Showing 4 reviews for Alpine iDA-X305

Customer Review Summary for Alpine iDA-X305
Average Customer Rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars:
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4.8
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March 11, 2010 best head unit for ipod
Review by
colton from oklahoma
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I sure do love this thing. i never was much for ones that don't have a nice display like this one, and ill probably never buy one again. speakers sound a lot better than they did with the stock H/U. glare is bad occasionally, but its nothing horrible. screen seems pretty durable, at first i was nervous it would get scratched up or lose its shine but its been months and it still looks brand new. only thing i miss sometimes is a cd player, but the sacrifice seems worth it to me. id definitely buy this again.
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December 24, 2009 good product
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david from aurora,il
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Even thou this is the third time I've done this. the alpine lived up to its name,easy to use and sounds good.
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June 10, 2009 Great headunit for iPod user.
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John from Lockport, IL
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This is a very nice headunit for those of you who ditched CD's a long time ago. The iPod interface is easily the best there is out there. Screen is clear and bright at night and during the day glare is present, but usually not distracting or interfering with reading the screen.

I gave features a 3 only because out of the box, you don't get much. Basic treble and bass controls, "loudness", etc. Once you add the PXA-H100 that 3 becomes a 5, easily. At that point it's the most sound versatile headunit I've ever owned.

Got mine hooked to both a PXA-H100 and KCA-400BT, works flawlessly. Couldn't be happier.
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March 27, 2009 Great iPod Interface
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Kevin from Salt Lake City, UT
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This unit is one of the best HUs to fully enjoy an iPod in your car. The full-color screen is bright and easy to read. Search function is as easy as that used by the iPod. Album art looks good, the text is easy to read, and it will scroll if too long to display. I do wish the album images were slightly sharper when enlarged, but that is a minor complaint.

Great sound and setting options; however, you really need to spend the extra money to get the Imprint processor to realize the full potential of this unit. The HU uses a Burr-Brown D-A converter for the iPod input, which is as good as I've ever head in a car unit.

Easily plays music on USB memory devices or drives. Not as slick as iPod interface, but pretty good.

Clock display is great -- very easy to read.


Cons:

FM/AM screen is uninteresting compared to the iPod screen -- they should come up with something more creative.

The volume knob pushes in for additional functionality in selecting options or songs; however, it tends to get pushed in when trying to adjust the volume. I wish the knob had a rubber grip so it was easier to turn.

HPF only; no LPF for the sub output -- not a big deal if your sub amp includes a LPF.

Needs a separate accessory cable if you want an RCA audio input.
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