PDA

View Full Version : Eclipse CD7100 or Kenwood KDC-X991?



leonm12
06-06-2007, 10:19 AM
which HU is better for sq? why?
the KDC-X991 is noy yet relased, but it is based on the previous model - KDC-X990.
thank you

pinkfloydms
06-06-2007, 11:44 AM
I have the kdc-x990 and it sounds great, but I really don't know how to work lol.

MBrock4u
06-06-2007, 09:17 PM
Well, I have the x-990. To me the sq is fabulous. The X-991 I think has a better screen, but there should be no way you would be dissapointed in that deck. Not only is the tweeking ability great , it just looks damm good. I love my screen. I love my deck. No complaints!

Babs
06-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Do they still use burr-browns like the XXV-01D did?

leonm12
06-07-2007, 02:03 PM
I care only of the Sound Quality of the HU.
which is better?

jmanpc
06-07-2007, 02:04 PM
eclipse fo sho.

Prowler573
06-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Do they still use burr-browns like the XXV-01D did?
Actually, no.
For the '06 model year units (the higher-end eXcelons that even have 24-bit D/A converters) Kenwood ditched the use of the Burr-Brown DACs in favor of some Wolfsen DACs.
I haven't been able to give them a listen but allegedly they are better even than the B-B DACs.
:fyi:

pinkfloydms
06-07-2007, 05:57 PM
I finally figured out how to set the eq's on my x990, man it sounds sooo much better. I love it, now I just have to figure out how to upload new videos to it. I'm tired of those **** motorcycles and whales going by. lol

Babs
06-08-2007, 09:33 AM
Actually, no.
For the '06 model year units (the higher-end eXcelons that even have 24-bit D/A converters) Kenwood ditched the use of the Burr-Brown DACs in favor of some Wolfsen DACs.
I haven't been able to give them a listen but allegedly they are better even than the B-B DACs.
:fyi:

Oh that's right.. I think my old XXV had wolfsons as well possibly.. I remember it did a great job with the CD signal. Wolfsons are excellent dacs.. Used in some high-end home A/V processors/receivers as well.. I guess Burr-Brown, Wolfson or Crystal are among the best. I had Crystal DACs in a cambridge audio receiver.. Awesome sound for such a reasonably priced A/V receiver.

leonm12
06-08-2007, 12:54 PM
As I heard the Burr-Brown are the best.
you can find them almost on every Hi-End stuff.

Prowler573
06-08-2007, 12:57 PM
Oh that's right.. I think my old XXV had wolfsons as well possibly.. I remember it did a great job with the CD signal. Wolfsons are excellent dacs.. Used in some high-end home A/V processors/receivers as well.. I guess Burr-Brown, Wolfson or Crystal are among the best. I had Crystal DACs in a cambridge audio receiver.. Awesome sound for such a reasonably priced A/V receiver.
Nope.
The XXV-01D still used the Burr-Brown DACs.
Use of the Wolfson DACs wasn't introduced until the '06 model year lineup and the XXV-01D was the top-dog (non-DVD) unit from '05.

alphakenny1
06-08-2007, 02:33 PM
to be honest, you probably won't hear much of a difference in "sq" unless you have an ear made of silk ;).

processing wise the eclipse hands down.

oxygen65
06-08-2007, 03:57 PM
i love my kenwood that i have it sounds great, but i would proble get the eclipse if it wasnt so ugly

bossman032
06-08-2007, 04:02 PM
I have the cd5000 great headunit.

Preamp Voltage 5 volts

vs

Eclispe 8 volts...

Prowler573
06-08-2007, 04:38 PM
I have the cd5000 great headunit.

Preamp Voltage 5 volts

vs

Eclispe 8 volts...

So long as the rest of the gear installed is up to par there's not going to be any appreciable gain going from a 5v preout signal to an 8v signal.

;)

Babs
06-12-2007, 10:09 AM
to be honest, you probably won't hear much of a difference in "sq" unless you have an ear made of silk ;).

processing wise the eclipse hands down.

I heard night and day difference in the XXV verses the mid-level Alpine it replaced after it died... DAC's are VERY important. The better DA conversion and processing spoiled me.. Made a HUGE difference in SQ. Now I can't look at any of the brands except in their flagship models, or going separate into an H701 or something, unless I get silly and go with an MS-8, H701, 3sixty or other type for the OEM capability.