I just replaced my alpine 9833 with this new alpine 9856. I really like this deck the full speed ipod connection is awesome super fast. The sound quality is great also just not alot of tuning features.
I also like the black on white display it is plain. I get tired of all the colors and animations on the displays nice to have something plain for a change.
The BBE processing sounds awesome way better than the media expander. It makes the bass tight and in control and the highs are much clearer.
Really I cannot tell much difference in the 4 volt preouts on my last deck to this 2 volt deck signal is clean no noise.
For the price of this deck 199.00 it's worth the money. Alpine dropped alot of the tuning features. But in opinion they sound better and better every year. Sound quality is much better than my last deck.