MP3 playback, ultra-clean sound, and system-building flexibility — the silver and blue CDA-7995 CD receiver is a triple threat! In addition to your favorite CDs and home mixes on disc, it'll play MP3 files, and can read MP3 text info (ID-3 tags).

The premium-quality power supply and output capacitors ensure pristine sound quality, while the gold-plated 4-volt preamp outputs provide exceptional signal transfer to component amps and subs. (Component amps are required — this receiver has no internal amp.)

Whether you're playing an MP3, CD, the MaxTune SQ tuner, or optional XM Satellite Radio, the Media Xpander™ can restore the musical sparkle that compression or transmission removed. Three levels of enhancement let you choose the one that's right for you.

Bass Engine® Plus gives you wide-ranging control over the receiver's tone contour. Bass and treble center frequency (plus bass width adjustments) reshape the sound, and 4-channel digital time correction fine-tunes the imaging and soundstage. The 3-position crossover (with subwoofer phase and level controls) help you get your amps and subs set just right.

A wireless remote is included.

Details:
  • motorized, detachable face
  • blackout display mode — turns off display, reduces power consumption, and enhances sound quality
  • MaxTune SQ tuner
  • plays MP3 files on CD-R or CD-RW, plus audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
  • Media Xpander
  • Bass Engine Plus with bass and treble center frequency controls plus bass width controls, 4-channel digital time correction, a 3-position 12dB/octave crossover, and subwoofer phase and level controls
  • gold-plated 4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • XM Satellite Radio controls (XM Radio subscription, tuner, antenna required to receive the satellite radio signal.) — service is available only in the lower 48 states, not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories
  • CD changer controls for Alpine Ai-NET changers only — add an Alpine changer to your receiver order, and save $25 with Crutchfield's package discount
  • optional auxiliary input
  • premium-quality power supply and output capacitors
  • clock
  • wireless remote
  • requires external amplifiers — no built-in amp
  • CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
  • FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf
  • 1-year warranty

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver with attached DC/DC converter
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard face case
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness with in-line noise filter and fuse/fuse holder
  • RUE-4187 Wireless remote
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 4 ISO-mount screws
  • 1 Face security screw (not for use with this unit)
  • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Customer Care Registration card
  • "Note" sheet (includes manual corrections and additional information)

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Features
Changer Controls
Clock Display Note

Features

Preamp Tuner/CD Player: Since this unit does not have a built-in amplifier, 4V front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are provided to connect the required external amplifiers (sold separately).

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 sound quality.

Contrast: You can adjust the display contrast from -6 to +6 for optimum readability.

Display Dimming: This 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.

Audio Level Display: You may choose from three audio signal level display patterns, or the audio signal level display may be turned off.

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 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.

MP3 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 children's programming.

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.

Changer Controls

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 Display Note

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.

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alpine head unit 143-bt

Written By Keith, waco texas on Sunday, September 08, 2013

  • "Coolness Factor"
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  • Sound Quality
  • Value

I've had this deck installed for about three weeks and it is a great , easy to use hands free Bluetooth set. It's sound quality is superb and I would recomend it to any one looking to upgrade from factory. Crutchfield was awesome at answering any questions I had installing and getting it setup

Pros: Great deck at a great price. Would recomend !

Cons: I really don't think there is any cons

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