Alpine CDA-7998 CD Player User Manual

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FM/AM CD Player
FM/AM CD Receiver
CDA-7998/CDA-7897
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• OWNER'S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
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• MANUAL DE OPERACIÓN
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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.
7300 Warden Ave., Suite 203, 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, 40878 Ratingen, Germany
Tel.: 02102-45 50
ALPINE ITALIA S.p.A.
Viale 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 II, B.P.
50016, 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.: 945-283588
Designed by ALPINE Japan
Printed in Japan (Y)
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CHA-S634
CHA-1214
• CD changer for CDA-7998/CDA7897.
• Changeur CD pour CDA-7998/CDA7897.
• Cambiador de CD para CDA-7998/
CDA-7897.
• CD changer for CDA-7998/CDA7897.
• Changeur CD pour CDA-7998/CDA7897.
• Cambiador de CD para CDA-7998/
CDA-7897.
CHM-S630
Alpine CD Changers Give You More!
More musical selections, more versatility, more convenience.
The CHA-S634 is a high-performance 6-disc changer with a new M DAC, CD-R/RW PLAY BACK, MP3 PLAY BACK and CD TEXT.
The CHA-1214 Ai-NET model holds 12 discs, and the CHM-S630 M-Bus model is a super-compact 6-disc changer with a CD-R/RW
PLAY BACK.
Changeurs de CD Alpine : vous avez le choix!
Plus de sélections musicales, plus de souplesse, plus de confort.
Le modèle CHA-S634 est un changeur 6 disques ultra performant équipé des nouvelles fonctions M DAC,
CD-R/RW PLAY BACK, MP3 PLAY BACK et CD TEXT. Le modèle CHA-1214 Ai-NET contient 12
disques. Le modèle CHM-S630 M-Bus est un changeur 6 disques super compact doté de la fonction CD-R/
RW PLAY BACK.
¡Los cambiadores Alpine de CD le ofrecen más!
Más selecciones musicales, más versatilidad y más ventajas.
CHA-S634 es un cambiador de seis discos de alto rendimiento con nuevo M DAC, CD-R/RW PLAY BACK,
MP3 PLAY BACK y CD TEXT. El modelo CHA-1214 Ai-NET alberga 12 discos y el modelo CHM-S630
M-Bus es un cambiador de seis discos de tamaño reducido con un CD-R/RW PLAY BACK.
ENGLISH
Contents
Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING .................................................. 3
CAUTION ................................................... 3
PRECAUTIONS ......................................... 3
Basic Operation
Opening the Front Panel ................................... 5
Hiding the Front Panel ...................................... 5
Initial System Start-Up ..................................... 5
Turning Power On and Off ............................... 5
Display Angle Adjustment ................................ 5
Adjusting Volume/Balance (Between Left and
Right)/Fader (Between Front and Rear)
/Defeat ........................................................... 6
Audio Mute Function ........................................ 6
Displaying Time ................................................ 6
Setting Time ...................................................... 6
Equalizer Presets ............................................... 7
Adjusting and Storing the Equalizer Curve ...... 7
Recalling the Stored Equalizer Curve ............... 7
About the Crossover ......................................... 8
Adjusting and Storing the Crossover ................ 9
Recalling the Stored Crossover Settings ......... 10
About the Time Correction ............................. 10
Bass Focus ...................................................... 11
Adjusting and Storing the Time Correction .... 13
Recalling the Stored Time Correction Settings .. 13
Setting the MX Mode ..................................... 13
Quick Searching Function .............................. 14
Blackout Mode On and Off ............................. 14
Displaying the Title/Text ................................. 14
Titling Discs/Stations ...................................... 15
Erasing Disc Title/Station Title ....................... 16
SETUP Operation
Switching the Tuner Mode .............................. 17
Changing Lighting Color (CDA-7998 only) ... 17
Dimmer Control (CDA-7897 only) ................ 17
Subwoofer On and Off .................................... 17
Setting the Subwoofer Output ......................... 18
Sound (Beep) Guide Function ........................ 18
Turning Mute Mode On/Off ........................... 18
Scroll Setting ................................................... 18
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link) ..................... 19
Connecting to an External Amplifier
(CDA-7897 Only) .......................................... 19
Setting the Defeat Mode External Interrupt .... 19
Demonstration ................................................. 20
Adjusting Display Contrast (CDA-7897 only) ... 20
Opening Message ON/OFF Setting
(CDA-7998 only) ........................................... 20
Switching the Animation Display type
(CDA-7998 only) ........................................... 21
Setting of Calendar Display Pattern Switching
(CDA-7998 only) ........................................... 21
Radio Operation
Manual Tuning ................................................ 22
Automatic Seek Tuning .................................. 22
Manual Storing of Station Presets .................. 22
Automatic Memory of Station Presets ............ 23
Tuning to Preset Stations ................................ 23
Switching the Display Modes ......................... 16
1-EN
CD Player Operation
Opening and Closing the Movable display ..... 24
Playback .......................................................... 24
Music Sensor (Skip) ........................................ 25
Fast Forward and Backward ........................... 25
Repeat Play ..................................................... 25
M.I.X (Random Play) ..................................... 26
Scanning Programs ......................................... 26
Controlling CD Changer (Optional) ............... 26
Multi-Changer Selection ................................. 27
MP3 Operation
Playing MP3 Files ........................................... 28
Playing MP3 Files with the CD Changer
(Optional) .................................................... 28
Music Sensor (Skip) ........................................ 28
Fast Forward and Backward ........................... 29
Selecting Folders ............................................. 29
File Search ...................................................... 29
Repeat Play ..................................................... 29
M.I.X (Random Play) ..................................... 29
Scanning Programs ......................................... 29
Setting the Range of MP3 File Selection ........ 30
Playing MP3 Data ........................................... 30
About MP3 ...................................................... 30
XM Radio Operation
Receiving XM Channels with the XM Receiver
(Optional) .................................................... 32
Checking the XM Radio ID Number .............. 32
Storing XM Channel Presets ........................... 32
Receiving Stored XM Channels ...................... 33
Category Search .............................................. 33
Changing the Display...................................... 33
i-Personalize™ Operation (CDA-7998
only)
About i-Personalize™ ..................................... 34
Data Downloading .......................................... 34
2-EN
MobileHub™ Link Operation (Option)
About MobileHub™ Link ............................... 35
Telephone Mode ON/OFF .............................. 35
Incoming Calls ................................................ 35
Calling ............................................................. 36
Dial call ....................................................... 36
Calling by the address book ........................ 36
Calling by using the Speed Dial .................. 36
Calling by the outgoing history ................... 36
Calling by the incoming history .................. 36
Calling by the incoming missed call history ... 37
Calling by sent mail history ......................... 37
Calling by received mail history .................. 37
Short Mail Operation ...................................... 37
Receiving a short mail ................................. 37
Sending a standardized sentence ................. 37
Retrieving an unread short mail .................. 37
Remote Control Operation
Controls on Remote Control ........................... 38
Battery Replacement ....................................... 39
Operating the Audio Processor ....................... 40
Information
In Case of Difficulty ....................................... 41
Specifications .................................................. 43
Installation and Connections
Warning ........................................................... 44
Caution ............................................................ 44
Precautions ...................................................... 44
Installation ...................................................... 45
Connections .................................................... 46
LIMITED WARRANTY
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.
MINIMIZE DISPLAY VIEWING WHILE DRIVING.
Viewing the display may distract the driver from looking ahead of
the vehicle and cause an accident.
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 Center for repairing.
DO NOT MIX NEW BATTERIES WITH OLD BATTERIES.
INSERT WITH THE CORRECT BATTERY POLARITY.
When inserting the batteries, be sure to observe proper polarity (+
and –) as instructed. Rupture or chemical leakage from the
battery may cause fire or personal injury.
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.
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE OR ALTER.
Doing so may result in an accident, fire or electric shock.
USE ONLY IN CARS WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND.
(Check with your dealer if you are not sure.) Failure to do so may
result in fire, etc.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury. If swallowed,
consult a physician immediately.
USE THE CORRECT AMPERE RATING WHEN REPLACING
FUSES.
Failure to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
DO NOT BLOCK VENTS OR RADIATOR PANELS.
Doing so may cause heat to build up inside and may result in fire.
USE THIS PRODUCT FOR MOBILE 12V APPLICATIONS.
Use for other than its designed application may result in fire,
electric shock or other injury.
PRECAUTIONS
Temperature
Be sure the temperature inside the vehicle is between +60°C
(+140°F) and –10°C (+14°F) before turning your unit on.
Moisture Condensation
You may notice the CD playback sound wavering due to
condensation. If this happens, remove the disc from the player
and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Damaged Disc
Do not attempt to play cracked, warped, or damaged discs.
Playing a bad disc could severely damage the playback
mechanism.
Maintenance
If you have problems, do not attempt to repair the unit yourself.
Return it to your Alpine dealer or the nearest Alpine Service
Station for servicing.
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.
3-EN
WARNING
Correct Handling
PRECAUTIONS
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.
Never Attempt the Following
Do not grip or pull out the disc while it is being pulled back into
the player by the automatic reloading mechanism.
Do not attempt to insert a disc into the unit when the unit power
is off.
CORRECT
INCORRECT
CORRECT
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.
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.
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 ball-point pen or
other such instrument, then insert the disc again.
Center Hole
Bumps
Center Hole
Outside
(Bumps)
Be sure to use round shape discs only for this unit and never use
any special shape discs.
Use of special shape discs may cause damage to the mechanism.
Installation Location
Make sure the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 will not be installed in a
location subjected to:
Direct sun and heat
High humidity and water
Excessive dust
Excessive vibrations
4-EN
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.
New
Disc
Irregular Shaped Discs
•
•
•
•
Disc Accessories
Transparent Sheet
Disc Stabilizer
Basic Operation
Initial System Start-Up
POWER
Be sure to press the RESET switch when using the unit
for the first time, after installing the CD changer, etc., or
after changing the car battery.
RESET
1
2
c
Make sure that the power of the unit is off. If the power
is on, press and hold the POWER button for at least 3
seconds to turn off the unit.
Press the RESET switch with a ball-point pen, or any
other pointed object.
RESET
ANGLE 89
Opening the Front Panel
1
Press the Open button on the Front Panel.
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, Rotary encoder and CLK button (CDA-7897 only).
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 3
seconds to turn off the unit.
Open Button
NOTE
The display will close a half minute after the ignition key is
turned to the OFF position.
NOTE
Hiding the Front Panel
1
Press and hold the c button on the Front Panel for at
least 3 seconds.
The first time power is turned on, the volume will start from level
12.
Display Angle Adjustment
NOTES
• The Front Panel will stop moving if there is an obstacle inside
the compartment. In that case, remove the obstacle and press
and hold the c button again for at least 3 seconds.
• The display will close shortly after the ignition key is turned to the
Movable display
OFF position.
The movable display may be adjusted to 3 different
angles depending upon user preference.
1
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
Displaying Time
BAND MODE
SOURCE
CLK
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
1
Press the CLK (clock) button repeatedly until the time
is displayed.
