Overview: The Alpine iXA-W407 is an in-dash
digital media receiver with an AM/FM tuner, a rear-panel USB input, and a 7"
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 is HD Radio ready,
Satellite radio ready, and has Bluetooth built-in. The iXA-W407 is a dedicated
receiver that provide seamless control of your iPod, iPhone and many other popular
digital devices right from the head unit. The iXA-W407 receiver offers enhanced
features for a more robust iPod-listening experience that meets the specifications
for "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone" compatibility.
External Device Connection
Sound Processing (with optional PXA-H100)
2-DIN Chassis: The Alpine iXA-W407 has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as Double DIN or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large
dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all the
inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be
ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting
sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit
with your vehicle.
Full-Color Touchscreen LCD Display: The Alpine iXA-W407
features a high-resolution (400 x 234) 7-inch, full-color, touchscreen LCD
display to view and control your audio/video sources as well as Calendar,
Clock, Calculator, Audio, and Menu functions.
- A/V Information: The unit can display the following audio/video
information based on the source selected:
- iPod Mode: Artwork, song name, artist name, and
album title are displayed for current song; as well as video (if
- USB Mode: Tag information of the current song is displayed
(Song name, Artist name)
- Radio Mode: The frequency of the current radio station
and its preset number (if applicable) are displayed
- HD Radio Mode:
The name and frequency of the current station
is displayed, plus song, artist, and album information
- SAT Mode: Tag information of the current song is displayed
(channel name and category, song title and artist)
- World Clock Display:
The unit is equipped with a World Clock
function; in addition to your local time, the time in 4 major cities in the world can be displayed
- Calendar: The unit can display the year, month, date,
and day of the week
- Calculator: A 15-digit Calculator is provided to do simple math
- Multi-Info Mode: You can select four panels of information to
show on the screen simultaneously
Display Adjustments: The
Alpine iXA-W407 offers the following display settings:
- Display Modes: You can select one of the following
- Mode 1 (Wide): Evenly stretches a 4:3 picture
horizontally to fit the wide screen monitor.
- Mode 2 (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.
- Mode 3 (Normal):
Displays a 4:3 picture at the
center of the screen with a vertical black band at each side.
- Background Textures: You can set the unit's LCD screen to one of
six background textures. When Auto Background is activated, the background
texture will change each time the ignition key is turned off and turned on
again. You can download wallpaper from Alpine's website to a USB thumbdrive,
then upload and store the wallpaper in the iXA-W407.
- Visual EQ: You can select from five preset Picture Modes and two
custom Picture Modes. The Preset Picture modes consist of Flat (default
initial setting), Night M (suitable for dark movies), Soft (suitable for
animated films), Sharp (suitable for old movies), and Contrast ( suitable
for recent movies). The two custom mode allow you to adjust the pictures
brightness, color, tint, contrast, and sharpness (-15 to +15).
- Backlight Brightness: You can set the illumination of the head unit
manually (-15 to +15). You can also turn the display off completely to
reduce power consumption.
- Black Richness: This function allows the Black Richness (deeper
blacks) of a dark scene to be adjusted (1-5).
Video Lock-out Feature: For safety and legal reasons, the
iXA-W407 features a video lock-out feature to prevent the viewing of 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 and the parking
AM/FM Tuner: The unit features
a built-in AM/FM tuner with two FM bands and one AM band.
Preset Tuning: You can preset up to
six stations for each band giving you a total of 12 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
The unit's tuner can also automatically seek and store six strong stations in a
selected band in order of signal strength.
External Device Controls
A/V Inputs: Two audio video inputs (stereo RCA jacks and a
RCA composite video jack) are provided for connecting external video sources such
as a VCR, DVD player, or video game. You can adjust the audio input level (Low/High)
of these inputs and they can be renamed from a list in the setup menu (Aux, DVD,
Game, TV, EXT.DVD, Nav, DVD CHG, or USB Video).
