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danteBirosel
10-20-2005, 02:25 AM
What are all the Makes of headunits that we should stick to and look forward to when looking in for a deck?


Alpine, Kenwood, Clarion, Eclipse.....

list em.

DiamondFanatic
10-20-2005, 02:30 AM
Wow there are just oh so many threads like this...
Pioneer Premier, Alpine, Kenwood Excelon, Eclipse and Pro Audio Clarions are all good... search?
I enjoy you no longer having two sigs though, that bell guy was getting old.

DiamondFanatic
10-20-2005, 02:37 AM
Also, why would you only want to know which brands are good? Each one of the brands I listed makes a worthless deck in their lineup (alpine 9841+43, Kenwood 228 and 7028, clarion Db355+ 455+555 if you want a sub) IMO

cversion7
10-23-2005, 10:36 PM
sorry to hijack, but what makes the alpine cde-9843 worthless? i am interested to know...

bamaboy
10-23-2005, 10:43 PM
i see you have one, im sure they are great HUs but when talking about top HU's with alot of options of processing they cant do too much

zfactor
10-23-2005, 10:43 PM
eclipse cd8455

Loud3
10-23-2005, 10:50 PM
eclipse cd8455



...and we have a winner!


Although, the Alpine F1, and Pioneer P9 are WAY up there too.

cversion7
10-23-2005, 11:14 PM
I kind of find it amusing this came up. Just this afternoon, a friend said a "better" head unit would make things sound better than the one I have. I was skeptical as to how much difference this would actually make and how much a "good" head unit would cost...

alphakenny1
10-24-2005, 02:03 AM
Eclipse 8455 is an excellent unit but for some reason i want a DRZ9255 now. i want to run a 4 way setup now. but the 8455 is :2thumbs: .

JimJ
10-24-2005, 02:05 AM
i see you have one, im sure they are great HUs but when talking about top HU's with alot of options of processing they cant do too much

Who says the top head units have a lot of processing ;) :up2somet:

Denon Z1, anyone?

DiamondFanatic
10-24-2005, 02:10 AM
I kind of find it amusing this came up. Just this afternoon, a friend said a "better" head unit would make things sound better than the one I have. I was skeptical as to how much difference this would actually make and how much a "good" head unit would cost...
It completely depends on what you are trying to do and what components you have to make up the rest of your system. The reason why I do not like the 9843 is because it doesnt have 3 sets of outputs, the output it has it 2volt, and the tuning options are a bit limited. But for those on a budget, or someone who just wants to run subs (which it appears is all you are doing at the moment) then it is a fine reliable deck. It all depends on what you want it to do.

3.5Max6spd
10-24-2005, 05:35 PM
Simple high end transports...

*McIntosh MX406
*Nakamichi lineup
*Denford/Denons
*P9
*Alpine F1

High end HU/Digital processor combo's with up to 4way active control
*Alpine F1 combo
Premier P9/DEQP9

High end 4 way active single din deck

* Clarion DRZ9255

All-in-one 3way Active control single din decks w/24 bit dac....
Eclipse cd8455
Pio 860/960

.........................................

the rest

tRiGgEr
10-24-2005, 05:42 PM
Sony C90 or C910:D

Amfibius
10-25-2005, 07:04 AM
I kind of find it amusing this came up. Just this afternoon, a friend said a "better" head unit would make things sound better than the one I have. I was skeptical as to how much difference this would actually make and how much a "good" head unit would cost...

It makes a heck of a difference! I too was skeptical, until I changed my McIntosh MX406 for a Pioneer P9 Combo. Incredible. The Mac 406 is probably more detailed, but the P9 has much better bass and sweeter mids. And you can tune it to do almost anything.

Dozy_production
10-25-2005, 09:50 AM
...and we have a winner!


Although, the Alpine F1, and Pioneer P9 are WAY up there too.


just a thought though but i believe apline F1 would be a little "higher" than the eclipse.