I just purchased a new Alpine CDA-9887 to upgrade my daily commute car. It'll be matching with McIntosh amplification, Eclipse component mains and in-door Tang Band subs. My main intent in my commute cars is always the best SQ possible. My question: does anyone here have experience with Alpine's Imprint system? Is it worth the $200 for the calibration mic and interface or should I stick with my tried and true EQ based on RTA readings?
I like your setup! You will have to let me know as you go what you make of the 9887. I ran the 9885 I think it was, had the slider for easy file acces... was an awesome deck... 4volt, 3 pre out, had an option to make front rca HP for tweet, 2nd band pass mid, and rear LP.... but how many people could really use that?
I haven't heard much good about using the Alpine mic's to do auto-adjust, just as well as I havent heard the best with HT receivers using this option either... but I didn't really look into it. I've just over heard it along the way.
Tang Bands... nice! It came down to those vs my Extremis. Got the Extremis.