Owner`s manual | Alpine CDA-7878R Car Stereo System User Manual

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CDA-7878R
FM/MW/LW/RDS CD Receiver
• OWNER'S MANUAL
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ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
Tokyo office: 1-1-8 Nishi Gotanda,
Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo 141-8501, Japan
Tel.: (03) 3494-1101
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC.
19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance,
California 90501, U.S.A.
Tel.: 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
Suite 203, 7300 Warden Ave. Markham,
Ontario L3R 9Z6, Canada
Tel.: 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
Yamagata Printing Co., Ltd.
2-6-34, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama,
Kanagawa, Japan
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
6-8 Fiveways Boulevarde Keysborough,
Victoria 3173, Australia
Tel.: (03) 9769-0000
ALPINE ELECTRONICS GmbH
Kreuzerkamp 7-11 40878 Ratingen, Germany
Tel.: 02102-45 50
ALPINE ITALIA S.p.A.
Via C. Colombo 8, 20090 Trezzano Sul Naviglio
MI, Italy
Tel.: 02-48 47 81
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 F-95945, Roissy, Charles De Gaulle
Cedex, France
Tel.: 01-48 63 89 89
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF U.K., LTD.
13 Tanners Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes
MK14 5BU, U.K.
Tel.: 01908-61 15 56
ALPINE ELECTRONICS DE ESPAÑA, S.A.
Portal De Gamarra 36, Pabellón 32
01013 Vitoria (Alava)-Apdo. 133, Spain
Tel.: 34-45-283588
Designed by ALPINE Japan
Printed in Japan (Y)
68P41262Y54-O
CD changer for CDA-7878R.
CD-Wechsler für CDA-7878R.
Changeur CD pour CDA-7878R.
Cambiador de CD para CDA-7878R.
Cambia CD per CDA-7878R.
CD-växlare för CDA-7878R.
CD changer for CDA-7878R.
CD-Wechsler für CDA-7878R.
Changeur CD pour CDA-7878R.
Cambiador de CD para CDA-7878R.
Cambia CD per CDA-7878R.
CD-växlare för CDA-7878R.
You cannot connect to CDA-7878R.
Ein Anschluß an CDA-7878R ist nicht
möglich.
Il est impossible de se raccorder au CDA7878R.
No es posible conectarlo a CDA-7878R.
Non è possibile effettuare il
collegamento a CDA-7878R.
Du kan inte ansluta till CDA-7878R.
CHA-S624
CHA-1214
CHM-S620
Alpine CD Changers Give You More!
More musical selections, more versatility, more convenience.
An Alpine CD Changer adds more musical choices to your sound system. All models except CHM-S620 can be controlled from Alpine
head units and deliver excellent sound quality. The CHA-S624 is a high-performance 6-disc changer with a new M DAC, Ai-NET
compatibility, Optical Digital Output, 150 Disc Title Memory and CD TEXT. The CHA-1214 Ai-NET model holds 12 discs, and the
CHM-S620 M-Bus model is a super-compact 6-disc changer.
Von Alpine CD-Wechslern haben Sie mehr!
Mehr Musikauswahl, mehr Vielseitigkeit, mehr Komfort.
Mit einem Alpine CD-Wechsler erweitern Sie die Musikauswahl Ihres Systems. Sämtliche Modelle außer dem CHM-S620 lassen sich
von einer Alpine-Bedieneinheit aus steuern und liefern hervorragende Klangqualität. Der CHA-S624 ist ein Ai-NET-kompatibler
Hochleistungs-Wechsler für 6 CDs mit dem neuen M-DAC, Digitalausgang für Glasfaserkabel, CD-Titelspeicher für 150 Titel und CDTEXT. Das Ai-NET-Modell CHA-1214 nimmt 12 CDs auf, und der M-Bus-kompatible CHM-S620 ist ein superkompakter Wechsler für
6 CDs.
Changeurs de CD Alpine : vous avez le choix!
Plus de sélections musicales, plus de souplesse, plus de confort.
Un changeur de CD Alpine permet d'augmenter la plage des sélections musicales de votre système embarqué. Tous les modèles,
l'exception du CHM-S620, peuvent être contrôlés à partir des autoradios Alpine et offrent une excellente qualité audio. Le modèle CHAS624 est un changeur 6 disques ultra performant compatible Ai-NET et équipé d'un convertisseur N/A standard, d'une sortie optique
numérique, d'une mémoire d'une capacité de 150 titres et de la fonction CD TEXT. Le modèle CHA-1214 Ai-NET peut contenir 12
disques. Le modèle CHM-S620 M-Bus est un changeur 6 disques super compact.
¡Los cambiadores Alpine de CD le ofrecen más!
Más selecciones musicales, más versatilidad y más ventajas.
Un cambiador Alpine de CD añade más opciones musicales a su equipo de sonido. Todos los modelos, excepto el CHM-S620, pueden
controlarse desde las unidades principales de Alpine y proporcionar un sonido de calidad excepcional. El modelo CHA-S624 es un
cambiador de 6 discos de alto rendimiento con el nuevo DAC "M" y compatibilidad con Ai-NET, salida digital óptica, memoria de
títulos de 150 discos y TEXTO CD. El modelo CHA-1214 Ai-NET admite 12 discos y el modelo CHM-S620 Bus-M es un cambiador de
6 discos y tamaño reducido.
I caricatori CD Alpine danno di più!
Più scelta, più versatilità, più comodità.
Un caricatore CD Alpine offre maggiore scelta. Tutti i modelli, eccetto il modello CHM-S620, possono essere controllati tramite le unità
di controllo Alpine e producono un suono di qualità eccellente. CHA-S624 è un caricatore a 6 dischi Ai NET compatibile e dotato di un
nuovo M DAC, di un'uscita ottica digitale, memorizzazione dei titoli di 150 dischi e CD TEXT. Il modello CHA-1214 Ai NET può
contenere un massimo di 12 dischi, mentre il modello CHM-S620 M-Bus è un caricatore a 6 dischi ultra compatto.
Alpines CD-växlare ger mer!
Fler musikval, mer variation, större bekvämlighet.
Med Alpines CD-växlare i systemet får du större musikalisk valfrihet. Alla modeller, utom CHM-S620, kan styras från Alpines
huvudenheter och ger enastående ljudkvalitet. CHA-S624 är en högpresterande växlare för 6 skivor med en ny M D/A-omvandlare,
kompatibel med Ai-NET, optisk digitalutgång, titelminne för 150 skivor och CD-TEXT. Modellen CHA-1214 Ai-NET rymmer 12 skivor
och modellen CHM-S620 M-Bus är en superkompakt växlare för 6 skivor.
ENGLISH
Contents
Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING .................................................. 2
CAUTION ................................................... 2
PRECAUTIONS ......................................... 2
Basic Operation
Detaching the Front Panel ................................. 4
Attaching the Front Panel ................................. 4
Initial System Start-Up ..................................... 4
Turning Power On and Off ............................... 5
Display Angle Adjustment ................................ 5
Adjusting Volume/Balance (Between Left and
Right)/Fader (Between Front and Rear) ........ 5
Adjusting Source Signal Level ......................... 6
Adjusting Display Contrast ............................... 6
Subwoofer On and Off ...................................... 6
Switching the Phase of the Subwoofer Output .... 7
Setting the Subwoofer Output ........................... 7
Sound (Beep) Guide Function .......................... 7
Turning Mute Mode On/Off ............................. 7
Scroll Setting ..................................................... 8
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link) ....................... 8
Demonstration ................................................... 9
Defeat ................................................................ 9
Switching the Tuner Mode ................................ 9
Blackout Mode On and Off ............................. 10
Switching the Display Modes ......................... 10
Setting the DHE/EQ for each Music Source .... 10
Displaying the Title/Text ................................. 11
Searching for Titled Discs ............................... 11
Titling Discs .................................................... 12
Erasing Disc Title ............................................ 12
Radio Operation
Manual Tuning ................................................ 13
Automatic Seek Tuning .................................. 13
Manual Storing of Station Presets .................. 14
Automatic Memory of Station Presets ............ 14
Tuning to Preset Stations ................................ 14
CD Player Operation
Opening and Closing the Movable display ..... 20
Playback .......................................................... 20
Music Sensor (Skip) ........................................ 21
Fast Forward and Backward ........................... 21
Repeat Play ..................................................... 21
M.I.X. (Random Play) .................................... 22
Scanning Programmes .................................... 22
Controlling CD Changer (Optional) ............... 23
Multi-Changer Selection ................................. 23
MP3 Operation
Playing MP3 Files ........................................... 24
Music Sensor (Skip) ........................................ 24
Fast Forward and Backward ........................... 25
Selecting Folders ............................................. 25
File Search ...................................................... 25
Repeat Play ..................................................... 25
M.I.X. (Random Play) .................................... 25
Scanning Programmes .................................... 25
Setting the Range of MP3 File Selection ........ 26
About MP3 ...................................................... 26
Adjusting the Sound Operation
Selecting DHE Mode ...................................... 28
Equalizer Presets ............................................. 28
Adjusting and Storing the Equalizer Curve .... 29
Recalling the Stored Equalizer Curve ............. 29
Choosing the Listening Position
Selector (L.P.S.) ............................................ 29
The Crossover/Time Correction ...................... 30
Adjusting and Storing the Crossover/Time
Correction .................................................... 32
Recalling the Stored Crossover/
Time Correction Settings .............................. 33
Customized Sound Database .......................... 34
Remote Control Operation
Controls on Remote Control ........................... 35
Operating the Audio Processor ....................... 36
Battery Replacement ....................................... 38
Information
In Case of Difficulty ....................................... 39
Specifications .................................................. 41
RDS Operation
Setting RDS Reception Mode and Receiving
RDS Stations ............................................... 15
Recalling Preset RDS Stations ........................ 16
Receiving RDS Regional (Local) Stations ..... 16
PI SEEK Setting .............................................. 17
Receiving Traffic Information ........................ 17
PTY (Programme Type) Tuning ..................... 17
Receiving Traffic Information
While Playing CD or Radio ......................... 18
Priority PTY (Programme Type) .................... 18
Displaying Radio Text .................................... 19
Installation and Connections
Warning ........................................................... 42
Caution ............................................................ 42
Precautions ...................................................... 42
Installation ...................................................... 43
Connections .................................................... 44
1-EN
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 NOISE WHILE DRIVING.
