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Alpine Announces Single-DIN Head Units for 2018

Alpine CDE-172BT Head Unit (Angle view)

Alpine introduced three new single-DIN head units for budget-minded car audio enthusiasts. The new 2018 models include the CDE-172BT and CDE-170 CD car receivers and the UTE-73BT mech-less in-dash receiver. Overall, there are seven models in the 2018 lineup which address various technology needs and budgets.

Key Features

The CDE-172BT and UTE-73BT are compatible with Android AOA (Android Open Accessory) 2.0 for music control from an Android smartphone through the USB connection. The AOA connection delivers better sound and control over basic Bluetooth® audio streaming, and these functions are delivered through the faceplate keys on each model. Both models are also “Made for iPod and iPhone.” Pandora Music can be accessed from an iPhone or Android phone. The models also have a new high-contrast, 1-line LCD display which delivers five times the contrast of conventional screens, for improved readability in the vehicle.

The CDE-172BT, UTE-73BT and CDE-170 all offer FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback via USB, for a more accurate listening experience. The CDE-172BT is also SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).

2018 Lineup

The three new receivers join two 1-DIN models and one 2-DIN model in the lineup. The receivers are available as listed below at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

CDE-172BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology – $170

  • AM/FM/CD tuner with RBDS information
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA audio file compatibility via USB
  • Made for iPod and iPhone
  • Android AOA 2.0 compatible
  • Works with Pandora Music for iPhone and Android phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Front USB port and AUX port
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 1-line, high-contrast LCD display with RGB illumination
  • Three preouts (4V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • 3-band parametric EQ
  • High pass/Low pass crossover
  • Steering wheel remote and wireless remote ready
  • Available March 2018

UTE-73BT Mech-less Digital Media Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology – $150

  • Mech-less AM/FM tuner with RBDS information
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA audio file compatibility via USB
  • Made for iPod and iPhone
  • Android AOA 2.0 compatible
  • Works with Pandora Music for iPhone and Android phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Front USB port and AUX port
  • 1-line, high-contrast LCD display with RGB illumination
  • Three preouts (2V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • 3-band parametric EQ
  • High pass/Low pass crossover
  • Steering wheel remote and wireless remote ready
  • Available March 2018

CDE-170 CD Receiver – $150

  • AM/FM/CD tuner with RBDS information
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA audio file compatibility via USB
  • Android AOA 2.0 compatible
  • Front USB port and AUX port
  • 1-line LCD display with white illumination and red keys
  • Two preouts (2V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 24-bit DAC
  • 3-band parametric EQ
  • High pass/Low pass crossover
  • Steering wheel remote and wireless remote ready
  • Available February 2018

CDE-W265BT Advanced Bluetooth CD Receiver – $320

  • 2-DIN format with multi-function screen
  • Alpine TuneIt App Ready
  • Works with Pandora Music for iPhone and Android phones
  • Made for iPod and iPhone
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Three preouts (4V) with 3-way crossover capability
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • Bass Engine SQ
  • Front USB and Aux input
  • Two-line display with choice of display color
  • RGB multi-color illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available now (2017 model)

CDE-HD149BT CD/HD Radio Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology – $340

  • AM/FM/CD tuner with RBDS information
  • HD Radio receiver built-in
  • Made for iPod and iPhone
  • Works with Pandora Music for iPhone and Android phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology with audio streaming
  • App Direct Mode
  • Rear USB port with high speed connection for iPod or USB drives
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 3-line LCD display with RGB illumination
  • Three preouts (4V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • High pass/Low pass crossover
  • Time correction
  • Alpine MediaXpander for enhanced sound quality of compressed media
  • Alpine TuneIt App Ready
  • Steering wheel remote and wireless remote ready
  • Available now (2017 model)

CDE-163BT Advanced CD Receiver with Bluetooth Wireless Technology – $240

  • AM/FM/CD tuner with RBDS information
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA audio file compatibility via USB
  • Made for iPod and iPhone
  • Works with Pandora Music for iPhone and Android phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology with audio streaming
  • App Direct Mode
  • Front USB port and AUX port
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 1-line LCD display with RGB illumination
  • Three preouts (4V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 3-way crossover
  • 6-channel time correction
  • Alpine MediaXpander for enhanced sound quality of compressed media
  • Alpine TuneIt App Ready
  • Bass Engine SQ
  • Steering wheel remote and wireless remote ready
  • Available now (2017 model)
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