Owner`s manual | Alpine 68-14470Z51-A CD Player User Manual

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ALPINE ELECTRONICS MARKETING, INC.
1-1-8 Nishi Gotanda,
Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo 141-0031, Japan
Phone 03-5496-8231
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC.
19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance,
California 90501, U.S.A.
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
777 Supertest Road, Toronto,
Ontario M3J 2M9, Canada
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
161-165 Princes Highway, Hallam
Victoria 3803, Australia
Phone 03-8787-1200
ALPINE ITALIA S.p.A.
Viale C. Colombo 8, 20090 Trezzano
Sul Naviglio (MI), Italy
Phone 02-484781
ALPINE ELECTRONICS GmbH
Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Str. 1-3, 80807 München, Germany
Phone 089-32 42 640
ALPINE ELECTRONICS DE ESPAÑA, S.A.
Portal de Gamarra 36, Pabellón, 32
01013 Vitoria (Alava)-APDO 133, Spain
Phone 945-283588
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF U.K. LTD.
Alpine House
Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry CV4 9TW, U.K.
Phone 0870-33 33 763
ALPINE ELECTRONICS (BENELUX) GmbH
Leuvensesteenweg 510-B6,
1930 Zaventem, Belgium
Phone 02-725-13 15
ALPINE ELECTRONICS FRANCE S.A.R.L.
(RCS PONTOISE B 338 101 280)
98, Rue de la Belle Etoile, Z.I. Paris Nord Il,
B.P. 50016, 95945 Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Cedex, France
Phone 01-48638989
Designed by ALPINE Japan
68-14470Z51-A
Contents
Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING ....................................................... 4
CAUTION ........................................................ 4
PRECAUTIONS ............................................... 4
Getting Started
Accessory List ...............................................................7
Turning Power On and Off.......................................7
Source Selection..........................................................7
Detaching and Attaching the Front Panel .........7
Detaching ..................................................................7
Attaching ...................................................................7
Initial System Start-Up...............................................8
Adjusting Volume .......................................................8
Lowering Volume Quickly........................................8
Setting the Time and Calendar ..............................8
Radio
Listening to Radio.......................................................9
Presetting Stations Manually..................................9
Presetting Stations Automatically.........................9
Tuning to Preset Stations .........................................9
Frequency Search Function.....................................9
Receiving a Multicast Station
(HD Radio™ mode only) ......................................... 10
RBDS
Setting the Time to automatically Adjust ....... 10
Receiving Traffic Information............................... 11
PTY (Program Type) Tuning.................................. 11
Receiving Traffic Information While Playing
CD or Radio ................................................................ 11
Using iTunes tagging.............................................. 11
Displaying Radio Text ............................................. 12
CD/MP3/WMA/AAC
Playback ...................................................................... 12
Repeat Play................................................................. 13
M.I.X. (Random Play) ............................................... 13
Searching for CD Text ............................................. 13
Folder/File Name Search
(Concerning MP3/WMA/AAC) ............................. 13
Folder Name Search mode ............................... 13
File Name Search mode..................................... 13
Quick Search .............................................................. 14
ENGLISH
Search Position Memory ........................................14
About MP3/WMA/AAC ...........................................14
Terminology ...........................................................15
Sound Setting
Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Balance
(Between Left and Right)/Fader (Between
Front and Rear)/Black Out/Defeat ......................15
Sound Setting ............................................................16
Adjusting the High Pass Filter ..........................16
Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF.............................16
Setting the Subwoofer System ........................16
Setting the Subwoofer Phase...........................16
Setting the Subwoofer Channel
(SUBW. Channel) ...................................................16
Turning Media Xpander ON/OFF ....................16
Setting the MX Level ...........................................16
Setting EQ mode...................................................17
Setting the Time Correction Unit
(TCR Parameter) ....................................................17
Sound Field Adjustment ....................................17
Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve ........17
Adjusting the Graphic Equalizer Curve ..............17
Adjusting the Time Correction ..............................17
Storing the Sound Field Adjustment
Settings ..........................................................................18
Recalling the Stored Sound Field Adjustment
Settings ..........................................................................18
Other Functions
Displaying the Text...................................................18
About the indication display............................19
About “Text” ...........................................................20
Displaying Time.........................................................20
SETUP
Setting ..........................................................................20
BLUETOOTH Setting.............................................21
Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection ..................21
General Setting .....................................................21
Birthday Opening Message Setting
(Birthday Set) ...............................................................21
Setting the Clock Display (Clock Mode) .............21
Setting of Calendar Display Pattern Switching
(Calendar)......................................................................21
Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Data (Play Mode)........21
Sound (Beep) Guide Function ...............................21
Turning Mute Mode On/Off (INT Mute)..............22
Setting the AUX+ Setup Mode ..............................22
Setting the AUX+ Level (AUX IN GAIN)...............22
Setting the External Digital Input.........................22
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link) .............................22
Changer Name Setting.............................................22
Connecting to an External Amplifier...................22
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Contents
Setting the Language Font.....................................23
Demonstration............................................................23
Display Setting...................................................... 23
Dimmer Control ..........................................................23
Dimmer Level Setting ...............................................23
Scroll Type Setting .....................................................23
Scroll Setting (Text Scroll) .......................................23
Switching the Character Font ................................23
Switching the Animation Display Type
(BGV Select) ..................................................................23
Opening Message ON/OFF Setting .....................24
Tuner Setting ......................................................... 24
Setting the TUNER (FM) tone quality ..................24
SIRIUS Radio Setting (Only when a SIRIUS
Receiver Box is connected)............................... 24
Unlock the Locked Channels..................................24
Clearing the Setting of Skipped Channels ........24
Setting the Favorite Sports Team
announcement............................................................24
Setting the Sirius Seek (S-Seek) Alert..................24
HD Radio Reception (only when HD Radio
Tuner module is connected)............................ 25
HD Radio Station Call Setting ................................25
Digital Seek ON/OFF Setting..................................25
SAT Radio Receiver (optional)
Receiving Channels with the SAT Radio
Receiver (optional)................................................... 26
Checking the SAT Radio ID Number.................. 26
Storing Channel Presets ........................................ 26
Receiving Stored Channels................................... 27
Storing the desired Sports Team
(SIRIUS only)............................................................... 27
Storing while receiving a game
broadcast ................................................................ 27
Storing the desired Artist/Song
(SIRIUS only)............................................................... 27
Activating the stored Alert (SIRIUS only)......... 27
Search Function........................................................ 28
Category Search mode ...................................... 28
Channel Search mode........................................ 28
Quick Search Function ........................................... 28
Receiving Weather or Traffic Information from
SAT Radio .................................................................... 28
Instant Replay Function (SIRIUS only)............... 28
Changing the Display ............................................. 29
Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display
(XM only) ..................................................................... 29
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ENGLISH
USB Memory/Portable audio player
(optional)
Connecting the USB Memory (optional)..........30
Using the USB Memory/Portable audio player
Banking Function......................................................30
Playback .......................................................................30
Repeat Play .................................................................30
M.I.X. (Random Play) ................................................31
Searching for a desired Song ...............................31
Searching by artist name...................................31
Select Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/
Composer/Folder......................................................31
Alphabet Skip Function..........................................32
Quick Search...............................................................32
Search Position Memory ........................................32
iPhone/iPod (optional)
Connecting an iPhone/iPod..................................32
Playback .......................................................................33
Searching for a desired Song ...............................33
Searching by artist name...................................33
Quick Search...............................................................33
Direct Search Function ...........................................34
Select Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/
Composer/Episode ..................................................34
Alphabet Skip Function..........................................34
Search Position Memory ........................................34
Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.).................................34
Repeat Play .................................................................34
Displaying the Text...................................................35
IMPRINT Operation (optional)
Changing MultEQ mode ........................................35
Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Treble
Level/Fader (Between Front and Rear)/Balance
(Between Left and Right)/Black Out in MultEQ
mode .............................................................................36
Adjusting Sound Setting in Manual Mode ......36
Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF.............................36
Setting the Subwoofer System ........................36
Setting the Subwoofer Phase...........................37
Setting the Subwoofer Channel
(SUBW. Channel) ...................................................37
Equalizer Presets (Factory’s EQ) .......................37
Setting the Response Slope for the High
Range Speaker (TW Setup) ...............................37
Setting the Filter type .........................................37
Turning Media Xpander ON/OFF ....................37
Contents
Setting the MX Level........................................... 37
Setting EQ mode .................................................. 37
Setting the Time Correction Unit
(TCR Parameter).................................................... 38
Sound Field Adjustment.................................... 38
Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve ........38
Adjusting the Graphic Equalizer Curve ..............38
Adjusting the Time Correction ..............................38
Adjusting the Crossover Settings .........................38
Storing the Sound Field Adjustment
Settings..........................................................................39
Recalling the Stored Sound Field Adjustment
Settings..........................................................................39
About Time Correction .......................................... 39
Example 1: Front Left Seat ................................ 40
Example 2: All Seats ............................................ 40
About the Crossover ............................................... 41
Changer (optional)
ENGLISH
Installation and Connections
Warning ....................................................... 49
Caution ........................................................ 49
Precautions ................................................. 49
Installation ..................................................................50
Removal ...................................................................50
iPhone/iPod Connection
(sold separately)....................................................51
Remove the iPhone/iPod.........................................51
USB Memory Connection
(sold separately)....................................................51
Connect USB Memory ..............................................51
Remove USB Memory ...............................................51
Connections ...............................................................52
LIMITED WARRANTY
Controlling CD Changer (optional).................... 42
Playing MP3 Files with the CD Changer
(optional)..................................................................... 43
Multi-Changer Selection (optional)................... 43
Remote Control
Controls on Remote Control ................................ 43
Operating the Audio Processor........................... 44
Battery Replacement .............................................. 44
Controllable With Remote Control .................... 44
Connectable to Remote Control Interface
Box................................................................................. 44
Information
In Case of Difficulty.................................................. 45
Basic.......................................................................... 45
Radio......................................................................... 45
CD .............................................................................. 45
MP3/WMA/AAC .................................................... 45
Audio ........................................................................ 45
iPod ........................................................................... 45
Indication for CD Player..................................... 45
Indication for CD Changer................................ 46
Indication for SAT Receiver Mode .................. 46
Indication for USB Memory/Portable audio
player........................................................................ 47
Indication for iPhone/iPod Mode................... 47
Specifications ............................................................ 48
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Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING
This symbol means important instructions. Failure
to heed them can result in serious injury or death.
DO NOT OPERATE ANY FUNCTION THAT TAKES YOUR ATTENTION AWAY
FROM SAFELY DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE.
Any function that requires your prolonged attention should only be
performed after coming to a complete stop. Always stop the vehicle
in a safe location before performing these functions. Failure to do so
may result in an accident.
KEEP THE VOLUME AT A LEVEL WHERE YOU CAN STILL HEAR OUTSIDE
NOISES WHILE DRIVING.
Excessive volume levels that obscure sounds such as emergency
vehicle sirens or road warning signals (train crossings, etc.) can be
dangerous and may result in an accident. LISTENING AT LOUD
VOLUME LEVELS IN A CAR MAY ALSO CAUSE HEARING
DAMAGE.
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE OR ALTER.
Doing so may result in an accident, fire or electric shock.
USE ONLY IN CARS WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND.
(Check with your dealer if you are not sure.) Failure to do so may
result in fire, etc.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury. If swallowed, consult
a physician immediately.
USE THE CORRECT AMPERE RATING WHEN REPLACING FUSES.
Failure to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
DO NOT BLOCK VENTS OR RADIATOR PANELS.
Doing so may cause heat to build up inside and may result in fire.
HALT USE IMMEDIATELY IF A PROBLEM APPEARS.
Failure to do so may cause personal injury or damage to the
product. Return it to your authorized Alpine dealer or the nearest
Alpine Service Center for repairing.
DO NOT MIX NEW BATTERIES WITH OLD BATTERIES. INSERT WITH THE
CORRECT BATTERY POLARITY.
When inserting the batteries, be sure to observe proper polarity (+
and –) as instructed. Rupture or chemical leakage from the battery
may cause fire or personal injury.
PRECAUTIONS
Product Cleaning
Use a soft dry cloth for periodic cleaning of the product. For more
severe stains, please dampen the cloth with water only. Anything
else has the chance of dissolving the paint or damaging the plastic.
Temperature
Be sure the temperature inside the vehicle is between +60°C
(+140°F) and –10°C (+14°F) before turning your unit on.
Moisture Condensation
You may notice the CD playback sound wavering due to
condensation. If this happens, remove the disc from the player and
wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Damaged Disc
Do not attempt to play cracked, warped, or damaged discs. Playing
a bad disc could severely damage the playback mechanism.
Maintenance
If you have problems, do not attempt to repair the unit yourself.
Return it to your Alpine dealer or the nearest Alpine Service Station
for servicing.
Never Attempt the Following
Do not grip or pull out the disc while it is being pulled back into the
player by the automatic reloading mechanism.
Do not attempt to insert a disc into the unit when the unit power is
off.
USE THIS PRODUCT FOR MOBILE 12V APPLICATIONS.
Use for other than its designed application may result in fire,
electric shock or other injury.
DO NOT PLACE HANDS, FINGERS OR FOREIGN OBJECTS IN INSERTION
SLOTS OR GAPS.
Doing so may result in personal injury or damage to the product.
CAUTION
This symbol means important instructions. Failure
to heed them can result in injury or material
property damage.
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Inserting Discs
Your player accepts only one disc at a time for playback. Do not
attempt to load more than one disc.
Make sure the label side is facing up when you insert the disc.
“Error” will be displayed on your player if you insert a disc
incorrectly. If “Error” continues to be displayed even though the
disc has been inserted correctly, push the RESET switch with a
pointed object such as a ballpoint pen.
Playing a disc while driving on a very bumpy road may result in
skips, but this will not scratch the disc or damage the player.
If the surface is heavily soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a
solution of mild neutral detergent before cleaning the disc.
New Discs
To prevent the CD from jamming, “Error” is displayed if discs with
irregular surfaces are inserted or if discs are inserted incorrectly.
When a new disc is ejected immediately after initial loading, use
your finger to feel around the inside of the center hole and outside
edge of the disc. If you feel any small bumps or irregularities, this
could inhibit proper loading of the disc. To remove the bumps, rub
the inside edge of the hole and outside edge of the disc with a
ballpoint pen or other such instrument, then insert the disc again.
Centre Hole
Centre Hole
New Disc
Disc Accessories
There are various accessories available on the market for protecting
the disc surface and improving sound quality. However, most of
them will influence the thickness and/or diameter of the disc. Using
such accessories can cause the disc to be out of standard
specifications and may create operational problems. We
recommend not using these accessories on discs played in Alpine
CD players.
Outside
(Bumps)
Bumps
Irregular Shaped Discs
Transparent Sheet
Be sure to use round shape discs only for this unit and never use any
special shape discs.
Use of special shape discs may cause damage to the mechanism.
Installation Location
Make sure this unit will not be installed in a location subjected to:
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Direct sun and heat
High humidity and water
Excessive dust
Excessive vibrations
Disc Stabilizer
On handling Compact Discs (CD/CD-R/CD-RW)
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Do not touch the surface.
Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
Do not affix stickers or labels.
Clean the disc when it is dusty.
Make sure that there are no bumps around the disc.
Do not use commercially available disc accessories.
Do not leave the disc in the car or the unit for a long time. Never
expose the disc to direct sunlight. Heat and humidity may damage
the CD and you may not be able to play it again.
To customers using CD-R/CD-RW
• If a CD-R/CD-RW cannot be played back, make sure the last
recording session was closed (finalized).
• Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW if necessary, and attempt playback again.
Correct Handling
Do not drop the disc while handling. Hold the disc so you will not
leave fingerprints on the surface. Do not affix tape, paper, or
gummed labels to the disc. Do not write on the disc.
About media that can be played
Use only compact discs with the label side showing the CD logo
marks below.
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INCORRECT
CORRECT
Disc Cleaning
Fingerprints, dust, or soil on the surface of the disc could cause the
CD player to skip. For routine cleaning, wipe the playing surface
with a clean, soft cloth from the center of the disc to the outer edge.
If you use unspecified compact discs, correct performance cannot
be guaranteed.
You can play CD-Rs (CD-Recordables)/CD-RWs
(CD-ReWritables) which have been recorded only on audio devices.
You can also play CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3/WMA/AAC
formatted audio files.
• Some of the following CDs may not play on this unit: Flawed CDs,
CDs with fingerprints, CDs exposed to extreme temperatures or
sunlight (e.g., left in the car or this unit), CDs recorded under
unstable conditions, CDs on which a recording failed or a
re-recording was attempted, copy-protected CDs which do not
conform to the audio CD industry standard.
• Use discs with MP3/WMA/AAC files written in a format compatible
with this unit. For details, refer to “About MP3/WMA/AAC” on
page 14.
• ROM data other than audio files contained in a disc will not produce
sound when played back.
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Protecting the USB connector
• Only a USB Memory, iPhone/iPod or Portable audio player can be
connected to the USB connector on this unit. Correct performance
using other USB products cannot be guaranteed.
• If the USB connector is used, be sure to use a USB extension cable
(supplied). A USB hub is not supported.
• Depending on the connected USB Memory device, the unit may not
function or some functions may not be performed.
• The audio file format that can be played back on the unit is MP3/
WMA/AAC.
• Artist/song name, etc., can be displayed. Certain, special characters
may not be correctly displayed.
On Handling USB Memory
CAUTION
Alpine accepts no responsibility for lost data, etc., even if data,
etc. is lost while using this product.
• To prevent malfunction or damage, note the following points.
Read the USB Memory Owner’s Manual thoroughly.
Do not touch the terminals by hand or metal.
Do not subject USB Memory to excessive shock.
Do not bend, drop, disassemble, modify or soak in water.
• Avoid usage or storage in the following locations:
Anywhere in the car exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures.
Anywhere the possibility of high humidity or corrosive substances are
present.
• Fix the USB Memory in a location where driver operation will not be
hindered.
• USB Memory may not function correctly at high or low temperature.
• Use only certified USB Memory. Pay attention that even certified USB
Memory, may not function correctly depending on its type or state.
• USB Memory function is not guaranteed. Use USB Memory
according to the terms of agreement.
• Depending on the settings of the USB Memory type, memory state or
encoding software, the unit may not play back or display properly.
• A file that is copy-protected (copyright protection) cannot be played
back.
• USB Memory may take time to start playback. If there is a particular
file other than audio in the USB Memory, it may take considerable
time before the file is played back or searched.
• The unit can play back “mp3”, “wma” or “m4a” file extensions.
• Do not add the above extensions to a file other than audio data. This
non-audio data will not be recognized. The resulting playback may
contain noise that can damage speakers and/or amplifiers.
• It is recommended to back up important data on a personal
computer.
• Do not remove the USB device while playback is in progress. Change
SOURCE to something other than USB, then remove the USB device
to prevent possible damage to its memory.
On Handling Portable audio player
• The unit can control a Portable audio player with the USB interface.
Playable audio file formats are MP3 and WMA.
• Portable audio player function is not guaranteed. Use Portable audio
player according to the terms of agreement. Read the Portable audio
player Owner’s Manual thoroughly.
• Avoid usage or storage in the following locations:
Anywhere in the car exposed to direct sunlight or high temperatures.
Anywhere the possibility of high humidity or corrosive substances are
present.
• Fix the Portable audio player in a location where driver operation will
not be hindered.
• Portable audio player may not function correctly at high or low
temperature.
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• Depending on the settings of the Portable audio player type, memory
state or encoding software, the unit may not play back or display
properly.
• If the Portable audio player has an MSC/MTP setting, set to MTP.
• A Portable audio player in which data is stored by USB Mass Storage
may not be playable on the unit.
• Depending on the Portable audio player settings, USB Mass Storage
may be supported. For setting, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the
player.
• The unit can play back MP3/WMA files synchronized by Windows
Media Player (Ver. 7, 8, 9), and are then forwarded to the player. The
“mp3” or “wma” extensions are playable.
• If data is not synchronized by Windows Media Player and is
forwarded in another way, the unit may not be able to correctly play
back the files.
• A file that is copy-protected (copyright protection) cannot be played
back.
• It is recommended to back up important data on a personal
computer.
• Do not remove the USB device while playback is in progress. Change
SOURCE to something other than USB, then remove the USB device
to prevent possible damage to its memory.
• Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks, or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• iPod and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
• iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
• “Made for iPod” means that an electronic accessory has been
designed to connect specifically to iPod and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
• “Works with iPhone” means that an electronic accessory has been
designed to connect specifically to iPhone and has been certified by
the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
• Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its
compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
• The BLUETOOTH word mark and logos are owned by the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics,
Inc. is under license.
• HD Radio™ and the HD and HD Radio Ready logos are proprietary
trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.
• “MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer
IIS and Thomson.”
• “Supply of this product only conveys a license for private,
non-commercial use and does not convey a license nor imply any
right to use this product in any commercial (i.e. revenue-generation)
real time broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or any other
media), broadcasting/streaming via internet, intranets and/or other
networks or in other electronic content distribution systems, such as
pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications. An independent
license for such use is required. For details, please visit
http://www.mp3licensing.com”
• Audyssey MultEQ XT is a registered trademark of Audyssey
Laboratories, Inc.
Getting Started
Detaching and Attaching the Front Panel
Detaching
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
(OPEN)
/ESC
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2
Turn off the unit power.
Press  (OPEN) to open the front panel (figure 1).
To close the front panel, press the left side until it locks as shown
in the figure 2.
SETUP
SOURCE/
MUTE
figure 1
Accessory List
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Head unit ..................................................................................1
Power cable...............................................................................1
USB Cable..................................................................................1
Interface cable for iPod............................................................1
Mounting sleeve.......................................................................1
Carrying case ............................................................................1
Bracket key ...............................................................................2
Screw (M5 × 8) ..........................................................................4
Remote Control ........................................................................1
Battery (AAA size).....................................................................2
Owner’s Manual..................................................................1 set
Turning Power On and Off
1
Press SOURCE to turn on the unit.
Note
• The unit can be turned on by pressing any other button.
1
Press and hold SOURCE for at least 2 seconds to turn
off the unit.
Note
1
Grasp the front panel firmly, slide to the left , and then
pull  to remove.
Notes
• The front panel may become hot in normal usage (especially the
connector terminals on the back of the front panel). This is not a
malfunction.
• To protect the front panel, place it in the supplied carrying case.
• When detaching the front panel, do not apply excessive force as it may
result in malfunction.
• Do not leave the front panel open, or drive the car with the panel open
as it may result in an accident or malfunction.
Attaching
1
• The first time power is turned on, the volume will start from level 12.
Source Selection
figure 2
2
Insert the right side of the front panel into the main unit.
Align the groove on the front panel with the projections
on the main unit.
Push the left side of the front panel until it locks firmly into
the main unit.
Press SOURCE to change the source.
TUNER  XM/SIRIUS*1  DISC  USB*2/USB iPod*3  AUX+*4 
Bluetooth Audio*5  CHANGER*6  TUNER
*1
*2
*3
*4
Only when XM Radio or SIRIUS Radio is connected.
Displayed only when no iPhone/iPod is connected.
Displayed only when the iPhone/iPod is connected.
Displayed only when the AUX+ SETUP is set to ON, refer to
“Setting the AUX+ Setup Mode” on page 22.
*5 Displayed only when Bluetooth IN is set to ADAPTER, refer to
“Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection” on page 21.
*6 Only when the CD changer is connected.
Notes
• Before attaching the front panel, make sure that there is no dirt or dust
on the connector terminals and no foreign object between the front
panel and the main unit.
• Attach the front panel carefully, holding the sides of the front panel to
avoid pushing buttons by mistake.
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Initial System Start-Up
7
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to return to
normal mode.
Notes
Be sure to press the RESET switch when using the unit for the first time,
after changing the car battery, etc.
1
2
3
Turn off the unit power.
Press  (OPEN) to open the front panel, and then remove
it.
Press RESET with a ballpoint pen or similar pointed object.

