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 Post subject: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:33 pm 
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im gonna start on my audio since ive blown 1 of my fronts and i dont think the other one is far off anyway ive been told clarion is awsome but ive also been told that clarion was s**t...my question is
is clarion worth the money if not why and what other brands have people used...im looking for a brand or system that is reliable (will last more than 5 minutes) and really f**k load
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 Post subject: Re: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Hey Dude,

I used Pioneer in my AU and Alpine in the BA, i would recommend both. Pioneer is awesome bang for your buck, alpine is for when you want good quality and good power.

Cant offer an opinion on clarion though as ive never used them.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:57 pm 
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I have a couple of Clarion i use for a custom 12volt stereo i use in my room they are pretty clear and seem very good for price, but i would Recommend Alpine Type S for un-amplified setups. i use them in my falcon now (splits at the front and coaxial in the rear) and they sound amazing! 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:51 pm 
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I can sell you my alpine rear and fronts with splits if you like they sound really good. They are still in my EF at the moment can get more info on them if you like

 

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 Post subject: Re: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:14 am 
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uniacidz wrote:
Clarion all the way for me

Tried and tested other 6.5inch speaker and none cut it.

is yours amped and how well has it gone for you?
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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:02 am 
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my mum is using this

CLARION CZ209A iPOD AUX USB MP3 WMA ACC CD PLAYER


and i am using these in my car

http://www.clarion.com/au/en/products/2 ... 12359.html

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:31 am 
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ok cheers for the help guys
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 Post subject: Re: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Clarion is on par with Kenwood and Pioneer... There is much better out there and there is much worse too. Personally, I wouldn't say Clarion speakers are "good" but I'm used to using much better speakers like Morel, Dynaudio, Boston Acoustics.
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 Post subject: Re: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Stone wrote:
Clarion is on par with Kenwood and Pioneer... There is much better out there and there is much worse too. Personally, I wouldn't say Clarion speakers are "good" but I'm used to using much better speakers like Morel, Dynaudio, Boston Acoustics.


+1...Clarion isn't the best, but I guess it is bang for buck. If you really want good quality, be prepared to pay a lot.

In regards to uniacidz comment. Speakers can sound good of crap depending in the environment you listened to them and the set up...and sometimes personal opinon. I personally have listened to Clarion speakers in my car as well as Blaupunkt and Pioneer and I believe my Pioneer did the best in clarity, however compared to an Apline Type S or R it was horrible...or any other high end speakers for that matter.

If you want good sound, I suggest you let a subwoofer produce the low frequency and let the speakers focus on mid and high range. If you choose a speaker that produces low as well as mid and high, then the sound won't be as clear since the cone has to produce too many wavelengths which may cause it to muffle more. Subwoofers should be played at 100hz or less (I think...or something along those lines) to minimize directional bass (bass should be omni directional...as in you don't know where it is coming from) and mid- high are directional.

Not having a go at you uniacidz if it seems that way...just thought I might clarify some points.

In the end it is personal opinion...bang for buck, Clarion does the job well, but there is definitely better speakers out there.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:11 pm 
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If you're really keen on quality speakers, and don't mind spending some time researching, you can find stuff that is far better for the same money. Used doesn't always mean abused. Given it is tough to audition second hand speakers but if you can find someone that has the model you want, then you're all set.

I got lucky and picked up a brand new set of OZ Audio 130CS from the US for just over AU$340 landed. Still in box never used from 2005.

 

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 Post subject: Re: clarion the way to go for sound?
Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:59 pm 
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cheers guys it has been really f**k helpful and has put me in a whole new direction :)
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