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|9th March 2009, 11:23||#31|
Join Date: Jan 2009
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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
|9th March 2009, 14:59||#32|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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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.
|10th March 2009, 18:57||#34|
Join Date: Apr 2007
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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.
|11th March 2009, 14:03||#36|
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Join Date: Sep 2006
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My list of requirements from a HU:
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.
- 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.
Last edited by razor4077 : 11th March 2009 at 14:06.
|11th March 2009, 19:52||#37|
Join Date: Mar 2007
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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.
|12th March 2009, 08:53||#41|
Join Date: Mar 2007
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