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Alpine Electronics Debuts New Full-Featured Advanced CD Receivers

Back January 8, 2013

New models are compatible with exclusive, award-winning sound tuning app

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Continuing with its heritage of premium sound quality products, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today debuted three new full-featured CD receivers at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The receivers are equipped with an array of features that appeal to true car audio enthusiasts and are even compatible with Alpine’s new smartphone sound tuning app, TuneIt™.

“Sound quality has always been a hallmark of Alpine products and the robust features found on these CD receivers will not disappoint, ” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “By using the TuneIt app with these receivers, we are giving consumers easy tools to become their own sound tuning experts.”

The three new CD receivers are the CDE-HD149BT, CDE-HD148BT and the CDE-147BT. The units have a variety of features, such as:

  • Pandora®: Pandora internet radio control is available from Android™ and iPhone® smartphones. Users can create new Pandora stations, rate songs with the thumbs up or down rating system and bookmark songs for later purchase.
  • Rear USB ports: The USB port behind the chassis allows for high-speed USB connections to the iPod®, iPhone® or USB drives.
  • HD Radio™: The CDE-HD149BT and CDE-HD148BT have built-in HD Radio receivers to access the 2, 000+ stations that broadcast digital HD Radio programming.
  • SiriusXM Ready: The CDE-HD149BT and CDE-HD148BT are compatible with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, when used with the SXV200 Vehicle Connect tuner (tuner and subscription required, each sold separately).
  • App Direct Mode: This feature allows for basic control of iPhone® apps through the Alpine head unit. Applicable metadata information from the app is displayed on the head unit screen.
  • iPod® and iPhone®: All models are “Made for iPod and iPhone” compatible.
  • Advanced BT Plus Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming: Users can play music stored on a smartphone and benefit from Alpine’s exclusive Digital Sound Processing (DSP) expansion which improves the sound quality of streaming audio. All models come with a separate microphone that can be mounted for the driver’s convenience (such as on the visor), for improved sound quality during phone calls.
  • Three PreOut (4V)
  • Quad-illumination, allowing users to choose blue, green, red or amber lighting to match their vehicle’s interior.

TuneIt Sound Tuning and Sharing App
Alpine also unveiled TuneIt™, a smartphone app for the car audio aftermarket. TuneIt is exclusively compatible with the CDE-HD149BT, CDE-HD148BT and CDE-147BT. This unique app won a CES 2013 Innovations award in the In-Vehicle Audio category.

TuneIt is an easy-to-use sound tuning app which also offers Facebook notifications. Users download the free app onto their iPhone® or Android™ smartphone and create a user profile with information about themselves, their vehicle, and their Alpine sound system. They can follow the simple TuneIt graphical instructions to adjust sound settings for their specific vehicle, or they can choose from the 3, 000 pre-made settings in the database. Settings that can be adjusted include Time Correction, Parametric EQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. The user can make and save up to 100 different sound settings; which is helpful if the user wants to store various settings to use for specific types of music.

Users can share settings with others, as well as rate settings made by others. The sharing and learning aspect of TuneIt is especially helpful for novices without much sound tuning experience, since it allows those with similar setups to use the same settings for the best results. The more frequently the user is active within the app, the higher his or her status progresses, from the “Roadie” level all the way up to the advanced level of “Master Golden Ear.” TuneIt’s sound setting activities are all done through a graphical user interface on the smartphone; the phone only needs to be connected via USB when downloading the sound setting into the Alpine receiver.

The Alpine receivers will be available at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

CDE-HD149BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD/HD Radio Receiver

  • TuneIt™ app compatible
  • HD Radio™ receiver built-in
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM compatible (tuner and subscription sold separately)
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Three preouts (4V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • Rear USB port with high speed connection for iPod® or USB drives
  • Three-line full dot matrix display
  • Quad-illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: March 2013
  • SRI: $320.00

CDE-HD148BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD/HD Radio Receiver

  • TuneIt™ app compatible
  • HD Radio™ receiver built-in
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM compatible (tuner and subscription sold separately)
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Three preout (4V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • Rear USB port with high speed connection for iPod® or USB drives
  • Two-line dot display
  • Quad-illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: March 2013
  • SRI: $280.00

CDE-147BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD/Receiver

  • TuneIt™ app compatible
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct Mode
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Three preout (4V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • Rear USB port with high speed connection for iPod® or USB drives
  • Two-line dot display
  • Quad-illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: March 2013
  • SRI: $230.00

Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. “HD Radio” is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. iPod®, iPhone®, and Made for iPod® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

About Alpine Electronics

Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

For more information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com.

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Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

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