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Preamp Tuner/CD Player:
Since this unit does not have a built-in amplifier, 4V front, rear, and
subwoofer preamp outputs are provided to connect the required external
amplifiers (sold separately).
Faceplate: The detachable faceplate is
motorized for convenient access to the CD slot.
Selectable Faceplate Angle:
In addition to the standard faceplate position, there are three preset faceplate
angles for you to choose from.
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.
You can adjust the display contrast from -6 to +6 for optimum readability.
unit is equipped with an illumination dimmer lead. When the unit's dimmer mode
has been set to "AUTO" and the illumination lead has been connected to
your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display's illumination will dim to a
fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may
choose the "MANUAL" dimmer mode setting, so the display is dim at all
Audio Level Display: You
may choose from three audio signal level display patterns, or the audio signal
level display may be turned off.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 internal source (CD, FM,
MP3), and each source can have its own setting. There are only one or two
expansion modes available for external sources.
- Bass Center Frequency
Control: To tailor bass response to
your preference, you may select the bass control's center frequency. You may
select from the following center frequencies: 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz,
130Hz, 150Hz, or 180Hz.
- Bass Width Control:
You may choose from four band width (Q-Factor) settings for the bass
control; the bass control can be set to affect a wide or narrow band of
- Treble Center Frequency
Control: To tailor treble response
to your preference, you may select the treble control's center frequency.
You may select from the following center frequencies: 10kHz, 12.5kHz, 15kHz,
- Subwoofer Level Control:
The level of the subwoofer preamp outputs can be adjusted to balance the
output of your subwoofer with that of your other speakers.
- Subwoofer Phase Selector:
The phase of the subwoofer outputs may be set to normal (0 degrees) or
reverse (180 degrees); this function allows you to minimize phase
cancellation of bass frequencies, for stronger bass response.
MP3 Playback: This
unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3 files recorded using
the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats; constant and variable bit rates from 8
kbps to 320 kbps are supported. Discs recorded using Joliet or other ISSO 9660
compliant formats can be played, but file and folder names will 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 is supported; track title, artist name and
album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.
Disc and Station Titling: Titles
of up to 8 characters in length may be entered for up to 24 radio stations and
18 CDs; titles cannot be input for MP3 discs.
A wireless remote is included for convenient control of the head unit's most
used functions (source selection, volume, disc transport functions, station seek
and preset tuning, display angle selection).
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, will allow you
to receive XM Satellite Radio. XM Satellite Radio programming features up to 100
channels of digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and
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 head unit.
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. The
KCA-410C Versatile-Link Terminal can be used to connect up to two CD changers
and two auxiliary audio sources.
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; titles cannot be input for MP3
Clock Operation: This
unit allows you to choose "keyed" or "unit on" clock
operation. When the clock has been given display priority and the unit is turned
off, the clock will be displayed whenever the ignition key is in the
"on" or "accessory" position. If the clock is not given
display priority, the clock is not displayed when the unit is off.