RESET switch
Adjusting Volume
1
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained.
Lowering Volume Quickly
Activating the Audio Mute function will instantly lower the volume level
by 20 dB.
1
Press MUTE to activate/deactivate the MUTE mode.
Setting the Time and Calendar
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2
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to activate the
SETUP selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the General mode, and
then press ENTER.
Bluetooth*1  General  Display  Tuner*2/HD Radio*3  XM*4/
SIRIUS*5  Bluetooth
*1 Displayed only when INT Mute is OFF, and the mode is set to
other than Bluetooth Audio.
*2 Not displayed when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*3 Only when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*4 Only when XM Radio is connected.
*5 Only when SIRIUS Radio is connected.
3
4
5
6
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Clock Adjust, and then
press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to set year.
Press ENTER.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 above to set month, day, hour and
minute.
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• Pressing ESC returns to the previous SETUP mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, SETUP is canceled.
• To synchronize the clock to another clock/watch or radio time
announcement, press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds after
setting the “hour”. Minutes will reset to 00. If the display shows over
“30” minutes when you do this, the time will advance one hour.
Presetting Stations Manually
Radio
1
BAND
SOURCE/
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
/ESC
Tune in the station you want to store. Press and hold, for at
least 2 seconds, any one of the preset buttons (1 through
6) into which you wish to store the station.
The display shows the band, preset number and station
frequency memorized.
Notes
TUNE/A.ME

FUNC.
• A total of 18 stations can be stored in the preset memory (6 stations for
each band; FM1, FM2 and AM).
• If you store a station in a preset memory which already has a station,
the current station will be cleared and replaced with the new station.
• If the (F) indicator is illuminated, turn off the indicator by pressing
FUNC., then you can perform the operation.
Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
This unit cannot receive HD Radio signals (digital terrestrial radio). In
order to activate the digital radio functions described below, an optional
HD Radio Tuner module must be connected through the Ai-NET bus.
iTunes Tagging lets you tag songs you hear on HD Radio stations with
your new CDA-117 and then preview, buy, and download them later
from your iTunes Tagged playlist the next time you sync your iPhone/
iPod. If the unit is connected to a Tagging compatible device, you can
use the iTunes Tagging function. For details, refer to the Owner’s
Manual of the Tagging compatible device.
Presetting Stations Automatically
1
2
Note
Press SOURCE to select TUNER mode.
• If no stations are stored, the tuner will return to the original station you
were listening to before the auto memory procedure began.
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired radio band is
displayed.
FM1  FM2  AM  FM1
3
Press TUNEA.ME to select the tuning mode.
DX (Distance mode)  LOCAL (Local mode)  MANUAL (Manual
mode)  DX
Tuning to Preset Stations
1
Note
Distance mode:
Both strong and weak stations will be automatically tuned in
(Automatic Seek Tuning).
Local mode:
Only strong stations will be automatically tuned in (Automatic
Seek Tuning).
Manual mode:
The frequency is manually tuned in steps (Manual tuning).
Press  or  to tune in the desired station.
Holding down  or  will change the frequency
continuously.
Note
• If the (F) indicator is illuminated, turn off the indicator by pressing
FUNC., then you can perform the operation.
Frequency Search Function
You can search for a radio station by its frequency.
1
Note
• If Digital Seek is set to ON, the SEEK UP/DOWN functions only stop
on digital station frequencies while receiving an HD Radio signal. Refer
to “Digital Seek ON/OFF Setting” on page 25.
Select the desired band, then press any one of the station
preset buttons (1 through 6) that has your desired radio
station in memory.
The display shows the band, preset number and frequency of
the station selected.
• The initial mode is Distance mode.
4
Press and hold TUNEA.ME for at least 2 seconds.
The frequency on the display continues to change while the
automatic memory is in progress. The tuner will automatically
seek and store 6 strong stations in the selected band. They will
be stored into preset buttons 1 to 6 in order of signal strength.
When the automatic memory has been completed, the tuner
goes to the station stored in preset location No.1.
Listening to Radio
1
2
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired radio band is
displayed.
2
3
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds in Radio
mode to activate Frequency search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired frequency.
Press ENTER to receive the selected frequency.*
* Operation is not required during HD Radio reception.
Note
• Press ESC in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode will
be canceled if no operation is performed for 10 seconds.
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Receiving a Multicast Station (HD Radio™
mode only)
RBDS
Multicasting is the Ability to broadcast multiple program streams over a
single FM frequency. This increases the amount and diversity of content
choices. A maximum of eight multicast station channels can be selected
on this unit.
When multicast station is received, the program number and the SPS
indicator lights up.
1
BAND
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
/ESC
Press  or  to select the desired program service.
Receiving the Multicast Station Program Service.
SPS Indicator
VIEW
TA

FUNC./SETUP
Program No.
Tag
3 PTY
The RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data System) is a radio information
system. The RBDS allows you to receive a variety of information such as
traffic information, station names.
Program Service example:
The RBDS digital data includes the following:
Multicast
Radio Station
Program No.
Program Service
PS
Program Service Name
90.3 MHz
No.1
MPS: Main Program Service
TP
Traffic Program
90.3 MHz
No.2
SPS: Sub-program Service
TA
Traffic Announcement
90.3 MHz
No.3
SPS: Sub-program Service
90.3 MHz
No.4
SPS: Sub-program Service
90.3 MHz
No.5
SPS: Sub-program Service
90.3 MHz
No.6
SPS: Sub-program Service
90.3 MHz
No.7
SPS: Sub-program Service
90.3 MHz
No.8
SPS: Sub-program Service
Setting the Time to automatically Adjust
When you set to ON, the time is automatically adjusted by RBDS data.
1
2
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to activate the
SETUP mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the Tuner mode, and
then press ENTER.
Bluetooth*1  General  Display  Tuner*2/HD Radio*3  XM*4/
SIRIUS*5  Bluetooth
*1 Displayed only when INT Mute is OFF, and the mode is set to
other than Bluetooth Audio.
*2 Not displayed when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*3 Only when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*4 Only when XM Radio is connected.
*5 Only when SIRIUS Radio is connected.
3
4
5
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Auto Clock, and then
press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select ON or OFF.
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to return to
normal mode.
Notes
• Pressing ESC during the procedure will return to the previous
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds in the SETUP mode, the
setting mode is canceled.
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Receiving Traffic Information
1
2
Press and hold TA for at least 2 seconds so that the “TA”
indicator lights up.
Press  or  to select your desired traffic information
station.
When a traffic information station is tuned in, the “TP” indicator
lights up.
Traffic information is heard only when it is being broadcast. If
traffic information is not being broadcast, the unit is set in the
standby mode. When a traffic information broadcast begins, the
unit automatically receives it and the display shows “T. INFO”.
When the traffic information broadcast is over, the unit will
automatically set in the standby mode.
Receiving Traffic Information While Playing
CD or Radio
1
2
PTY (Program Type) Tuning
1
2
Press FUNC. so that the (F) indicator lights up.
When traffic information stations cannot be received:
In the tuner mode:
When the TP signal can no longer be received for over 1 minute,
the “TA” indicator blinks.
In the CD mode:
When the TP signal can no longer be received, the traffic
information station of another frequency will be selected
automatically.
3
Using iTunes tagging
iTunes Tagging lets you tag songs you hear on RBDS stations with your
new CDA-117 and then preview, buy, and download them later from
your iTunes Tagged playlist the next time you sync your iPhone/iPod.
Note
Press 3 PTY to activate the PTY mode, while the unit is in
Radio (FM receiving) mode.
• For details on the iPhone/iPod models usable with this unit, refer to
“Connecting an iPhone/iPod” on page 32.
The Program Type of the station being currently received will be
displayed for 5 seconds.
If there is no receivable PTY broadcast, “No PTY” will be
displayed for 5 seconds.
If no RBDS station can be received, the display shows “No PTY”.
1
• If no operation is performed for 5 seconds after pressing 3 PTY, the
PTY mode will be automatically canceled.
Press  or  within 5 seconds after activating the
PTY mode to choose the desired program type while the
PTY (program type) is being displayed.
Each press scrolls the program type by one.
4
Press 3 PTY within 5 seconds after selecting the program
type to start searching for a station in the selected
program type.
The chosen program type display blinks during searching and
lights when a station is found.
If no PTY station is found, “No PTY” will be displayed for
5 seconds.
5
Press and hold TA for at least 2 seconds to deactivate the
Traffic Information mode.
The “TA” indicator goes out.
Press FUNC. to activate the normal mode.
The (F) indicator goes out.
Note
• Operate the unit while the (F) indicator lights up. If no operation is
performed for 5 seconds, the (F) indicator goes out.
Tune in the desired RBDS station.
If there is tag information, “Tag” appears in the display.
2
Press Tag while desired song is broadcasting.
The “Tag” blinks at the same time the unit beeps for 2 times and
“Tagging …” is displayed.
Note
3
Press  or  to select a traffic information station if
necessary.
When a traffic information broadcast starts, the unit
automatically mutes the CD player or the regular FM broadcast.
When the traffic information broadcast finishes, the unit
automatically returns to the original source play before the
traffic information broadcast began.
Notes
• If the traffic information broadcast signal falls below a certain level, the
unit remains in the receiving mode for 1 minute. If the signal remains
below a certain level for over 1 minute, the “TA” indicator blinks.
• If you do not want to listen to the traffic information being received,
lightly press BAND to skip that traffic information message. The TA
mode will remain in the ON position to receive the next traffic
information message.
• If the volume level is changed while receiving traffic information, the
changed volume level will be memorized. When traffic information is
received next time, the volume level will be automatically adjusted to
the level memorized.
• In the TA mode, the SEEK tuning selects only the TP stations.
Press and hold TA for at least 2 seconds so that the “TA”
indicator lights up.
3
When completed, “Tag stored” is displayed and the “Tag”
indicator lights up at the same time the unit beeps for
2 times*.
* When completed, “Tag count X” (X is the total amount of stored
tag information) is displayed if no iPhone/iPod is connected.
Notes
• When Beep is set to OFF, there will be no beep sound during operation.
For details, refer to “Sound (Beep) Guide Function” on page 21.
• During tagging, the iPhone/iPod takes priority to save the tag
information. If no iPhone/iPod is connected, the tag information is
saved to this unit.
• When the memory of iPhone/iPod is full, “iPod Memory Full” is
displayed and the unit beeps 2 times. The tag information will be stored
to the unit.
• During tagging, changing the source or RBDS station or traffic
information, etc., is received, the tagging will be canceled; however,
“Cannot Tag” will not be displayed in this case.
• This unit can store up to 50 pieces of tag information. When the
memory of the unit is full, “Tuner Memory Full Connect iPod” may be
displayed and the unit beeps 2 times.
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• When an iPod that doesn't support the tagging function is connected,
“Non-Tagging iPod” may be displayed.
• When the iPhone/iPod is disconnected from the unit during tagging, its
tag information will be stored in the unit.
• If there is stored tag information on the unit, when an iPhone/iPod
supporting the tag function is connected, the stored tag information will
be transferred to the iPhone/iPod automatically. When the iPhone/iPod
memory becomes full, “iPod Memory Full” will be displayed, and any
remaining tag information on the unit will not be transferred to the
iPhone/iPod.
• If tag information already exists, “Already Tagged” will be displayed
when you try to tag information again.
• Tagging may be canceled by changing the frequency or station, and the
message “Cannot Tag”, etc., may not be displayed.
• If a song is tagged and the remaining storage volume of the connected
iPhone/iPod is sufficient to hold the song’s tag information, it will be
saved on the iPhone/iPod.
CD/MP3/WMA/AAC
SOURCE/


Displaying Radio Text
Text messages from a radio station can be displayed.
1
Press VIEW while receiving FM in the radio mode to select
the Radio Text display.
The display will change every time the button is pressed.
For details, refer to “Displaying the Text” on page 18.
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
(OPEN) /ESC


VIEW
4
5
FUNC.
Playback
1
Press  (OPEN).
The front panel will open.
2
Insert a disc with the label side facing up.
The disc will be pulled into the unit automatically.

Note
• When a disc is already inserted, press SOURCE to switch to the
DISC mode.
3
While playing back MP3/WMA/AAC, press  or  to select
the desired folder.
Pressing and holding  or  will change folders continuously.
4
Press  or  to select the desired track (file).
Pressing and holding  or  will fast backward/fast
forward track continuously.
Note
• If a song is fast reversed to its beginning in pause mode, the song will be
played back automatically.
5
To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume playback.
6
After pressing  (OPEN) to open the front panel, press 
to eject the disc.
Notes
• Do not remove a CD during its eject cycle. Do not load more than one
disc at a time. A malfunction may result from doing either.
• Three-inch (8 cm) CDs cannot be used.
• WMA format files that are protected by DRM (Digital Rights
Management), AAC format files that have been purchased from iTunes
Store and files that are copy-protected (copyright protection) cannot be
played back on this unit.
• The track display for MP3/WMA/AAC data playback is the file
numbers recorded on the disc.
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• The playback time may not be correctly displayed when a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) recorded file is played back.
• Press VIEW to switch the display. For details, refer to “Displaying the
Text” on page 18.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired track, and
then press ENTER.
This will play the selected track.
Notes
Repeat Play
1
Press  4.
The song is played back repeatedly.
• Press ESC in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode is
canceled if no operation is performed for 60 seconds.
• When CD Text Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play
mode will be canceled.
• In CD changer mode, searches can only be made using the track
numbers associated with each song, even though discs utilize CD text.
RPT*1  RPT *2  RPT *3  (off )  RPT
*1 Only a track/file is repeatedly played back.
*2 Only files in a folder are repeatedly played back (MP3/WMA/
AAC mode only).
*3 A disc is repeatedly played back (When a CD changer is
connected.).
Folder/File Name Search (Concerning MP3/
WMA/AAC)
Folder and file names may be searched and displayed during playback.
Notes
• If RPT is set to ON during M.I.X. play in CD changer mode, M.I.X.
will apply to the current disc only.
• If a CD changer or an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected: Press
FUNC. to select the desired function (RPT/M.I.X.). Perform this
operation within 5 seconds.
2
To cancel repeat play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
M.I.X. (Random Play)
1
1
2
3
4
Press 5 .
The songs are played back in random sequence.
*1
*2
*3
MIX  MIX   MIX   (off )  MIX
*1 The tracks are played back in random sequence (CD mode
only).
*2 Only files in a folder are played back in random sequence (MP3/
WMA/AAC mode only).
*3 For CD, the tracks on all the CDs in the current magazine will
be included in the random playback sequence. (When a CD
changer equipped with the ALL M.I.X. function is connected.);
For MP3/WMA/AAC, files are played back in random
sequence. If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected, all
files in a disc are played back in random sequence, and playback
shifts to the next disc.
Note
• If M.I.X. is set to ON during RPT  (REPEAT ALL) play in CD
changer mode, M.I.X. will apply to the current disc only.
2
Folder Name Search mode
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above procedure.
Searching for CD Text
On discs utilizing CD Text, songs can be searched and played by using
their recorded titles. For discs without CD Text, searches are made using
the track numbers associated with each song.
1
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Folder Name Search
mode, and then press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired folder.
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds to play
back the first file in the selected folder.
Notes
• Press and hold ESC for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or, the search mode is canceled if no operation is performed for
60 seconds.
• To search for files in the Folder Name Search mode, press ENTER.
Files in the folder may be searched.
• Press  or  to select folders in which to search for a file.
• Press ESC to exit Folder Name Search mode in step 3 in order to
select File Name Search mode.
• When Folder Name Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play
mode will be canceled.
• The root folder of a disc is displayed as “\ROOT”.
File Name Search mode
1
2
Note
• If a CD changer or an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected: Press
FUNC. to select the desired function (RPT/M.I.X.). Perform this
operation within 5 seconds.
During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, press ENTER to
activate the search mode.
3
4
During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, press ENTER to
activate the search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select File Name Search mode,
and then press ENTER.
Select the desired file by turning the Rotary encoder.
Press ENTER to play back the selected file.
Notes
• Press and hold ESC for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or, the search mode is canceled if no operation is performed for
60 seconds.
• Press ESC in the search mode to return to the previous mode.
• When File Name Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play
mode will be canceled.
Press ENTER during play.
This will set the search mode.
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Supported playback sampling rates and bit rates
Quick Search
You can search for tracks (files).
1
2
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds in the CD/
MP3/WMA/AAC mode to activate Quick Search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired track (file).
The selected track is played back immediately.
MP3
Sampling rates:
Bit rates:
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz,
24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz
8 - 320 kbps
WMA
Sampling rates:
Bit rates:
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz
48 - 192 kbps
AAC
Sampling rates:
Notes
• Press ESC in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode is
canceled if no operation is performed for 10 seconds.
• When Quick Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play mode
will be canceled.
Search Position Memory
During playback, you can quickly return to the last-selected hierarchy
level in the search mode.
1
Press ESC.
The hierarchy you selected last in the search mode is displayed.
About MP3/WMA/AAC
CAUTION
Except for private use, duplicating audio data (including MP3/
WMA/AAC data) or distributing, transferring, or copying it,
whether for free or for a fee, without permission of the copyright
holder is strictly prohibited by the Copyright Act and by
international treaty.
What is MP3?
MP3, whose official name is “MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3,” is a compression
standard prescribed by the ISO, the International Standardization
Organization and MPEG which is a joint activity institution of the IEC.
MP3 files contain compressed audio data. MP3 encoding is capable of
compressing audio data at extremely high ratios, reducing the size of
music files to as much as one-tenth their original size. This is achieved
while still maintaining near CD quality. The MP3 format realizes such
high compression ratios by eliminating the sounds that are either
inaudible to the human ear or masked by other sounds.
What is WMA?
WMA, or “Windows Media™ Audio,” is compressed audio data.
WMA is similar to MP3 audio data and can achieve CD quality sound
with small file sizes.
What is AAC?
AAC is the abbreviation for “Advanced Audio Coding”, and is a basic
format of audio compression used by MPEG2 or MPEG4.
Method for creating MP3/WMA/AAC files
Audio data is compressed using software with MP3/WMA/AAC codecs.
For details on creating MP3/WMA/AAC files, refer to the user’s manual
for that software.
MP3/WMA/AAC files that are playable on this device have the file
extensions “mp3”/“wma”/“m4a”. Files with no extension cannot be
played back (WMA ver. 7, 8 and 9 are supported). Protected files are not
supported, neither are raw AAC files (using the “.aac” extension).
There are many different versions of the AAC format. Confirm that the
software being used conforms to the acceptable formats listed above.
It’s possible that the format may be unplayable even though the
extension is valid.
Playback of AAC files encoded by iTunes is supported.
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Bit rates:
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz,
24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz, 12
kHz, 11.025 kHz, 8 kHz
16 - 320 kbps
This device may not play back correctly depending on sampling rates.
In the USB mode, the playback time may not be correctly displayed
when a VBR (Variable Bit Rate) recorded file is played back.
ID3 tags/WMA tags
This device supports ID3 tag v1 and v2, and WMA/AAC tag.
If tag data is in an MP3/WMA/AAC file, this device can display the title
(track title), artist name, and album name ID3 tag/WMA/AAC tag data.
This device can only display single-byte alphanumeric characters (up to
30 for ID3 tags and up to 15 for WMA tags) and the underscore. For
non-supported characters, “No Support” is displayed.
If information contains characters other than ID3 tag information, the
audio file may not be played back.
The tag information may not be correctly displayed, depending on the
contents.
Playing back MP3/WMA/AAC
MP3/WMA/AAC files are prepared, then written to a CD-R, CD-RW using
CD-R writing software or stored to a USB Memory. A disc can hold up to
510 files/folders (including Root Folders), and the maximum number of
folders is 255. This unit can recognize at most 20 Banks (1, 000 files per
Bank) stored in USB Memory/Portable audio player.
Playback may not be performed if a disc or USB Memory exceeds the
limitations described above.
Do not make a file’s playback time more than 1 hour.
Media supported
The media that this device can play back are CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and
CD-RWs.
This device also can play back USB Memory media.
Corresponding File Systems
This device supports discs formatted with ISO9660 Level 1 or Level 2.
Under the ISO9660 standard, there are some restrictions to remember.
The maximum nested folder depth is 8 (including the root directory).
The number of characters for a folder/file name is limited.
Valid characters for folder/file names are letters A-Z (all caps), numbers
0-9, and ‘_’ (underscore).
This device also can play back discs in Joliet, Romeo, etc., and other
standards that conform to ISO9660. However, sometimes the file
names, folder names, etc., are not displayed correctly.
This device also supports FAT 12/16/32 for USB Memory device.
Formats supported
This device supports CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, Enhanced CD
(CD-Extra) and Multi-Session.
This device cannot correctly play back discs recorded with Track At
Once or packet writing.
Order of files
Files are played back in the order that the writing software writes them
to the disc. Therefore, the playback order may not be what is expected.
Verify the writing order in the software’s documentation. The playback
order of the folders and files is as follows.
Sound Setting
Root folder
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
SOURCE/
/ESC
BAND
*


