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Alpine TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner

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The TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner from Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. enables consumers to easily add HD Radio technology as a source to their Alpine head unit. Twelve head units in Alpine’s 2009 line up are HD Radio Ready with the TUA-T550HD (see list below).

With HD Radio technology, listeners can get static-free, all-digital broadcasts from more than 1,800 AM/FM radio stations nationwide, without any subscription fees. Users also can enjoy HD Radio multicasting, which allow them to listen to HD2 and HD3 multicast channels above and beyond the main FM station. More than 900 HD Radio stations offer multicasting programming at no additional fee.

The TUA-T550HD also provides convenient iTunes Tagging support for six Alpine head units: iXA-W404, iDA-X305, iDA-X303, CDA-105, IVA-W505 and iDA-X100M. When users hear a song they like on an HD Radio station, they can “Tag” the song directly from the head unit. Information about these Tagged songs is stored by the TUA-T550HD and transferred to the connected iPod. When the iPod is connected to a computer, iTunes automatically presents the songs in a new Tagged playlist so the user has the option to preview and buy the songs from the iTunes store.

ALPINE HD RADIO HEAD UNITS:

iXA-W404 2-DIN Digital Media Station
• USB Connection for iPod/iPhone with 4.3-inch QVGA touch-screen display
• Enabled for iTunes Tagging
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available April; suggested retail index $550

iDA-X305 Digital Media Receiver
• USB Connection for iPod/iPhone with 2.2-inch full-color TFT display
• Enabled for iTunes Tagging
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available January; suggested retail index $350

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iDA-X303 Digital Media Receiver
• USB Connection for iPod/iPhone with 2.2-inch 3-color LCD display
• Enabled for iTunes Tagging
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available January; suggested retail index $250

iDA-X200 Digital Media Receiver
• USB Connection for iPod with 2.2-inch three-color display
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $180

CDA-105 CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit
• USB Connection for iPod/iPhone
• Enabled for iTunes Tagging
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available March; suggested retail index $230

CDA-9886 CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit
• Full Speed Connection for iPod
• BioLite high-definition display with animated source icons
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $350

CDA-9887 CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit
• Full Speed Connection for iPod
• Built-in IMPRINT sound engine processing (requires Alpine KTX-100EQ tuning kit)
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $450

IVA-W203/P1 In-Dash Audio/Video/Navigation System
• All-in-one 2-DIN source unit with 6.5-inch QVGA touch-screen display
• Plays DVD-R/-RW/MP3/WMA audio and video files
• Full Speed Connection for iPod
• Navigation features include pre-loaded NAVTEQ maps and Points of Interest, text-to-speech driving instructions, four map viewing options
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $1,100

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IVA-W505/P1 In-Dash Audio/Video/Navigation System
• All-in-one 2-DIN source unit with 7-inch QVGA touch-screen display
• Plays DVD-R/-RW/MP3/WMA audio and video files
• USB Connection for iPod
• Navigation features include pre-loaded NAVTEQ maps and Points of Interest, text-to-speech driving instructions, four map viewing options
• Enabled for iTunes Tagging
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $1,400

IVA-D106 1-DIN Mobile Multimedia Station
• DVD/CD/MP3/AAC/WMA/DivX head unit with 7-inch motorized flip-up, touch-screen QVGA display
• Full Speed Connection for iPod
• Ready for navigation (Alpine NVE-P1 navigation drive and PMD-DOK2 docking station required)
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $1,000

iDA-X100M Marine Digital Media Receiver
• USB Connection for iPod with 2.2-inch full-color TFT display
• Marine ready: ASTM ratings certified for salt/fog and UV resistance
• Enabled for iTunes Tagging
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $450

CDA-9886M Marine CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit
• Full Speed Connection for iPod
• Marine ready: ASTM ratings certified for salt/fog and UV resistance
• Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
• Available now; suggested retail index $400

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:

The TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner is available now for $230 SRI at authorized Alpine dealers.

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ABOUT ALPINE ELECTRONICS
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that supports drivers in over 60 countries and provides the world’s leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing products that are safe, comfortable and eco-friendly for the automotive environment.

For more information about Alpine Electronics, visit www.alpine.com. For more information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com.

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