Re: Recommend good deck for good price? Alpine, maybe pioneer?
I upgraded from a CDA-7863 that I had for nine years.
I ended up buying the CDA-9887. It was 312.00 shipped on Ebay.
If you like the Alpines then I dont see a reason to change. That was my decision anyway.
You could also opt for the 9886. Still nice deck but has less options.
If you can find an older deck then go for it. But for adjustability the 9887 was for me. YMMV.
Time correction is something you use to correct distance from speaker to speaker so you dont have any delay between speakers that are different distances away.
Thats my take on it.
Personally I have not used mine yet.
I also thought about a Pioneer but since my previous deck lasted so long I decided to stay with what was working for me.
Head Unit: Alpine CDA-9887
Front Stage: MB Quart RCE-216
RF 160.4 Bridged
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Optima Red Top