External Device Controls
CEA-2006 Compliant: The
specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the
CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA
(Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the
standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
BioLite Display: The crisp,
clear, white on black BioLite display uses biochemical luminescence technology
that provides outstanding visibility even in daylight. It is 40% brighter than
normal displays, with higher resolution and better contrast. In addition, it has
a much wider viewing angle than conventional displays.
Background Animation Displays:
You can select from 4 different animated background displays: falling "Vs",
glimmering water surface, gears, or pulsating shapes (hearts, diamonds, musical
notes, circles, and stars). The animation displays can be turned off for a plain
This unit can play CD-ROM,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level
1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps
to 320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 48 kbps to
192 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16 kbps to 320 kbps are supported.
Variable bit rates are also compatible. Up to 510
files/folders and a maximum of 255 folders can be read from one disc. ID3 tags v1 and v2, and WMA tags
are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be
Text/File/Folder Quick Search:
When you're playing a disc with CD Text, ID3, or WMA tags, you can easily search
for a track or file by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you
can use the rotary encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the
desired track, and select it by pressing the play button.
Bass Engine functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the
sound to your personal tastes. Bass Engine includes the following
- Bass Control:
- Bass Center Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz, or 200Hz
- Bass Band Width (Q): Q1 (narrow),
Q2, Q3, or Q4 (wide)
- Bass Level: -7 to +7 (-14dB to +14dB in 2dB steps)
- Treble Control:
- Treble Center Frequency: 10kHz (default), 12.5kHz, 15kHz,
- Treble Level: -7 to +7
(-14dB to +14dB in 2dB steps)
- Defeat On/Off:
reset the unit to its factory default bass and treble settings by turning
the Defeat function on
Power IC Off:
When an external amplifier is powering all the speakers in the system, you can
turn the internal amp off, which will improve the sound quality.
To reduce power consumption you can turn off the display and button back
lighting. When the Blackout Mode is turned on the display will illuminate for
five seconds each time you press a button.
In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, the CDA-9885 has a dedicated
subwoofer output with a variable level of 0 to +15.
This unit is equipped with an
illumination lead; when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and
the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit,
the display and button 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 and button illumination is dim at all times.
Interrupt Feature: When a
device having the interrupt feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected
to the receiver, the audio signal will be automatically muted whenever the
interrupt signal is received from the device. The supplied wiring harness
contains a pink/black Interrupt lead that needs to be connected to the device's
interrupt signal connection.
Alpine recommends mounting the CDA-9885 no more that 35° above horizontal.
Wireless Remote: The
CDA-9885 is controlled with the supplied RUE-4202 wireless remote control
(replacement item number 500RUE4202) or the optional RUE-4190 (item number
500RUE4910). The unit has a remote control sensor on the upper right
corner of the faceplate.
Steering Wheel Remote
Compatibility: The CDA-9885 has a steering remote control input on the back
panel. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (item number 127SWIJACK), you can
retain the use of your factory steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when
replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible
with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles
include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge,
Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus,
Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth,
Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagens and Harley
Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle
Optional Auxiliary Input: With
the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA interface cable or KCA-410C Versatile Link
Terminal, you can input audio from an auxiliary source unit, such as a TV, VCR
or portable unit.
You can change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to
the CD changer input; Changer, USB, or Portable.
When engaged, this feature will display a special message each time you turn on
the radio on certain dates; Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday (after you program
your birth date), etc.
External Device Controls
USB Adapter Ready: With the
optional KCA-620M USB adapter (item number 500KCA620M), you can connect and control
MP3 players that have USB connections. In addition, if you have MP3s stored on a
USB thumb drive, you can select and play those files from the head unit.
iPod Full Speed:
The CDA-9885 has an iPod Direct Connection mounted on a
4" pigtail on the rear
panel. When used with the KCE-422i Alpine Full Speed Connection cable
(500KCE422i, included in the box), your receiver can interface with most Apple iPods with a dock
connector. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained
on your iPod by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, or Composer. You can view
album, song, and track number on the head unit's display. The
unit can be used with the following iPod versions:
- Fourth generation iPod:
Version 3.1.1 or later
- Fifth generation iPod:
Version 1.1.2 or later
- iPod photo: Version 1.2.1 or later
- iPod mini: Version 1.4.1 or later
- iPod nano: Version 1.2 or later
- iPod classic: version 1.0 or later
Direct Search: When operating
your iPod through the Full Speed connection, you can use the Direct Search
function in Playlist, Artist, Album, or Song mode to quickly locate your music.
Using the unit's preset buttons, you can quickly jump over a designated
percentage of your song content:
- Preset 1: 0% to 16% (of
the song library)
- Preset 2: 17% to 32%
- Preset 3: 33% to 49%
- Preset 4: 50% to 66%
- Preset 5: 67% to 82%
- Preset 6: 83% to 100%
HD Radio Ready: The CDA-9885
can receive HD Radio signals, including multicast broadcasts, when the
TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner Module (500TUAT550) is connected via the Ai-NET
connector. The digital seek function allows you to search for only HD Radio
stations if you prefer.
Satellite Radio Ready: There
are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio
receiver to this receiver:
Bluetooth Interface Ready: Using the Alpine KCE-400BT
Bluetooth adapter (500KCE400B, sold separately) with the KWE-460E interconnect
cable adapter (500KWE460E, sold separately), you can make and receive calls
hands-free on your Bluetooth-capable cellular phone, and communicate through a
microphone (included with the Bluetooth interface) and your vehicle's speakers.
Package # 700KCE460B.
Note: The Pass-Through port of the KCE-400BT allows
you to connect the Bluetooth adapter as well as an iPod to the CDA-9885.
The KWE-460 interconnection cable is still required along with a
KCE-433iV Full Speed iPod connection cable (500KCE433I, sold
separately). In this case the KCE-422i cable will not be needed.
External Processor: You can enjoy DTS, Dolby Digital, and
Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound with the addition of an Alpine PXA-H701
multi-channel processor and RUX-C701 controller.
Ai-NET Compatible: An optional
Ai-NET-compatible 6- or 12-disc CD changer (including MP3 and DVD Changers) may be
connected to, and controlled by, the CDA-9885. With the KCA-410c Versatile Link
Terminal (item number 500KCA410C), you can control multiple changers (up to 6) with this unit.