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Jan 7, 2014

Alpine Debuts CDE-154BT, CDE-153BT, UTE-52BT, CDE-152 and CDE-151 Single DIN Receivers

Committed to premium sound quality products, Alpine 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.

Alpine CDE-153BT

Alpine CDE-153BT

“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 “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.

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.

The USB ports allow for high-speed USB connections to the iPod, iPhone or USB drives.

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.

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.

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
  • SRP: $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
  • SRP: $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
  • SRP: $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
  • SRP: $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
  • SRP: $150.00   

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