Setting up a new stereo for my car

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  1. PeteDMeat

    PeteDMeat The Knuckleball OT Supporter

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    My car's radio is currently taking a shit, so I've decided to replace it top to bottom. Vehicle 1991 Volvo 240 station wagon w/ radio in upper dash. I'm using Crutchfield to tell me what works, as I'm not big on car audio.

    Headunit
    Alpine CDA-9826 w/ RCA aux input

    Door Speakers
    Kenwood KFC-1069S x 4 (Front and Rear Doors) Only other speakers they had that fit were Sony's, and I hate how they look.

    Delphi SKYFi (home & car systems)

    I'm also going to have to route all new speaker wire.

    Basically, I want to be able to pop in MP3 CD's, or flip over to using my MP3 player or XM. My friend left their XM reciever in my car after a roadtrip, and its addicting.

    Anyone have any suggestions on changes? I'm not sure about the speakers, or really anything else for that matter.
     
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    SlickStick New Member

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    Alpine head units are the best choice you can make... No input on the rest really, but I am sure you can find a better product that fits then kenwood.
     
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    ls1pimp OT Supporter

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    Yeah Alpines are good headunits but i would suggest some where else to get your stufff cause crutchfeild is expensive.
     
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    PeteDMeat The Knuckleball OT Supporter

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    Suggest away. I came out to a total price of $620 for everything I wanted. Save me money so I can buy the XM right away as opposed to in a month or two.

    I'm not really a car audio kinda guy, it's not my bag. Ask me musical instrument nonsense, and I'll talk your ear off. Car audio is a different world to me.
     
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    Soon there will be an Ai-Net adapter available for the XM universal tuner so the XM is controlled natively by the HU.
     
  6. Scott P

    Scott P I are lurking through. . .

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    it's already available, considering i have it sitting at my shop right now
     
  7. PeteDMeat

    PeteDMeat The Knuckleball OT Supporter

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    True, but I really like the idea of being able to remove the XM unit and move it into the house/workplace. I dont want to pay the extra $6 a month for a second reciever unit for the house/work, its pointless to me. I believe that adapter has been available for Sony, and alpine's is scheduled for an october release.

    Or is this some completely seperate product that I havent heard about?
     
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    Wait...the Blitzsafe adapter is available now? Hook me up!:bigthumb:
     
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    PeteDMeat The Knuckleball OT Supporter

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    Anyone have any speaker suggestions? I dont want to spend too much. I'd love to be able to pick up the 4 for ~$100. They dont need to be audiophile quality or anything. Also, any other suppliers to look at?
     
  10. Scott P

    Scott P I are lurking through. . .

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    no this is a Terk made piece to go from their universal tuner to ai-net. so that you can control xm with your alpine radio
     

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