BioLite Display: The
high-quality display uses biochemical luminescence technology that provides
outstanding visibility even in daylight. In addition, it has a much wider
viewing angle than conventional displays.
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
Display Dimming: This
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 times.
Animation Displays: You may
choose from the following animation displays: Type 1 (moving clouds), Type 2 (surface
of a body of water in motion),
Type 3 (car driving on the road), Type 4 (moving patterns of light), or Type 5
(drop of water hitting a water surface and the resulting ripples).
Calendar Display: You can
choose to show the date when the time is displayed. The date can be in one of
the following formats: month/day/year, day/month/year, or year/month/day.
The button illumination can be adjusted to any of 512 colors. The following
color presets are stored in memory: Blue, Green, Amber, and Red. In addition,
you can store one custom color under the User's preset. The custom color can be
selected by turning the rotary encoder and cycling though all 512 colors.
V-Drive Hybrid Amplifier: A
V-Drive MOSFET power unit is used to boost the incoming voltage from 14.4 volts
(approximately) to 17.2 volts. The increased voltage allows the unit to deliver
peak output of 60 watts x 4 channels. While providing high power output, this
unit can draw a substantial amount of current, so the constant power wire must
be connected directly to the positive terminal of the battery in your vehicle.
For more info, please see the "Wiring Note" section below.
Bass Engine Pro: Bass Engine
functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the sound to your
personal tastes. Bass Engine Pro includes the following functions:
- 6-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, rear left, subwoofer left, and subwoofer right
speakers, all sounds reach your ears at the same time, providing optimized
imaging and frequency response.
- 6-Position Digital Crossover
with Adjustable Slope: The digital crossover allows you to choose from
the following modes:
- 2-way Mode: A
continuously variable 20-200Hz low-pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and a continuously variable 20-200Hz high-pass filter
is available for the front and rear preamp outputs. The slope for each
filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24dB/octave, or Flat. The level for
each filter can be adjusted from 0 to -12dB.
- 3-way Mode: A
continuously variable 20-200Hz low-pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and a continuously variable 1-20kHz high-pass filter
is available for the front preamp outputs. The rear preamp outputs have
a continuously variable 20Hz-20kHz low-pass filter and a continuously
variable 20-200Hz high-pass filter. The slope for each filter can be set
to 6, 12, 18, or 24dB/octave, or Flat. The level for each filter can be
adjusted from 0 to -12dB.
- 5-band Digital Parametric EQ:
The 5-band parametric EQ lets you select a center frequency, then adjust its
output level and even the "width" of the boost or cut for precise system
tuning. You can select a frequency for each of the following bands: Band 1
(20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63HZ, 80Hz, or 100Hz), Band 2 (250Hz,
315Hz, or 400Hz), Band 3 (1kHz or 1.2kHz), Band 4 (3.2kHz or 4kHz), and Band
5 (10kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz, or 20kHz). Once a frequency is selected, you can
adjust its level from -6dB to +6dB in 1dB increments. The Q for each
frequency can be set to 1, 1.5, or 3. In addition to
the user-adjustable EQ (User's 1-6), tone presets are stored into memory,
allowing you to recall the best setting for different types of music. You may choose from the
following tone presets: Rock, Pops, News, or Flat.
- 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.
MX (MediaXpander): The CDA-9835
features the MediaXpander function, which is offered on Bass Engine Pro, Bass
Engine Plus, and some Bass Engine models. 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
only one or two expansion modes available for external sources.
i-Personalize: i-Personalize is
an innovative way to customize select Alpine receivers to fit your specific
listening needs. You log on to
www.alpine-usa.com and download user preferences (based on vehicle and
system type) for time correction, crossover, and parametric EQ. After selecting
your settings, you can burn them onto a CD-R, and upload them to the head unit.
You can also upload the settings to the head unit using the optional Alpine
HDA-5460 Hard Disk Drive player, if one is connected.
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 48 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 18 CDs.
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.
Amplifier Link: When an
external Amplifier Link compatible amp is connected using the optional KCE-510M
head unit interface, the amplifier settings are adjustable from the head unit.
You can control the following settings: Input, Low-pass, Subsonic, P-EQ, Bass
Comp, TCR, Phase, Turn-on Delay, and Output Disable. In addition, the head unit
will display the following amplifier information: voltage, electric current, and
Note: The optional
KCE-510M head unit interface allows you to connect up to 8 amplifiers to
this head unit.
Power Off: When an external
amplifier is connected and the built-in amplifier is not used, removing power
from the built-in amplifier will improve the sound quality.
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.
Hard Disk Drive Player Compatible:
The CDA-9835 is compatible
with the Alpine HDA-5460 Hard Disk Drive player.
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.
Wiring Note: While providing
high power output, this unit can draw a substantial amount of current. Per
Alpine, this receiver's constant power wire must be connected directly to the
positive terminal of the battery in your vehicle, and 10-gauge wire must be used
to make the connection. This requires a length of 10-gauge power cable, an
in-line fuse holder with a 20- to 30-amp fuse and a ring terminal (the ring
terminal is used to connect the cable to the battery clamp). Although all the
pieces of a basic amplifier wiring kit will not be not needed, if you do not
wish to assemble the required items separately, the power wire and in-line fuse
holder from a basic 10-gauge kit can be used to connect the constant power wire
to your vehicle's battery. For a secure, permanent connection, the 10-gauge
cable must be soldered to this receiver's 16-gauge constant power wire.