View Full Version : Alpine CDA-9815 vs. Eclipse CD5000/CD7000

12-12-2006, 05:13 PM
i have a little bit of a dilemma right now. my 9815 started acting up on me a little while ago and its going to cost $85 to look at and see whats wrong with it. i really like this head unit but i dont know how much its going to cost to get it fixed. ive been looking at the cd5000 and heard that they are pretty good too.

so basically what i was wondering if you guys think it would be worth it to get the alpine fixed or buy a cd5000 or cd7000....are the eclipses better than the alpine? im mainly looking for sound quality...so whatever hu out of those 3 that has the best sq i would probably get...or maybe if someone has a suggestion on another head unit....thanks

12-12-2006, 05:20 PM
eclipse is better than alpine imo, having used both, i still went back to eclipse i also got a 7000 for sale cheap

12-12-2006, 05:44 PM
My old Alpine 7892 i liked better than any eclipse or pioneer deck ive used. It was my baby. Ive played with some of the newer alpines and i dont care for them much. Not near as good as the older ones imo. Sooo i switched to eclipse and so far its been good. So my vote is eclipse.

12-13-2006, 12:05 PM
anyone else have any input?

12-13-2006, 12:08 PM
cd5000... do it.

12-13-2006, 12:38 PM
anyone else have any input?if you know what it is doing wrong,maybe the transport you could order the transport from Pacific Parts for about 85.00 dollars and fix it yourself, I personally would kepp the 9815 I have one and I like it very much.

12-13-2006, 06:30 PM
i love my 8455

12-13-2006, 10:49 PM
i love mine...but i would get a cd7000 looking back on it. not that the 5k isn't better then the alpine the 7k is just that much better then the 5k...imo

12-14-2006, 12:27 AM
i <3 my CD7K :D

12-14-2006, 01:00 PM
If I were you, I'd try and find an 8443 or 8053....best decks money can buy IMO. The older Eclipse's >>>> newer Eclipse's

12-15-2006, 01:41 AM
For the money, unless you are going to use all of the additional features, I like the looks and the features of the CD5000 more.


12-16-2006, 12:20 PM
The CD5000 will not give you the tuning options that the CDA-9815 has. If my choices were between the CD5000 and the CDA-9815, I would get the Alpine fixed. The CD7000 has nice tuning options like the Alpine.