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Alpine IDA-X305

by Alpine

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  • USB Connection for iPhone/iPod
  • Supports iTunes Tagging with Optional HD Radio Tuner
  • Artwork Display for iPhone/iPod
  • USB Capability for Music File Playback (MP3/WMA/AAC)
  • Bluetooth Ready
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameAlpine
Item Weight2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions9.3 x 9.3 x 6.7 inches
Item model numberiDA-X305
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001QDOOVQ
Best Sellers Rank #83,051 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJanuary 22, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • Windows Media DRM Playback
  • Imprint Audio Processor Control
  • Sat Radio Ready
  • HD Radio Ready
  • 24-BIT D/A Converter
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Product Description

For the ultimate in-vehicle experience with your iPod or iPhone, the third generation of 1-DIN iPod Digital Media Receivers are the answer. The iDA series of head units are dedicated receivers that provide seamless control of your iPod, iPhone and many other popular digital devices right from your dash. The iDA-X305 receiver offers new and enhanced features for a more robust iPod-listening experience that meets the specifications for "Made for iPod" and "Works with iPhone" compatibility. Easily view your iPod Album Art on a High-Resolution 2.2-inch color TFT display and select from three different screen view options on the iDA-X305 with great visibility even in direct sunlight. The iDA-X305 comes with a large Double-Action Rotary Encoder Knob - for maximum control over all music search functions like QuickSearch for finding your songs or adjusting your volume. This knob can be detached from the face-plate for anti-theft purposes, the display however remains on the front panel. And you decide between blue or red illumination buttons and presets on the faceplate.

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Customer Reviews

The white cable that comes with the ipods won't work.
Fernando Buenfil Santana
I purchased this head unit, because I've had a high end Alpine head unit in one of my previous vehicles, and it performed and sounded awesome as well.
G-Man
If I browse a folder or playlist, the data scrolls more quickly and makes selections easy.
Ντανιελ

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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Roberto A. Villarreal on April 12, 2009
This review will be pretty in depth, but will focus primarily on the important things. I'm going to start with the iPod/iPhone stuff first, since I would imagine this is a big reason why many people are looking into this deck.

I will preface this by saying I bought this because I needed a deck that could play music from my iPhone 3G.

*****
UPDATE: I can confirm that the iPhone/iPod 3.0 OS Software is compatible with this deck. In fact, it makes the experience a TINY bit easier because the iPod app no longer launches when you plug in your iPhone/iPod, which means you can be doing something on your phone and not worry about it getting exited when you plug the phone in. It still switches the source to iPod/iPhone, but at least the iPod application on the phone doesn't launch.
*****

[iPod/iPhone/USB Stuff]
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This deck supports an impressive amount iPods, iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, Flash Drives, and most likely many other USB based players. It has a USB port in the back of the unit that screws in to avoid it coming unplugged during normal road bumps, etc. The USB cable they provide you with is nice and long. In my case, it would run almost all the way to the back of my SUV (Buick Rendezvous). It comes with a special iPod/iPhone connector that will charge the iPhone while you play music. Using a normal iPhone cable does not work, the deck gives you an error and throws a fit.

The iPod/iPhone functionality is very solid. It offers most all the sorting types of the iPod (Album, Artist, Song, Playlist) and even will show album art. Though the album art shows up fine when it is smaller, changing the view type to the album art only screen results in blurry/pixelated art work.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ντανιελ on July 11, 2009
After way too many hours reading reviews and 'looking' at available car stereos from Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer & JVC at the local stores, I finally decided to give up on everything I read and actually bring my thumb drive and iPod and actually try before buying. I am very glad I did!

The user interface on the ida-x305 is way beyond the best offerings of competing units. With this stereo I can actually search for radio stations, select and update station presets, scroll through folders on USB drives and browse the iPod touch/iPhone by artist, album, etc. - easily! There are no multi-key sequences needed, no multi-mode joystick like buttons. I'm kind of an old guy, so I'm not really in to technology just for the glitz. I have no patience for a fussy interface just to browse folders and select an mp3 or radio station - no matter how shiny the lights are. Changing songs, playlists or folders should not be a life-threatening exercise in staring and poking at the stereo while driving. It should also be usable by anyone else who borrows my car - without a 30 minute period of practice with some multi-mode, multi-key, miniature joystick that is darn near impossible to press dead center while driving.

The display does seem narrow, but when you see how the center control intuitively scrolls up and down menu lists and folders, it just works. Yes, the screen is too narrow to display typical album/artist/title info on a single line. These lines do scroll slowly during play to display all info available. This may bother some people, it doesn't bother me. If I browse a folder or playlist, the data scrolls more quickly and makes selections easy.

I opted to add the Alpine KCE-400BT for bluetooth functionality.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Abair on March 25, 2009
I recently purchased this deck from my local car stereo store. I needed something that would play my ipod touch and would integrate the ipod controllers into the deck since the ipod touch is difficult to use while driving. This unit is super easy to use, it functions very similar to the way the menus on ipod function. It features a decent sized color LCD screen and has the option to expand into HD radio, blue tooth headset, etc. The only thing that might be an issue for some users is the fact it does NOT include a CD player.

The previous reviewer commented on the cheap feel of the unit. Personally I think it feels just as nice as any other stereo you can buy, but looks higher quality than most.

I haven't had any problems with album art showing. If a song has album art it comes up.

Aside from Ipods this unit also plays mp3's off of thumbdrives as well as many other portable media devices. It has a USB cable that runs into your glove box for easy out of sight storage of your iPod or other mp3 player.

Overall, if you have moved on from CD's and want a top of the line unit designed to work especially with iPod's this is where its at!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hector Velez Juan on February 15, 2010
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I bought this unit due to its usb funtionality, but unfortunately it's kind of picky to read what you throw into the usb drive. Plugging an iphone is a breeze, not problems so far, it just suffers from some lag when skiping songs or browsing through the menus.

no remote included, which is a minor downfall,good sound quality.

There some reviews on the net claiming same usb reading issue as mine, and no fix available via firmware update.
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