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    Icon32 What to look for when buying a HU?

    Hi everyone!

    I have a 2003 Lexus IS 300 and a few CDs have gotten stuck in the factory unit. I'm thinking of paying someone to extract the CDs and figured it would be a good time to get a new HU

    I do have a few things I'd like the new unit to have but I have never ever bought a HU and would appreciate your suggestions on what to look for when comparing specs.

    I searched this forum quite a bit, and got some ideas but I didnt come across anyone talking about HD radio. I listen a lot to the radio and I like the choice I get from my HD radio at home (and it's free!). So is there any reason (presumably apart from having a huge music collection) that HD isnt popular on this forum?

    Apart from HD, I'd like it to be easy to use (intuitive navigation), reasonably big screen (4 lines?), ability to integrate with my iPhone or at least an iPod and good sound quality of course.

    I saw from the poll that Pioneer and Alpine are the most popular by far on this forum so I'm leaning that way, but still open to other suggestions

    I know my criteria are pretty basic but what I'm asking is what features should it have (or not have)? My budget is around 500.00 but it would be nice if I could get a good HU for less.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Re: What to look for when buying a HU?

    Guys, any suggestions would be appreciated -- thanks!!




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    Re: What to look for when buying a HU?

    Alpine 9887.









    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper07 View Post
    mids are part of the comoponent set

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    I know that! I just don't care how good the mids sound just want the speakers that come with it to sound good bc I prob won't use the mids

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    Re: What to look for when buying a HU?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavenblazer View Post
    Alpine 9887.
    Thanks shavenblazer, but I was looking for something like "it should have DAC" or whatever, since I dont know anything on this subject!

    Also is HD radio not popular?




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    Re: What to look for when buying a HU?

    bit bur conv, S/N ratio>100db,
    time correction, xovers, usb,dvd,aux in?? theres a lots of factors involved



    HU: kenwood 7534 uy
    front stage: Phase evolution cfs 165
    amp 1: Macaudio fearless 2000
    sub stage:Hifonics Zeus 12z4
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    Re: What to look for when buying a HU?

    Quote Originally Posted by mile098 View Post
    bit bur conv, S/N ratio>100db,
    time correction, xovers, usb,dvd,aux in?? theres a lots of factors involved
    Thanks Mile. I know what i want when it comes to the basics (aux in definitly, DVD no, USB nice to have) but zilch about the other stuff like "bit but" -- don't even know what that means!!




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