Bluetooth Plus (powered by Parrot): The Alpine CDE-133BT
features built-in Bluetooth technology powered by Parrot. The CDE-133BT supports
Bluetooth (version 3.0) hands-free communication & audio streaming for the iPhone & other Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones/devices. Hands-free communication is possible
from the Alpine head unit when using a HSP (Head Set Profile) & HFP
(Hands-Free Profile) compatible Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Wireless audio
streaming is possible from the CDE-133BT when using a A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile) & AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) compatible
Bluetooth enabled mobile device.
Pairing: The Alpine CDE-133BT can be paired to up to five
Bluetooth enabled mobile devices (only one device can be used at a time). Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be
compatible. Parrot software updates provide support for future phones.
External Microphone with Noise Cancellation: The included
external microphone (with visor-clip) allows you to speak to the other party on
the telephone call hands-free, while the other party's voice is played through
your car stereo speakers. The CDE-133BT features a noise cancellation function
to ensure that your calls are heard clearly. You can adjust the microphone's
volume level from 0 to 7. You can also mute the microphone, so your voice will
not be heard by the caller. The external microphone measures 0.5625"
(diameter) x 1.625" (deep).
Placing Calls: The Alpine CDE-133BT provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine
CDE-133BT features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and
redial with compatible phones.
- Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone,
you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (5
telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible
mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a
desired name in your phonebook.
- Preset Dialing: You can assign phone numbers that you dial
frequently to presets (1-6) for quick recall. You can assign up to six
frequently called phone numbers. A total of 18 phone numbers can be stored
in the preset memory (6 numbers for each mobile phone paired).
- Call History: The 80 previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
Receiving Calls: The Alpine CDE-133BT provides a couple ways
to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming calls
are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will
be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's display.
- Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by
pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
- Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer
the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered
automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
- Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a current call,
you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take the second
call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the other.
Call Switch: This function allows you to initiate the transfer of
audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
Text Message Alert: The CDE-133BT can give you a notification on the
display with a blinking mail icon indicator for 30 seconds while receiving a
text message. The mail icon indicator will remain on if there is an unread
message on a connected mobile phone. You cannot send a text message using the head unit's
Audio Streaming: The Alpine CDE-133BT can stream music from you
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device. Not only can it control &
stream your music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its
built-in DSP Sound Expansion to ensure you get the best sound. Basic playback
functions include - Play, Pause, & Skip (Previous/Next).
Bluetooth Firmware Update v01.27.00 is required for Bluetooth control
and song information display from an Apple iOS 6.0+ device.
Bluetooth Sound Quality Adjustments: You can customize the sound of
your Bluetooth hands-free experience to fit your own preferences. You can adjust the
CDE-133BT's mic gain, phone output, & ring tone volume. If that's not enough,
there are 5 sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance just right
for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable experience.
- Volume Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the volume level
of phone call, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit your own
preference. The Phone Talk Level, Ring Tone, & Mic Gain are all adjustable
between -5 to + 5 dB.
- Sound Types: This unit provides 5 methods to improve the sound
quality of your calls. You can choose the type according to your own
preference - Type 1 (standard mode), Type 2 (enhances noise reduction), Type
3 (enhances echo-cancellation), Type 4 (enhances both noise reduction & echo
cancellation), & Type 5 (weakens both noise reduction & echo-cancellation).
Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker outputs the
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device.
- All: The audio will be output from all of the speakers
in the car
- F-L: The sound is only output from the front left
- F-R: The sound is only output from the front right
- F-LR: The sound is output from the front left and front
USB Port: The Alpine CDE-133BT features a front-panel USB
type-A port, so you may connect a USB memory device to this head unit. Your
connected USB memory device may contain MP3 (8-320 kbps) music files formatted
in FAT 12/16/32. ID3 tags (v1, v2) are supported; track title, artist name, and
album name ID3 tag data can be displayed. This unit will recognized up to 100
folders and 100 files per folder.You can use the head unit's Quick
Search (text/file/folder) function to browse your USB device's music library.
Repeat (file/folder) & Random (all/folder) playback functions are also
supported. Your USB memory device's control will be locked once connected to the
Alpine head unit. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be
charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the
vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The head unit's USB port is not compatible with WMA/AAC files.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: You can connect your iPod or
iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i
iPod/iPhone cable (500KCU445I,
sold separately) or the iPod dock-connector cable which came with your
iPod/iPhone to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right from
the head unit. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to
connect to the head unit. The Alpine CDE-133BT offers audio playback, music navigation,
information display, & charging of select iPod/iPhone models.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback (with DAC bypass): The Alpine
CDE-133BT supports audio playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored
on your iPod or iPhone; as well as music apps streamed to your iPod/iPhone. The
USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded
instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the
head unit's 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a
Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.
iPod/iPhone Control: Once your iPod/iPhone is connected, you
get convenient control of your iPod/iPhone's music library from the head unit.
You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or
- Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-133BT lets you navigate your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each category
alphabetically (A-Z). For especially big music libraries, the Percentage
Search function uses the head unit's preset buttons for quick jumps to
specific parts of the a Category (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). The head unit also offers three Shuffle
playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat playback function (song).
- iPod Passenger Control: In iPod Passenger Control mode,
you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps (such as
Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Alpine head unit
and your vehicle's speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's
touchscreen to navigate your apps. Not all apps will be compatibl