Owner`s manual | Alpine CDA-9831 Car Stereo System User Manual

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MP3/WMA CD Receiver
CDA-9856
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ALPINE ELECTRONICS MARKETING, INC.
1-1-8 Nishi Gotanda,
Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo 141-0031, Japan
Phone 03-5496-8231
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC.
19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance,
California 90501, U.S.A.
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
777 Supertest Road, Toronto,
Ontario M3J 2M9, Canada
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
Dalian Dongtai Colour Printing Technology Co., Ltd.
No.24 Liaohexisan Road, Dalian Economic&Technical
Development Zone, China
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
161-165 Princes Highway, Hallam
Victoria 3803, Australia
Phone 03-8787-1200
ALPINE ITALIA S.p.A.
Viale C. Colombo 8, 20090 Trezzano
Sul Naviglio (MI), Italy
Phone 02-484781
ALPINE ELECTRONICS GmbH
Frankfurter Ring 117, 80807 München, Germany
Phone 089-32 42 640
ALPINE ELECTRONICS DE ESPAÑA, S.A.
Portal de Gamarra 36, Pabellón, 32
01013 Vitoria (Alava)-APDO 133, Spain
Phone 945-283588
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF U.K. LTD.
Alpine House
Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry CV4 9TW, U.K.
Phone 0870-33 33 763
ALPINE ELECTRONICS (BENELUX) GmbH
Leuvensesteenweg 510-B6,
1930 Zaventem, Belgium
Phone 02-725-13 15
ALPINE ELECTRONICS FRANCE S.A.R.L.
(RCS PONTOISE B 338 101 280)
98, Rue de la Belle Etoile, Z.I. Paris Nord Il,
B.P. 50016, 95945 Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Cedex, France
Phone 01-48638989
Designed by ALPINE Japan
Printed in China (Y)
68-04123Z46-A
CHM-S630
CHA-S634
CHA-1214
• CD changer for CDA-9856
• Changeur CD pour CDA-9856
• Cambiador de CD para CDA-9856
• CD changer for CDA-9856
• Changeur CD pour CDA-9856
• Cambiador de CD para CDA-9856
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
Other Functions
Displaying the Text ......................................... 15
Operating Instructions
Displaying Time ............................................. 16
SETUP
WARNING
WARNING ................................................. 3
Sound Customizing
Subwoofer On and Off .....................................17
Setting the Subwoofer System .........................17
CAUTION .................................................. 3
PRECAUTIONS ........................................ 3
Getting Started
Turning Power On and Off ............................... 6
Detaching and Attaching the Front Panel ........ 6
Initial System Start-Up ..................................... 7
Adjusting Volume ............................................. 7
Lowering Volume Quickly ............................... 7
Setting Time ..................................................... 7
Radio
Listening to Radio ............................................ 8
Manual Storing of Station Presets .................... 8
Automatic Memory of Station Presets ............. 8
Tuning to Preset Stations .................................. 8
Visual Customizing
Dimmer Control ...............................................17
Scroll Type Setting ...........................................17
Scroll Setting (TEXT SCROLL) ......................17
HD Radio Station Call Setting .........................17
Demonstration ..................................................17
MP3/WMA
Playing MP3/WMA Data (PLAY MODE) .......18
External Device
Turning Mute Mode On/Off (INT MUTE) ......18
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link) ......................18
Setting the External Digital Input
(DIGITAL AUX) ..........................................18
Connecting to an External Amplifier ...............18
SAT Radio Receiver (Optional)
Frequency Search Function .............................. 9
Receiving Channels with the SAT Radio
Receiver (Optional) ..................................... 19
Switching the HD Radio™ signal .................... 9
Checking the SAT Radio ID Number ............. 19
CD/MP3/WMA
Playback ........................................................... 9
Repeat Play ..................................................... 10
M.I.X. (Random Play) .................................... 10
Searching from CD Text ................................ 11
File/Folder Name Search
(concerning MP3/WMA) ............................ 11
Quick Search .................................................. 11
About MP3/WMA .......................................... 11
Setting the Tuning Method ............................. 19
Storing Channel Presets .................................. 20
Receiving Stored Channels ............................. 20
Category/Channel Search Function ................ 20
Quick Search Function ................................... 20
Receiving Weather or Traffic information from
SAT Radio ................................................... 20
Changing the Display ..................................... 21
Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display ........ 21
Sound Setting
Adjusting Bass/Treble/Balance (Between Left
and Right)/Fader (Between Front and Rear)/
Defeat .......................................................... 13
Setting the Bass Control ................................. 13
Setting the Treble Control .............................. 14
Setting the BBE Mode ................................... 14
1-EN
iPod™ (Optional)
Playback .......................................................... 22
Searching for a desired Song .......................... 22
Searching by Playlist ................................... 22
Searching by artist name ............................. 22
Searching by album name ........................... 23
Searching by song name .............................. 23
Select Playlist/Artist/Album ........................... 23
Quick Search ................................................... 23
Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.) ....................... 24
Repeat Play ..................................................... 24
Displaying the Text ......................................... 24
Changer (Optional)
Controlling CD Changer (Optional) ............... 25
Playing MP3 Files with the CD Changer
(Optional) .................................................... 25
Multi-Changer Selection (Optional) ............... 25
Information
In Case of Difficulty ....................................... 26
Specifications .................................................. 28
Installation and Connections
Warning .................................................. 29
Caution ................................................... 29
Precautions ............................................ 29
Installation ...................................................... 30
Connections .................................................... 32
LIMITED WARRANTY
2-EN
Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING
This symbol means important instructions.
Failure to heed them can result in serious injury
or death.
DO NOT OPERATE ANY FUNCTION THAT TAKES YOUR
ATTENTION AWAY FROM SAFELY DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE.
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.
PRECAUTIONS
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.
Product Cleaning
KEEP THE VOLUME AT A LEVEL WHERE YOU CAN STILL
HEAR OUTSIDE NOISE WHILE DRIVING.
Use a soft dry cloth for periodic cleaning of the product. For more
severe stains, please dampen the cloth with water only. Anything
else has the chance of dissolving the paint or damaging the plastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Never Attempt the Following
Correct Handling
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.
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.
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.
“ERROR” will be displayed on your player if you insert a disc
incorrectly. If “ERROR” continues to be displayed even though the
disc has been inserted correctly, push the RESET switch with a
pointed object such as a ballpoint pen.
Playing a disc while driving on a very bumpy road may result in
skips, but this will not scratch the disc or damage the player.
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
To prevent the CD from jamming, “ERROR” is displayed if discs
with irregular surfaces are inserted or if discs are inserted
incorrectly. When a new disc is ejected immediately after initial
loading, use your finger to feel around the inside of the center hole
and outside edge of the disc. If you feel any small bumps or
irregularities, this could inhibit proper loading of the disc. To
remove the bumps, rub the inside edge of the hole and outside edge
of the disc with a ballpoint pen or other such instrument, then insert
the disc again.
Center Hole
Bumps
Center Hole
New Disc
Disc Accessories
There are various accessories available on the market for protecting
the disc surface and improving sound quality. However, most of
them will influence the thickness and/or diameter of the disc. Using
such accessories can cause the disc to be out of standard
specifications and may create operational problems. We
recommend not using these accessories on discs played in Alpine
CD players.
Outside
(Bumps)
Transparent Sheet
Irregular Shaped Discs
Be sure to use round shape discs only for this unit and never use
any special shape discs.
Use of special shape discs may cause damage to the mechanism.
Installation Location
Make sure the CDA-9856 will not be installed in a location
subjected to:
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•
•
Direct sun and heat
High humidity and water
Excessive dust
Excessive vibrations
4-EN
Disc Stabilizer
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.
Clean the disc when it is dusty.
Make sure that there are no bumps around the disc.
Do not use commercially available disc accessories.
Do not leave the disc in the car or the unit for a long time. Never
expose the disc to direct sunlight. Heat and humidity may damage
the CD and you may not be able to play it again.
To customers using CD-R/CD-RW
• If a CD-R/CD-RW cannot be played back, make sure the last
recording session was closed (finalized).
• Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW if necessary, and attempt playback
again.
About media that can be played
Use only compact discs with the label side showing the CD logo
marks below.
If you use unspecified compact discs, correct performance cannot
be guaranteed.
You can play CD-Rs (CD-Recordable)/CD-RWs (CD-ReWritable)
which have been recorded only on audio devices. You can also play
CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3/WMA formatted audio files.
• Some of the following CDs may not play on this unit:
Flawed CDs, CDs with fingerprints, CDs exposed to extreme
temperatures or sunlight (e.g., left in the car or this unit), CDs
recorded under unstable conditions, CDs on which a recording
failed or a re-recording was attempted, copy-protected CDs
which do not conform to the audio CD industry standard.
• Use discs with MP3/WMA files written in a format compatible
with this unit. For details, see pages 11-12.
• ROM data other than audio files contained in a disc will not
produce sound when played back.
• Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks, or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Computer,
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
iPod and iPod mini are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• “MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from
Fraunhofer llS and Thomson.”
