Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Alpine IVE-W555BT has a 6.1" 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
IVE-W555BT's touchscreen monitor provides a more balanced picture, not
over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so movies are seen with greater clarity.
All of the graphics are crisp and clean for your viewing pleasure. Large,
easy-to-identify icons make it simple and effortless to make your source and
Display Settings: The IVE-W555BT offers the following
settings to customize the head unit's LCD touchscreen monitor.
- Screen Modes: You can select one of the following
display modes; Full (displays a full screen image to fit widescreen monitor)
or Normal (displays a 4:3 picture at the center of the screen with a
vertical black band at each side).
- Background Colors & Wallpaper Image: You can choose
from eight different background colors for the display; Blue, Light Blue,
Turquoise, Green, Red, Amber, Yellow, or White. You can also choose a custom
background image (400x400) from an insert USB memory device.
- Picture Adjustments: Change and save Brightness, Color,
and Contrast settings for the touchscreen display monitor.
- Illumination Dimmer: You can manually adjust the brightness of the
head unit's LCD backlight.
- Screen Off: You can also turn the touchscreen
completely off at night, if the display is too bright when simply listening
to audio and have no need for a monitor display.
Video Lock-out Feature: For
safety and legal reasons, the IVE-W555BT 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.
Clock Display: The IVE-W555BT lets you select between a 12 hour or 24
hour clock. The clock is displayed on each source screen and turns off when the
head unit is powered down.
Hard-key Buttons: In addition to the touchscreen controls,
the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left-edge of the screen. You
can adjust the brightness of the button lighting at night from -2 to +2.
2-DIN Chassis: The Alpine IVE-W555BT 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
IVE-W555BT 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 Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book
- 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 IVE-W555BT. Parrot software
updates provide support for future phones.
Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you
can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the IVE-W555BT without having to
enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support
SSP). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver,
the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3
Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit, but only one
device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Alpine
IVE-W555BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for
your Bluetooth enabled 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 display. The IVE-W555BT
allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers.
During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile
phone and your car's speakers.
- Receiving Calls: The Alpine IVE-W555BT provides several
ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone.
- 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 other.
- Making Calls: The Alpine IVE-W555BT provides a variety
of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The
Alpine IVE-W555BT features full phone book access, call history, voice
dialing, and redial with compatible phones.
- Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable
phone, you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your
- Phone Number Entry: Allows you to directly dial a
phone number up to 30 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (3
telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible
mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search
for a desired name in your phonebook.
- Preset Dialing: You can assign phone numbers that
you dial frequently to presets (1-6) for quick recall. You can assign up
to six frequently called phone numbers. A total of 18 phone numbers can
be stored in the preset memory (6 numbers for each mobile phone paired).
- Call History: The previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
- Redial: Quickly redial the last number dialed.
Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with or
without the parking brake engaged.
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine
IVE-W555BT can stream music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such
as your iPhone or Android smartphone). Not only can it control & stream your
music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its built-in DSP to ensure you get the best sound. In addition to basic playback
functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the IVE-W555BT 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 IVE-W555BT even
supports audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with
song/artist information and limited control (continue to use your Bluetooth
enabled smartphone to control advanced music app navigation).
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
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected with an
iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the Alpine IVE-W555BT has the
ability to access Siri through its front-panel/touchscreen controls and external
microphone. Simply press the head unit's "VOICE CTRL" button to engage Siri and
use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will be 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 IVE-W555BT and its microphone. The head unit's
display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information
(all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Alpine IVE-W555BT;
visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can 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 4S/5/5C/5S.
The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Bluetooth Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the
volume level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit
your own preference. You can also select which car speaker outputs the audio
from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device. You can select All, Front-Left,
Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The Alpine IVE-W555BT will play back DVD
Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, and CD-R/RW discs (12cm only). It will also
support two-layer DVD discs. This unit can play MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX
video files recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. The unit has a
front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no
panel to slide or fold-down.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A)
port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as select
Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players,
or USB thumbdrives. A 5' USB extension cable is included. The USB port enables
audio/video playback & control of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files
stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Alpine IVE-W555BT. USB
portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged
into the DVD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is
set to ACC or On.
