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
- 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
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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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,
- 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
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.
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.
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 |
||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
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.
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
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.