I just purchased this HU used on eBay for $750. I had been looking to pick one up for months but only for the right price. $1.2k was out of my ball park.I'm considering upgrading my Premier 980BT to this. Where is the best place to purchase the 99?
thanks for the info. good to know the unit is not failing. if you want a really bad UI check out some of the other pioneer HUs. I had one where the multifunction control looked like a mini satellite dish- it hardly ever executed the command you were expecting.I noticed that same thing with the volume on mine. It is annoying but I kept my remote attached to my steering wheel and just use the mute button instead. But when I install it in my new Accord, Ill use the steering wheel controls and wont have my remote strapped to the wheel so Ill have to use the UI for more things. The buttons on this thing are awful and almost unusable. Pioneer built a superb head unit and one of the best in history but the UI is just horrible.
But those gripes aside, the P99 truly is a remarkable piece of equipment. Enough processing power for 99.9% of applications, beautiful build and design, pure sonic goodness and totally noise free but a horrible UI. I'd still recommend one and buy it again if I had to do it all over.
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good point- i have noticed that different slope combinations seem to do more than just change the frequencies a driver is playing / not playing. what does it sound like to you? i don't think it sounds completely out of phase but definitely different and it does affect the centering. i would like to be able to understand this more- to know exactly what i'm getting when a given slope combination is set for a given network.I feel that the unit doesn't like mixing odd an even order slope. For example, everytime I do 6dB (or 18) HP and 24dB LP between mid and subwoofer would always guarantee an out of phase result AND off-center imaging. Flipping the phase works, but not with bass coming way from behind. Putting it back to 12/24 or 12/12 always work fine and they integrate nicely. Don't know if it's the same on my mid/tweeter (currently at 6H/12L) because I don't know how to distinguish between in phase and out of phase mid/tweet. I may switch to 12/12 in the future.
i ordered mine from crutch- great service and free harness and mounting hardware. stage 4 stuff was pulled from most dealers for some reason.Such a awesome head unit. Does anyone know where I can buy one (that's not msrp) and not from crutchfield or woofersect? Obviously this thing will cost quite a bit but there's gotta be a deal somewhere to be had. (Also looked on their website and there's no dealers for this headunit anywhere near my house :S
I'm going to keep looking for a bit in hope I can find one for a better price. While this headunit is definitely god-tier I can't justify spending over $1000. I'm hoping to find one for like $900.i ordered mine from crutch- great service and free harness and mounting hardware. stage 4 stuff was pulled from most dealers for some reason.
Any deal is better than that 1200 price tag. I saw on crutchfield they have one a little cheaper for like 60 bucks less. Though it's an opened packaged. Fudge that, I'm not saving only $60 to find out some weirdo diddled that product and sent it back.It's highly doubtful you'll find a new one for 900. Although I'd snatch one up in a heartbeat for that price, that's pretty much used territory. Lowest I can see on a new one would be $1050.