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    Red face new HU or new Components?

    i have pioneer 1600 HU, cd player, not good
    i have db650 up front, good

    im thinking of upgrading to Alpine 9884 or 6, mainly for USB.
    this will cost me close to 300$

    for that money, i can get MOMO components, and probly a dynamat door kit.

    i think MOMOs will make a bigger differance, but im leaning towards new HU, cuz i know thats a limiting factor in my system at the moment

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    Pioneer DEH-1600
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    KICKER zx650.4

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    I would upgrade the HU Alpines have a better amp internally. They just make speakers sound better as well.
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    Dynex 40 inch tv
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Pioneer Elite VSX-81TXV
    Carver A400X
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Martin Logan Aerius
    Apple Tv 2nd Gen
    Logitech Harmony One Advanced Remote

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    Samsung BD-C7900

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    that the Momos sound a LOT better.
    2013 Toyota Prius - Planning this one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigaudiofanatic View Post
    I would upgrade the HU Alpines have a better amp internally. They just make speakers sound better as well.
    hes powering them off a kicker amp.... alpine headunit wont matter as much as the speakers
    2013 Toyota Prius - Planning this one out.

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    Well than in the case when I swithed from pioneer to Alpine "because of Alt Noise" it sounded much "cleaner" there my speakers.
    HT setup
    Dynex 40 inch tv
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Pioneer Elite VSX-81TXV
    Carver A400X
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Martin Logan Aerius
    Apple Tv 2nd Gen
    Logitech Harmony One Advanced Remote

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900

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    i think i will wait a bit and hope to find MM locally.
    Pioneer DEH-1600
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    polkaudio db 675
    polkaudio momo 10"
    KICKER zx650.4

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    Get new speakers. Speakers are the most important part of your system and if youre only going to upgrade one thing - they should be it. Great speakers with an entry level head unit will sound better than a fancy head unit with entry level speakers.
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    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

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    i have a chance to change my polk momo 10inch woofer sealed with a JL audio 12w3v2 sealed ( not the latest version ), good idea or bad idea?
    Pioneer DEH-1600
    polkaudio db 650
    polkaudio db 675
    polkaudio momo 10"
    KICKER zx650.4

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    The bigger JL would give you more output due to the bigger sub. Other than that, theyre about even in terms of SQ.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
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    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

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    If you're not going to go active then speakers and forget dynamat door kit(Costly). I recommend using raamaudio. Great prices and Rick will help you with any questions you have. Customer service is the best, he gave me all kinds of extra stuff because he sent my item two days late due to computers being down.

    http://www.raamaudio.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?p=pr
    Last edited by dirthog; 07-28-2008 at 12:26 PM.
    HU: 880PRS
    Front: SR6500
    Amp: Alpine MRV-F545
    Sub: SR124-DVC
    Amp: Alpine MRD-M1005

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirthog View Post
    If you're not going to go active then speakers and forget dynamat door kit(Costly). I recommend using raamaudio. Great prices and Rick will help you with any questions you have. Customer service is the best, he gave me all kinds of extra stuff because he sent my item two days late due to computers being down.

    http://www.raamaudio.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?p=pr
    Here's another recommendation for RAAMmat. I bought the original RAAMmat from Rick around five years ago and his customer service was top-notch. If I ever need more damping material(and ensolite) I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again...a great guy selling a great product.
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    Aura MR6.1 comps
    Aura MR62 Integrated comps
    Ascendant Audio Arsenal 12
    US Acoustics USX-4065
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    i dont think we get his products on this side of the world. :(
    Pioneer DEH-1600
    polkaudio db 650
    polkaudio db 675
    polkaudio momo 10"
    KICKER zx650.4

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    You might be surprised. That company is owned by one dude who is a regular guy and not some corporate big wig. So in other words, he puts food on his table by selling his gear and although I could be wrong, I dont see why he wouldnt run down to his local UPS store to make a sale if he's got your address and youre paying for shipping. Its worth a try.

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    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

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    I don't think Rick will turn you down. Feel free to send him an email telling him what you're looking to purchase and where you're located. He'll obviously charge more for shipping but he'll let you know either way.

    I did all of my ordering through email.
    HU: 880PRS
    Front: SR6500
    Amp: Alpine MRV-F545
    Sub: SR124-DVC
    Amp: Alpine MRD-M1005

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