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    Re: BEST SQ Head Unit Under $200 Bucks

    Alpine 9887 uaed



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    Re: BEST SQ Head Unit Under $200 Bucks

    clarion dxz775 ebay they go for ~120 3 way active, high sensitivity, 6v preouts...



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    Re: BEST SQ Head Unit Under $200 Bucks

    If you want specs clarion is not the way to go, Kenwood kdc-x series would be perfect. If you want features the clarion or pioneer should be your choice




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    Re: BEST SQ Head Unit Under $200 Bucks

    Alpine 9887 used is a good suggestion. And some previous models.

    Several older Eclipse.



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    Are the Pioneer DEH-P1R good to find used?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PocketRocket View Post
    If you want specs clarion is not the way to go, ...
    This is a false statement. The Clarion specs out very well and is very flexible as well as versatile.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PocketRocket View Post
    If you want specs clarion is not the way to go, ...
    This is a false statement. The Clarion specs out very well and is very flexible as well as versatile.




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    Quote Originally Posted by smgreen20 View Post
    This is a false statement. The Clarion specs out very well and is very flexible as well as versatile.
    Clarion pro audio series is alright stuff, normal clarion line is very overrated...your buying a name that hasn't been the same for a long time




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    Re: BEST SQ Head Unit Under $200 Bucks

    I'm not saying I'm a "Know-it-all", but when Clarion is concerned I might as well be. They've had some rough patches as MOST companies have. While things have changed in the corporation, they've stayed the same.

    The only units by Clarion I haven't had time with are the DXZ###USB, the DRX/Z9255. The others, well... I own. Over 30 Clarion HU's in all that I have.




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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet View Post
    I just want to keep it simple and put in a Clarion CX501. All I use my 702 for is the Bluetooth and the CD player, and I really like the CX501.
    I have a CX501 myself and I really like it. Great flexibility with having not only BT but a usb that controls ipods and also will play thumb drives also has the aux 3.5 mm jack you can plug just about any kind of source into it you want. It has a sweet illumination setting lets you customize the color to match your factory look really easy. OP you can find this unit under 200 easy and it is well worth it. The eq features built into the unit are actually decent considering the price.



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    Quote Originally Posted by smgreen20 View Post
    I'm not saying I'm a "Know-it-all", but when Clarion is concerned I might as well be. They've had some rough patches as MOST companies have. While things have changed in the corporation, they've stayed the same.

    The only units by Clarion I haven't had time with are the DXZ###USB, the DRX/Z9255. The others, well... I own. Over 30 Clarion HU's in all that I have.
    So you basically have not used the ones that are most pertinent to this thread? IE: DXZ775USB, DXZ785USB, and CZ702? Lol






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    Eclipse or Alpine 9855




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Eclipse or Alpine 9855
    Oh yea? Just any Eclipse?






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    Quote Originally Posted by nismos14 View Post
    Oh yea? Just any Eclipse?
    cd7000 or 7100 is what I prefer




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    Re: BEST SQ Head Unit Under $200 Bucks

    Exactly where does the clarion dxz775usb fail? I have had it for about a year and a half and love it. When looking into that purchase, the HUs that looked better (eclipse mkii, mcintosh, high end pioneer) were over twice as much. I think its one of only 3 hus ive found that has USB, 24bit d/a converter, high voltage preouts and is 3 way active. Alpine 9887 does it but there are many complaints about the usb dongle thing that you have to buy separately. The eclipse and pioneers are nice but good luck finding one used for less than 3. and mcintosh, lol...

    The only minor complaint i have about the dxz775 is that out of the box it does need tuning to sound good. Were talking setting crossover points and tweaking 3 or 4 other settings. If you like more than 3 bands of eq then maybe another hu would be better, but id prefer an external eq anyways. The crossover points are very flexible. The digital z enhancer and sound restorer make 320kbps mp3s sound close to cd.

    I think it actually outshines the alpine 9887 in a couple specs. (CEA s/n ratio for alpine is 80 vs clarion at 84, 4v preouts vs 6)



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