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    Quote Originally Posted by IC-C30 View Post
    after comparing the specs (for what I could find), the kenwood seems best choise.... FM-reception is better on the clarion though....
    I hate bugging you with 1000 questions, but could you tell me what specs make the Kenwood better? I'm still learning about headunits so I'd like to know just for future purchases.

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    better SNR
    higher output
    broader frequencyresponse

    that's about it for what I could find on info to compare both units
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by IC-C30 View Post
    better SNR
    higher output
    broader frequencyresponse

    that's about it for what I could find on info to compare both units
    Cool.. As long as its not better because its has useless features I wont need in my situation, I'm sold on it..

    I'll probably order it tonight..

    Thanks alot for the help!

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    I'm a SQ-guy, so the less useless features, the better but I'm ripping out the HU in a matter of time to replace it with only a car-pc, I'll use a HQCT for radio instead.
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
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    CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by IC-C30 View Post
    I'm a SQ-guy, so the less useless features, the better but I'm ripping out the HU in a matter of time to replace it with only a car-pc, I'll use a HQCT for radio instead.
    Me too.. I dont care if the display is in color and animated and if the head unit will serve me a cup of coffee. I just want it to do its job and sound good..

    HQCT?? What is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbykokinos View Post
    Me too.. I dont care if the display is in color and animated and if the head unit will serve me a cup of coffee. I just want it to do its job and sound good..

    HQCT?? What is that?
    If you really want SQ, forget the HU, really.... unless you're willing to spend $$$ on a good one.

    HQCT is a special radio-module from datalex/XtroniC that can be implemented with your carputer.

    For more info, search this forum and the XTroniC website.
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
    CLARION HX-D2
    CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
    CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
    CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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    One last question, I promise!

    I went back and looked at the specs between the two again (Clarion vs Kenwood).. You mentioned better SNR and broader freq. response. These two ratings are for CD play back right?

    Since I really wont be playing CDs much since I have the CarPC, the only MAJOR difference between the two units then is 19w vs 22w per channel, right?? And 3w per channel really isnt going to make a difference (well, atleast a difference that is worth $40)??

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    Ow, and a HU that serves me couple of cups of coffee would be nice actually. Now I always have to stop at the gas-station or something to get my coffee for the road
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
    CLARION HX-D2
    CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
    CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
    CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbykokinos View Post
    One last question, I promise!

    I went back and looked at the specs between the two again (Clarion vs Kenwood).. You mentioned better SNR and broader freq. response. These two ratings are for CD play back right?

    Since I really wont be playing CDs much since I have the CarPC, the only MAJOR difference between the two units then is 19w vs 22w per channel, right?? And 3w per channel really isnt going to make a difference (well, atleast a difference that is worth $40)??
    SNR and frequencyresponse are soundwise and have to do with the internal amp. And since the internal amp is supporting CD aswell as the radio, SNR and Fr will go for that too....
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
    CLARION HX-D2
    CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
    CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
    CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by IC-C30 View Post
    SNR and frequencyresponse are soundwise and have to do with the internal amp. And since the internal amp is supporting CD aswell as the radio, SNR and Fr will go for that too....
    Ahh, ok, I follow you..

    Kenwood it is.. Thanks again!

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