damn tootin, I loved Alpine up until I purchased my CDA-9855, WTF happened to the support. That headunit kicked arse but Alpine dropped support for it like a bad habit, really not happy about it. Anyway, eclipse has it's following as does alpine. Personally if Eclipse wasn't so expensive and hard to demo a model more people would know about it.
But to get back onto topic I've heard great things about Memphis, I hope your set up is a good one. It's always hard to judge a system until it's together and tuned. . . sort like turboing an xB lol. I wanna see pics!
i had an alpine in my last car. it was a good unit and i would have bought an alpine again but the 5v preamp on the eclipse had me sold. its going to take some time to get used to the turn style knobs but i think i will.