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Old 07-01-2010, 04:00 PM
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Default Alpine Upgrade

So i finally finished upgrading my speakers, I went with all alpine. I put type r 5x7's in the front and rear doors, and the alpine power pack to give a little boost to the speakers. I also got the bluetooth adapter (KCE-400BT). These speakers sound great, the clarity is amazing. I will probably put a sub in eventually but i can do without for now. The powerpack and bluetooth adapter I put in my glovebox so they are out of the way.






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Old 07-01-2010, 04:11 PM
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you couldve hidden the bluetooth adapter in the dash under the radio bezel, like i hid mine. i dont have a picture of it, but i have the exact same one, and have a 9885 h/u
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:06 PM
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Very nice choice

I wanna add the power pack to my system
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:27 PM
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I have the power pack in my glove box too. I didnt really notice that much of an improvement. It sounds better but not as good as I had thought.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:33 PM
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power pack? is this a cheap way of avoiding adding an amplifier?
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:12 PM
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i noticed an improvement when i added the powerpack, it wasn't a huge improvement but its about the increase i expected.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:51 AM
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power pack? is this a cheap way of avoiding adding an amplifier?
Its a quick little mini Amp. It plugs in between the wiring harness from your truck to the back of your head unit. It only works with Alpine Head Units. It can be mod-ed to work with any radio but you need to cut the connectors off which void your warranty. It bumps your Head unit power up to 45 Watts by 4 Channels. For the $110 I spent on it I was happy with the results. I had high hopes for more bang but what ya gonna do.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:30 AM
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You may find that adding a sound deadener may improve your overall listening experience.
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:33 AM
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You may find that adding a sound deadener may improve your overall listening experience.
Thanks for clarifying what it was.

and the above info is right. some dynomat will make a great bit of difference.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:09 PM
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ya i want to get some dynomat for all the speakers to start then maybe do the whole doors after.
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