I am looking at purchasing a new HU - Saw all the great hype over the Premier 860 (I was looking at the P80, but the single didn't attract me) and I am leaning in that direction already. I saw this Clarion and thought it was worth taking a gander at. Anybody have exp with this or know anything about the model?
Yeah, I was looking over the specs of the 860 and was really excited to see that 13 band-eq. How about the Clarion DXZ955MP - I really don't mind so much the cd-recording, but I thought Dolby decoding was something worth looking into. It offers a 3 band-eq oppose to the 855's 2-band. What do you guys think - off ebay the prices aren't much different between the Premier and the Clarion.
why would that be better? no crossover and only 2 bands of equalization? you want a crossover (especially since its totally adjustable in slope and frequency) and the more bands the better...13 is pretty damn good for a headunit.
Yeah, that's what I was saying, not having a HPF and a limited Parametric EQ would make it less desirable.
The 13 bands are graphic EQ, not necessarily parametric (which offers easier manipulation of how you want the curve affected). Though the 955 only has three parametric bands...From what I've been reading, nobody uses the 13 bands on the 860 anyway; they leave it completely neutral.