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stealitall
10-31-2006, 08:52 PM
Sup, guys well the new year is coming and the income tax is going to role in. And I was wandering is the IVA-W200 and PXA-H701 still the best set up or is there better out or mabey coming very soon??? I still have the same setup down below so judge on what i got for the best setup!!! Thanks :veryhapp:

davesexplorer
10-31-2006, 10:35 PM
Is there even a best setup?? I like my W200, but could there be better setups...? I'm sure.

iceteebone
11-01-2006, 12:35 AM
Is there even a best setup?? I like my W200, but could there be better setups...? I'm sure.

no there isn't a best setup so that makes this thread utterly useless

alphakenny1
11-01-2006, 02:44 AM
its a pretty good setup ;). remember though run it digital.

stealitall
11-02-2006, 02:54 AM
Thats what the PXA-H701 Does right????

alphakenny1
11-02-2006, 02:59 AM
no you have to run a signal to your h701 processor. you have two choices. run through the ai-net and run your amps through an analog signal or run through the w200's optical out to your h701 and hence a digital signal will be sent to your processor.

bikinpunk
11-03-2006, 02:40 AM
Care to explain what the optical out advantage is? I have a iva-d300 w/optical out. I've been looking at the h701 for more control & 5.1, but I've never heard anything about what the optical out's advantage is.

alphakenny1
11-03-2006, 10:03 AM
Care to explain what the optical out advantage is? I have a iva-d300 w/optical out. I've been looking at the h701 for more control & 5.1, but I've never heard anything about what the optical out's advantage is.

now instead of sending your music through an analog signal, now you are sending your music cd's through a digital signal. hence a much cleaner signal, enhancement of music and basically free of any floor noise in your car.

SQChevy
11-03-2006, 10:33 AM
It's a matter of how many times you try and convert sound. If you run optical out of headunit to processor it stays digial until you go to the amp. Otherwise, it's converted to analog and then to digital in processor and back to analog at amp. The sound is clearer if you stay digital utnil amp.

3.5Max6spd
11-03-2006, 11:01 AM
The sound is clearer if you stay digital utnil amp.

While in theory that argument is supported, IME it audibly makes hardly- if any a difference in the car. If you have quality conversion in the chain the end result will still be great sound.

But yes with the alpine route, its best to keep it digital.

T3mpest
11-04-2006, 03:11 AM
While in theory that argument is supported, IME it audibly makes hardly- if any a difference in the car. If you have quality conversion in the chain the end result will still be great sound.

But yes with the alpine route, its best to keep it digital.


Yeah, a good analog unit has no real disadvantages over a good digital one, it terms of SQ anyway. I'd like to try a modified behringer, if I wasn't poor... The h701 is known to have noise if you don't go digi though.

dishon22
11-12-2006, 11:28 AM
check out this set-up

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069882_34724,00.html

and

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069882_35384,00.html

286
12-14-2006, 03:01 AM
now instead of sending your music through an analog signal, now you are sending your music cd's through a digital signal. hence a much cleaner signal, enhancement of music and basically free of any floor noise in your car.

You said music cd's but im assuming this cleans up everything and enahnces ipod and dvd as well, right?

Also, where can i purchase one of these optical out cables? Is it Alpine specific? How much?

Sorry for all the questions..

disturbedfuel15
12-14-2006, 09:28 AM
It doesn't clean up or enhance anything, it transfers the signal better than analog. It's simply a better signal. As far as the optical out cables, you can get them at pretty much any electronic stores, but I'm sure someone out there has made some specifically for car audio.

xtremekustomz
12-15-2006, 10:46 PM
Just got my W200 and H701 in today! Can't wait to get to use it!! Gonna be a little while though. Gotta finish building my dash, console, kick panels, and amp rack. Although I am sure I will end up wiring it up and testing speaker locations before I come to a final decision on placement.

adam71
12-16-2006, 01:33 AM
check out this set-up

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069882_34724,00.html

and

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069882_35384,00.html


I have that set up sitting in my house right now. And now that I have a car worthy of it I can't wait to install it.