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QuantumWell
08-19-2009, 07:41 PM
I bought an Alpine CDA-9886 in early 2008 and have been enjoying it for over a year. However, I bought a new car over the weekend and so it's time for a fresh head unit.

Isn't Alpine about due for a new product lineup? The 9886 delivers fantastic sound quality, but it could use an update. I'd hate to buy the same head unit and see new 2010 models in only a few months.

vellocet
08-19-2009, 07:45 PM
According to my source their suppose to release the new gear on 9-11 in memory of 9-11. It's going to be insane. Going to have some al-keida gear all up in my ****.

Annnarbor84
08-19-2009, 07:47 PM
More than you can afford pal

QuantumWell
08-19-2009, 08:12 PM
More than you can afford pal

:confused:

Zellner
08-19-2009, 08:16 PM
More than you can afford pal

this is ferrari....

Sweet'n Low
08-30-2009, 10:39 PM
what?

QuantumWell
08-30-2009, 10:42 PM
what?

Exactly. Being new to this forum, I have no idea what these guys were trying to communicate...

Rich B
08-30-2009, 10:43 PM
Expect more plastic, less features, an even plainer display, and higher prices.

Aint capitalism great?

QuantumWell
08-30-2009, 10:47 PM
I was hoping Alpine would update the iPod interface cable (for USB charging of the latest iPod/iPhones), and work out a more navigable interface while maintaining the SQ of the 9886. Guess that's too much to ask? Price really isn't a concern.

Erroneous
09-13-2009, 09:40 AM
According to my source their suppose to release the new gear on 9-11 in memory of 9-11. It's going to be insane. Going to have some al-keida gear all up in my ****.

Well, anything new come out?

mobeious
09-13-2009, 09:44 AM
yep from what i hear they are coming out with a headunit with built in IPOD and will link to ur house wirelessly and headunit with a built in 31band eq and abilty to do 6way active with over 30 xover points and 8v preouts and a unit with a double folding monitor with a total viewing of 12"








hell if i know i havent heard anything ... prolly going to stay close to the same

SomeGuyDude
09-13-2009, 11:09 AM
Expect more plastic, less features, an even plainer display, and higher prices.

Aint capitalism great?

Are there ANY brands that everyone isn't saying gets worse every year? Seems like every major brand gets accused of cheapening products with every new line. Kicker, RE, Alpine, Rockford...

Rich B
09-13-2009, 01:59 PM
Are there ANY brands that everyone isn't saying gets worse every year? Seems like every major brand gets accused of cheapening products with every new line. Kicker, RE, Alpine, Rockford...



When I look at the features and the detailed multi-colored displays of Alpine HU's from just a few years ago and compare them to their current top of the line 9887 its pretty obvious they're going backwards.

Then they have discontinued the H701 and think the half assed Audessey based PXA650 is all anyone needs even though the Bit One shows a real stand alone T/A EQ is still popular ......and its obvious Alpine is trying too hard to squeeze profits out of their products instead of innovating like they once did.

eharri3
09-13-2009, 02:12 PM
My prediction:

They will start selling empty shells. RCA outputs will be 20 dollars per pair. An internal amplifier will be 50 bucks. Once it's all installed it will be 50 bucks to activate it so you can turn the thing on. Then 150 bucks to unlock basic features like volume adjustment and channel pre-sets. 200 on top of that for SQ features like EQ, time alignment, etc... Then if you want you can pay another 200 bucks on certain head units for the upgraded IMPRINT kit that will provide more crappy EQ curves that most people don't like and which can't be tweaked and fine tuned without being deleted.

And they probably STILL won't offer built-in and included bluetooth on any of them.