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iDA-X305S Digital Media Receiver

iDA-X305S Digital Media Receiver

CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18W x 4
Max Power Output: 50W x 4

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A Revolutionary Pandora Experience.

What if you could listen to a variety of new music personalized to your taste in your car? With the iDA-X305S, conveniently control, listen, and access all your personalized music in your car, via the Pandora® Internet Radio App and PandoraLink® on your iPhone®.

Made for iPod & iPhonePandora Link®

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Price: U.S. $349.95
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Professional installation available at authorized retailers.

Control Pandora from your Dash

iDA-X305S DemoBring more enjoyment to your daily drive with music that you love, while at the same time, discovering new music that you like! With the iDA-X305S, there is no need to interact with your iPhone because the iDA-X305S is a dedicated receiver that provides seamless control of your iPhone and plays Pandora over your in-vehicle audio system. The iDA-X305S offers new and enhanced features for a more robust music listening experience that meets the specifications for "Made for iPhone" and "Works with iPhone" compatibility and is exclusively engineered with PandoraLink® to deliver a superior Pandora experience inside your car.

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

PandoraLink® From Your Dash

Noteworthy Mention

2010 Innovations Award

The Alpine iDA-X305S is a recipient of the 2010 CES Innovations honors award. Every year at the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Innovations Designs and Engineering Awards program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics products, such as the iDA-X305S for the In-Vehicle Audio category.



“…it is a solid performer and allows you to access the most popular sound formats available today.”


“And with its intuitive controls and easy to read display, the Alpine iDA-X305S may just be the perfect companion, because it always seem to know the right songs to play.”

cnet: Best of CES

The iDA-X305S was also a nominee for the Best of CES awards under the Car Tech category for 2010 and a nominee for the People’s Voice awards . Since 2006, CNET has presented the Best of CES Awards, given to the top product in nine categories. CNET also hosts the People's Voice Award which is ultimately decided by CNET member votes.

New to Pandora?

New to Pandora?Pandora is a free, personalized radio that allows users to create their own stations with music they like from a single artist or song. Pandora is available for free - sign up and get more info at Pandora.com. Pandora is also available for free on your iPhone, simply play the app on your phone to listen to your personalized stations. The iDA-X305S is the first Alpine head unit to bring Pandora into your car.

Pandora is only available for use in the United States. The iDA-X305S is available at authorized Alpine retailers in the United States. Bring your iPhone into a store near you to get a demo of the iDA-X305S today.

Here’s What You Need to Get Started

  • iPhone
  • Free Pandora Account from Pandora.com
  • Free Pandora App for your iPhone from the iTunes App Store.
  • iDA-X305S

Download the Free Pandora App

Download the PandoraLink for Alpine App

If you don’t already have the Pandora app on your iPhone, simply download the Pandora app from the iTunes store.

Pandora (ver. 3.1.3 or earlier) is designed to work only with the Alpine iDA-X305S.

Good to Go

Have iPhone 4, iOS 4, 3G or 3Gs? You're Good to Go.

Sit down in your car, connect your iPhone via the USB connection, tuck your iPhone away in the glove compartment for example, and Pandora is ready to play and control through the iDA-X305S. Simply launch the PandoraLink for Alpine app, turn up the music, and enjoy!

View Alpine's message on iPhone 5 compatibility here.

See What’s Playing

Easily view your Pandora or iPod Album Art on a High-Resolution 2.2-inch color TFT display and select from three different screen view options on the iDA-X305S. The display has great visibility even in direct sunlight. While listening to Pandora via the iDA-X305S, the display shows album art, and other track information such as song/artist title and station name. You can select from various displays including a large retro-style clock display.

Uninterrupted Music, Maximum Sound

With the iDA-X305S, enjoy the best sound experience when listening to Pandora in your car. With aux cables or FM transmitters, expect low volumes, static, and unwanted road noise competition. Even standard Bluetooth® Audio streaming solutions can cut out intermittently. Whereas other Pandora solutions fall short of sound and playback, with the iDA-X305S and direct connection exclusively for Pandora, treat yourself and your passengers to uninterrupted music with the Alpine sound quality you expect.

