View Full Version : What's wrong with Alpine?

12-02-2006, 12:09 PM
I was looking at the CDA-9857 and I can't believe that it doesn't even have a HP/LP filter, plus 2V preouts (what a joke). Why is Alpine downgrading their HU?


12-02-2006, 12:13 PM
Preout voltage isn't that important.

But I am a little surprised at their general lack of features.

Not really sure what they were thinking......

12-02-2006, 12:15 PM
probably has to do with the market of people who buy that radio..

12-02-2006, 12:19 PM
It is a shame too. I have always liked their no BS appearance and their Ipod features are so tempting. But I just will not buy another until they have the other features I need.

12-02-2006, 12:20 PM
then bug alpine not this forum

12-02-2006, 12:22 PM
probably has to do with the market of people who buy that radio..

But the CDA-9857 is the top of the line CDA for this year. I can understand for the cheaper models, but the top?

12-02-2006, 12:22 PM
i always like the older alpines
ie: 9811/9813/9815...

I'm not af an of the looks of the newer ones, i like the simple older ones.

i <3 my 9811 i owned and the 9813 that i currently run.

oops cant forget about the 7998

12-02-2006, 12:45 PM
i love my 9856... but i wouldnt mind if they loaded it up with more EQ functions :crap:

12-02-2006, 01:31 PM
i got the 9857 and plan on getting an EQ...and i like the look of the two stacked on top of one another...you could always do that if you like the 9857 for the ipod control...which is amazing btw its just as fast as doing it in your ipod

12-02-2006, 05:41 PM
from what i've heard, alpine dumbed down their HUs specifically for Best Buy to be able to market what people want- ipod capabilities. But best buy is so stupid they don't even feature the ipod controls they leave it on demo the entire time so the only selling point of the 9857 and 9856 isn't even exposed.

Rich B
12-02-2006, 05:48 PM
I miss the simple lines of their old units-


Thats a 1999 CDA-7941.

12-03-2006, 12:19 PM
i miss the sexyness of this unit


to bad it was such a pain in the *** to use with that stupid glide touch :crap:

12-03-2006, 12:22 PM
i miss my 9855.... i actually liked glidetouch

12-03-2006, 12:26 PM
Still lovin' my 7998 :) Although I am probably about to change and go with the W200 and the H701 processor.

matrxx dude
12-03-2006, 12:30 PM
eclipse has all the eq functions and crossovers and other adjustments you could ever want,but to me they are to loaded to the point where if every thing is not set just right it will hurt your score,but the same goes for all the features out the arse decks.personally for drag and everyday listening i like a plain old middle of the road deck.

12-03-2006, 01:28 PM
probably has to do with the market of people who buy that radio..

you think?

12-03-2006, 06:37 PM
h701 :)

12-03-2006, 06:40 PM
i still have my 7863 :)