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Alpine KCU-440i iPod® Cable

Control your iPod or iPhone™ directly from select Alpine receivers

Item #: 500KCU440I

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Original Price: $29.99

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Want to listen to your iPod or iPhone through your Alpine CD receiver? Connect this KCU-440i connection cable between your iPod and the stereo's USB port, and you'll get super-fast data transfer and full playback control. You'll enjoy the superior sound quality of the Alpine's digital-to-analog converter, plus your iPod's or iPhone's battery will charge as you drive.

Once connected, Alpine's Full Speed controls allow you to manage just about every playback function right from the radio's faceplate. QuickSearch™ makes it easy to find the music that you want — jump between artists, albums, and playlists at the push of a button. You can even scroll through songs using the rotary control knob. Album, artist, and song information from your iPod will show up on the radio's display, too. Warranty: 1 year.

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

Alpine KCU-440i iPod® Cable Reviews

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Alpine KCU-440i iPod® Cable

Written by: Anonymous from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on July 24, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is great product, fits perfectly to my iphone and alpine stereo.



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What's in the box?

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  • 6.5' USB cable with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end
  • 8" iPod connector cable with an iPod dock connector on one end and a male USB type-A connector on other end
  • USB connector clamp (two-piece)
  • Connection instructions

Features and Specs

Adapter Type iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Alpine
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
Touch Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS

Product Research


iPod USB Cable: The KCU-440i allows you to connect your Apple iPod to select 2009 USB iPod/iPhone compatible Alpine head units. The KCU-440i consists of a 6.5' USB cable terminated by a male USB type-A connector on one end, which plugs into your compatible Alpine head unit's USB port, and a female USB type-A connector on other end, which plugs into the included 8" iPod dock connector cable. The iPod dock connector cable features a male USB type-A connector on one end and an iPod dock connector on other end to connect your iPod. There is no hideaway box to deal with as with many other iPod adapters.

iPod Compatibility: The Alpine KCU-440i can be used to interface a compatible Alpine receiver to select iPods with a dock connector. The cable gives you full control and full sound at full speed. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained on your iPod through Playlist, Artist, Album or Song searches. You can view Artist, Album, Song Information and Song Number right on the head unit's display. The cable will also power the iPod and charge the battery. The Alpine KCU-440i is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of Dec. 2009):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y N Y Y Y
3G Y N Y N Y Y Y
4 Y N Y N Y Y Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Alpine Head Unit Compatibility: The KCU-440i is compatible with select 2009 Alpine head units that support USB iPod/iPhone connection. Once the adapter is connected, the iPod appears on the head unit's display as a selectable source. Current compatible head units include the Alpine CDA-105 and CDA-117.

Super-Fast USB Connection: With USB connection, your iPod's large music libraries are loaded instantly through your compatible Alpine head unit. Sound quality is maximized by using USB along with your head unit's D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.

Quick Search: With Alpine's exclusive Quick Search technology, you will be able to find what you want, the quickest and easiest way possible. With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get fast access to Playlists, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres, Podcasts, and Composers. No interruptions while you search, so you can keep enjoying your music.

Percentage Search: For especially big music libraries, Alpine's exclusive Percentage Search function uses the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0% to 16%, 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% of the song library). Conveniently jump from one song to the next with little effort.

Alphabet Search: Use Alphabet Search to jump through your lengthy list of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you have the letter you want, you can scroll to the exact song.

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