Each press changes the modes as follows:
Radio mode
→
g DN
EQ
f UP
Rotary encoder
Clock Display
Frequency Display
(CDA-7897 only)
→
→
→
Title Display∗2
Frequency Display
———————
Calendar/Clock Display
(CDA-7998 only)
Clock Display
———————
Text Display (Disc Name)∗1
→
→
→
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
(CDA-7897 only)
Press the MODE button repeatedly to choose the
desired mode.
Title Display∗2
Text Display (Track Name)∗1
←
←
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
Each press changes the modes as follows:
→ Subwoofer∗→ BALANCE → FADER
∗1
VOLUME ← DEFEAT ←
Volume : 0 ~ 35
Balance : L15 ~ R15
Fader
: R15 ~ F15
Subwoofer: 0 ~ +15
Displayed during playback of a disc with CD Text.
“NO TEXT” will be displayed when the CD
contains no Text data.
∗2
“NO TITLE” will be displayed when the title has
not been inputted.
NOTES
• If the MODE button is not pressed within 5 seconds after
selecting the BALANCE, FADER, DEFEAT or Subwoofer
mode, the unit automatically returns to the VOLUME mode.
• When setting the 2WAY/3WAY switch (page 47) to 3WAY, you
cannot adjust the FADER mode.
•*When the subwoofer mode is OFF, its level cannot be
adjusted.
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained in each mode.
NOTE
Depending on the connected devices, some functions and display
indications do not work.
Audio Mute Function
NOTES
• Selecting any tuner or CD function while in the clock mode
will interrupt the time display momentarily. The function
selected will be displayed for about 5 seconds before the time
returns to the display.
• When the power is off but the ignition key is on, press the CLK
button to display the time. (CDA-7897 only)
Setting Time
1
In the Clock display mode, press and hold the CLK
(clock) button for at least 3 seconds while the time is
displayed.
< CDA-7998 only >
2
3
4
Activating this function will instantly lower the volume
level by 20 dB.
1
→
CD mode
Press the g DN or f UP button after selecting the
Subwoofer mode, and the subwoofer output phase is
toggled “NORMAL (PHASE 0°)” or “REVERS (PHASE
180°)”.
2
———————
Calendar/Clock Display
(CDA-7998 only)
MUTE
Adjusting Volume/Balance ( Between
Left and Right) /Fader ( Between Front
and Rear) /Defeat
1
———————
Frequency Display
→
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the hours while the
years indication is blinking.
When the year has been adjusted, press MODE
button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the months, days,
hours and minutes while the time indication is blinking.
The time is automatically set 5 seconds after the
minute adjustment. The time can be manually set by
pressing the MODE button.
< CDA-7897 only >
Press the MUTE button to activate the MUTE mode.
The audio level will decrease by about
20 dB.
Pressing the MUTE button again will bring the audio
back to its previous level.
6-EN
2
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the hours while the
hours indication is blinking.
When the hour has been adjusted, press MODE
button.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the minutes while
the time indication is blinking. The time is automatically
set 5 seconds after the minute adjustment. The time
can be manually set by pressing the MODE button.
NOTE
To synchronize the clock to a time signal, press the MODE
button for at least 3 seconds after setting the “hour.” Minutes
will be indicated as 00. If you press the MODE button for more
than 3 seconds when the display shows over “30,” hours will
advance.
Equalizer Presets
3
→ BAND1 → BAND2 → BAND3 → BAND4 → BAND5
4
5
6
3 typical equalizer settings are preset at the
factory for a variety of musical source material.
1
2
→ FLAT(OFF) ↔ POPS ↔ ROCK ↔ NEWS ←
FLAT
POPS
ROCK
NEWS
3
7
8
When the setting is complete, press the EQ button to
select OFF, and return to normal mode.
NOTES
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON (refer to
page 6).
• EQ mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are pressed
within 15 seconds.
Adjusting and Storing the Equalizer
Curve
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the level.
Press the SOURCE button to select your desired band
width (Q).
Adjustable band width: 1, 2, 3.
For setting another channel, repeat the steps 3 to 6.
After setting, press the EQ button to return to the
normal mode.
NOTES
: Flat frequency
: Emphasize midrange
: Emphasize lows and highs
: 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
Press the g DN button or the f UP button to
select your desired frequency.
Adjustable frequency bands: 20Hz to 20KHz(in 1/3
octave steps)
To store the adjusted contents
1) Press and hold any one of the Preset buttons (1
through 6) for at least 2 seconds into which you wish
to store the adjusted curve.
Press the EQ button and select the EQ mode.
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.
Press the BAND button to select your desired
frequency band.
• The frequencies of adjacent bands cannot be adjusted within
4 steps.
• EQ mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are pressed
within 15 seconds.
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON (refer to
page 6).
Recalling the Stored Equalizer Curve
1
2
3
4
Press the EQ button and select the EQ mode.
Press and hold the EQ button for at least 3 seconds.
Press one of 1-6 buttons to activate your desired
curve.
Press the EQ button to return to the normal mode.
NOTES
• EQ mode is automatically canceled if no buttons
are pressed within 15 seconds.
• This function is inoperable when DEFFEAT is ON(refer to
page 6).
You can modify the Equalizer settings to create a
response curve more appealing to your personal taste.
1
2
Press the EQ button and select the EQ mode.
Press and hold the EQ button for at least 3 seconds.
7-EN
Basic Operation
About the Crossover
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 crossover adjusts the HPF (high pass filter) or LPF
(low pass filter) of each band, and also the slope (how fast
the filter rolls off the highs or lows).
Adjustments should be made according to the reproduction
characteristics of the speakers. Depending on the
speakers, a passive network may not be necessary. If you
are unsure about this point, please consult your authorized
Alpine dealer.
2 way mode
3 way mode
Cut-off frequency
(1/3 octave steps)
ww frequency
(1/3 octave steps)
Slope
Level
HPF
LPF
HPF
Low range
speaker
----
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
Front high
range
speaker
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/oct
Rear high
range
speaker
20 Hz 200 Hz
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/oct
LPF
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/oct
Slope
Level
HPF
LPF
HPF
LPF
----
FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
24 dB/oct
0 to
− 12 dB
FLAT, 6, FLAT, 6,
12, 18,
12, 18,
24 dB/oct 24 dB/oct
0 to
−12 dB
6, 12, 18,
24 dB/oct
0 to
−12 dB
0 to
−12 dB
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*
1 kHz 20 kHz
----
----
∗ 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)
20 Hz
(Different from actual display)
HPF cut-off
frequency
LPF cut-off
frequency
NOTES
•
•
•
•
•
•
HPF (high pass filter): Cuts the lower frequencies and allows the higher frequencies to pass.
LPF (low pass filter): Cuts the higher frequencies and allows the lower frequencies to pass.
Slope: The level change (in dB) for a frequency change of one octave.
The higher the slope value, the steeper the slope becomes.
Adjust the slope to FLAT to bypass the HP or LP filters.
Do not use a tweeter without the HPF on or set to a low frequency, as it may cause damage to the speaker due to the low frequency
content.
• You cannot adjust the crossover frequency higher than the HPF or lower than the LPF.
8-EN
Adjusting and Storing the Crossover
< 3 WAY System >
2
→ LOW → MID-L → MID-H → HIGH
Before performing the following procedures, refer to
“About the Crossover ”(Page 8)
1
Press and hold the T.CORR button for at least 3
seconds.
3
< 2 WAY System >
2
Press the BAND button to select desired parameter.
< CDA-7998 >
→ SUB.W → REAR → FRONT
< CDA-7897 >
→ LOW(Subwoofer) → FRONT-HI → REAR-HI
3
4
5
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired output
level.
Adjustable output level: -12 to 0 dB.
To store the adjusted contents
1) Press and hold any one of the Preset buttons (1
through 6) for at least 2 seconds into which you
wish to store the adjusted curve.
6
7
4
5
Press the g DN button or the f UP button to
select desired cut-off frequency point(cross over point).
Adjustable frequency bands: 20Hz to 200Hz(in 1/3
octave steps)
Press the SOURCE button to select desired slope.
Adjustable slope: FLAT(OFF),6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct.
For setting another channel, repeat the steps 2 to 5.
After setting, press the T.CORR button to return to the
normal mode.
NOTES
• Crossover mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are
pressed within 15 seconds.
• To cancel Crossover mode for all music source, press the
MODE button to turn Crossover off.
Press the BAND button to select desired parameter.
Press the g DN button or the f UP button to
select desired cut-off frequency point(cross over point).
Adjustable frequency bands:
LOW : 20Hz to 200Hz(in 1/3 octave steps)
MID-L: 20Hz to 200Hz(in 1/3 octave steps)
MID-H: 20Hz to 20KHz(in 1/3 octave steps)
HIGH : 1KHz to 20KHz(in 1/3 octave steps)
Press the SOURCE button to select desired slope.
Adjustable slope: FLAT(OFF)∗ ,6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct.
∗ FLAT cannot be set for the HIGH slope.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired output
level.
Adjustable output level: -12 to 0 dB.
To store the adjusted contents
1) Press and hold any one of the Preset buttons (1
through 6) for at least 2 seconds into which you
wish to store the adjusted curve.
6
7
For setting another channel, repeat the steps 2 to 5.
After setting, press the T.CORR button to return to the
normal mode.
NOTES
• About the 2way/3way system
You can switch to 2way/3way system mode with the 2way/
3way switch on the side of the unit.(See on page 47)
When setting to “3 WAY ”:
The unit can be operated 1n 3 way system.
3WAY
F/R
Sub. W
When setting to “F/R/Sub.W ”:
The unit can be operated 1n 2 way system.
• Crossover mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are
pressed within 15 seconds.
• To cancel Crossover mode for all music source, press the
MODE button to turn Crossover off.
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Basic Operation
BAND
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
T. CORR
Rotary encoder
Recalling the Stored Crossover
Settings
1
2
3
Press and hold the T.CORR button for at least 3
seconds.
About the 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-7998/CDA-7897 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.
Press the Preset buttons (1 through 6) that has your
desired crossover settings in memory.
Press the T.CORR button to return to the normal mode.
NOTES
• Crossover mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are
pressed within 15 seconds.
• To cancel Crossover mode for all music source, press the
MODE button to turn Crossover off.
5.1ms
0.5m
2.25m
∗
∗
Tips
* Subwoofer speaker.
You cannot change the Time Correction value for the
subwoofer, but you can set the subwoofer's apparent position
to the front by adjusting the Time Correction value of the front
and rear speakers.
For details, refer to the "Tips" on page 12.
10-EN
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.
Bass Focus
The time difference between the front-rear/left-right
speakers, can be adjusted at the same time. With an
initial delay of 0.1 ms for each of the 0 to 99 steps,
audible time correction can be done.
1
Press the T.CORR button to select the Bass Focus
mode.
→ Bass Focus mode → Time correction mode
Normal mode ←
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").
2
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.
FL
→ RL
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.
FR
RR
Front (left-right)
speakers
Example 2. Listening Position: All Seats
Adjust the time correction level of each speaker to almost
the same level.
1
Press the BAND button to select the front-rear / leftright speakers.
