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uGotF-ckedUp
08-20-2009, 10:26 PM
which headunit is better?
the 86 has 4v preouts with 2 band eq.
the 5030 is 5v preouts with 7 band eq.
and im going to be running my ipod so i dont care about cd playback or anything.

uGotF-ckedUp
08-23-2009, 12:22 PM
anyone?

twistedchild420
08-23-2009, 12:23 PM
The Eclpise

jbizzle
08-23-2009, 12:23 PM
I loved my 9886 but i'd go with the Eclipse if you want more tuning features. The Alpine was basic as ****.

power-fanatic07
08-23-2009, 12:23 PM
i would get the eclipse...i have the 9886.

uGotF-ckedUp
09-05-2009, 12:16 AM
my friend has the 9886..
how is the eclipse for ipod control?

FJF
09-05-2009, 01:33 PM
If you want an Alpine with more features, a 9887 is worth a look.

uGotF-ckedUp
09-06-2009, 02:54 AM
i really dont wanna spend more than $300 on a headunit

FJF
09-06-2009, 11:00 AM
i really dont wanna spend more than $300 on a headunit

I bought one for ~$280 BNIB on Ebay.

bartolo
09-07-2009, 11:36 PM
Don't get the 9886. I like the deck and all, but not enough EQ tuning. And if you want more, you have to get Imprint, which i can't get because I have Sirius satellite.

cichlid_baby
09-08-2009, 01:38 AM
I loved my 9886 but..... the Alpine was basic as ****.


True that... that's the main reason I'm thinking about returning mine for something else. Although I do like the rat tail USB.

RowJoe
09-08-2009, 03:58 AM
Sell your 9884 (which is nearly identical to the 9886 in terms of features) and pony up for a 9887.

sikcavy
09-08-2009, 12:56 PM
i got a kenwood x993 for sale :) 225 shiped.

birdwatcher
09-10-2009, 09:38 PM
Why do you say that you can't use Sirius because of Imprint? I have a brand new install and am having problems with Sirius and I have Imprint???

birdwatcher
09-10-2009, 09:38 PM
Don't get the 9886. I like the deck and all, but not enough EQ tuning. And if you want more, you have to get Imprint, which i can't get because I have Sirius satellite.
Why do you say that you can't use Sirius because of Imprint? I have a brand new install and am having problems with Sirius and I have Imprint???

BassAddictJ
09-10-2009, 09:48 PM
eclipse all day

birdwatcher
09-13-2009, 09:56 PM
I have had both and here are my two cents:

1) The Eclipse will blow away any Alpine in terms of sound quality and built in features.

2) The Alpine will blow anyone away in terms of IPOD control and a screen that you can actually read in the daytime with the sun shining.

3) The Alpine Imprint (automatic) tuner is aweful.

4) The Eclipse has the worst screen for reading on the single dins.

* Side note - my Eclipse couldn't handle running Sirius and the IPOD control at the same time, older version though 2005.

If we could take the best of Eclipse and Alpine, we would have the best HU IMO.

bartolo
09-13-2009, 11:58 PM
Why do you say that you can't use Sirius because of Imprint? I have a brand new install and am having problems with Sirius and I have Imprint???

Well I have the Sirius using the Ai-Net. So I can't hook up the Imprint.

reclessantics
09-14-2009, 12:11 AM
see thats the same problem i have. i really like the appearance of the 9886. its bright clear, and just great looking. the 9887 i don't like the way it looks, buttt i do like its features. and if it wouldn't be too bad, id much rather get the 9886, then buy imprint. but i have a basic pioneer HU now, and all mids and highs go through and audiocontrol 3.1, so most of the tuning, such as high pass and what not is already done. but i havn't decided if i want to get rid of the audio control.. i might just use it for tweets or something. i duno

birdwatcher
09-14-2009, 08:34 PM
OK, my Sirius problem was related to the Sirius module. I have the Alpine IDA-X305 running IPOD, CD Changer, Sirius, Imprint and Bluetooth with no issues except making it sound as good as my Eclipse did. I got the IDA-X305 for the Ipod control but if you don't care about that I would say the competition comes down to Alpine CD-9887 or Eclipse CD5030. Go to a dealer that has both and play with them. The display is key.