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Alpine CDE-170

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

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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.

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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
    Expandability:
    • 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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    Alpine CDE-170

    Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 9/6/2019

    1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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    It's an allright unit. Not the same quality as alpine of the past i guess. Works good, but the lack of features and adjustment is sub par. In todays world this thing feels super outdated. I guess for the price i sort of expected it.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Lack of features, cheap feel, not like the alpine i remember.

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    Crutchfield customer from Pompano Beach, FL on 8/14/2019

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    great radio however did not fit tight in space since it was longer and hit vent inside dash

    Pros: has names of songs on radio plate and plate it removable

    Cons: wires not previously done and doesn't fit tight

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    Crutchfield customer from Hartwell, GA on 8/11/2019

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    I love alpine products

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    Crutchfield customer from Bessemer, AL on 4/30/2019

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    The Alpine CDE-170 i got is great! Couldn't be happier with this radio ! Plus the plug in harness made putting it in a breeze .

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    Crutchfield customer from Gordo, AL on 4/22/2019

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    Nice radio. Easy to operate

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    Harsh, fatiguing sound

    William from Stover, MO on 4/4/2019

    2002 Honda Accord

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    I installed this HU in my 2002 Honda Accord LX Sedan that comes with the 6 speaker system (separate tweeters in front, woofers in front doors, and 6x9s in the rear). I ordered the ready harness to make installation much easier. I had high hopes for this unit, and expected the sound to be leaps and bounds above my stock Honda HU. After trying some well known hi fidelity music cds such as Pink Floyd's The Wall, and some of other stuff by Phil Collins, ELO, and Peter Frampton. After fiddling with the 3 band parametric EQ for about 45 minutes and driving around, I got a pretty good idea of the sound. I compared it a few times with the old stock head unit which I plugged back in. I was pleasantly surprised that the stock unit actually sounded better and smoother overall! The EQ options, looks, and stereo width of the Alpine were clearly superior, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not EQ out this particularly harsh, noisy, fatiguing quality in the treble. I customized the EQ several times, fiddling with the center frequency, Q, and gain of the bass, mid, and treble... all to no avail. I am very disappointed with this Alpine head unit and its hot, noisy sound that makes music hard to listen to for very long on my stock speakers. Unfortunately, I must return this. I was expecting it to be like a Clarion I also previously had in 96 Accord (Cz101 to be exact, which I very much enjoyed.). This could not reach that level for me.

    Pros: Looks great! Great FM reception! 3 band parametric EQ Impressive stereo width and clarity!

    Cons: Faceplate felt a tad bit flimsy Harsh, fatiguing treble Inefficient and slightly unintuitive settings

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    Crutchfield customer from Alderson, WV on 3/31/2019

    1998 Honda Civic

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    Buttons are a bit non-intuitive, but that seems to be the norm these days -- don't fiddle with it while you're driving. Pretty basic unit, as expected. No complaints. :)

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    John from Hanford, CA on 2/28/2019

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    Very nice receiver alpine is a has a great quality.

    Pros: I love this receiver because it has a u s b port and a detachable face.

    Cons: No bad quality that I can find.

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    Alvin L from Evansville, IL on 2/24/2019

    2002 Chevrolet Blazer

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    Can't get no sound out of my factory nose system with this reciever

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    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support guru, Jason, reached out to Alvin to help him further. We'll either help him get the receiver working properly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    Crutchfield customer from East Taunton, MA on 1/16/2019

    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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    Very pleased with performance and ease of operation of unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Garland, TX on 12/30/2018

    1998 GMC Sierra

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    Good price on this Alpine looks and sounds great

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    Decent upgrade to crappy Infinity head unit

    Crutchfield customer from Fort Myers, FL on 12/15/2018

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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    Excellent upgrade from Infinity system head unit. Much more clarity and bass. This unit provided the simple interface my wife needed. She didn't need all the blue tooth etc just the CD. The ready harness was great and made this easy install. Only had to make a quick call to tech support due to the reverse rca jack to get the rear speakers to work. Probably due to the factory amp. Crutchfield provided great support. Bravo! I am buying from them again.

    Pros: Good reception,clarity and improved bass. Detachable face and easy to use

    Cons: Like other reviews the source button is too bright at night.

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    great upgrade over stock, should have done this sooner

    ernie from Catlettsburg, KY on 12/12/2018

    2000 Chevrolet S10

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    Excellent service from start to finish, easy to install , and with the supplied kit installation was a breeze. Shipping was fast. Will definately do business again.

