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Old 05-24-2006, 03:42 AM   #21
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Those headlights on ur bros jeep are pretty sweet too!!!
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The memory setting for the sound is easy....

Press the volume **** to set the sub level, fader, balance, bass, mid, treble. Hold the **** on bass/mid/treb to set the boost/cut freq and Q.

Once it'* set, get back to the "main" screen for the source, then hold Menu, look for Audio Preset. Hold the button for a couple seconds, then choose "Memory" to save it. "Recall" recalls the saved settings.

Do that for each source.

It'* somewhat similar to my JVC KD-SH99, with more options.

But, yea, that head unit is pretty cool. I got it from an eBay vendor, IndoAudio. Prices were good, it was right around $200 for the unit, after shipping. They do combine shipping... (First item full price, subsequent items half price shipping). BUT... The shipping from this damn place is SSSSLLLLOOOOWWWW! I wouldn't buy from them again, I'd go elsewhere. There are pleanty of other ebay vendors that have the item for within $10-20.

The next model up from mine, the X890, adds some kinda Wolfgangblahblah D/A converter, and a USB input on a rear pigtail. It'* about $60-80 more.

I installed the CD Changer, also. Just used industrial velcro to hold it to the factory changer bracket, as the new one is shorter than the old one (length wise) and the velcro seems to hold it well. I may add a strap or a couple cable ties to it, since it'* hidden in the CD changer pocket anyway, you only see the top of it with the door.

Oh, and it takes A WAY LONG TIME to upload new images and animations to the unit. The 50 frame animations take about 10 minutes. They're less than 200K. I don't know why it reads data from the CD so slow, it can pull MP3 data off faster when playing a MP3 file. Well, whatever, it'* not like I'm downloading animations every day... only every day for the past 2 days.

I have the steering wheel interface, too. I'll probably be installing that tonite, so the factory radio controls will work with it, too.
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Those headlights on ur bros jeep are pretty sweet too!!!
They're being retroed with a set of Bosch E46 D2S low beam HID projectors, and a set of GMC Yukon Denali projectors (9005 bulbs) for the high beams (converted to high beams from lows).

I have "stock" looking ones in there now, that have a nice sharp cutoff, with a set of 9006 HID bulbs in. No glare with them, and they light up the road well.
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my brothers 2002 Jeep, oo and it not the I6 its the 4.7 v8, its quick for a 4,400lbs SUV, stock 0-60 is around 7.8
yeah and around 15.5 in the 1/4(265hp)...


thats a pretty sweet head unit, i may have to invest in one.
I was about to say in my post that it sounded like a 4.7.
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Oh, and I don't plan on using the two zone thing on mine. You lose some other abilities when you do that... Neat trick tho.
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Dopple...which cd changer did you go with and how is the load time changing from CD to CD in it?
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I used the 719 changer, it'* the silver 10-disc. Seems that there are only 3 changers available, KDC-C669 (6 disc), KDC-C719 (10 disc), KDC-CX87 (10 disc). The extra $100 or so for the 87 didn't seem worth it to me, so I got the 719.

Load time is comparable to every other CD changer I've used. Haven't timed it, but it wasn't any longer than my two previous JVC units, or the factory jeep changer.
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Cool thanks.

On the memory of the eq etc... good luck when you pull the battery for something. I have to try the method you mention..but wasn't successful yet. Otherwise..I really like the unit and know you are loving it.
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Oh yea, it'* a great head unit.It'* amazing how much you get for just over $200. I paid $375 for my JVC KD-SH99 about 5 years ago, and this thing has it beat in features, and sound quality. The JVC played MP3'*, and had a multicolor LCD display, but it was a partial-dot display, with the white text being the "dots" and the rest was just pre-formed stuff. But, it has 3 sets of 4v line outs, wireless remote, and the 3 band parametric EQ, with Q settings. So it has most of what the Kenwood has. I do think the MP3 to Digital Audio to Analog Audio conversion process is better on the Kenwood. Sounds more better.
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I agree, I have heard some MP3'* in other cars that sounded poor at best. The Kenwood really brings it back well.

BTW..program one of your steering controls for the face plate angle... I love messing with people on that one.
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