7" Touchscreen Display: The ICS-X7HD has a 7" WVGA
(1.15 million-pixel) touchscreen LCD monitor (with 16:9 aspect ratio) that
serves as a video monitor, information display, and system controller. The ICS-X7HD has a smartphone-like user interface. Familiar operations such
as "drag-&-drop" to move icons on the screen, swipe & slide control of on-screen
functions, and animated transitions between functions makes operation simple and
- Home Screen + Favorites: You can easily switch to the application or
source of your choice from the head unit's Home Screen or Favorites drop-down
box. The Home Screen is made up of two pages which displays available sources,
applications, and setup menu. Favorites is a shortcut function that displays on
the left side of the home screen. You can choose up to 4 Favorite source,
application, or setup menu icons for your convenience. You can rearrange the
layout of the icons on the Home Screen and Favorites box.
- Media Screen Display: The Media Screen Display provides song/artist
information, Album Art, and playback control for your current audio source. The
Media Screen Display has two options to select from; Simple or Info Mode. Simple
Mode displays larger Album Art with less song/artist information and on-screen
operation buttons; while the Info Mod displays smaller Album Art, more
song/artist info, and additional on-screen operation buttons.
Display Settings: The Alpine ICS-X7HD offers the following
settings to customize the head unit's LCD touchscreen monitor.
- Display Modes: You can select one of the following
- Wide: Evenly stretches a 4:3 picture horizontally
to fit the widescreen monitor.
- Cinema: Displays a 4:3 picture by stretching out
the picture horizontally and vertically; good for displaying a
cinema-type picture with a 16:9 ratio.
- Normal: Displays a 4:3 picture at the center of the
screen with a vertical black band at each side.
- Visual EQ Mode: You can select one of the following
preset modes suitable for the subject image:
- Off (Flat): Initial setting.
- Night Mode: Suitable for movies in which dark
scenes frequently appear.
- Soft: Suitable for animated films.
- Sharp: Suitable for old movies where images are not
- Contrast: Suitable for recent movies.
- User Memory (P-1, P-2): Change and save Brightness,
Color, Tint, Contrast, and Sharpness settings in the two user memories.
- Backlight/Illumination Control: You adjust the
brightness of the LCD backlight from -15 to +15. You can then select one of
the following modes for the LCD's fluorescent backlight.
- Auto: Adjusts the brightness of the background
illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle
- On: Keeps the background illumination of the
monitor dark (always dimmed, the degree to which the backlight is dimmed
- Off: Keeps the background illumination of the
monitor bright (no dimming)
- Display Colors: You can choose from four different
background colors for the display; Blue, Red, Green, or Amber.
Video Lock-out Feature: For
safety and legal reasons, the ICS-X7HD features a video lock-out feature to
prevent the driver from viewing a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a
video source, the vehicle must be parked with the ignition in the ACC or ON
position. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged, disengaged, and engaged
again while the foot brake is held in. This also pertains to the receiver's
System & Audio Setup Menus.
Front-Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen
controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom-edge of the
screen. You can adjust the brightness of the button lighting at night from -2 to
2-DIN Chassis: The Alpine ICS-X7HD has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine
ICS-X7HD features built-in Bluetooth technology (v2.1+EDR). The
head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP
1.0 (Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Alpine ICS-X7HD. Parrot software
updates provide support for future phones.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine ICS-X7HD
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a
registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto
connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to
five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine receiver (only one paired phone
can be used at a time).
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Microphone: The
included external microphone (with visor-clip) allows you to speak to the other
party on the telephone call hands-free, while the other party's voice is played
through your car stereo speakers. The external microphone is tuned and
engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal
placement in your car, for the best possible sound quality. You can adjust the
microphone's volume level; and even mute the microphone, so your voice will not
be heard by the caller. You can even transfer calls between your mobile phone
and the ICS-X7HD.
- Receiving Calls: The Alpine ICS-X7HD provides a couple
ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming
calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music
will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's touchscreen
- Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by
pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
- Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer
the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered
automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
- Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a
current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take
the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the
- Placing Calls: The Alpine ICS-X7HD provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine
ICS-X7HD features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and
redial with compatible phones.
- Direct Entry: Allows you to directly dial a phone
number (up to 31 digits) from the head unit's on-screen numeric keypad.
- Phonebook (w/ Percentage Search): Up to 1,000
entries (5 telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your
compatible mobile phone. The Percent Search function can be used to
search your phonebook contacts more efficiently.
- Shortcut Dialing: You can assign up to 3 phone numbers
for one-touch dialing to make a call easily.
