The Alpine iDA-X305SBT is an in-dash
digital media receiver with an AM/FM tuner, a rear-panel USB input, and a 2.2"
full color TFT LCD screen, but no CD slot. You can connect and control an
iPod, a USB "thumb" drive, and a CD changer; and the unit offers
Bluetooth communication (with included Bluetooth module), as well as supports HD & Radio Satellite radio
(optional tuners required). The iDA-X305SBT is a dedicated
receiver that provide seamless control of your iPod, iPhone, and many other
popular digital devices right from the head unit. The iDA-X305SBT receiver offers
enhanced features for a more robust iPod-listening experience that meets the
specifications for "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone" compatibility.
USB Memory Mode: The Alpine iDA-X305SBT features a rear-panel
USB port and comes supplied with a 58" USB extension cable. The iDA-X305SBT can play MP3, WMA, and AAC
files stored on a USB Memory device (also known as a "thumb drive") formatted in
FAT 12/16/32. MP3 files can be recorded with bit rates of 16-320 kbps, WMA
files can have 16-320 kbps bit rates, and AAC files can have 16-320 kbps. This
unit can recognize up to 1,000 folders and up to 10,000 files. The unit's display shows song, album, and artist title, and elapsed
time. If no tag information exists, the display shows the track number and
elapsed time. During MP3/WMA/AAC playback from a USB memory device, you can
activate the search mode to locate a specific folder or file by name. You can
repeat the current track or current folder, and play the tracks in the current
folder or all of the tracks in the current memory bank in random order.
Additionally you can connect and control MP3 players like the iRiver Clix,
Creative Zen, or Toshiba Gigabeat, using the MTP protocol.
iPod/iPhone Compatible: The iDA-X305SBT uses a rear-panel USB
connection (58" USB extension cable included) and comes supplied with a
7.5" iPod dock
connector cable to connect select iPods and provide ultra-fast digital data
transfer so songs are loaded instantly through the receiver. The iDA-X305SBT allows
connection, audio playback, control, and charging of your iPod using a USB
connection. With the USB connection you get the fastest speed available and a
direct digital connection to the unit's 24-bit DAC. Sound quality is maximized
by using USB along with the 24-Bit D/A converter, allowing for an incredible
Signal to Noise ratio of 105dB. The Alpine iDA-X305SBT is "made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of April
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Note: You must use the supplied cable for iPod/iPhone
operation (the USB/iPod dock cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone will
not function). The controls on the iPod are not functional when connected.
This unit does support the iPod Full Speed connection. 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 revert to the
older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.
Display Modes: You can view Artist, Album, Song Information and
Song Number right on the head unit's display. You can choose between three
display modes (Track Number/Elapsed Time, Song Name/Artist Name, or Song
Search Functions: You can quickly and easily search through all of the music
contained on your iPod through Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcasts, Audiobooks, or Composer searches. For especially large music libraries, Alpine
created Page Skip to skip your music content list page by page. The unit also
offers a Percentage Search function to quickly jump to specific parts of your
iPod's music list. You can skip through your music in
10% increments. You can even use Alphabet Search to jump through your lengthy
list of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you have the
letter you want, simply scroll to the exact song. Instead of starting all over
from the search menu, you can simply press the Back button on the receiver to go
back one step (works just like your iPod).
Playback Functions: During iPod playback, you can
activate any of the following playback modes: Shuffle Album (an album in the
iPod is selected at random, and is played back in the album song order), Shuffle
Song (all songs in the currently selected mode are played back in random order),
or Repeat Play (a single song is repeatedly played back). When you are playing a
song if you press the back button it will take you back to the place in the menu
where you selected the song.
iTunes Tagging: When you add Alpine's HD Radio module (500TUAT550,
sold separately), and you hear a song you like, simply press and hold the iTunes
Tagging button on the iDA-X305SBT. This iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs
you hear on HD Radio stations and stores the info on your connected iPod. The
next time you connect your iPod to iTunes, you will be able to preview your
selections and then purchase and download them from directly from iTunes.
