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Old 4th June 2009, 17:27   #1
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Folks,

I've been upgrading the ICE setup in my Swift LDI over the past few weeks. What I have now is a Pio 4050, JBL GTO 1004, Illusion Electra 6.1s and JBL 937 on a mdf tray. Alongside this, I have GZ and Monster wiring for the amp as well as speakers and noisekill damping in the front doors.

I am now thinking of changing the Head unit. Can someone recommend a HU with better SQ under Rs.10,000. Not too bothered about looks, display etc but do care about equalisers. Also, would need 3 pre-outs as I plan to add a Sub later and prefer to keep the USB and Ipod support.

Also, what difference does a HU's pre-out voltage make? I know that the pio 4050 is 4v and other units in a similar price range are lower (2-2.5v).

Any inputs would be much appreciated.

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how about the kenwood 6539?
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It ain't available i guess.
Why not the Clarion DXZ785USB.

Amazing HU.
160$ or something from the US.

Why caring about equalisers too much.
You would want to keep it flat for a good SQ.
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@Greenhorn, will look into that. any idea whether its still available. I'd heard its been discontinued.

@Abhinav, unforunately, I dont have the option of sourcing it from the US. Otherwise, the Clarion would have been top of my list.

The equalisers are more to compensate for specific recording or speaker configuration characteristics. Have found them to be much more useful for car audio than for home audio.
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It can be sourced.
Contact Smokin from the forum.
It will be available for around 14k or something.
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you can still try for the 6539 bro.some pieces left in stock with dealers..theres a similar thread where a guy sourced it from gyro,delhi.
imo nothing can beat 6539 in this range.
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Thanks for all your inputs guys. I picked up an Eclipse CD3100 today. It sounds brilliant although is a bit short on feature (no usb, needs an extra cable for aux-in). Will live without those for this SQ.
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Congrats on the new HU, how much did it cost?/
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6539 for 14,000 ?I Thought the X7009's MRP was just 13,400 ,how come it's priced so high ? Demand vs No Supply ? And why is sourcing a Kenwood HU above the 5039 model a pain ?
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6539 for 14,000 ?I Thought the X7009's MRP was just 13,400 ,how come it's priced so high ? Demand vs No Supply ? And why is sourcing a Kenwood HU above the 5039 model a pain ?
6539 is for 9990/- with B/W. The price abhinav mentioned in his post was of the Clarion.
Sourcing the 6539 is a pain because Kenwood have discontinued this model.
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6539 for 14,000 ?I Thought the X7009's MRP was just 13,400 ,how come it's priced so high ? Demand vs No Supply ? And why is sourcing a Kenwood HU above the 5039 model a pain ?
That price was the landing availability price of the Clarion.
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Got the CD3100 for 8k.
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from where did you sourced it?
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