Media File Playback: The Alpine IVE-W555BT supports the
following types of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files recorded onto
disc or loaded onto a USB device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) || USB (mass storage class device) |
| File System ||ISO 9660
Level 1/2 or Joliet ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio ||MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 64-256kbps; sampling rate of 32-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 32-384kbps; sampling rate of 16-96kHz
|MP3: bit rate of
8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 5-384kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 48-238kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
| Video ||DivX
(versions 3/4/5/6): optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v) |
| Max # of Files/Folders ||2,000 files/200
folders ||10,000 files/folders |
| Tags || ID3 tags
(v1, v2), WMA tags, AAC tags |
Playback Modes: The Alpine IVE-W555BT offers various playback
modes for disc and USB playback.
- Pre-stop Function: When the Pre-stop function is used,
the position at which playback is stopped is stored in the memory, and
playback resumes from that position.
- Repeat: Select between three modes; File (repeats
playback of current track/file/chapter), Group (repeats only files in
current folder), All (repeats all tracks/files).
- Random (MIX): Select between two modes: All (all
tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Group (only files in
current folder are played back in random order).
- Slow Motion Playback: When a DVD is in the pause mode,
you may move forward through the program being played one step (frame) at a
time or in slow motion (1/16 or 1/2 speed), forward or backward. No audio is
played during slow motion playback.
Search Modes: The Alpine IVE-W555BT offers various search
modes for disc and USB playback.
- File/Folder Name Search: When you are playing a
disc with ID3, AAC, or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track,
file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you
can use the touchscreen to quickly scan through the titles to locate the
desired track. For discs without ID3, AAC, or WMA tags, searches
are made using the track numbers associated with each song.
- Direct Search: Use this function to move directly to
the beginning of the a chapter or track on a disc.
- Skip (Next/Previous): During playback you can skip to
the next or previous track, title, or chapter.
- Fast-Forward/Fast-Reverse: You can view a DVD in
various speeds in either direction by touching and holding the fast-forward
or fast-reverse button on the touch screen. You can select from 2x, 4x, or
Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A DVD/CD disc can be
inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power
off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When a disc is
ejected and left sticking out of the disc slot for 20 seconds, the unit
automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.
Parental Lock: Parental Lock allows you to restrict the
playback of DVDs that are unsuitable for younger viewers. You can select a
parental lock rating from 1-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Angle Mounting: For proper disc playback, Alpine recommends
mounting the IVE-W555BT no more that 30° above horizontal.
iPod AV Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine DVD receiver supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector through
its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm video input. The IVE-W555BT supports audio/video
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple
devices. The Alpine IVE-W555BT's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music
library to be loaded instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be
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: Using Alpine's proprietary
KCU-461IV iPod video cable (500KCU461V,
sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and
music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies
and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the Alpine IVE-W555BT. Video can
only be displayed while the vehicle is in park with the parking brake
engaged. If you only desire audio playback, you can use Alpine's dock
connector-to-USB cable (500KCU445I,
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the IVE-W555BT.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use you can use Alpine's KCU-471i
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Alpine IVE-W555BT.
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/iPhone Control: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone
from the head unit's touchscreen. The Alpine IVE-W555BT 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). The head unit also offers three Shuffle playback
functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat playback function (song). In addition,
you can control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, FF/RW,
Previous/Next Track) of select movie and video apps. Not all apps will be
compatible. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but
Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked.
Music Information: The Alpine in-dash DVD receiver
will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; such as Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album
Art. The unit will also display song/artist information and station
identification from select music apps.
1A 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).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine IVE-W555BT is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 6/12/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora App || Album Art || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || 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 |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| air || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
Note: 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
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine IVE-W555BT features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS)
feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information
when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM
and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. You
can choose between three FM Tuner settings for audio quality; Normal (stand
setting), HiFi (high-quality audio with possibility of more noise), and Stable
(lower quality sound with less noise).
Pandora Internet Radio App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry):
The free Pandora App (either from
App World) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Alpine IVE-W555BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or
Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be
connected to the IVE-W555BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU461V
500KCU445I, sold separately) 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. The IVE-W555BT provides control
over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- New Station: Based on a currently playing track or
artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
- QuickMix: 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.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
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.
