Same Special 8-Inch Screen Now with Bigger Features.

The record-breaking 8-Inch AVN System is back better than ever to suit your needs with an enhanced My Favorites feature, Dual Zone Video Control, retained factory controls, 3D navigation and built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Price: U.S. $2100.00
(Now Available)

Professional installation available at authorized retailers.

ALPINE RESTYLE Your Vehicle - You Won’t Believe It’s Not Factory

Compliment your X008U with a matching Perfect F.I.T. (Factory Integration Technology) dash kit for a factory finished look. Each vehicle-specific Perfect F.I.T. kit matches the shape, color and texture of your vehicle's dash, for a factory-finish look. Each kit comes with all the necessary accessories for the X008U, including vehicle-specific harness, antenna adapter and steering-wheel interface for vehicles with steering wheel control. The universal trim bezel can be used with vehicles that do not have a compatible Perfect F.I.T. kit.

Kits are currently available for 35 vehicle models, and kits for additional vehicles will continue to be added to the program. A universal trim bezel is available for vehicles that do not have a compatible Perfect F.I.T. dash kit.

Enhanced My Favorites At Your Fingertips

Enjoy up to ten pages of eight shortcuts per user for the features that you use the most, such as:

  • Audio Sources (HD Radio™, Pandora®, iPod®)
  • Phone Settings (Most-dialed Contacts)
  • Navigation Commands (Favorite Destinations, Quick Place Search)

A new shortcut soft key within all audio and hands-free sources makes it even easier to add sources than before. Share your vehicle with others. Set up “My Favorites” for up to two users. Easily add, delete, re-name, and re-arrange your short-cut icons by dragging the icon(s) to a new location on the screen. Your settings are kept as a personal profile linked to your phone via Bluetooth. The X008U loads your system preferences when your phone is connected, so you can quickly access the features you use the most by simply pressing the “star” button.

Become a Tuning Expert with Alpine TuneIt App Integration

  • Expanded vehicle choices for easier sound system tuning
  • Share your sound tunings on Facebook
  • BassEngine SQ adjusts bass characteristics for different types of music
  • Simple and easy on-screen Facebook notifications

Wherever You Go, You’re Covered

The X008U offers reliable navigation with preloaded NAVTEQ® map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which translates to maps galore. Choose from different intuitive map view options, such as 3D mapping, split map, and turn-by-turn arrow view. This unit also features Alpine's exclusive Graphical User Interface with intuitive screen graphics, so it's easy for you to find your way. Get quick and easy directions from start to finish.

Works with Pandora® Internet Radio for iPhone®, and Android™ Smartphones

Stream music from your Android or Blackberry smartphone using Alpine’s Advanced technology. Enjoy easy wireless operation of your favorite Pandora channels with Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down buttons directly on the faceplate, QuickSearch features, and even create new Pandora stations and bookmark your favorite tunes on-the-go. Alpine’s Media XPander PRO DSP-Sound Expansion circuitry ensures the best possible sound for streaming music from your Pandora connection. To enjoy the same great Pandora features from your iPhone, simply connect the included iPod/iPhone audio/video cable.

Note: Third party services may not be available in all areas; please contact an authorized retailer for coverage in your area.

Built-In Digital HD Radio®

Alpine does HD. Get all the music and programming you want to hear in a crystal-clear digital format. FM stations with CD-quality sound and AM stations with FM-quality sound, both with virtually no distortion. Extend your music choice further with multi-casting capability HD1, HD2, and HD3 and you'll hear more talk and music content from the stations you already receive. Alpine’s exclusive Smart Reception Management keeps you tuned in to your favorite HD digital sub-channels, even when you’re in an area with limited digital reception.

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 X008U 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.

Find it Fast with Quick Search and Alphabet Search

Have lots of music? Find it fast! With Alpine's exclusive Quick Search technology, you'll be able to find what you want, the quickest and easiest way possible. With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get super-fast access to playlist, artist, album, song, podcast, genre and composer. You can even use Quick Search to easily access your radio stations. Large control buttons and a Touch Screen make it easy to search all sources, including iPod, Satellite Radio and HD Radio. No interruptions while you search so you can keep enjoying your music. For exceptionally big music libraries, the Alphabet Search function allows you to jump to specific parts of your music library by letter. Save yourself from scrolling through each song one by one, when you can just jump to a segment of your library with a touch of a button.

Satellite Radio Ready

Upgrade your sound experience and expand your entertainment choices by adding SiriusXM satellite radio to your X008U. Using the SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner and a SiriusXM subscription (both required and sold separately), you get access to an expanded channel lineup of new and exclusive commercial-free music, sports and comedy that includes SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language programming. The X008U lets you control SiriusXM features including iTunes® Tagging; SiriusXM Replay™ for pause, rewind and replay of up to 30 minutes of live SiriusXM content; Song Alert and Artist Alert for notifications when a favorite song or artist is playing on any channel; and Game Alert™ for notifications when your favorite teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL or college football and basketball leagues are playing live.

