Disc & USB Playback
Motorized 8" Touchscreen Display: The X008U has a 8"
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
X008U'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. For better
visibility you can adjust the monitor's angle; choose flat or one of five
settings angled upward. The monitor electronically slides down for loading or
ejecting a disc.
Note: In addition to the touchscreen
controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom-edge of the
screen. You can adjust the brightness of the button lighting at night from -2 to
Start Up Time: The Alpine X008U has a start up time of
approximately 4.75 seconds from Off to the Navigation or AV source screen.
Perfect F.I.T. Design: Because of its large 8" touchscreen
LCD monitor, the X008U will not fit a standard Single-DIN or Double-DIN dash
opening. To accommodate this large screen in your vehicle's dash, Alpine offers a
line of Perfect Factory Integration Technology (F.I.T.) packages specifically for
the X008U. Alpine's Perfect F.I.T. installation packages allow the X008U
to fit seamlessly into select vehicle dashes. Perfect F.I.T. is designed to
cosmetically match the shape, color and texture of the vehicle's interior. The
Perfect F.I.T. installation package come with all necessary accessories for the
installation of the X008U, including an Alpine/vehicle-specific harness,
antenna adapter, Alpine-specific steering wheel interface, and BUS adapter (if
necessary). A variety of new kits, representing popular U.S. vehicles, are available (all
Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Dual Screen: The Alpine
X008U lets you display the Navigation and Audio/Visual screens
simultaneously, side-by-side. You can switch the right and left screens using
simple drag & drop touchscreen commands.
My Favorite Shortcut Screens: The "My Favorites" feature
lets you customize quick-access screens with up to eighty shortcuts to your
most-used features. Two separate users can each design as many as ten
"Favorites" page profiles with eight shortcuts per page. Shortcuts can be
created from audio sources, navigation commands (favorite places/direct
search/nearest POI search), and phone settings (favorite contact/direct call).
The shortcuts are easily added by pressing the shortcut soft key that appears
within all audio and hands-free sources. The Alpine system recognizes each
user's profile via Bluetooth wireless technology from his or her smartphone and
automatically loads the user's system preferences when he or she enters the
Display Settings: The Alpine X008U offers the following settings
to customize the head unit's LCD touchscreen monitor.
- Display Colors: You can
choose from five different background colors for the display; Black, Blue, Red, Green,
- Display Modes: You can select one of the following
display modes - Wide (evenly stretches a 4:3 picture horizontally to fit the
widescreen monitor), Cinema (displays a 4:3 picture by stretching out the
picture horizontally and vertically), or Normal (displays a normal picture
at the center of the screen with vertical black bands on each side).
- Visual EQ Mode: You can select
one of the following preset modes suitable for the video image - Off (initial
setting), Night (suitable for movies with dark scenes), Soft (suitable for
animated films), Sharp (suitable for old movies with less clarity), or
Contrast (suitable for recent movies). You can also create two custom
presets by manually adjusting the monitors Brightness, Color, Tint,
Contrast, and Sharpness.
- Backlight Control: You adjust the brightness of the LCD
backlight from -15 to +15. You can then select one of the following modes
for the LCD's fluorescent backlight - Auto (adjusts the brightness of the
background illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle), On
(keeps the background illumination of the monitor dark), or Off (keeps the
background illumination of the monitor bright).
Note: 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.
Clock Display: The X008U 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. Once you have launched and accepted
navigation mode, the unit's clock syncs up with the internal navigation system,
so it automatically adjusts to your time based on your location. Whether you are
in Hawaii or New York, the X008U will adjust and display the appropriate
Video Lock-out Feature: For
safety and legal reasons, the X008U 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/Video, Navigation, and Bluetooth Setup Menus.
NAVTEQ Map Data: The Alpine X008U offers reliable navigation
with preloaded NAVTEQ map data of the United States and Canada, including
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The map database provides
approximately 7 million points-of-interest (POIs) in various categories
throughout the coverage area. The unit's map data is stored on a pre-installed
4GB SDHC memory card.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Future Updates: Future Map and Software updates will be available from Alpine and are input using
the unit's hidden SD-card slot and additional SD-card (sold separately).
