Well, I just installed and needless to say want to go back to my CDA-9857! The display ***** and can not see in sunlight, I have to turn the volume all the way up to get any decent sound, the H701 has 4V out. Does not come with a remote (althought all alpine remotes work) The adjustability of the unit is not there, I can not turn off the clock as on the CDA, now I have three times, the radio, the car and my phone kit. I can not adjust the font to read all of the artist on the playlists. Overall not that happy! Waiting for the CDA-9887 then I will sell this!
Now onto the sound, h701 is runnning a JL 300/2 to the front stge CDT M6/Us-200 stage front with DRT 26/ 25 (Mids in the doors main tweets in the kicks/Image tweets in the a-pillars way up close to the dash)
JL A2150 rears stage to CDT HD-62 / Memphis Mclass tweets
Subs, JL 500/1 to two ED 11kv2's.
Oh yhea, the source button then ent. button to acess things *****, one button would be key! I do not have everything set yet, so maybe this is an unfair evaluation, but after having the CDA-9835 / 9855 (the 9885 was junk because of the glide touch) the 9857 was good for ipod, but I wanted the 24 bitt burr brown DAC. on the X001. Time will tell, but right now first impression is not good!
Also have not tuned the 701 yet either! or the front stage up-stage kit!
I do not have the subs in right now tunning the main stages. The M6's do make a big difference as opposed to the HD-6 in terms of mid bass! Sound is very good when I run copied disks to the IPOd, but when I run some songs directly downloaded off Imesh, I get some crackling on the highend range, not on any of the direct CD to Itunes copies though!