About the Alpine iDA-X100M
Leave your CDs on shore Alpine designed the iDA-X100M digital media receiver to be the most intuitive solution for using an iPod on your boat. Use the over-sized jog dial and full-color 2.2" display to locate your favorite tunes, and you'll feel like you're using the iPod itself. It'll even display album art from your iPod.
Connect the latest iPods and other portable audio sources to the receiver's USB input, or you can use Alpine's optional KCE-422i cable to set up a "Full Speed" connection with older iPods. You get easy and fast music selection and the best possible sound quality.
Simple iPod navigation and control
The centrally located jog dial mimics the functions of an iPod's click wheel. Turn it a little to access Search mode, then scroll line-by-line. Turn and hold the knob to move to Alphabet Search mode now you can scroll through the letters of the alphabet to jump quickly through your lists of artists, albums, or songs. The current song keeps playing, so you won't interrupt the music while you're searching. The convenient "Back" button that lets you backtrack through the menus, instead of starting over from the top.
Flexible system-building options
This versatile stereo works with all of Alpine's peripheral gear, including satellite radio, auxiliary input adapter, add-on USB input, CD changer, or HD Radio tuner. Add Alpine's optional KCE-300BT Bluetooth® interface, and you'll be able to mute the music, answer an incoming call, or place a call with a touch of a button. You can also stream music from a music phone or Bluetooth capable music player.
Setting up a system with external marine amplifiers and subwoofers? You'll love the three sets of preamp outputs and the ability to control the subwoofer's output level from the stereo. Add Alpine's PXA-H100 IMPRINT sound tuning module for incredible sound control features, including a 5- or 7-band equalizer, 6-channel time correction, and more.
- marine digital media receiver with built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- no internal CD player plays MP3, WMA, and AAC music files from your iPod and other external sources
- specially sealed against the elements for use in the marine environment
- 2.2" full-color TFT display
- detachable face
- iPod tagging with Alpine's optional TUA-T550 HD Radio tuner
- optional remote control
- 2-band parametric equalizer
- compatible with the optional PXA-H100 IMPRINT audio processor
- iPod control: direct connection to USB input for newest generation iPods, "Full Speed" iPod connection for all other dockable iPods (requires Alpine's KCE-422i interface cable)
- compatible with Alpine's HD Radio tuner, Bluetooth adapter, CD changer, satellite radio
- inputs: USB input
- outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
Other features and specs:
What's in the box:
- AM/FM/Digital Media receiver
- White trim ring
- Wiring harness
- 6" iPod dock to USB cable
- 76" USB extension cable (with a male USB Type A connector and lock screw on one end and a female USB Type A connector on the other)
- Drawstring cloth face case
- 2 Radio removal tools
- 4 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 8mm)
- Face fixing screw
- Plastic top cover
- Owner's Manual on CD-ROM (English/ Spanish/ French)
- CD-ROM system requirements
- Quick reference guide (English/ French/ Spanish)
- Customer Care registration card
- Marine application note (English/ Spanish/ French)
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Features & specs
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||USB Memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||18 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Display Color||Color LCD|
|Key Button Color||Blue or Red|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9.3 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback||MP3, WMA, AAC|
Marine Digital Media Receiver: The Alpine iDA-X100M is an in-dash digital media receiver with an AM/FM tuner, a rear-panel USB input, and a 2.2" full color LCD screen, but no CD slot. You can connect and control an iPod, a USB "thumb" drive, and a CD changer, and the unit is HD Radio ready, Bluetooth ready, and Satellite radio ready. While not waterproof, the iDA-X100M uses a marine coating system and is salt/fog (ASTM B117) and UV (ASTM G154/D4329) Certified.
Center Dial: The iDA-X100M features a large dial near the center of the faceplate. You can turn the dial in either direction to navigate through the function menus and the music tracks as they appear on the display. A press of the Enter in the center of the dial confirms the highlighted menu item.
Calendar/Clock Display: Using the View button, you can select the calendar/clock display on the front panel LCD. The clock can be set to 12 or 24 hour display, and the calendar can be displayed as M/D/Y (month/day/year), D/M/Y, or Y/M/D. When the calendar/clock display is given display priority, the time and date are displayed even after the unit is turned off. The calendar/clock display can be turned on or off with the View button when the unit is powered off.
Display Dimmer: The LCD screen and the button illumination will dim when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. You can also turn the dimmer off in the menu if you prefer. Note: The orange illumination wire in the supplied wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit in order for the dimming feature to work.
HD Radio Ready: The iDA-X100M can receive HD Radio signals, including multicast broadcasts, when the TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner Module (500TUAT550, sold separately) is connected via the Ai-NET connector. The digital seek function allows you to search for only HD Radio stations if you prefer.
Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the XM Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via an auxiliary input adapter (113KCA121B, sold separately). You cannot connect this auxiliary input and a CD-changer at the same time.
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
USB Memory Mode: You can play MP3, WMA, or AAC files stored on a USB memory device. During playback, the display shows song, album, and artist title, and elapsed time. If no tag information exists, the display shows the track number and elapsed time. Additionally you can connect and control MP3 players using the MTP protocol. The maximum recognizable number of files is 10,000. You can repeat the current track or current folder, and play the tracks in the current folder or all of the tracks in memory in random order.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The iDA-X100M can play MP3, WMA, and AAC files stored on a USB Memory device (also known as a "thumb drive") or in a compatible CD changer. MP3 files can be recorded with bit rates of 8-320 kbps, WMA files can have 16-320 kbps bit rates, and AAC files can have 8-576 kbps.
File/Folder Name Search: During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, you can activate the search mode to locate a specific folder or file by name.
iPod Interface: The iDA-X100M allows you to connect an iPod in two ways: using the supplied USB cable, or with the optional Full Speed connection cable (500KCE422i, sold separately). Before connecting an iPod to this unit, you should download the latest available firmware version for your iPod from the Apple iPod website. As of 2/14/08, 5th generation and newer iPods can be connected via the USB cable (this includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPod nano, iPod 5th generation, iPod classic, and iPod touch). With the USB connection you get the fastest speed available and a direct digital connection to the unit's 24-bit DAC. The controls on the iPod are not functional with either connection. The iDA-X100M does not support any video transfer. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained on your iPod through Playlist, Artist, or Album searches. You can view Artist, Album, Song Information and Song Number right on the head unit's display. The iDA-X100M is compatible with the following iPod models through its USB connection (as of November 2011):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info|
| clickwheel |
Note: The Full Speed cable adds compatibility of the iPod mini (1st/2nd gen) and iPod click-wheel/color display (4th gen). The Full Speed will not charge the iPod nano (4th/5th generation) or iPod touch (2nd/3rd generation) without the Alpine KCX-422TR 12V-to 5V iPod adapter (500KCX422T, sold separately). 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.
iPod Playback Modes: During iPod playback, you can activate any of the following playback modes:
- Random Play:
- Shuffle Album: An album in the iPod is selected at random, and is played back in the album song order.
- Shuffle Song: All songs in the currently selected mode are played back in random order.
- Shuffle All: All songs on the iPod are played in random order.
- Repeat Play: A single song is repeatedly played back.
iPod Display: Using the View button, you can change the receiver's front panel display during iPod playback. The display can show the following information:
- Track elapsed time, remaining time, song title, artist, and album name
- Song title and Album art
- Date and Time
iPod Searches: Using the center volume/enter knob you can easily and quickly search for and locate songs on your iPod. Search by playlist, artist, album, song, composer, genre, podcast, and audiobook. You can also skip through all your music files by percentage, in 10% steps.
CD Changer Controls: The iDA-X100M is compatible with Alpine Ai-NET CD changers. During playback, the LCD will display the disc and track numbers and elapsed time, plus, if CD Text exists, the Disc Name, Artist, and Track Name. For MP3 discs, the Song, Album, and Artist titles and elapsed time will be displayed. During CD changer playback, you can repeat the current song, current folder (if MP3 disc), or current disc. You can also play tracks on the current disc, in the current folder (if MP3 disc), or all the tracks in the current CD magazine in random order. During MP3 disc playback, you can activate the search mode to locate a specific folder or file by name.
Optional Auxiliary Input: With the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA interface cable (113KCA121B, sold separately) you can input audio from an auxiliary source unit, such as a TV, VCR or portable unit through the headunit's AI-Net port.
Note: When using this auxiliary adapter, you cannot connect a CD-changer to the headunit.
Optional Wireless Remotes: The iDA-X303 does not include a remote control. It is compatible with two optional wireless remotes; RUE-4190 (500RUE4190, sold separately) and RUE-4202 (500RUE4202, sold separately).
Wired Remote Input: The iDA-X100m features a wired remote input which allows you to connect an optional wireless marine remote control system. The unit supports the Alpine RUE-M1RF and the MC10 (500RUEM1RF or 500MC10, both sold separately). Both of the remote control units feature a wireless transceiver which plugs into the wired-remote input of the iDA-X100M and a wireless remote control. The two units communicate using an RF frequency.
