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    Alpine 9835

    I was using a RAVDVD1 because I planned on adding at least 2 screens for long road trips before this. That idea changed when I bought my wife a laptop. No longer need the video tied into the car stereo. I use an FM transmitter on the laptop and its fine.

    The RAV DVD doesnt have too many "audio" feature set and isn't easy to use IMO. So I got an Alpine 9835 from iceteebone in a trade deal. It seemed like a sweet little unit. An XO section(2 way or 3way, full slope manipulation) that I have never seen personally in a radio. As well as a great 5 band para eq. I got it from him with the Ipod adapter included. All these features made me accept his offer.

    BTW, unit arrived lightning quick and packed well. Iceteebone is a great seller/trader.

    So I install this piece. I first learned that you can't operate this radio fully without actually reading the manual that comes with it. That was a first for me. Even after reading, I find navigation a bit of a joke with this HU. I like the style of the Alpine. Goes great in my dash. I am severely dissapointed with the colors. I thought all the LEDs on this faceplate changed, but only the 4 main buttons do. What a crock. The Ipod navigation is so ****ing RETARDED! It is so retarded that I will get the AUX input adapter to replae the Ipod adapter and just navigate songs/albums/lists with the Ipod itself. I will say this again, Ipod NAVIGATION *****!

    I have my XOs set on my amp currently and didn't feel like taking the plae off to turn them off. So needless to say I didn't play with this HUs XO section. The EQ section once you learn it is AMAZING. For an HU this is one hell of an advanced EQ IMO. A few more bands would always be nice, but this is useful. My cars window defroster/antennae must ****, because I still can't pull in stations good. My RAV never did either. The bio lite screen is easy to read in just about any situation. It is very easy on the eyes at night as well.

    All in all I like the HU much better than my old RAV simply because it is geared toward music and packs a lot of features. It could just stand being a little more user-friendly.

    BTW, does anyone know what I would need to get XM and an AUX input for this radio?







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    Re: Alpine 9835

    I have the 9855 which is not much different than the 9835. I love it, navigation is simple once you get a hang of the layout.

    The XO is very good for a single din. Regarding the radio, I was able to pull in every local radio station out here and they're crystal clear too. Did you get the proper adaptor, so the antenna gets power?

    I didn't like the IPOD navigation either and it's only able to seek 240 tracks; I solved this problem by selecting my music or playlist (your friend) first before plugging it in.

    1-10, i give it a 9.




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    I have the same deck and the radio stations come in ok but still not sounding as good as I like so i only listen to cds. Never had ipod on this deck so I dont know anything about it. I think it acts like a cd changer so there wouldnt be much control or search. The crossovers I do like being I am running active and can adjust from the seat. Your right about the eq needing more, like 8 more bands. As far as navigating the menus, I got use to it and now its easy for me.




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    Obviously you've never owned an Alpine.

    I find them INCREDIBLY easy to navigate through and adjust. The last great HU Alpine made.

    Also, the iPod control DOES ****. This was back when the first introduced this, and Alpine released it mid-year... after the 9835 debuted. Only iPod interfaces worth having anymore are the full-speed types.

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    Re: Alpine 9835

    the kca-422i is better then the 420. it truly is full speed. that deck just took a little bit to get used to. once you got it down navigating through it was fairly easy. i thought the 420 wasn't too bad, i just wished it was faster to navigate.




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    I find my pioneer 940 much eaiser to navigate than my alpine 9855
    The knob colour changes but its like green or red only.




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    i found the 860 easier to navigate then the 9835, but i'd still have the 9835




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    I hated my 860, got the 9855 instead.
    7998's are pretty easy to navigate too




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    Quote Originally Posted by IamDeMan View Post
    I am severely dissapointed with the colors. I thought all the LEDs on this faceplate changed, but only the 4 main buttons do. What a crock.
    Might want to re-read the manual. If the 9833 can change colors on the entire faceplate then I wouldn't imagine why the 9835 wouldn't be able to do the same.



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    Re: Alpine 9835

    They both should....




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    Yep. Re-read page 23 of your owner's manual.



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    Re: Alpine 9835

    I find Alpines really easy to navigate through. If you know one model, then you practically can use any of their models. for the Aux in, you'll need one of these:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpine-Ai-Net-to...QQcmdZViewItem




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    Quote Originally Posted by NisAznMonk View Post
    Yep. Re-read page 23 of your owner's manual.
    Will do, thanks.




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang View Post
    I find Alpines really easy to navigate through. If you know one model, then you practically can use any of their models. for the Aux in, you'll need one of these:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpine-Ai-Net-to...QQcmdZViewItem
    Is there a way to get both XM and aux though?




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    Re: Alpine 9835

    Quote Originally Posted by IamDeMan View Post
    Is there a way to get both XM and aux though?
    Yes, you would have to use the alpine specific XM box, the TUA-T020XM with another AiNet input, or I belive the XMDirect unit has this same feature, and then use a KCA-121B.

    Alternatively, there is an AiNet adaptor the KCA-801B that would allow you to use the auxillary built into the KCA-801B, as well as a changer, or XM tuner.

    I have a 9835 and I like it better then the 9855 I've had in the past.
    As stated before though, the navigation is better on the Pioneer DEH-P860MP, but the 9835 is still VERY easy to use for everyday functions, and programming the audio settings is only slightly more complex.

    Yes the buttons are color selectable.



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