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"that boy asad"
02-04-2008, 11:00 AM
i own the cda-9835 since the day it came out... just wanted to know if its worth getting the new 9887, what are the differences, any sound difference between them, and should i keep my 9835 or get the 9887?

ngsm13
02-04-2008, 11:17 AM
Unless you want full-speed iPod or have to have the imprint... stick with your 9835.

I love mine.

nG

"that boy asad"
02-04-2008, 11:20 AM
Unless you want full-speed iPod or have to have the imprint... stick with your 9835.

I love mine.

nG
im not really worry about those two... i use my ipod either with the AUX input or the interface (kca-420i). My main concern is the SQ and bit rate differences?

i love my deck... and had it for 4 years now!

ngsm13
02-04-2008, 11:22 AM
im not really worry about those two... i use my ipod either with the AUX input or the interface (kca-420i). My main concern is the SQ and bit rate differences?

i love my deck... and had it for 4 years now!

I would NOT worry about it then. I've had a 9835 since it came out too, at one point I even had a spare ;)...

Don't think I'll ever give up the deck, know I'll always keep it around.

nG

LaserRed38
02-04-2008, 01:14 PM
Yea after the 9835, Alpine went downhill. I want to keep mine forever too...(knocking on wood). I wish it had the high-speed connection for the iPod though. I would like to use my Ai-Net for a PXA 501 or 701. Not too concerned with the Imprint, although it would be nice..

"that boy asad"
02-05-2008, 02:35 AM
what about the differences between the 9835 and 7998?

LaserRed38
02-05-2008, 12:46 PM
I believe it is the Multicolor buttons, V-drive 26x4 RMS amp and some screen differences...

"that boy asad"
02-06-2008, 02:13 AM
but my main concern is the DAC... the cda-9835 has 1-bit dac and the cda-9887 has 24-it dac, is thr really a big difference, how much of a difference is it, and what is so different about it?

"that boy asad"
04-25-2008, 01:59 AM
^^^...???

Fast1one
04-25-2008, 02:30 AM
but my main concern is the DAC... the cda-9835 has 1-bit dac and the cda-9887 has 24-it dac, is thr really a big difference, how much of a difference is it, and what is so different about it?Thats hard to determine because its not just the bit dimension, but the QUALITY of the DAC...

I have no idea how well built the 9887 is and if it uses quality parts, but the 9835 was the last of the Japanese built units IIRC...wouldn't be suprised if the 9835 actually sounded better in a head to head...

I doubt anyone has auditioned both extensively. Additionally, any opinion that you DO find should be taken as a grain of salt. Only way to find out is to buy the 9887 and to a head to head comparo in YOUR system and YOUR ears ;)

To conclude, keep the 9835 IMO, you will always want what you can't have. Its a nice deck that gets the job done for most average Joes out there...

elminster
04-25-2008, 05:38 PM
I believe the 9835 had either 4 or 6 1bit dacs, the 9887 has one 24bit

Extreme SE-R
09-05-2008, 03:26 AM
i can tell u on the box of my 9887 it says built in china designed in japan!!

Cons:

:(9887 Does not have i Personalize!! i wanned to be able to save all my setting on a CD like the 9835 can

:(9887 Biolite is limited in color, 4 choices compared to the 9835 it has like 1000!!!! just about every color shade but white/blk

Pros:

:)big plus point for the 9887 is the Imprint!! i've heard very good things about the add on.

:)24bit?!?! not really sure..i've heard asad 9835 cant really tell the difference..i guess we need to try both cd player on one car! Im down!!

:)iPod control!!!! LOVE THAT ****!!! changed my world....ok fine music listen experience .Cant beat a 60GIG ipod! i got 5,500 songs..don't need the radio anymore

:p:Difference in sound quality: CD vs Ipod.. Music on iPod are brigher..faded instruments..can't bet a store bought original cd quaility

interface is more or less the same

ngsm13
09-05-2008, 10:08 AM
I have concluded after messing around with the stupid imprint box... that I would rather tune myself.

Now, if you're joe shmoe and you want a nice setup auto-tuning... then go for it.

nG

mikey7182
09-05-2008, 12:25 PM
I've owned both, and can't tell a difference in sound. The 9835 does iPod control as well, and while my iPod adapter is on the way right now, I hve used the interface on another 9835 and it didn't really seem much slower than the full speed on the 9887. I like the larger display on the 9835 much better, along with the motorized face.

Slammed
09-05-2008, 12:27 PM
9815 > 9835 > 9887

:p:

ngsm13
09-06-2008, 10:25 PM
9815 > 9835 > 9887

:p:

Ummmmmmm... No.

9835 > * mass produced alpines...

9835 has a better file browser, iPersonalize, and Biolite. It's funtionally better, and has a MUCH better screen than the 9815...

I also own a 9813, 9815 in my dad's truck...

:fyi:

nG

tcguy85
09-06-2008, 11:36 PM
i wish i kept my old alpine. got an 880 pioneer now though.