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New headunit and equalizer is in

I bought Fletch's old headunit of of him the other day. Well, if you can call it old he goes through one about every month. It is an Alpine CDA-9853 headunit with the Glidebar setup. The Glidebar is a bit confusing, but overall its a pretty nice head unit.
I installed the headunit with the pocket at first to see how it sounds, and to see if I liked the settings for the radio EQ. I was pleased with how it sounded, but there wasn't enough control for me. I decided to cut out the pocket and modify the radio mount to insall an old Alpine EQ from one of my cars from a few years ago. By the time I had everything cut and mounted, it was 1am, so I went to bed. In order to be able to use the equalizer, I have to connect my 4ch amp and run the wires for the door speakers, but that has to wait till the weekend.

Here it is with the pocket, before putting in the EQ:

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With the EQ in:

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Close up with lights on:

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looks awesome john
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[QUOTE=winks]I bought Fletch's old headunit of of him the other day. Well, if you can call it old he goes through one about every month. [QUOTE=winks]
yea that sounds about right. looks really good and i love the eq, very nice
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damn it i can only see the first pic. soo do you like it? is it good enough for ya? I always loved the display colors
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I'm pretty happy with it... I still have to figure out the Glidebar a bit... I go to change a station and it brings up the function option (tun cd aux)
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I'm pretty happy with it... I still have to figure out the Glidebar a bit... I go to change a station and it brings up the function option (tun cd aux)
when the station is selected push down on it from the main scree. then u can pick ur presets. look in the manual. it helped me. once u get it down ull have no prob. like me.
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Looks sweet. I would have bought that one instead of the 9851 if it ddin't have the glide bar thing. I like the display and the glossy black color of the faceplate. I've heard the bar is a pain at first but once you get it it's pretty easy.
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that looks pretty awesome. I like the equalizer.
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where you get the EQ?
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I bought it off of a friend who worked as an electronics installer about 5 years ago
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Looks great! The EQ makes the empty space look so much better, that I may have to look for one. On thing I might suggest is to set the Alpine's button color to green, so it matches the dash.
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I thought about it, but haven't gotten that far into the settings yet
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Sweet set up...I like how the EQ makes the dash look.....Fills in that void under the radio....
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looks good
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wow thats sweet
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Looks good but dont that alpine already have a good eq in it?
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It was pretty good, but I like having more control over it, and it was a good ecuse to use my old EQ again.
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get the install pics yet? jw
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Yep, uploading em now. sent you a pm Fletch.
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ok awsome!!!! still looking for one. I like this knewood! http://www.crutchfield.com/S-XEqHU9S...140#morephotos
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Two more pics for my man Fletch. Hope that gives you an idea of the mounting depth.
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thanks alot winks! Pro b go w tht kenwood! they look bout the same measurement.
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Sorry the pics are so huge. I should've edited them first. Anyhow, if you need help, let me know. I can help out in person if you're up for the trip.
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sounds good jus got to find an eq first.
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if you like that kenwood etronics.com has it for 174.99 plus shipping or onlinecarstero.com has it for 189.00 with free shipping either price is better than crutchfield's 249.99
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