• “Supply of this product only conveys a license for private, noncommercial use and does not convey a license nor imply any
right to use this product in any commercial (i.e. revenuegeneration) real time broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, cable
and/or any other media), broadcasting/streaming via internet,
intranets and/or other networks or in other electronic content
distribution systems, such as pay-audio or audio-on-demand
applications. An independent license for such use is required.
For details, please visit http://www.mp3licensing.com.”
5-EN
Detaching
Getting Started
1
2
(OPEN)
MUTE
Turn off the unit power.
Press
(OPEN) to open the front panel.
SOURCE/POWER
To close the front panel, press the left side until it locks as
shown in the figure below.
Rotary
encoder
MODE
TITLE
About the alphanumeric display of this unit
• All English lower case characters are displayed as upper case on
this unit.
• The alphanumeric display in the following table shows
alphanumeric characters/numbers that may be difficult to
distinguish.
3
Grasp the front panel firmly, slide to the left
then pull
to remove.
,
Alphanumeric
Display
Alphanumeric
Display
Turning Power On and Off
Press SOURCE/POWER to turn on the unit.
• The unit can be turned on by pressing any other button except TITLE,
Rotary encoder and
(OPEN).
Press and hold SOURCE/POWER for at least 2 seconds
to turn off the unit.
• The first time power is turned on, the volume will start from level 12.
• The front panel may become hot in normal usage (especially the
connector terminals on the back of the front panel.) This is not a
malfunction.
• To protect the front panel, place it in the supplied carrying case.
• When detaching the front panel, do not apply excessive force as it
may result in malfunction.
• Do not leave the front panel open, or drive the car with the panel
open as it may result in accident or malfunction.
Attaching
1
2
Insert the right side of the front panel into the main
unit. Align the groove on the front panel with the
projections on the main unit.
Push the left side of the front panel until it locks
firmly into the main unit.
Detaching and Attaching the Front Panel
Be sure to push the Rotary encoder inside the unit before opening the
front panel so that the front panel will open completely, otherwise it
may be damaged.
Push the Rotary
encoder inside
When you push the Rotary encoder again, it pops back out.
The Rotary
encoder pops out
6-EN
• Before attaching the front panel, make sure that there is no dirt or
dust on the connector terminals and no foreign object between the
front panel and the main unit.
• Attach the front panel carefully, holding the sides of the front panel to
avoid pushing buttons by mistake.
Initial System Start-Up
Be sure to press the RESET switch when using the unit for the first
time, after changing the car battery, etc.
1
2
3
Turn off the unit power.
• Controllable with Remote Control
This unit can be controlled with an optional Alpine remote
control. For details, consult your Alpine dealer.
• Point the optional remote control transmitter at the remote
control sensor
Remote control sensor
Press
(OPEN) to open the front panel, then
remove it.
Press RESET with a ballpoint pen or similar pointed
object.
RESET switch
Adjusting Volume
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained.
Lowering Volume Quickly
Activating the Audio Mute function will instantly lower the volume
level by 20 dB.
Press MUTE to activate the MUTE mode.
The audio level will decrease by about 20 dB.
Pressing MUTE again will bring the audio back to its
previous level.
Setting Time
1
2
Press TITLE repeatedly until the time is displayed.
For details, see “Displaying the Text” (page 15)
Press and hold TITLE for at least 2 seconds while
the time is displayed.
The time indication will blink.
3
4
5
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the hours while
the time indication is blinking.
When the hour has been adjusted, press MODE.
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 also be manually set by pressing
TITLE.
• To synchronize the clock to another clock/watch or radio time
announcement, press and hold MODE for at least 2 seconds after
setting the “hour.” Minutes will reset to 00. If the display shows over
“30” minutes when you do this, the time will advance one hour.
7-EN
Manual Storing of Station Presets
Radio
Rotary
encoder SOURCE/
TUNE/A.ME
POWER BAND
1
2
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 wish
to store the station.
The selected station is stored.
The display shows the band, preset number and station
frequency memorized.
FUNC.
MODE
Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
This unit cannot receive HD Radio™ signals (digital terrestrial radio).
In order to activate the digital radio functions described below, an
optional HD Radio Tuner module must be connected through the
Ai-Net bus.
HD Radio™ Technology Manufactured Under License From iBiquity
Digital Corporation. iBiquity Digital and the HD Radio and HD
Symbols are trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation. U.S. and
Foreign Patents.
• A total of 18 stations can be stored in the preset memory (6 stations
for each band; FM1, FM2 and AM).
• If you store a station in a preset memory which already has a station,
the current station will be cleared and replaced with the new station.
Automatic Memory of Station Presets
1
2
Listening to Radio
1
2
Press SOURCE/POWER until a radio frequency
appears on the display.
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired radio band
is displayed.
F1 (FM1)
3
F2 (FM2)
AM
F1 (FM1)
Press TUNE/A.ME to select the tuning mode.
DX SEEK (Distance mode)
SEEK (Local mode)
OFF (Manual mode)
DX SEEK
Distance mode:
Both strong and weak stations will be automatically tuned in
(Automatic Seek Tuning).
Local mode:
Only strong stations will be automatically tuned in (Automatic
Seek Tuning).
Manual mode:
The frequency is manually tuned in steps (Manual tuning).
4
Press
or
Holding down
continuously.
to tune in the desired station.
or
will change the frequency
• The “DIGITAL” indicator appears on the display when a digital
radio station which contains both audio and text information, is
received.
8-EN
Press and hold TUNE/A.ME for at least 2 seconds.
The frequency on the display continues to change while the
automatic memory is in progress. The tuner will
automatically seek and store 6 strong stations in the
selected band. They will be stored into buttons 1 to 6 in
order of signal strength.
When the automatic memory has been completed, the tuner
goes to the station stored in preset location No. 1.
• If no stations are stored, the tuner will return to the original station
you were listening to before the auto memory procedure began.
Tuning to Preset Stations
1
2
• The initial mode is Distance mode.
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired radio band
is displayed.
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired band is
displayed.
Press any one of the station preset buttons (1
through 6) that has your desired radio station in
memory.
The display shows the band, preset number and frequency
of the station selected.
Frequency Search Function
CD/MP3/WMA
You can search for a radio station by its frequency.
1
2
(OPEN)
Rotary
encoder
Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in Radio
mode to activate Frequency Search mode.
SOURCE/
POWER
/
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
frequency.
Only when the Radio mode is active*
* Operation is not required during HD Radio reception.
3
Press MODE to receive the selected frequency.
MODE
• Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or the search mode will be canceled when an operation has
not been performed in 10 seconds.
FUNC.
4 5
TITLE
Playback
Switching the HD Radio™ signal
HD Radio™ can be received if the HD Radio TUNER MODULE
(TUA-T500HD) is connected. While receiving HD Radio, the unit can
automatically switch between the analog and digital signal. You can
also switch to the analog signal exclusively.
1
1
Press
2
Insert a disc with the label side facing up.
(OPEN).
The front panel will open.
The disc will be pulled into the unit automatically.
When receiving HD Radio, press FUNC. to select
on.
The currently received status is displayed.
2
Press preset 1 to switch the receiving signal.
DIG/ANA MODE
ANALOG ONLY
Close the front panel manually.
When a disc is already inserted, press SOURCE/POWER to
switch to the CD mode.
DIG/ANA MODE: Automatically switches between digital and
analog signal
ANALOG ONLY: Receives analog signal only
3
Turn off the “
TUNER
XM RADIO/SIRIUS*1
CHANGER*3
TUNER
” indicator by pressing FUNC.
• Select mode will be canceled when an operation has not been
performed in 10 seconds.
DISC
IPOD*2
*1 Only when XM Radio or Sirius Radio is connected.
*2 Only when the iPod is connected.
*3 Only when the CD changer is connected.
3
While playing back MP3/WMA, press
select the desired folder.
Pressing and holding
continuously.
4
Press
or
or
or
to
will change folders
to select the desired track (file).
Returning to the beginning of the current track (file):
Press
.
Fast backward:
Press and hold
.
Advancing to the beginning of the next track (file):
Press
.
Fast forward:
Press and hold
5
6
.
To pause playback, press
Pressing
/
/
.
again will resume playback.
After pressing
(OPEN) to open the front panel,
press
to eject the disc.
• Do not remove a CD during its eject cycle. Do not load more than
one disc at a time. A malfunction may result from doing either.
9-EN
• If the CD does not eject, press and hold
for at least 2 seconds.
• The CD-player can play discs containing audio data, MP3 data and
WMA data.
• A WMA format file that is protected by DRM (Digital Rights
Management) cannot be played back on this unit.
• The track display for MP3/WMA data playback is the file numbers
recorded on the disc.
• The playback time may not be correctly displayed when a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) recorded file is played back.
M.I.X. (Random Play)
Press 5
in the play or pause mode.
The tracks (files) on the disc will be played back in random
sequence.
To cancel M.I.X. play, press 5
again.
Internal CD mode :
MP3/WMA Play Display
The folder number and file number will be displayed as
described below.
F01 T03 10'15
Folder number
display
File number
display
: Tracks are played back in random sequence.
CD Changer mode :
Elapsed time
• Press TITLE to switch the display. Please see “Displaying the Text”
(page 15) for information about display switching.
• If the folder or file number is three digits, “F” or “T” is not
displayed.
: Tracks are played back in random sequence.
