View Full Version : new HU need a little suggestions.

12-24-2009, 04:32 AM
im getting a new HU asap and i cant decide what to get, its basically between the pioneer Deh-p710bt, DEH-P800PRS or the alpine 9886/9887
aside from price as that isnt a huge factor, i need something with good sq,good ipod hook up, what eq options are available on the 9887 with out using the imprint, does the imprint basically allow you to use the mic and auto set everything or what? any help is appreciated as i cannot make up my mind on what one to get it always changes:crap:

12-24-2009, 04:36 AM
i also may want to do active for the next build so that would limit to 9887 and the 800prs correct?

12-24-2009, 04:37 AM
looked at eclipse at all?

12-24-2009, 04:40 AM
yes but where im gettting the hu from doesnt carry eclipse, warranty would be a nice thing on a hu and buying online and being in canada isnt a help for warranty

12-24-2009, 04:46 AM
didnt realize you were in canada

12-24-2009, 04:48 AM
yes sir, dont like making big purchases from the states = more duty :crap:

12-24-2009, 05:02 AM
anyone else have some imput

12-24-2009, 05:09 AM

12-24-2009, 11:54 AM
The 9886 is basically a 2 band parametric EQ without IMPRINT. The 9887 should still be a nifty little HU without it though. 5 band parametric/7 band graphic, active, and time alignment. Someone who has one pls confirm, I believe you should still be able to make use of these features manually without IMPRINT.

What IMPRINT adds to the 9887 is the auto-tune and the 500-plus bands of equalization. In the 9886 you need it to to unlock the 5 and 7 band EQ capabilities. In the 9887 you shouldn't. The product descriptions are pretty good on Alpine's website and you can get the owners' manual for these products there, you should be able to confirm these things for sure.

12-24-2009, 12:20 PM
thanks :) yeah id like the imprint just to have you know but it will all depend on how much itll all work out too

12-24-2009, 02:18 PM
common guyss need some more imput gonna pick one up today :)
if i can get a nice price would the 9887 be worth it then the other ones i listed?

12-24-2009, 07:26 PM
went to the shop today and he said he can basically get me any brand i wanted so now i have too many options ive made a decision not to go with alpine didnt like how the interface is when i was playing around with it today,
so for a single din heres the list ive come up with

and for double din
dnx9140(might be a little outta price range)

want something with high preout voltage,good eq but will sacrifice that if the hu is nice enough and will add a seperate eq, if its a double din must have a good nav, if anyone has some good reviews about other hu's feel free to let me know.

12-24-2009, 07:27 PM
Get a 9887. I love mine.

12-24-2009, 07:33 PM
i really didnt like using it whne i was at the store today a little bit confusing, i mean you do get used to it after staring and playing around with it for a couple hours, if my guy can locate a 800prs i can get a amazing price on it, and the ipod cable is included with the unit.

12-24-2009, 07:35 PM
I agree, it can be confusing. But I'm 17, and I figured out everything on it. I'm sure you can too :)

12-24-2009, 07:39 PM
anyone use the pioneer p710bt any goood or is the eq pretty basic?

12-24-2009, 07:40 PM
Check out the Kenwood DNX6140. It should be about $750.

12-24-2009, 07:43 PM
Check out the Kenwood DNX6140. It should be about $750.

no thanks on the site it states dual 2-2v preouts. want a higer preout:) its a nice unit tho, i did look at it already tho.

12-28-2009, 02:50 PM
i ended up buying the 9887 on sunday and got it installed yesterday and didnt have much time to play around with it, but today i just finished setting some eqs and such, it sounds alot better then my old hu. but i dont like how the ipod works with it cant seem to figure that out.

update** i searched on here a bit and i realized i needed to switch the 3 way active switch on the hu itself and did that made it a bit better but still compared to my older pioneer i want my pioneer back way easier to tune, the alpine sounds fuller but just tuning is getting to be a huge PITA and am not enjoying the unit at all:crap:
anyone care to help out a bit:eek:

12-30-2009, 03:37 PM