Go All-Digital with HDMI

Now it's possible to enjoy even more content than ever before with the X008U. The Alpine 8-inch now comes equipped with HDMI compatibility delivering an all-digital audio and video connection via a single cable.


Features and Specification


  • Screen Size: 8 inch WVGA
  • LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
  • Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
  • Number of Picture Elements: 1,152,000 pixels (800 x 3 x 480)
  • Effective Number of Picture Elements: 99.99%
  • Illumination System: White LED Backlighting
  • Colour System: NTSC, PAL
  • GPS Antenna Type: Micro-strip Planar Aerial
  • Reception Frequency: 1575.42 ±1 MHz
  • Reception Sensitivity: -130 dB Maximum
  • Reception Method: Parallel 12 Channels
CEA-2006 Power Ratings
  • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 4 Ω @14.4V Ƈ%THD+N, S/N 80dBA (ref.1W into 4 Ω), 18W x 4
Max Power Output Ratings
  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50 W
FM Tuner
  • Tuning Range: 87.7 - 107.9 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 9.3 dBf (0.8 µV / 75 ohms)
  • 50dB Quieting Sensitivity: 13.5 dBf (1.1 µV / 75 ohms)
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio: 65 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2 dB
AM Tuner
  • Tuning Range: 530 - 1,710 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 22.5 µV / 27 dBf
  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power class 2)
  • HFP: HFP (Hands Free Profile)
  • HSP: HSP (Head Set Profile)
  • A2DP: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Disc Player
  • Frequency Response: 5 -20k Hz ±1 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008%
  • Wow & Flutter (%WRMS): B.M.L.
  • Horizontal Resolution: 500 lines or greater
  • Video Ouput Level: 1 Vp-p (75 ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (video): 100 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: DVD: 60 dB
Connection for USB
  • USB Requirements: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,000 mA
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class, Play From Device
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • AAC Decoding: ACC-LC Format ''.m4a'' File
  • DivX Decoding: ''.divx'', ''.avi'' File
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz ±1 dB *Frequency Response may differ depending on the encoder software/bit rate.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008%
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB
Sound Tuning
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to +15
  • Subwoofer Phase Setting: 0° or 180°
  • BASS ENGINE SQ: 5Mode, Level 0 to +6
  • High Pass Filter: 20 / 25 / 31.5 / 40 / 50 / 63 / 80 / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 Hz
  • Low Pass Filter: 20 / 25 / 31.5 / 40 / 50 / 63 / 80 / 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 1): 20 - 100 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 2): 63 - 315 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 3): 125 - 500 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 4): 250 - 1k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 5): 500 - 2k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 6): 1k - 4k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 7): 2k - 7.2 k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 8): 5.8k - 12k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 9): 9k - 20k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Gain): -7 to +7
  • Time Correction: 0.0 - 9.9ms (0.1ms step)
  • Application Volume Level: -14 to +14
  • High Pass Filter (Slope): Off / -6 / -12 / -18 / -24 dB/oct.
  • High Pass Filter (Gain): -12 to 0 dB
  • Low Pass Filter (Slope): Off / -6 / -12 / -18 / -24 dB/oct.
  • Low Pass Filter (Gain): -12 to 0 dB
  • Din Size: 2DIN
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 100 x 164 mm
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 189.5x 120x 10.25 mm
  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V.DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 4 V / 10k ohms
  • AUX Audio Output Level: 1.2 V / 10k ohms
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 30°
  • Weight: 2.9 kg

