Alpine 9887 Review
Review of Head Unit:
I would give it a 5 out of 5
Ok, so I just go my new head unit put in and it has 10 times better sound output then my last deck a Clarion VRX755 (which is a DVD/CD player). I think some of it might be going from 2 volt preouts to 4 volt preouts. But, I figured that wouldn't matter since I was running (and still am running) a line driver.
The only thing I see being a con is if you are not sure how panoramic and graphic EQ’s work it could be a problem, along with setting the time delay by ear. But they take care of that if you have the mic for the sound imprint feature. Other then that I would say there is no problems with it.
I have never ran Alpine CD players before, but I now see what all the hype is about. For the last 7-10 years I have always ran Clarion. I mean don't get me wrong there easy to use, and last forever. Before that I was running Pioneers they worked great but every time you hit the 2 year mark the sound outputs would go out. Now I did have a Eclipse back in the day It was awesome till someone stole it, But I got the last laugh on that one since you had to have a correct CD to start it up and like after 5 wrong times it locked you out.
Now I just can’t wait to figure out what I am going to do with my mids to take advantage of the sound imprint feature. The imprint is basically a mic that you hook up to your laptop and it goes in with a program and makes it the best sound possible for the driver and front passenger; using the time delay and sound processer, and EQ. Anyhow I would recommend the Alpine CDA-9887 to anyone that wants better sound quality.
2006 Chrysler 300 on 24" Menzari's
Guts: Apline 9887 CD player, Planet Audio 6 channel line driver, Optima Yellow Tops and all Kicker Wire
Front: Diamond D7104, Rainbow 3 way front mids (6.5" woofer CS 160R, 4" mid CS W 100DIN, and 1" tweeter)
Deadner: Second Skin Damplifier Pro on front half of car , Trunk area is FATMAT
Amps & Subs: Sundown SAZ-1500, 1-15" DC XL coming soon