Re: Looking for the best of the best head unit!
I haven't sold the Alpine you mentioned but I have sold some of the lower models and they've been good units. The Pioneer is also a good one but if you're used to an Alpine you may want to stick with it. The menus, etc, aren't exactly the same as the older ones but they are similar so learning the new HU would be a lot easier if you move from Alpine to Alpine.
That's what I'll likely do when my CDA-9886 craps out. Had it almost 10 years and it's been stolen and recovered but it's still a daam good head unit, lol.
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