Advanced Bluetooth® Receiver

CDE-143BT  Advanced Bluetooth® Receiver                                                                                                CDE-143BT  Advanced Bluetooth® Receiver
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CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18W x 4
Max Power Output: 50W x 4

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Enjoy music CD’s and USB port for iPod, iPhone, and other portable media players. App Direct Mode makes it easier to access even more content than before.

Made for iPod & iPhone

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Price: U.S. $170.00
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You're looking at an advanced Bluetooth receiver that's easy and intuitive to use. This one-stop music player has a sleek LCD display with fixed red illumination. Alpine's signature rotary knob makes controlling all your music a breeze. This unit also comes with a convenient front panel auxiliary input - so you or your passenger can plug in a portable media player as an additional source.


  • 50 Watts x 4
  • 2 Pre-amp outputs
  • BT Plus; advanced Bluetooth wireless technology with audio streaming
  • Front USB and 3.5mm input
  • Made for iPod and iPhone
  • App Direct Mode
  • 3 Band Parametric EQ
  • KTP-445A Power Pack capable

The CDE-143BT with advanced Bluetooth wireless technology control is easy and intuitive to use. This one-stop music player has a clean LCD Display with fixed classic blue illumination. Alpine's signature rotary knob makes controlling all your music a breeze. This unit also comes with a convenient front panel auxiliary input - so you or your passenger can plug in a portable media player as an additional music source.

BT Plus, Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling & Audio Streaming

BT Plus

Don’t fuss or fiddle with your phone and say goodbye to uncomfortable headsets and earpieces. Most importantly, stay focused on safe driving. The CDE-143BT is equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology so you can carry on your phone conversations in the car without additional adapters. Just push the dedicated phone button to get started.

Easy Audio Streaming, Even with iPhone iOS 7

Do you have a large music library on your phone? The CDE-143BT can stream and control your phone's music via Bluetooth, A2DP and AVRCP profiles. Want to listen to your iPhone without plugging-in? Stream your music via Bluetooth. Whether you have music on your iPhone locally, on iTunes Match or select third-party audio apps, the CDE-143BT can stream your tunes!

Microphone Included

Microphone IncludedThis unit comes with all that’s needed for Bluetooth convenience. The CDE-143BT comes with a tuned microphone that’s engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. Place the microphone where it’s convenient for you, such as on the visor, for the best possible sound quality.

Making, Taking Calls & Call Waiting

Making and taking phone calls has never been more convenient. You can set up your cell phone/head unit to automatically answer your calls. Use the supplied microphone to speak, and then listen through your car’s speakers. When a call comes in, your music mutes to carry the phone call. View caller information including Caller ID, Missed, Dialed, and Received calls right from the head unit display. If you receive a second call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily by pressing “2” for call waiting mode. Once both calls are finished, the mute for music is deactivated. This truly makes the transition from your phone calls to music enjoyable and convenient. You can even use the CDE-143BT’s preset buttons to quickly jump through your phone book, making navigation through large phone books much faster.

Hands-Free Calling Sound Customization

To bring sound balance to your hands-free experience, you can adjust the CDE-143BT’s mic gain, phone output and ringtone volume. If that’s not enough, there are five sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance just right for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable experience.

Made for iPod® and iPhone® - Including iPhone 5

Made for iPod / Works with iPhone

It’s convenient to control your iPod or iPhone music in the car – enjoy seamless operation of your iPod in addition to full control of all your favorite media sources. Control all search options of your iPod directly from the CDE-143BT via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast or Composer. The USB connection allows for high-quality iPod playback and delivers an even faster access speed so you’ll find songs as quickly as you expect to find them on your iPod.

Visit the Apple site to identify your model iPod.

Charge Your Phone

Standard in-vehicle solutions may drain the battery of your phone, but with the CDE-143BT, your phone charges via the USB cable, so you can enjoy nonstop music and power your phone at the same time.

