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rbenz27
03-02-2006, 06:51 PM
Hey guys... I've been away for a while but I'm back.

I just stopped by my local shop here and I saw a 7998 on the sound board and the upgrade bug took a bite out of me lol..

Is there any difference in SQ between the 7998 and 9835? The flip out 1.5 din face of the 7998 looks cool though and it doesn't have an internal amp - doesn't really matter to me since im not using any rearfill off of HU. I was wondering if there is anything else that's different, sound wise, electronically or whatever.

Please post here if you had experiences with both units. Thanks!

Randy Savage
03-02-2006, 06:54 PM
I went from the 7897 to the 9815 to the 7998...the 7998 is pure secks

Slaugh
03-02-2006, 08:10 PM
i have always heard the SQ from 7998 is far ways ahead of 98xx series and any other Alpine MP3 player...

i also heard 7878 (top os line 2001, very rare to find) is up there with it in terms of SQ.. but 7998 has much more customizations which will probably make it sound better when tweaked

the question that remains unanswered is: Which has the best SQ, Eclipse cd8454 or Alpine CDA-7998? that seems to be a tough duel... im interested to buy one of them (not very soon thou lol)

has anyone ever heard both and compared? oh sorry to hijack this thread but it hink it's also another deck you should think about.... same kind and same price aswell

Blados
03-02-2006, 08:13 PM
I don't have any experience with the 9835. I had a 7998 and loved it more than any other head unit I've ever seen. Then someone stole it :(

Slaugh
03-02-2006, 08:21 PM
LOL

edit: i mean, this is sad... pretty sad :(

rbenz27
03-02-2006, 08:30 PM
I'm not interested in Eclipse. Its a good brand and all that but I was just wonderinng about 9835 vs 7998. I'm not really itching to upgrade from the 9835 since its a good deck but I'm just curious if the 7998 brings anything new or better to the table.

thefunkybunch
03-02-2006, 08:38 PM
how many of the 7998's did alpine make that HAD an internal amplifier? i know for sure i've pulled one out of a murcielago. was definitely a 7998 and definitely had an internal amp, because there was no other factory installed amplifier in the car (that would have required bypassing it :P)

Slaugh
03-02-2006, 08:45 PM
^ 7998 only have preouts on it... 7897 had amplified outputs thou... you must be thinking of a 7897 i assume?

thefunkybunch
03-03-2006, 09:00 PM
^ 7998 only have preouts on it... 7897 had amplified outputs thou... you must be thinking of a 7897 i assume?

nope. was definitely a 7998. they might have made a special one for lamborghini or something, i dunno. it was the 'factory' radio.

Ayrton
03-03-2006, 09:08 PM
*Edit*

40th Anniversary models got the 7897

http://photos.ebizautos.com/4455/883540_54.jpg

alphakenny1
03-03-2006, 09:51 PM
honestly i don't think you'll here an audible difference between the two.

ngsm13
03-03-2006, 11:18 PM
honestly i don't think you'll here an audible difference between the two.

Indeed.

nG

slain93gsr
03-04-2006, 01:26 AM
stick with your 9835

dalucifer
03-04-2006, 01:29 AM
stick with your 9835


x2,dont think you will be able to hear the difference tho the 7998 IMO is the sexiest HU ever!!i miss mine..

desertheat
03-04-2006, 12:15 PM
both are awsome decks, you will hear no difference.

Eugenics
03-04-2006, 12:26 PM
i really want one

FoxPro5
03-04-2006, 01:54 PM
Yep it's worth it, and no I doubt you will hear any difference although you will get a higher quality deck.

Ayrton
03-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Yes more of this please...

http://home.cwru.edu/~jno/enjoy_the_view.gif

thefunkybunch
03-04-2006, 08:08 PM
*Edit*

40th Anniversary models got the 7897

http://photos.ebizautos.com/4455/883540_54.jpg


ok i stand corrected, guess it was a 7897. was a 40th anniversary, and the tealish kinda color is beautiful! the paint job alone probably cost more than my car...

i think this looks a little better though... the 'after' picture :)
http://us.a1.yahoofs.com/users/42123b35z1f4d0c55/e5fb/__sr_/8f44.jpg?ph4IkCEBR4Cb4rHM

thefunkybunch
03-04-2006, 08:12 PM
wierd, on the full size picture i took it isn't all blurry like that... hmm

phantom240
03-04-2006, 08:18 PM
well if you get rid of your old HU... let me know :D lol