Preset buttons (1 through 6)
AUDIO/SOUND SETUP
Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Balance
(Between Left and Right)/Fader (Between
Front and Rear)/Black Out/Defeat
Folder
MP3/WMA/AAC File
* The folder No./ folder Name will not be displayed if no file is contained
in the folder.
1
Each press changes the mode as follows:
SUBWOOFER*1  BALANCE  FADER  BLACK OUT*2  DEFEAT
 VOLUME  SUBWOOFER
Terminology
*1 When the subwoofer mode is set to OFF, its level cannot be
adjusted, refer to “Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF” on page 16.
*2 When Blackout mode is turned on, after 5 seconds, all display
indications on this unit will turn off to reduce power
consumption. This additional power enhances the sound quality.
Bit rate
This is the “sound” compression rate specified for encoding. The higher
the bit rate, the higher the sound quality, but also the larger the files.
Sampling rate
This value shows how many times per second the data is sampled
(recorded). For example, music CDs use a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, so
the sound is sampled (recorded) 44,100 times per second. The higher
the sampling rate, the higher the sound quality, but also the larger the
volume of data.
Encoding
Converting music CDs, WAVE (AIFF) files, and other sound files into the
specified audio compression format.
Subwoofer level
0 ~ 15
Balance
−15 (L) ~ 15 (R)
Fader
−15 (R) ~ 15 (F)
Black Out
ON/OFF
Defeat
ON/OFF
Volume
0 ~ 35
Notes
Tag
Song information such as track titles, artist names, album names, etc.,
written into MP3/WMA/AAC files.
Root folder
The root folder (or root directory) is found at the top of the file system.
The root folder contains all folders and files. It is created automatically
for all burned discs.
Press AUDIO repeatedly to choose the desired mode.
• If no operation is performed for 5 seconds after selecting the
SUBWOOFER, BALANCE, FADER, BLACK OUT or DEFEAT mode,
the unit automatically returns to normal mode.
• If any button on the unit is pressed during the Blackout Mode, the
function is displayed for 5 seconds before returning to Blackout mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained in each mode.
Note
• Depending on the connected devices, some functions and display
indications do not work.
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Setting the Subwoofer System
Sound Setting
You can flexibly customize the unit to suit your own preference and
usage. From the SOUND SETUP menu, Audio Setting can be modified.
When the subwoofer is on, you can select either System 1 or System 2 for
the desired subwoofer effect.
 Setting item: SUBW. System
Use steps 1 to 4 to select one of the setting modes to modify.
See the applicable section below for details about the
selected setting item.
1
2
SYSTEM 2:
Subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting.
For example, even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still
audible.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired sound
setting menu, and then press ENTER.
*1 Adjustment cannot be performed when an external audio
processor is connected or Defeat is set to ON.
*2 These functions are inoperable when Subwoofer is set to OFF.
*3 This function is effective only when Media Xpander is set to ON.
*4 In step 2, two sound adjustment items (Parametric EQ/Graphic
EQ, T.Correction) can be selected in Sound Field Adjustment
mode, turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired item, and
then press ENTER to continue to step 3.
4
SYSTEM 1:
Subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting.
Press and hold SOUND SETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the Sound Setting mode.
HPF*1  Subwoofer  SUBW. System*2  SUBW. Phase*2 
SUBW. Channel*2  Media Xpander  MX Level*3  EQ Mode 
TCR Parameter  Sound Field*4  HPF
3
Setting contents:
SYSTEM 1 (Initial setting) / SYSTEM 2
Setting the Subwoofer Phase
The subwoofer output phase is toggled SUBWOOFER NORMAL (0°) or
SUBWOOFER REVERSE (180°). To adjust the level, turn the Rotary
encoder.
 Setting item: SUBW. Phase
Setting contents:
0° (Initial setting) / 180°
Setting the Subwoofer Channel (SUBW.
Channel)
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select Subwoofer ON or Subwoofer OFF)
You can set the subwoofer output to stereo or monaural. Make sure to
set the correct output for your subwoofer type.
Press and hold ESC for at least 2 seconds to return to
normal mode.
 Setting item: SUBW. Channel
Setting contents:
STEREO (Initial setting) / MONO
Notes
• Media Xpander, Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ Adjustment, EQ Mode
and MX Level Adjustment are inoperable when Defeat is set to ON.
• Pressing ESC returns to the previous Sound menu mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, Sound menu mode is
canceled.
STEREO:
Subwoofer stereo (L/R) output
MONO:
Subwoofer monaural output
Turning Media Xpander ON/OFF
Adjusting the High Pass Filter
The High Pass Filter on this unit can be adjusted to suit your personal
taste.
When the Media Xpander is on, you can adjust the Media Xpander level
(refer to “Setting the MX Level” on page 16).
 Setting item: HPF
 Setting item: Media Xpander
Setting contents:
OFF (Initial setting) / ON
Setting contents:
OFF (Initial setting) / 60 Hz / 80 Hz / 100 Hz
Setting the MX Level
Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF
When the subwoofer is on, you can adjust the subwoofer output level
(refer to “Sound Setting” on page 16).
 Setting item: Subwoofer
Setting contents:
ON (Initial setting) / OFF
ON:
The subwoofer signal is output from the Subwoofer RCA
Connectors (refer to “Connections” on page 52).
OFF:
No subwoofer signal is output from the Subwoofer RCA
Connectors (refer to “Connections” on page 52).
MX (Media Xpander) makes vocals or instruments sound distinct
regardless of the music source. The FM radio, CD, USB Memory and
iPhone/iPod, will be able to reproduce the music clearly even in cars
with a lot of road noise.
1
Changing the source to which you want to apply Media
Xpander.
FM (MX level 1 to 3):
The medium to high frequencies become clearer, and produces
well balanced sound at all frequencies.
CD (MX level 1 to 3):
CD mode processes a large amount of data during playback. MX
takes advantage of this large data quantity to reproduce a more
clear, clean output.
CMPM/SAT (MX level 1 to 3):
This corrects information that was lost at the time of compression.
This reproduces a well-balanced sound close to the original.
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DVD (Video CD) (MOVIE MX level 1 to 2):
The dialogue portion of a video is reproduced more clearly.
Band-2
(DVD MUSIC):
A DVD or Video CD contains a large quantity of data such as music
clip. MX uses this data to reproduce the sound accurately.
AUX (MX level 1):
Choose the MX mode (CMPM, MOVIE, or MUSIC) that corresponds
to the media connected.
3
• Each music source, such as FM radio, CD, and MP3/WMA/AAC can
have its own MX setting.
• On disks with both MP3/WMA/AAC and CD-DA, when the source
changes from “MP3/WMA/AAC to CD-DA” or “CD-DA to MP3/
WMA/AAC”, MX-mode switching may delay playback slightly.
• Setting to Non Effect sets MX mode of each music source to OFF.
• The function is inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• There is no MX mode for AM radio.
• If an audio processor with the MX function (PXA-H701, etc.) is
connected, its own MX processing is applied to the music source. Since
the processor MX settings may not match the head unit, the audio
processor needs to be adjusted. For details, refer to the Owner’s Manual
of the audio processor.
• “CMPM” is applied for MP3/WMA/AAC and iPhone/iPod.
• “SAT” is applied for XM radio and SIRIUS radio.
Setting EQ mode
This setting gives you a choice of 5-band parametric, or 7-band graphic
equalizer.
4
5
Band-5
10 kHz~17.5 kHz
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the level.
Press SOURCE to set the bandwidth (Q).
To adjust another band, repeat steps 1 to 4 and adjust all
bands.
Note
• While adjusting the Parametric EQ, you should consider the frequency
response of the connected speakers.
Adjusting the Graphic Equalizer Curve
You can modify the equalizer settings to create a response curve more
appealing to your personal taste. To adjust the graphic equalizer curve,
set the EQ Mode to Graphic EQ. For details, refer to “Setting EQ mode”
on page 17.
1
After selecting Graphic EQ from the Sound Field mode,
press BAND to select the band to be adjusted.
Band 1  Band 2  Band 3  Band 4  Band 5  Band 6 
Band 7  Band 1
Setting contents:
Parametric EQ (Initial setting) / Graphic EQ
PEQ:
5-band Parametric EQ
GEQ:
7-band Graphic EQ
Setting the Time Correction Unit (TCR
Parameter)
You can change the unit, (cm or inch) of time correction.
2
Band-1
80 Hz
Band-2
250 Hz
Band-3
500 Hz
Band-4
1 kHz
Band-5
4 kHz
Band-6
8 kHz
Band-7
16 kHz
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the level.
Adjustable output level: −6 to +6 dB
 Setting item: TCR Parameter
3
Setting contents:
cm (Initial setting) / inch
Sound Field Adjustment
The setting of Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ and Time Correction can be
adjusted in this mode.
Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve
After selecting Parametric EQ from the Sound Field mode,
press BAND to select the band to be adjusted.
Before performing the following procedures, refer to “About Time
Correction” on page 39.
1
Adjustable frequency bands: 63 Hz to 17.5 kHz (in 1/3 octave
steps).
63 Hz~200 Hz
After selecting T.Correction from the Sound Field mode,
press BAND to select a speaker to be adjusted.
F-L*1  F-R*2  R-L*3  R-R*4  SW-L  SW-R  F-L
*1
*2
*3
*4
2
Band 1  Band 2  Band 3  Band 4  Band 5  Band 1
Press  or  to select frequency bands.
To adjust another band, repeat steps 1 and 2, and then
adjust all bands.
Adjusting the Time Correction
You can modify the Equalizer settings to create a response curve more
appealing to your personal taste. To adjust the Parametric Equalizer
Curve, set the EQ Mode to Parametric EQ. For details, refer to “Setting
EQ mode” on page 17.
Band-1
1.6 kHz~10 kHz
Adjustable bandwidth: 1, 2, 3, 4
 Setting item: EQ Mode
2
630 Hz~4 kHz
Band-4
Adjustable level: −6 to +6 dB
Notes
1
160 Hz~1 kHz
Band-3
Front-L (Initial setting)
Front -R
Rear-L
Rear-R
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the distance correction
value (0.0 to 336.6cm).
L = (distance to farthest speaker) - (distance to other speakers)
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set another speaker.
By setting these values to make its sound reach the listening
position at the same time as the sound of other speakers.
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Storing the Sound Field Adjustment Settings
Other Functions
The Sound Field Settings containing Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ and
T.Correction settings can be stored in the preset memory.
1
2
When the settings of Sound Field have been completed,
select any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) in any
item of the Sound Field mode (e.g. Parametric EQ), press
and hold the desired preset buttons for at least 2 seconds.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select PROTECT YES/NO, and
then press ENTER to store the adjusted contents.
PROTECT YES (Initial setting)  PROTECT NO
VIEW
Notes
• If YES is selected, the adjusted contents are protected and stored into the
preset buttons. When you want to store the parameter into a protected
preset button, “Replace NO/YES” can be selected.
• If NO is selected, the preset is stored.
• While performing this operation, all adjusted contents of Parametric
EQ/Graphic EQ and T.Correction will be stored in the preset buttons.
• The stored contents are not deleted even when resetting the unit or
disconnecting the battery.
• The stored contents can be recalled by performing operation (refer to
“Recalling the Stored Sound Field Adjustment Settings” on page 18).
Recalling the Stored Sound Field Adjustment
Settings
Displaying the Text
Text information, such as the disc name and the track name, will be
displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to
display the folder name, the file name and the tag, etc. while playing
MP3/WMA/AAC files.
1
Press VIEW.
The display will change every time the button is pressed.
Note
The stored Sound Field Settings contain Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ and
T.Correction settings that are stored in the preset memory.
• When the Text Scroll is set to Manual, press and hold VIEW for at least
2 seconds, the current text will be scrolled one time (except Radio
mode).
1
The display in Radio mode:
If there is PS (Program Service Name)
2
After selecting any item of the Sound Field mode (e.g.
Parametric EQ), press any one of the preset buttons (1
through 6) that has your desired characteristic in memory
to recall the stored settings.
Press the preset buttons (1 through 6) again to return to
the Sound Field mode.
Note
• While performing this operation, all adjustment contents of Parametric
EQ/Graphic EQ and T.Correction stored in the preset buttons will be
recalled.
PS (Program Service Name)*1
(Blank)
(Blank)
(Blank)
Calendar
PS (Program Service Name)*1
Clock
PTY (Program Type)
Radio Text
PS (Program Service Name)*1
Radio Text
(Blank)
If there is no PS (Program Service Name)
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FREQUENCY
(Blank)
(Blank)
(Blank)
Calendar
FREQUENCY
Clock
PTY (Program Type)
Radio Text
FREQUENCY
Radio Text
(Blank)
The display in HD Radio mode:
Frequency
(Blank)
(Blank)
(Blank)
Calendar
Station Call Letter*5
Clock
Station Call Letter*5
*7
About the indication display
*6
*6
Artist Name*5
Album Name*5
Song Name*5
Song Name*5
*6 When the Text Scroll (refer to “Scroll Setting (Text Scroll)” on
page 23) is set to “Auto”, the display cannot be switched by
pressing VIEW. The display contents switch alternately.
*7 RADIO STATION NAME can be switched between “Long” and
“Short”, refer to “HD Radio Station Call Setting” on page 25.
Displayed in 1 line when “Short” is set, displayed in 2 lines when
“Long” is set.
Frequency
When displaying Text, the following indicators are lit according to the
mode.
Indicator/
Mode
CD Mode
MP3/
WMA/
AAC
Mode
SAT RADIO/
HD Radio
Mode
iPod
Mode

—
Folder
Name
being
displayed
—
—
—
Artist
Name
being
displayed
Artist
Name being
displayed
Artist
Name
being
displayed

—
Album
Name
being
displayed
Album
Name being
displayed
(HD Radio
mode only)
Album
Name
being
displayed

—
File
Name
being
displayed
—
—

Text (Disc
Name)
being
displayed
—
—
—

Text
(Track
Name)
being
displayed
Song
Name
being
displayed
Song
Name being
displayed
Song
Name
being
displayed
—
Auxiliary
Data Field
being
displayed
(XM Radio
only)
—
—
Channel
NO./Channel
Name being
displayed
(XM/SIRIUS
only)
—
—
—
(Blank)
The display in CD mode:

Track No.
(Blank)
Elapsed Time
(Blank)
Calendar
Text (Disc Name)*2
*2
Text (Track Name)
Clock
Track No.
Elapsed Time
The display in MP3/WMA/AAC mode:
Folder No./File No.
(Blank)
Elapsed Time
(Blank)
*6
Artist Name*4
Calendar
*4
Song Name
Clock
*6
Album Name*4
Folder Name*3
Song Name*4
File Name

—
Folder No./File No.
Elapsed Time

*1 Press and hold VIEW for at least 2 seconds if PS is displayed in
the radio mode, frequency will be displayed for 5 seconds.
If there is no text information, nothing will be displayed.
*2 Displayed during playback of a disc with CD Text.
If there is no text information, nothing will be displayed.
*3 The root folder of disc/USB Memory is displayed as “\ROOT”.
If there is no text information, nothing will be displayed.
*4 If an MP3/WMA/AAC file contains ID3 tag/WMA tag
information, the ID3 tag/WMA tag information is displayed
(e.g., song name, artist name, and album name). All other tag
data is ignored.
If there is no text information, nothing will be displayed.
*5 When an HD Radio signal is received, text information such as
Radio Station, Artist, etc., is displayed.
If there is no text information, nothing will be displayed.
—

—
—
Category
Name being
displayed
(XM/SIRIUS
only)

—
—
ID NO. (XM
Radio only)
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Indicator/
Mode



