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HD Radio: HD Radio is digital
FM and AM broadcasting, allowing you to enjoy your same favorite FM and AM
stations with digital sound quality. The FM stations have CD-quality sound and
AM stations sound as good as today's analog FM stations.
Multicasting: HD Radio offers multicasting, meaning
current FM stations can provide more than one program stream on their existing
Compatibility: This tuner is compatible with 2006 and later Alpine HD Radio ready head units that use the Ai-NET bus system.
CD Changer Pass-Thru:
The HD Radio tuner uses the CD changer input on the Alpine head unit. If you
also want to use a CD changer, there is a CD changer pass-through connection on
the tuner, so they can be daisy chained together.
iTunes Tagging: iTunes Tagging
allows you to Tag songs on a FM HD Radio station. The songs' information is
captured on the TUA-T550HD and transferred to your compatible iPod when
connected to the USB port. The next time you connect your iPod to your iTunes
account, a new Tagged playlist will appear and give you the option to preview or
buy the songs from iTunes.
Note: iTunes Tagging is supported by the following iPod/iPhone
models - iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th generations),
iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4).
Front of Tuner:
- Antenna: Motorola jack
that connects to the AM/FM antenna
Output: Ai-NET jack that connects to the head
unit using the supplied Ai-NET cable
Input: Ai-NET jack that connects to an
optional CD changer
- USB 1: connect iPod using Dock to USB cable (use only when connecting an iTunes Tagging compatible head unit)
- USB 2: connect to iTunes Tagging compatible head unit
Rear of Tuner:
- Power: 4-pin jack for use
with supplied power harness