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Alpine CDA-9886

CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with Remote, Rear USB Input and Built-in iPod Controls with Included Adapter

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA, Bluetooth, HD and Satellite Radio Ready Receiver with Remote
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod controls, charging and playback
  • Detachable face
  • BioLite high-definition display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 18 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 2-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, AAC, and WMA
  • Tuner with 12FM/6AM presets
  • AAC Decoding: ACC-LC format "/m4a" file
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
  • 3 Band Parametric Equalizer
  • IMPRINT: IMPRINT Sound System Ready (PXA-H100 Required)
  • Time Correction: Adjustable 6 Ch. Time Correction (L-F/R-F/L-R/R-R/L-SW/R-SW), (PXA-H100 Required)
  • Optional 7 Band Graphic Equalizer (Alpine PXA-H100 Imprint Audio Processor Required)
  • MediaXpander Aux Settings: MP3, Music, Movie, (Level 1, Off), (PXA-H100 Required)
  • MediaXpander Modes: FM, CD, SAT, MP3, (Level 1, 2, 3, Off), DVD Video (Level 1, 2, Off), DVD Music (Level 1, Off), (PXA-H100 Required)
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: -15dB to 0dB (1dB steps)
  • 24-Bit DSP with integrated DAC
  • High Pass Filter Adjustment

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: A subscription is required for service as well as either the Alpine SIRIUS Satellite Radio Package or Alpine XM Radio Package
  • Bluetooth Ready: Alpine KCE-300BT required and sold separately
  • HD Radio Ready: Alpine TUA-T550HD tuner required and sold separately
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod controls, charging and playback
    • The Apple iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 4th Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPods can be controlled using the iPod adapter above; however, charging will not be possible unless you purchase the Scosche IFWA PassPORT charging adapter.
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 required and sold separately
  • Rear USB 1.1 input
  • Rear auxiliary input: 2 Sets RCA Audio Inputs
  • CD Changer controls

Key Features:

  • Built-in Audio Mute
  • Audio Interrupt Input
  • Amplifier Remote Turn-On Output
  • Power Antenna Output
  • Dimmer Input
  • Built-In Clock
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready
  • Versatile-Link Ready
  • Bluetooth Ready
  • Easy Navigating: Quick Search
  • Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Loud Feature
  • Bass Width: EQ Width Adjustment
  • Bass Center Frequency: Bass Center Frequency Adjustment
  • Zero data Mute: 0 Bit Mute
  • Portable Compatibility: SIRIUS Plug N Play Devices (Adapter Required)
  • Satellite Provider Capability: SIRIUS or XM
  • Full Speed Connection: iPhone, 4th/5th Gen. iPod Video/Photo, iPod mini, iPod nano and iPod touch

Alpine products are warranted by Sonic Electronix under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Due to our competitive pricing (which is below retail), Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned soley to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Product History:

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In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Detachable
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
18 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
5 Band Parametric Equalizer
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

Dot-Matrix Text Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

White
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
105 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Rear
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

2 Sets of Rear RCA A/V Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

No
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Optional
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Yes
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.6
Features
4.2
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5
Mike

west palm beach, fl

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LOVED IT

February 6, 2011

I had this in my car and it did everything I wanted, good color digital, usb ready, everything. but only once I couldn't hook it up to my subs but all I did was take out the fuse for 15 seconds and I saw the subwoofer input on the stereo again. besides that no prob until a ex-friend from work had a couple of his friends stole the car and took my entire stereo system system. he got away with it too.

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Auto sound system

June 17, 2010

I ordered an Alpine CDA-9886 to replace the radio in my Mercedes S500. I did a fair amount of research and the Alpine product seemed better than the models of other car radio brands at about the same price. I had to bypass the Mercedes amp and rewire the speakers (extra cost about $125). But no other choice as everything is more complicated in a Mercedes. The Alpine radio had plenty of power to not require a separate amp. Quality of sound is good. This model is 24 bit; the cheaper models are 16 bit. I went for better sound quality. Radio presets are easy. The strong neon blue light on the radio is annoying. The AM radio seems to suffer interference from some electric or phone lines.

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Michel

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Alpine CDA-9886 review

June 6, 2010

This is a very good head unit for the price and because it's a ALPINE you can count on it's reliability. The thing that I find to be annoying is the volume control button, almost every time you go to change the volume you go into the speaker setting menu because the volume button is very easy to push down. Overall this thing is amazing.

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Phill

Troy, NY

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awesome

May 25, 2010

I have had this for almost a year and it holds up like a tank, i got into an accident and it still works. I have it in my 03 Ford Escape and everyone thinks I have a sub and aftermarket speakers, but i don't. It is all stock. I am getting a sub really soon though, so it should be even better.

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Oddiophile

Bozeman, MT

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Sounds good, Attractive cd player!

April 14, 2010

Looks good, sounds good. Its very bright at night, but blackout function takes care of that. Its an Alpine, they still sound good. I got it and I'm really picky. I feel that it was a good value.

