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Sweet'n Low
08-29-2009, 09:33 PM
"All the alpine decks released with the white slide bar were not good. ask any alpine dealer, and they will tell you straight up that alpine made a big mistake with those decks."
Greg676
Youtube.com





Now I'd hate for that to be true because quite frankly, I think the idea seems amazing but if so, I'll have to move on but I wanted to at least double check the subject. Does Greg really know what he's talking about...?

ejschultz
08-30-2009, 12:20 PM
I had a 9853 that stopped opening up but it was replaced under warranty. Alpine fixed that problem about midway through 2005. I've got a 9855 that I've been using since late 2005 in 2 different vehicles and I've had absolutely no problems with it. It's an awesome HU. I'd say that guy doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.

ejschultz
08-30-2009, 12:22 PM
Oh, the GlideTouch definitely takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's awesome. The menus are a lot easier to navigate than the models that don't have it. Also, Alpine has the 9965 which is pretty rare, but it's one of the best HUs they've made other than the obvious F1 stuff. It's got the GlideTouch.

schackel
08-30-2009, 12:24 PM
hmm... interesting

Sweet'n Low
08-31-2009, 07:13 PM
hmm... interesting

agree'd i'm liking what i hear, i'll have to do more research, thanks for the input though

kpozr2
08-31-2009, 07:16 PM
i had a 9853 for 3 years and loved it. Worked well without any problems.

Rich B
08-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Oh, the GlideTouch definitely takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's awesome. The menus are a lot easier to navigate than the models that don't have it. Also, Alpine has the 9965 which is pretty rare, but it's one of the best HUs they've made other than the obvious F1 stuff. It's got the GlideTouch.



Theres a new 9965 for sale on ebay in case someone is interested.......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-DVA-9965-MP3-DVD-MULTIMEDIA-CAR-RECEIVER-DVA9965_W0QQitemZ200378953510QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCa r_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers?hash=item2ea7842f26&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

ejschultz
08-31-2009, 07:35 PM
Theres a new 9965 for sale on ebay in case someone is interested.......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPINE-DVA-9965-MP3-DVD-MULTIMEDIA-CAR-RECEIVER-DVA9965_W0QQitemZ200378953510QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCa r_Audio_In_Dash_Receivers?hash=item2ea7842f26&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I saw that. I wish I had $700 right now.

Rich B
08-31-2009, 07:38 PM
Me too!

cf2004
08-31-2009, 07:40 PM
the glide touch def takes time to get use to it. but all in all not bad.

Brian_smith06
08-31-2009, 07:41 PM
i had a pair of the 9855's but only had them for a day. the glide touched p!ssed me off so i took them back lol. Looking back at it, i wish i kept them though :(

ejschultz
08-31-2009, 07:42 PM
That 9815 isn't bad either though. It's real similar to the 9855 but a couple of years older and I believe it's got the V-Drive Hybrid amp. Correct?

EDIT: and no bio light display

Shinju
08-31-2009, 07:45 PM
The Slidebar controls are cool and for the average joe who doesnt like to learn this is not the deck for you.

I had the top of the line Eclipse Touch face Tape deck back in 97 it was hard hell to get used to but once you figure it out its cake.

I picked up a 9857 for cheap great deck!

vellocet
08-31-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm really into my Ipod, I almost got one of these, but I heard the Ipod response is Real Real slow. Besides that, they look like Awesome decks.

ejschultz
08-31-2009, 07:51 PM
I'm really into my Ipod, I almost got one of these, but I heard the Ipod response is Real Real slow. Besides that, they look like Awesome decks.

I had my iPod hooked up with the KCA-420i to the 9855. It was slow. I have a dock connector that will let me control the iPod by hand instead of through the HU.

vellocet
08-31-2009, 07:56 PM
Yeah, I thought about that option. I'm just kind of spoiled by the newer high speed ipod controls from the hu, plus I like how my 7100 charges my ipod.

ejschultz
08-31-2009, 07:58 PM
Yeah, I thought about that option. I'm just kind of spoiled by the newer high speed ipod controls from the hu, plus I like how my 7100 charges my ipod.

You can get the dock connectors on eBay for most HU brands that will charge most iPods now. I've got one for my iPod touch that converts the 12 volt to 5 volt so it will charge.

Brian_smith06
08-31-2009, 09:02 PM
That 9815 isn't bad either though. It's real similar to the 9855 but a couple of years older and I believe it's got the V-Drive Hybrid amp. Correct?

EDIT: and no bio light display

you would be correct. i really wish i at least had the 9835. i love the bio light display. that is my only beef with this deck

ejschultz
08-31-2009, 10:29 PM
you would be correct. i really wish i at least had the 9835. i love the bio light display. that is my only beef with this deck

I'd probably trade my 9855 for a 9835 if I had the chance. Most people using a head unit of that caliber wouldn't be using the on-board amp so the V-Drive hybrid amp wouldn't matter too much. I do like the GlideTouch better than having the buttons at the bottom as it really makes it easy to navigate menus, but I think for my application (no external amp in my truck), I'd probably be better off with the V-Drive amp. I think it would be a pretty equal trade.

Brian_smith06
08-31-2009, 10:32 PM
I'd probably trade my 9855 for a 9835 if I had the chance. Most people using a head unit of that caliber wouldn't be using the on-board amp so the V-Drive hybrid amp wouldn't matter too much. I do like the GlideTouch better than having the buttons at the bottom as it really makes it easy to navigate menus, but I think for my application (no external amp in my truck), I'd probably be better off with the V-Drive amp. I think it would be a pretty equal trade.

yeah i never understood that much. i mean who really uses the internal amp?

ejschultz
08-31-2009, 11:56 PM
yeah i never understood that much. i mean who really uses the internal amp?

I never used the internal amp on my 9855 until I took it out of my car and moved it into my truck. I don't plan on adding an amp to my truck because it's really not worth it. Also, my makeshift front stage sound pretty decent. I have a set of Polk DB 651 coax speakers in the doors and a set of older Alpine Type-S 4x6 speakers in the dash. The Polks are crossed over at 80 Hz and 24 dB/oct. The Alpines have a capacitor inline that supposedly is a crossover at 300 Hz. I can crank it up to the Alpine's limit (about 22) and there's no clipping. Honestly, it sounds pretty good for what it is. It surprised the hell out of me when I cranked it the first time. I'm sure it would sound even better if I could get something with that V-Drive amp for a little more power.

Sweet'n Low
12-24-2009, 11:47 AM
Ended up buying the 9855. Love it, thanks ejschultz for the advice.

ejschultz
12-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Ended up buying the 9855. Love it, thanks ejschultz for the advice.

Glad you like it. It's definitely a great unit.

Brian_smith06
12-24-2009, 09:36 PM
you would be correct. i really wish i at least had the 9835. i love the bio light display. that is my only beef with this deck

well what do you know. i have the 9835 now :D

ejschultz
12-24-2009, 09:45 PM
well what do you know. i have the 9835 now :D

I saw that. How do you like the 9835? How does it compare to your 9815?

Brian_smith06
12-24-2009, 11:44 PM
I saw that. How do you like the 9835? How does it compare to your 9815?

its the same thing imo just looks better. I will say that going through the menu's on this deck are much easier than the 9815. Plus the eq and t/a are easier to set on here too