My next purchase, Alpine and Infinity Kappa

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  1. StealthMode

    StealthMode Active Member

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    Well, I've decided on the components for my system in my new car.

    Alpine CDA-9830
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    Key Features:

    * motorized, detachable fold-down face
    * plays MP3 and WMA files
    * plays audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
    * MaxTune SQ tuner
    * 12 FM/6 AM presets
    * Bass Engine Plus (4-band parametric EQ, 4-channel digital time alignment , a 3-position crossover, subwoofer level and phase control)
    * MediaXpander
    * source tone memory
    * XM Satellite Radio controls (XM Radio subscription, tuner, antenna required to receive the satellite radio signal.) — service is available only in the lower 48 states, not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories
    * CD changer controls for Alpine Ai-NET changers only
    * optional auxiliary input
    * 4-volt front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs
    * MOSFET internal amp
    * clock
    * wireless remote
    * 18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels (CEA-2006 Compliant)
    * CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
    * CD signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
    * FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    * warranty: 1 year

    Infinity Kappa 62.5i 2 way 6.5 (front doors)
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    Key Features:

    * Plus One C.M.M.D. woofer cone is 30% larger than other speakers of this size, ensuring strong bass response
    * high-roll rubber surround allows greater woofer movement
    * 1" Unipivot C.M.M.D. balanced dome tweeter may be rotated up to 355° for improved imaging
    * 2-way external crossovers (18 dB/octave, 3,500 Hz high- and low-pass)
    * sensitivity 90 dB
    * frequency response 45-21,000 Hz
    * recommended power range 2-75 watts RMS
    * peak power handling 225 watts
    * top-mount depth 2-1/8"
    * 3-year warranty

    Infinity Kappa 692.5i 2 way 6x9 (rear deck)
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    Key Features:

    * Plus One C.M.M.D. woofer cone is 30% larger than other speakers of this size, ensuring strong bass response
    * high-roll rubber surround allows greater woofer movement
    * 1" Unipivot C.M.M.D. dome tweeter may be rotated up to 355ø for improved imaging
    * 2-way external crossovers (18 dB/octave, 3,500 Hz high- and low-pass)
    * sensitivity 90 dB
    * frequency response 35-21,000 Hz
    * recommended power range 2-110 watts RMS
    * peak power handling 330 watts
    * top-mount depth 3-1/4"
    * 3-year warranty

    How does that sound? Any suggestions?


    Stealth - :x:
     
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  2. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Looks real nice, now what amp are you gonna get to make those bad boys come alive?
     
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    Not sure yet. I'm planning on just running them off the HU for now, and buy an amp a little later when I get some more cash flow. It will still sound pretty good off that deck, better than stock at least ;)

    What amp would you recomend for this setup?
    Dual 2 channel amps, or one 4 channel amp? ...Money permitting of course ;)


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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    the display is a little dimmer(than the typical alpine) on those 9830's, but it's a kickass deck.
     
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    I read about that, but I'm not too worried. As long as I can still read it :big grin:
     
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    Just the 9830 or the entire 983x series?
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    just the 9830, that i've noticed in the showroom/shop/cars.
     
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    How dim is it? Bad dim, or still readable at a glance dim?
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I'd go with a nice 4 channel amp, like a 50x4 would do real nice.
     
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    Ok, would I have any fade options by chance with a 4 channel amp? Even though I rarely use them...
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    yes, as long as you use a set of 4 channel RCAs, or two sets of two channel RCAs you will be able to fade.
     
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    So...I plug both the front and rear RCA's on the HU into the amp? [​IMG]
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    not bad dim, just dimmer than any other current alpine.
     
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    Oh ok, I can easily deal with that.

    Well, I've decided to wait with the rear speakers due to the fact that all of a sudden my budget got shrunk more than I was anticipating. No big deal, I never ride in the back anyway, the front speakers are more important.

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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Exactly, then if in the future you want to add another amp to power a sub, just use the RCA out jacks on the amp to send signal to the sub amp.
     
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    Ok, well the Alpine has 3 sets of out puts, the 3rd is for sub amps. So I should be set then :)
     
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    yup, the third is a non fading pre out.
     
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    Yea...for subs :p I know :big grin:
     
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    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    I'd say skip the rear speakers and use the money for a good 2-channel amp to power the fronts.
     
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    Well, the reason I am not getiing the rear speakers is because my budget won't allow it anymore... So an amp is out of the question right now. At least for a fiew more weeks. Which is fine with me, I don't need an amp for the front speaks any time too soon anyway. It's not like I am entering any competitions :p
     

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