Disc & USB Playback
HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive
digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you
listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio,
your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound,
and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD
Radio is 100% subscription free.
- Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and
data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner
displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the
- Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast
multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the
amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast
station channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
- Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6
AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.
Sub-program services of multicast stations are not included in the automatic
- Search Functions: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT offers various
search functions to help you find the analog or digital AM/FM stations you
are looking for. You can search for only digital AM/FM stations (Digital
mode), or both analog & digital AM/FM stations (Hybrid mode). Local seek
tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong
signals for good reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak
stations to be tuned. You can even search for a radio station by its
frequency, using the head unit's rotary encoder.
- Listening Modes: The head unit provides four reception
methods in order to receive Digital & Analog AM/FM signals according to your
own preference and signal strength. Choose from Hybrid (receives both
digital and analog stations; if the digital signal is weak, this mode will
switch to receive the analog radio signal automatically), Digital (receives
only digital radio signals even when the digital signal is weak), Digital MC
(receives the digital radio signal while listening to a sub-program service
of a multicast station), or Analog (only receives the analog radio signal,
even when the digital signal is strong).
- Live Mode: While receiving a live AM/FM broadcast, you
can select an optimized receiving method according to your own preference
and the signal strength. Choose from Analog (while receiving a live
broadcast this unit will only receive the analog radio signal even when the
digital signal can be received), Digital (while receiving a live broadcast
this unit will keep receiving the digital radio signal even when the digital
signal is week), or Listen (while receiving a live broadcast this unit will
use one of the Listening Modes - Hybrid/Digital/Digital MC/Analog).
- FM Tone Quality: You can set your preferred tonal
quality, when listening to FM analog radio stations. You can choose between
HiFi (high-quality sound), Normal (standard setting), or Stable (noise
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from the HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged"
in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy
the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50
songs. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and
transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their
primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to
www.hdradio.com to check
for HD Radio stations in your area.
Pandora Internet Radio App: The free Pandora App (either from
Play) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Alpine CDE-HD149BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS5+) or
Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the
CDE-HD149BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (KCU-445i or
KCU-471i; sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
provides control over the Pandora music service and displays
Artist, Album, and Song information.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- New Station: Based on a currently playing track or
artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to these online service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT comes ready for
SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations.
Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 160 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
Premier" package (subscription required); including 20+ SiriusXM Xtra
Channels which consist of music, sports, entertainment and a collection of
channels dedicated to Spanish language programming. Visit
for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Text Display: Text information, such as the channel
name, artist name, feature and song/program title is displayed on the
- Search Function: You can search for SiriusXM
programming content by Category or by Channel.
- 18 Presets: The Alpine head unit feature 3 Satellite
Radio preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each preset band (a
total of 18).
- Jump Recall: You can save your absolute favorite radio
station and access it with the press of a single button for easy recall.
- Instant Replay: The head unit supports the SiriusXM
Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60
minutes of live content.
- Song/Artist/Game Alert: With Song/Artist Alert you can
get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any
SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that
broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display
an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump
to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play
by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening
to other stations.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your
iPod/iPhone. The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will
be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them
directly from iTunes. When you hear a song you like, simply press and hold
down the Volume button for two seconds on the head unit .
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of
channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM
Network. However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing
Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine
features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR) technology. The
head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Alpine CDE-HD149BT
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine CDE-HD149BT
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a
registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto
connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to
three Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine head unit (only one device can be
used at a time).
Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including
iPhone & Android). The controls of the CDE-HD149BT
can be used to dial a number,
answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external
microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to
the caller through your vehicles speakers.
- Receiving Calls: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
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
- Placing Calls: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine
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 (3
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 previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
Note: During a conversation, you can initiate a
transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
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 external microphone is tuned and engineered to
reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal placement in your
car, for the best possible sound quality. You can adjust the microphone's volume
level; and even mute the microphone, so your voice will not be heard by the
caller. The external microphone measures 0.5625"
(diameter) x 1.625" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by
a right-angle male 3.5mm connector.
