Those alpines are nice, i had that deck in my last car, and it works good. If you need more pre-amsp why not just get a splitter or an amp with a pass thru for pre-outs. My JBL GTS 180X has those, and most decent amps do. You can get away with an RCA y cable splitter for most applications as well. The alpines have better bass management though, but the pioneer has the EQ. That deck only has a single 2.2v pre out. though, there is a higher up model of that deck, that has a dfs alarm, and multiple pre-outs, but that alpine is a nice deal, just get a fit kit, a harness and you're good to go.
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...