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3.5Max6spd
02-20-2006, 02:10 PM
Had my Panasonic CQ-TX5500D put in at the end of the week. The weekend came and had some time to listen and tune with the help of Chu (skylar112@ECA-thanks bro) - All xover so far... This unit is a great nut, thats all I'll say....and its cake playings mp3's

Here are some pics...
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/mannynj/Tube005.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/mannynj/Tube007.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/mannynj/Tube001.jpg

Haha notice the tube glowin' off my knob
http://photobucket.com/albums/f193/mannynj/?action=view&current=Tube006.jpg

You can check out the rest of my pics here..
http://photobucket.com/albums/f193/mannynj/


WARNING!!! Gap above the HU is not for the faint of heart! I have some plans to take care of that.

Enjoy,

Manny

Prowler573
02-20-2006, 02:12 PM
Lookin' good, mang. ;)

As I have not done any in-depth reading on that particular unit what is it that the tube or tubes if there are multiple ones actually driving?

trevor87
02-20-2006, 02:32 PM
big *** hu man lol and yea what do the tubes do exactly

alphakenny1
02-20-2006, 03:13 PM
**** tube

3.5Max6spd
02-20-2006, 04:13 PM
Not bad huh...should've seen it on thursday without the surrounding trim, since i had to order an new vent/trim assembly from nissan.....talk about sticking out like a sore thumb...

It didnt turn out too bad..kinda disappears into the landscape
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/mannynj/Tube005.jpg

ll kaidoy ll
02-20-2006, 07:00 PM
Hey Manny, I just noticed that your clock is back in. How come you took out the voltage meter?

Ignatowski
02-20-2006, 07:03 PM
wow,now thats a unique looking HU...
GJ

3.5Max6spd
02-20-2006, 07:05 PM
Hey Manny, I just noticed that your clock is back in. How come you took out the voltage meter?

haha **** hot glue i used to hold it in place melted back in August in one of those tortorous days,black car = mo hottah!....I still have it, gonna make a more reliable way to mount it or maybe look for an amber one in the meantime..

Eugenics
02-20-2006, 07:08 PM
but how does it sound?

Jdizzle
02-20-2006, 07:16 PM
i've never seen that headunit before, it looks good but hows it sound?

3.5Max6spd
02-20-2006, 07:27 PM
but how does it sound?

As good as it looks..

The top end of this unit is the shiznit! Just amazing sound out of the box, w/out tone controls- separation and detail went north coming from the Eclipse CD8455, I noticed a hint of warmth out of the midrange and vocals but still retains the graininess of the voice -my buddy describes the vocals to have a noticeable 'push and pull' sound to the vocals that did not exist before.
The low end- you can hear a spatial quality around the instruments that was not there before, specially the drums and snares ...that how i'd describe it, space between them.
All these things resulted in a deeper soundstage. I had been driving with the Eclipse set on flat for weeks, so I mean you play those reference tracks over and over and you listen for those cues- when you hear differences its readily apparent.

Was the Eclipse bad? No. I just never used a HU this good before. So theres a reason why this bad boy costs what it does.

Cons? It HATES scratched CD's! I hadnt heard a cd skip in 3yrs running Eclipse decks.

3.5Max6spd
02-20-2006, 07:28 PM
i've never seen that headunit before, it looks good but hows it sound?

Its JDM, available in Japanese market only....it was imported.

80INCHES
02-20-2006, 07:38 PM
yo manny......nice hu
when i heard your car i was impressed bigtime
and u saying with this hu it sounds even better
hopefully on the next meet i can hear it

80
i stil cant get over how solid your doors are........your upfront midbass is incredible

3.5Max6spd
02-20-2006, 08:18 PM
yo manny......nice hu
when i heard your car i was impressed bigtime
and u saying with this hu it sounds even better
hopefully on the next meet i can hear it

80
i stil cant get over how solid your doors are........your upfront midbass is incredible

Thanks bro...we see each other again, no doubt..