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Phillip

NJ

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Alpine CDA-9886

April 7, 2010

product came great. took it out was glad to see everything that was offered had came. nothing was broken. took me a bit to do the wire harness but once that was done it was good. only thing is with the new Dakotas u need to do something for it to come on with the ignition but i don't mind having it on after the truck is off. did leave it on for 5 hours but shes started up fine. sounds great differently added more power to my aftermarket infinity speakers. looking at getting an amp and a sub.

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Brian

Crofton, MD

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Great head unit!

March 24, 2010

Overall, I am happy with my purchase. Mine came with the cable for iPod hookup which I ran to my glove compartment, but I thought it was set up for Bluetooth with a phone. There is another piece of equipment you have to buy for that to work. Also, if you have a lot of stuff on your iPod, it can take a while to scroll through the songs using the wheel on the head unit. After you do this for a while, you'll notice the wheel starts getting loose. Real loose.

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Jimmyz

Mililani, Hawaii

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Excellent product, would recommend to anyone.

March 24, 2010

The deck was easily installed by myself and I always liked Alpine products. I had Alpine players in my last three cars and had no problems with any of them. As for the price, it was not a hard choice. Sonic Electronix had the best price, anywhere.

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Delaina

Moses Lake, WA

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Great product

March 14, 2010

Great product!! CD player works great, looks nice and adds to the character of the car.

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Ryan

Australia

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Excellent value! Excellent Product!

March 8, 2010

I would definitely recommend this product to people who are after a quality deck. I found the deck to be a far superior product in comparison to my stock deck as this Alpine unit is considerably more powerful and has great connectivity. It is also aesthetically appealing with the blue light display and special background effects. Last but not least is the ability of the deck to host more powerful speakers, sub and amp with multiple pre-outs. All in all, a great product at an affordable price. Two thumbs up.

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gil

new york city

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alpine cda 9886

February 10, 2010

i love this head unit and its so easy to use and looks great. the sound is very clear and amp is strong but it has one HUGE flaw, THERE IS NO EQUALIZER unless you add the IMPRINT setup. i was very disappointed when i flipped threw the settings and all i see is bass and treble adjustment. you would think that after you pay 250 dollars for a head unit that it would at least have equalizer. dont get me wrong it sounds very good but in my other car i have a cheaper pioneer headunit which cost me 150 dollars and it actually has an equalizer and controls MIDS. with my 9886 i had to buy an external clarion eq which i got for cheap and now i have the 7 band equalizer i wanted. this review sounds a bit harsh but the equalizer is my only complaint... everything else is exactly what i want in a head unit.

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Alex

Arlington, WA

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Awesome Deck

February 9, 2010

This deck is amazing the only thing i don't like is if you have a lot of music then it is annoying scrolling threw all the songs. Other then that it is an amazing deck and looks great!

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JT

Orange, CA

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Can't go wrong with the Alpine CDA-9886

February 2, 2010

Prop: I connect this unit to my stock 2007 corolla speakers and the sub output go to JL amp + 12" W6. The sound it produces are so amazing, much better than the stock unit. This unit works perfectly with my iTouch 3rd generation. It can browse through the playlist fine. Con: The buttons are a little hard to use for big hand people like me. Otherwise, no complaints.

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John

Cameron, SC

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Outstanding!!

January 27, 2010

The head unit is the best one i have ever bought. Well worth the price. Sends a clean signal to my Rockford Fosgate 4002 amp and my JVC K330 amp. I certainly recommend this product!!

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alex

watertown, ct

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good, but...

January 15, 2010

awesome sound quality, i replaced my cda-994 with this. remote works, you just have to point it directly at the unit. all the features say 5 band equalizer, you dont get that. you only have subs, bass, and treble. if you want the equalizer, you have to spend another $150 for another add-on. display is awesome, wish it had more color choices though. once again, only thing im disappointed with is spending a fortune for more accessories that other headunits already come with

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Anthony

Sanford, NC

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September 16, 2009

Great HU! I have two of them and I recommend them to everyone. GOOD PRICE AND VERY FAST SHIPPING.

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Shane

Visalia, CA

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Great product

June 30, 2009

Great product, every alpine i buy works amazing, easy to use, and sounds great, and this unit is the best one ive owned so far.

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Vinny

St. Louis, MO

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June 29, 2009

A great item overall. I'm really happy with it. No complaints.

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Cherry

United Arab Emirates

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Good Value!

June 28, 2009

Features are great and it comes with Ipod control cable and a usb port input. But the only disappointing part was the included wireless remote control which doesn't work at all! I can say the remote control is useless... But the quality of sound and features are awesome!

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Sergio

Laredo, TX

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Fine stereao deck for the price

June 5, 2009

This is an excellent stereo player for the price. Alpine always worth it.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CDA-9886

UPC

793276711465

Weight

22.60lbs

Internal SKU

cda9886

Internal Product ID

10750

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Alpine CDA-9886