Alpine's iXA-W404 digital media receiver makes it easy to use an iPod® in any vehicle with a double-sized (4" tall) dash opening. It won't play your CDs, but it does play all your digital music with ease, even video files from your iPod.
Make it your own
You can fully customize the screen to your liking by deploying up to three widgets at once — five are included, and you can download more from Alpine's website. Available widgets include clock, photo viewer, calendar, iPod artwork, and many more.
Simple iPod navigation and control
The big jog dial works just like an iPod's click wheel. Turn it a little to access Search mode, then scroll line-by-line. Turn and hold the knob to move to Alphabet Search mode — now you can scroll through the alphabet to blaze through your lists of artists, albums, or songs. The current song keeps playing, so you won't interrupt the music while you're searching. The convenient "Back" button lets you backtrack through the menus, instead of starting over from the top.
Play your other digital files, too
Put your favorite MP3, WMA, and AAC files on a thumb drive, and you've got an easy way to stock up on tunes for your next road trip. Or you can play another USB-equipped music player through the USB slot.
Flexible system-building options
This versatile stereo works with all of Alpine's peripheral gear, including satellite radio, auxiliary input adapter, add-on USB input, or CD changer. Add an HD Radio™ tuner, and you can "tag" songs you hear on an HD Radio broadcast for purchasing later in iTunes™. With Alpine's optional KCE-400BT Bluetooth® interface, you'll be able to answer or place a call with a touch of a button. You can also stream music from a music phone or Bluetooth-capable music player.
The iXA-W404 has no disc slot, but you can hook up Alpine's optional DVD changer to view movies while you're parked. You can add an Alpine GPS navigation module with preloaded maps of the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada, using an optional adapter (available soon).
IMPRINT for an amplified system
Three sets of preamp outputs simplify setting up a system with external amplifiers and subs, and you'll appreciate the ability to control the subwoofer's output level from the stereo. For the best possible sound quality, add Alpine's PXA-H100 IMPRINT sound processor and KTX-H100 tuning kit — the IMPRINT measures your car's acoustics and adjusts the stereo's settings automatically to create a perfect audio environment.
digital media receiver (no built-in CD player)
built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
plays MP3, WMA, and AAC music files from external sources
4.3" full-color TFT display
2-band parametric equalizer
compatible with Alpine's PXA-H100 IMPRINT audio processor and KTX-H100 tuning kit
iPod control: direct connection to USB input for newer iPods — check "Hands on Research" tab for compatibility
iTunes tagging with Alpine's optional TUA-T550 HD Radio™ tuner
compatible with Alpine's HD Radio tuner, Bluetooth adapter, CD changer, DVD changer, satellite radio
inputs: USB input
outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer) — subwoofer output has bass level control