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    HU, $250 or lower?

    I'm looking to upgrade my cd player to something a little nicer. Right now I have the AIWA $95 unit from Best Buy 'cause I needed something. It works well but I'm selling it as it only has one rca.

    I'm liking the Clarion DXZ745MP. I like it for it's plain jane looks and nice set of features. Basicly, I want to be able to turn my highs and lows up and turn my mids down while not having a goofy stupid glowy screen and clunky interface. What else is in this price region that I should concider? I'd like to buy in the next day or two. Oh, and I prefer solid black units as it matches my car's interior.







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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    If you are brining your own amps, I would say the Alpine 7995. Only solid black I can think of is the Nak. 400..




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    last year's Alpine line was black...




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    I will have my own amps for comps and subs. I'll be using the amp's crossover but I don't have an external EQ. I could get one if I need to. I'll look into the Alpine 7995 now. How would I go about getting a black one (this is before looking - I noticed before they are almost all silver)?

    edit: 350 at the cheapest places on froogle is way out of my league.... I'm looking at a max, 275.




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    Hows the alpine 9830 or kenwood KDC-X679?




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    7995 is under 250?????




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    Eclipse makes a deck under 250. Well not with tax. It has a lot of great stuff, and comes with a anti theft guard. (they will replace it if stolen) High volt pre-outs, built in x-over, mp3/cdrw, 3 sets of RCA's. I LOVE MINE




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    I'd look at the Nak CD-400, although I've heard of people having problems with Nakamichi. I have the CD-45z, which I think was replaced by the CD-400, I love it, I've never had any problems, it has amazing SQ, and is really simple to use and looks very stock, 3 4v outputs and AUX input, but it has no MP3 or built in crossovers or sub level control, just a three band EQ to adjust the sound.

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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    Well I bought my 7995 on Ebay for $230. Course I looked for weeks and weeks.




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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    The cd-400 looks awesome but without mp3, it's practically useless to me. I am really liking that kenwood the more I look at it. Are there any opinions on it?

    I don't have weeks and weeks to look, a couple of days at the most.

    There's a great deal on a Eclipse 3434 on ebay for 220+15 shipping. Should I jump on that?
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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    Quote Originally Posted by Expy2000
    If you are brining your own amps, I would say the Alpine 7995. Only solid black I can think of is the Nak. 400..

    Word... I rock the Alpine 7995. It is a **** nice headunit. Don't know if you will find it for under $250 though, I bought mine used off a friend for $165 though





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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    Okay, Breogan24 gave an awesome offer and it's down to the eclipse 3434 or the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X679

    (leaving out unimportant stuff to me)

    Kenwood (270 new):
    » multicolor dot-matrix display
    » CR-2 tuner (dunno what this is exactly, radio?)
    » plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
    » plays MP3 and WMA files
    » System Q EX Sound Control
    » 3-band parametric equalizer
    » System E's+ crossover system
    » source tone memory
    » dual zone audio control
    » 5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
    » Amplifier Management System (AMS) controls
    » optional auxiliary input
    » CD frequency response 10-20,000 Hz
    » CD signal-to-noise ratio 110 dB
    » FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    » warranty: 2 years
    » free wire harness
    » free mounting kit (apparently)
    » free shipping



    Eclipse (235 - used):
    » CD, CD-R/RW, and MP3.
    » Advanced FM and AM digital tuner section
    » Source volume control (SVC) for uniform system volume setting from any program source
    » NOB smart rotary encoder control
    » Front/Rear/Non-fader preamplifier RCA output terminal pairs
    » Flexible bass and treble controls
    » Non-fader level phase control
    » Guide tones to confirm operation
    » 2.7v front/rear/sub preout


    I would love to order tomorrow!
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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    Quote Originally Posted by pavengmike6
    Eclipse makes a deck under 250. Well not with tax. It has a lot of great stuff, and comes with a anti theft guard. (they will replace it if stolen) High volt pre-outs, built in x-over, mp3/cdrw, 3 sets of RCA's. I LOVE MINE
    Eclipse makes a few decks under $250. I believe they start at $179, then $199, then $249). I think Eclipse would be a good choice.



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    Re: HU, $250 or lower?

    How's the sq between the 2.7v and 5v of the Eclipse and Kenwood, respectivly?




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