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SteelWheel
06-20-2005, 01:02 AM
Any thoughts guys? Was about to buy the Alpine when the salesman said the quality went to crap.


Everyone seems to agree that SQ of Eclipse is great, but if you dont run an amp off of it is it worth looking at that Christmas tree like face since one of its advantages is the quality of the pre outs?


Finally, Kenwood's stated RMS of 22 is slightly higher than some of the others, does this give the advantage to Kenwood if you are going to run coaxils? Is Kenwood crap or decent quality?

andy1234
06-20-2005, 01:42 AM
i have the 5425 and hate it cuz of the cross overs **** on it it does sound good but i cant wait to get my replacemnt 860 from ikesound

Ignatowski
06-20-2005, 06:45 AM
the new Kenwood Excelons kick some *** this year
The one Caraudioraffle sent me smoked my Alpine 9830 in the SQ dept
and it has a better looking faceplate
I would have never guessed...........

JLCivic
06-20-2005, 03:02 PM
I would go with eclipse. Even if you are not going to use the pre outs yet, it is worth it since you may run amps later(and I bet it sounds great even with just the internal amp).

andy1234
06-21-2005, 12:39 AM
in about a week ill have my 5425 for sale

2wheeler
06-21-2005, 11:19 AM
i have the 5425 and hate it cuz of the cross overs **** on it it does sound good but i cant wait to get my replacemnt 860 from ikesound


What ***** about the x-overs?

andy1234
06-21-2005, 01:30 PM
they are preset at 80 and i like my 860 much better for the adjustments :D