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    Newbie Help for HU

    I recently put in my Honda Odyssey a Eclipse 1200 with Eclipse $180 speakers and I am fairly happy. I spent extra 200 to put in bluetooth(Alpine unit which works good) and now with my Maxima I want to put in a hu based on the following criteria

    1- Sound. I tend to like flat response(one part of the soundwave messed with to create a short term illusion of great sound would be the opposite of this)

    2- I want IPOD control. The 1200 is ok but with one line of text and an average display and mediocre buttons and no remote it could be better

    3-Sirius Sportster. I have this instead of the factory unit inside for a few reasons. First i don't want to pay two subscriptions and I can take this back and forth between my 2 cars. Second I like that I can pause as I drive a lot and get business calls and like to be able to stop and start like a tivo. However the sound isn't as great as my IPOD on my 1200 and i have been told that part of the reason is the 1200 doesn't have a digital converter so I would like a unit that has a 24 bit converter IF it will help my sound on IPOD and Sportster Sirius

    4-Bluetooth. I could always pay to add it like i did with HOnda but it would be nice if it was included. But if the included bluetooth wont sound better than the Alpine i have in my Honda then I would just as soon pay seperate as what good is it if it doesn't sound good and clear

    5- Of course once i figure things out the best price would be nice.

    The units I am looking at are as follows

    Alpine 9886.9887/ID105
    Kenwood Excelon 993(not much feedback on this one at Crutchfield or anywhere else)
    Eclipse new 5030

    Also open to other suggestions.

    Detailed responses to help a newbie who has done a good bit of homework would be appreciated.

    Thanks so much in advance.







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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    i love eclipse so id do that one.



    http://www.caraudio.com/forums/buyer-seller-feedback/414807-michaellane-feedback-if-i-bought-you-traded-i-sold-you-something.html

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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    BTW on the eclipse 5030 their site says no advanced 24 bit dac but crutchfield new catalog says it has a 24 bit converter. More info on how this works would be appreciated

    Also if it helps you to understand how i like to listen to sound I have B&W speakers with conrad johnson amp in my house. Would be considered very neutral but clear sound




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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    Quote Originally Posted by michaellane View Post
    i love eclipse so id do that one.

    I like the sound of my eclipse but I have so much more to consider as you can see




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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    eclipse or Pioneer Premier new alpines transport mechanism hates lots of bass and they haven't made a real deck since the 981x series IMO. at least not for the build quality and what they cost. the 9886/9887 has some cool features but the quality is less than what they were 5 yrs ago.



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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    Quote Originally Posted by SicAudio View Post
    eclipse or Pioneer Premier new alpines transport mechanism hates lots of bass and they haven't made a real deck since the 981x series IMO. at least not for the build quality and what they cost. the 9886/9887 has some cool features but the quality is less than what they were 5 yrs ago.
    Do you sell the Eclipse? I didn't think the pioneer sound was very good when i tested for the 1200 eclipse i bought.

    Any thoughts on my other points?




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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin Randall View Post
    Kenwood Excelon 993(not much feedback on this one at Crutchfield or anywhere else)

    search is your friend.

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=403585





    Quote Originally Posted by eharri3 View Post
    I have 4 12s getting 2K watts rms and my front stage is 4 Walmart JVC coaxials running off 16 watts rms of head unit power. My sub sounds fine but my mids and highs don't sound very clear and start to distort long before my subs do. Anybody know why? Any suggestions?

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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    The Eclipse CD1200 was not made by Eclipse, it was a JVC in disguise. Go to the new Eclipse CD5030, it will easily outdistance itself from the other units you are considering.



    Yeah, whatever

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    Re: Newbie Help for HU

    doh. I wish my dealer had told me that. I was too impatient in the one car I should have waited




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