CD Mode
—
—
—
MP3/
WMA/
AAC
Mode
SAT RADIO/
HD Radio
Mode
iPod
Mode
—
Composer
Name being
displayed
(SIRIUS Radio
only)
—
—
Station Call
Letter being
displayed
(HD Radio
mode only)
—
—
SPS being
displayed
(HD Radio
mode only)
—
BAND
About “Text”
Text compatible CDs contain text information such as the disc name and
track name. Such text information is referred to as “text”.
Notes
• Some characters may not be displayed correctly with this device,
depending on the character type.
• The CD changer must also be CD Text compatible for the Text
information to be displayed.
• If there is no TEXT information, the display is blank.
• The text or tag information may not be correctly displayed, depending
on the contents.
Displaying Time
1
SETUP
SOURCE/
SETUP
Setting
You can flexibly customize the unit to suit your own preferences and
usage. From the SETUP menu, General Setting, Display Setting, etc., can
be modified.
Use steps 1 to 5 to select one of the SETUP modes to modify.
See the applicable section below for details about the
selected SETUP item.
1
2
Each press changes the display.
For details, refer to “Displaying the Text” on page 18.
• Selecting any tuner or CD function while in the clock priority mode will
interrupt the time display momentarily. The function selected will be
displayed for about 5 seconds before the time returns to the display.
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to activate the
SETUP mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired item, and
then press ENTER.
Bluetooth*1  General  Display  Tuner*2/HD Radio*3  XM*4/
SIRIUS*5  Bluetooth
Press VIEW repeatedly until the time is displayed.
Note
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
/ESC
(e.g. Select General)
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a setting item, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select Power IC)
Bluetooth:
Bluetooth IN
General:
Birthday Set  Clock Mode  Clock Adjust*6  Calendar 
Play Mode  Beep  INT Mute*7  AUX+ Setup  AUX+
Name*8  AUX IN GAIN*8  Digital AUX  D.AUX Name*9 
AUX IN  AUX Name*10  Changer Name  Power IC 
Language Set  Demo  Birthday Set
Display:
Dimmer  Dimmer Level  Scroll Type  Text Scroll  Font
Select  BGV Select  Opening MSG  Dimmer
Tuner:
Auto Clock*11  FM Tuner Set  Auto Clock
XM:
XM ADF
SIRIUS:
Clear Lock  Clear Skip  Sports  S-Seek  Clear Lock
HD Radio:
Station Call  Digital Seek  Station Call
*1 Displayed only when INT Mute is OFF and the mode is set to
other than BLUETOOTH Audio.
*2 Not displayed when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*3 Only when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
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*4 Only when XM Radio is connected. For the XM Radio setting,
refer to “SAT Radio Receiver (optional)” on page 26.
*5 Only when SIRIUS Radio is connected.
*6 Refer to “Setting the Time and Calendar” on page 8.
*7 Displayed only when Bluetooth IN is OFF.
*8 Displayed only when AUX+ Setup is ON.
*9 Displayed only when Digital AUX is ON.
*10 Displayed only when AUX IN is ON.
*11 Refer to “Setting the Time to automatically Adjust” on page 10.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select Power IC ON or Power IC OFF)
5
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to return to
normal mode.
Notes
• Pressing ESC returns to the previous SETUP mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, SETUP is canceled.
BLUETOOTH Setting
Setting the Clock Display (Clock Mode)
You can select the clock display type, 12-hour or 24-hour, depending on
your preference.
 Setting item: Clock Mode
Setting contents:
AM (Before noon) 12:00 (12-hour) (Initial setting) / 00:00
(24-hour)
Setting of Calendar Display Pattern Switching
(Calendar)
You can switch the calendar display pattern to be shown when the time
is displayed.
 Setting item: Calendar
Setting contents:
dd/mm/yyyy / yyyy/mm/dd / mm/dd/yyyy (Initial setting)
yyyy :
Shows the year
Select Bluetooth from the setup main menu in step 2 above.
mm :
Shows the month
Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection
dd :
Shows the day
If an optional BLUETOOTH INTERFACE (KCE-400BT) is connected,
you can place a hands-free call by a BLUETOOTH-equipped mobile
phone. Make this setting when the BLUETOOTH INTERFACE
(KCE-400BT) is connected and the BLUETOOTH function is used. For
details, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the optional BLUETOOTH
INTERFACE (KCE-400BT). Set ADAPTER when the BLUETOOTH
INTERFACE (KCE-400BT) is connected.
ex. dd/mm/yyyy  01/11/2009
 Setting item: Bluetooth IN
Setting contents:
ADAPTER / OFF (Initial setting)
Notes
• The  button can be used only when the optional BLUETOOTH
INTERFACE (KCE-400BT) is connected.
• If the mobile phone compatible with the Voice Dial function is
connected, the Voice Dial function can be used.
• When INT Mute is set to ON, the BLUETOOTH setting cannot be
made. When the BLUETOOTH INTERFACE (KCE-400BT) is
connected, set INT Mute to OFF. Refer to “Turning Mute Mode On/Off
(INT Mute)” on page 22.
General Setting
Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Data (Play Mode)
This unit can play back CDs containing both CD and MP3/WMA/AAC
data (created in Enhanced CD (CD Extra) format). However, in some
situations, playback of an enhanced CD may be difficult. In this case,
you can select playback of a single session only, containing the CD data.
When a disc contains both CD and MP3/WMA/AAC data, playback
starts from the CD data portion of the disc.
 Setting item: Play Mode
Setting contents:
CD-DA (Initial setting) / CDDA&MP3/WMA
CD-DA:
Only the CD data in Session 1 can be played back.
CDDA&MP3/WMA:
CD data, MP3/WMA/AAC files in mixed mode, and multi-session
discs can be played back.
Note
• Perform this setting before inserting a disc. If a disc has already been
inserted, remove it first. (If you use an MP3 changer, you have to
change discs.)
General is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Birthday Opening Message Setting (Birthday
Set)
While Opening MSG is set to ON (refer to “Opening Message ON/OFF
Setting” on page 24), and then input your birthday details, a message can
be displayed on that day. Turn the Rotary encoder to set “mm”
(Month), and then press ENTER. Turn the Rotary encoder again to
set “dd” (Date).
Sound (Beep) Guide Function
This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending
upon the button pressed.
 Setting item: Beep
Setting contents:
ON (Initial setting) / OFF
 Setting item: Birthday Set
Setting contents:
mm/dd
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Turning Mute Mode On/Off (INT Mute)
If a device having the interrupt feature is connected, audio will be
automatically muted whenever the interrupt signal is received from the
device.
 Setting item: INT Mute
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
Setting the AUX+ Setup Mode
You can input the audio of an external device, (such as a Portable audio
player) to the BLUETOOTH interface connector of this unit. A special
Conversion cable (KCE-237B) is necessary to adapt the BLUETOOTH
interface connector as an AUX IN.
A portable music device and a BLUETOOTH INTERFACE
(KCE-400BT) cannot be connected to the BLUETOOTH interface
connector at the same time.
 Setting item: AUX+ Setup
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
ON*:
Set to ON when a portable device is connected. If SOURCE is
pressed and AUX+ is selected, the sound of the portable device is
input to the unit.
* You can change the AUX+ Name display when AUX+ Setup is
set to ON. Press ENTER when AUX+ SETUP is set to ON,
and select AUX+ Name by turning the Rotary encoder, then
press ENTER. After that, turn the Rotary encoder to
select the desired AUX+ Name.
OFF:
When set to OFF, AUX+ source cannot be selected.
Setting the AUX+ Level (AUX IN GAIN)
After setting to ON in “Setting the AUX+ Setup Mode”, this setting can
be carried out.
 Setting item: AUX IN GAIN
Setting contents:
Low (Initial setting) / High
Low:
Decreases the external input audio level.
High:
Increases the external input audio level.
Setting the External Digital Input
When an ALPINE Ai-NET compatible digital audio processor
(PXA-H701) and a DVD player (DVE-5207) not compatible with
Ai-NET are connected, set Digital AUX to ON to enjoy 5.1-channel
surround sound.
You can change the Digital AUX name display when Digital AUX is set
to ON. Press ENTERwhen Digital AUX is set to ON, and select
Digital AUX name by turning the Rotary encoder, then press
ENTER. After that, turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Digital AUX name.
• Depending on the connected audio processor, DVD player sound may
continue to be output, even though the source is changed to another
one. If this occurs, set the DVD player’s power to OFF.
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)
You can input TV/video sound by connecting an optional Ai-NET/RCA
Interface cable (KCA-121B) or Versatile Link Terminal (KCA-410C) to
this component.
You can change the AUX name display when AUX IN is set to ON. Press
ENTER when AUX IN is set to ON, and select AUX Name by
turning the Rotary encoder, and then press ENTER.
After that, turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired AUX name. If
the KCA-410C is connected, it is possible to select two AUX names.
 Setting item: AUX IN
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
Note
• Via KCA-410C, up to 2 external devices with RCA output can be
connected. In this case, press SOURCE to select AUX mode and
then press BAND to select your desired device.
Changer Name Setting
This setting is used when the head unit is connected to the USB Adapter
for MP3 (KCA-620M). You can set the name to be displayed on the unit
depending on the device to which the USB Adapter for MP3
(KCA-620M) is connected.
 Setting item: Changer Name
Setting contents:
Changer (Initial setting) / USB / Portable
Connecting to an External Amplifier
When an external amplifier is connected, sound quality can be
improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
 Setting item: Power IC
Setting contents:
ON (Initial setting) / OFF
Power IC ON :
The speakers are driven by the built-in amplifier.
Power IC OFF :
Use this mode when the line output of this unit is used to drive an
external amplifier. In this setting, the head unit’s internal amplifier
is turned OFF and can not drive speakers.
POWER IC ON:
Speakers
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
Front
right
Rear
right
 Setting item: Digital AUX
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
Rear
left
Notes
• Press SOURCE, and select the D.Aux mode, and adjust the volume,
etc.
• After input selection is completed, turn the ignition off and back on
again. Setting of the optical digital input switch is completed.
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SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
Front
left
Scroll Type Setting
POWER IC OFF:
Amplifier
Front
left
Choose from two scrolling methods.
Select the type you prefer.
Front
right
 Setting item: Scroll Type
Rear
left
Amplifier
Rear
right
Note
• No sound is produced by the system when the Power IC is set to OFF.
Setting the Language Font
Two types of font can be selected.
 Setting item: Language Set
Setting contents:
Language 1 (Initial setting) / Language 2
Language 1 :
Normal Font
Language 2 :
European Font
Demonstration
This unit has a demonstration feature for the display.
 Setting item: Demo
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
Note
• To quit Demo mode, set to Demo OFF.
Display Setting
Setting contents:
TYPE 1 / TYPE 2 (Initial setting)
TYPE 1 :
The characters scroll from right to left, one character at a time,
until the entire title has scrolled.
TYPE 2 :
Words are built up from left to right, a single character at a time.
When the display is full, it is cleared and the subsequent words are
displayed the same way until all words of the title have been
shown.
Scroll Setting (Text Scroll)
This CD player can scroll the disc and track names recorded on
CD-TEXT discs, as well as text information of MP3/WMA/AAC files,
folder names, tags, HD Radio broadcasts and SAT Radio.
 Setting item: Text Scroll
Setting contents:
Auto / Manual (Initial setting)
Text Scroll Auto:
CD text information, folder and file names, HD Radio and SAT
Radio text are scrolled continuously. In addition, all tag
information is automatically rotated in the display continuously,
without pressing the VIEW button. (except SAT Radio)
Text Scroll Manual:
The above information is scrolled only when a disc is loaded, a
channel or track is changed, etc.
Note
• In parts of the display, scrolling may not occur, or scroll content may
differ.
Switching the Character Font
Display is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Two types of font can be selected.
You can select the font type you like.
Dimmer Control
 Setting item: Font Select
Set the Dimmer control to Auto to decrease the illumination brightness
of the unit with the head lights of the vehicle ON. This mode is useful if
you feel the unit’s backlighting is too bright at night.
 Setting item: Dimmer
Setting contents:
Auto (Initial setting) / Manual
Dimmer Level Setting
In the Dimmer Level setting, three levels are available, the highest level
(Lev3) being the dimmest when the car headlights are on.
Setting contents:
TYPE 1 (Initial setting) / TYPE 2
Switching the Animation Display Type (BGV
Select)
You can select your favorite animation display for background from 4
types.
 Setting item: BGV Select
Setting contents:
OFF (Initial setting) / TYPE 1 / TYPE 2 / TYPE 3 / TYPE 4
 Setting item: Dimmer Level
Setting contents:
Lev1 (Initial setting) / Lev2 / Lev3
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Opening Message ON/OFF Setting
Clearing the Setting of Skipped Channels
This unit includes a special message feature with various patterns, which
when enabled displays opening messages for certain occasions.
For example, when you turn this unit on December 25th (according to
the unit’s date setting), a Christmas greeting is displayed if the Opening
Message is set to ON.
The optional SIRIUS Receiver Box may have the ability to create an
undesired channel list. Using the channel UP/DOWN operation skips
the channels in this list automatically. The following operation will
prevent the skipping of the listed channels.
 Setting item: Clear Skip
 Setting item: Opening MSG
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
Tuner Setting
Tuner is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Setting the TUNER (FM) tone quality
This unit can set your preferred tone quality for FM radio source.
 Setting item: FM Tuner Set
Setting contents:
Normal (Initial setting) / HiFi / Stable
Setting contents:
Yes / No
Yes:
Clear the setting of skipped channels.
No:
Keep the skip state.
Notes
• You cannot set a channel as skipped channel from this unit. Please
operate from the SIRIUS Receiver Box. For details, refer to the owner's
manual of the optional SIRIUS Receiver Box.
• Depending on the connected SIRIUS Interface, this setting item may not
be displayed.
Setting the Favorite Sports Team announcement
Normal:
Standard setting
The following operation sets the announcement for your favorite sports
team.
HiFi:
High-quality setting
 Setting item: Sports
Stable:
Control noise
Note
• Noise may be more noticeable when HiFi is set, depending on the
reception status. In this case, the Normal setting is recommended.
SIRIUS Radio Setting (Only when a SIRIUS
Receiver Box is connected)
SIRIUS is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Unlock the Locked Channels
The connected optional SIRIUS Receiver Box may have the ability to
lock out channels with password protection. The locked channels can
not be accessed with this unit. However, the following operation will
clear the lock to receive these channels as normal.
 Setting item: Clear Lock
Setting contents:
Yes / No
Yes:
Unlock the locked channels.
No:
Keep the lock state.
Notes
• You cannot set a channel as lock channel from this unit. Please operate
from the SIRIUS Receiver Box. For details, refer to the owner's manual
of the optional SIRIUS Receiver Box.
• Depending on the connected SIRIUS Interface, this setting item may not
be displayed.
Setting contents:
Favorite Teams / Game Alert
Favorite Teams
After access to this item, a sports league list will be displayed.
1 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired league, and
then press ENTER.
2 Turn the Rotary encoder to select a team you want to store,
and then press ENTER.
The screen will ask which kind of alert you wish to have.
Note
• Select “None” on the list if you do not want to store in memory.
No alert interruption will occur.
3 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired alert type, and
then press ENTER.
Initial Game Alert/All Score Updates (Initial
setting)
Initial Game Alert:
The alert display interrupts when the game begins.
All Score Updates:
The alert display interrupts by game progress (change
of score, game result, etc.).
Game Alert
After access to this item, operate the unit as follow.
1 Turn the Rotary encoder to set Game Alert to On or Off, and
then press ENTER.
If On is set, the alert for all stored sports teams is set.
If Off is set, no announcements will be made.
Setting the Sirius Seek (S-Seek) Alert
The following operations can be performed to change the Sirius Seek
Alert settings.
 Setting item: S-Seek
Setting contents:
S-Seek Alert / Delete All / Memory Recall
S-Seek Alert
This feature allows you to capture information in the Receiver’s
memory about the currently tuned programming– artist or song.
When S-Seek Alert is ON, the Receiver then continuously searches
all incoming SIRIUS channels and alerts the user when a program
saved in memory matches a selection currently being played.
After access to this item, operate the unit as follow.
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1 Turn the Rotary encoder to set S-Seek Alert to On or Off, and
then press ENTER.
If On is set, the alert for all stored Artists/Songs is set.
If Off is set, no announcements will be made.
Delete All
The operation will delete all alerts (artists, songs and team) stored
in memory.
After access to this item, operate the unit as follow.
1 Turn the Rotary encoder to select Yes, and then press
ENTER.
Memory Recall
You can manage the stored Alert (Artist, Songs, Sports team)
individually by this setting.
After access to this item, the alert memory select screen will be
displayed.
Display example for alert memory select screen


HD Radio Reception (only when HD Radio
Tuner module is connected)
HD Radio mode is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
HD Radio Station Call Setting
In the HD Radio mode, the number of display characters for the HD
Radio station name can be selected.
 Setting item: Station Call
Setting contents:
Short (Initial setting) / Long
Short :
7 characters (FM)
4 characters (AM)
Long :
56 characters
Digital Seek ON/OFF Setting


 Display the alert state. ( : The alert is ON;  : The
alert is OFF)
 Display the sequence number of stored alert item and
the total items can be stored.
 Display the type of the stored memory recall.
 : Artist Memory Recall
 : Song Memory Recall
 : Sports team Memory Recall.
 Display the artist, song or team name.
 Setting item: Digital Seek
Setting contents:
ON / OFF (Initial setting)
ON :
SEEK UP/DOWN is used only for Digital Radio Station.
OFF :
SEEK UP/DOWN is used for all Radio Stations.
1 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired alert item, and
then press ENTER.
The manage list for the selected alert is displayed. You can set
the alert to on, off or delete the alert. You can select the alert
type if the managed alert is a song alert or a game alert.
2 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired setting, and
then press ENTER.
If the selected alert is Artist alert, you can manage the
alert as following:
Artist Seek On*1  Artist Seek Off*2  Delete*3
*1 Set the stored Artist alert to on.
*2 Set the stored Artist alert to off.
*3 Delete the stored Artist alert.
If the selected alert is Song alert, you can manage the
alert as following:
Song Seek On*1  Song Seek Off*2  Seek Artist Only*3
 Delete*4
*1 Set the stored Song alert to on.
*2 Set the stored Song alert to off.
*3 Only set the stored Song’s artist alert to on
*4 Delete the stored Song alert.
If the selected alert is Game alert, you can manage the
alert as following:
Initial Game Alert*1  All Score Updates*2  Off*3 
Delete*4
*1 The alert display interrupts when the game begins.
*2 The alert display interrupts by game progress (change of
score, game result, etc.).
*3 Set the stored Game alert to off.
*4 Delete the stored Game alert.
Notes
• If you want to delete a alert memory in the above procedure, a
delete confirmation screen will appear, turn the Rotary encoder to
select “Yes”, and then press ENTER.
• Depending on the connected SIRIUS Interface, some setting items
and display indications do not work.
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4
SAT Radio Receiver
(optional)
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
BAND
/ESC
SOURCE/

Press  or  to select the desired channel.
Holding down  or  will change channels continuously.
1 While in XM or SIRIUS Radio mode, enter the Channel number
you want to call up with the numeric keypad on the remote
control.
2 Press Enter on the remote control within 5 seconds to receive
the Channel.
Note
• When using the optional remote control (RUE-4190, etc.), an SAT
Radio Channel can be directly called up with the numeric keypad of the
remote control.
Checking the SAT Radio ID Number



