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Rhino
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30th Jan 07 at 14:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I fancy a new head unit to replace my old Alpine 7876RB as its gettin a bit long in the tooth.

Seen a couple of other Alpine ones....

Alpine CDA-9812RB and Alpine CDA-9857R

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Any other recomendations for around the same price?


thecorsaal
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30th Jan 07 at 14:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i highly reccommend the JVC line from experience
Toby
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30th Jan 07 at 14:56   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

CDA 9812 had it for over a year and it still looks great, operates well, just bought a ipos thing for it and its good with that, i like it more for not having that glide thing cos i have clubs for fingers and it doesnt have the biolite but i love it oh and you have to hard wire it - only problem and i wont be swaping mine for a long time
VegasPhil
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30th Jan 07 at 14:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I want the 9812RB. Will be buying one when my engine is sorted out. A bit old now, but an impressive unit all the same!


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flash22
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The alpine 9857 is nice i have the 1-2 below it (9854) only thing i will say is it can be a little toppy (treble) apart from that it works well with a cd changer and ipod adapter with out any problems good solid head unit for the money

better price on the 9857..................

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=9857&cadid=d761a29cb1e2962be8f35e7de4a65fa4

[Edited on 30-01-2007 by flash22]

[Edited on 30-01-2007 by flash22]
thecorsaal
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30th Jan 07 at 15:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i currently have



its great, loads of features too

im getting this one after summer due to it having a hefty price tag at the min

VegasPhil
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Edit: I have the 9807RB at the moment, which I do really like, only thing is it can't take it much more, skips quite easily too. (2 Years, Used nearly every day and 40,000miles - Wonder how many hours of music and CD ejects that is :lol

Recommended!


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Rhino
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30th Jan 07 at 15:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah, thats the problem with mine, skipps easy and buttons are worn but still looks good.

Had mine for about 4 years and god knows how many miles, also used everyday.

[Edited on 30-01-2007 by Rhino]
thecorsaal
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i dont really use cd's anymore, sd is easier
VegasPhil
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30th Jan 07 at 15:20   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You have the 9807 aswell?


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sam-smith
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30th Jan 07 at 15:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i hate to say it but that motorised ripspeed one looks bloody good for 300
Ludacris Turbo
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30th Jan 07 at 15:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can't go wrong with the 9812rb, had mine 18months with no trouble at all
mwg
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I have this
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pioneer-dehp75bt-p-5150.html?cadid=61f5937d61d6c42807f41e671f50d51f
Shane
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i need a new headunit, i currently have a sony minidisc headunit, and i love it ive had it 4 years, but now ive got my mp3 player i dont listern to minidisc anymore, i need a new headunit, only needs to be something cheap, be able to plug two sets of amp leads in and have a line in for my mp3 player, anyone got any ideas? doesnt have to be new btw as im low on cash atm
flybikeslee
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30th Jan 07 at 16:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by thecorsaal
i currently have



its great, loads of features too

im getting this one after summer due to it having a hefty price tag at the min





i love em! can't beat the quality of these, if i was to get a new headunit id save for one of these babies
Simon_16v
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30th Jan 07 at 16:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Its best looking on here for good stuff at cheaper prices CarAudioDirect

I own one of these

Panasonic CQ-C5303

My mate just bought one of these last week

Its amazing lol can do so much on it
Gez G
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30th Jan 07 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have had an Alpine 9812 rb for about two years now, not getting rid of it til it dies on me, by far one of the best headunits out there!
Gez G
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30th Jan 07 at 16:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by VegasPhil
I want the 9812RB. Will be buying one when my engine is sorted out. A bit old now, but an impressive unit all the same!


They are quite old but the only model from the 2004 range to still be produced!
Keepin mine forever, over two years and about 50k miles still going strong!
Rhino
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1st Feb 07 at 10:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Like the look of the 9812RB and people seem to like them.

Always liked alpine, never had a prob with them over the years.
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quote:
Originally posted by thecorsaal
i highly reccommend the JVC line from experience


ditto, all mine have been good.
csweatherston
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Colin
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1st Feb 07 at 13:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

II always buy Alpine

had the current one about a year its quality...........fancy getting an i-pod compatable one next though

As far as I know my 2 previous ones are still going strong, one is in my mates dads cav & must be about 8yr old now

Quite like the look of those Becker Grand prix ones - does everything you need + more without looking like a christmas tree at the same time.

Im not a fan of all the risty glitsy ones that come & go, big stupd screens, dvd players etc - not interested



[Edited on 01-02-2007 by Colin]
davey_jack
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1st Feb 07 at 13:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have had the 9812-RB for a couple years and I think that alpine hasnt come out with anything better personally. Sure enough there is flashier head units, but sound quality wise, nothing under 300 tops it!
Demo
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1st Feb 07 at 15:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive got the alpine 9856R in the fiesta.

i chose it over 9857R cos it lights up green, which imo an alipne unit should.

its not too fussy and does everything it needs to exceptionally well.

like colin, i do not go for fads with a headunit or one that resembles a xmas tree. all i ever want is a good sound and good performance from a tidy looking unit
corb
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Ive got a Clarion MXZ-718R, that combined with the DPH-913 processor still has a lot more audio functionality than a lot of units on the current market, I reckon. TBH, thats a fairly bold statement as Ive not looked at headunits for about 3 or 4 years, but remain confident most of these JVC, Pioneer, Panasonic and a lot of Alpines etc. are gimmecky.

McIntosh, Becker? Nakamichi? are they all still good?

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