Hi All, the Pioneer 980 showed up today. I installed it in place of the 860. I was worried that all the extra junk would mess with the SQ. I happy to say it did not! The 980 sound better than my 860! I do miss a few things about the 860, like the short throw volume(6.5 volt outs). with the 980 I've really got to use my wrist to get any high levels. I also miss the tuner presets (on the face), and no sub rev on this new one!WTF!!
I'm thinking the 880 would sound better but I'm also thinking I'd here little differece?
The sound between the 860 and this 980 are very close. I'm guessing the SQ order would look something like 880, 980 and 860. I only wish some of the folks on Ebay with 100% positive feedback were selling the 880. I could only find the 980 with the good sellers.
basically so you can set up an active crossover network. i think its called pro mode or something their is a switch on the side of the 860 that you can use to change it. read in the manual for more info on it.
Ok, Ya, thats what I thought. I never had any use for it with the 860, so I'm not missing it now. I'm really liking this 980! the SQ is superb. I also found a good use for the extra EQ bands. Since my amp has no subsonic filter, I can bring the 20hz band all the way down. by doing this I'm get way more volume from my 12 with less distortion.
"basically so you can set up an active crossover network. i think its called pro mode or something their is a switch on the side of the 860 that you can use to change it. read in the manual for more info on it."
I think they call it the 3-way network. But you need 3 amps each dedicated: rear, front, sub to use it. Isn't the only benefit to this mode time alignment? Or does it give you better control of freq., phase, slope, ...
Hey guys, I'm relatively new to the forum and I've been asking around for opinions on the Pioneer 790 & 980. I've got one guy suggesting an HK add-on since he doesn't like the iPod UI on the Pioneers. My main concern is the compatibility of the HUs with my 160G iPod Classic.
I see you guys all have at least some experience with both units, so any opinions?
Btw, I really like the look of the units as opposed to the 880 (unless it comes in anything other than silver) and the built-in BT is a must.