Alpine X008U

A larger-than-life 8″ screen for your dash
If you have room for a big-screen receiver in your dash, why not take full advantage of all that real estate? Alpine’s X008U navigation receiver sports an impressive hi-res 8″ touchscreen display that looks great, whether you’re viewing album info, getting directions, or watching video while you’re parked. You get a full 30% more screen area than a standard 7″ display offers. You can also take advantage of a wealth of features that makes this stereo more than just an eye-catching piece of hardware.

How does it fit?
Alpine has developed a line of Perfect F.I.T.™ packages, each designed to accommodate the X008U in a specific vehicle. Every package contains a dash adapter which replaces a section of your dash, housing the Alpine receiver. Some packages also include wiring adapters that plug directly into the factory electronics and wiring, including the adapter that allows you to keep your steering wheel audio controls. Once you’ve identified your vehicle, check under “Factory System Adapters” in Accessories to see if there’s a Perfect F.I.T. package available for your vehicle.

Guidance you can depend on
You’ll see your maps so easily on the 8″ display, and you’ll enjoy access to seven million points of interest and detailed road maps all across the entire U.S. and Canada. You’ll also have time-saving aids like lane guidance, realistic views of complicated interchanges, and 3D representations of buildings, landmarks, and terrain to help keep you on the right path. You’ll also receive real-time traffic reports in most metropolitan areas for as long as you own the stereo, at no additional cost.

Alpine X008U navigation receiver
Bluetooth® and quick access to your favorites
Built-in Bluetooth allows you to use the X008U for hands-free calling and music streaming through your compatible phone. The touchscreen buttons for dialing and volume are larger than ever, for convenient operation. Alpine includes an external microphone to maximize the fidelity of your conversations.

The receiver’s “Favorites” button gives you quick access to features you use frequently, like specific radio stations, phone numbers, destination searches, sound settings…anything you’ll want to pull up instantly. One touch adds your choice directly to the favorites menu. Your favorites are tied to your phone’s Bluetooth profile, so the X008U brings up your favorites automatically when you get into your vehicle. You can have up to two user profiles tied to the stereo, with up to 80 favorites per user spread across 10 touchscreen pages. When the stereo detects two users at the same time, it can offer split-screen access to both users’ favorites, so either user can gain control of the action in a jiffy.

Alpine X008U navigation receiver
Versatile control
Not only does the X008U offer easy touchscreen access, it also offers dedicated hard keys along the bottom of the screen so you can quickly pull up functions like navigation, phone access, and sound settings without going through menu screens. You can create a custom top source banner that shows the audio sources you use most frequently, so you don’t have to scroll anywhere to choose between a disc player, radio station, or MP3 player. The X008U also offers split-screen sound tuning, so you can adjust the sonic controls and change the tracks at the same time, for adjustments that don’t waste time.

HD Radio™, Pandora® Internet radio, and more
The X008U comes ready to play with a plethora of entertainment options:

HD Radio
HD Radio reception: You’ll enjoy crystal-clear sound quality from participating AM and FM stations, including FM that sounds almost as good as a CD. Plus, you’ll see station and song info on the screen.
Pandora® Internet radio: Pandora lovers will love touchscreen control over their stations, including thumbs up and down, bookmarks, and station lists. Just plug your iPhone® into the USB port or use Bluetooth audio with your Android™ device.
iPhone and iPod® control: Browsing for your favorite songs is simple and concise, thanks to an intuitive touchscreen interface and the huge display. You can check out song title, artist info, and album art with a quick glance at the big screen.
Satellite radio compatibility: You can add SiriusXM programming to the receiver with an optional tuner and your paid subscription.
Get connected
The X008U also features an MHL compatible HDMI input, allowing you to connect most compatible Android smartphones and devices. With the correct HDMI cable connected, you’ll be able to view video content from your phone or a portable Blu-ray Disc™ player on the Alpine’s screen while parked. You also get a rear USB port, plus a rear A/V input and output. An optical digital output lets you connect directly to Alpine’s PXA-H800 audio processor.

You can also connect up to two cameras, so you can see more of what’s around your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. Dual-zone output means your rear-seat passengers can enjoy movies on your optional video monitors while you enjoy some music up front. If you’re looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs.