Failure to do so may result in an accident.
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.
CAUTION
This symbol means important instructions.
Failure to heed them can result in injury or
material property damage.
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 Centre 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.
KEEP FINGERS AWAY WHILE THE MOTORIZED
FRONT PANEL OR MOVING MONITOR IS IN
MOTION.
Failure to do so may result in personal injury or damage to
the product.
PRECAUTIONS
Temperature
Swallowing them may result in serious injury. If
swallowed, consult a physician immediately.
Be sure the temperature inside the vehicle is between
+60°C (+140°F) and –10°C (+14°F) before turning your
unit on.
USE THE CORRECT AMPERE RATING WHEN
REPLACING FUSES.
Moisture Condensation
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.
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.
2-EN
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
Installation Location
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.
Make sure the CDA-7878R will not be installed in a
location subjected to:
•
•
•
•
Direct sun and heat
High humidity and water
Excessive dust
Excessive vibrations
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.
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. Your player will automatically eject any disc that is
inserted incorrectly. If the player continues to eject a
correctly inserted disc, 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.
CORRECT
INCORRECT
CORRECT
New Discs
As a protective measure to prevent the CD from jamming,
the CD player will automatically eject discs with irregular
surfaces or inserted incorrectly. When a new disc is
inserted into the player and ejected after initial loading,
using your finger, feel around the inside of the centre 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
Bumps
New
Disc
Outside
(Bumps)
Irregular Shaped Discs
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.
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 centre
of the disc to the outer edge. If the surface is heavily
soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a solution of mild
neutral detergent before cleaning the 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.
Transparent Sheet
Disc Stabilizer
3-EN
Basic Operation
POWER
RESET
ANGLE 8
9
MODE/Audio Control
Detaching the Front Panel
Attaching the Front Panel
1
1
2
3
Press and hold the POWER button for at least 2
seconds to turn off the power.
Press the
(Release) button at upper left side
until the front panel pops out.
Grasp the left side of the front panel and pull it
out.
2
First, 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.
2
1
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.
NOTE
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.
Initial System Start-Up
Immediately after installing or applying power to the
unit, it should be initialized. Press the RESET switch
with a ballpoint pen or any other pointed object.
Connectable to Remote Control Interface Box
You can operate this unit from the vehicle's control
unit when an Alpine Remote Control Interface Box
(optional) is connected. For details, contact your
Alpine dealer.
4-EN
Turning Power On and Off
1
Press the POWER button to turn on the unit.
NOTE
The unit can be turned on by pressing any other button
except the eject
c button.
The volume level gradually increases to the
previous level you were listening to before the
unit was turned off. Press and hold the POWER
button for at least 2 seconds to turn off the unit.
Adjusting Volume/Balance
(Between Left and Right)/Fader
(Between Front and Rear)
1
→ BALANCE → FADER → VOLUME
NOTE
The first time power is turned on, the volume will start
from level 12 and the unit will be in the tuner mode.
NOTES
• If the MODE button is not pressed within 5 seconds
after selecting the BALANCE or FADER mode, the
unit automatically returns to the VOLUME mode.
• When the subwoofer mode is ON, its level may also be
adjusted.
• When setting the 3WAY/2WAY switch (page 45) to
3WAY, you cannot adjust the FADER mode.
Display Angle Adjustment
Movable display
2
The movable display may be adjusted to 3
different angles depending upon user preference.
1
Press the MODE button repeatedly to choose
the desired mode.
Each press changes the modes as follows:
Rotate the Audio Control knob until the desired
sound is obtained in each mode.
NOTE
Depending on the connected devices, some functions and
display indications do not work.
Press the ANGLE 89 button to adjust the angle
of the movable display.
NOTES
• The display will close a half minute after the ignition
key is turned to the OFF position.
• The adjusted angle of the display is stored in memory.
There is no need to re-adjust the angle when the power
is turned back on.
CAUTION
Keep hands (or any other object) away from the display
while it is opening or closing to avoid damage or injury.
The back of the movable display will get very warm
under normal operating conditions. This is not a
malfunction. Do not touch.
5-EN
Basic Operation
TUNE
g DN
MODE/Audio Control
f UP
SETUP
Adjusting Source Signal Level
If the difference in volume level between the CD
player and FM radio is too great, adjust the FM
signal level as follows.
1
2
1
2
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
"FM-LEVEL."
Each press of the f UP button scrolls the
modes as follows:
3
↔
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
↔
↔ ↔
AUX
MUTE
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
↔
CONTRAST
↔
↔
↔
DEMO
SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ DISC/FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
NOTE
When you press the g DN button, the display scrolls
in the reverse sequence.
4
You can adjust the display contrast for better
visibility.
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
FM-LEVEL↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
3
Adjusting Display Contrast
4
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
“CONTRAST.”
Press the TUNE button to adjust the contrast of
the display. You can adjust in a range of -5 and
+5.
The initial setting at the factory is "0."
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
Subwoofer On and Off
1
2
3
Press the TUNE button to select the FM signal
level mode. Each press toggles between "FMLEVEL HI" (High) and "FM-LEVEL LO" (Low).
4
Press the SETUP button to activate the normal
mode.
5
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
“SUB-W.”
Press the TUNE button to toggle mode between
SUB-W ON and SUB-W OFF.
Press the SETUP button after setting the SUB-W
ON.
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select the
SUB-W mode.
→ SUB-W
→ BALANCE
VOLUME ←
FADER ←
6 Rotate Audio Control knob until the desired
sound is obtained in each mode.
6-EN
Switching the Phase of the
Subwoofer Output
You can switch the phase of the subwoofer output
to NORMAL 0˚ or REVERSE 180˚.
To select the desired phase.
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the fUP button to select “Switching the
phase of the SUB-W (SUB-W NORMAL or
REVERSE) mode.”
You can set the subwoofer output to stereo or
monaural.
Make sure to set the correct output for your
subwoofer type.
2
3
1
2
3
4
Press the TUNE button to toggle the mode
between BEEP ON and BEEP OFF.
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
If a device having the interrupt feature is
connected, audio will be automatically muted
whenever the interrupt signal is received from the
device. This function can be turned ON or OFF
from the head unit by following procedure below.
1
Press the fUP button to select “Switching the
SUB-W monaural/Stereo (SUB-W STEREO or
MONO) mode.”
2
Press the TUNE button to select SUB-W
STEREO or MONO.
3
SUB-W STEREO:
Subwoofer stereo (L/R) output
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button to select the MUTE
mode.
Press the TUNE button to turn on or off the
MUTE mode.
Each press toggles between the MUTE ON and
OFF modes.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is “MUTE ON.”
SUB-W MONO:
Subwoofer monaural output.
4
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
“BEEP.”
Turning Mute Mode On/Off
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is SUB-W STEREO.
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is BEEP ON.
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
Setting the Subwoofer Output
1
This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button
pressed.
Press the TUNE button to select NORMAL (0˚) or
REVERSE (180˚).
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is SUB-W NORMAL.
4
Sound (Beep) Guide Function
4
Press the SETUP button again to return to
normal operation.
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
7-EN
Basic Operation
SOURCE
TUNE
g DN
f UP
SETUP
4
This CD player can scroll the disc and track
names recorded on CD-TEXT discs, as well as
the text information of MP3 files, folder names,
and ID3 tags.
MUTE
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ DISC/FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
3
2
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
“AUX.”
Each press of the f UP button changes the
modes as shown:
FM-LEVEL ↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
DEMO
CONTRAST
Press the TUNE button to toggle mode between
SCROLL AUTO and MANU.
• SCROLL AUTO: the CD text information, the
text information of folder and file names, and
the ID3 tags are scrolled automatically.
• SCROLL MANU: the display is scrolled only
when a disc is loaded or when a track is changed
and the text information exceeds 12 digits.
8-EN
(AUX Mode Display Setting∗∗)
↔
↔ ↔
AUX
1
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
↔
↔
↔
CONTRAST
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
↔
↔
DEMO
↔
↔
FM-LEVEL↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
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.
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
↔
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
“SCROLL.”
Each press of the f UP button changes the
modes as shown:
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)
↔
2
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
NOTES
• Initial mode is “SCROLL MANU.”
• The unit scrolls CD text names, folder names, file
names or ID3 tag display. The disc titles input
manually (refer to page 12) cannot be scrolled.
↔
1
When the setting is completed, press the SETUP
button to return to the normal mode.
↔
Scroll Setting
↔
DEFEAT
DISC/
AUX ↔ MUTE ↔ SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
∗∗ Displayed when you set AUX IN to ON.
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
3
Press the TUNE button to toggle the mode
between AUX IN ON and AUX IN OFF.
NOTES
• The initial setting at the factory is AUX IN OFF.
• You can set the AUX mode display by pressing the
g DN or f UP button after AUX IN ON is set,
select the AUX mode display setting, and then press
the TUNE button.
• When connecting the KCA-410C, you can set two AUX
mode displays.
4
5
Press the SETUP button to return to normal
mode.
Demonstration
2
Use the DEFEAT button to return the previously
adjusted settings of DHE, EQ, and CSD
(Customized Sound Database) to the factory
default settings.
1
Switching the Tuner Mode
The CDA-7878R incorporates the MAX TUNE
PRO for the highest quality tuner audio. Moreover,
you can choose between 3 settings to suit your
own personal sound preferences and usage.
2
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press and hold the DEFEAT button for at least 2
seconds to turn Defeat on.
To cancel Defeat, press and hold the DEFEAT
button again for at least 2 seconds.
1
This unit has a Demonstration feature which
simulates the display functions.
