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tRiGgEr
02-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Clarion HU (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3dlSB5agIRL/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=62700&I=020DXZ755)

I've been thinking on upgrading Hu's for a bit now. Any advice on this particular model. Oh and I'de be running a seperate amp for the comps and speakers.

Expy2000
02-02-2005, 04:46 PM
That is one ugly looking HU..

LBX2G
02-02-2005, 04:52 PM
well i would find one with better preamps volt since u are going to seperate amps.

mjbailey21
02-02-2005, 04:54 PM
thats nice looking. very very smooth.

-matt

tRiGgEr
02-02-2005, 05:05 PM
That is one ugly looking HU..

Jee that helps. Obviously I'm not buying it for the looks.



well i would find one with better preamps volt since u are going to seperate amps.

One thing I was worried about. I'll have to consider that problem.


thats nice looking. very very smooth.

It has a certain appeal to it. But I'm mostlly interested in it's features.

iceteebone
02-02-2005, 05:07 PM
what are you upgrading from? imo preout voltage is overrated. if you don't get system noise at 2 volts, 4-8 volts really won't do much better.

LBX2G
02-02-2005, 05:08 PM
yeah look for higher preamps fuks looks. Belive me the internal are worth more than the externals. I kick my self everyday that i did not buy an cd player with atleast 4volts preamps.


P.s. I have the panasonic 602u

LBX2G
02-02-2005, 05:08 PM
what are you upgrading from? imo preout voltage is overrated. if you don't get system noise at 2 volts, 4-8 volts really won't do much better.

well it helps ur amp out more........u can keep ur gain down low.

iceteebone
02-02-2005, 05:10 PM
well it helps ur amp out more........u can keep ur gain down low.


that is the whole point of it, but if you have no noise with your gains up higher to match the 2 volts then why do you need higher preout voltage?

bonesninja
02-02-2005, 05:12 PM
wow for 5 bills there are definately better decks out there man.

LBX2G
02-02-2005, 05:15 PM
that is the whole point of it, but if you have no noise with your gains up higher to match the 2 volts then why do you need higher preout voltage?

also by keeping the gains down u will have chance of less clipping and it will run cooler.

iceteebone
02-02-2005, 05:20 PM
also by keeping the gains down u will have chance of less clipping and it will run cooler.


if you properly set your gains, your amp should not clip. also i doubt he is buying the headunit at crutchfield. i think he is just showing us that as an example?

LBX2G
02-02-2005, 05:28 PM
yeah tru. BUt also if u have like 8 volt gains u do not even have to touch them. Just us the factory set ones. I just makes for an easier process.

tRiGgEr
02-02-2005, 05:28 PM
if you properly set your gains, your amp should not clip. also i doubt he is buying the headunit at crutchfield. i think he is just showing us that as an example?

Bingo. I'de never pay cruthfield prices on my equipment.

I'm upgrading or transitioning from a Sony CDX-M9905x. For the sound purposese I'm sure the Clarion might be a little ahead in that field. It has 4v pre outs. And it is a very clean signal.

So most huff over it is the look of it right. I'm not 100% set on it yet still looking at other options.

Thanks for all the input so far.

iceteebone
02-02-2005, 05:30 PM
crutchfield does have an alpine 9830 for $250 shipped. not too shaby of a deal.

bonesninja
02-02-2005, 05:35 PM
Bingo. I'de never pay cruthfield prices on my equipment.

I'm upgrading or transitioning from a Sony CDX-M9905x. For the sound purposese I'm sure the Clarion might be a little ahead in that field. It has 4v pre outs. And it is a very clean signal.

So most huff over it is the look of it right. I'm not 100% set on it yet still looking at other options.

Thanks for all the input so far.
well the specs page on crutchfield says 2v pre-outs....might wanna check that.

tRiGgEr
02-02-2005, 05:39 PM
well the specs page on crutchfield says 2v pre-outs....might wanna check that.


My head unit is 4v...might want to recheck that :rolleyes:

I'm thinking about the 9835 also or maybe one of there new models.

LBX2G
02-02-2005, 05:46 PM
yeah alpine u will love they have nice crossover. But the only thing i do not like about them is the setups. PIoneer and panasonic has the eaised menu setup that i kno of.