: The tracks on all the CDs in the current
magazine will be included in the random
playback sequence.
Repeat Play
4 to play back repeatedly the track being
Press
played.
The track (file) will be played repeatedly.
Press
• If M.I.X. is set to ON during RPT
(REPEAT ALL) play in CD
changer mode, M.I.X. will apply to the current disc only.
MP3/WMA mode :
4 again and select off to deactivate repeat play.
CD mode :
: Only files in a folder are played back in
random sequence.
: Only a track is repeatedly played back
: A disc is repeatedly played back
: Files are played back in random sequence.
If an MP3 compatible CD changer is
connected, all files in a disc are played back
in random sequence, and playback shifts to
the next disc.
*1 When a CD changer is connected
• If REPEAT is set to ON during M.I.X. (M.I.X. ONE) play in CD
changer mode, M.I.X. will apply to the current disc only.
MP3/WMA mode :
: Only a file is repeatedly played back
: Only files in a folder are repeatedly played back
: A disc is repeatedly played back
*2 When an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected
• If a 6-disc CD changer or an MP3 compatible CD changer is
connected:
In CD changer mode, press FUNC. to illuminate the “
”
indicator, and go to the step above within 10 seconds.
• If a 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press FUNC. twice to illuminate the
“
” indicator, and go to the step above within 10 seconds.
10-EN
• If a 6-disc CD changer or an MP3 compatible CD changer is
connected:
In CD changer mode, press FUNC. to illuminate the “
”
indicator, and go to the step above within 10 seconds.
• If a 12-disc CD changer is connected:
In CD changer mode, press FUNC. twice to illuminate the
“
” indicator, and go to the step above within 10 seconds.
Searching from CD Text
Tracks can be searched and played using the CD text on the disc. If a
disc is not compatible with text, or a disc is in the changer, searches can
be made by track number.
1
2
Press
during play.
• Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or, the search mode will be canceled when an operation has
not been performed in 10 seconds.
• While in the File Name Search mode, press FUNC. to switch to the
previous mode (Folder Search mode or the selecting search mode.)
• File Name search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
Quick Search
This will set the search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
track, then press MODE.
This will play the selected track.
You can search for tracks (files).
1
Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in the CD/
Changer/MP3/WMA mode to activate Quick Search
mode.
• Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or, the search mode will be canceled when an operation has
not been performed in 10 seconds.
• CD text search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
2
File/Folder Name Search
(concerning MP3/WMA)
• Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or, the search mode will be canceled when an operation has
not been performed in 10 seconds.
You can display and search for the folder and file name while listening
to the file currently being played back.
About MP3/WMA
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired track
(file).
The selected track is played back immediately.
1
2
During MP3/WMA playback, press
search mode
to activate the
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Folder Name
Search mode or File Name Search mode, then press
.
Folder Name Search mode
3
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
folder.
Press
folder.
/
to play back the first file in the selected
• Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to
cancel. Or, the search mode will be canceled when an operation has
not been performed in 10 seconds.
• While in Folder Name Search mode, press
to switch to File Name
Search mode.
• While in Folder Name Search mode, press FUNC. to return to the
selecting search mode.
• If a disc contains only the root folder, Folder Name Search cannot be
made.
• “NO FILE” is displayed for 2 seconds if the folder that is selected by
the Folder Name Search mode contains no files.
• “ROOT” is displayed for the root folder which does not have folder
name.
• Folder Name search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
File Name Search mode
3
4
5
Press
or
to select another Folder.
CAUTION
Except for private use, duplicating audio data (including MP3/
WMA data) or distributing, transferring, or copying it, whether
for free or for a fee, without permission of the copyright holder is
strictly prohibited by the Copyright Act and by international
treaty.
What is MP3?
MP3, whose official name is “MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3,” is a
compression standard prescribed by the ISO, the International
Standardization Organization and MPEG which is a joint activity
institution of the IEC.
MP3 files contain compressed audio data. MP3 encoding is
capable of compressing audio data at extremely high ratios,
reducing the size of music files to as much as one-tenth their
original size. This is achieved while still maintaining near CD
quality. The MP3 format realizes such high compression ratios
by eliminating the sounds that are either inaudible to the human
ear or masked by other sounds.
What is WMA?
WMA, or “Windows media™ Audio,” is compressed audio data.
WMA is similar to MP3 audio data and can achieve CD quality
sound with small file sizes.
Method for creating MP3/WMA files
Audio data is compressed by using MP3/WMA specified
software. For details on creating MP3/WMA files, refer to the
user's manual for that software.
MP3/WMA files that can be played back by this device have the
file extension “mp3” / “wma”. Files with no extension cannot be
played back. (WMA ver. 7.1, 8 and 9 are supported)
Select the desired file by turning the Rotary
encoder.
Press MODE to play back the selected file.
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Supported playback sampling rates and bit rates
MP3
Sampling rates: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz, 24 kHz, 22.05 kHz,
16 kHz, 12 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 8 kHz
Bit rates:
8 - 320 kbps
Root folder
WMA
Sampling rates: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz
Bit rates:
48 - 192 kbps
Note that for sampling rates, this device’s frame display (Page
15) may not display correctly.
This device may not play back correctly depending on sampling
rates.
ID3 tags/WMA tags
This device supports ID3 tag v1 and v2, and WMA tag.
If tag data is in an MP3/WMA file, this device can display the title
(track title), artist name, and album name ID3 tag/WMA tag data.
This device can only display single-byte alphanumeric
characters (up to 30 for ID3 tags and up to 15 for WMA tags)
and the underscore. For non-supported characters, “NO
SUPPORT” is displayed.
The tag information may not be correctly displayed, depending
on the contents.
Producing MP3/WMA discs
MP3/WMA files are prepared, then written to a CD-R or CD-RW
using CD-R writing software. A disc can hold up to 510 files/
folders (including Root Folders). However, the maximum number
of folders is 255.
Media supported
The media that this device can play back are CD-ROMs, CD-Rs,
and CD-RWs.
Corresponding File Systems
This device supports discs formatted with ISO9660 Level 1 or
Level 2.
Under the ISO9660 standard, there are some restrictions to
remember.
The maximum nested folder depth is 8 (including the root
directory). The number of folder/file name characters is limited.
Valid characters for folder/file names are letters A-Z (all caps),
numbers 0-9, and ‘_’ (underscore).
This device also can play back discs in Joliet, Romeo, etc., and
other standards that conform to ISO9660. However, sometimes
the file names, folder names, etc., are not displayed correctly.
Folder
MP3/WMA File
Terminology
Bit rate
This is the “sound” compression rate specified for encoding. The
higher the bit rate, the higher the sound quality, but also the larger
the files.
Sampling rate
This value shows how many times per second the data is sampled
(recorded). For example, music CDs use a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz,
so the sound 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.
Tag
Song information such as track titles, artist names, album names,
etc., written into MP3/WMA files.
MP3: ID3 tag
WMA: WMA tag
Formats supported
This device supports CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, Enhanced
CD (CD-Extra) and Multi-Session.
This device cannot correctly play back discs recorded with
Track At Once or packet writing.
Order of tracks
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. However, the folder and file playback order
differs from the folder no. and file no. indicated on the display.
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Root folder
The root folder is found at the top of the file system. The root folder
contains all folders and files.
Setting the Bass Control
Sound Setting
SOURCE/POWER
Rotary encoder
BAND
You can change the Bass Frequency emphasis to create your own tonal
preference.
1
MENU
Press MENU to select the BASS ENGINE mode, then
press MODE.
BBE
2
BASS ENGINE
SETUP
RETURN (OFF)
BBE
Press
or
to select the BASS (Bass Center
Frequency) control mode.
BASS
TREBLE
MODE
Setting the Bass Center Frequency
Adjusting Bass/Treble/Balance (Between
Left and Right)/Fader (Between Front
and Rear)/Defeat
1
Press MODE repeatedly to choose the desired
mode.
3-1 Press SOURCE/POWER to select the desired bass
center frequency.
80Hz
100Hz
120Hz
60Hz
80Hz
Emphasizes the displayed bass frequency ranges.
Setting the Bass Bandwidth
3-2 Press BAND to select the desired bass bandwidth.
Each press changes the modes as follows:
BASS
TREBLE
SUBW*
DEFEAT
VOLUME
BASS
BALANCE
FADER
Bass level: –7 ~ +10
Treble level: –7 ~ +7
Subwoofer : 0 ~ +15
Balance : L15 ~ R15
Fader : R15 ~ F15
Defeat : ON/OFF
Volume : 0 ~ 35
• If MODE is not pressed within 5 seconds after selecting the BASS,
TREBLE, BALANCE, FADER, DEFEAT or SUBW mode, the unit
automatically returns to normal mode.
Changes the boosted bass bandwidth to wide or narrow. A
wide setting will boost a wide range of frequencies above
and below the center frequency. A narrower setting will
boost only frequencies near the center frequency.
Setting the Bass Level
3-3*1Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
bass level (–7~+10).
* When the subwoofer mode is set to OFF, its level cannot be adjusted.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained in each mode.
By setting Defeat ON, previously adjusted settings of BASS
and TREBLE will return to the factory defaults.
• Depending on the connected devices, some functions and display
indications do not work.