Pandora Link: The iDA-X305SBT's PandoraLink feature enables you to
interact with your Pandora internet radio account, by connecting an iPhone that
has the Pandora compatible Application for iPhone installed. PandoraLink allows
you to play Pandora internet radio from your connected iPhone through the Alpine
iDA-X305SBT. Pandora is a free, personalized online radio service that allows
users to create their own stations with music they like from a single artist or
song. To get started you will need a Pandora online account, the Pandora App
from the Apple iTunes App Store, and the PandoraLink for Alpine App from iTunes
App store (all free). Once you have downloaded these applications and connected
your iPhone to the iDA-X305SBT via its USB connection, you will be able to access
Pandora music content, playback audio, and display music information with album
art from the Alpine digital media receiver. The Alpine iDA-X305SBT also offers
unique Pandora functions such as Song Rating, Bookmarking, and QuickMix.
- Song Rating: If you like a song, push in the outer ring of the
unit's Double Action encoder knob and twist the knob to the right to give
the song a "thumbs-up". If you don't like the song, likewise push in and
rotate the knob to the left, to give the song a "thumbs-down" and the song
will skip. This provides feedback to Pandora so that you get better music
selections catered to you no matter where you are; whether it's in the car,
on your iPhone, or over the web on your computer at home.
- Song Bookmarking: The current song or artist playing can be
bookmarked to your Pandora account. Your bookmarks can be viewed on your
profile page at Pandora.com or directly via the Pandora app for iPhone,
where you can choose to purchase the music from your computer later.
- QuickMix: Use QuickMix to create a playlist based on two or more
of your Pandora stations. Edit your QuickMix station selections on the
Pandora compatible application for iPhone when it is not connected to the
Note: Pandora is not available in Canada and only available for use in the United States.
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 head unit's AI-Net port.
Note: When using this auxiliary adapter, you cannot connect a
CD-changer to the head unit.
Bluetooth Interface: With the included KCE-305BT Bluetooth
adapter 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. In addition to the wireless
connection and hands-free operation, you also get caller ID, phone book access,
and on-screen call information.
Bluetooth Profiles: The KCE-305BT supports Bluetooth version 2.0 and
the following Bluetooth Profiles.
- HFP: Hands Free Profile
- HSP: Head Set Profile
Phone Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-305BT is powered by
Parrot for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth enabled cell phones. The
KCE-305BT supports select Apple, AU, BenQ-Siemens, Blackberry, and Casio
Bluetooth enabled cell phones. New software can be downloaded and installed via
Bluetooth connection to your laptop to support future cell phone models.
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones will be
visit Alpine's website for the latest product compatibility listing.
Pairing: The KCE-305BT can be paired to up to five Bluetooth
enabled mobile devices (only one device can be used at a time).
Bluetooth Phone Operation: The KCE-305BT features full phone
book access, call history, voice tag dialing and auto answer with compatible
phones. You can make a phone call from a contact listed in your phone book using
any Alpine head unit's user interface.
- Placing Calls: The KCE-305BT provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone.
- Redial: press the phone button within 5 seconds of
ending a call
- Call History: the 10 previously dialed, received or
missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory
- Phonebook: up to 1,000 entries can be downloaded
from your phone
- Voice Dialing: if you have a voice-dial capable
phone, you can dial a phone contact just by speaking the name of your
- Receiving Calls: The KCE-305BT provides a couple ways
to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming
calls are announced by the received call ring tone through your vehicle's
speakers and a displayed message (Caller name/Phone No.) across your Alpine head unit's display.
