External Device Controls
CEA-2006 Compliant: The
specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the
CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA
(Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the
standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level
1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 32 kbps
to 320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 48 kbps to
192 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16 kbps to 320 kbps are supported.
Variable bit rates are also compatible. Up to 510
files/folders and a maximum of 255 folders can be read from one disc. ID3 tags v1 and v2, and WMA tags
are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be
Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you're playing a disc with CD
Text, ID3, or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track or file by its title.
Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary encoder to
quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track.
Sound: The Sound Setting functions provide control over your
system, so you can tailor the sound to your personal tastes:
- Bass Control:
- Bass Center Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz,
- Bass Band Width: 1 (narrow) to 4 (wide)
- Bass Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
- Treble Control:
- Treble Center Frequency: 10kHz (default), 12.5kHz,
15kHz, or 17.5kHz
- Treble Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
- High Pass Filter (HPF): the speaker level
and front line level outputs have a selectable crossover (HPF); off
(default), 80Hz, 120Hz, or 160Hz
- Loudness: on/off
- Defeat On/Off: reset the unit to its factory default
bass, treble, loudness, and HPF settings by turning on the Defeat function
Preamp Out: There are two sets of preamp outputs; one is
front and the other is switchable between rear and subwoofer. Both are 2 volt/10
kΩ. When the subwoofer is turned on (the second preamp output is set to sub) its
output level is adjustable from 0 to 15, relative to the main volume.
Power IC Off:
When an external amplifier is powering all the speakers in the system, you can
turn the internal amp off, which will improve the sound quality.
Interrupt Feature: When a
device having the interrupt feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected
to the receiver, the audio signal will be automatically muted whenever the
interrupt signal is received from the device. The supplied wiring harness
contains a pink/black Interrupt lead that needs to be connected to the device's
interrupt signal connection.
This unit is equipped with an
illumination lead; when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and
the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit,
the display and button illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever
the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer
mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.
Auxiliary Input: The front panel input is a 3.5mm mini-jack.
You can input audio from an auxiliary source unit; such as a TV, DVD player,
or portable unit.
You can change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to
the front panel input; Auxiliary, TV, DVD, Portable, or Game.
Angle Mounting: Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-9874 no more that 35° above horizontal.
External Device Controls
iPod Full Speed: The CDE-9874 has an iPod Direct Connection mounted on a
4" pigtail on the rear
panel. When used with the optional KCE-422i Alpine Full Speed Connection cable
(item number 500KCE422i), your receiver can interface with most Apple iPods with a dock
connector. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained
on your iPod by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, or Composer. You can view
album, song, and track number on the head unit's display. When operating
your iPod through the Full Speed connection, you can use the Direct Search
function in Playlist, Artist, Album, or Song mode to quickly locate your music .
Using the unit's preset buttons, you can quickly jump over a designated
percentage of your song content (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 unit can be used with the following iPod models
- iPod mini (1st, 2nd generation), iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation),
Fourth generation iPod photo, Fifth generation iPod video, iPod classic (80,
120, 160GB) and iPod touch (1st, 2nd generation).
Note: The optional KCE-422i cable will not charge the
iPod nano 4th generation or iPod touch 2nd generation. The cable cannot be
used with iPod software versions earlier than "2006-06-28". For details
about "iPod Software Update", refer to the iPod's Instruction Manual.
Bluetooth Interface Ready: With
the optional KCE-350BT Bluetooth adapter (item number 500KCE350B), you can make and
receive calls hands-free on your Bluetooth-capable cellular phone, and
communicate through a microphone (included with the Bluetooth interface) and your vehicle's speakers.