Well, I'm still piecing together my retro system for a car that I don't even own, yet. So far I've got 2 decent original Kicker C12's (I need one more in better shape). I have two Punch 150's and maybe two 45's and a 75 on it's way. My NIB Coustic XM3 crossover came.
Next, I'd like to begin my search for a Alpine Head Unit. This is really the hang up on the whole system for me. The subs I can find in decent shape with lots of searching and possibly repair them when needed in the future. Rockford amps, no problem.....plenty of power, and built like tanks. I can conceal the mids and high, even if I use modern stuff. I can find nice Alpine EQ's.....
Nevertheless, it's the head unit that has me stumped. I had a 7815 back in the early 90's and I think I had one a similar to a 7833. My problem is, the new HU have a lot of nice features. Some I can live without, some I don't think I can.
How far back do I have to go to get an Alpine HU that has at least one set of RCA outs, a knob volume control (I hated both of my Alpines with button volume), I'd really like some sort of input for MP3 players......and I know I'm going long here but what about the ability to play CDR's? You alpine guru's, which models would I be looking for?
Two Kicker, gold writing 12's, 4 ohm
One Punch 150HD to push them
One Punch 45HD or 75HD for the highs and mids
Coustic XM3 crossover
MB quart 6x9's in rear panels and components for the front
Alpine Head Unit????
What else am I missing?
Thanks, I'm having a great time finding most of the old stuff I used to have or lust after!
EDIT: is there a thread that i'm missing that shows the model #'s, features, when they were produced, etc.....
also, a double din would be ok too.....