You can emphasize or weaken the bass frequency.
4
Press MENU to select RETURN.
After 2 seconds, the unit returns to normal mode.
Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will
return to normal mode.
• If no operation is performed within 60 seconds, the bass control
setting will be turned off automatically.
• The bass level settings will be individually memorized for each
source (FM, AM, CD, etc.) until the setting is changed. The bass
frequency and bass band width settings adjusted for one source are
effective for all other sources (FM, AM, CD, etc.).
• Depending on the connected devices, some functions and display
indications do not work. However, Bass Level is still adjustable if an
audio processor with the Bass function is connected.
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• While in the bass adjusting mode, TREBLE CONTROL adjusting
mode can be recalled by pressing
or
.
*1 The adjustment can also be made by pressing MODE. Refer to
“Adjusting Bass/Treble/Balance (Between Left and Right)/Fader
(Between Front and Rear)/Defeat” (page 13).
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Setting the BBE Mode
Bass level indicator’s display
Bass Level is usually displayed. When BBE is activated,
the display changes according to the BBE setting.
BBE makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music
source. The FM radio, CD, and MP3, will be able to reproduce the
music clearly even in cars with a lot of road noise.
1
2
Press SOURCE/POWER to select the source to
which you want to apply BBE.
Press MENU to select BBE mode, then press
MODE.
BBE
3
Setting the Treble Control
Press MENU to select the BASS ENGINE mode, then
press MODE.
BBE
2
BASS ENGINE
SETUP
RETURN (OFF)
BBE
Press
or
to select the TREBLE (Treble
Center Frequency) control mode.
BASS
3-1 Press SOURCE/POWER to select the desired treble
center frequency.
12.5kHz
15.0kHz
7.5kHz
10.0kHz
Emphasizes the displayed treble frequency ranges.
Setting the Treble Level
3-2*2Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
treble level (–7~+7).
You can emphasize the treble frequency.
4
Press MENU to select RETURN.
After 2 seconds, the unit returns to normal mode.
Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will
return to normal mode.
• If no operation is performed within 60 seconds, the treble control
setting will be turned off automatically.
• The treble level settings will be individually memorized for each
source (FM, AM, CD, etc.) until the setting is changed. The Treble
frequency settings adjusted for one source are effective for all other
sources (FM, AM, CD, etc.).
• Depending on the connected devices, some functions and display
indications do not work. However, Treble Level is still adjustable if
an audio processor with the Treble function is connected.
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• While in the treble adjusting mode, BASS CONTROL adjusting mode
can be recalled by pressing
or
.
*2 The adjustment can also be made by pressing MODE. Refer to
“Adjusting Bass/Treble/Balance (Between Left and Right)/Fader
(Between Front and Rear)/Defeat” (page 13).
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4
5
SETUP
RETURN (OFF)
BBE
to set the BBE mode ON.
BBE ON
(BBE 1 to 3, EFFECT OFF)
Turn the Rotary encoder to select your preferred
BBE level (1 to 3) or EFFECT OFF.
Press MENU to select RETURN.
After 2 seconds, the unit returns to normal mode.
Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will
return to normal mode.
* To cancel BBE mode for all music sources, press
OFF in step 3.
TREBLE
Setting the Treble Center Frequency
10.0kHz
Press
BBE OFF*
You can change the Treble Frequency emphasis to create your own tonal
preference.
1
BASS ENGINE
to select BBE
• Each music source, such as FM radio, CD (included MP3/WMA) can
have its own BBE setting.
• This function is inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• There is no BBE mode for AM radio.
• When an external audio processor is connected, this setting cannot
be made.
• If no operation is performed in 60 seconds, the unit returns to normal
mode.
About the indication display
Other Functions
When displaying Text, the following indicators are lit according
to the mode.
TITLE
Displaying the Text
Text information, such as the disc name and the track name, will be
displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to
display the folder name, the file name, and the tag, etc., while playing
MP3/WMA files.
Press TITLE.
The position of a song being played back is shown lit in
the total number of songs shown. The display example is
as shown below. Also lights when operation, such as fast
forward, etc., is performed.
Lights up when a disc is inserted
Song position display example
<First half>
<Middle>
<Last half>
The display will change every time the button is pressed.
The display in Radio mode:
FREQUENCY
CLOCK
RADIO STATION NAME*5/6
ARTIST NAME*5
ALBUM NAME*5
SONG NAME*5
FREQUENCY
• For example, when the 5th of 10 songs in the disc is played back,
“
” is displayed.
Indicator/
Mode
CD Mode
MP3/WMA
Mode
The display in CD mode:
TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME
TRACK NO./CLOCK
TEXT (DISC NAME)*1
TEXT (TRACK NAME)*1
TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME
SAT RADIO/
HD RADIO
Mode
iPod Mode
—
Folder
Name
being
displyed
—
—
—
File Name
being
displayed
—
—
—
Artist Name
being
displayed
Artist Name
being
displayed
Artist Name
being
displayed
Text (Disc
Name) being
displayed
Album
Name
being
displayed
Album
Name
being
displayed
(HD Radio
only)
Album
Name
being
displayed
Text (Track
Name) being
displayed
Track Name
being
displayed
Song Title/
Channel
Name
being
displayed
Track Name
being
displayed
The display in MP3/WMA mode:
FOLDER NO./FILE NO./ELAPSED TIME
FOLDER NO./
FILE NO./CLOCK
FOLDER NAME*3
FILE NAME
2
2
ARTIST NAME*
ALBUM NAME*
TRACK NAME*2
FRAME*4
FOLDER NO./FILE NO./ELAPSED TIME
*1 Displayed
during playback of a disc with CD Text.
If there is no Text (Disc Name or Track Name), “DISC TEXT”/
“TRACK TEXT” is displayed. “D TEXT”/“T TEXT” is displayed for
changer.
*2 ID3 tag/WMA tag
If an MP3/WMA file contains ID3 tag/WMA tag information, the ID3
tag/WMA tag information is displayed (e.g., track name, artist name,
and album name). All other tag data is ignored.
If the Scroll Setting (page 17) is set to “SCROLL AUTO,” the tag
information will scroll automatically.
If there is no tag information, “ARTIST’/“ALBUM”/“SONG” is
displayed.
*3 “ROOT” is displayed for the root folder which doesn’t have folder
name.
If there is no folder name or file name, “FOLDER”/“FILE” is
displayed.
*4 The recording sampling rate and bit rate of the MP3/WMA file are
displayed. A WMA file of variable bit rate displays the average bit
rate.
*5 When an HD radio signal is received, text information such as
“RADIO STATION”, “ARTIST”, etc., is displayed.
If there is no text information, “ARTIST”/“ALBUM”/“SONG”/
“STATION” will be displayed.
*6 RADIO STATION NAME can be switched between “LONG” and
“SHORT” in “HD Radio Station Call Setting” (page 17).
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About “Text”
Text:
Text compatible CDs contain text information such as the disc
name and track name. Such text information is referred to as
“text.”
• 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 (page 17) is set to “SCROLL MANU,” press
and hold TITLE for at least 2 seconds to scroll the Text information
only once (TEXT DISPLAY, FOLDER NAME DISPLAY, FILE NAME
DISPLAY or TAG DISPLAY mode).
• “NO SUPPORT” is displayed when the desired text information
cannot be displayed on this unit.
• The text or tag information may not be correctly displayed,
depending on the contents.
Displaying Time
Press TITLE repeatedly until the time is displayed.
Each press changes the display.
For details, see “Displaying the Text” (page 15).
• Selecting any tuner or CD function while in the clock priority mode
will interrupt the time display momentarily. The function selected
will be displayed for about 5 seconds before the time returns to the
display.
• When the power is off but the ignition key is on, press TITLE to
display the time.
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Setting the Subwoofer System
SETUP
SUBW SYS1 (Initial setting) / SUBW SYS2
Select either SYS1 or SYS2 for the desired subwoofer effect.
You can flexibly customize the unit to suit your own preferences and
usage. Choose the SETUP menu from Sound Customizing, Visual
Customizing, etc., to select your desired setting.
SOURCE/POWER
Rotary encoder
BAND
MENU
SUBW SYS1: Subwoofer level changes according to the main
volume setting.
SUBW SYS2: Subwoofer level change is different from the main
volume setting. For example, even at low volume
settings, the subwoofer is still audible.
Visual Customizing
Dimmer Control
DIMMER AUTO (Initial setting) / DIMMER MANU
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
Scroll Type Setting
SCROLL TYPE1 / SCROLL TYPE2 (Initial setting)
A typical SETUP procedure is shown in steps 1 to 4 as
follows. See below for further information about each
SETUP menu.
1
Press MENU to select the SETUP mode, then press
MODE.
BBE
2
BASS ENGINE
SETUP
RETURN (OFF)
Press
or
to select the desired SETUP
menu, then press MODE.
DIMMER
SUBWOOFER
(SUBW SYSTEM)*1
PLAY MODE
SCROLL TYPE
TEXT SCROLL
INT MUTE
AUX IN
(AUX NAME)*2
DIGITAL AUX
POWER IC
(CH SELECT)*3
(XM ADF)*3
STATION CALL
DEMO
DIMMER
*1 Displayed only when SUBW is ON.
