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Old 7th October 2007, 17:55   #1
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Default Alpine 9887 Vs Pioneer P880.

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I have decided to upgrade my Pioneer 6850 cd, mp3 Head unit so i decided to get the 9887 or the pioneer p880.. since it is currently out of stock here, i thought i have enough time to decide between the pio and alpine. so please help me decide considering my requirements. the HU should have an active xo, time alignment, ipod integration 24 bit dac, it shouldn't be bright at all etc etc.

if anyone heard both the HUs, ill really appreciate your opinion.

and if anyone can help me get these HU ill be really thankful.

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p.s. - my pio 6850 and a pio 12 disc changer is up fo sale.

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Old 7th October 2007, 18:07   #2
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What are the prices for each headunit?
Both prices on a like for like basis. i.e. With bill or grey?
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The Premier P880RS is a kicka$$ head, have not tried the Alpine 9887.
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I've listened to both these HUs and I will never vouch for a P80.
Alpine 9887 is the HU to go for!
Make sure you match it up with some good amps and speakers etc.

Yes, let me elaborate.
If you're going in for a basic set of speakers + amps setup, there's not much of benefit in getting a 9887 into your setup. The Pio one will do good here. But, if you have/plan to get a bit higher speakers + amps, then the 9887 definitely is the HU to buy now.

Remembering Clip's setup, I strongly suggest a 9887. He can upgrade his amps when the moolah allows him to do so.
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Good players have a lot to do with how they are setup, some of the best players can sound not so great when paired with not so good equipment and installed and tuned improper.
I think guys Like Anwar can really get the best out of anything (unless he is in a off mood ), I have been on a joint tune session with him for a P980BT, sounded better than any Pio head selling in India likes of 7950, 6950. Would love to get feedback from him on the Alpine 9887's SQ.

@clip: what equipment are you planning to run with this head ?
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Old 7th October 2007, 19:01   #7
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hi guys,

im inclined towards the 9887. currently, im running hertz energy comps and 15" energy sub on a pio 944. in the near future, im planning to get audison amps(srx or lrx amp and go active) i got to go

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the HU should have an active xo, time alignment, ipod integration 24 bit dac, it shouldn't be bright at all etc etc.
Each and every item written above screams 9887. iPod integration, the most.
With the Pio, the iPod adapter needs its own power and ground. With the Alpine, it's a Breeze.

did a google and found just the perfect review for you
Full review Alpine CDA9887 vs Pioneer 880PRS - Diy Mobile Audio
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Intresting topic, i am in same dilemma which HU to go for!24 bit burr brown is added advantage but it's at it's best if played cd audio only.Active Xo are always a plus.What good a time alignement does to a normal speakers.
as i don't have a high end setp, will one recommend 9887 or 880 if we forget their cost for a momment for a normal set up....
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Full review Alpine CDA9887 vs Pioneer 880PRS - Diy Mobile Audio
One thing quite intriguing observatonis that the reviewer has mentioed pio was warmer souding where as 9887 as crisp!
One more small confusion when we talk of ipod connectivity is this connectivity brand specific!!!want to ask can we connect other mp3 players other then ipod!
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Full review Alpine CDA9887 vs Pioneer 880PRS - Diy Mobile Audio
One more small confusion when we talk of ipod connectivity is this connectivity brand specific!!!want to ask can we connect other mp3 players other then ipod!
you can use the Aux inout function to play other MP3 palyers. Ipod connection cable is totally different, whe ipod is connected through this specific ipod cable your ipod kind of acts like an harddisk.
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I prefer the Alpine system!!!!!!!!!! 9887
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IMO --SQwise 9887 anyday. Hands down.and P80 is nowwhere close to being as warm as the 9887.The Alpine warmth cannot be compared to the Pioneer Head Unit.I luckily have heard both in similar set ups.
Rest gurus will say.

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@Clip..

I am currently using the 9887 with Alpine X-type components and Audison SRx2 (no sub at present), my description of the sound would be as follows-

1. Very clean, open and detailed
2. Tight midbass
3. Sound is slightly on the lean side especially for vocals & brass instruments e.g. saxophone, not sure if I'd call it warm, but that's (a) purely my personal reaction to the sound, (b)also based on comparison with my home audio system and (c) influenced by my speakers & amp...

My description is also based on comparision with my previous HU (Blaupunkt Bahamas)

All in all, an HU I am pretty happy with.

I'm afraid I havent heard the Pioneer P880, except very briefly, and that too in a setup with very different elements from mine, so I cant really comment on the same...
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I've listened to both these HUs and I will never vouch for a P80.
Alpine 9887 is the HU to go for!
Make sure you match it up with some good amps and speakers etc.
DITTO!

Go for the 9887!
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