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Alpine CDE-100

CD receiver

Item # 500CDE100

Put Alpine sound quality in your dash at a price that won't break the bank.

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Item # 500CDE100

About the Alpine CDE-100

Put Alpine sound quality in your dash at a price that won't break the bank. The CDE-100 CD receiver gives you multiple ways to enjoy your music collection on the road. It'll play your CDs, plus discs you've loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. You can load your files on a USB thumb drive and pop it in the front USB input. Or connect a Dock & Play satellite radio or another portable player to the front auxiliary input, and you've got even more options.
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Put Alpine sound quality in your dash at a price that won't break the bank. The CDE-100 CD receiver gives you multiple ways to enjoy your music collection on the road. It'll play your CDs, plus discs you've loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. You can load your files on a USB thumb drive and pop it in the front USB input. Or connect a Dock & Play satellite radio or another portable player to the front auxiliary input, and you've got even more options.

Build a system, tweak your sound
A set of preamp outputs lets you add an amp or a powered sub to create a more well-rounded system. You can fine-tune your sound using the adjustable bass and treble controls, or choose from one of the six preset options.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
    • detachable face
    Audio features:
    • 2-band EQ with six preset tone curves
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 2-channel, 2-volt preamp outputs
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver (with 15A mini-ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Face
    • Sleeve (attached) Trim ring (attached) Wiring harness
    • Hard plastic face case
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Rubber boot
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red/Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC
    High-res Playback

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    Disc Playback
    Aux/USB Connection
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Playback

    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 8 kbps to 320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 64 kbps to 160 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16 kbps to 320 kbps are supported. The head unit can recognize up to a combined 512 files/folders (maximum 255 folders). ID3 and WMA tags are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3/WMA tag data can be displayed (up to 64 characters).

    Text Display: Text information, such as the disc name and track name, will be displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to display the folder name, the filename and ID3 tag information while playing MP3/WMA/AAC music files.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-100 offers Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.

    • Repeat: Repeat Play (repeats playback of current track/file), Folder Repeat (repeats only files in current folder)
    • Random: Random Play (all tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Folder Random (only files in current folder are played back in random order)
    • Scan: Scan Programs (the first 10 seconds of each track/file will be played), Folder Scan (the first 10 seconds of the first file in each folder is played back)

    Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-100 no more that 30° above horizontal.

    Aux/USB Connection

    Auxiliary Input: The CDE-100 is equipped with a front-panel minijack (3.5mm) input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source unit; such as a portable digital music player.

    USB Port: The Alpine CDE-100 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), WMA (64-160 kbps), or AAC (16-320 kbps) music files formatted in FAT 12/16/32. This unit will recognized up to 999 folders and 255 files per folder. Using the MTP protocol the CDE-100 provides playback of select portable MP3 players. Song lists on USB devices are displayed in alphabetical order, and the unit will find music files while ignoring other file types. The head unit's front-panel USB port will also charge your connected USB device.

    Note: The head unit's USB port does not support the Apple iPod or iPhone.

    Audio Section

    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.

    • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4-channel (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4-channel (200 total watts)

    Rotary Volume Control: The head unit features an easy-to-use rotary volume control (0-40) which also provides control for other audio settings.

    Built-in Equalizer: You can select from six different EQ modes to get the best sound from all your sources (Flat, Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, and Club).

    Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the head unit's bass (100 Hz) and treble (10 kHz) control from -12 to +12 dB.

    Rear Preamp Output: The Alpine CDE-100 is equipped with a rear-channel, 2-volt preamp output for connecting an external amplifier.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-100 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 radio stations in each bank, giving you 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The CD player comes supplied with a hard plastic face case to protect the detachable face when you have it off the chassis.

    LCD Display with Dual Button Illumination: This unit is equipped with blue and red illuminated buttons, and a 1-Line, 8-character LCD display.

    Remote Control

    Optional Wireless Remote Control: The CDE-100 is remote control ready; simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 wireless remote control (500RUE4202, sold separately) to make it easier to control the head unit functions.

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