Alpine created the IDA-X001 digital media player specifically for the iPod lover. You won't find a CD player this car stereo is all about the iPod. You get a striking color display, easy and fast iPod control, and the best possible sound quality.
High-res, full-color display
Alpine designed the stereo's display and menu system in collaboration with Apple to deliver the full iPod experience. A back button lets you backtrack through the menus, instead of having to start over from the top. The "view" button lets you switch the display from the time and date to different views of the CD art and song information. You can customize the display's background "skin" by downloading alternate backgrounds from Alpine's website.
Simple iPod navigation and control
The centrally located jog dial brings the functions of the iPod's click wheel to your car stereo. In Search mode, turn the jog dial just a little to scroll line-by-line. Turn it and hold it for a half second, and it switches to Alphabet Search mode. Now you can scroll through the letters of the alphabet to jump quickly through your lists of artists, albums, or songs. And while you're searching, the current song keeps playing, so there's no interruption of the music.
Top-level sound quality
You get an incredibly clean, digital transfer of the audio signal, whether you're using the USB connection with a new iPod or the "Full Speed" connection for an older iPod. The IDA-X001 uses a 24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter for premium conversion of the digital signal into music.
Flexible system-building options
The IDA-X001 offers a ton of flexibility for expanding your car audio system. It includes a great AM/FM tuner and several connection options the rest is up to you. The USB connection works with 5th generation iPods and other USB-capable music devices, including thumb drives. It even provides power to any device connected to the USB input. Alpine also includes their "Full Speed" iPod connection for older iPods, just add the optional connecting cable.
With Alpine's optional KCE-300BT Bluetooth® interface, you can press the dedicated phone button on the faceplate to mute the music, answer an incoming call, or access your phone book to place a call. An indicator light lets you know that the Bluetooth module recognizes your phone.
The stereo features an Alpine Ai-Net connection, letting you choose from all of Alpine's peripheral gear. Select from satellite radio, an auxiliary input adapter, a second USB input, or an HD Radio tuner. Setting up a system with external amplifiers or subwoofers? You'll appreciate the three sets of preamp outputs and the ability to control the subwoofer's output level from the stereo.
You can remove the portion of the faceplate housing the controls to keep your stereo safe from thieves. The display remains attached, so you don't have to worry about damaging it on the go.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.