[s-cars] Ipod integration and speaker replacement
calvinlc at earthlink.net
calvinlc at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 24 22:24:03 EDT 2006
Back is 6x9, front depends on how adventurous you want to be. You can get
adapters that will bolt right in and accommodate a 4 inch speaker...the
stock is about 5 inches. You can also do some modification to the door
panel and fit 5.25's but it does take some massaging. Right now I have
decided to simply leave the stock Bose stuff in and hook the pre-amp outputs
up to the inputs of the Bose amps. You have to hook all 4 up or you get
unbelievable alternator whine. The only anomaly is a loud amplifier pop
when you switch on the unit or change input sources, i.e. tuner, cd, or
ipod. I believe the pop is due to the fact that the stock deck used
something on the order of 1V pre-amp outs and the ALpine uses 2V, and
therefore over-drives the speaker. There meay also have been some dampening
circuitry in the original head unit that is usually incorporated into
aftermarket amps. Since I don't plan on having this for too terribly long,
i.e. I will eventually replace all the speakers, this is just a minor
BTW the ipod fits perfectly where the old CD changer controller used to go.
Make sure your ipod is not on shuffle or repeat when you hook it up to the
head unit or the head unit controls won't work...ask me how I know :) BTW,
the Scosche adapter plug you can buy from Best Buy has all of the pins,
other then the pre-amp interface you would need. The Metro harness
connector you can get from Ultimate Electronics or Circuit City is missing a
couple of pins. If you have any questions about the install let me know. I
just did this 2 weekends ago. Best Buy is the same price as Crutchfield, or
at least they were 2 weekends ago. Of course you have to pay tax...it just
depends on how anxious you are or how much you value buying something
From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of chris chambers
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 2:09 PM
To: atay at cox.net; Scar
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Ipod integration and speaker replacement
I plan on ripping it all out, which is why I am trying
to find out what speaker sizes I'll need.
--- Aaron Taylor <atay at cox.net> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> Have you confirmed that Alpine unit with work with the rest of the
> stuff or are you ripping it all out?
> Im really interested in how it all turns out.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of chris chambers
> Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 8:02 AM
> To: Scar
> Subject: [s-cars] Ipod integration and speaker replacement
> Alpine has new car stereo decks out that will control the Ipod
> with the additioon of a $29 cable. My volume control seems to be
> dying so I'm going to replace the Bose system with an Alpine.
> I'm looking at getting an Alpine CDA-9856 deck $199.99
> Alpine KCE-422i iPod cable $29.99
> But I can't seem to find out what speaker sizes I will need.
> Has anyone BTDT and know the speaker sizes needed, perhaps a
> recommended speaker?
> I don't want a bass box, just good clean sound.
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