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desertheat
02-03-2007, 01:06 AM
Hey guys, this review is just to give my opinion so far of what I have received from the Ruskies.....

Deck arrived in a James Bond style aluminum suitcase... WOW pretty freakin snazzy with locks and all! Inside the case is all foam and everything is layed out very nice. 2 CD's No idea what is on them, one looks like music. All in Russian.... One large manual.. of course in Russian... Two oddball looking remote controls with to many buttons, the deck, a can, mic, harness, some kind of credit card thing that may be tied to warranty and misc hardware.

Faceplate is SOLID as a rock. Feels twice as heavy as any face plate I have ever owned. Ugly knob and buttons are tight as can be feel wise.

Deck itself is a tank, very heavy and well built looking. Metal mesh screen covers the vents, massive rear heatsink.

Putting the faceplate on is pretty much the same as any other headunit. Taking it off is VERY interesting. With the face flipped open, the face simply pulls off. Well actually slides on two precision round bar rails which gives it an precision feel, not just a plastic pop off type feel like other decks. The way they build it leads me to beleive in 1-2 years with a lot of use, the face will still be as tight and precision as day 1 but only time will tell. Face folds down just like an older alpine 7949. No motorized crap to fail. Just a hydrolic motion. In the vid, it does not drop down by itself as the deck as sitting at a decent angle., On level or up a few degrees such as car mounting, the face opens with the touch of a button.

Remotes have a TON of buttons on them, not sure as of yet why it has two huge seperate remotes.. will know soon with testing and playing... They actually look to be the same functional wise.. just two diff looks..?

Anyways on to the eye candy... First up is the video of how the faceplate works.. It was rather a pain trying to hold a camera while taking off the face hahaha. Anyways once I power her up, tons more pics to come and more of a review...

http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEVID1.MOV


Then pics of everything else...

http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/CASE.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/TOPLID.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/REMOTES1.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/REMOTES2.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/TWODISKS.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/MIC.JPG

http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/BACKSIDE.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FRONTSIDE.JPG

desertheat
02-03-2007, 01:10 AM
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEPLATEHOLDER.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEPLATE.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEON.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEOPEN.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEOPEN2.JPG
http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/FACEPLATESLIDERS.JPG

adam71
02-03-2007, 01:14 AM
Does the white lettering come off of the front? Are they stickers or silk screened.

lookitsjim23
02-03-2007, 01:19 AM
that made me jealous :(

desertheat
02-03-2007, 01:20 AM
*LOL* actually silk screened, but it is easy to remove... no idea why they did that... pretty retarded.. This is what it looks like with some of the stupid removed....

http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/URAL.jpg

Eugenics
02-03-2007, 01:26 AM
one appears to be for setting up the unit, the other appears to be for actual use when driving etc. etc. the blue one that is.

desertheat
02-03-2007, 01:34 AM
Here is a cool video of the deck that the manufacturer made... Kinda dorky in some parts like they were trying to hard, but gets the point across on how easy it is to nav and work with even though it does not have many buttons... Pretty slick it seems. Cannot wait to power her on and play.

http://www.garage1217.com/MYSCIONTC/URAL/UralCDD.mpeg

supa_c
02-03-2007, 01:40 AM
The wiring harness looks like spaghetti. I dont like how its hardwired into the h/u.

desertheat
02-03-2007, 01:43 AM
I agree, the cable situation is a little odd on the rear... the rca's are TINY, suprised me they were like that. From the results I have seen from other owners / audiophiles the tiny rca's have made no difference in SQ but they are easy to damage. Same with the power wires.. everything that comes out of the deck is a pigtail so you have another harness that plugs into the tail.....

And no worries, I will cover the crappy stuff also when I install and review in detail!

lookitsjim23
02-03-2007, 01:44 AM
where did you buy it from?

desertheat
02-03-2007, 01:46 AM
From a buddy at ED, as ED was the only company to import any....This was the last unit in the usa. Makes me wonder if he is the only really cool dood at ED, but then again never meet anyone else face to face just heard the stories.

supa_c
02-03-2007, 01:46 AM
I agree, the cable situation is a little odd on the rear... the rca's are TINY, suprised me they were like that. From the results I have seen from other owners / audiophiles the tiny rca's have made no difference in SQ but they are easy to damage. Same with the power wires.. everything that comes out of the deck is a pigtail so you have another harness that plugs into the tail.....
Ugh, that would be quite bothersome and really bulky in a smaller dash.
The nicest RCA's ive seen are the ones on Alpines 79 units, they are nice and fat and have the external silicone sheild that protects the connection from shorts.