Press the SETUP button again to return to
normal operation.
Defeat
To adjust the volume, etc., first press the
SOURCE button and select the AUX mode, then
make the necessary adjustment.
NOTE
When using the Versatile Link Terminal (KCA-410C), you
can connect two external inputs. To select the mode,
press the BAND button on the unit.
1
4
3
Press the f UP button to select the DEMO
mode. Each press changes the modes as shown:
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
"TUNER."
Press the TUNE button to switch the TUNER
mode.
→ TUNER HI-FI → TUNER NORMAL → TUNER STABLE
↔
CONTRAST
↔ ↔
AUX
MUTE
↔
• TUNER NORMAL : Standard setting
: Sound quality priority setting
• TUNER HI-FI
• TUNER STABLE : Noiseless priority setting
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
↔
↔
DEMO
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
NOTES
• The initial setting at the factory is "NORMAL."
This is the best compromise between sound quality and
noise immunity.
• If you switch the tuner to HI-FI mode and find the
station is too noisy, we recommend you change back to
the NORMAL mode.
↔
↔
FM-LEVEL↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ DISC/FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
3
Press the TUNE button to turn on or off the
DEMO mode.
Each press toggles between DEMO ON and
DEMO OFF.
4
When the setting is completed, press the SETUP
button to return to the normal mode.
If no button is pressed for 30 seconds, the
DEMO mode activates.
NOTES
• The initial setting at the factory is “DEMO OFF.”
• To quit DEMO mode, set to “DEMO OFF.”
9-EN
Basic Operation
TUNE
DISP/B.OUT
T.S.M.
g DN
f UP
2
When the Blackout mode is turned on, the display
will turn off to reduce power consumption.
This additional power enhances the sound quality.
NOTE
If any button on the unit is pressed during the blackout
mode, the function will be displayed for 5 seconds to
show the operation before returning to Blackout mode.
AUX
↔
DEMO
↔
CONTRAST
MUTE
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
Switching the Display Modes
1
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ DISC/FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
To cancel the blackout mode, press and hold the
B.OUT button for at least 2 seconds.
You can select the display pattern mode from
three display patterns. You can also deactivate the
display.
↔
↔
FM-LEVEL↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
Press and hold the B.OUT button for at least 2
seconds to start the blackout mode. By doing so
the display will turn off.
↔ ↔
1
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
"SRC DHE."
Each press of the f UP button changes the
modes as shown:
↔
Blackout Mode On and Off
SETUP
↔
TITLE
3
Press the TUNE button to toggle the mode
between SRC DHE ON and SRC DHE OFF.
SRC DHE ON:
You can set the DHE/EQ independently for each
music source (e.g., radio, CD, MP3, etc.).
Press the DISP (DISPLAY) button to select the
desired Display pattern mode.
SRC DHE OFF:
You can set the same DHE/EQ for all the music
sources at the same time.
Each press changes the display patterns.
→ Pattern1 → Pattern2 → Pattern3 → Display OFF
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is SRC DHE OFF.
Setting the DHE/EQ for each Music
Source
You can set the DHE/EQ independently for each
music source (e.g., radio, CD, MP3, etc.).
1
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
10-EN
4
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
Displaying the Title/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.
• When the Scroll Setting (refer to page 8) is set to
“SCROLL MANU”, press and hold the TITLE button
for at least 2 seconds to scroll the Text information
only once (TEXT DISPLAY, FOLDER NAME
DISPLAY, FILE NAME DISPLAY or ID3 TAG
DISPLAY mode).
• “No Support” is displayed when the desired text
information cannot be displayed on this unit.
• If the title was not previously input, “------------” is
displayed.
It is possible to display the CD title if the title has
been previously inputted. For details, see “Titling
Discs” (page 12). 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 ID3 tag, etc. while playing MP3 files.
1
Press the TITLE button.
The mode will change every time the button is
pressed.
About “Title” and “Text”
Title: With this device, it is possible to input the CD
name (refer to page 12). This inputted name
is referred to as a “title.”
Text: Text compatible CDs contain text information
such as the disc name and track name. Such
text information is referred to as “text.”
CD/Changer mode:
↓
ELAPSED TIME DISPLAY
↓
TEXT DISPLAY (DISC NAME)∗1
↓
TEXT DISPLAY (TRACK NAME)∗1
↓
TITLE DISPLAY
MP3 mode:
↓
ELAPSED TIME DISPLAY
↓
FOLDER NAME DISPLAY
↓
FILE NAME DISPLAY
↓
ID3 TAG DISPLAY∗2
↓
FRAME DISPLAY∗3
↓
TITLE DISPLAY
∗1
∗2
∗3
Searching for Titled Discs
If a CD is titled, you can do a search for it. (To title
CDs, refer to “Titling Discs” on page 12.)
1
2
3
When the unit is in CD Changer mode, press
and hold the T.S.M. button for at least 2 seconds.
The title blinks in the display.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
the desired disc title from the CD changer.
Press the T.S.M. button to play the selected disc.
The unit will automatically search for the disc
and begin play.
NOTE
This function cannot be performed when using a multichanger switching device.
Displayed during playback of a disc with CD
Text. “NO TEXT” will be displayed when the
CD contains no text data.
If an MP3 file contains ID3 tag information, all
the ID3 tag information is displayed (e.g.,
track name, artist name, and album name).
No other information is displayed.
"NO TAG" will be displayed when an MP3 file
contains no ID3 tag information.
The recording sampling rate and bit rate of
the MP3 file are displayed.
11-EN
Basic Operation
-/J
g DN
BAND
f UP
MODE/Audio Control
TITLE
Titling Discs
7
It is possible to title your favourite CD's.
1
2
3
4
5
6
NOTES
• You can enter 24 CD titles on this unit. If you try to
store beyond the limit, the display will show “FULL
DATA.” At this point, no more titles can be stored.
• The CD Changer title length or memory capacity
varies depending upon the model being used.
• To input a new title, one of the previously inputted
titles must first be deleted.
• When you want to erase a title, enter the “ ” symbol
into all spaces.
• The operations described in steps 3 to 6 must be made
within 10 seconds. The input mode will be cancelled if
no action is taken for over 10 seconds.
• Removing power from the unit may delete these titles.
Use caution when manipulating the power cord.
Press the TITLE button and select the title
display mode.
For details, see “Displaying the Title/Text” (page
11).
Press and hold the TITLE button for at least 2
seconds. The first character will blink.
Press the BAND button to select the characters/
symbols.
→ Upper case → Lower case → Numeral/Symbol
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select the
desired letter/numeral/symbol available for
naming. (“A” for example).
Press the MODE button to store the first
character. The first character will stop blinking
and the display will automatically advance to the
next character. When that character begins to
blink, you may choose the next letter or symbol
of your title.
Repeat the steps 3 to 5 above to complete the
titling. Pressing the MODE button after entering
the 12th character, automatically stores the title
into memory.
When entering a title of less than 12 characters
(for example, 3 character title):
After entering 3 characters to complete your title,
the 4th character space will be blinking. Go to
step 7 to complete the title.
12-EN
Press and hold the TITLE button for at least 2
seconds to record the title.
Erasing Disc Title
1
2
3
4
5
Press the TITLE button to select the titling mode.
Then, press and hold the button for at least 2
seconds.
Press and hold the -/J button for at least 2
seconds to activate the title scanning mode. The
title in the display will blink.
Press the g DN or f UP button repeatedly
until the title you want to erase is displayed.
Press and hold the -/J button for at least 2
seconds to erase the title displayed.
Press and hold the TITLE button for at least 2
seconds to cancel the title erasing mode.
NOTE
You cannot erase CD-TEXT.
Radio Operation
SOURCE
g DN
TUNE
BAND Preset buttons (1 through 6)
f UP
Manual Tuning
Automatic Seek Tuning
1
1
2
Press the SOURCE button until a radio
frequency appears in the display.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired radio band is displayed.
Each press changes the band:
2
→ FM1 → FM2 → FM3 → MW → LW
3
Press the TUNE button repeatedly until "DX
SEEK" and "SEEK" disappear from the display.
3
Press the g DN or f UP button to move
downward or upward one step respectively until
the desired station frequency is displayed.
NOTE
The ST indicator appears on the display when a Stereo
FM station is tuned in.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired radio band is displayed.
Each press changes the band:
→ FM1 → FM2 → FM3 → MW → LW
NOTE
The initial mode is DX SEEK.
4
Press the SOURCE button until a radio
frequency appears in the display.
4
Press the TUNE button to illuminate the DX and
SEEK indicators in the display.
With the DX (Distance) mode activated, both
strong and weak stations will be tuned in the
Auto-Seek operation.
Press again to return to the local mode. The DX
indicator will turn off and the SEEK indicator will
remain illuminated. Now, only strong stations will
be tuned.
Press the g DN or f UP button to
automatically seek for a station downward or
upward respectively.
The unit will stop at the next station it finds.
Press the same button again to seek the next
station.
13-EN
Radio Operation
SOURCE
A.ME
BAND Preset buttons (1 through 6)
Manual Storing of Station Presets
1
2
3
4
Select the radio band and tune in a desired radio
station you wish to store in the preset memory.
Press and hold any one of the Preset buttons (1
through 6) for at least 2 seconds until the station
frequency on the display blinks.
Press the Preset button into which you wish to
store the station while the frequency display is
blinking (within 5 seconds).
The display stops blinking once the station has
been memorized. The display shows the band,
preset No. with a triangle (9) and station
frequency memorized.
Automatic Memory of Station
Presets
1
2
3
Repeat the procedure to store up to 5 other
stations onto the same band.
To use this procedure for other bands, simply
select the band desired and repeat the
procedure.
A total of 30 stations can be stored in the preset
memory (6 stations for each band; FM1, FM2,
FM3, MW and LW).
NOTE
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.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired radio band is displayed.
Press and hold the A. ME button 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 buttons Preset 1 to 6 in order
of signal strength.
When the automatic memory has been
completed, the tuner goes to the station stored in
the preset location No. 1.
