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Old 01-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default [Choice] Kenwood Excelon dnx9980hd or Pioneer AVIC Z130BT?

I'm looking for a new HU and my choices so far are the Kenwood Excelon dnx9980hd and the Pioneer AVIC Z130BT.

I like the specs on both of them but I really like that the Kenwood uses Garmin GPS software. Although navigation is not my primary criteria.

Anyone who is familiar with both units, do you have any pro's and con's of each HU? Please be specific too.



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Old 01-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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I believe the best way I've seen it put.....

Kenwood is great Nav with good iPod

Pioneer is good Nav with great iPod
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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I believe the best way I've seen it put.....

Kenwood is great Nav with good iPod

Pioneer is good Nav with great iPod
Interesting, how good of SQ is it with an external MP3 player like an Ipod or phone hooked to it? They usually sound like dog excrement. Do they have a decent 3.5mm connecter?

How is the SQ of the HU's themselves in general (CD, DVD, etc.)?
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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wait for the Kenwood 9990HD
This is going to be awesome.

The new KEnwoods are going to be 3 times faster this year and you will love it.

The Pioneer units I will have info on next week when we get back from CES
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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Go with Dennis (c5BearsFan) he won't steer you wrong, also Mark said it correctly. I have a Pioneer Z120 and love it. Don't think you can go wrong with either unit.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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wait for the Kenwood 9990HD
This is going to be awesome.

The new KEnwoods are going to be 3 times faster this year and you will love it.

The Pioneer units I will have info on next week when we get back from CES
You've got me interested.

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You've got me interested.


I will send you a PM tonight
I just got all my pricing from Kenwood and will be taking preorder up till Jan 26th for those who want to be the first to get the new Kenwood

The 9990HD has a release of March
I have a meeting with Kenwood Wed morning at CES and will be going over all the new units and seeing them firt hand
trust me
the 9990HD is going to be the hot ticket this year.
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the 9990HD is going to be the hot ticket this year.
yeah but i shudder to think of the price.

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yeah but i shudder to think of the price.

retail MAP is 1399.99
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Can't speak for the Avic, but my Kenwood 9940 radio reception is lacking. Have had Pioneer in the past (1990) and the radio reception was good. Might be the vette antenna though.
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retail MAP is 1399.99
You are such a tease...



When you get more info on what the "forum" pricing will be, and info on the new Pioneer units after CES, shoot me a PM. I'm in the market for some new tunes. I might also want to get on board with some Focal components, too... depends on what direction I want to go with it down the road.
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I've always been drawn to Kenwood because of the Garmin GPS.
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You are such a tease...



When you get more info on what the "forum" pricing will be, and info on the new Pioneer units after CES, shoot me a PM. I'm in the market for some new tunes. I might also want to get on board with some Focal components, too... depends on what direction I want to go with it down the road.

just call me or email what your looking for
I cant post lower than the 1399.99 per Kenwood rules
We will be taking preorders starting Saturday on Kenwood till 1/25
After we get back from CES
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just call me or email what your looking for
I cant post lower than the 1399.99 per Kenwood rules
We will be taking preorders starting Saturday on Kenwood till 1/25
After we get back from CES
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When you get more info on what the "forum" pricing will be, and info on the new Pioneer units after CES, shoot me a PM. I'm in the market for some new tunes. I might also want to get on board with some Focal components, too... depends on what direction I want to go with it down the road.
Mark if you want to hear and play with my Pioneer Z120 to help you decide just let me know.
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So, will it be the new Pioneer Avic-Z140BH or the Kenwood DNX9990HD?
Anyone got any info on them? I'm likeing the new pioneer from what I'm reading about it.

Anyone...Anyone?

Beuler...Beuler?

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I guess Dennis at Double D forgot about us.

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Dennis has posted his KENWOOD information in the C5/C6 General Discussion forums

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So he DID forget about us.
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One thing really confuses me....with the 9990HD.....which harness retains all of your stock features. The car is a 08 convertible with navigation, bose, and I use the onstar all the time. Does it matter with heads up display (it currently shows some navigation and cd info)?
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