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Old 11-06-2006, 12:55 PM
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help picking out a HU

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I've had alpine HU for the past 10+ years first was a 7873 and now a 9815.
the 7873 i put in the wife car. Well the display just stopped working,but it works just fine. Now im looking to replace her deck with something else, not tooking to spend a frotune but want some quallity as she does have a system in there.
Id like to stay with alpine but not a must. So shoot me some models so i can start to research, must be mp3wma complient.



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Old 11-06-2006, 01:22 PM
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Alpine 9860 DVD MP WMA $318.00 while they last at Visions.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:24 PM
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Eclipse CD4000 should make the short list as well.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:29 PM
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Eclipse CD4000 should make the short list as well.
I agree great deck and very affordable.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:37 PM
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I lost my Alpine 9813 to water damage when I had it in my Jeep YJ last year. Although I loved the HU, I did some research and ended up replacing it with a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X589. It sounds great...a lot cleaner than the Alpine was. It has a 24 bit D/A where the Alpine had a 20 bit I think..not a lot of difference but it was noticeable in SQ. I do miss the MP3 controls of the Alpine though.
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:52 PM
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hey found a eclipse 8443 your thoughts?
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:58 PM
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I thought they were a great cd player. I liked the simple display and looks of the unit myself. If you don't need sat radio functions, then it should be a good score. How much did you find it for and does it work properly? Nobody wants to buy a door stop.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:05 PM
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I recommend the Kenwood Excelon HU's. Great sounds quality and excellent control. I am running an X-890 with usb input and so far, it sounds great and has many features.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:07 PM
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Don't know if you bought one yet but I have 4 of the Blaupunkt Monterrey MP35 HU's

40wx4
MP3 Playback
2 sets of front and rear RCA's and single sub RCA
Remote
Face off
4096 Colours to choose from for interior matching
Anti Shock Memory (No Skip)
Optional Aux Input
1 Year Warranty

They are brand new in the box for around $135 shipping included plus tax.
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