View Full Version : Is There A Better HU Out There for $270?

03-26-2006, 03:15 PM
I am about to order the Alpine 9853 for $270 to my door...Is there anything out there that is better for that much money? Thanks

03-26-2006, 04:24 PM
This one is $280 but alot nicer than the 9853.


This one is $270.


And this one is only 1,300. J/K.;)


03-26-2006, 07:07 PM
If you're willing to buy used, you can find plenty of quality HUs in that range.

Some to consider:

Pioneer Premier 860MP
Alpine 9835, 9815, 7996, etc.
Eclipse CD8053
Sony CDX-C910

etc etc..

El Ropo
03-26-2006, 07:11 PM
6th ave has the Kenwood Excelon x-889 for $218 + $.06 (yes six cents) shipping. Deal of the century there, the only thing this HU cannot do is active crossovers, but the 2 high pass and low pass xovers it does have are very versatile and flexible with 10hz increments between 40 and 100 for low pass and high pass, plus 12, 18, and 24 db slopes. Then there is theTime aligment, SRS WOW, G analyzer (lol), and 24 bit burr brown D/As. It'd slap those alpines silly SQ wise.