    Pros: shipping, great sound,easy installation. 100% satisfied

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Sullivan, MO on 12/7/2018

    1996 Jeep Cherokee

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    Love this stereo!

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    John from Lewistown, OH on 12/3/2018

    2008 Subaru Impreza

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    This was an easy install for my 08 Subaru Impreza. The only bad thing about it is. Bad radio reception. At least I'm able to play my MP3's again. The harness that was provided was a cinch to attach and plugin.

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    Love My radio

    Marcie from Knoxville, TN on 11/25/2018

    2002 Nissan Frontier

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    Love my radio. Easy to install and works great.

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    Sounds good!!!

    Tom from Los Angeles, CA on 10/30/2018

    1987 BMW 535I

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    Just had this receiver installed in my restored '87 BMW 535i and it sounds great!! Highly recommend and a great sounding receiver for the price.

    Pros: Good mid-range and more watts per channel than my previous Alpine.

    Cons: Don't seem to get as much output from the kick panel speakers, but they may be a separate issue? Don't know yet. Trying to figure it out.

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    Great Alpine quality! But......

    Thomas from Palm Beach, FL on 10/10/2018

    2007 Ford F-150

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    This head unit is really nice! Great Alpine quality! The only complaint I have is; I am unable to update the firmware on this head unit. I tried two different, freshly (FAT 32) formatted flash drives and I keep getting the same "update error" message. I've been in contact with Alpine; but to no avail. I miss the good 'ole analog audio days. Software driven electronics will give plenty of headaches.

    Pros: Audio quality Appearance

    Cons: Unable to update firmware

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    GREAT DECK & SOUND

    james L from Antioch, IL on 10/8/2018

    1997 Chevrolet K Series

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    YOUR SERVICE WAS GREAT & THE ALPINE WAS MORE THEN I EXPECTED FOR THE PRICE. TOTAL INSTALL TIME 35 MINS. THANK YOU, JIM CURRY

    Pros: EASY INSTALL. GREAT SOND.

    Cons: NONE

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    Mark from Clermont, FL on 10/1/2018

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    Alpine CDE-170 sounds good. The AM radio reception is tremendous. Install was not as planned as I bought a ReadyHarness which wasn't ready for anything but splicing into my existing set of plugs that came with the previous Crutchfield Sony unit that I was replacing. Not a huge problem, just a huge disappointment.

    Pros: Sounds great

    Cons: Crutchfield ReadyHarnessT Service? Not even close. Lucky my last install was a Crutchfield Sony that had connectors which matched my truck which I spliced in to what came with the Alpine.

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    Crutchfield customer from Evansville, IN on 9/27/2018

    1995 Chevrolet Blazer

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    Love it sounds awesome!

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    For vintage Volvos, there's no other complete source!

    Mark from Oak Ridge, TN on 8/6/2018

    1991 Volvo 940

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    After 50+ years of Volvo and Saab ownership, car stereo installation, and technical work, it never ceases to amaze me how complete the Crutchfield kits are. The 2 wiring harnesses with plugs for a 1991 Volvo 940 fit perfectly, and only required splicing a dozen or so wires to bypass the existing amplifier which wasn't working anyway! The speakers were miraculously fine, and didn't need replacement. This Volvo has 6 speakers, and the sound (for this car) was more than satisfying. For a daily driver, this car's owners were more than pleased with the sound!

    Pros: complete wiring plugs and harnesses, great sound, easy installation of the face in the dash.

    Cons: none!

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    Bruce from Olympia, WA on 7/18/2018

    2005 BMW 3 Series

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    The deck and wiring harness arrived in the time promised. It only took two calls to tech support to figure out to install and it all worked well. My only disappointment is that the deck will not play an Ipod. I can copy music from Itunes to a USB drive but the only way to play from the Ipod is to us the auxiliary port and that does do show the song title or artist.

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    Crutchfield customer from New River, AZ on 7/15/2018

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    Great for the money

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    Great product and service

    Alex from Parker, CO on 7/5/2018

    2004 Pontiac GTO

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    Sounds great. Purchased the pre-wired connectors. Worth every penny.

    Pros: Great sound!

