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Old 29th December 2005
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Thumbs up stereo install pics!

here's my Alpine installed. Pics of my sub and amp setup will follow in a few days.

http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=12/36211334417.jpg&s=x11
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Old 29th December 2005
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Looks good. Is that the Genuine Saab fill kit? I've got one of those sitting in the garage, waiting for my Nakamichi CD-400 to show up. (Don't ever order anything from onlinecarstereo.com.)
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Old 30th December 2005
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Nakamichi...NICE Alpine, Nakamichi, and McIntosh make the best head units out there; no contest. I actually pieced my install kit together using the VW wiring harness adapter and a universal DIN pocket. the pocket was a little big at first, but I sawed off a chunk of the bottom, smoothed it out and now it fits fine. It's kind of funny that you mentioned onlinecarstereo b/c I almost bought an Alpine CDA-9851 from them b/c of the low price and free shipping. but I went with Crutchfield because I'm putting an old radio of mine in a friend's Jeep and they give you a free install kit with the purchase of a new headunit. hope your new CD player gets there soon! can't wait to see the pics
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Old 30th December 2005
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Nice, do you have any plans for the empty spot?
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the fill pocket is gonna occupy that space until I find a nicer way to fill it. I have thought about buying a 12inX12in piece of black plastic and cutting it to fit the space and then mount my radio in the center. maybe even painting it dark gray to match the dash. I'm not sure when I'll get around to it, tho.
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Old 31st December 2005
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looks good

with alpine, nak & mcnt. being the best I agree on the later 2 but not alpine unless it's their F#1 status stuff. I sold alpine for a while & their stuff just isn't built like is use to be, hard to find something that is actually. It's great stuff & better then most but not the

I prefer eclipse however they are starting to cut some coroners as well
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Old 2nd January 2006
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for the under 500 range I'd go with Alpine over the others b/c of sound quality, ease of use, clear display, features, and design. I am not a fan of the "glide touch" feature on the higher end models and I don't like that you have to buy the most expensive one to get 4 volt preouts now. however, the sound quality is second to none in the price class (under 500) and the design/layout is inuitive. and with all models (even their entry level 9841) has a sub level control. also, on their single preout models, you can select either sub or front. That is another smart move by Alpine because if you have the choice to amp either your front speakers or rear speakers, chances are you'd go for the fronts so as to not bias the sound stage to the rear of the car. no other headunit that I've seen with one set of preouts has that feature; they all default to rear. I have to admit that I have not demoed an Eclipse headunit, but I have heard good things about them. but Mcs and Naks are very pricey and tho they have superior sound quality, they are not mp3 compatible and lack some other features included in Alpines. Also, the other two Alpines I've owned are still working as well as they did when they were new. but, everybody has their own take on what's best, etc.
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Old 2nd January 2006
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yea... I still have my first alpine radion & last time I hooked it up it's still rinning like new. I purchased it in 1988 to go in a 86 VW GLi that I owned, loved that radio & I just can't get myself to throw the tape player in the trash

My favorite deck that I have used/owned was built by denon, by far the best ergonimics I have ever found in a radio & they look so nice in a saab to!! Unfortunantly I had 4 of them stolen & by that time Denon backed out of the car audio market They presently have a deck but it's $2,000+ I beleive.

A few years back when I was shopping for a amp to go along with my Adcom amps I listend to a few alpines but they didn't do it for me mostly because of their low volt pre-outs. Thus i went with a eclipse deck which has 16v balanced outs which is exactly what my finicky adcom amps need.

Alpine does make great stuff however I would suggest next time you do give them a try/listen even in the sub $500 category. Very simple design w/o many gadgets thus SQ is emphasized which turns a lot of people off actually

I need to get some speakers though....
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