FL
FR
RL
RR
Rear (left-right)
speakers
3
4
5
FL
FR
→ RL
RR
Left (front-rear)
speakers
←
FL
FR
RL
RR
←
Right (front-rear)
speakers
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the front-rear / leftright delay.
For setting another channel (speaker), repeat the steps
2 and 3.
After setting, press and hold the T.CORR button for
least 3 seconds to return to the normal mode.
NOTES
• Any manual time correction adjustments will also affect
corrections made in Bass Focus.
• Bass Focus mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are
pressed within 15 seconds.
Continued
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Basic Operation
BAND
MODE
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
SOURCE
3.0ms
1.5ms
1.5ms
1.5ms
1.5ms
∗
MX
T.CORR
Rotary encoder
Example of Steps 2 and 3 Setting
(1) After entering corrections for the front (left and right)
speakers in STEP 15, the time difference is 1.5 ms for
both front-left and front-right speakers.
1.5ms
1.5ms
Tips
* Subwoofer speaker.
Delay (turn the rotary encoder) the audio signal to the front
(left and right) speakers to make the apparent position of the
subwoofer to be at the front. In doing this, the apparent
position between the front (left and right) speakers and
subwoofer will appear equal to the driver. After performing
above, you can change the positions of left and right speakers
by delaying the time .
Time Difference Table
Number
Number
Number
Number
Time
Time
Time
Time
of
of
of
of
Difference
Difference
Difference
Difference
Steps
Steps
Steps
Steps
(ms)
(ms)
(ms)
(ms)
∗
(2) After entering corrections for the left (front and rear)
speakers in STEP 15, the time difference becomes 3.0
ms* for the front left speaker and 1.5 ms for the left
rear speaker.
* Because the time difference was already set to 1.5 ms
for the front left speaker in STEP 1, the additional
correction in STEP 15 makes the time difference of the
front left speaker 3.0 ms.
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0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
5.0
5.1
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
6.0
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
7.0
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.7
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
7.8
7.9
8.0
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
9.0
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.8
9.9
Adjusting and Storing the Time
Correction
Before performing the following procedures, refer to
“About the Time Correction”(Page 10)
1
Make time corrections by pressing the T.CORR button.
Each press changes the modes as follows:
→ Bass Focus mode → Time correction mode → Normal mode
2
Select a speaker to be adjusted by pressing the BAND
button.
→ F-L → F-R → R-L → R-R → SW-L → SW-R
(S-L)
(S-R)
3
Setting the MX Mode
MX (Media Xpander) makes vocals or instruments
sound distinct regardless of the music source. The radio,
CD, and MP3, will be able to reproduce the music
clearly even in cars with a lot of road noise.
1
2
3
4
Adjust the desired time correction value by turning the
Rotary encoder.
For setting another speaker, repeat the steps 2 to 3.
After setting, press the MODE button to return to the
normal mode.
NOTES
• Time Correction mode is automatically canceled if no buttons
are pressed within 15 seconds.
• To cancel Time Correction mode for all music source, press
and hold the T.CORR button for at least 3 seconds to turn
Time Correction off.
Recalling the Stored Time Correction
Settings
1
Make time corrections by pressing the T.CORR button.
Each press changes the modes as follows:
→ Bass Focus mode →Time correction mode → Normal mode
2
3
Press the Preset buttons (1 through 6) that has your
desired time correction in memory.
Press the MODE button to return to the normal mode.
NOTES
• Time Correction mode is automatically canceled if no buttons
are pressed within 15 seconds.
• To cancel Time Correction mode for all music source, press
and hold the T.CORR button for at least 3 seconds to turn
Time Correction off.
Press the SOURCE button to select the source you
want to MX (Media Xpander)-correct.
Press and hold the MX button for at least 2 seconds to
select the MX mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select your preferred
mode or OFF.
FM (MX 1 to 3):
The medium to high frequencies become more clear,
and produces well balanced sound in all the bands.
CD (MX 1 to 3):
CD mode processes a large quantity of data. MX uses
this massive data quantity to enhance the sound
cleanly.
MP3/XM (MX 1 to 3):
This corrects information that was omitted at the time
of compression. This reproduces a well-balanced
sound close to the original.
DVD/Video CD (MX1 to 3):
MX 1 to 2 (MOVIE): reproduces the dialog of movies
more clearly.
MX 3 (MUSIC): reproduces discs containing incidental
music, music clips, etc. more clearly and effectively.
AUX (MX 1 to 3):
Choose the MX mode (MP3, MUSIC, or MOVIE) that
corresponds to the media connected.
To store the adjusted contents
1) Press and hold any one of the Preset buttons (1
through 6) for at least 2 seconds into which you
wish to store the adjusted curve.
4
5
Press the MX button to select MX ON.
5
After setting, press the MODE Button to return to the
normal mode.
NOTES
• By “Setting the Defeat of the external input” (page 19) to ON,
operation is bypassed.
• To cancel MX mode for all music sources, press the MX
button to turn MX off.
• MX mode is automatically canceled if no buttons are pressed
within 15 seconds.
• Each music source, such as radio, CD, and MP3 can have its
own MX setting.
• On disks with both MP3 and CD-DA, as the source changes
from “MP3 to CD-DA” or “CD-DA to MP3”, the MX-mode
needs to switch. This switching process may increase the time
before a piece is actually heard.
• Setting to MX OFF makes MX mode of each music source
OFF.
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is ON.
• MX mode does not function when MX is ON for AM radio.
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Basic Operation
Blackout Mode On and Off
B.OUT
TITLE
MODE / Q.S.
When the Blackout mode is turned on, the display will
turn off to reduce power consumption.
This additional power enhances the sound quality.
1
Press and hold the B.OUT button for at least 3
seconds to start the blackout mode. By doing so the
display will turn off.
NOTE
SOURCE BAND
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.
Rotary encoder
To cancel the blackout mode, press and hold the
B.OUT button for at least 3 seconds.
Quick Searching Function
You can easily select tracks and files.
1
2
3
4
Press the SOURCE button to set the desired source
mode.
(CD mode is explained here as an example)
When setting the CD mode, press and hold the Q.S.
button for at least 2 seconds. The mode changes to the
Q.S. (Quick Search) setting.
Displaying the Title/Text
It is possible to display the CD/Station title if the title has
been previously inputted. For details, see “Titling Disc/
Stations” (page 15). 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.
Select a desired track by turning the Rotary encoder
to the right or left.
1
• CD/Changer mode: Track can be selected.
• XM mode: Channel can be selected. (It is not
possible to select in the tuner mode)
• MP3 mode: File number can be selected.
About “Title” and “Text”
Press the TITLE button.
The mode will change every time the button is
pressed.
Title:
With this device, it is possible to input the CD/
Station name (refer to page 15). This inputted name
is referred to as a “title.”
You cannot input or display titles on MP3 discs.
Text:
Text compatible CDs contain text information such
as the disc name and track name. Such text
information is referred to as “text.”
When the setting is completed, the Q.S. mode is
canceled by pressing the Q.S. button.
NOTE
The Q.S. mode is automatically canceled after 10 seconds if no
buttons are pressed during step 2 and 3.
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Titling Discs/Stations
Radio mode
———————
Frequency Display
→
→
———————
Calendar/Clock Display
(CDA-7998 only)
→
Clock Display
Frequency Display
(CDA-7897 only)
→
Title Display
Frequency Display
It is possible to title your favorite CD's or radio stations.
You cannot input titles on MP3 discs.
1
CD mode
→
———————
Calendar/Clock Display
(CDA-7998 only)
→
Clock Display
———————
Text Display (Disc Name)∗1
→
→
→
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
(CDA-7897 only)
2
3
Title Display
Text Display (Track Name)∗1
←
←
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
MP3 mode
→
———————
Elapsed Time Display
→
———————
Calendar/Clock Display
(CDA-7998 only)
→
Clock Display
Folder Name Display
→
→
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
∗1 Displayed during playback of a disc with CD Text.
“NO TEXT” will be displayed when the CD contains
no Text data.
∗2 If an MP3 file contains ID3 tag information, all the
ID3 tag information is displayed (e.g., track name,
artist name, and album name). All other tag data
is ignored.
“NO TAG” will be displayed when an MP3 file contains
no ID3 tag information.
∗3 The recording sampling rate and bit rate of the MP3
file are displayed.
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 18) is set to “SCROLL
MANUAL”, press and hold the TITLE button for at least 3
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, “NO TITLE” is
displayed.
Press and hold the TITLE button for at least 3 seconds.
The first character will blink.
Press the BAND button to select the characters/
symbols.
→ Upper case → Lower case → Numeral/Symbol
4
5
(CDA-7897 only)
Frame Display∗3
File Name Display
ID3 Tag Display∗2
←
←
←
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
Elapsed Time Display
Press the TITLE button and select the title display
mode.
For details, see “Displaying the Title/Text” (page 14).
6
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired letter/
numeral/symbol available for naming.
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 and 4 above to complete the titling.
Pressing the MODE button after entering the 8th
character, automatically stores the title into memory.
When entering a title of less than 8 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.
7
Press the TITLE button to record the title.
NOTES
• You can enter 24 radio station titles and 18 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 5 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.
15-EN
Basic Operation
Switching the Display Modes
-/J DISP TITLE
You can select the display pattern mode from ten display
patterns (six display patterns for CDA-7897). You can
also deactivate the display.
1
Press the DISP(DISPLAY) button to select the desired
Display pattern mode.
Each press changes the display patterns
< CDA-7998 >
g DN
f UP
Erasing Disc Title/Station Title
1
2
3
4
5
Press the TITLE button to select the titling mode. Then,
press and hold for at least 3 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 the TITLE button to cancel the title erasing
mode.
NOTE
You cannot erase CD-TEXT.
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→ Pattern1 → Pattern2 → Pattern3 → Pattern4 → Pattern5
Pattern10∗ ← Pattern9 ← Pattern8 ← Pattern7 ← Pattern6 ←
NOTE
* Pattern 10 displays Pattern 1 to Pattern 9 repeatedly.
< CDA-7897 >
→ Pattern1 → Pattern2 → Pattern3 → Pattern4
Pattern6∗← Pattern5(Silent mode) ←
NOTE
∗ Pattern 6 displays Pattern 1 to Pattern 3 repeatedly.
SETUP Operation
Dimmer Control (CDA-7897 only)
BAND
Set the DIMMER control to AUTO to decrease the
illumination brightness of the unit with the head lights of
the vehicle ON. This mode is useful if you feel the unit's
backlighting is too bright at night.
MODE
1
2
g DN
f UP
SETUP
Switching the Tuner Mode
The CDA-7998/CDA-7897 incorporates the MAX TUNE
SQ for the highest quality tuner audio. Moreover, you
can choose between 3 settings to suit your own
personal sound preferences and usage.
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3 seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select
"TUNER" mode.
Press the BAND button to switch the TUNER mode.
→ NORMAL → Hi-Fi → STABLE
4
NOTES
• The initial setting at the factory is "NORMAL."
• If you find the sound is very noisy while listening to the tuner
in the Hi-Fi mode, we recommend you change to the
NORMAL mode.
Press the BAND button to select the Dimmer mode.
