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Old 11-30-2008
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Icon14 Alpine-9886

Well, first off, when I first got the truck from my dad (April of 2006), I installed the Alpine-9815 headunit. By far the best headunit I have ever seen or used. This summer, the laser burned out (I don't know the term, the CD's just won't read). So for christmas my dad got me the Alpine-9886, iPod and USB compatible. Absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking at a headunit to use with their iPod. It used the pre-exisiting wiring harness from my 9815, which I was obviously thrilled about. The display is bright and blue, very user-friendly, and not cluttered. The only dislikes are, the screen doesn't "tilt" like the 9815 did, nor does the face seem to detach (security purposes). On a scale of 1-10, I give this a solid 9. Again, everyone I talk to has looked into this headunit (Shane and Trent among others), so this is more or less just to tell you guys my opinion on it, not trying to ***** pictures. But, here's a few anyway.

My old 9815
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The new 9886
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The sub its hooked up to, Infinity Basslink
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How I ran my iPod/USB cable (to the right of gas pedal, under the dash, to the left of the cupholders)
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^The red wire is for my sub, gray is for the USB, and the black one underneath it is for the iPod.


For a 2dr extended cab, the 9886, Infinity Basslink, and 4 Sony xPlod Premier Series 6x8's sound VERY nice. I'd highly recommend this set-up to anyone.
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I'm trying to convince my mom to get me this for christmas, I LOVE the 2 line biolite display.
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gotta play with it more to make my decision.....as i'm in love with my current and past panasonics with the tilt and dot matrix displays.
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Alpine is the ****. I have the 9883 and love it.
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I have the 9887 in my Ranger and my wife has the 9886. The Ipod menu system is better thatn any I have used before.
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Isn't it lovely? All you got to do is hit that number button and it skips forward through the library, I love it.
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I agree I have tried many different Head Units in my competition truck and the Alpines are the best for i-Pod in my opinion.
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I have 9856 best radio I have ever had

Is this one that does not have a CD player cause it uses those flash cards or something
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No its not, thats the IDA-something
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Thats right I was gonna get the Alpine iDA-X300 But I would then lose my connections for my amps. I liked it cause it was red
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Sweet! hows that basslink?
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Old 12-07-2008
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Basslink is working well! Again, it provides great bass without "overkill". Just wish the rear slider didn't vibrate so bad hahah.
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got me an Alpine 9856 about 2 years ago....

best head unit i've owned
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right now i have a kenwood kdc-4032 but i got a alpine CDA-9831 given to me a while back, soon as i can source a remote on ebay for it imma put it in ... probably giving my girl the kenwood for xmas since her jvc is a piece of ****
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I just installed the 9886 in a 2009 FX4. Even with stock speakers it made things sound soo much better! FYI, the 2009 can use the 2008 wiring adapter w/o any problems.
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Basslink is working well! Again, it provides great bass without "overkill". Just wish the rear slider didn't vibrate so bad hahah.
just read this part ... if a basslink rattles the slider that bad, then my 2 10" infiniti's would do it up too .. i guess getting the solid window does have its advantages.
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i bought my gal this HU for christmas and i love it. when i replace mine i will probably get this one.
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