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Re: car stereo-philes needed
On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, Mark L. Chang wrote:
> I wrote it.
Figures. :-) Just kidding. :-) :-)
> The new ones have a dual illumination you can turn on and off. This makes
> the green amber, from what I saw at a shop. The only problem is that the
> LCD panel is still green. But better than the previous models, it isn't
> so greenly lit up from behind. It still is green, no matter how you slice
> it. (Unless Alpine changed head units again on me. I just checked the
> site, and it seems that the main text parts are still green.)
No, come to think of it, I think you are right. But that doesnt
really bother me. Especially with the new displays. They are pretty
nice. The entire new units are a great layout.
> They also have an interesting "blackout" feature on most models. After
> 5-10 seconds, the entire display, save a few key buttons, disappears. Now
> that cuts down on distraction!
Didn't know that. CAn you defeat it. Hope so. but that would be
nice for long drives at night on the highway.
> Oh, definitely more subdued. I _love_ Alpine decks. That's why I have
> two. Well, had two - until some THIEVES STOLE ONE LAST NIGHT.
That Bites. Wish I could load a sharpened CD like the Disc Xena
uses and have the player shoot it at any potential thieves. :-) Or do
like my HS Chemistry/Electronics/Ham Radio Proffesor always wished he
could do without getting Sued and wire the car electically so if they
touched it they got shocked. :-) Isp if they were taking the emblem off
the front of a Benz or something. :-)
Hmmm, New Idea. If i ever have a Benz, I could do liek the MTM TT
and the Audi 4-ring Exhaust and get original. Maybe use two Benz Emblems
as Dual Outputs for the Exhaust??? that might look pretty cool.
I love the fact that Alpine went back to REAL Volume Controls. I
lke having a Knob.