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Alpine CDE-110

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Alpine's CDE-110 CD receiver offers the perfect solution for the driver who wants to upgrade audio performance while staying on budget. You'll be impressed by this Alpine's strong sound quality, user-friendly controls, and options for expansion.

Alpine sound for your car

Alpine's CDE-110 CD receiver offers the perfect solution for the driver who wants to upgrade audio performance while staying on budget. You'll be impressed by this Alpine's strong sound quality, user-friendly controls, and options for expansion.

Lots of ways to enjoy your music

The CDE-110 plays your regular store-bought CDs, plus discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. If you like to carry your music on a thumb drive, you can pop it in the USB input on the front panel (no iPod® controls), then access your tunes with the Alpine's controls. The front auxiliary input comes in handy for connecting a portable satellite radio or your iPod.

Alpine's CDE-110 CD receiver

Thanks to the receiver's powerful built-in amp, you should experience a big jump in power and clarity over your factory radio. If you're looking for even more performance, a set of preamp outputs provides a convenient connection for an outboard amp or a powered sub.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • wireless remote-ready
    Audio features:
    • bass and treble controls
    • 6 preset EQ curves
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB inputs (no iPod controls)
    • outputs: 2-channel, 2-volt rear preamp outputs
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver (with 15A mini-ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed) Trim ring (attached) Wiring harness
    • Hard plastic face case
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Rubber boot
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty sheet
    • Online Product Registration sheet

    Very good receiver for the money



    Alpine CDE-110 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (17 Reviews)


    MIKE from IRVINE, PA. on 3/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good receiver for the money



    you get what you pay for

    Felix from New Jersey on 2/11/2013

    2007 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty good for what you pay. If you're looking for function with nothing fancy, this is it.

    Pros: Works great for the price.

    Cons: I wish it had more variety with eq settings... Only has 4, I believe.

    Great Entry Level Stereo

    AlanH from Atlanta, GA on 2/9/2013

    2003 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this deck to replace the malfunctioning Blaupunkt in my Step-son's focus. As expected, this radio sounds great. However, it doesn't have a subwoofer pre-out, so if you want to expand and add some bumps later on, you need to get a more expensive unit.....just something to think about.

    Pros: Terrific sound at a bargain basement price. Easy to use. Attractive design. Top quality!

    Cons: No sub pre-out.

    Alpine CDE-110

    Marcos from Rupert ,WV on 1/22/2013

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very good price for a alpine with cd ,usb, and aux



    Great Features

    Tanna from Louisiana on 1/12/2013

    1990 Ford Probe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love my new Alpine CDE-110. Bought it to replace OEM radio that died in my car and it far surpases the old deck. Like the tortoise and the hare... I had originally picked out another more expensive unit but my Crutchfield Advisor told me this unit would work my automatic antenna and the other would not. I could not be happier. This unit has clean lines, is easy to operate and has great sound! However I too find the lack of a clock showing constantly a disappointment. I thought maybe the clock would show after holding the "view" button down as it does in my truck but no, it does not. Would I send the unit back for this tiny flaw? Heck no. I'll just try to find a little stick on clock for my dash. I had so much fun playing with my new radio, it took 2 days to get around to setting the clock anyway... Probably not going to miss that clock.

    Pros: Great radio for the price. Lot more features than I expected and easy to use.

    Cons: No clock showing when turned off.

    Great deck for the price

    Jason from Mt. View, HI on 1/7/2013

    1997 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck for my wife's Nissan Maxima. It was a huge upgrade from the stock deck. Very simple and easy to use. She likes to use her usb to listen to music so it was perfect for her. Not to flashy, but works great.

    Pros: Simple to use Easy to install Sounds great

    Cons: The track display is kind of generic

    Nice Deck!

    Jeff from Western Michigan on 1/1/2013

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted a simple stereo with few features, good sound and not too expensive. I bought this to replace my 2 year old JVC HD radio, what a piece of junk. The clock never kept time and the HD radio was always going in and out. The JVC didn't have radio preset buttons either, I never noticed until after I bought it. The new Alpine is so much nicer. Looks good in my Civic.

    Pros: No HD radio, not a fan. Radio preset buttons. No subwoofer crossover filter, my amp already has a crossover. Good sound/power. Good quality. Easy to navigate menu.

    Cons: No remote included, but I usually lose them anyway.

    Great Sound

    Anonymous from Syracuse, NY on 12/31/2012

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought for the wife's 2004 Pontiac Vibe that had a radio with dead lights. Also wanted a simple hassle free way to connect our iPhones in the car (aux input). Great Alpine quality from the finished look of the unit, ease of use and sound quality. I was debating also changing the speakers but they already sound great with this unit. The only thing I wish it did was let us charge an iPhone with the provided USB input, instead of just giving us an error message. Also, when powered off but with the car on, no clock is displayed on the screen.