*2 Displayed only when AUX is ON.
*3 When SAT is connected.
For the SAT Radio Setting, refer to “SAT Radio Receiver (Optional)”
(page 19).
4
SCROLL TYPE1: The characters scroll sequentially, appearing
from the right side of the display.
SCROLL TYPE2: The characters are displayed one by one, and
disappear one by one from the left side of the
display after the screen is filled up with the
characters.
BBE
(e.g. Select SUBWOOFER)
3
Choose from two scrolling methods.
Select the type you prefer.
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting.
(e.g. Select SUBW ON or SUBW OFF.)
Scroll Setting (TEXT SCROLL)
SCROLL AUTO / SCROLL MANU (Initial setting)
This CD player can scroll the disc and track names recorded on CDTEXT discs, as well as text information of MP3/WMA files, folder
names, tags, HD Radio and SAT Radio.
SCROLL AUTO: Text information of CD, folder and file names,
HD Radio and SAT Radio are scrolled
automatically. Also, tag information is
automatically scrolled without pressing TITLE
in the tag information display mode.
SCROLL MANU: The display is scrolled when a disc is loaded
or when a track is changed, etc.
• The unit scrolls CD text names, folder names, file names or tag
display.
HD Radio Station Call Setting
SHORT (Initial setting) / LONG
Press MENU to select RETURN.
After 2 seconds, the unit returns to normal mode.
Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will
return to normal mode.
Sound Customizing
In the HD radio mode, the number of display characters for the HD
radio station name can be selected.
SHORT:
LONG:
7 characters (FM)
4 characters (AM)
56 characters
Demonstration
Subwoofer On and Off
DEMO ON / DEMO OFF (Initial setting)
SUBW ON (Initial setting) / SUBW OFF
When the subwoofer is on, perform the steps below to adjust the
subwoofer output level.
This unit has a demonstration feature for the display.
• To quit Demo mode, set to DEMO OFF.
1 In the normal mode, press MODE repeatedly to select the
SUBW mode.
BASS
TREBLE
SUBW
BALANCE
DEFEAT
VOLUME
BASS
FADER
2 Adjust the level by turning the Rotary encoder.
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Connecting to an External Amplifier
MP3/WMA
POWER IC ON (Initial setting) / POWER IC OFF
Playing MP3/WMA Data (PLAY MODE)
CDDA (Initial setting) / CDDA/MP3
This product can playback CDs containing both CD and MP3/WMA
data. However, in some situations (some enhanced CDs), playback may
be difficult. For these special cases, you can select playback of CD data
only. When a disc contains both CD or the MP3/WMA data, playback
starts from the CD data portion of the disc.
CDDA:
CDDA/MP3:
When an external amplifier is connected, sound quality can be improved
by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
POWER IC OFF : Use this mode when the front and rear preamplifier of the unit are used to drive an
external amplifier connected to the speakers.
In this setting, the head unit’s internal amplifier
has no output to drive speakers.
Only CD data can be played back.
Both CD data and MP3/WMA file tracks can
be played back.
Front
left
Amplifier
Front
right
• Perform this setting before inserting a disc. If a disc has already been
inserted, perform the setting after you remove the disc. (If you use an
MP3 changer, you have to change discs.)
Rear
left
Amplifier
External Device
Rear
right
Turning Mute Mode On/Off (INT MUTE)
MUTE ON (Initial setting) / MUTE OFF
If a device having the interrupt feature is connected, audio will be
automatically muted whenever the interrupt signal is received from the
device.
Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)
POWER IC ON : The speakers are driven by the built-in
amplifier.
Speakers
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
AUX IN ON / AUX IN OFF (Initial setting)
You can input TV/video sound by connecting an optional Ai-NET/RCA
Interface cable (KCA-121B) or Versatile Link Terminal (KCA-410C) to
this component.
You can change the AUX name display when AUX IN ON is set. Select
the AUX name by pressing
or
. Then press MODE.
If the KCA-410C is connected, it is possible to select two AUX names.
• Via KCA-410C, up to 2 external devices with RCA output can be
connected. In this case, press SOURCE/POWER to select AUX mode
and then press BAND to select your desired device.
Setting the External Digital Input (DIGITAL AUX)
D-AUX ON / D-AUX OFF (Initial setting)
When an ALPINE Ai-NET compatible digital audio processor and a
DVD player (DVE-5207) not compatible with Ai-NET are connected,
set D-AUX to ON to enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound.
• After setting D-AUX to ON, make the setting in “Connecting an
Optical Digital Compatible Audio Processor and an Ai-NET NonCompatible DVD Player.”
• Press SOURCE/POWER, and select the D-AUX mode, and adjust
the volume, etc.
• Depending on the connected audio processor, DVD player sound
may continue to be output, even though the source is changed to
another one. If this occurs, set the DVD player’s power to OFF.
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SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
Front
right
Rear
right
Rear
left
Front
left
• No sound is produced by the system when the power output is set to
OFF.
SAT Radio Receiver
(Optional)
Rotary
SOURCE/
encoder POWER
/
BAND
• When using the optional remote control (RUE-4190, etc.), an SAT
Radio Channel can be directly called up with the numeric keypad of
the remote control.
1 While in XM or SIRIUS Radio mode, enter the Channel
number you want to call up with the numeric keypad on
the remote control.
2 Press ENTER on the remote control within 5 seconds to
receive the Channel.
If the channel number is 3 digits, the Channel is
automatically received after the channel number is input.
MENU
Checking the SAT Radio ID Number
A unique Radio ID number is required to subscribe to SAT Radio
programming. Each third party XM or SIRIUS radio comes with this
number.
MODE
FUNC. Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
TITLE
SAT Receiver: XM or SIRIUS Receiver
When an optional XM or SIRIUS Receiver Box is
connected via the Ai-NET bus, the following operations
may be performed. However, the XM Receiver and
SIRIUS Receiver cannot be connected at the same
time.
This number is an 8 character (for XM Radio) or 12 character (for
SIRIUS Radio) alphanumeric number. It is printed on a label found on
the SAT Receiver.
It can also be displayed on the screen of the CDA-9856 in the following
way.
XM:
1
While receiving a SAT Radio band, press
to select channel “0” for XM.
The unit alternately displays “CH 00” or “RADIO ID” for 2
seconds, then the ID number for 10 seconds.
While displaying “RADIO ID” as shown above,
Demonstration (page 17) become nonfunctional.
Receiving Channels with the SAT Radio
Receiver (Optional)
2
About SAT Radio
Satellite Radio* is the next generation of audio entertainment, with over
100 digital audio channels. For a small monthly fee, subscribers can
hear crystal-clear music, sports, news and talk, coast-to-coast via
satellite. For more information, visit XM’s website at
www.xmradio.com., or SIRIUS’ website at www.sirius.com.
SIRIUS:
To receive SAT Radio, the separately sold XMDirect™ or SIRIUS
Satellite Radio Tuner and an appropriate Ai-NET Interface Adapter will
be required. For details, consult you nearest Alpine dealer.
2
* XM and its corresponding logos are trademarks of XM Satellite
Radio Inc.
* SIRIUS and its corresponding logos are trademarks of SIRIUS
Satellite Radio Inc.
3
1
To cancel the ID number display, set the channel to
other than “0.”
While receving a SAT Radio band, press
to select channel “255” for SIRIUS.
or
Press TITLE until the ID No. appears in the display.
CHANNEL No.
CATEGORY NAME
CHANNEL NAME
ID No.
ID No.
COMP NAME
CLOCK
CHANNEL No.
To cancel the ID number display, set the channel to
other than “255”.
Press SOURCE/POWER to select SAT Radio mode.
• You cannot use “O,” “S,” “I,” or “F” for the ID Number (XM radio
Receiver only).
• You can check the ID number printed on a label on your third party,
SAT Radio Receiver package.
Press BAND to select between one of the three SAT
Radio Preset Bands.
Setting the Tuning Method
• The SAT Receiver controls on the CDA-9856 are operative only when
a SAT Receiver is connected.
1
2
or
Each press changes the band:
XM mode:
XM1
XM2
XM3
SIRIUS mode:
SR1
SR2
SR3
3
4
Press
Press
or
You can set the tuning method. You can select the received stations in
channel No. order or in channel name order (alphabetic order).
XM1
To customers using the SIRIUS Tuner Box:
For details about functions, refer to the SIRIUS Tuner Box Owner’s
Manual.
SR1
to select desired category.
or
Holding down
continuously.
to select the desired channel.
or
will change channels
1
2
Press MENU to select the SETUP mode, then press
MODE.
Press
or
press MODE.
to select “CH SELECT,” then
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3
Turn the Rotary encoder to set the tuning method.
CH NO:
ALPHABET:
4
Set in order of channel No.
Set in alphabetic order.
After 2 seconds, the unit returns to normal mode.
Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will
return to normal mode.
Storing Channel Presets
2
Press BAND to select the desired band you want to
store.
After tuning in the desired channel, press and hold,
for at least 2 seconds, any one of the preset
buttons (1 through 6) into which you wish to store
the channel.
The selected station is stored.
3
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 18 channels can be stored in the preset memory (6 channels
for each band; XM1, XM2 and XM3 or SR1, SR2 and SR3).
