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 Post subject: Re: Alpine 7909 #291/300
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Alpine 7909 #291/300
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Depending where you are in the world, there were 4 7909 models:
- 7909 U.S.
- 7909L U.K-EUROPE
- 7909J JAPAN
- 7909 30th anniversary edition U.S.


1.) The original 7909 has the "pull out" feature. Basically, you can slide out the head unit from your dash. While so many people jump up and down yelling, "that's cool," The consumers in Japan will not accept that. The pull out feature results in each connection, each contact meets a barrier since the 7909 basically "plugs into" it's cage. In other words, the signal is sent, met by the cage terminals but still needs to send that signal to your amplifier...it's not a constant flow. Alpine 7909 30th anniversary and 7909J, do not have the pull out feature and, each connection, each contact has a direct path to your amplifier. Believe me, that pull out feature was a major failure in the original 7909.

2.)The 30th anniversary and 7909J have small black box marked, "Alpine." That is actually a small external DC/DC convertor....the results is a cleaner power supply, cleaner signal and a more solid image. Original 7909 does not have that.

3.) 7909J has a "Black Out" CDS button. Press it and all tone control and lights circuits on the head unit are turned off. This allows a cleaner signal as a result of less interference and full voltage being needing to feed only the laser and spinning mechanism.
The 30th anniversary and original model has the CDS Button. It's a tone control bypass switch. There is an amber led that comes on when engaged. It bypasses the two sliders on the top of the unit....bypassing what is know as a noisier section of cd players. Cool feature.

4.) Vocals are cleaner. There's more detail with out the brightness that original 7909 has.

5.) 7909 30th anniversary and 7909J have Copper plated chassis for noise/interference reduction.

6.) All models play CD-R.

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 Post subject: Re: Alpine 7909 #291/300
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:41 pm 
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I would be curious to see were your first offer started for this unit??? Aound a $100?

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good to see that damn bumping on DIYMA will stop-LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alpine 7909 #291/300
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Nice unit. I owned unit number 209.


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mclsound wrote:
I would be curious to see were your first offer started for this unit??? Aound a $100?

Congrates!!
good to see that damn bumping on DIYMA will stop-LOL


:lol: How did you guess ?

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 Post subject: Re: Alpine 7909 #291/300
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Hello
I have 3 of those units and unfortunately don't use them as my vehicle is a work van. I have #102 and 263 plus an original pull out model. They are fantastic and at one point I had everything ready to make it capable of being controlled via and RUE-4187 remote but just couldn't justify cutting any of them up. I did the same thing to a Clarion DRZ-9255 for a friend around the same time which was controlled through an IR remote and the vehicles steering wheel controls. I guess I got a real deal as I paid $250 for the #263 as demo model 2 years after it was released and they just couldn't get rid of it...
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