Remote Control (optional)
SiriusXM Tuner Included: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 comes ready for SiriusXM, thanks to
its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port and the included SiriusXM Tuner module
(SXV200A) and antenna. You can 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. Here is a partial list of
available channels; Howard Stern, Oprah, NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, Elvis Radio, Foxxhole,
HairNation, Fox News, CNN, and many more. Visit
for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features
you get with the SXV200A 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.
- SiriusXM Presets: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 feature 3 Satellite Radio
preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each preset band (a total
- 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 CDE-124SXM2 supports the SiriusXM Instant
Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of
live content. Listen to your favorite programming over again.
- Game Alert: GameAlert that 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.
- Song/Artist 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.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs 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 CDE-124SXM2.
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.
SiriusXM Antenna: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 also includes the SiriusXM
antenna (model # XVANT1). The included SiriusXM antenna plugs into the SMB
connector on the SiriusXM Tuner module. The antenna features a magnetic base and
a 23' cable. The antenna measures only 1.4375" (w) x 0.5625" (h) x 1.75" (d).
AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.
Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM
preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.
Local/Distance Tuning: 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.
USB Port: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 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) music files formatted
in FAT 12/16/32. ID3 tags (v1, v2) are supported; track title, artist name, and
album name ID3 tag data can be displayed. The unit off the following USB
- Bank Function: This unit has a "Bank" function that
automatically divides every 1,000 songs stored on a USB memory device into
individual banks to make searching and playing back a song easier. A maximum
of 1,000 songs/100 folders for one bank can be stored according to the order
stored in the USB memory device. A maximum of 20 banks (20,000 songs) can be
- File/Folder Search: You can search each stored "Bank"
by file (tag info)/folder name or number.
- Category Search: You can also search each stored "Bank"
of music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer.
- ABC Search: You search the contents in the above
categories alphabetically (A-Z).
- USB Skip: You can skip forward/backward 1, 10, 20, 50,
or 100 files/folders at one time within a stored "Bank".
- Repeat/Random: In addition, the head unit offers Repeat
(File/Folder/Category) and Random (Folder/Category/All) playback modes for
your USB memory device's stored music.
Note: Not compatible with WMA/AAC files.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: You can connect your iPod or
iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i iPod/iPhone
sold separately) or the iPod dock-connector cable which came with your iPod/iPhone
to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right from the head unit.
The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 offers audio playback, music navigation, information display,
and charging of select iPod/iPhone models.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback (with DAC bypass): The Alpine
CDE-124SXM2 supports audio playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored on
your iPod or iPhone. 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 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC),
allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.
iPod/iPhone Control: Once your iPod/iPhone is connected, you
get convenient control of your iPod/iPhone from the head unit. You can also
choose to control your iPod/iPhone or from its clickwheel or touchscreen.
- Music Browsing: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 lets you navigate
your iPod/iPhone by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast,
or Audiobook. 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%
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).
- Shuffle: The head unit offers three Shuffle (Random)
- Shuffle Albums: songs in each album are played back
in proper order; upon completion of all the songs in the album, the next
album is selected randomly
- Shuffle Songs: randomly plays back songs within a
selected category (playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer.)
- Shuffle All: plays all songs on your iPod/iPhone
- Repeat: A single song can be repeatedly played back.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Alpine head unit. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label.
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Alpine CDE-124SXM2 using your connected Apple
iPhone, via your iPhone's included iPod dock-connector cable. The Alpine CDE-124SXM2
provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and
Song information (your iPhone's touchscreen will be locked). You can select
Pandora stations from your station list, and skip song tracks within a station.
You can also create QuickMix playlists based on two or more of your Pandora
stations. You can even give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.
In addition, you can create a new station based on a currently playing song or
artist. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the
latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your
iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via
3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
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
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 4/24/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Pandora App || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 5.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 5.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
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 available.
Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with a front-panel
minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from a 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. You can adjust the unit's auxiliary input
gain level (Low/High) to match the relative volume output of your other
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 Playback: This unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs
containing MP3 audio files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2
formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8-320 kbps are supported. Variable bit
rates are also compatible. Up to a maximum of 255 folders and a maximum 510
files can be read from one disc. ID3 tags (v1/v2) are supported; track title,
artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.
Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you are playing a disc
with CD Text orID3-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 without CD Text or ID3-tags, searches are made using the track numbers
associated with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 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-124SXM2 no more that 35° above horizontal.
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
Preset EQ: You can select from 10 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, or Classical.
3-Band Parametric Equalizer: If the Equalizer presets aren't enough
for your listening taste, there's a 3-Band Parametric Equalizer you can adjust
for a better sound response curve. Bass, Mid, & Treble can be adjusted in the
3-Band Parametric mode.
- Treble Control:
- Center Frequency: 7.5kHz,
10kHz (default), 12.5kHz, or 15kHz
- Width Q: Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25
- Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
- Midrange Control:
- Center Frequency: 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz
- Width Q: Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or Narrow 1.5
- Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
- Bass Control:
- Center Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz,
- Width Q: Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5,
or Narrow. 2.0
- Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
Loudness: Loudness introduces a special low and
high frequency emphasis at low listening levels to compensate for the ear's
decreased sensitivity to bass and treble sound at low volume. There are
three loudness settings (1, 2, & Off).
Switchable Preamp Output: The unit is equipped with a 2V Front/SW
preamp output, which can be set to either a fading front-channel preamp output
or a non-fading subwoofer preamp output.
Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp
output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume and 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.
- 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 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (through).
High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass
filter for its speaker-level outputs and front/rear preamp outputs. You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz,
or Off (through).
Audio Mute: Activating the Audio Mute function will
instantly lower the volume level by 20 dB.
Interrupt Feature: When a
device having the interrupt feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected
to the receiver, the audio signal will be automatically muted whenever the
interrupt signal is received from the device. The supplied wiring harness
contains a pink/black Interrupt lead that needs to be connected to the device's
interrupt signal connection.
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. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired.
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 tag
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 disc.
Text Scroll: This unit can scroll the disc and track names
recorded on CD-Text disc, as well as the text information of MP3 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.
Favorite Button: You can
set a favorite source to the head unit's front-panel "FAV" button. Once your
favorite source has been set, you can switch to that favorite source directly be
pressing the "FAV" button. You can select between one of the following sources
as your Favorite - Pandora, FM1, FM2, AM, AUX, Disc, or USB.
Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an orange/white
illumination lead. 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.
Remote Control (optional)
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-124SXM2 is wireless 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.