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Komnitski
03-23-2011, 12:43 AM
Hello guys. I would like some help to chose a head unit that just brings the sound quality to the system. I am starting with the head unit and then going for the other stuff. I am pretty sure i wont have money for everything, so i prefer buying something good to start.
I saw some pioneers, alpines and even clarion that has some nice models, but i am confused and cant decide by myself whats better for bringing reality and quality to the sound.
Thanks and I hope you guys can help me with it.

Team TH (Donny)
03-23-2011, 01:07 AM
I think the older Eclipse HU's were excellent for SQ. As far as products on the shelf today I wouldn't really be able to tell you for sure other than as far as I knew Clarion still makes a great SQ HU. Remember, you get what you pay for..

jdmferio13
03-23-2011, 02:27 AM
This has awesome sq can run active and has 75X4 internal amp highest of any hu.Will also include 1/0 wire

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/506993-jvc-kd-ar8500-active-hu.html

Komnitski
03-23-2011, 11:21 AM
I think the older Eclipse HU's were excellent for SQ. As far as products on the shelf today I wouldn't really be able to tell you for sure other than as far as I knew Clarion still makes a great SQ HU. Remember, you get what you pay for..

What model of Eclipse you think is the best fo SQ?

LaserRed38
03-23-2011, 11:44 AM
What kind of car? If you have an integrated factory HU, might be better off doing an external processor like an Audison bit one...

nateberrier
03-23-2011, 11:59 AM
Amazon.com: Kenwood Excelon KDC-X794 In-Dash CD MP3 WMA Receiver with Remote: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-Excelon-KDC-X794-Receiver-Remote/dp/B00392IJ5E)

best deck for the best price hands down

Heeltoeclutch
03-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Ehmm OP is your HU single or double DIN?

Also what is your price range?
Welcome to here. :)

Team TH (Donny)
03-23-2011, 05:42 PM
What model of Eclipse you think is the best fo SQ?

Well I was mostly speaking old school Eclipse HU's in general. Perhaps I could be way off because I'm personally into SPL, (Don't get big into SQ) but they sounded good to me. The Eclipse HU I used and loved was the Eclipse CD3000.

whitedragon551
03-23-2011, 05:49 PM
Eclipse CD7000, CD7100, or CD7200MKii(Dead Head, no internal amp)
Eclipse CD8445 or similar
Alpine 9886/9887
Kenwood x993, x994, or x995
Pioneer PRS880/PRS800

Any of those will have great SQ.

Bass911
03-23-2011, 08:31 PM
The Eclipse and any Alpine with a 24-bit burr brown DAC.

jdmferio13
03-23-2011, 08:50 PM
Look up the jvc awesome deal and internal amp is huge 75x4

whitedragon551
03-23-2011, 08:51 PM
Look up the jvc awesome deal and internal amp is huge 75x4

And since this isnt a WTB quit pushing so hard. Its really not that great of a deal to begin with.

jdmferio13
03-23-2011, 09:01 PM
How u figure not a deal.

whitedragon551
03-23-2011, 09:01 PM
How u figure not a deal.

Ill discuss in a PM.

jdmferio13
03-23-2011, 09:04 PM
That's ok don't care sorry to op

Komnitski
03-24-2011, 10:08 PM
What kind of car? If you have an integrated factory HU, might be better off doing an external processor like an Audison bit one...

Well small car... 1 din unit. But i dont mind chosing double din or even doing that thing: external processor which i dont have a clue of what it is. The thing is I know these things are costy. But i am from Brazil myself. I have an address of a parent to ship stuff from ebay or from here in case people dont ship to me throught USPS like I always did. Pay always throught paypal. The truth is if u buy a mx 406 here in Brazil u will pay around 3k USD just for the head unit. Everything here in Brazil is much more expensive. But My knowledge is zero about sound. But I found this forum and i am trying to learn something. =p
I figured let me start with the most important thing. The type of sound i want: SQ - I know it might be costy but buying the heart of the sound (i think) and then i keep buying the other parts, speaker, amp, sub... And just pay the cost of the instalation.
Anyways i would like to thank everyone for the help and keep posting whatever units you think is good for SQ. And i will keep everyone updated of whatever unit I might buy :)

Komnitski
03-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Well I was mostly speaking old school Eclipse HU's in general. Perhaps I could be way off because I'm personally into SPL, (Don't get big into SQ) but they sounded good to me. The Eclipse HU I used and loved was the Eclipse CD3000.

Thanks, I will look it up :)

Komnitski
03-24-2011, 10:14 PM
Guys, I saw someone here in Brazil selling a deh-p880prs with the pioneer steering wheel controler. Missing box, manual, mic for auto EQ.
The guy said he used for about one and a half year and is not using for around one year. The rotatory buttons are kind of used. lost the paint. Asking around 270usd in my currency.
Too much or is it a good deal?
I was hoping to find someone selling a clarion Clarion DRZ9255, but i think thats gonna be impossible =p
Anyways tell me what u think!

aadadams
03-25-2011, 12:15 AM
The knobs start to look worn within about 6 mos, so I wouldn't worry about that. The price is KINDA high considering when new in the states they were 350-400 USD, if memory serves. I would buy something new(er) though if it were me. It's an excellent SQ HU though.