View Full Version : awesome SQ MP3 decks? duel of titans

09-20-2005, 03:59 PM
heya... im already planning my hu replace, which will probably only happen in 2 years lol, but im already excited to start looking for the one that will replace my 9815... no Nakamishi, Denon, McIntosh will considered as they dont have MP3 support and cost much more than Alpines and stuff... and their technical assistance is inexistent here... the hu must have 3-way active crossover too and internal equalizer

the candidates i've been collectiong so far hearing from others are: Alpine CDA-7998, Eclipse 8454 and Clarion 9255

but now im not sure if the Clarion has MP3 support lol... does it? i heard good things about it...

i want a HU that SOUNDS good... i dont want the mega ultra bass boost or screensaver and all this crap Pioneer and such offers... sound quality is the main matter here...

i know for what everyone says Alpine 7998 for example kills the SQ of 9815/9835 and every other MP3 hu... well i also heard about the Alpine 7878 hu, what do you know about it? i heard marvelous things about it from a user here...

what about the Eclipse 8454? how does it sound compared to the 7998? is there any other Eclipse i could include in the competition?

give me other options too... oh the head unit MUST have 3-way support and active crossover built-in and built-in Equalizer too...

09-20-2005, 04:28 PM

This one.

09-20-2005, 05:08 PM
yeah thats already one to consider

09-20-2005, 05:20 PM
I would get an Eclipse. The 9255 does not play mp3s. If I did not get the Eclipse, I would try a kenwood excelon.