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Good deal ? Alpine 7909 30th anniversary model

Old 07-29-2009, 09:40 PM
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Question Good deal ? Alpine 7909 30th anniversary model

I miss my old 7909 and want to get another one ! Even though financially I shouldnt...check out this badboy that I'm in the process of buying. Just got pics today. He has 4 left.
1997 Alpine 7909 30th anniversary model brand new in box.
He wants $1250 U.S. Shipped.
you think it's worth it ? Or should I get a Alpine 7995 BNIB instead ?










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Old 07-31-2009, 12:10 PM
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Wow, $1250. Wasn't that what they were priced at when new? If that deck is worth the price to you, then pay it. Would I? No. I wouldn't pay that for any head unit anymore. I like the new top of the line Alpine but that's only $400. I like the DRZ-9255 or one of the cool new Pioneer offerings like the 880 or their Japan-only P9 replacement. That's a cool deck though. Personally, I don't think it's worth any more than 1/2 that, even if NIB.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:17 PM
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Rob what DAC are you feeding? If you're not feeding something like an H900, ProAudio gear or the ever cursed Bitone. I don't see the point.

I'm using a Denon Z1 which falls on equal playing fields. I use it strickly for comps since parts are next to none and pricy to repair.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:15 PM
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It's a great unit, no question there. If I may suggest, make sure you SEE it working before purchasing. Just like the original ones, some of the capacitors had a tendency dry/leek over time. If so, you will see this 7909 smoke when powered up... not kidding.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by SUX 2BU View Post
Wow, $1250. Wasn't that what they were priced at when new? If that deck is worth the price to you, then pay it. Would I? No. I wouldn't pay that for any head unit anymore. I like the new top of the line Alpine but that's only $400. I like the DRZ-9255 or one of the cool new Pioneer offerings like the 880 or their Japan-only P9 replacement. That's a cool deck though. Personally, I don't think it's worth any more than 1/2 that, even if NIB.


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bottom line is, its a realllly nice deck, but it is 12 years old. As good as it may be, I wouldn't pay half that. If you want to spend that kind of money, get some newer technology with the DRZ-9255, DVA-9965, P9 combos, or even the P9 relacement DEH-P800PRS.

....so pretty much exactly what Tubeamp said, lol
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:14 PM
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hold your *****>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> check out the new pioneer dex-p9rs only avalible in eu. right now but i spoke with frank at pioneer canada and they will be releasing it as well in canada sometime in the new yr or late this yr..... this thing does everything the 880 does and two rockford fosgate 360.2 do..... release price should be around a g- note so very well priced......
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Yes there are many newer options out there, but they dont look old/vintage
like the 7909. This unit is brand new never opened.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:42 PM
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get a nakamichi if you want a classic vintage look. CD700II


the Clarion DRZ-9255 doesn't look a whole lot different than the 7909 actually.
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So what you going to to Rob?LOL
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:33 AM
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So what you going to to Rob?LOL
I bid on the 7909 on ebay right now.
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