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Alpine CDE-170

CD receiver

Item # 500CDE170

Alpine's CDE-170 CD receiver offers classic looks and inspiring Alpine sound.

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Alpine's CDE-170 CD receiver offers classic looks and inspiring Alpine sound.

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Item # 500CDE170

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About the Alpine CDE-170

Solid Alpine sound

Alpine's CDE-170 CD receiver offers classic looks and inspiring Alpine sound. And thanks to Alpine's Bass Engine SQ, you can dial in a variety of EQ, sub level, and crossover settings with the push of a button — a great way to get your groove on when you're heading down the road. You can get your Android™ involved by plugging into the handy front-panel USB port. (Note: this receiver does not include Bluetooth or iPhone® compatibility. If you want hands-free calling, music streaming, and iOS compatbility, check out Alpine's CDE-172BT CD receiver.)

Solid Alpine sound

Alpine's CDE-170 CD receiver offers classic looks and inspiring Alpine sound. And thanks to Alpine's Bass Engine SQ, you can dial in a variety of EQ, sub level, and crossover settings with the push of a button — a great way to get your groove on when you're heading down the road. You can get your Android™ involved by plugging into the handy front-panel USB port. (Note: this receiver does not include Bluetooth or iPhone® compatibility. If you want hands-free calling, music streaming, and iOS compatbility, check out Alpine's CDE-172BT CD receiver.)

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Sound options

For more music, you can also plug in a USB drive loaded with MP3, WMA, and FLAC files, and you'll find an auxiliary input for other sources, too. And, of course, you can slip in a store-bought or recordable CD in the front panel slot. When you've got time to do some fine-tuning, you'll appreciate the options offered by the 3-band parametric equalizer and its 11 preset tone curves. Two sets of preamp outputs let you hook up amplifiers for additional power for your system. This receiver also works with Alpine's Power Pack, a compact 4-channel power amp that plugs right into your Alpine receiver's wire harness and sends 45 watts RMS to each of your front and rear speakers.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • plays USB drives loaded with MP3, WMA, and FLAC music files (See Details tab for model compatibility)
    • 1-line high-contrast LCD display with white illumination and red buttons
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Android AOA control and charging of select Android devices using the USB connection
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 11 preset EQ settings
    • premium 24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
    • Bass Engine SQ button with choice of five bass profiles
    • high- and low-pass filters with subwoofer level control
    • inputs: front USB port (no iPhone control), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front and subwoofer)
    • compatible with KTP-445 Head Unit Power Pack (sold separately)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in CTA-2006 compliant amplifier (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • optional remote control
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # CDE-170

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face-plate
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • 4 ISO-screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power 0.5A
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    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
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Screen Type ---
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    The Alpine CDE-170 replaces these items:

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    Android/Aux Integration
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Android/Aux Integration

    Android Direct Connect via USB: The Alpine CDE-170 enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes (AOA 2.0 or MTP) to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.

    • AOA 2.0 (Stored Music & Music Apps): The CDE-170 supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the CDE-170's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Alpine head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Android Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • MTP (Stored Music + Song/Artist Info): The CDE-170 also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Alpine receiver's front-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel LCD. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.
    Note: You will need to setup Android connectivity within the head unit's menu. Select "MSC/MTP" for MTP playback and "Android" for AOA 2.0 playback.

    Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input, so you input audio from an auxiliary source unit; such as a portable MP3 player. You can adjust the volume level of your connected Aux device from -8dB to +18dB, negating the need to adjust the volume level between sources each time.

    Disc/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3 and WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
    • Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.
    • Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-170 no more that 35° above horizontal.

    USB MSC Compatibility: The Alpine head unit's front-panel USB port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3, WMA, & FLAC audio files stored on a compatible USB mass-storage class device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The head unit's USB port is not compatible Apple iOS devices, USB hubs or card readers.

    Compatible Music Files: The Alpine CDE-170 supports the following types of MP3, WMA, & FLAC music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB MSC
    File System ISO 9660 Level 1/2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 16-48 kHz
    bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 16-48 kHz
    bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    FLAC: bit depth of 16 or 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1 or 48 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 150 folders/300 files 256 folder/256 files per folder
    Tags ID3,WMA, FLAC tags

    Music Browsing: When you are playing a disc or USB device with ID3 or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder 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. For discs and USB devices without ID3 or WMA tags; searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song. You can even use Jump mode to quickly search your music list in 10% increments.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-170 offers Repeat and Random playback modes for both disc and USB playback. Repeat modes include All, Track, and Album. Random modes include Album, Device/Disc, or Off.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    24-Bit D/A Converter: The Alpine CDE-170 uses a 24-bit D/A converter for superb sound quality and playback of your music.

    CTA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CTA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CTA (Consumer Technology Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CTA-2006 logo on their product.

