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Old 18th December 2007, 12:37   #1
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Mah 7998 is landing in 2 hours. an SQ upgrade from my 7894. I know I owe you guys pics of the original install itself. Will post them after the upgrade.
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What on earth is this all about? Pls be more clear on what u mean!
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Old 18th December 2007, 13:12   #3
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saar, these are both alpine head units
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You mean the Phantom Face??? How did you manage to get one now? Used?
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saar, these are both alpine head units
And i thought they were his car's numbers!!
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You mean the Phantom Face??? How did you manage to get one now? Used?
The phantom face indeed..

Bought it used in the US and got it shipped to my BIL who just traveled to India.
I have to tell you this -
The day he got the package, my wifey got a frantic call from him saying that the it was missing parts - the face plate. I was traveling to Dehi and she didnt want to tell me on the phone.
She was pretty upset and told me as soon as I got home. Poor bro and sis were worried all of 3 days and here I was, grinning away to glory.
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thats a nice HU, Congrats.
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Old 18th December 2007, 15:16   #8
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Mah 7998 is landing in 2 hours. an SQ upgrade from my 7894. I know I owe you guys pics of the original install itself. Will post them after the upgrade.
thnx to @prabhuav my JVC KD AVX33 is also landing with the 7998 ! now when i come to think about it , damn the HU is already in the same city as i am !

myself and prabhuav went through quite some rigmarole to get these HUs from Pune down to blore.
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thats a nice HU, Congrats.
Coming from you sir, I feel doubly happy
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Nice HU...

Alpine CDA-7998 CD/MP3 Receiver with Ai-NET CD Changer Controls at Crutchfield.com

For how much did you got it for.
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Old 18th December 2007, 18:27   #11
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WOW , how on earth did you manage to get it, please the full story here will be appreciated.
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Sigh, I still remember back in 2003 when I was buying a new HU, this was the one I really wanted but there was no way I could afford it at the price of 54k with B&W!! So, had to settle for a 9813 :(
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Sigh, I still remember back in 2003(
Rags, you begining to sound like me.
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Old 20th December 2007, 00:50   #14
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Default Story of the 7998

Ever since I made typo in my original ICE thread, the 7998 was haunting me. Was trawling ebay and found one for 300$. Given that my BIL coming this month , I bought it - what the heck..

Managed to get to my installer today in pouring rain, connected the HU. If the earlier setup was joy, this was pure ecstasy. Even FM sounds better

Moments later, hit a snag. The phantom face was acting up. Refusing to move. On investigation found that there were bits of thermocol (the stuff that the sellere packed it in) had scraped through the mounting holes and was jamming up the slider mechanism. Thank god that my installer is an authorised Alpine service guy. So he is currently cleaning it up and regreasing.

More tomorrow when I get it running full throttle.
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Old 13th January 2008, 14:42   #15
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Since I managed to hang my digital camera 2 weeks back, I had been at a loss to post pics of the install.

Finally got the camera back from service and here goes.

Now you see the face




Now you dont




The JL6450


the monster audio RCA cables.


The Alpine 17rls mid bass



The tweeters



JL 10W4 sub in a sealed box



Connectors on the sub



Connector on the rear door frame to aid removal of the sub box to make room



Finally the polk coaxials in the stock location



Me is one happy bloke after this

ICE gurus comments plz..
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