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Item #: 500X008U
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If you have room for a big-screen receiver in your dash, why not take full advantage of all that real estate? Alpine's X008U navigation receiver sports an impressive hi-res 8" touchscreen display that looks great, whether you're viewing album info, getting directions, or watching video while you're parked. You get a full 30% more screen area than a standard 7" display offers. You can also take advantage of a wealth of features that makes this stereo more than just an eye-catching piece of hardware.
Alpine has developed a line of Perfect F.I.T.™ packages, each designed to accommodate the X008U in a specific vehicle. Every package contains a dash adapter which replaces a section of your dash, housing the Alpine receiver. Some packages also include wiring adapters that plug directly into the factory electronics and wiring, including the adapter that allows you to keep your steering wheel audio controls. Once you've identified your vehicle, check under "Factory System Adapters" in Accessories to see if there's a Perfect F.I.T. package available for your vehicle.
You'll see your maps so easily on the 8" display, and you'll enjoy access to seven million points of interest and detailed road maps all across the entire U.S. and Canada. You'll also have time-saving aids like lane guidance, realistic views of complicated interchanges, and 3D representations of buildings, landmarks, and terrain to help keep you on the right path. You'll also receive real-time traffic reports in most metropolitan areas for as long as you own the stereo, at no additional cost.
Built-in Bluetooth allows you to use the X008U for hands-free calling and music streaming through your compatible phone. The touchscreen buttons for dialing and volume are larger than ever, for convenient operation. Alpine includes an external microphone to maximize the fidelity of your conversations.
The receiver's "Favorites" button gives you quick access to features you use frequently, like specific radio stations, phone numbers, destination searches, sound settings...anything you'll want to pull up instantly. One touch adds your choice directly to the favorites menu. Your favorites are tied to your phone's Bluetooth profile, so the X008U brings up your favorites automatically when you get into your vehicle. You can have up to two user profiles tied to the stereo, with up to 80 favorites per user spread across 10 touchscreen pages. When the stereo detects two users at the same time, it can offer split-screen access to both users' favorites, so either user can gain control of the action in a jiffy.
Not only does the X008U offer easy touchscreen access, it also offers dedicated hard keys along the bottom of the screen so you can quickly pull up functions like navigation, phone access, and sound settings without going through menu screens. You can create a custom top source banner that shows the audio sources you use most frequently, so you don't have to scroll anywhere to choose between a disc player, radio station, or MP3 player. The X008U also offers split-screen sound tuning, so you can adjust the sonic controls and change the tracks at the same time, for adjustments that don't waste time.
The X008U comes ready to play with a plethora of entertainment options:
The X008U also features an MHL compatible HDMI input, allowing you to connect most compatible Android smartphones and devices. With the correct HDMI cable connected, you'll be able to view video content from your phone or a portable Blu-ray Disc™ player on the Alpine's screen while parked. You also get a rear USB port, plus a rear A/V input and output. An optical digital output lets you connect directly to Alpine's PXA-H800 audio processor.
You can also connect up to two cameras, so you can see more of what's around your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. Dual-zone output means your rear-seat passengers can enjoy movies on your optional video monitors while you enjoy some music up front. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs.
Alpine's audio engineers have loaded special Sound Parameters Settings into this receiver for all the vehicles covered by Perfect F.I.T. packages. You pick the one that matches your vehicle to get sound that's custom-EQ'd and time-corrected for your vehicle's acoustics. Tailored sound, no tweaking required.
The X008U also works with Alpine's TuneIt 2.0 smartphone app, which is a real time-saver for making audio fixes. For starters, it allows you to create a user profile with info about your vehicle and Alpine system, including speakers and subs. You can then follow simple instructions for adjusting sound settings for your specific vehicle (if available), or choose from pre-made settings within the app designed by Alpine for both the vehicle and your speakers. You can use your phone's touchscreen to make the changes to the 9-band parametric equalizer, crossover, and time correction with just a fingertip. You can then share your system and settings with other TuneIt app users, and see what they've done as well. You can link your TuneIt account to your Facebook account and get notifications through social media.
