Decks are as varied an area as you can get, currently I own a JVC deck and it is the best deck I have ever owned, so many options I believe the model is JVC KD-SH55 it is well withing your budge (425 canadian with extra insurance and that was last year)anyway its motorized face, got a ton of eq settings plus three custom ones you can design which is good because in the setup I have I bought 6x9'* in the back that have awesome mids and highs and I send no bass to them and it all to the subs and it sounds very clean. There are so many quality brands out there that it really is your preference. For the love of god stay away from sony I have heard nothing but bad things and the pioneers with the beige cone. Not that they are bad speaks but they have heavy bass to them and if you have subs why do you need other bass. MY preference is JL but whatever you like, take everybodies preference listen to them all at the store and then make your own choice. About the type R'* they are great, amazing in fact but if you want to stay below 1500 you might have a tough time. Either way go with what you want for speakers and other parts but definatly check out the JVC deck cause you get everything you need and more for a cheap price. Good luck with your system and you have a lot of qualified people here so your are getting nothing but good advice.
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