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Alpine players - whats the difference between these two

Old 12-16-2004, 02:11 PM
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I want to know the difference between the CDA-9835 & CDA-9833 cd players.

They both look the same, except the 9835 has less amp power... but its more expensive.

Could someone explain these features:

MM Driver (Hard Disc Drive) Ready
MobileHub™ Ready
Versatile-Link™ Ready


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Old 12-16-2004, 03:12 PM
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I believe the display is the only difference...they both have v-drive 26 x 4 (60 x 4)...
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Old 12-16-2004, 04:00 PM
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oh ok, makes sense.

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Old 12-16-2004, 04:26 PM
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There's a bit more to it than that. Read the data sheets on the Alpine website and it will tell you more. They do share the same manual but have a few different features.
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Old 12-16-2004, 04:45 PM
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Both are Pro...
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Old 12-16-2004, 05:38 PM
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:49 AM
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the power supply is the same in both units.

The CDA9835 has Front/Rear/Sub x-overs where the CDA9833 has Low/Mid/High x-overs.

The CDA9835 Bio-Lite display is easier to adjust settings with, gives you a personalized greeting on startup, displays holidays (calendar, birthday etc...)

The quick search option for MP3 or anything with text has a prior-current-next track (basically 3 line display) and the CDA9833 only has current and next (2 line display).

Dot matrix display on CDA9833 (has some contrast issues day-to-night).
I upgraded from the CDA9833 to the CDA9835 and never regretted it.

Defro expressed his opinion to me that the CDA9833 sounds better but thats one of the only things I think I will disagree with him on.

I find my 9835 sounds better than my 9833 and I think it's because of the x-overs. I can stage my sound front, rear and sub instead of just the high, mid and lows of all speakers at once. It may just be my set up though. I run titanium laminate tweets in my front coaxials and soft dome tweets in my rear coaxials and being able to adjust the x-overs front to back gives me the best of both worlds.

Thats my 2 cents. I would buy the CDA9835 if the shop you buy from will allow you to downgrade if you determine it's not worth the extra after a couple weeks.
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The ability to match your HU to the speakers properly is a big plus. provided both have similar specs in the pre-amp section, I'd say the main diff. will be one unit getting hotter with a power amp built in.
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