The TuneIt 2.0 app also offers Alpine's Bass Engine SQ tuning feature, which lets you determine which low-frequency characteristics you want to emphasize. It automatically adjusts EQ, sub level, and crossover settings to give you the kind of bass you desire without hassle.
Got an iPhone with Siri? This receiver supports Siri Eyes Free, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through your Alpine receiver, without any visual distractions from your Apple® device.
In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with a new car stereo. Check “Details” for more information, and the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters. If you're not sure if you need an adapter, call, chat, or email an Advisor for help determining what you'll need for your vehicle.
If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, or Chrysler Uconnect™, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the X008U offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).
For Ford SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions. For GM vehicles, you'll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar, if present, while Chrysler owners will get to keep all their Uconnect functionality. The iDatalink adapter also lets you tap into your vehicle's diagnostic port, so you can check out expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure monitor on the Alpine's screen.
If there isn't a Perfect F.I.T. package available for your vehicle, Alpine offers their KTX-UTB8 universal dash bezel for custom installations. In most vehicles not covered by Perfect F.I.T., you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo, too.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.
Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.
I bought this unit for the size, ability to interface with the iDatalink Maestro unit, and play DVDs to the rear of my Expedition for my daughter. I've had prior experience with Alpine, and decided on this unit after experiences with other brands last year. The operation of the unit is excellent, everything I would expect from an Alpine, and it fits perfectly in the dash opening of my truck. The unit is a bit sluggish to respond to basic commands, and the navigation, while good, does tend to get confused in DC, as well as in my own neighborhood. I'm going to use the factory external GPS antenna to see if that fixes the location problem. I also didn't get the free map update (guessing that this is because i bought the unit as an open box), and the NaviExtras folks never responded to my request to reinitiate the unit for the 30-Day map guarantee. Another quirk is that when I arrange the source inputs on the slider bar on the main screen, the settings don't save, and they revert back to the original settings. I'm still within the 60 day window, so I might have Crutchfield replace it with a new, unopened unit to see if the quirks are limited only to mine. When I asked tech support about this issue, they'd never heard of it. Also, I'm not getting album art on the Bluetooth Audio and SiriusXM screens, but those might be limitations of my iPhone and the SiriusXM tuner respectively.
Pros: Excellent size, great navigation and source screens, and installation.
Cons: Sluggish operation. No 30-day map update. No album art on Bluetooth and SiriusXM. GPS gets confused with internally mounted antenna, doesn't lock on to satellites properly.
This head unit is installed in a 2007 Mustang with the Shaker 1000 option. Wow, what a difference in sound. The sound is much more richer and fuller than the factory head unit. FYI, the default setting in this unit is for the rear sub to be off. I spent a bunch of time trying to troubleshoot without discovering the problem. I then decided to check the setup options and discovered the head unit is defaulted to off. Also discovered after the fact that the USB is only media compatible with Apple or flash drives. Android connection is only through the optional HDMI cables or bluetooth. Lastly, the unit doesn't switch cleanly between bluetooth audio and bluetooth Pandora once bluetooth Pandora has been initialized. Instead, I transferred my music to a flash drive instead. Even with the mentioned concerns, I still rated the unit with 5 stars because it sounds so darn good.
Pros: Amazing sound. Easy install with the suggested accessories.
Cons: Doesn't access android phone media well by not displaying folder structure, doesn't switch back to bluetooth audo after starting bluetooth Pandora, and can only charge (no media access) via the USB port.
Great unit, sounds great and a lot of fuctions only issue is no settings without parking brake and brake applied. Has a little lag at startup but all in all a great unit.
Pros: Adjustments Easy user interface (Huge audiophile) Sound quality
Cons: Other then lag and no dual output for rear dvd screens
Bought this as an upgrade from my Alpine INE-940 and didn't expect much more than a bigger screen, what a pleasant surprise it was when I got this thing hooked up. I purchased this along side an Alpine restyle kit for my 2007 Avalanche, hooked right up, looks amazing and sounds great.
