iXA-W404Digital Media Station

iXA-W404Digital Media Station

CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18W x 4
Max Power Output: 50W x 4

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Ultimate Control for your iPod®

Introducing the first unique touch-screen control interface for your iPod in the automotive world. If you are looking for an innovative unit that provides the ultimate control of your music, system information, and digital life, the iXA-W404 is the one for you.

Made for iPod & iPhone

Price: U.S. $550.00
(Now Available)

Professional installation available at authorized retailers.

Added Navigation

Upgrade to smart navigation with the NVE-M300 (sold separately). Hook up the NVE-M300 for a fully integrated navigation experience, and get touch screen control of convenient navigation features right from the display. Coverage includes the U.S., and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and 6 million unique Points of Interest (POIs) which include restaurants, hotels, gas stations, movie theaters, and grocery stores. This enhanced navigation experience is backed by OnPoint™ Advanced GPS Positioning for accuracy and improved performance.

The navigation experience is simplified with an intuitive graphical user interface, combined with turn-by-turn voice guidance, easy-to-use menus and maps, and a comprehensive list of places to help you find your destination. Assistive mapping visuals such as one-way street notification and Highway Junction View for maneuvering complex interchanges are available to help make your drive easier. All the voice guided driving instructions are delivered through the vehicle’s sound system. With added navigation from the NVE-M300, you can stay on track and get where you need to go.

Digital Media Experience

For the ultimate in-vehicle experience with your iPod® or iPhone®, Alpine’s new generation 2-DIN iPod Digital Media Station is the answer. The iXA-W404 features a brand-new touch-screen graphical user interface (GUI) for easy access to your music and more. This head unit is a dedicated media station that provides seamless control of your iPod, iPhone and many other popular digital devices right from your dash. The iXA-W404 Digital Media Station 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. Plus, you won’t need any additional cables to get your iPod or iPhone connected, the cables come packaged with the iXA-W404.

You’re in Control of your Music and Videos

The iXA-W404 gives you a new way to navigate and access iPod/iPhone music and video content. Tuck your iPod or iPhone out of sight, and view and control all your content through the iXA-W404. Control your music and videos by using Alpine’s classic double-action encoder knob in conjunction with the high-resolution 4.3-inch QVGA color touch-screen display. Through touch control, change sources by gliding your finger across the screen. Scroll through your music on your iPod or iPhone, simply with a click and scroll of the knob. Click on the knob once to initiate “Quick Search” giving you full access to all the content on your iPod or iPhone. Under music, view and search by Playlists, Artists, Albums, Podcasts, Audio Books, Genres, and Composers. Under video, view and search by Video Playlists, Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, and Rented Movies. Simply rotate the knob to scroll, and push the knob in to select.

In multi-info mode, you can select 4 panels of info to show on your screen from the following:

  • AV Info: Album Art plus abbreviated song and track information
  • AV Control: Fast forward, Rewind, Play/Pause from your screen
  • Sound Control: Adjust your treble, bass, and sub levels.
  • Clock: View the current time and up to 4 more times in different time zones in the world.
  • Calendar: View the current calendar date
  • Calculator: Access to a handy calculator

Dedicated for your iPod

Made for iPod / Works with iPhone

Made for iPod / Works with iPhone

It’s convenient to control your iPod or iPhone in the car – enjoy seamless operation of your iPod in addition to full control of all your favorite media sources. Control all search options of your iPod directly from the iXA-W404, via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast, or Composer. The USB connection allows for high-quality iPod playback and delivers an even faster access speed so you’ll find songs as quickly as you expect to find them on your iPod.

The IXA-W404 is designed to work with iPhone, so you get access to and control of all the songs from your iPhone right from the head unit! Large music libraries are no problem with a faster connection speed and QuickSearch featuring Alphabet Search, you can easily to scroll through long lists of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you find the letter you want, you can jump to the exact song!

Super-Fast USB Connection

The iXA-W404 uses a USB connection (cable included) for newer iPods that provides ultra-fast digital data transfer so songs and video are loaded instantly through the receiver, on-screen. Thanks to USB, you can also alternatively plug in a USB thumb-drive loaded with music, instead of your iPod or iPhone.



Instead of starting all over from the search menu, simply press the Back button on the iXA-W404 to go back one step. Works just like your iPod! When you are playing a song if you press the back button it will take you back to the place in the menu where you selected the song.

Multiple system expansion options

Expand your media – these digital receivers are equipped to add on additional media sources to enjoy services like HD Radio, Satellite Radio, DVD Changer, and other auxiliary sources.*

*Accessories and/or subscription may be required.

iTunes Tagging - Get New Songs on the Go

HD Radio

Add Alpine's HD Radio™ module (TUA-T550HD), and when you hear a song you like, simply press and hold the "TAG" button on the iXA-W404. This iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on HD Radio stations and stores the info on your iPod. The next time you connect your iPod to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them from directly from iTunes.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology


Don’t be distracted making or receiving phone calls while driving and say goodbye to uncomfortable headsets and earpieces. Get the convenience of carrying on phone conversations in your car, hands-free!

This unit is ready for Bluetooth Wireless Technology with a convenient phone button available on the receiver. Just add a KCE-400BT adapter to pair up your cell phone with your head unit by pressing the phone button. You can access your phone book to make calls to your contacts right from your cellphone. Now make and receive phone calls conveniently with both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.


  • Caller ID
  • Address book
  • Auto-Answer
  • Auto-Connect
  • Missed / Dialed / Received calls

Speak using the microphone supplied with the KCE-400BT, then listen through your car’s speakers. With select compatible phones with streaming audio capability, you can listen to and control music stored on your phone and have it stream through your Alpine system.

Satellite Radio Ready

Sirius Satellite ready

Enjoy more music on the road. This unit is Satellite Radio Ready, (additional adapters and subscription required), so you can expand and listen to a wider array of stations. Take your pick – with SIRIUS or XM, Alpine brings your choice of satellite radio inside your car. Add the KCA-SC100 interface for your portable SIRIUS Plug-n-Play device and get automatic Game Alert and Song Alert services, plus convenient program replay and pause functions. (compatible SIRIUS portable or SC-C1 required, features vary based on feature set of selected portable)

The Beauty of USB for Other Devices

With a dedicated USB input and USB cable, you can even connect USB memory devices like thumbdrives and USB hard drives. Song lists on USB devices are displayed in alphabetical order, and allows eight levels of file / folder search capabilities. This unit will find music files while ignoring other file types on the USB device.

Steering Wheel Remote Ready

This receiver is compatible with the steering wheel remote controls available in many vehicles. You can take out your factory radio, put in the Alpine, and still have the convenience of operating your sound system from the steering wheel. Ask your authorized retailer for available interfaces.

Quality Sound

Add an IMPRINT Sound Processor for the most ideal sound experience in your vehicle. The optional PXA-H100 is a small, inexpensive unit that corrects all the acoustic problems in your vehicle for ideal sound clarity and imaging. It’s a huge advantage you won’t find anywhere else! When the PXA-H100 is connected to the iXA-W404 you get better sound, faster.

Need a power boost?

Add the KTP-445 Head Unit Power Pack! It delivers a true 45W x 4 RMS power and is compact enough to install behind the iXA-W404. It plugs right inline with the iXA-W404's wiring harness so you don’t even need additional wires.