Strengths: Good value for money. Can be treated roughly and still runs fine. A lot of features. Alpine head units are always in demand in the used market (from where I come from anyway).
Weaknesses: Sound quality is ordinary. Even lots of features that comes with this unit won't make up for the lack of SQ.
Summary: Bought this after i have purchased A macrom amp, speakers and a Kicker subwoofer. In my opinion, this unit is good value for money but sound quality wise, it is not up to scratch. Its short coming in SQ reveals when I upgraded the rest of my system to high end dyns and xtant gear. I've replaced this unit since then.
Similar Products Used: Nakmichi mb100....Pioneer p9.....Alpine 7949....
Rating Reviewed by: shoe(Unregistered User)
Review Date November 7, 2003
Overall Rating 5 of 5
Value Rating 4 of 5
Used product for More than 1 year
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from Park Audio/Video
Year / Model Reviewed: 2002 Alpine CDA 7894
Strengths: CD/MP3, 60Wx4 Peak 27x4 RMS, 4 Volt PreOuts. Remote signal very strong.
Weaknesses: Remote very large
Summary: Excellent Reciever, Just the Alpine Reputation is enough, I have purchased a CDA-7863 and it was stolen, I got a CDA 7894 as a replacement. How much better does it get. It was used in a truck, the remote was strong enough to go through the windows.