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    Need help finding a HU

    What do you recommend for >$500 with:

    SQ #1
    time alignment
    subwoofer level control
    3 sets of 4v preouts or higher
    decent EQ capabilities - independent L/R is preferred
    active capable is also preferred but not a deal breaker







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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Alpine 9887 Pioneer PRS 880 Eclipse 7200

    These are pretty popular and will have everything youre looking for.The 9887 is the boner here.




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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    kenwood x993 fits everything but active, but it's trade-off would be bt.





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    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: Need help finding a HU

    When do this years new models start popping up?

    The Eclipse 7200 is fugley & a little pricey
    The Pioneer 880 looks to have everything I'm looking for, except the fact that its a Pioneer. I tried a Pioneer before & didn't care much for its sound & interface.
    The Kenwood x993 looks pretty nice but how does it sound? It lacks good EQ & x/over capabilities as well.
    The Alpine 9887 looks like the front runner. Too bad you can't independently adjust the L/R EQ.




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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Get the Alpine 9887 and then run imprint




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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Go back a couple years and get a CDA 9835 off ebay..One of the most flexible and best sounding 'pines ever..won't do sep l/r eq but has excellent eq/x-over functions..



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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by defianttek View Post
    Get the Alpine 9887 and then run imprint
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    If you go that route, I have some Imprint guidelines that can save you some time. Awesome HU and Imprint rocks.




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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Imprint doesn't intrest me much, I've seen too many mixed reviews. Since my ears are doing the listening, I'd rather tune with those.




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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by KOL View Post
    Since my ears are doing the listening, I'd rather tune with those.
    You seem to have a pretty good handle on things. Like you, I dismissed the Eclipse on the basis of its cosmetics. I had a 880 and sold it for a 9887. The 880 was more flexible of the two, its appearance wasn't bad, but it was an ergonomic nightmare. The Alpine is much more user-friendly, but it does lack the Pioneer's extensive tuning features, as you know. Sound wise, outside of relatively subtle tonal differences, the two are similar.



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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    Quote Originally Posted by KOL View Post
    Imprint doesn't intrest me much, I've seen too many mixed reviews. Since my ears are doing the listening, I'd rather tune with those.
    As do mine (ears that is)...and as a user of Imprint, it is very good on the ears! You just need to know how to set the amps before running the software.




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    Re: Need help finding a HU

    A Clarion DXZ9255 looks to be exactly what I want. Too bad it's so expensive

    Are there any nice new Alpines coming out this year? I might just hold off and see what their next line-up looks like.




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