Pros: Tons of features, great sound and that beautiful 8 inch screen.
Cons: It's a bit pricey.
Great unit easy to instal
Pros: Great screen awesome navigation easy to instal! Sound quality is great ! Fit great in my 2006 f250 looks like it came with the truck!
Cons: Took a minute to find the parking bread lead and foot brake lead with multimeter, audio set up is complicated.
One thing that I forgot to mention was that I bought the unit at Crutchfield because it was a big investment and the quality of the staff is simply the best and you can rely on them.
I didn't see many positive reviews from the previous INE-Z928 model, so decided to wait for the new X008U model. And I'm glad I did. Better navigation, quicker software, stronger built unit (i.e. keys), but the one thing that I'm so impressed by is the sound features. You really need to have a good feel for music to use all the features provided with the sound options this unit offers. Need to get out of the car and wait for your ears to "reset back" to normal. It's very complicated, and rightfully so because of all the options that it gives you. You need time to tune and save your settings from the three Parametic EQ presets and the three settings of the Crossover. In total of those two only you'll have nine different combinations of saved settings for your favorite type of music. No other unit gives you that (at least that I've seen). I've been a big fan of Kenwood (and continue to be), but right now I'm in love with this puppy and fit perfect in my Saleen mustang. Got three Soundstream Old School Amps (the sub @ at 0.5 Ohms). Simply outstanding sound quality.
Pros: Sound is the best I've heard. Navigation very reliable. Has both Front & Rear Cameras and I can see now if my low profile suspension Saleen will hit obstacles on the front. Hello! I've got a freaking huge 8" with incredible resolution display. And no other brand gives you that! And that in itself knocks it out of the park.
Cons: Not as fancy as some Kenwoods or Pioneers, but sound quality better (no disrespect to those brands), but my humble opinion. A bit of a trouble setting the front and rear cameras to work and set up. Can't upload custom pictures (i.e. Your car, doggie or Cat) and that stinks!
It's a great looking head unit and provides a ton of extras. I purchased it for my 2014 Jetta to replace the existing Z928HD so I could use the HDMI cables and Crutchfield helped out tremendously.
Pros: Huge screen, bigger than expected. Like the buttons/touch screen
Cons: The steering wheel controls have been the biggest pain I have in any head unit I have ever used. They don't match up like they should.
This radio is great! It starts fairly quickly, and it has many options to help fine tune the radio. I have this in my 2014 Jetta and it looks great paired with the Perfect F.I.T. Kit. I also am using the Maestro unit to connect to the car. I think that being able to see selected gauges on the screen is a great option. I have this paired with the KTP-445A integrated amp to help increase the power to my two sets of SPS-610c's. This system sounds awesome. I have owned other radios in the past like the Pioneer AVIC-X930bt. This one blows the sound quality away. If you have the money, splurge and get this radio, you won't be disappointed! The 8" feels the dash very well, and makes it look like it came from the factory. One of the downfalls of the radio though is that the buttons on the screen are not very snappy. It takes some getting used to in this quick access world that we have become familiar. As I said though, it is a great radio, and you will not be disappointed in the purchase!
Pros: Great sound tuning. Great sound quality. Looks great! Navigation map moves very smoothly while driving.
Cons: Not super snappy. Expensive.
|RMS Power Output||18 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||White|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|AUX Input||RCA (rear)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Motorized 8" Touchscreen Display: The X008U has a 8" WVGA (1.15 million-pixel) touchscreen LCD monitor (with 16:9 aspect ratio) that serves as a video monitor, information display, and system controller. The X008U's touchscreen monitor provides a more balanced picture, not over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so movies are seen with greater clarity. All of the graphics are crisp and clean for your viewing pleasure. For better visibility you can adjust the monitor's angle; choose flat or one of five settings angled upward. The monitor electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc.
Note: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom-edge of the screen. You can adjust the brightness of the button lighting at night from -2 to +2.
