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 Post subject: cd stacker
Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:21 pm 
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Hello everyone first time on so please be gentle with me. I have a 97 el futura with cd stacker, now my brother has just bought 98 el xr6 and would like to purchase a stacker for it. Both dash units are the same so we are assuming that the xr6 can have one. If so what are we looking for because there are a few pioneer stacker on ebay but not sure which one to bid on. AQny help would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:36 pm 
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make sure you get a stacker from a EL with the cable and you should be right. dont try and fit a eb or au one as it wont work. even some ef ones wont work in el,s for some reason (dont ask me why) maybe someone else can tell me why
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:17 am 
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EF and EL were Alpine jobs werent they, mine is in my EF2 Ghia.
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:23 am 
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The EF/EL head units are Alpine jobbies, yes. They use Alpines M-BUS system to connect to the stacker so you'll need one that has this capability (M-BUS stackers can be indentified by CHM- in their part numbers). You'll also need an adaptor as the stacker connector on the back of the head unit is different from Alpines standard 5 pin DIN connector.

I had an Alpine CHA-634 put in my EF Fairmont a while back. It's a six disc CD/MP3 stacker. The MP3 capability is great as it lets you cram much, much more music into it than 6 real CDs would allow you to. It's also dual bus (M-BUS/AI-NET but M-BUS head units need an additional cable as well as the adaptor for the head unit stacker connector) so I have the option to upgrade to a newer Alpine head unit (I'm only using the stock Fairmont "mid series" H/U with it atm) down the track if I so wish.

All up, it cost me 450 bucks from Alberts Car Stereo: 350 for the stacker itself, 50 for the adaptor and 50 for labour. 50 bucks for two hunks of plastic and a bit of cable is a bit rich IMO but given the great deal I got on the rest of it (They had 399 on the tag for the stacker alone, I must have got the guy in a good mood when he quoted 450 for the whole lot. He was quite surprised when I came back with his quote two weeks later!) I'm not going to argue.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:54 pm 
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or you can juss get a stacker with a fm modulator, thats easier than muckin round, juss tuning with a fm station and ure ready to go

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:45 pm 
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Vibrate wrote:
or you can juss get a stacker with a fm modulator, thats easier than muckin round, juss tuning with a fm station and ure ready to go


I have one of these for sale - A Kenwood 10-stacker, including bus cable, all manuals etc from when it was bought, FM modulator, and remote control.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:00 pm 
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Vibrate wrote:
or you can juss get a stacker with a fm modulator, thats easier than muckin round, juss tuning with a fm station and ure ready to go


you can but I am still not convinced of their quality though, I find mine used to waver a bit depending on other radio stations nearby...

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:49 pm 
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if you that concerned about sound why not juss replace the headunit and get a stacker or invest in a mp3 headunit and put everything in folders like a stacker?

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:01 am 
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Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. You all have saved my brother from buying the wrong type of unit for his car. Greatly appreciated.
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:05 pm 
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It's a b**ch that there isn't a single standard CD stacker interface but I guess that's capitalism for you...

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:11 pm 
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It's a b**ch that there isn't a single standard CD stacker interface but I guess that's capitalism for you...

yeah i know its a good way to rip people off

 

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