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profoundwill
01-30-2006, 02:33 PM
What I really need is a HU that I can used in an active setup. I already have the 4-channel amp, and a pretty good idea of what speakers I want. What are some headunits that will allow me to control an active setup, without using an external crossover??

cazorp
01-30-2006, 02:34 PM
Eclipse ... enough said

Spyder Z 15
01-30-2006, 02:38 PM
Eclipse 8443 would work.

profoundwill
01-30-2006, 02:56 PM
Only eclipse? Is that the only brand that will work? Not that I don't like them, i just want to keep my options open. I am also open to older HU's as well. as long as they play MP3's. So what else is out there??

cazorp
01-30-2006, 02:58 PM
alpine and eclipse are the best for SQ so id mainly stay in those 2 brands, although pioneers 2006 stuff looks good and kenwood excelon gear is normally very good as well... its just that eclipse and alpine have the SQ reputation.

JimJ
01-30-2006, 02:59 PM
Alpine 9835.

alphakenny1
01-30-2006, 03:29 PM
alpine 9835, 9815, 9855, clarion 9255, eclipse 8455, eclipse 8454, pioneer 860. thats all i could think of on top of my head.

personally i'd go with the eclipse 8455 because it has processing galore. probably the best out of the ones i listed. 10 band PEQ with 5 of the bands dedicated to EACH to the mids and tweets. the 9835 only has like a 5 band peq. not only that 8v preout with 55 ohm input impedance is great and hence the reason why general public opinion likes the eclipse better.

guy022077
01-30-2006, 03:31 PM
alpine 9835, 9815, 9855, clarion 9255, eclipse 8455, eclipse 8454, pioneer 860. thats all i could think of on top of my head.

personally i'd go with the eclipse 8455 because it has processing galore. probably the best out of the ones i listed. 10 band PEQ with 5 of the bands dedicated to EACH to the mids and tweets. the 9835 only has like a 5 band peq. not only that 8v preout with 55 ohm input impedance is great and hence the reason why general public opinion likes the eclipse better.
but not the 8445? why is that?

alphakenny1
01-30-2006, 03:32 PM
but not the 8445? why is that?

8445 doesn't have a 3 way active crossover. although the 8445 is a nice HU, i see you have it as well :) .

oh shiet i forgot, got your package thanx.

Jdizzle
01-30-2006, 03:36 PM
i'd go with the eclipse

MBrock4u
01-30-2006, 04:19 PM
Kenwood Excelon line........

guy022077
01-30-2006, 06:54 PM
8445 doesn't have a 3 way active crossover. although the 8445 is a nice HU, i see you have it as well :) .

oh shiet i forgot, got your package thanx.
dang it... i should have read more when i got my deck. i didnt know those others had 3 way. i still love my hu though

alphakenny1
01-30-2006, 07:13 PM
dang it... i should have read more when i got my deck. i didnt know those others had 3 way. i still love my hu though

yea i bought the 8455 knowing that i would run a passive setup at the time but i knew eventually i might have gone active. but if you are running a passive setup and have no intentions of going active the 8445 was the better choice.

3.5Max6spd
01-30-2006, 07:22 PM
Eclipse 8443 would work.

No it would not. Active means a banpass on your mids-which that deck does not have...

camry_tuner
01-30-2006, 08:26 PM
alpine 7998 xD

adam71
01-30-2006, 08:29 PM
alpine and eclipse are the best for SQ so id mainly stay in those 2 brands, although pioneers 2006 stuff looks good and kenwood excelon gear is normally very good as well... its just that eclipse and alpine have the SQ reputation.

accoding to who?? a few opinions on the forum?? There are also alot of people that think Pioneer sounds better than the 2 you've listed. SQ is pretty subjective and opinions of this differ from one set of ears to the other.:rolleyes:

BTW, '05 Pioneer models are very nice too.

christiankills
01-30-2006, 08:37 PM
pioneer 7700 allows you to filter 50, 80, or 125hz.

alphakenny1
01-30-2006, 09:10 PM
pioneer 7700 allows you to filter 50, 80, or 125hz.

what are you talking about? the 7700 doesn't have a 3way crossover.

edison_GTI
01-30-2006, 10:18 PM
No it would not. Active means a banpass on your mids-which that deck does not have...

CD8443 has 3-way capabilities. I used to have one and I was running high-pass (highs), band-pass (mids) and low-pass (sub) filters from the head unit.

iceteebone
01-30-2006, 10:24 PM
CD8443 has 3-way capabilities. I used to have one and I was running high-pass (highs), band-pass (mids) and low-pass (sub) filters from the head unit.


x2.

my 8443 has a 3-way xover

3.5Max6spd
01-30-2006, 11:51 PM
x2.

my 8443 has a 3-way xover

So mine is the only one that didnt come with bandpass? I owned one too..

iceteebone
01-30-2006, 11:53 PM
So mine is the only one that didnt come with bandpass? I owned one too..


apparently so. unless you never switched it to pro mode

joetama
01-30-2006, 11:54 PM
Alpine 9835 is pretty **** good. I got a friend that swears by it, and I'm looking for one for my car tooo.