1-1-8 Nishi Gotanda,
Tokyo 141-0031, Japan
Phone 03-5496-8231
19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance,
California 90501, U.S.A.
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
7300 Warden Ave., Suite 203, Markham,
Ontario L3R 9Z6, Canada
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
Melyi Printing Factory, Dalian, China
No. 28 Chang Qing Street, Xl Gang District, Dalian, China
FM/AM CD Receiver
Please read before using this equipment.
Veuillez lire avant d'utiliser cet appareil.
Léalo antes de utilizar este equipo.
6-8 Fiveways Boulevarde Keysborough,
Victoria 3173, Australia
Phone 03-9769-0000
Frankfurter Ring 117, 80807 München, Germany
Phone 089-32 42 640
Alpine House
Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry CV4 9TW, U.K.
Phone 0870-33 33 763
(RCS PONTOISE B 338 101 280)
98, Rue de la Belle Etoile, Z.I. Paris Nord Il,
B.P. 50016, 95945 Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Cedex, France
Phone 01-48638989
Viale C. Colombo 8, 20090 Trezzano
Sul Naviglio (MI), Italy
Phone 02-484781
Portal de Gamarra 36, Pabellón, 32
01013 Vitoria (Alava)-APDO 133, Spain
Phone 945-283588
Designed by ALPINE Japan
Printed in China (Y)

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  • Page 1

    No. 28 Chang Qing Street, Xl Gang District, Dalian, China Please read before using this equipment. Veuillez lire avant d'utiliser cet appareil. Léalo antes de utilizar este equipo. ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 6-8 Fiveways Boulevarde Keysborough, Victoria 3173, Australia Phone 03-9769-0000 ALPINE ELECTRONICS GmbH Frankfurter Ring 117, 80807 München, Germany...

  • Page 2

    PLAY BACK and CD TEXT. The CHA-1214 Ai-NET model holds 12 discs, and the CHM-S630 M-Bus model is a super-compact 6-disc changer with a CD-R/RW PLAY BACK. Changeurs de CD Alpine : vous avez le choix! Plus de sélections musicales, plus de souplesse, plus de confort.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting the Multicolor Illumination (CDA-9831 only) ... 22 Changing the Lighting Color of All the Buttons (CDA-9831 only) ... 22 Verifying the Software Version ... 22 Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Setting the AUX Mode (V-Link) ... 25 Connecting to an External Amplifier ... 25 Setting the Temperature Display for the External Amplifier (CDA-9831 only) ... 25 Setting the Tone Defeat for External Devices ... 25 XM Radio (Optional) Receiving XM Channels with the XM Receiver (Optional) ...

  • Page 5: Warning, Caution, Precautions

    HALT USE IMMEDIATELY IF A PROBLEM APPEARS. Failure to do so may cause personal injury or damage to the product. Return it to your authorized Alpine dealer or the nearest Alpine Service Center for repairing. DO NOT MIX NEW BATTERIES WITH OLD BATTERIES.

  • Page 6

    Use of special shape discs may cause damage to the mechanism. Installation Location Make sure the CDA-9831/CDA-9830 will not be installed in a location subjected to: • Direct sun and heat • High humidity and water •...

  • Page 7

    On handling Compact Discs (CD/CD-R/CD-RW) • Do not touch the surface. • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight. • Do not affix stickers or labels. • Clean the disc when it is dusty. • Make sure that there are no bumps around the disc. •...

  • Page 8: Turning Power On And Off, Initial System Start-up, Setting Time

    Getting Started SOURCE/ DISP/ Rotary TITLE POWER B.OUT encoder MENU MUTE RESET Turning Power On and Off Press SOURCE/POWER to turn on the unit. • The unit can be turned on by pressing any other button except eject c and TITLE Press and hold SOURCE/POWER for at least 2 seconds to turn off the unit.

