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JakiChan
04-18-2006, 04:22 PM
I have a CDA-9855. I have been using MX with the iPod setting - the Alpine literature says that it's supposed to help with compressed media (like sat radio or MP3). Is it really just some funky EQ or is it actually some kind of advanced processing? Right now it's just going in to a stock VW monsoon system, and it does seem to make things sound a little better.

theelfkeeper
04-18-2006, 04:35 PM
i don't like it. it boosts the highs and lows and really seems to just distort things imo. sound is subjective though, so if you like it, then use it.

Chevyaudio
04-18-2006, 04:36 PM
I dont use the Media Xpander on my 9855, it doesn't sound good.

Slaugh
04-18-2006, 05:32 PM
i dont use it on my 9815 aswell... this is just a ****** gimmick... Alpine could have simply made a lousy Loud function, but this MX tends to makes things too aggressive and bitter to my own taste... so i just leave it off

desertheat
04-18-2006, 05:50 PM
You can call it "ghetto loud" On a very poor sounding system it usually makes things sound somewhat better and on a good tuned good sounding system it makes things sound horrible *LOL*

JakiChan
04-18-2006, 11:32 PM
You can call it "ghetto loud" On a very poor sounding system it usually makes things sound somewhat better and on a good tuned good sounding system it makes things sound horrible *LOL*

So for now, with the factory amp and speakers it seems to be ok. I'm sure when I get the Diamonds running off of the PDX4.150 then that won't be the case. :-)

ngsm13
04-18-2006, 11:34 PM
It *****.

nG

Makaveli7haDon
04-19-2006, 07:55 AM
MX is basically a bass boost. For cheap, low powered speakers it will make things better. On an amplified system, there will be too much bass emphasis and cause it to distort sooner.

lslugz
04-19-2006, 09:01 AM
Sounds like poo in my car, dont use it.