    • CTA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
    Note: Add the KTP-445 (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445 is compact enough to install behind the Alpine CD receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Alpine CDE-170 features two pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front & Sub). The subwoofer output features a low-pass filter (80/100/120Hz), phase adjustment (normal/reverse), and output level control (0 to +15).

    Note: The Alpine CDE-170 is not equipped with rear preamp outputs.

    High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossover:  The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass crossover for its front and rear speaker-level outputs and front preamp output. You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off (full-range) The unit is also equipped with a low-pass crossover for the subwoofer preamp output that can be set to 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off (full-range).

    Equalizer: You can select from 11 different EQ presets to get the best sound from all your sources. You can choose from Flat (off), Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, or User. The User Preset activates the head unit's 3-Band Equalizer for a better sound response curve. Bass, Mid, & Treble can be adjusted with the 3-Band EQ.

    3-Band EQ
    Frequency Q-Factor Level
    Bass 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5, or Narrow. 2.0 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    Midrange 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or Narrow 1.5 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    Treble 7.5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz, or 15kHz Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25 -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    Note: The units stores independent EQ settings for each audio source.

    Bass Engine SQ: Bass Engine SQ creates the ideal Bass impact for your music by automatically adjusting the Bass, Mid, Treble, and Subwoofer level.  You can adjust the effect level (0-6) of the Bass Engine SQ.

    Beep Tone: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The Beep Tone can be turned On or Off.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-170 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft (no face case provided). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. If you turn your vehicle's ignition switch to the "Off" position without detaching the face-plate, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds to remind you to detach the face-plate. The alarm will only sound if the receiver's built-in amplifier is used.

    Single-Line, High-Contrast LCD: The single-line, high-contrast LCD has 5x the contrast of a conventional screen, so the display is always easy to read. The LCD lets you view AM/FM stations and song/artist/album info from USB sources. This unit can even scroll the text information. There are two Text Scroll settings - On (the information of folder and file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically) or Off (the display is scrolled when a when a track is changed).

    Dimmer & Brightness Level: You can manually dim and brighten the head unit's display. There are two dimmer modes - On and Off. You can set the brightness level (0-10) for each dimmer mode.

    Black Out & Auto Off: If no operation is performed for a while the Black Out feature (when activated) will automatically turn the head unit's display off automatically. When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting after 30 minutes of the power being turned off to the head unit.

    Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

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    Customer Q&A

    9 questions already asked

    does this unit come with a wireless remote control ?
    [ Koresh  Mar 02, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    I don't remember, I ended replacing it for another radio.
    [ Leroy Jenkins  Mar 02, 2022 ]
    my car has six built speakers no sw, can i still hook up this radio? if so, how?
    [ Larry  Jun 27, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    More information is needed on the car to check compatibility. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to discuss those details and check its compatibility.
    [ Paul  Jun 29, 2021 ]  Staff
    Can I use all 4 speaker level outputs AND the subwoofer output at the same time?
    [ Daren  Mar 01, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    You sure can use the 4 speaker level outputs and the subwoofer preamp output at the same time to run a system with a subwoofer in it
    [ Paul  Mar 17, 2021 ]  Staff
    What exactly comes in the box?
    [ Joe  Feb 04, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    The head unit and the necessary hardware to mount and install it
    [ justin  Feb 04, 2021 ]
    My 2007 Kia Sportage EX has a factory installed subwoofer amp and speaker, will it plug into it?
    [ Ed  Jan 10, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jan 21, 2021 ]  Staff
    What are the dimensions? Please and Thanks
    [ Charles  Sep 20, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Standard single din. Faceplate is 7.25 x 2.25 inches. Unit is 7 x 7 x 2 inches
    [ Kyle  Oct 13, 2020 ]
    Is it compatible for iPhone?
    [ Maxwell  Aug 02, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Unfortunately no. USB only works with android (or so I've heard - I do not have one). I can say for sure that iPhone and iPod only play music if you use the aux in. But aside from that it has been a great unit and the crutchfield kit made installation a snap.
    [ Alexander  Aug 02, 2020 ]
    Yep. There's a link to the Owner's Manual on the spec page here on Crutchfield so you can read for yourself.
    [ THOMAS B.  Aug 02, 2020 ]
    does is come with a faceplate?
    [ jerrick  Sep 25, 2018 ]
    6 answers
    Yes it does. The upper left most part of the bezel has a small triangular button. This releases the faceplate, which swings open from the left.
    [ Alexander  Oct 01, 2018 ]
    [ Alex  Sep 26, 2018 ]
    Yes, it does. In our car its a little hard to align (BMW E46) but very usable.
    [ ANNETTE  Sep 25, 2018 ]
    This unit does have a removable face plate, additionally it has a black surround piece that covers the outer rim after installation.
    [ Glenn  Sep 25, 2018 ]
    Yes, but it didn't fit in my car so I had to exchange it for a Kenwood.
    [ Blair  Sep 25, 2018 ]
    Yes , but no case to protect it.Enter
    [ STUART  Sep 25, 2018 ]

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