Navigation Function
  • 3 Positioning Sensors: GPS, Gyroscope, Vehicle Speed Pulse
  • Tunnel Mode:
  • Highway Mode:
  • Direct Phone Call from POI data:
  • Drive Lane Suggestion:
  • 3D Motorway Junction View: Junction View with Sign Post
  • 3D City Mode: 3D Building/Icon Display
  • 3D maps with elevation model:
  • Advanced TMC Mode:
  • Map Display Mode: 2D Heading Up, 2D North Up, 3D
  • 7 Alternative Route Recommendation:
  • Eco Route Search:
  • Advanced Route Planning:
  • Smart Routes using historic traffic patterns:
  • Advanced POI Functions:
  • Partial Name Search Smart Search:
  • Free Form Search:
  • Advanced Address Search:
  • Post Code Search:
  • Voice Guidance Language: 3 Languages,
  • Menu Language: 24 Languages
  • Map Coverage: USA and Canada (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin islands )
Map & Database
  • Map Database Update (Method): Online Map Update
  • Memory Presets: FM:12 / AM:6
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local / DX Selection
HD Radio®
  • HD Radio®: HD Radio Tuner Built-In
  • Status Indicator: Digital Reception Indicator
  • Signal Switching: Automatic Digital/Analog Switching
  • Multi-Casting: Multi-Cast HD1, HD2, HD3
  • iTunes® Tagging: iTunes Tagging Supported
  • Bluetooth Module Built-In:
  • Hands Free Calling: HFP (Hands Free Profile) Compatible
  • Music Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Compatible
  • Music Streaming Control: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.4 Compatible
  • Connection: SSP (Simple Secure Pairing) Supported
  • Phone Book: Phone Book Synchronization
  • Shortcut Dialing: 4 Preset Memory (per phone)
  • Multiple Phone Number Registration: 5 Phone Numbers can be stored for one name
  • Auto Answer:
  • Redial Function:
  • Call History: Dialed Call / Received Call / Missed Call
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: Possible for Outgoing and Incoming Volume
  • Phone Battery Level Indicator:
  • Firmware Update:
  • Microphone: Microphone Included
  • Advanced BLUETOOTH® Technology:
  • Device Name Display:
  • DTMF (Touch-Tone) Function:
  • Signal Strength Indicator:
  • Menu Language Selection: 24 Languages
  • Individual Profile Connection: Hands Free Phone and Music Streaming
Connection for iPod®
  • Compatibility for iPod®/iPhone®: Made for iPod touch 5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod nano 7th/6th/5th/4th/3rd/ Gen., iPod classic 160GB/120GB/80GB, iPod with video, iPhone5S,iPhone5C, iPhone5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G
  • Connection: KCU-461iV Required (Sold separately)
  • Music & Video Playback Compatibility:
  • Artwork Display:
  • Available Selections: Playlist/Artist/Album/Song/Podcast/Genre/Composer/Audiobook
  • Alphabet Search:
  • Direct Up/Dn: Playlist/Artist/Album/Podcast/Genre/Composer
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Capability: Song, Albums, All
  • Repeat:
  • Battery Charging:
Connection for USB
  • USB Connection: USB Extension Cable Included
  • Music File Playback: MP3/WMA/AAC Playback
  • Music & Video Playback Compatible:
  • Video File Playback: DivX Playback
  • File/Folder Name Search:
  • Tag Info Search:
  • Folder Up/Down:
  • M.I.X. Random Play:
  • Repeat:
Satellite Radio
  • SiriusXm Ready: SVX-200 Required
  • Connection: Simple Plug'N Play Compatible
  • Preset Memory: 18 Preset Memory
  • My Game / My Music Alert: My Game / My Music Alert Compatible
  • Instant Replay: Instant Replay Compatible
  • iTunes® Tagging: iTunes Tagging Compatible
Disc Player
  • Disc Type: DVD/CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: DVD-Video, CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/±RW
  • DVD Direct Menu Control:
  • CD Text Display:
  • CD Text Search:
  • M.I.X. Random Play:
  • Repeat:
  • DAC: 24 Bit DAC
  • Playable Format: DVD-Video, CDDA, MP3/WMA/AAC, DivX
Sound Tuning
  • Bass Engine Pro:
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment:
  • Subwoofer Phase Select:
  • Equalizer: Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop,  Easy Listening, Country, Classical
  • 9-band Parametric Equalizer:
  • MediaXpander:
  • Time Correction: 6-Channel Digital Time Correction
  • Crossover: Digital Crossover Setting
  • Application Volume Level Setting:
  • Sound Setting Data Download:
  • Easy, Step-by-Step Sound Customization:
  • Alpine TuneIt App Ready :
  • Power Output: 4 x 50 W High Power Amplifier
  • Display: 8 inch WVGA High Resolution Display
  • Display Backlighting System: White LED Backlighting System
  • Control Type: Touch
  • Automatic Setting Change: 2 Users
  • High Grade Audiophile Design:
  • Display Color Selection: 5 Background Colors (Blue/Red/Amber/Green/Black) Selectable
  • AUX Input: 2 A/V AUX Inputs
  • AUX Output: 1 A/V AUX Output
  • PreOut: 3 PreOuts (4V, Front/Rear/Subwoofer)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready:
  • Remote Control Ready:
  • VisualEQ:
  • Live Contrast Adjustment:
  • Menu Language: 24 Languages (for AV/Bluetooth), 29 Language (Navigation Menu and Voice Guidance)
  • Clock:
  • Auto Dimmer:
  • Power Antenna Lead:
  • Remote Turn-On:
  • Firmware Updatable:
  • 50/50 Split Screen:
  • My Favorites Function:
  • Optical Outputs:
  • HDMI Input:
  • Navigation Guidance Mix:
  • Camera Connection & Built-in Controls for Multi-View Camers:
  • Camera Guide Line Adjustment:
  • Rearview Camera Display Automatic Boot-up:
  • Simple Mode & Info Mode Display Selection:
  • StartStop function (for idling stop):
  • iDatalink :
  • Bluetooth Pandora: For Android
  • Pandora: For iPhone