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    Default Sound Quality Questions for Car CD Recievers

    If I were to look for high SQ from a CD reciever for my car, what brand might I buy?

    Alpine? Clarion? Panasonic? Kenwood? Rockford?

    Thanks for the help everyone!

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    i think clarion has a high end deck that uses hand picked components, supposed to be nice.... i have a pioneer premier, i really like it...

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    ALPINE only!!!! Even their low end recievers sound better for SQ.
    If you go up into their higher end stuff(non amplified) there isn't much that can beat them except maybe denon.

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    Alpine is supposed to be one of the highest end decks. Look to Eclipse too if you want superior quality.
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    Unless you're an audiophile with super sensitive ears sitting at home, SQ will sound pretty much the same on most auto CD decks, be it mid range priced decks or super bling bling high end decks. What makes the difference is the Amps, and the Speakers and subs. Some decks do have nice features such as auto acoustics balancing crap, where it plays tones and detects how it sounds in your car, then digitally modifying the signal to get as close to a reference sound as possible.
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    Alpine eh... ok I will check it out!

    Thanks guys, I will get back to you all in a bit!

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    Default SQ decks

    yeah... all the decks listed are pretty damn good... alpine of the list would be the best for SQ IMO...


    BUT!... if you are serious... and have the dough to drop... you find your local Nakamichi or McIntosh dealer and you tell them that you want to kick some ass and take some names at SQ competitions. They will point you to their display boards and proceed to blow your mind.


    me personally... ford stock will do... with *slight* modifications... mmmmm... digital...
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    Thanks for the help!!

    Digital you say? What do you have done to your Ford Ranger man?

    Cheers!

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    getting done this winter... if I can hunt down someone who knows how to do it...

    top secret... but I sure won't have much room left in that poor little truck of mine
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    oh one other peice I forgot to mention is the Alpine F-1 status... check it out at www.alpine1.com

    insane piece of work... beautiful though

    oh and the clarion Joyride system is supposedly another really nice peice of work
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    i think there's a big difference in deck quality, testing this out, i had an all eclipse system besides the deck, so nothing was changed besides the deck .. . at first i was running the clarion mp3 deck, then i switched in the clarion touchscreen dvd . . . big time difference in SQ, i think the reason is taht the mp3 deck didn't have the 24bit dac converter or whatever because the preouts weren't too big of a differnece . . . just my two cents

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    mp3 quality's a bit misleading. I had some terrible bass response with some of my mp3 tracks. Once I popped in the original CD, the quality issue was gone. So the compression DID take some of the sound away, mostly in the low bass range where normal speakers doesn't reproduce the sound.
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    mp3 quality's a bit misleading. I had some terrible bass response with some of my mp3 tracks. Once I popped in the original CD, the quality issue was gone. So the compression DID take some of the sound away, mostly in the low bass range where normal speakers doesn't reproduce the sound.
    mp3's sound like crap with my alpine deck. just buy the CD if you really like the artist.

    just my 2 cents.

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    Originally posted by rage2
    Unless you're an audiophile with super sensitive ears sitting at home, SQ will sound pretty much the same on most auto CD decks, be it mid range priced decks or super bling bling high end decks. What makes the difference is the Amps, and the Speakers and subs. Some decks do have nice features such as auto acoustics balancing crap, where it plays tones and detects how it sounds in your car, then digitally modifying the signal to get as close to a reference sound as possible.
    dead on!

    your system is only as good as its worst component, and usually, thats the speakers, followed by the amp...then lastly the receiver.

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    I like MP3's for thier versatility, but I found the problem rage2 described to be very common, with the sub a roaring, bass wasn't very crisp, but with a store bought CD, it was clear!

    BUT! Then Jeff ripped the most excellent CD in the best quality I have heard on an MP3, and it was storebought CD quality and sounded amazing. It comes down to the quality of which the recorded medium is in.

    For me, I have noticed a deck is a deck, its the speakers and amp that make the word go round...
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