View Full Version : Clarion DXZ865MP decent...Kenwood instead?

11-15-2006, 03:15 AM
im considering the clarion HU (as well as the kenwood below) and want to know others opinions/facts on both. A buyer on crutchfield sayed that the clarion HU skips when he turns up his bass setup...http://www.crutchfield.com/S-M0R7wxGkKWh/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?I=020DXZ865&tab=review&search=dxz865mp#Tab, can anyone second that or would u say he hooked sumthing up wrong???

im also considering this HU: http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-2DIN-CD-MD-MP3-DPX-7021MPI-DSP-UNIT_W0QQitemZ170049848663QQihZ007QQcategoryZ39751 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Would u say go for the Clarion...hands down or would either be a good choice. I previously had an alpine 9825 and can say there were enough setting options for me...either HUs should exceed that specific alpine.


11-15-2006, 03:59 AM
Also, I have a premium BOSE sound system in my 95 J30...do I have to purchase this to add an Aftermarket HU?? http://www.crutchfield.com/S-M0R7wxGkKWh/cgi-bin/prodview.asp?i=142C4NN03


11-15-2006, 04:03 AM
i haven't had a vehicle with a bose factory stereo system in it, but they have some really odd ohm loads in some. had a friend who put in an aftermarket deck, and it kept frying. found out the speakers were running at a very low ohm load. looks like the integration adapter covers that. you probably need it.

11-15-2006, 04:21 AM
for that price I would get this

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-06-KENWOOD-EXCELON-KDC-X990-DSP-MP3-COLOR-DISPLAY_W0QQitemZ180049518518QQihZ008QQcategoryZ39 751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

and kdcd30, is this you on your avatar??

11-15-2006, 01:06 PM
has anyone heard about or experienced the Clarion HU skipping??

11-15-2006, 03:03 PM
has anyone heard about or experienced the Clarion HU skipping??

NOP! I have owned clarion and never had a problem with them... the only downside with clarion is that you dont get too many settings to tune the SQ. you just get BASS GAIN and TREBLE GAIN and thats it.

11-16-2006, 12:28 AM
preciate all the input. Im gonna go with the clarion from crutchfield...cheaper than ebay with all the accesories and can get half off on that adapter...not to mention the customer service.