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Alpine KCE-250BT Bluetooth® Adapter
Add hands-free calling to your compatible Alpine stereo
Our take on the Alpine KCE-250BT Bluetooth® Adapter by Crutchfield's Zak Billmeier
Add the convenience of hands-free calling to your compatible 2009-up Alpine car stereo. Alpine's KCE-250BT Bluetooth® adapter, powered by industry leader Parrot, lets you answer incoming calls, place outgoing calls, and scroll through your phone book entries without ever touching your phone. You can leave your phone in your pocket or purse when you get in the car it connects automatically when you turn on your stereo.
When a call comes in, your stereo mutes the music and you'll hear the caller over your speakers. The included microphone uses Active Echo Cancellation technology to ensure that you'll be heard loud and clear on the other end.
The KCE-250BT also works with select 2008 Bluetooth-ready Alpine stereos with the help of the KWE-460 connecter cable. Check the "Details" tab for compatible models.
Note: Compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth interface module
- Microphone with attached 13' cable terminated by a 2-pin connector
- 59"' DIN cable with a proprietary 13-pin connector on each end
- 6.5' Power/Ground harness with a 4-pin molex plug on one end and male and female bullet-connectors on other end
- Visor clip
- Self-adhesive foam pad
- 2 Strips of velcro
- Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
- Customer Care Registration Card
- "To Customers" note
- Bluetooth interface adapter for 2009-up Alpine stereos
- send and receive calls with the stereo's controls (includes microphone)
- Active Echo Cancellation technology ensures noise-free conversations
- dimensions: 3-3/4"W x 1-11/16"H x 4-3/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The Alpine KCE-250BT enables your Bluetooth compatible cell phone to sync up with your 2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready head unit. You get full control and full hands-free functionality from your compatible Alpine head unit for your Bluetooth compatible cell phone. The interface includes a microphone and the other party's voice is played through your car stereo speakers.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a wireless technology allowing communication between a mobile device over short distances. This enables a hands-free call or data transmission between Bluetooth compatible devices. Bluetooth transmission is available in the unlicensed 2.4GHz spectrum if the distance between devices is within 33 feet (10 meters).
Bluetooth Compatibility: The KCE-250BT supports Bluetooth version 2.0 and the following Bluetooth Profiles.
- HFP: Hands Free Profile
- HSP: Head Set Profile
Note: This adaptor does not have A2DP audio streaming capability.
Headunit Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-250BT is compatible with 2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready head units and multimedia units.
Note: 2008 carry-over Alpine Bluetooth ready head units are also compatible with the KCE-250BT in conjunction with the Alpine KWE-460E adapter cable ( 500KWE460E, sold separately). You will lose iPod connectivity for these 2008 carry-over Alpine head units.
Phone Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-250BT is powered by Parrot for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth enabled cell phones. The KCE-250BT supports select Apple, AU, BenQ-Siemens, Blackberry, and Casio Bluetooth enabled cell phones. New software can be downloaded and installed via Bluetooth connection to your laptop to support future cell phone models.
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones will be compatible.
Pairing: The KCE-250BT can be paired to up to five Bluetooth enabled mobile devices (only one device can be used at a time).
Bluetooth Phone Operation: The KCE-250BT features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing and auto answer with compatible phones. You can make a phone call from a contact listed in your phone book using any 2009 Alpine Bluetooth ready head unit's user interface. You can even use direct 12-key dialing from 2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready multimedia head unit's with touchscreen controls.
- Placing Calls: The KCE-250BT provides
a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using
your mobile phone.
- Redial: press the phone button within 5 seconds of ending a call
- Call History: the 10 previously dialed, received or missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory
- Phonebook: up to 1,000 entries can be downloaded from your phone
- Voice Dialing: if you have a voice-dial capable phone, you can dial a phone contact just by speaking the name of your contact
- Direct Dial: direct 12-key dialing from a 2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready multimedia head unit's touchscreen
- Receiving Calls: The KCE-250BT provides a
couple ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your
mobile phone. Incoming call are announced by the received call
ring tone through your vehicle's speakers and a displayed message
(Caller name/Phone No.) 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 your Alpine head unit to answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered automatically after about 5 seconds
Note: Display of Phonebook, Received Calls, Missed Calls and Dialed Calls varies from phone to phone and by your service provider.
Microphone: The supplied microphone allows you to speak to the other party on the telephone call hands-free. The microphone comes with a visor clips for mounting purposes. The microphone measures 0.5625" in diameter and 1.375" long. The microphone has an attached 13' cable which plugs into the Bluetooth interface module. The microphone's volume can be adjusted from 0-15.
Echo Cancellation: The KCE-250BT's Active Echo Cancellation technology ensures the highest-quality, noise-free sound when you are on the phone.
Mute: When you make or receive a call, the audio from the stereo is muted. When using the Bluetooth interface, no other device can be used with the mute (interrupt) function.
Speaker Output: You can select which connected speakers in your vehicle to output the sound signal of your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front Left/Right. You can also adjust the volume level of a received call.
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6 questions already asked
It should work fine as it connects to the ANET port in your head unit. The 350 will also work. The main difference is the 250 will only work with the phone section of your phone. It won't play music from your phone through spotify, or any other music based app. You would be better off playing music through the USB port anyways. With that said it's an excellent phone Bluetooth module. It even accesses Siri on iPhone through the head unit. Hope this helps. [ PETER J Mar 20, 2015 ]
This is not listed as a compatible accessory for the IVA-D300. [ Jeff Mar 05, 2015 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Sep 12, 2014 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Alpine KCE-400BT Parrot Bluetooth adapter is the only Bluetooth adapter that is compatible with the Alpine INA-900BT. There is not a replacement. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Mar 22, 2014 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will work. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Jan 14, 2014 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. They will be able to pull up your components and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 27, 2013 ] Staff