Marine Rated Display Features Radio Functions Media Playback Wireless Communication Audio Section Sound Processing
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
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
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
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 |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
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
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
- 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
- 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,
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
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,
Sound Processing (with optional PXA-H100)
With the addition of the optional PXA-H100 Imprint box and KTX-H100 software (500PXAH100 and
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
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:
- Band 2:
- Band 3:
- Band 4:
- Band 5:
- Band 6:
- 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
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.
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.