Eugenics
02-03-2007, 03:00 AM
i tried to help you :(

Eugenics
02-03-2007, 03:01 AM
you must just have money falling out of your *** right now.. and i'm happy for you, kick *** stereo in a kick *** car with a kick *** engine bay.

how much is that ***** thing again? probably posted already but i'm ignorant and rude

~Magick_Man~
02-03-2007, 03:06 AM
i believe they were around 550ish
and they are ***-tastic.
but the silk screening on the face is gay

~Magick_Man~

desertheat
02-03-2007, 12:01 PM
I got it for a darn good deal, lets just say that :) Did not cost me a dime after selling the eclipse gps105 & cd7000 I had.

desertheat
02-04-2007, 03:58 AM
Man, powered this baby up on the bench tonight and WOW! Upgraded firmware to the latest 3.8 which was cake...

Highlights...
31 band or 10 band eq..... "only 10 band eq selectable on radio" Individual eq settings for cd, radio, and inputs...
Time alignment on every channel
independant balance of all channels
full test tone generator / sine generator... does any tones you can imagine.. square, triangle, sine, 1/2 sine & sawtooth.. you can select any frequency and monitor via a mic...
Crossover is 12/24db/oct.... You can select any freqency on any channel and bandpass, highpass or lowpass the channel... Most crazy crossover I have seen in a deck... I do wish she had 6/12/18/24 as choices... but 12/24 works... And when I say any frequency, I mean pick a frequency!

Man I am just bairly diving into this baby and it does SO FREAKIN MUCH! Very impressive

Also can hook up to ODB2 and monitor a cars engine stats however that is still being developed...

whitemax
02-04-2007, 11:31 AM
I liked the flames and wings at the end of the video :D.

Looks to be one sweet unit.

dumple
02-04-2007, 11:44 AM
bad ***

millerscents
02-04-2007, 11:45 AM
keep going tell us some more

Beat_Dominator
02-04-2007, 11:59 AM
Looks kewl man. You're going to have to show it off to me ;)

desertheat
02-04-2007, 12:10 PM
Will do! The best part is that the ugly knob can be replaced easy. I am going to talk to a machinist and see what he can do. The part that attaches to the deck can be removed, so all he has to do is turn the style I want, have a cutout on the back large enough for the insert, pop the insert in and put it on the deck. Hard part is choosing a style... but this goofy knob has to go!


More updates.....

Inserted and tried a few cd's. Transport is very quick but glass smooth. You do not hear motors strain or make noises like normal decks. Just ***** it in, or spits it out. It also tells you what it is doing when reading a disk. It will dispay when it is adjusting, focusing or whatever which is slick. My only complaint so far is the retarded RCA jacks. You can turn off/on the internal amp and rca section.... Radio is full rds, picks up anything frm 65mhz - 108mhz, names it and creates a radio profile. I listen to satalite but MAN these radio features are insane. Crazy part is I am picking up radio channels in the 65mhz range, our radio starts at 80 somthing... so not sure what that is. I do not have speakers hooked up yet to listen, just toying around with it. Will keep playing and take some screen shots. Menu with the new firmware is cake to run through. After getting used to it and getting rid of the horrible 3.0 firmware, I can nav through it as fast as any deck I have owned and make adjustments.

Beat_Dominator
02-04-2007, 12:11 PM
Will do! The best part is that the ugly knob can be replaced easy. I am going to talk to a machinist and see what he can do. The part that attaches to the deck can be removed, so all he has to do is turn the style I want, have a cutout on the back large enough for the insert, pop the insert in and put it on the deck. Hard part is choosing a style... but this goofy knob has to go!

Try to match the knoRbs in your car :)

desertheat
02-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Cool idea man, I have 1 knob for temp in the car, and if you come over, 2 knobs haha... man that was cheesy. Not sure how doing one that looks like the temp knob would look!

theothermike
02-04-2007, 03:51 PM
how much hp u making at the wheels of the tc with turbo and torque too? is it reliable? Would u do it again?

Mike

desertheat
02-04-2007, 06:20 PM
With the supercharger I was at 252whp / 212tq with dyno sheet. With the tyurbo setup I am going for close to 300whp / 290 tq on stock internals. Then with the motor build I want at least 400whp. Turbo setup is in progress.

ngsm13
02-04-2007, 06:44 PM
Cool *** deck.

Wish a more plentiful and reliable import happened.

nG

BassAddictJ
02-04-2007, 06:50 PM
Pics Of Fac In Action

desertheat
02-04-2007, 09:15 PM
Cool *** deck.

Wish a more plentiful and reliable import happened.

nG


I am going to see what I can do to get some in the usa. Waiting for a responce back from the company... See if there is any interest from them. Had a buddy that works for MTX take a peak at it today and all the features, all he had to say was "WOW, man that thing is insane. Cannot beleive it can do all that. Were can I get one?"

sue bee
02-04-2007, 09:24 PM
gotta love that russian engineering

DBfan187
02-04-2007, 09:28 PM
gotta love that russian engineeringIf it breaks or freezes up on you, hit it.

