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So I have a Alpine CDA-7878. It was thier first MP3 player, and apparently the best so far. It changes tracks between MP3's in less than 1 second. It has a crossover and digital time correction.

I am torn between putting it into my STi, or going with the CDA-9815 that has all/more of the features of the CDA-7878 EXCEPT the CDA-9815 TAKES FOREVER compared with the 7878 to change tracks and folders. The 9815 has nicer colors, a nicer interface, and plays WMA in addition to MP3.

Damn. I am in quite a dilemma here. :(

But otherwise, I am pretty much set on:

Front:

Boston Acoustics Z6 (sounds OH SO SWEEET!!)

Rear:

Boston Acoustics RM6 (rear fill)

Sub:

Boston Pro Series 10" in box just big enough to hold it plus mount the amp.

Amp:

Alpine 5 Channel V12 Amp

MMMM.... Alpine Electronics and Boston speakers, if I don't say for myself I have good taste. :D

Now just to make the decision on keeping my 7878 Vs. going with new 9815...
 

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JJ: Saw the 9815-nice to look at, but with the more streamlined faceplate it also makes it harder to operate while driving I would think. Although of course none of us would ever think of doing that now would we. It is a really nice look however. All of the new Alpine stuff is great to play with, spent 3 hours in a store trying to work on the system this past weekend. That includes some of the new security systems. SFRinNJ
 

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Are you sure the Boston Acoustics speakers will fit? I've heard they are pretty deep and that realistically you can't go deeper than 2.5 inches on the front doors. Just wondering if you have thought about this.
 

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Darwood: I asked Murley to post pictures and give us some info on the door panels to make sure that the space was at least what we expect for the speakers. Depth is going to be a real problem, especially if you want to include any sound deadening material to prevent vibration. Good HU, good amp, subwoofer, and then have the whole system hung up by the speakers.SFRinNJ
 

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The installer who will be installing the stuff for me says that he can get them to fit.

BTW, depth on the Z6 is 2 and 7/16 inches deep. May have to use a spacer. :( The Z5's are 2 and 5/18 inches deep.
 
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JJ said:
The installer who will be installing the stuff for me says that he can get them to fit.

BTW, depth on the Z6 is 2 and 7/16 inches deep. May have to use a spacer. :( The Z5's are 2 and 5/18 inches deep.
The steel door panel getting so close to the speaker magnet will change the magnetic field. It shunts the field, like in a transformer. The magnetic field lines prefer the mu of iron much more than air, so they will tend to go to the door panel, (until it saturates).

Does anyone know if this greatly affects the sound quality versus listening to the speakers in the showroom? I wonder, just curious...
 

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Does anyone know if this greatly affects the sound quality versus listening to the speakers in the showroom?
and does anyone know if that difference can be discerned over the noise of those re070s. :) (one of the lucky stiffs with an sti commented that the tires were noisy.)
 
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and does anyone know if that difference can be discerned over the noise of those re070s. :) (one of the lucky stiffs with an sti commented that the tires were noisy.)
Well, we still have to stop at the red lights don't we? :lol:
 

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How do you audiophiles rate ECLIPSE products?

I am glad to see that other are also thinking about using the 9815. I have chosen to use this HU over the Pioneer 940MP/9400mp. After getting some hands-on time with the 940MP I wasn't too please with its ease of use.

I am not sure what I will think of the delay between tacks and folders, but I am sure I will get use to it. For that matter I have several Beta Lounge that are ~6 hours long, so I wont have to worry about switching tacks all that often.

What I was hoping to get some help on was speaker selection. I am thinking about either the Polk Audio EX3550 or the MB Quart DSD213. Both of which should fit with the use of a 3/4" spacer. (See " Head unit and speaker installation notes.") I am sure these are not the best of the best, but the fit within the price range that I have set-out to keep up with.

Do you all think these speakers are a good pair for not only the HU but also the car? Do you have any other recommendation regarding speaker flavors? Something else that I had in mind is that I will be installing my own system. So something that is "easy" to install could be very helpful.

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i just ordered the following all-alpine system. small, but adequate for my needs.

hu: cda-9815 (sweet hu)
amp: mrv-f450 (5channel)
front: spr-136a (5.25" components)
rear: spr-134a (5.25" coax)
sub: sbr-102cr (10" sub with enclosure)
 

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I understand that the Rockford Fosgate FNX2614u will fit in the front doors without any modification or spacers. From the quick listen that I gave them yesterday they sound pretty good too.

I suppose since I will have the door panels off I might as well put down some sound deadening material. Is anyone familiar with B-Quiet? From the folks that I have talked with B-Quiet offers as good of a product as Dynamat and isn't nearly as expensive.
 

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JJ have you got your Bostons intalled yet? I was looking at those also and wondered if the install went well with the spacer. They dont hit the door panel do they?

Your set up should sound sweet!
 

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I'll let you know tomorrow how they fit. :) Installer swears up and down he can get them to fit... :D
 

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Can't wait to hear how it turns out JJ. Details, give us lots O' details. Peace!!
 

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does anyone know if japanese 2-din receivers work on the USDM STi??

 

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Well, the car is not done today, but it will be tommorrow. That's ok with me, the guy is going to lock it in his install bay tonight, and I told him it didn't have to be done today, just done right. :)

Here's a run down of what is going in my car:

Alpine CDA-9815 Headunit
Alpine XM Radio Reciever
Alpine MRV-F450 Amp (5 channel)
Monster Cable wiring
Boston Z6 Front Components :)
Dynamat in Front Doors
Boston Rally 4" in rear doors
Dynamat in rear doors
Boston 12" Competitor Sub, in Boston Box
Dynamat in trunk
Custom Amplifier Rack
Escort 8500 Radar/Laser Detector
Escort ZR1 Laser Shifter :evil:

Should be an awesome system, don't even ask about the price though... :eek: ;)

I will post pics when I get the car back. :)
 
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