DVD/Video CD Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Mobile Multimedia Station:
Alpine's line of Ai-NET Mobile Multimedia Stations allow you to connect and
control a wide range of in-car audio and visual systems, such as DVD/CD/MP3
changers, rear seat monitors, and navigation systems, from an in-dash
control center and hideaway tuner unit.
Motorized, 7" Wide Touchscreen
Monitor: The IVA-D300 has a motorized 7" wide, touchscreen monitor (with 16:9
aspect ratio) that serves as a video monitor and system information display.
PulseTouch: The unit's
touchscreen features "PulseTouch," which provides tactile feedback, along with
audible and visual confirmation, to the user to confirm the input of commands.
It uses different vibrations and pressures that simulate what it feels like when
you tap a real button, hold a button down, move a slider or touch where no
screen commands exist.
Automatic Monitor Opening/Closing:
When the Automatic Opening/Closing mode is set to "Full," the monitor
automatically opens when the ignition key is turned to the "Acc" or
"On" position. When the mode is set to "Manual", the monitor
must be opened and closed using the Open/Close button. When the mode is set to
"Close", the monitor automatically closes when the ignition key is
Angle/Slide Adjustment: You can adjust the monitor's angle and slide
position for better
visibility. The screen angle can be adjusted between 40 and 105 degrees. The
monitor's position can set to the normal position or slid forward approximately
1/2" ("front position") to clear possible dash obstructions.
Flat Angle Setting: When you
want to operate some vehicle controls (air conditioner, etc.) that are hidden
behind the raised monitor, you can temporarily position the monitor at a flat
angle by pressing the "Open/Flat" button on the front panel. After 10 seconds in
the flat position, the monitor moves back to its original angle.
Anti-theft Face Cover: An black
plastic front panel cover is provided with this unit. When you leave the
vehicle, the cover can be placed over the face plate as an anti-theft device.
Video Lock-out Feature: For
safety and legal reasons, the IVA-D300 features a video lock-out feature to
prevent the viewing of a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a
video source, the vehicle must be parked with the ignition in the ACC or ON
position. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged, disengaged, and engaged
again while the foot brake is held in.
Dual Screen Display: When an
Alpine AMP Link-compatible external amplifier is connected to this unit, you can
display the operating parameters of the amplifier, such as temperature, voltage,
and current draw.
Illumination Control: You can select one
of the following dimmer settings:
- Auto: adjusts
the brightness of the background illumination of the monitor depending on
the ambient light in your vehicle
- On: keeps the background illumination
of the monitor dark
- Off: keeps the background illumination
of the monitor bright
Background Screen: You have a
choice of 5 different background textures. These backgrounds are visible when a
CD, MP3/WMA, or the tuner is selected. When "Auto Background" is activated, the
background texture will change each time the ignition key is turned off and
turned on again.
Display Modes: You can select one of the following display modes:
- Mode 1 (Wide): evenly
stretches a 4:3 picture horizontally to fit the wide screen monitor
- Mode 2 (Zoom): displays a
normal picture wider to fit in the wide screen monitor by unevenly
stretching out the edges more than the center of the picture.
- Mode 3 (Cinema): displays a
4:3 picture by stretching out the picture horizontally and vertically. This
mode is good for displaying a cinema-type picture with a 16:9 ratio.
- Mode 4 (Normal): displays a
4:3 picture at the center of the screen with a vertical black band at each
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.
MP3/WMA Playback: This
unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3 and WMA files recorded using
the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats; constant and variable bit rates from 32
kbps to 320 kbps are supported for MP3 and 32 kbps to 192 kbps for WMA. Discs recorded using Joliet,
Romeo, or other ISO 9660
compliant formats can be played, but file and folder names may 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 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 WMA tag are supported; track title, artist name and
album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.
Disc and Station Titling: Titles
of up to 16 characters in length may be entered for up to 100 radio stations and
discs (CD, Video CD) combined; titles cannot be input for DVDs or MP3 discs. You
can use upper and lower case letters, numerals, and symbols in the names.
Max Tune SQ Tuner: The IVA-D300
incorporates the Max Tune SQ tuner for the highest quality tuner audio. You can
choose between three settings to suit your own sound preferences and usage:
Normal, Hi-Fi (sound quality priority), Stable (noiseless priority setting).
Interrupt Feature (NAV.MIX)
With an Alpine navigation system connected to the IVA-D300, the voice guidance
of the navigation system will be mixed with the radio or CD audio. You can adjust the volume level of the voice guidance. If you use this unit
connected to an external audio processor, use the built in amplifier. You cannot
use this function with an external amplifier.
