The Alpine DVA9965 is an outstanding, all-around in-dash stereo that plays back CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files), DVDs, DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs. It sports a fold-down, detachable face with vivid BioLite Display and, of course, makes great video receiver when attached to an external monitor.

While this unit has no internal amp (an external amp is required), it has a built-in HD Radio tuner, and is both XM and Sirius ready. A feature called iPersonalize lets you download audio settings from Alpine’s web site and install them via a CD-R.In addition, this unit has Quick Search, which lets you scroll through files and folders, and Bass Engine Plus with:

  • 4-channel line correction
  • 3-position hnigh/low-pass crossover
  • Bass and treble center frequency control
  • Subwoofer level and phase control

The Alpine DVA9965 plays up to 100 hours’ worth of MP3 and WMA files on a single, recordable DVD. It has MediaXpander, and dual-zone mode where you can listen to radio (or any external source) upfront while DVD plays in the rear zone. There are 4-volt front, rear an subwoofer preamp outputs, an opticaldigital output for connecting an optional surround-sound processor, and an Amplifier Link that can control up to twelve Alpine V12 external amps.

The unit comes with a wireless remote control and 12-month warranty.

DVA9965 specifications

  • Chassis Size Code IEJ
  • RMS Power Bandwidth N/A
  • Peak output N/A
  • RMS Power Output Amp Required
  • Preamp Voltage 4 volts
  • Video Control Yes
  •  AUX Input —
  • Display Color —
  • Key Button Color Green
  • Wireless Remote Yes
  • Changer Control Yes
  • Security Detachable face
  • Parts Warranty 1 Year
  • Labor Warranty 1 Year

(Note: This uni is designed for use with” Region 1” Encoded DVDs)


  • Tuner Type MaxTuner
  • FM Sensitivity 11.3 dBf
  • FM Presets 12
  • AM Presets 6
  • European Tuning —
  • Seek/Scan —
  • Radio Data System —
  • Satellite Radio Ready Both
  • pCD-CD Frequency Response —
  • CD Signal-to-Noise —
  • Anti-shock Memory —
  • CD Text —
  • CD-R Playback Yesp-CD-RW Playback Yes
  • MP3 Playback Yes
  • WMA Playback Yes