Each press toggles between DIM AUTO and DIM
MANUAL.
Press the SETUP button to activate the normal mode.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is "DIM AUTO."
Subwoofer On and Off
1
2
3
NORMAL : Standard setting
Hi-Fi
: Sound quality priority setting
STABLE : Noiseless priority setting
4
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the DIM
(DIMMER) mode.
Rotary encoder
3
1
2
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
Subwoofer mode.
Press the BAND button to toggle mode between
ON and OFF.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is subwoofer ON.
4
5
When the setting is completed, press the SETUP
button to return to the normal mode.
Press the SETUP button after setting the Subwoofer
ON.
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select the
Subwoofer mode.
→ Subwoofer
→ BALANCE
VOLUME ← DEFEAT ← FADER ←
NOTE
"MP3 File Selection" and "Playing MP3 data" in the "SETUP"
mode section are described in MP3 Operation on page 28.
Press the g DN or f UP button after selecting the
Subwoofer mode, and the subwoofer output phase is
toggled “NORMAL (PHASE 0°)” or “REVERS (PHASE
180°)”.
Changing Lighting Color
(CDA-7998 only)
1
2
3
4
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
6
Turn Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained in each mode.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select
“AMBER”.
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
AMBER ON (amber) and AMBER OFF (green).
Press the SETUP button to set the selected mode.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is "AMBER OFF."
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SETUP Operation
Turning Mute Mode On/Off
SOURCE
BAND
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
2
g DN
f UP
SETUP
3
Setting the Subwoofer Output
You can set the subwoofer output to stereo or monaural.
Make sure to set the correct output for your subwoofer
type.
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the g DN or the f UP button to select
“Subwoofer STEREO.”
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
STEREO and MONO.
STEREO
MONO
: Subwoofer stereo (L/R) output.
: Subwoofer monaural output.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is Subwoofer STEREO.
4
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
2
3
Press the f UP or g DN button to select “BEEP.”
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
ON and OFF.
NOTE
The initial setting at the factory is BEEP ON.
4
Press the SETUP button to set the selected mode.
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Press the BAND button to turn on or off the MUTE
mode.
Each press toggles between the MUTE ON and OFF
modes.
The initial setting at the factory is “MUTE ON.”
4
Press the SETUP button again to return to normal
operation.
Scroll Setting
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.
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
SCROLL mode.
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
AUTO and MANU (MANUAL).
• AUTO : the CD text information, the text information
of folder and file names, and the ID3 tags are
scrolled automatically.
• MANU (MANUAL): the display is scrolled only when a
disc is loaded or when a track is changed, etc.
This function will give audible feedback with varying
tones depending upon the button pressed.
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
MUTE mode.
NOTE
Sound (Beep) Guide Function
1
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
4
When the setting is completed, press the SETUP
button to return to the normal mode.
NOTES
• Initial mode is “MANU (MANUAL).”
• The unit scrolls CD text names, folder names, file names or
ID3 tag display. The disc titles input manually (refer to page
15) cannot be scrolled.
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)
Amplifier
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.
1
2
3
Amplifier
Front
right
Rear
left
Rear
right
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
P-IC ON:
The speakers are driven by the built-in amplifier.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the AUX
mode.
Speakers
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
ON and OFF.
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
NOTES
• The initial setting at the factory is OFF.
• You can set the AUX mode display by pressing the
g DN or f UP button after ON is set, select the AUX
mode display setting, and then press the BAND button.
• When connecting the KCA-410C, you can set two AUX mode
displays.
4
5
Front
left
SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
To adjust the volume, etc., first press the SOURCE
button and select the AUX mode, then make the
necessary adjustment.
SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
Front
right
Rear
right
Rear
left
Front
left
NOTE
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.
No sound is produced by the system when the power output is set
to OFF.
4
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
Connecting to an External Amplifier
(CDA-7897 only)
When an external amplifier is connected, sound quality
can be improved by stopping the power supply of the
built-in amplifier. The power output is set to OFF by the
following procedure.
1
2
3
Setting the Defeat Mode External
Interrupt
When interrupting external devices to this unit, turning
DEFEAT ON will bypass BASS, TREBLE and MX for the
external interrupt.
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
1
Press the f UP or g DN button to select "P-IC".
2
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between PIC ON and P-IC OFF.
P-IC OFF:
In this mode, use the front and rear pre-amplifier of the
unit, connected to an external amplifier to drive
speakers. In this setting, nothing is output from the
unit’s internal amplifier.
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
INTERRUPT mode.
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
ON and OFF.
When using Initial mode, set this to OFF.
When the Initial mode is not selected, set this to OFF.
4
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
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SETUP Operation
Adjusting Display Contrast
(CDA-7897 only)
BAND
You can adjust the display contrast for better visibility.
1
2
g DN
f UP
SETUP
Rotary encoder
3
Demonstration
4
This unit has a Demonstration feature which simulates the
display functions.
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
DEMO mode.
Press the BAND button to turn on or off the DEMO
mode.
Each press toggles between ON and OFF.
If no button is pressed for 30 seconds, the DEMO
mode activates.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select
“CONTRAST.”
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the contrast of the
display.
You can adjust in a range of –6 to +6.
The initial setting at the factory is “±0”
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
Opening Message ON/OFF Setting
(CDA-7998 only)
You can select whether the opening display is shown or
not when power is turned ON. Choose between the
standard display pattern and the downloaded Profile
data display pattern.
This function is only available if you have already
downloaded the profile data.
1
NOTES
4
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
• The initial setting at the factory is “OFF.”
• To quit DEMO mode, set to “OFF.”
2
Press the SETUP button again to return to normal
operation.
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select the
OPENING MESSAGE mode.
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
OFF and ON.
OFF mode : This shows the standard display
pattern.
ON mode : This shows the downloaded Profile
data and the calendar message
after data downloading.
NOTES
• When selecting a mode with the BAND button, the display
pattern is immediately shown. When OFF mode is selected,
nothing is shown.
• The initial setting at the factory is OFF mode.
4
20-EN
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
Switching the Animation Display type
(CDA-7998 only)
You can select your favorite animation display from five
types of Pattern3 in “Switching the Display Modes.”
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select
ANIMATION mode.
Press the BAND to select your preferred display type.
→ OFF → type1 → type2 → type3 → type4 → type5
4
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
NOTES
• After you select Pattern3 in “Switching the Display Modes,”
the animation type you selected is shown.
• The initial setting at the factory is OFF.
Setting of Calendar Display Pattern
Switching (CDA-7998 only)
You can switch the calendar display pattern to be shown
when the time is displayed.
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the g DN or f UP button to select the
CALENDER DISPLAY mode.
Press the BAND button to select your preferred display
pattern.
→ mm/dd/yyyy → dd/mm/yyyy → yyyy/mm/dd
yyyy
mm
dd
: shows the year in the Christian Era
: shows the month
: shows the day
ex. dd/mm/yyyy → 25/12/2001
4
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
21-EN
Radio Operation
3
TUNE / A.ME
SOURCE
BAND
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
4
g DN
f UP
Press the TUNE button to illuminate the DX and SEEK
(LOCAL) 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 (LOCAL) 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.
Manual Tuning
Manual Storing of Station Presets
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.
2
Each press changes the band:
→ FM1 → FM2 → AM
3
Press the TUNE button repeatedly until “DX SEEK
(DX)” and “SEEK (LOCAL)” disappear from the display.
NOTE
The initial mode is DX SEEK.
4
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.
Automatic Seek Tuning
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:
→ FM1 → FM2 → AM
22-EN
Select the radio band and tune in a desired radio
station you wish to store in the preset memory.
Press and hold (for at least 2 seconds) any one of the
Preset buttons (1 through 6), into which you want to
store the station. The selected station is stored. The
display shows the band, preset No. with a triangle (9)∗
and station frequency memorized.
∗ The triangle (9) is displayed on the CDA-7897 only.
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 18 stations can be stored in the preset
memory (6 stations for each band; FM1, FM2 and AM).
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.
Automatic Memory of Station Presets
Tuning to Preset Stations
1
2
1
2
3
Press the SOURCE button to select the radio mode.
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 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.
3
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.
∗ The triangle is displayed on the CDA-7897 only.
NOTE
If no stations are stored, the tuner will return to the original
station you were listening to before the auto memory procedure
began.
23-EN
CD Player Operation
2
SOURCE
-/J
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)
g DN
f UP
REPEAT
c
Opening and Closing the Movable
display
1
Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
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.
NOTES
• Do not insert or remove a CD when loading or ejecting a CD,
as malfunction may result.
• If the CD does not eject, press c button again for more than
3 seconds with the movable display open.
About the usable discs.
We recommend using only compact discs containing the
marks shown below.
You can play CD-Rs (CD-Recordable)/CD-RWs (CDReWritable) for audio use on this unit. You can also play
CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3 formatted audio files.
To close the movable display, press the c button
again.
The movable display will close.
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.
Playback
1
Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
Insert a disc with the label side facing up.
24-EN
• Some of the following CDs may not play on this unit:
Flawed CDs,w 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 and 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 30-31.
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
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 or 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
"FUNCTION ON" (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the "FUNC"
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
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.
25-EN
CD Player Operation
Controlling CD Changer (Optional)
SOURCE
BAND
Select buttons (1 through 9,0, , )
F
M.I.X.
SCAN
An optional 6-disc or 12-disc CD Changer may be
connected to the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 if it is Ai-NET
compatible. With a CD Changer connected to the AiNET input of the CDA-7998/CDA-7897, the CD Changer
will be controllable from the CDA-7998/CDA-7897.
Using the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer Switching device) or
the KCA-410C (Versatile Link Terminal) multiple
changers can be controlled by the CDA-7998/CDA-7897.
See the Multi-Changer Selection section on page 27 for
selecting the CD Changers.
NOTES
M.I.X. (Random Play)
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.
To cancel M.I.X. play, press the M.I.X. button again to
turn off the M.I.X.
• The controls on the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 for CD Changer
operation are operative only when a CD Changer is connected.
• The “Changer” indicator illuminates when a CD Changer is
connected.
• The DVD changer (optional) is controllable from the CDA-7998/
CDA-7897 as well as the CD changer.
1
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 or 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
"FUNCTION ON" (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the "FUNC"
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
Scanning Programs
1
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.
NOTE
In case a 6-disc or 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
"FUNCTION ON"(CDA-7998 only), illuminate the "FUNC"
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
26-EN
Press the SOURCE button to activate the CHANGER
mode. The display shows the disc number and track
number.
NOTE
The source indicator varies depending on the connected source.
2
Press the Disc Select buttons (1 through 9,0, , )
corresponding to one of the discs loaded in the CD
Changer. The selected disc number appears in the
display and CD playback starts.
NOTES
• “O” on the Select buttons correspond to Disc number 10.
“ ” on the Select buttons correspond to Disc number 11.
“ ” on the Select buttons correspond to Disc number 12.
• The Disc Select buttons (7 to 12) are not used with the 6-disc
CD Changer.
• After selecting the desired disc, you can operate in the same
way as for the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 CD player.
For details, please see the CD Operation section.
• If the Disc Select buttons are nonfunctional, press F button to
turn the "FUNCTION OFF" mode.