The SD-card slot is located behind the electronic slide-down touchscreen. The SD-card slot
is only used for navigation updates. Visit
www.naviextras.com (requires Windows XP or newer) for latest
map & navigation software updates.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Alpine X008U features a built-in
GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines vehicle speed
and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude information, to
accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the system's digital map.
The GPS antenna can be mounted inside or outside of the vehicle. The GPS antenna
measures 1.0625" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.1875" (d); with a 11.5' cable.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 25.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It
took the same amount of time to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These
tests were done inside the
Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Head Quarters. Results will vary
based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
On-Screen Map: As you travel, the X008U guides you to your
destination via its on-screen map. The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's
current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange
line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The
on-screen map shows streets in a way that is similar to how the paper road maps
show them. Their width and colors correspond to their importance; you can easily
tell a freeway from a small street. Road segments affected by traffic events are
displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road
show the nature of the event. When navigating a route, the top section of the
map screen shows information about the next route event (maneuver) and the next
street or the next city/town. Both the type of the event (turn, traffic circle,
exiting freeway, etc.) and its distance from the current position are displayed.
When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to
let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is
at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can
see the road in front of you. Two data fields on the left of the screen shows
the distance you need to travel on the route before reaching your final
destination and the time needed to reach your final destination of the route
based on information available for the remaining segments of the route. You can
adjust the following map settings.
- Map Views (2D/3D): The X008U provides three Map
Views, choose from North Up (North is always at the top of the display;
this makes it easy to determine your current heading with respect to the map), Heading
Up (current direction is always pointing to the top of the display; this
makes it easy to see the direction of the next turn on the map), or 3D View
(more realistic perspective by tilting the map and displaying it with a
horizon line; streets are displayed as you approach them instead of from a
birds-eye view). The X008U's navigation software supports
the following 3D object types.
- 3D Terrain: 3D terrain map data shows changes in terrain,
elevations or depressions in the land when you view the map in 2D, and use
it to plot the route map in 3D when you navigate. Hills and mountains are
shown in the background of the 3D map.
- Elevated Roads: Complex intersections and vertically isolated
roads (such as overpasses or bridges) are displayed in 3D.
- 3D Landmarks: Landmarks are 3D artistic or block representations
of prominent or well-known objects.
- 3D Buildings: 3D block representation of full city building data
containing actual building size and position on the map.
- Map Color: The navigation map screen uses different
color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the
map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and
the menus are bright. The night color themes use dark colors for large
objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set
the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes
automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
Note: Alpine's Dual Screen function lets you view Navigation and
Audio/Visual screens simultaneously, side-by-side.
Highway Driver Assistance: The X008U's navigation
map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance, along with junction &
tunnel views, plus exit services for highway drivers.
- Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads,
it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the
recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map
screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the
bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction & Tunnel View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is
available. When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel
image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.
- Exit Services: The Exit Services function lets you search roadway
exits for food, lodging, and rest areas so you are never left guessing what
is around the bend. You must be on a major highway or road to use this
Voice Guidance w/ Text-to-Speech: In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the X008U provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions, capable of text-to-speech (TTS), announcing the street
names along with the turn directions. With turn-by-turn instructions delivered
by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, street names, freeway numbers and freeway
exit names are announced clearly through your vehicle's audio system. Directions
are available in English, Spanish, or French.
Note: The X008U will mute the audio source, when there is a
text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your audio
source's volume will automatically raise to previous setting.
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): The Alpine X008U contains a TMC
(Traffic Message Channel) receiver that can provide you with the real-time
status of the traffic along your route over the FM Radio Data System (RDS). If
traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system
will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your
destination, quickly and easily. To fine-tune this recalculation, you can set
the minimum delay that can trigger a route recalculation, or you can instruct
the software to have you confirm the new recommended route before it takes
effect. Road segments affected by traffic events are displayed with an alternate
color on the map, and small symbols above the road show the nature of the event.
Note: TMC is not available in all cities.
