lol, this place sucks now
Join Date: Dec 2001
car stereo guys
I've been out of the scene for a while and need a little advice.
I have an older Alpine head unit, CDA-7878 and just the other day I changed sources from radio to CD player and got a 'HI TEMP' error and it would not eject the CD that was in it. It was not hot, and in fact it was freezing outside and had only been on for a total of 30 seconds or so. So, I reset it with a pin on the faceplate, it let go of the CD but it still gives me the 'HI TEMP' error.
I assume it's toast, which sucks because it's been a good deck to this point. Is it repairable, or worth repairing? Lastly, what are some decent choices for a replacement?
Things I require:
3 pre-amp outputs, at least 4v
an attractive display
not a million dollars, under $300 retail would be nice
I'd like to have a motorized face but that's not THAT important.
I've looked a little on Crutchfields website and like The Eclipse 3100 and kinda like the Pioneer stuff, and of course I like the Alpine stuff as well. So far the Eclipse looks like a winner, but as I said, I've been out of the 12v loop so long that I don't really know what's considered crap these days.