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Old 26th February 2009, 09:40   #31
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The clarion hx d2 doesn't have Colour changing lights, detachable face plate, mp3 playing abilities, usb, aux in, ipod direct. 'my' alpine 9887 does all of the above. Exchange?
So does it read only Audio-CDs?
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Old 26th February 2009, 12:06   #32
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So does it read only Audio-CDs?

yes only audio cd's,so zucchero needs to save money on cd's now as his pocket has a big hole



heard about your tuning times man ,you guys don't have patience ,working at 2am just to tune the system.. Lol
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heard about your tuning times man ,you guys don't have patience ,working at 2am just to tune the system.. Lol
Still our Lucky Phaji is not happy....
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Old 26th February 2009, 13:06   #34
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One of the best head unit. Great choice must say.

I suppose one can always attach a changer to it which would play DVD/MP3/Video CD with help of the CeNet.

This truly makes the headunit worth it. All it needs is a screen to enjoy those movies with High fidelity sound.


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How would one compare this with Eclipse Mk7200II?
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Old 26th February 2009, 15:20   #35
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Congrats! That's some serious bit of kit! Do post the rest of the pics.
thank you hydra.will be postin the rest pics soon.

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Congrats Lucky Phaaji.. Looking forward to auditioning it REAL soon!
panky you are most welcome but please be sure to bring ORIGNAL chamkeela cd's.




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HEARTIEST of HEARTY congratulations to a great man! lucky paaji, looking at the HU (which I didnt get to see when it was in mumbai, since it was in oodles of packing) I can say that its absolutely worth the LOOOONG wait! brilliant head unit and the perfect complement to your already brilliant setup. after i ordered your head unit, I read so much on it on international forums that I felt like ordering one more for myself (but then reality dawned on me that i'm still a phateechar )
thank you for mentioning me sir, but it doesn't feel like too much of an effort after hearing how happy you got on the phone when you first got your hands on it.
cheers!!
G.o.d bless you and enjoy the music (and remember me every time you listen to music on the HX-D2, ok? )!

PS: Can you list all your equipment, and also take some photos of the rest? IF possible, that is!


EDIT: Just looked at the head unit again! Feel like doing things to it :-P
franky without your effort things wouldnt have been so quick.thankin you again for all your help right from ordering to the delivery of the hu at my place.

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Awesome . Though I'm not an ICE guy, I do know how much difference a good source can make to the sound. I'm sure you'd be really enjoying your new HU.
yes reignofchaos,really enjoin it.hx-d2 is far far ahead when compared to 9887.

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Now thats the way to go

Have you got the Dyns active ?
thank you sk sir.
no the dyns are runnin passive but now since i got the hx-d2 i will be goin active soon.
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Old 26th February 2009, 15:38   #36
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Not very Lucky this time, eh? Looks like you got majorly conned.

Its a direct load, only-audio cd playing unit like the OEM head units supplied with Maruti Esteems, not even flap down. And I bet it doesn't have a dolphin display.



Kidding bro, hope you're having fun.
kya ajay bhai,even the OEM head units of maruti esteem looks better and has more 'FUNCTIONAL BUTTONS' in them.dont be surprised if you find the same in TATA NANO as their OEM HU'S.



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Congrats, Lucky ji.
OT: The safari ain't a great car for SQ ICE,is it?
I find the woofers producing mids for my shoes.
strange,i think its the other way around.get it tuned .i am sure it will sound good.

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The HU looks majestic on the safari dash.
thank you .

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I had the HX D2 2 years ago.

Did you try switching between the 2 upsampling modes? ie normal and 96k?

I found the preouts lacking in outright gain to drive most of the amps i had.
Had to use the Audiocontrol Matrix to Juice it up a bit.
no,because it came 96k as default so no point switching.
yes even i have increased the gain.i think its because of the cleaner sound and signals.

