Clock Display Note
Motorized Detachable Faceplate:
The detachable faceplate is motorized for convenient access to the CD slot.
Selectable Faceplate Angle: In
addition to the standard faceplate position, there are three preset faceplate
angles for you to choose from.
Blackout Display Mode: When the
Blackout mode is activated, the display turns off to reduce power consumption.
The additional power made available by turning off the display helps enhance
unit is equipped with an
illumination dimmer lead.
When the unit's dimmer mode has been set to "AUTO" and the
illumination lead has been connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the
display's illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights
are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the "MANUAL" dimmer mode
setting, so the display is dim at all times.
Switchable Button Illumination: The
unit may be set to illuminate the buttons with green or amber illumination. When
green illumination is selected, all the buttons are illuminated in green, except
when time correction or center frequency adjustments are being made; while time
correction or center frequency adjustments are being made, the source button,
band button, up button, down button and rotary encoder illumination is amber.
Audio Level Display: You may
choose from three audio signal level display patterns, or the audio signal level
display may be turned off.
V-Drive Hybrid Amplifier: A
V-Drive MOSFET power unit is used to boost the incoming voltage from 14.4 volts
(approx.) to 17.2 volts. The increased voltage allows the unit to deliver peak
output of 60 watts x 4 channels. While providing high power output, this unit
can draw a substantial amount of current, so the constant power wire must be
connected directly to the positive terminal of the battery in
your vehicle. For more info, please see the "Wiring Note" section
Bass Engine Plus: Bass Engine
functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the sound to your
personal tastes. Bass Engine Plus includes the following functions:
- 4-Channel Digital Time
Correction: The time correction feature allows you to create virtual
speaker positions by delaying the signals being sent to the speakers closest
to you. When the correct delay times have been entered for the front right,
front left, rear right and rear left speakers, all sounds reach your ears at
the same time, providing optimized imaging and frequency response.
- 3-Position 12dB/Octave
Crossover: An 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz low pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and an 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz high pass filter is available for
the front right, front left, rear right and rear left speaker and preamp
outputs. Either, or both, filters may be turned off.
- MX (MediaXpander): The
MediaXpander function makes vocals or instruments sound distinct by
restoring sound quality typically lost during recording or transmission;
this function helps restore audio information that becomes obscured when
audio is compressed. The MX function can be applied to all
sources, except AM radio. There are
three expansion modes for each internal source (CD, FM, MP3), and each
source can have its own setting. There are only one or two expansion modes
available for external sources.
- Bass Center Frequency Control:
To tailor bass response to your preference, you may select the bass control's
center frequency. You may select from the following center frequencies:
60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 130Hz, 150Hz, or 180Hz.
- Bass Width Control: You may
choose from four band width (Q-Factor) settings for the bass control; the
bass control can be set to affect a wide or narrow band of frequencies.
- Treble Center Frequency Control:
To tailor treble response to your preference, you may select the treble
control's center frequency. You may select from the following center
frequencies: 10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz, or 17.5kHz.
- Subwoofer Level Control: The
level of the subwoofer preamp outputs can be adjusted to balance the output
of your subwoofer with that of your other speakers.
- Subwoofer Phase Selector:
The phase of the subwoofer outputs may be set to normal (0 degrees) or
reverse (180 degrees); this function allows you to minimize phase
cancellation of bass frequencies, for stronger bass response.
Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3
files recorded using the
ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats; constant and
variable bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps are supported. Discs recorded
using Joliet or other ISSO 9660 compliant formats can be played, but file and folder names
will not be displayed correctly. CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, Enhanced CD (CD-Extra) and multi-session recordings are supported, but recordings made using Track At Once or packet writing cannot be correctly played back. Discs containing both standard CD audio and MP3 data can be played; the unit may be set to play only the CD audio tracks or both types of tracks. ID3 tag v1 is supported; track title,
artist name and album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.
Disc and Station Titling: Titles
of up to 8 characters in length may be entered for up to 24 radio stations and
18 CDs; titles cannot be input for MP3 discs.
Wireless Remote: A wireless
remote is included for convenient control of the head unit's most used functions
(source selection, volume, disc transport functions, station seek and preset
tuning, display angle selection).
XM Radio Ready: An optional XM
Satellite Radio tuner may be connected to, and controlled by, this unit. The
optional tuner, along with an antenna and subscription, will allow you to
receive XM Satellite Radio. XM Satellite Radio programming features up to 100
channels of digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and
Auxiliary Input Ready: With the
addition of the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA interface cable, the KCA-801B
auxiliary input adapter, or the KCA-410C Versatile-Link Terminal, the audio from an auxiliary source can be played
through this unit. When the KCA-121B interface cable is used, a CD changer
cannot be connected to the head unit; the KCA-801B auxiliary input adapter
allows you to connect an auxiliary source and an Ai-NET changer to the head
unit. The KCA-410C Versatile-Link Terminal allows you to feed audio
from up to two auxiliary sources and two Ai-NET CD changers to the head unit.
Compatibility: This unit is
compatible with 6 and 12-disc Alpine Ai-NET CD changers; also, this unit can
control Alpine Ai-NET CD/MP3 changers and DVD changers. Alpine M-Bus CD
changers cannot be controlled by this unit.
Multiple Changer Control: With
the addition of an optional adapter, more than one CD changer can be controlled.
One KCA-400C adapter will allow you to connect up to 4 CD changers, and two
KCA-400C adapters will allow you to connect up to a total of 6 CD changers. The
KCA-410C Versatile-Link Terminal can be used to connect up to two CD changers
and two auxiliary audio sources.
Text Display: When connected to
a text capable changer, this unit can display text data from CD Text encoded CDs
and MP3 CDs.
Disc Titling: When connected to
a CD changer with disc title memory, CD titles may be entered and displayed for
discs played in the changer. The title length and title capacity varies
depending on the model of CD changer used; titles cannot be input for MP3 discs.
Clock Operation: This unit
allows you to choose "keyed" or "unit on" clock operation.
When the clock has been given display priority and the unit is turned off, the
clock will be displayed whenever the ignition key is in the "on" or
"accessory" position. If the clock is not given display priority, the
clock is not displayed when the unit is off.
Wiring Note: While providing
high power output, this unit can draw a substantial amount of current. Per
Alpine, this receiver's
constant power wire must be connected directly to the positive
terminal of the battery in your vehicle, and 10 gauge wire must be used to make
the connection. This requires a length of 10 gauge power cable, an in-line fuse holder with
a 20 to 30-amp
fuse and a ring terminal (the ring terminal is used to connect the cable to the
battery clamp). Although all the pieces of a basic amplifier wiring kit will not
needed, if you do not wish to assemble the required items separately, the power wire and in-line
fuse holder from a basic 10 gauge kit can be used to connect the constant power wire
to your vehicle's battery. For a secure, permanent connection, the 10 gauge
cable must be soldered to this receiver's 16 gauge constant power wire.