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View Poll Results: How much will you spend on a Head Unit
5000 7 7.95%
5000-10000 36 40.91%
10000-15000 20 22.73%
15000-25000 15 17.05%
Price no bar 10 11.36%
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Old 9th March 2009, 11:23   #31
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chirag - what is the spec , am unable to find the same in india website, also how much do it cost , pio will cost 7.5k without b/w
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Old 9th March 2009, 14:59   #32
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I picked up the Eclipse CD 5435 for about 3.5k...from national market in grey. Didn't really think twice as I don't think that I cud get an Eclipse at that price anywhere. I don't listen to mp3s or connect an external device so those did not matter to me at all. Features I liked
1. 3 5v preouts
2. Reads the worst CDs like nothing's wrong with them
3. No fancy display but the buttons change colors to match the dashboard of the car.
4. Killer SQ

The only things I wish for:
24 bit BB DAC
Ability to switch the internal amp off.
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Old 9th March 2009, 21:50   #33
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I got the kenwood 6539 for 9k, Brilliant SQ ,USb, Ipod, seperate HPF for rear and front.
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Old 10th March 2009, 18:57   #34
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I bought a Panasonic CD RX -101W for my Vista. It is an entry level model with 1 RCA preout 2V, 50WX4, and front aux-in.

I listened to it and compared it with Pioneer 2050 and found the Panasonic sounded better and it cost just Rs 4200/- with Bill and Warranty.I thought that was terrific value for money.

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Old 11th March 2009, 13:23   #35
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Hi guys,My head unit is Pioneer 6050 and i bought it for Rs.8000/-, i simply love pioneer hu ,they are good vfm.
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Old 11th March 2009, 14:03   #36
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My list of requirements from a HU:
  • Should produce quality sound
  • 3 pre-outs
  • Not flashy (graphics etc)
  • Subwoofer control
  • iPod direct control & charge
  • USB interface
  • Usual Tuner, CD & MP3 features
  • User friendly interface
  • Good build quality
For my Lancer:
Was almost settled on a Pio 7950UB, but demoed an Alpine CDE 9881 on a whim. It cost about 2k more and didn't support USB, but there was a tangible difference in SQ over the Pio. Went for the 9881, been very happy with it. Extremely user-friendly, including the iPod controls (takes a little getting used to). Not as feature rich as, say a 9886 or 9887, but it more than does the job! Build quality is superb.
Only Con: No USB support.

For my Scorp:
Was on a very tight budget, so had to go for maximum VFM. Another Alipine would have been ideal, but didn't have the Vit M to go for one. Opted for the Pio 4050UB. Probably the best VFM HU in the Pio line-up. If you can live without a flip-out face plate (motorized or manual) and fancy graphics, this would fit the bill nicely.
Having said that, I am not entirely satisfied with it.
Cons:
- Build quality not that good - feels cheap and the plastic creaks when buttons are pressed
- No radio preset buttons - one needs to cycle through all the channels to get to the desired one
- Controls are not user friendly at all
- Joystick-cum-volume control knob is difficult to use. Easy to do a ">" or "<" when you are actually trying to press the darn thing.
- Display software is buggy - sometimes displays the title of the previous track
- The "Power Off" feature is kinda odd - doesn't always work. Pressing and holding the "SRC" button causes a toggle to the "Aux" mode.

Would have been better to go for an Alpine methinks, but... I can live with the Pio. It works fine.

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Old 11th March 2009, 19:52   #37
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Always make sure you get a H.U which is future proof but still not too expensive,has options for an upgrade and gives you value for money.
Stay away from new launches and flashy cheap stuff.

Think about utility, resale value and sound, Rather than Looks, Brands and offers.
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Old 11th March 2009, 19:54   #38
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JVC AVX800

- 2 DIN touchscreen
- 3 preouts
- Time Alignment
- Tuning options
- Rs 30000
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Old 11th March 2009, 20:15   #39
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Pioneer 6950 - 8k withour b/w.
Sounds good enough.
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Old 12th March 2009, 01:28   #40
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Which? - Eclipse CD7100
Why? - Has everything I ever wanted
How much? - 36K
Link: ECLIPSE CD Receiver CD7100 | Fujitsu Ten
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vikram18 View Post
Which? - Eclipse CD7100
Why? - Has everything I ever wanted
How much? - 36K
Link: ECLIPSE CD Receiver CD7100 | Fujitsu Ten
Vikram, why don't you update your gallery pics so that we can see the Eclipse in action. I guess your picture still shows the JVC EXAD
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