Start Up Time: The Alpine X008U has a start up time of approximately 4.75 seconds from Off to the Navigation or AV source screen.
Perfect F.I.T. Design: Because of its large 8" touchscreen LCD monitor, the X008U will not fit a standard Single-DIN or Double-DIN dash opening. To accommodate this large screen in your vehicle's dash, Alpine offers a line of Perfect Factory Integration Technology (F.I.T.) packages specifically for the X008U. Alpine's Perfect F.I.T. installation packages allow the X008U to fit seamlessly into select vehicle dashes. Perfect F.I.T. is designed to cosmetically match the shape, color and texture of the vehicle's interior. The Perfect F.I.T. installation package come with all necessary accessories for the installation of the X008U, including an Alpine/vehicle-specific harness, antenna adapter, Alpine-specific steering wheel interface, and BUS adapter (if necessary). A variety of new kits, representing popular U.S. vehicles, are available (all sold separately).
Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Dual Screen: The Alpine X008U lets you display the Navigation and Audio/Visual screens simultaneously, side-by-side. You can switch the right and left screens using simple drag & drop touchscreen commands.
My Favorite Shortcut Screens: The "My Favorites" feature lets you customize quick-access screens with up to eighty shortcuts to your most-used features. Two separate users can each design as many as ten "Favorites" page profiles with eight shortcuts per page. Shortcuts can be created from audio sources, navigation commands (favorite places/direct search/nearest POI search), and phone settings (favorite contact/direct call). The shortcuts are easily added by pressing the shortcut soft key that appears within all audio and hands-free sources. The Alpine system recognizes each user's profile via Bluetooth wireless technology from his or her smartphone and automatically loads the user's system preferences when he or she enters the vehicle.
Display Settings: The Alpine X008U offers the following settings to customize the head unit's LCD touchscreen monitor.
Note: You can also turn the touchscreen completely off at night, if the display is too bright when simply listening to audio and have no need for a monitor display.
Clock Display: The X008U lets you select between a 12 hour or 24 hour clock. The clock is displayed on each source screen and turns off when the head unit is powered down. Once you have launched and accepted navigation mode, the unit's clock syncs up with the internal navigation system, so it automatically adjusts to your time based on your location. Whether you are in Hawaii or New York, the X008U will adjust and display the appropriate time.
Video Lock-out Feature: For safety and legal reasons, the X008U features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver from viewing 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. This also pertains to the receiver's System, Audio/Video, Navigation, and Bluetooth Setup Menus.
NAVTEQ Map Data: The Alpine X008U offers reliable navigation with preloaded NAVTEQ map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The map database provides approximately 7 million points-of-interest (POIs) in various categories throughout the coverage area. The unit's map data is stored on a pre-installed 4GB SDHC memory card.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.
Future Updates: Future Map and Software updates will be available from Alpine and are input using the unit's hidden SD-card slot and additional SD-card (sold separately). The SD-card slot is located behind the electronic slide-down touchscreen. The SD-card slot is only used for navigation updates. Visit www.naviextras.com (requires Windows XP or newer) for latest map & navigation software updates.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Alpine X008U features a built-in GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines vehicle speed and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the system's digital map. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside or outside of the vehicle. The GPS antenna measures 1.0625" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.1875" (d); with a 11.5' cable.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 25.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It took the same amount of time to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Head Quarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
On-Screen Map: As you travel, the X008U guides you to your destination via its on-screen map. The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets in a way that is similar to how the paper road maps show them. Their width and colors correspond to their importance; you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. Road segments affected by traffic events are displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road show the nature of the event. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about the next route event (maneuver) and the next street or the next city/town. Both the type of the event (turn, traffic circle, exiting freeway, etc.) and its distance from the current position are displayed. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. Two data fields on the left of the screen shows the distance you need to travel on the route before reaching your final destination and the time needed to reach your final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining segments of the route. You can adjust the following map settings.