Enhanced sonic controls
Alpine’s audio engineers have loaded special Sound Parameters Settings into this receiver for all the vehicles covered by Perfect F.I.T. packages. You pick the one that matches your vehicle to get sound that’s custom-EQ’d and time-corrected for your vehicle’s acoustics. Tailored sound, no tweaking required.

The X008U also works with Alpine’s TuneIt 2.0 smartphone app, which is a real time-saver for making audio fixes. For starters, it allows you to create a user profile with info about your vehicle and Alpine system, including speakers and subs. You can then follow simple instructions for adjusting sound settings for your specific vehicle (if available), or choose from pre-made settings within the app designed by Alpine for both the vehicle and your speakers. You can use your phone’s touchscreen to make the changes to the 9-band parametric equalizer, crossover, and time correction with just a fingertip. You can then share your system and settings with other TuneIt app users, and see what they’ve done as well. You can link your TuneIt account to your Facebook account and get notifications through social media.

The TuneIt 2.0 app also offers Alpine’s Bass Engine SQ tuning feature, which lets you determine which low-frequency characteristics you want to emphasize. It automatically adjusts EQ, sub level, and crossover settings to give you the kind of bass you desire without hassle.

Siri® Eyes Free for non-distracting operation
Got an iPhone with Siri? This receiver supports Siri Eyes Free, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through your Alpine receiver, without any visual distractions from your Apple® device.

Want to keep your car’s steering wheel audio controls?
In most cars, you’ll need an adapter to retain those controls with a new car stereo. Check “Details” for more information, and the “Accessories” tab for compatible adapters. If you’re not sure if you need an adapter, call, chat, or email an Advisor for help determining what you’ll need for your vehicle.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your car’s factory extras
If your vehicle comes with factory add-ons like Ford SYNC®, GM OnStar®, or Chrysler Uconnect™, you don’t have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound — the X008U offers compatibility you won’t find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included).

For Ford SYNC systems, you’ll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions. For GM vehicles, you’ll keep your steering wheel audio controls, your factory amp, safety warning chimes, and OnStar, if present, while Chrysler owners will get to keep all their Uconnect functionality. The iDatalink adapter also lets you tap into your vehicle’s diagnostic port, so you can check out expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure monitor on the Alpine’s screen.

What if there’s no Perfect F.I.T. package for my vehicle?
If there isn’t a Perfect F.I.T. package available for your vehicle, Alpine offers their KTX-UTB8 universal dash bezel for custom installations. In most vehicles not covered by Perfect F.I.T., you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle’s steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo, too.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver’s Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you’re going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check “Details” for compatibility information.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

Product Highlights:
General Features:

DVD/CD player with 8″ touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
fits double-DIN (4″ tall) dash openings
Alpine Perfect F.I.T. package or KTX-UTB8 universal trim bezel required for installation
built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
built-in HD Radio tuner
Smartphone Features:

built-in iPod and iPhone control (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps)
Siri Eyes Free control with select iPhones
Pandora control with iPhone
built-in Android control
Pandora control via Bluetooth connection
HDMI/MHL cable required for viewing video content from compatible Android devices
Navigation Features:

built-in navigation system with 3D representations of buildings, landmarks, and terrain
maps of the United States and Canada, plus 7 million points of interest
free lifetime HERE traffic service in metropolitan areas
text-to-speech voice prompts announce actual road names at turns
lane assistance and junction view
Audio/video Features:

plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
compatible with Alpine TuneIt 2.0 app for sonic profile settings and adjustments through your smartphone
9-band parametric EQ
time correction
high- and low-pass crossovers
compatible with Alpine’s PXA-H800 IMPRINT audio processor
dual-zone A/V output

compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
inputs: HDMI input, rear USB input, rear A/V input (can be used as a second camera input), rear-view camera input
outputs: digital optical output; rear A/V output; 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
Other Information:

CEA-2006 compliant
compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
compatible with iDatalink Maestro to retain factory settings for Ford SYNC, GM OnStar, and Chrysler Uconnect
warranty: 1 year
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