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Alpine CDA-9807

CD/MP3/WMA Receiver with CD Changer Controls

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Item #: 500CDA9807
 

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by Robert Ferency-Viars
Alpine

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.

With Alpine's CDA-9807 CD receiver, you can listen to MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) files when you're on the go — without bringing any extra equipment. Just record your music onto disc, and you're ready to roll! With all that music available (up to 10 hours per disc), sometimes you need to find a specific song. Alpine makes it easy to navigate through the disc by including a wireless remote.

Your tunes are brought to life by 4 channels of 23 watts RMS MOSFET power. Media Xpander™ restores the life that's lost when music is broadcast or compressed. Alpine's Bass Engine® lets you pick the bass and treble center frequencies, choose the width of the bass boost, and adjust the subwoofer level, so you can refine the sound until it's as polished as the CDA-9807's sleek silver and blue faceplate.

Put 6 or 12 discs at your command by adding an Alpine CD changer, or use the optional adapter to convert the changer controls to an auxiliary input. Something else you'll want to add is Alpine's XM Satellite Radio tuner and an XM antenna so you can activate your XM service. Give it a try and you'll wonder how you ever listened to radio before XM!

Details:
  • detachable face
  • plays MP3 and Windows Media (WMA) files
  • displays MP3 text
  • MaxTune tuner
  • 12 FM/6 AM presets
  • Bass Engine (bass center frequency, width, and level, plus treble center frequency and level adjustments)
  • Media Xpander
  • 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
  • optional auxiliary input
  • MOSFET internal amp
  • 4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • wireless remote
  • clock
  • 23 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 105 dB
  • FM sensitivity 9.3 dBf
  • 1-year warranty
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Features and Specs
General
CEA-2006 Compliant
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RMS Power Output
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23 watts
Peak Output
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50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth
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N/A
Preamp Outputs
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6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs
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Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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Preamp Voltage
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4 volts
Display Color
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Blue/White
Key Button Color
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Blue and green
EQ Bands
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None
Wireless Remote
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Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Expandability
AUX Input
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Optional
USB Input
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Memory Card Slot
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No
Bluetooth Compatible
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Satellite Radio Ready
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XM
HD Radio
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Navigation
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iPod Compatibility
Full size
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Nano
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Touch
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Mini
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iPhone
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Tuner
FM Sensitivity
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9.3 dBf
European Tuning
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Yes
Seek/Scan
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Seek
Radio Data System
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No
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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard plastic face case
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness (has in-line fuse holder with 15A fuse)
  • RUE-4187 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 4 ISO-mount screws
  • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Customer Care Registration card

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Features
Changer Controls
Clock Display Note

Features

Blackout Display Mode: When the Blackout mode is activated, the display turns off and the buttons dim to reduce power consumption. The additional power made available by turning off the display helps enhance sound quality.

Bass Engine: Bass Engine functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the sound to your personal tastes. Bass Engine includes the following functions:

  • 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, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 200Hz.
  • 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.
  • Bass Type: You may choose from the following Bass Type settings: Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3. Type 1 will sound best if you have a subwoofer in your system. Use Type 2 or Type 3 if you are using small diameter speakers.
  • 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.

MX (MediaXpander): The CDA-9807 features the MediaXpander function, which is offered on Bass Engine Pro, Bass Engine Plus, and some Bass Engine models. 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), and each source can have its own setting. There are only one or two expansion modes available for external sources.

MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3/WMA files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with constant and variable bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps and WMA files with constant and variable bit rates from 32 kbps to 192 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/WMA data can be played; the unit may be set to play only the CD audio tracks or both types of tracks. ID3 tag v1 and v2 are 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 18 radio stations and 18 CDs.

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, allows 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.

MobileHub Link: Using the MobileHub Link, you can connect an optional Junction Box and a Nokia 6310i tri-band GSM cellular phone, allowing you to control the incoming and outgoing calls from 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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best stereo ever............

Written By t-bar, st louis,mo on Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 
this is the best car stereo i have ever owned,and heard..if u dont have one your missn out on superior sound.
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