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    Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    I'm looking to buy a Alpine cda-7998, the only ones I can find are on Ebay for usually over 200$ when bidding ends. Reason I'm wanting this is because i have amps powering the fronts and mids and the HU looks perfect for them. Should I go this route or another? and suggestions on a HU better performing/features than than the 7998 with or without a built in pre-amp?







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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    That is a great unit, Just pay it, you won't get a better deck for that price.



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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    After losing 2 auctions in a row I finally won one for $305. I've seen them sell on forums for $500. I mainly like it because it matches my interior amber lights perfectly and has a phantom face. I'd say get it, but you won't find it for less than $200 anywhere.




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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    I bought one for $350, its a really nice deck and very unique with 1.5 din and folding face plate. These are rare these days and won't go under $250 for sure



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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    The face on them can they also detach to provent no faced HU thieves from being happy after they've gotten it?




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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    no they can't be detached, tint your windows and the fantom face will make it seem invisible



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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

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    The face on them can they also detach to provent no faced HU thieves from being happy after they've gotten it?
    I don't think no faced head units appeal to very many thieves.




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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    The whole premise (idea) behind its design is to make it appear like a deck with the detachable face removed. Which it pulls off admirably.

    If you intent on getting one plan on spending at least $275 - $300 the ones in nicer shape complete with the carton, cage, user manual and remote will obviously command more money.

    I can't think of a deck available right now that I would be willing to replace the 7998 with.



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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    I wanted one until people don't me the phantom face mechanism doesn't last.




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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    Don't know much about crack heads or if one jacked my friends car back then but they took an Alpine cda-9855 w/o the face from him after bashing through the window.




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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    I love my 7998. I'm using it to run a set of 2-way components active, along with a single 12" sub for my lows. So many EQ settings, time alignment, etc.....like others have said in this thread, I can't think of another deck I'd want to replace mine with.

    If you can find one for $300 or under in great shape, I'd go for it. It's a fantastic SQ deck with all the tricks.



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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    I've had two 7998's, one for over a year and a half. Neither had any issues with the mechanism. I recenlty borrowed my sister's brand new one till I got my CD7000 back from Eclipse. I may end up buying hers.




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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    I have had mine for years and never had trouble with the mechanism and I use it even when the temps drop to -20 degrees so I would say they are pretty durable.

    If anything I would send it out and have the caps in the power supply and preamp stage upgraded to Auricap's, Blackgates or Hovlands to further its already stellar performance.



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    Re: Alpine cda-7998 or another suggestions.

    thanks, i emailed him about it just now.




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