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Bigfella
03-21-2006, 12:50 AM
iIM LOOKING INTO GETTIG ME A HEADUNIT. CAN'T REALLY MAKE UP MY MIND IF I WANT A ALPINE OR A ECLIPSE. WHICH ONE IS MAKING BIG HEAD WAY THESE DAYS?????

SuperBlack350z
03-21-2006, 01:01 AM
If you're getting an Alpine, don't get anything from this year's line. The CDA-9835 from '04 is bad ***. You can still find the 9855 from 05, but I think it's a step down from the 35, and you have the hassle of the glidetouch. Of course, the main question to ask is what do you want it to be able to do?

Chevyaudio
03-21-2006, 01:02 AM
I own a 9855, and I love the glidetouch...though I do admit its not for every one. So I say Alpine>eclipse, but im biased...both have exceptional control and features.

rocky 59
03-21-2006, 01:03 AM
If you're getting an Alpine, don't get anything from this year's line. The CDA-9835 from '04 is bad ***. You can still find the 9855 from 05, but I think it's a step down from the 35, and you have the hassle of the glidetouch. Of course, the main question to ask is what do you want it to be able to do?
so a 35 is higher than a 55 huh:crazy: :eyebrow: . but im look at the 9860 from the 06 line

snb778
03-21-2006, 01:05 AM
Id go with eclipse. I think you get more for your money. GLIDETOUCH ***** MY LEFT BALL~!~!

Chevyaudio
03-21-2006, 01:05 AM
so a 35 is higher than a 55 huh:crazy: :eyebrow: . but im look at the 9860 from the 06 line

He means in controlability, The 9855, and 9835 are esentially the exact same HU with some minor differences in Graphics, and the 55 has glidetouch. Most old school alpine users hate glidetouch thats why they opt for the 35. Me on the otherhand, im one of the few hardcore old school alpine guys that I know that likes glidetouch...Its all up to personal preference

alphakenny1
03-21-2006, 01:08 AM
but im look at the 9860 from the 06 line

you douche i believe the 9860 was last years line.

TO ORIGNAL POSTER. DON'T POST IN CAPS BECAUSE IF FUC*ING ANNOYING. YOU SHOULD GET WHATEVER YOU CAN CHEAPER BECAUSE I SAID SO YO.

Chevyaudio
03-21-2006, 01:10 AM
and yes

DVA-9860=Last years and this years Entry level DVD HU

http://www.alpine-usa.com/en/products/product.php?model=DVA-9860

rocky 59
03-21-2006, 01:12 AM
you douche i believe the 9860 was last years line.

TO ORIGNAL POSTER. DON'T POST IN CAPS BECAUSE IF FUC*ING ANNOYING. YOU SHOULD GET WHATEVER YOU CAN CHEAPER BECAUSE I SAID SO YO.
F you kenny il beat you down and smoke your *** outta a hookah lol. well theres a 9860 in there some were lmao il stay with my eclipse

alphakenny1
03-21-2006, 01:13 AM
F you kenny il beat you down and smoke your *** outta a hookah lol. well theres a 9860 in there some were lmao il stay with my eclipse

hahah hookah. btw eclipse would be my choice.

Chevyaudio
03-21-2006, 01:14 AM
I would choose Aiwa. Their HUs are teh r0xor.

/sarcasm

kingsxman
03-21-2006, 08:11 AM
I had the same decision and I ended up going with an Eclipse 8445. The Glide touch scared me off from the Alpine. Too many said they didnt like it. As for the 8445... I really like it...but it is missing a few "no brainer" type of features:
* No way of turning the sub completely off. (For troubleshooting or just listening to your front/rear speakers)
* No pause control for cd/mp3. What the???? basic basic basic!!! Cant believe they dont have that....

TheBigDu
03-21-2006, 09:30 AM
He means in controlability, The 9855, and 9835 are esentially the exact same HU with some minor differences in Graphics, and the 55 has glidetouch. Most old school alpine users hate glidetouch thats why they opt for the 35. Me on the otherhand, im one of the few hardcore old school alpine guys that I know that likes glidetouch...Its all up to personal preference
You're missing one thing...The 9835 was the last Alpine HU with the V-Drive amplifier, which you all probably know is 27 watts rms, 60 watts peak. The 9855 stepped down to an 18 watts rms, 50 watts peak amplifier.

Now this may be irrelevant depending on whether you're even going to use the internal amp or just have it turned off like I do, but I figured I'd point it out.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and glide touch *****.

FoxPro5
03-21-2006, 02:45 PM
Eclipse vs ALpine: The official Coke vs Pepsi thread in the Head Units section of Car Audio.com :rolleyes:

slain93gsr
03-21-2006, 04:15 PM
we all know dr pepper is the real winner of the pepsi challenge lol

i'd take a new cd7000 over anything alpine has for the same price.. minus the f1

JLCivic
03-21-2006, 05:00 PM
I prefer Eclipse to Alpine. You need to check out both though and see what you think(and hear).

bimma85
03-21-2006, 05:02 PM
Compare MODELS not brands ;) :crazy:

JLCivic
03-21-2006, 06:00 PM
Compare MODELS not brands ;) :crazy:
I still go with comparing brands(since a less expensive model from one brand may still sound better than a more expensive model from another brand....I have seen that happen)

6spdcoupe
03-23-2006, 11:58 PM
I still go with comparing brands(since a less expensive model from one brand may still sound better than a more expensive model from another brand....I have seen that happen)

Agreed, not to mention Brands have customer service and support, not individual models.

Banshee28
03-25-2006, 04:49 PM
I am debating this same topic....I had an Ecplise 55040 (SQ) unit for the last 4 years, but now looking for a newer model with mp3 support.

My plan is to use the H701 processor, so whatever HU I choose, I would like it to connect preferably digital to the H701. I like the features of the Alpine 9860 especailly for this reason. It will work perfect. I was just trying to determine if I would get better SQ from an Ecplise HU instead?

But if the Ecplise does not connect digital to the H701, whatever SQ improvement I might benefit from with the Ecplise unit, I would loose since it does not offer digital output..

So, I think I am better off going with Alpine with something like the 9860, which should have BETTER SQ than the Ecplise when hooked to the H701? Can anyone give any positive sugggestions on this? :thumbsup:

mikegett
03-26-2006, 08:10 PM
The 04 and 05 top models (8454 and 8455) do have digital in and out. The 06 lines have dropped the digital inputs.

Banshee28
03-26-2006, 10:17 PM
The 04 and 05 top models (8454 and 8455) do have digital in and out. The 06 lines have dropped the digital inputs.
So, any one of these should be able to connect up to the h701 no problem then, right? I can then use the c701 processor to controll everything up front... :naughty: