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Alpine CDA-7878 - Pretty pimp radio...

But is it worth the costs? After reading on here someone talking about it I started looking around. The review I read was pretty positive and not only is it an MP3 CD Player but it is also XM Radio capable.



XM Meets MP3

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2002, 08:17 AM
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Many of the 2002 Alpine's are MP3 players, they have improved the knob, and they are less expensive.
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Im pretty sure that almost every raido is Xfm capable. You just need to buy the processor and actvation fee and the adapter wich should run about 300 - 400 bucks.
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Im pretty sure that almost every raido is Xfm capable. You just need to buy the processor and actvation fee and the adapter wich should run about 300 - 400 bucks.
Hmm.. My understanding was that stuff was all built in and just required the antenna.




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[Voice from Kung Fu] Your understanding is wrong, grasshopper.
Must have deck, XM brain, and antenna.[/Voice from Kung Fu]
And it is XM not Xfm, for all the foolios.
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[Voice from Kung Fu] Your understanding is wrong, grasshopper.
Must have deck, XM brain, and antenna.[/Voice from Kung Fu]
And it is XM not Xfm, for all the foolios.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2002, 05:03 AM
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Alpine does rock

Yes alpine does rock! And yes, if your receiver says it has XM capability it doesn't need the brain (should know, I have a friend who installs them and is hooking me up ), just the antenna. You only need the brain if it is not xm compatible, really you can hook xm up to almost any receiver, i think even stock.

BTW, if you are a little lower on cash and cant get a 7878 go for a 7875 or7873, they are a great product for less than $400, but I don't know you (evil) want to buy one with mp3 playback. otherwise you gotta go with 7878, the others aren't mp3.
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Yo stangcrazy,
YOU MUST HAVE AN XM ADD ON RECEIVER TO RECEIVE THE XM BROADCASTS.
I should know. I'm an Alpine dealer. The unit is called TUA-T020XM and it retails for $280.
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So what are you going to end up doing Jose?? I want to get one too but I'm really not sure if I want to spend that much
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I'm going to wait a little while. I got a bunch of stereo stuff I'm about ready to install and I was debating about getting a new MP3 capable head unit or installing the Sony UDX-1 MD player I have. But I think I would rather not cheat myself and save some money and get this head unit rather than buying a cheap one now and not being happy with it.

So I'm going with the Sony MD for now and buying a cheap MD recorder off of eBay so that I can record MP3's with and play it that way. I'll wait until later this summer and get the Alpine 7878.




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Yo EW!

Ok let me get this straight, are all receivers compatible to XM if you get the TUA-T020XM. Then it would go--- any receiver-->TUA-T020XM module-->antenna. Why bother saying it is XM compatible then, market value?
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Unless if by saying it's XM compatible means that the display and controls (remember the add on stuff has a seperate display and control module) is already built in and that all is required is the antenna and the TUA-T020XM.




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thats what i'm thinking. so that would mean the TUA module module is hidden? if so then yes, my friend must have one of those, he just told me that he would help me out with it, haven't got all the details yet
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Only some of the Alpine decks are "XM Ready". Like Jose said, it just means that the controls and display are ready for the add on receiver. Some brands will be backwards compatible XM Ready which means they will input the signals and display info through the changer input (Pioneer) so all older Pioneer decks that are "IP Bus" are XM Ready.
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