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KOL
05-31-2009, 01:04 AM
What do you recommend for >$500 with:

SQ #1
time alignment
subwoofer level control
3 sets of 4v preouts or higher
decent EQ capabilities - independent L/R is preferred
active capable is also preferred but not a deal breaker

07ramjam
05-31-2009, 01:22 AM
Alpine 9887 Pioneer PRS 880 Eclipse 7200

These are pretty popular and will have everything youre looking for.The 9887 is the boner here.

nineball
05-31-2009, 09:06 AM
kenwood x993 fits everything but active, but it's trade-off would be bt.

KOL
06-03-2009, 12:35 AM
When do this years new models start popping up?

The Eclipse 7200 is fugley & a little pricey
The Pioneer 880 looks to have everything I'm looking for, except the fact that its a Pioneer. I tried a Pioneer before & didn't care much for its sound & interface.
The Kenwood x993 looks pretty nice but how does it sound? It lacks good EQ & x/over capabilities as well.
The Alpine 9887 looks like the front runner. Too bad you can't independently adjust the L/R EQ.

defianttek
06-03-2009, 01:04 AM
Get the Alpine 9887 and then run imprint

nuugen
06-06-2009, 03:11 AM
Go back a couple years and get a CDA 9835 off ebay..One of the most flexible and best sounding 'pines ever..won't do sep l/r eq but has excellent eq/x-over functions..

AlterEgo99
06-06-2009, 08:27 PM
Get the Alpine 9887 and then run imprint

x2

If you go that route, I have some Imprint guidelines that can save you some time. Awesome HU and Imprint rocks. :peace:

KOL
06-08-2009, 09:04 AM
Imprint doesn't intrest me much, I've seen too many mixed reviews. Since my ears are doing the listening, I'd rather tune with those.

FJF
06-08-2009, 10:52 AM
Since my ears are doing the listening, I'd rather tune with those.

You seem to have a pretty good handle on things. Like you, I dismissed the Eclipse on the basis of its cosmetics. I had a 880 and sold it for a 9887. The 880 was more flexible of the two, its appearance wasn't bad, but it was an ergonomic nightmare. The Alpine is much more user-friendly, but it does lack the Pioneer's extensive tuning features, as you know. Sound wise, outside of relatively subtle tonal differences, the two are similar.

AlterEgo99
06-08-2009, 02:34 PM
Imprint doesn't intrest me much, I've seen too many mixed reviews. Since my ears are doing the listening, I'd rather tune with those.

As do mine (ears that is)...and as a user of Imprint, it is very good on the ears! You just need to know how to set the amps before running the software. :cool:

KOL
06-10-2009, 02:13 AM
A Clarion DXZ9255 looks to be exactly what I want. Too bad it's so expensive:(

Are there any nice new Alpines coming out this year? I might just hold off and see what their next line-up looks like.