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Alpine KCE-400BT Bluetooth® Adapter
Add hands-free calling to your compatible Alpine stereo
Our take on the Alpine KCE-400BT Bluetooth® Adapter by Crutchfield's Zak Billmeier
Add the convenience of hands-free calling to your compatible 2008-up Alpine in-dash receiver. Powered by Parrot, the KCE-400BT Bluetooth® adapter lets you answer incoming calls, place outgoing calls, and scroll through your phone book entries all without ever touching your Bluetooth phone. In fact, once the system is set up, 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-400BT also works with select 2008 Bluetooth-ready Alpine stereos. Check the "Details" tab for compatible models. For those receivers, you'll need the KWE-460 connecter cable.
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.
Very good product, works flawlessly with my cd-105 hu, automatically connects to phone and sound quality is excellent. Only con is that it is a little pricey.
What's in the Box:
- Bluetooth interface module
- Microphone with attached 13' cable terminated by a 2-pin connector
- 6.5' 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)
- supports music streaming
- Active Echo Cancellation technology ensures noise-free conversations
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Alpine KCE-400BT Bluetooth® Adapter Reviews
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Overview: The Alpine KCE-400BT 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-400BT supports Bluetooth version 2.0 and the following Bluetooth Profiles.
- HFP: Hands Free Profile
- HSP: Head Set Profile
- A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
- AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile
Headunit Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-400BT 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-400BT in conjunction with the Alpine KWE-460E adapter cable (500KWE460E, sold separately).
Phone Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-400BT is powered by Parrot for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth enabled cell phones. The KCE-400BT 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-400BT 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-400BT 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-up 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-400BT 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-400BT 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
- 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-400BT'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.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio: Listen to songs stored on your phone through your Alpine sound system with Streaming Audio support (A2DP or AVRCP). You can even get on-screen song info, play/pause, and track up/down functions on AVRCP enabled phones.
- A2DP: allows you to listen to the music from your cell phone and displays basic song information on-screen, such as title and artist
- AVRCP: allows you to listen to the music from your cell phone with basic control such as play/pause and track up/down of the music on your cell phone
iPod Pass-Through: Although the KCE-400BT uses the iPod Full Speed jack on the head unit, a second Full Speed jack on the interface allows connection of your iPod to your Alpine head unit (CDE-102 only) using the optional KCE-433iV cable (500KCE433I, sold separately).
Note: The Pass-Through port can also be used with 2008 Alpine Headunit's with the iPod Full Speed Jack. The KWE-460 interconnection cable and KCE-433iV Full Speed connection cable are required.
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