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seanvangster7
10-12-2006, 04:43 AM
Got a quick ? about the 2006 Alpine Head Units.

I went to bestbuy today to check out Alpine HU and notice some huge Differences..

Alpine Eliminated the Motorize Face to a Fold down face--how dumb can that be
Lower the Preouts
and the size of the screen is smaller

alpine before use to be one of the best Swing Motorzie face then any other brand of Hu i know of

Will elimated these features attract more buyers or what is going on with Alpines

supa_c
10-12-2006, 04:44 AM
Yep, they are getting crappier
They are just making things cheaper to sell more units at a lower price

Notwerk
10-12-2006, 06:22 AM
Actually, I wish every company would get rid of motorized faces. I can't stand them. It's an additional cost, and eventually, the mechanism always fails. I'd just as soon have a classy looking, slot-load than a whiz-bang motorized face that dies 3 years down the road.

Russkels55
10-12-2006, 08:26 AM
Lower the Preouts



the didnt lower the preouts, they are finally the actuall preout voltage, before companies were just stamping on false numbers of what the preouts were. they're finnally being regulated.


Russ

supa_c
10-12-2006, 12:46 PM
Pioneers have underrated preouts

Prowler573
10-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Actually, I wish every company would get rid of motorized faces. I can't stand them. It's an additional cost, and eventually, the mechanism always fails. I'd just as soon have a classy looking, slot-load than a whiz-bang motorized face that dies 3 years down the road.

I've got a >three year old HU with a motorized faceplate that still works juuuust fine :fyi:

snoopdan
10-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Pioneers have underrated preouts

2x Ive had better signal output from a 99 cent sound card with 500 Mv outputs :furious:


At least Alpine makes head units with no engine whine problems.

azbass
10-12-2006, 12:50 PM
the 06 alpine circuit boards are different. but they are now too simple and have less features then the old school ones did.

in my store alpine radios are out selling pioneer.

the direct ipod conection has a lot to do with it..

supa_c
10-12-2006, 01:02 PM
2x Ive had better signal output from a 99 cent sound card with 500 Mv outputs :furious:


At least Alpine makes head units with no engine whine problems.

All my pioneers have 0 engine noise, except when you switch them to AM radio which i never ever listen to.

supa_c
10-12-2006, 01:03 PM
the 06 alpine circuit boards are different. but they are now too simple and have less features then the old school ones did.

in my store alpine radios are out selling pioneer.

the direct ipod conection has a lot to do with it..
They idiot proofed them..

Prowler573
10-12-2006, 02:57 PM
They idiot proofed them..
Sadly, there is no such thing :crap:

azbass
10-12-2006, 02:59 PM
no idiot proofing them would have some sign that tells em where the cd slot is.

i see way to many cd's sitting on top of peoples radios. and them crying that their radio ate their cd.

i dont even know how they even manage that.

Prowler573
10-12-2006, 03:28 PM
are people really that dumb? You should sterilize them on the spot if theyve done that.

Yes they are and yes you should.

Slaugh
10-15-2006, 07:43 AM
they've gone downhill since 2005

actually, the 98xx line always sounded worse than 78xx and 79xx lines...

hallertau2000
10-15-2006, 11:30 AM
First Post and already ranting:furious:

I have a 2 month old Alpine 9861 and I've honestly had better Fm radio reception from a 20$Kraco an that's not the start of it.:crying: The volumne control knob pot is detented and will audibly make a very slight sound in the music when turning up or down when it hits the detents while music is playing:mad: and the loading time for a CD is like 5 seconds :rolleyes:

Oh, and I called Alpine and they offered to replace my 2 month old 650$ deck with a Refurb:crap:
After 20 years of loyalty, Stay away from Alpine! I would but I already bought a H700:greedy::blackeye:

James

project f-150
10-15-2006, 11:37 AM
the new guy likes the smiley faces