Lightning-to-USB Cable: Use the Alpine KCU-471i Lightning-to-USB cable to plug a new iPod, iPhone, or iPad with a Lightning-connector directly into an “Apple-Certified” Alpine’s head unit’s USB port, and gain full, direct, adapter-free control via the receiver’s interface. Enjoy fast charging of your compatible Apple device while the direct digital connection assures you get the utmost sound quality from your stored music and music apps.
iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone’s stored music to be loaded instantly to your Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit’s 24-bit D/A converter. The KCU-471i supports audio playback of stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps on your iPod/iPhone through your compatible Alpine head unit. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through your head unit’s front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.