Where AM I?: The "Where Am I?" screen contains information about the current
position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not
available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency services nearby.
Selecting A Destination:
The built-in navigation software offers you several ways of choosing your
|Destination Search ||
|Browse Map ||
Select a location on the map by simply tapping the map. |
|Address ||You can find an address by entering
the exact address (including house number), the center of a
city/town, an intersection, the midpoint of a street, or zip code. |
|Address Book ||Save frequented locations in the
unit's address book to quickly add as a destination (like your home
or office). |
|Places (POI) ||Select from approximately 7 million
Point-of-Interests (POIs); search POIs by name, preset, or category
around your current location, destination, route, or specific city. |
|History ||Destinations you have set previously
appear in the History search. |
|Free-Form Search || |
A quick way to search for an address,
a Place, an Address Book entry, or a History item is to use the
free-form search. Simply enter a street address (just the street
name or both the street and the house number), the name of a Place,
a previous destination or an Address Book entry from this one search
|Coordinates ||Enter Latitude and Longitude
coordinates as your destination. |
|Geotaggs ||You can also set the location stored
in a picture (on a USB thumbdrive) as your destination. |
Note: Any destination selection method can be entered
with or without the parking brake engaged.
Vehicle Profile: You can
create a vehicle profile for your car, truck, or SUV. Enter the following
parameters for your vehicle - Fuel Consumption (avg. fuel consumption of your
vehicle in city and rural areas), Engine Type (engine and fuel type), Fuel Price
(avg. fuel price for travel cost calculation), Max Speed (max speed you travel).
Route Calculation: The unit's navigation software calculates
your route based on the following selections.
- Vehicle Types: You can select what type of vehicle you
are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on
your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Methods: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when
calculating your route.
- Fast: Gives a quick route if you can travel at or near the
speed limit on all roads. Usually the best selection for fast and normal
- Short: Gives a route that has the smallest total distance of
all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles.
- Green: Gives a quick and fuel efficient route based on the
fuel consumption data given in Route settings. Travel cost and CO2
emission calculations are estimations only. They cannot take elevations,
curves and traffic conditions into account.
- Easy: Results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult
maneuvers. With this option, you can make your software to take, for
example, the freeway instead of a series of smaller roads or streets.
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as Highways, Tolls,
Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Modifying Your Route: When navigation is already started,
there are several ways to modify the active route. Options include:
- Add Waypoint: If you already have a recommended route
and you select a new destination, the unit will ask you whether to start a
new route, add a new waypoint (intermediate destination) to the route or
append the newly selected destination at the end of the current route.
- New Starting Position: For normal navigation, all
routes are planned from the current position. In order to check future
routes, simulate them or see their length in time and distance, you can turn
off the GPS receiver. Then you can set the starting point of the route to a
different location than the current GPS position.
- Edit Destination: You can edit the route by modifying the list of
destinations. You can add or remove destinations, modify the start position
or reorder the list.
- Cancel Route: You can cancel the active route and delete its
destination and all its waypoints.
- Route Alternatives: To recalculate the active route with a
different route planning method, you can modify the unit's Route settings.
Route Preview: The X008U lets you preview your route's
instructions and simulate the drive. The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn
instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can
also preview all the route information
and simulate travel along a projected route.
Warnings & Alerts: The X008U's navigation software
provides the following warnings & alerts.
- Alert Points: You can save any map location as an alert
point (for example a speed camera or a railroad crossing).
- Speed Limit Warnings: Maps may contain information about the
speed limits of the road segments. The navigation head unit is able to warn
you if you exceed the current limit. This information may not be available
in all areas, or may not be fully correct for all roads in the map. Speed
warning can be fine-tuned in Sound and Warning settings.
Trip Monitor: The navigation system's trip monitor contains
useful information about your trip. Trip monitor data can be saved
manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip
monitor data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped
Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.
Automatic Route Recalculation + Detour: The unit will automatically
recalculates your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously
calculated route. When you slow down while driving on a motorway, there is a
chance that you are in a traffic jam so the software offers you a detour using
the next exit. The message shows you distance of the exit and the difference in
distance and estimated time compared to the original route.