"Dis iz haw we fix tingz en muzuh rusha!"

desertheat
02-04-2007, 09:45 PM
Hahahaha you know it man!

BassAce
02-04-2007, 10:16 PM
gotta love that russian engineering


I think it more like "make the ******* head unit or I'll cut your only ball off" type of engineering

azbass
02-04-2007, 10:19 PM
let me know when your selling it ;)

desertheat
02-04-2007, 10:53 PM
Am I that bad with going through equipment..?? hahaha

dkmesa
02-04-2007, 11:07 PM
Nice review. I badly wanted one, when they first came out, but for that much money I just got a DVD player

desertheat
04-28-2007, 12:32 AM
Well off to the next toy.. Cannot use this in my show car anymore as people have no idea what the he** it is *LOL* I had one judge ask why I had such a cheap deck in my car and what the heck brand was "concert" hahaha. Ah well. Used for a whopping 2 hours total. Mint condition and kept in car in a garage with ac. Is actually an amazing deck! Even thought I still won the show it was a nailbiter so I am not going to risk it again which is the reason for the sale. Hit me up.

req
04-28-2007, 08:47 AM
you serious??

you are selling it?

jesus. if i didnt buy the H701 that i currently have i would buy it in a heartbeat! god **** dude. i would say **** it and keep it anyway.

desertheat
04-28-2007, 11:42 AM
Haha yeah I know man. Well I owned it, played with it, had fun with it and love it. But right now my life is about car shows so that is what I have to focus on. What really is annoying is I really dig the deck, but have only gotten a chance to use it on the way to two shows so I never get to use it. That is the biggest bummer. It also has the latest 3.10 firmware. Received many pm's on price. First $550 takes it. It is mint with the goofy letters removed from the left side of the screen which makes it look very clean. Here is a blow up pic of it in the tc... I will take more pics soon, and no lowballers, I know what this unit is worth and will not sell it for less / not in a hurry to sell it :)

http://www.garage1217.com/VICIOUSTOY/nopi/interior.JPG

ngsm13
04-28-2007, 01:11 PM
Shouldn't have a problem selling it.

nG

Eugenics
04-28-2007, 02:16 PM
just shows that those people dont have a ******* clue what they're talking about. cheap deck? aha

desertheat
04-28-2007, 02:28 PM
Yeah I know man, Figure I will go more show in the car but keep the quality up.... just *****. Even the "die hard car audio guys" around here have no clue what the thing is. Ah well. All good.

ngsm13
04-28-2007, 02:42 PM
Wow, what a bunch of r-tards.

nG

joetama
04-28-2007, 02:44 PM
If they haven't seen the ad in a magazine it must be junk in most people's minds...

desertheat
04-28-2007, 03:08 PM
pretty much. Wish I had a seperate sq car I would keep it. It is way to nice and rare to drop in my daily driver.

desertheat
04-28-2007, 03:10 PM
The same judges at the last show dropped mad compliments to a 350z with all audiobahn and panasonic *LOL*

The best comment came from a buddy that owns a import performance shop... I made a nasty comment laughing about audiobahn and he says "Oh man I get it now, audiobahn and jensen are the rice of the car audio world, like apc, tenzo or companies like that?" I about died.. it was so innocent but I was like.. yeah man you hit the nail right on the head haha.

Eugenics
04-28-2007, 03:22 PM
looks like you'll probably have to go more mainstream :suicide:

WantedIsHere
04-28-2007, 03:26 PM
if i only had the money layin around.... free bump someone pick it up...

Fast1one
04-28-2007, 04:18 PM
if i only had the money layin around.... free bump someone pick it up...SERIOUSLY...in a heartbeat. if I win the lottery Ill let you know :laugh:

Beat_Dominator
04-28-2007, 08:16 PM
How does everything sound? I never hear your listening impressions of the Monitors + Ural?

Beat_Dominator
04-28-2007, 08:22 PM
Oh and go here :)

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=226495

desertheat
04-28-2007, 10:26 PM
Pm sent :)

desertheat
05-02-2007, 02:29 AM
Wow guess I will have to make an actual f/s post haha

GSRswapandslow
01-21-2008, 01:51 AM
that's really gay to give up somethign you like and that WORKS....for some other crap to please soemone other than yourself.

that's why i could never own a show car, 99.99999999999% of the time they're rice/crap/jdm/*****/ugly cars that serve no purpose other than taking up space.



on a lighter note....will any more of these be coming state side? i'll prob want one for my next car. finally time to give up the 7977

jeffs42885
01-22-2008, 11:09 PM
holy thread back from the dead batman