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New In-Dash Receivers from Alpine Electronics Have Advanced Sound Tuning Capabilities

Back January 7, 2014

Three models are compatible with the second generation TuneIt 2.0 sound tuning app

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2014) – Committed to premium sound quality products, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today debuted five new single DIN receivers at the 2014 International CES, held Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Various models are compatible with Alpine’s smartphone sound tuning app TuneIt® 2.0, now in its second generation.

“The Alpine brand is synonymous with quality receivers and over the years, we have continuously added features to improve the in-car audio experience,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “Our TuneIt smartphone app lets consumers easily tune their sound systems, and the features in the new 2.0 version empower them even more to set their systems to their exact liking.”

Alpine has five new receivers for 2014. The CDE-154BT, CDE-153BT and UTE-52BT are full-featured receivers with a variety of features, such as:

  • Pandora®: Pandora internet radio control is available from iPhone® and Android™ smartphones. Users can create new Pandora stations, rate songs with the thumbs up or down rating system and bookmark songs for later purchase.
  • Eyes Free Mode: Apple integrates Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. Through these three receivers, consumers with a compatible iPhone®* running iOS 6 or newer can direct Siri to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. To further minimize distraction, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further with an Eyes Free mode which enables consumers to interact with the iPhone® using nothing more than their voice while keeping the device’s screen from lighting up.
  • SiriusXM-Ready: The receivers are compatible with SiriusXM when used with the SXV200 Vehicle Connect Tuner Kit (sold separately, subscription required). SiriusXM features include: Pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of missed content from any Smart Favorite channel; start songs from the beginning when tuned to any Smart Favorite music channel using the TuneStart™ feature; scan and select songs on SmartFavorite music channels with TuneScan™. Customers purchasing the SXV200 will receive a three-month All Access Package subscription from SiriusXM with access to every satellite radio channel, including all premium content, as well as SiriusXM Internet Radio access outside the vehicle.
  • App Direct Mode: This feature allows for basic control of iPhone® apps through the Alpine receiver. Applicable metadata information from the app is displayed on the receiver screen.
  • USB ports: The CDE-154BT has a rear USB port, while the CDE-153BT and UTE-52BT have USB ports on the front faceplate. The USB ports allow for high-speed USB connections to the iPod®, iPhone® or USB drives.
  • 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 near the driver’s mouth for optimum sound quality and performance.

TuneIt 2.0 Sound Tuning and Sharing App
The CDE-154BT, CDE-153BT and UTE-152BT are compatible with Alpine’s exclusive TuneIt® 2.0 smartphone app. TuneIt debuted in 2013 and is an easy-to-use sound tuning app which 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 instructions to adjust sound settings (like Time Correction, Parametric EQ and Crossover) for their specific vehicle, or choose from the pre-made settings in the database. Users can share settings and rate settings made by others. The sound setting activities are done through a graphical user interface on the smartphone. The phone only needs to be connected when downloading the sound setting into the Alpine receiver; this connection can be done through USB for iPhone®, or through Bluetooth® wireless technology with a compatible Android™ smartphone.

Users are notified of incoming activity on their Facebook wall through an audible alert and a blinking blue button on the receiver. If the user chooses to accept the notification, TuneIt® 2.0 will read the message back via text-to-speech. The user has the option to “Like” the message through the press of a button. iPhone® users also have the option to use text-to-speech to “Like” the message.

Now in its second generation, new features added to TuneIt® 2.0 include expanded vehicle choices for easier profile set-up, an expanded database of Alpine speakers and subwoofers for more precise sound system tuning and Bass Engine SQ tuning to tailor the in-vehicle bass characteristics. Alpine’s 2014 2-DIN models are also compatible with TuneIt 2.0.

Complete Receiver Lineup
Two additional new 2014 models are the CDE-152 and CDE-151. Both models have the Bass Engine SQ button for easy bass controls. The CDE-152 is also compatible with App Mode, giving users the flexibility to access iPhone® apps through the receiver. Completing the entire receiver line up are five additional models carrying over from 2013.

The new 2014 Alpine receivers will be available at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.

CDE-154BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD Receiver

  • TuneIt® 2.0 app integration
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Eyes Free Mode
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 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
  • Bass Engine SQ button
  • Rear USB port with high speed connection for iPod® or USB drives
  • Two-line display with choice of display color
  • RGB multi-color illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: January
  • SRI: $260.00

CDE-153BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD Receiver

  • TuneIt® 2.0 app integration
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Eyes Free Mode
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Three preouts (2V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • Bass Engine SQ button
  • Front USB port with high speed connection for iPod®, iPhone® or USB drives
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: January
  • SRI: $230.00

UTE-52BT Advanced Bluetooth® Digital Media Receiver

  • Mechless design
  • TuneIt® 2.0 app integration
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Eyes Free Mode
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Three preouts (2V)
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 9-band parametric EQ
  • 24-Bit DAC
  • Bass Engine SQ button
  • Front USB port with high speed connection for iPod®, iPhone® or USB drives
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • Available: February
  • SRI: $170.00

CDE-152 CD Receiver

  • Front panel USB connection for iPod® or USB drives
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Bass Engine SQ button
  • App Direct mode
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • Three preouts (2V)
  • Available February
  • SRI: $170.00

CDE-151 CD Receiver

  • Front USB port
  • Bass Engine SQ button
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • Two preouts (2V)
  • Available February
  • SRI: $150.00

The following receivers are available now.

CDE-HD149BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD/HD Radio Receiver

  • TuneIt® 2.0 app integration
  • HD Radio™ receiver built-in
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 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
  • Quad-illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • SRI: $340.00

CDE-HD148BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD/HD Radio Receiver

  • TuneIt® 2.0 app integration
  • HD Radio™ receiver built-in
  • Works with Pandora® internet radio for iPhone® and Android™
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct Mode
  • SiriusXM-Ready (SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required)
  • 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
  • Quad-illumination
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • SRI: $290.00

CDE-SXM145BT CD Receiver with SXV200 SiriusXM Connect VehicleTuner

  • CD receiver bundled with SXV200 (requires SiriusXM subscription, sold separately)
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • App Direct Mode
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 2 PreOut (2V)
  • SRI: $250.00
  • CDE-W235BT 2-DIN Bluetooth® CD Receiver

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Front USB port with high speed connection for iPod®, iPhone® or USB drives
  • USB mass storage mode
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • Steering wheel remote ready
  • 3 band parametric EQ
  • SRI: $240.00

CDE-143BT Advanced Bluetooth® CD Receiver

  • Built-in advanced Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Made for iPod® and iPhone®
  • Front USB port with high speed connection for iPod®, iPhone® or USB drives
  • App Direct mode
  • Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
  • 2 PreOut (2V)
  • SRI: $170.00

*Siri is available on iPhone® 4S or later, iPad® with Retina display, iPad® mini and iPod® touch (5th generation) and requires internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

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, SiriusXM 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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