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Garage Sale: Alpine HU's/Changer, German MBQ seperates, Boston PRO Sub

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Updated Prices!!!!

I need to clean up the garage.

Rules for the sale: All prices are shipped ground insured to the lower 48 only, to verified paypal addresses only. PM with any questions or offers.

I will entertain trades of equal value or with cash difference, including quality sound deadening and/or absorbing materials (no asphalt based) and/or techflex that will fit over 1/0, 12ga twisted pair, or symbilink cabling.

first item
Alpine CDA-9854L (same as 9853 but for Latin market. displays english or spanish per initial setting, otherwise there is no difference). 3 Way active, PEQ and 6 channel time alignment.

Just pulled this out of my truck and replaced with P9. HU is mint condition. I have the original box and packaging, owners manual, pdf owners manual, faceplate case, and remote control. It is used, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the face. This is a great way to get into active 3 way with time alignment. Retail on this deck new was $469.00. Specs below.

CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or Sirius Satellite Radio receiver to the CDA-9853. To receive XM Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional Terk XMD1000 Universal tuner (209XMD1000) and the Terk XM Direct Smart Digital Adapter for Alpine (209XMDALP1). To receive Sirius Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional Sirius tuner for Alpine (item # 607SIRALP1) directly to the head unit. A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi or Sirius Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via an auxiliary input adapter. A compatible antenna and a subscription are also required to receive satellite radio programming from Sirius or XM.
SwingFace Mechanism: The CDA-9853's SwingFace mechanism provides an extra large multi-colored display area for ease of viewing. The motorized faceplate not only slides down to let you insert or eject CDs, but gives you a choice of three viewing angles or fully closed.
GlideTouch Bar: The receiver features the easy-to-use GlideTouch interface for scanning through and selecting menu options, radio frequencies, and track/file titles. The GlideTouch bar has six positions, and the items or lists in the display change as you slide your finger up or down the bar. When the desired option is highlighted, a press of the bar makes the selection. You can also hold your finger on one end or the other for at least 3 seconds to scroll through the selections in either direction.
Dimmer:This unit is equipped with an illumination dimmer lead. When the unit's dimmer mode has been set to "Auto" and the illumination lead has been connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the "Manual" dimmer mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.
Bass Engine Pro: Bass Engine Pro functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the sound to your personal tastes. Bass Engine Pro includes the following functions:

