View Full Version : what do you think of the fantom face units

Fosgate Forever
10-24-2005, 01:23 AM
ok i have a cda 7998 coming in a few days lemme know what you guys think of the units...

10-24-2005, 01:24 AM
Excellent unit.

10-24-2005, 01:55 AM
x2 im considering selling my 9815 and getting the 7998

Fosgate Forever
10-24-2005, 02:31 AM
what would you recomend more the 9835 or the 7998

Fosgate Forever
10-24-2005, 02:34 AM
and what have you guys heard about the 7998 taking a ****

Fosgate Forever
10-26-2005, 01:34 AM
have you guys heard anything on how much these units die when opening like a percentage would you get it over a 9835 i need as many answers in less than 2 days theats when i need to decide

10-26-2005, 02:46 AM
i dont like the phantom face units myself....... why i just dont never liked any of the "phantom" styled stuff and they all had probems anyone that ever tried to do it no one seemed to do it the right way and we saw units coming back....not sure of new ones though since we stopped selling them here

Fosgate Forever
10-27-2005, 11:11 PM
come on need more input from people who actually delt and owned them

Randy Savage
10-27-2005, 11:13 PM
I've owned both the 7897 and the 7998. Excellent units- never had a problem with either.

Wish I still had my 7998 :(.

What do you want to know about it?

Fosgate Forever
10-27-2005, 11:14 PM
whether or not i should go through with this deal of getting one, im paying about 320, or if i should go with a 9835 for the same price.

10-27-2005, 11:15 PM
Either are a hell of a deal for that price...I doubt you'd be disappointed either way.

Fosgate Forever
10-27-2005, 11:16 PM
well im just worried about the 7998 taking a dump and then having to deal with that

Randy Savage
10-27-2005, 11:16 PM
7998 :)

I love the Phantom Face...it looks so pimp in person....trust me, you'll love it :)

Fosgate Forever
10-27-2005, 11:17 PM
oh i know ive seen it in person but i have heard that they dump out.

Fosgate Forever
10-27-2005, 11:17 PM
and its a 95 dollar flat rate to fix

Randy Savage
10-27-2005, 11:17 PM
I had the 7897 for about 2 years with no problems whatsoever...ran the 7998 for about ~8 months IIRC with no problems as well.

Fosgate Forever
10-27-2005, 11:19 PM
hmm well i guess i'll just have to risk it but i do like that unit. should really be an upgrade from my alpine 7521s lol

Fosgate Forever
10-28-2005, 12:33 AM
well can you guys give me some pros and cons about the unit

10-28-2005, 04:26 AM
I have the original alpine cda 7969 fanton unit...still works very good.

I had the alpine cda 7998...never had a problem..

10-28-2005, 04:31 AM
How does the 7998 perform in terms of sq over the 9835? 9835 still going to stomp it's face in?

11-06-2005, 01:44 PM
I had a 7897 prior to my 7998... I picked up a JL 450/4 and figured I'd make the move to an un-amplified head unit. The difference was worth my time/effort/money.
I'd get the 7998 hands down... I wouldn't care if it was 150 dollars to repair it if it breaks... I'd gladly pay it. It's funny because friends come home with big DVD systems... and I don't even have a hint of jealousy. I wouldn't trade my deck for anything.


Pics! 7897, then 7998.






Fosgate Forever
11-06-2005, 08:54 PM
**** my units lights dont look like that even at night there not as dark as that

11-06-2005, 09:03 PM
You mean your lights are brighter? Is that bad or good? Haha, I am happy with mine just how it is.

11-06-2005, 09:05 PM

Excellent install :)

11-06-2005, 09:17 PM

Fosgate Forever
11-06-2005, 09:40 PM
no i mean darker color, there just as bright but the colors arent as deep as that they look like they're diluted with water your look so vivid

Fosgate Forever
11-06-2005, 10:08 PM
How does the 7998 perform in terms of sq over the 9835? 9835 still going to stomp it's face in? nah i think the 7998 goes up and beyond the 9835

11-06-2005, 10:14 PM
The fact that the 7998 and say the 7995 have no internal amp hint at how serious sound quality is on them. The 7998 is an audiophiles dream.

11-07-2005, 02:49 PM
I love my 7995 :)

11-07-2005, 08:45 PM
I just got my 7995 for my girlfriends car yesterday! Will put it in on the weekend. She only has 2 speakers and a sub right now... haha, we'll see how good it is capable of sounding without rear fill! I just wanted her to have time correction to bring the base up closer to you.