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BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 12:26 AM
Im trying to decide on my first head unit.

I have 2 options here:

1) Flip out DVD/Nav

2) Regular CD Player maybe with Nav

On both I would need iPod connector, 3 outputs, dont need amplifier really, want amazing SQ!

I wouldnt mind being able to have XM/Sirius or HD Radio, not too important tho.

On option 1, Id be looking to spend less than... 600? Option 2, less than 350.

Suggestions please.

Spooby
11-11-2006, 02:11 AM
I heard Boondock Saints was a pretty good movie. How did you like it?

Spooby
11-11-2006, 02:14 AM
Im trying to decide on my first head unit.

I have 2 options here:

1) Flip out DVD/Nav

2) Regular CD Player maybe with Nav

On both I would need iPod connector, 3 outputs, dont need amplifier really, want amazing SQ!

I wouldnt mind being able to have XM/Sirius or HD Radio, not too important tho.

On option 1, Id be looking to spend less than... 600? Option 2, less than 350.

Suggestions please.

Amazing SQ with Nav? Probably not

Amazing SQ with nav and under $600...yeah right.

So would you like to rethink your question?


Look for an Alpine CDA-9833 or 9835. It should fit your budget and do what you want, without the navigation of course.

The Pioneer DEH-P880PRS has also peaked my curiosity as well. Look into that if you get the chance. Oh...and you won't get navigation either...sorry.

j3bus2k3
11-11-2006, 02:20 AM
If I were you, I'd look for a 9835 as mentioned and pair it with the H701 processor. That'll get you the tunability that I think your looking for as well as the quality...

leonsv
11-11-2006, 02:31 AM
both setups with decent equipment will cost ~ $1000....

i would suggest just getting a 9835 on ebay like the other guys suggested,

i wouldn't suggest the h701 simply because it costs about $500

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 11:19 AM
OK CD player, maybe no Nav, I just thought the Eclipse had it. Do yall not think Eclipse in the under 500 dollar range not good for SQ?

EDIT: It is an amazing movie. lol

leonsv
11-11-2006, 01:18 PM
OK CD player, maybe no Nav, I just thought the Eclipse had it. Do yall not think Eclipse in the under 500 dollar range not good for SQ?

EDIT: It is an amazing movie. lol

the eclipse do have that miniscreen navi on their higher end hu's but they need a $200 adaptor in order to use it

eclipse 7000 can be had on ebay new for under 500 and is a great unit

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 07:50 PM
What are the better SQ brand HUs? Eclipse? Pioneer? Alpine?

I could of sworn I read somewhere Eclipse rapes Alpine on SQ.

JimJ
11-11-2006, 07:51 PM
I could of sworn I read somewhere Eclipse rapes Alpine on SQ.

Ehh...lot of factors go into this.

Each of the three have very good quality units, just depends on how much you're willing to spend...

iceteebone
11-11-2006, 07:56 PM
If I were you, I'd look for a 9835 as mentioned and pair it with the H701 processor. That'll get you the tunability that I think your looking for as well as the quality...

seems like a waste cause then you would need the controller for the h701. i would just get the 9861 and h701, cause alpine's new ipod interface is great. definately better then the kca-420i that you would need for the 9835. i hardly ever notice difference in sound between decks, just that different decks offer different levels of processing. bottom line i run alpine just because i love the new kc-422i. what's even better is it is only $30 and you don't need a stupid box. just plug and play.

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 07:58 PM
Preferablly under 350... but I could probabbly save up maybe 500 or 600 for it.

How much would a decent/good processor cost?

iceteebone
11-11-2006, 08:01 PM
Preferablly under 350... but I could probabbly save up maybe 500 or 600 for it.

How much would a decent/good processor cost?

h701 goes for $499 authorized iirc, but i've seen them go on the forums for $250 or so. that is just thr processor and not the controller. you'll need the controller if you don't get the 961 or 9860 (9860 uses kca-420i ipod interface though) or an indash. i got a precision power dcx-730 for $185 to go along with my 9856 but they seem to be hard to find, atleast at the price i got it for

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:07 PM
I could of sworn I read somewhere Eclipse rapes Alpine on SQ.

Ive had multiple newer style alpines and recently switched to a LOW END eclipse (cd3000) and the SQ difference is VERY noticable. It may be contributed to the preout voltage, where alpine still suffers with there new decks. Eclipse makes 8v preouts if you go with the cd5000. Most new alpines are 2v. Alpines used to be great, but it seems every year they get worse.

Just my 2 cents:)

iceteebone
11-11-2006, 08:09 PM
Ive had multiple newer style alpines and recently switched to a LOW END eclipse (cd3000) and the SQ difference is VERY noticable. It may be contributed to the preout voltage, where alpine still suffers with there new decks. Eclipse makes 8v preouts if you go with the cd5000. Most new alpines are 2v. Alpines used to be great, but it seems every year they get worse.