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 children's
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
MobileHub Link: Using the
MobileHub Link, you can connect an optional Junction Box and a portable
telephone (available from Nokia), allowing you to control the incoming and outgoing
calls from the head unit. You can also store telephone numbers in an address
book and speed dial memory.
Overview: The Alpine IVA-D300
features i-Personalize, which provides the user an extraordinary degree of system personalization. You can
select from a wide variety of audio, video and display modes to suit your
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 of the following internal
sources: CD, FM, Compressed Media (MP3/WMA) and XM Radio. There are three expansion modes for DVD
(Movie 1 & 2 and Music)
and three expansion mode for auxiliary sources (MP3, Movie, and Music).
Bass Engine Plus:
Bass Engine functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the
sound to your personal tastes. Bass Engine Plus includes the following
- Bass Max EQ Mode: You can
select from 10 EQ presets: Flat, Rock, Pops, Jazz, Electric, Hip Hop, Easy,
Country, Classic, News, and Custom (custom can be adjusted in the parametric
- Parametric EQ:
You can adjust the following items:
- Center Frequency:
- High: 10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz
- Mid-High: 500Hz, 700Hz,
1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz
- Mid-Low: 100Hz, 150Hz,
- Low: 40Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz
- Level: -12dB to +12dB
- Bandwidth (Q):
- High: 1.0
- Mid-High: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
- Mid-Low: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0
- Low: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
- 4-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 and rear left speakers, all sounds reach your ears at
the same time, providing optimized imaging and frequency response. Using the
Bass Focus adjustment, the time difference between the front-rear/left-right
speakers can be adjusted at the same time. Time correction settings can be
saved in one of 6 preset memories.
- 3-Position 12dB/Octave
Crossover: An 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz low-pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and an 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz high-pass filter is available for
the front right, front left, rear right and rear left preamp outputs.
Either, or both, filters may be turned off.
- Subwoofer Switch/Phase Selector:
The phase of the subwoofer outputs may be set to normal (0 degrees),
reverse (180 degrees) or off; this function allows you to minimize phase
cancellation of bass frequencies, for stronger bass response.
Visual EQ Mode: allows you to
select one of the following preset modes suitable for the subject image:
- Night Mode: suitable for
movies in which dark scenes frequently appear
- Soft: suitable for CGs and
- Sharp: suitable for old
movies where images are not clearly shown
- Contrast: suitable for
- User Memory (P-1, P-2):
You can change and save Brightness, Color, Tint, Contrast, and Sharpness
values from any of the presets in up to two user memories
Data Download: You can download
data from Alpine's website to a CD-R or CD-RW, then upload and store the data in
the IVA-D300. Parametric EQ, Time Correction, and Crossover data are memorized
in a preset for each mode.
Amp Link: When the IVA-D300 is
connected to an optional Alpine MRD-M301 or MRD-M501 amplifier you can set and
make adjustments to the amp from the unit. In addition to the 20+ settings you
can make, you can also name each amplifier and display the amp status on the
screen. Up to eight "Amp Link-compatible" amplifiers can be linked together in
External Audio Processor: When
an optional Alpine external audio processor is connected to this unit, you can
operate it from the unit. Dozens of settings can be adjusted, including
crossover adjustment, time correction, phase switching, EQ adjustments, surround
sound adjustments, and speaker levels.
DVD Menu Direct Touch Control:
The unique PulseTouch touchscreen allows you to activate selections on the DVD
main menu by directly touching the screen on the desired selection instead of
navigating choices using cursors.
DVD Control Menu: During DVD
playback, the control menu is accessible by touching the screen. The 2-page menu
appears at the bottom of the screen allowing you to skip tracks forward or
backward, stop or pause playback, access the DVD menu, change the audio
language, subtitle language, camera angles, and change the display modes. You
can also access a "10-key" numeric keyboard for direct chapter access. If
desired, you can access a more traditional cursor-type menu for DVD control.
Dolby Digital and DTS
Compatibility: When the optical digital output (standard Toslink) on the
rear of the head unit is connected to an optional Alpine digital audio
processor, you can enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS surround.
Pre-stop Function: When the
Pre-stop function is used, the position at which playback is stopped is stored
in the memory, and playback resumes from that position.
