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Alpine KCU-461iV iPod® Cable

Sends audio and video to select Alpine multimedia receivers

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Overview

Our take on the Alpine KCU-461iV iPod® Cable

Alpine's KCU-461iV cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select Alpine multimedia receivers, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too.

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Alpine's KCU-461iV cable connects your compatible iPod or iPhone® to select Alpine multimedia receivers, so you can enjoy listening to your music when you're on the road, and viewing video content when parked. You'll control and charge your device while it's connected, too.

This cable currently works with select 2012-up Alpine receivers. See "Details" for more information. Warranty: 1 year.

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

I needed a replacement for the broken cable that I have in my car.

TonyC885, Oceanside, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 11" iPod A/V cable (with a Apple dock connector on one end and a USB type-A/3.5mm connector on other end)
  • 5' A/V minijack extension cable (with a male 3.5mm connector on one end and a female 3.5mm connector on other end)
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Features and Specs

General
Adapter Type A/V + Control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Alpine
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano 6/5/4/3/2/1
Touch 4/3/2/1
Mini No
iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G/2G

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Features

iPod/iPhone USB Cable: The KCU-461iV allows you to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone to select 2012-up Alpine multimedia & navigation head units. The KCU-461iV consists of 11" iPod A/V cable (with an Apple dock connector on one end and a USB type-A/3.5mm connector on other end), and a 5' A/V minijack extension cable (with a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on one end and a female 3.5mm connector on other end). The 5' A/V minijack extension cable plugs in between your Alpine head unit's rear-panel Aux A/V input and the included iPod A/V cable. The iPod A/V cable also connects to your Alpine head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and USB extension cable, as well as the dock connector of your iPod/iPhone.

Alpine Head Unit Compatibility: The KCU-461iV is compatible with select 2012-up Alpine head units that support USB iPod A/V connection. Once the adapter is connected, the iPod appears on the head unit's display as a selectable source. The following Alpine multimedia & navigation head units are compatible (as of 8/9/2012).

  • Navigation Head Units: INE-S920HD, INE-Z928HD
  • Multimedia Head Units: IVE-W530, IVE-W535HD

Audio/Video Playback: The KCU-461iV supports both audio/video playback from a compatible iPod/iPhone to your compatible Alpine multimedia or navigation head unit. You can enjoy audio playback of your stored music, podcasts, and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through your compatible Alpine multimedia or navigation head unit. You can also enjoy video playback of movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod/iPhone; as well as video based apps streamed to your iPod or iPhone.

iPod/iPhone Control: The Alpine KCU-461iV 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 - from your compatible Alpine multimedia or navigation head unit. You can then search each category alphabetically (A-Z). It also supports three Shuffle playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat playback function (song).

iPod Display: The Alpine KCU-461iV will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information on your compatible Alpine multimedia or navigation head unit's touchscreen display. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art. The unit will not display music app information .

iPod Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the KCU-461iV will power and charge your iPod/iPhone through your compatible Alpine head unit's USB (type-A) port . If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it. Does not support charging of the Apple iPad.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine KCU-461iV is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible Alpine multimedia or navigation receiver (as of 9/29/2013).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
7th 1.02 PC N N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5th 7.0 N N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5 7.0 N N N N N N N N
5C 7.0 N N N N N N N N
5S 7.0 N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
2 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
3 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
4 7.0 N N N N N N N N
mini 7.0 N N N N N N N 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 available.

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Why did you buy this?

I still have an Ipod classic 80 gb. Didn't want it to go to waste. Now that I upgraded my radio, I got an Alpine INE-960. Just wanted to use my ipod still. The Alpine KCU-461iv cable also charges the ipod, that's a no brainer. [ David  Jan 04, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

The KCU-461iV consists of 11" iPod A/V cable, and a 5' A/V minijack extension cable [ DALE  Aug 21, 2014 ]
I have an Audi S4 and am able to reach the back seat with the extension cables provided. Guessing I think it's about 4-5 feet. If you require more length then it will be a simple trip to the local computer store to buy a longer extension cable for the usb and stereo 1/8" jack. [ MICHAEL J  Aug 19, 2014 ]
However the extension is only for the 3.5 mm jack. I had to buy a usb extension also. It all depends on your setup. [ NATHANIEL L  Aug 19, 2014 ]
The cable is 1 foot. The extension is 3 foot. [ NATHANIEL L  Aug 19, 2014 ]
The extension that goes in the back of the radio is about 5 feet and the part with the 30 pin onbit is 12 inches. Plenty of length to reach a center console or glove box [ RUDOLPH  Aug 19, 2014 ]
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