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theterminator 
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Posted: April 08, 2008 at 12:21 AM / IP Logged  

Which deck would you choose if given these three choices:

1. Eclipse 7200

2. Alpine CDA9887

3. Clarion DRZ9255

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Posted: April 08, 2008 at 12:39 AM / IP Logged  
I'd say alpine, cuz I love they're head units, but the eclipse is really nice and already has built in bluetooth, where you have to buy an adapter for the Alpine. Just my 2 cents, my best advice is find a retailer for those heads so you can go and check them out and hear for yourself.
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Thanks for your opinion. The eclipse head unit will not be available until sometime this month. I have looked at the Alpine and l like the sound and tuning features. I also like the fact that you can xtend the tuning features if i were to buy the processor or imprint software.
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I would definitely go with the Eclipse 7200:

http://www.sonicelectrnix.com/item_12030_Eclipse+CD7200+mk+II.html

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Eclipse by far has the better sound quality and build quality. Many people seem to hate the new Alpine Imprint stuff since it takes many many many tries to get it to sound right, then you can't adjust anything afterwards (says the reviews). The Eclipse sounds stellar right out of the box, add the tuning microphone and a magic gate memory stick and you have exactly what the Alpine Imprint does, plus you can still fine tune it from the unit.
I have always loved Alpines sound until I heard the top of the line Eclipse unit's...I was sold instantaniously.....I have even installed some Alpine F1 Status systems before my Eclipse experience...it's just that good.
2003 Chevy Avalanche,Eclipse CD7000,Morel Elate 5,Adire Extremis,Alpine PDX-4.150, 15" TC-3000, 2 Alpine PDX-1.1000, 470Amp HO Alt.
theterminator 
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Does anyone have any experience with the Clarion deck? Also my amp which is an Arc Audio FD1200 input sensitivity only goes to 2.5V. Would that be a problem if decide to go with the eclipse or Clarion deck which puts out 8V?

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Just get the Eclipse and be done with it what deck to choose? -- posted image.

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My vote is going to be for the Alpine.  The one bad thing about Eclipse is they will not sell ANYBODY a part to repair their equipment.  I didn't say just anybody, I said anybody.  If it needs a part it goes back to Fujutsu to get repaired.  Alpine parts are easily available and reasonably priced. 

https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp~TID~97511~PN~1

dragon51 
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Posted: April 09, 2008 at 6:48 PM / IP Logged  

I have one of there older decks the knob stoped working, and it was not labled so apperently Fujustsu dose not even know what it is at least that is what the authoized repair shop told me.

Still a good deck and the only deck I would spend any money on is Eclips, or Nak if they played againg.

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Posted: April 09, 2008 at 7:23 PM / IP Logged  
^^^^ that sounds like a pile of crap. It sounds to me like the repair shop was not authorized and was just plain lazy. I have dealt with the line for 14 years now and never ever have I had that issue crop up. The repair shop dude must have been sniffing glue.
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