    Pros: Great sound, simple to use, clean looks.

    Cons: Wish the display had a dimming feature.

    Does the job

    Ogremonger from Ottsville, PA on 12/4/2012

    1999 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I spent a while looking through reviews to buy a new stereo. All I really needed was an audio jack to listen to my mp3 player but I thought it would be fun to have the usb jack too. A lot of other stereo reviews had warnings about a bad user interface and not being able to search by artist or genre. This one didn't say anything bad so I went with it. Well, you can't search by artist or genre, but you can navigate by the folders on the usb drive and I decided I like that well enough. The user interface is really easy, and I like being able to switch back and forth from my mp3 player and flash drive. Something I didn't notice when I bought it was that you can't play wma files, but it probably wouldn't have been a deal breaker.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: can't play wma files

    Solid CD/Radio for the price

    ChipF from Raleigh, NC on 11/29/2012

    2011 Ford E Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Alpine is a straight forward and easy to use unit. The only thing holding it back from a fifth star is that the clock only appears to display when the unit is switched on. The unit does not light up or display the clock when the vehicle is running and the radio is off. This could be a wiring error on my part, but I do not think so. There is no reference in the manual.

    Pros: Easy to use Easy to install clean look

    Cons: clock does not display without radio being on

    Nice deck for basic use

    Jimmy from Florida on 11/25/2012

    2001 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the CDE-110 to install in my mother-in-law's car because her factory radio was broken. This deck is a very good basic CD deck that also has all of the features you would probably need for a replacement CD unit.. The CD and tuner sound great but I doubt she will ever use the USB or aux inputs.This deck is very easy for anyone to operate while driving and you can always see the display no matter what the lighting conditions may be. The deck has good power and like any Alpine deck it has great sound quality right out of the box. If you need a good no-frills basic CD deck, this is it.

    Pros: Very good value for the price. Excellent Alpine sound quality.

    Cons: The only thing I would suggest is maybe adding selectable backlighting and faceplate colors, however the blue/white is still a good combination.

    Good unit for the price.

    Eric L. from Omaha ,NE on 11/4/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this unit,I just wish the equalizer had a user adjustable curve instead of just the 6 preset ones.



    great value

    larry m from des moines iowa on 11/1/2012

    1986 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i replaced my truck radio with this alpine unit and am very happy. the controls are easy to use and the visuals easy to see. sound quality is very good. don't know how they sell it so cheap!

    Pros: love the face plate displays, color ease of use.

    Cons: none so far.

    Solid unit

    DFBonnett from NJ on 10/29/2012

    1994 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought it to replace a shaky factory AM/FM/Cassette player in a used car specifically because it was less complicated than other similar units. I especially like the USB input.

    Pros: simplicity of operation, great value

    Cons: tight fit front to back going in

    excellent stereo unit

    DonR from Lancaster, Pa on 9/27/2012

    excellent sound, backlighting and dials are modestly sufficient. screen is clear to read. very powerful clear & resonant sound. like the scrolling marquee feature. Only complaint is the ipod playlist procedure for selections & mixing are complex and confusing



    Excellent sound, basic feature set

    Anonymous from Austin TX on 9/22/2012

    1999 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound, as expected from Alpine. Doesn't have the fancy set of features as the more expensive models further up their line, but I'm quite happy with the basic functionality and simple-to-understand interface. An excellent choice if you want to avoid the expense of needing an amplifier.

    Pros: Excellent Sound

    Cons: wish it worked with non-Apple portable music players. serious bummer.

    Great receiver and easy install!

    LeeB from Colorado on 8/30/2012

    2001 Mitsubishi Mirage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this Alpine to replace the factory deck in my 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage. My local stereo shop was going to charge me $300+ to hook up only a connector to my existing radio in order to play my iPhone. I was able to get a brand new deck that is iPhone ready and looks great for only $100. The install took me less than one hour and was much easier than expected. Especially considering the last time I did something like this was 25+ years ago in high school!




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    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
    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
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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

    Disc 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.

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3/WMA files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps and WMA files with bit rates from 64 kbps to 160 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 music files.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-110 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)

    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.

    USB/AUX Connection

    USB Port: The Alpine CDE-110 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) or WMA (64-160 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-110 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.

    Auxiliary Input: The CDE-110 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.

    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-110 is equipped with a rear-channel, 2-volt preamp output for connecting an external amplifier.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-110 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.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    1-Line LCD Display: This unit is equipped with a 1-Line white-backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations, CD-Text, and ID-3/WMA tag information.

    Remote Control

    Optional Wireless Remote Control: The CDE-110 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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