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine
can stream music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such as
your iPhone or Android smartphone). 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. In addition to basic playback
functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the CDE-HD149BT
Search List of your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP
1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your stored music's song
information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The CDE-HD149BT
audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone with
song/artist information and limited control (continue to use your Bluetooth
enabled smartphone to control advanced music app navigation).
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so
you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will
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-HD149BT
'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
- 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 &
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
iPod/iPhone USB 1-Wire Connection: You can connect your iPod or
iPhone to the head unit's rear-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i iPod/iPhone
sold separately) or the iPod/USB cable that 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, iPhone, or iPad device with Lightning connector; use the
Alpine KCU-471i cable (500KCU471I,
sold separately) ) or the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect
to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation,
information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the CDE-HD149BT
- Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored on your iPod or iPhone;
as well as music apps downloaded on your Apple device. 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
24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen (App Direct Mode).
- Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
lets you navigate the stored music
on your iPod/iPhone by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast,
Composer, Audiobook, or Genius Mix. You can then search these categories alphabetically
For especially big music libraries, the Percentage Search function uses the
preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0-6%, Preset 2: 17-32%,
Preset 3: 33-49%, Preset 4: 50%-66%, Preset 5: 67-82%, Preset 6:
83-100% of the song library). The head unit also offers three Shuffle
playback modes (Album/Song/All) and one Repeat mode (song).
- App Direct Mode: In App Direct 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.
Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are
available from the head unit. You will continue to use your iPhone's
touchscreen to navigate advanced functions of your music apps. Not all apps
will be compatible with this mode. Access to your iPhone's downloaded
applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi
network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
- Information Display: The CDE-HD149BT
will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your
iPod/iPhone from the Alpine head unit or the Apple devices
clickwheel/touchscreen. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit will also display
station identification and song/artist information from select music apps.
- iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it. This unit does not charge the iPad.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/19/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Specific Apps || Bluetooth || Display Type || iTunes Tagging || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/App || Pandora || TuneIt App || Phone || Audio || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y
|| N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with rear-panel
minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source
unit: such as a portable MP3 player. 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.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The
unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA/AAC music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Rear-Panel USB Port: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT features a
rear-panel USB (type-A) port attached to the rear-chassis by a 9" cable, and
comes with a 5' USB extension cable. The USB port enables connection of a
portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select portable digital
audio players or USB thumbdrives.
The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3/WMA/AAC audio files stored
on these portable USB mass-storage class devices. 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 unit's USB port does not support connection of an
Android OS device. You
cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
following types of MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
| Media Type || CD-R/RW || USB Storage Device |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2 ||FAT 12/16/32 |
| Playable File Types || MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1,
bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16,
22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||509 files/255folders ||1,000 folders/files
(512 files per folder) |
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags |
Text/File/Folder Search: When you are playing a disc or USB
device with CD-Text, ID3, WMA, or AAC 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
CD Text or ID3/WMA tags searches are made using the track numbers associated
with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
offers Repeat and Random
- 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).
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
Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends
mounting the CDE-HD149BT
no more that 35° above horizontal.
24-Bit D/A Converter: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
uses a 24-bit D/A
converter for superb sound quality and playback of your music.
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 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A,
sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of
power. The KTP-445A 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
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The CDE-HD149BT
has three sets of
4-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The
unit's front & rear preamp output can be faded, while the subwoofer preamp
output is non-fading.
Note: When an external amplifier is connected sound
quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in
Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp
output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, low-pass filter, &
- Volume: There are two volume (system) modes for the
unit's subwoofer output.
System 1 (subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting) or
System 2 ( subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting
(0-15); even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still audible.
- Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass
filter can be set to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the low pass filter can
be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
- Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set
to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).
High Pass Filter (for Front & Rear): The Alpine head unit is
equipped with a high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front-channel
preamp output (when activated). You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 20Hz,
25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off
(through). The slope of the high pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
Preset/9-Band EQ: You can select from 11 different EQ presets to
get the best sound from all your sources. You can choose from Flat, Pops, Rock,
News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classical, or
User. Using the head unit's 9-Band EQ (in User mode), you can modify the EQ
settings to create a response curve more appealing to your personal taste.
| Band || Frequency ||
| 1 ||20 Hz - 100 Hz ||3.0, 4.0.