  • Page 9: Adjusting Volume, Lowering Volume Quickly, Changing The Display Type, Detaching And Attaching The Front Panel

    There are three selectable display types (only one for the CDA-9830). You can also deactivate the display. Press DISP/B.OUT to switch the display type. For CDA-9831: Type1 → Type2 → Type3 → OFF → Type1 Type1 : The indicator on the left changes in a fixed sequence.

  • Page 10: Changing The Radio Frequencies For Each Country, Listening To Radio, Manual Storing Of Station Presets

    Radio BAND/ SOURCE/ TUNE/ SEARCH TEL. POWER A.ME Rotary Preset buttons MENU encoder (1 through 6) Changing the Radio Frequencies for each Country For customers not living in North America, change the radio frequencies as follows. Press MENU to select the SETUP mode. Select the "AREA"...

  • Page 11: Station Title Search Function, Frequency Search Function, Playback

    Station Title Search Function If the title of a radio station is entered, you can search for that radio station by its title while listening to the currently received radio station. Press SEARCH in Radio mode to switch to Title Search mode.

  • Page 12: Playing Back A Playlist

    (for example changing the source, selecting the file by holding buttons up or down, etc.), can be carried out on this unit. MP3/WMA Play Display CDA-9831 The folder number, file number, sampling rate, and bit rate will be displayed as described below.

  • Page 13: Repeat Play, M.i.x. (random Play)

    Repeat Play Press 4 ( ) to play back repeatedly the track being played. The track (file) will be played repeatedly. Press 4 ( ) again and select OFF to deactivate repeat play. CD mode : : Only a track is repeatedly played back ↓...

  • Page 14: Scanning Programs, Searching From Cd Text, Quick Search, About Mp3/wma

    Scanning Programs Press 6 ( ) to activate the Scan mode. The first 10 seconds of each track (file) will be played back in succession. To stop scanning, press 6 ( ) and deactivate the Scan mode. • If a 6-disc CD changer or an MP3 compatible CD changer is connected: In CD changer mode, press F to illuminate the "FUNC"...

  • Page 15

    Method for creating MP3/WMA files Audio data is compressed by using MP3/WMA specified software. For details on creating MP3/WMA files, refer to the user's manual for that software. MP3/WMA files that can be played back by this device have the file extension “mp3” / “wma”. Files with no extension cannot be played back.

  • Page 16: Fader (between Front And Rear)/defeat, Adjusting And Storing The Built-in Crossover

    Sound Setting SOURCE/ BAND/ POWER Rotary encoder TEL. MENU Preset button (1 or 2) Adjusting Balance (Between Left and Right)/ Fader (Between Front and Rear)/Defeat Press Rotary encoder repeatedly to choose the desired mode. Each press changes the modes as follows: →...

  • Page 17: Equalizer Presets, Adjusting And Storing The Equalizer Curve, Recalling The Stored Equalizer Curve

    Equalizer Presets 10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of musical source material. Press MENU to select Factory's EQ (P-EQ for CDA-9830). Press either g or f. With each press of the button, the equalizer mode will display the selected equalizer characteristic.

  • Page 18: About Time Correction, Bass Focus

    This is caused by the time delay between the sound reaching the listener’s right versus the left ear. To correct this, the CDA-9831/CDA-9830 is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers.

  • Page 19

    After setting, press MENU to select RETURN. The unit returns to normal mode. Pressing and holding MENU for at least 2 seconds will return to normal mode. • Any manual time correction adjustments will also affect corrections made in Bass Focus. •...

  • Page 20: Adjusting And Storing The Time Correction, Recalling The Stored Time Correction Settings

    Bass Focus mode ↔ Time Correction mode Press BAND/TEL. to select a speaker to be adjusted. CDA-9831 Front – L → Front – R → Rear – L → Rear – R → Front – L CDA-9830 F – L → F – R → R – L → R – R → F – L Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the desired time correction value.

