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The Alpine CDE-102 is an in-dash controller that allows you to enjoy music from CD's, iPods, iPhones.

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high quality sound ouput, no distortion or loss due to processing

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easy enough installation for first-time installers

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strong power output, can handle aftermarket speakers at a reasonable volume without additional amps

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user's manual comes on a CD, making it difficult to reference while installing and using the unit

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turning it on or off is unnecessarily awkward

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some compatibility issues with USB drives that are loaded on a Mac

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ships with the incorrect cable for iPod connections - need a KCE-433iV, rather than the KCE-433i - won't work with the wrong one

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The Alpine CDE-102 is an in-dash controller that allows you to enjoy music from CD's, iPods, iPhones and other portable media players. The CD player plays standard CD/CD-R/CD-RW discs with MP3/AAC/WMA playback. Connect your iPod or iPhone using the KCE-433iV cable and you can access all your music from from the head unit. The rotary knob makes controlling music a breeze, and the LCD display shows song information as you scroll through playlists, artists, albums and songs.  There is a front USB and auxilary input jack to connect other devices.  Alpine's QuickSearch technology allows you to find music as quick as possible, with the large rotary knob making it easy to search your iPod, radio stations and CDs, with no interruption. This unit allows you to control your crossover frequency to adjust the sound output to match your audio system. It is also Bluetooth ready with an additional required adaptor.

  • Power Output: Max 50 W x 4 High Power Amplifier
  • Display: White LCD (14 Segment)
  • Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Face Color: Black
  • Illumination Buttons: Blue Illuminated Buttons
  • PreOut: 2 PreOuts (2 V)
  • Auxiliary Input: Auxiliary Input (Front Panel) Auxiliary Input
  • Bass & Treble: Bass & Treble Controls
  • Fader & Balance: Fader & Balance Controls
  • Clock: Clock Built-In Clock
  • DIN Trim Plate: DIN Trim Plate Detachable Trim Plate
  • Detachable Face Plate: Detachable Face Plate
  • Dimmer: Dimmer Input
  • Power Antenna Lead: Power Antenna Lead Output
  • Remote Turn-On: Remote Turn-On Output
  • Audio Interrupt: Audio Interrupt Input
  • Memory Presets: Memory Preset Stations (FM:12 / AM:6)
  • Memory: Memory Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Seek Mode Local / DX Selection
Connection for iPod
  • Compatibility for iPod: iPod 5th generation, iPod nano 1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation, iPod classic, iPod touch 1st/2nd generation
  • Works with iPhone: Works with iPhone
  • Connection Type: Full Speed' Connection
  • Connection: Connection Full Speed' Cable (KCE-433iV Required)
  • Source Type: Dedicated iPodA? Source
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Capability: Song, Albums, All
  • Music Control: Up / Down / Repeat
  • Available Selections: Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook
  • Percentage Search: Percentage Search
  • Information Display: Artist, Song, Album
  • Easy Navigating: Easy Navigating Quick Search
Connection for USB
  • Connection Type: USB
  • USB Input: USB Input Front Panel Input
  • Music Playback: MP3/AAC/WMA Playback
Disc Player
  • Disc Type: CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: CD/CD-R/CD-RW
  • Music Playback: Music Playback MP3/AAC/WMA Playback
  • DAC: 1-Bit DAC
  • Zero data Mute: Zero data Mute
  • Digital Servo: Digital Servo
  • Music Sensor: Music Sensor Scan/Repeat
  • Playback Control: Play/Pause/Forward/Backward
  • M.I.X. Mode: One (Folder)/All (Random Play)/Random (CD Only)
  • Easy Navigating: Quick Search
Sound Tuning
  • Subwoofer Level: Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • High Pass Filter: High Pass Filter Adjustment
  • Bass Center Frequency: Bass Center Frequency Adjustment
  • Bass Width: Bass Width Q Adjustment
  • Bass Level: Bass Level Adjustment
  • Treble Center Frequency: Treble Center Frequency Adjustment
  • Treble Level: Treble Level Adjustment
  • Loudness: Loudness Feature
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