App Direct Mode

Listen to even more music from your iPhone or iPod with App Direct Mode. This new feature offers basic app control (Play, Pause, Track Forward, Track Back) and metadata directly on the head unit from numerous third-party apps so that you can enjoy your drive even more and expand your listening choices without fumbling with your phone.

Find it Fast with Quick Search and Alphabet Search


Get access to and control of all the songs from your iPod or iPhone right from the head unit! Large music libraries are no problem with a faster connection speed. With Quick Search featuring Alphabet Search, you can easily scroll through long lists of music by skipping through the letters of the alphabet. Once you find the letter you want, you can jump to the exact song! With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get super-fast access to Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre and Composer.

Simple Plug-in


With a dedicated USB input and USB cable, you can even connect USB memory devices like thumbdrives. Song lists on USB devices are displayed in alphabetical order and allow eight levels of file / folder search capabilities. This unit will find music files while ignoring other file types on the USB device.

Note: MP3 device or cell phone cannot be independently controlled through the head unit.

Built-in Equalizer

Select from 10 different EQ modes to get the best sound from all your sources (Flat/Pops/Rock/News/Jazz/Elec Dance/Hip Hop/Easy Lis/Country/Classical). If the Equalizer presets aren’t enough for your listening taste, there’s a 3-Band Parametric Equalizer you can adjust and save as a user preset for a better sound response curve. The setting – Bass, Mid and Treble- can be adjusted in the 3-Band Parametric mode.

Need a power boost?

Power Pack

With Alpine, expect the premium sound your ears deserve. This head unit allows you to customize your crossover adjustments so you can control where you send high and low frequencies, for the best sound from your CDE-143BT. For a true power upgrade, just add-on the KTP-445A Power Pack to instantly increase your head unit’s power from 18W x 4 RMS to a true 45W x4 RMS (based on CEA-2006 power ratings). Now we’re talking about some serious sound!


Features and Specification


  • Memory Presets: Preset Stations (FM:12, AM:6)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local/DX Seek Selectable

  • Bluetooth Module Built-In: Bluetooth Module Built-In
  • Hands Free Calling: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile) Compatible Phones
  • Music Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • Music Streaming Control: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.3 Compatible
  • BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth Technology: BT Plus Advanced Bluetooth Technology
  • Connection: SSP (Secure Simple Pairing) Supported
  • Phone Book: Phone Book Synchronization
  • Phone Book Search: 3 Letters Alphabet Search
  • Shortcut Dialing: 6 Presets Memory
  • Multiple Phone Number Registration: 3 Phone Number Registration Possibility
  • Voice Dial Operation: Voice Dial Operation
  • Auto Answer: Auto Answer
  • Call Waiting: Call Waiting
  • Call History: Dialled Call, Received Call, Missed Call
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: Adjustable for Outgoing and Incoming Volume
  • Hands-free Phone Sound Setting: 5 Type Selection
  • Bluetooth Audio Sound Adjustment: MediaXpander® for Bluetooth Audio Playback
  • Phone Battery Level Indicator: Phone Battery Level Indication
  • Phone Signal Strength Indicator: Phone Signal Strength Indication
  • Firmware Update: Bluetooth Firmware Updatable
  • Microphone: Microphone Included

Connection for iPod®
  • Compatibility for iPod®/iPhone®: Made for iPod touch 4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod nano 6th/5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod classic 160GB/120GB/80GB, iPod with video, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone
  • Connection: KCU-445i (sold separately) Required
  • Available Selections: Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, Genius Mix List
  • Alphabet Search: Alphabet Search
  • Percentage Search: Percentage Search
  • Direct Up/Dn: Playlist, Artist, Album, Genre, Composer Up/Down
  • App Direct Mode: App Direct Mode
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Capability: Songs, Albums, All
  • Repeat: Repeat
  • Battery Charging: Battery Charging

Connection for USB
  • USB Connection: Front USB Connection
  • Music File Playback: MP3, WMA Playback
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File/Folder Name Search: File/Folder Name Search
  • Percentage Search: Percentage Search
  • Folder Up/Down: Folder Up/Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play: M.I.X. Random Play
  • Repeat: Repeat

