Veteran and General Yakker
- May 1, 2013
- Those who enter the man cave will get WOPLed
Got lucky, scored an alpine full logic deck for $5 from the dump market. Why people throw such valuable units out has got me beat. This thing can also control my 3x minidisc Alpine changer/stacker, have had that for 4 years and been unable to use until now. The RCA leads had been cut off, as well as the aerial input, there was no wire harness but I found one spare to fit it. Earth point had to be re-soldered and linked to earth on aerial terminal. Sounds amazing, its good to have music search and auto blank skip for continuous music in the car, not to mention the logic control handles the tape more gentle than I have ever seen a car deck do, also whisper quiet tape transport mode changes, super quick auto reverse, no fidelity variation between tape directions, SCC II bi-directional Head. I think this thing had only played 1 or 2 tapes because the pinch rollers were near spotless and there was absolutely no oxide on the playback head/guides, nor is there any scratch marks on metal cradle internally where the tape is inserted. It was only used as a cd changer controller by the looks of it. A good result in the end, just have to get that minidisc stacker mounted below the car air control console, hopefully soon.