Tools: The built-in navigation system contains a number of useful
tools that help out along your travels.
- Unit Converter: The unit converter helps you convert between
various different international units for temperature, speed, area or
- Clothing: The clothing size converter helps you convert between
various different international size units for men's or women's cloth types
- Calculator: The scientific calculator helps you in all your
calculation needs. Tap the Mode button for additional functions and use the
memory to save your results
- Fuel Consumption: The Fuel consumption monitor helps you keep
track of the consumption of your car even if you do not use navigation for
all your journeys. Set the initial odometer value and then record the
distance taken and fuel filled in whenever you fill your car. You can also
set reminders for regular car maintenance
- Country Information: Select a country from the list and see
useful driving information about the selected country. Information may
include speed limits on different road types, the maximum blood alcohol
level and any compulsory equipment you need to show when stopped by the
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road
modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road
route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and
there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine X008U 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 Access Profile).
- 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 X008U.
Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you
can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the X008U without having to
enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support
SSP). You can register up to 10 Bluetooth enabled devices with the Alpine head
unit. You can keep 2 phones connected at all times (only one can be used during
a call). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the
receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Alpine
X008U 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 X008U
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 X008U 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 X008U provides a variety
of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The
Alpine X008U 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
contact or the telephone number.
- Phone Number Entry: Allows you to directly dial a
phone number up to 31 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (5
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.
- Shortcut Dialing: You can assign up to 4 phone
numbers for one-touch dialing to make a call easily.
- 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
X008U 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 X008U provides a Search List
of your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. AVRCP 1.4 phones
only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+). The head unit will also display your stored music's song information;
such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The X008U 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 to an
iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Alpine X008U 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 X008U 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 X008U;
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 with Siri.
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 X008U 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 X008U. USB
portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged
into the navigation receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is
set to ACC or On.
Media File Playback: The Alpine X008U 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 48-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps; 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 ||1,000 files/folders ||10,000 files/folders |
| Tags || ID3 tags
(v1, v2), WMA tags, AAC tags |
Playback Modes: The Alpine X008U 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 X008U 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
Auto Reload: When a disc is ejected and left sticking out of
the disc slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the disc 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 X008U no more that 30° above horizontal.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine receiver
supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin iPod/iPhone through its
rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm video input, or HDMI input. The X008U supports
audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of
select Apple devices. The Alpine X008U'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.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use Alpine's KCU-471i cable (500KCU471I,
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Alpine X008U for audio playback
only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your
Lightning-connector Apple device through the Alpine navigation receiver. To
watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from
your Lightning-connector Apple device on the X008U, you'll need Apple's
Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a
Lightning-to-USB cable, and Alpine's
KCU-610HD HDMI cable kit, or any mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold
- 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 X008U. 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 X008U.
Note: iPod/iPhone video can only be displayed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
iPod/iPhone Control: In addition to audio/video playback,
the Alpine X008U supports control, song/artist information display, and
battery charging of your compatible Apple device.
- Head Unit Control: You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. The Alpine X008U 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. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS
6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored music and movies from the Apple
device's touchscreen, as well access music and video apps; older iPod/iPhone
devices will be locked during connection.
- Music Information: The Alpine in-dash navigation
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
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.
HDMI Input (for iPhone & Android): The Alpine's X008U's
rear-panel HDMI input can be used to connect select Android or Apple iOS devices
with video output to the navigation receiver. With the vehicle's parking brake
engaged you can mirror the smartphone device's image and watch stored video and
video apps (like Netflix) on the navigation head unit's touchscreen monitor.
Stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your iPod/iPhone device can
be heard through your speaker system without the parking brake engaged; however,
there is no song/artist information display unless the parking brake is engaged.
There is no touchscreen control from the Alpine head unit; you will still
continue to use your Apple iOS or Android device to select content, apps, and
- iPhone Connectivity: If you have an iPhone 5 or newer
with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's
Lightning Digital AV adapter and
Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have a 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll need a
30-pin digital AV adapter and a 30-pin dock cable (all sold separately).
