View Full Version : Clarion?
08-25-2004, 12:00 AM
Was wondering if anyone had an opinion on the Clarion DXZ945MP? Read some good reviews in mags about it and was wonderin if it'd be worth it for 400? Probably purchasing this weekend due to lack of patience with cd-tape adapter ... bout to fry the **** thing.
anyways feedback would be great thanks guys.
08-25-2004, 12:02 AM
nope. alpine,pioneer,eclipse before clarion
08-25-2004, 12:11 AM
What's a good unit for 400-450 then? Lookin for mp3 too ... motorized would be nice. Want soethin that'll gimme control over my subs imma get soon, look pretty too :-D
08-25-2004, 12:11 AM
08-25-2004, 12:13 AM
I donno quick look on a site .. is this one any good? Alpine CDA-7998
08-25-2004, 12:14 AM
I have a JVC KD-SH55, used but it is in great condition. It has a front aux input, for a MP3 Player (which if you own an MP3 Player, in my opinion is much easier than burning MP3 CDs). If you are interested I might consider selling it. They are new for around $USD 230.00 I paid $CAN 500.00+ 2 years ago. Probably not what you are looking for but nonetheless a very nice headunit with excellent CD reproduction.
08-25-2004, 12:17 AM
Thanks for the offer ... but I don't got a mp3 player and I already have about 20 mp3 cds seperated and stuff so that'd just be easier for me. I appreciate the offer though ... however do you have an opinion on that model i just asked about? Alpine CDA-7998 is the one. saw some good reviews on it other places
08-25-2004, 12:23 AM
BTW ... what's an x2? (uber newber sorry)
08-25-2004, 12:25 AM
times 2, like *agrees*...
08-25-2004, 12:30 AM
oh ... well i feel stupid. let's change subject ...:-[
So what's the best HU for control and such ... i donno bout money im spending 400-499, but i have found MSRP 899 ones for 400 before so money might not be a limit. Just want something with good control factors .. and oh, i dont want to have to buy a **** amp for my speakers i have no money as it is :(
08-25-2004, 12:46 AM
eclipse,alpine,pioneer high end models are all good.
its personal pref frrom there
08-25-2004, 12:54 AM
well between alpine and pioneer, are there any models that stand out for appearance but mainly for ability to control aspects of your sound? esp. for SQ?
08-25-2004, 12:55 AM
I had looked at that model of Alpine i posted earlier but then noticed it has no power outputs ... and since i'm not very knowledable in this field i dont think thatd be wise since i dont know if that means id need an amp or not, which might require new speakers ... just a pandoras box .. even though it looks so pretty and read that it has alot of control
08-25-2004, 01:06 AM
no internal amp means its made to have an external amp to the F/R/S RCA's.
Not a pandoras box. There easy to hook up
08-25-2004, 01:10 AM
Well, that's some extra dough i don't have :/ ... so would it be worth it? or would you recommend goin for somethin more along the lines of a pioneer premiere deh-960 or deh-940 ... and of the two, is there any pros that set one above the other?
08-25-2004, 01:13 AM
wrong guy to ask.
Im gettin a 7500 so thats what i know about
08-25-2004, 01:16 AM
Well .. how about this question. Does that receiver, the alpine that's made for the amp, ... later on i plan to buy better speakers and in that case maybe an amp .. is it possible to use that H/U without buying the amp? Or is that a requirement ...
08-25-2004, 01:18 AM
you need an amp. Chech out the pioneer's, they are all powered.
Also the Eclipse's, not shure if they are all powered
08-25-2004, 01:19 AM
get the alpine 9835. woo woo
08-25-2004, 01:21 AM
alpine 9835 vs Pio. prem. deh - 960 ... who wins? mind you im kinda lookin for versatility in controlling aspects of SQ
08-25-2004, 01:23 AM
most would say alpine. I say pioneer
if you can, see if any local CA shops have these units so you can realy play with them.
But dont buy it from them!!
08-25-2004, 01:25 AM
See prob. is not many places within drivin distance for me. And i'm strapped on time for a little while with work n school. The only place around here consists of wheels in the window, a catalog, and a couch. pretty lame.
08-25-2004, 01:25 AM
the pioneer looks like it has a hell of a lot more features than that alpine ... donno if maybe its just pioneer nerds typing more in a description or not but hey it looks to be alot more.