P.I.E iPod® Cable For Alpine

iPod interface cable for select Alpine receivers (Model ALP/FS-433iV)

  • P.I.E iPod® Cable For Alpine



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by Zak Billmeier

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

This interface cable from P.I.E. lets you connect your iPod to select 2009-up Alpine car stereos. You'll get super-fast data transfer and full playback control, while your iPod's battery charges as you drive. Warranty: 90 days.

Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

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Features and Specs
Adapter Type iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific Alpine
Parts Warranty 90 Days
Labor Warranty 90 Days
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini No
iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
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  • 6.5' iPod Full Speed connection cable for Alpine

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Overview: The PIE ALP/FS-433iV iPod Full Speed Cable for Alpine allows you to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone to select 2009-up Full Speed compatible Alpine headunits. It has an iPod dock connector on one end and a "D-shaped" 13-pin DIN plug on the other end. The cable is 6.5' in length.

Note: The PIE ALP/FS-433iV iPod Full Speed Cable is equivalent to the ALPINE KCE-433iV iPod Full Speed Cable (500KCE433i).

Alpine Headunit Compatibility: The PIE ALP/FS-433iV iPod Full Speed Cable is compatible with select 2009-up Alpine headunits that feature a dedicated iPod Full Speed connector. Once the adapter is connected, the iPod/iPhone appears on the headunit's display as a selectable source. Current compatible headunits include the Alpine CDE-102, CDE-103BT, CDE-125BT, and CDE-126BT.

Note: This cable does not connect to the Ai-NET interface found on many Alpine receivers.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility: This adapter cable can be used to interface a compatible Alpine receiver to select iPod/iPhones with a dock connector. The cable gives you full control and full sound at full speed. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained on your iPod/iPhone through Playlist, Artist, Album or Song searches. You can view Artist, Album, Song Information and Song Number right on the head unit's display. The cable will also power the iPod/iPhone and charge the battery. The PIE ALP/FS-433iV is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of January 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
6th Y N Y N Y Y Y
touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y N Y Y Y
3G Y N Y N Y Y Y
4 Y N Y N Y Y Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

iPod/iPhone Control Functions: The PIE ALP/FS-433iV iPod Full Speed Cable supports the following Alpine control functions for your connected iPod or iPhone.

  • Quick Search: With Alpine's exclusive Quick Search technology, you will be able to find what you want, the quickest and easiest way possible. With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get fast access to Playlists, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres, Podcasts, and Composers. No interruptions while you search, so you can keep enjoying your music.
  • Percentage Search: For especially big music libraries, Alpine's exclusive Percentage Search function uses the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0% to 16%, Preset 2: 17% to 32%, Preset 3: 33% to 49%, Preset 4: 50% to 66%, Preset 5: 67% to 82%, Preset 6: 83% to 100% of the song library). Conveniently jump from one song to the next with little effort.
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Works well.

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Alpine iPod/iphone cable

Written By Flyin R, Miami on Saturday, October 05, 2013
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This iphone/iPod interface cable works great.
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