Clock Display Note
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
Audio Level Display: This
unit has one audio signal level display pattern, which can be turned on or 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/WMA/XM), and each source can have its own setting. There are also three
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 200Hz.
- 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
- Bass Type:
You may choose from the following Bass Type settings: Type 1, Type 2, or
Type 3. Type 1 will sound best if you have a subwoofer in your system. Use
Type 2 or Type 3 if you are using small diameter speakers.
- 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/WMA Playback: This
unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3/WMA files recorded
using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with constant and
variable bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps and WMA files with constant and
variable bit rates from 32 kbps to 192 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/WMA data can be played; the unit may
be set to play only the CD audio tracks or both types of tracks. ID3 tag v1 and
v2 are supported; track title, artist name and album name ID3 tag data can be
Disc and Station Titling: Titles
of up to 8 characters in length may be entered for up to 24 radio stations and
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, allows you to receive XM
Satellite Radio. XM Satellite Radio programming features up to 100 channels of
digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's
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
MobileHub Link: Using the
MobileHub Link, you can connect an optional Junction Box and a Nokia 6310i
tri-band GSM cellular phone, allowing you to control the incoming and outgoing
calls from the head unit.
Compatibility: 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.
Text Display: 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 discs.
Clock Display Note
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.