VIEW
FUNC.
Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
SAT Receiver:
XM or SIRIUS Receiver*
When an optional XM or SIRIUS Receiver Box is connected via the
Ai-NET bus, the following operations may be performed. However, the
XM Receiver and SIRIUS Receiver cannot be connected at the same
time.
* Verify the features of the connected SIRIUS Receiver Box. Not all
SIRIUS Receivers have identical functions and some may not be
performed on this unit. For details about functions, refer to the
SIRIUS Receiver’s Owner’s Manual.
Receiving Channels with the SAT Radio
Receiver (optional)
About SAT Radio
Satellite Radio*1–*2 is the next generation of audio entertainment, with
over 100 digital audio channels. For a small monthly fee, subscribers
can hear crystal-clear music, sports, news and talk, coast-to-coast via
satellite. For more information, visit XM’s website at www.xmradio.com,
or SIRIUS’ website at www.sirius.com.
*1 XM and its corresponding logos are trademarks of XM Satellite
Radio Inc.
*2 SIRIUS and its corresponding logos are trademarks of SIRIUS
Satellite Radio Inc.
To receive SAT Radio, the separately sold XM Direct™ or SIRIUS Satellite
Radio Tuner and an appropriate Ai-NET Interface Adapter will be
required. For details, consult you nearest Alpine dealer.
A unique SAT Radio ID number is required to subscribe to SAT Radio
programming. Each third party XM or SIRIUS radio comes with this
number.
This number is an 8 character (for XM Radio) or 12 character (for
SIRIUS Radio) alphanumeric number. It is printed on a label found on
the SAT Receiver.
It can also be displayed on the screen of this unit in the following way.
XM mode:
1
While receiving a SAT Radio band, press  or  to
select channel “0” for XM.
The unit displays “RADIO ID” and ID number simultaneously.
While displaying “RADIO ID” as shown above, Demonstration
become nonfunctional (refer to “Demonstration” on page 23).
2
To cancel the ID number display, select the channel other
than “0”.
SIRIUS mode:
1
2
While receiving a SAT Radio band, press  or  to
select channel “255” or “0” for SIRIUS.
Press VIEW until the ID No. appears in the display.
The SIRIUS ID is displayed when the Song Name display mode is
toggled. For details, refer to “Changing the Display” on page 29.
3
To cancel the ID number display, set the channel to other
than “255” and “0”.
Note
• You can check the ID number printed on a label on your third party,
SAT Radio Receiver package.
Storing Channel Presets
Note
• The SAT Receiver controls on this unit are operative only when a SAT
Receiver is connected.
1
2
Press SOURCE to activate the SAT Radio mode.
Press BAND to select one of the three SAT Radio Preset
Bands.
Each press changes the band:
XM mode:
XM1  XM2  XM3  XM1
SIRIUS mode:
SIRIUS1  SIRIUS2  SIRIUS3  SIRIUS1
3
1
2
Press  or  to select desired category.
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Press BAND to select the desired band you want to store.
After tuning in the desired channel, press and hold, for at
least 2 seconds, any one of the preset buttons (1 through
6) into which you wish to store the channel.
The selected channel is stored.
3
Repeat the procedure to store up to 5 other channels onto
the same band.
Notes
• To use this procedure for other bands, simply select the band desired
and repeat the procedure.
• A total of 18 channels can be stored in the preset memory for either XM
or SIRIUS. 6 Channels are stored in each band (XM1, XM2 and XM3
for XM; SIRIUS1, SIRIUS2 and SIRIUS3 for SIRIUS).
• If you store a channel in a preset memory which already has a station,
the current channel will be cleared and replaced with the new one.
Receiving Stored Channels
1
2
Press BAND to select the desired band.
Press the channel preset button (1 through 6) that has
your desired satellite channel in memory.
• If no operation is perform for 10 seconds, the setting mode is canceled.
Storing the desired Artist/Song (SIRIUS only)
A stored artist name or song title is announced whenever a matching
artist or title is found on another channel. The interruption ALERT is
displayed while listening to a program on another channel. For receiving
interruption information, refer to “Activating the stored Alert (SIRIUS
only)” on page 27.
1
Press FUNC. when a Song or the song of an Artist you
want to store is being broadcast.
A note to memorize the artist (name) or the song (title) is
displayed.
Storing the desired Sports Team (SIRIUS
only)
Store a favorite team from one of the available leagues SIRIUS covers.
Once stored, game times and scores for that team are announced using
the interruption ALERT display while receiving other programming. To
receive these announcements, refer to “Activating the stored Alert
(SIRIUS only)” on page 27.
This function becomes effective after performing the following
operation and set Game Alert to ON. On how to set Game Alert to On,
refer to “Setting the Favorite Sports Team announcement” on page 24.
Storing while receiving a game broadcast
1
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to choose Store Artist or Store
Song (when available) and press ENTER.
The new alert was stored in memory.
A “Artist/Song Stored” pop-up screen followed by an “X Used/
Y Empty”.
X is the total number of listings stored in memory, and Y is the
total number of memory listings still available for storage.
Notes
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired team (when
available) for the game being broadcast, and then press
ENTER.
Activating the stored Alert (SIRIUS only)
Turn the Rotary encoder to select interruption type, and
then press ENTER.
Initial Game Alert/All Score Updates (Initial setting)
Initial Game Alert:
The ALERT display interrupts when the game begins.
All Score Updates:
The ALERT display interrupts by game progress (change of
score, game result, etc.).
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2
• If either of the teams is not available to save, that team will be
displayed as unavailable.
Press FUNC. when a team's game you want to store is
being broadcast.
Note
3
• If either the artist name or song title is not available to save, the choice
will be displayed as unavailable.
• If you try to store when the memory area is full, “Memory Full” is
displayed for 2 seconds. Following that display, the existing alert list
stored in memory is displayed. Select one of the stored alerts using the
Rotary encoder. To replace the selected alert, press ENTER and a
“Replace” or “Cancel” screen will then be displayed. Select “Replace” by
turning the Rotary encoder, and then press ENTER.
• You can manage the stored Alert memory setting on Setup mode, for
details, refer to “Setting the Sirius Seek (S-Seek) Alert” on page 24.
• If no operation is perform for 10 seconds, the setting mode is canceled.
A note to memory which sports team is displayed.
2
Note
Make sure that Game Alert (Refer to “Setting the Favorite Sports Team
announcement” on page 24)/S-Seek Alert (Refer to “Setting the Sirius
Seek (S-Seek) Alert” on page 24) is set to ON. When the Game Alert/
S-Seek option is enabled. Whenever the stored sports team, artist(s) or
song(s) are playing, an interruption ALERT appears in the display of the
unit.
The interruption (A) ALERT indicator is either on or blinking
depending on the conditions listed below.
The new alert was stored in memory.
(A) (ALERT) indicator lights
one Alert found.
A “Game Stored” pop-up screen followed by an “X Used/
Y Empty”.
X is the total number of listings stored in memory, and Y is the
total number of memory listings still available for storage.
(A) (ALERT) indicator blinks
more than 2 Alerts found.
Notes
• If you try to store when the memory area is full, “Memory Full” is
displayed for 2 seconds. Following that display, the existing alert list
stored in memory is displayed. Select one of the stored alerts using the
Rotary encoder. To replace the selected alert, press ENTER and a
“Replace” or “Cancel” screen will then be displayed. Select “Replace” by
turning the Rotary encoder, and then press ENTER.
• You can manage the stored Alert memory setting on Setup mode, for
details, refer to “Setting the Sirius Seek (S-Seek) Alert” on page 24.
• You can also store the desired sports teams on Setup mode, for details,
refer to “Setting the Favorite Sports Team announcement” on page 24.
If more than 2 Alerts are found (Blinking ALERT indicator):
1
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired information.
Note
• You can toggle the display between the artist name list and the song/
program title list or toggle the game information by pressing VIEW in
this step.
2
Press ENTER.
Notes
• If no operation is performed for 10 seconds, the unit returns to normal
mode.
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• Sports teams/Artist name and Song title which you have stored and
which are currently playing will be displayed in a category called “My
Game Zone”/“S-Seek” in search mode. For details, refer to “Search
Function” on page 28.
Search Function
You can search for programs by Category, Channel.
Quick Search Function
You can search for all channels in numerical order.
1
2
Category Search mode
1
2
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds in XM or
SIRIUS mode to activate Quick Search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Channel
within 10 seconds.
The selected Channel is received.
Press ENTER in the XM or SIRIUS mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Category search mode,
and then press ENTER.
Receiving Weather or Traffic Information
from SAT Radio
Category  Channel  S-Seek*  My Game Zone*  Category
3
4
* SIRIUS Only. Displayed only when (A) appears. For details, refer
to “Activating the stored Alert (SIRIUS only)” on page 27.
1
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Category,
and then press ENTER.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Channel
Name, and then press ENTER.
3
Notes
• During channel search, pressing  or  to select another Category.
• While in Category Search mode, press ESC to return to the
selecting search mode.
• The Search mode is canceled if you press and hold ESC for at least
2 seconds, or no operation is performed for 60 seconds in Category
Search mode.
• During Channel search, You can toggle the display between the channel
name list, artist name list and the song/program title list by pressing
VIEW (SIRIUS only).
Channel Search mode
1
2
Press ENTER in the XM or SIRIUS mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Channel Search mode,
and then press ENTER.
Category  Channel  S-Seek*  My Game Zone*  Category
* SIRIUS Only. Displayed only when (A) appears. For details, refer
to “Activating the stored Alert (SIRIUS only)” on page 27.
Note
• During Channel search, pressing VIEW will toggle the display between
the channel name list, artist name list and the song/program title list.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Channel,
and then press ENTER.
Notes
• When the (A) appears, the “S-Seek” or “My Game Zone” (which
displays a list of the current matches) should be accessible via view
search options. You can select the artist, song, or sports game that you
wish to tune to by turning the Rotary encoder from the list, and then
pressing ENTER. During the searching, you can toggle the display
between the artist name list and the song/program title list or toggle the
display between the team names and the current score of any live
play-by-play game by pressing VIEW.
• Press ESC in the search mode to return to the previous mode.
• The Search mode is canceled if you press and hold ESC for at least
2 seconds, or no operation is performed for 60 seconds.
• Depending on the connected SIRIUS Interface, some functions and
display indications do not work.
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Select the SAT Radio Channel for your local traffic/weather
information.
Press and hold  for at least 2 seconds in the SAT mode.
The received weather or traffic channel is stored.
Press and hold BAND for at least 2 seconds.
The stored Weather or Traffic channel will be recalled.
4
Press and hold BAND for at least 2 seconds.
Returns to normal mode.
Notes
• Stored channels can also be recalled by pressing and holding BAND for
at least 2 seconds.
• Channel other than Weather or Traffic can also be stored and recalled.
Instant Replay Function (SIRIUS only)
In SIRIUS mode, the current channel is saved using the Instant Replay
memory function. Use this function to pause the channel content at any
time. When playback is continued, it will begin at the position it was
paused.
1
During SIRIUS reception, press  to place the Receiver
in the Instant Replay pause mode, which mutes the audio.
The “Instant Replay” is displayed.
2
Press  again to have the Receiver resume playback of
the stored audio from the point at which it was paused.
During playback, the Receiver will continue to store the channel
audio until you exit the Instant Replay mode.
During REPLAY playback:
• Fast rewind:
Press and hold .
• Fast forward:
Press and hold .
• Returning to the beginning of the current song:
Press .
• Advancing to the beginning of the next song:
Press .
Note
• If you continue to press Fast forward until the end, the Instant Replay
mode is canceled, and the unit will change to usual reception.
3
*1 When ADF is turned OFF, this information is not displayed
(refer to “Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display (XM only)”
on page 29).
Displayed in 1 line when text amount is small.
*2 When the channel “0” or “255” is selected, the SIRIUS ID
number is displayed.
*3 Displayed only during instant replay.
Press ESC for at least 2 seconds to cancel the
INSTANT REPLAY mode.
The unit returns to usual SIRIUS broadcasting mode.
Time display example during REPLAY playback (Instant Replay
Mode only)
Play Position Indicator
Notes
Progress Bar
Volume Level
• When the “Text Scroll” (Refer to “Scroll Setting (Text Scroll)” on
page 23) is set to “Auto,” the display scrolls continuously. When the
“Text Scroll” is set to “Manual,” the display scrolls only once after any
function is performed (PRESET, BAND, SEARCH, etc.). “Channel
No.”, “Calendar” and “Clock” displays do not scroll.
• Depending on the model, the display may differ from the one shown
above.
Play Time (Remaining
time for INSTANT REPLAY)
Channel No.
Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display (XM
only)
Changing the Display
Text information, such as the channel name, artist name/feature and
song/program title, is available with each XM or Sirius channel. The unit
can display this text information as explained below.
1
In XM or SIRIUS mode, press VIEW.
Each time you press this button, the display changes as shown
below.
The XM Auxiliary Data Field (ADF) display can be switched on or off.
There is no ADF function for the SIRIUS receiver.
1
2
(Blank)
Category Name
(Blank)
Calendar
Channel No./Channel Name
Clock
Artist Name
Channel No./Channel Name
Channel No./Channel Name
Song Name
Additional info.
*1 Displayed only when INT Mute is OFF and the mode is set to
other than Bluetooth Audio.
*2 Not displayed when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*3 Only when HD Radio Tuner module is connected.
*4 Only when XM Radio is connected.
*5 Only when SIRIUS Radio is connected.
*1
Channel No./Channel Name
3
4
Press ENTER to activate the XM ADF mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select XM ADF ON/OFF, and
then press ENTER.
When setting to ON, Auxiliary Data Field is displayed by pressing
VIEW (refer to “Changing the Display” on page 29).
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Category Name
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the XM mode, and then
press ENTER.
Bluetooth*1  General  Display  Tuner*2/HD Radio*3  XM*4/
SIRIUS*5  Bluetooth
XM mode:
Channel No./Channel Name
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to activate the
SETUP selection mode.
Press and hold SETUP for at least 2 seconds to return to
normal mode.
Notes
SIRIUS mode:
• Pressing ESC returns to the previous SETUP mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, SETUP is canceled.
Channel No./Channel Name
(Blank)
Category Name
(Blank)
Calendar
Channel No./Channel Name
Clock
Artist Name
Channel No./Channel Name
Channel No./Channel Name
Song Name*2
Composer Name
*3
Progress Bar
Channel No./Channel Name
Remaining time of instant replay
Category Name
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USB Memory/Portable
audio player (optional)
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
/ESC
SOURCE/
• Searching is not recommended during the Banking process as the
database is under construction at this time, and malfunction may result
in some cases.
This unit has a BANK function that automatically divides every 1,000
songs stored in USB Memory/Portable audio player into individual
banks to make searching and playing back a song easier. A maximum of
1,000 songs for one bank can be stored according to the order stored in
USB Memory/Portable audio player. A maximum of 20 banks (20,000
songs) can be recognized.
Bank No.




VIEW
4
5
Connecting the USB Memory (optional)
1~1,000
Bank2
1,001~2,000


Bank20
19,001~20,000
Playback
1
2
Press SOURCE to select the USB mode.
Press  or  to select the desired track (file).
Pressing and holding  or  will fast backward/fast
forward track continuously.
If a USB Memory device/Portable audio player is connected to the unit,
MP3/WMA/AAC files can be played back.
Notes
• If a song is fast reversed to its beginning in pause mode, the song will be
played back automatically.
• Depending on the connected portable audio player, fast-forwarding/
fast-reversing may not be available.
Note
• In the USB mode, when this unit is reset, ACC is switched from OFF to
ON, or when the USB is connected to this unit, “Banking” is displayed
for several seconds.
Song number
Bank1
3
To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume playback.
Using the USB Memory/Portable audio
player Banking Function
What is a Bank?
A bank is a unit of up to 1,000 songs, which is stored in memory/
Portable audio player. “Banking” refers to the grouping of songs
available in USB Memory/Portable audio player, in banks of 1,000 songs
each. However, when a USB Memory is connected, 1BANK can store up
to 1,000 songs under the following conditions. Otherwise, the number
of songs that can be stored may be less than 1,000.
Conditions (general estimate values)
Playlists: 20 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Genres: 10 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Composers: 30 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Artists: 30 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Albums: 100 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Titles: 1,000 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Folders: 100 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
Files: 1,000 (32 characters; 64 bytes)
File Paths: 1,000 (128 characters; 256 bytes)
About Banking
While a bank is being built up, “Banking” is displayed. Banking occurs
whenever a USB Memory device/Portable audio player is connected or
after power to the head unit turns on.
It can take anywhere from a few seconds to up to several minutes for
banking to complete. This depends on the number of files and folders
in USB Memory/Portable audio player.
Available operations while Banking
• During Banking, the information display changes so the VIEW
operation is not available.
• With a song playing, Regular fast-forwarding and next song selection is
available.
• While Banking, the song playback order may differ from the song order
in the USB Memory device/Portable audio player.
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Notes
• WMA format files that are protected by DRM (Digital Rights
Management), AAC format files that have been purchased from the
iTunes Store and files that are copy-protected (copyright protection)
cannot be played back on this unit.
• The playback time may not be correctly displayed when a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) recorded file is played back.
• If there is tag information, artist name/album name/track name is
displayed.
• If an MP3/WMA/AAC file contains ID3 tag/WMA tag information,
the ID3 tag/WMA tag information is displayed (e.g., song name, artist
name, and album name). All other tag data is ignored.
• If text information is not compatible with this unit, the display is blank.
• Before disconnecting USB Memory, be sure to change to another source
or set to pause.
• Press VIEW to switch the display. For details, refer to “Displaying the
Text” on page 18.
Repeat Play
1
Press  4.
The song is played back repeatedly.
RPT*1  RPT *2  RPT *3  (off )  RPT
*1 Only a file is repeatedly played back.
*2 According to the artist information of the current song, a playlist
about all the songs with the same artist of the Bank are made
into a playlist, which then starts to play back.
*3 According to the album information of the current song, a
playlist about all the songs with the same album of the Bank are
made into a playlist, which then starts to play back.
2
2
To cancel repeat play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
The “Banking” may be displayed for a few seconds.
Note
• During repeat play, setting M.I.X. to ON will cancel the repeat play.
3
M.I.X. (Random Play)
1
4
Press 5 .
MIX*1  MIX ALL*2  (off )  MIX
*1 Song shuffle randomly plays back songs within a selected
category (playlist, album, etc.). The songs within the category
are played just once until all songs have been played.
*2 All songs in the current Bank are played back in random
sequence. Any one song does not play back again until all songs
have been played back.
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above procedure.
Notes
• When a song is played back during Random (M.I.X.) play in the USB
mode, the song can be played back again randomly even if not all songs
in the current Bank have been played back.
• During M.I.X. play, setting repeat play to ON will cancel the M.I.X.
play.
• During repeat play, etc., the track number display for M.I.X. play may
be incorrect.
Searching for a desired Song
A USB Memory or Portable audio player can contain hundreds of songs.
By using file tag information and keeping these songs organized in
playlists, this unit’s search functions will ease song searches.
Each music category has its own individual hierarchy. Use the Bank/
Playlists*1/Artists/Albums/Songs/Genres/Composers/Folders/Files
search mode to narrow searches based on the table below.
Hierarchy
1
Hierarchy
2
Hierarchy
3
Hierarchy
4
Hierarchy
5
Bank
Playlist*1
Bank
Artist*
Song
—
—
Album*
Song
Bank
Album*
Song
—
—
—
Bank
Song
—
—
—
Bank
Genre*
Artist*
Album*
Song
Bank
Composer*
Album*
Song
—
Bank
Folder
File
—
—
Bank
File
—
—
—
*1 Playlist search is not available when a Portable audio player is
connected.
For example:
Searching by Artist name
The following example explains how an Artists search is performed.
Another search mode can be used for the same operation, although the
hierarchy differs.
Searching by artist name
1
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the Artist search mode,
and then press ENTER.
Playlist  Artist  Album  Song  Genre  Composer 
Folder  File  Playlist
The songs are played back in random sequence.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired Bank, and
then press ENTER.
5
6
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Artist, and
then press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select an album, and then
press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a song and press
ENTER.
The selected song is played back.
Notes
• After pressing and holding ENTER for at least 2 seconds while in
each hierarchy (except Song and File hierarchy), all songs of the selected
hierarchy are played back.
• After selecting [ALL] in the search mode with “*”, press and hold
ENTER for at least 2 seconds to play back all songs in the selected
search mode.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold ESC for at least
2 seconds, or no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the search mode
is canceled.
• The root folder of USB Memory/Portable audio player is displayed as
“\ROOT”.
• When the bank is changed during Repeat play, the Repeat play will be
canceled.
• In the search mode, pressing ESC will return to the previous
mode.
• When search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play mode will be
canceled.
• In the search mode, a search can be made quickly by Alphabet skip
function to find the desired artist or song, etc. For details, refer to
“Alphabet Skip Function” on page 32.
• When searching for a song, artist, etc., in a USB Memory, the display
order may be incorrect if the character code of the file tag information is
mixed.
Select Playlist*/Artist/Album/Genre/
Composer/Folder
Playlist*/Artist/Album/Genre/Composer/Folder can be easily changed.
For example, if you listen to a song from a selected album, the album can
be changed.
1
Press  or  to select the desired Playlist*/Artist/Album/
Genre/Composer/Folder.
* This item is invalid when a portable audio player is connected.
Notes
• If the song search mode was used to select a song, this function is
inactive.
• If an album is selected during an artist search, other albums by that
artist are searchable.
• This function is inactive during shuffle (M.I.X.) playback.
Press ENTER to activate the search selection mode.
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Alphabet Skip Function
The initial skip function is skipped to the next number, symbol or letter
such as from A to B, B to C.
You can skip in reverse order such as B to A by pressing .
1
During search mode, press  or  to perform the
Alphabet Skip Function.
iPhone/iPod (optional)
SOURCE/ Rotary encoder/ENTER/
/ESC
4 5 6

A list is skipped to the next number, symbol or letter.
Notes
• The alphabet select object is only the alphabet that is recorded by
UTF-16 character code.
• If the Song search mode is activated in Playlist search, this function is
invalid.


  VIEW
Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
Quick Search
You can search a song from all songs in current bank of USB Memory/
portable audio player without selecting an album, artist, etc.
Connecting an iPhone/iPod
1
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds to activate
Quick Search mode.
An iPhone/iPod can be connected to this unit by using the Interface
cable for iPod (supplied). When this unit is connected by using the
cable, the controls on the iPod are not functional.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired track (file).
Notes
The selected track is played back immediately.
• Internet and telephone functions of the iPod touch or iPhone, ect., can
also be used while connected to this unit. Using these functions will stop
or pause the currently playing songs. During this time, do not operate
the unit to avoid a malfunction.
• If you connect an iPhone to this unit, it can be used as an iPod. If you
use iPhone as a hands-free phone, you need the optional BLUETOOTH
INTERFACE (KCE-400BT).
2
Note
• Press ESC in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode is
canceled if no operation is performed for 10 seconds.
Search Position Memory
During playback, you can quickly return to the last-selected hierarchy
level in the search mode.
1
Press ESC.
The hierarchy you selected last in the search mode is displayed.
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iPhone/iPod models usable with this unit
• Confirmed devices regarding Made for iPod. Correct function of
earlier versions cannot be guaranteed.
iPod touch (2nd generation): Ver.3.0
iPod nano (4th generation): Ver.1.0.2
iPod classic (120 GB only): Ver.2.0.1
iPod touch (1st generation): Ver.3.0
iPod nano (3rd generation): Ver.1.1.3 PC
iPod classic (80 GB, 160 GB only): Ver.1.1.2 PC
iPod nano (2nd generation): Ver.1.1.3
iPod with video: Ver.1.3
iPod nano (1st generation): Ver.1.3.1
• Confirmed devices regarding Works with iPhone. Correct function of
earlier versions cannot be guaranteed.
iPhone 3GS: Ver.3.1
iPhone 3G: Ver.3.0
iPhone: Ver.3.0
• For clarity in identifying your model of iPod, please see Apple’s own
document “Identifying iPod models” at
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353.
• This unit does not support video playback from iPhone/iPod, even
using a video-compatible cable.
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Playback
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Song, and
then press ENTER.
The selected song is played back.
1
2
Press SOURCE to switch to the USB iPod mode.
Press  or  to select the desired song.
Pressing and holding  or  will fast backward/fast
forward the current song.
3
To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume playback.
Notes
• A song playing on the iPhone/iPod while it is connected to this unit will
continue to play from where it was paused after disconnection.
• If you listen to an episode from a selected podcast or audiobook, the
episode can be changed by pressing  or .
• An episode may have several chapters. The chapter can be changed by
pressing  or .
• When an iPhone 3GS or an iPod (Ver.3.x) is connected to this unit,
after changing the source or received traffic information, etc., to return
to USB iPod mode, “No USB Unit” may be displayed. In this case,
reconnect the iPhone 3GS/iPod.
Searching for a desired Song
An iPhone/iPod can contain hundreds of songs. By using file tag
information and keeping these songs organised in playlists, this unit’s
search functions will ease song searches.
Each music category has its own individual hierarchy. Use the Playlist/
Artist/Album/Song/Podcast/Genre/Composer/Audiobook search mode
to narrow searches based on the table below.
Hierarchy 1
Hierarchy 2
Hierarchy 3
Hierarchy 4
Playlist
Song
—
—
Artist*
Album*
Song
—
Album*
Song
—
—
Song
—
—
—
Podcast
Episode
—
—
Genre
Artist*
Album*
Song
Composer*
Album*
Song
—
Audiobook
—
—
—
*
For example:
Searching by Artist name.
The following example explains how an Artist search is performed.
Another search mode can be used for the same operation, although the
hierarchy differs.
Searching by artist name
1
2
Notes
• After pressing and holding ENTER for at least 2 seconds while in
each hierarchy (except Song and Audiobook hierarchy), all songs of the
selected hierarchy are played back.
• After selecting [ALL] in the search mode with “*”, press and hold
ENTER for at least 2 seconds to play back all songs in the iPhone/
iPod or selected search mode.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold ESC for 2 seconds,
or no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the search mode is
canceled.
• In the search mode, pressing ESC will return to the previous
mode.
• When search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play mode will be
canceled.
• “No Song” will be displayed if there are no songs in the selected playlist
in the Playlist search mode.
• “No Podcast” will be displayed if there is no podcast data in the iPhone/
iPod in the Podcast search mode.
• “No Audiobook” will be displayed if there is no audiobook data in the
iPhone/iPod in the Audiobook search mode.
• If “iPod name” stored in the iPhone/iPod is selected in the desired
Playlist search mode, and ENTER is pressed, you can search for all
songs in the iPhone/iPod. Also, if you press and hold ENTER for at
least 2 seconds, all songs in the iPhone/iPod are played back.
• Depending on the iPhone/iPod, podcast search is not supported.
• If Alphabet Skip Function is activated in the search mode, a search can
be made quickly by Alphabet skip function to find the desired artist or
song, etc. For details, refer to “Alphabet Skip Function” on page 34.
• If any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) is pressed in the
search mode, a search can be made quickly by skipping to the specified
location. For details, refer to “Direct Search Function” on page 34.
Quick Search
You can search a song from all songs in the iPhone/iPod without
selecting an album, artist, etc.
1
2
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds to activate
the Quick Search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired song.
The selected song is played back immediately.
Notes
• Press ESC in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode is
canceled if no operation is performed for 10 seconds.
• If many songs are in iPhone/iPod, it takes time to search for songs.
• If any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) is pressed in the
search mode, a search can be made quickly by skipping to the specified
location. For details, refer to “Direct Search Function” on page 34.
• This function is inactive during repeat (RPT) playback.
Press ENTER to activate the search selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the Artist search mode,
and then press ENTER.
Playlist  Artist  Album  Song  Podcast  Genre 
Composer  Audiobook  Playlist
3
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Artist, and
then press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Album, and
then press ENTER.
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Direct Search Function
Search Position Memory
The unit’s direct search function can be used to search for an album,
song, etc., more efficiently. In Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Podcast/
Genre/Composer/Audiobook mode, you can quickly target any song.
During iPhone/iPod playback, you can quickly return to the
last-selected hierarchy level in the search mode.
1
1
In the search mode, press any one of the preset buttons (1
through 6) to quickly skip over a designated percent of
your song content.
Song search example:
If there are 100 songs in your iPhone/iPod, they are divided into 6
groups using percentages (shown below). These groups are
assigned to preset buttons 1 through 6.
Example 1:
Suppose the song you are searching for is located at around the
middle (50%) of your library: press button 4 to jump to the 50th
song and turn the Rotary encoder to find the desired song.
Example 2:
Suppose the song you are searching for is located near the end
(83%) of your library: press button 6 to jump to the 83rd song
and turn the Rotary encoder to find the desired song.
All 100 songs (100%)
0%
17%
33%
50%
67%
83%
Preset
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
Songs
1st
song
17th
song
33rd
song
50th
song
67th
song
83rd
song
The hierarchy you selected last in the search mode is displayed.
Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.)
The Shuffle function of the iPhone/iPod is displayed as M.I.X. on this
unit.
Shuffle Albums:
The songs on each album are played back in proper order. Upon
completion of all the songs on the album, the next album is selected
randomly. This continues until all albums have been played.
Shuffle Songs:
Song shuffle randomly plays back songs within a selected category
(playlist, album, etc.). The songs within the category are played just
once until all songs have been played.
1
Press 5 .
The songs are played back in random sequence.
MIX *1  MIX*2  (off )  MIX 
*1 Shuffle Albums.
*2 Shuffle Songs.
2
Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/Composer/Episode can be easily changed.
For example, if you listen to a song from a selected album, the album can
be changed.
Press  or  to select the desired Playlist/Artist/Album/
Genre/Composer/Episode.
• If a song is selected in the album search mode before selecting M.I.X.
play, the songs will not play back randomly even when Shuffle Albums
is selected.
Shuffle ALL:
Shuffle ALL plays all songs in the iPhone/iPod randomly. Any one
song does not play back again until all songs have been played back.
1
Alphabet Skip Function
Press 6.
The songs are played back in random sequence.
MIX ALL*  (off )  MIX ALL
Notes
• If the song search mode was used to select a song, this function is
inactive.
• If an album is selected during an artist search, other albums by that
artist are searchable.
• This function is inactive during shuffle (M.I.X.) playback.
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above procedure.
Note
Select Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/
Composer/Episode
1
Press ESC.
* Shuffle ALL.
2
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above procedure.
Note
• If Shuffle ALL is selected, the selected songs being played back in the
search mode are canceled.
Repeat Play
The initial skip function is skipped to the next number, symbol or letter
such as from A to B, B to C.
You can skip in reverse order such as B to A by pressing .
Only Repeat One is available for the iPhone/iPod.
1
Repeat One:
A single song is repeatedly played back.
During search mode, press  or  to perform the
Alphabet Skip Function.
A list is skipped to the next number, symbol or letter.
1
Press  4.
The song is played back repeatedly.
Note
• Titles are listed alphabetically, and can be skipped every 200 titles. If
there are fewer than 200 titles, titles beginning with the next
alphabetical character are selected.
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RPT*  (off )  RPT
* Repeat One.
2
To cancel repeat play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
Note
IMPRINT Operation
(optional)
• Depending on the connected iPod, track up/down may be not available
during Repeat play.
Displaying the Text
You can display the tag information of a song in the iPhone/iPod.
1
BAND
Rotary encoder/ENTER/
SOURCE/
Press VIEW.
/ESC
Each press changes the display.
Note
• When the Text Scroll is set to Manual, press and hold VIEW for at least
2 seconds, the current text will be scrolled one time.
Track No./All Songs No.*2
(Blank)
Elapsed Time
(Blank)

