HDS-990 Alpine Status hi-res audio media player


Alpine Status HDS-990 hi-res audio media player.

The HDS-990 is the best way to bring Hi-Res Audio sources into your Alpine Status system and control all settings.

It uses a compact system control panel with a hide-away black box for excellent installation flexibility. The hi-res color display shows all playback data including album cover artwork. It also includes a 6-Ch 31-band EQ, X-Over, and Digital Time Correction.

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Hi-Res Audio Media Player

The HDS-990 Alpine Status Media Player sounds simply amazing and can playback Hi-Res Audio files up to 192kHz / 24bit without down-sampling. It supports many different sound formats, such as MP3, WMA, AAC, MP4, WAV, FLAC, APE and DSD. Audio sources can be connected to the 3 USB ports or streamed via Bluetooth (at a lower sampling rate).

Source Input Options

You can chose from many source inputs: connect your original radio’s speaker lines to the 4-channel high-level inputs to enjoy all original audio sources of your vehicle. There is also a 2-channel RCA input, 3 USB ports (supporting up to 192kHz / 24bit) and of course Bluetooth Audio streaming (supporting up to 96kHz / 24bit).

Hide-Away Black-Box Design

The Media Player is designed with a hide-away black-box configuration. This makes it very easy to find a suitable space in your dash for the slim control panel, while installing the 1DIN sized black-box anywhere behind the dashboard or similar.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming

Wireless Bluetooth connection to your smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled digital audio player is also possible, thanks to the built-in high-end LDAC and aptX HD standards. You can stream music up to 96kHz / 24bit quality. Additional supported Bluetooth Audio Codecs are SBC, AAC and aptX.

Hi-Res Audio Made Accessible

The Alpine Status system features many technologies, components and materials of the AlpineF#1Status system to achieve ultra high-precision music reproduction – at an affordable price tag. It is designed to play music tracks at 192kHz / 24bit format, which are widely accessible in many online stores and streaming platforms. Hi-Res Audio playback of 192kHz / 24bit allows Alpine Status to create a heightened listening experience in the vehicle that emulates the feeling of an intimate recording studio session.

Wide Output Options

The HDS-990 features a wide range of outputs for maximum system-building flexibility. The 4-channel hi-power output (4x 50 Watts) can be used to directly drive your door speakers, while the 6-channel RCA output is designed to connect external amplifiers. There is also an optical TOSLINK as well as a coaxial output to connect the HDS-990 Media Player to a DSP such as the Alpine Status HDP-D90.

Works With Your Original Radio

The HDS-990 Media Player is designed to work in parallel with an original manufacturer’s radio or any aftermarket radio. While the original radio is used for radio and DAB+ reception, vehicle settings, CD playback, Bluetooth, etc., the HDS-990’s part is to play-back, stream and control Hi-Res Audio music files. Since the original radio is intended to be kept in the vehicle, we created the HDS-990’s control panel in a very compact format to be easily added anywhere in the dashboard or centre console.

Extensive Sound Tuning Options

There are many sound tuning features already built into the Media Player, such as 6-channel 31-band Parametric EQ, 3-Way Digital X-Over and Digital Time Correction. These features come in handy if the HDS-990 Media Player is used in stand-alone mode without the HDP-D90 DSP amplifier.

Stand-Alone System or DSP Amplifier Link

You can use the HDS-990 as stand-alone system by connecting it directly to the vehicle’s speakers (or using external amplifiers). To use the system’s full potential however we recommend to pair it with the HDP-D90 DSP amplifier. This DSP amplifier features a built-in 12-channel digital amplifier, 31-band Parametric EQ per channel and many other sound tuning features.

Studio Recording Spec

Alpine Status achieves 192kHz/24Bit playback, which is 6.5 times the amount of digital audio data in a standard CD or digital streaming service and exceeds the standard High-Resolution spec of 96kHz/24Bit found in most aftermarket sound solutions. This allows Alpine Status to capture and accurately reproduce details like the breath of the artist or a musician’s subtle interaction with an instrument. This capability not only reproduces music to the artist’s original intention, but emulates the experience of a studio recording in the vehicle.