Echo42987
02-20-2006, 09:29 PM
Lovin' the HU!

Eugenics
02-20-2006, 09:45 PM
As good as it looks..




i'll take that as a **** good one of a kind then

twoohfour
02-21-2006, 01:55 AM
that is just beautiful... only tubes i see are in the backs of combo amps and amp heads for guitars/etc. and that is just amazing. it looks really nice with the dash and everything too..

A+

ExS
02-21-2006, 02:20 AM
That is probably one of the most unique HU I ever seen.

How much was it?

adam71
02-21-2006, 06:38 AM
WOW.:wow:

That is an absolute thing of beauty. I was skeptical on how it would look in your car but now that I've seen pics of it I have to say I'm impressed and jealous as hell.

So on your system diagram I was wondering are you powering the mids and tweets with one amp?? Hard to tell by the diagram.

3.5Max6spd
02-21-2006, 09:42 AM
WOW.:wow:

That is an absolute thing of beauty. I was skeptical on how it would look in your car but now that I've seen pics of it I have to say I'm impressed and jealous as hell.

So on your system diagram I was wondering are you powering the mids and tweets with one amp?? Hard to tell by the diagram.

Thank man..

I got the 4ch (xxk4150 4 x 85) driving tweeters and midranges
I got a xxk2500 (270 x 2) for midbass duty
I got a xxk2500(525 x 2) for sub duty

This thing has 2 full range preouts... Front channs going to an arc idx (3way tweeters/midbasess/subs) , and Rear channels on an Autotek Xover bandpassing my midranges.
All xover only for the meantime, until I pony up for a processor to feed it through analog inputs to keep the tube in the signal path.

squeak9798
02-21-2006, 11:53 AM
Lookin' good, mang. ;)

As I have not done any in-depth reading on that particular unit what is it that the tube or tubes if there are multiple ones actually driving?


It's there as a buffer stage....basically, it's there intentially to add a "tube" sound.

http://elitecaraudio.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=110963&pagenumber=3

3.5Max6spd
02-22-2006, 07:55 AM
That is probably one of the most unique HU I ever seen.

How much was it?

I 'think' it retails for like $1100--1200, but this in the one and only place you can get them, actually at a cheaper price...they are JDM importers..
http://www.audiocubes.com/category/Car+Audio_2+Din+Receivers/product/Panasonic_CQ-TX5500D_Vacuum_Tube_CD_Receiver.html

KngOfThePkngLot
02-22-2006, 07:57 AM
I 'think' it retails for like $1100--1200, but this in the one and only place you can get them, actually at a cheaper price...they are JDM importers..
http://www.audiocubes.com/category/Car+Audio_2+Din+Receivers/product/Panasonic_CQ-TX5500D_Vacuum_Tube_CD_Receiver.html
holy f*ckin thousand bucks batman!

3.5Max6spd
02-22-2006, 08:57 AM
holy f*ckin thousand bucks batman!

Well fortunately i paid less than the going rate of a 'used' drz9255....and it was bnib...just the right deal, from the right person, at the right time i guess...

Ali G
02-22-2006, 03:02 PM
So, I guess you aren't getting an Ural anymore?

TIGERFOR2
02-22-2006, 03:20 PM
3.5 thats FUCCED up!!! Why you do that to me? When I saw that deck "I think IT moved."

3.5Max6spd
02-22-2006, 03:33 PM
So, I guess you aren't getting an Ural anymore?

nah, i wont support 4way active like i'd want it to...so I'm going with a separate components to achieve those goals. An SQ head feeding a processor via analog..

ngsm13
02-22-2006, 03:38 PM
Looks great!

nG

3.5Max6spd
02-22-2006, 07:10 PM
Thanks gents...these meters dancin' are kewl!

slick rick
02-22-2006, 07:42 PM
what a baller this guy is...

3.5Max6spd
02-22-2006, 09:34 PM
what a baller this guy is...

haven't you heard the term 'back like cooked crack'..

J/K Yes i know i have a sickness:crap::D