Note: Alpine's Dual Screen function lets you view Navigation and Audio/Visual screens simultaneously, side-by-side.
Highway Driver Assistance: The X008U's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance, along with junction & tunnel views, plus exit services for highway drivers.
Voice Guidance w/ Text-to-Speech: In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the X008U provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions, capable of text-to-speech (TTS), announcing the street names along with the turn directions. With turn-by-turn instructions delivered by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, street names, freeway numbers and freeway exit names are announced clearly through your vehicle's audio system. Directions are available in English, Spanish, or French.
Note: The X008U will mute the audio source, when there is a text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your audio source's volume will automatically raise to previous setting.
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): The Alpine X008U contains a TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver that can provide you with the real-time status of the traffic along your route over the FM Radio Data System (RDS). If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your destination, quickly and easily. To fine-tune this recalculation, you can set the minimum delay that can trigger a route recalculation, or you can instruct the software to have you confirm the new recommended route before it takes effect. Road segments affected by traffic events are displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road show the nature of the event.
Note: TMC is not available in all cities.
Where AM I?: The "Where Am I?" screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency services nearby.
Selecting A Destination: The built-in navigation software offers you several ways of choosing your destination.
|Browse Map||Select a location on the map by simply tapping the map.|
|Address||You can find an address by entering the exact address (including house number), the center of a city/town, an intersection, the midpoint of a street, or zip code.|
|Address Book||Save frequented locations in the unit's address book to quickly add as a destination (like your home or office).|
|Places (POI)||Select from approximately 7 million Point-of-Interests (POIs); search POIs by name, preset, or category around your current location, destination, route, or specific city.|
|History||Destinations you have set previously appear in the History search.|
A quick way to search for an address, a Place, an Address Book entry, or a History item is to use the free-form search. Simply enter a street address (just the street name or both the street and the house number), the name of a Place, a previous destination or an Address Book entry from this one search screen.
|Coordinates||Enter Latitude and Longitude coordinates as your destination.|
|Geotaggs||You can also set the location stored in a picture (on a USB thumbdrive) as your destination.|
Note: Any destination selection method can be entered with or without the parking brake engaged.
Vehicle Profile: You can create a vehicle profile for your car, truck, or SUV. Enter the following parameters for your vehicle - Fuel Consumption (avg. fuel consumption of your vehicle in city and rural areas), Engine Type (engine and fuel type), Fuel Price (avg. fuel price for travel cost calculation), Max Speed (max speed you travel).
Route Calculation: The unit's navigation software calculates your route based on the following selections.
Modifying Your Route: When navigation is already started, there are several ways to modify the active route. Options include:
Route Preview: The X008U lets you preview your route's instructions and simulate the drive. The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can also preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.
Warnings & Alerts: The X008U's navigation software provides the following warnings & alerts.
Trip Monitor: The navigation system's trip monitor contains useful information about your trip. Trip monitor data can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip monitor data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.
Automatic Route Recalculation + Detour: The unit will automatically recalculates your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route. When you slow down while driving on a motorway, there is a chance that you are in a traffic jam so the software offers you a detour using the next exit. The message shows you distance of the exit and the difference in distance and estimated time compared to the original route.
Tools: The built-in navigation system contains a number of useful tools that help out along your travels.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine X008U features built-in Bluetooth technology (v2.1+EDR). The head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine X008U.
Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the X008U without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). You can register up to 10 Bluetooth enabled devices with the Alpine head unit. You can keep 2 phones connected at all times (only one can be used during a call). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Alpine X008U supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Incoming calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's touchscreen display. The X008U allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with or without the parking brake engaged.
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine X008U can stream music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). Not only can it control & stream your music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its built-in DSP to ensure you get the best sound. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the X008U provides a Search List of your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+). The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The X008U even supports audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with song/artist information and limited control (continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to control advanced music app navigation).