  • Page 21: Displaying The Title/text

    The recording sampling rate and bit rate of the MP3/WMA file are displayed. "0 (zero)" is displayed for the folder name of the root folder. Only when CDA-9831 is connected to an external Amplifier Link compatible amplifier. For details, refer to "Displaying the External Amplifier Information" (page 21).

  • Page 22: Titling Discs/stations, Erasing Disc Title/station Title, Displaying Time, Blackout Mode On And Off

    About “Title” and “Text” Title: With this device, it is possible to input the CD/Station name (this page). This inputted name is referred to as a “title.” You cannot input or display titles on MP3/WMA discs. Text: Text compatible CDs contain text information such as the disc name and track name.

  • Page 23: Displaying The External Amplifier Information

    • For details of each of the settings, refer to the Owner's Manual of the external amplifier. • If amplifier settings are made on the CDA-9831 model, do not then change the setting with the amplifier buttons as the amplifier display may not match the operations of the CDA-9831 model.

  • Page 24: Changing The Lighting Color Of All The Buttons (cda-9831 Only), Verifying The Software Version

    Setting the Multicolor Illumination (CDA-9831 only) You can change the lighting color of the following four buttons: SOURCE/POWER, BAND/TEL, g and f. Press MENU to select Illumination. Press g or f to select your desired color. BLUE ↔ GREEN ↔ AMBER ↔ RED ↔ (USER'S*) ↔ BLUE * You can use your desired colors as shown below if you have already registered to USER'S.

  • Page 25: About I-personalize, Data Downloading

    Rotary encoder POWER MENU About i-Personalize™ You can download data (from Alpine’s website) to a CD-R and download and store the data to the CDA-9831. To start i-Personalize, access the URL below and follow the on-screen instructions. or

  • Page 26: Sound Customizing Switching The Tuner Mode, Subwoofer On And Off, Sound (beep) Guide Function

    BEEP ON (Initial setting) / BEEP OFF This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. Visual Customizing Dimmer Control (CDA-9831 only) ↔ DEMO DIMMER AUTO (Initial setting) / DIMMER MANUAL Set the DIMMER control to AUTO to decrease the illumination brightness of the unit with the head lights of the vehicle ON.This...

  • Page 27: Demonstration, Mp3/wma Playing Mp3/wma Data, External Device Turning Mute Mode On/off

    Adjusting Display Contrast (CDA-9831 only) LCD CONTRAST You can adjust the display contrast for better visibility. You can adjust in a range of - 5 and + 5. • The initial setting at the factory is “0.” Demonstration DEMO ON / DEMO OFF (Initial setting) This unit has a demonstration feature for the display and sound, and the CDA-9830 has a demonstration feature only for the sound.

  • Page 28: Receiving Xm Channels With The Xm Receiver (optional), Checking The Xm Radio Id Number

    This number is an 8 character alphanumeric number that is printed on a label directly on the XM Receiver. It can also be displayed on the screen of the CDA-9831/CDA-9830 in the following way. While receiving XM1, XM2 or XM3, press g or f to select channel “0.”...

  • Page 29: Channel/category Search Function, Quick Search Function, Changing The Display, Setting The Tuning Method

    The Channel Name display automatically changes after 2 seconds. When ADF is turned OFF, this information is not displayed (see “Setting the Auxiliary Data Field Display” on this page). CDA-9831 only Refer to the “Displaying the External Amplifier Information” section (page 21).

  • Page 30: About Mobilehub™ Link, Telephone Mode On/off, Incoming Calls, Setting The Automatic Calling

    CDA-9830 is off, the power of CDA-9831/CDA-9830 will turn on automatically for a hands-free call. • Even if the power of the portable telephone is off, when CDA-9831/ CDA-9830 is set to Telephone mode, the power of the portable telephone will be turned on.

  • Page 31: Calling, Sms (short Message Service) Operation

    You can be informed when you receive a short message. Receiving a short message When a text message is received, “NEW MESSAGE” for CDA-9831, or “NEW MSG” for CDA- 9830 is indicated on the display. The contents of the received message can only be read from the portable phone's display.

