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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:43 pm 
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i have been looking at a new head unit for my ute im trying to decided between 2 just thought id ask you guys your opinion, 1 is a sony the other is a clarion thoughts?

quick lay out of the sound system to be done to.

clarion 4 inch speakers in dash plus another 2 behind the head rests.
2 fusions 6 inch speakers up near the 1/4 windows (XG ute) wich are going to be powerd by a 400W jensen amp.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:24 am 
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Which models are you looking at? Why only those two brands? I'd pick Alpine and Pioneer over both of those.
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 Post subject: Re: Head Unit question
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:11 am 
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Which models are you looking at? Why only those two brands? I'd pick Alpine and Pioneer over both of those.


there on sale and fit the budget well :P ended up getting the clarion

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head Unit question
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Personally I'd avoid Sony like the plague when it comes to car audio.
Pioneer, kenwood, Clarion and JVC are the mainstream brands I would stick to.

To critique the rest of the system; It's seems like you are going to be putting in way to many items.
I would ditch the whole idea and go with a good set of splits ($200-$300) for the front and a decent sub (10" or 12") either powered from one 4ch amp, or a 2ch and a monoblock.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head Unit question
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:17 pm 
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MAD wrote:
Personally I'd avoid Sony like the plague when it comes to car audio.
Pioneer, kenwood, Clarion and JVC are the mainstream brands I would stick to.

To critique the rest of the system; It's seems like you are going to be putting in way to many items.
I would ditch the whole idea and go with a good set of splits ($200-$300) for the front and a decent sub (10" or 12") either powered from one 4ch amp, or a 2ch and a monoblock.


the car is a XG ute i have 2 speakers in the factory locations in the dash, and 2 up behind the head rests running off the head unit (all 4 speakers are 4 inch) then 2 6 inch fusions running off the amp it goes good for what i want and im happy with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Head Unit question
Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:33 pm 
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Sorry I read your first post as though you didnt have any gear in it yet.

How are the rest of the speakers mounted?


I used to have an XF, I made some door pods to fit my 5.25" splits. I then discoverd the window winder wouldnt work so I bougth elec windows for it. Then I fitted the tweeter in the old winder hole.
I has these and a jaycar 10" sub running off a kenwood 4x50w amp, I had many comments from people about it, and even had people that didnt believe that there were no rear speakers in it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:43 pm 
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MAD wrote:
Sorry I read your first post as though you didnt have any gear in it yet.

How are the rest of the speakers mounted?


I used to have an XF, I made some door pods to fit my 5.25" splits. I then discoverd the window winder wouldnt work so I bougth elec windows for it. Then I fitted the tweeter in the old winder hole.
I has these and a jaycar 10" sub running off a kenwood 4x50w amp, I had many comments from people about it, and even had people that didnt believe that there were no rear speakers in it.


up the back they have 2 screws to hold them down so they dont jump around when i go around a corner, your old setup sounds pretty cool where did you have the sub mounted?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:49 pm 
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I had the sub in the rear passenger side corner of the boot.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:51 pm 
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MAD wrote:
I had the sub in the rear passenger side corner of the boot.


ah i was thinking you had a ute :oops:

 

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