NOTE
If no stations are stored, the tuner will return to the
original station you were listening to before the auto
memory procedure began.
Tuning to Preset Stations
1
2
3
14-EN
Press the SOURCE button to select the radio
mode.
Press the SOURCE button to select the radio
mode.
Press the BAND button repeatedly until the
desired band is displayed.
Press the station Preset button that has your
desired radio station in memory.
The display shows the band, preset number with
a triangle and frequency of the station selected.
RDS Operation
SOURCE
g DN
f UP
F
Setting RDS Reception Mode and
Receiving RDS Stations
The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio
information system using the 57 kHz subcarrier of
regular FM broadcast. The RDS allows you to
receive a variety of information such as traffic
information, station names, and to automatically
re-tune to a stronger transmitter that is
broadcasting the same programme.
1
2
3
4
AF
Tips
• When the unit receives the PTY31 (Emergency
Broadcast) signal, the unit will show "ALARM" in the
display automatically.
• The RDS digital data includes the followings:
PI
Programme Identification
PS
Programme Service Name
AF
List of Alternative Frequencies
TP
Traffic Programme
TA
Traffic Announcement
PTY
Programme Type
EON
Enhanced Other Networks
R.TEXT Radio Text Information
Press the SOURCE button until a radio
frequency appears in the display.
Press the "F" button. The
illuminate.
indicator will
Press the AF button to activate the RDS mode.
Press the g DN or f UP button to tune in
the desired RDS station.
NOTE
When the BAND button is pressed for at least 2 seconds
while the PS (Programme Service Name) is being
displayed, the display shows the station frequency for 5
seconds, then returns to the previous display.
5
6
Press the AF button to deactivate the RDS
mode.
Press the "F" button to activate the normal mode.
The
indicator will turn off.
15-EN
RDS Operation
SETUP/F
AF
Recalling Preset RDS Stations
4
5
Press the AF button to activate the RDS mode.
The display shows "AF" when the RDS mode is
activated.
1
2
Press the "F" button to activate the normal mode.
The
indicator will turn off.
↔
DEMO
CONTRAST
AUX
MUTE
NOTE
For presetting the RDS stations, refer to the Radio
Operation section. The RDS stations can be preset in the
FM1, FM2 and FM3 bands only.
16-EN
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ DISC/FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
If the preset station and the stations in the AF list
cannot be received:
If the signal level of the Regional (Local) station
being tuned becomes too weak to receive, press
the same preset button to tune in a Regional
station in other district.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
"REGIONAL". Each press of the f UP button
scrolls the modes as shown:
FM-LEVEL↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
Press the 1 through 6 buttons in which your
desired RDS station is preset. If the preset
station's signal is weak, the unit automatically
searches and tunes to a stronger station in the
AF (Alternative Frequencies) list.
When the PI SEEK setting is on (refer to "PI
SEEK Setting" on page 17), the unit searches
again for a station in the PI (Programme
Identification) list.
If there are still no stations receivable in the
area, the unit displays the frequency of the
preset station and the preset indicator
disappears.
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds to activate the setting mode.
↔
3
indicator will
↔
2
Press the "F" button. The
illuminate.
Receiving RDS Regional (Local)
Stations
↔ ↔
1
PTY
↔
f UP
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
↔
g DN
T.INFO
↔
TUNE
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
3
4
Press the TUNE button to turn on or off the
"REGIONAL" mode.
In the "REGIONAL OFF" mode, the unit
automatically keeps receiving the related local
RDS station.
Press the SETUP button to deactivate the setting
mode.
PI SEEK Setting
PTY (Programme Type) Tuning
1
1
2
3
4
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
"PI SEEK."
Press the TUNE button to toggle the mode
between "PI SEEK ON" and "PI SEEK OFF."
2
Press the T.INFO button to activate the Traffic
Information mode.
To cancel the Traffic information mode, press the
T.INFO button again.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
your desired traffic information station. When a
traffic information station is tuned in, the TP
indicator lights up.
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 "T.INFO" indicator blinks.
• If you do not want to listen to the traffic information
being received, lightly press the T.INFO button to skip
that traffic information message. The T.INFO 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 T.INFO mode, the SEEK tuning selects only the
TP stations.
Press the PTY button to activate the PTY mode.
The Programme Type of the station being
currently received will be displayed for 5
seconds.
NOTE
If no buttons are pressed within 5 seconds after pressing
the PTY button, the PTY mode will be automatically
cancelled.
3
Press the g DN and f UP buttons within 5
seconds after activating the PTY mode to
choose the desired programme type while the
PTY (programme type) is being displayed. Each
press scrolls the programme type by one.
→ LIGHT M ↔ CLASSICS ↔ OTHER M ←
4
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 "TRAFFIC-INFO" for 5 seconds, then
returns to the previous display.
When traffic information broadcast is over, the
unit will automatically set in the standby mode.
indicator will
If there is no receivable PTY broadcast, "NO
PTY" will be displayed for 5 seconds.
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
Receiving Traffic Information
1
2
Press the "F" button. The
illuminate.
Press the PTY button within 5 seconds after
selecting the programme type to start searching
for a station in the selected programme type.
The chosen programme type indicator blinks
during searching and lights when a station is
found.
If no station is found, "NO PTY" will be displayed
for 5 seconds.
5
Press the "F" button to activate the normal mode.
The
indicator will turn off.
NOTE
Operate the unit while the
indicator is
illuminated.
If no buttons are pressed within 5 seconds, the
indicator will turn off.
17-EN
RDS Operation
T.INFO
g DN
f UP
F
Receiving Traffic Information While
Playing CD or Radio
1
2
Press the T.INFO button repeatedly until the
T.INFO indicator appears in the display.
Press the g DN and f UP buttons 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.
• 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 "T.INFO"
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.
NOTE
The receiver is equipped with the EON (Enhanced Other
Networks) function in order to keep track of additional
alternative frequencies to the AF list. The EON indicator
appears while an RDS EON station is being received. If
the station being received does not broadcast the traffic
information, the receiver automatically tunes in the
related station that broadcasts the traffic information
when it occurs.
3
Press the T.INFO button to deactivate the Traffic
Information mode. The T.INFO indicator
disappears.
18-EN
P.PTY
R.TEXT
Priority PTY (Programme Type)
This function allows presetting of a programme type
such as music category, news, etc. You can listen to
a programme in the preset programme type as the
unit automatically gives priority to the preset
programme type when it begins broadcasting, and
interrupts the programme you are currently listening.
This feature is functional when your unit is set to a
mode other than the LW and MW.
1
2
Press the "F" button. The
illuminate.
indicator will
Press the P. PTY button to activate the
PRIORITY PTY mode.
"PRIO-PTY" is displayed for 2 seconds and then
the programme type for 3 seconds. The initial
setting is "NEWS."
NOTE
If no buttons are pressed within 5 seconds after pressing
the P. PTY button, the PRIORITY PTY mode is
automatically cancelled.
3
Press the g DN or f UP button within 5
seconds while "NEWS" is being displayed to
choose a desired programme type. Then press P.
PTY button. The PRIORITY PTY function will
activate.
4
Press the P. PTY button to activate the
PRIORITY PTY mode again.
• To change the programme category, perform
the step 3.
• To disable the PRIORITY PTY function, press
and hold the P. PTY button for at least 2
seconds.
NOTE
In the PRIORITY PTY function, unlike in the T.INFO
function, the volume does not increase during operation.
5
Press the "F" button to activate the normal mode.
indicator will turn off.
The
NOTE
Operate the unit while the
indicator is
illuminated.
If no buttons are pressed within 5 seconds, the
indicator will turn off.
Displaying Radio Text
Text messages from a radio station can be
displayed.
1
2
3
4
5
Tune in a radio station that transmits text
messages.
Press the "F" button. The
illuminates.
indicator
Press the R.TEXT button to activate the Radio
Text mode. The display shows "WAIT" for a few
seconds, then starts scrolling the text message.
It continues until other operation is performed.
To cancel the Radio Text mode, press the
R.TEXT button.
Press the "F" button to return to the normal
indicator
operation mode. The
disappears from the display.
NOTES
• If there is no receivable text message or the unit
cannot receive a text message properly, the display
shows "NO TEXT" for 2 seconds.
indicator is
• Operate the unit while the
illuminated.
If no buttons are pressed within 5 seconds, the
indicator will turn off.
19-EN
CD Player Operation
SOURCE
-/J
g DN
f UP
Opening and Closing the Movable
display
1
REPEAT
c
Playback
1
Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
Insert a disc with the label side facing up.
To close the movable display, press the c button
again.
The movable display will close.
2
NOTES
• Do not apply shock to the movable display when it is
open as it may result in malfunction of the unit.
• The display may be dim during low temperatures and
immediately after turning on the power. The brightness
will return to normal as time elapses.
• The display will stop at the set angle when closing.
CAUTION
Keep hands (or any other object) away from the display
while it is opening or closing to avoid damage or injury.
The back of the movable display will get very warm
under normal operating conditions. This is not a
malfunction. Do not touch.
Insert a disc with the label side facing up.
The disc will be pulled into the unit automatically.
The movable display will close and playback will
begin.
When a disc is already inserted, press the
SOURCE button to switch to the CD mode.
The mode will change every time the button is
pressed.
→ TUNER → CD → CD CHANGER∗
(∗ Only when the CD changer is connected)
3
4
To pause playback, press the -/J button.
Pressing the -/J button again will resume playback.
To eject the disc, press the c button.
NOTE
If the CD does not eject, press c button again for more
than 2 seconds with the movable display open.
20-EN
About the usable discs.
We recommend using only compact discs
containing the marks shown below.
You can play CD-Rs (CD-Recordable)/CD-RWs
(CD-ReWritable) for audio use on this unit. You
can also play CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3
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 a re-recording was attempted.
• Use discs with MP3 files written in the format
compliant with ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2. For
details, see page 27.
