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IMPRINT™ technology lets you add an optional sound tuning kit that measures the acoustics of your vehicle's interior, then feeds that information to the CDA-9887. The stereo adjusts automatically to this image of your vehicle's acoustics, tuning frequency response and calibrating delay times to create a perfect listening space.

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Alpine CDA-9887 CD receiver

Alpine's best-sounding CD receiver, the CDA-9887, features an impressive sonic "tool box" that gives you incredible control over the way your music sounds. A premium Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter delivers the best possible sound from your CDs, while 6-channel digital time correction compensates for poor speaker placement, creating the perfect "sweet spot" in your car. Use the built-in 7-band equalizer to make broad adjustments, or switch to 5-band parametric mode to zero in on specific frequencies.


IMPRINT technology for customized sound

Alpine KTX-100EQ IMPRINT Sound Calibration Kit for CDA-9887

IMPRINT™ technology lets you add an optional sound tuning kit that measures the acoustics of your vehicle's interior, then feeds that information to the CDA-9887. The stereo adjusts automatically to this image of your vehicle's acoustics, tuning frequency response and calibrating delay times to create a perfect listening space.


High-definition 2-line display

The BioLite™ display renders 2 lines of song text and system information with incredible clarity, in any lighting conditions. Add Alpine's Full Speed iPod® cable for super-fast access to your music files — the Percentage Search feature lets you use preset buttons to jump through your playlist.


Built-in time correction for a superior stereo image

The CDA-9887 offers built-in time correction, which allows you to delay the audio information coming from the front speakers so that it reaches your ears at the same time as the sound from the rear speakers. Properly adjusted, you'll hear a much more defined stereo image.

Time correction

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Hands-on Research" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.


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24-bit D/A converter Bio-lite display


Full Speed iPod control Manual tuning


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I had a pioneer that played very good but put this in and blew me away. Quality is my biggest thing and this is my best so far. I had bass coming exactly where I wanted.

Anonymous, West Palm Beach, FL

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What's in the Box:

  • CD/MP3/WMA/AAC receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RUE-4202)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Wiring harness
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Face
  • Hard plastic face case
  • 4 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • Face fixing screw
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM (English/French/Spanish)
  • Quick start/Wiring guide (English/French/Spanish)
  • Customer Care Registration card
  • CD-ROM Requirements/Instructions

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files (except Digital Rights-protected files)
    • fold-down, detachable face with a 2-line BioLite text display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter
    • digital signal processor includes a 7-band equalizer (switchable to 5-band parametric mode), 6-channel digital time alignment, and high- and low-pass filters
    • Alpine's Imprint MultiEQ sound tuning technology (requires an external tuning module)
    Expandability:
    • compatible with: Alpine iPod adapter, Bluetooth® adapter, satellite radio, HD Radio™ tuner, CD changer
    • inputs: optional aux input
    • outputs: three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs (subwoofer output has bass level control)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    Other features and specs:
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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Optional
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen/4Gen
    Nano Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone No
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue/Red/Green/Orange
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux/iPod Connection
    Wireless Communication

    Display Features

    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 "Vs", glimmering water surface, gears, or pulsating shapes (hearts, diamonds, musical notes, circles, and stars). The animation displays can be turned off for a plain black background.

    Variable Button Illumination: You can change the lighting color of the buttons on the unit's face-panel. You can choose from the following illumination types.

    • Type 1: All buttons on unit illuminate blue.
    • Type 2: Buttons illuminate green and blue.
    • Type 3: Buttons illuminate red and blue.
    • Type 4: Buttons illuminate orange and red.
    • Type 5: All buttons on unit illuminate red.

    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.

    Changer Name: You can change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to the CD changer input; Changer, USB, or Portable.

    Opening Message: 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.

    Audio Section

    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.

    24-Bit Burr Brown D/A Converter: The CDA-9887 uses a 24-bit Burr Brown D/A converter for superb sound quality and playback of WMA, MP3 and AAC files. With three pairs of pre-outs (4V) and built-in 18W x 4RMS amplifier, the CDA-9887 offers great flexibility to add on other digital sources.

    Built-In Equalizer: 10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of musical source material. You can select from - Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz&Blues, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop&Rap, Easy Listening, Country, and Classical. The headunit also features six custom preset curves that you can save by adjusting the units built-in Parametric EQ or Graphic EQ.

    • 5- Band Parametric EQ: The built-in 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.
      • Frequency 1: 63 Hz
      • Frequency 2: 150 Hz
      • Frequency 3: 400 Hz
      • Frequency 4: 1 kHz
      • Frequency 5: 2.5 kHz
      • Frequency 6: 6.3 kHz
      • Frequency 7: 17.5 kHz

    Bass and Treble Controls: The headunit features independent Bass and Treble controls that allow you to adjust each setting from -7 to +7 once you have calibrated your vehicle's interior sound with the optional Alpine IMPRINT software (500KTX100E, sold separately).

