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    Headunit - What to look For?

    going to be upgrading in the future, and id like to start with my headunit.

    what should i be looking for in a headunit?
    im running 500 rms on one component set right now from my current HU(sig)
    along with my other amp for my 2 12s.
    but when i upgrade id like to get back speakers and also amp them aswell.


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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Well a few things,budget...what features do you need? Can you fit a double din? What do you call an upgrade for a head unit?




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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    7 band eq is always great with a nice head unit.




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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by pickup1 View Post
    Well a few things,budget...what features do you need? Can you fit a double din? What do you call an upgrade for a head unit?
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    budget is 200ish, maybe used if MINT, i told you what id be running, other then that usb/aux would be good too



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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Maybe find something to go active,but then you'll need another 500watt rms amp. to match your other,but Dam.,1000 Watts for the font stage!!wow!!!




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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by pickup1 View Post
    Maybe find something to go active,but then you'll need another 500watt rms amp. to match your other,but Dam.,1000 Watts for the font stage!!wow!!!
    The Hifonics Zeus series doesn't do anywhere near rated power lol



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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by pickup1 View Post
    Maybe find something to go active,but then you'll need another 500watt rms amp. to match your other,but Dam.,1000 Watts for the font stage!!wow!!!
    what exactly do you mean by this? lmao



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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    What's the crossover like?



    "When I listen to a stereo loudspeaker playback in my room and an auditory scene has formed in my mind, how would I know that what I hear is an accurate replica of an auditory scene that could be had at the recording venue? Or more generally, that this is an auditory scene that could have existed at all?"


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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    this has hd radio built in? ill be messaging u when the time comes dont worry haha



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    Quote Originally Posted by calebkhill View Post
    What's the crossover like?
    not 3-way active but adjustable level, slope, frequency for Front HPF, Rear HPF, and Sub LPF.

    I have the CDE-HD149BT which steps up to BioLite display for $300. Worth it, to me. And it plays Apple Lossless files via iPod. It also remembers where you left off with USB or iPod even if you remove it. So i can switch between iPod and USB (using the same USB connection) and it recalls position on either. Pretty neat.



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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    not 3-way active but adjustable level, slope, frequency for Front HPF, Rear HPF, and Sub LPF.

    I have the CDE-HD149BT which steps up to BioLite display for $300. Worth it, to me. And it plays Apple Lossless files via iPod. It also remembers where you left off with USB or iPod even if you remove it. So i can switch between iPod and USB (using the same USB connection) and it recalls position on either. Pretty neat.
    Ah.
    The parametric eq interests me.
    How high does the hpf cutoff go up to?



    "When I listen to a stereo loudspeaker playback in my room and an auditory scene has formed in my mind, how would I know that what I hear is an accurate replica of an auditory scene that could be had at the recording venue? Or more generally, that this is an auditory scene that could have existed at all?"


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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by calebkhill View Post
    Ah.
    The parametric eq interests me.
    How high does the hpf cutoff go up to?
    not high enough.

    it's why i'm changing to amps that are active capable.



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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    not high enough.

    it's why i'm changing to amps that are active capable.
    which amps are you considering?
    And doesn't your processor take care of that?



    "When I listen to a stereo loudspeaker playback in my room and an auditory scene has formed in my mind, how would I know that what I hear is an accurate replica of an auditory scene that could be had at the recording venue? Or more generally, that this is an auditory scene that could have existed at all?"


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    Re: Headunit - What to look For?

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    not 3-way active but adjustable level, slope, frequency for Front HPF, Rear HPF, and Sub LPF.

    I have the CDE-HD149BT which steps up to BioLite display for $300. Worth it, to me. And it plays Apple Lossless files via iPod. It also remembers where you left off with USB or iPod even if you remove it. So i can switch between iPod and USB (using the same USB connection) and it recalls position on either. Pretty neat.
    So you like it better than the 9887 huh?



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