It is an awesome stereo that really meets a variety of needs!
21 September 2013
Summary: This is an amazing little stereo! It has a nice, rich sound and allows for connections to both an Ipod as well as a separate CD changer (if you still have one, like us)! It os a strong unit, and we even got it used.
The bottom line: The Alpine CDA-9857 is a solid but unspectacular.
9 June 2011
Summary: The good: The Alpine CDA-9857 offers AI-Net and integrated iPod support, making it very expandable. Its navigation interface is good, especially for large music sources, and its accompanying KCT-100BT Bluetooth module supports A2DP.
Summary: This is a great head unit. The display is nice and bright, and the iPod controls are excellent. It is very easy to browse playlists and artists like you would on the iPod itself. The built in bass engine and BBE processing make this unit sound amazing. I have no complaints whatsoever.
Summary: This is a great unit, just finished installing it last week in my 1989 Porsche 944. Looks clean & neat - classy, very close to the factory Blaupunkt. I had previous experience w/ Alpine, have a 9847 in my Blazer that is also awesome. Does everything I need it to, ready for the Ipod once I get one.
Summary: This unit works great! The sound is crisp and clear. There are many great features such as mp3 and SAT radio ready. I use the ipod connection all the time and it works easily. I also purchased a remote control and now have an easy to use, great sounding system.
Summary: I love Alpine's products and they stand behind what they build.Every auto I own has an Alpine head unit and my new toy is no different.The 9857 offers an easy to read display,CEA compliant built-in amp and 3 preouts for flexibility using multi-amp systems.It is packed with features!
Excerpt: This is one of the few head units that has an output of 60W x 4 which is why i bought it. Hooked up to the right speakers and it is amazing. You can buy an adaptor to connect to it an Ipod and it will play MP3 encoded CD's. It looks great and expensive .
Summary: Ich habe jetzt das Radio 1 Woche und bin wirklich begeistert,Klang sehr gut, einfache Einstellungen, da ich nur meine Original Lautsprecher (VW)drin habe braucht man eigentlich keinen Verstärker etc. Ich kann es wirklich Empfehlen.