    Built-In Crossover: This unit is equipped with a built-in active crossover. The crossover limits the frequencies delivered to the unit's speaker and line-level outputs. Each channel is controlled independently so each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which they have been optimally designed to produce. The crossover adjusts the high pass filter or low pass filter of each band along with the slope. You can adjust the following crossover settings.

    • High Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs or line-level outputs can be set to filter out low frequencies below 20 to 200 Hz with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct. In addition you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB.
    • Low Pass Filter: The subwoofer line-level outputs can be set to filter out high frequencies above 20 to 200 Hz with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct. In addition you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB.

    Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance between the left and right 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) mode makes vocal or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. The FM radio, CD, or connected external audio source will be able to reproduce the music clearly even in cars with a lot of road noise.

    MultEQ: MultEQ, developed by Audyssey Labs, automatically corrects the audio for the listening environment inside your vehicle. The system is optimized for selected positions in the vehicle; the KTX-100EQ IMPRINT Specialist Tuning Kit is available for self-installers (500KTX100E, sold separately). The kit includes the IMPRINT Sound Manager set-up software (CD-ROM for PC), a PC USB interface/calibration unit, cables and a microphone. The software allows the installer to automatically tune the system right in the vehicle. The system can be tuned to match your taste, with the complete tuning process taking approximately 20 minutes. MultEQ along with the IMPRINT software and hardware captures frequency and time domain information from the vehicle's actual acoustical environment and quickly identifies any problems. It then creates a set of equalization filters to correct 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 vehicle listening environment with much greater precision than has been achieved up until now using typical graphic or parametric equalization. The result is a more accurate, dimensional soundstage, and smoother, more natural sound optimized to match your vehicle.

    Subwoofer Pre-out: In addition to the front and rear 4-volt preamp outputs, the CDA-9887 has a dedicated 4-volt subwoofer preamp output with variable level adjustment of 0 to 15. You can also reverse the phase of the subwoofer output level from 0-degrees or 180-degrees as well as select a mono or stereo output.

    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.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDA-9887 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    HD Radio Ready: The CDA-9887 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.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the Alpine CNP-ALP1 adapter cable (700XMALP2, sold separatley).
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio:
      • Universal SIRIUS Tuner: you can connect the optional SIRIUS SC-C1 SIRIUS Connect Universal Vehicle Tuner, along with the Alpine KCA-SC100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface (700SIRALPC, sold separatley) directly to the head unit
      • SIRIUS Plug and Play: the KCA-SC100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface and the SCVDOC1 SiriusConnect vehicle docking kit (700SIRALPP, sold separately) allows you to integrate many SIRIUS plug and play receivers; compatible tuners include the Sportster, Starmate, Stratus, and Stiletto; you can control the satellite receiver from your head unit and use the Quick Search feature to browse all artists and songs currently playing on all channels; the SIRIUS text information also appears on the head unit display
    • 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.

    Disc Playback

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 48 kbps to 192 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16 kbps to 320 kbps are supported. Variable bit rates are also compatible. Up to 510 files/folders and a maximum of 255 folders can be read from one disc. ID3 tags v1 and v2, and WMA tags are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.

    Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you're playing a disc with CD Text, ID3, or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track or file by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track, and select it by pressing the play button.

    Aux/iPod Connection

    iPod Full Speed: The CDA-9887 has an iPod Direct Connection mounted on a 4" pigtail on the rear panel. When used with the optional KCE-422i Alpine Full Speed Connection cable (500KCE422i, sold separately), your receiver can interface with most Apple iPods with a dock connector. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained on your iPod by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, or Composer. You can view artist, album, song, and track number on the head unit's display. When operating your iPod through the Full Speed connection, you can use the Direct Search function in Playlist, Artist, Album, or Song mode to quickly locate your music . Using the unit's preset buttons, you can quickly jump over a designated percentage of your song content (Preset 1: 0% to 16%, Preset 2: 17% to 32%, Preset 3: 33% to 49%, Preset 4: 50% to 66%, Preset 5: 67% to 82%, Preset 6: 83% to 100% of the song library). The  Alpine CDA-9887 and KCE-422i Alpine Full Speed Cable is "Made for iPod" compatible and support the following iPod model features (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y N Y N Y Y *adapter required
    5th Y N Y N Y Y *adapter required
    touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y *adapter required
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y *adapter required
    iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
    3G N N N N N N N
    3GS N N N N N N N
    4G N N N N N N N

    *Note: The Full Speed cable will not charge the iPod nano (4th/5th generation) or iPod touch (2nd/3rd generation) without the Alpine KCX-422TR 12V-to5V iPod adapter (500KCX422T, sold separately). Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

    Optional Auxiliary Input: With the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA interface cable (500KCA121B, 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.

    Wireless Communication

    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 CDA-9886. 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.

    Wireless Remote: The CDA-9887 is controlled with the supplied RUE-4202 wireless remote control or the optional RUE-4190 (500RUE4190, sold separately). The unit has a remote control sensor on the upper right corner of the faceplate.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The CDA-9887 has a steering remote control input on the back panel. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (127SWIJACK, sold separately), you can retain the use of your factory steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagens and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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