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ted1001
02-13-2005, 01:09 PM
Found this model called JVC KD-G611:

http://www.neckermann.de/bilder/480/3/32/324809_00_1174_hk50e.jpg

- MP3/WMA
- 24-bit resolution DAC.
- HS-II tuner
- DAB Ready.
- MOS-FET
- subwoofer line output
- front aux input. :yumyum:

I really really like the look of it. Very clean and stylish. :driving:

The HS-II tuner is really one of the best radio tuners out there (at least for FM broadcasts in Europe).

I can get the cheapest Alpine for about the same price. But the Alpine is not as stylish, minimalistic, clean looking as the JVC unit. And the JVC got a aux input on the front which the Alpine does not. Great for buddies to hook in their mp3-players.

Is this unit pure crap, or is it a safe buy do you think?

JimJ
02-13-2005, 01:46 PM
ooh, a DAB tuner :drool: Too bad that won't be coming to the States anytime soon.

Based on specs alone, should be good...although I like Alpine head units a lot :)

mtx4life
02-13-2005, 10:09 PM
JVC= just very crappy! Alpine rocks...............

desertheat
02-14-2005, 12:17 AM
I have owned a few jvc's as well as some $1000++ alpine units. For budget there is nothing wrong with a JVC and that unit looks pretty darn good. But even though I like that deck and how it looks I still own two 9843 alpines for my cheaper units if that tells ya anything... :)

ted1001
02-14-2005, 08:38 AM
The Alpine CDE-9845RR is 303 USD. (Here in Europe atleaste)
This JVC 611 unit is 270 USD.

And what do I miss out if choosing the Alpine:
- Aux in for connecting my mp3-player
- MOS-FET circuit for good W RMS. (Im not gonna use an external amplifier)
- Slick and much more good looking unit.
- DAB-ready - we already got DAB broadcasts in Sweden.

The Alpine got better sound quality, okay, I buy that. But then again. Im not going for external amplifier and four hundreds speakers and subs. Just gonna use some really good all-range speakers. Maybe the Swedish DLS speakers.

btnhfan
02-14-2005, 10:06 PM
I like the clean metallic look of that.

vosschs
02-14-2005, 10:08 PM
looks like the new pioneer

LBX2G
02-14-2005, 10:12 PM
that is a play off of this one

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pio/pe/images/portal/cit_3442/76829766DEH-P8MP_big.jpg

Raven
02-14-2005, 11:10 PM
JVC's are decent HUs for the money you pay. I got mine for $150, it's now about 110 / 120 new, and it's worth the price, dispite it's setbacks. You can expect it to be overrated, but then if it's like my JVC KD-G300 it's also giong to be very cleverly designed.