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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:22 pm 
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Im about to do an instal in my sisters Excel. I went to Newcastle Pro Sound and this is the package they put together for us:

* Clarion APX4240 400W 4 Chanel Amp
* Clarion APX 1300 400W Monoblock Amp
* 2 x Boxed Clarion PXW1252 12" Subs
* 2 x Clarion SRS 1686 6 1/4" Compont Speakers <-- Front & Rear Stage
* Pioneer DEH P5850MP Head Unit

Total Cost is $1500 Fully INSTALLED (All required Cabling Included)

This seems like an awesome deal to me. The RRP of this entire system was $2633 According to the Clarion (& Pioneer) Website. I went to Srathfield and they were going to charge 600+ Bucks for the installation alone. (and that was for a similar SONY System, but with only 1 sub

Just woundering, what are Clarion like as a brand? (i.e their Reputation) Ju8st wanted to get a few peoples opinions. I used to think that SONY was a reputable brand in car audio untill i started reading these forums.

I'm thinking of getting the same system in my Mustang, which is why i ask.

Any Help Much Appreciated. Cheers
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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:04 pm 
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Clarion are pretty good i used to hav some of their gear....

be careful going to pro sound i know of 2 ppl who hav had copies made of thier keys while gettin work done there.

an always check wot they r goin to put in is new. i checked a cheap clarion sub i was gonna buy from there and it had already had wires that had been solderd onto it an then cut off later..

u can get sum good deals from there if u know wot ur lookin for and go at the right time of year
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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:04 pm 
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Clarion are pretty good i used to hav some of their gear....

be careful going to pro sound i know of 2 ppl who hav had copies made of thier keys while gettin work done there.

an always check wot they r goin to put in is new. i checked a cheap clarion sub i was gonna buy from there and it had already had wires that had been solderd onto it an then cut off later..

u can get sum good deals from there if u know wot ur lookin for and go at the right time of year


How Do u Know they had copies of their keys made for a fact? I highly doubt this to be true. For starters they dont have Key Cutting Facilities there, so they would have to go somewhere that does, and there isnt anywhere close that cuts keys.

Are we talking About the same place? Newcastle Pro Sound in Jesmond?

Besides if this were true im quite sure legal action would have been taken and they would have been shut down by now....
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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:49 pm 
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gotta break down of prices for that $1500?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:04 pm 
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Big Kev wrote:
gotta break down of prices for that $1500?


He gave me a break down in the prices in the store, but the reciept just says 1500. I only Have a breakdown of the RRP's.
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Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:40 am 
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Ive got a clarion head unit and 6" splits and couldnt be happier. Decently priced and a great sound.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:55 pm 
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my mates cousin has told me to becarful of a guy that works or used to work there..havent spoken to him 4 a while though....
from wot he said it not company policy or anything of that sort to get ppl's keys copied. Just someone that works there. and they just couldnt keep their mouth shut...
my mates cousin said the 2 keys that he knows of that were copied were both pretty done up fully sick skylines..
he dosent know if the copied keys were to steal the gear they bought from pro sound or to steal the whole car..
obviously they must hav been buying some pretty expesive gear

this guy may not even work there anymore

but since i herd bout it iv just always been more carful when i go there.

so not really anything to do wiv newcastle pro sound its self just some guy being a tool
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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:58 pm 
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I have a clarion indash cd/mp3 player and it is a pile of junk!!!!!
Clarion used to make quite good quality gear now they don't make anything at all now they just subby their items out for others to make.......

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:46 pm 
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clairon WERE stock in my EF, theyre under my bed now cos theyre a load of s**t and as soon as i can get to the 1s in the front door theyll be gone aswell
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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:48 am 
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clairon WERE stock in my EF, theyre under my bed now cos theyre a load of s**t and as soon as i can get to the 1s in the front door theyll be gone aswell

hmm well i dont think its a very good comparison basing it off clarion stock items they use for car manufacturers. All stock speakers are relatively s**t
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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:20 pm 
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gli wrote:
clairon WERE stock in my EF, theyre under my bed now cos theyre a load of s**t and as soon as i can get to the 1s in the front door theyll be gone aswell

hmm well i dont think its a very good comparison basing it off clarion stock items they use for car manufacturers. All stock speakers are relatively s**t

WTF is up with your ef gettin clarion from factory! amazing, i thoght they used pioneer in most systems :P and a alpine headunit? :S

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:48 pm 
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iam running two Clarion 600 watt subs and a Clarion 400 watt amp for my set up witch cost me about 800 and fitted my self

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2400259
have a look and see what you think

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:38 pm 
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I got a full clarion system in my car, goes pretty good considering i'm not heavily into doof doof stuff, got it from newcastle pro sound for like $800, thats subs, box, wiring, head unit, front and rear speakers, and instalation was $90 or something cant remember the exact prices, but this was an end of financial year sale. system was over half price.

 

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Im running a full clarion system in my car, 3 way splits up front, 2 way splits in the rear, 2 amps, and 2 12inch subs, oh, and head unit also:p Couldnt be happier, and wouldnt use anything else.

 

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