In addition, for both types of iPhones, you will need Alpine's
KCU-610HD HDMI cable kit, or a mobile-grade HDMI cable (both sold
separately). The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the
USB connection charges your iPhone device.
- Android Connectivity: Use Alpine's KCU-610MH HDMI cable
sold separately) to connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone. The
Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 and Note II/III/IV requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI connector
provides audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges the battery
of your Android smartphone. Check
here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
Note: The HDMI input is recessed within the head unit's
rear-chassis and requires an HDMI cable with a connector collar that is less
than 0.75" wide.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Alpine X008U is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 11/3/2015):
| 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 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 9.1 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.1 || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 9.1 || Y || Y** || 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/6th || 9.1 || Y || Y** || 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 || 9.1 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 9.1 || Y || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 9.1 || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.1 || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.1 || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
- *Requires Alpine's proprietary KCU-461IV iPod video cable (500KCU461V,
- ***Requires Apple's
Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a
Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all 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.
HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive
digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you
listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio,
your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound,
and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD
Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM
- Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast
multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the
amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast
station channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
- Station Text w/ Album Art: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and
data such as artist names and song titles, plus Album Art. The built-in HD Radio tuner
displays song title, artist and station information on the touchscreen
monitor of the Alpine X008U.
The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio information
system for analog FM. The RDS allows you to receive a variety of information such as
traffic information, station names, and song information from standard
analog FM radio stations.
- Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6
AM preset stations. The unit's tuner can automatically seek and store six
strong stations in a selected band in order of signal strength. Sub-program
services of multicast stations are not included in the automatic memory
- Local/Distance Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune
in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good
reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged"
in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy
the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50
songs. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and
transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to HDRadio.com to
check for HD Radio stations in your area.
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 X008U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+)
or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be
connected to the X008U 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 X008U provides
control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song
- 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.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine X008U is SiriusXM-Ready and
compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM
programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out
the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages
Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Song/Artist Info: Displayed information such as Channel
Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head
- Category & Direct Search: You can search for SiriusXM
programming content by Channel (all channels), Music (your saved
artists/songs), Games (your saved sport teams), and Featured (recommended
stations). You can also directly select a channel number from the head
unit's touchscreen numeric keypad.
- 18 Presets + Jump: The Alpine head unit feature 3
Satellite Radio preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each
preset band (a total of 18). The Jump feature lets you store your absolute
favorite channel so you can jump to it with the press of a dedicated button
and then jump back to the previous channel.
- Instant Replay: The X008U supports the SiriusXM Instant
Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of
live content from the current channel. Listen to your favorite programming
- Tune Start/Tune Scan: Use Tune Start to play music content from
its beginning on programmed preset stations. Now you'll be able to enjoy the
full song rather than hearing what's left from its current live playback
position. Tune Scan lets you scan through all the songs you missed from your
current band of preset channels.
- Song/Artist/Game Alerts: With Song/Artist Alert you can
get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any
SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that
broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display
an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump
to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play
by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening
to other stations.
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of
channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
24-Bit DAC: The Alpine X008U 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 X008U
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 independently 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.
i-Personalize Setup: Tailor your vehicle's sound setting
parameters through the X008U's built-in i-Personalize feature. Choose your
vehicle type, upholstery type, number of speakers, and speaker locations; and
the X008U 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).
Note: An online version of
i-Personalize is available for even more detailed time-correction and
sound tuning. Once your adjustments are made online, you can download the
parameters to a USB drive and transfer the settings to the X008U.
Built-in Equalizer: The X008U navigation receiver is equipped
with a Preset EQ, a 9-Band Parametric EQ, and Alpine's very owner Bass Engine
- Equalizer Presets: 10 typical equalizer settings are
preset at the factory for a variety of music source material. Choose from
Flat, Pop, Rock, News, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country,
- 9-Band Parametric EQ: You can create three Custom EQ
presets by adjusting 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 SQ: Alpine's Bass Engine SQ 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 SQ
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 SQ).
Audio Enhancements: The X008U 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.
You are able to save three time correction presets.
