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andrewmoore13
01-09-2008, 03:33 PM
Ok so I'm a little disappointed with my HU at the moment and I'm looking to change to Alpine. I really dont want to deal the with Pioneer's horrible iPod interface and the alt whine that I just can't get rid of. So I'm lookin in to the CDA's more specifically the 9885, 9886, and 9887. Does anyone know the real differences between them? Thanks.

speedfreak28
01-09-2008, 03:36 PM
9885 and 9886 are the same just '07 and '08 models, the 9887 is a nicer headunit with alot better sound processing capabilities, if your dissapointed with the pioneer get the 9887 and alpine definately has a better ipod interface

andrewmoore13
01-09-2008, 03:39 PM
yea thats what i've heard

main reason i'm tired of it is the **** alternator whine that i've tried just about everything to get rid of

speedfreak28
01-09-2008, 03:41 PM
from what i understand that can be common with pioneer, fee free to correct me if im wrong

nismos14
01-09-2008, 05:03 PM
9885 and 9886 are not the same.

andrewmoore13
01-09-2008, 05:20 PM
differences are?

nismos14
01-09-2008, 05:29 PM
read:
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?search=cda9885&i=500CDA9885

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?search=cda9886&i=500CDA9886

andrewmoore13
01-09-2008, 05:34 PM
lol if i wanted to read i would have already... i was hoping someone could just point out the noticeable differences instead of all that technical **** i dont understand lol

speedfreak28
01-09-2008, 06:30 PM
i still dont see a difference in the 9885 and 9886 except the updated display for 08, what am i missing?

nismos14
01-09-2008, 07:12 PM
9886 can be used with the imprint. Built in ipod on 9886, no usb on 9886, 9886 has 2 band eq, can be ran active using the pxa-h100

Pootie
01-09-2008, 07:13 PM
What about the 9884 (besides the remote)?

speedfreak28
01-09-2008, 07:22 PM
9886 can be used with the imprint. Built in ipod on 9886, no usb on 9886, 9886 has 2 band eq, can be ran active using the pxa-h100

didnt realize it could use imprint, the 2 band eq is basically bass and treble adjustments though, they both use full speed ipod controls too, not trying to argue but ive had personal experience with both.

andrewmoore13
01-09-2008, 07:42 PM
so then what makes the 9887 that much better?

and by that much i mean more $$$

TurdFergueson2
01-09-2008, 07:47 PM
My Pioneer is fine. I have a 690UB and it's nice. I guess the ipod thing could be a problem, but I only use it to charge my ipod. But if you use it a lot i can see how this could be a problem.

speedfreak28
01-09-2008, 08:26 PM
so then what makes the 9887 that much better?

and by that much i mean more $$$

it has a 7 band eq as well as time correction and the crossover allows you to run active( 2 or 3 way)
if ur looking to step up SQ or run acitve components, i would get the 9887

R05Nismo
01-09-2008, 08:51 PM
it has a 7 band eq as well as time correction and the crossover allows you to run active( 2 or 3 way)
if ur looking to step up SQ or run acitve components, i would get the 9887

I was looking at getting the 9886 and an EQ but might just get the 9887. Do you know what the 7 eq bands are?

nismos14
01-09-2008, 08:57 PM
You have either 5 band adjustable peq or 7 band geq. I believe it states in the manual what the points are.

andrewmoore13
01-09-2008, 10:09 PM
so say you had my system... and i wanted to run active... would i be able to do it with what i have?

nismos14
01-09-2008, 10:11 PM
First, read and find out what going active is, then draw your conclusion yourself.




















haha jk..

With what you have now, not you cannot. You don't have 4 channels of amplification, and you don't have the proper processor or headunit...

andrewmoore13
01-10-2008, 01:30 AM
haha thanks

ok so i'm pretty sure i'm gonna go with a cda-9887 when i get around to it

dmaSTI
01-10-2008, 11:37 PM
9886 can be used with the imprint. Built in ipod on 9886, no usb on 9886, 9886 has 2 band eq, can be ran active using the pxa-h100


Actually, its the 9887 that has no usb, the 9886 has rear usb, so you can put an extender cable there.

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=300&i=500CDA9886&tp=5684&avf=N&tab=features_and_specs

I wish the 9887 did, that would make it perfect for me. I hate to add those **** $150 modules that take up underdash space and have spaghetti wiring from every end.

ls2poweredgoat
01-10-2008, 11:43 PM
9886 also has the 24-bit DAC, the 9885 does not.

nismos14
01-10-2008, 11:44 PM
Actually, its the 9887 that has no usb, the 9886 has rear usb, so you can put an extender cable there.

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=300&i=500CDA9886&tp=5684&avf=N&tab=features_and_specs

I wish the 9887 did, that would make it perfect for me. I hate to add those **** $150 modules that take up underdash space and have spaghetti wiring from every end.

Oops I mean thte 9885 does not.

andrewmoore13
01-16-2008, 08:39 PM
so are there any suggestions of HU's that are similar to the 9887 by other companies that also allow for quick iPod use?

photocrazy8
01-16-2008, 08:40 PM
old school alpine > all


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nismos14
01-16-2008, 08:43 PM
so are there any suggestions of HU's that are similar to the 9887 by other companies that also allow for quick iPod use?

Alpine is the best.

Why don't ya wanna get an alpine?

andrewmoore13
01-18-2008, 12:36 PM
i have nothing against Alpine, i just want to see what else people suggest

MUST HAVE iPod CONTROL!!!

i have also read that with the 9887 you have to get the Imprint software in order to change Bass/Treble? is this true?

nismos14
01-18-2008, 01:59 PM
No, you get a 7 band eq or a 5 band peq that you can use to better fine tune the sytem. Its > bass treble controls.

andrewmoore13
01-18-2008, 02:22 PM
lol nismos you are like the only one helping me out, thanks bro!

nismos14
01-18-2008, 02:29 PM
no prob :) Hit me up on aim if u need/want nizzy81

grampi
01-18-2008, 03:02 PM
nismos, did you sell your 9887? If so, what did you replace it with? I'm SSSSSTTTTTTIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL waiting for my replacement 9887 and the waiting sux!

nismos14
01-18-2008, 04:06 PM
No not yet... it's not REALLY, just sorta for sale I love it :)

andrewmoore13
01-18-2008, 04:16 PM
so any other suggestions for HU's that are around the same as the 9887?

oneiztoomany
01-18-2008, 04:22 PM
another vote for 9887

grampi
01-18-2008, 05:37 PM
so any other suggestions for HU's that are around the same as the 9887?

There really aren't any other HU's that are "around the same" as the 9887. If you compare what it does to what any of the other HU's do, I think you'll find the 9887 is rather unique.

nismos14
01-18-2008, 05:43 PM
880prs/cd7100 are in the same ballpark, just not price wise.

andrewmoore13
01-19-2008, 12:36 AM
well any other suggestions?

if not its lookin like 9887 it is

anyone know anything about the 08 iDA-X100's or whatever?

twisztdpunisher
01-19-2008, 12:48 AM
id go 9887 they are pretty cheap on ebay new. i almost bought the 9887 this week but i found a used IVA-w205 that i really wanted. but i vote 9887, i had the 9885 and i loved it.

andrewmoore13
01-19-2008, 06:48 PM
so any other votes? or is it a consensus of the 9887 is the way to go?