View Full Version : 9831 or 9815/9835

01-18-2006, 01:38 AM
How big is the difference between my unit the 9831 to the 9835 and the 9815? Is it worth upgrading?

01-18-2006, 01:42 AM
oh the 9815 was GOD. lol the cool thing about the 35 is the bIOlight, i beleive 7band eq. alittle more KICK in rms. and it is the FLAGSHIP of 2 years ago. adn teh 9815 is teh flag ship for 3-4 years ago. i loved mine but i got a screen so i got rid of my 9815.

01-18-2006, 04:19 AM
didn't look at the specs for the 9831 but the 9815 and 9835 has a 3way active xover and it has pretty decent tuning capabilities with the 9835 having a 5 band peq i think or 6. also both have time alignment. i would ugrade.

01-18-2006, 12:51 PM
They seem pretty much the same thing except that 9835 and 9815 have the 5 band parametric eq over your current HU like alphakenny1 said. The 9835 does have the "graphic" display so if that makes a difference to you and you can get a good deal on the 9835, I would upgrade.

01-18-2006, 12:57 PM
Yeah there is a significant difference between a 9831 and a 9835, I would upgrade. The BioLite display is quite nice, it has a more powerful internal amp, 3-way crossovers, better EQ, and time alignment.

01-18-2006, 01:55 PM
9835 = best HU ever owned of the 10 I have.

01-19-2006, 12:42 AM
I had a 9815 and loved it. Then I had a 8454 and I liked it too but not as much. I just got a 9835 to replace it.

01-19-2006, 03:42 AM
I just bought a cda-9815 off of ebay for 187 shipped for my friend. I think for the price, the features are pretty amazing. Time alignment and 3way xover ftw!

01-19-2006, 03:45 AM
yeah if I could the 9835 would be my next upgrade again, theres one going for 350 on craigslist... that sounds like a ripoff does it??

01-19-2006, 03:48 AM
yeah if I could the 9835 would be my next upgrade again, theres one going for 350 on craigslist... that sounds like a ripoff does it??

yea $350 for a used 9835 is not a total ripoff but not reasonable at all. my friend recently bought a BNIB 9835 for $380 shipped. but $350 is not a total ripoff.

some guy on ECA is selling his for $300, http://forum.elitecaraudio.com/showthread.php?threadid=125456.

01-19-2006, 03:50 AM
i can vouche for jeremy. He's a great guy!

01-19-2006, 03:53 AM
man that sure is expensive as heck. how much did it go for in store back in the days??

01-19-2006, 03:59 AM
whats difference between 2way/3way crossover......................

01-19-2006, 04:00 AM
Out of all the HU's I've owned...the Alpine 9835 is my absolute favorite.

I've owned Alpine, Eclipse (8053), Clarion, Pioneer...and had extensive experience with JVC, Sony, and more.

I ditched my Eclipse 8053 for the Alpine 9835 and never looked back. I then sold my 9835 when I bought a Clarion vrx745vd 7" Flip-out DVD player...but then sold the Clarion soon after and turned around and bought ANOTHER Alpine 9835 ;).

I love it, it's amazing. The BioLite is ****, the active xover is sweet, time correction, etc...etc...etc...