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gator1873
02-06-2013, 06:23 PM
I am looking for a solid HU under $200 bucks new, looking for sound quality. I be running three amps of the unit

Any help would be great!

neo_styles
02-06-2013, 06:27 PM
Clarion CZ702. For new, /thread. Otherwise look used.

trumpet
02-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Yup. I have the CZ702 in stock new or used.

gator1873
02-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Whats your price on the HU Trumpet?

gckless
02-06-2013, 06:42 PM
That Clarion or a Pioneer 80PRS.

gator1873
02-06-2013, 06:48 PM
Shoot me a price on both

trumpet
02-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Whats your price on the HU Trumpet?

New: $200 shipped
Used: $155 shipped OBO

I'm forking out $20 at minimum to ship items this size by UPS with insurance and delivery confirmation. They're raping customers like me with the latest fee schedule.

Loudmp5
02-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Eclipse used

nismos14
02-07-2013, 03:04 PM
$20? To ship a HU? Switch to FedEx or us USPS.

I might take that used clarion off you, are you nego on the price? Pm me what's the lowest you wanna take.

trumpet
02-07-2013, 03:15 PM
$20? To ship a HU? Switch to FedEx or us USPS.

I might take that used clarion off you, are you nego on the price? Pm me what's the lowest you wanna take.

I don't want to clutter this thread with my rants about postal services. I'm negotiable on the Clarion, but it is very lightly used.

neo_styles
02-07-2013, 03:18 PM
I don't want to clutter this thread with my rants about postal services. I'm negotiable on the Clarion, but it is very lightly used.

What's replacing the Clarion, bud? Go nuts and get a Eclipse Sound Monitor. Especially if you can find one of the digital models. Those things are smexy.

trumpet
02-07-2013, 03:24 PM
What's replacing the Clarion, bud? Go nuts and get a Eclipse Sound Monitor. Especially if you can find one of the digital models. Those things are smexy.

I just want to keep it simple and put in a Clarion CX501. All I use my 702 for is the Bluetooth and the CD player, and I really like the CX501.

neo_styles
02-07-2013, 03:40 PM
I just want to keep it simple and put in a Clarion CX501. All I use my 702 for is the Bluetooth and the CD player, and I really like the CX501.

Cool stuff. The MS8 does all your processing anyway.

BillS24
03-19-2013, 03:31 PM
How did you like the 702, Trumpet? I'm very interested. What's the bottom line price for the used one?

trumpet
03-19-2013, 08:29 PM
How did you like the 702, Trumpet? I'm very interested. What's the bottom line price for the used one?

It sounded fine but I never even touched the EQ, crossovers or time alignment. I couldn't tell you about a price on a used unit. I have these new.

Lowflyin
03-20-2013, 09:38 AM
Alpine 9887 uaed

ds0110
03-24-2013, 02:23 AM
clarion dxz775 ebay they go for ~120 3 way active, high sensitivity, 6v preouts...

PocketRocket
03-24-2013, 03:50 AM
If you want specs clarion is not the way to go, Kenwood kdc-x series would be perfect. If you want features the clarion or pioneer should be your choice

keep_hope_alive
03-24-2013, 10:05 AM
Alpine 9887 used is a good suggestion. And some previous models.

Several older Eclipse.

IndyStreetRacer
03-24-2013, 10:46 AM
Are the Pioneer DEH-P1R good to find used?

smgreen20
04-03-2013, 01:27 AM
If you want specs clarion is not the way to go, ...

This is a false statement. The Clarion specs out very well and is very flexible as well as versatile.

smgreen20
04-03-2013, 01:27 AM
If you want specs clarion is not the way to go, ...

This is a false statement. The Clarion specs out very well and is very flexible as well as versatile.

PocketRocket
04-05-2013, 09:45 PM
This is a false statement. The Clarion specs out very well and is very flexible as well as versatile.

Clarion pro audio series is alright stuff, normal clarion line is very overrated...your buying a name that hasn't been the same for a long time

smgreen20
04-10-2013, 11:27 PM
I'm not saying I'm a "Know-it-all", but when Clarion is concerned I might as well be. They've had some rough patches as MOST companies have. While things have changed in the corporation, they've stayed the same.

The only units by Clarion I haven't had time with are the DXZ###USB, the DRX/Z9255. The others, well... I own. Over 30 Clarion HU's in all that I have.

gumby688
04-10-2013, 11:37 PM
I just want to keep it simple and put in a Clarion CX501. All I use my 702 for is the Bluetooth and the CD player, and I really like the CX501.

I have a CX501 myself and I really like it. Great flexibility with having not only BT but a usb that controls ipods and also will play thumb drives also has the aux 3.5 mm jack you can plug just about any kind of source into it you want. It has a sweet illumination setting lets you customize the color to match your factory look really easy. OP you can find this unit under 200 easy and it is well worth it. The eq features built into the unit are actually decent considering the price.

nismos14
04-11-2013, 07:38 AM
I'm not saying I'm a "Know-it-all", but when Clarion is concerned I might as well be. They've had some rough patches as MOST companies have. While things have changed in the corporation, they've stayed the same.

The only units by Clarion I haven't had time with are the DXZ###USB, the DRX/Z9255. The others, well... I own. Over 30 Clarion HU's in all that I have.

So you basically have not used the ones that are most pertinent to this thread? IE: DXZ775USB, DXZ785USB, and CZ702? Lol

Bettr n' Revrse
04-11-2013, 07:45 AM
Eclipse or Alpine 9855

nismos14
04-11-2013, 07:46 AM
Eclipse or Alpine 9855

Oh yea? Just any Eclipse?

Bettr n' Revrse
04-11-2013, 07:49 AM
Oh yea? Just any Eclipse?

cd7000 or 7100 is what I prefer

ds0110
04-12-2013, 05:55 PM
Exactly where does the clarion dxz775usb fail? I have had it for about a year and a half and love it. When looking into that purchase, the HUs that looked better (eclipse mkii, mcintosh, high end pioneer) were over twice as much. I think its one of only 3 hus ive found that has USB, 24bit d/a converter, high voltage preouts and is 3 way active. Alpine 9887 does it but there are many complaints about the usb dongle thing that you have to buy separately. The eclipse and pioneers are nice but good luck finding one used for less than 3. and mcintosh, lol...

The only minor complaint i have about the dxz775 is that out of the box it does need tuning to sound good. Were talking setting crossover points and tweaking 3 or 4 other settings. If you like more than 3 bands of eq then maybe another hu would be better, but id prefer an external eq anyways. The crossover points are very flexible. The digital z enhancer and sound restorer make 320kbps mp3s sound close to cd.

I think it actually outshines the alpine 9887 in a couple specs. (CEA s/n ratio for alpine is 80 vs clarion at 84, 4v preouts vs 6)

smgreen20
04-12-2013, 10:57 PM
So you basically have not used the ones that are most pertinent to this thread? IE: DXZ775USB, DXZ785USB, and CZ702? Lol

Yes and No. I have manuals (PDF) on the 775... so while I have no HANDS ON with it, I can look up any Q's about it.

As for the CZ702...... It's what I currently have/use.

http://s98.photobucket.com/user/smgreen2043/slideshow/Clarion/Head%20units

Mr12voltwires
05-27-2013, 09:06 PM
I've got an Alpine 7949 in a box in the basement. Let me know if you're interested, make me an offer.