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Nightskye
06-16-2005, 12:01 PM
Trying to narrow down my choices for a new deck...

The specs on Clarion decks look pretty good, the ProAudio ones DRZ-955, DRZ-945 and DRZ-855 - 24 bit DAC, 4v preouts, CeNET central control, DSP w/ time alignment...and they are heavily discounted on ebay.

But man do they look bizarre, all except the DRZ-9255 which is out of my price range. Not sure I could get used to it. Also, the controls look tiny and clumsy to use.

I can get used to bizarre styling for great SQ though, anyone who has one or hs used one, what do you think of them?

OldManTod
06-16-2005, 12:13 PM
I have an old 735mp and I like it...

3.5Max6spd
06-16-2005, 12:16 PM
nice decks...

netherland24
06-16-2005, 12:19 PM
they are nice decks i woudnt mind having one. they have quality are not sonys :)

chadillac3
06-16-2005, 01:09 PM
I have the 855 coming; will be here tomorrow. If it *****, I'll let y'all know. Should be a major change from the CDA-9835 I had in the old car.

Beat_Dominator
06-16-2005, 01:31 PM
I think you touched on the only downside of a Clarion, the looks. The button size isn't very bad at all....at least not to an Eclipse user like me.

newtitan
06-16-2005, 03:01 PM
I have the 855 coming; will be here tomorrow. If it *****, I'll let y'all know. Should be a major change from the CDA-9835 I had in the old car.

tight I have been waiting for some one to review on of these

why not the 955mc though?/

seems like it has the screen but better processing abilities

wither cant wait for the review

I keep thinking any company that can make the drz9255 muxt knwo how to make a nice deck :)


im looking at either the

1)kenwood xxv-01d
2)clarion dxz955mc
2)alpine 9860/h701 combo



havent made the final decision yet

cjjackson85
06-16-2005, 03:02 PM
Never in my life would I be caught with a Clarion deck... Oh ****...

chadillac3
06-16-2005, 08:29 PM
Never in my life would I be caught with a Clarion deck... Oh ****...


I'm going with outboard processing. Going to be using a 5 band fully parametric EQ at the minimum. The Music Catcher part wasn't worth an extra $100+ to me.

chadillac3
06-16-2005, 08:31 PM
Oops, meant to reply to the guy above you.

cjjackson85
06-16-2005, 08:34 PM
The internet>>>>You

its_bacon12
06-16-2005, 08:35 PM
clarion makes good ****

cjjackson85
06-16-2005, 08:35 PM
Good **** = oxymoron... its_bacon12 = moron.

chadillac3
06-17-2005, 09:09 AM
The internet>>>>You

Interesting.

Abell255
06-17-2005, 01:41 PM
clarion makes good ****


That *** is some good ****.

cjjackson85
06-17-2005, 02:18 PM
That *** is some good ****.
Meh... :rolleyes:

smgreen20
06-18-2005, 12:30 AM
Personaly I wouldn't be cought dead w/a Alpine. All I've ever had are clarion HUs, and loved them all. Currently I have a DRX9375R w/the DPH9300. A bit old but still better than a lot of the new HUs out today.

Nightskye
06-18-2005, 09:06 PM
I went and played with some today. Had to drive a bit, but it was worth it. Like Eclipse, the units look a lot better seeing them in person than on the website.

The DXZ855MP is looking pretty good right now

Nightskye
06-18-2005, 09:09 PM
I have the 855 coming; will be here tomorrow. If it *****, I'll let y'all know. Should be a major change from the CDA-9835 I had in the old car.

Where's that review? :veryhapp:

chadillac3
06-18-2005, 09:26 PM
Install won't happen until next weekend; my Boston Z6's I bought weren't in yet at Tweeter yet.

cjjackson85
06-18-2005, 09:32 PM
Changed my mind... Clarion = teh win.

Fitz
06-18-2005, 09:51 PM
my 945 has no control issues at all, in fact, it's one of the easist hu's i've ever used. I personally love the looks, but that's me. Having said that.. i might go eclipse 8455 soon. But touchscreen is ****** man.

Meh!
06-19-2005, 12:29 AM
I recently got a Clarion DXZ745 from etronics..Its pretty low end I reckon but. I LOVE it a lot. I dont know about the other Clarions in question but mine just has a subwoofer crossover only, wouldn't mind having fronts and rears too. I LOVE how you can change the color and the like also. The one big thing that just browns my *** is that the change song button is so ****ing small..The change song forward and back and play/pause button are all right next to each other and in my truck when its dark and you change song just by feel or even in day when you do it I always hit the wrong **** one. They need bigger change song buttons. It is a very good sounding headunit to me although I have papercone speakers that I really need to be getting rid of. It is a nice deck though with more options that I can figure out to be quite honest.

Ok done rambling on and on but this is just what I have experienced so far with my Clarion. Doh sorry here I ramble again.