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gearhound17
05-03-2009, 02:02 PM
I am in the market for the CDA-9887.
I see them available from some Ebay suppliers for around 300.00 or just a bit over.
As I looked through their feedback its not so great. One had 9 negatives last month.
I would like a good deal but am concerned that these suppliers do not offer a warranty and/or are not an authorized retailer (which I figure they are probably not).
Sonicelectronix has it for 349.00.
Tempted to go with Sonic since they are a quality retailer.
Where did you get yours and did you have any issues with out of stock, shipping, used/open box or anything else?
Let me know what your experience is.

SicAudio
05-03-2009, 02:12 PM
you better check sonic again i tried to reply to ur pm but they r blocked.

SicAudio
05-03-2009, 02:14 PM
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10750_Alpine+CDA-9886.html

there is not enough dif between a 87 and an 86 unit to justify 100 $$ dif. and this one comes with free harness and dash kit as well :)

nineball
05-03-2009, 04:14 PM
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10750_Alpine+CDA-9886.html

there is not enough dif between a 87 and an 86 unit to justify 100 $$ dif. and this one comes with free harness and dash kit as well :)

you are joking right?

FJF
05-04-2009, 09:09 AM
I would like a good deal but am concerned that these suppliers do not offer a warranty and/or are not an authorized retailer (which I figure they are probably not).

If you're concerned with warranty and would like to buy from an authorized dealer, shoot SSA an email and see what they can do for you:

http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/products/

gearhound17
05-04-2009, 01:10 PM
Thanks FJF.
I will do that and see.
Thanks for the link too.

FJF
05-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Thanks FJF.
I will do that and see.
Thanks for the link too.

Shoot me a PM, if I can be of help, or stop by CA-F.com. I'm an older guy, too. :)

SicAudio
05-04-2009, 04:20 PM
you are joking right?

other than the misquote saying it has a 2 band eq instead of a 5 band the 86 is actually a more feature rich unit, so if you can you read here it is :) :

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/CompareTo.aspx?g=300&s=0&c=3&cc=01&compareItems=500CDA9886&compareItems=500CDA9887

and the alpine rep told me the same thing :D

FJF
05-04-2009, 06:36 PM
other than the misquote saying it has a 2 band eq instead of a 5 band the 86 is actually a more feature rich unit, so if you can you read here it is :) :

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/CompareTo.aspx?g=300&s=0&c=3&cc=01&compareItems=500CDA9886&compareItems=500CDA9887

and the alpine rep told me the same thing :D

You're fighting a losing battle. I hope you own some Nomex.

fbi90909
05-04-2009, 06:57 PM
i bought my 9887 from crutchfield with overnight shipping.
i had tried to order it from numerous different websites but after the order i would find out 3-4 days later that it would be out of stock. i just said **** it and over nighted that ****.

nineball
05-04-2009, 10:03 PM
other than the misquote saying it has a 2 band eq instead of a 5 band the 86 is actually a more feature rich unit, so if you can you read here it is :) :

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/CompareTo.aspx?g=300&s=0&c=3&cc=01&compareItems=500CDA9886&compareItems=500CDA9887

and the alpine rep told me the same thing :D


believe what you want. there is no comparison between the 2. the 9887 and it's abilities are far greater then the usb port on the 9886.

Alpine4life89
05-04-2009, 10:04 PM
this unit owns! I got mine at onlinecarstereo. FVCK YEAH IT IS SO TIGHT!

9887 = best HEAD UNIT EVER!

champaned_out
05-04-2009, 10:13 PM
other than the misquote saying it has a 2 band eq instead of a 5 band the 86 is actually a more feature rich unit, so if you can you read here it is :) :

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/CompareTo.aspx?g=300&s=0&c=3&cc=01&compareItems=500CDA9886&compareItems=500CDA9887

and the alpine rep told me the same thing :D

ive messed around with 86 deck at bestbuy and from what i could see all it had was a bass and treble + / - control..... not much tuning allowed on this deck... also what that link you posted doesnt show is that the 86 doesnt have the imprint kit... while the 87 comes with it

also a rep will just tell you what you want to hear to close a sale.... do alittle search between the two decks on this site and you'll find out why the 87 is a better deck as far as fine tuning your sound

gearhound17
05-05-2009, 12:02 AM
ive messed around with 86 deck at bestbuy and from what i could see all it had was a bass and treble + / - control..... not much tuning allowed on this deck... also what that link you posted doesnt show is that the 86 doesnt have the imprint kit... while the 87 comes with it

also a rep will just tell you what you want to hear to close a sale.... do alittle search between the two decks on this site and you'll find out why the 87 is a better deck as far as fine tuning your sound

FYI SicAudio is a dealer....Although you or I may not necessarily agree with his opnion.

