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ALPINE IMPRINT SOUND PROCESSING

Back January 8, 2009

IMPRINT™ sound processing from Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., is a revolutionary approach to getting better sound, faster in any vehicle. The system makes it possible to achieve a rich, enveloping and customized listening experience in the vehicle cabin. IMPRINT automatically overcomes the car’s inherent acoustical challenges in order to deliver unparalleled, highly accurate sound as the artist intended. With IMPRINT, the technical, time-consuming process of sound tuning a vehicle is quicker and easier than ever before.

IMPRINT is achieved by Alpine’s proprietary automotive implementation of Audyssey MultEQ® XT, an automated frequency equalization and time domain adjustment technology that minimizes acoustical distortion, resulting in vastly improved soundstage imaging, tonal balance and clarity. Alpine offers two IMPRINT add-on products – the PXA-H100 Audio Processor for Alpine head units, and the PXE-H650 System Integration Audio Processor for factory OEM applications – and the CDA-9887 CD Receiver with built-in IMPRINT capabilities.

KEY PRODUCTS:


PXA-H100 IMPRINT Audio Processor

  • Quick, automated set-up process takes less than 30 minutes
  • Compatible with 2009 and 2008 model Alpine IMPRINT ready head units, providing direct head unit control of all IMPRINT functions
  • Automated tuning uses microphone and IMPRINT software accessed through the PC’s USB connection (separate Alpine KTX-H100 IMPRINT Tuning Kit required)
  • Manual tuning uses 5 bands of parametric equalization or 7 bands of graphic equalization, 6 channels of time correction and 2/3 way crossover
  • 3 pairs of 4V RCA outputs and 3 pairs of pre-outs offer system-building flexibility
  • Built-in MediaXpanderâ„¢ technology restores lost audio information for higher-quality sound
  • Available now; suggested retail index $180

PXE-H650 IMPRINT System Integration Audio Processor

  • Ideal for consumers who want to keep their factory OEM head unit
  • Comes with calibrated, omni-directional microphone that is placed throughout the vehicle’s interior to measure cabin’s acoustic response
  • 2 input options and 7 channel outputs
  • Ready for aftermarket Alpine components such as speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers
  • Available now; suggested retail index $450

CDA-9887 IMPRINT CD Receiver

  • Built-in IMPRINT sound processing (KTX-100EQ Tuning Kit required)
  • Manual tuning uses 5 bands of parametric equalization or 7 bands of graphic equalization, 6 channels of time correction and 2/3 way crossover
  • Full Speed connection for iPod
  • BioLiteâ„¢ display
  • Available now, suggested retail index $450

AVAILABILITY
Alpine products are available at authorized Alpine retailers. Visit www.alpine-usa.com to locate a retailer.

Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

Alpine Media Contact(s):

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
AlpinePressRoom@alpine-usa.com