I have the Pioneer 8600mp player. It sounds great and I love the features. However, I want to share a serious flaw with the model. Perhaps I've just been unlucky, but my first unit stuck with the door closed. I couldn't get my cd out or remove the face. We shipped it off to the service center and they fixed it. It worked fine for a month or so, then it locked closed again.
My dealer is very cool and got me a new unit. (If you are in San Antonio, you should definitely check out Scott at Cartunes.) We installed it about 2 months ago. Three days ago, this unit locked up in the closed position. Today it's working fine, but it makes you wonder, don't it?
I love the way it sounds and I also like the way it looks. But I no longer trust it's reliability. I guess I'm looking for another head unit that has 2 sets of pre-outs, sub-out, and a killer DAC. Any suggestions?