Hello Ron, thats a really nice system you have there. Did you have to rewire the car to use those amplifiers? Bigger wires for more power to go thru? If you did, did you have lots of trouble going in the doors with the new cables?
If I only want crystal clear good quality sound, do you recommend an amplifier? Is the power from a new unit will be sufficient? I don't want the car to rattle all the rivets and bolts out, just nice sound.
Regarding the Alpine system, my wife car has the ability to connect the car to the phone and she can take, make answer calls hands free. We both work inside a military base and we can't drive and use phones in the base. It has to be hands free devices. That radio has that ability, also I don't use CD,s I have lots of music on my phone and I will be installing a rear view camera. All can be done with the Alpine unit. Yes It will suck but Ill find a way to cover the radio in the dash. Will see Ill keep you guys posted.
This the unit Ron. Alpine iLX-207 7 inch Mech-less audio/video receiver
564 at amazon with free shipping. 594 at sonycelectronix.