On handling Compact Discs (CD/CD-R/
CD-RW)
• Do not touch the surface.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
• Do not affix stickers or labels and do not write
on the surface.
• 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.
Music Sensor (Skip)
1
Momentarily press the g DN button once
during CD play to return to the beginning of the
current track. If you wish to access the beginning
of a track further back, repeatedly press until
you reach the desired track.
Press the f UP button once to advance to
the beginning of the next track. If you wish to
access the beginning of a track further ahead,
press repeatedly until the desired track is
reached.
NOTE
The music sensor feature is functional in the play or
pause mode.
Fast Forward and Backward
1
Press and hold the g DN or f UP button
to quickly move backward or forward until you
reach the desired section of the track.
Repeat Play
1
Press the REPEAT button to play back
repeatedly the track being played.
The track will be played repeatedly.
Press the REPEAT button again and select OFF
to deactivate the repeat play.
NOTES
• If a CD Changer is connected and the RPT-ALL mode
is selected, the unit repeatedly plays back all tracks on
the disc selected.
→ RPT- → RPT- ALL → (off)
• In case a 6-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the “F” button to
indicator and go to step 1
illuminate the
within 5 seconds.
• In case a 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In changer mode, press the “F” button twice to
indicator and go to step 1
illuminate the
within 5 seconds.
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CD Player Operation
SOURCE
BAND
Select buttons (1 through 6)
M.I.X.
F
SCAN
M.I.X. (Random Play)
Scanning Programmes
1
1
Press the M.I.X. button in the play or pause mode.
The tracks on the disc will be played back in a
random sequence. After all the tracks on the disc
have been played back once, the player will
begin a new random sequence play until the
M.I.X. mode is cancelled.
To cancel M.I.X. play, press the M.I.X. button
again to turn off the M.I.X.
NOTES
• If a CD Changer equipped with the ALL M.I.X. function
is connected, ALL M.I.X. will also be selectable.
In this mode, the tracks on all the CDs in the current
magazine will be included in the random playback
sequence.
→ M.I.X. → ALL -M.I.X. → (off)
• In case a 6-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the “F” button to illuminate
indicator and go to step 1 within 5
the
seconds.
• In case a 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the “F” button twice to
indicator and go to step 1
illuminate the
within 5 seconds.
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Press the SCAN button to activate the Scan
mode.
The first 10 seconds of each track will be played
back in succession.
To stop scanning, press the SCAN button and
deactivate the Scan mode.
NOTES
• In case a 6-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the “F” button to illuminate
indicator and go to step 1 within 5
the
seconds.
• In case a 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the “F” button twice to
indicator and go to step 1
illuminate the
within 5 seconds.
Controlling CD Changer (Optional)
An optional 6-disc or 12-disc CD Changer may be
connected to the CDA-7878R if it is Ai-NET
compatible. With a CD Changer connected to the
Ai-NET input of the CDA-7878R, the CD Changer
will be controllable from the CDA-7878R.
Using the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer Switching
device) or the KCA-410C (Versatile Link Terminal)
multiple changers can be controlled by the CDA7878R.
See the Multi-Changer Selection section on page
23 for selecting the CD Changers.
Multi-Changer Selection
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
NOTES
• The controls on the CDA-7878R for CD Changer
operation are operative only when a CD Changer is
connected.
• The “changer” indicator illuminates in the CD Changer
mode.
• The DVD changer (optional) is controllable from the
CDA-7878R as well as the CD changer.
1
Press the SOURCE button to activate the
CHANGER mode. The display shows the
“Changer,” disc number and track number.
Press the SOURCE button on the CDA-7878R to
activate the CD Changer mode.
Alternatively, press the SOURCE button on the
Remote Control (RUE-4187) to activate the CD
Changer mode. Proceed to step 3 below to
select the desired CD Changer.
SOURCE
BAND
NOTE
The source indicator varies depending on the connected
source.
2
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 playback starts.
NOTES
• After selecting the desired disc, you can operate in the
same way as for the CDA-7878R CD player.
For details, please see the CD Operation section.
indicator is illuminated the Disc
• If the
Select buttons become nonfunctional.
When a 12-disc CD Changer is connected:
To select discs numbered from 1 to 6, the
procedure is the same as for the 6-disc CD
Changer. To select discs numbered from 7 to 12,
first press the “F” button. This changes the “D”
indicator to “d.” Then press the desired Preset
button. With the “F” button activated, the Preset
buttons 1 to 6 will represent discs 7 to 12
respectively.
2
3
Press the BAND button on the CDA-7878R or
the RUE-4187 to activate the CD Changer
Selection mode.
The CD Changer Selection mode remains active
for 3 seconds after step 2 is performed. Press
the BAND button until the desired CD Changer
indicator appears on the display.
NOTE
If the selected CD Changer is not connected, the display
will show “NO CHGR .”
Alternatively press the BAND button on the
Remote Control until the desired changer
indicator appears on the display.
4
To operate the selected changer, see “CD Player
Operation” section.
NOTE
For further details about the external input (AUX) when
using KCA-410C, see ”Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)"
on page 8.
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MP3 Operation
-/J
SOURCE
MODE/Audio Control
g DN
f UP
c
FOLDER DN
FOLDER UP
FILE SEARCH
Playing MP3 Files
4
You can play CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
containing MP3 files on this unit.
Use the format compliant with ISO 9660 level 1 or
level 2.
For further information about playing or storing
MP3 files, refer to pages 26-27 before using the
unit.
1
Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
Insert a disc containing an MP3 file with the
label side facing up.
2
Insert a disc containing an MP3 file with the label
side facing up.
The disc will be pulled into the unit automatically.
The movable display will close and playback will
begin.
When a disc is already inserted, press the
SOURCE button to switch to the CD mode.
The mode will change every time the button is
pressed.
→ TUNER
→ CD
→ CD CHANGER∗
(∗ Only when the CD changer is connected)
3
To pause playback, press the -/J button.
Pressing the -/J button again will resume
playback.
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M.I.X. REPEAT
SCAN
To eject the disc, press the c button.
NOTES
• The unit can play discs containing both audio data
and MP3 data.
• The MP3 indicator is lit during MP3 playback.
Music Sensor (Skip)
1
Momentarily press the g DN button once
during CD play to return to the beginning of the
current file or track. If you wish to access the
beginning of a track further back, repeatedly
press until you reach the desired file or track.
Press the f UP button once to advance to
the beginning of the next file or track. If you wish
to access the beginning of a track further ahead,
press repeatedly until the desired file or track is
reached.
NOTES
• The music sensor feature is functional in the play or
pause mode.
• Files are played back in their pathname order which
was used when they were written to the CD.
Fast Forward and Backward
M.I.X. (Random Play)
1
1
Press and hold the g DN or f UP button to
quickly move backward or forward until you
reach the desired section of the file.
Note
There is no audio output during fast forward/backward
for MP3 files.
To cancel M.I.X. play, press the M.I.X. button
again to turn off the M.I.X.
Selecting Folders
1
Scanning Programmes
1
You can locate all the files on a disc and play
them.
2
3
-M.I.X. ←→ (off)
Press the FOLDER DN or FOLDER UP button to
select the folder.
File Search
1
Press the M.I.X. button in the play or pause mode.
The files or tracks on the disc will be played back
in a random sequence. After all the files and
tracks on the disc have been played back once,
the player will begin a new random sequence
play until the M.I.X. mode is cancelled.
Press the FILE SEARCH button during playback.
The unit switches to File Search Mode.
Press the SCAN button to activate the Scan
mode.
The first 10 seconds of each file or track will be
played back in succession.
To stop scanning, press the SCAN button and
deactivate the Scan mode.
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select the
desired file.
Press the MODE button to cancel the File
Search Mode. The selected file starts to play.
Repeat Play
1
Press the REPEAT button to play back
repeatedly the track being played.
The track will be played repeatedly.
Press the REPEAT button again and select OFF
to deactivate the repeat play.
RPT- ←→ (off)
25-EN
MP3 Operation
TUNE
g DN
f UP
SETUP
Setting the Range of MP3 File
Selection
About MP3
You can set the range of MP3 file selection to
“entire disc contents” or “folder contents only.”
1
2
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 2
seconds.
Press the f UP button repeatedly to select
DISC/FOLDER (track selection range).
Each press of the f UP button changes the
modes as shown.
↔
SUB-W
(switching phase)∗
↔
CONTRAST
↔ ↔
AUX
MUTE
SUB-W
STEREO/MONO∗
↔
↔
DEMO
↔
↔
FM-LEVEL↔ REGIONAL ↔ PI SEEK ↔ TUNER ↔ SUB-W
SCROLL ↔ BEEP ↔ DISC/FOLDER ↔ SRC DHE
∗ Displayed when you set SUB-W to ON.
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
3
• What is MP3?
MP3, whose official name is "MPEG 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 the audio data
at extremely high ratios shrinking music files by 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.
• Method for creating MP3 files
Press the TUNE button to toggle the mode
between DISC ALL and FOLDER ONLY.
• DISC ALL : plays all the files on one disc
• FOLDER ONLY : plays files in the selected
folder only.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is DISC ALL.
4
CAUTION
Except for personal enjoyment, duplicating audio
data (including MP3 data) or distributing,
transferring, or copying it, whether for free or for a
fee, without the permission of the copyright holder
is strictly prohibited by the Copyright Act and by
international treaty.
Press the SETUP button to set the selected
mode.
26-EN
The software used to create MP3 files is widely
sold or free from various sources. For details on
creating MP3 files, refer to the user's manual for
that software.
The MP3 files that can be played back by this
device have the file extension "mp3." Files with no
extension cannot be played back.
• Supported playback sampling rates and bit
rates
Sampling rates: 8 kHz - 44.1 kHz, bit rates: 8 320 kbps
Note that for sampling rates such as 11,025 kHz,
this device's frame display (Page 11) may not
display correctly.
• ID3 tags
This device supports ID3 tag v1.
If ID3 tag data is in an MP3 file, this device can
display the title (track title), artist name, and album
name ID3 tag data.
