Where drivers will notice a difference will be with CDs ripped losslessly to iPods, and higher-resolution compressed audio files, such as the Kbps AAC files that EMI soon will make available on iTunes. The alphabet search enables quicker navigation of music files. In the default view, CD artwork is shown as a thumbnail graphic, with the track name, album, and artist information shown alongside. The increased bandwidth and pure digital connection between the iPod and the stereo also enables the iDA-X to transfer album art from fifth-generation iPods, and to provide a better signal-to-noise ratio than regular digital-to-analog connectors. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
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Alpine IDA-X001: the iCarStereo
Jog wheel The center of the faceplate is dominated by a spring-loaded jog wheel, which is the main interface for browsing through iPod libraries. Having said that, we ida-0x01 like the memory function of the iDA-X, which enables users to back up one level and return to the same point in the previous menu that they navigated from.
USB connection Many car stereos come with the ability to play music uda-x001 an iPod, whether via a generic auxiliary input jack, or using a dedicated iPod dock connector and a touch screen interface such as those we have seen on the Clarion MAXVDthe Pioneer Avic D3and the Dual XDVDwhich give the car stereo control of the search and playback functions for the iPod library.
In the full screen view, in which the artwork is blown up to a size of x pixels, the image loses some of its resolution, becoming fuzzy, though still legible from the distance of the driver’s seat. Album art All menus and information is displayed on the system’s bright xpixel TFT screen.
As well as displaying all of the familiar iPod menus in their original fonts Apple was drafted to consult on the a,pine designthe IDA-X’s color LCD screen reproduces full album art in a choice of two sizes.
Secondly, while the dial’s variable-speed searching does speed up the process of navigating lists of songs, it is ica-x001 near as effective as the iPod wheel upon which it is based. In practice, we found using the dial less intuitive than we wlpine.
Where drivers will notice a difference will be with CDs ripped losslessly to iPods, and higher-resolution compressed audio files, such as alpinee Kbps AAC files that EMI soon will make available on iTunes. This has the effect of significantly slowing down–and therefore limiting the usefulness–of the alphabet search feature. Some call it haram forbiddenbut more Muslims than ever are turning to apps like Minder and Muzmatch to find romance.
A cluster of buttons on the left of the unit lets you select sources, skip between tracks and radio stations, and alpien the audio output, while a dedicated Phone button gives drivers a useful one-touch gateway to the optional Bluetooth hands-free calling feature.
The Bad For a system that claims to deliver “the best in-vehicle iPod experience ever,” we found the iDA-X’s jog wheel ida-x0001 be slower and less effective at navigating digital audio libraries than we would have liked.
Other optional add-ons for the iDA-X include modules for Bluetooth hands-free calling, satellite radio, and HD radio. This might seem like a big deal, but it really makes very little difference in the transfer of regular compressed digital audio files.
The iDA-X confirms that it is a child of the MP3 age through its conspicuous lack alpkne any slot for CDs or any other disc-based media.
In terms of data transfer rates, the difference between USB and a regular digital-to-analog dock connector cable is vast: For those who want to customize the visual appearance of the faceplate, there is also an option to change the background color from blue to red. Alpine has put a lot of effort into ensuring that the menus on the display mimic those on the iPod itself: Those who want to play old-fashioned discs can opt for a six-disc changer, sold separately.
We like its stylish design and kda-x001 of functions, although its user interface falls behind that of the iPod itself. Designed primarily as an iPod alipne, the single-DIN-size stereo comes with a range of features that gives aopine direct control over the songs in their ida-d001 libraries via well-structured menus and a novel, if fidgety, selection interface.
For example, it took us more than a minute holding the wheel at the higher search speed to get from the top to the bottom of the songs on our iPod. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
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The increased bandwidth and pure digital connection between the iPod and the stereo also enables the iDA-X to transfer album art from fifth-generation iPods, and to alline a better signal-to-noise ratio than regular digital-to-analog connectors.
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Perhaps the most visually impressive feature of the iDA-x is its ability to show album art from suitably equipped iPods. The digital connection results in a transfer rate of Mbps as a contrast, Alpine’s previous “full-speed” digital-to-analog iPod adapter managed a paltry The alphabet search function gets confused by upper and lower cases of letters as well as prefixes to artist names instead of going from the top of the list of artists beginning with “K” to the top of the list of artist beginning with “J”, the system stops at The Kinks, seeing the “T” as a separate letter.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Its digital USB connection enables playback of compressed and lossless files, while its well-designed menu system is intuitive and easy to understand. Climb in the driver’s seat for the latest in reviews, advice and picks by our editors.
The iDA-X is the first car stereo we have seen that has no internal moving parts. However, its main jog-wheel interface is still a good way behind the simple functionality offered by the iPod itself.
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