View Full Version : alpine 9830 or 9851

03-29-2005, 08:55 PM
I can get both the cda-9851, and the cda-9830 for the same price ($229) which would yall say i should get?

03-30-2005, 12:19 AM
I will soon buy the cda-9830 for that price, Think thats a vey priceworthy unit for that price. Dont know much about the 9851 due, but I think its have a 2V preamp while 9830 have 4V.

03-31-2005, 12:43 AM
Anyone else? It seems that the 9830 has some more equalizer features, and higher pre-out, and bass engine plus. While the 9851 is this years model (does that mean anything). Is their anything im missing?

03-31-2005, 01:03 AM
i would go with the 9830. Seems like if Alpine is cutting back on the Decks this year. I cant think of anything else different but I would go with the 9830. Goin with the looks, the 9851 has a slightly prettier face. Looks smother and the display seems a little longer. The 9830 has MMX and the 9851 doesnt. MMX is that important tho.