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Old 11-28-2007, 08:36 AM
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Here's what I've cobbled together after a night scrounging the internet:

Head unit: Alpine CDA-9885 $233.00
Sirius: Sirius Connect SIR-ALP1 $89.99
Speakers: JL Audio M650 CCXW $380.00 ( 2 pair-local shop after tax)

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Old 11-28-2007, 06:09 PM
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I am a JL and Clarion dealer, give me a call if you have any questions or would like some pricing information.

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I always had Alpine in my cars and liked them. I was way impressed with the Clarion head unit I had in my boat. I would save the $$$ and go with the Clarion M475.
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I always had Alpine in my cars and liked them. I was way impressed with the Clarion head unit I had in my boat. I would save the $$$ and go with the Clarion M475.
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Looked at the numbers and seems you, as usual, are correct in your observation.....the 475 has louder, cleaner output than the Alpine unit. Did you have the M475? How complicated to operate?

btw- ended up buying the JL Audio's today.....figured a legit purchase at about $190 a pair was too good to pass on.
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I didn't have the M475, but it is the head unit I'm going to use when I do my stereo in a few months. I had basically the same, but an older model that I installed in my last boat. It didn't have as many options since the sirus and ipod wasn't as popular. It was very simple to use. Originally, I had it installed w/o an amp and just 4 Babb 6x9's. It sounded as good as many stereo's that had amps. I wanted louder so I installed a 4x65 watt rms RF amp and it most people couldn't believe I didn't have a sub hidden somewhere.

That is a very good price for the JL's.
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I didn't have the M475, but it is the head unit I'm going to use when I do my stereo in a few months. I had basically the same, but an older model that I installed in my last boat. It didn't have as many options since the sirus and ipod wasn't as popular. It was very simple to use. Originally, I had it installed w/o an amp and just 4 Babb 6x9's. It sounded as good as many stereo's that had amps. I wanted louder so I installed a 4x65 watt rms RF amp and it most people couldn't believe I didn't have a sub hidden somewhere.

That is a very good price for the JL's.
It's the best price I've seen around. BTW- for anyone in metro Detroit/southeast Michigan, Car Tunes/Boat Tunes are running 2 for 1 on all their speakers through tomorrow....possibly to next Saturday.

Back to the M475....I may go with that, Griff. A sub and amps just aren't in the budget right now, so I need a unit that will push good, clean sound at volume. Thanks for the help!
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Originally, I had it installed w/o an amp and just 4 Babb 6x9's. It sounded as good as many stereo's that had amps. ......most people couldn't believe I didn't have a sub hidden somewhere.
Babbs rock! Best speaker I've ever had.
I have 2 6x9's and 2 5 1/4's. I swear they thump more than my 2 10" JL subs!
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Babbs rock! Best speaker I've ever had.
I have 2 6x9's and 2 5 1/4's. I swear they thump more than my 2 10" JL subs!
Yep, I feel the same way. The new Babb--DC Golds are my current plan for new speakers. Just haven't decided on what sizes for sure. Going with 8 speakers most likely.

How do you like the 5 1/4's??????

I think I'm going to get (2) 10's, and either (2) 6x9's and (4) 5 1/4's or (2) 10's, (4) 6x9's and (2) 5 1/4's. Kind of depends on where I decide to mount them.
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I think I'm going to get (2) 10's, and either (2) 6x9's and (4) 5 1/4's or (2) 10's, (4) 6x9's and (2) 5 1/4's. Kind of depends on where I decide to mount them.
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