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nbudros
12-31-2007, 03:50 AM
http://www.audioassault.co.uk/Stereos/CD_&_MP3_Stereos/Clarion_WXZ468RMP_Double_DIN_Stereo

Should I buy that deck it looks ****ing awesome

desertheat
12-31-2007, 03:59 AM
Old school look FTW!

http://www.hrodoss.cz/obrazky/wxz468rmp.jpg

http://sirgutek.ovh.org/Clarion-WXZ468RMP/IMG_1399.jpg

IgnoreMe
12-31-2007, 04:05 AM
not a fan...not even close.

ill take a 9887

bikinpunk
12-31-2007, 04:28 AM
I actually think it looks kind of cool.

But, every spec site I've seen says it has "4ch preouts". So... does that mean you have only F/R, or F/sub, or...? I'm assuming it means tweet/midrange, but the specs don't say anything about a dedicated sub out so I dunno...

If it will do 3-way active (tweeter, mid, sub) I actually would be willing to try it out, if I were in the position you're in.

Alpine CDA-9815
12-31-2007, 05:48 AM
It looks cool, but I doubt it offers the features that I would want. 9887 gets my vote.

wite2nr
12-31-2007, 02:42 PM
i would get the clarion. looks user friendly! clean!

adam71
12-31-2007, 03:00 PM
I actually think it looks kind of cool.

But, every spec site I've seen says it has "4ch preouts". So... does that mean you have only F/R, or F/sub, or...? I'm assuming it means tweet/midrange, but the specs don't say anything about a dedicated sub out so I dunno...

If it will do 3-way active (tweeter, mid, sub) I actually would be willing to try it out, if I were in the position you're in.

You could always use outboard processing. All in one headunits aren't ALWAYS the answer.

adam71
12-31-2007, 03:01 PM
BTW, the Clarion gets my vote.

desertheat
12-31-2007, 03:26 PM
It is just old school looking, I would not use it for processing or other.. or trying to use it with a higher end setup.. Slap that biotch into a old trans am, 300z, old supra or somthing like that and it would kick @ss as just a deck and 4.

bikinpunk
12-31-2007, 03:34 PM
You could always use outboard processing. All in one headunits aren't ALWAYS the answer.

Yes, you could. But, the 9887 has internal processing, which is the only reason to compare the two units.

If the Clarion doesn't do 2-way active front stage, then IMO, it shouldn't be compared to the 9887.

whitemax
12-31-2007, 07:17 PM
Nice retro look, but I would go for the Alpine. Built in processing is a nice thing.....

grampi
12-31-2007, 11:12 PM
Before yesterday I would've said 9887. Now I don't know if I would recommend it.

whitemax
12-31-2007, 11:18 PM
Why is that?

SilverSquared
12-31-2007, 11:26 PM
IDK....If I go for a classy looking unit, I think I'd get this one.

http://i2.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8d/71/3c12_12.JPG

http://i14.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8d/71/3af2_12.JPG

Link to it.. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Panasonic-CQ-TX5500W-Vacuum-Tube-CD-Player-MP3_W0QQitemZ230208202179QQihZ013QQcategoryZ50560Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

altima98
12-31-2007, 11:29 PM
http://www.audioassault.co.uk/Stereos/CD_&_MP3_Stereos/Clarion_WXZ468RMP_Double_DIN_Stereo

Should I buy that deck it looks ****ing awesome

Buy my 9887!:veryhapp:

whitemax
12-31-2007, 11:35 PM
IDK....If I go for a classy looking unit, I think I'd get this one.

http://i2.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8d/71/3c12_12.JPG

http://i14.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8d/71/3af2_12.JPG

Link to it.. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Panasonic-CQ-TX5500W-Vacuum-Tube-CD-Player-MP3_W0QQitemZ230208202179QQihZ013QQcategoryZ50560Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)



Manny has that one in his car.

adam71
01-02-2008, 03:03 PM
Yes, you could. But, the 9887 has internal processing, which is the only reason to compare the two units.

:confused:What? Why would that be the only reason to compare the two. I don't understand what that statement even means. Not only that, why couldn't they be compared on looks, ease of use or just looking for a certian sound?? I've had systems where the deck was "do it all" deck. Yet, I chose to do everything outboard (eq and crossover) and my system ended up sounding better and MORE flexible because of it. Don't get me wrong I could have ended up with noise because of the extra components in the signal chain. So sometimes less is better. But NOT always.

MorningWood
01-02-2008, 03:12 PM
IDK, but maybe Bikini meant that if you are not going to be using the internal processing capabilities of the 9887 then you should be considering/comparing a lower model Alpine. Waste not, want not. I hope that helps.

bikinpunk
01-02-2008, 05:30 PM
IDK, but maybe Bikini meant that if you are not going to be using the internal processing capabilities of the 9887 then you should be considering/comparing a lower model Alpine. Waste not, want not. I hope that helps.

Winnar!

WhoSayWho?
01-02-2008, 07:04 PM
Winnar!

That MorningWood is one smart cookie.

nismos14
01-03-2008, 03:11 PM
So does it go active? :) I'll get it if it does, but I'm sure it does'nt.

nismos14
01-03-2008, 03:13 PM
FYI as of now, I know of NO double dins that can be ran active.

grampi
01-03-2008, 03:30 PM
Why is that?

Because the preouts on mine went dead with less than 2 hours of playing time. I'm currently in the process of getting it replaced.

nismos14
01-03-2008, 03:34 PM
Because the preouts on mine went dead with less than 2 hours of playing time. I'm currently in the process of getting it replaced.

How'd you narrow it down? That still doesn't explain the amp fuse popping.

grampi
01-03-2008, 04:49 PM
How'd you narrow it down? That still doesn't explain the amp fuse popping.

How did I narrow what down? The 9887 had no preamp output voltage so it's clearly bad. Regardless of what's going on with the rest of the system, preout circuitry shouldn't go bad, and certainly not on a brand new HU.

nismos14
01-03-2008, 05:10 PM
I guess when you get the new one we'll know for sure eh?

grampi
01-04-2008, 05:19 PM
I guess when you get the new one we'll know for sure eh?

I think I know why the the main fuse blew. I was reading through the owner's manual for my amp and one of the troubleshooting causes they had listed for blowing fuses was having the amp gain set too high. I had my gain AND the bass boost all the way up. I'm still scratching my head as to what caused the HU's preouts to go bad. My guess is it either had something to do with my having the amp gain so high, or there was something wrong with the HU from the factory. The more I think about the problems I'm having leads me to believe I'm either expecting too much from a single sub, or there's actually a problem with the sub. I should be able to sort things out once I get my replacement HU.

nismos14
01-04-2008, 05:20 PM
I think its the HU.

Tonyguy
01-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Anyone know anywhere in the states i could pick up the Clarion that the OP showed?