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Alpine CHA-1214

12-disc Ai-NET CD Changer

Item #: 500CHA1214

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Original Price: $329.99

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Put a dozen CDs at your fingertips! The CHA-1214 CD changer connects to Ai-NET-controlling Alpine receivers only, and lets you name 150 of your discs so you can identify them easily. High-speed disc changing keeps the music playing almost non-stop in your mobile disco. This rugged changer mounts at any angle from 0- to 90-degrees.

Please note: The CHA-1214 does not play CD-Rs or CD-RWs.

  • plays CDs only (not compatible with CD-Rs/CD-RWs)
  • disc naming for 150 discs (text-compatible Alpine receiver required)
  • high-speed disc changing
  • any angle mounting from 0-90 degrees
  • CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 103 dB
  • 17-3/4' connection cable included
  • 10-5/16"W (12-9/16" with bracket) x 3-7/8"H x 7-1/4"D
  • 1-year warranty

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  • 12-Disc CD changer with 3 transport keys and attached transport key note
  • 12-Disc magazine
  • Self-adhesive index label sheet
  • 17.75' Ai-Net cable
  • Four 5/8" self-tapping metal screws
  • 2 "L"-Type metal brackets
  • 2 Base plates
  • 8 Nuts
  • Four 2" Bolts
  • Four 1" Bolts
  • Four 1/4" bolts with washers
  • Four 3/4" self-tapping metal screws
  • Input/output labels
  • Dust cover labels
  • Tie wrap
  • "Note" sheet
  • Limited warranty sheet
  • Customer care registration card.

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Suspension: The CHA-1214 has a high speed, anti-vibration mechanism with silicon oil dampers for skip-resistant performance.

Regulated 1-Bit D/A Converters: This changer uses two 1-bit digital-to-analog converters. These DAC's use an independent regulated power supply. This allows for the DAC to be better isolated from other circuitry, and insures a more precise clock pulse. Being able to do this helps minimizes digital error and noise, and gives you more accurate sound performance.

Mounting: This unit may be installed vertically, horizontally, or at an angle between 0 and 90 degrees. There are 5-position angle settings on both sides of the unit that must be set to agree with the mounting angle of the unit.

Protocol: This changer uses the Ai-Net protocol, and is compatible with Alpine Ai-Net compatible head units.

Disc Naming: When used with a compatible head unit, the changer allows Disc Naming for 150 discs.

"M.I.X. All" Function: This changer allows you to perform random play on all discs as well as on a single disc.

Note: This changer will not play CD-Rs/RWs.

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