Disc Player
  • Disc Type: CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: CD, CD-R/RW
  • Music Playback: CDDA, MP3, WMA Playback
  • CD Text Display: CD Text Display
  • CD Text Search: CD Text Search
  • Percentage Search: Percentage Search
  • M.I.X. Random Play: M.I.X. Random Play
  • Repeat: Repeat
  • DAC: Multi Bit DAC

Sound Tuning
  • Subwoofer Level: Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • Subwoofer Phase Select: Subwoofer Phase Adjustment
  • Subwoofer System Select: Subwoofer Level Control Management
  • High Pass Filter: High Pass Filter
  • Low Pass Filter: Low Pass Filter
  • 3-band Parametric Equalizer: 3-band Parametric Equalizer
  • MediaXpander: MediaXpander®
  • Source Tone Memory: Source Tone Memory
  • Power IC Management System: Power IC Management System
  • Application Volume Level Setting: Application Volume Level Setting

  • Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Illumination Buttons: Blue Illumination Buttons
  • High Grade Audiophile Design: High Grade Audiophile Design
  • AUX Input: Front AUX Input (3.5mm mini jack)
  • PreOut: 2 PreOuts (2V, Front + Rear/Subwoofer)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control: Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • Remote Control Ready: Remote Control Ready
  • Clock: Clock Function
  • DIN Trim Plate: Detachable Trim Plate
  • Detachable Face Plate: Detachable Face Plate
  • Dimmer: Dimmer Input
  • Power Antenna Lead: Power Antenna Output
  • Remote Turn-On: Remote Turn-On Output

CEA-2006 Power Ratings
  • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18W RMS x 4, 4ohms @ 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N, S/N 80 dBA (ref. 1W)

Max Power Output Ratings
  • Max Power Output: 50W x 4

FM Tuner
  • Tuning Range: 87.7 - 107.9 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 9.3 dBf (0.8 μV / 75 ohms)
  • 50dB Quieting Sensitivity: 13.5 dBf (1.3 μV / 75 ohms)
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio: 65 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2 dB

AM Tuner
  • Tuning Range: 530 - 1,710 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 22.5 μV / 27 dB

  • Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth V3.0
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power Class 2)
  • HFP: Hands Free Profile
  • HSP: Head Set Profile
  • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
  • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.3

Disc Player
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz (±1 dB)
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008 %
  • Wow & Flutter (%WRMS): B.M.L.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB

Connection for USB
  • USB Requirements: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,000 mA
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG AUDIO Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz (±1 dB) *May differ depending on the encoder software/bit rate.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008 %
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB

Sound Tuning
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to +15
  • Subwoofer Phase Setting: 0° or 180°
  • High Pass Filter: Off, 60/80/120/160 Hz
  • Low Pass Filter: Off, 60/80/120/160 Hz
  • Bass Level Control Range: -14 to +14 dB
  • Bass Center Frequency: 60/80/100/120 Hz
  • Bass Band Width Adjustment (Q): 4 choices (0.5=wide, 1.0=medium, 1.5=medium, 2=narrow)
  • Mid Level Control Range: -14 to +14 dB
  • Mid Center Frequency: 500/1k/1.5k/2.5k Hz
  • Mid Band Width Adjustment (Q): 4 choices (0.75=wide, 1.0=medium, 1.25=medium, 1.5=narrow)
  • Treble Level Control Range: -14 to +14 dB
  • Treble Center Frequency: 7.5k/10k/12.5k/15k Hz
  • Treble Band Width Adjustment (Q): 2 choices (0.75=wide, 1.25=narrow)

  • Din Size: 1 DIN
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 161 mm
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) in: 7′′ x 2′′ x 6-3/8′′
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 170 x 46 x 25 mm
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) in: 6-3/4′′ x 1-13/16′′ x 1′′

  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V.DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 2V / 10k ohms
  • Aux-In: 1.4V / 10k ohms
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 35°
  • Weight: 1.5 kg (3 lbs. 4 oz)

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