Select your Stations

Select your stationsNow the same stations you have already customized from Pandora.com or on your iPhone, can be accessed conveniently on your Alpine head unit. That means you get to pick the music you want to hear on your drive without having to interact with your iPhone!

Rate your Songs

Rate your songsIf you like the song, push in the outer ring of the Double Action encoder knob and twist the knob to the right to give the song a thumbs up. If you don’t like the song, likewise push in and rotate the knob to the left, to give the song a thumbs down and the song will skip. This provides feedback to Pandora so that you get better music selections catered to you no matter where you are; whether it’s in the car, on your iPhone, or over the web on your computer at home.

Bookmark your Songs

Bookmark Your SongsThe current song or artist playing can also be bookmarked to your Pandora account. Your bookmarks can be viewed on your profile page at Pandora.com or directly via the Pandora app for iPhone, where you can choose to purchase the music from your computer later.

Dedicated for your iPhone

Made for iPod / Works with iPhone

Made for iPod / Works with iPhone

It's simply the best way to control your iPhone or iPod in the car - enjoy seamless operation of your iPhone in addition to full control of all your favorite media sources. Control all search options of your iPhone directly from the iDA-X305S via Artist, Playlist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast, or Composer and more. The USB connection allows for high-quality iPhone music playback and delivers an even faster access speed so you'll find songs as quickly as you expect to find them on your iPhone. The iDA-X305S is designed to work with the iPhone, so you get access to your iPod or iPhone music libraries and Pandora music, all optimized for the in-vehicle environment. Large music libraries are no problem with a faster connection speed and QuickSearch functionality.

Made for iPod / Works with iPhone

Charge your iPhone

Standard in-vehicle solutions may drain the battery of your iPhone, but with the iDA-X305S, your iPhone charges via the USB cable, so you can enjoy nonstop music and recharge your iPhone at the same time.

Super-Fast USB Connection

The iDA-X305S uses a USB connection (cable included) for iPhones, which provides ultra-fast digital data transfers so songs are loaded instantly. Sound quality is maximized by using USB along with the 24-Bit Burr-Brown D/A converter, allowing for an incredible Signal to Noise ratio of 105dB. Plus, the iDA-X305S quickly loads up full Album Art on its screen. Thanks to the USB connection, you can also plug in an USB thumb-drive loaded with music.

Dedicated for your iPhone or iPod (cont.)



Tons of music? Find it fast! With Alpine's exclusive QuickSearch 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 Playlists, Artists, Songs, Podcasts, Audiobooks, Genres, and Composers. You can even use QuickSearch for your radio stations. Large control buttons and a Double-Action Rotary Encoder Knob make it easy to scroll through all your sources, including your iPhone, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, and DVD changer. No interruptions, while you search, just let the Alpine play.


Alphabet Search

Alpine gives you even more ways to find your favorite music. No need to sift through each song one-by-one. Use Alphabet Search to jump through your lengthy list of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you have the letter you want, just scroll to the exact song!

Percentage Search

For especially large music libraries, Alpine created the Percentage Search function to use the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list. Why scroll through each song one by one, when you can just jump to a segment of your library?

Back Button

Instead of starting over from the search menu, simply press the back button on the receiver to go back one step. Works just like your iPhone! When you are playing a song if you press button it will take you back to the place in the menu where you were in the hierarchy of selecting the song.

Signature Knob Control

Signature Knob<The iDA-X305S comes with a large Double-Action Rotary Encoder Knob for maximum control over all music search functions like QuickSearch for finding your songs or adjusting your volume whether you are listening to Pandora or your music library on your iPhone. This knob, as well as the left half of the front panel can be detached from the face-plate for anti-theft purposes.

Blue vs. Red Display

Blue vs. Red DisplayFeeling blue one day, and red the next? Choose between blue or red display and illumination buttons/presets on the faceplate.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Don’t be distracted making or receiving phone calls while driving and say goodbye to uncomfortable headsets and earpieces. Get the convenience of carrying on phone conversations in your car, hands-free!