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Alpine X008U has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel/touchscreen controls and external microphone. Simply press the head unit's "VOICE CTRL" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the X008U and its microphone. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Alpine X008U; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Bluetooth Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit your own preference. You can also select which car speaker outputs the audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device. You can select All, Front-Left, Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.
Compatible Discs: The Alpine X008U will play back DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, and CD-R/RW discs (12cm only). It will also support two-layer DVD discs. This unit can play MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. A 5' USB extension cable is included. The USB port enables audio/video playback & control of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Alpine X008U. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Media File Playback: The Alpine X008U supports the following types of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.
|Media Type||Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)||USB (mass storage class device)|
|File System||ISO 9660 Level 1/2 or Joliet||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 48-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
|Video||DivX (versions 3/4/5/6): optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v)|
|Max # of Files/Folders||1,000 files/folders||10,000 files/folders|
|Tags||ID3 tags (v1, v2), WMA tags, AAC tags|
Playback Modes: The Alpine X008U offers various playback modes for disc and USB playback.
Search Modes: The Alpine X008U offers various search modes for disc and USB playback.
Auto Reload: When a disc is ejected and left sticking out of the disc slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the disc to protect if from damage.
Parental Lock: Parental Lock allows you to restrict the playback of DVDs that are unsuitable for younger viewers. You can select a parental lock rating from 1-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Angle Mounting: For proper disc playback, Alpine recommends mounting the X008U no more that 30° above horizontal.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine receiver supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm video input, or HDMI input. The X008U supports audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Alpine X008U's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 100dB.
Note: iPod/iPhone video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
iPod/iPhone Control: In addition to audio/video playback, the Alpine X008U supports control, song/artist information display, and battery charging of your compatible Apple device.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
HDMI Input (for iPhone & Android): The Alpine's X008U's rear-panel HDMI input can be used to connect select Android or Apple iOS devices with video output to the navigation receiver. With the vehicle's parking brake engaged you can mirror the smartphone device's image and watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) on the navigation head unit's touchscreen monitor. Stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your iPod/iPhone device can be heard through your speaker system without the parking brake engaged; however, there is no song/artist information display unless the parking brake is engaged. There is no touchscreen control from the Alpine head unit; you will still continue to use your Apple iOS or Android device to select content, apps, and control playback.
Note: The HDMI input is recessed within the head unit's rear-chassis and requires an HDMI cable with a connector collar that is less than 0.75" wide.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine X008U is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/3/2015):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Pandora App||Album Art||Song/Artist Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
- *Requires Alpine's proprietary KCU-461IV iPod video cable (500KCU461V, sold separately).
- ***Requires Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
- Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Pandora Internet Radio App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps/Google Play/BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine X008U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the X008U via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU461V or 500KCU445I, sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The X008U provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
Note: Access to these online service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine X008U is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
24-Bit DAC: The Alpine X008U utilizes a Burr-Brown 24-bit Digital to Analog Converter to ensure accurate audio reproduction.
CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
Note: Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.
6ch/4V Preouts with Subwoofer Output Control: The X008U has three sets of 4-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The subwoofer output level can be adjusted independently from the main volume setting (0-15); so even at low volume settings the subwoofer is still audible. The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).
High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: This unit is equipped with active high-pass and low-pass crossovers which limit the frequencies delivered to the speaker and line-level outputs. Each speaker channel is controlled independently, so each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which have they been optimally designed. The crossover adjusts the HFP (high pass filter) or LPF (low pass filter) frequency point of each speaker pair, and also the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows).
i-Personalize Setup: Tailor your vehicle's sound setting parameters through the X008U's built-in i-Personalize feature. Choose your vehicle type, upholstery type, number of speakers, and speaker locations; and the X008U will calculate and apply the optimal sound settings for your vehicle.
Note: An online version of i-Personalize is available for even more detailed time-correction and sound tuning. Once your adjustments are made online, you can download the parameters to a USB drive and transfer the settings to the X008U.
Built-in Equalizer: The X008U navigation receiver is equipped with a Preset EQ, a 9-Band Parametric EQ, and Alpine's very owner Bass Engine SQ.
