Alpine CDE-196DAB CD/DAB+ Receiver with Bluetooth / AUX / USB / FLAC


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Alpine CDE-196DAB

CD/DAB+ Receiver with Advanced Bluetooth / AUX / USB / FLAC

Award winning CDE-196DAB, named INCAR HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR for 2017.

Designed to be the highlight of any dash, the Alpine CDE-196DAB delivers Alpine’s famous sound quality along with a myriad of features. Connect a USB memory stick to play MP3/WMA/AAC and high resolution FLAC files or plug in your iPod/iPhone for quick access to all your favourite music. Plus, a handy AUX input on the front panel makes it easy to connect virtually any portable music device. What’s more, built-in Bluetooth enables hands-free calling, audio streaming and voice control with compatible phones for maximum convenience. In addition to the built-in DAB+ Digital Radio, the Alpine CDE-196DAB can receive RDS for info including song and station names.

The Alpine CDE-196DAB features 9 band parametric EQ and 6 channel digital time correction give you comprehensive control to tune the sound exactly how you like it, while the TuneIt app gives you even more advanced audio tuning options including search and download of preset audio parameters, and Facebook text-to-speech right from your compatible smartphone. Moreover, users can truly personalise their experience with a customisable opening screen message.

The Alpine CDE-196DAB also has built-in DAB+ Digital Radio tuner uses the most advanced digital technology to deliver radio reception in outstanding, noise-free sound quality. DAB+ also offers many other advantages over traditional FM radio: select from a much wider range of radio stations and after an initial station scan you can easily select your desired channels from an alphabetic and genre list of available stations.

DAB+ built-in USB for iPod or iPhone and MP3/WMA/AAC Variable RGB Illumination Radio Data System
DAB+ is a major upgrade to the DAB standard, providing great quality audio as well as text content display including station title information, artist and song titles. Reception quality is more robust due to stronger error correction coding, and MPEG audio format has also been adopted for superb sound reproduction. This provides you with a range of quality digital only stations that you can tune by station name, produced with clearer sound and improved reception, for a crystal clear radio listening experience like never before.

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The USB connection provides seamless access and playback of your audio content stored on your iPod® or iPhone®. It also lets you enjoy the convenient playback of MP3/WMA/AAC audio files stored on USB media devices such as memory sticks and portable hard disc drives. What’s more, Alpine’s quick search function provides easy file and folder search, as well as alphabetical ordering and DRM10 (Digital Rights Management)* compatibility. Alpine’s Variable RGB Illumination (152,561 colours!) allows you to adjust the LCD display and key backlighting colours independently. This provides two colour contrasting configurations and precision adjustment for near perfect illumination matching of your vehicle. RDS is a communications protocol which sends small amounts of digital information to your head unit. This allows you to view extra radio information, including station name and now playing track/artist information.
QuickSearch MediaXpander Sub Woofer Level Steering Wheel Remote Ready
Lot’s of music? Find it fast! With Alpine’s exclusive Quick-Search 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 your iPod, compressed music folders and song files, radio stations, CD changer or DVD changer. No interruptions while you search, just let the music play. MediaXpander (MX) is Alpine’s exclusive technology that restores sound quality lost in music file compression or original recording process. No adjustments are necessary; simply at a touch of the display select MediaXpander and your music will instantly sound more alive, rich and natural. Ability to control the Sub Woofer Levels. Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready. Replace the factory-installed head unit without loss of this convenient option. Alpine head units that are steering wheel remote control ready allow you to control your head unit right from your factory installed steering wheel controls using an Alpine Steering Wheel adapter. Ask your Alpine Dealer for the solution to suit your vehicle.
Remote Included
Remote Control Included with Head Unit. Enjoy the convenience of the included infrared (IR) wireless remote. You and your passengers can effortlessly command basic functions of the Alpine head unit

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