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 Consumer Electronics Association. All manufacturers who comply with the
standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.
MP3 Playback:This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs
containing MP3 files formatted with ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2,
using Joliet, Romeo, or other ISO 9660 compliant formats.
Discs containing both standard CD audio and MP3 files can be played; the unit may
be set to play only the CD audio tracks or both types of tracks. ID3 tag v1 and
v2 are supported; track title, artist name, and album name data can be
displayed. The following sampling rates and bit rates (constant and variable)
- Sampling rates:
48, 44.1, 32, 24, 22.05, 16, 12, 11.025, and 8 kHz
- Bit rates: 8-320 kbps
The Sound Setting functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the
sound to your personal tastes:
- Bass Control:
- Bass Center Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz, or
- Bass Band Width: 1 (narrow) to 4 (wide)
- Bass Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
- Treble Control:
- Treble Center Frequency: 10kHz (default), 12.5kHz, 15kHz, or 17.5kHz
- Treble Level: -7 to +7
(+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
- High Pass Filter (HPF): speaker
level outputs have a selectable crossover (HPF); off (default), 80Hz, 120Hz,
- Defeat On/Off:
reset the unit to its factory default bass, treble, loudness, and HPF settings by turning
on the Defeat function
The preamp output can be switched from "Front" to a non-fading
subwoofer preamp output with a variable level of 0 to +15. When the subwoofer is
activated in the Setup menu, the pre-out is switched at the same time. When the
subwoofer is deactivated, the pre-out is switched back to a front channel output.
unit is equipped with an illumination lead. When the unit's dimmer mode
has been set to Auto and the illumination lead has been connected to your
vehicle's headlight circuit, the 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 button illumination is dim at all times.
Power IC Off:
When an external amplifier is powering all the speakers in the system, you can
turn the internal amp off, which will improve the sound quality.
Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-9872 no more that 35° above horizontal.
External Device Controls
iPod Full Speed:
The CDE-9872 has an iPod Direct Connection mounted
on a 4" pigtail on the rear panel. When used with the optional KCE-422i Alpine
Full Speed Connection cable (item number 500KCE422i), your receiver can
interface with Apple iPods with a dock connector. Compatible iPods include fourth
and fifth generation iPod, first and second generation iPod nano, iPod photo,
and iPod mini. You can quickly and easily search through all of the music contained on your
iPod through Playlist, Artist, or Album searches. You can view Artist, Album,
Song Information and Song Number right on the head unit's display. When
operating your iPod through the Full Speed connection, you can use the Direct
Search function in Playlist, Artist, Album, or Song mode to quickly locate your
music. Using the unit's preset buttons, you can quickly jump over a designated
percentage of your song content (Preset 1: 0% to 16%, Preset 2: 17% to 32%,
Preset 3: 33% to 49%, Preset 4: 50% to 66%, Preset 5: 67% to 82%, Preset 6: 83%
to 100% of the song library). The unit can be used with the following iPod
models - iPod mini (1st, 2nd generation), iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
generation), Fourth generation iPod photo, Fifth generation iPod video, iPod
classic (80, 120, 160GB) and iPod touch (1st, 2nd generation).
Note: The optional KCE-422i cable will not charge the
iPod nano 4th generation or iPod touch 2nd generation. The cable cannot be
used with iPod software versions earlier than "2006-06-28". For details
about "iPod Software Update", refer to the iPod's Instruction Manual.
Bluetooth Interface Ready: Using the Alpine KCE-400BT
Bluetooth adapter (500KCE400B, sold separately) with the KWE-460E interconnect
cable adapter (500KWE460E, sold separately), you can make and receive calls
hands-free on your Bluetooth-capable cellular phone, and communicate through a
microphone (included with the Bluetooth interface) and your vehicle's speakers.
Note: The Pass-Through port of the KCE-400BT allows you
to connect the Bluetooth adapter as well as an iPod to the CDE-9872.
The KWE-460 interconnection cable is still required along with a KCE-433iV
Full Speed iPod connection cable (500KCE433I, sold separately). In this case
the KCE-422i cable will not be needed.