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The Alpine CDA-117 is a mid-range single-DIN car audio receiver.

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scroll wheel well designed for use while driving, not too stiff or too sensitive

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full song and playlist access to iPod and iPhone contents

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display is bright and recessed to avoid glare even under direct sunlight

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ability to send signal directly from CD player or iPod to an amplifier without using internal MOSFET amps

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full graphic equalizer and time correction

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remote is only very basic, limited control of the unit's functions beyond play, pause, skip track

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full functionality with iPhone does not extend to HTC phones, only very basic support

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The Alpine CDA-117 is a mid-range single-DIN car audio receiver. In addition to a standard CD player, the head unit features a USB port for connecting an iPod or iPhone. QuickSearch and Percentage Search functions allow users to navigate large iPod music libraries easily from within the receiver's interface. With RDS tagging, FM radio song information can be saved to a connected iPod or iPhone. A Bluetooth adapter, purchased separately, adds hands-free calling and Bluetooth music streaming to the CDA-117's feature set. Other accessories add support for HD and satellite radio. Another add-on enables IMPRINT Sound, a suite of audio customization options.

  • Single-DIN form factor
  • 156x38 BioLite display
  • 4x50W max. power output (4x18W RMS)
  • CD player
  • AM/FM tuner
  • USB port
  • iPod/iPhone control
  • MP3/AAC/WMA playback
  • Quick Search
  • Percentage Search
  • RDS FM radio tagging
  • Remote control
  • Optional Bluetooth adapter
  • Optional HD/SAT radio adapters
  • Optional IMPRINT Sound audio processor
  • 3 4.0V preamp outputs
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