View Full Version : Topic: Alpine cda-7998 or cda-9833

03-17-2005, 05:08 PM
I can get either one for 300 dollars. The cda-7998 has been used for a year from someone and the cda-9833 would be brand new from crutchfield.



Thanks in advance for the help

03-18-2005, 12:24 AM
The 7998 does not have an internal amp just to let you know. But is a sick deck. I would take that over the 9833. But with either one you'd be fine but remember that you have to run a seperate amp for that 7998.

03-18-2005, 01:04 PM
I was in a similar position and ended up choosing to purchase a 9830 because the phantom face was something I ended up not liking very much. I wanted a deck that had a completely detachable face because car thieves aren't always stupid. :)

03-18-2005, 01:06 PM

No need for an internal amp if you are going full out..

Why I choose my 7995

03-18-2005, 01:08 PM
Features wise they are pretty much the same.....all comes down to:

1) Whether or not you'll need an internal amp in the HU.
2) Whether you want BNIB w/ warranty or used
3) Whether you want detachable face or not

Personally, I'd go for the 9833 because of the BNIB w/ warranty. But, I'm **** like that

03-18-2005, 01:34 PM
Besides the cosmetics and internal amp, the 7998 does not play WMA's. I would also choose the 9833 for the warranty as well. I'm just more weary of all the moving parts of the 7998.

Randy Savage
03-18-2005, 01:59 PM
I had a 7897 for well over a year and now my 7998 for a few months with no motor problems whatsoever. I love em both...great decks.

03-18-2005, 02:33 PM
yea 9833 simply because its new. The only difference i see is the display. The rest of the stuff like the internal amp (which you would probably use for like a month before you got a amp) and the WMA which is basically the same as MP3s. I dont see a difference between the two. So when you really come down to it its either a new deck or a used deck. same price.

03-19-2005, 12:45 PM
thanks guys for the replies... i will probably end up going witht the 9833