixed take that however you want...wort think that has happed to pioneers i have see was cd stuck or needed cleaning

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    I too give a thumbs up to Pioneer.

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    My whole stereo system is fitted with Pioneer. Amplifiers to Bass subwoofers. It is reliable company with good background. I agree with the rest Pioneer is better. and wiring harness in the back is better, give it a nicer touch

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    Pioneer it is! Thanks. Ill get it this weekend i hope.

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    Hmm pioneer dehp2000 dont have inputs.. my brother bought one 3 months ago.. nothing in the manual and nothing on the box about inputs.. no inputs on the back either.. if you saw something like inputs on the back, it is the PreAmp out..
    I guess im the only one, but i disagree with the others. I personally do not like pioneer because their units run hot, sound is overprocessed, and their bass is boomy (tight bass rulez over all!) just my opinion.

    One last thing to sum it up : The pioneer P2000 does not have inputs. go to www.pioneerelectronics.com and look around their website for specs on previous car stereos.. just thought id tell u before you bought a stereo that didnt have inputs...

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    Im pretty sure it does have it, at least thats what the guy trying to sell it to me said. Under the features it says it has an IP bus which i belive includes an AUX input. The guy at the store showed me the new model which is supposedly equivalent but with a color display. I specificaly saw aux input when he scrolled thru the source button. He had to turn on the AUX under some option type of menu, otherwise it would just go from Radio-Cd Player-Off, instead of Radio-CD-Aux-Off. He also said the DEH-P2000 had it.

    I didnt ask to see it one the DEH-P2000, but ill definitley double check when i go back. As for the bass (boomy vs tight) i agree that tight bass is 10x better, however, it doesnt make a huge difference on my factory system (which isnt the best, ok it sucks). Maybe if i put in some subs and i can actually tell the difference i'll upgrade.

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    if it has IP bus connector you will need to get a cd-rb10 or or 20...the only difference is the 20 has an ip bus pass-through and lots more wires to connect for grounding and ****...some people said you can buy it from cruchfield but i haven't seen it online there but i did see it at soundgood http://www.soundgood.com/stereo/stereo.htm under the pioneer accessories

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    Buy the CD-RB?? direct from Pioneer. Just call them up. I believe that the RB10 is only $35+S&H.

    [This message has been edited by Old El Paso (edited 03-14-2000).]

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    I have the DEH-P85 (top of the line GM/Chrysler perfect fir radio). It has the CD changer control with the IP-bus input. I have the CD-RB10, which I bought from a local car stereo shop for about $40. I can now put any analog audio source into the aux input, and it is absolutely the best set up. Before I bought the DEH-P85, I had a bottom of the line DEH-520. I bought the unit in 92, and only removed in order to upgrade. I gave that head unit to a buddy of mine, installed it in his car, and its still going strong. The only problem I ever had with it was that the backlights wigged out for about a month, then came back on their own. I also have several Pioneer home products, and they are nearly bulletproof. As far as boomy bass, I have run the head unit both with and without subs, and have not noticed boominess.
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