External Device Connection
BioLite Display: The crisp,
clear, white on black BioLite display uses biochemical luminescence technology
that provides outstanding visibility even in daylight. It is 40% brighter than
normal displays, with higher resolution and better contrast. In addition, it has
a much wider viewing angle than conventional displays.
Background Animation Displays: You can select from 4 different animated background displays: falling
glimmering water surface, gears, or pulsating shapes (hearts, diamonds, musical
notes, stars, etc). The animation displays can be turned off for a plain
Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an
illumination lead; when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and
the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit,
the display and button 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 and button illumination is dim at all times.
Blackout: To reduce power consumption you can turn off the display and button back
lighting. When the Blackout Mode is turned on the display will illuminate for
five seconds each time you press a button.
You can change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to
the CD changer input; Changer, USB, or Portable.
When engaged, this feature will display a special message each time you turn on
the radio on certain dates; Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday (after you program
your birth date), etc.
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 CEA
(Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the
standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
Bass and Treble Controls: The head unit
features independent Bass and Treble controls that allow you to adjust each setting
from -7 to +7.
In addition to the front and rear 4-volt preamp outputs, the CDA-9886 has a
dedicated 4-volt subwoofer preamp output with variable level adjustment of 0 to
Power IC Off:
When an external amplifier is powering all the speakers in the system, you can
turn the internal amp off, which will improve the sound quality.
Interrupt Feature: When a
device having the interrupt feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected
to the receiver, the audio signal will be automatically muted whenever the
interrupt signal is received from the device. The supplied wiring harness
contains a pink/black Interrupt lead that needs to be connected to the device's
interrupt signal connection.
Sound Processing (with optional PXA-H100)
Imprint: With the addition of
the optional PXA-H100 Imprint box (500PXAH100,
sold separately) and KTX-H100 tuning
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 by applying unique FIR filters,
using more than 500 points along the frequency spectrum per channel. This
optimizes the sound reproduction to the specific ve