XM Satellite Radio Tuner
Clock Display Note
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.
The buttons remain illuminated.
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
- 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,
- 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.
The CDA-9820XM 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, XM), and each source can have
its own setting. There are only one or two expansion modes available for
Disc and Station Titling: Titles
of up to 8 characters in length may be entered for up to 18 radio stations 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.
Compatible with Optional Remotes:
This unit is compatible with the optional RUE-4202 and RUE-4190 wireless remotes. While both remotes are fully compatible, only the RUE-4190 includes a numeric key pad that can be used to directly access XM Satellite Radio channel numbers.
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.
When an external amplifier is connected and the built-in amplifier is not used,
removing power from the built-in amplifier will improve the sound quality.
Satellite Radio Tuner
Built-in XM Satellite Radio Tuner:
The CDA-9820XM features a built-in XM Satellite Radio tuner. The built-in 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
The tuner allows you to select channels by number or category. Channels are
organized into various program categories. You can search between the different
categories and then search among the channels within each category.
Preset Memory: You
can store a total of 18 channels in the receiver's preset memory. Up to 6
channels can be stored in each following band: X1, X2, and X3.
Installation: In addition to the
built-in tuner, you must have a subscription to XM Radio and an XM-compatible
antenna in order to tune in the digital satellite radio signal.
Because the tuner uses a single antenna connection, it is not compatible
with antennas that have two connections.
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.