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uhhhh ,i am on my way to faridabad for audition will i get one ?

remember me lucky paaji


one of the best setup and musical one for sure

never auditioned dynaudio would love to get a chance
you are anytime welcome.it would be great.
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Old 26th February 2009, 15:54   #37
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Audition pending lucky phaaji.
I could feel that joy in your voice yesterday.
Congrats
Hope to see your full ICE pics and a good long audition soon.

thank you abhinav.anytime.btw what about your UPGRADE.when is it supposed to REACH

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Congratulations, Zucchero!
That's one of the best HUs world has ever produced. True blessing to any music lover.

With the dyns to accompany, it should be heaven on earth. Ain't it?

To make some good use out of this thread, I recommend you to post a detailed review of the HU. Practicality, features, package contents, fitting experience etc.. and finally.. the sound!
Also do a comparison report with the 9887 which is considered as one of the good mainstream HUs available now. It will make us all understand the real world differences between a mainstream HU and a high end, audiophile, plain SQ oriented HU.
thank you speedzak for those big words.the hx-d2 is a star performer.no nonsense,plain looks,built like a tank with some serious absolutely clean sound producing capabilities.
yes,the dyns never sounded so open and detailed but now its pure heaven.
will be puttin up a detailed report very soon.

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So does it read only Audio-CDs?
yes,and honestly this is one of the best thing i like about this hu.would like to go as PURE as i can.
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Old 26th February 2009, 16:08   #38
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panky you are most welcome but please be sure to bring ORIGNAL chamkeela cd's.
Sure sir, am sure once original chamkila goes in the original clarion, he'll sound like original Miss Pooja!
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Old 26th February 2009, 17:01   #39
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thank you abhinav.anytime.btw what about your UPGRADE.when is it supposed to REACH
Ah it should be here in another week i suppose.
Not sure though.

Max 10 days i believe.
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That's surprising... the HX-D2 puts out a very healthy 8V at the +6dB vol setting.
That's what even i felt , i then hooked up my level meter and it only put out 3.75V at max volume.
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mura, from what i have read on international forums, people have said the the hx-d2 is one of the few head units that puts out a strong 8V true signal, just as mentioned in its specs. its bolstered by the dc-dc converter that comes with it, that helps in maintaining a clean and consistent signal. i'd say your head unit had something wrong in it. any reason why you replaced it? what do you have now?? just asking, cos all of us here want to know what is better than the mighty hx-d2.
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mura, from what i have read on international forums, people have said the the hx-d2 is one of the few head units that puts out a strong 8V true signal, just as mentioned in its specs. its bolstered by the dc-dc converter that comes with it, that helps in maintaining a clean and consistent signal. i'd say your head unit had something wrong in it. any reason why you replaced it? what do you have now?? just asking, cos all of us here want to know what is better than the mighty hx-d2.
I know it is supposed to have a true 8V pre outs but mine did not. Atleast not into real world impedances.

The amp was a Genesis Dual Mono driving a pair of DLS Nobelium 6.2's.

I replaced the same with a Nakamichi CD700Mk2.

My main dislikes were the lack of gain, the complex interface and too many tuning options with which you can endlessly tweak to get "perfect" sound.

I prefer the simpicity of the CD700. You switch it on - you listen to music.

No messing around with time alingment or Parametric EQ......

IMHO sound is very personal thing, so what works for you might not work for me as i might have very different requirements/priorities.
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i totally agree with you on that! BTW: great equipment. Why not open a dedicated thread for your ICE???
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i totally agree with you on that! BTW: great equipment. Why not open a dedicated thread for your ICE???
I no longer have any ICE in my car, only the OE setup. Now i only listen to my IHE.

I don't think i can fit my prefered 300B tube amps and Horn loaded speakers in my car.
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listening to IHE while driving is dangerous, init????? cheers :-)

BACK to the Topic: Where has this lucky paaji disppeared???? Where's our mini review as promised?????

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