This unit is ready for Bluetooth Wireless Technology with a convenient phone button available on the receiver. Just add a KCE-250BT adapter to pair up your cell phone with your head unit by pressing the phone button. You can access your phone book to make calls to your contacts right from your cellphone. Now make and receive phone calls conveniently with both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.


  • Caller ID
  • Address book
  • Auto-Answer
  • Auto-Connect
  • Missed / Dialed / Received calls

Speak using the microphone supplied with the KCE-250BT, then listen through your car’s speakers.

The Beauty of USB for Other Devices


With a dedicated USB input and USB cable, you can even connect USB memory devices like thumbdrives. Song lists on USB devices are displayed in alphabetical order, and allows eight levels of file / folder search capabilities. This unit will find music files while ignoring other file types on the USB device.

Multiple System Expansion Options

Expand your media - these digital receivers are equipped to add on additional media sources to enjoy services like HD Radio, Satellite Radio, DVD Changer, and other auxiliary sources.* The following expansion items require additional accessories and/or subscription as indicated below.

HD Radio

All Digital HD Radio®

Get all the music and programming you want to hear in crystal-clear digital format (with the TUA-T550HD, sold separately). Turn your FM stations into stations with CD-quality sound, AM stations with FM-quality sound, with virtually no distortion. With multi-casting capability HD1, HD2, and HD3, you'll hear more talk and music content from the stations than you already receive.

When you hear a song you like, simply press and hold the iTunes Tagging button on the iDA-X305S. This iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on HD Radio stations and stores the info on your iPhone. The next time you connect your iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.

Satellite Radio Ready Satellite Service

With over 130 channels, SIRIUX XM brings you more of what you love. Get the most out of commercial-free music, plus all your favorite sports, news, talk and entertainment. Alpine brings you the best of both XM and/or Sirius all from the convenience of your vehicle, with the following expansion options. Now you can add “The Best of SIRIUS” to your XM subscription or “The Best of XM” to your SIRIUS subscription to get the best of both worlds – visit SIRIUS or XM for more programming details.

Sirius Satellite ready

SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Get every NFL game, every NASCAR® race, college sports and more. Visit SIRIUS for program and subscription information. The Alpine KCA-SC100 SiriusConnect™ interface enables control and playback of a SIRIUS Portable, Dock & Play or Hide-away tuners directly from the iDA-X305S. With the KCA-SC100 (sold separately) get automatic Game Alert and Song Alert services, plus convenient program replay and pause functions. The KCA-SC100 connects to the new line of SiriusConnect™ tuners and docks such as the SCC1 (sold separately) and the SCVDOC1 (sold separately).

XM Satellite Radio

Commercial-free music from ever genre. Every MLB® and NHL® game, NBA coverage, the PGA Tour® Network and more. Visit XM for program and subscription information. This unit works with the XM Direct 2 (sold separately) and XM Mini Tuner (sold separately) solution to add XM radio.

Upgrade your Sound

Get the best iPhone sound experience thanks to a digital USB Connection and a dedicated 24-Bit Burrbrown D/A converter. Or better yet, go all the way by adding an IMPRINT Sound Processor for the most ideal sound experience in your vehicle. The PXA-H100 (sold separately) is a small but powerful unit that corrects all the acoustic problems in your vehicle for ideal sound clarity and imaging. It's a huge advantage you won't find anywhere else! When the PXA-H100 is connected to the iDA-X305S you get better sound, tonal balance, and definition.

Power Pack

Need a power boost?

Add the KTP-445 (sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack! It delivers a true 45W x 4 RMS power and is compact enough to install behind the iDA-X305S. It plugs in-line with the iDA-X305S's wiring harness so you don't even need additional wires.

Steering Wheel Control

Steering Wheel Remote Ready

This receiver is compatible with the steering wheel remote controls available in many vehicles. You can take out your factory radio, put in the Alpine, and still have the convenience of operating your sound system from the steering wheel. Ask your authorized retailer for available interfaces.