View Full Version : Alpine's CVA-1004 DVD HU

12-10-2004, 09:55 PM
Alright, I decided I'm not going with the $1400 Kenwood, or AVIC-N1 for my HU.

I know very little about the watt's put out by HU's. My rear speakers are 100W and 300W peak, and the fronts are I think 70 and 270 (something like that).

I want a DVD player and a HU that won't shortchange my system.

I'll eventually be running my comps on an amp, but that's a couple months away.

This HU runs "21 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels". Does that mean it puts out 21 watts to each speaker?

If this sounds like it is severly limiting the potential of my speakers, is there another DVD HU under 1 grand?

12-11-2004, 11:19 PM
Can maybe one person that doesn't know anything about HU's atleast make me feel better by buying this head unit blindly?

12-12-2004, 12:01 AM
You'd be hard pressed to find anything above 25w RMS from HUs. For any kind of real power, you are going to need a seperate amp.

12-12-2004, 12:13 AM
Yeah I'll be getting the amp for the comps eventually.

My plan is like this:

First I'm going to get a 10" sub and an amp to power that. I'll make my own box for the sub.

I'll get the Alpine HU second.

After that I'll get the second 10" sub, a much bigger amp, and make the box isobraric.

I'll use the amp I ran the 10'' off to run my speakers.

So, you see, I'll be running all my speakers of my HU for the couple months it takes to get the second sub, amp, and enclosure. With Christmas it might take less time than I'm thinking it will, but it looks like its going to be like 3 months between the time I get the HU till I power my comps with the first amp.