Alpine HD Radio Tuner - TUAT550HD
HD Radio delivers FM radio with CD sound quality and AM radio with FM sound quality. Step up from traditional radio, for a crystal-clear, digital experience. HD Radio stations are offering a variety of useful messages that scroll across radio display screens, including:
- Artist name and song title
- Live weather and real-time traffic updates
- Local news, sports scores and school closings
This is the magic box that does it for you. All you need to get started with HD Radio:
- Alpine compatible head unit
The TUA-T550HD is compatible with the following Alpine head units and AV head units: IVA-W505, IVA-W203,IVA-W205, CDA-9884,CDA-9886, CDA-9887, IVA-D106,iDA-X100, iDA-X200, iDA-X300, iDA-X100M, CDA-9886M; 2007 head units: CDA-9883, CDA-9885, CDA-9887, iDA-X001, IVA-D105, IVA-W205, and the VPA-B222; and 2006 head units: DVA-9861, CDA-9857, CDA-9856, IVA-W200, IVA-D100.
No Subscription Fees.
Yup, it’s free and you don’t have to sign up for anything, no contracts, no monthly bills, no hassle. HD Radio is a free service giving you crystal-clear reception of new music and sound.
Hear it. Tag it. Download it. Never forget it. With iTunes Tagging you’ll never have to write down a song’s name or artist again. iTunes Tagging is available in the following head units: iDA- X100, iDA-X100M, and IVA-W505
How it works.
When you hear a song you like on your local FM HD Radio station, simply press a button on your head unit to “Tag” the song. The song’s information is captured on the TUA-T550HD then transferred to your iPod. The next time you connect your iPod to your iTunes account, a new “Tagged” playlist will appear. It’s that simple! Now you’ve got the option to preview or buy the songs from iTunes. Catch the all new wave of excitement shopping for new music with iTunes Tagging!
View Song, Artist and Station Information.
Ever wonder what song is playing on the radio? You can see song, artist and album title*, and radio station information as it’s playing right from your display.
All Digital, All Day Everyday. Exceptional Sound Quality.
Ever wished you could get the same quality of sound from your radio as you do from your CD? Or that your radio signal didn’t fade out just when you wanted to listen to the game? Now you can. Get the kind of sound that was previously reserved for your HDTV, CD system or MP3 player. Expect more from your radio with an all digital broadcast, all the time. That means no more static, hiss, distortion, or signal fading.
- CD-quality sound
- Static-free, crystal-clear reception
- No station drop-off
- No static, hiss or audio distortion
- Local content
The Power of Multicasting.
HD Radio offers multicasting, which means current FM stations provide more than one program stream on their existing frequency. **With creative new programming, you get new extra FM multicasting from HD2 and HD3 multicast channels above and beyond the main station channels, which means more music, news and sports in crystal-clear sound and commercial free. Local FM stations offer a wide variety of new formats on their HD2 channels including reggae, blues, classic jazz, future country, new alternative, deep tracks, bluegrass and local artists. More than 200 HD Radio stations across the United States offer two to three additional channels above and beyond their analog and main digital channels, with many more expected to go on the air this year. Stations are using their HD2 multicast channels to experiment with new music and news formats, showcase young artists and local bands, offer non-English language programming, and more.
*Viewing song, artist and station information may vary in different areas. Visit HD Radio for more information.
**Multicasting is only available with the following head units: IVA-W505, IVA-W203,IVA-W205, CDA-9884,CDA-9886, CDA-9887, IVA-D106,iDA-X100, iDA-X200, iDA-X300, iDA-X100M, CDA-9886M; 2007 head units: CDA-9883, CDA-9885, CDA-9887, iDA-X001, IVA-D105, IVA-W205
- Multicasting: Allows FM broadcasters to offer more than one program stream on their existing frequency
- Over 200 stations currently multicasting and growing fast
- Displays: Artist, Album and Song title on the head unit display
- Hide-away black box design with Ai-NET pass-thru to add more Ai-NET sources
- Power Requirement: 14.4 (11-16) V.DC
- Width: 5.5"
- Height: 1.125"
- Depth: 3"
- Unit: 1.75 lbs
- Shipping: 3 lbs
- Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor