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Save $30 or $50 on Alpine iPod Interface

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, September 24, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

Alpine is offering a $30 or $50 off promotion when purchasing the Alpine KCA-420i iPod interface module with any qualifying Alpine head unit. See website for details and rules.

“Now you can groove to your iPod and get the quality you deserve in your car! Starting now get special package savings when you purchase a KCA-420i iPod interface adapter with one of the eligible 2004 Alpine in-dash CD players at a participating Alpine dealer.”

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Comments

41

will this ipod mod work with my Kenwood KVT-815 head unit

Posted by BM on October 19, 2004 at 1:51 AM (PDT)

42

Any idea if the 420i would work with a Alpine CVA 1005 AI Net head unit?  It’s an older Alpine from about 1998-99.

Posted by gshak on October 19, 2004 at 7:09 PM (PDT)

43

I need to replace my car stereo and want excellent FM reception along with CD/MP3 player (and wouldn’t mind the iPod adapter either). Is the Alpine 9830 my best choice for quality/price? I have a 12-year-old Honda, so would be keeping it another couple of years. Current audio system is a Bose radio with cassette player. Thanks.

Posted by Bick on October 19, 2004 at 8:25 PM (PDT)

44

Does anyone know if you can adjust song ratings from the head unit control the way you can from the iPod?  I’m in the process of ranking all my songs (1-5 stars) and it takes forever, so being able to do it from the car through the head unit on long trips would be nice.  Thx.

Posted by J-Train on October 20, 2004 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

45

I bought this the day it came out. My major complaint is that it has no accelerated scrolling, so if I want to listenn to any band/playlist between F and U I have arrived at my destination by the time I spin the alpine scroll whell the thousands of time necessary. Plus, if I’m listening to, say, Elvis, and want to listen to Fugazi, it starts me over back at thhe beginning, instead of in the Es. Ugh. It’s a major pain in the ###.

Posted by Patrick on October 21, 2004 at 6:00 AM (PDT)

46

crutchfield technical advisors say ihe new ipod interface will only work with the 2004 newest version ipod.despite the april update.i would really like clarification.

Posted by jj on October 23, 2004 at 7:43 AM (PDT)

47

I just returned my nerw Alpine sytem, which included the worthless POS iPod interface. What a freaking waste of my time!!!

Originally Alpine said you needed to install the firmware from on or after 4/28/04. Then they said you needed to have an iPod made after that dtae!

They now tell me that you must have a click wheel iPod!

There are many other reasons as stated above…

Alpine realeased this beofore it was ready.

From what I have read on the net… their damned head units aren’t ready for the concept either!

Save your money…


By KAH on Oct 09, 04 6:36 pm

Oh dear,

Not only can I not type…

I forgot to mention that it did not work with either of my two 3G iPods!!

I like the radio… but having bought it all as a package deal with a discount… Alpine did not deserve the sale.

Kudos to the folks at Crutchfield though….
Their kit and customer service is great stuff.


By KAH on Oct 09, 04 6:44 pm

Posted by KAH on October 31, 2004 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

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