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New Alpine Head Units Deliver Audio Sources at Budget Friendly Prices

Back January 8, 2013

App mode feature provides access to cloud-based content

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Three new entry priced 1-DIN head units are being shown by Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The head units deliver easy access to music through Alpine’s renowned sound quality, all at attractive price points.

Alpine offers three head units addressing the demand for budget-friendly products that playback music from popular storage formats. The new models are the CDE-143BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD Receiver, the CDE-141 CD Receiver and the UTE-42BT Advanced Bluetooth Digital Media Receiver. All three head units have the following features:

  • USB port and aux input jack – every head unit has a USB port and aux jack on the faceplate, for easy connection to music stored on phones or memory devices.
  • App 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.
  • Power Pack Ready – all head units are compatible with Alpine’s KTP-445A Head Unit Power Pack (sold separately). This tiny amplifier can boost the power of each head unit up to 45 watts RMS x 4, for a noticeable sound quality improvement.

In addition to these features, the CDE-143BT and UTE-42BT have 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. Both 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.

“Consumers no longer have to sacrifice access to various music formats for price, ” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “These new entry head units deliver multiple methods for music delivery with budget friendly prices.”

The Alpine head units can be found at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

CDE-143BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD Receiver

  • Built-in advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • High speed USB connection for iPod® or USB drives
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct mode
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 2 PreOut (2V)
  • Power Pack Ready (requires KTP-445A, sold separately)
  • Available: March 2013
  • SRI: $160.00

CDE-141 CD/MP3/AAC/WMA Receiver

  • Front USB port
  • Front aux input
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct mode
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 2 PreOut (2V)
  • Power Pack Ready (requires KTP-445A, sold separately)
  • Available: Now
  • SRI: $130.00

UTE-42BT Advanced Bluetooth® Digital Media Receiver (Mechless)

  • Built-in advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • High speed USB connection for iPod or USB drives
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct mode
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 2 PreOut (2V)
  • Power Pack Ready (requires KTP-445A, sold separately)
  • Available: February 2013
  • SRI: $130.00

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.

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. 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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