Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Alpine 700/701 upgrades?

  1. #1
    _
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Little Elm, Texas
    Posts
    13,500

    Alpine 700/701 upgrades?

    Wondering if anyone here has any information on upgrades for the internals on the 700/701? I've seen the page in German, but there's literally no details.

    I'm really interested in the schematic for the 701.

    I've got a few thoughts on some other pie in the sky upgrades that I think would be killer, but not being an electrical engineer I have no clue if they are possible.

    For instance, a better volume control module...even moving to an analog volume control. I'd also like to change one of the tos-link inputs to a digital coax input...but I don't know what that would take.

    I'd also LOVE to somehow hack the 701 and get rid of the controller all together and make an application for the PC...ha! Yeah right...
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  2. #2
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    58
    There is a pretty detailed technical post over on ECA that was done by werewolf awhile back. I'm pretty sure the general consensus was you can't do much. There are some benefits that particular DAC offers but it's not really upgradeable if memory serves me correctly.

    However having said that converting one of the outputs to coax should be doable. As two the other thing on your wish list there's always posts about hacking the Ai-NET protocol for simple tracking/volume commands but nothing ever seems to come to light. It would be cool though

    Give jc2, Kevin7909, or werewolf a holler over at ECA

  3. #3
    _
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Little Elm, Texas
    Posts
    13,500
    I've read the review by him, but that's all it was....just a review. He didn't go into detail about exactly what could be upgraded. I do know that there's a number of things that CAN be upgraded though as I've talked to a number of people who have actually done it.

    However, they have always paid someone to do it and never went into detail online about what was or could have been done....

    If I end up paying someone to upgrade mine, I'll post the info up.

    This is the thread btw:

    http://www.elitecaraudio.com/forums/...threadid=87972
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  4. #4
    Car Audio Moderator durwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chicagoland (St. Charles,IL)
    Posts
    2,028
    I thought the cost to upgrade did not make it worthwhile. How much were you quoted to upgrade it?

    two zapco DSP6's an option?

  5. #5
    _
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Little Elm, Texas
    Posts
    13,500
    I've recently learned about the DSP10 that Zapco has coming out. That MIGHT be an option...

    The initial research I had done indicated only a couple hundred bucks to upgrade the 701, I'm finding that's not the case.
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  6. #6
    Car Audio Moderator durwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Chicagoland (St. Charles,IL)
    Posts
    2,028
    Ah, so they went to a 10 channel. Last I heard they were working on an 8 channel. Nice.

  7. #7
    _
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Little Elm, Texas
    Posts
    13,500
    yeah - so the Elite Car audio crew has just confirmed what I thought in the past...lol

    Anywho, I think I'll end up just keeping the Alpine the way it is for now and focus my money elsewhere in the car...like rebuilding the pillars to have a set for shows only since the Be 3" needs more air space than I'm currently giving it and new seats so that I can actually move them further back than stock.
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  8. #8
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    97
    Have you at what point moving the seats back kill stage width?

  9. #9
    _
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Little Elm, Texas
    Posts
    13,500
    yeup - that's why we're going to be remaking the pillars...can't move the seats back and keep the same pillars that were designed with the old seat location in mind.
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  10. #10
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    97
    yikes... I can't post worth anything when my mind is in la-la land. I remembered seeing Mark E post something about every vehicle has a point where going back so far will make stage width crumble.

    I'm in the process of aiming my kicks and what what I have, I've seem to hit that point on the very last click of the seat. Seas w15cy with Peerless HDS tweeter, relocated hood release and wiring clips to free up room, removed dead pedal (support still there for the carpets "structural" integrity, but hacked half away for more room.)

    Sorry for the OT.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Alpine
    By more mods in forum RR Skins
    Replies: 302
    Last Post: 04-10-2008, 05:34 AM
  2. Replies: 85
    Last Post: 07-09-2007, 04:44 AM
  3. Alpine digital audio setup. . maybe.
    By Crazystick in forum Car Audio
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-26-2006, 09:07 AM
  4. FS: Alpine Amps, Subs, 6.5" Monitors
    By coachreed in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-03-2005, 01:13 PM
  5. Alpine / PC Challenges all around...
    By acitrano in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-10-2000, 07:45 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •