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    Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    I am buying a deck soon, and was wondering if anyone have some opinions, and what do you's think about ECLIPSE 5303R's? if they are alright, any pictures? Also, the deck needs three pre-amps, at high voltage, thanx any opinions are appreciated

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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    Please post your suggestions on decks i should buy




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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    What do you think about Clarion?




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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    Brands in general.. a lot of people on this forum like Alpine, Eclipse, Pioneer. I've had decks from Eclipse and one now from Alpine. They're both nice. Most high end models of well-known brands have high voltage preouts. The GUI on those new pioneers is unbelievable.. if looks are important to you. Alpine may have an sq edge on paper, again, I'm sure the sq difference is hardly noticeable. Alpine - 7998(preampless), Pioneer - DEH-P9400MP



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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    ALPINE 7875, what do you think of this deck? i think it looks pretty good, is it? i can get it for like 200 canadian, so that is what, 120 usd? well, let me know, i need to know soon...




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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    I just looked it up, that seems like a good price on it. If you're not amping your speakers it's got a fairly powerful preamp as well, tested at 27x4 rms.. a little better than most. Alpine's are nice, I don't think it's a bad choice to go with.



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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    I've never heard a Clarion that I liked...




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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    go with the pioneer 9300, great internal amp, and good equalizers....guess what, im selling mine for 300



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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    I have owned alpine, kenwood, pioneer, clarion, and eclipse decks. When I find a deck that sounds better than any eclipse I have owned, I will let you know. :O)



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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    I owned an Eclipse several years back mated with MB Quart components and it sounded awesome. Set the bass and treble to 0, flat, no EQ. Looked up this Alpine you mentioned, seems good and that price is good. I'd just stay away from cheap/off brands. The major manufacturers can put quite a bit into R&D. This Alpine I have is my first (9815) and had it less than a week yet so the jury is still out.




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    Re: Buying a deck, need some opinions...

    Quote Originally Posted by 00gmcz71
    I owned an Eclipse several years back mated with MB Quart components and it sounded awesome. Set the bass and treble to 0, flat, no EQ. Looked up this Alpine you mentioned, seems good and that price is good. I'd just stay away from cheap/off brands. The major manufacturers can put quite a bit into R&D. This Alpine I have is my first (9815) and had it less than a week yet so the jury is still out.

    The major manufacturers can put quite a bit into R&D, but are they putting it into
    things that might improve the sound or just cramming more features into the deck
    without trying to actually improve the sound(hell, or atleast keep it as good as it was)?

    I think some do the former, while some do the latter.
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