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Alpine CDE-178BT Flag ship model with Bluetooth, iPhone and AndroidCDE-178BT
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Alpine CDE-178BT Flag ship model with Bluetooth, iPhone and Android Compatible

£172.99
Save: £111.99 (39%)  rrp: £284.98
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State of the Art Alpine Car Stereo

£172.99
Save: £111.99 (39%)
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Key Features

Flag ship model with Bluetooth, iPhone and Android Compatible - Alpine CDE-178BT

Made for iPod Works for iPhone MP3 CD AM / FM Radio Bluetooth handsfree USB 3 Preout Multi Colour display Face Off Android Compatible
The CDE-178BT is the top-of-the-line of the Alpine Head Unit range that combines all the cool new features and functions such as TuneIt compatibility for iPhone and Android based phones, allowing full sound tuning and sharing via your phone, as well as new Facebook message alerts. It is also compatible with the vTuner for Alpine iPhone app, giving you thousands of internet radio stations with control from your Head Unit. BassEngine Pro means top quality sound with a 24-Bit DAC and the high resolution display ensures best visibility in any lighting conditions. It’s Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready and Vehicle Display Interface Ready, for a perfect install in almost any vehicle. If your car is equipped with a start-stop engine, this Head Unit is even more interesting for you, since it will keep playing when your engine stops at a crossroad.
  • Power Output: 4 x 50W High Power Amplifier
  • Display: High Resolution LCD Display
  • White LED Backlighting System
  • Illumination Buttons: 4 Illumination Colour Selectable (Blue/Green/Red/Amber)
  • High Grade Audiophile Design
  • 3 PreOuts (4V, Front + Rear + Subwoofer)
  • DAC: 24-bit DAC
  • AUX-In: Rear AUX Input (3.5mm mini jack)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • OEM Sub-display Ready
  • Remote Control Ready
  • Menu Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
  • Clock / Calendar
  • Firmware Updatable
  • Detachable DIN Trim Plate
  • Detachable Face Plate
  • Dimmer
  • Power Antenna Lead
  • Remote Turn-On
  • vTuner
  • Start-Stop Engine unaffected 


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Technical Specification
Max Power Output Ratings:
  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50W
Disc Player:
  • Disc Type: CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: CD, CD-R/RW
  • Music Playback: CDDA, MP3, WMA, AAC Playback
  • M.I.X. Random Play: Track/Folder, All
  • Repeat
  • CD Text Display
  • CD Text Name Search
  • Percentage Search
Tuner:
  • Memory Presets: Preset Stations (FM:18, MW:6, LW:6)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local/DX Selection
FM Tuner:
  • Tuning Range: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 0.7 μV
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2 dB
MW Tuner:
  • Tuning Range: 531 - 1,602 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 25.1 μV / 28 dB
LW Tuner;
  • Tuning Range: 153 - 281 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 31.6 μV / 30 dBt
RDS:
  • RDS Functions: TA, TP, AF, PTY, News, Radio Text
USB:
  • USB Connection: Rear USB Connection
  • (USB Cable Included)
  • Music Playback: MP3, WMA, AAC File Playback
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File/Folder Name Search
  • Folder Up/Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play: Folder, All
  • Repeat
  • USB Requirements: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,000 mA
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG Audio Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • AAC Decoding: AAC-LC Format ′′.m4a′′ File
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz (±1 dB) *May differ depending on the encoding software and bit rate.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008 %
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB
Bluetooth:
  • Built-in BLUETOOTH® Module
  • Hands Free Calling: HFP (Hands Free Profile) or HSP (Head Set Profile) Compatible Phones
  • Streaming Music: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Compatible
  • Streaming Music Control: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.4 Compatible
  • BT Plus Advanced BLUETOOTH Technology
  • Connection: SSP (Secure Simple Pairing) Supported
  • Phone Book: Phone Book Synchronization
  • Phone Book Search: 3 Letters Alphabet Search
  • Speed Dial: 6 Pre-set Memory
  • Multiple Phone Number Registration: 4 Phone Number Registration Possibility
  • Phone Book Label Display: Mobile, Home, Work, Other
  • Voice Dial Operation: Voice Control for iPhone Supported
  • Auto Answer
  • Call Waiting
  • Call History Display: Dialled Call, Received Call, Missed Call
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: Adjustable for Outgoing and Incoming Volume
  • Hands-Free Phone Sound Setting: 5 Type Selection
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Output Speaker Selection
  • Menu Language Selection: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
  • Firmware Updatable
  • Microphone Included
  • BLUETOOTH® Version : Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power Class 2)
  • HFP: Hands Free Profile
  • HSP: Head Set Profile
  • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
  • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.4
Made for iPod / iPhone
  • Compatibility for iPod/iPhone: Made for iPod touch 4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod nano 6th/5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod classic 160GB/120GB/80GB, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone
  • Connection: KCU-442i (sold separately) Required
  • Available Selections: Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, Genius Mix
  • Alphabet Search
  • Percentage Search
  • vTuner Internet Radio: vTuner for Alpine Compatible
  • "vTuner for Alpine" is currently not available in the iTunes store.
  • App Direct Mode
  • Direct Up/Down: Playlist, Artist, Album, Genre, Composer, Episode Up/Down
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Play: Song, Album, All
  • Repeat
  • Battery Charging
Sound Tuning:
  • Bass Engine™ Pro:
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • Subwoofer Phase Select
  • Subwoofer System Select
  • 4Volt PreOut
  • Equalizer: Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country and Classical
  • 9-band Parametric Equalizer
  • Digital Time Correction
  • Digital Crossover Setting
  • Application Volume Level Setting
  • MediaXpander
  • Power IC Management System
Alpine TuneIt App:
  • Sound Setting Function
  • Sound Setting Data Upload to Alpine Cloud Server (Data Sharing)
  • Facebook Notification
  • Compatible for iPhone and Android Smartphones: Available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store
General:
  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V.DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 4V / 10k ohms
  • Aux In: 1.4V / 10k ohms
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 35°
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
Dimensions:
  • Din Size: 1 DIN
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 162 mm
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 168 x 45 x 24 mm
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Customer reviews

