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    i was wondering if it is worth it to spend an extra 150 on an alpine 9853 when i could get a diff hu for aroundz\z\ 150 . will it make a big diff in sound? im in a delema so please help thanks







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    Re: worth the extra money?

    what other hu?




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    you have to tell us what the other HU is...




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    what im asking is does the headunit make that much of a difference in sound?




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    Quote Originally Posted by baronfootballer
    what im asking is does the headunit make that much of a difference in sound?
    In a word, Yes.



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    Re: worth the extra money?

    Quote Originally Posted by baronfootballer
    what im asking is does the headunit make that much of a difference in sound?
    nah just go pick up a jensen at waltmart, yes it matters . There are many features such as the amount of ouputs and inputs. What format does it recognize. Is it realiable? I could go on forever... but I need to find some food.




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    if you have to ask

    id say get a kenwood excelon x889 for like 250 off ebay


    nice starter deck for sure




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    Bimma's response was actually a lot more on target than mine so I'll elaborate ~

    # of inputs shouldn't be more than two (on a non-DVD unit) if that many, I wouldn't think? A brand-proprietary input for CD changer or other same-brand gear and an RCA for auxiliary audio input would be it for most units that have any at all.

    Differences (and differences in pricing) will result from number of preamp outputs and the output voltage that they are rated for, S/N ratio on the tuner and CD sections, resolution for the D/A converter(s), internal amplifier output, display information/picture capability, how involved the internal crossover network is (or isn't) if there's one at all, etc, etc, etc.

    The main difference in price, however, will be the differences in the internals used to build each respective unit. There's a reason that the top-end Jensen/Dual/Audiovox/etc and the top-end Eclipse/Alpine/Premier/etc have a vast difference in price. The latter group simply make better decks than the former group. Better in quality, reliability, and overall sound.



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    Re: worth the extra money?

    I wouldnt get a 9853, I dont like the 2v outputs.




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    o ok thanks.... i was thinking of geeting an 9853 or an excelon not sure which one




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    exceleron




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    Quote Originally Posted by baronfootballer
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    ^^^ wtf is that?!
    Is that something akin to the 'independence' rise that was mentioned in another thread?



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    haha independence rise....




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    Re: worth the extra money?

    do u know if the pioneer premier deh-p860mp is a good one




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