  • 6-Channel Digital Time Correction: The time correction feature allows you to create virtual speaker positions by delaying the signals being sent to the speakers closest to you. When the correct delay times have been entered for the front right, front left, rear right, rear left, subwoofer left, and subwoofer right speakers, all sounds reach your ears at the same time, providing optimized imaging and frequency response.
  • 6-Position Digital Crossover with Adjustable Slope: The digital crossover allows you to choose from the following modes:
    • 2-way Mode: A continuously variable 20-200Hz low-pass filter is available for the subwoofer outputs, and a continuously variable 20-200Hz high-pass filter is available for the front and rear preamp outputs. The slope for each filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24dB/octave, or Flat. The level for each filter can be adjusted from 0 to -12dB.
    • 3-way Mode: A continuously variable 20-200Hz low-pass filter is available for the subwoofer outputs, and a continuously variable 1-20kHz high-pass filter is available for the high-range speakers. The midrange speakers have a continuously variable 20Hz-20kHz low-pass filter and a continuously variable 20-200Hz high-pass filter. The slope for each filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24dB/octave, or Flat. The level for each filter can be adjusted from 0 to -12dB.
  • EQ: You can choose between a 5-band digital parametric EQ or a 7-band graphic EQ:
    • 5-band Digital Parametric EQ: The 5-band parametric EQ lets you select a center frequency, then adjust its output level and even the "width" of the boost or cut for precise system tuning. You can select a frequency for each of the following bands in 1/3-octave increments: Band 1 (20Hz-160Hz), Band 2 (50Hz-400Hz), Band 3 (125Hz-1kHz), Band 4 (315Hz-8kHz), and Band 5 (800Hz-20kHz). Once a frequency is selected, you can adjust its level from -6dB to +6dB in 1dB increments. The Q for each frequency can be set to 1, 1.5, or 3. In addition to the user-adjustable EQ (User's 1-6), tone presets are stored into memory, allowing you to recall the best setting for different types of music. You may choose from the following tone presets: Rock, Pops, Jazz, Electric/Dance, Hip Hop, or Flat.
    • 7-band Graphic EQ: You can adjust each of 7 audio bands from -6dB to +6dB.
  • Subwoofer Level Control: The level of the subwoofer preamp outputs can be adjusted to balance the output of your subwoofer with that of your other speakers.
  • Subwoofer Phase Selector: The phase of the subwoofer outputs may be set to normal (0 degrees) or reverse (180 degrees); this function allows you to minimize phase cancellation of bass frequencies, for stronger bass response.
  • MX (MediaXpander): The MediaXpander function makes vocals or instruments sound distinct by restoring sound quality typically lost during recording or transmission; this function helps restore audio information that becomes obscured when audio is compressed. The MX function can be applied to all sources, except AM radio. There are three expansion modes for each internal source (CD, FM, Compression sources), and each source can have its own setting. There are only one or two expansion modes available for external sources.
i-Personalize: i-Personalize is an innovative way to customize select Alpine receivers to fit your specific listening needs. You log on to Alpine's website and download user preferences (based on vehicle and system type) for time correction, crossover, and Parametric or Graphic EQ. After selecting your settings, you can burn them onto a CD-R, and upload them to the head unit.
Subwoofer Output: In addition to front and rear preamp outputs, the CDA-9853 features a dedicated subwoofer preamp output. The subwoofer output has an independent volume control, and can be turned on or off.
Interrupt Feature: When a device having the interrupt feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected to the receiver, the audio signal will be automatically muted whenever the interrupt signal is received from the device. The supplied wiring harness contains a pink Interrupt lead that needs to be connected to the device's interrupt signal connection.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3/WMA files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with constant and variable bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps and WMA files with constant and variable bit rates from 48 kbps to 192 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with discs containing up to 510 files/folders, with a maximum of 255 folders. ID3 tags v1 and v2, and WMA tags are supported; track title, artist name and album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.
Disc and Station Titling: Titles of up to 8 characters in length may be entered for up to 24 radio stations and 18 CDs.
Text/File/Folder Search: When you're playing a disc with CD Text, or MP3 tags, you can easily search for a track or file by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can slide your finger up/down the GlideTouch bar to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track, and select it by pressing the GuideTouch bar.
Frequency Search: In the tuner mode, you can easily and quickly tune to a desired station by performing a frequency search. When Frequency Search is activated, you can locate the desired frequency using the GlideTouch bar.
Power IC Off: When an external amplifier is connected and the built-in amplifier is not used, removing power from the built-in amplifier will improve the sound quality.
Remote Control: The receiver comes with the RUE-4202 wireless remote control. The remote can control volume, source selection, tuner and disc functions, as well as CD changer controls.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The CDA-9853 has a "steering remote control" input on the back panel. When used with the optional SWI-ALP interface (item #127SWIALP), you can retain the use of your factory steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-ALP is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Amplifier Link: The CDA-9853 has a connection for the optional Alpine Amplifier Link, which allows you to adjust settings for up to 8 compatible Alpine amplifiers from the head unit. With the KCE-511M Amplifier Link adapter, you can also display on the head unit the amplifier's voltage, operating temperature, fan status, input level, and crossover settings.
CD Changer Controls
Ai-NET Compatible: An optional Ai-NET-compatible 6- or 12-disc CD changer (including MP3 Changers) may be connected to, and controlled by, the CDA-9853. With the KCA-410c Versatile Link Terminal (item # 500KCA410C), you can control multiple changers with this unit.
iPod-Ready: An iPod or iPod Mini can be controlled from this unit when connected via the KCA-420i Alpine Interface Adapter for iPod (item # 500KCA420i). While connected to the head unit, the iPod's battery is charged, and the artist/song title information is displayed on the face of the head unit. The unit's Quick Search feature allows you to search by playlist, album name, artist name, or song title. Random and repeat play functions are also available.
Optional Auxiliary Input: With the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA interface cable or KCA-410C Versatile Link Terminal, you can input audio from an auxiliary source unit, such as a TV, VCR or portable unit.
Clock Display Note
Clock Operation: This unit allows you to choose "keyed" or "unit on" clock operation. When the clock has been given display priority and the unit is turned off, the clock will be displayed whenever the ignition key is in the "on" or "accessory" position. If the clock is not given display priority, the clock is not displayed when the unit is off.
$150 shipped OBO