Audio Enhancements: The X008U provides Time Correction, Media Xpander Pro, and Source Volume Level to enhance your listening experience in the vehicle.
Alpine's TuneIt App: The Alpine TuneIt app is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app (from iTunes or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 6.0+ ) or Android smartphone (2.2+) and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must be connected to the Alpine receiver via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU445I/500KCU471I sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
Note: Access to the Alpine TuneIt app will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. You will also need to turn on the GPS function of your phone.
Optical Digital Input (for IMPRINT): The X008U features a proprietary optical digital input for connection of Alpine's IMPRINT PXA-H800 audio processor and RUX-C800 controller (both sold separately) for automatic sound tuning or powerful manual tuning options. IMPRINT automatically measures the entire listening area, capturing time domain and frequency response information from each listening location to process and improve the sound at every seat in your vehicle. Precise control and corrections yield enhanced sound so you can enjoy an optimal listening experience. The IMPRINT audio processor allows you to customize your crossover adjustments so you can control where you send your high and low frequencies. It also provide detailed equalizer adjustments.
Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can be set from 0-7.
Audio/Video Input: The X008U is fitted with one rear-panel audio/video input which consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks to connect an external AV source. There is also a rear-panel 3.5mm iPod video input to connect your iPod/iPhone device using Alpine's KCU-461IV iPod video cable (500KCU461V, sold separately).
HDMI Input: In addition iPhone and Android connectivity, the head unit's HDMI input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.
AV Output w/ Dual Zone: The unit features a composite video jack and stereo RCA audio jacks to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system (sold separately) in the rear of the vehicle. You are able to route the same A/V signal or different A/V signals to the front and the rear zones of the vehicle. For example, while listening to the radio or other audio source in the front, DVD can be enjoyed in the rear with an optional rear monitor and headphones. You can select the aspect ratio of any back seat monitor(s); choose from 4:3 Letter Box, 4:3 Pan and Scan, 16:9 Widescreen. An HDMI input source cannot be played in the rear of the vehicle.
Rear Camera Input: A proprietary rearview camera input on the rear-panel is designed for use with the Alpine HCE-C157D camera (500HCEC157, sold separately). A composite video input is also available so the input can be used with almost any rearview camera (such as the 500HCEC125, sold separately). Or, you can use both camera inputs to connect front- and rear-view cameras (front-view cameras include the 500HCEC212F, sold separately). The X008U is also compatible with Alpine's multi-view cameras (such as the 500HCEC210, sold separately). With a multi-view camera connected, you can select between a Rear, Panorama, Corner, or Ground view when backing up. The rear-view camera function also provides three on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle. If a rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the unit's reverse lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's back-up lamp circuit. When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
OEM Integration: The Alpine X008U navigation receiver is compatible with iDatalink's Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket Alpine head unit to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect; and select Volkswagens with factory digital amplifiers. The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, VW, and Dodge/Chrysler owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Alpine head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). In some installations, the iDatalink Maestero RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist.
Note: The Alpine head unit features an OEM Setup menu that must be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine X008U is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RU4202, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's basic tuner & disc functions. The remote does not offer navigation control.