24-Bit DAC: The Alpine IVE-W555BT 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 receiver.
It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need
6ch/4V Preouts with Subwoofer Output Control: The IVE-W555BT
has three sets of 4-Volt RCA 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 indepedently 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.
Car Specific Sound Setup: Tailor your vehicle's sound
setting parameters through the IVE-W555BT's Car Specific Sound Setup menu. Choose your
vehicle type, upholstery type, number of speakers, and speaker locations; and
the IVE-W555BT will calculate and apply the optimal sound settings for your
- Vehicle Type: Sedan, Couple, Hatchback, Mini Van, Small
SUV, Large SUV, 2DR Truck, 4DR Truck.
- Listening Position: Driver seat or All seats
- Front Speaker Size: Small (3-4"), Medium (5-6.5"),
- Tweeter: Yes or No
- Rear Speaker Position: Rear Deck or Rear Door panel
- Subwoofer: Yes or No
- Car Seat Material: Leather, Fabric, Half Leather (seats
are both made of leather and fabric).
Built-in Equalizer: The IVE-W555BT DVD receiver is equipped with a
Preset EQ, a 9-Band Parametric EQ, and Alpine's very owner Bass Engine EQ.
- Equalizer Presets: 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).
- Bass Engine EQ: Alpine's Bass Engine EQ optimizes the sound for
all speakers in the vehicle according to the music genre and mood for
well-balanced and effective bass sound. Select from six Bass Engine EQ Types
- Standard (Natural low-pitched sound), Punch (boosted bass sound), Rich
(rich low-pitch sound), Mid Bass (emphasizes presence of upper bass), Low
Bass (emphasizes presences lower bass), and Off (bypasses Bass Engine EQ).
Audio Enhancements: The IVE-W555BT provides Time Correction,
Media Xpander Pro, and Source Volume Level to enhance your listening experience
in the vehicle.
- 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 Pro: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander Pro
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. The FM radio, CD, USB memory, iPhone/iPod, Pandora, and
Bluetooth Audio will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in
vehicles with a lot of road noise.
- Source Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB) of each
source can be individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level sounds
lower than CD, its output can be adjusted without affecting the other
Alpine's TuneIt App: The Alpine TuneIt app is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that
also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app (from
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+ ) or Android smartphone (2.2+)
and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must
be connected to the IVE-W555BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU445I/500KCU471I
sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Sound Tuning: The Alpine TuneIt App turns your iPhone or
Android smartphone into a sound tuning interface for the IVE-W555BT. Follow
the simple graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound
settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the
database. Settings that can be adjusted include Parametric EQ, Bass Engine
EQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. As you change settings on your smartphone,
you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you
want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your
account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific
types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine
Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out
other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher
your profile status progresses within the app.
- Facebook Notifications: The Alpine TuneIt App also keeps you
in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a notification, you
will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head unit, plus a sound
alert through your car speakers. The visual notification includes the
Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture shown on the
phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS
(Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can
even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In
order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the Alpine TuneIt App
must be the active app on your smartphone.
Note: Access to the Alpine TuneIt app 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. You will also need to turn on the GPS
function of your phone.
Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can
be set from 0-7.
AV Input: The Alpine IVE-W555BT is fitted a 3.5mm
input for connecting an external audio/video source (such as external Blu-ray
player or TV tuner). The 3.5mm AV input is also used to connect your 30-pin Apple device via
Alpine's proprietary KCU-461IV iPod video cable (500KCU461V,
Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack
allows you to add and external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold
separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being
displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. You can select the aspect ratio of any back seat monitor(s); choose
from 4:3 Letter Box, 4:3 Pan and Scan, 16:9 Widescreen.
Rear Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input
for connecting an
optional rear view camera (sold separately). The rear-view camera function helps you to see
behind your vehicle and provides on-screen guidelines 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 1.0 seconds. Audio from your music source will
continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine IVE-W555BT is
wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4190 IR remote
500RUE4190, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head
unit's basic tuner & disc functions.
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 an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.