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Holy Grail... Old Skool Alpine 7909 deck

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Postby imgoingforit » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:31 pm

That's shocking. What about the greenish colored CDs?
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Postby mattminerDOTcom » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:04 pm

i have a nakamichi cd 700 sitting around here somewhere. one of the worst good radios ive ever had. its capabilities were underwhelming haha.
just livin' here in the us, trying to live the tuner lifestyle. real deal here man, all overnighted from japan
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Postby fireant » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:24 pm

Wow, nice find.

BTW, I'd be really interested in some extreme closeups of the capacitors... they are the little pill-shaped things on the board with colored stripes... it will tell what grade of quality they are. Yes, you can replace them with better ones very cheaply... unless they are already the best grade.

Though I recently went with two Panasonic head units with USB ports, I sure do love the old-school simplicity of good old treble & bass adjusters. ~sigh~
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Postby Robb » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:14 pm

fireant wrote:Wow, nice find.

BTW, I'd be really interested in some extreme closeups of the capacitors... they are the little pill-shaped things on the board with colored stripes... it will tell what grade of quality they are. Yes, you can replace them with better ones very cheaply... unless they are already the best grade.

Though I recently went with two Panasonic head units with USB ports, I sure do love the old-school simplicity of good old treble & bass adjusters. ~sigh~


Are the caps shown here ?

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Postby fireant » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:05 pm

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Postby jfrolang » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:14 pm

Those are resistors, capacitors are the cylinder-shaped objects.
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Postby snm95ls » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:03 pm

jfrolang wrote:Those are resistors, capacitors are the cylinder-shaped objects.


Not always, but yeah those are resisters.
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Postby rex » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:15 pm

hahahah...
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Postby fireant » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:02 am

Doh! You're totally right...It's been a while since I've messed with this stuff...( about 20 years ago I actually repaired small electronics for Circuit City :oops: )
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Postby daveb91 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:21 pm

Mixelplix wrote:Good score!

That would go great with my early 90's Orion 250 HCCA Digital Reference amp I have in my CRX.

-Des!


Sweet I have a 225 HCCA best amp I ever had.
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Postby daveb91 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:29 pm

fireant wrote:about 20 years ago I actually repaired small electronics for Circuit City


Makes since lol.
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Postby fireant » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:34 pm

Yeah, I was just an apprentice EE for the South region in Duncanville Texas... I was hourly and got to fix blown speakers, extract stuck discs and tapes from stereos and VCRs, troubleshoot hard-to-reproduce problems, and refurb vacuum clenaers (awful work, but I can make just about any vacuum work like new, just dissect it and remove all the hair and dander, gloves, mask, and goggles are mandatory!).

I also was called upon by the big bosses to spy on the techs and make sure they were not doing unnecessary repair work, since they were paid book-hours like a mechanic.

I also had to call people and explain to them if the problem they were reporting was not a problem with the machine, but in how they were misusing it.

It was a great job to have at 18...I loved the top-of-the line soldering and testing equipment. :)
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Postby daveb91 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:47 pm

Yeah I used to repair my own amps when I was still in college we had great equipment. After I got my Electrical degree I worked on the side at my job I had fixing peoples amps and the top of the line stuff like Robbs Alpine and the older Orion and PPI stuff always had the better electronics.
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Postby fireant » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:02 pm

Nice... I've always lusted after Nakamichi, but as the years fell away my tastes eroded (evolved?)... where quality used to matter the most, now its content that matters the most. :lala:
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good news

Postby Robb » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:07 pm

Hey, good news ! The power supply was gone on this 7909 unit, so I had the unit repaired..
Sounds amazing ! I Havent heard anything this clean in car audio ever !!
Even the installer was impressed , and hes been doing car audio for 20+ years...

Here's some pics and a video !

Raw unedited video:
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=OzFAtTqBg1s

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Postby tommy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:38 am

Damn, that looks sweet in the console. New headunits just look awful in our cars, imho.
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Postby snm95ls » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:39 pm

Holy jealous me Batman!

I love it.
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Postby crux131 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:51 pm

tommy wrote:Damn, that looks sweet in the console. New headunits just look awful in our cars, imho.


Most new head units look awful in pretty much every car( at least most single din units ). :(
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Postby silvo614 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:41 pm

hahahahah, my first thaught when i saw this deck was i bet journey was a native to a deck like this.. aahhha and after watching your vid i was like I NEW IT< I LOVE JOURNEY
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