Phenominal piece of equipment. Pioneer has done it again!
2 June 2014
Summary: This unit replaced an aging Kenwood Excelon unit, and I couldn't be more pleased with the result! I have it set up on the 3 way network (front running tweets/rear running mids/sub running sub) through a very high quality 5 channel amp, and the sound quality achieved is nothing short of phenominal! You are given a tremendous amount of control of your music via the dual 16 band eq's, built in crossovers plus auto time alignment.
Summary: When history is finally written about this head unit, the Pioneer DEH-80PRS will be a legend in its price range. No other head unit can match the build quality, features, and sound quality of the 80PRS. A few minor quirks aside, the pure SQ performance of this unit is well worth the price paid. Never had a stereo sound so loud, clear, and accurate in any car I've ever owned. This head unit should be at the core of any budget SQ system. You cannot go wrong.
Summary: This is the only head unit I have ever installed that sounded fantastic as soon as I turned it on and before adjusting anything. It also linked up to my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 without a hitch. It is complicated though, so it's not for those who are menu challenged.
Best single din head unit out there besides the 1K pioneer.
22 March 2014
Summary: I bought this for its intended use...a 4 way setup with time delay and crossovers and blah blah blah. This head unit just cannot be beat for the money. If you have never heard what a time aligned system sounds like be prepared to have your mind blown away. You need to run it in the 3 way active though, so NO REAR SPEAKERS. just 2 tweeters, 2 mid drivers, and a sub.
Summary: WOW is really all one can say. If your knowledged in car audio your aways looking for a HU that has it all at a good price. Well look no more, this is the HU for you. F all that touch screen, DVD watching, Blue toothing, BLAH BLAH BLAH. If you want to get down to making your system sound the best, big or small this HU can and Will do it. When the next strp up in Pioneer is the 99-PRS for $1100 you know your getting the second best in there product line up.