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    Constant Bitrate SinnerG's Avatar
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    I took the plunge.....

    In my divine quest for the holy grail of the ultimate car sound system, I went out and got an Alpine PXA-H700 . This was after several (failed) attempts for similar hardware. I've played with the Sherwood X-DTS80, and the Alpine PXA-H510. The reason I've gone with the PXA-H700 over the 'others,' is simply to get all of the features in one centralized location. The faceplate can control volume and every crossover level I'd ever want to deal with. The big problem with this hardware is the REDICULOUS pricetag. It retails for $800. If you're lucky you may find one on ebay for ~$600-$700, but with one caveat, no warranty. I found a local guy that sold me one for $550, and his shop is Alpine authorized (=warranty). Just FYI for those interested in getting one for themselves, the dealer cost for one of these is $490. You could probably talk the price down, as long as everyone's happy (you get a good price, the dealer gets a little money in his profits).

    The biggest incentive is the push to get my carputer installed. I have been sitting on plenty of hardware for over a year now. The major components are here waiting to be installed. The only other piece of hardware to pick up is a laptop DVD/CD-RW drive.

    This is a mindless rant, but it's mine......



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    Damn, been looking for one of those for a while.. You got one hell of a price on that. Good job. Cheapest on ebay is 715...

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    What does this unit offer over the Alpine PXA-H510?

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    Besides the extra equalization control, it handles DTS. Neither that really make me want to jump out to buy for those specific reasons. My main concern, was getting a new processor with a warranty. I picked up a NOS (new old stock) Sherwood X-DTS80, but it didn't come with a warranty. The PXA-H510 is nolt sold anywhere new, so no warranty.

    Another really nice feature is the VFD display that has a spectrum analyser or other visualizations.

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    Damn, now I really want one. I would really like to see how you would use this in your system so let us know when it is done. How does this tie and and why would you need this over not needing this? Thanks.
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    so it'll sit in the back of your truck still in the box, and at the next meet we can all look at it right? just like all the other crap in boxes in the back of your truck. sounds fun.

    give yourself a deadline. Make yours by the next meet. If it's not all in, sell it all and get into a less expensive hobby. You have to really tell yourself that you'll sell it. You've got all the parts to choose from, I'm sure your setup will be awesome.

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