Alpine RUX-C701

Controller for PXA-H701 sound processor

  • Alpine RUX-C701


  • Alpine RUX-C701

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Planning on using the Alpine PXA-H701 sound processor with a non-Alpine in-dash stereo? The RUX-C701 module controls all of the processor's functions, allowing you to set your system just the way you want it.

The control module's large rotary knob, button, and 3" display make tweaking your processor much easier. You can adjust equalizer settings, improve the focus of your bass frequencies, change crossover settings to enhance speaker efficiency, and maximize your Dolby® surround settings. You can also engage MediaXpander to fill out your sound, and boost the bass output. The display even gives you a 31-band spectrum analyzer.

You can use the included microphone to apply time correction settings in your vehicle so that information from all your speakers hits your ears at the same time — your music will sound natural and balanced. If you have an Alpine navigation system plugged into the sound processor, you can use this module to set the volume of the voice prompts that are delivered over your speakers.

Installation hardware is included so that you can mount the module in or on your dash or console.


  • module controls the PXA-H701 sound processor when used with a non-Alpine in-dash stereo
  • 3" display shows a 31-band spectrum analyzer and system menus
  • rotary control knob
  • adjusts bass focus and compensation, EQ, crossover, MediaXpander, and surround-sound settings
  • sets time correction with help from the included microphone
  • installation hardware included
  • 6-3/4"W x 1-7/8"H x 1-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Controller module with connected 8" display cable
  • Microphone with 18' cord (terminated in a right-angle 3.5mm miniplug)
  • Microphone clip
  • Mounting sleeve
  • 2 Flush mount brackets
  • 4 Flat-head screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 2 Pan-head screws (M3 x 5mm)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (M2.6 x 8mm)
  • Self-adhesive Velcro strips (3" x 1")
  • 19.75' Display cable (with one male and one female 13-pin connector on the ends)
  • Owner's Manual (English/French/Spanish)

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Overview: The Alpine RUX-C701 is a control module for the PXA-H701 Multimedia Manager, allowing it to be operated as a stand-alone unit. The controller has a 3"-wide display, plus a large rotary encoder and numerous buttons to assist you while you navigate through the setup procedure. The supplied clip-on microphone plugs into the PXA-H701 for performing Automated Time Correction.

Display: The controller features a 3" wide display with a 31-band spectrum analyzer display. In addition, you can use the display to easily navigate through the setup menus.

Installation: The RUX-C701 can be installed in your vehicle in one of 4 ways: In-Dash "Euro-DIN" (Size E), In-Dash "ISO-DIN" (Size I & J), Flush Mount, or Surface Mount. The dimensions for each installation is as follows:

(Size E)
(Size I & J)
Flush Mount Surface Mount
Chassis Nose Chassis Nose Chassis Nose Chassis Nose
Width 7.162" 7.404 7.002" 6.707" 7.002" 6.707" N/A 6.707"
Height 2.067" 2.277" 1.956" 1.824" 1.986" 1.824" N/A 1.817"
Depth 3.827" 1.125" 3.853" 1.106" 0.742" 1.143" N/A 1.552"

Automated Time Correction: Using the supplied microphone, the PXA-H701 can automatically calculate the differences in the distance to each speaker (except the subwoofer) from a particular listening position. The processor then applies the appropriate time correction so the audio from all speakers reach the listening position at the same time.

Navi Mix: The RUX-C701 allows you to mix the voice-guidance commands of a connected Alpine navigation system with the output of the PXA-H701. You can activate the Navi Mix function and set the volume of the navigation voice between 1 and 15.

Controls: The RUX-C701 and PXA-H701 can also make adjustments for the following functions:

  • Bass Focus
  • Graphic EQ
  • Parametric EQ
  • Crossover
  • MX (Media Xpander)
  • Bass Comp
  • Dolby Surround

Manual Note: The manual that comes with the RUX-C701 is mainly an installation manual. The operating instructions for the controller are included in the manual supplied with the PXA-H701 Multimedia Manager.

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Alpine RUXC-701

Written By Tyler, New York on Sunday, January 27, 2008
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The RUX C-701 is an upgrade over controling the H-701 processor through a head unit such as the IWA-200 because it offers some adjustability in terms of sound shaping that is not available. While this was positive there were also some negetives such as that your selections with regard to adjusting different channels left or right could not be combined like with my previous set up. The most dissapointing aspect of the unit is the display because the visual options are very antiquated and do not do anything to impress. Also the color of the buttons are not able to be changed from the blue while illuminated. I would have to say as a whole the Alpine H 701 and this controler unit are a disapointment when compared to other EQ/Crossover models on the market in similar price points. Yes they are better than the processing you would get from an aftermarket deck but when compared to other companies offerings in the $750 range it falls short in terms of adjustability, pre eq voltage to amps and the size of the box.
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