  • Page 32: Controlling Cd Changer (optional), Multi-changer Selection (optional), Remote Control

    • For operating MP3 with an MP3 compatible CD Changer, refer to “CD/MP3/WMA” pages 9 to 13. Multi-Changer Selection (Optional) Alpine's Ai-NET system will support up to 6 CD Changers. When operating two or more changers, the KCA-400C (Multi-Changer Switching device) must be used. If you use 1 Switching device, you can connect up to 4 CD Changers.

  • Page 33: Controls On Remote Control, Operating The Audio Processor

    Remote Control Controls on Remote Control 1 Power Button Press this button to turn the power on/off. 2 Source Button Press this button to select the audio source. 3 -/J Button Press this button to switch between the Play and Pause modes for CD.

  • Page 34: Battery Replacement, In Case Of Difficulty

    If the unit is still not functioning normally, please review the items in the following checklist. This guide will help you isolate the problem if the unit is at fault. Otherwise, make sure the rest of your system is properly connected or consult your authorized Alpine dealer. Basic No function or display.

  • Page 35

    If the error indication still does not turn off after pressing the c button for a few times, consult your Alpine dealer. • When “ERROR” is displayed: If the disc cannot be ejected by pressing c, press the RESET switch (refer to page 6) and press c again.

  • Page 36

    - Consult your Alpine dealer. Press the magazine eject button and pull out the magazine. Check the indication. Insert the magazine again. If the magazine cannot be pulled out, consult your Alpine dealer. • Magazine ejection not possible. - Press the magazine eject button. If the magazine does not eject, consult your Alpine dealer.

  • Page 37: Specifications

    Specifications FM TUNER SECTION Tuning Range 87.7 – 107.9 MHz Mono Usable Sensitivity 9.3 dBf (0.8 µV/75 ohms) 50 dB Quieting Sensitivity 13.5 dBf (1.3 µV/75 ohms) Alternate Channel Selectivity 80 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB Stereo Separation 45 dB Capture Ratio 2.0 dB AM TUNER SECTION...

  • Page 38: Caution, Warning, Precautions

    (e.g. on-board computer). Do not tap into these leads to provide power for this unit. When connecting the CDA-9831/CDA-9830 to the fuse box, make sure the fuse for the intended circuit of the CDA-9831/CDA-9830 has the appropriate amperage. Failure to do so may result in damage to the unit and/or the vehicle.

  • Page 39: Installation

    Connect each input lead coming from an amplifier or equalizer to the corresponding output lead coming from the left rear of the CDA-9831/CDA- 9830. Connect all other leads of the CDA-9831/CDA- 9830 according to details described in the CONNECTlONS section.

  • Page 40: Connections

    RIGHT REAR Violet Green SPEAKER LEFT REAR Green/Black White/Black SPEAKER LEFT FRONT White To amplifier (CDA-9831 only) Antenna To power antenna To amplifier or equalizer To vehicle phone To the instrument cluster illumination lead (CDA-9831 only) Ignition Key Battery Speakers...

  • Page 41

    • Connect the ground lead securely to a bare metal spot (remove any paint, dirt or grease if necessary) of the car chassis. • If you add an optional noise suppressor, connect it as far away from the unit as possible. Your Alpine dealer carries various noise suppressors, contact them for further information.

  • Page 42: Limited Warranty

    LIMITED WARRANTY ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC. AND ALPINE OF CANADA INC. ("Alpine"), are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and are pleased to offer this Warranty. We suggest that you read it thoroughly. Should you have any questions, please contact your Dealer or Alpine at one of the telephone numbers listed below.

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    This stereo is tha s#!$ after I read tha manual,how ever NOTHING ABOUT BLUETOOTH on cda-9831..​., would love too know but i guess on one does
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