This device can only display single-byte
alphanumeric characters and the underscore. For
non-supported characters, "No Support" is
displayed.
This device can only display up to 64 characters for
each data item.
• Producing MP3 discs
MP3 files are prepared, then written to a CD-R or
CD-RW using CD-R writing software. Each disc
can hold up to 255 files/folders (including Root
Folders).
• Media supported
The media that this device can play back are CDROMs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs.
• 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). File/folder names are limited
to 31 characters (including the extension).
Valid characters for folder/file names are letters AZ (all caps), numbers 0-9, and '_' (underscore).
• Formats supported
This device supports CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode
CD, Enhanced CD (CD-Extra) and Multi-Session.
This device can not correctly play back discs
recorded with Track At Once or packet writing.
• Order of tracks
Track playback is based on the pathname order
used for the files when they were written to the CD.
• When CD audio and MP3 files are both present
on a disk, playback starts from Folder No. 2.
Also, the track display for CD audio data playback
is the track numbers recorded on the disc.
Terminology
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 level 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.
ID3 tag
Song information such as track titles, artist
names, album names, etc., written into MP3 files.
This device also can playback discs in Joliet,
RockRidge, Apple ISO, and other standards that
conform to ISO9660. However, sometimes the file
names, folder names, etc. are not displayed
correctly.
27-EN
Adjusting the Sound Operation
MODE/Audio Control
g DN
f UP
DHE
DSP
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
Selecting DHE Mode
Using digital signal processing technology, DHE
(Digital Harmonics Enhancer) operates on harmonic
components which determine tone and coloration of
the musical instruments. The process operates
independently on individual frequency bands, so each
instrument or vocal will be distinct. Play back clarity is
enhanced to compensate for road noises which would
normally detract from the listener’s enjoyment.
1
2
Press the DHE button to activate the DHE
selecting mode. The display flashes.
Press the f UP button to select the desired
mode.
→ BASS MODE1 ←→ BASS MODE2 ←→ BASS MODE3 ←
→ NON EFFECT ←→ ALL MODE ←→ VOCAL MODE ←
Equalizer Presets
3 typical equalizer settings are preset at the
factory for a variety of musical source material.
1
2
BASS MODE 1 (DHE 1): Reproduces tight bass sound.
BASS MODE 2 (DHE 2): Reproduces ample volume
bass sound.
BASS MODE 3 (DHE 3): Reproduces bass sound
echoing in the core of your car.
VOCAL MODE (DHE4): Reproduces vocal sounds
more clearly.
ALL MODE (DHE5): Reproduces a well-balanced and
clear sound for all music genres.
NON EFFECT (OFF)
3
When the setting is complete, press the DHE
button to return to normal mode.
NOTE
This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON (refer
to page 9).
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Press either the g DN button or the f UP
button.
• With each press of the button, the equalizer
mode will display the selected equalizer
characteristic.
→ FLAT (OFF) ←→ POPS ←→ ROCK ←→ NEWS ←
FLAT: Flat frequency
POPS: Suppress midrange
ROCK: Emphasize lows and highs
NEWS:Boost midrange and suppress highs
and lows
Selecting directly
Select the desired button (1 through 4).
[1] : FLAT (OFF)
[3] : ROCK
[2] : POPS
[4] : NEWS
NOTE
If you press the g DN button, the display scrolls in
reverse sequence.
Selecting directly
Select the desired button (1 through 6).
[1] : BASS MODE1 [4] : VOCAL MODE
[2] : BASS MODE2 [5] : ALL MODE
[3] : BASS MODE3 [6] : NON EFFECT (OFF)
Press the DSP button and select the EQ mode.
The mode will change every time the button is
pressed.
→ EQ ←
→ EQ MEMORY ←→ LPS ←
→ OFF ←
3
When the setting is complete, press the DHE
button to select OFF, and return to normal mode.
→ EQ ←
→ EQ MEMORY ←→ LPS ←
→ OFF ←
NOTE
This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON (refer
to page 9).
Adjusting and Storing the
Equalizer Curve
Direct select
Press one of 1 - 6 buttons to activate your
desired curve.
You can modify the Equalizer settings to create a
response curve more appealing to your personal
taste.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Select the equalizer characteristic to adjust. See
"Equalizer Presets" (on page 28).
(If you select the PRESET 2)
3
→ EQ ←
→ EQ MEMORY ←
→ LPS ←
→ OFF ←
Press the MODE button. The Frequency band
indication in the display flashes.
NOTE
This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON (refer
to page 9).
Rotate the Audio Control knob to adjust to your
desired level.
Press the MODE button to flash the next
frequency band indication.
Rotate the Audio Control knob to adjust to your
desired level.
Repeat the steps 4 to 5 above until all the
frequency bands (16 kHz) are adjusted.
To store the adjusted contents
1) Press and hold the MODE button for at least 2
seconds.
The display flashes and you can store the
adjusted curve.
(When pressing one of the 1 - 6 buttons, you
can also store the adjusted curve.)
2) While the display is blinking, press one of the
1 - 6 buttons that you want to store.
Choosing the Listening Position
Selector (L.P.S.)
This feature gives the user the ability to adjust the
time delay of the 4 main speakers to provide the
ideal sound stage for each listener in the car. The
staging can be optimized for the front passenger,
driver, front passenger and driver, or front and
rear passengers and driver.
1
2
Direct select
Press the desired button from the 1 - 5 buttons.
[1] : OFF
[4] : FRONT-L
[2] : ALL
[5] : FRONT-R
[3] : FRONT
NOTE
You can also select the frequency band to be adjusted by
pressing the g DN button or f UP button.
1
2
Press the DSP button to select EQ MEMORY
mode.
→ EQ ←
→ EQ MEMORY ←
→ LPS ←
→ OFF ←
Press either g DN button or f UP button.
The seat position will change every time the
button is pressed.
Select the desired seat position.
→ OFF ← → ALL ← → FRONT ←
→ FRONT-R ←→ FRONT-L ←
Press the DSP button to select OFF to return to
normal mode.
Recalling the Stored Equalizer
Curve
Press the DISP button to select LPS mode.
→ EQ ←
→ EQ MEMORY ←
→ LPS ←
→ OFF ←
NOTE
The contents of DHE/EQ can be stored. (The settings of
LPS are not stored.)
7
Press the DSP button to select OFF to return to
normal mode.
3
Press the DSP button to select OFF to return to
normal mode.
→ EQ ←
→ EQ MEMORY ←
→ LPS ←→ OFF ←
NOTE
You cannot use the L.P.S. and Time Correction at the
same time.
Press the g DN button or f UP button to
select your desired curve form the MEMORY 1 MEMORY 6.
29-EN
Adjusting the Sound Operation
The Crossover/Time Correction
Crossover:
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 divider 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).
2 way mode
Cut-off frequency
(1/3 octave steps)
Low range
speaker
Rear high
range
speaker
Cut-off frequency
(1/3 octave steps)
Level
Slope
Level
HPF
LPF
HPF
Low range
speaker
----
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
0 to
−12 dB
Mid range
speaker
20 Hz 200 Hz
20 Hz 20 kHz
0 to
−12 dB
High
range
speaker*
20 Hz 20 kHz
LPF
HPF
LPF
----
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct
0 to
−12 dB
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct
----
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct
----
20 Hz 200 Hz
3 way mode
Slope
HPF
Front high
20 Hz range
200 Hz
speaker
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,
please consult your authorized Alpine dealer.
----
LPF
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
0 to
24 dB/ − 12 dB
oct
FLAT, 6, FLAT, 6,
12, 18, 12, 18,
24 dB/ 24 dB/
oct
oct
0 to
−12 dB
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/
oct
0 to
−12 dB
----
∗ When setting the high range HPF filter to FLAT, do not turn
up the volume too much. This may damage the speaker.
Low range
High range
Low range
(Different from actual display)
Mid range
High range
(Different from actual display)
Output frequency range
Slope FLAT
Slope adjusting
Level adjusting
(0 to - 12 dB)
(Different from actual display)
20 Hz
LPF cut-off
frequency
HPF 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.
30-EN
Time Correction:
The distance between the listener and the speakers
in a car vary widely due to the special conditions of
the mobile environment. 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, the CDA-7878R 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 a
step of 0.1 mS.
Example 1. Listening Position: 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.
0.5 m
(19-11/16")
2.25 m
(88-9/16")
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").
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. Listening Position: All Seats
Adjust the time correction level of each speaker to
almost the same level.
1
2
3
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
to the farthest speaker and the other speakers.
L = (distance to farthest speaker) – (distance to
other speakers)
Divide the distances calculated for the speakers
by the speed of sound (343 m/s (765 mph) at
20˚C).
These values are the time correction values for
the different speakers.
5.1 ms
Here we calculate the time correction value for the
front left speaker in the diagram at the left.
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* × 1000 = 5.1 (ms)
*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 the
distance to the front left speaker is the same as the
distance to the farthest speaker.
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Adjusting the Sound Operation
BAND
MODE/Audio Control
g DN
f UP
DIVIDER
Adjusting and Storing the Crossover/
Time Correction
Before performing the following procedures, refer
to “Crossover” (page 30) and “Time Correction”
(page 31).
1
1
2
4
5
Press and hold the DIVIDER button for at least 2
seconds.
Rotate the Audio Control knob to adjust the
slope.
Slope can be adjusted to FLAT, 6, 12, 18, or 24
db/oct.
To adjust another channel, repeat steps 2 to 4.
When the adjustment is completed, press the
DIVIDER button.
Adjust the output level
Adjust the cut-off frequency/slope
2
6
Press the BAND button to select the channel to
adjust.
Press the BAND to select the channel to be
adjusted.
