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ALPINE ELECTRONICS SHIPS FIRST TO MARKET HEAD UNITS COMPATIBLE WITH THE NEW SXV100 SIRIUSXM CONNECT VEHICLE TUNER

Back May 12, 2011

TORRANCE, Calif., May 12, 2011 – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. announced that it is shipping its new 1-DIN CD receivers which are compatible with SiriusXM’s newest in-vehicle satellite radio tuner. The CDE-124SXM and CDE-123 CD receivers are the first aftermarket head units that work with the new SXV100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit and the first products to feature the new SiriusXM-Ready logo.

Enhanced Satellite Radio Features
The SXV100 receives SiriusXM programming on the XM network (XM subscription required) and provides integrated programming control in a compact package, without the need for additional translators or cables. The SXV100 consists of the satellite radio tuner and magnetic rooftop antenna. It can access over 180 channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk and entertainment. The SXV100 has advanced features which allow for a customizable satellite radio experience. These features, which are controlled through the Alpine receiver, include:

  • SiriusXM Replay™ allowing for pause, rewind and replay of up to 30 minutes of live SiriusXM content.
  • iTunes® Tagging to save song information for later purchase through the iTunes store.
  • Song Alert™ and Artist Alert™ for notification when a favorite song or artist is playing on any SiriusXM channel.
  • Game Alert™ for notification when favorite teams from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and select college football and basketball teams are playing live on Sirius XM.

CDE-124SXM CD Receiver with SXV100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner bundle
For the first time, Alpine is offering an all-in-one head unit/SiriusXM tuner bundle, model CDE-124SXM, which consists of a CD receiver and the SXV100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner packaged together. The CD receiver has a built-in amplifier with CEA-2006 power rating of 18W RMS x 4, a three-band parametric EQ, and one pre-amp output. The front USB port and aux input jack allow for the connection of other external storage devices.

CDE-123 CD Receiver
Also compatible with the SXV100 is the CDE-123 CD receiver (SXV100 sold separately). The CDE-123 has a built-in amplifier with CEA-2006 power rating of 18W RMS x 4, a three-band parametric EQ, and three sets of preouts (4V). It has front and rear USB ports and an aux input jack to connect additional external storage devices. It comes with a cable for iPod® or iPhone® connectivity and is compatible with Bluetooth® wireless technology (separate module required).

“Alpine is proud to be the first to market with these next generation SiriusXM-Ready head units, and the initial response from our retailer base has been outstanding,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “With over 20 million subscribers, SiriusXM is a very popular service and an important feature that we need to offer to Alpine customers.”

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the CDE-124SXM is $229.95 MAP; this product is now available at authorized Alpine retailers in the 48 contiguous U.S. The CDE-123 is $199.95 MAP and is now available at authorized Alpine retailers in the U.S. Please visit www.alpine-usa.com to locate a retailer.

The SXV100, for use with the CDE-123, is available now for $69.99 through SiriusXM’s distribution channel.

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

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