Digital Media Receiver
Sound Processing (w/ optional PXA-H100)
Optional Bluetooth/Remote Control
Digital Media Receiver
Overview: The Alpine iDA-X305S 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 or a USB memory device; and the unit is Bluetooth ready. The iDA-X305S 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-X305S 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-X305S features a rear-panel
USB port and comes supplied with a 58" USB extension cable to connect a USB MSC
(Mass Storage Class) or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) MTP compliant device; such
as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB
thumbdrive. The iDA-X305S can play MP3, WMA, and AAC files stored on a
compatible USB memory device 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
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The iDA-X305S 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. If you have an
iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5, you will also need the
Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P,
sold separately). The iDA-X305S
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.
- 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.
Note: You must use the included USB extension cable and iPod dock
connector to connect your iPod or iPhone. This unit does not support direct
connection of the standard iPod/USB dock or Lightning connector cable that
comes with your Apple device.
Pandora Link: The iDA-X305S' 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-X305S. 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 aPandora online account, the
Pandora Radio App
from the Apple iTunes App Store downloaded on your iPhone, and thePandoraLink
for Alpine App from iTunes
App store downloaded on your iPhone (all free). Once you have downloaded these applications and connected
your iPhone to the iDA-X305S 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-X305S 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.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine iDA-X305S is "made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions
(as of 11/2/2012):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Pandora Link||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
- *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4,
and iPad mini will require the included USB extension cable, included
iPod connector cable, and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (sold
- 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.
Built-in AM/FM Tuner: The
Alpine iDA-X305S 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).
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. When using this auxiliary adapter, you cannot connect a
CD-changer to the head unit.
Sound Quality: The
iDA-X305S 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-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 receiver.
It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need
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-X305S
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-X305S 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-X305S no
more that 35° above horizontal.
Optional Bluetooth/Remote Control
Bluetooth Interface Ready: With
the optional KCE-400BT Bluetooth adapter (500KCE400B, 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. In addition to the wireless connection and hands-free
operation, you also get caller ID, phone book access, and on-screen call
information. With select compatible phones with streaming audio capability, you
can listen to and control music stored on your phone and have it stream through
your Alpine system.
Note: Not all Bluetooth enabled devices will be compatible. Please
visit Alpine's website for the latest product compatibility listing.
Optional Wireless Remotes: The
iDA-X305S 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-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.