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
FantomFace XL Anti-theft Design:
FantomFace XL faceplate is 30% larger than other single-DIN-sized receivers, but
it takes up no more room in your dash. It's fully motorized (even the rotary
control knob), and disappears when you power down. When
the power is shut off, the entire front panel automatically shift to a
horizontal position and retracts into the unit, leaving only a blank panel.
BioLite Display: The high-quality display uses
biochemical luminescence technology that provides outstanding visibility even in
daylight. In addition, it has a much wider viewing angle than conventional
Selectable Faceplate Angle:
In addition to the standard faceplate position, there are two 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.
Animation Display: You
may choose from five animation display patterns, or the animation display may be
Calendar Display: You can
choose to show the date when the time is displayed. The date can be in one of
the following formats: month/day/year, day/month/year, or year/month/day.
Bass Engine Pro:
Bass Engine functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the
sound to your personal tastes. Bass Engine Pro includes the following functions:
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, rear left, subwoofer left, and subwoofer right speakers, all sounds
reach your ears at the same time, providing optimized imaging and frequency
- 6-Position Digital
Crossover with Adjustable Slope:
The digital crossover allows you to choose from the following modes:
- 2-way Mode: A
continuously variable 20-200Hz low-pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and a continuously variable 20-200Hz high-pass filter
is available for the front and rear preamp outputs. The slope for each
filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24dB/octave, or Flat. The level for
each filter can be adjusted from 0 to -12dB.
- 3-way Mode: A
continuously variable 20-200Hz low-pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and a continuously variable 1-20kHz high-pass filter
is available for the front preamp outputs. The rear preamp outputs have
a continuously variable 20Hz-20kHz low-pass filter and a continuously
variable 20-200Hz high-pass filter. The
slope for each filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24dB/octave, or Flat.
The level for each filter can be adjusted from 0 to -12dB.
- 5-band Digital Parametric EQ: The 5-band parametric
EQ lets you select a center frequency, then adjust its output level and even
the "width" of the boost or cut for precise system tuning. You can
select a frequency for each of the following bands: Band 1 (20Hz, 25Hz,
31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63HZ, 80Hz, 100Hz), Band 2 (250Hz, 315Hz, 400Hz), Band 3
(630Hz, 800Hz, 1kHz, 1.2kHz), Band 4 (3.2kHz, 4kHz), and Band 5 (10kHz,
12.5kHz, 16kHz, 20kHz). Once a frequency is selected, you can adjust its
level from -6dB to +6dB in 1dB increments. The Q for each frequency can be
set to 1, 2, or 3. In addition to the user-adjustable
EQ, three tone presets are stored into
memory, allowing you to recall the best setting
for different types of music. You may choose from the
following tone presets: "Pops", "Rock", or
- 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 also three
expansion modes available for external sources.
- 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.
i-Personalize: i-Personalize is an innovative way to customize
select Alpine receivers to fit your specific listening needs. You log on to
www.alpine-usa.com and download user preferences (based on vehicle and system
type) for time correction, crossover, parametric EQ, and a 3-line text greeting
from the i-Personalize menu. After selecting your settings, you can burn them onto a CD-ROM, and
upload them to the head unit.
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 32
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.
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.
MobileHub Link: Using the
MobileHub Link, you can connect an optional Junction Box and a compatible Nokia
cellular phone, allowing you to control the incoming and outgoing calls from the
head unit. The MobileHub Link is due for release in late 2002, and it is
designed to work with Nokia tri-band GSM phones. The Nokia 6310i tri-band GSM
phone will be the first compatible phone available in the United States, and it
is scheduled for a summer 2002 introduction.
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.
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
Preamp Output Voltage
Specification: The manual incorrectly lists a 5V preamp output voltage
rating. This unit has 4V preamp outputs.