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04nata 
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Posted: November 25, 2008 at 1:17 PM / IP Logged  

I am looking at a tight budget to replace my PYLE (o crap) with something better and found this Clarion VB475, it is about $242.99,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,is this worth it and is it better than the PYLE???

  • MP3/WMA Compatible
  • DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD-R/CD-RW Ready
  • 18 FM/12 AM Presets
  • 24-Bit D/A converter
  • 6 ch / 2V RCA Output with Subwoofer Volume Control
  • 45 W 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • 2 Composite Video Outputs
  • 2 ch RCA Auxiliary Input
  • Remote Control Included
  • Detachable Control Panel

  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • 4x18 Watts RMS Power Output
  • 4x45 Watts Maximum Power
  • 4 volts Preamp Voltage
  • WMA Playback
  • Subwoofer Preamp Outputs
  • MP3 playback
  • HD Radio
  • DIN
  • Changer Control
  • CD Text
  • Bluetooth
  • Aux input
  • Built-in EQ
  • CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
  • Remote Control
  • Detachable Face
  • 2004 Hyundai Sonata
    Kenwood KDC-X599 HU
    2-Sundown X-18D4
    2-SQ Q4500.1
    2-SQ Q90.4
    1-Massive DBX4
    8-Niche 5.25 mids
    8-Niche Tweeters
    4-Skar 8" mid-bass
    OhioGen 220a alt
    OhioGen 350a alt
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    boogeyman 
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    Posted: November 25, 2008 at 1:23 PM / IP Logged  
      get the clarion
    04nata 
    Copper - Posts: 358
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    Posted: November 25, 2008 at 1:30 PM / IP Logged  

    Don't know what happened to the Alpine info but it is a CDA9886

  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • 4x18 Watts RMS Power Output
  • 4x45 Watts Maximum Power
  • 4 volts Preamp Voltage
  • WMA Playback
  • Subwoofer Preamp Outputs
  • MP3 playback
  • HD Radio
  • DIN
  • Changer Control
  • CD Text
  • Bluetooth
  • Aux input
  • Built-in EQ
  • CD-R/CD-RW Compatible
  • Remote Control
  • Detachable Face
  • 2004 Hyundai Sonata
    Kenwood KDC-X599 HU
    2-Sundown X-18D4
    2-SQ Q4500.1
    2-SQ Q90.4
    1-Massive DBX4
    8-Niche 5.25 mids
    8-Niche Tweeters
    4-Skar 8" mid-bass
    OhioGen 220a alt
    OhioGen 350a alt
    156.0
    soundnsecurity 
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    Posted: November 26, 2008 at 6:39 PM / IP Logged  
    anyone of those is better than the pyle. i personally like clarion. i bought a refurbished one a few years ago and i dont have too many problems, just make sure you give it a good ground or you might get some noise later on
    04nata 
    Copper - Posts: 358
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    Posted: December 02, 2008 at 11:53 AM / IP Logged  

    I am in the market for a new head unit (on a budget) and I know that Kenwood  used to be pretty good stuff, what do you all think of them now, are they still quality units?

    would Kenwood be alot better than PYLE?

    would Kenwood compare to Alpine or Clarion?

    2004 Hyundai Sonata
    Kenwood KDC-X599 HU
    2-Sundown X-18D4
    2-SQ Q4500.1
    2-SQ Q90.4
    1-Massive DBX4
    8-Niche 5.25 mids
    8-Niche Tweeters
    4-Skar 8" mid-bass
    OhioGen 220a alt
    OhioGen 350a alt
    156.0
    soundnsecurity 
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    kenwood is ok. havent really heard anything bad about them as far as their decks go
    04nata 
    Copper - Posts: 358
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    Posted: December 02, 2008 at 2:55 PM / IP Logged  

    How about

    JVC

    Jensen

    Panisonic

    did they sell out also or are they still about the same as Kenwood?

    2004 Hyundai Sonata
    Kenwood KDC-X599 HU
    2-Sundown X-18D4
    2-SQ Q4500.1
    2-SQ Q90.4
    1-Massive DBX4
    8-Niche 5.25 mids
    8-Niche Tweeters
    4-Skar 8" mid-bass
    OhioGen 220a alt
    OhioGen 350a alt
    156.0
    DYohn 
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    Posted: December 02, 2008 at 4:02 PM / IP Logged  

    Any head unit on your list will be better than Pyle.  Well, except maybe Jensen.  Jensen (and all the other Audiovox brands) belong at the flea-market.

    The top head unit brand names available in the US today are Eclipse and Alpine.  Clarion and some higher-end Pioneers, higher-end Blaupunkt and maybe Kenwood Excelon would be the next tier down IMO.  JVC is crap.  Panasonic used to be OK but not so much any more.  Followed by everything else.  IMO of course.

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    04nata 
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    Posted: December 03, 2008 at 9:23 AM / IP Logged  

    Help me decide on what to get (best bang for the buck) here are what I have narrowed it down to, I have at most $300 to spend, but would like to get the best deal in these price ranges, I like the Jensen because of what it has, but DYohn said it is swap meet crap, so my second choice is either the Blaupunkt and  the Clarion.

    Please give input or review and let me know what you all think.

    Clarion - VB475  -  $299  (DVD reciever no screen)

    Clarion - MAX385VD  -  $359 (2 din DVD receiver with screen)

    Alpine - CDA9884  -  $189 (cd)

    Alpine - CDA9886  -  $265 (cd)

    Kenwood - KDV412  -  $339 ( dvd reciever no screen)

    Kenwood - KDC-MP638U  -  $144  (cd)

    Blaupunkt - Long Beach DVD35  -  $249 ( dvd receiver no screen)

    Jensen - VM8012  -  $197 (dvd reciever with 2.5" screen)

    2004 Hyundai Sonata
    Kenwood KDC-X599 HU
    2-Sundown X-18D4
    2-SQ Q4500.1
    2-SQ Q90.4
    1-Massive DBX4
    8-Niche 5.25 mids
    8-Niche Tweeters
    4-Skar 8" mid-bass
    OhioGen 220a alt
    OhioGen 350a alt
    156.0
    DYohn 
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    Posted: December 03, 2008 at 10:41 AM / IP Logged  
    If you need DVD capability get the Clarion.  If not, get one of the Alpines.
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