- 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
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 6.0+ ) or Android smartphone (2.2+)
and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must
be connected to the Alpine receiver via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector
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 Alpine receiver.
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
SQ, 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.
Optical Digital Input (for IMPRINT): The X008U features a
optical digital input for connection of Alpine's IMPRINT
PXA-H800 audio processor and
RUX-C800 controller (both sold separately) for automatic sound tuning or
powerful manual tuning options. IMPRINT automatically measures the entire
listening area, capturing time domain and frequency response information from
each listening location to process and improve the sound at every seat in your
vehicle. Precise control and corrections yield enhanced sound so you can enjoy
an optimal listening experience. The IMPRINT audio processor allows you to
customize your crossover adjustments so you can control where you send your high
and low frequencies. It also provide detailed equalizer adjustments.
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.
Audio/Video Input: The X008U is fitted with one
rear-panel audio/video input which consists of a composite video jack and stereo
RCA jacks to connect an external AV source. There is also a rear-panel 3.5mm
iPod video input to connect your iPod/iPhone device using Alpine's KCU-461IV
iPod video cable (500KCU461V,
HDMI Input: In addition iPhone and Android connectivity, the
head unit's HDMI input can be used to connect almost any external mobile
AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game
system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's
parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen.
Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.
AV Output w/ Dual Zone: The unit features a composite video
jack and stereo RCA audio jacks to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and
headphone system (sold separately) in the rear of the vehicle. You are able to
route the same A/V signal or different A/V signals to the front and the rear
zones of the vehicle. For example, while listening to the radio or other audio
source in the front, DVD can be enjoyed in the rear with an optional rear
monitor and headphones. 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. An
HDMI input source cannot be played in the rear of the vehicle.
Rear Camera Input: A proprietary rearview camera input on
the rear-panel is designed for use with the Alpine HCE-C157D camera (500HCEC157,
sold separately). A composite video input is also available so the input can be
used with almost any rearview camera (such as the
500HCEC125, sold separately). Or, you can use both camera inputs to connect
front- and rear-view cameras (front-view cameras include the
500HCEC212F, sold separately). The X008U is also compatible with
Alpine's multi-view cameras (such as the
500HCEC210, sold separately). With a multi-view camera connected, you can
select between a Rear, Panorama, Corner, or Ground view when backing up. The
rear-view camera function also provides three 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 0.75 seconds. Audio from
your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
OEM Integration: The Alpine X008U navigation receiver is
compatible with iDatalink's Maestro RR (794ADSMRR,
sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket
Alpine head unit to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that
feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory
OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect; and select
Volkswagens with factory digital amplifiers. The iDatalink Maestro RR lets
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, VW, and Dodge/Chrysler owners swap out their factory
radio for this aftermarket Alpine head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync
system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel
controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also
get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned
to that particular vehicle). In some installations, the iDatalink Maestero RR
lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and
provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire
Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park
- Ford/Lincoln/Mercury: When installed in a compatible
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of
the iDatalink Maestro
ADS-HRN(SR-FOR01 installation harness (sold separately) and must also be
connected to your Windows PC so it can be flashed with the
SR-FOR01-DS2 firmware update.
- GM: When installed in a compatible GM vehicle, the
iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro
HRN-RR-GM5 installation harness (sold separately) and must also be
connected to your Windows PC so it can be flashed with the
SR-GMS05-DS firmware update.
- Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep: When installed in a compatible
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of
the iDatalink Maestro
HRN-RR-CH2 installation harness (sold separately) and must also be
connected to your Windows PC and flashed so it can be flashed with the
SR-CHR01-DS firmware update.
- Volkswagen: When installed in a compatible Volkswagen
vehicle, the iDatalink Maestro RR requires the use of the iDatalink Maestro
HRN-RR-VW1 installation harness (sold separately). The module must also
be connected to your Windows PC and flashed with one of these firmware
updates from the iDatalink website -
Note: The Alpine head unit features an OEM Setup menu that
must be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before
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
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine X008U is wireless
remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RU4202,
sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's basic tuner &
disc functions. The remote does not offer navigation control.