*3
Calendar
Artist Name*1
Clock
Song Name*1
*3
Album Name*1
Track No./All Songs No.*2
Song Name*1
Elapsed Time
*1 TAG information
If the Text Scroll (refer to “Scroll Setting (Text Scroll)” on
page 23) is set to “Auto,” the tag information will scroll
automatically.
If there is no text information, nothing will be displayed.
*2 The numbers of all songs displayed vary depending on the songs
selected by the search.
*3 When the Text Scroll (refer to “Scroll Setting (Text Scroll)” on
page 23) is set to “Auto,” the display cannot be switched by
pressing VIEW. The display contents switch alternately.
Notes
•
•
•
•
Only alphanumeric characters (ASCII) can be displayed.
The maximum number of characters for the head unit is 128 (128 byte).
Some characters may not be correctly displayed.
The display is blank when text information is not compatible with this
unit.

Preset buttons (1 through 6)
AUDIO/SOUND SETUP
Alpine introduces IMPRINT - the world’s first technology that
thoroughly eliminates in-car acoustic problems that normally degrade
sound quality, which enables us to experience music the way the artist
intended.
When the IMPRINT audio processor (PXA-H100) (sold separately) is
connected to this unit, MultEQ and the following sound adjustment can
be performed.
Changing MultEQ mode
MultEQ, developed by Audyssey Labs, automatically corrects the audio
for the listening environment. The system is optimized for selected
positions in the vehicle. To accomplish this, MultEQ must take
measurements of the vehicles response characteristics. For details on the
set up procedure, consult your authorized Alpine dealer.
1
2
3
Press and hold SOUND SETUP for at Least 2 seconds to
activate the Sound menu selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select MultEQ Mode, and then
press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired MultEQ
mode, and then press ENTER.
OFF (Manual Mode)  Curve 1 (MultEQ-1)  Curve 2 (MultEQ-2)
Notes
• The Curve mode can be selected only when Curve 1 and Curve 2 are
stored.
• When using MultEQ, MX, X-Over, T.Correction, Factory’s EQ, SUBW.
Phase, SUBW. Channel, TW Setup, EQ Mode, Filter Type and
Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ are set automatically. They are no longer
user adjustable.
• When an external audio processor is connected, the MultEQ function
cannot be used.
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Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/
Treble Level/Fader (Between Front and
Rear)/Balance (Between Left and Right)/
Black Out in MultEQ mode
2
MultEQ Mode  Subwoofer  SUBW. System*1  SUBW. Phase*1
 SUBW. Channel*1  Factory’s EQ  TW Setup*2  Filter Type
 Media Xpander  MX Level*3  EQ Mode  TCR Parameter
 Sound Field*4  MultEQ Mode
(e.g. Select Subwoofer)
*1 These functions are inoperable when Subwoofer is set to OFF.
*2 This function can be operable only when PXA-H100 (sold
separately) is connected and 2.2ch (3WAY) mode is set. For
details, refer to the Owner’s Manual of PXA-H100.
*3 This function is inoperable when Media Xpander is set to OFF.
*4 In step 2, three sound adjustment items (Parametric EQ/
Graphic EQ, T.Correction, X-Over) can be selected in Sound
Field Adjustment mode, turn the Rotary encoder to select the
desired item, and then press ENTER to continue to step 3.
You can change these settings to create your own preference in MultEQ
(Curve 1 or Curve 2) mode.
1
Press AUDIO repeatedly to select the MultEQ adjustment
item.
SUBWOOFER LEVEL*1  BASS LEVEL*2  TREBLE LEVEL*2 
BALANCE  FADER*3  BLACK OUT*4  DEFEAT  VOLUME 
SUBWOOFER LEVEL
*1 When the SUBWOOFER mode is set to OFF, its level cannot be
adjusted.
*2 This function is inoperable when MultEQ is set to OFF.
*3 If you set the 2.2ch (3WAY)/4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.)
switch of the IMPRINT audio processor (PXA-H100) to 2.2ch
(3WAY), you cannot adjust the FADER mode. For details, refer
to the Owner’s Manual of PXA-H100.
*4 When Blackout mode is turned on, all display indications on
this unit will turn off to reduce power consumption. This
additional power enhances the sound quality.
If any button on the unit is pressed during the Blackout Mode,
the function is displayed for 5 seconds before returning to
Blackout mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired item, and
then press ENTER.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select Subwoofer ON or Subwoofer OFF)
4
Press and hold ESC for at least 2 seconds to return to
normal mode.
Notes
• Media Xpander, Factory’s EQ, Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ, EQ Mode
and MX Level Adjustment are inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• Pressing ESC returns to the previous Sound menu mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, Sound menu mode is
canceled.
Note
• If no operation is performed for 5 seconds after selecting the
SUBWOOFER LEVEL, BASS LEVEL, TREBLE LEVEL, FADER,
BALANCE, BLACK OUT or DEFEAT mode the unit automatically
returns to normal mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting as below.
Subwoofer level
0 ~ 15
Bass level
−7~+7
Treble level
−7~+7
Balance
−15 (L) ~ 15 (R)
Fader
−15 (R) ~ 15 (F)
Black Out
ON/OFF
Defeat
ON/OFF
Volume
0 ~ 35
Note
• Depending on the connected devices, some functions and display
indications do not work.
Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF
When the subwoofer is on, you can adjust the subwoofer output level.
 Setting item: Subwoofer
Setting contents:
ON (Initial setting) / OFF
ON:
The subwoofer signal is output from the Subwoofer RCA
Connectors (refer to “Connections” on page 52).
OFF:
No subwoofer signal is output from the Subwoofer RCA
Connectors (refer to “Connections” on page 52).
Setting the Subwoofer System
When the subwoofer is on, you can select either System 1 or System 2 for
the desired subwoofer effect.
 Setting item: SUBW. System
Setting contents:
System 1 (Initial setting) / System 2
Adjusting Sound Setting in Manual Mode
You can change these sound settings to create your own preference when
the MultEQ mode is set to Mult EQ OFF (Manual Mode).
Use steps 1 to 4 to select one of the Sound menu modes to
modify. See the applicable section below for details about the
selected item.
1
Press and hold SOUND SETUP for at Least 2 seconds to
activate the Sound menu selection mode.
36-EN
System 1:
Subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting.
System 2:
Subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting.
For example, even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still
audible.
Setting the Subwoofer Phase
The subwoofer output phase is toggled SUBWOOFER NORMAL (0°) or
SUBWOOFER REVERSE (180°). To adjust the level, turn the Rotary
encoder.
Turning Media Xpander ON/OFF
When the Media Xpander is on, you can adjust the Media Xpander level
(refer to “Setting the MX Level” on page 37).
 Setting item: Media Xpander
 Setting item: SUBW. Phase
Setting contents:
OFF (Initial setting) / ON
Setting contents:
PHASE 0° (Initial setting) / PHASE 180°
Setting the Subwoofer Channel (SUBW.
Channel)
Setting the MX Level
You can set the subwoofer output to stereo or monaural. Make sure to
set the correct output for your subwoofer type.
MX (Media Xpander) makes vocals or instruments sound distinct
regardless of the music source. The FM radio, CD, USB Memory and
iPhone/iPod, will be able to reproduce the music clearly even in cars
with a lot of road noise.
 Setting item: SUBW. Channel
1
Setting contents:
STEREO (Initial setting) / MONO
STEREO:
Subwoofer stereo (L/R) output
MONO:
Subwoofer monaural output
Equalizer Presets (Factory’s EQ)
10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of
musical source material.
Flat  Pops  Rock  News  Jazz&Blues  Electrical Dance
 Hip Hop&Rap  Easy Listening  Country  Classical 
User1  User2  User3  User4  User5  User6
Note
• By selecting User's 1 to 6, you can recall the stored preset number (refer
to “Adjusting the Graphic Equalizer Curve” on page 38 or refer to
“Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve” on page 38).
Setting the Response Slope for the High
Range Speaker (TW Setup)
Setting the response characteristic of tweeter to FLAT in 2.2ch (3WAY)
mode could damage the speaker. Make sure the Crossover cut-off is
appropriate for the tweeter being used (Refer to “Adjusting the
Crossover Settings” on page 38).
 Setting item: TW Setup
Setting contents:
FACTORY’S (Initial setting) / USER’S
FACTORY’S:
As protection from possible speaker damage, FLAT cannot be set
for the response slope of the high range speaker in 2.2ch (3WAY)
mode.
USER’S:
The FLAT setting is possible in 2.2ch (3WAY) mode.
Setting the Filter type
 Setting item: Filter Type
Setting contents:
NORMAL (Initial setting) / INDIVIDUAL
NORMAL (L=R):
Left and right speakers are adjusted equally.
INDIVIDUAL (L/R):
Left and right speakers are individually adjusted.
Changing the source to which you want to apply Media
Xpander.
FM (MX level 1 to 3):
The medium to high frequencies become clearer, and produces
well balanced sound at all frequencies.
CD (MX level 1 to 3):
CD mode processes a large amount of data during playback. MX
takes advantage of this large data quantity to reproduce a more
clear, clean output.
CMPM/SAT (MX level 1 to 3):
This corrects information that was lost at the time of compression.
This reproduces a well-balanced sound close to the original.
DVD (Video CD) (MOVIE MX level 1 to 2):
The dialogue portion of a video is reproduced more clearly.
(DVD MUSIC):
A DVD or Video CD contains a large quantity of data such as music
clip. MX uses this data to reproduce the sound accurately.
AUX (MX level 1):
Choose the MX mode (CMPM, MOVIE, or MUSIC) that corresponds
to the media connected.
Notes
• Each music source, such as FM radio, CD, and MP3/WMA/AAC can
have its own MX setting.
• On disks with both MP3/WMA/AAC and CD-DA, when the source
changes from “MP3/WMA/AAC to CD-DA” or “CD-DA to MP3/
WMA/AAC”, MX-mode switching may delay playback slightly.
• Setting to Non Effect sets MX mode of each music source to OFF.
• The function is inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• There is no MX mode for AM radio.
• If an audio processor with the MX function (PXA-H701, etc.) is
connected, its own MX processing is applied to the music source. Since
the processor MX settings may not match the head unit, the audio
processor needs to be adjusted. For details, refer to the Owner’s Manual
of the audio processor.
• “CMPM” is applied for MP3/WMA/AAC and iPhone/iPod.
• “SAT” is applied for XM radio and SIRIUS radio.
Setting EQ mode
This setting gives you a choice of 5-band parametric, or 7-band graphic
equalizer.
 Setting item: EQ Mode
Setting contents:
Parametric EQ (Initial setting) / Graphic EQ
PEQ:
5-band Parametric EQ
GEQ:
7-band Graphic EQ
37-EN
Setting the Time Correction Unit (TCR
Parameter)
Band-3
400 Hz
Band-4
1 kHz
Band-5
2.5 kHz
You can change the unit, (cm or inch) of time correction.
Band-6
6.3 kHz
 Setting item: TCR Parameter
Band-7
17.5 kHz
2
Setting contents:
cm (Initial setting) / inch
Adjustable output level: −6 to +6 dB
Sound Field Adjustment
The setting of Parametric EQ/Graphic EQ, Time Correction and X-Over
can be adjusted in this mode.
Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve
You can modify the Equalizer settings to create a response curve more
appealing to your personal taste. To adjust the Parametric Equalizer
Curve, set the EQ Mode to Parametric EQ. For details, refer to “Setting
EQ mode” on page 37.
1
After selecting Parametric EQ from the Sound Field
Adjustment mode, press BAND to select the band to be
adjusted.
3
Before performing the following procedures, refer to “About Time
Correction” on page 39.
1
3
Band-1
20 Hz~80 Hz (63 Hz)
Band-2
50 Hz~200 Hz ( 150 Hz)
Band-3
125 Hz~3.2 kHz (400 Hz)
Band-4
315 Hz~8 kHz (1 kHz)
Band-5
800 Hz~20 kHz (2.5 kHz)
F-L*1  F-R*2  R-L*3  R-R*4  SW-L  SW-R  F-L
*1
*2
*3
*4
F-L*1  F-R*2  R-L*3  R-R*4  SW-L  SW-R  F-L
*1
*2
*3
*4
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the level.
Press SOURCE to set the bandwidth (Q).
To adjust another band, repeat steps 1 to 4 and adjust all
bands.
Notes
• The frequencies of adjacent bands cannot be adjusted within 4 steps.
• While adjusting the Parametric EQ, you should consider the frequency
response of the connected speakers.
Adjusting the Graphic Equalizer Curve
3
After selecting Graphic EQ from the Sound Field
Adjustment mode, press BAND to select the band to be
adjusted.
Band 1  Band 2  Band 3  Band 4  Band 5  Band 6 
Band 7  Band 1
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the distance correction
value (0.0 to 336.6cm).
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set another speaker.
By setting these values to make its sound reach the listening
position at the same time as the sound of other speakers.
Adjusting the Crossover Settings
Before performing the following procedures, refer to “About the
Crossover” on page 41.
2.2ch (3WAY) System
1
You can modify the equalizer settings to create a response curve more
appealing to your personal taste. To adjust the graphic equalizer curve,
set the EQ Mode to Graphic EQ. For details, refer to “Setting EQ mode”
on page 37.
1
Front-L (Initial setting)
Front -R
Rear-L
Rear-R
L = (distance to farthest speaker) - (distance to other speakers)
Adjustable bandwidth: 1, 1.5, 3
5
Mid-L (Initial setting)
Mid-R
High-L
High-R
4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.) System
Adjustable level: −6 to +6 dB
4
After selecting T.Correction from the Sound Field
Adjustment mode, press BAND to select a speaker to be
adjusted.
2.2ch (3WAY) System
Press  or  to select frequency bands.
Adjustable frequency bands: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (in 1/3 octave
steps).
To adjust another band, repeat steps 1 and 2, and then
adjust all bands.
Adjusting the Time Correction
Band 1  Band 2  Band 3  Band 4  Band 5  Band 1
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the level.
After selecting X-Over from the Sound Field Adjustment
mode, press BAND to select the band to be adjusted.
NORMAL (L=R)
 Setting items: LOW / MID-L / MID-H / HIGH
INDIVIDUAL (L/R)
 Setting items: LOW-L / LOW-R / MID-L-L / MID-L-R /
MID-H-L / MID-H-R / HIGH-L / HIGH-R
2
Press  or  to select the desired cut-off frequency
(Crossover Point).
Adjustable frequency bands:
Band-1
63 Hz
Band-2
150 Hz
38-EN
LOW / MID-L
20 Hz~200 Hz
3
MID-H
20 Hz~20 kHz
HIGH
(1 kHz~20 kHz)*1/(20 Hz~20 kHz)*2
*1 When FACTORY’S is selected, refer to “Setting the Response
Slope for the High Range Speaker (TW Setup)” on page 37.
*2 When USER’S is selected, refer to “Setting the Response Slope for
the High Range Speaker (TW Setup)” on page 37.
2
Press SOURCE to adjust the slope.
Notes
Adjustable slope: FLAT*, 6 dB/oct., 12 dB/oct., 18 dB/oct., 24 dB/
oct.
* FLAT can be set for the HIGH slope only when TW Setup is set to
USER’S (refer to “Setting the Response Slope for the High Range
Speaker (TW Setup)” on page 37). Depending on the response
characteristics of the speaker, care should be taken when setting
the response slope to FLAT, as speaker damage may result. With
this unit, a message is displayed when the response slope for the
high range speaker is set to FLAT.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the output level.
Adjustable output level: −12 to 0 dB.
5
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make adjustment to the other
bands.
4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.) System
1
through 6) in any item of the Sound Field Adjustment
mode (e.g. X-Over), press and hold the desired preset
buttons for at least 2 seconds.
After selecting X-Over from the Sound Field Adjustment
mode, press BAND to select the band to be adjusted.
PROTECT YES (Initial setting)  PROTECT NO
• If YES is selected, the adjusted contents are protected and stored into the
preset buttons. When you want to store the parameter into a protected
preset button, “Replace NO/YES” can be selected.
• If NO is selected, the preset is stored.
• While performing this operation, all adjusted contents of Parametric
EQ/Graphic EQ, T.Correction and X-Over will be stored in the preset
buttons.
• The stored contents are not deleted even when resetting the unit or
disconnecting the battery.
• The stored contents can be recalled by performing operation (refer to
“Recalling the Stored Sound Field Adjustment Settings” on page 39).
Recalling the Stored Sound Field Adjustment
Settings
The stored Sound Field Adjustment Settings contain Parametric EQ/
Graphic EQ, T.Correction and X-Over settings that are stored in the
preset memory.
1
NORMAL (L=R)
 Setting items: LOW (SUB-W) / MID (REAR) / HIGH
(FRONT)
INDIVIDUAL (L/R)
 Setting items: LOW (SUB-W)-L / LOW (SUB-W)-R / MID
(REAR)-L / MID (REAR)-R / HIGH (FRONT)-L / HIGH
(FRONT)-R
2
Press SOURCE to adjust the slope.
Adjustable slope: FLAT, 6 dB/oct., 12 dB/oct., 18 dB/oct., 24 dB/
oct.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the output level.
Adjustable output level: −12 to 0 dB.
5
2
After selecting any item of the Sound Field Adjustment
mode (e.g. X-Over), press any one of the preset buttons (1
through 6) that has your desired characteristic in memory
to recall the stored settings.
Press the preset buttons (1 through 6) again to return to
the Sound Field Adjustment mode.
Note
• While performing this operation, all adjustment contents of Parametric
EQ/Graphic EQ, T.Correction and X-Over stored in the preset buttons
will be recalled.
Press  or  to select the desired cut-off frequency
(Crossover Point).
Adjustable frequency bands: 20 Hz~200 Hz
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select PROTECT YES/NO, and
then press ENTER to store the adjusted contents.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make adjustment to the other
bands.
Notes
• While adjusting the X-Over, you should consider the frequency
response of the connected speakers.
• About the 2.2ch (3WAY)/4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.) system, you
can switch to 2.2ch (3WAY)/4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.) system
mode with the 2.2ch (3WAY)/4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.) switch on
the PXA-H100. For details, refer to the Owner’s Manual of PXA-H100.
About Time Correction
The distance between the listener and the speakers in a car vary widely
due to the complex speaker placement. This difference in the distances
from the speakers to the listener creates a shift in the sounds image and
frequency characteristics. This is caused by the time delay between the
sound reaching the listener’s right versus the left ear.
To correct this, this unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers
closest to the listener. This effectively creates a perception of increased
distance for those speakers. The listener can be placed at an equal
distance between the left and right speakers for optimum staging. The
adjustment will be made for each speaker in 3.4cm steps.
Listening Position example as follows:
Storing the Sound Field Adjustment Settings
The Sound Field Adjustment Settings containing Parametric EQ/
Graphic EQ, T.Correction and X-Over settings can be stored in the
preset memory.
1
When the settings of Sound Field Adjustment have been
completed, select any one of the preset buttons (1
39-EN
Delay
Number
Time Difference (ms)
Distance (cm)
Distance
(inch)
3
0.3
10.2
4.0
4
0.4
13.6
5.4
5
0.5
17.0
6.7
6
0.6
20.4
8.0
7
0.7
23.8
9.4
8
0.8
27.2
10.7
9
0.9
30.6
12.1
10
1.0
34.0
13.4
11
1.1
37.4
14.7
12
1.2
40.8
16.1
13
1.3
44.2
17.4
14
1.4
47.6
18.8
15
1.5
51.0
20.1
16
1.6
54.4
21.4
17
1.7
57.8
22.8
18
1.8
61.2
24.1
19
1.9
64.6
25.5
20
2.0
68.0
26.8
21
2.1
71.4
28.1
22
2.2
74.8
29.5
23
2.3
78.2
30.8
24
2.4
81.6
32.2
25
2.5
85.0
33.5
26
2.6
88.4
34.8
27
2.7
91.8
36.2
28
2.8
95.2
37.5
29
2.9
98.6
38.9
30
3.0
102.0
40.2
31
3.1
105.4
41.5
32
3.2
108.8
42.9
33
3.3
112.2
44.2
34
3.4
115.6
45.6
35
3.5
119.0
46.9
36
3.6
122.4
48.2
Adjust the time correction level of each speaker to almost the same level.
37
3.7
125.8
49.6
1
38
3.8
129.2
50.9
39
3.9
132.6
52.3
40
4.0
136.0
53.6
41
4.1
139.4
54.9
42
4.2
142.8
56.3
43
4.3
146.2
57.6
44
4.4
149.6
59.0
45
4.5
153.0
60.3
46
4.6
156.4
61.6
47
4.7
159.8
63.0
Example 1: Front Left Seat
Adjust the time correction level of the front left speaker to a high value
and the rear right to zero or a low value.
5.1ms
0.5m
2.25m
The sound is not balanced because the distance between the listening
position and the various speakers is different.
The difference in distance between the front left speaker and the rear
right speaker is 1.75 m (68-7/8").
Here we calculate the time correction value for the front left speaker in
the diagram on the above.
Conditions:
Farthest Speaker - listening position : 2.25 m (88-9/16")
Front left speaker - listening position : 0.5 m (19-11/16")
Calculation: L = 2.25 m - 0.5 m = 1.75 m (68-7/8")
Time correction = 1.75 ÷ 343*1 × 1000 = 5.1 (ms)
*1 Speed of sound: 343 m/s (765 mph) at 20°C
In other words, giving the front left speaker a time correction value of
5.1 ms makes it seem as if its distance from the listener is the same as the
distance to the farthest speaker.
Time correction eliminates the differences in the time required for the
sound to reach the listening position.
The time of the front left speaker is corrected by 5.1 ms so that its sound
reaches the listening position at the same time as the sound of other
speakers.
Example 2: All Seats
2
Sit in the listening position (driver’s seat, etc.) and
measure the distance (in meters) between your head and
the various speakers.
Calculate the difference between the distance correction
value to the farthest speaker and the other speakers.
L = (distance to farthest speaker) - (distance to other speakers)
These values are the time correction values for the different
speakers. Setting these values to make each sound reach the
listening position at the same time as the sound of other
speakers.
48
4.8
163.2
64.3
Distance
(inch)
49
4.9
166.6
65.7
50
5.0
170.0
67.0
0.0
0.0
51
5.1
173.4
68.3
0.1
3.4
1.3
52
5.2
176.8
69.7
0.2
6.8
2.7
53
5.3
180.2
71.0
Time Correction Value List
Delay
Number
Time Difference (ms)
Distance (cm)
0
0.0
1
2
40-EN
Delay
Number
Time Difference (ms)
Distance (cm)
Distance
(inch)
54
5.4
183.6
72.4
55
5.5
187.0
73.7
56
5.6
190.4
75.0
57
5.7
193.8
76.4
58
5.8
197.2
77.7
59
5.9
200.6
79.1
60
6.0
204.0
80.4
61
6.1
207.4
81.7
62
6.2
210.8
83.1
63
6.3
214.2
84.4
64
6.4
217.6
85.8
65
6.5
221.0
87.1
66
6.6
224.4
88.4
67
6.7
227.8
89.8
68
6.8
231.2
91.1
69
6.9
234.6
92.5
70
7.0
238.0
93.8
71
7.1
241.4
95.1
72
7.2
244.8
96.5
73
7.3
248.2
97.8
74
7.4
251.6
99.2
75
7.5
255.0
100.5
76
7.6
258.4
101.8
77
7.7
261.8
103.2
78
7.8
265.2
104.5
79
7.9
268.6
105.9
80
8.0
272.0
107.2
81
8.1
275.4
108.5
82
8.2
278.8
109.9
83
8.3
282.2
111.2
84
8.4
285.6
112.6
85
8.5
289.0
113.9
86
8.6
292.4
115.2
87
8.7
295.8
116.6
88
8.8
299.2
117.9
89
8.9
302.6
119.3
90
9.0
306.0
120.6
91
9.1
309.4
121.9
92
9.2
312.8
123.3
93
9.3
316.2
124.6
94
9.4
319.6
126.0
95
9.5
323.0
127.3
96
9.6
326.4
128.6
97
9.7
329.8
130.0
98
9.8
333.2
131.3
99
9.9
336.6
132.7
About the Crossover
Crossover (X-OVER):
This unit is equipped with an active crossover. The crossover limits the
frequencies delivered to the outputs. Each channel is controlled
independently. Thus, each speaker pair can be driven by the
frequencies for which they have been optimally designed.
The crossover adjusts the HPF (high pass filter) or LPF (low pass filter) of
each band, and also the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or
lows).
Adjustments should be made according to the reproduction
characteristics of the speakers. Depending on the speakers, a passive
network may not be necessary. If you are unsure about this point,
consult your authorized Alpine dealer.
4.2ch (FRONT/REAR/SUBW.) mode
Cut-off frequency
(1/3 octave steps)
Slope
Level
HPF
LPF
HPF
LPF
Low
range
speaker
----
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
0 to
−12 dB
Rear
high
range
speaker
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
----
0 to
−12 dB
Front
high
range
speaker
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
----
0 to
−12 dB
Low range
High range
(Different from actual display)
2.2ch (3WAY) mode
Cut-off frequency
(1/3 octave steps)
Slope
Level
HPF
LPF
HPF
LPF
Low
range
speaker
----
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
0 to
−12 dB
Mid
range
speaker
20 Hz 200 Hz
20 Hz 20 kHz
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
0 to
−12 dB
High
range
speaker
1 kHz 20 kHz,
(20 Hz ~
20 kHz)*
----
FLAT* 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct.
----
0 to
−12 dB
41-EN
* Only when TW Setup is set to USER’S (refer to “Setting the Response
Slope for the High Range Speaker (TW Setup)” on page 37).
Low range
Mid range
Changer (optional)
High range
BAND
SOURCE/