3
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 KCA410C (Versatile Link Terminal), you can connect two
changers and two external outputs (AUX).
1
Press the SOURCE button on the CDA-7998/CDA7897 to activate the CD Changer mode.
The CD Changer Selection mode remains active for 8
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 CHANGER .”
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
Alternatively, press the SOURCE button on the Remote
Control (RUE-4187) to activate the CD Changer mode.
SOURCE
2
For further details about the external input (AUX) when using
KCA-410C, see ”Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)" on page 19.
BAND
Press the BAND button on the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 or
the RUE-4187 to activate the CD Changer Selection
mode.
27-EN
MP3 Operation
Select buttons (1 through 6)
SOURCE
c
-/J MODE F
Playing MP3 Files with the CD
Changer (Optional)
If you connect a changer compatible with MP3, you can
play CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs containing MP3
files on the CDA-7998/CDA-7897.
1
g DN f UP
FOLDER DN
Rotary encoder
FILE SEARCH M. I. X.
FOLDER UP
REPEAT SCAN
2
Playing MP3 Files
The CDA-7998/CDA-7897 models include a built-in MP3
unit. 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 30-31 before using the unit.
1
Press the c button.
The movable display will open.
3
Insert a disc containing an MP3 file with the label
side facing up.
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
4
To pause playback, press the -/J button.
Pressing the -/J button again will resume playback.
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.
• If the CD does not eject, press c button again for more than
3 seconds with the movable display open.
• The track display for CD audio data playback is the track
numbers recorded on the disc.
28-EN
Press the Disc Select buttons (1 through 6)
corresponding to one of the discs loaded in the CD
Changer.
To pause playback, press the -/J button.
Pressing the -/J button again will resume playback.
NOTE
The unit can play discs containing both audio data and MP3
data.
Music Sensor (Skip)
1
2
Press the SOURCE button to switch to the MP3
Changer mode.
The mode will change every time the button is pressed.
The display shows the disc number and Folder number.
Folder Number, File Number and Elapsed Time are
displayed.
Momentarily press the g DN button once during CD
play to return to the beginning of the current file. If you
wish to access the beginning of a file further back,
repeatedly press until you reach the desired file.
Press the f UP button once to advance to the
beginning of the next file. If you wish to access the
beginning of a file further ahead, press repeatedly until
the desired file is reached.
NOTE
The music sensor feature is functional in the play or pause mode.
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.
To cancel M.I.X. play, press the M.I.X. button again to
turn off the M.I.X.
Selecting Folders
1
NOTES
Press the FOLDER DN or FOLDER UP button to
select the folder.
• With M.I.X. on in the “FOLDER ONLY” mode (see “Setting
the Range of MP3 File Selection” section on page 30), the
Files in the current Folder are played back in random
sequence. After all the files have been played back, a new
random sequence is started for the same Folder. Manually
select another folder to begin random playback of that folder.
• If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
“FUNCTION ON” (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the “FUNC”
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
NOTE
If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
“FUNCTION ON” (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the “FUNC”
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
File Search
You can locate all the files on a disc and play them.
1
2
3
Press the FILE SEARCH button during playback.
The unit switches to File Search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired file.
Press the MODE button to execute the setting.
The selected file starts to play.
NOTES
• During search, press the FILE SEARCH button to cancel the
File Search mode.
• If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
“FUNCTION ON” (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the “FUNC”
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
Press the M.I.X. button in the play or pause mode.
The files on the disc will be played back in a random
sequence.
Scanning Programs
1
Press the SCAN button to activate the Scan mode.
The first 10 seconds of each file will be played back in
succession.
To stop scanning, press the SCAN button and
deactivate the Scan mode.
NOTES
• In the “FOLDER ONLY” mode (see “Setting the Range of
MP3 File Selection” section on page 30), the first 10 seconds
of each File in the current Folder will be played back.
• If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
“FUNCTION ON” (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the “FUNC”
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
Repeat Play
1
Press the REPEAT button to play back repeatedly the
file being played.
The file will be played repeatedly.
Press the REPEAT button again and select OFF to
deactivate the repeat play.
NOTES
• If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected and the
RPT ALL mode is selected, the unit repeatedly plays back all
files on the selected disc.
→ RPT → RPT ALL → (off)
• With RPT ALL on in the “FOLDER ONLY” mode (see “Setting
the Range of MP3 File Selection” section on page 30), the
Files within the current folder will be repeatedly played back.
• If an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press the F button to display
“FUNCTION ON” (CDA-7998 only), illuminate the “FUNC”
indicator (CDA-7897 only) and go to step 1 within 5 seconds.
The FUNCTION mode is canceled if there is no operation
performed within 5 seconds.
29-EN
MP3 Operation
4
Press the SETUP button to return to normal mode.
NOTE
BAND
The initial setting at the factory is CD-DA.
About MP3
g DN
f UP
SETUP
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.
• What is MP3?
Setting the Range of MP3 File Selection
You can set the range of MP3 file selection to “entire
disc contents” or “folder contents only.”
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3
seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
MP3 PLAY mode.
Press the BAND 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.
NOTES
• The initial setting at the factory is DISC ALL.
• If a changer compatible with MP3 is used, the range of MP3
file selection applies to REPEAT, M.I.X. and SCAN modes only.
In normal mode, the unit plays all files on a disc even when you
set the range of MP3 selection to "folder contents only."
4
Press the SETUP button to set the selected mode.
Playing MP3 Data
You can select either playback only of CD data, or
playback of formatted CD data and MP3 files.
When a disc contains CD or the MP3 file data, playback
starts from the CD data portion of the disc.
Perform this setting before inserting a disc (or magazine
if your changer is compatible for MP3).
If a disc (or magazine) has been already inserted,
perform the setting after you take out a disc.
1
2
3
Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3 seconds.
Press the f UP or g DN button to select the
DISC PLAY mode.
Press the BAND button to toggle the mode between
CD-DA and CD-DA/MP3 (CD-DA&MP3).
• CD-DA
: Only CD data can be played back.
• CD-DA/MP3: Both CD data and MP3 file tracks can
(CD-DA&MP3) be played back.
30-EN
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
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 can not be
played back.
• Supported playback sampling rates and bit rates
Sampling rates: 32 kHz - 44.1 kHz, bit rates: 32 - 320 kbps
Note that for sampling rates such as 22.05 kHz, this
device’s frame display (Page 15) 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.
• Producing MP3 discs
MP3 files are prepared, then written to a CD-R or CD-RW
using CD-R writing software. A disc can hold up to 512
files/folders (including Root Folders).
• Media supported
The media that this device can play back are CD-ROMs,
CD-Rs, and CD-RWs.
• Corresponding File Systems
Terminology
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 A-Z (all
caps), numbers 0-9, and ‘_’ (underscore).
This device also can play back discs in Joliet, and other
standards that conform to ISO9660. However, sometimes
the file names, folder names, etc. are not displayed correctly.
• 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
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.
The unit plays the files in the order that the writing software
writes them. Therefore, the playing order may not be the
same as the order you input. The playback order of the
folders and files is as follows.
1
1
2
3
2
3
4
4
5
5
6
: Folder
: MP3 file
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XM Radio Operation
Checking the XM Radio ID Number
CAT
SOURCE
TITLE
BAND
Preset buttons (1 through 6)
You need to provide XM with the unique XM Radio ID
number for your XM Radio Receiver in order to
subscribe to XM's programming.
This number is an 8 character alphanumeric number
that is printed on a label directly on the XM Receiver.
It can also be displayed on the screen of the CDA-7998/
CDA-7897 in the following way.
1
g DN f UP
SETUP
2
Receiving XM Channels with the XM
Receiver (Optional)
3
XM Satellite Radio∗ is the next generation of audio
entertainment, with up to 100 brand-new digital channels.
For a small monthly fee, subscribers can hear crystal-clear
music, sports, news and talk, coast-to-coast via satellite.
For more information, visit XM’s website at
www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-9696
1
2
Press the SOURCE button to select RADIO Mode.
1. Press and hold the SETUP button for at least 3 seconds.
2. Press the f UP or g DN button repeatedly to select
“ID.”
3. Press the BAND button to display your ID number.
4. After checking your ID number, press the SETUP button to
return to the normal display.
NOTES
• You cannot use “O,” ”S,”” I,” or ”F” for the ID Number.
• You can check your ID number printed on the label on the
package of your XM Satellite Radio Receiver (TUA-T020XM).
→ FM1 → FM2 → XM1 → XM2 → AM
3
Storing XM Channel Presets
1
2
Press the BAND button to select XM1 or XM2.
Each press changes the band:
Press the g DN or f UP button to select the
desired channel. Holding the g DN or f UP
buttons will change channels continuously.
To cancel the ID number display, set the channel to
other than “0.”
There is another way to display your ID number.
∗ XM and its corresponding logos are trademarks of XM
Satellite Radio Inc.
• The controls on the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 for XM Receiver
operation are operative only when an XM Receiver is
connected.
• The XM1 or XM2 band illuminates when in XM mode.
The unit alternately displays “RADIO ID” for 2 seconds,
then the ID number for 10 seconds.
Tips
An optional XM Satellite Radio Receiver (TUA-T020XM) may
be connected to the CDA-7998/CDA-7897. With an XM
Receiver connected to the Ai-NET input of the CDA-7998/
CDA-7897, the XM Receiver will be controllable from the
CDA-7998/CDA-7897.
NOTES
While receiving XM1/XM2, press the g DN or
f UP button to select channel “0.”
3
Press the BAND button to select the desired band
(XM1 or XM2) you want to store.
After tuning in the desired channel, press and hold (for
at least 2 seconds) any one of the Preset buttons (1
through 6) into which you want to store the station.
The selected station is stored.
Repeat the procedure to store up to 5 other channels
onto the same band.
To use this procedure for other bands, simply select
the band desired and repeat the procedure.
A total of 12 channels can be stored in the preset
memory (6 channels for each band; XM1 and XM2).
NOTE
If you store a channel in a preset memory which already has a
station, the current channel will be cleared and replaced with the
new one.
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Receiving Stored XM Channels
1
Press the BAND button to select the desired band
(XM1 or XM2).
→ FM1 → FM2 → XM1 → XM2 → AM
2
Press the channel Preset button that has your desired
satellite channel in memory.
Category Search
Category Search allows direct access to the first
channel of a specific category. It can also be used to
surf channels within a given category.
1
2
3
Changing the Display
Text information, such as the channel name, artist
name/feature, and song/program title, is available with
each XM channel. The unit can display this text
information as explained below.
1
In XM mode, press the TITLE button.
Each time you press this button, the display changes
as shown below.
→ ———————
Calendar/Clock Display
(CDA-7998 only)
→
———————
Channel Number display
Within 5 seconds of selecting the category, press the
CAT button again to select the next channel within that
category. Repeatedly pressing the CAT button will load
additional channels within that category. If CAT is
pressed at the last channel of the category, the search
begins again at the first channel of the category.
Clock Display
→
Channel Number display
→
Channel Name display
Channel Number display
(CDA-7897 only)
In XM mode, press the CAT button to display the
category of the channel that is currently selected for 5
seconds.
