Clock Display Note
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.
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
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 below.
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:
- 6-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, 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. The
parametric EQ offers a selection of 5 frequencies and 22 center frequencies.
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/WMA/XM), 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 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, and parametric EQ. After selecting your settings, you can
burn them onto a CD-ROM, and upload them to the head unit.
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
Disc and Station Titling: Titles
of up to 8 characters in length may be entered for up to 24 radio stations and
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
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.
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.
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
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 be 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.