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Old 16th December 2007, 20:07   #16
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are you serious? that just kills the concept of having an SD card.

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Helli, you're getting an Alpine 9881 (Rs 12790) for yourself. Ask Rana whats the best deal he can give you and just get it. Bas.
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@gunbir: how much is the 9887 for?
though its like comparing apples to oranges,whats the difference in sound between the 9881 and 9887(i know it has TA,# way active crossover).i mean sound in general ,would i be able to observe the difference?

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sorry that i have posted 3 times consecutively,but these questions popped in my head.
@devarshi84:sorry for hijacking your thread.didnt want to open a new thread.
gurus,whats the difference between 9881.9883 and 9885.is the 9884 available.
and any idea about the prices of all the hu's mentioned above.

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@gunbir: how much is the 9887 for?
though its like comparing apples to oranges,whats the difference in sound between the 9881 and 9887(i know it has TA,# way active crossover).i mean sound in general ,would i be able to observe the difference?
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sorry that i have posted 3 times consecutively,but these questions popped in my head.
@devarshi84:sorry for hijacking your thread.didnt want to open a new thread.
gurus,whats the difference between 9881.9883 and 9885.is the 9884 available.and any idea about the prices of all the hu's mentioned above.
Hellie, there are small (but sometimes important differences). Though its a 3 preout, the 9881 has an HPF only, so you have to manage the LPF for the sub from the amp. Whereas the 9887 has everything.

Then the 9881 has no remote. The 9887 does. And EQ, TA, better display etc.

End of the day its these small features that make the 9887 seem such good value. If you dont have a budget issue, and future expansion is on your mind, go for the 9887.
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sorry that i have posted 3 times consecutively,but these questions popped in my head.
@devarshi84:sorry for hijacking your thread.didnt want to open a new thread.
gurus,whats the difference between 9881.9883 and 9885.is the 9884 available.
and any idea about the prices of all the hu's mentioned above.
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http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/compareProduct.php?c=Alpine&model[]=CDA-9885&model[]=CDA-9883&model[]=CDE-9881&source=/US-en/products/series-c.php&category=AV_HU

9881 - no bluetooth, no steering wheel control, no auxillary input (except iPod), no CD changer control (if you are an audiophile with a big collection of audio CDs)

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9881 - 12750
9883 - more than 9881, less than 9885
9885 - 15750 (umm... maybe not 750 in the end can't remember the exact figure)

9887 - 22990 (just in case you want the best)
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sorry that i have posted 3 times consecutively,but these questions popped in my head.
@devarshi84:sorry for hijacking your thread.didnt want to open a new thread.
gurus,whats the difference between 9881.9883 and 9885.is the 9884 available.
and any idea about the prices of all the hu's mentioned above.
No worries mate. Infact I am personally thinking of switching to Alpine. I googled a bit and everyone thinks Alpine is the best ( equal to or second to Eclipse that we dont get here.)
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Hellie, there are small (but sometimes important differences). Though its a 3 preout, the 9881 has an HPF only, so you have to manage the LPF for the sub from the amp. Whereas the 9887 has everything.

Then the 9881 has no remote. The 9887 does. And EQ, TA, better display etc.

End of the day its these small features that make the 9887 seem such good value. If you dont have a budget issue, and future expansion is on your mind, go for the 9887.
noticed that 9883/9885 has 50wx4 while 9881 has 45x4.also the 9881 and 9883 hav 2V preouts while the 9885 has 4V preouts.this will make a considerable difference to the sound,right?

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No worries mate. Infact I am personally thinking of switching to Alpine. I googled a bit and everyone thinks Alpine is the best ( equal to or second to Eclipse that we dont get here.)
you're going the right way.bu be sure of what you require.i am ok with alpine because i dont need the usb and ipod functions.if you do its best you look at some other brands or probably drop the idea of a usb and get an alpine with ipod compatability.

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Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.[]=CDA-9885&model[]=CDA-9883&model[]=CDE-9881&source=/US-en/products/series-c.php&category=AV_HU

9881 - no bluetooth, no steering wheel control, no auxillary input (except iPod), no CD changer control (if you are an audiophile with a big collection of audio CDs)

MRPs
9881 - 12750
9883 - more than 9881, less than 9885
9885 - 15750 (umm... maybe not 750 in the end can't remember the exact figure)

9887 - 22990 (just in case you want the best)
i think 9885 seems good vfm considering the difference between the 9881 and 9885(cost) is not much while the 9885 has biolite display and is bluetooth ready as well. it will atleast be future proof.i hope.
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The new Pioneer 5050 Hu comes with USB connectivity built in and costs 7.5k grey.
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Infact I think I found one with a USB.

I think its called the 9886 and is a 2008 model. Available now at crutchfield.

Also I think Clarion 776USB is also a nice unit. But I will take expert advice before jumping in.
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Infact I think I found one with a USB.

I think its called the 9886 and is a 2008 model. Available now at crutchfield.

Also I think Clarion 776USB is also a nice unit. But I will take expert advice before jumping in.
yup the 9886 seems to be a nice model.it has a usb input .it also has a 24 bit dsp integrated with dac .
except the imprint software and the time alignment features,it has evrything that the 9887 has.
how would the audio gurus rate this product:cda-9886.

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how is the 9886r from alpine? how is the unit? how does it compare to Clarion DXZ776USB? do both support aux in?

and what is this imprint software hellspawn is talking about? It does say something about imprint sound on the product window. Dont know if it is same as imrint software.

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The new Pioneer 5050 Hu comes with USB connectivity built in and costs 7.5k grey.
The 5050 is selling for 6.5 - 6.7k here in Bangalore is what I heard. Always imagined Chennai to be cheaper.
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how is the 9886r from alpine? how is the unit? how does it compare to Clarion DXZ776USB? do both support aux in?

and what is this imprint software hellspawn is talking about? It does say something about imprint sound on the product window. Dont know if it is same as imrint software.
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

click and check out imprint demo on the bottom left corner
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1. Calrion 776USb discontinued 676usb available at cructhfield for $199
2. ALpine 9886r not yet available anywhere except Cructhfield for $299
3. 9887 in India doesnt come with imprint sound software- 23K b/w
3. does it make more sense to spend 4-5grands on front components and get a Pioneer 7950UB or JVC 825 or SH1000?

I really liked the Alpine customer support in India compared to Clarion.

Which option should i go with?
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