Just my 2 cents:)

sigh here we go on voltage.


**exits thread**

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:10 PM
sigh here we go on voltage.


**exits thread**

:laugh: higher voltage = cleaner signals

*exits thread*

iceteebone
11-11-2006, 08:12 PM
:laugh: higher voltage = cleaner signals

*exits thread*

:crap:

just wanted to confirm my exit was neccesarry

it is :(

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 08:20 PM
OK im assuming this isnt agreed upon by everyone due to the exiting going on here. Dont exit come back and throw down your 2 cents.

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:22 PM
its a huge debate. some people think it improves sq and some ppl think it doesnt

who cares

bottom line is that eclipse > alpine

the older alpines kicked *** though

StealthKill
11-11-2006, 08:25 PM
bottom line is that eclipse > alpine


Good to hear, just bought an eclipse.:p:

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:27 PM
which eclipse? i have a 3000 but i dont have the desire to change yet, because everything has been great

StealthKill
11-11-2006, 08:31 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193447

Cant wait for it to get here.

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 08:35 PM
Whats the ups to getting a processor?

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:38 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193447

Cant wait for it to get here.

very nice:naughty:

StealthKill
11-11-2006, 08:45 PM
^^^ Thanks, just got a old school clarion in a truck dad just bought. Pretty fun little thing.

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 08:48 PM
OK, Would it be worth it to get a processor?

pwuthedon
11-11-2006, 08:52 PM
i got a alpine 9855 and a cd3000 eclipse for sale

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:53 PM
yeah, buy the cd3000 from pwuthedon

its a great deck in new condition, what more can you ask for?

pwuthedon
11-11-2006, 08:54 PM
and if he wants an alpine, i got that 2

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 08:57 PM
so what kind of Hu will you be running now if your selling both?

pwuthedon
11-11-2006, 08:58 PM
cd7000 or maybe a 5000, ive only got to play with a 5000, but the 7000 is where its at

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 08:58 PM
How much?

pwuthedon
11-11-2006, 09:03 PM
the 9855 300 shipped and the cd3000 200shipped

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 09:17 PM
cd7000 or maybe a 5000, ive only got to play with a 5000, but the 7000 is where its at

good choices..........i want a 7000 real bad. No desire to upgrade now though:crap:

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 09:20 PM
Whats the difference in 3000, 5000, and 7000?

StealthKill
11-11-2006, 09:22 PM
http://www.eclipse-web.com/cd-index.html

Check em youself :D

pwuthedon
11-11-2006, 09:39 PM
pics of the alpine http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/pwuthedon/PICT0178.jpghttp://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m149/pwuthedon/PICT0175.jpg[/QUOTE]

pwuthedon
11-11-2006, 09:42 PM
borrowed pics of the eclipse, my digi sux

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/3469/img0588od6.jpg

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2909/img0594or5.jpg

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7538/img0602wf5.jpg

BoondockSaints
11-11-2006, 10:19 PM
I think the Alpine looks so clean, Eclipse is alright. But Ill let you know, nice Akon BTW lol.

SlickCMRick
11-11-2006, 11:14 PM
I think the Alpine looks so clean, Eclipse is alright. But Ill let you know, nice Akon BTW lol.

"I wanna **** you......"
Thanks:laugh:

6spdcoupe
11-12-2006, 02:23 AM
the eclipse do have that miniscreen navi on their higher end hu's but they need a $200 adaptor in order to use it



This is news to me....

bdawson72
11-12-2006, 05:12 AM
I have an eclipse 8445 and i love it......i dont think i will be leaving eclipse(for HU's anyway, for a while)

BoondockSaints
11-12-2006, 06:52 AM
The 8445 looks pretty good, but it doesnt have the iPod connector to it does it?

SlickCMRick
11-12-2006, 09:40 AM
This is news to me....

he means the area shot

6spdcoupe
11-12-2006, 10:15 AM
he means the area shot

area shot works without the GPS addon, just has to be done manually.

SlickCMRick
11-12-2006, 10:48 AM
area shot works without the GPS addon, just has to be done manually.

Interesting......maybe I need to really consider that cd7000 then:eek:

BoondockSaints
11-12-2006, 05:24 PM
By manually, do you mean you have to put the CD in each time or whatever?

BoondockSaints
11-13-2006, 07:52 PM
Eclipse vs Pioneer?
CD5000 vs 780MP Premier/7800?

Also as far as processing goes, is it worth it for a non competition system?

BoondockSaints
11-14-2006, 12:04 AM
Bumpage.