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HaD everything I was looking for in a radio/head-unit,along with easy to read navigation. [ Richard Dec 17, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They can check to see if we have a listing for your vehicle, give you the details on if this will fit, and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff Dec 28, 2015 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Sep 20, 2015 ] Staff
buy the idata link mestro module show obd2 functions on screen [ william Aug 03, 2015 ]
NO, you can not [ frank Aug 03, 2015 ]
Yes you can, excellent navigation! [ CLAYTON Aug 04, 2015 ]
No [ FRANK A Aug 03, 2015 ]
no unless you have the idata link module installed the Meastro unit [ william Aug 03, 2015 ]
No [ Robert Aug 03, 2015 ]
Not exactly. It can't track your vehicles MPG but if you enter in your average MPG to the gps, it can show you about how much gas and the cost it will take to get to your destination you punched into the GPS. hope this helps [ frank Aug 03, 2015 ]
Not sure what you mean by pausing navigation. You're either navigating or not. If you mean "can you do other things while your navigating to a destination" the answer is yes. [ FRANK A Aug 03, 2015 ]
you can leave nav go to other sources go back to nav and be were you left off. [ william Aug 03, 2015 ]
I'm not sure what you mean by pause navigation when in use. This unit is in my daughters car. I do know there is a split screen function for nav and radio or you can have the radio on with nav in the background. Hope this helps. [ STANLEY Aug 03, 2015 ]
I don't think so [ Robert Aug 03, 2015 ]
I Believe you can, I have never tried it though. I know if you shut the radio off, it saves the destination you are traveling to for when you turn it back on [ frank Aug 03, 2015 ]
The screen touch response time is a bit slow when using the keyboard to type something in but when just selecting something such as a station or something in the banner it is fine. The slow down when using the keypad has been slow on all three of the Alpine's I have owned over the last dew years. [ Greg Jun 10, 2015 ]
No problems with mine. It isn't as quick as a phone or an iPad, but it works fine for me. The response on mine is similar to a Garmin GPS. [ James Jun 10, 2015 ]
Not sure , mine has worked perfectly [ Robert Jun 09, 2015 ]
NO never screen touch issue. Bluetooth sometimes with Pandora not showing on screen. But playing sound.you just turn it off then back on then it corrects. I had a cheaper model that had a touch issue that's why i bought this one. Just punch it that always fixes the screen problem. [ william Jun 09, 2015 ]
I have had mine for about 6 months and the response appears to be fairly quick. [ EDVONN Jun 09, 2015 ]
My daughters and I made a trip in the car this weekend and everything worked perfectly and the GPS was dead on. [ STANLEY Jun 09, 2015 ]
7 months & no problems so far with touch response. [ Sam Jun 09, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jun 09, 2015 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Mar 15, 2015 ] Staff
A minute or two on pairing. Then if you use same device every day it's almost instant. But if you want to change a device it can be a pain. Even thow you can pair several devices. I have trouble switching back and forth. On two Samsungs . Note 4 phone, note 10.1 2014 tablet. And the sound is much better through the tablet. And the mirroring with the cables is bad. [ william Feb 26, 2015 ]
Startup from an ignition off state is almost instant (less than 5 seconds). If a Bluetooth device has already been set up, it takes approximately 20 seconds to recognize the device from the point that the ignition key is turned on. The setup of a new Bluetooth device takes a couple of minutes depending on the scan and receive speed of the devices. [ FRANK A Feb 26, 2015 ]
Back up camera comes on within a few seconds, stereo ties about 15 to 20 seconds, & phone blue tooth sin an audio all 5 to 10 seconds [ ROBERT Feb 26, 2015 ]
I would say within 30 secs and most of the time it will start whatever song is queued up on my phone automatically. [ EDVONN Feb 26, 2015 ]
Instantly, alpine x008u is one of the best purchases I've gotten [ DARRYL K Feb 26, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes. Can be used with any on our site. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Feb 03, 2015 ] Staff
all source but you loose the volume knob and on steering wheel volume . At least when you use the pxa 800 processor [ william Aug 03, 2015 ]
Do not really know [ Joseph Oct 16, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: No, there is no Japan GPS DVD that can be ordered for the Alpine #500XO08U. The Alpine X008U offers navigation with preloaded NAVTEQ map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands on an SD card. I checked on Alpine's website to see if they offer an SD card with maps of Japan, and I didn't find one. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Aug 20, 2014 ] Staff
you can view phone with HDMI adapter (MHL3) and an hdmi cable. but you cannot control phone and the resolution it poor. And alpine cone shaped the plug slot so you are forced to buy there setup or make your own and shave side of a cable to fit [ william Aug 03, 2015 ]
I do not think it does. At least I haven't found the feature yet in my own radio. [ Kelby Aug 16, 2014 ]