Step/Slow Motion Playback: When
a DVD or Video CD is in the pause mode, you may move forward through the program being played
one step (frame) at a time, or
in one of the following slow motion speeds: 1/2 or 1/8. Slow motion playback is
not possible in the reverse direction.
While a DVD or Video CD is playing, you can view the program in double speed in
either direction by touching and holding the fast-forward or fast-reverse button
on the touchscreen for more than 1 second. If held for 5 or more seconds,
playback at 8x speed in the selected direction will begin.
Repeat Playback: When
playing a DVD, you can repeat the current title or the current chapter. When
playing a Video CD, you can repeat the current track or the entire disc.
Multi-Angle Display: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles. Note: This function is
limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.
Parental Lock allows you to restrict the playback of DVDs that are unsuitable
for younger viewers. You can select a parental lock rating from 0-8, which is
protected by a 4-digit password.
Digital Output: You can
select a digital output setting of Auto or LPCM. When set to Auto, the
digital output is switched automatically according to the type of audio signals
being played. When set to LPCM, the audio signals recorded on the disc are
converted to 48kHz/16-bit (for DVDs) or 44.1kHz (for Video CDs and CDs) linear
PCM audio signals for output.
Controls for Add-on Components:
The IVA-D300 can control the following optional add-on components: Navigation
System, DVD changer, CD changer, XM receiver, and audio processor.
Compatibility: 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. You
can also use the KCA-410C Versitile Link adapter to connect 2 changers and 2
auxiliary input sources.
Text Display: 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.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Optical Digital Output:
There is a standard Toslink optical digital output on the back of the monitor
for connecting the unit to an optional audio processor. The optical cable is supplied with the processor.
Navigation Input: Located on
the hideaway unit, the IVA-D300 provides a 13-pin RGB jack for connecting an
optional Alpine navigation system.
Display Connections: The
in-dash monitor has a 26-pin male plug on the end of a 9" pigtail for connecting
the in-dash unit to the hideaway tuner unit. A 10' extension cable is supplied,
giving you more options for places to mount the hideaway unit.
Preamp Outputs: The IVA-D300
provides preamp outputs for front, rear, and subwoofer channels. These RCA
preouts are located on the hideaway unit.
Rear Camera Input: A single
composite video input is provided for an optional rear-view camera. If a
rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the reverse lead
(orange/white wire in main power harness) to the vehicle's back-up lamp circuit.
When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera appears on the
monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse.
Ai-NET: One Ai-NET connector is
provided for connecting a CD changer, DVD changer, or other Ai-Net compatible
Auxiliary Input: Stereo RCA
jacks and an RCA composite video jack are provided for connecting an external
video source such as a VCR, DVD player, or video game.
Auxiliary Output: Stereo RCA
jacks and an RCA composite video jack are provided for feeding A/V signals to an
optional video monitor.
Remote In/Out: A 6-pin female
Molex jack allows you to connect the remote control plugs from an optional video
monitor or TV tuner. The IVA-D300 does not include a remote control, but some
functions of the unit can be controlled by the remote control from a connected
monitor. Note: Some optional Alpine monitors have touchscreen controls
requiring connection of monitor control wire of the remote harness.
AV Selector: A multi-pin
connector (protected by a yellow plastic cover) allows you to connect the
IVA-D300 to the VPE-S431 Video Switcher/Expansion box. The optional expansion
box lets you connect multiple audio/video sources as well as additional
Connector: The hideaway unit includes a 10-pin female jack (labeled "Ext.
Out") for connecting the IVA-D300 to the KCE-510M Amplifier Link box. Connected
amplifiers can be controlled, and the operating status of each amplifier can be
displayed on the monitor. Up to 8 Amp Link-compatible Alpine amplifiers can be
daisy chained together in this manner.
Antenna Connector: The female
Motorola jack for connecting the vehicle's antenna is located on the
hideaway/tuner unit, not the in-dash monitor. A 10' antenna extension cable is
provided for routing the signals from the vehicle's antenna to the hideaway
Power Connections: Constant
power and ground must be provided to the in-dash monitor. Constant power,
switched power, and ground must be provided to the hideaway/tuner unit. The
supplied DC/DC converter box should be mounted in the dash (a 21" cable leading
from the in-dash monitor unit is provided). Extra-long speaker wires are
included in the main power harness that plugs into the hideaway unit.
- FM/AM Tuner Unit: W=7.019"
(approximately 9-3/4" wide with harnesses and cables plugged in),
- DC/DC Converter: W=3.701",