    Cons: None

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    Good sounding, relatively basic

    Thomas from King George, VA on 7/4/2018

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    This unit is a good deal for the price. I've only had it installed for a few hours, but here is my initial impression. The sound is good: I have stock speakers and I think it sounds a little better than the stock unit. Installation and setup is easy. The controls are easy to understand and menus easy to navigate. There are two things I'm not a fan of: the volume knob is a little "mushy", and by that I mean the action between clicks are not notchy. Not a huge deal, and it doesn't affect functionality. The second thing is that I don't believe this unit has auto-dimming. The wire is present and I hooked it up, but the unit only has three options: on, off, and clock when it comes to the dimmer.

    Pros: Price, sound, menu/setup

    Cons: Auto dimmer, volume knob

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    Bang for the Buck !

    Tyler from Gordonsville, VA on 6/23/2018

    1995 BMW 525I

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    This is a great unit ! I've installed this in multiple cars and for the price it's the BEST product in its class bar none. And for a Alpine and Alpine quality for me it's no other choice.

    Pros: Cost - quality - alpine reliability

    Cons: For this price there are None....

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    A Cut Above

    Marty from Kensington, MD on 6/18/2018

    2007 Mazda MX5

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    Excellent unit. Sound is as good as some high priced Alpine radios I have owned in the past. The controls for this radio are actually approaching intuitive. This is a much appreciated improvement over a couple of my previous Alpines. I installed the radio in my Miata with an eye towards cutting down on unnecessary clutter as the space is quite limited. With four 8 gig usb thumb drives one can load in excess of 100 cds.

    Pros: Price, sound quality, USB, 24 bit FLAC file playback, sufficient power.

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    Good Display, 24 bit playback with usb

    Nathan from Apple Valley, CA on 6/8/2018

    2004 BMW 3 Series

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    I think this is a good head unit for our needs. I didn't want bluetooth, for security reasons and this was one of the few units that had that omitted from its feature set. The 24bit converters seem intriguing although i think being able to listen to straight .wav files would be better than having to convert to FLAC- So I have yet to hear my mixes in 24 bit as i produce music for a living and prefer a higher bit rate for resolution. Oh yeah the steering control does not work yet either-possibly the harness. The Crutchfield directions are very good though and hook up was a breeze even though i am not using as intended due to the 2004 BMW 325i onboard amp and funky ohm ratings on an array of speakers...so I will be getting speakers and doing a further install-wasn't quite plug and play as the website advertised this. But, all-in-all that has more to do with the platform(BMW) than the head unit and I believe this is a good one . BTW, my head unit was missing when i bought my car and the Alpine will do fine with a better speaker complement i'm sure. Just make sure you're car is easier to install than mine YMMV. Thanks Crutchfield for your service!

    Pros: Usb, cd and steering wheel control. No Bluetooth (for me a +)

    Cons: No ohm rating on website had to go to manufacturer site and still no straight answers. No remote, although higher $ units have that.

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    Crutchfield customer from Newtown, CT on 6/7/2018

    2007 Dodge Ram 2500

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    I don't like Navi systems because after a few years they are out dated. Phones are way more powerful with calls, GPS, etc..let them do what they are good at. This is simple...I can plug the aux in my phone and everything is perfect. All I need, powerful and simple.

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    Jim from Sun Lakes, AZ on 4/29/2018

    2000 BMW Z3

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    Wow what a great radio for the price sounds is great and radio is easy to operate. And with crutchfields help installing was a breeze

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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 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
    General
    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 ---
    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
    Tuner
    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

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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
    WMA:
    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
    WMA:
    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 adjust 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

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    My friend has owned one and has had good results.Easy to set up and installation is a breeze if you use the right install kit for your specific vehicle. [ Matt  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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    Large, easy to find power and volume buttons, Alpine is a reputable company. [ Max  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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    A great option for my older car. [ John  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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    You really can't go wrong with an Alpine receiver [ John  Nov 08, 2018 ]
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    Alpine quality at Crutchfield prices! Alpine is like a "household name" in Florida. Alpine is quality audio! They're also known to last longer than most folks keep their cars or trucks. [ Tom  Sep 23, 2018 ]
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    Like brand good reviews [ Glenn   Jun 15, 2018 ]
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    1 question already asked

    Q
    does is come with a faceplate?
    [ jerrick  Sep 25, 2018 ]
    6 answers
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    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 ]
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    YES
    [ Alex  Sep 26, 2018 ]
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    Yes, it does. In our car its a little hard to align (BMW E46) but very usable.
    [ ANNETTE  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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    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 ]
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    Yes, but it didn't fit in my car so I had to exchange it for a Kenwood.
    [ Blair  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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    Yes , but no case to protect it.Enter
    [ STUART  Sep 25, 2018 ]

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