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Alpine CDA-9883

CD/MP3/WMA Receiver

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Alpine CDA-9884

OUR PRICE: $169.99

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    Note: sales tax will be refunded for California orders following checkout

  2. FREE INSTALL ACCESSORIES!
    Free standard dash kits, car specific wiring harnesses and antenna adapters provided with your purchase). Note: Specialty harnesses and kits available at a discounted price and are not included free.

  3. FREE 2-YEAR WARRANTY, NOT JUST A 1-YEAR!
    An additional 1-year compared to other dealers, all at no additional charge to you.

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Disclaimer: Free shipping, 2-year extended warranty, and no sales tax offers apply only to purchases made after April 3, 2008

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA, AAC player
  • Detachable Panel
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Wireless remote control not included
  • Red button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 18 watts x 4 channels
  • 2-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, AAC, and WMA
  • Tuner with 12FM/6AM presets

Expandability Options:

Key Features:

  • Steering Remote Control Ready
  • Full Speed Connection for iPod
  • iTunes AAC File Playback
  • 3 Preouts with Subwoofer Control
  • Bluetooth Ready

Product History:

Alpine CDA-105 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine CDA-9884 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine CDA-105)
Alpine CDA-9883 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine CDA-9884)

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
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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
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.
Red
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

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
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

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.
Optional (Rear - Accessory required and sold separately)
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.

Optional

Expandability Features

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.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
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)
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
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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
83%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7

Bryant

Hanford, CA

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One Word, Alpine!

March 4, 2008

great in dash works perfect! awesome bass engine and makes anything sound clean and clear although the ipod controls take some getting used to its a good buy

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Gary

Nantucket, MA

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Nice but....

March 4, 2008

I like this head unit a lot the only this is that if you buy the ipod cord for the USB port on the ipod once you plug your ipod in you can't use the ipod to go through your songs you have to do every thing through the head unit which is kind of annoying don't bother buying the aux cord i tried that and it didn;t work either. Also if you buy this from sonic you have to buy the mounting kit to fit the head unit in to where your old one was separate also you have to buy a wiring harness separate also a little annoying

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Sevag

Glendale, CA

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Simple Headunit

February 20, 2008

Good head unit but offers little features. If your looking for a simple deck to run your iPod in your car this is it. I think alpines have the best appearance compared to other head units. Its simple to use. would make a great addition to any teenagers car that lacks a CD/iPod radio

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Noe

Houston, TX

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December 7, 2007

What can I say, This is a excellent deal, to begin they great great customer service,good price and A HAPPY CUSTOMER...KEEP UP THE WORK ...I WILL RECOMMEND THIS WEBSITE SONICELETRONIX.COM

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Stuart

Glasgow, KY

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Nice unit, good options

December 7, 2007

I just got this unit for a CR-V double din face. SE sent along a nice install kit and harness that lined up perfectly. The unit itself is filled with options, even a HPF which I almost always use to protect my factory speakers from getting too many lows. The I-Pod controls work well, and it's bright and clear to read. You can adjust contrast, and several specific options, including bass and trebel focus levels, and the loudness feature boosts up those digital recorded files from disc or I-pod. I suggest this to anyone looking to have some options and great sound without breaking the bank. My only complaint is that the blue backlit buttons next to the rotary knob are just a tad bright for my taste when driving at night.

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mike

Concord, CA

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Really nice Deck - Very easy to use + sub controll

October 17, 2007

I love this deck. I run a $2,000 system with this deck and love it. It is really easy to navigate and works well with my iPhone (added the Alpine iPone connection). There are sub controls which is the best. I love that I can turn up the amp and not have to listen to the other speakers with higher base. It just adds another level of control without having to go and adjust the gain on the amp! The iPod controll is as easy to use as the ipod itself - that is rare. The search function works the same way the iPods do. AND it is XM/Sattelite compatable plus bluetooth (all need more hardware though) I like this deck - it has all the goodies I need.

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michael

Canada

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cda 9883

October 11, 2007

easy to install , good features,looks great in my car, most of all sound quality is number one

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Bob

Lockport, IL

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September 28, 2007

Great head unit, easy to hook up all of your connections. Easy to read display, including the small buttons. The Ipod feature is fantastic, I use the radio to search/scan through all my music. Just a note, though: before you connect your Ipod to the radio, make sure the Ipod setting is NOT on shuffle, otherwise you won't be able to use the radio to search your Ipod for songs, artists, albums, etc.

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Nathan

Greenwood, IN

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Great for the money.

August 8, 2007

If you are looking for a deck to work your ipod with, then you've found it. Works flawlessly with the unit. Great value for the money.

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Jake

Lansdale, PA

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Awesome Unit.

July 16, 2007

I love alpine equipment and this is my second head unit from them. I had one of the older models with the slower iPod connection.. As soon as i got this i was blown away. The ipod integration is amazing and quick. The unit plays everything i throw at it with great quality. Highly recommend and great price!

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Tom

Westminster, CO

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GREAT!1!!

July 13, 2007

I enjoy this deck alot. the i-pod connection is user friendly and easy to navigate the i-pod through this deck. It powers my factory speakers with ease. Great product and is recommended.

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anthony

elwood, IN

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Great Head Unit

July 12, 2007

I just received my head unit, and it is very nice. Great sound quality and the menus are easy to get through. It was pretty easy to set up and everything. I would recommend this cd player, and it is at a very good price on here.

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Your Price $12.99

9-Piece Durable Nylon Plastic Pry & Chisel Tool Set

Helps with car stereo installation for use with dash and trim.

Your Price $14.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $4.99

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Your Price $5.99

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Your Price $21.99

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CDA-9883

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

cda9883

Internal Product ID

8934

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-9883