- Call History: The 60 previously dialed, received, missed,
or unanswered numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
Note: The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.625"
(deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine ICS-X7HD can stream music from
your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device. Not only can it control & stream your
music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its built-in DSP Sound
Expansion to ensure you get the best sound. In addition to basic playback
functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the ICS-X7HD provides a
Search List of your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP
1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your stored music's song
information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The ICS-X7HD even supports
audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with limited
control and song/artist information. You will
continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to control advanced music
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so
you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will
Voice Control for Siri: When paired and
connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Alpine ICS-X7HD has the ability
to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone. Simply press the
on-screen microphone icon or front-panel mic button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to
communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers.
All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting
reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the
ICS-X7HD and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display
hands-free calling and music streaming information (all other functions of Siri
are only audible through the Alpine receiver; visual data will still need to be
viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can even ask Siri to get directions to a
destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your
vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone
with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible
Bluetooth Settings: The Alpine offers the following
- Volume Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the volume
level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit your
- Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker (All,
Front Left, Front Right, or Front Left/Right) outputs the
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device.
USB Mass Storage Class Devices: You can connect a USB mass
storage class device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio
player, or USB thumbdrive, via the included 5' Proprietary USB cable. Your
connected USB memory device may contain MP3, WMA, or AAC music files; as well as
DivX video files formatted in FAT. This unit will display artist name, song
title, and album label. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB
will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (5V/1A),
and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
|File System ||File
Codec ||Bit Rates ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Tags ||Max
Fat 12 |
| Audio ||MP3 ||8-320 kbps ||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
44.1, 48 kHz ||ID-3 tags ||10,000 files/folders |
|WMA ||48-320 kbps ||8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, 48
kHz ||WMA-tags |
|AAC ||16-320 kbps ||8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
44.1, 48 kHz ||AAC-tags |
Video ||File Type ||
Optimum Resolution ||
Audio Codec ||
Image Bit Rate |
|DivX ||96-750 pixels (h) x
96-576 pixels (v) ||MP2, MP3, Dolby
Digital ||4 Mbps (average) |
8 Mbps (Peak)
USB Playback Controls: The Alpine ICS-X7HD offers various playback and
search function for your USB device.
- File/Folder/Tag Search: The unit will display a list of
all the audio/video files on your connected USB device; you can then search for a file
or folder by its title. You can also search for music files by Category
(Playlist, Album, Artist, Song, Genre, Composer).
- Repeat/Random Modes: Repeat (repeats playback of
current audio/video files or all files in current folder), Random (random playback of
all audio/video files or only files in current folder).
- Skip/FF/RW: Skip (you can skip to the next or previous
audio/video file), Fast Forward/Rewind (fast-forward or fast-reverse through a current
- Direct Search: Use this function to move directly to
the beginning of an audio/video file.
Note: This USB connection is also used to update the head unit's
software, via downloadable software updates from the Alpine website.
MirrorLink (for Android/Nokia): MirrorLink technology offers
seamless connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the Alpine ICS-X7HD
receiver through its USB and Bluetooth connection. Compatible phones include
the Samsung Galaxy S III (w/ Android iOS) and select Nokia Symbian mobile
phones. MirrorLink takes the content from your compatible smartphone and
"mirrors" this information onto the ICS-X7HD's 7" touchscreen. At this point,
the phone's functions are transferred to the ICS-X7HD, for easy control from the
dash and allowing the phone to be safely stored away. Phone functions that can
be used via MirrorLink include navigation, music streaming and hands-free phone
calls. The following apps (Drive Link and Car Mode) must be downloaded to your
compatible smartphone before using MirrorLink.
- Drive Link for Samsung Galaxy S III (Android): To use
MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S III, the free
"Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and
installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Once
downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music,
Location, Phone) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly
access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as
hands-free telephone communication.
- Music: You can listen to every music file stored in
the smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites,
Playlists, Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
- Location: You can navigate via Google Maps. You are
able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an
on-screen map screen and audible directions.
- Phone: The app retrieves all contact information
stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the
head unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your
smartphone. The head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you
- Nokia Car Mode w/ MirrorLink: To use MirrorLink with
your Nokia smartphone, the
Mode with Mirrorlink" application ($29.99) must be downloaded from the
Nokia Store and installed on your compatible Nokia smartphone. Once
downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Call, Drive,
Music) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly access
specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as
hands-free telephone communication.