Boston Pro 12.5 LF - an excellent SQ sub. 12" 4 ohm SVC. I have the original owners manual. This is a made in the USA sub. Pristine condition. No grille. This sub has never been abused, never played rapp. Boston's manual calls for a 1 cu ft box but that QTC is a little high for my taste. I slightly bigger box would yield a more linear response. Depends on your taste. If you like a little extra punch, the 1 cft box is just fine. I switched to a DIYMA 12 to get something that would be very linear in a box less than .75 cft.

$95 shipped.
If I can't get that, I'll put it in my son's car or my wife's van when I get an amp. Shipping is too much to sell for less than that. I'll ship this in a DIYMA 12 box so it will be packaged well.

next items
Alpine TDM-7546 tape deck CD changer controller and CHM-S620 6 disc CD changer with 1BIT DAC 8 times oversampling (including Din cable to HU)

I'll only sell these two as a pair as the radio doesn't have much value without the changer. I have the box and packaging for the changer along with the mounting brackets. I just pulled these out of my 69 Mustang. These units have only seen about 3000 miles on the road since purchased new around 2000. I still have the original sales receipt for the changer.

$115 shipped for these two OBO

Last but not least, some quality German engineering.

MB Quart QM215cx - these are from back when all of the Quart product was made in Germany and highly sought after. They are a 5 1/4 " midrange and TI tweeter with high quality passive crossovers. They are very musical speakers. Very pleasing warm midrange. Will play down to 80 or 90 hz. These have also been in my Mustang and have seen very little usage in the past 9 years. I pulled one of the door pods and peeled back the grille cloth. I can't seem to find the mounting rings or grilles for these. What you see is what you get. If you can mount these behind factory grilles, you will not be disappointed with the sound.

$95 shipped
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TTTT - got some interest but no buyers yet
Lowered prices on everything.
How is radio reception on the alpine hu? Any different like euro or jap models?
The radio reception works perfectly in the USA. Same frequency range.
great guy to deal with here! Man that Boston is nice. GL with your sale man.
Thanks Tony. I am loving that P9
good some stuff!!
come on people, buy some stuff!

Need some butyl second skin, etc if anybody wants to trade.
Happy Saturday!
PM sent.
southern Indiana near Louisville KY
What's the come-pick-it-up-and-save-some-shipping price on the CDA-9854?

You do Thunder?
Yeah, just got back from the riverfront. Had a nice reserved spot in a lot downtown and didn't have to deal with the unwashed masses.

I have a deal pending with jsun_g from earlier this afternoon for the HU but have not heard back from him yet on payment method. Jason if you see this let me know what you want to do.

If Jason doesn't commit, I would take $12 off for local pickup (that's what I pay for shipping). I live in Jeffersonville.
Just got home. LOL! That's why my crotchety ass wont do Thunder again! My kids wanted to see fire works; I poked them in the eyes...

J/K. If he doesn't get back with you, hit me up; I'll come by and get it.
I'll PM you my phone number.
I watched the fireworks by pulling over on 265 on my way home from dinner. Clarksville was empty and we walked right in and sat down at Beef OBrady's (won't go back- it was awful).
Boston Pro sub sold. Sale Pending on 9854 (danssoslow has dibs if Jason doesn't respond soon).

I hit Beef's in FK about once a week for lunch and it is always good. I have heard some complaints about Cville though. Neither place compares to BW3's though.
Bump - $110 on the alpine HU / changer combo. Includes 18 ft. din cord.
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