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    i have bought a new headunit...off ebay

    this is the one


    i would usually buy SONY but this came along as a complete bundle to fit straight into my 850 T5 so i took a punt and went for it

    ALPINE are ok arnt they???


    this is the bundle as i bought it



    it should arrive with me on weds so i'll fit it straight in then!!!

    i feel like a kid waiting for christmas i know it's not all that flash but it's alot better than the one in the car at the moment
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    nothin wrong with alpine mate,
    1 of the top names in car audio,
    good quality with good sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5 stealth View Post
    nothin wrong with alpine mate,
    1 of the top names in car audio,
    good quality with good sound.
    that's good to know

    it should be with me today so hopefully drop it straight in tonight afterwork

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    Agreed, i preferred my alpine unit to my old kenwood, i noticed it more in sound quality (which is important!)

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    it didnt arrive today fingers crossed for tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    it didnt arrive today fingers crossed for tomorrow
    lol it must be killing u having to wait lol.


    Agreed, i preferred my alpine unit to my old kenwood, i noticed it more in sound quality (which is important!) ..


    i personally prefer the kenwood stuff but i must agree the alpine do have the edge in refinement,kenwood seem a bit better on the bass bits lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by t5 stealth View Post
    lol it must be killing u having to wait lol.

    you're not wrong i have whiped the double din cassette player out so just a big hole in the center console waiting for the parcel to arrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    you're not wrong i have whiped the double din cassette player out so just a big hole in the center console waiting for the parcel to arrive
    at least you're not having to wait 3 weeks!!!

    that's how long i've got to wait for my new wheels! lol!...

    get some pics up when you get it installed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangster View Post
    at least you're not having to wait 3 weeks!!!

    that's how long i've got to wait for my new wheels! lol!...

    get some pics up when you get it installed!
    3 weeks!!!!! not good must be dragging by!!!!



    i will take some pics as soon as it's in the car


    also i'll prob need some replacement door speakers but i'll start a seperate thread for those once the headunit is fitted

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    3 weeks!!!!! not good must be dragging by!!!!



    i will take some pics as soon as it's in the car


    also i'll prob need some replacement door speakers but i'll start a seperate thread for those once the headunit is fitted

    cheers
    lol! - yep, i'm not the worlds most patient person..

    good luck with the install!

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    I've started a new thread on 850 replacement door speakers ahead of "y2blade". Appreciate recommendations on which speakers I should purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken10 View Post
    I've started a new thread on 850 replacement door speakers ahead of "y2blade". Appreciate recommendations on which speakers I should purchase.
    cheers mate

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    i'm getting busy on here during my lunchbreak http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/ 13cm for the doors but dunno what i'm looking at tbh ...will go for alpine so its all matched
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    arrived today and i've already fitted it and everything works as it should, sounds pretty good to on std speekers but will be changing them very soon


    pic's to follow

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    all fitted and very happy...not bad for 40 ...thank you EBAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2blade View Post
    all fitted and very happy...not bad for 40 ...thank you EBAY


    very cool!

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    ,.,

    iv got alpine 3 ways in mine.....bloody loud now,
    with sub in boot........
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    gd choice with alpine much better than sony
    as for speakers gho for 13 cm componants much better than singles
    installed some 5.25 alpines into my mates vectra other day sound amazing specially with a bit of dynamat behind them
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/5770.html

    can get them under a tonne if look around this was first link out the hat
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    Quote Originally Posted by joesc70 View Post
    gd choice with alpine much better than sony
    as for speakers gho for 13 cm componants much better than singles
    installed some 5.25 alpines into my mates vectra other day sound amazing specially with a bit of dynamat behind them
    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/5770.html

    can get them under a tonne if look around this was first link out the hat
    thanks i'll prob buy them from these guys as i've used them alot in the past
    http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/default.htm

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    I don't know much about speakers. Could someone please enlighten me on the difference between component speakers and singles? .... as mentioned by Joesc70.

    Is there a particular brand of 5.25" speakers with the same mounting holes as the original Volvo speakers on the doors? I'd like to avoid drilling in new holes if possible. Thanks!


 

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