• 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.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Channel No. or Channel Name, then press MODE.
• Search items vary depending on the setting in “Setting the Tuning
Method” (page 19).
Press MENU to select RETURN.
• When the setting is completed, switch the channel DOWN/UP by
pressing the
or
.
1
4
When “CH NO” is selected: Channel No. Search
When “ALPHABET” is selected: Channel Name Search
• While in Category Search mode, press FUNC. to return to the
selecting search mode.
• The Search mode is canceled if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds in Category
Search mode.
Channel Search mode:
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Channel No. or Channel Name, then press MODE.
• Search items vary depending on the setting in “Setting the Tuning
Method” (page 19).
When “CH NO” is selected: Channel No. Search
When “ALPHABET” is selected: Channel Name Search
• While in Channel Search mode, press
or
to select another
Category.
• While in Channel Search mode, press FUNC. to return to the
selecting search mode.
• The Search mode is canceled if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds in Channel
Search mode,
Quick Search Function
You can search for all Channels.
Receiving Stored Channels
1
2
Press BAND to select the desired band.
You can search for programs by Category or Channel No.
Press
in the XM or SIRIUS mode.
Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds in XM or
SIRIUS mode to activate Quick Search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Channel within 10 seconds.
The selected Channel is received.
Receiving Weather or Traffic information
from SAT Radio
1
Press and hold /
or SIRIUS mode.
for at least 2 seconds in the XM
The received weather or traffic channel is stored.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Category Search
mode or Channel Search mode, then press .
Category Search mode:
3
2
Press the channel preset button that has your
desired satellite channel in memory.
Category/Channel Search Function
1
2
1
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Category, then press .
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2
Press and hold BAND for at least 2 seconds.
3
Press and hold BAND for at least 2 seconds.
The stored Weather or Traffic channel will be recalled.
Returns to normal mode.
• Stored channels can also be recalled by pressing and holding BAND
for at least 2 seconds, except when in XM or SIRIUS mode.
• The channel excluding the Weather or Traffic information can be
stored and recalled.
Changing the Display
Text information, such as the channel name, artist name/feature, and
song/program title, is available with each XM or Sirius channel. The
unit can display this text information as explained below.
In XM or SIRIUS mode, press TITLE.
Each time you press this button, the display changes as shown
below.
CHANNEL No.
CATEGORY NAME
CHANNEL NAME
ARTIST NAME
SONG TITLE
COMPOSER NAME*1
AUXILIARY DATA FIELD*2
CLOCK
CHANNEL No.
*1 SIRIUS mode only.
*2 XM mode only:
When ADF is turned OFF, this information is not displayed (see
“Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display” on page 21).
• When the “Scroll Setting (TEXT SCROLL)” (page 17) is set to
“SCROLL AUTO,” the display scrolls continuously.
When the Scroll Setting is set to “SCROLL MANUAL,” the display
scrolls only once after any function is performed (PRESET, BAND,
SEARCH, etc.).
Press and hold TITLE for more than 2 seconds to scroll the display
manually.
• “CHANNEL No.” and “CLOCK” displays do not scroll.
• Depending on the model, the display may differ from the one shown
above.
Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display
The XM Auxiliary Data Field (ADF) display can be switched on or off.
There is no ADF function for the SIRIUS receiver.
1
2
Press MENU to select the SETUP mode, then press
MODE.
Select “XMADF” by pressing
press MODE.
or
, then
3
Select ON/OFF by turning the Rotary encoder.
4
Press MENU to select RETURN.
When setting to ON, Auxiliary Data Field is displayed by
pressing TITLE. (Refer to the “Changing the Display”
section page 21.)
After 2 seconds, the unit returns to normal mode.
Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will
return to normal mode.
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iPod™ (Optional)
An iPod can contain hundreds of songs. By keeping these songs
organized in playlists, the CDA-9856 can use these to ease song
searches.
/
Rotary encoder
SOURCE/POWER
Searching for a desired Song
Searching by Playlist
1
2
MODE
6 TITLE
4
FUNC.
5
Press
to activate the search selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the PLAYLIST
search mode, then press .
PLAYLIST
ARTIST
ALBUM
SONG
PLAYLIST
3*1 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Playlist.
An iPod™, iPod™ mini or iPod™ nano can be connected to the
CDA-9856 by using the proprietary ALPINE FULL SPEED™
Connection Cable (KCE-422i). When the CDA-9856 is connected by
using the cable, the controls on the iPod™ are not functional.
4
• The unit cannot be used with the software versions earlier than 22nd
Feb.2005. For details about “iPod Software Update,” refer to the
iPod Instruction Manual.
.
1 After selecting the playlist in step 3*1, press
to change
to the song search mode of the selected playlist.
The unit can be used with third generation and above iPod™ photo,
iPod™ minis or iPod™ nano. iPod™ Shuffle cannot be used, however.
Third generation iPod: Ver. 2.3
Forth generation iPod: Ver. 3.0.2
iPod photo: Ver. 1.0
iPod mini: Ver. 1.3
iPod nano: Ver. 1.0
/
The selected Playlist is played back.
To search for a song in the selected playlist
About iPods™ usable with this unit
• Touch wheel or scroll wheel type iPods without the dock connector
cannot be connected to the unit.
• The unit can be used with the following iPod versions. Correct
function of earlier versions cannot be guranteed.
Press
2 Turn the Rotary encoder to select a song and press
MODE.
The selected song is played back.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds, the search
mode is canceled.
• In the search mode, pressing FUNC. will return to the previous
mode.
• All songs in the iPod are played back by selecting the stored “iPod
name” in step 3*1.
• Playlist search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
• “NO SONG” will be displayed if there are no songs in the selected
playlist in the PLAYLIST search mode.
Searching by artist name
Playback
1
2
Press SOURCE/POWER to switch to the iPod
mode.
Press
or
to select the desired song.
Return to the beginning of the current song:
Press
.
Fast backward:
Press and hold
3
Pressing
/
/
.
again will resume playback.
• If a song is playing on the iPod when it is connected to the
CDA-9856, it will continue playing after the connection.
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to activate the search selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the ARTIST
search mode, then press .
ARTIST
ALBUM
SONG
PLAYLIST
3*2 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Artist.
Press
/
.
The selected Artist song is played back.
To search for an album of the selected artist
1 After selecting the artist in step 3*2, press
to change
to the album search mode of the selected artist.
.
To pause playback, press
Press
PLAYLIST
4
.
Advance to the beginning of the next song:
Press
.
Fast forward:
Press and hold
1
2
2*1Turn the Rotary encoder to select an album.
3 Press the
album.
/
to play back all songs of the selected
4
To search for a song of the selected album
2*1,
1 After selecting the album in step
press
to change
to the song search mode of the selected album.
2 Turn the Rotary encoder to select a song and press
MODE.
The selected song is played back.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds, the search
mode is canceled.
• In the search mode, pressing FUNC. will return to the previous
mode.
• If you choose ALL in step 3*2, and you press
/ , all songs in
iPod are played back. If you choose ALL, and you press , the
ALBUM search mode for all artists is activated.
• If you choose ALL in step 2*1, and you press
/ , all songs of the
selected artist are played back. If you choose ALL, and you press ,
the SONG search mode for the selected artist is activated.
• Artist name search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
Searching by album name
1
2
Press
to activate the search selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the ALBUM
search mode, then press .
PLAYLIST
ARTIST
ALBUM
SONG
Album.
Press
/
The selected song is played back.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds, the search
mode is canceled.
• In the search mode, pressing FUNC. will return to the previous
mode.
• Song name search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
Select Playlist/Artist/Album
Playlist/Artist/Album can be easily changed.
For example, if you listen to a song from a selected album, the album
can be changed.
1
Press
or
Album.
to select the desired Playlist/Artist/
• If search selection mode is not activated, only SONG is searched, this
operation is not possible.
• If an album is selected from an artist search, the album can be
searched.
• During shuffle (M.I.X.) playback, this operation is not possible.
Quick Search
PLAYLIST
3*3 Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
4
Press MODE.
.
You can search for songs.
1
2
The selected Album is played back.
Press and hold
for at least 2 seconds to activate
Quick Search mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired song.
The selected song is played back immediately.
To search for a song of the selected album
1 After selecting the album in step 3*3, press
to change
to the song search mode of the selected album.
2 Turn the Rotary encoder to select a song and press
MODE.
The selected song is played back.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds, the search
mode is canceled.
• If many songs are in iPod, it takes time to search for songs.
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold
for at least 2
seconds, or no operation is performed for 10 seconds, the search
mode is canceled.
• In the search mode, pressing FUNC. will return to the previous
mode.
• If you choose ALL in step 3*3, and you press
/ , all songs in the
iPod will be played back. If you choose ALL, and you press , the
SONG search mode for all albums is activated.
• Album name search cannot be made during M.I.X. play.
Searching by song name
1
2
Press
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the SONG
search mode, then press .
PLAYLIST
3
to activate the search selection mode.
ARTIST
ALBUM
SONG
PLAYLIST
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Song.
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Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.)
Displaying the Text
The Shuffle function of the iPod is displayed as M.I.X. on the
CDA-9856.
