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Johnny Law.Lulz
06-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Alpine 9886 or Pioneer DEH-P7900BT

I just want a quality headunit with a good EQ that will last. Im running passive. All external amps. I use CD's and my Ipod.

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Anyone

littlepucker
06-10-2009, 05:35 PM
I use the 9887 and its ta dopes. It doesnt have all the stuff the 7 does but it has a usb in which is also umm like ta dopes.

I have always heard pioneer eclipse and alpine are teh bests

eharri3
06-10-2009, 06:14 PM
I currently have a 980Bt.

Your choice depends on what you're looking for. That Alpine gives you a 2 band parametric EQ, basically glorified bass and treble controls. You'll have to pay for IMPRINT to unlock some other things like a 5 parametric/7 band graphic and time alignment. The ipod cable is included, the bluetooth is another 200 or 250 bucks retail.

The pioneer has built in bluetooth. I can't find too much on other features but it looks like it has a built-in 7 band and high/low pass filters. It will give you more built-in adjustability for sq purposes than the Alpine will. However I have a 980 BT and find it has less flexibility in the IPOD controls than my Alpines did in terms of how you navigate through your playlists.

Ive had issues with the bluetooth features on both depending on the phones I've had, it seems to happen that way no matter what bluetooth head unit you're dealing with. The stereo store only tells you 'bluetooth built in', not that on one phone you will get all features, on another phone you can talk through the unit but not dial, on another you may not be able to auto-connect or transfer your phone book to the head unit and dial from there.

In general Id say unless the Pioneer is ridiculously more expensive, it's probably the better 'bang for the buck' choice in this scenario. Nothing in Alpine's line other than the 9887 is really competetive with the good stuff from Pioneer and Eclipse for built-in features. With my deh 980 BT, between the built in 16 band graphic eq and time alignment as well as the crossivers and front/ rear level controls, it has made a HUGE difference in sq for me.

AlterEgo99
06-10-2009, 06:39 PM
Alpine CDA-9887 with Imprint...ROCKS! Use it with my iPod all the time...awesome! :D

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-10-2009, 07:32 PM
i dont need the bluetooth and i doubt ill use the EQ too much. I think im getting the alpine

Sarthos
06-10-2009, 07:35 PM
See if you can find a good deal on the 9887 maybe on eBay. Much better unit.

chaunb3400
06-10-2009, 07:41 PM
I just sold my 9887, and got another 980...

I have read that if your not gonna be running active, just get the 9886 over the 9887

I would get the 790bt just because

littlepucker
06-10-2009, 08:46 PM
I just sold my 9887, and got another 980...

I have read that if your not gonna be running active, just get the 9886 over the 9887

I would get the 790bt just because

Get the 9887 it has time correction,7 band eq more color options

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-10-2009, 09:25 PM
I dont want to pay that much, Im just going to get the 9886 and if i want to upgrade later i will. This is a beginner HU.

Zellner
06-11-2009, 05:27 AM
Alpine HU's FTW

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-11-2009, 03:52 PM
What about the eclipse 5000 or Kenwood KDC-X993 or JVC KD-AVX11.

Want to buy tonight or tomorrow.

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-11-2009, 04:20 PM
Anyone, Help me out.

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Bump

bigaudiofanati2
06-11-2009, 05:54 PM
I would always go with alpine much better quality all around.

blackdragonaudi
06-11-2009, 05:55 PM
X3 on the alpine I will never go back to pioneer after getting my alpine.

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-11-2009, 05:57 PM
Anyone else, the way it looks now im going Alpine.

papo783
06-11-2009, 06:02 PM
I too agree with alpine when bigaudiofanati2 installed my first alpine head unit and I listed to it I was blown away. Go with alpine.

Alpine50
06-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Alpines just have that "certain quality sound".Alpine50...................

Super Pickle
06-11-2009, 06:40 PM
i just put a pioneer 6000ub in my car, and i was between that and the 6900ub and the 9886... from my point of view, i made the wrong choice and will be upgrading to a 9887 at some point over the summer.

I got it because i ended up getting it for 150 bucks, but i would rather have spent near 300 for 9886.... it was a beginner head unit, and the 9886 is just better for those who dont entirely know how to tweak stuff yet. I have been messing with all kinds of things and am now just on the verge of getting it to sound "right".. had i gotten the 9886, i wouldve been satisfied with the built in EQing options and then after getting my new speakers and such i could just get the imprint, and save money as opposed to buying the 6000ub and then the 9887 which is what i plan on doing...


In my mind, buy the 9886 and if you get bored of it then you can just get imprint and you basically have a new HU, not to mention the build quality on the Alpine is just there over the pioneers.

Johnny Law.Lulz
06-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Just bought the Alpine. Problem Solved.

bigaudiofanati2
06-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Good deal you will enjoy it

SYLrules
06-12-2009, 12:52 AM
well **** ive only had my pioneer for a few months now. think its the 4000ub but its pissing me off because it seems to have lots of trouble playing through minor scratches on my CDs. my last pioneer was AWESOME at this but i left it in my old car.

how good are alpine h/u's with minor scratched cds? im not sure i want to sell my pioneer so soon but ****it it makes me angry. any other pioneer users have this problem?

Twista89
06-12-2009, 01:25 AM
well **** ive only had my pioneer for a few months now. think its the 4000ub but its pissing me off because it seems to have lots of trouble playing through minor scratches on my CDs. my last pioneer was AWESOME at this but i left it in my old car.

how good are alpine h/u's with minor scratched cds? im not sure i want to sell my pioneer so soon but ****it it makes me angry. any other pioneer users have this problem?

yea my pioneer is starting to **** me off with cds...its starting to burn or melt the plastic on the cds and its starting to make them unplayable....i would say its my subs fault but they arent scratches...it looks like someone took a lighter to the cds and burned spots in them...

next HU shall def be a alpine....

nismos14
06-12-2009, 11:44 AM
EQ is no good on the alp without the imprint.