Bluetooth Interface Ready: Using the Alpine KCE-400BT Bluetooth adapter with the KWE-460E interconnect cable adapter (700KCE460B, sold separately), you can make and receive calls hands-free on your Bluetooth-capable cellular phone, and communicate through a microphone (included with the Bluetooth interface) and your vehicle's speakers.
Note: The Pass-Through port of the KCE-400BT allows you to connect the Bluetooth adapter as well as an iPod to the headunit. The KWE-460 interconnection cable is still required along with a KCE-433iV Full Speed iPod connection cable (500KCE433I, sold separately). In this case the KCE-422i cable will not be needed.
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 Consumer Electronics Association. All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
Sound Quality: The iDA-X100M uses clean digital connections and a 24-bit Burr Brown DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
Bass and Treble Controls: The head unit features independent Bass and Treble controls that allow you to adjust each setting +/-14 dB in 2 dB steps. The center frequency is adjustable (60, 80, 100, and 200 Hz for bass and 10, 12.5, 15, and 17.5 kHz for treble) and the bass bandwidth is adjustable (from narrow to wide in four steps).
Subwoofer Pre-out: In addition to the front and rear 2-volt preamp outputs, there is a dedicated 2-volt subwoofer preamp output with variable level adjustment of 0 to 15.
HPF: The high pass filter (HPF) removes the lower bass from the front and rear speaker and line level outputs. HPF options are 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, and off.
Imprint: With the addition of the optional PXA-H100 Imprint box and KTX-H100 software (500PXAH100 and 500KTXH100, both sold separately) a car's inherent acoustic shortcomings can be overcome with the MultEQ feature. Imprint also gives you much more sound adjustment flexibility as detailed below.
MultEQ: MultEQ, developed by Audyssey Labs, automatically optimizes the audio for the listening environment inside your vehicle. The Imprint kit includes the hardware, software, and microphone necessary to measure multiple positions in the car and capture frequency and time domain information from the vehicle's actual acoustical environment. Once the car's speaker location delays are measured, along with the frequency peaks and dips caused by the absorptive and reflective materials in the interior, MultEQ creates a set of equalization filters to correct the frequency response and time domain problems for each speaker in the vehicle. It also removes sound distortion caused by the specific acoustical problems in the vehicle. This optimizes the sound reproduction to the specific vehicle listening environment with much greater precision than can be achieved using typical graphic or parametric equalization. The result is a more accurate soundstage and smoother, more natural sound optimized to match your vehicle.
Equalizer: 10 typical equalizer settings are preset for a variety of musical source material. Select from Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz & Blues, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop & Rap, Easy Listening, Country, and Classical. You can also save six custom EQ curves you create by adjusting the parametric or graphic EQ:
- 5- Band Parametric EQ: The Parametric EQ allows you to
adjust the following 5 frequency bands in 1/3 octave steps from -6 to +6 dB
at a bandwidth Q factor of 1, 1.5, or 3
- Band 1: 20 Hz to 80 Hz
- Band 2: 50 Hz to 200 Hz
- Band 3: 125 Hz to 3.2 kHz
- Band 4: 315 Hz to 8 kHz
- Band 5: 800 Hz to 20 kHz
- 7-Band Graphic EQ:
The built-in Graphic EQ allows you to adjust the
following 7 frequencies from -6 to +6 dB
- Band 1: 63 Hz
- Band 2: 150 Hz
- Band 3: 400 Hz
- Band 4: 1 kHz
- Band 5: 2.5 kHz
- Band 6: 6.3 kHz
- Band 7: 17.5 kHz
Crossover: The active crossover can be used as a 3-way (low-pass subwoofer, band-pass midrange, high-pass tweeter) or a 2-way (high-pass front and rear, low-pass subwoofer). A crossover limits the frequencies delivered to a given speaker, so you send only the frequencies for which the speaker is well suited. The crossover adjusts the high pass filter or low pass filter of each band along with the slope and output level. You can adjust the following crossover settings:
- High Pass Filter: the front and rear outputs are individually adjustable; crossover point from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Low Pass Filter: the subwoofer output can be stereo or mono and normal or reverse phase; crossover point from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Tweeter/High Pass Filter: crossover point from 1 kHz to 20 kHz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Midrange/Band Pass Filter: a band pass has both high pass and low pass filters; HPF 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct; LPF from 20 Hz to 20 kHz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Subwoofer/Low Pass Filter: the subwoofer output can be stereo or mono and normal or reverse phase; crossover point from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
Time Correction: The time correction feature delays the audio signal to the speakers closer to the listener. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance from all speakers for optimum staging. You can adjust the distance of each speaker and subwoofer (6-channel) to the listener from 0 to 132.7 inches.
Media Xpander: The MX (Media Xpander) 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 settings and each source can have its own setting.