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Old 09-14-2006, 11:00 PM
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Alpine 5905?

Anyone remember this old one?:








Powers up, loads up a cd, but does not play it. It appears to be a cd player only, no built in tuner?? Harness is in pretty good shape, but the rear preout is kind of shredded up by the deck. Display is a bit dim on the left, might be a bulb out. Is this old one worth fixing up? Nice sq? I realize it would probably not be along the same lines as a 7909, would it?
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:48 PM
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Ross, good score dude. That model definitely had some hiccups with the drive mechanism , replaced more than 5 of them in one year actually. The balance of them performed great, sounded great and with a little work could be made worthy once again. I say go for it. Nope it is not along the lines of the 7909, it is a generation previous if I remember correct, been a looooon time since I sold one of those as new.
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Thanks Rob! This probably would have been one of the first cd players made? 1988/89 maybe? I found this place that seems to carry some replacement parts:

http://www.partstore.com/ModelDetail.aspx?MfgId=1546&ModelID=370101&close=1 &exact=1

If it would load the cd in, but not play it, do you know which of the pieces that they have listed might work? Thanks!

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Old 09-15-2006, 12:30 AM
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I found these guys also:

https://www.pacparts.com/alpine/default.cfm?CFID=661740&CFTOKEN=1639537


It will probably need a new laser pickup eh? What would a nose piece assembly be?
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Pre 88 if i remember correct and I believe that you are correct that it was indeed Alpine's first cd player. For parts and labour in that era of cd player there was only one company to deal with IIRC. The name is coming to me.......
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Sweet, thanks!! It looks like Pacparts might have the pickup (probably needs doing) and maybe the bulbs also, maybe I will order those up, and get my local shop to redo it.
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http://www.stylestandard.net/oswego/Rooms/FrameMacro
Then "owners manuals"
Then "search at the top of the page
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It was designed for those that wanted to add a CD player to an existing analog system.
It is not on the same level as the 7909 and is not worth fixing IMO.
And some quick comparo specs of 7909 vs 5905 if you want:
S/N 110dB vs 92dB
THD @1kHz 0.002 vs 0.03
DAC dual 18bit vs dual 16bit

Specs mean very little most times but when you look at them this way from the same company at least you know there's some major differences between the two decks internals.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:21 AM
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Not to be a thread hog...but I have an old 7800 and saw one sell 2 weeks ago on ebay for 335.00 cdn......mabey these old bricks are worth fixing!
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^ 7800/7801 still one of my favourite Alpine CD players ever. Not many work anymore and DON'T lose that harness!

5905 is not worth the money to fix and it was not Alpine's first CD player. A buddy of mine actually had one in his 89 Daytona to go along with his Alpine cassette deck.
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