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suprachica79
03-20-2005, 08:46 PM
Hey guys. I've been talkin to siome people that are sayin clarion isn't that great for sound quality. I've been looking at the DXZ855MP and was really intent on buying it, thinking it was a great sounding HU but what do you guys think? I like that it has the touch screen and would really like to get that. If you guys can suggest some HU's that are similar, preferably touch screen, I would appreciate it. I really like eclipse products but lately their HU's look like a$$ lol. any responses would be appreciated. thx

PS. If this helps, I'm gunna be hooking up MB QUart PCE-216's to this HU til I get an amp for the speakers

JAZN
03-20-2005, 09:23 PM
any reason u want a touchscreen? waste IMO and kinda dangerous to work with while ur driving.

THUNDERBIRD
03-20-2005, 09:30 PM
clarion is good its what i have

suprachica79
03-20-2005, 09:32 PM
idk, I jsut like the idea of the touchscreen, something that not many other people have
When I get a chance I'm going to go to tweeter n lsiten to the clarion 855 hooked up to the MB quart components n see how it sounds cause they have both parts of the system

6spdcoupe
03-21-2005, 01:15 AM
May I ask why its only on Ebay that your looking??

M@nJo
03-21-2005, 01:46 AM
im not too sure on this, but i think alpine decks are known to have great SQ? they also have specific models with there "bass engine" feature too. they released a model that has that touch glide strip on it which is a nice feature as well

and for 500, are you looking for just a mp3 deck or one with a built in screen?

before you eBay it check out
www.thezeb.com
www.onlinecarstereo.com
www.hookedontronics.com
www.savingslot.com
www.ikesound.com

then www.ebay.com

TrlcKed_OuT
03-21-2005, 08:15 AM
jvc and panasonic also make touchscreens but im not sure how they compare to clarion....jvc's new kd-lhx550 has both touchscreen and a sd card slot.....around 300 on savinglots....

JAZN
03-21-2005, 11:42 AM
i think u should wait a month for the alpine 9855 to come out. since u want something unique, that thing is the first to have the glidetouch strip which would be pretty neato.

Expy2000
03-21-2005, 11:49 AM
The 9855 is soo ugly tho...

looks like swimfreaks girlfriend.. plain and black..

ha ha ha ha

I still say get a touchscreen.. Ya' can always run an audiocontrol EQ after...

Kali77
03-21-2005, 11:57 AM
If you are not totally set on the touchscreen the new eclipse 8445 looks like it is going to be a ******* deck!! I am biass because that is what I planning on getting..lol

Kali

JAZN
03-21-2005, 12:53 PM
i highly doubt shes gonna get a new eclipse, just a hunch. ;)

I really like eclipse products but lately their HU's look like a$$ lol.

suprachica79
03-21-2005, 04:15 PM
haha, yea, I looked at ebay cuz it seemed that those were the cheapest prices I could find. I found the DXZ855MP on there now for like 370 plus shipping, thats unheard of. What's this toughglide thing you guys are talkin about?

zachzchw
03-21-2005, 04:55 PM
idk, I jsut like the idea of the touchscreen, something that not many other people have
When I get a chance I'm going to go to tweeter n lsiten to the clarion 855 hooked up to the MB quart components n see how it sounds cause they have both parts of the system


Yeah, I had a panasonic touchscreen. the whole "wow factor" was gone in about a week, replaced by the realization that the touch screen is more of a pain in the *** than anything. Its really inconvenient. I never realized how accustomed I was to knowing where buttons were located by feel, until I got the touchscreen. I wont do it again. Just something to consider.

Twocool4u1
03-21-2005, 05:08 PM
if you listend to the clarion and liked it then you should buy it. dont buy it because other people said it has bad SQ, because other people aren't going to be listening to it. but its always good to have options

iamamp3pimp
03-21-2005, 05:20 PM
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/lgdsuperstore/cda9855.html

JAZN
03-21-2005, 06:31 PM
What's this touchglide thing you guys are talkin about?
http://iweb.alpine-usa.com/img/asb/cda-9855.gif
its the white strip under the screen.

suprachica79
03-22-2005, 09:53 PM
n wut is it, like a scroll bar on a computer?

JAZN
03-23-2005, 02:56 AM
its like the strip on an ipod. kinda like a manual scroll bar.

suprachica79
03-23-2005, 04:31 PM
yea, ok, anyone heard this headunit yet? I think it doesn't come out til mid april but I don't know, maybe some of you guys got a sneak peek. Since you guys know what I need, great SQ for all types of music, what other headunits would you recommend? I know the Eclipse 8455 or 9454 are great HU's, anything to say about those?