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blue
03-24-2006, 01:11 PM
Anyone have a clear , close up photo of one they could post up ..... i REALLY , REALLY miss mine , and would buy one in a HEARTBEAT , and for a premium price to boot !!! :up2somet:

Slaugh
03-24-2006, 01:22 PM
i heard it's SQ is KILLER

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/4392/00001029121jk.jpg

what were your impressions on it?

blue
03-24-2006, 01:24 PM
i heard it's SQ is KILLER

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/4392/00001029121jk.jpg

what were your impressions on it?
Thank you so much ... that was FAST !! It was the second best deck i've ever heard , and if it had time alignment and 5 band parametric EQ .... it would have been THE BEST.

Ricky616
03-24-2006, 01:29 PM
:D whih hu is it the one on top the blue one or the bottom black one

blue
03-24-2006, 01:32 PM
whih hu is it the one on top or bottom one
bottom one .... ZERO frills , just insane SQ.

Ricky616
03-24-2006, 01:33 PM
:D
bottom one .... ZERO frills , just insane SQ.
sweet i never seen that hu before when was it manufactured :D

blue
03-24-2006, 01:36 PM
:D
sweet i never seen that hu before when was it manufactured :D
Don't remember the exact year ( about 6 yrs ago ) . There were only 100 made if I remember exactly right. They were ONLY offered for sale to dealers and reps.

Slaugh
03-24-2006, 02:31 PM
i remember people saying it was the most classic and acclaimed Alpine hu ever made... but im not sure 100% about that... i mean, the 7990 and 9990 prolly sound better, if not the same..

BodegaBay
03-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Nope, the 7909 was the best unit from Alpine as far back as I can remember. I just bought my 7803s in 1992 but just drooled over the 7909; wished I spent the $$ on it back then but I was a little green behind the ears.

Notice how old school the 7909 is. It's a removable chassis, handles and all. Yep, we were hauling our stereos with us back in the days! None of this removable faceplate.

Nice of you to bring this up Blue. Hey that reminds me: two years ago I bought a mod 7803 from a guy who took good care of it and changed the internals to make it close to a 7909 as possible; he replaced everything and it look so new. I just packed it away and never tested it out. But I will now!

blue
03-24-2006, 05:15 PM
I owned my own car stereo store when this bad boy came out. An alpine factory rep actually came by to talk about up-coming products .... and that special 7909 deck. Hearing him speak , you REALLY knew Alpine pulled out all the stops when designing this one. They wanted to see just how much they could get from a single box CD Player .... and they DID. It was VERY expensive , and only offered to industry employees at first. I sure wish I could remember my serial # .... It was like 70 out of 150 or something like that. I REALY wish I had it back !!!:crap:

BodegaBay
03-24-2006, 05:23 PM
I'm a little confused. I remembered the 7909 was made in qtys. in 1990s. Is the deck you're talking about an anniversary re-issue of the 7909 to celebrate Alpine's 20th year? If so, you don't have one of the original first run, correct?

And of course the question: why did you get rid of it!

blue
03-24-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm a little confused. I remembered the 7909 was made in qtys. in 1990s. Is the deck you're talking about an anniversary re-issue of the 7909 to celebrate Alpine's 20th year? If so, you don't have one of the original first run, correct?

And of course the question: why did you get rid of it!
I can uderstand the confusion ... Alpine did indeed make a re-issue of the original 7909 for the 20th anniversary of the HU itself. It was WAAAYYY better than the original was , and made in VERY limited quantities.
I sold it to a really great friend who had begged for it for over a year , THEN his car was stolen :furious: Yes ... I could KICK myself HARD !!!!

desertheat
03-25-2006, 03:57 PM
was a good deck, I owned the original and a limited until a local rep begged pleaded and then came up with some stupid amount of cash to pry it away from me. Was a great deck, limited was allot nicer overall. great sq and no frills. It is a legend in it's time and as all legends, hyped beyond it's worth. would I won another? sure... just to say I have one again haha. The original I had went into an illusion audio demo car. no idea what the limited was used in.

desertheat
03-25-2006, 04:00 PM
Thank you so much ... that was FAST !! It was the second best deck i've ever heard , and if it had time alignment and 5 band parametric EQ .... it would have been THE BEST.


Sounds like you want a 9835 haha ;)

HCCA
10-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Gee, I guess I better not tell anyone about the 7909 I have sitting in my bedroom that was revamped by Pyramid Audio (Chris Lewis), and had a new CD transport, new descreet components, as well as a heavier jumper wire between cicuit boards done 5 years ago, and never been used since, huh? It will be hooked up to Orion XTR amps...also never used..., and if I can swing the cash, Boston Acoustics Pro 10.5 LF 10's (4). Oh yea, a pair ofAudio Control EQTs.

If anyone would like to help me out, I need a 6 disc magazine for my 5959S changer, too.:D

ngsm13
10-20-2006, 01:35 AM
Old thread... but what's the HU on top in that pic?

nG

desertheat
10-20-2006, 01:46 AM
weeeeee old post

desertheat
10-20-2006, 01:49 AM
Old thread... but what's the HU on top in that pic?

nG



ohhh that is a purdy deck on top... humping that 7909.... it is f1 baby, and not the race car.

supa_c
10-20-2006, 01:52 AM
Slider treble/bass pwns all

Chevyaudio
10-20-2006, 01:53 AM
yep thats the F1 deck...wish I could afford it...that faceplate is metal IIRC

ngsm13
10-20-2006, 01:55 AM
Hasn't there been more than one F1... I thought it was... but what's the model number?

nG

supa_c
10-20-2006, 01:56 AM
Yes, there is a couple F1's
7990
newest is 9990

desertheat
10-20-2006, 09:33 PM
there were allot considered f1 status. I think at the time if memory serves, my7949 was f1 status... Man been a long time, will have to look it up...

bballer123
10-24-2006, 04:39 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ALPINE-7909-JAPAN-CD-PLAYER-RARE-LIMTED-EDITION_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ38641QQihZ018QQ itemZ280038687647QQrdZ1 there it is if you wanna bid on it...

ngsm13
10-24-2006, 07:55 PM
Wow. Cool, I'd love to hear one.

nG

A/D/S-MbQuart
01-03-2007, 09:59 AM
Slider Trebel/ bass pws all

Not really :crazy: I have my 7915 still which you push in the volume knob to access digital treble-bass-etc readout. These decks are the real alpines :p:

Anyone know who modifies these :naughty:

Slaugh
01-03-2007, 12:44 PM
nice job bringing this up