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acubsfan
12-27-2008, 07:23 AM
So as the title says, I currently have an Alpine 9835 and I think it's great in nearly all aspects. However, there are a few things that are bugging me about it to the point that I am actually considering swapping it for something a bit newer.

The first thing is the slow response of the IPOD interface due to it not being full speed compatible, and the second is the fact that the PAC SWI-Jack is not compatible with this unit. I would really like to get my steering wheel controls back online, and not with the SWI-X or whatever that other one is. Unless people tell me that thing is reliable, because I have read a lot of complaints about it not responding in sunlight. Another thing is the lack of any sort of bluetooth addon.

So if I swap this thing out, I want to retain at least what I have as far as sound quality, crossover, eq, etc, but obviously I would like to gain some of these things I mentioned above. I checked out the Alpine 9887, but I have read that quite a few people say that the sound quality has gone downhill in the later Alpine decks such as this. Anyone have any opinions on this?

I also have been looking at some Pioneer units, specifically the 880PRS and the 860MP. Drawbacks I have seen with these is that supposedly the lower frequencies are more pronounced but not quite as tight as the 9835. I also am unsure whether or not these decks have bluetooth addons. Does anyone have an opinions on the usability of the IPOD interface with these units in comparison to the 9887 or 9835? I heard that the 9887's ipod interface is really fast and easy to use. On the other hand, the Pioneers I believe both have more eq bands and left and right settings with the 880PRS having the most of the two. Also, I like the fact that the 880PRS has the mic included, rather than having to purchase the imprint tool for the 9887. Anyone have opinions on which one is more effective in that regard?

In short, I am leaning towards replacing my 9835, but am still not sure if there is a deck out there that has everything I am looking for. The 9887 seems to be the only one that has all the capabalities I want, but maybe not the sound quality you'd expect. I'm interested in other opinions about this.

craigzter
12-27-2008, 07:24 AM
thats too many friggin words mang. But ya...

endofdays89
12-27-2008, 07:37 AM
who is that hot *** chick in your avatar?

Lil Poot
12-27-2008, 08:11 AM
the 9835 is still a great deck. if you're wanting more features though, the eclipse 7000-7100 or pioneers 800, 860, 880 will get the job done for you. clarion drz9255 also, but its pricey. i had a 9887, and didnt really like it. much prefer my 880.

eharri3
12-27-2008, 10:40 AM
The Alpine is still a quality deck across the board, only problem being other manufacturers are now offering more for the money.

chunky cumz
12-27-2008, 10:41 AM
x792 fTW!

acubsfan
12-27-2008, 02:06 PM
who is that hot *** chick in your avatar?

Wish I knew. I think it said it was taken at Murphy's Bleachers outside of Wrigley.

acubsfan
12-27-2008, 02:14 PM
x792 fTW!

I usually don't see Kenwoods I like that all much, but that one seemed pretty nice. However, does it have the three way crossover built in? I looked, but maybe I missed it.

acubsfan
12-27-2008, 02:30 PM
The Eclipse CD7000 looks incredible. It has everything I am looking for except bluetooth. Can anyone comment on the actual usability of the GPS and the Ipod integration. Having a feature like those and the feature actually being effective and easy to use are sometimes two different things. Any feedback on those two features would be appreciated.

James Bang
12-27-2008, 02:36 PM
you'd regret it. ipods don't belong in the car.

acubsfan
12-27-2008, 02:50 PM
you'd regret it. ipods don't belong in the car.

I know what you mean about the Ipods, but I feel like the sound is still decent as long as I bring 320 bitrate and lossless stuff. I was hoping for more feedback regarding the user interface of the Ipod integration and the area shot.

Bruizer
12-27-2008, 02:59 PM
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

The older Alpine decks are extremely solid decks. I liked my 9827 more than I do my 9886, but the 9827 got stolen, hence the reason why I now have the 9886.

James Bang
12-27-2008, 03:08 PM
Great deck. gotta love the 3-way xover and the time-correction...

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=371238

:D

Adnan
12-28-2008, 11:42 PM
i know how it feels to drive without steering wheel controls coming from my pathfinder
to my old windstar isn't too exciting....however i wouldnt dream of replacing that deck
one of the finer amplified decks alpine made...i have a 9811 and been dreaming of a 9815-9835 for a while :D

ruanwennan
12-29-2008, 07:11 AM
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acubsfan
12-29-2008, 09:19 AM
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want to convert your funny videos to you iPod, take a look at iPod Video Converter for Mac (http://www.macdvdtoipod.com/ipod-video-converter-mac.html),
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This is the answer I have been searching for!

acubsfan
12-29-2008, 11:33 PM
you'd regret it. ipods don't belong in the car.

Gotta be honest with you man. At first I was sort of like, yeah whatever at this comment. I have been listening to my ipod in my car exclusively for a couple of months now. I also have been getting more and more lax on what quality I will bring with me, lately I have been going with anything 200 bitrate or higher mp3. So I decided to pop in a CD today and good god, it hasn't been my system sounding like crap lately afterall.

gunz4me
12-30-2008, 12:00 AM
you'd regret it. ipods don't belong in the car.

What do you suggest, FM radio?

Apple lossless isn't that bad on an IPOD when compared to the CD, but I am not running an optical cable from my HU to the processor like some of these rich folks in Calaforneyea! Sadly, in some of the budget head units, the IPOD DA convertor is better than the CD player's DA convertor:eek:

BRZguy
01-02-2009, 11:12 PM
just wondering, how is the ipod adapter for the 9835? is it pretty slow or is it okay?

Ali1
01-02-2009, 11:19 PM
yes

acubsfan
01-02-2009, 11:28 PM
just wondering, how is the ipod adapter for the 9835? is it pretty slow or is it okay?

Well to be honest, I think it works okay. I just make sure to do playlists for each artist since that is the best way to navigate through your songs. It is the first ipod integration that I have used in a head unit, so I have nothing to compare it with. I have a feeling though, that others might be quite a bit faster. It does seem sort of laggy and I know it isn't "full speed".