I am posting this here, because I have a question regarding the PXA-H701 further down, but thought it would be best to explain my plan.
I have a 2005 Pontiac GTO, last year I had the local BB install:
front speakers = SPR-17C
rear speakers = SPR-17S
rear deck subs = JL Audio 2x 8W0
Amps = Alpine MRP-F450 and a MPF-M450
Also a pair of tweeters in the dash, I don't remember what they are.
I am wanting to upgrade so I have bought the following:
For the trunk a Alpine SWR-1042D and another Alpine amp MRP-M850
I will be adding the Alpine Nav unit PMD-B200
I am wanting to keep the previously installed speakers / subs and amps.
Should I add the Alpine PXA-H701 Audio Processor? Or anything else? Do I have the right stuff? Any other changes I should make?
Are you asking because it is a question of money? Do you want to know if it's features are worth the $350?
Originally Posted by camarob4c
Yes, definetely. The 1/3 octave EQ for each channel is almost a must for fine tuning the sound, plus the x-overs control is much better. In the hands of a good tuner it will make your system sound much better.
As for the rest of your system, it helps to hear it to determine it's weak points. I suppose it's OK, I would want more bass than 2 8's, but it's up to you.
wow... I know this sounds strange, but this is my 3rd attempt at posting this message, each time, after I select "submit reply" the page refreshes, and my message is not there.
Jason, Good info, thanks. My concern is not really as much about the money, but more about making the system complete and sounding much better.
I agree, more bass is needed. I currently have the two JL 8's on the read deck powered by an Alpine amp from the trunk. But I am also adding another Alpine amp and a 10" type "R" in the trunk.
It sounds like it's two thumbs up for the H701. Is there anything special that I need to let the installed know? Please review my equipment list in my op, is there ANYTHING else that I should get or change?
I'm not to savvy when it comes to car audio. I don't know what cross overs are or even do. I'm the guy that ask others for opinions and then researches and buys what's suggested. I just want to do it right the first time, or in this case...better the second time!
Any other suggestions?
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Originally Posted by camarob4c
Once you get above 5 posts, you should be right.
Not a problem, I am hoping to get help with this, so I can order the remaining pieces, if needed.
Originally Posted by meddler
I have an Alpine Its awsome, the only problem is they are a little expensive but you get what you pay for
Hip hip hooray for you.
Originally Posted by RamonM
Weird Problem with h701
I've had the H701 with my Alpine IVA-D310 for seven months now and no problems until recently. As of late, my IVA-D310 will turn on with all of the standard features that come with that, however my H701 controls will not always be available (ex: X-over, EQ, Dolby Digital controls).
I find it odd because my amps are wired to the H701, so it must be on, but why do my control options not always appear? I had this problem once before several months ago but I just restarted the car and it all came back. Now I've had this problem for two days with no solution. Any suggestions?
I've now had two 701 brains and a single controller.
BOTH brains have had some serious issues (this current one really messed up on us at DSN and cost us a few places due to heat). The first one will randomly cut out the rear (sub) channels.
The controller is starting to get flaky as well. Sometimes the buttons wont work...which is SWEET when you're at a show trying to tune or change settings.
I even sent one of the brains in to Alpine...only to get a note back with it stating that I needed 'customer education'....aka it worked fine, I just didn't know how to use it....WTF!?
So, what I'm getting at, is that the units aren't all that great as far as quality is concerned...which is an utter shame.
I just got a W505 and im wondering if it has a better DAC than the H701? Ive tried reading the H701's manual but it doesn't say what DAC it has...