Originally Posted by MouSe
Remember when looking at a deck look for FRONT/REAR/SUB preamps. This will allow you to still fade front to rear (and rear to front), and run a sub. These cost a little bit more, but they are the tippy top of the line usually.
This is the one I recommend.
Is Kenwood actually any good? I've heard from many installers that if you're going to put down that kind of money, get a Pioneer or a JVC. I've heard that 90% of Kenwood'* amps are overrated, overpriced, underpowered, and just plain suck. I have 3 matching Kenwood amps but supposedly I got the only 3 that are actually decnet.
That being said, I've never used a Kenwood head unit myself, so I'm just wondering here. I would also highly recommend a receiver with 3 pre-outs as mentioned. Its worth the extra money.
Price match around when you do shop. Sonicelectronix is good, and I've had a lot of luck buying from onlinecarstereo.com as well. Most times though, I'll find what I want on one of those two websites, then search for that exact same model number on ebay, and I'll usually find it for $5-$10 cheaper with free shipping. I prefer buying from ebay simply because you can get slightly better prices (sometimes), and you get 2% of your purchase price in ebay bucks which you can use to buy stuff at a later date. Q2 of this year I accumulated $100.70 in ebay bucks, and this last quarter I accumulated $26.85.
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