- Manual Answer: manually answer an incoming call by
pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit
- Automatic Answer: set your Alpine head unit to
answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is
answered automatically after about 5 seconds
Note: Display of Phonebook, Received Calls, Missed
Calls, and Dialed Calls varies from phone to phone and by your service
Microphone: The supplied microphone allows you to speak to
the other party on the telephone call hands-free. The microphone comes with a
visor clips for mounting purposes. The microphone measures 0.5625" in diameter
and 1.375" long. The microphone has an attached 9.5' cable which plugs into the
Bluetooth interface module. The microphone's volume can be adjusted from 0-15.
Echo Cancellation: The KCE-305BT's Active Echo Cancellation
technology ensures the highest-quality, noise-free sound when you are on the
Mute: When you make or receive a call, the audio from the
stereo is muted. When using the Bluetooth interface, no other device can be used
with the mute (interrupt) function.
Speaker Output: You can select which connected speakers in
your vehicle to output the sound signal of your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.
You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front Left/Right. You can
also adjust the volume level of a received call.
Pass-through Port: The KCE-305BT features a pass-through port which
allows you to connect an external AI-NET device such as the optional Ai-NET/RCA
auxiliary input cable (KCA-121B, sold separately).
Note: The pass-through port is not compatible with an external
Satellite Radio or HD Radio tuner.
Dimensions: The Alpine KCE-305BT Bluetooth module measures 3.785" (w)
x 1.015" (h) x 4.085" (d).
Built-in AM/FM Tuner: The
Alpine iDA-X305SBT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset
tuning. A total of 18 station s can be stored in the unit's preset memory (6
stations for each Band; FM1, FM2, and AM).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio
connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the Alpine CNP-ALP1 adapter
cable (package item number
700XMALP2, sold separately).
- Sirius Satellite Radio: A portable Sirius Satellite
Radio receiver can be connected to the head unit via an auxiliary input
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.
HD Radio Ready: The iDA-X305SBT
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. HD Radio is digital FM and AM broadcasting, allowing you to enjoy
your same favorite FM and AM stations with digital sound quality. The FM
stations have CD-quality sound and AM stations sound as good as today's analog
FM stations. HD Radio offers multicasting, meaning current FM stations can
provide more than one program stream on their existing frequency. The digital seek function allows you to search for only HD Radio
stations if you prefer.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations
broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio
stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Sound Quality: The
iDA-X305SBT uses clean digital connections and a 24-bit
Burr Brown DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
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
Consumer Electronics Association. All manufacturers who comply with the standard
can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
- CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4-channel (at
4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4-channel (200 watts
Head Unit Power Pack (optional): Add the KTP-445 (500KTP445,
sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of
power. The KTP-445 is compact enough to install behind the iDA-X305SBT. It plugs
in-line with the iDA-X305SBT's wiring harness so you don't even need additional
Bass and Treble Controls: The head unit features independent
Bass and Treble controls that allow you to adjust each setting +/-14 dB in 2 dB
steps. The center frequencies are adjustable (60, 80, 100, and 200 Hz for bass
and 10, 12.5, 15, and 17.5 kHz for treble) and the bass bandwidth is adjustable
(from narrow to wide in four steps).
Loudness: Loudness introduces a special low and high
frequency emphasis at low listening levels to compensate for the ear's decreased
sensitivity to bass and treble sound at low volume.
HPF: The high pass filter (HPF) removes the lower bass from the front
and rear speaker and line level outputs. HPF options are 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz,
Subwoofer Pre-out: In addition to the front and rear 2-volt
preamp outputs, there is a dedicated 2-volt subwoofer preamp output with
variable level adjustment of 0 to 15. You can select either System1 or System2
for the desired subwoofer effect.
- Subwoofer System 1: Subwoofer level changes according
to the main volume setting.
- Subwoofer System 2: Subwoofer level change is different
from the main volume setting; even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is
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. This
optimizes the sound reproduction to the specific vehicle listening environment
with much greater precision than can be achieved using typical graphic or
parametric equalization. The result is a more accurate soundstage and smoother,
more natural sound optimized to match your vehicle.
