AM/FM + SiriusXM Radio
Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + SiriusXM Radio
SiriusXM Tuner Included: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
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. VisitSiriusXM.com
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.
- 18 Presets: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT feature 3
Satellite Radio preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to
each preset band (a total of 18).
- Jump Recall: You can save your absolute favorite radio
station and access it with the press of a single button for easy recall.
- Tune Scan & Start: The Tune Scan feature scans through
songs from your music channel presets. You can end the Tune Scan and
continue listening to the currently broadcast song in its entirety. With
Tune Start, whenever you tune to a preset music channel, the current song
will automatically start playing from the beginning.
- Instant Replay: The CDE-SXM145BT supports the SiriusXM
Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60
minutes of live content. Listen to your favorite content again, or hear
content you missed while listening to another channel.
- Song/Artist/Game 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. GameAlert 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.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs (up to 50) 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-SXM145BT.
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of
channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
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-SXM145BT 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
AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM
preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. 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.
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine
features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0) technology. The
head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a
registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto
connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to
five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine receiver (only one paired phone
can be used at a time).
Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including
iPhone & Android). The controls of the CDE-SXM145BT
can be used to dial a number,
answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external
microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to
the caller through your vehicles speakers.
- Receiving Calls: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
provides a couple ways
to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming calls
are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will
be muted) & a Caller ID message 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 the Alpine head unit to answer
the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered
automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
- Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a
current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take
the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the
- Placing Calls: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine
features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and
redial with compatible phones.
- Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone,
you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (3
telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible
mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a
desired name in your phonebook.
- Preset Dialing: You can assign phone numbers that you
dial frequently to presets (1-6) for quick recall. You can assign up to six
frequently called phone numbers. A total of 18 phone numbers can be stored
in the preset memory (6 numbers for each mobile phone paired).
- Call History: The previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
Note: During a conversation, you can initiate a
transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
External Microphone w/ Noise Cancellation: The included
external microphone (with visor-clip) allows you to speak to the other party on
the telephone call hands-free, while the other party's voice is played through
your car stereo speakers. The external microphone is tuned and engineered to
reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal placement in your
car, for the best possible sound quality. You can adjust the microphone's volume
level; and even mute the microphone, so your voice will not be heard by the
caller. The external microphone measures 0.5625"
(diameter) x 1.625" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by
a right-angle male 3.5mm connector.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Alpine
CDE-SXM145BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone (including iPhone & Android). The
CDE-SXM145BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth
device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast
Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored
music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The
also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your
smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of
your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.
Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected
with an iPhone 4S/5 via Bluetooth (not USB), the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT has the
ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone.
Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button to engage Siri and
use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard
through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free
calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation,
and more can be done through the CDE-SXM145BT
and its microphone. The head unit's
display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information
(all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Alpine CDE-SXM145BT;
visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination
and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's
speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5. The
head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Bluetooth Sound Quality Adjustments: You can customize the
sound of your Bluetooth hands-free experience to fit your own preferences. You
can adjust the CDE-SXM145BT's mic gain, phone output, & ring tone volume. If that's
not enough, there are 5 sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance
just right for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable
- Volume Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the
volume level of phone call, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit
your own preference. The Phone Talk Level, Ring Tone, & Mic Gain are all
adjustable between -5 to + 5 dB.
- Sound Types: This unit provides 5 methods to improve
the sound quality of your calls. You can choose the type according to your
own preference - Type 1 (standard mode), Type 2 (enhances noise reduction),
Type 3 (enhances echo-cancellation), Type 4 (enhances both noise reduction &
echo cancellation), & Type 5 (weakens both noise reduction &
Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker outputs the
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device.
- All: The audio will be output from all of the speakers
in the car
- F-L: The sound is only output from the front left
- F-R: The sound is only output from the front right
- F-LR: The sound is output from the front left and front
iPod/iPhone USB 1-Wire Connection: You can connect your iPod or
iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i iPod/iPhone cable
sold separately) or the iPod/USB cable that came with
your iPod/iPhone to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right
from the head unit. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect
to the head unit. Using either cable allows audio playback, music navigation,
information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models from the CDE-SXM145BT.
- Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored on your iPod or iPhone;
as well as music apps downloaded on your Apple device. 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, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen (App Direct Mode).
- Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
lets you navigate the stored music
on your iPod/iPhone by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast,
Composer, Audiobook, or Genius Mix. 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: 0-6%, Preset 2: 17-32%,
Preset 3: 33-49%, Preset 4: 50%-66%, Preset 5: 67-82%, Preset 6:
83-100% of the song library). The head unit also offers three Shuffle
playback modes (Album/Song/All) and one Repeat mode (song).
- App Direct Mode: In App Direct Mode, you can navigate the stored
music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also
listen to your favorite music apps (such as
Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Alpine head unit.
Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are
available from the head unit. You will continue to use your iPhone's
touchscreen to navigate advanced functions of your music apps. Not all apps
will be compatible with this mode. Access to your iPhone's downloaded
applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi
network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
- Information Display: The CDE-SXM145BT
will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your
iPod/iPhone from the Alpine head unit or the Apple devices
clickwheel/touchscreen. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit will also display
station identification and song/artist information from select music apps.
- 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
your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it. This unit does not charge the iPad.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 8/29/2017):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Bluetooth||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App||Phone||Audio||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
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
Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel
minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an 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.
Disc & USB 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. The
unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB
port enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such
as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive.
The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3/WMA audio files stored
on these portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio players
that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's
USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. You
cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
following types of MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
|Media Type ||CD-R/RW||USB Storage Device|
Level 1/Level 2||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types|| MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1,
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||255 files/folders||255 folders/255 files
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags|
Text/File/Folder Search: When you are playing a disc or USB
device with CD-Text, ID3 or WMA 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 and USB
CD Text, ID3 or WMA tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated
with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
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-SXM145BT
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
4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT
features two pair
of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as
fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer outputs with a low-pass
filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.
Note: When an external amplifier is connected sound
quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in
Head Unit Power Pack (optional): Add the KTP-445A
sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of
power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine CD receiver.
It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need
Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp
output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, 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).
- Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set
to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).
High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a
high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front-channel preamp output
(when activated). You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz,
160Hz, or Off (through).
Preset EQ: You can select from 11 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, Classical, or
3-Band Parametric Equalizer: The User Preset activates the
head unit's 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for a better sound response curve. Bass,
Mid, & Treble can be adjusted in the 3-Band Parametric mode.
|Bass||60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or
120Hz||Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5, or
Narrow. 2.0||-7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)|
|Midrange||500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz||Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or
Narrow 1.5||-7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)|
|Treble||7.5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz,
or 15kHz||Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25||-7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)|
Note: The units stores independent EQ settings for each
source (Disc, Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod, and Bluetooth).
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.
Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander is
engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is
adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media
Expander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music
source. The FM radio, CD, USB, iPod/iPhone, Bluetooth, and Aux-input will be
able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road
Source Volume Level: The output level of each source is
individually adjustable from -14 to + 14 dB.
Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD
face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. A hard plastic face case is
provided to store the detachable faceplate. An optional soft face case
sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired.
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
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/WMA 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/WMA 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.
Auto Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination lead
(orange); 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.
Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its
display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-SXM145BT is
wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote
sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.