View Full Version : Need a HU for g/f........any suggestions?

11-02-2004, 10:20 PM
Willing to spend about $250. If you know any good head units let me know. I was thinking bout either a Pioneer or Alpine. But feel free to make suggestions

11-02-2004, 10:46 PM
i bought an alpine cdm-9823 for $180 from my local shop about 4 months ago and havent had any problems w/ it. you could always go w/ the lower end alpines if youre not planning on a system that needs sub outputs. most low ends come w/ 1 set of preouts incase you want to run an amp to some components which would sound real nice and wouldnt cost much. but id go w/ alpine, most reliable headunit manufacture out in my opinion.

11-02-2004, 11:30 PM
I recommend Pioneer, that plays pm3, such as 7400mp, or an alpine that does.. MP3 is so great now. Yeah, future planning for subwoofers, should be accounted, so you don't need anything that fancy if you aren't.

11-02-2004, 11:56 PM
Alpine CDA-9827 is about $225. I highly recommend it because I have it :veryhapp: It has 4V preamp outputs with subwoofer outputs. Plus bass engine, eq control, MX, and plays MP3's and WMA's. Mp3s really kick *** now since you can fit like 10 albums on one cd. O yea the alpine is great for navigating through the MP3 discs. U'll notice that music is alot louder on the Alpine deck also. On my old Kenwood deck I would be able to go up to 23/35 and it would be loud. On the alpine deck, I cant go more than 16/35. :veryexci:

11-03-2004, 12:40 AM
threw a 9821 in my gfs car n she likes it

had a POS jvc before, so anything is a step up, figured id get her an alpine

11-03-2004, 12:42 AM
I have a eclipse cd5423 for sale. Has front rear and sub outs. In nice condition. Make an offer

11-03-2004, 06:22 AM
Id go on ebay and get a Alpine cda-9833. there going for about 300 bucks. http://search.ebay.com/Alpine-CDA-9833_W0QQfromZR8QQsatitleZAlpineQ20CDAQ2d9833QQsos ortorderZ2QQsosortpropertyZ3

I think its kinda different that the deck needs its own power wire from the battery for the 60x4 vdrive amp in the deck. The deck is fully loaded with 4v front, rear, and sub outputs incase you add a some amps in the future...
more info at crutchfield on it

11-03-2004, 09:07 AM
alpine CDA-9827 at cructchfield for 260 with a 3 year warranty - ALL THE PIECES TO INSTALL IT - wiring kit, dash kit, antenna adaptor, instructions - free 24\7\365 tech support, and all that good stuff.

i was gonna buy it on ebay, but the kit\harness\adapter alone would make up for the cost AND i got a 3 year warranty. so its the best deal i found.

11-03-2004, 09:45 PM
Ill prolly go ahead and go with alpine. I know theyre really good HU. So thats what Im going to do. I might go ahead and get two of them. One for her and one for me.

11-03-2004, 11:45 PM
very good choice there superman. trust me you wont be let down w/ the alpine headunits. my friend has an alpine headunit from like 98 or 99 and its still just as good as a new one. i have yet to hear any complaints from anyone about alpine hu's. good luck.

11-16-2004, 12:59 PM
You can get a Alpine 9831 for About $250 on ebay or clarion dxz845 for $200

slick rick
11-20-2004, 03:56 AM
i might be selling my pioneer 8500 if i get a tv. $200 and its yours. btw... 1,000th post!!!

11-20-2004, 06:32 AM
i would check out alpine 9830. I just got one of these today for my gf of crutchfield.com. they have em for 279 and it comes with free wiring harness, DIN kit, and shipping, and warranty. pretty **** good deal.