SicAudio
05-05-2009, 12:14 AM
ok I got my nomex on lolz here goes:
their are subtle differences in the deck and their are some better options as far as tuning on the 87 vs the 86 however the differences are not justifiable for the cost, if you wait 3 months, next yrs model will roll out and this deck you are in love with will be at a much better price.

and fyi the 86 has a ton more than bass and treble lolz it also has a 5 band eq (87 has 7), it has the bass engine where the 87 has media xpander (whoopy ) and most people are not running super high end components and equiptment to make it justifiable based on price.

now if you are using really good **** then hell yes buy it but for the mainstream Joe it makes no sense.
IMO

xx24xx
05-05-2009, 12:17 AM
I got mine for $330 from woofersetc.com

They are a lil more expensive now. Customer service isn't top notch but at least they are authorized.

SicAudio
05-05-2009, 12:28 AM
as well 250 for the imprint? that makes it around 600$ vs 250 for the next model down. mainstream joe doesn't need all that IMO

slam
05-05-2009, 12:35 AM
from another forum member

1zach4
05-05-2009, 12:35 AM
I consider myself a "mainstream joe" and i'm picking up the 87 over the 86 for one BIG reason. I can run my 2-way components actively on the 87 and not the 86. That is worth the $$$ difference to me in itself

Proximity
05-05-2009, 12:43 AM
$250 from a dude here

FJF
05-05-2009, 01:19 AM
as well 250 for the imprint? that makes it around 600$ vs 250 for the next model down. mainstream joe doesn't need all that IMO

The 9886 comes with a 2-band EQ, unless one gets the Imprint module, then it has a 5-band PEQ. The 9887 has all the features of 9886 + Imprint, other than the mic and auto-tuning. The 9887 comes with a 5-band PEQ/ 7-band EQ, 6-channel T/A, and the capability to run an active system via its crossovers, as well as 6 presets for each function. The 9886 can't do any of that without an Imprint module. Adding Imprint to a 9887 only gives it the ability to auto-tune; the rest is built-in. The 9887 is also based on a 24-bit BB DAC. See the difference?

You'd have a better argument if you compared a 9886 to a 9884. The main difference between the two are the pre-outs (2V vs 4V) and the display.

nineball
05-05-2009, 09:19 AM
The 9886 comes with a 2-band EQ, unless one gets the Imprint module, then it has a 5-band PEQ. The 9887 has all the features of 9886 + Imprint, other than the mic and auto-tuning. The 9887 comes with a 5-band PEQ/ 7-band EQ, 6-channel T/A, and the capability to run an active system via its crossovers, as well as 6 presets for each function. The 9886 can't do any of that without an Imprint module. Adding Imprint to a 9887 only gives it the ability to auto-tune; the rest is built-in. The 9887 is also based on a 24-bit BB DAC. See the difference?

You'd have a better argument if you compared a 9886 to a 9884. The main difference between the two are the pre-outs (2V vs 4V) and the display.



x10000

and that imprint module for the 9886 is another $125-150 which puts the price over the 9887. throw in another $25 is you want the mic and auto tuning (which ***** imo).

Hoodlum007
05-09-2009, 11:18 AM
My brother got his 9887 from Woofersetc.com as well, very nice sounding and looking hu you won't be let down by it.

gearhound17
05-09-2009, 11:51 AM
I am seeing backorders for this at a lot of places.
I am waiting for Sonicelectronix to get theirs in since it comes with a harness and extras.

blackdragonaudi
05-09-2009, 11:55 AM
Amazon is were I will be getting mine

bass_lover1
05-09-2009, 01:52 PM
Onlinecarstereo.com

I got the HU and iPod cable for the same price that woofers sells just the HU, and still got free shipping.

I've ordered twice from them, with no problems.

abercrombie2582
05-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Keep in mind the 9887 does NOT support usb. Something to think about if you don't have an ipod and take your music with you on a flash drive!!!