USB Memory Mode: The iXA-W407 can play MP3, WMA, and AAC
files stored on a USB Memory device (also known as a "thumb drive")
formatted in FAT 12, 16, or 32 using its rear-panel USB port and supplied USB
cable. MP3 files can be recorded with bit rates of 32-320 kbps, WMA files can
have 16-320 kbps bit rates, and AAC files can have 8-576 kbps. This unit can
recognize up to 256 folders and up to 10,000 files per folder. 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
Built-In iPod Interface: The iXA-W407 uses a rear-panel USB
connection and 3.5mm iPod audio/video input (6.5' USB cable and 6.5' 3.5mm AV
cable included) and comes supplied with a 14" iPod dock/USB/3.5mm connector
cable to connect select iPods and provide ultra-fast digital data transfer so
songs and videos are loaded instantly through the receiver. The iXA-W407 uses a
USB connection (cable included) which provides ultra-fast digital data transfer
so songs and video are loaded instantly through the receiver.
You can view Artist, Album, Song Information and Song Number right on the head
unit's display. You can also quickly and easily search through
all of the music contained on your iPod through Playlist, Artist, Album, Song,
Genre, Composer, Podcast, and Episode searches. For especially large music
libraries, Alpine created the Percentage Search function to use the headunit's
preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list. You can skip
through your music in 10% increments. In addition, you can use Alphabet Search
to jump through your lengthy list of music by skipping through the letters of
the alphabet. Titles are listed alphabetically and can be skipped every 200
titles with the same beginning alphabetical character. 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). 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. 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 iXA-W407. 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. The
Alpine iXA-W407 is "made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following
iPod/iPhone model functions (as of Dec. 2010):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Media Type|| Control||Display||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Unit||iPod||Song/Artist ||Track |
| nano ||1st||Y||N||Y||N||Y||Y||Y|
Note: The controls on the iPod are not functional
when connected. Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.
Bluetooth: Parrot Bluetooth hardware is built into the
iXA-W407, allowing hands-free phone use and wireless music transfer. Up to five
Bluetooth devices can be registered with the head unit (one connected at a
time). The included microphone has a 12' cord that plugs into the back of the
radio, and comes with a visor-mount clip. You can select which speakers are
active during a phone call; all, front, front left, or front right. Not all
Bluetooth-capable phones are compatible, but Parrot compatibility updates will
be available periodically. The audio signal from a compatible phone or portable
device can also be transferred to and controlled by the iXA-W407. The Bluetooth
- Bluetooth V2.0
- Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power class 2)
- HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
- HSP (Head Set Profile)
- A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
- AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
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, you
can connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Mini Tuner and the Alpine CNP-ALP1
adapter cable (700XMALP2,
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio:
- Universal SIRIUS Tuner: You can connect the
optional SIRIUS SC-C1 Sirius-Connect Universal Vehicle Tuner, along with
the Alpine KCA-SC100 SIRIUS satellite Radio interface (700SIRALPC,
sold separately) directly to the head unit.
- SIRIUS Plug and Play: The KCA-SC100 (item number
500KCASC10) also allows you to integrate many SIRIUS plug and play
receivers when used with the SiriusConnect Plug and Play Dock (700SIRALPP,
sold separately). Compatible tuners include the Sportster, Starmate,
Stratus, and Stiletto. You can control the satellite receiver from your
head unit and use the Quick Search feature to browse all artists and
songs currently playing on all channels. The SIRIUS text information
also appears on the head unit display.
- Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver,
such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head
unit via an auxiliary input.
Note: A subscription is also required to receive
satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The iXA-W407 can receive HD Radio signals
when the TUA-T550HD HD Radio tuner (500TUAT550,
sold separately) is connected via
the Ai-Net connector. If you prefer, the tuner can be set to seek only digital
signals in the setup menu. The iXA-W407 supports Multicasting, which is the
ability to broadcast multiple programs streams over a single FM frequency,
thereby increasing the amount and diversity of content choices.
Navigation: The iXA-W407 is compatible with Alpine's NVE-M300
Navigation Drive (500NVEM300, sold separately). The NVE-M300 provides
preloaded NAVTEQ map data of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin
Islands and approximately 6 million point of interest. With the Alpine navigation
system connected to the iXA-W407, the voice guidance of the navigation system will
be mixed with the receiver's audio. You can adjust the volume level of the voice
Changer Controls: This unit is compatible with 6- and
12-disc Alpine Ai-NET CD changers; also, this unit can control Alpine Ai-NET
CD/MP3 changers and DVD changers.
