Seller mistakenly sent the goods to another buyer, the seller returned mone
16 June 2012
Summary: The product average, there is a linear output, there is no built-in processor for high-quality audio settings must be purchased Alpine KTX-H100, the next model will be buying Alpine IDA-X305S CAR STEREO IPOD, I think would be a good substitute
Summary: The CD player I find somehwat useless as you can sync your ipod straight to the stereo, it displays album artwork and all song info on a nice lcd screen. It's advertised in blue, but you can change the illumination to red as I did to match my car. Works great with subwoofers! There are 3 different amplifier hook-ups.
Summary: Pros: 1. The x200 sounds great. 2. No CD. Why bother anymore, do people still use those disc things? 3. Big bright display easy to see in any light. Cons: 1. Tiny display, only 11 chars across. Can't see "Stairway to Heaven" on ONE LINE without scrolling? What is this 1999? 2. No playlists for usb thumbdrive. My Blaupunkt had playlists... 3. Controls make no sense. Bass/treble/balance and Sub/HPF menus operate differently.
Summary: I was surprised there was so little info on the web about the Alpine iDA-x200. It's one of the only car stereos that can control your Creative Zen and other mtp (media transfer protocol) mp3 players like an iPod. When you plug your zen into the usb port, it takes about a minute of searching before it will play music. You can search by playlist, artist, album and others.
Summary: I don't agree with the criticisms of this head unit that I've read in some reviews. I love this deck. The interface is easy to understand and easy to use. The navigation isn't difficult or unusual or complicated. I saw a complaint from one consumer who marked this unit down because it doesn't include a CD player... really? It's a digital media player and it's marketed as such. There's no deception on Alpine's part.
Summary: I cannot begin to describe how user-hostile and un-intuitive this device is. Changing listening criteria (album, artist) requires a new search from the beginning of the hierarchy every time, and searching/scrolling through a 160GB iPod is excruciatingly slow. The 8x2 display is a joke and the scrolling speed is ridiculously slow - often a song has finished before I've even seen the title/artist/album info. It's buggy, too.
Summary: Occassionally when I am on the road listening to music using USB connected iPhone 3GS, the iDA-X200's audio cuts out for a 1/2 second or so randomly. Sometimes it won't happen for over an hour or two, sometimes it happens 3-4 times in 10 minutes. It is driving me absolutely insane and I am about ready to return my new stereo as a result. I was hoping someone here would have some insights into why this unit is doing this.