You can display the tag information of a song in the iPod.
Shuffle Albums:
Each press changes the display.
Press TITLE.
Album shuffle playback plays back all songs in order, then
randomly selects the next album. All songs of that album are
played back in order, and so on. Any one album is played just
once.
Shuffle Songs:
Song shuffle randomly plays back certain selected songs. Any
one song plays back just once until all songs have been played
back.
1
Press 5
.
The songs will be played back in random sequence.
M.I.X.
(Shuffle Albums)
2
M.I.X.
(Shuffle Songs)
(off)
M.I.X.
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
• For details of the search mode, refer to “Searching for a desired
Song” (page 22).
• If a song is selected in the album search mode before selecting
Shuffle (M.I.X.), the songs will not play back randomly even when
Shuffle album is selected.
Shuffle Songs:
Shuffle ALL plays all songs in the iPod randomly. Any one song
does not play back again until all songs have been played back.
1
Press 6.
The songs will be played back in random sequence.
M.I.X.
(off)
(Shuffle ALL)
2
M.I.X.
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
• If Shuffle ALL is selected, the selected ones which played back in the
search mode are canceled.
Repeat Play
Only Repeat One is available for the iPod.
Repeat One: A single song is repeatedly played back.
1
Press
4.
The file will be played repeatedly.
RPT
(off)
(Repeat One)
2
RPT
To cancel repeat play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
• During repeat playback, no other songs are selectable by pressing
or
.
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TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME
TRACK NO./CLOCK
ARTIST NAME*
ALBUM NAME*
SONG TITLE*
TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME
* TAG information
If the Scroll Setting (page 17) is set to “SCROLL AUTO,” the tag
information will scroll automatically.
“ARTIST”/“ALBUM”/“SONG” is displayed if there is no tag
information.
• When the Scroll Setting (page 17) is set to “SCROLL MANU,”
press and hold TITLE for at least 2 seconds to scroll the tag
information only once.
• Only alphanumeric characters (ASCII) can be displayed.
• If the artist, album or song name, created in iTunes, has too many
characters, songs may not be played back when connected to the
adapter. Therefore, a maximum of 250 characters is recommended.
The maximum number of characters for the head unit is 128 (128
byte).
• Some characters may not be correctly displayed.
• “NO SUPPORT” is displayed when text information is not
compatible with the CDA-9856.
Playing MP3 Files with the CD Changer
(Optional)
Changer
(Optional)
If you connect a changer compatible with MP3, you can play
CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs containing MP3 files on this unit.
1
SOURCE/POWER
BAND
2
3
/
FUNC.
Select buttons
(1 through 6)
Press SOURCE/POWER to switch to the MP3
Changer mode.
Press any one of the disc select buttons (1
through 6) corresponding to one of the discs
loaded in the CD Changer.
To pause playback, press
Pressing
/
/
.
again will resume playback.
• The unit can play discs containing both audio data and MP3 data.
• For operating MP3 with an MP3 compatible CD Changer, refer to
“CD/MP3/WMA” pages 9 to 12.
Controlling CD Changer (Optional)
Multi-Changer Selection (Optional)
An optional 6-disc or 12-disc CD Changer may be connected to this unit
if it is Ai-NET compatible. With a CD Changer connected to the
Ai-NET input of this unit, the CD Changer will be controllable from
this unit.
Using the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer Switching device) or the
KCA-410C (Versatile Link Terminal) multiple changers can be
controlled by this unit.
See “Multi-Changer Selection” on page 25 for selecting the CD
Changers.
Alpine's Ai-NET system will support up to 6 CD Changers. When
operating two or more changers, the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer
Switching device) must be used. If you use 1 Switching device, you can
connect up to 4 CD Changers. If you use 2 Switching devices, you can
connect up to 6 CD Changers. When using KCA-410C (Versatile Link
Terminal), you can connect two changers and two external outputs
(AUX).
• The controls on this unit for CD Changer operation are operative
only when a CD Changer is connected.
• The DVD changer (optional) is controllable from this unit as well as
the CD changer.
1
Press SOURCE/POWER to activate the CHANGER
mode.
The display shows the disc number and track number.
• The source indicator varies depending on the connected source.
• Press BAND to switch the Disc mode in the Changer mode.
2
Press the disc select buttons (1 through 6)
corresponding to one of the discs loaded in the CD
Changer.
The selected disc number appears in the display and CD
playback starts.
1
2
Press SOURCE/POWER on this unit to activate the
CD Changer mode.
Press BAND to activate the CD Changer Selection
mode.
The CD Changer Selection mode remains active for several
seconds.
3
Press BAND until the desired CD Changer indicator
appears on the display.
• If the selected CD Changer is not connected, the display will show
“NO CHGR-No.”
• To operate the selected changer, see “CD/MP3/WMA” (pages 9 to
12).
• For further details about the external input (AUX) when using KCA410C, see “Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link)” on page 18.
• After selecting the desired disc, you can operate in the same way as
for the CD player of this unit.
For details, please see the CD/MP3/WMA section.
• If the “
” indicator is illuminated, the disc select buttons
become nonfunctional.
When a 12-disc CD Changer is connected:
To select discs numbered from 1 to 6, the procedure is the same as
for the 6-disc CD Changer. To select discs numbered from 7 to 12,
first press FUNC. to choose the disc select mode (7 to 12). This
changes the “D” indicator to “d”. Then press the desired select
button. The select buttons 1 to 6 will represent discs 7 to 12
respectively.
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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 (Red) and battery lead (Yellow)
connections.
- Check power lead and battery lead connections.
• Blown fuse.
- Check the fuse of the unit; replace with the proper value if
necessary.
• Internal micro-computer malfunctioned due to interference noise
etc.
- Press the RESET switch with a ballpoint pen or other pointed
article.
Radio
Unable to receive stations.
• No antenna or open connection in cable.
- Make sure the antenna is properly connected;
replace the antenna or cable if necessary.
Unable to tune stations in the seek mode.
• You are in a weak signal area.
- Make sure the tuner is in the DX mode.
• If the area you are in is a primary signal area, the antenna may
not be grounded and connected properly.
- Check your antenna connections; make sure the antenna is
properly grounded at its mounting location.
• The antenna may not be the proper length.
- Make sure the antenna is fully extended; if broken, replace the
antenna with a new one.
Broadcast is noisy.
• The antenna is not the proper length.
- Extend the antenna fully; replace it if it is broken.
• The antenna is poorly grounded.
- Make sure the antenna is grounded properly at its mounting
location.
CD
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).
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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.
• The disc is very dirty.
- Clean the disc.
• The disc has scratches.
- Change the disc.
• The pick-up lens is dirty.
- Do not use a Commercial available lens cleaner disc. Consult
your nearest Alpine dealer.
CD playback sound skips without vibration.
• The disc is dirty or scratched.
- Clean the disc; damaged disc should be replaced.
Error displays (built-in CD player only)
• Mechanical error
- Press . After the error indication disappears, insert the disc
again. If the above-mentioned solution does not solve the
problem, consult your nearest Alpine dealer.
CD-R/CD-RW playback not possible
• Close session (finalization) has not been performed.
- Perform finalization and attempt playback again.
MP3/WMA
MP3 or WMA 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/WMA” (pages 11-12), then rewrite in
the format supported by this device.
Audio
The sound is not output from the speakers.
• Unit has no output signal of the internal amplifier.
- POWER IC is switched to “ON” (page 18).
Indication for CD Player
• Protective circuit is activated due to high temperature.
- The indicator will disappear when the temperature returns to
within operation range.
• No CD is inserted.
- Insert a CD.
• Although a disc is inserted, “NO DISC” is displayed and the unit
does not start to play or eject the disc.
- Remove the disc by following these steps:
Press the
button again for at least 2 seconds.
If the disc still does not eject, consult your Alpine dealer.
• Mechanism error.
1) Press the
button and eject the CD.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
2) When the error indication remains after ejecting, press the
button again.
If the error indication still does not turn off after pressing the
button for a few times, consult your Alpine dealer.
• When “ERROR” is displayed:
If that the disc cannot be ejected by pressing , press the RESET
switch (refer to page 7) and press
again.
If the disc still cannot be ejected, consult your Alpine dealer.
• A copy-protected WMA file was played back.
- You can only play back non-copy-protected files.
• The disc is not written in a MP3/WMA supported format.
- Use a disc written at the MP3/WMA supported format.
Indication for CD Changer
• Protective circuit is activated due to high temperature.
- The indicator will disappear when the temperature returns to
within operation range.
• No indicated disc.
- Choose another disc.
Indication for SAT Receiver Mode
• The XM or SIRIUS antenna is not connected to the XM or
SIRIUS radio module.
- Check whether the XM or SIRIUS antenna cable is attached
securely to the XM or SIRIUS radio module.
• Radio is being updated with latest encryption code.
- Wait until encryption code is being updated. Channels 0 and 1
should function normally.
(XM mode)
(SIRIUS mode)
Scrolling display only once
• XM or SIRIUS signal is too weak at the current location.
- Wait until the car reaches a location with a stronger signal.
• Radio is acquiring audio or program information.
- Wait until the radio has received the information.
(XM mode)
• Malfunction in the CD Changer.