(Different from actual display)
Level adjusting
(0 to −12 dB)
Output frequency range
Slope FLAT
FUNC.
Slope adjusting
(Different from actual display)
20 Hz
HPF cut-off
frequency
LPF cut-off
frequency
Notes
• HPF (high pass filter): Cuts the lower frequencies and allows the higher
frequencies to pass.
• LPF (low pass filter): Cuts the higher frequencies and allows the lower
frequencies to pass.
• Slope: The level change (in dB) for a frequency change of one octave.
• The higher the slope value, the steeper the slope becomes.
• Adjust the slope to FLAT to bypass the HP or LP filters.
• Do not use a tweeter without the HPF on or set to a low frequency, as it
may cause damage to the speaker due to the low frequency content.
• You cannot adjust the crossover frequency higher than the HPF or lower
than the LPF.
• Adjustment should be made according to the recommended crossover
frequency of the connected speakers. Determine the recommended
crossover frequency of the speakers. Adjusting to a frequency range
outside that recommended may cause damage to the speakers.
For the recommended crossover frequencies of Alpine speakers, refer to
the respective Owner’s Manual.
We are not responsible for damage or malfunction of speakers caused by
using the crossover outside the recommended value.
Select buttons
(1 through 6)
Controlling CD Changer (optional)
An optional 6-disc or 12-disc CD Changer may be connected to this unit
if it is Ai-NET compatible. With a CD Changer connected to the
Ai-NET input of this unit, the CD Changer will be controllable from this
unit.
Using the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer Switching device) or the
KCA-410C (Versatile Link Terminal) multiple changers can be
controlled by this unit.
Refer to “Multi-Changer Selection (optional)” on page 43 for selecting
the CD Changers.
Notes
• The controls on this unit for CD Changer operation are operative only
when a CD Changer is connected.
• The DVD changer (optional) is controllable from this unit as well as the
CD changer.
• Depending on the connected DVD Changer, some functions may not be
available.
1
Press SOURCE to activate the CHANGER mode.
The display shows the disc number and track number.
Notes
• The source indicator varies depending on the connected source.
• Press BAND to switch the Disc mode in the Changer mode.
2
Press FUNC. to activate Disc Select mode.
Disc Select Mode : Disc No.1~6
Disc Select Mode* : Disc No.7~12
RPT/M.I.X. Mode
* When a 12-disc CD changer is connected.
3
Press the disc select buttons (1 through 6) corresponding
to one of the discs loaded in the CD Changer.
The selected disc number appears in the display and CD/MP3
playback starts.
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Note
• After selecting the desired disc, you can operate in the same way as for
the CD player of this unit. For details, see the CD/MP3/WMA/AAC
section.
Remote Control
Playing MP3 Files with the CD Changer
(optional)





If you connect a changer compatible with MP3, you can play CD-ROMs,
CD-Rs, and CD-RWs containing MP3 files on this unit.
1
2
3


Press SOURCE to switch to the MP3 Changer mode.

Press any one of the disc select buttons (1 through 6)
corresponding to one of the discs loaded in the CD
Changer.



