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Old 09-26-2018, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by HDNBenjamin View Post
well then...I may have overspent on the 62 then. dang it!
Still a nice piece; costs more for a reason. Some people appreciate the higher level of EQ tunability with the 62. I'm no audiophile so I couldn't care less.


For the people who mounted the KTP445u: Did you guys use a LOC to connect to the factory speakers? I have the Alpine PnP adapter for my HU; I'm assuming I can de-pin the speaker wires from that harness and use a LOC to hook up to the RCA cables. Or can I just cut the RCA ends off and crimp the twisted pairs into one pin? Planning to retain a PnP setup if I even bother to install this thing at all.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:01 AM
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I went with the 445a so I didn't have to deal with that. As tempting as bridged would be, I went with the lazy route...
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Su2uKa! View Post
The only differences I see are a 10 band EQ on the 62 vs. 3 band on the 72
More android AOA compatibility on the 72
Custom colors (RGB) on the 72
In addition, the UTE-62BT has 4v preouts, while the UTE-73BT has only 2v
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:25 PM
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In addition, the UTE-62BT has 4v preouts, while the UTE-73BT has only 2v
Does this make a noticeable difference?
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:30 AM
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If you are not using an external amplifier, then the preamp output voltage is irrelevant. If you are, in theory the higher voltage
means the audio signal you want is stronger relative to any (electronic) noise picked up along the way, especially induced in
poorly-shielded RCA cables. In the real world, probably irrelevant for most people compared to road noise.
I pointed it out to highlight that there are differences in the specs for the two headunits, but also because it implies different
headunit hardware rather than simply software; in this day and age I can imagine companies making one headunit, but turning
on/off features to differentiate models.
As an aside, many years ago I dropped a TI calculator and the face plate came off, revealing fully functional buttons for the
functions available only on the higher-priced model. Turns out the low priced model was exactly the same except for the face
plate and missing button pads.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by oth View Post
If you are not using an external amplifier, then the preamp output voltage is irrelevant. If you are, in theory the higher voltage
means the audio signal you want is stronger relative to any (electronic) noise picked up along the way, especially induced in
poorly-shielded RCA cables. In the real world, probably irrelevant for most people compared to road noise.
I pointed it out to highlight that there are differences in the specs for the two headunits, but also because it implies different
headunit hardware rather than simply software; in this day and age I can imagine companies making one headunit, but turning
on/off features to differentiate models.
As an aside, many years ago I dropped a TI calculator and the face plate came off, revealing fully functional buttons for the
functions available only on the higher-priced model. Turns out the low priced model was exactly the same except for the face
plate and missing button pads.
That's very interesting about the calculator.
I am running an external amplifier for a trunk mounted JL amp and subwoofer, but did use quality shielded RCAs (run down the driver's side sill, no less) and don't notice any noise or anything negative to report.
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