Additional Auxiliary Input: In addition to the unit's A/V
Aux Inputs, the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA adapter (500KCA121B,
sold separately) can be used so audio
from another auxiliary source can be played through the unit's AI-Net connection.
When the KCA-121B interface cable is used, a CD changer cannot be connected to
the head unit.
Auxiliary Output: Stereo RCA jacks and an RCA composite video
jack are provided for feeding A/V signals to an optional video monitor(s). When
the Rear Entertainment Function is used and these jacks are connected to a rear
seat entertainment system (e.g. a rear seat monitor and wireless headphones), your
rear seat passengers can view/listen to a different source than the one selected
for the front passengers.
Rear Camera Input: There are two dedicated rearview camera
inputs; a six pin harness specifically for the Alpine HCE-C107D (500HCE107D,
sold separately), and a single composite video jack compatible with most rearview
cameras on the market. If a rear-view camera is connected, you should also
connect the reverse lead (Orange/white) to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit.
When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera appears on the
monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse.
Remote In/Out: A 6-pin female Molex jack and harness allows
you to connect the remote control plugs from an optional video monitor, tuner,
DVD player, etc.
Note: Some optional Alpine monitors have
touchscreen controls requiring connection of monitor control
wire of the remote harness.
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
- CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4-channel
- Max Power Output:
50 watts x 4-channel
24-Bit DAC: The iXA-W407 uses clean digital connections and
a 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter).
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 60 Hz, 80 Hz,
100 Hz, and off (full range).
Three 2-Volt Preamp Outputs: 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.
Rear Entertainment Function: The Rear Entertainment Function
independently routes different sources to the front and the rear speakers of
your vehicle. For example; while listening to the radio or other audio source
through the front speakers, the video of the iPhone/iPod can be enjoyed in the
rear with an optional rear seat entertainment system. The rear zone signals
are passed by RCA composite video and stereo RCA preamp audio connections.
Sound Processing (with optional PXA-H100)
Imprint: With the addition of the optional PXA-H100 Imprint
sold separately) and KTX-H100 tuning kit (500KTXH100,
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 box and tuning kit include 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 by applying unique FIR
filters, using more than 500 points along the frequency spectrum per channel. This
optimizes the sound reproduction to the specific vehicle listening environment with
much greater precision than 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 at the
factory for a variety of musical source material. You can select from - Flat,
Pops, Rock, News, Jazz & Blues, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop & Rap, Easy
Listening, Country, and Classical. The head unit will also save six custom EQ
curves you create by adjusting the units built-in EQ. Choose the parametric or
- 5- Band Parametric EQ: The built-in
Parametric EQ allows you to adjust the following 5 frequency
bands in 1/3 octave steps from -6 to +6 dB at a bandwidth Q
factor of 1, 1.5, or 3
- Band 1: 20 Hz to 80 Hz
- Band 2: 50 Hz to 200 Hz
- Band 3: 125 Hz to 3.2 kHz
- Band 4: 315 Hz to 8 kHz
- Band 5: 800 Hz to 20 kHz
- 7-Band Graphic EQ: The built-in Graphic
EQ allows you to adjust the following 7 frequencies from -6
to +6 dB
- Band 1: 63 Hz
- Band 2: 150 Hz
- Band 3: 400 Hz
- Band 4: 1 kHz
- Band 5: 2.5 kHz
- Band 6: 6.3 kHz
- Band 7: 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.
IR Wireless Remote: In addition to the unit's touchscreen
and hard-key controls, the iXA-W407 comes supplied with a full-function IR
wireless remote control.
Optional Factory Steering Wheel Remote Interface: If your
vehicle is equipped with steering wheel radio controls, you may be able to
operate the iXA-W407 using those controls. The PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Radio
Control Interface (127SWIJACK,
sold separately) can adapt your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this unit
through the rear panel's Steering Wheel Remote Input (a 3.5mm mini-jack input on
rear-chassis). Please check the Crutchfield Car Selector to confirm whether your
vehicle is compatible with the SWI-JACK interface.