While the category is displayed, press the g DN or
f UP button to browse the different categories.
Press the CAT button to load the first channel of the
new category (or don’t do anything to remain in the
current category.)
→
Song Title Display
Channel Number display
←
Artist Name display
←
Channel Number display
NOTES
• When the “Scroll Setting” (refer to page 18) is set to
“SCROLL AUTO,” the display scrolls.
When the “Scroll Setting” (refer to page 18) is set to
“SCROLL MANUAL,” the display scrolls only when you
operate the unit (POWER ON, BAND, etc., are displayed.)
Press and hold the TITLE button for more than 3 seconds to
scroll the display again.
• “Channel Number” and “Clock” displays do not scroll.
• Depending on the model, the display may differ from the one
shown above.
When tuned in, the category is displayed for 5
seconds, then the display returns to normal mode.
NOTE
If you cannot find your desired category, the display shows
“----” for 2 seconds automatically.
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i-Personalize™ Operation (CDA-7998 only)
Data Downloading
SOURCE -/J
1
MODE
2
3
4
Downloadable data
Data is memorized in Preset 6 of the
equalizer
Time correction
Parametric EQ Mode.
Data is memorized in Preset 6 of the
Cross over
Time Correction Mode.
Data is memorized in Preset 6 of the
Profile
cross over mode.
Data is set to the opening display.
• The file name of download data shall be
“A_U∗∗∗∗∗.MP3.”
A_U∗∗∗∗∗.MP3
Extender (fixed)
Identifier (arbitrary alphabet or
number 5 letters maximum)
Header (fixed)
You can create a file name via the website. Do not
change a file name once it has been created.
Malfunction may result.
NOTE
For details about procedures of download, see ALPINE’s Web
site.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “OK,” and then
press the MODE button. Data search of the disc starts.
• Selecting “NG” will halt the download mode.
• If a file is not found by the data search, “NO FILE” is
indicated.
• The “NO FILE” display will be automatically released if no
key is used (pressed) for 5 seconds.
About i-Personalize™
Parametric
Press the -/J button for at least 2 seconds.
The mode switches to the download mode to show the
download confirmation screen.
NOTES
Rotary encoder
• You can download data (from Alpine’s website) to a CD-R,
and download and store the data to the CDA-7998.
To start i-Personalize, access the URL below and
follow the on-screens instructions.
http://www.alpine.com or http://www.alpine-usa.com
Insert the CD-R disc containing the data.
If the source is not the CD mode, press the SOURCE
button to change to the CD mode.
After the data has been searched, the first file name is
displayed.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “DOWNLOAD,” and
then press the MODE button.
Data downloading starts.
The file currently shown in the display is downloaded.
If you want to download other files, select NEXT FILE
to call up file names.
CANCEL
: Halts the download
DOWNLOAD: Starts the download
NEXT FILE : Searches the next file
5
When data download is finished successfully, the
confirmation screen is displayed for 5 seconds and the
download mode closes.
Successfully downloaded items are indicated as checked
boxes on the confirmation screen.
PARAMETRIC EQ data
The data is memorized in Preset 6 of the Parametric
EQ mode. The memorized data settings in Preset 6
(Parametric EQ mode) are automatically applied.
X-OVER (Cross over) data
The data is memorized in Preset 6 of the X-OVER
mode. The memorized data settings in Preset 6 (XOVER mode) are automatically applied.
You cannot download the data if the setting of the
2WAY/3WAY switch is not suitably set for downloaded
data.
TIME CORRECTION data
The data is memorized in Preset 6 of the Time
correction mode. The memorized data settings in
Preset 6 (Time correction mode) are automatically
applied.
NOTES
• The Profile data is not displayed on the confirmation screen.
• When you download the data again, the data is overwritten in
Preset 6.
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MobileHub™ Link Operation (Option)
Telephone Mode ON/OFF
PHONE BOOK
MENU
1
Press the
button, PHONE BOOK button, or
MENU button.
See relevant pages for each item.
NOTES
• When a portable telephone is not connected, “NO PHONE”
is displayed for at least 2 seconds, then the mode returns to
the original source mode.
• When the portable telephone is taken off the Junction BOX
during an incoming or outgoing call, or during a hands-free
call, the call will be treated as an ordinary one by the
portable telephone.
• When there is an incoming call while the power of CDA-7998/
CDA-7897 is OFF, the power of CDA-7998/CDA-7897 will
turn ON automatically for an ordinary call by the portable
telephone, but not for a hands-free call.
• Even if the power of the portable telephone is OFF, when
CDA-7998/CDA-7897 is set to the telephone mode, the power
of the portable telephone will be turned ON.
• Even if the ACC power of the vehicle is turned OFF (even if
the engine is stopped) during a hands-free call, the call is not
disconnected, and an ordinary call by the portable telephone
is possible.
• If there is an incoming call during operation (except an
outgoing call or talking), operation mode will end and switch
to the incoming or talking mode.
• An outgoing call from a portable telephone is also possible.
However, you cannot perform different operations at the same
time from a portable telephone and CDA-7998/CDA-7897 as
malfunction can result.
• With a Junction BOX connected outgoing, incoming, and
sending history will also be recorded in the portable
telephone.
• While telephoning, the setting of CDA-7998/CDA-7897
automatically turns to DEFEAT ON.
About MobileHub™ Link
Connect a separately sold Junction Box and a portable
telephone (available from Nokia) to control the incoming
and outgoing calls of the portable telephone.
Functions that can be operated from CDA-7998/CDA-7897
Incoming Calls
Outgoing Calls
Short Messages
AUTO call
Dial Outgoing
Receiving History
Selection
Manual call
Receive Outgoing
Sending History
Selection
Miss call Outgoing
Short Message
Indication
Phone Book
Outgoing (in
Mail Arrival
Announcement
alphabetical order)
Phone Book
(Information icon)
Mail Sending in
Outgoing (Search)
Standardized
Sentence
Speed Dial
Outgoing
Direct Dial Outgoing
CAUTION
• Even with hands-free operation, a driver can be distracted
during telephone operation or receiving a call. For the sake of
safety, drivers are requested to refrain from operating the
telephone while driving.
• For the sake of safety, operations other than incoming calls
and Speed-Dial outgoing calls cannot be used.
NOTES
• If a portable telephone is connected, its address book,
incoming and outgoing history, short message history and
standardized sentences are downloaded to the Junction Box.
• Please refer to the instruction manual of the Junction BOX.
Incoming Calls
1
2
Press the
button to receive an incoming call.
Press the
button to finish a call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
NOTES
• When the Automatic Calling mode is on, you can talk after 3
seconds of receiving the incoming call.
• Press the
button to toggle the mode between Automatic
Calling and Manual Calling.
The initial setting at the factory is Automatic Calling mode.
• Press the
it.
button during an incoming call to disconnect
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MobileHub™ Link Operation (Option)
(Retrieving an addressee by Selecting Search (A-Z
search) to place a call).
Rotary encoder
MODE
PHONE BOOK
MENU
1
2
3
Preset buttons (0 through 9, , )
Input the initial by pressing one of the ten keys (1 to 9)
and press the MENU button or MODE button.
The list of names beginning with the designated
alphabet is indicated.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the addressee,
press the
button to place a call.
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
Calling by using the Speed Dial
Calling
You can place a call by retrieving one of the telephone
numbers registered in No. 1 to 10 of the address book.
Dial call
Input the telephone number using the dial.
1
2
Press the
button.
Input the telephone number by using the ten keys (0 to
9, and ).
NOTES
• When you want to input +, press the button twice within 2
seconds.
• To erase the numbers you already input, press the PHONE
BOOK button.
To erase one letter……press for a while
To erase all letters……press and hold for more than 3 seconds.
3
4
Press the
button to place a call.
Press the
button to finish the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
Calling by the address book
You can call up the address book registered in the
portable telephone to call from.
1
2
1
2
Press PHONE BOOK button.
3
1
2
Turn the Rotary encoder while the Alphabetic Sort List
is displayed. Select the addressee, and then press the
button to place a call.
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
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Press the preset buttons (0 through 9) for at least 2
seconds to place a call.
Or press the preset buttons (0 through 9), then press
the
button to place a call.
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
You can place a call to any of the last 999 received calls
recorded in memory.
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “DIALED,” and then
press the MENU button or MODE button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select an addressee from the
button to place a call.
outgoing history, press the
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
NOTE
You cannot use this function if there is not an outgoing history on the unit.
Alphabetic Sort List fl ←→ Selecting search (A-Z search)
(Retrieving an addressee by Alphabetic Sort List to
place a call)
button.
Calling by the outgoing history
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the address search
method, and press the MENU button or MODE button.
Alphabetic Sort List: Displays a list sorted in alphabetic order
Selecting Search (A-Z search): Displays addresses by
the input of the initial letter of the address
Press the
Calling by the incoming history
You can place a call to any of the last 999 received calls
recorded in memory.
1
2
3
Press the MENU button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “RECEIVED,” and
then press the MENU button or MODE button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select an addressee from the
incoming history, press the
button to place a call.
4
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
4
NOTE
NOTES
You cannot use this function if there is not an incoming history on the unit.
• You cannot use this function if there is not a received mail
history on the unit.
• After selecting received mail history, press the MENU button
to display messages.
Calling by the incoming missed call history
You can place a call to any of the last 999 calls missed
recorded in memory.
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “MISSED,” and then
press the MENU button or MODE button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select an addressee from
button to
the absent incoming history, press the
place a call.
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
NOTE
You cannot use this function if there is not an incoming missed
call history on the unit.
Calling by sent mail history
You can place a call from any of the last 999 recent sent
mails recorded in memory.
1
2
3
4
Press the MENU button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “SMS INBOX,” and
press the MENU button or MODE button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select an addressee from
the sending history, and press the
button to
place a call.
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
Short Mail Operation
You can receive short mails, indicate the contents of
mails, and send standardized sentences.
Receiving a short mail
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
5
3
button to return to the original source mode.
Press the MENU button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “SMS TEMPLT,” and
then press the MENU button or MODE button.
Turn the Rotary encoder from the list of standardized
sentences, select one, and press the MENU button or
MODE button.
Turn the Rotary encoder while the Alphabetic Sort List
is indicated to select the addressee, and press the
button to place a call.
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
You cannot make a new short mail sentence and send it.
Retrieving an unread short mail
1
Press the MENU button.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select an addressee from
the received history, and press the
button to
place a call.
Press the
NOTE
Calling by received mail history
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “SMS OUTBOX,”
and press the MENU button or MODE button.
Press the MENU button for at least 3 seconds while
the icon is indicated.
The contents of the received short mail is shown.
You can retrieve a standardized sentence prepared for
the portable telephone and send it.
You cannot use this function if there is not a sent mail history on
the unit.
You can place a call from any of the last 999 recent
received mails recorded in memory.
When a short mail is received, an icon is indicated on
the display.
Sending a standardized sentence
NOTE
1
2
Press the
button to end the call.
The telephone mode will end and return to the original
source mode.
2
3
Press the MENU button for at least 3 seconds to show
the contents of an unread short mail.
To indicate the next short mail, turn the Rotary
encoder to the right.
