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    Eclipse..

    but I am biased
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92stealthRT
    I dont have a carputer and by slider EQ I mean like 8 or 12 knobs to adjust the different bands. Thanks for all the replies.

    fyi: nobs are a thing of the past, most HUs do this on screen now.



    and I'll second the 701

    BUT if all you're looking for is a head unit, the new 2006 line-up of alpine stuff sucks. Look for a 2005 model in the upper end. Or even Eclipse, but their stuff has takena turn for the worse over the last 4 years.

    All in all, asside from the uppper end companies, there's not a head unit out there that's being produced currently that tickles my fancy....thus the carPC

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    I love my Alpine, ( CDA9847). I got mine for 180 I think. No big flashing light or tons of buttons. What you see is what you get. Its powerful, has Aux in, which I love for my Ipod, its SAT radio ready. I got pics and I can go into more detail if you like. I give it 5.5/5 stars, never misses a beat.
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    That Alpine isn't to bad. I will probably end up going with an older Alpine off ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuyler1
    That would be a graphic equalizer. Most head units these days have at least 3 bands to play with. Top-of-the line models have 30-bands or a parameteric EQ which allows you to adjust frequency, Q, and gain.
    Some people like to have easy to use sliders to control the equalizer, not menus and pushbuttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92stealthRT
    That Alpine isn't to bad. I will probably end up going with an older Alpine off ebay.
    previous year alpines are great, so far, not impressed at all with their current lineup
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC-S60
    Some people like to have easy to use sliders to control the equalizer, not menus and pushbuttons.
    super hard to come by now unless it's a full fledged EQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    Or even Eclipse, but their stuff has takena turn for the worse over the last 4 years.

    How? Please explain
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    just look at the specs.

    non dvd headunits:

    2v outs on everything

    no built in crossovers or eq functions

    the highest end head units include DVD

    the highest end hu that doesn't include DVD is only a $400 hu, and has internal power

    to get something GOOD you've got to spend $1,000 MORE for it.

    Previous generation Alpine HUs were much better than this.

    For about $600, you could get no built in power (better for SQ purposes), built in EQ functions and crossover, AND it has a set of 3 - 4v outputs.

    2volt outputs? give me a break, what a JOKE! I'd expect that out of JVC or sony, NOT on the top model CD only alpines
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    umm no. Where the hell did you get those from?

    Outs are 8v -CD8455 my unit
    Parametric EQ :
    10 band (pro mode on)
    7 band (pro mode off)
    Time Alignment
    Crossover
    24 bit DAC
    GPS Area Shot
    etc, etc, etc

    DVD - then get a DVD player but he was asking about a GOOD H/U
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