2 way system
2 way system
Low
Low
→ range (L) → range (R)
→ Low range (LPF) → Front High range (HPF)
Rear High range (HPF)∗ ←
Rear high∗
Rear high
range (R) ← range (L) ←
Front high
→ range (L)
Front high
range (R) ←
3 way system
3 way system
→ Low range (LPF) → Mid range (HPF)
High range (HPF)∗ ← Mid range (LPF) ←
Low range
Low range
→ (L)
→ (R)
∗ Press the MODE button to activate the Output
Level-adjusting mode.
3
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
the desired cut-off frequency point (cross over
point).
2 way system
You can select the frequency from 20 Hz to 200
Hz (1/3 octave step) for each channel.
3 way system
Low range (LPF) /Mid range (HPF):
You can select the frequency from 20 Hz to 200
Hz (1/3 octave step).
Mid range (LPF) /High range (HPF):
You can select the frequency from 20 Hz to 20
kHz (1/3 octave step).
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High range∗ High
← range (L) ←
(R)
Mid range
→ (L)
Mid range
←
(R)
∗ Press the MODE button to switch to the Time
Correction Adjusting mode.
7
8
Rotate the Audio Control knob (Rotary
encoder) to adjust the output level.
You can adjust the level from –12 to 0.
To adjust another channel, repeat the steps 6 to
7, then press the DIVIDER button.
Adjusting the Time Correction
9
Press the BAND button to select the channel to
be adjusted.
2 way system
→ Low
→ Low
range (L)
range (R)
Rear high∗
Rear high
range (R) ← range (L) ←
Recalling the Stored Crossover/
Time Correction Settings
1
Press the DIVIDER button.
→ Front high
range (L)
Front high
range (R) ←
2
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
the stored content (Memory 1 or Memory 2).
3 way system
Low range Low range
→ (L)
→ (R)
High range∗ High
← range (L) ←
(R)
Mid range
→ (L)
Mid range
←
(R)
∗ Press the MODE button to switch to the Cut-off
frequency/Slope Adjusting mode.
10 Rotate the Audio Control knob to adjust the
Direct Recalling
Press the [1] or [2] button to recall the stored
adjustment.
3
Press the DIVIDER button to return to normal
mode.
NOTE
If you press the MODE button in step 2, the unit switches
to adjusting mode.
value of the Time Correction (0.0 - 20.0).
11 To adjust another channel, repeat the steps 9 to 10.
12 When all the adjustments are completed, press
and hold the DIVIDER button for at least 2
seconds to cancel the Adjusting mode.
Storing the adjustments
You can store the adjustments.
13 Press and hold the MODE button for at least 2
seconds to store the settings (Or press the 1 or 2
button).
The display flashes.
14 While the display is flashing, press the 1 or 2
button.
The divider and the Time correction settings are
stored.
15 Press the DIVIDER button to return to normal
mode.
NOTES
• About the 2 way/3 way system
You can switch to 2way/3 way system mode with the 2
way/3 way switch on the side of the unit. (See on page
45)
When setting to “3 WAY”:
The unit can be operated in 3-way
system.
When setting to “F/R/Sub-W”:
The unit can be operated in 2-way
F/R/Sub-W
system.
3WAY
• You cannot use the L.P.S. and Time Correction at the
same time.
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Adjusting the Sound Operation
MODE/Audio Control
g DN
f UP
CSD
Customized Sound Database
The unit is equipped with a Customized Sound
Database that creates the most suitable sound for
your car type.
You can fine tune the sound effects by inputting
the size of your front speaker or tweeter, whether
there is a Subwoofer, and the material of your
seats.
1
2
3
Press and hold the CSD button for at least 2
seconds.
Set your car type
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select your
car type, then press the MODE button.
Setting the front speaker
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select the
front speaker type, then press the MODE button.
→ 10 cm ←→ 13 cm ←→ 16 cm ←
(DDDrive is an Alpine product)
4
Set the separate tweeter
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select
whether the unit has a separate tweeter or not,
then press the MODE button.
W/O TWEETER
(without separate
tweeter)
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←→
W/ TWEETER
(with separate
tweeter)
5
Set the subwoofer
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select
whether the unit has a subwoofer or not, then
press the MODE button.
W/O SUB-W
←→
W/ SUB-W
(without Subwoofer) (with Subwoofer)
6
Set the material of your seats
Rotate the Audio Control knob to select your
seats’ material, then press the MODE button.
CLOTH
7
←→
LEATHER
Complete the settings
After completing the settings, rotate the Audio
Control knob to select CSD OK, then press the
MODE button.
CSD OK?
←→
CSD NO?
CSD OK: The unit automatically customizes the
sound effect according to the above
settings.
CSD NO: Returns to “Set your car type” in step 2.
NOTES
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON
(refer to page 9).
• While making a setting, press and hold the CSD button
for at least 2 seconds to cancel the setting.
• Press the g DN or f UP button to go forward
or backward to the next/preceding step.
Remote Control Operation
1
2
3
4
Controls on Remote Control
1 Power Button
Press the button to turn the power on/off.
2 Source Button
Press to select the audio source.
3 -/J Button
Press the button to switch between the Play and
Pause modes for CD.
4 ANGLE 89 Buttons
Press the button to adjust the angle of the
movable display.
5 Band/Programme Button
Radio mode: BAND Button
Press the button and the band will change as
shown below.
→ FM1 → FM2 → FM3 → MW → LW
CD/Changer mode: To switch the disc mode.
6 Volume Adjustment Buttons
To increase the volume level:
Press the L button
To decrease the volume level:
Press the K button
7 8 Button
Radio mode: Pressing the button will select, in
ascending order, stations programmed into the
radio's presets as shown below.
5
6
7
8
9
!
"
#
8 g DN Button
Radio mode: SEEK (DN) Button
CD mode: Press the button to go back to the
beginning of the current track.
9 f UP Button
Radio mode: SEEK (UP) Button
CD mode: Press the button to advance to the
beginning of the next track.
! 9 Button
Radio mode: Pressing the button will select, in
descending order, stations programmed into the
radio's presets as shown below.
→ 6 → 5 ... 1
CD (MP3) mode: Press the Folder Select (DN)
Button to select the folder.
CD Changer mode: DISC Select (DN) Button
Press the button to select a disc in descending
order.
" Mute Button
Press the button to lower the volume by 20 dB
instantly. Press the button again to cancel.
# Audio Processor Button
Each press the button to switch the audio
processor mode.
For details, refer to page 36.
→ 1 → 2 ... 6
CD (MP3) mode: Press the Folder Select (UP)
Button to select the folder.
CD Changer mode: DISC Select (UP) Button
Press the button to select a disc in ascending order.
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Remote Control Operation
Operating the Audio Processor
Recalling the
Stored
Equalizer
Curve
Choosing the
Listening
Position
Select
Private
mode
→ LPS mode →
Crossover
mode
↓
↓
↓
↓
FLAT
MEMORY1
OFF
MEMORY1
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
POPS
MEMORY2
ALL
MEMORY2
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
ROCK
MEMORY3
FRONT
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
NEWS
MEMORY4
FRONT-L
↑
↑
↓
↑
↓
MEMORY5
FRONT-R
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
ALL MODE
MEMORY6
↑
↑
Selecting DHE
mode
Steps
Equalizer
Presets
Recalling the
Stored
Crossover/Time
Collection
1 Press the
A.PROC
button to
select the
mode.
2 Press the 8
or 9 button
to select the
mode.
→
Normal
mode
→ DHE mode → EQ mode
↓
NON
EFFECT
↑
↓
BASS
MODE1
↑
↓
BASS
MODE2
↑
↓
BASS
MODE3
↑
↓
VOCAL
MODE
→
Adjusting/Storing the EQ curve
Adjusting
Storing
1
5
2
3
4
Perform the procedure above to select the
desired equalizer characteristics.
Press the ENTER button to activate the
Adjusting Mode.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
the frequency to be adjusted.
Press the 8 or 9 button to adjust to your desired
level.
To adjust other frequencies, repeat steps 3 to 4.
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6
7
8
Press and hold the ENTER button for at least 2
seconds to flash the display.
Press the 8 or 9 button to select the preset
number (1 through 6) that you want to store.
Press the ENTER button to store the setting. To
store settings, repeat the procedure above.
Press the A.PROC button to return to normal
mode.
Adjusting/Storing the CROSSOVER/TIME CORRECTION
Adjusting
Storing the settings
1
2
12 Press and hold the ENTER button for more than
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Select the Crossover mode from the table above.
2 seconds to flash the display.
Press the ENTER button to activate the
Adjusting mode.
13 Press the 8 or 9 button to select the preset
number (1 to 2) that you want to store.
Press the BAND button to select the channel
(LPF/HPF) that you want to adjust.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
the cut-off frequency.
Press the 8 or 9 button to select the Slope.
To adjust more channels, repeat steps 3 to 5.
14 Press the ENTER button to store the adjustment.
Store other adjustments, repeat the procedures
above.
15 Press the A.PROC button to return to normal
mode.
Press the ENTER button to activate the
Adjusting level mode.
Press the BAND button to select the channel you
want to adjust.
Press the 8 or 9 button to adjust the level.
To adjust more channels, repeat steps 7 to 8.
Press the ENTER button to activate the Time
Correction Adjusting mode.
10 Press the BAND button to select the channel
that you want to adjust.
11 Press the 8 or 9 button to adjust the Time
Correction. To adjust more channels, repeat
steps 10 to 11.
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Remote Control Operation
Battery Replacement
Applicable battery: Use two “AAA” sized dry
batteries or equivalent.
1
2
3
Opening the battery cover
Slide out the battery cover while firmly pressing
the direction of arrow.
Replacing the battery
Put the batteries in the case observing the
polarities as illustrated.
Closing the cover
Push the cover as illustrated until a click is
heard.
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Information
In Case of Difficulty
If you encounter a problem, please 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 connections.
- Check power lead connections.
• Blown fuse.
- Check the fuse on the battery lead 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
CD Player/Changer 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.
• 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.
• Disc is very dirty.
- Clean the disc.
• Disc has scratches.
- Change the disc.
• The pick-up lens is dirty.
- Do not use a commercial available lens cleaner disc.
