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Old 27th July 2006, 17:40   #1
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Hi guys ,

I was looking to go for a HU upgrade....

My current set up:
Blaupunkt Sevilla Mp54 HU
Image Dynamics IDQ 10 inch Sub
Hertz ESK163.3
Pioneer Premier GM-6150F 4 ch amplifier
RCA Interconnects: Audison FT2600
Speaker Cable: Audison FT214
Power Cables: Audison FPK300 Kit
Damping: AZaudiocomp FonoMat225

My basic req is SQ and SQ only...I msotly hear Rock,Vocals.. I have narrowed down my search to 2-3 HU's

Kenwood KCD01
Pioneer P80RS
Kenwood KDC-X8529
Clarion HDX2 ( on my wish list...but not in scope of bank balance )

Can anyoen provide any inputs or suggestions and curent prices prevailing in market.........Of course any furthere suggestions to any alternatives are also most welcome....
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Pioneer P80RS for me! Or better Pioneer P88RS!!
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Old 28th July 2006, 01:55   #3
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My basic req is SQ and SQ only...I msotly hear Rock,Vocals.. I have narrowed down my search to 2-3 HU's
Here is the pricing that at least I know of... and in order of my preference...

Clarion HDX2 - Rs 50-55k (without B&W)
Kenwood KCD01 - Rs 25K (without B&W)
Kenwood KDC-X8529 - Rs 17k (with Bill & 30 month Warranty)
Pioneer P80RS - Rs 23K (as per pricing from down south by KB100)

The Pioneer is at the bottom simply cuz we havent heard it yet... My "end-all" suggestion for you considering your listening preference and music taste is the KCD01... But if budget is a constraint you cant go wrong with the Kenwood 8529...
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Hi,
Is any of these Kenwood models available in india...
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-XeG0O6b...enwood#see_all

Atleast is there any equivalent model available???

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Here is the pricing that at least I know of... and in order of my preference...

Clarion HDX2 - Rs 50-55k (without B&W)
Kenwood KCD01 - Rs 25K (without B&W)
Kenwood KDC-X8529 - Rs 17k (with Bill & 30 month Warranty)
Pioneer P80RS - Rs 23K (as per pricing from down south by KB100).
what about the lesser Clarions and even the newer Alpines (like the 9857)?
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I paid 21k for alpine cda-9857
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or how about alpine cda-9855 or cda-9853....
this comes with a 5 band parametric eq and selectable 2 or 3 way active cross over network....

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or how about alpine cda-9855 or cda-9853....
this comes with a 5 band parametric eq and selectable 2 or 3 way active cross over network....

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Both r good HU and both have glide touch bar instead of buttons on it.
I have 9853 with me and i'm very much satisfied with its SQ.
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Hi Wiking,
I though Alpine CDA 9857 is a model not available in india and its only available in US and it dont have same FM step up frequency as in india. Do you have any issues in tunning FM. Where did you got this unit.

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Both r good HU and both have glide touch bar instead of buttons on it.
I have 9853 with me and i'm very much satisfied with its SQ.
This feature ie: Glide Touch Bar was hated by many. How do you find it Doc??
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Rajesh,

Mee too when i went looking for a HU (one month back). This unit is definitely available in bangalore. Picked mine from Sound Factor. I saw cda-9856 tooo.. And I have no problems tuning FM frequencies.

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This feature ie: Glide Touch Bar was hated by many. How do you find it Doc??
I dint find any problem with glide touch bar.Infact i always would wonder that why do we hate it.

Perhaps this was my 1st install in 1st owned car so really dint feel the difference.
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sk456 U can check out the blau bremem mp74 It a good head unit with lots of feature...here check it out yourself....it is about 30k.

I know u have a blau installed right now but u can have a look before u change...
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-kucrd06...&search=bremen

http://www.blaupunkt.com/in/download/bremen1.pdf

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