Equalizer: 10 typical equalizer settings are preset for a
variety of musical source material. Select from Flat, Pops, Rock,
News, Jazz & Blues, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop & Rap, Easy Listening, Country,
and Classical. You can also save six custom EQ curves you create by
adjusting the parametric or graphic EQ:
- 5- Band Parametric EQ: The 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
- Band 1:
- Band 2:
- Band 3:
- Band 4: 1 kHz
- Band 5: 2.5 kHz
- Band 6:
- Band7: 17.5 kHz
Crossover: The active crossover can be used as a 2.2 channel (3-way;
low-pass subwoofer, band-pass midrange, high-pass tweeter) or a 4.2 channel
(2-way; high-pass front and rear, low-pass subwoofer). A crossover limits the
frequencies delivered to a given speaker, so you send only the frequencies for
which the speaker is well suited. The crossover adjusts the high pass filter or
low pass filter of each band along with the slope and output level. You can
adjust the following crossover settings:
- 4.2 Channel:
- High Pass Filter:
the front and rear outputs are individually adjustable; crossover from
20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24
dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Low Pass Filter: the subwoofer output can be stereo or mono; crossover from 20 to 200 Hz
in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct,
additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- 2.2 Channel:
- Tweeter/High Pass
Filter: crossover from 1 kHz to 20 kHz in
1/3 octave steps with a slope of 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct, additionally
you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Midrange/Band Pass
Filter: a band pass has both high pass
and low pass filters; HPF 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope
of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct; LPF from 20 Hz to 20 kHz in 1/3 octave
steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can
adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
- Subwoofer/Low Pass
Filter: the subwoofer output can be
stereo or mono; crossover from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a
slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the
output level from -12 to 0 dB
Time Correction: The time correction feature delays the audio signal to
the speakers closer to the listener. This effectively creates a perception of
increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be
placed at an equal distance from all 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) 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 settings and each source can have its own setting.
2.2" Color LCD Display:
can easily view your iPod Album Art on a High-Resolution 2.2-inch color
TFT display and select from three different screen view options on the iDA-X305SBT
with great visibility even in direct sunlight.
- Song and track information
- Album Art image and song information
- Clock/Calendar display
Wallpaper: You can select
the background color of the display between two types (Blue or Red). Wallpapers
can be downloaded only when in USB memory mode. Wallpaper data is available at a
website designed for Alpine product Owners. Download the wallpaper to your USB
flash memory. Upload the Wallpaper from the flash memory to this unit.
Dual Illumination: You can decide between blue or red
illumination buttons on the control panel.
Calendar/Clock Display: Using
the View button, you can select the calendar/clock display on the front panel
LCD. The clock can be set to 12 or 24 hour display, and the calendar can be
displayed as M/D/Y (month/day/year), D/M/Y, or Y/M/D. When the calendar/clock
display is given display priority, the time and date are displayed even after the unit is turned off. The calendar/clock
display can be turned on or off with the View button when the unit is powered
Display Dimmer: The LCD screen
and the button illumination will dim when the vehicle's headlights are
turned on. You can also turn the dimmer off in the menu if you prefer.
The orange illumination wire in the
supplied wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit in
order for the dimming feature to work. You can also set the illumination of the
head unit manually.
Double-Action Rotary Encoder Knob: The iDA-X305SBT comes with a
large Double-Action Rotary Encoder Knob for maximum control over all music
search functions like QuickSearch for finding your songs or adjusting your
volume. This knob can be detached from the face-plate for anti-theft purposes,
the display however remains on the front panel. The unit comes with a
soft fabric carrying pouch with a drawstring to protect the control panel when detached.
Angle Mounting: Alpine recommends mounting the iDA-X305SBT no
more that 35° above horizontal.
Optional Wireless Remotes: The
iDA-X305SBT does not include a remote control. It is compatible with two optional
wireless remotes; RUE-4190 (500RUE4190,
sold separately) and RUE-4202 (500RUE4202,
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The unit also 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
the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.