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Alpine KCE-422i iPod cable

Control an iPod directly from your 2006-up Alpine stereo

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Overview

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Want to listen to your iPod through your car audio system? If you have an Alpine stereo with "Full Speed™" controls, all it takes is this KCE-422i connection cable — there's no extra gear to install. With just one cable between your iPod and your stereo, you'll get super-fast data transfer and full playback control.

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Want to listen to your iPod through your car audio system? If you have an Alpine stereo with "Full Speed™" controls, all it takes is this KCE-422i connection cable — there's no extra gear to install. With just one cable between your iPod and your stereo, you'll get super-fast data transfer and full playback control.

Once connected, Alpine's Full Speed controls allow you to manage just about every playback function right from the radio's faceplate. QuickSearch™ makes it easy to find the music that you want — jump between artists, albums, and playlists at the push of a button. You can even scroll through songs using the rotary control knob. Album, artist, and song information from your iPod will show up on the radio's display, too.

On the sound front, you can use the Bass Engine tone controls on your Alpine stereo to coax the best possible performance out of your compressed music files. Alpine's Full Speed connection works with all dockable iPods and charges the iPod's battery while it's connected. Length: 6-1/2'. Warranty: 1 year.

Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

The product worked great with my alpine, great quality and back again listening my great music!

Pablo, Torrance, Ca

What's in the Box:

  • Alpine Full Speed connection cable for iPod
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Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Alpine
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen/4Gen
Nano Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
Touch Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini Mini2/Mini1
iPhone No

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Features

iPod Full Speed: The KCE-422i allows you to connect your Apple iPod to select 2006-2009 Full Speed-compatible Alpine head units. It has an iPod dock connector on one end and a "D-shaped" 10-pin DIN plug on the other end. There is no hideaway box to deal with as with many other iPod adapters.

iPod Compatibility: This adapter cable can be used to interface a compatible receiver with most iPods with a dock connector. The cable gives you full control and full sound at full speed. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained on your iPod through Playlist, Artist, Album or Song searches. You can view Artist, Album, Song Information and Song Number right on the head unit's display. The cable will also power the iPod and charge the battery. The Alpine KCE-422i is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod model features (as of Dec. 2009):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
4th Y N Y N Y Y adapter required
5th Y N Y N Y Y adapter required
6th N N N N N N N
touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y adapter required
3rd Y N Y N Y Y adapter required
4th N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
3G N N N N N N N
3GS N N N N N N N
4 N N N N N N N

Note: The Full Speed cable will not charge the iPod nano (4th/5th generation) or iPod touch (2nd/3rd generation) without the Alpine KCX-422TR 12V-to-5V iPod adapter (500KCX422T, sold separately). Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

Alpine Head Unit Compatibility: The KCE-422i is compatible with select 2006-2009 Alpine head units. These head units have a dedicated iPod Full Speed connector. The cable does not connect to the Ai-NET interface on some Alpine receivers. Once the adapter is connected, the iPod appears on the head unit's display as a selectable source. Current compatible head units include: CDA-9884, CDA-9886, CDA-9887, CDE-9872, CDE-987, and the EX-10.

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