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Old 02-17-2012, 09:43 AM
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20 yrs later-What to keep??

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My first post and I have not installed since my 1985 chevy Vandura days.I donnot remember everything but here is what I remember and wondering what is still usable(all is packed away so I will have to look it over)

-Alpine pullout CD head unit(this was the last one produced with no power out-...pre only in the early1990 era)
-Alpine 3545 amp and a small 4ch alpine from this era(not sure the model)
-Coustic xm7 crossover
-Soundstream SS-12 subs(I am sure all these speakers are dried out)
-Kicker C15 subs
-Pyle pro 8,6.5,4"

I will add more when I look at this gear but if there is some must keepers here,I would love your opinion.
I use to use the 3545 for all my mid bass,mid,high only as I found that my old Rockford Punch75(sold it) was better on subs.
I am getting a new 2011 Chevy Malibu and figured I would give it a little better sound system.
I have all my power cable and fuses.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:13 AM
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i wouldnt personally keep any of it for 2011 vehicle.

Go new for sure. 20 years is a lot for any speaker or piece of electronics to endure... not that they cant make it that long but i'd highly suggest in going new for a virtually brand new car. just doesnt make any sense to put it in unless you have absolutely no budget for a new system. even then paying to get it installed will still cost a fair bit.

none of your equipment will in my opinion be much of a superior upgrade from the newer stock systems as stock 2011-2012 stereos have gotten much improved
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:50 AM
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Your SS12s are probably ok as they had a butyl surround if I remember correctly. The rest are likely done.

The 3545 is a cool piece of history. Use it if you like but for under about 4hun you can get a 6channel for your top end, avoid passive crossovers, and have a more adjustable and likely better sounding system.

The XM-7 is a great crossover. If time has not wiped it out it is useful for a multichannel amp system. If you keep the 3545 and go with passives, I'm sure it will be easy to sell. I'd even be interested

Overall I agree with the above though - I would probably get all new electronics and salvage maybe the SS12s only.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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hi Paul
I think my old alpine cd was the 7909,last of the mohicans.I was going to use some of my DIY drivers(SS9700 tweeters,ATC mids,Volt midbass).
I was looking at some Orion gear...HCCA 2100,2500.1,D5000 and 152 subs.
I am buying the two 2100's for sure but have no idea about the other pieces.All 2010 models(never installed).You ever heard the newer gear Paul.??
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:41 AM
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Sell the 7909 to the highest bidder and maybe you'll have enough to start the new system
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:25 AM
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No,no...gonna keep the 7909
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:55 PM
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Personally I would sell the 7909, but that's just me - I hated mine.

The newer Orion stuff is as solid as the stuff from back in the day. If they would fit where the amps are going in my car I would have the new XTR amps in there for sure.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:32 AM
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thanks Paul
The alpine is 7915..If it doesnt workout,I will have to look for a new head unit for a 2011 Malibu and wouldn't even know where to start.It must have top SQ and prefer no power,just pre-outs.
Any idea's?
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:02 PM
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Kenwood, Alpine, Clarion, Pioneer all have top-line products. Depends how much you want to spend on a deck really. The best out there IMO is the Pioneer P99 but it's money.
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Definitely keep the SS12R. I would keep the cd player if it is a 7909 and the 3545 and just let it sit in a display case now.
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