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Aikon
09-04-2005, 02:07 PM
I have been looking and looking for a new HU. I really can't deside.

I want the best buy for the money. GOOD sound quality. The looks I like from all these HU's.

Clarion DZX955MC
Clarion DZX855MP
Clarion DZX845MP
Clarion DZX835MP

PIONEER DEH-P960MP
PIONEER DEH-P9600MP
PIONEER DEH-P8500MP

ALPINE CDA-9835
ALPINE CDA-9855

Can you help me with maybe som ups'n'downs with these or maybe even tell me about some other HU's?

Hope you guys can help me to make my choice easier! ;)

Jorn / Denmark

JAZN
09-04-2005, 02:51 PM
9835 would be my choice.

bonesninja
09-04-2005, 02:53 PM
9835>all else

93 saturn sl2
09-04-2005, 02:53 PM
I like the DEH-P8500MP and the alpine.

Mr. Opportunist
09-04-2005, 05:16 PM
pioneer...

JimJ
09-04-2005, 05:17 PM
9835.

Aikon
09-04-2005, 05:47 PM
9835 is also the most expensive HU of them.

I know that the CD signal to noise is the best of them .. what do I get more to that HU that's going to make it the money worth?

I want the best buy for the money I could live with all of them.

Thank you all for helping :)

JimJ
09-04-2005, 05:49 PM
The 9835's user interface is what makes it so good, at least in my eyes...it has a steep learning curve, but once you know your way around it there's no going back to anything else.

It would be the only head unit I'd see myself upgrading to, at least currently...

Aikon
09-04-2005, 06:02 PM
Okay, it also sounds to be a very very nice HU.

What about the 9855? Is that a newer/older or better/worse HU?

cuz it's a bit cheaper.

bonesninja
09-04-2005, 06:04 PM
its newer but not as good plus that gay little glide touch strip is a serious mistake on alpines part

Aikon
09-04-2005, 06:09 PM
HeHe

I could live with having a gay HU if it's good and it's a better buy.

What's making it not as good?

adam71
09-04-2005, 06:09 PM
The Clarion 955 gets my vote.

bonesninja
09-04-2005, 06:13 PM
well the glide strip doesn't always work for one. you put the choices up there man--all we did was pick which one was best in our opinion.

chinny
09-04-2005, 06:14 PM
PIONEER DEH-P960MP

or

Clarion 955MC

Aikon
09-04-2005, 06:18 PM
Sorry, if I'm annoing but I also ask for som ups'n'downs!

I don't have the HU's and don't know them!

but thanks anyways :)

still if anyone have something to add about some of the HU's whould be great :)

adam71
09-04-2005, 06:41 PM
9835>all else


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Whatever you say man. Why don't you humor us and tell us why you think this.?? :uhoh: :rolleyes:

req
09-04-2005, 06:49 PM
imo, the alpine without the glide strip

Pistonsfan70
09-04-2005, 07:02 PM
I've never used any of the HU's mentioned but my last 3 HU's have all been Clarion and I've loved every single one.

Bake
09-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Man you gotta compare the features on each deck and prices for yourself. What may be important to any of us may not matter at all to you. And what may matter the most to you may not matter at all to any or all of us. That is the only way to get the deck that is best for you.

turnstylez18
09-04-2005, 09:07 PM
the pioneer 960 or alpine 9835

bonesninja
09-06-2005, 12:26 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Whatever you say man. Why don't you humor us and tell us why you think this.?? :uhoh: :rolleyes:
prove me wrong then, its just my opinion.

adam71
09-06-2005, 01:16 PM
prove me wrong then, its just my opinion.


OH ok, its just your opinion. Well you never said it was your opinion in your earlier post. You stated it like it was fact so I assumed you must have some proof as to why it was GREATER THAN all the other decks that were listed. I'm glad you like your deck man but there is always a better head unit. As far as proving you wrong is concerned, I wouldn't have to go very far to find a better deck than the 9835. I do agree its better than the newer Alpine decks but it is inferior to the 955 in many ways.....line voltage just to name one.

3.5Max6spd
09-06-2005, 01:48 PM
My brother picked up a 9855 from Best Buy(he works there, nice discount). The glide touch is very annoying trying to surf through the sound shaping menu- i found at many times as I glided my finger across it did not respond- you have to do it perfectly. Also you CANNOT lower your volume once you are in the tuning menu's, rendering your main rotary knob useless once you are in the sound shaping menu- very stupid IMO because its becomes harder to tune real time unless you have the perfect volume level set- which doesnt exist because when you cut/boost a band on the PEQ you want to see how it affects the range of volume/voltage levels.

Unfortunately his branch did not sell any higher line clarions nor anything better than a Pio P-80mp otherwise I would've steered'm in another direction.
If you have access to that 9835 (which is rare), snag it- or spend sometime playing with the 9855 to see if that novelty is for you. Those higher Clarions look real good though..

Hook Me Up
09-06-2005, 02:44 PM
Def. the 9835, i almost bought one man, but i bought a new system instead, i love that headunit, but it was a little pricey for my own good

GRANDV
09-10-2005, 11:29 PM
Clarion.