Note: When using MirrorLink, it is recommended that you connect
your mobile phone via both USB and Bluetooth. MirrorLink is an automotive
standard developed by the
iPod/iPhone Connectivity (w/ DAC Bypass): The Alpine
ICS-X7HD supports connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector
Apple iPods and iPhones. Your iPod/iPhone's music will be loaded instantly to
the Alpine head unit and sound quality is then maximized through the head unit's
24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise
ratio up to 100dB.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The Alpine iPod
video cable (500KCU461V,
sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or iPhone to the ICS-X7HD
through the head unit's rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm video input. This type
of connection supports playback of audio/video content stored on your Apple
device, as well as music and movies streamed to your iPhone from select
apps. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can simply connect
your iPod/iPhone to the ICS-X7HD via Alpine KCU-445i iPod cable (500KCU445I,
sold separately) or the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your
- Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone: If you have a newer
iPod, iPhone, iPad device with a Lightning connector; use the Lightning-to-USB
cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These
Apple devices only support audio playback from music stored on the device or
select music apps streamed to the iPhone. These devices do not support
Head Unit/Passenger Control: You can choose to control your
connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from select apps streamed to your iPhone.
- Head Unit Mode: The Alpine ICS-X7HD lets you navigate your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook; and your video library by Video Playlist,
Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rented Movie. You can then
search each category alphabetically (A-Z) or by Percentage (10-100%). You
can even search your music library by Album Art, using the head unit's Cover
Flow screen. The head unit also offers three
Shuffle playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat
playback function (song). You can also access music apps from your iPhone's
touchscreen with limited control (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) and metadata
display from the head unit - not all apps will be compatible.
- App Direct Mode: App Direct mode requires the use of
the Alpine iPod video cable (500KCU461V,
sold separately). In App Direct mode,
you can watch video on the Alpine receiver's touchscreen from streaming
video apps; such as
Netflix & YouTube downloaded on your iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S).
The receiver provides limited control (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip); you will continue to use your Apple
device for advance operation. Not all apps will be compatible.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod Display: The Alpine ICS-X7HD will display your music file information
from your iPod/iPhone's stored music or music apps in Head Unit Control Mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time,
Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art (when applicable). The unit will not display
music information in App Direct Mode.
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone
has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it. This unit
does not charge the iPad.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The Alpine ICS-X7HD is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 10/2/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || iTunes Tagging || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || App Direct || Pandora/Aha || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6+/6* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 7th* || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4/air* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
- *Requires Apple Lightning-to-USB cable for audio playback only.
These devices do not support video output.
- Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results.
If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head
unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work,
you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive
digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you
listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio,
your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound,
and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD
Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.
- Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast
multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the
amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast station
channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
- Station Text w/ Album Art: AM/FM digital stations can
offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The ICS-X7HD also
supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations.
- RDS: The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio information
system. The RDS allows you to receive a variety of information such as
traffic information, station names, and song information from standard
analog FM radio stations.
- Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM
preset stations. The unit's tuner can automatically seek and store six strong
stations in a selected band in order of signal strength. Sub-program services of
multicast stations are not included in the automatic memory search.
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in
iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the
songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs. Your
iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs.
iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
Digital MC: The Digital MC setting uses a
Hybrid method of auto-switching analog and digital on the main
channel, and uses all-digital for sub-channels. Alpine's
solution keeps you on the channel you desire, resulting in a
better overall HD Radio experience.
- Local/Distance Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in
only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be tuned.
Note: More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their
primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to
HDRadio.com to check
for HD Radio stations in your area. and
Internet Radio: The Alpine ICS-X7HD allows you to access
Pandora online music
service through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected
Android/Blackberry smartphone. You can also access
Aha Radio through your
USB-connected iPhone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the
ICS-X7HD via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU445I/500KCU461V)
or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android or
Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be
paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone
will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via
3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Pandora Internet Radio App: The free Pandora App
Play/BlackBerry App World)
lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine
ICS-X7HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS5+) or Bluetooth paired
Android/Blackberry smartphone. The ICS-X7HD provides control over the
Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection. New
stations can be created based on the current songs/artists playing or a
keyword search. You
can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs
up/thumbs down, and bookmark currently playing songs and artists to your
- Aha Radio App: The Alpine receiver offers compatibility with the
free Aha Radio app for your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 4.3+); available from
Apps Store. Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute content made
available from the convenience of the Alpine receiver's touchscreen. Listen
to the latest Facebook updates or Tweets from your friends. Listen to
thousands of stations that include internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Receive traffic information, restaurants and coffee locations personalized
to you instantly, safely, and easily. An active Aha Radio account is
Note: Access to these online service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine ICS-X7HD comes ready for
SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations.
Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional
features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Text Display: Text information, such as the channel
name, artist name, feature and song/program title is displayed on the
in-dash multimedia receiver.
- Search Functions: You can search for SiriusXM
programming content by Category or by Channel. You can also directly select
the channel number from on-screen numeric keypad.
- 18 Presets: Feature 3 Satellite Radio preset bands. You
can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each preset band (a total of 18).
- Jump Recall: You can save your absolute favorite radio
station and access it with the press of a single button for easy recall.
- Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay
function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of live
content. Listen to your favorite programming over again.
- Song/Artist/Game Alert: With Song/Artist Alert you can
get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any
SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that
broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display
an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump
to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play
by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening
to other stations.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your
iPod/iPhone. The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will
be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them
directly from iTunes.
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of
channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
24-Bit DAC: The Alpine ICS-X7HD utilizes a Burr-Brown
24-bit Digital to Analog Converter to ensure accurate audio reproduction.
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
- CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
Note: Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A,
sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of
power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine multimedia receiver.
It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need
6ch/2V Preouts w/ Subwoofer Control: The ICS-X7HD has three sets of
pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's
front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer
preamp output is non-fading. The subwoofer output level can be
adjusted differently from the main volume setting (0-15); so even at low volume
settings the subwoofer is still audible. The subwoofer output phase can be set
to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).
High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: This unit is equipped with
active high-pass and low-pass crossovers which limit the frequencies delivered
to the speaker and line-level outputs. Each speaker channel is controlled
independently, so each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which
have they been optimally designed. The crossover adjusts the HFP (high pass
filter) or LPF (low pass filter) frequency point of each speaker pair, and also
the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows).
- High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with
a high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front/rear-channel
preamp outputs. You can set the unit's high-pass filter center frequency
point to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz,
200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the high pass filter can be set to 6,
12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
- Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass
filter can be set to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the low pass filter can
be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
Built-in Equalizer: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a
Preset EQ and 9-Band Parametric EQ.
- Equalizer Presets (Bass Max EQ): 10 typical equalizer
settings are preset at the factory for a variety of music source material.
Choose from Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop, Easy
Listening, Country, and Classical.
- 9-Band Parametric EQ: You can adjust the head unit's
9-Band Parametric Equalizer to create a response curve more appealing to
your personal taste. Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz), Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz), Band 3
(125Hz-500Hz), Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz), Band 5 (500Hz-2kHz), Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz),
Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz), Band 8 (5.8 kHz-12kHz), Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz). Bandwidth
Q (1, 2, or 3). Levels (-7 to + 7).
Note: Using a USB memory device, the sound settings downloaded from the Alpine website
can be used to configure Time Correction, X-Over, and Parametric EQ settings.
Advanced Audio Options: The Alpine ICS-X7HD provides advanced audio
settings to help you get the most out of your music.
- 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 (0-336.6cm) or time delay (0.0-9.9msec) of each speaker and subwoofer
to the listener.
- Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander is
engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is
adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media
Expander Pro makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music
source. HD radio, USB devices, iPod/iPhones, and Bluetooth Audio will be
able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road
Audio Extras: The ICS-X7HD offers additional audio
- Source Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB) of each
source can be individually adjusted.
- Audio Mute: Activating the Audio Mute function will
instantly lower the volume level by 20dB.
- Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button pressed.
3.5mm AV Input: The Alpine ICS-X7HD's 3.5mm AV Input (labeled iPod
video) can be used as an AV input to connect an external portable audio/video
player. Otherwise, this input is designed to connect your iPod/iPhone via
Alpine's iPod video cable (500KCU461V,
sold separately) and the included proprietary USB cable.
Aux/Camera Input: The Alpine ICS-X7HD is fitted with a
rear-panel a composite video jack and a set of stereo RCA jacks to connect an
external AV source or rear-view camera. The Aux/Camera Input's composite video
jack lets you connect almost any rearview camera (such as the
500HCEC115, sold separately).
The rear-view camera function also provides on-screen guidelines (width/distance
markers) to assist
you when backing up your vehicle. If a rear-view camera is connected, you should
also connect the unit's reverse lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's
back-up lamp circuit. When properly connected, the image from the rear-view
camera automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted into
reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.9 seconds.
Note: Audio from
your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
You cannot connect an AV source and rear-view camera at the same time to
this one input.
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine ICS-X7HD is wireless
remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4190 IR remote
sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's basic tuner &
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.