5.0 ||-7 to +7
| 2 ||63 Hz - 315 Hz |
| 3 ||125 Hz - 500 Hz |
| 4 ||250 Hz - 1 kHz |
| 5 ||500 Hz - 2 kHz |
| 6 ||1 kHz - 4 kHz |
| 7 ||2 kHz- 7.2 kHz |
| 8 ||5.8 kHz - 12 kHz |
| 9 ||9 kHz - 20 kHz |
Note: The settings of the 9-Band EQ, Time Correction,
and X-over can be stored in the preset memory (1-6).
Audio Enhancements: The CDE-HD149BT
offers the following audio
adjustments to enhance your in-car listening experience.
- Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander is
engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is
adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media
Expander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music
source. You can customize the Media Xpander to suit your personal taste by
adjusting the level (0-8) for Bass, Mids, and Highs. The FM radio, CD, USB, iPod,
Pandora, Bluetooth, and Aux will be
able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road
- Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio
signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time
Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased
distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be
placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum
staging. You can adjust the distance (0-132.7") of each speaker and
subwoofer to the listener.
This feature allows you to change the soundstage of your
music in the vehicle. You can select from three modes.
Creates the effect of widening the front sound
field by delaying the sound of the front speakers.
Creates the effect of making the front sound image
clear and far by delaying the sound of the rear speakers.
No effect is applied (default)
- Source Volume Level: The output level of each source
(Tuner, Disc, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, Pandora, Aux) is
individually adjustable from -14 to + 14 dB.
Alpine's TuneIt App: The Alpine TuneIt app is an easy-to-use
sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app
Apple's App Store or
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 6.0+ ) or Android smartphone (2.2+)
and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must
be connected to the CDE-HD149BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU445I/500KCU471I
sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Sound Tuning: The Alpine TuneIt app turns your iPhone
or Android smartphone into a sound tuning interface for the CDE-HD149BT.
Follow the simple graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound
settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the
database. Settings that can be adjusted include Parametric EQ, Bass Engine
SQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. As you change settings on your smartphone,
you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you
want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your
account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific
types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine
Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out
other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher
your profile status progresses within the app.
- Facebook Notifications: The Alpine TuneIt app also
keeps you in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a
notification, you will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head
unit, plus a sound alert through your car speakers. The visual notification
includes the Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture
shown on the phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS
(Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can
even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In
order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the Alpine TuneIt
app must be the active app on your smartphone.
Note: Access to the Alpine TuneIt app will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. You will also need to turn
on the GPS function of your phone.
Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can
be set from 0-7.
Fold-Down Detachable Face: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT features a
manual fold-down face-plate which is detachable to deter theft. A hard-plastic
face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is
supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. The fold-down face
requires 1.875" of space to open.
2-Line LCD: This unit is equipped with a 2-Line
white-backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations, CD-Text, and
ID-3/WMA/AAC tag information.
Text Display: Text information, such as the disc name and the track
name, will be displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also
possible to display the folder name, the file name, and the tag information,
while playing a MP3/WMA/AAC disc or USB device. This unit can scroll the disc and track names
recorded on CD-Text disc, as well as the text information of MP3/WMA/AAC files, folder
names, and tags. There are two Text Scroll settings.
- Auto: The CD text information, the information of folder and file
names, and the tags are scrolled automatically.
- Manual: The display is scrolled when a disc is loaded or when a
track is changed.
Clock/Calendar Display: The CDE-HD149BT provides a clock
(12hr) & calendar (mm/dd/yy) display.
Variable Color Button Illumination: The head unit lets you
choose between Blue, Green, Red, or Amber button illumination. The LCD text will
Auto Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination lead
(orange); 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.
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
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-HD149BT
remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RUE4202,
sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.