To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume playback.
Notes
• The unit can play discs containing both audio data and MP3 data.
• For operating MP3 with an MP3 compatible CD Changer, refer to “CD/
MP3/WMA/AAC” on page 12.
Controls on Remote Control
 Source Button
Press this button to select the audio source.
 Volume Adjustment Buttons
Multi-Changer Selection (optional)
Alpine’s Ai-NET system will support up to 6 CD Changers. When
operating two or more changers, the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer
Switching device) must be used. If you use 1 Switching device, you can
connect up to 4 CD Changers. If you use 2 Switching devices, you can
connect up to 6 CD Changers. When using KCA-410C (Versatile Link
Terminal), you can connect two changers and two external outputs
(AUX).
1
Press SOURCE on this unit to activate the CD Changer
mode.
Alternatively, press SOURCE on the remote control (RUE-4202)
to activate the CD Changer mode.
To increase the volume level:
Press the  button
To decrease the volume level:
Press the  button
  Button
Radio mode:
Pressing this button will select, in ascending order, stations
programed into the radio’s presets as shown below.
   ...   
CD Changer mode:
DISC Select (UP) button.
Press this button to select a disc in ascending order.
MP3/WMA/AAC mode:
Folder Select (UP) button.
Press this button to select the folder.
MP3 compatible CD changer mode:
SOURCE
BAND
Folder Select (UP) / DISC Select (UP) button. Press this button to
select a folder in ascending order. Press and hold this button to
select a disc in ascending order.
iPod mode:
Switches Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/Composer.
2
  DN Button
Press BAND to activate the CD Changer Selection mode.
The CD Changer Selection mode remains active for several
seconds.
3
Radio mode:
SEEK (DN) Button.
CD/iPod mode:
Press BAND until the desired CD Changer indicator
appears on the display.
Notes
• If the selected CD Changer is not connected, the display will show “NO
CHANGER-(No.)”.
• To operate the selected changer, refer to “CD/MP3/WMA/AAC” on
page 12.
• For further details about the external input (AUX) when using
KCA-410C, refer to “Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)” on page 22.
Press this button to go back to the beginning of the current track.
  Button
Press this button to switch between the Play and Pause modes for
CD.
 Audio Processor Button
Each press of the button changes the audio processor mode.
For details, refer to “Operating the Audio Processor” as shown below.
Press the button to activate the external audio processor mode when
the external audio processor is connected.*
* For the operation of external audio processor, refer to the Owner’s
Manual of the external audio processor you purchased. When the
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IMPRINT audio processor (PXA-H100) (sold separately) is
connected, refer to “IMPRINT Operation (optional)” on page 35.
Battery Replacement
 Power Button
Press this button to turn the power on/off.
 Band Button
Radio mode:
Applicable battery: Use two “AAA” sized dry batteries or equivalent.
1
Opening the battery cover
Slide out the battery cover while firmly pressing in the direction
of the arrow.
BAND Button.
Press this button and the band will change.
Changer mode:
To switch the changer.
  UP Button
Radio mode:
SEEK (UP) button.
CD/iPod mode:
Press this button to advance to the beginning of the next track.
  Button
2
Replacing the battery
Insert the batteries, observing the polarities as illustrated.
Radio mode:
Pressing this button will select, in descending order, stations
programed into the radio’s presets as shown below.
   ...   
CD Changer mode:
DISC Select (DN) button.
Press this button to select a disc in descending order.
MP3/WMA/AAC mode:
Folder Select (DN) button.
Press this button to select the folder.
MP3 compatible CD changer mode:
3
Closing the cover
Slide the cover as illustrated until a click is heard.
Folder Select (DN) / DISC Select (DN) button.
Press this button to select a folder in descending order.
Press and hold this button to select a disc in descending order.
iPod mode:
Switches Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/Composer.
 Mute Button
Press this button to lower the volume by 20 dB instantly.
Press this button again to cancel.
Operating the Audio Processor
Controllable With Remote Control
1
Point the remote control transmitter at the remote control sensor.
Press A.PROC to select the mode.
Normal mode  Time Correction  X-OVER  Normal mode
2
Remote control sensor
Press  or  to select the item.
Time Correction mode/Crossover (X-OVER) mode:
Select from MEMORY 1 through 6.
Connectable to Remote Control Interface
Box
This unit may be controlled from the vehicle’s audio controls.
An optional Alpine Remote Control Interface Box must be used. For
details, contact your Alpine dealer.
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Information
In Case of Difficulty
If you encounter a problem, turn the power off, then on again. If the unit
is still not functioning normally, review the items in the following
checklist. This guide will help you isolate the problem if the unit is at
fault. Otherwise, make sure the rest of your system is properly
connected or consult your authorized Alpine dealer.
Basic
No function or display.
• Vehicle’s ignition is off.
– If connected following instructions, the unit will not operate with
the vehicle’s ignition off.
• Improper power lead (Red) and battery lead (Yellow) connections.
– Check power lead and battery lead connections.
• Blown fuse.
– Check the fuse of the unit; replace with the proper value if
necessary.
• Internal micro-computer malfunctioned due to interference noise
etc.
– Press the RESET switch with a ballpoint pen or other pointed
article.
Radio
Unable to receive stations.
• No antenna or open connection in cable.
– Make sure the antenna is properly connected; replace the antenna
or cable if necessary.
Unable to tune stations in the seek mode.
• You are in a weak signal area.
– Make sure the tuner is in the DX mode.
• If the area you are in is a primary signal area, the antenna may not be
grounded and connected properly.
– Check your antenna connections; make sure the antenna is
properly grounded at its mounting location.
• The antenna may not be the proper length.
– Make sure the antenna is fully extended; if broken, replace the
antenna with a new one.
Broadcast is noisy.
• The antenna is not the proper length.
– Extend the antenna fully; replace it if it is broken.
• The antenna is poorly grounded.
– Make sure the antenna is grounded properly at its mounting
location.
CD
• The CD is being improperly inserted.
– Make sure the CD is being inserted following instructions in the
CD Player Operation section.
Unable to fast forward or backward the CD.
• The CD has been damaged.
– Eject the CD and discard it; using a damaged CD in your unit can
cause damage to the mechanism.
CD playback sound skips due to vibration.
• Improper mounting of the unit.
– Securely re-mount the unit.
• The disc is very dirty.
– Clean the disc.
• The disc has scratches.
– Change the disc.
• The pick-up lens is dirty.
– Do not use a commercially available lens cleaner disc. Consult
your nearest Alpine dealer.
CD playback sound skips without vibration.
• The disc is dirty or scratched.
– Clean the disc; damaged disc should be replaced.
Error displays (built-in CD player only).
• Mechanical error.
– Press . After the error indication disappears, insert the disc
again. If the above-mentioned solution does not solve the problem,
consult your nearest Alpine dealer.
CD-R/CD-RW playback not possible.
• Close session (finalization) has not been performed.
– Perform finalization and attempt playback again.
MP3/WMA/AAC
MP3, WMA or AAC is not played back.
• Writing error occurred. The MP3/WMA/AAC format is not
compatible.
– Make sure the MP3/WMA/AAC has been written in a supported
format. Refer to “About MP3/WMA/AAC” on page 14, then
rewrite in the format supported by this device.
Audio
The sound is not output from the speakers.
• There is no signal output from the internal amplifier.
– Power IC is switched to “ON” (refer to “Connecting to an External
Amplifier” on page 22).
iPod
iPod does not play and no sound is output.
• The iPod has not been recognized.
– Reset this unit and the iPod. Refer to “Initial System Start-Up” on
page 8. To reset the iPod, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the iPod.
Indication for CD Player
CD Player not functioning.
• Out of operating temperature range +50°C (+120°F) for CD.
– Allow the vehicle’s interior (or trunk) temperature to cool.
CD playback sound is wavering.
• Moisture condensation in the CD Module.
– Allow enough time for the condensation to evaporate (about 1
hour).
CD insertion not possible.
• A CD is already in the CD player.
– Eject the CD and remove it.
• No CD is inserted.
– Insert a CD.
• Although a disc is inserted, “No Disc” is displayed and the unit does
not start to play or eject the disc.
– Remove the disc by following these steps:
Press the  button again for at least 2 seconds.
If the disc still does not eject, consult your Alpine dealer.
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Indication for SAT Receiver Mode
• Mechanism error.
1 Press the  button and eject the CD.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
2 When the error indication remains after ejecting, press the 
button again.
If the error indication still does not turn off after pressing the 
button for a few times, consult your Alpine dealer.
• When “Error” is displayed:
If the disc cannot be ejected by pressing , press the RESET switch
(refer to “Initial System Start-Up” on page 8) and press  again.
If the disc still cannot be ejected, consult your Alpine dealer.
• A copy-protected WMA file was played back.
– You can only play back non-copy-protected files.
(XM mode)
• MiniTuner missing/disconnected or no communication between the
unit and XM Radio.
– Check the XM Tuner.
(XM mode)
(SIRIUS mode)
• The XM or SIRIUS antenna is not connected to the XM or SIRIUS
radio module.
– Check whether the XM or SIRIUS antenna cable is attached
securely to the XM or SIRIUS radio module.
(XM mode)
• A sampling rate/bit rate not supported by the unit is used.
– Use a sampling rate/bit rate that is supported by the unit.
Indication for CD Changer
(SIRIUS mode)
• XM or SIRIUS signal is too weak at the current location.
– Wait until the car reaches a location with a stronger signal.
Loading
• Protective circuit is activated due to high temperature.
– The indication will disappear when the temperature returns to
normal operating range.
(XM mode)
• Radio is acquiring audio or program information.
– Wait until the radio has received the information.
(XM mode)
• Malfunction in the CD Changer.
– Consult your Alpine dealer. Press the magazine eject button and
pull out the magazine.
Check the indication. Insert the magazine again.
If the magazine cannot be pulled out, consult your Alpine dealer.
• Magazine ejection not possible.
– Press the magazine eject button. If the magazine does not eject,
consult your Alpine dealer.
• The channel currently selected has stopped broadcasting.
– Select another channel.
(XM mode)
(SIRIUS mode)
• The user has selected a channel number that does not exist.
– The unit will revert back to the previously selected channel.
• A disc is left inside the CD Changer.
– Press the eject button to activate the eject function. When the CD
Changer finishes the eject function, insert an empty CD magazine
into the CD Changer to receive the disc left inside the CD
Changer.
(XM mode)
• The user has selected a channel number that is not authorized.
– The unit will revert to the previous selected channel or to channel
1 automatically.
(SIRIUS mode)
• No magazine is loaded into the CD Changer.
– Insert a magazine.
• No indicated disc.
– Choose another disc.
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• Radio's firmware is being updated. During firmware update, audio
will be muted until update is completed.
– Wait until the update is completed. After completion,
automatically re-tune to previous channel.
(SIRIUS mode)
• The subscribed program is being updated. During update, audio will
be muted until update is completed.
– Wait until the update is completed. After completion, follow the
indication “SUB Updated Press Any Key” to press any key on the
unit to continue, the unit re-tune to previous channel.
(SIRIUS mode)
• The Receiver is updating the SIRIUS channel line up. During update
audio will be muted until update is completed.
– Wait until the channel update is completed. After completion, the
unit automatically re-tune to previous channel.
Indication for USB Memory/Portable
audio player
• Database error or decoder error.
– You can solve the problem by switching the source.
• Communication error or boot error, etc.
– You can solve the problem by reconnecting the USB Memory/
Portable audio player or changing source.
• The Portable audio player is not verified.
– You can solve the problem by reconnecting the Portable audio
player.
• Abnormal current is run to the USB connector device.
– You can solve the problem by switching the source.
• A USB device/Portable audio player that is not supported by the unit
is connected.
– Connect a USB device/Portable audio player that is supported by
the unit.
• A USB Memory/Portable audio player is not connected.
– Make sure the USB Memory device/Portable audio player is
correctly connected and the cable is not excessively bent.
• A sampling rate/bit rate not supported by the unit is used.
– Use a sampling rate/bit rate that is supported by the unit.
• A copy-protected WMA file was played back.
– You can only play back non-copy-protected files.
Indication for iPhone/iPod Mode
• The iPhone/iPod is not connected.
– Make sure the iPhone/iPod is correctly connected (refer to
“Connections” on page 52).
Make sure the cable is not bent excessively.
• There are no songs in the iPhone/iPod.
– Download songs to the iPhone/iPod and connect to this unit.
• Database error or decoder error.
– You can solve the problem by switching the source.
• Communication error or boot error, etc.
– You can solve the problem by reconnecting the iPhone/iPod or
changing source.
• The iPhone/iPod is not verified.
– You can solve the problem by reconnecting the iPhone/iPod.
• Abnormal current is run to the USB connector device.
– You can solve the problem by switching the source.
• A USB device that is not supported by the unit is connected.
– Connect a USB device that is supported by the unit.
• No song (file) is stored in the USB Memory/Portable audio player.
– Connect the USB Memory device/Portable audio player after
storing songs (files).
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Specifications
FM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Mono Usable Sensitivity
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Alternate Channel Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Stereo Separation
Capture Ratio
87.7-107.9 MHz
9.3 dBf (0.8 μV/75 ohms)
13.5 dBf (1.3 μV/75 ohms)
80 dB
65 dB
35 dB
2.0 dB
AM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
530-1,710 kHz
22.5 μV/27 dB
CD PLAYER SECTION
Frequency Response
Wow & Flutter (% WRMS)
Total Harmonic Distortion
Dynamic Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Channel Separation
5-20,000 Hz (±1 dB)
Below measurable limits
0.008% (at 1 kHz)
95 dB (at 1 kHz)
105 dB
85 dB (at 1 kHz)
USB SECTION
USB requirements
Max. Power Consumption
USB Class
File System
MP3 Decoding
WMA Decoding
AAC Decoding
Number of Channels
Frequency Response*
Total Harmonic Distortion
Dynamic Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Channel Separation
USB 1.1/2.0
500 mA
Mass Storage
FAT 12/16/32
MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
Windows Media™ Audio
AAC-LC format “.m4a” file
2-Channel (Stereo)
5-20,000 Hz (±1 dB)
0.008% (at 1 kHz)
95 dB (at 1 kHz)
105 dB
85 dB (at 1 kHz)
* Frequency response may differ depending on the encoder software/bit
rate.
PICKUP
Wave length
Laser power
795 nm
CLASS I
REMOTE CONTROL
Battery Type
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
AAA batteries (2 pcs.)
42 mm (1-21/32")
121 mm (4-25/32")
23 mm (29/32")
50 g (1.8 oz)
GENERAL
Power Requirement
14.4 V DC
(11-16 V allowable)
Power Output
18 W RMS × 4*
Maximum Pre-Output Voltage
Weight
4 V/10 k ohms
1.6 kg (3 lbs. 8 oz)
* Primary amplifier ratings per CEA-2006 Standard
• Power output: measured at 4 Ohms and ≤ 1% THD+N
• S/N: 80 dBA (reference: 1 W into 4 Ohms)
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CHASSIS SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
178 mm (7")
50 mm (2")
160 mm (6-1/4")
NOSEPIECE SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
170 mm (6-3/4")
46 mm (1-13/16")
23 mm (15/16")
Note
• Due to continuous product improvement, specifications and design are
subject to change without notice.
Installation and Connections
Before installing or connecting the unit, please read the following
and refer to “Operating Instructions” on page 4 for proper use.
securely install the unit in place. This may cause parts to become
loose resulting in hazards or product failure.
Warning
ARRANGE THE WIRING SO IT IS NOT CRIMPED OR PINCHED BY A SHARP
METAL EDGE.
MAKE THE CORRECT CONNECTIONS.
Failure to make the proper connections may result in fire or
product damage.
Route the cables and wiring away from moving parts (like the seat
rails) or sharp or pointed edges. This will prevent crimping and
damage to the wiring. If wiring passes through a hole in metal, use a
rubber grommet to prevent the wire’s insulation from being cut by
the metal edge of the hole.
USE ONLY IN CARS WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND.
(Check with your dealer if you are not sure.) Failure to do so may
result in fire, etc.
BEFORE WIRING, DISCONNECT THE CABLE FROM THE NEGATIVE BATTERY
TERMINAL.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or injury due to
electrical shorts.
DO NOT SPLICE INTO ELECTRICAL CABLES.
Never cut away cable insulation to supply power to other
equipment. Doing so will exceed the current carrying capacity of
the wire and result in fire or electric shock.
DO NOT DAMAGE PIPE OR WIRING WHEN DRILLING HOLES.
When drilling holes in the chassis for installation, take precautions
so as not to contact, damage or obstruct pipes, fuel lines, tanks or
electrical wiring. Failure to take such precautions may result in fire.
DO NOT USE BOLTS OR NUTS IN THE BRAKE OR STEERING SYSTEMS TO
MAKE GROUND CONNECTIONS.
Bolts or nuts used for the brake or steering systems (or any other
safety-related system), or tanks should NEVER be used for
installations or ground connections. Using such parts could disable
control of the vehicle and cause fire etc.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury. If swallowed, consult
a physician immediately.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WHICH MIGHT HINDER VEHICLE
OPERATION, SUCH AS THE STEERING WHEEL OR GEARSHIFT.
Doing so may obstruct forward vision or hamper movement etc.
and results in serious accident.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WITH HIGH MOISTURE OR DUST.
Avoid installing the unit in locations with high incidence of
moisture or dust. Moisture or dust that penetrates into this unit may
result in product failure.
Precautions
• Be sure to disconnect the cable from the (–) battery post before
installing your CDA-117. This will reduce any chance of damage to
the unit in case of a short-circuit.
• Be sure to connect the color coded leads according to the diagram.
Incorrect connections may cause the unit to malfunction or damage
to the vehicle’s electrical system.
• When making connections to the vehicle’s electrical system, be aware
of the factory installed components (e.g. on-board computer). Do not
tap into these leads to provide power for this unit. When connecting
the CDA-117 to the fuse box, make sure the fuse for the intended
circuit of the CDA-117 has the appropriate amperage. Failure to do so
may result in damage to the unit and/or the vehicle. When in doubt,
consult your Alpine dealer.
• The CDA-117 uses female RCA-type jacks for connection to other
units (e.g. amplifier) having RCA connectors. You may need an
adaptor to connect other units. If so, please contact your authorized
Alpine dealer for assistance.
• Be sure to connect the speaker (–) leads to the speaker (–) terminal.
Never connect left and right channel speaker cables to each other or
to the vehicle body.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of your unit in the space provided
below and keep it as a permanent record. The serial number or the
engraved serial number is located on the bottom of the unit.
SERIAL NUMBER: [
]
INSTALLATION DATE: [
]
INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN: [
]
PLACE OF PURCHASE: [
]
Caution
HAVE THE WIRING AND INSTALLATION DONE BY EXPERTS.
The wiring and installation of this unit requires special technical
skill and experience. To ensure safety, always contact the dealer
where you purchased this product to have the work done.
USE SPECIFIED ACCESSORY PARTS AND INSTALL THEM SECURELY.
Be sure to use only the specified accessory parts. Use of other than
designated parts may damage this unit internally or may not
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the CDA-117. Connect all other leads of the CDA-117 according
to details described in the CONNECTlONS section.
Installation
Screw
Hex Nut (M5)
Caution
*2
When you install this unit in your car, do not remove the
detachable front panel.
If the detachable front panel is removed during installation, you
might press too hard and warp the metal plate that holds it in
place.
The main unit must be mounted within 35 degrees of the
horizontal plane, back to front.
Bolt Stud
Metal
Mounting
Strap
*1
This unit
Ground Lead
Chassis
Detachable Front
Panel
Note
• For the screw marked “*2”, use an appropriate screw for the chosen
mounting location.
3
Less than 35°
1
Slide the CDA-117 into the dashboard until it clicks. This
ensures that the unit is properly locked and will not
accidentally come out from the dashboard.
Removal
Remove the mounting sleeve from the main unit (refer to
“Removal” on page 50).
Mounting Sleeve (Included)
1
2
Dashboard
Remove the detachable front panel.
Insert the bracket keys into the unit, along the guides on
either side. The unit can now be removed from the
mounting sleeve.
This unit
Bracket keys
(Included)
Pressure Plates*
This unit
* If the installed mounting sleeve is loose in the dashboard, the
pressure plates may be bent slightly to remedy the problem.
2
3
Pull the unit out, keeping it unlocked as you do so.
JAPANESE CAR
Reinforce the head unit with the metal mounting strap
(not supplied). Secure the ground lead of the unit to a
clean metal spot using a screw (*1) already attached to the
vehicle’s chassis.
Front Frame
Connect each input lead coming from an amplifier or equalizer
to the corresponding output lead coming from the left rear of
This unit
Screws (M5 × 8)
(Included)
Ground Lead
*3
Mounting Bracket
Note
• Secure the ground lead of the unit to a clean metal spot using a screw
(*3) already attached to the vehicle’s chassis.
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iPhone/iPod Connection (sold separately)
Connect USB cable to an iPhone/iPod with Interface cable for iPod.
USB cable
Notes
• When removing USB Memory, pull it out straight.
• If sound is not output or USB Memory is not recognized even when
USB Memory is connected, remove USB Memory once, then connect it
again.
• Change to a source other than the USB Memory mode, then remove the
USB Memory. If the USB Memory is removed in the USB Memory
mode, data may be damaged.
• Route the USB cable away from another cables.
Interface cable for iPod (supplied)
Remove the iPhone/iPod
Remove the iPhone/iPod from Interface cable for iPod.
Notes
• After changing the unit to a source other than the USB iPod, remove the
iPhone/iPod. If the iPhone/iPod is removed in the USB iPod mode, data
may cause damage.
• If sound is not output or the iPhone/iPod is not recognized even when
the iPhone/iPod is connected, remove the iPhone/iPod once, then
connect it again, or reset the iPod.
• Do not leave the iPhone/iPod in a vehicle for a long time. Heat and
humidity may damage the iPhone/iPod and you may not be able to play
it again.
USB Memory Connection (sold
separately)
Connect USB Memory
Connect the USB cable to the USB connector of the unit, and then
secure the connection using the lock case supplied with USB cable as
shown below.
USB Memory
(sold separately)
This unit
lock case
Cable(Supplied)
USB Connector
Remove USB Memory
Pull out USB Memory squarely from the USB cable.
This unit
USB Connector
USB Memory
(sold separately)
Cable(Supplied)
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Connections
To BLUETOOTH INTERFACE (KCE-400BT)
(sold separately)
Antenna
POWER ANT
Blue
Blue/White
REMOTE TURN-ON
Pink/Black
AUDIO INTERRUPT IN
Orange
To power antenna
To amplifier or equalizer
To vehicle phone
ILLUMINATION
To the instrument cluster illumination lead
Red
IGNITION
Yellow
BATTERY
Black
Ignition Key
GND
Battery
To USB Memory/Portable audio player or
iPhone/iPod
Gray
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
Speakers
Front right
Gray/Black
Violet/Black
SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
Violet
Rear right
Green
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
Green/Black
Rear left
White/Black
SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
White
Front left
CD Changer
(sold separately)
Speakers
Rear Left
Amplifier
Rear Right
Front Left
Amplifier
Front Right
Amplifier
* The system switch is located on the bottom of the unit.
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Subwoofers
 Antenna Receptacle
Connect this lead to the +B terminal of your power antenna, if
applicable.
(KCE-400BT) connection is required. For details on connection, refer
to the Owner’s Manual of the BLUETOOTH INTERFACE (KCE-400BT).
You can also connect this to an external device (such as a portable
player) by using Conversion cable (KCE-237B) for building up the AUX
IN (sold separately).
Note
Note
• This lead should be used only for controlling the vehicle’s power
antenna. Do not use this lead to turn on an amplifier, or a signal
processor, etc.
• Refer to “Setting the AUX+ Setup Mode” on page 22.
AUX+ ON :
When the external device is connected.
AUX+ OFF :
When set to OFF, AUX+ source cannot be selected.
 Power Antenna Lead (Blue)
 Remote Turn-On Lead (Blue/White)
Connect this lead to the remote turn-on lead of your amplifier or
signal processor.
 Audio Interrupt In Lead (Pink/Black)
Connect this lead to the Audio interface output of a cellular phone
which provides ground shorting when a call is received.
 Illumination Lead (Orange)
This lead may be connected to the vehicle’s instrument cluster
illumination lead. This will allow the backlighting of the CDA-117 to
dim whenever the vehicle’s lights are turned on.
 Switched Power Lead (Ignition) (Red)
Connect this lead to an open terminal on the vehicle’s fuse box or
another unused power source which provides (+)12V only when the
ignition is turned on or in the accessory position.
 Battery Lead (Yellow)
Connect this lead to the positive (+) post of the vehicle’s battery.
 Ground Lead (Black)
Connect this lead to a good chassis ground on the vehicle. Make sure
the connection is made to bare metal and is securely fastened using
the sheet metal screw provided.
 Power Supply Connector
 Right Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (Gray)
 Right Front (–) Speaker Output Lead (Gray/Black)
 Right Rear (–) Speaker Output Lead (Violet/Black)
 Right Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Violet)
 Left Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Green)
 Left Rear (–) Speaker Output Lead (Green/Black)
 Left Front (–) Speaker Output Lead (White/Black)
 Left Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (White)
 KCE-400BT Connection Cable (Included with KCE-400BT)
 System Switch
When connecting a processor or divider using Ai-NET, place the three
swithes in the EXT AP position. When no device is connected, leave
the switch in the NORM position.
Notes
• Do not make the three switches to different settings.
• Be sure to turn the power off to the unit before changing the switch
position.
 USB Connector
Connect this to an USB Memory/Portable audio player or to an
iPhone/iPod. To use an iPhone/iPod, Interface cable for iPod
connection is required.
Notes
• Use the supplied USB cable. If a USB cable other than the supplied is
used, correct performance cannot be guaranteed.
• Route the USB cable away from other cables.
To prevent external noise from entering the audio system.
• Locate the unit and route the leads at least 10 cm away from the
car harness.
• Keep the battery power leads as far away from other leads as
possible.
• Connect the ground lead securely to a bare metal spot (remove
any paint, dirt or grease if necessary) of the car chassis.
• If you add an optional noise suppressor, connect it as far away
from the unit as possible. Your Alpine dealer carries various
noise suppressors, contact them for further information.
• Your Alpine dealer knows best about noise prevention
measures so consult your dealer for further information.
 Fuse Holder (10A)
 Ai-NET Connector
Connect this to the output or input connector of other product (CD
changer, IMPRINT audio processor, Equalizer, etc.) equipped with
Ai-NET.
Notes
• Interface adapter for iPod (KCA-420i) is not recommended for use
with this product.
• You can input TV/video sound by connecting an optional Ai-NET/
RCA Interface cable (KCA-121B) to this component.
• Be sure to set “Setting the Connected Head Unit (MODEL SETUP)” to
“CD CHG”, when the DHA-S690 is connected.
 Steering Remote Control Interface Connector
To steering Remote control interface box.
 Rear Output/Input RCA Connectors
It can be used as Rear Output or Input RCA Connectors. RED is right
and WHITE is left.
 Front Output/Input RCA Connectors
It can be used as Front Output or Input RCA Connectors. RED is right
and WHITE is left.
 Subwoofer RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
 Ai-NET Cable (Included with CD Changer)
 RCA Extension Cable (sold separately)
 BLUETOOTH interface connector (Blue)
Connect this to an optional BLUETOOTH INTERFACE (KCE-400BT). To
use a hands-free mobile phone, an optional BLUETOOTH INTERFACE
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LIMITED WARRANTY
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC. AND ALPINE OF CANADA INC. (“Alpine”), are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and are pleased to offer
this Warranty. We suggest that you read it thoroughly. Should you have any questions, please contact your Dealer or contact Alpine at one of the
telephone numbers listed below.
This Warranty covers Car Audio Products and Related Accessories (“the
product”). Products purchased in the Canada are covered only in the
Canada. Products purchased in the U.S.A. are covered only in the U.S.A.
 You must supply proof of your purchase of the product.
 You must package the product securely to avoid damage during
shipment. To prevent lost packages it is recommended to use a
carrier that provides a tracking service.
 LENGTH OF WARRANTY:
 HOW WE LIMIT IMPLIED WARRANTIES:
This Warranty is in effect for one year from the date of the first
consumer purchase.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING FITNESS FOR USE AND
MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF THE
EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE AND NO PERSON IS
AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR ALPINE ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF THE PRODUCT.
 PRODUCTS COVERED:
 WHO IS COVERED:
This Warranty only covers the original purchaser of the product, who
must reside in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada.
 HOW WE EXCLUDE CERTAIN DAMAGES:
 WHAT IS COVERED:
This Warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship (parts and
labor) in the product.
 WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
This Warranty does not cover the following:
 Damage occurring during shipment of the product to Alpine for
repair (claims must be presented to the carrier).
 Damage caused by accident or abuse, including burned voice coils
caused by over-driving the speaker (amplifier level is turned up
and driven into distortion or clipping). Speaker mechanical failure
(e.g. punctures, tears or rips). Cracked or damaged LCD panels.
Dropped or damaged hard drives.
 Damage caused by negligence, misuse, improper operation or
failure to follow instructions contained in the Owner’s manual.
 Damage caused by act of God, including without limitation,
earthquake, fire, flood, storms or other acts of nature.
Any cost or expense related to the removal or reinstallation of the
product.
 Service performed by an unauthorized person, company or
association.
 Any product which has the serial number defaced, altered or
removed.
 Any product which has been adjusted, altered or modified without
Alpine’s consent.
 Any product not distributed by Alpine within the United States,
Puerto Rico or Canada.
 Any product not purchased from an Authorized Alpine Dealer.
ALPINE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL AND
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE PRODUCT. THE TERM
“INCIDENTAL DAMAGES” REFERS TO EXPENSES OF TRANSPORTING
THE PRODUCT TO THE ALPINE SERVICE CENTER, LOSS OF THE
ORIGINAL PURCHASER’S TIME, LOSS OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT,
BUS FARES, CAR RENTALS OR OTHERS COSTS RELATING TO THE CARE
AND CUSTODY OF THE PRODUCT. THE TERM “CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES” REFERS TO THE COST OF REPAIRING OR REPLACING OTHER
PROPERTY WHICH IS DAMAGED WHEN THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT
WORK PROPERLY. THE REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS.
 HOW STATE/PROVINCIAL LAW RELATES TO THE
WARRANTY:
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state and province to province. In
addition, some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, and some do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly,
limitations as to these matters contained herein may not apply to you.
 IN CANADA ONLY:
This Warranty is not valid unless your Alpine car audio product has
been installed in your vehicle by an Authorized Installation Center, and
this warranty stamped upon installation by the installation center.
 HOW TO CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Should the product require service, please call the following number
for your nearest Authorized Alpine Service Center.
 HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE:
CAR AUDIO
1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
 You are responsible for delivery of the product to an Authorized
Alpine Service Center or Alpine for repair and for payment of any
initial shipping charges. Alpine will, at its option, repair or replace
the product with a new or reconditioned product without charge.
If the repairs are covered by the warranty, and if the product was
shipped to an Authorized Alpine Service Center or Alpine, Alpine
will pay the return shipping charges.
 You should provide a detailed description of the problem(s) for
which service is required.
NAVIGATION
1-888-NAV-HELP (1-888-628-4357)
Or visit our website at; http://www.alpine-usa.com
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC., 19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance, California 90501, U.S.A.
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC., 777 Supertest Road, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2M9, Canada
Do not send products to these addresses.
Call the toll free telephone number or visit the website to locate a service center.
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