The best way to enjoy your music on the water, is with Alpine's fully IPx5 waterproof marine head
unit, the CDA-118M.
This product has been awarded a 2010 CES Innovations Designs and Engineering Award, a
prestigious honor that recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics products. This annual
competition is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Products are judged on
evaluation criteria that include engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, function, and
value. Award Category: In-Vehicle Audio
Designed for Marine Use
The CDA-118M is designed for full operation in your boat. The CDA-118M comes in a 1.8 DIN
faceplate size, for an easy upgrade for standard marine head units. This unit features a large 2-line
LCD screen, viewable in direct sunlight. Skip-resistant CD mechanism ensures continuous playback
while you’re on the waves. The CDA-118M is fully IPx5 waterproof and salt fog/UV certified. EEPROM
no-loss memory, ensures even when the boat is not in use and the battery is disconnected, all your
radio presets, zone controls, sound adjustments will stay intact.
IPx5 and ASTM-B117 Tested
The CDA-118M undergoes strict marine testing, including intrusion protection and salt fog tests to
ensure performance on water conditions. Testing includes being subjected to a jetting water stream
3.3 gallons per minute, and the unit must stay water-tight for 3 minutes at a distance of 10 feet. For
salt/fog testing, the unit is placed in a chamber to withstand water with %5 sodium chloride (salt),
sprayed at a rate of 12ml/hour for 24 hours. The CDA-118M is IPx5 rated and ASTM-B117
A large double-action encoder in conjunction with the easy-to-read 2-line display, makes your
search functions in all your source modes a breeze. Direct source buttons make it convenient to switch
from iPod to Satellite radio, to CD to FM/AM tuner.
Multi-Zone Volume Control
Get control over one zone with front/rear/sub preouts, and a second zone with 2 additional
or all simultaneously, using the dedicated volume zone control button.
Entertainment on Deck
The CDA-118M provides seamless integration of all digital media sources in the boat. Expand your
sound system with the same quality Alpine has brought to you in your car for over 30 years. In
addition to CD and iPod® or iPhone® playback(cable included), this Ai-NET unit is ready for a multitude
of sources including SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, HD Radio®, DVD changer, and enhanced sound with
IMPRINT (Separate adapters and/or subscriptions required.)
Works with iPhone and Made for iPod
The iPod cable, included, provides direct iPod and iPhone connection. Get full control and playback
of your iPod or iPhone right from the head unit. In addition to playback, the KCU-440i also charges
your iPod or iPhone for instant music access, all the time.
For clarity in identifying your model of iPod, visit Apple.
Note: This unit does not support video playback from iPhone/iPod.
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 artists, songs, albums, playlists, and radio stations. Large
control buttons and a rotary encoder make it easy to scroll through all your sources, including your
iPod, Radio stations and CD’s. No interruptions, while you search, just let the Alpine play.
Command your Boat
Add the MC10 wireless remote commander kit, to get multi-zone control over all your sources. In
addition to control over your head unit, get full control over additional sources like iPod®, HD Radio,
and satellite radio. The MC10 offers a full dot matrix LCD display with backlighting so you can view
song/artist/album info plus volume levels and sub levels.
Upgrade with IMPRINT SOUND
H100 ready with Dual Input Capability
Power Pack Ready – upgrade to full 45Wx4 RMS
4 Volt Pre-Outs for Front, Rear, and Subwoofer channels w/Subwoofer Level control
High-Pass Crossover (selectable 80/120/160Hz)
Bass Center Frequency control with Q, Treble Center Frequency control
Step up to IMPRINT Sound. The CDA-118M is IMPRINT ready – Just add an IMPRINT PXA-H100 audio
processor for automatic sound tuning or powerful manual tuning options. Precise control and
yield enhanced sound so you can enjoy an optimal listening experience. IMPRINT automatically
measures the entire listening area, capturing time domain and frequency response information from
each listening location to process and improve the sound at every seat in your boat.
Ready for Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Make/Receive Phone Calls
Don’t fuss or fiddle with your phone and say goodbye to uncomfortable headsets and earpieces.
Get the convenience of carrying phone conversations in your boat, hands-free. This unit is ready for
Bluetooth wireless technology so you can add a KCE-400BT adapter(sold separately) to pair up your
cell phone with your head unit. The KCE-400BT is powered by Parrot, the global leader in wireless devices for mobile
phones, for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth wireless technology enabled cell phones.
with your local authorized Alpine retailer for phone compatibility.
Now make and take phone calls conveniently. View caller information including caller ID, missed,
dialed, and received calls right from the head unit display. Use the microphone supplied with the KCE-400BT to
speak, then listen through your boat’s speakers. You can even set up your cell phone/head unit to
automatically answer your calls. With select compatible phones with streaming audio capability, you
listen to music stored on your phone and have it stream through your Alpine system.
All Digital HD Radio Ready
Alpine does HD. Get all the music and programming you want to hear in crystal-clear digital
T550HD required). FM stations with CD-quality sound, AM stations with FM-quality sound, and
virtually no distortion. Multicasting technology allows access to additional free music channels provided
by most major radio stations. Enjoy more talk and music content from more stations. With iTunes
Tagging, get new songs on the go. When you hear a song you like, simply press and hold the iTunes
Tagging button on the CDA-118M. This iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on HD
Radio stations and stores the info on your iPod. The next time you connect your iPod to iTunes, you will
be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them from directly from
SIRIUS XM Ready
This unit is SIRIUS XM Ready, (additional adapters and subscription required), so you can expand
and enjoy a wider array of stations. With over 130 channels, SIRIUS XM brings you more of what you
love. Get the most commercial-free music, plus all your favorite sports, news, talk and entertainment.
Add the KCA-
SC100 interface for your portable SIRIUS Plug-n-Play device and get automatic Game Alert and
Song Alert services, plus convenient program replay and pause functions. (compatible SIRIUS portable
or SC-C1 required, features vary dependant on feature set of selected portable)
Features and Specification
CEA-2006 Power Ratings
CEA-2006 Power Rating: 4 I? @14.4 V Ƈ%THD+N, S/N 80 dBA (ref.1 W into 4 I?), 18 W x 4