- Consult your Alpine dealer. Press the magazine eject button
and pull out the magazine.
Check the indication. Insert the magazine again.
If the magazine cannot be pulled out, consult your Alpine
dealer.
• Magazine ejection not possible.
- Press the magazine eject button. If the magazine does not eject,
consult your Alpine dealer.
• 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.
(SIRIUS mode)
Scrolling display only once
• The channel currently selected has stopped broadcasting.
- Select another channel.
• 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.
• No magazine is loaded into the CD Changer.
- Insert a magazine.
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Indication for iPod Mode
Specifications
FM TUNER SECTION
• The iPod is not connected.
- Make sure the iPod is correctly connected (refer to
“Connections”).
Make sure the cable is not bent excessively.
• The iPod’s battery remains low.
- Refer to the iPod’s documentation and charge the battery.
Tuning Range
Mono Usable Sensitivity
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Alternate Channel Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Stereo Separation
Capture Ratio
87.7-107.9 MHz
9.3 dBf (0.8 µV/75 ohms)
13.5 dBf (1.3 µV/75 ohms)
80 dB
65 dB
35 dB
2.0 dB
AM TUNER SECTION
• There are no songs in the iPod.
- Download songs to the iPod and connect to the adapter.
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
530-1,710 kHz
22.5 µV/27 dB
CD PLAYER SECTION
• Communication error
- Turn the ignition key off, and then set to ON again.
- Check the display by reconnecting between the iPod and the
adapter, using the iPod cable.
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
• Caused by the iPod Software Version not being compatible with
this unit.
- Update the iPod Software Version to be compatible with this
unit.
Wave length
Laser power
795 nm
CLASS I
GENERAL
Power Requirement
14.4 V DC
(11-16 V allowable)
Power Output
18 W RMS × 4*
*Primary amplifier ratings per CEA-2006 Standard
• Power output: measured at 4 Ohms and 1% THD+N
• S/N: 80 dBA (reference: 1 W into 4 Ohms)
Maximum Pre-Output Voltage
2 V/10 k ohms
Bass
+20/-14 dB at 100 Hz
Treble
±14 dB at 10 kHz
Weight
1.6 kg (3 lbs. 8 oz)
CHASSIS SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
178 mm (7")
50 mm (2")
162 mm (6-3/8")
NOSEPIECE SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
170 mm (6-11/16")
46 mm (1-13/16")
24 mm (15/16")
• 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 5 of this manual thoroughly
for proper use.
Caution
HAVE THE WIRING AND INSTALLATION DONE BY EXPERTS.
Warning
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.
(Check with your dealer if you are not sure.) Failure to do so may
result in fire, etc.
BEFORE WIRING, DISCONNECT THE CABLE FROM THE
NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or injury due to
electrical shorts.
DO NOT SPLICE INTO ELECTRICAL CABLES.
Never cut away cable insulation to supply power to other
equipment. Doing so will exceed the current carrying capacity of
the wire and result in fire or electric shock.
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 DAMAGE PIPE OR WIRING WHEN DRILLING HOLES.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WITH HIGH MOISTURE OR
DUST.
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.
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.
DO NOT USE BOLTS OR NUTS IN THE BRAKE OR STEERING
SYSTEMS TO MAKE GROUND CONNECTIONS.
Precautions
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.
• Be sure to disconnect the cable from the (–) battery post before
installing your CDA-9856. This will reduce any chance of
damage to the unit in case of a short-circuit.
• Be sure to connect the colour coded leads according to the
diagram. Incorrect connections may cause the unit to
malfunction or damage to the vehicle's electrical system.
• When making connections to the vehicle's electrical system, be
aware of the factory installed components (e.g. on-board
computer). Do not tap into these leads to provide power for this
unit. When connecting the CDA-9856 to the fuse box, make sure
the fuse for the intended circuit of the CDA-9856 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-9856 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.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury.
If swallowed, consult a physician immediately.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WHICH MIGHT HINDER
VEHICLE OPERATION, SUCH AS THE STEERING WHEEL OR
GEARSHIFT.
Doing so may obstruct forward vision or hamper movement etc.
and results in serious accident.
DO NOT 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.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of your unit in the space provided
below and keep it as a permanent record. The serial number or the
engraved serial number is located on the bottom of the unit.
SERIAL NUMBER:
INSTALLATION DATE:
INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN:
PLACE OF PURCHASE:
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Installation
2
Screw
Hex Nut (M5)
*2
Bolt Stud
Detachable
Front panel
Metal
Mounting
Strap
Caution
When you install this unit in your car, do not remove the
detachable front panel.
If the detachable front panel is removed during installation, you
might press too hard and warp the metal plate that holds it in
place.
this unit
Ground Lead
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 (*1) already
attached to the vehicle's chassis.
Accessory List
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Head unit .............................................................................1
Power cable.........................................................................1
Mounting sleeve ..................................................................1
Carrying case ......................................................................1
Bracket key..........................................................................2
Screw (M5x8).......................................................................4
Owner’s Manual .............................................................1 set
• For the screw marked “*2”, use an appropriate screw for the chosen
mounting location.
Connect each input lead coming from an amplifier or
equalizer to the corresponding output lead coming
from the left rear of the CDA-9856. Connect all other
leads of the CDA-9856 according to details
described in the CONNECTlONS section.
• The main unit must be mounted within 35 degrees of the horizontal
plane, back to front.
3
Less than 35°
*1
Slide the CDA-9856 into the dashboard until it clicks.
This ensures that the unit is properly locked and will
not accidentally come out from the dashboard.
Install the detachable front panel.
Removal
1
1. Remove the detachable front panel.
Mounting Sleeve
(Included)
Dashboard
2. Insert the bracket keys into the unit, along the guides
on either side. The unit can now be removed from the
mounting sleeve.
This unit
Bracket keys
(Included)
this unit
Remove the Detachable Front Panel (refer to
page 6). Slide mounting sleeve from main unit (see
“Removal” on page 30).
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3. Pull the unit out, keeping it unlocked as you do so.
<JAPANESE CAR>
Face Plate
this unit
Screws (M5 × 8)
(Included)
Ground Lead
*3
Mounting Bracket
• Secure the ground lead of the unit to a clean metal spot using a
screw (*3) already attached to the vehicle's chassis.
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Connections
To iPod
Antenna
Blue
POWER ANT
Blue/White
REMOTE
TURN-ON
Pink/Black
AUDIO
INTERRUPT IN
Orange
ILLUMINATION
Red
IGNITION
Yellow
BATTERY
Black
GND
To power antenna
To amplifier or equalizer
To vehicle phone
To the instrument cluster illumination
lead
Ignition Key
Battery
Gray
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
Speakers
Front right
Gray/Black
Violet/Black
SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
Rear right
Violet
Green
Ai-NET
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
Green/Black
∗1
EQ/DIV
NORM
Rear left
White/Black
SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
White
Front left
CD Changer
(Sold Separately)
Speakers
Rear Left
Amplifier
Rear Right
Front Left
Amplifier
Front Right
Amplifier
*1 The label is attached on the bottom of the unit.
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Subwoofers
Antenna Receptacle
Left Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Green)
Power Antenna Lead (Blue)
Left Rear (-) Speaker Output Lead (Green/Black)
Connect this lead to the +B terminal of your power antenna,
if applicable.
Left Front (-) Speaker Output Lead (White/Black)
• 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.
Remote Turn-On Lead (Blue/White)
Connect this lead to the remote turn-on lead of your
amplifier or signal processor.
Audio Interrupt In Lead (Pink/Black)
Illumination Lead (Orange)
This lead may be connected to the vehicle's instrument
cluster illumination lead. This will allow the backlighting of
the CDA-9856 to dim whenever the vehicle's lights are
turned on.
Left Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (White)
Fuse Holder (10A)
Ai-NET Connector
Connect this to the output or input connector of another
device (CD Changer, Equalizer, HD Radio™ TUNER
MODULE, etc.) equipped with Ai-NET.
• Interface adapter for iPod™ (KCA-420i) is not recommended for use
with this product.
• You can input TV/video sound by connecting an optional Ai-NET/
RCA Interface cable (KCA-121B) to this component.
Ai-NET Cable (Included with CD Changer)
Rear Output RCA Connectors
Switched Power Lead (Ignition) (Red)
RED is right and WHITE is left.
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.
Front Output RCA Connectors
Battery Lead (Yellow)
Connect this lead to the positive (+) post of the vehicle's
battery.
Ground Lead (Black)
Connect this lead to a good chassis ground on the vehicle.
Make sure the connection is made to bare metal and is
securely fastened using the sheet metal screw provided.
Power Supply Connector
RED is right and WHITE is left.
Subwoofer RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
RCA Extension Cable (sold separately)
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.
• Be sure to turn the power off to the unit before changing the switch
position.
Right Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (Gray)
iPod Direct Connector
Right Front (-) Speaker Output Lead (Gray/Black)
Control iPod signals.
Connect this to an iPod, using the (also separately sold)
FULL SPEED™ Connection Cable (KCE-422i).
Right Rear (-) Speaker Output Lead (Violet/Black)
Right Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Violet)
FULL SPEED™ Connection Cable (KCE-422i) (sold
separately)
To prevent noise/interference in 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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