This deck can do anything.... as long as you buy the adapter/modules.
3 February 2012
Summary: This deck can do anything... as long as you buy the adapter/module. I like the alpine deck, but can get all the features for less on a Dual brand deck. I have always believed in the quality of Alpine so I will stick with them.
the most disappointing purchase i made in last few years
1 October 2011
Summary: this unit is advertised as "Engineered for paramount sound quality, the CDA-117 is a premium quality head unit" theres no such thing built into this unit. the features are added only to make you want to buy the imprint addon. there used to be an alpine bass engine PRO( cda-9833,9835,9855 etc) it has full sound tunign package built in just like cda-9887 but cda-9887 doesnt come with usb.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic receiver. Quick with both the ipod controls and i have an easy time scrolling folders and songs thru usb. Sound quality is flawless, I am student of car audio and have had many fine eclipse units in the past. This Alpine unit has few flaws after 6 mos..
Summary: I bought this receiver mainly because of the quality that Alpine delivers time after time. I like the ease of use, the display is nice and clear, the buttons are simple, the many different fine tuning adjustments that are available on sound. I have seen and compared to other brands, but the Alpine usually always comes out on top.
Summary: Great headunit for the money! Only gripe I have is that there is no seperate bass and treble controls. Instead, you have a graphic EQ that you can adjust. I like the Alpine 9886 that I have in my other car that you can control bass and treble. All in all this unit is the same as the 9886 with the exception of the bass and treble control. You get Ipod direct connect, you can add on a optional bluetooth module (KCE-400BT). Biolite Display and the Alpine name and quality!