Press the
mode.
button to return to the original source
NOTE
You cannot use this function if there is not an unread short mail
history.
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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/Program Button
Radio mode: BAND Button
Press the button and the band will change as shown
below.
→ FM1 → FM2 → XM1∗ → XM2∗ → AM
NOTE
∗ You can receive XM1 and XM2 when the XM Receiver is
connected.
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.
→ 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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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 40.
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.
Point the remote control transmitter at the remote
control sensor.
Remote control sensor
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.
39-EN
Remote Control Operation
Operating the Audio Processor
Recalling the
Stored
Equalizer
Curve
Equalizer
Presets
Steps
Recalling the
Stored
Time
Correction
Recalling the
Stored
Crossover
1 Press the
A.PROC
button to
select the
mode.
2 Press the 8
or 9 button
to select the
mode.
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→
Normal
mode
→
EQ mode
→
Private
mode
Time
→ Correction
mode
→
Crossover
mode
↓
↓
↓
↓
FLAT
MEMORY1
MEMORY1
MEMORY1
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
POPS
MEMORY2
MEMORY2
MEMORY2
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
ROCK
MEMORY3
MEMORY3
MEMORY3
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
NEWS
MEMORY4
MEMORY4
MEMORY4
↑
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
MEMORY5
MEMORY5
MEMORY5
↑
↓
↑
↓
↑
↓
MEMORY6
MEMORY6
MEMORY6
↑
↑
↑
Information
In Case of Difficulty
If you encounter a problem, please turn the power off,
then on again. If the unit is still not functioning normally,
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 ball-point 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 above-mentioned solution does
not solve the problem, consult your nearest ALPINE dealer.
MP3
MP3 is not played back.
• Writing error occurred. The CD format is not compatible.
- Make sure the CD has been written in a supported format.
Refer to "About MP3" on pages 30-31, then rewrite in the
format supported by this device.
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Information
Indication for CD Player
HIGH-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 5) and press the c button
again.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
Indication for CD Changer
HIGH-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 MAGZINE
• No magazine is loaded into the CD Changer.
- Insert a magazine.
NO DISC
• No indicated disc.
- Choose another disc.
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Indication for XM Radio Mode
ANTENNA
• The XM antenna is not connected to the XM radio module.
- Check whether the XM antenna cable is attached securely to
the XM radio module.
UPDATING
• Radio is being updated with latest encryption code.
- Wait until encryption code is being updated. Channels
0 and 1 should function normally.
NO SIGNAL
• XM signal is too weak at the current location.
- Wait until the car reaches a location with a stronger signal.
LOADING
• Radio is acquiring audio or program information.
- Wait until the radio has received the information.
OFF AIR
• The channel currently selected has stopped broadcasting.
- Select another channel.
–––––––
Specifications
FM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Mono Usable Sensitivity
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Alternate Channel Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Stereo Separation
Capture Ratio
87.7 – 107.9 MHz
9.3 dBf (0.8 µV/75 ohms)
13.5 dBf (1.3 µV/75 ohms)
80 dB
80 dB
45 dB
2.0 dB
AM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
530 – 1,710 kHz
22.5 µV/27 dB
CD PLAYER SECTION
Frequency Response
Wow & Flutter (% WRMS)
Total Harmonic Distortion
Dynamic Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Channel Separation
5 – 20,000 Hz (±1 dB)
Below measurable limits
0.008% (at 1 kHz)
95 dB (at 1 kHz)
105 dB
85 dB (at 1 kHz)
PICKUP
Wave length
Laser power
795 nm
CLASS I
REMOTE CONTROL
Battery Type
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
AAA batteries (2 pcs.)
42 mm (1-21/32")
121 mm (4-25/32")
23 mm (29/32")
50 g (1.8 oz)
GENERAL
• The user has selected a Channel Number that does not exist or
is not subscribed to.
- The unit will revert back to the previously selected channel.
• There is no artist name/feature, song/program title, or
additional information associated with the channel at that time.
- No action needed.
Power Requirement
Maximum Power Output
Maximum Pre-Output Voltage
Weight
14.4 V DC
(11–16 V allowable)
50W × 4 (CDA-7897 only)
5 V/10 k ohms
1.9 kg (4 lbs.3 oz)
(CDA-7998 only)
2.0 kg (4 lbs.6 oz)
(CDA-7897 only)
CHASSIS SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
178 mm (7")
50 mm (2")
156.5 mm (6-5/32")
NOSEPIECE SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
165 mm (6-1/2")
60 mm (2-3/8")
18.5 mm (23/32")
Due to continuous product improvement, specifications and design are
subject to change without notice.
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Installation and Connections
Before installing or connecting the unit, please read the
following and pages 3 and 4 of this manual thoroughly
for proper use.
Caution
HAVE THE WIRING AND INSTALLATION DONE BY
EXPERTS.
MAKE THE CORRECT CONNECTIONS.
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.
Failure to make the proper connections may result in fire or
product damage.
USE SPECIFIED ACCESSORY PARTS AND INSTALL THEM
SECURELY.
USE ONLY IN CARS WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND.
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.
Warning
(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 ALLOW CABLES TO BECOME ENTANGLED IN
SURROUNDING OBJECTS.
Arrange wiring and cables in compliance with the manual to
prevent obstructions when driving. Cables or wiring that obstruct
or hang up on places such as the steering wheel, gear lever, brake
pedals, etc. can be extremely hazardous.
DO NOT SPLICE INTO ELECTRICAL CABLES.
Never cut away cable insulation to supply power to other
equipment. Doing so will exceed the current carrying capacity of
the wire and result in fire or electric shock.
DO NOT DAMAGE PIPE OR WIRING WHEN DRILLING
HOLES.
When drilling holes in the chassis for installation, take
precautions so as not to contact, damage or obstruct pipes, fuel
lines, tanks or electrical wiring. Failure to take such precautions
may result in fire.
DO NOT USE BOLTS OR NUTS IN THE BRAKE OR
STEERING SYSTEMS TO MAKE GROUND CONNECTIONS.
Bolts or nuts used for the brake or steering systems (or any other
safety-related system), or tanks should NEVER be used for
installations or ground connections. Using such parts could
disable control of the vehicle and cause fire etc.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury.
If swallowed, consult a physician immediately.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WHICH MIGHT HINDER
VEHICLE OPERATION, SUCH AS THE STEERING WHEEL
OR GEARSHIFT.
Doing so may obstruct forward vision or hamper movement etc.
and results in serious accident.
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-7998/CDA-7897.
This will reduce any chance of damage to the unit in case of a
short-circuit.
• Be sure to connect the color coded leads according to the
diagram. Incorrect connections may cause the unit to
malfunction or damage to the vehicle's electrical system.
• When making connections to the vehicle's electrical system, be
aware of the factory installed components (e.g. on-board
computer). Do not tap into these leads to provide power for this
unit. When connecting the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 to the fuse box,
make sure the fuse for the intended circuit of the CDA-7998/
CDA-7897 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-7998/CDA-7897 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
Caution (CDA-7897 only)
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.
Connect each input lead coming from an amplifier or
equalizer to the corresponding output lead coming from the
left rear of the CDA-7998/CDA-7897. Connect all other
leads of the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 according to details
described in the CONNECTlONS section.
3
Air ventilation
hole
<Rear side>
1
Mounting Sleeve
(Included)
Lock Pin
Dashboard
Slide the CDA-7998/CDA-7897 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.
CDA-7998/CDA-7897
Removal
Slide mounting sleeve from main unit (see "Removal" on
this page).
Slide the mounting sleeve into the dashboard.
1 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.
2 Pull the unit out, keeping it unlocked as you do so.
No Pressure Here
< JAPANESE CAR >
Face Plate
No Pressure Here
2
Screw
Hex Nut (M5)
∗∗
Bolt Stud
CDA-7998/
CDA-7897
Metal
Mounting
Strap
Ground Lead
∗
∗
CDA-7998/
CDA-7897
Ground Lead
Screws (M5 × 8)
(Included)
Mounting Bracket
Chassis
Reinforce the head unit with the metal mounting strap (not
supplied). Secure the ground lead of the unit to a clean
metal spot using a screw (∗) already attached to the
vehicle's chassis.
NOTE
Secure the ground lead of the unit to a clean metal spot using a
screw (∗) already attached to the vehicle's chassis.
NOTE
For the screw marked
, use an appropriate screw for the
chosen mounting location.
**
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Installation and Connections
Connections
1
POWER ANT
2
Blue/White
REMOTE
TURN-ON
3
Pink/Black
AUDIO
INTERRUPT IN
4
Orange
ILLUMINATION
Blue
Antenna
To power antenna
To amplifier or equalizer
To vehicle phone
5
To the instrument cluster illumination
lead (CDA-7897 only)
Red
IGNITION
6
Yellow
BATTERY
7
Black
GND
8
Ignition Key
9
(CDA-7897 only)
(CDA-7897 only)
SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
<
!
EQ/DIV
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
NORM
(Side of the unit)
=
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
F/R
Sub. W
"
Gray/
Black
#
Violet/
Black
$
Violet
%
Green
&
Speakers
Front right
Rear right
Green/
Black (
+
3WAY
Gray
Battery
SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
White/
Black
)
White
~
Rear left
Front left
(Side of the unit)
,
-
CD Changer
(Sold Separately)
.
;
Speakers
Front Left
Amplifier
Front Right
/
;
Rear Left
Amplifier
Rear Right
:
;
Amplifier
Subwoofers
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.
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1 Antenna Receptacle
& Left Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Green)
2 Power Antenna Lead (Blue)
Connect this lead to the +B terminal of your power antenna,
if applicable.
( Left Rear (–) Speaker Output Lead (Green/Black)
(CDA-7897 only)
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.
3 Remote Turn-On Lead (Blue/White)
Connect this lead to the remote turn-on lead of your
amplifier or signal processor.
4 Audio Interrupt In Lead (Pink/Black)
5 Illumination Lead (Orange) (CDA-7897 only)
This lead may be connected to the vehicle's instrument
cluster illumination lead. This will allow the backlighting of
the CDA-7897 to dim whenever the vehicle's lights are
turned on.
6 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.
7 Battery Lead (Yellow)
Connect this lead to the positive (+) post of the vehicle's
battery.
8 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.
9 Choke Coil with Fuse Holder
(7.5A ..... CDA-7998 only)
(15A ...... CDA-7897 only)
(CDA-7897 only)
) Left Front (–) Speaker Output Lead (White/Black)
(CDA-7897 only)
~ Left Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (White)
(CDA-7897 only)
+ Ai-NET Connector
Connect this to the output or input connector of other
product (CD Changer, Equalizer, etc.) equipped with AiNET.
NOTE
You can input TV/video sound by connecting an optional AiNET/RCA Interface cable (KCA-121B) to this component.
, 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.
- Ai-NET Cable (Included with CD Changer)
. Front Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
/ Rear Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
: Subwoofer RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
! Power Supply Connector
; RCA Extension Cable (Sold Separately)
" Right Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (Gray)
< System Switch
When connecting a processor or divider using Ai-NET, place
this switch in the EQ/DIV position. When no device is
connected, leave the switch in the NORM position.
(CDA-7897 only)
# Right Front (–) Speaker Output Lead (Gray/Black)
(CDA-7897 only)
$ Right Rear (–) Speaker Output Lead (Violet/Black)
(CDA-7897 only)
% Right Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Violet)
(CDA-7897 only)
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
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: 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)
High range
speaker (L)
Low range
speaker (R)
Mid range
speaker (L)
Low range
speaker (L)
High range
speaker (R)
Mid range
speaker (R)
Low range
speaker (R)
Output of this unit :
Front output
Rear output
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 3WAY.
47-EN
48-EN
GARANTIE LIMITÉE
Fidèles à leur engagement de ne fournir que des produits de qualité, ALPINE ELECTRONIQUE DE L'AMERIQUE INC. et
ALPINE ELECTRONIQUE DU CANADA INC. (Alpine) sont heureuses de vous offrir cette garantie. Nous vous suggérons de le
lire attentivement et en entier. Si vous avez la moindre question, veuillez contacter l'un de nos concessionnaires ou appeler
directement Alpine au numéros Liste ci-dessous.
[DURÉE DE LA GARANTIE
2 Vous devez donner une description détaillée des
problèmes qui sont à l'origine de votre demande de
réparation.
3 Vous devez joindre la preuve de votre achat du produit.
4 Vous devez emballer soigneusement le produit pour éviter
tout dommage durant son transport.
Cette garantie est en vigueur pendant un an à partir de la date
du premier achat du client.
[LIMITATION DES GARANTIES TACITES
[PRODUITS COUVERT PAR LA GARANTIE
Cette garantie couvre les produits audio/visuel de voiture et
les accessoires connexes ("le produit"). Elle ne couvre les
produits que dans le pays où il ont été achetés.
Toutes les têtes de cassettes analogiques audio de voiture
Alpine, à l’exception des êtes de cassettes vidéo sont
garanties à vie contre des vices de fabrication pouvant
entraîner leur panne.
LA DURÉE DE TOUTES LES GARANTIES TACITES, Y
COMPRIS LA GARANTIE D'ADAPTATION A L'UTILISATION
ET LA GARANTIE DE QUALITÉ LOYALE ET MARCHANDE,
EST LIMITÉE À CELLE DE LA GARANTIE EXPRESSE
DÉTERMINÉE CI-DESSUS. PERSONNE N'EST AUTORISÉ
À ENGAGER AUTREMENT LA RESPONSABILITÉ D'ALPINE
EN VERTU DE LA VENTE D'UN PRODUIT.
[PERSONNES PROTÉGÉES PAR LA GARANTIE
[EXCLUSIONS DE LA GARANTIE
Seul l'acheteur original du produit, s'il résisde aux États-Unis,
à Porto Rico ou au Canada, peut se prévaloir de la garantie.
ALPINE STIPULE EXPRESSÉMENT QU'ELLE N'EST PAS
RESPONSABLE DES DOMMAGES DOMMAGES-INTÉRÊTS
ET DOMMAGES INDIRECTS PROVOQUÉS PAR LE
PRODUIT. LES DOMMAGES DOMMAGES-INTÉRÊTS
SONT LES FRAIS DE TRANSPORT DU PRODUIT VERS UN
CENTRE DE SERVICE ALPINE, LA PERTE DE TEMPS DE
L'ACHETEUR ORIGINAL, LA PERTE D'UTILISATION DU
PRODUIT, LES BILLETS D'AUTOBUS, LA LOCATION DE
VOITURES ET TOUS LES AUTRES FRAIS LIÉS À LA
GARDE DU PRODUIT.
LES DOMMAGES INDIRECTS SONT LES FRAIS DE
RÉPARATION OU DE REMPLACEMENT D'AUTRES BIENS
ENDOMMAGÉS SUITE AU MAUVAIS FONCTIONNEMENT
DU PRODUIT.
LES RECOURS PRÉVUS PAR LES PRÉSENTES
EXCLUENT ET REMPLACENT TOUTE AUTRE FORME DE
RECOURS.
[GARANTIE À VIE DES TÊTES DE LECTURE DES
MAGNÉTOPHONES À CASSETTES
[CE QUI EST COUVERT
Cette garantie couvre tous les défauts de matériaux et de
fabrication (pièces et main d'œuvre) du produit.
[CE QUI N'EST PAS COUVERT
Cette garantie ne couvre pas ce qui suit:
1 Les dommages survenus durant le transport des produits
renvoyés à Alpine pour être réparés (les réclamations
doivent être adressées au transporteur);
2 Tout dégât provoqué par accident, abus, négligence,
usage inapproprié, mauvais raccordement, mauvaise
utilisation ou par le non-respect des instructions
indiquées dans le manuel de l’utilisateur.
3 Les dommages dus à la force majeure, notamment aux
tremblements de terre, au feu, aux inondations, aux
tempêtes ou aux autres cataclysmes naturels;
4 Les frais ou les dépenses relatifs à l'enlèvement ou à la
réinstallation du produit;
5 Les services rendus par une personne, physique ou
morale non autorisée;
6 Les produits dont le numéro de série a été effacé, modifié
ou retiré;
7 Les produits qui ont été adaptés ou modifiés sans le
consentement d'Alpine;
8 Les produits qui ne sont pas distribués par Alpine aux
Etats-Unis, à Porto Rico ou au Canada;
9 Les produits qui n'ont pas été achetés par l'entremise d'un
concessionnaire Alpine autorisé;
! Tout produit qui a été déterminé comme contenant une
quantité excessive de poussière ou de saleté et tout
produit qui contient d’autres saleté, en ce compris du
liquide et des corps étrangers.
[LIEN ENTRE LA GARANTIE ET LA LOI
La garantie vous donne des droits spécifiques, mais vous
pouvez aussi jouir d'autres droits, qui varient d'un état ou
d'une province à l'autre. En outre, certains états et certaines
provinces interdisent de limiter la durée des garanties tacites
ou d'exclure les dommages accessoires ou indirects. Dans ce
cas, les limites et les exclusions de la garantie peuvent ne pas
s'appliquer à vous.
[CLAUSE APPLICABLE AU CANADA SEULEMENT
Pour que la garantie soit valable, il faut qu'un centre
d'installation autorisé ait installé le système audio pour l'auto
dans votre véhicule et qu'il ait ensuite apposé son cachet sur
la garantie.
[NUMÉROS D'APPEL DU SERVICE À LA CLIENTELE
Si vous avez besoin de nos services, veuillez appeler le
centre de service autorisé Alpine le plus proche.
[COMMENT SE PRÉVALOIR DE LA GARANTIE
1 Il vous faut remettre le produit nécessitant des réparations
à un centre de service autorisé Alpine ou à Alpine même et
en assumer les frais de transport. Alpine a le choix entre
réparer le produit ou le remplacer par un produit neuf ou
révisé, le tout sans frais pour vous. Si les réparations sont
couvertes par la garantie et si le produit a été envoyé à un
centre de service Alpine ou à Alpine, le paiement des frais
de réexpédition du produit incombe Alpine.
U.S.A.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC. AND ALPINE OF CANADA INC. ("Alpine"), are dedicated to quality
craftsmanship and are pleased to offer this Warranty. We suggest that you read it thoroughly. Should you have any
questions, please contact your Dealer or Alpine at one of the telephone numbers listed below.
This Warranty covers Car Audio/Visual Products and
Related Accessories ("the product"). Products purchased in
the Canada are covered only in the Canada. Products
purchased in the U.S.A. are covered only in the U.S.A.
2 You should provide a detailed description of the
problem(s) for which service is required.
3 You must supply proof of your purchase of the product.
4 You must package the product securely to avoid
damage during shipment.
[LENGTH OF WARRANTY:
[HOW WE LIMIT IMPLIED WARRANTIES:
This Warranty is in effect for one year from the date of the
first consumer purchase.
All Alpine Car Audio analog tape heads excluding Video
tape heads are warranted for life against manufacturing
defects causing failure.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING FITNESS FOR
USE AND MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE PERIOD OF THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE AND NO PERSON IS
AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR ALPINE ANY OTHER
LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF THE
PRODUCT.
[WHO IS COVERED:
[HOW WE EXCLUDE CERTAIN DAMAGES:
This Warranty only covers the original purchaser of the
product, who must reside in the United States, Puerto Rico
or Canada.
ALPINE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
CAUSED BY THE PRODUCT. THE TERM "INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES" REFERS TO EXPENSES OF
TRANSPORTING THE PRODUCT TO THE ALPINE
SERVICE CENTER, LOSS OF THE ORIGINAL
PURCHASER'S TIME, LOSS OF THE USE OF THE
PRODUCT, BUS FARES, CAR RENTALS OR OTHERS
COSTS RELATING TO THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF
THE PRODUCT. THE TERM "CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES" REFERS TO THE COST OF REPAIRING OR
REPLACING OTHER PROPERTY WHICH IS DAMAGED
WHEN THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY.
THE REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS.
[PRODUCTS COVERED:
[LIFETIME TAPE HEAD WARRANTY:
[WHAT IS COVERED:
This Warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship
(parts and labor) in the product.
[WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
This Warranty does not cover the following:
1 Damage occurring during shipment of the product to
Alpine for repair (claims must be presented to the
carrier).
2 Damage caused by accident, abuse, negligence,
misuse, improper connections, improper operation or
failure to follow instructions contained in the Owner's
manual.
3 Damage caused by act of God, including without
limitation, earthquake, fire, flood, storms or other acts of
nature.
4 Any cost or expense related to the removal or
reinstallation of the product.
5 Service performed by an unauthorized person, company
or association.
6 Any product which has the serial number defaced,
altered or removed.
7 Any product which has been adjusted, altered or
modified without Alpine's consent.
8 Any product not distributed by Alpine within the United
States, Puerto Rico or Canada.
9 Any product not purchased from an Authorized Alpine
Dealer.
! Any product that has been determined to contain an
excessive amount of dust or dirt and any product that
contains other contaminants including liquid or foreign
objects.
[HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE:
1 You are responsible for delivery of the product to an
Authorized Alpine Service Center or Alpine for repair
and for payment of any initial shipping charges. Alpine
will, at its option, repair or replace the product with a
new or reconditioned product without charge. If the
repairs are covered by the warranty, and if the product
was shipped to an Authorized Alpine Service Center or
Alpine, Alpine will pay the return shipping charges.
[HOW STATE/PROVINCIAL LAW RELATES TO THE
WARRANTY:
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary form state to state and
province to province. In addition, some states/provinces do
not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts,
and some do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly,
limitations as to these matters contained herein may not
apply to you.
[IN CANADA ONLY:
This Warranty is not valid unless your Alpine car audio
product has been installed in your vehicle by an Authorized
Installation Center, and this warranty stamped upon
installation by the installation center.
[HOW TO CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Should the product require service, please call the following
number for your nearest Authorized Alpine Service Center.
U.S.A.
CANADA
1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., 19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance, California 90501, U.S.A.
Alpine Electronics of Canada, Inc., Suite 203, 7300 Warden Ave. Markham, Ontario, L3R 9Z6, Canada