Is the new Alpine Radio worth it? - Scion XB Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

I recently purchased a 2010 Scion Xb, and it came with the stock Pioneer radio, which is nice enough.

I was wondering if anyone had any information / experience with the new Alpine radio - is it worth getting?

I'd like to install a subwoofer in the back (one of those that fit into the right side of the car in the corner) - is that possible to do with either radio? I assume the Pioneer has preamp outs in the back.


Thanks for any info

LenrdZelig is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 02:28 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

hi there ,congrats on the new xb.

I bought mine with the alpine HU. I like it so far but I haven't had the chance to play with it yet =). I really like it but tbh an aftermarket radio is a better option (since stealership charges an arm and leg for add-ons anyways).


Cheap way to go about this is to get RCA's off one of your rear speakers, that's just my $0.02

2010 SW xB. Newbie ftw!
century is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 10:25 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to ullimc Send a message via Yahoo to ullimc
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

I put an Eclipse AVN4430 in mine. Its a great nav sys. You can get a PAC adapter so you don't loose the sterring wheel controls.
ullimc is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 02:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Williamsport PA/ Winston Salem NC
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

hey the 2010 stock radio has rca out-puts i have 2 -12s off the factory radio. The only reason i would change my radio would be for indash gps. When you hook it up turn your key in the acc then hold in the ssp and scroll to sub wof cont. and switch to on.

contract killers
2010 super white
painted hubs( im broke)
led under dash,seats, and in the vents
2 -12in kickers
blacked out tails 8k hids
dual color led turn signal switchbacks
Eibach Pro springs
ganderson08 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 02:51 PM
Senior Member
 
xbam27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Laveen, AZ
Posts: 284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

Is sound quality any better than the pioneer basic HU? any advantages beside visual.

Drop Beats, Not Bombs
xbam27 is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 10:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Arstechnica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

I just bought my xB and it came with the Alpine, I personally dont really like the Alpine HU, just doesnt look good, but I guess it does the job. I will eventually upgrade it to the eclipse HU just like the poster above me. So, I dont think it is worth it.
Arstechnica is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2010, 06:37 PM
Senior Member
 
xbam27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Laveen, AZ
Posts: 284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

any updates

Drop Beats, Not Bombs
xbam27 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 10:26 AM
Super Moderator
 
phobic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 2,526
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Send a message via AIM to phobic Send a message via Skype™ to phobic
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

I have a 2010 xB, just got it last week (woot woot!) and I have the stock pioneer HU and it does support subs. I want the alpine one as well so that I dont lose the USB option that this B offers. I love using a flash drive to play music, its awesome. I would like to get a DVD player eventually but I dont want to lose the USB functionality.

Sponsored by:
Nor East Designs
phobic is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 09:25 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

You guys have a pic of 2009 and 2010 HU? I want to see the difference. Thanks!

Felix09xB is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 01:35 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: Is the new Alpine Radio worth it?

I got the Alpine upgrade in my xB. I've had the car for about 2 weeks. The functionality is great, but it still needs some more power (IMHO). The good thing is that it has 3 sets of RCA outs (front, rear, and sub) so you can do a lot with it without having to do a lot of wire splicing. It also has composite video in, so you can add a backup camera, or even play video from an iPod (requires a different cable).
DoctorWho is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome