View Full Version : Alpine CDA-9831 VS. CDA-9851

10-02-2005, 03:11 PM
I can get both of these for $212 each

The CDA-9831 is used but in new condition and missing the remote control.

The CDA-9851 is brand new

Can the the buttons on the 9851 be color changed like the 9831 and also can the display be black out on the 9851?

which one would you get?

Fosgate Forever
10-02-2005, 05:08 PM
i dunno i would go with the 9851 if its used im always a little skeptical about buying used and ive heard the 9851 is a great HU

10-05-2005, 12:27 AM
the 9851 doesnt have 4 volt preouts like the 9831 had... i just sold my 9831 for 180 bucks to a co-worker, man did he get a great deal... :)

10-05-2005, 02:06 AM
I would buy the 9851. It's a great deck and I would take it new over a 9831 used, as I have seen roughly 4 out of a batch of 30 9831's go bad. The only loss is the 4v preouts.