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Slaugh
05-27-2007, 09:31 AM
hey, i'm all curious to see what this hu looks like.. i've searched on the internet, but only found ad digitalized pics, i want to see what it looks like in real colors :naughty:

if possible, please, post them in good quality... take beautiful pics of it... make good videos, showing how it works and ****...

fanks

Babs
05-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Don't know if you saw the vid from alpine's site but it might help:
http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=iDA-X001&lang=en&mode=&play=32

Slaugh
05-27-2007, 08:07 PM
that's a good video, but not the one i was expecting... i'm looking more to see this hu in hi-resolution pics and, perhaps, a few vids showing it's functionality, but that's doesn't satisfy my needs accordingly ehhe

but thanks anyway :)

styldaccordngly
05-27-2007, 08:10 PM
its a slick piece, grabs the customers attention like no other radio on the board...
once they hear it has no cd player however, i get a funny look or an "aww".....

Slaugh
05-28-2007, 08:38 PM
someone? :(

Babs
05-28-2007, 08:45 PM
its a slick piece, grabs the customers attention like no other radio on the board...
once they hear it has no cd player however, i get a funny look or an "aww".....

If it had some actual processing.. Better x-over and time alignment and decent EQ.. I'd be all over it.. A CD player is a moving part item just waiting to break. If they made an SQ version of this thing, preamp only, copper chassis, DTA, etc, or at least a digital out to go to the H701, that might be something.

Igno
05-28-2007, 09:39 PM
If it had some actual processing.. Better x-over and time alignment and decent EQ.. I'd be all over it.. A CD player is a moving part item just waiting to break. If they made an SQ version of this thing, preamp only, copper chassis, DTA, etc, or at least a digital out to go to the H701, that might be something.


:iagree:

Babs
05-29-2007, 05:57 PM
Seems like Alpine was just testing the waters with this model.. Kinda like Clarion's FB275BT.. No player, just SD input and bluetooth..

http://www.clarion.com/us/en/products/2007/audio/source_unit/Bluetooth_SD/FB275BT/us-en-product-pf_1165294998482.html

Very cool BUT... How about a full-blown SQ version of these non-CD units?
The manufacturers are just tipping their toes to feel the temperature in the market I think.. They need to jump right on in with a couple high-end models.. one guy's opinion.

Gentoo
05-29-2007, 09:13 PM
^ I agree. I think that they feel that people who use compressed formats don't care about or understand sound quality, thus they don't bother.

What they fail to realize is that many people (like me) use lossless formats like AAC lossless or FLAC.

I would love to get the X001. But for $400, it is lacking in features. Yeah it does Ipod great, and I can live without the CD player. But no higher end processing and no digital connection to the H701 kill it for me.

Babs
05-30-2007, 02:48 PM
to tell you the truth, I'm starting to lean towards an OEM unit like the new MS-8 or H650 or something.. maybe a 3sixty.2 if I can find one for a silly price.. I've had too many aftermarket head units go TU on me.. including excelon preamp-only units and alpines.. I'm leary about the long term reliability of all of them anymore.. They're made for the masses, anymore.

LOW S-10
05-31-2007, 12:29 AM
I had the X001 in my truck for several weeks and I liked it. The fact that it didnt have a cd player made me take it out. If your doing any SQ or SPL comps, you cant put there CD in, so basically you cant enter. Liked the ability to turn off the internal amp and make it a "dead head".

styldaccordngly
05-31-2007, 07:26 AM
slaugh; i have one going in today, ill take some pictures for you.....

Octavio
05-31-2007, 07:09 PM
hey, i'm all curious to see what this hu looks like.. i've searched on the internet, but only found ad digitalized pics, i want to see what it looks like in real colors :naughty:

if possible, please, post them in good quality... take beautiful pics of it... make good videos, showing how it works and ****...

fanks

all you have to do is search

http://filer.case.edu/ard9/alpine1.jpg

http://filer.case.edu/ard9/alpine2.jpg

http://filer.case.edu/ard9/IMG_0459.JPG

http://filer.case.edu/ard9/alpine.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/132/394964095_8d9bd9ce39.jpg?v=0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/394964055_b8ecdcf53a.jpg?v=0

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/billy2kfrc//alpine1.jpg

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/billy2kfrc//alpine2.jpg

http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c5/billy2kfrc//alpine5.jpg

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11884&d=1177733023

styldaccordngly
06-01-2007, 08:04 AM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_250_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_251_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_249_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_244_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_248_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_245_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_246_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/177000-177999/177660_247_full.jpg

Babs
06-01-2007, 10:18 AM
Quite a nice looking unit.. I'll certainly give it that. :)

Slaugh
06-02-2007, 09:51 AM
yay, thanks for the pics... i couldn't find them anywhere... looks like alpine's doing decent stuff again, but not aiming SQ as much as they used to (CD>Ipod)...

:)

Babs
06-04-2007, 02:09 PM
The CDA-9887 appears to be a bit of a step more of the SQ direction when it finally comes out.. Though the IDA unit "looks" a lot slicker.