No more good single Din headunits???
So I have been out of car audio a while..I gave my g/f my Alpine CDA-9835 and picked up a 9887 which I ran for a couple years. I did not care for this unit. It felt cheap compared to my 9835. It sounded no better and only gave me a few color options. The 9835 did like over 400 colors so you could match it to your interior lighting dead on. I started looking radio's and found my self wondering what happened to Alpine. The CDA-117 is a joke in comparison to thier old units. It looks nice but no 3 way active and I have to buy a stupid add on piece to get any real tuning??? I am guessing our tanking economy had something to do with this. So today if I want a new model single DIN unit with 3 way active ability.. where do I look? Eclipse is gone.. Alpine gave up active.. WTF? So I took back the CDA-9835 (My Precious) and picked up my g/f a Kenwood x895... it can turn purple.. she is happy. Now I am wondering how much longer this unit will last me as it was made in like 2004? So are there any high end units that are still good? I don't mean a $1000 Pioneer but where are the good 500-600$ Single DIN units?
Sound Monitor CDT- 450x + Mosconi 6to8
ARC Audio 4150 XXK - Scanspeak Illuminator 1", Morel CDM88
ARC Audio 4150 XXK- Hybrid Audio Tech L6SE
ARC Audio KAR 1000.1 - 12" Morel Ultimo SC
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