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Old 11-13-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Bought an old skool Alpine cd player

Just bought an old skool Alpine 7909 cd player today.Got an awesome deal on it !
If you know anything about vintage/classic car audio, you know about the Alpine 7909.This unit came out in the late eighties-early 90's.
One of industries best ever sounding decks ever made !






Features:
Full Front DIN Chassis
CD Shuttle Controls
Quick Release Bracket
T-10 II Tuner
8-times oversampling digital filter
18-bit Dual D/A Converter
Compact disc Straight
Power loading/self loading
plays 3-inch disc w/o an adapter
music sensor
repeat, scan, random play
Eject Auto-Lock
digital clock
Dual 4v Preamp Outputs
Litetouch 24-Station Presets
Preset Address
Local/distance Switch
Dimmer Lead
Autdio Mute Lead
High contrast flourescent Display

Specifications:
General:
Output voltage (Preamp) ~ 500mV
Bass Adjustment ~ +/- 18 dB @ 30 Hz
Treble Adjustment ~ +/- 15 dB @ 15 kHz
Dimensions ~W 7" x H 2" x D 6-1/8"

Compact Disc Player:
Samplying Freq ~ 352.8 kHz (8x Oversampling)
# of D/A Converters ~ 2
# of Quantization Bits ~16-Bit Linear System
Freq. Response ~ 5 Hz - 20 kHz
Wow & Flutter ~ below measurable limits
THD ~ 0.002% @ 1 kHz
Dynamic Range ~ 100 dB
SNR ~ 110 dBA
Channel Separation ~ 95 dB @ 1 kHz

AM Tuner:
Sensitivity ~ 10 uV

FM Tuner:
Mono usable sensitivity ~ 16.3 dBf (1.8 uV/75 ohm)
50 dB Quiet Sensitivity ~ 20.7 dBf (3.0 uV / 75 ohm)
alternater channel selectivity ~ 80 dB
SNR ~ 60 dB
Stereo Separation ~ 35 dB
Capture Radio ~ 2.0 dB
AM suppression ~ 45 dB
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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wow thats ****ing sweet i'm still looking for a radio like that as it goes so nice with the E30 dash it is yust so great my brother had almost the same one in his e30 back in the day i think it was 92

how much did you pay if i could ask you !?
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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wow thats ****ing sweet i'm still looking for a radio like that as it goes so nice with the E30 dash it is yust so great my brother had almost the same one in his e30 back in the day i think it was 92

how much did you pay if i could ask you !?
I cant say but I got it for a steal !
If you look on ebay there's a few 7909's for sale !

http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkw...romZR40QQ_mdoZ
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
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i can't believe people still listen to non-mp3 cds.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:03 PM   #5
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I am still looking for a record player for my car since there is nothing better than the sound of vinyl :-)
I might consider an eight track as well.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #6
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i can't believe people still listen to non-mp3 cds.
Not only that... there really isn't anything special about that deck... it sounded good back then, big deal. There are a ton of decks that will/do sound better then it. Plus you have added control like time correction, crossovers, and parametric EQ's (in the higher end HU's)

I love Alpine, but I'd take my newer CDA-9887 over that ancient thing any day.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
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Not only that... there really isn't anything special about that deck... it sounded good back then, big deal. There are a ton of decks that will/do sound better then it. Plus you have added control like time correction, crossovers, and parametric EQ's (in the higher end HU's)

I love Alpine, but I'd take my newer CDA-9887 over that ancient thing any day.
yes but if you drive a 1990 or older car, then you want a period correct deck in there !
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:11 AM   #8
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I had one just like that. The only complaint was poor tuner reception. That seemed to be the problem with Alpine those days.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #9
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yes but if you drive a 1990 or older car, then you want a period correct deck in there !
i know newer radios are way better but they dont look that good in a E30 and i dont need a big displays lightning up and distracting me all the time with all theys funny lights and other stuff they have i real would like to install one of theys older units in my e30 and when i need some more power or better i go out and buy a good radio what will be mounted with a remote panel and remote controll in the trunk to keep the car's intirior flow going but thats only my 2 cent's
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i dont need a big displays lightning up and distracting me all the time with all theys funny lights and other stuff they have
IMO you're buying the wrong deck if you have a deck that has flashing lights, etc. That the one thing I absolutely hate about car audio. Which is one of the reasons why I would never buy a TV style deck. And also why I like Alpine's single DIN units. No flash, all performance.

My deck isn't flashy at all... And on top of that it has Alpine's BlackOut feature which completely turns off all the lights after 5 sec of not touching the controls. This option is meant for sound quality enhancements more then aesthetics but is an awesome feature when driving at night.

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i get your point! and thats a nice radio you have but i think the old alpine fits way better into a e30 it is a intrigated design what works so well for me

but you know everyone likes diff. stuff and thats good so
the second choise i would do would be a Becker traffic pro Radio with navigation they also fit verry well with the E30 intirior design and the Radio light is the same amber collour then the E30
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:39 PM   #12
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I guess I'm kinda like an E30... function > form
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #13
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I am still looking for a record player for my car since there is nothing better than the sound of vinyl :-)
I might consider an eight track as well.
im pretty sure some 50's vettes had vinyl players but couldnt be played while driving because it would skip so much from the bumps...

so the idea was thrown out after i think a 2 year production run.
and beleive me those vinyl players are highly sought after
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:32 AM   #14
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i can't believe people still listen to non-mp3 cds.
since i installed my new stereo i actually stopped listening to MP3 cd's and brought back my originals. MP3 sounds like shit IMO. no real fullness to the sound. My new deck also plays dvd audio via DTS. so i bought a few and they sure sound nice. Is ther a very noticable difference between DVD-A and CD? I would not bet money on being able to pick it our for sure if played back to back, but it blows out any mp3 for sure.

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:01 PM   #15
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Are Cdr's the same as MP3 ? Is there a sound quality difference ?
My music is downloaded and burned at 320kb and the quality is same as original.
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