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supraman1379
10-21-2004, 08:46 PM
I dont know why they flame Alpine HU's. I think theyre really good. They always tell me that Alpine will always screw up on ya and youll have it in the shop more than itll be in my truck. I was wondering what you guys thought of Alpine HU's.

Jonahdude
10-21-2004, 08:47 PM
Alpine is one of the best, if not the best maker of head units.

supraman1379
10-21-2004, 09:02 PM
Thats what i think. I hear a lot off good things on this site. But everyone else flames them. Maybe cuz they cant afford them.LOL

phrozen5100
10-21-2004, 09:11 PM
They're one of the best IMO. Not all that user-friendly, but usually have a good amount of features.

ss3079
10-21-2004, 09:19 PM
If you like them, who cares what they think.

Perhaps they had a bad experience, or are just uneducated. Everyone has their own opinions, however.

- Steve

.:Mark:.
10-21-2004, 10:09 PM
i have heard All good things about Alpine.. Never any bad things... i dont understand wat there problem is.. lol

desertheat
10-22-2004, 12:47 AM
They have no clue what they are talking about and I would have to say they are " total uneducated noobs" I feel ya on the user interface of the new decks being a little difficult, only so much stuff you can have a deck do without a 10" screen haha! I have owned 5 alpine decks total personally and my sis has had two and not one of them has ever let me down period, one of my decks is going on it's 3rd car! Alpine is a very classy deck... higher end that most out there and the one person is right they bash them because they cannot afford them.

nas786
10-22-2004, 01:01 AM
mabye they are kinda ugly looking, but from many people i've heard that they're built with superior circuitry (at least the high end ones).

supa_c
10-22-2004, 01:03 AM
If you like them, who cares what they think.

Perhaps they had a bad experience. Everyone has their own opinions, however.

- Steve
*cough* JVC H/U's *cough*

DarrenE46
10-22-2004, 08:38 AM
People can be misinformed by salespeople too. If a customer shops in a store that doesn't sell Alpine, and asks a salesperson if they carry Alpine, that salesperson (ususally a younger, non-savy salesperson) will immediately start flaming Alpine. That customer then believes whatever garbage is spewing from that sales person's mouth and hence you have this problem.

FYI: Best Buy is going to start selling Alpine in the 3rd quarter of 2005. :uhoh:

LIGHTBEING
10-22-2004, 08:47 AM
Alpine is top of the line. Love their features, controls, realiability. IMO they also make some of the best looking HU's. With that said.....I'm getting Kenwood...LOL, only because I need a DD and Alpine is kinda lacking in that area.

iamamp3pimp
10-23-2004, 03:31 AM
my alpine is pimp!

Redford
10-23-2004, 03:59 AM
FYI: Best Buy is going to start selling Alpine in the 3rd quarter of 2005. :uhoh:

After Circuit City loses at at New Years.

mrray13
10-23-2004, 02:16 PM
They're one of the best IMO. Not all that user-friendly, but usually have a good amount of features.


agreed! i loved my alpine...tirefryr loves it too i'm sure...lol




never any problems with it, though a quick read thru the owners manual isn't enuff to know all the features and controls.



btw, i had the cda-7894...awesome deck, went thru two trucks..one with a pair of 15's that could hit 145.5 and it never skipped a beat!









wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e:peace:

mattj
10-23-2004, 05:45 PM
Ive had 5 different alpine models going a few years back. Ive loved every single one but switched up for a newer model or a better one/features.

jtomsic
10-23-2004, 07:06 PM
i like the way alpines look, and i think their subwoofer controls are nice.

bonesninja
10-23-2004, 07:09 PM
i'm using the alpine cdm-7871. had it for 2 years now and i can't say enough about it. IMO its very user friendly, cd's never skip but they occasionally stop playing for a brief second whenever my car falls into one of the many sinkholes in our roads.

MLWings19
12-28-2004, 12:49 PM
I have only heard good things about Alpine. The only thing that can be said is that they might be a little further behind Pioneer and Kenwood as far as features are concerned. But then again Alpine has superior quality. I am looking to buy one myself. Does anyone know when they are going to release the 2005 models? Or at least information and features for the 05s.

ss3079
12-28-2004, 01:03 PM
They should be out by Spring ... IIRC, Best Buy is picking up the line at the end of January, maybe early-mid February.

Look forward to Crutchfield blowing out the old models.

- Steve

green_slip
12-28-2004, 01:34 PM
Alpine makes very sweet looking decks IMO which is only surpassed by the quality of the decks they make.

bonesninja
12-28-2004, 02:31 PM
i think the best compliment anyone can convey to a brand is to be a repeat buyer and very soon i will be buying my 3rd alpine deck---and if you knew me you would understand how much praise that is.

crossfire
12-28-2004, 06:18 PM
I love Alpine


I started with a 7930 back in the day then upgraded to a 7909, Later I got into the 7845 and 7949...been some of the best HU's I have ever owned. However I will say that IMHO the best ones were the last style (ie-'00-01' 7840-7949) they had the best styling (no ghey flashiness) best options and offered a great price

but thats just me

JimJ
12-28-2004, 06:21 PM
I've used/installed four different models of Alpines, and have had the chance to play with several more...never had a problem with any of them.

3.5Max6spd
12-28-2004, 06:34 PM
Only Alpine I've ever loved was the cda 7949 with its non clipping preouts and copper plated chasis- and sadly took a dump after 1 month past warranty, face was useless:(

78nova
12-28-2004, 06:59 PM
well i love my alpine 9833 and all the features it has

RattlinStratus
12-28-2004, 07:01 PM
I think my Alpines dominated over Pioneer and especially over Kenwood, not even a close comparison. ALso look at Circuit City who wont be carrying Alpine anymore, and they will be liquidating.

Looney_Tune
12-28-2004, 07:07 PM
I have the CDA-9825 and its the second time i bought it. First time it got jacked. I will alwas be buying alpine HUs. I might upgrade to an Eclipse because of what ive heard of them but thats the only brand.

JL_W6_v1
12-29-2004, 11:13 AM
Alpine, Pioneer, Eclipse...

they are all good H/U's its just more of a personal opinion and what you like...

although Eclipse >>> ALLLL :thumbsup:

:D

mtx4life
01-05-2005, 03:41 AM
i love my alpine

desertheat
01-05-2005, 03:57 AM
Only Alpine I've ever loved was the cda 7949 with its non clipping preouts and copper plated chasis- and sadly took a dump after 1 month past warranty, face was useless:(

Must have had a lemon, my first 7949 was used from beginning of 00-03, sold it and then had no system for awhile. Then bought another 7949 which was slightly used from beginning of 04 until about 2 weeks ago when I sold it. My 9835 should be here friday, which makes it my 5th alpine that I have owned... Looked at other brands but I have never had a single issue with alpine, I love the looks and the build quality on the older units was amazing.. Will do a full review when my 9835 gets here.. The deck I am really eyeballing though is the 7998... that is more my style.. no built in amp and pure function... If kenwood kept up it's quality as it had in 99-01 then I would also consider them as well... the new ones are just ghetto to me.