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Go2Sleep
11-09-2011, 03:52 PM
I'll be running a Fully Active front stage and am intrigued by what options Sony's 2011 headunits have to offer. Does anyone have any experience with it any of them that can comment on Sound Quality and Build Quality.

The one i'm interested in is:

DSX-S310BTX
Sony DSX-S310BTX Digital media receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158DSX310B/Sony-DSX-S310BTX.html?tp=5684#details-tab)
Tune Tray Car Stereo | Digital Media Receiver | DSX-S310BTX | Sony USA (http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666372151#specifications)

7 Band EQ
Time alignment/LowPass/HighPass
4 Volt Preouts (front, rear, subwoofer)
Bluetooth Pandora Radio Capabilities
Front USB
17x4 rms (wish it was more but that's what i get from my alpine 9887 anyway)

Also considering one of these:
Pioneer MVH-P8300BT Digital media receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-wPBHt0apjKa/p_130MVP83BT/Pioneer-MVH-P8300BT.html)
JVC Arsenal KD-A925BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_105KDA925B/JVC-Arsenal-KD-A925BT.html?tp=5684#overview-tab)

One of these will be replacing my Alpine CDA-9887, which is the best option.

NoLoud4U
11-09-2011, 04:11 PM
Why dont you just add imprint to your Alpine. Its a cool toy

itsblown
11-09-2011, 04:11 PM
I can only comment on what I have had but so far everything ive ever heard, seen touched or that was sonny and that was newer that had to deal with car audio was awful.

specifically my first head unit was one of their lower end 2010 models, when ever it drops below 50 degrees C.Ds will skip until the unit warms up and the sound quality is awful.

massiveaudiocw
11-09-2011, 04:18 PM
If you want to run active, you need a DXZ955MC and I happen to have one NIB :up2somet:. J/K but why not keep the 9887? I don't see were the Sony you posted has bandpass crossovers.

Go2Sleep
11-09-2011, 04:37 PM
If you want to run active, you need a DXZ955MC and I happen to have one NIB :up2somet:. J/K but why not keep the 9887? I don't see were the Sony you posted has bandpass crossovers.

Its in the second link on Sony's actual website.

P.s. Nothing wrong with my alpine guys just wanted to try something new and I would love to have Bluetooth functionality and radio just for my own reasons.

bread0710
11-09-2011, 04:42 PM
that sony actually looks pretty nice

massiveaudiocw
11-09-2011, 04:52 PM
Its in the second link on Sony's actual website.


According to Sony's site and even the manual, it only has very basic HP and LP cross overs.


High Pass Filter : Selectable on/off at: 50, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.
Low Pass Filter : Selectable on/off at: 50, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.

dross93ranger
11-09-2011, 05:01 PM
Got a low model DSX and love its design, how it functions, but cannot get it to sound how I want it to. No matter how I set it the highs are either too raspy or too dull, nothing in-between. I never had that problem with my Pioneer, JVC, or Kenwood units.

NoLoud4U
11-09-2011, 05:03 PM
I thought you could add BT to that Alpine? And adding that imprint will make your HU seem new. You wont find a better EQ under $500

wickedwitt
11-09-2011, 05:06 PM
That JVC or Pioneer would walk all over that Sony in both dependability and SQ

kyle3194
11-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Bad... My sony is used to tell if batteries work on cars :D thats it...