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Which one should I buy? Alpine CDA-117/9887/iDA-305

Old 05-08-2010, 03:49 PM
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Which one should I buy? Alpine CDA-117/9887/iDA-305

Hi, I am looking for a new HU.
Which one has the best SQ?
I don't use ipod, but I do use USB flash drive/mp3 player.

Is the ktp-445(the mini amp) worth to buy?

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Old 05-09-2010, 01:14 AM
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Depending if you're actually going to use all of the features on the 117 and the 9887, that would make the difference.

Also, the 9887 does not have a USB cable.

My vote is for the 305 for sexyness and ease of use.
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Quite curious to see the conclusion as I have also looked into both these headsets. From what I gather on Alpine's website there are few differences beside the CD player. I think (and don't quote me) the 9887 has a 32 as opposed to a 28 point frequency adjustment or something along those lines. They also use a different version of the Imprint sound processor, which if you plan to use can change the price...

Anyway, my personal choice would be the x305, unless someone convinces me the 9887 is better (though I really just use my ipod.)
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