Consult your nearest ALPINE dealer.
CD playback sound skips without vibration.
• Dirty or scratched disc.
- Clean the disc; damaged disc should be replaced.
Error displays (built-in CD player only)
• Mechanical error
- Press the c button. After the error indication
disappears, insert the disc again. If the abovementioned solution does not solve the problem,
consult your nearest ALPINE dealer.
MP3
MP3 is not played back.
• Writing error is occurred. The written format is not
right.
- Make sure the writing is not failed. Or refer to "About
MP3" on page 26, then write in the format supported
by this device.
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Information
Indication for CD Player
HI TEMP
• Protective circuit is activated due to high temperature.
- The indicator will disappear when the temperature
returns to within operation range.
NO DISC
• 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:
1) Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
2) Press the c button again for at least 3 seconds while
the movable display is open.
ERROR
• Mechanism error.
1) Press the c button and eject the CD.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
2) When the error indication remains after ejecting,
press the c button again.
If the error indication still does not turn off after
pressing the c button for a few times, consult your
Alpine dealer.
NOTE
When the “ERROR” is displayed:
In case that the disc cannot be ejected by pressing the c
button, press the RESET switch (refer to page 4) and
press the c button again.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
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Indication for CD Changer
HI TEMP
• Protective circuit is activated due to high temperature.
- The indicator will disappear when the temperature
returns to within operation range.
ERROR - 01
• 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.
ERROR - 02
• 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.
NO MAGAZINE
• No magazine is loaded into the CD Changer.
- Insert a magazine.
NO DISC
• No indicated disc.
- Choose another disc.
Specifications
FM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Mono Usable Sensitivity
Alternate Channel Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Stereo Separation
Capture Ratio
REMOTE CONTROL
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
0.7 µV
90 dB
65 dB
35 dB
2.0 dB
531 – 1,602 kHz
25.1 µV/28 dB
LW TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
Weight (without battery)
"AAA" sized dry battery
2
42 mm (1-21/32")
× 121 mm (4-25/32")
× 23 mm (29/32")
50 g (1.8 oz)
GENERAL
MW TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
Battery Type
Battery Quantity
Dimensions (W × H × D)
153 – 281 kHz
31.6 µV/30 dB
Power Requirement
14.4 V DC
(11–16 V allowable)
Maximum Power Output
45 W × 4
Maximum Pre-Output Voltage 4 V/10k ohms
Weight
1.8 kg (3 lbs. 15 oz)
CHASSIS SIZE
CD 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)
95 dB
85 dB (at 1 kHz)
Width
Height
Depth
178 mm (7")
50 mm (2")
155 mm (6-1/8")
NOSEPIECE SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
170 mm (6–11/16")
46 mm (1-13/16")
24 mm (15/16")
PICKUP
Wave length
Laser power
655 nm
CLASS II
Due to continuous product improvement, specifications and
design are subject to change without notice.
CAUTION
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
(Bottom side of player)
CAUTION-Laser radiation when open, DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
(Bottom side of player)
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Installation and Connections
Before installing or connecting the unit, please
read the following and pages 2 and 3 of this
manual thoroughly for proper use.
Warning
MAKE THE CORRECT CONNECTIONS.
Failure to make the proper connections may result in fire
or product damage.
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 SHIFT LEVER.
Doing so may obstruct forward vision or hamper
movement etc. and results in serious accident.
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 securely install the unit in place. This may cause
parts to become loose resulting in hazards or product failure.
ARRANGE THE WIRING SO IT IS NOT CRIMPED OR
PINCHED BY A SHARP METAL EDGE.
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.
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-7878R. This will reduce any chance of
damage to the unit in case of a short-circuit.
• Be sure to connect the colour 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-7878R to the fuse box, make
sure the fuse for the intended circuit of the CDA-7878R 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-7878R 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 plate is located on the
bottom of the unit.
SERIAL NUMBER:
INSTALLATION DATE:
INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN:
PLACE OF PURCHASE:
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Installation
NOTE
For the screw *, provide a proper screw to the chassis
installing location.
Metal plate
Detachable
Front panel
Caution
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.
3
Slide the CDA-7878R into the dashboard. When
the unit is in place, make sure the locking pins are
fully seated in the down position. This can be done
by pressing firmly in on the unit while pushing the
locking pin down with a small screwdriver. This
ensures that the unit is properly locked and will not
accidentally come out from the dashboard. Install
the Detachable Front Panel.
Caution
Do not block the unit’s fan or heat sink, thus
preventing air circulation. If blocked, heat will
accumulate inside the unit and may cause a fire.
Air ventilation
hole
Lock pin
<Rear side>
1
Rubber Cap
(Included)
Hex Bolt
(Included)
Bracket
Dashboard
Removal
1 Remove the DETACHABLE FRONT PANEL.
2 Use a small screwdriver (or similar tool) to push
the locking pins to the “up” position (see above
drawing). As each pin is unlocked, gently pull out
on the unit to make sure it does not re-lock before
unlocking the second pin.
3 Pull the unit out, keeping it unlocked as you do
so.
<JAPANESE CAR>
Mounting sleeve
(Included)
CDA-7878R
Slide mounting sleeve from main unit (see
"Removal" on this page). Slide the mounting
sleeve into the dashboard.
Face Plate
2
Metal Mounting Strap
Screw
∗
Screws (M5 × 8)
(Included)
Bolt Stud
CDA-7878R
Ground Lead
Hex Nut (M5)
∗
CDA-7878R
When your vehicle has the Bracket, mount the
long hex bolt onto the rear panel of the CDA7878R and put the Rubber Cap on the hex bolt.
If your vehicle does not have the Mounting
Support, reinforce the head unit with the metal
mounting strap (not supplied). Connect all the
leads of the CDA-7878R according to details
described in the CONNECTION section.
Mounting Bracket
NOTE
Secure the ground lead of the unit to a clean metal spot
using a screw (∗) already attached to the vehicle's
chassis.
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Installation and Connections
Connections
Antenna
ISO Antenna Convertor Plug
ISO Antenna Plug
(Pink/Black)
AUDIO INTERRUPT IN
2
(Blue/White)
REMOTE TURN-ON
3
To vehicle phone
To amplifier or equalizer
(Red)
IGNITION
4
(Black)
GND
9
(Blue)
POWER ANT
choke
coil
6
(Yellow)
BATTERY
To power antenna
8
Ignition Key
5
7
Battery
Changer
(Ai-NET)
(Sold Separately)
:
<
Speakers
-
=
1
>
Amplifier
Front
Amplifier
Rear
Amplifier
Subwoofers*
;
!
Ai-NET
NORM
EQ/DIV
.
"
;
(Bottom of the unit)
? 3WAY
/
;
F/R/Sub-W
(Side of the unit)
(Green)
$
(Green/Black)
%
&
(White)
#
(White/Black)
(
(Grey/Black)
)
(Grey)
~
(Violet/Black)
+
(Violet)
,
Speakers
Rear Left
Front Left
Front Right
Rear Right
* When Subwoofer is set to OFF: Output is from Rear speakers.
When Subwoofer is set to ON: Output is from Subwoofer.
For details on how to set the Subwoofer to ON/OFF, see "Subwoofer On and Off" on page 6.
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.
44-EN
1 Antenna Receptacle
Connect to the supplied ISO antenna convertor plug.
2 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.
3 Remote Turn-On Lead (Blue/White)
Connect this lead to the remote turn-on lead of your
amplifier or signal processor.
4 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.
5 Power Antenna Lead (Blue)
Connect this lead to the +B terminal of your power
antenna, if applicable.
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.
6 Fuse Holder (15A)
7 Battery Lead (Yellow)
Connect this lead to the positive (+) post of the
vehicle's battery.
8 ISO Power Supply Connector
9 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.
! Ai-NET Connector
Connect this to the output or input connector of other
product (CD changer, Equalizer, etc.) equipped with
Ai-NET.
" Power Supply Connector
# ISO Connector (Speaker Output)
$ Left Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Green)
The system whose frequency range is divided
between the high frequency range and the low
frequency range.
The position of switching the switch: F/R/Sub-W
Front high range
speaker (L)
Front high range
speaker (R)
Rear high range
speaker (L)
Rear high range
speaker (R)
Low range
speaker (L)
Low range
speaker (R)
Output of this unit :
Front output
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Left Rear (–) Speaker Output Lead (Green/Black)
Left Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (White)
Left Front (–) Speaker Output Lead (White/Black)
Right Front (–) Speaker Output Lead (Grey/Black)
Right Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (Grey)
Right Rear (–) Speaker Output Lead (Violet/Black)
Right Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Violet)
Front Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
Rear Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
Subwoofer Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
Ai-NET Cable (Included with CD Changer)
RCA Extension cable (Sold Separately)
DC/DC Converter
NOTES
• Do not install the converter at a location subjected to
water such as under the floor mat or air conditioner.
This may cause a malfunction.
• Do not bundle the DC/DC converter cable with other
audio cables. Doing so may induce noise into your
system.
• Keep the DC/DC converter away from the Antenna
cables and the rear side of the unit, otherwise noise
may be generated when receiving radio broadcast.
= Remote Control Interface Connector
To remote control interface box.
> System Switch
When connecting a processor using Ai-NET, place
this switch in the EQ/DIV position. When no device
is connected, leave the switch in the NORM position.
NOTE
Be sure to turn the power off to the unit before changing
the switch position.
? Setting the 3WAY/2 WAY switch
Set the 3way/2way Switch according to your audio system.
The system whose frequency range is divided
among the high frequency range, mid frequency
range, and the low frequency range.
The position of switching the switch: 3WAY
High range
speaker (L)
Mid range
speaker (L)
Low range
speaker (L)
Rear output
High range
speaker (R)
Mid range
speaker (R)
Low range
speaker (R)
SUB-W output
NOTES
• Use the SUB-W output cord to connect the unit to the Low Range speaker.
• You can use the built-in amplifier to output the Front output/Rear output.
• You cannot adjust the FADER when setting to 3 WAY.
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