Released January, 2008
The Pros:Hands free calling works great, other end can hear just fine. Audio output quality is well defined, good expansion of compressed audio.
The Cons:Menus are difficult to navigate. Searching for the desired song can take a long time. Display is difficult to see in the daylight.
The Alpine iDA-X300 multimedia receiver, released January 7th 2008, is equipped with an Ai-NET BUS platform to allow for expandability. This feature allows for the reception of Bluetooth, HD and satellite radio signals including multicasting and streaming audio playback.
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Cellular phones can interface with the unit via the Alpine KCE-300BT but varies based on provider and service availability. The unit comes with a full speed iPod cable and is compatible with iPhones as well. Sirius satellite Plug N Play devices are supported with an optional adapter. Although the device does not have a CD player, an external CD changer can be controlled and utilized. A remote control is available as an option and the iDA-X300 is equipped with a 5 band graphic EQ and a 7 band parametric EQ. WMA, AAC and MP3 file formats are supported via an iPod. Other MP3 devices can be connected using the USB connection.
- USB 1.1/2.0 interface
- Percentage and alphabetic search functions
- Bluetooth ready
- Satellite radio ready - adapter supplied by provider
- Hands free calling
- Full speed iPod connection
- Multicast HD1, HD2, and HD3
- Bass bandwidth selector
- Detachable face plate
- iPhone compatible
- 12 FM and 6 AM presets
- Sub-woofer output selector
- High pass filter adjusment
User Reviews (1)
hands free calling works great, other end can hear just fine
audio output quality is well defined, good expansion of compressed audio
menus are difficult to navigate
searching for the desired song can take a long time
display is difficult to see in the daylight
iPod keeps playing when the car is turned off
no significant new features over the older, cheaper Alpine Ida x100
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