Alpine CDE-178BT
KETAN on 17/07/2014 4 star rating

Does what it says in the box! However, no adjustment for Midrange only Tweeter and Sub levels can be cranked up. Excellent Bluetooth phone.

Hit and miss
Mattspolopower on 27/12/2013 4 star rating

I have ordered 2 of these units recently and my experience with them over the last few months has been mixed, the first cde-178bt i ordered was perfect, the second wasnt quite, the microphone didnt work and the auto dimmer caused the screen to flash constantly when the headlights were on. (no poor connections,the headunit just doesnt register low power dash illumination very well). This has easily been sorted by keeping the dimmer on permanently. The dimmer function doesnt really dim much at all, even on its lowest setting its still very bright. The sound quality is excellent, bluetooth connection easy and general build quality is good (except the one bad microphone i had).

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PLANNIT on 14/10/2013 5 star rating

Fantastic bit of kit, just the job, particulary like the alpine tuning app & v tuner app, really is a quality bit of kit, very good price aswell. Highly reccomend

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Questions/Answers About This Product
  • Question: 08 July 2017
    Car: Nissan X - Trail - 2005 >

    Car Stereos / DAB Car Radio / » Alpine CDE-178BT
    Does this have DAB?

    Answer: 
    Hi

    This does not have DAB. See the below model for DAB.

    CDE-196DAB - CD/DAB Receiver with Advanced Bluetooth

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 01 June 2017
    Car: Vauxhall Corsa - 2007>

    I'm interested to know if this head unit will allow me to play music from my iPad Pro via USB cable?.

    Or is it limited to just reading SSD and HDD memory ?

    Answer: 
    Hi,

    Thanks for your question, this unit will work from Iphone, Ipad & Ipod.

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 30 May 2017
    Car: BMW 3 Series (E46) - 1999-2005 (E46)

    Hi there I've just purchased a bmw 2004 3 series and it has a tape player in it. I've got the alpine cde-178bt and wondering what other cables I will need.

    Thanks

    Answer: 
    https://incartec.co.uk/Pages/Product.aspx?P=4461

    HI,

    thanks for your question, we have shown a link for fitting parts for your BMW

    Found Useful? Yes 

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Here at CarAudioCentre we offer a professional and reputable fitting service in all our stores. For all fitting enquiries and bookings please visit or call one of our nationwide stores. Our fitters can install your new car stereo, DAB radio, audio visual, speakers, subwoofers or amplifier. We can also help to connect your iPod or MP3 player to you existing audio unit and can offer the best advice on the right in-car entertainment for your vehicle, to further this more we also offer a total 100% custom installation service for demo and show vehicles. So if you have an idea come on in and run it past us, the possibilities are endless and we are never too busy for an enthusiastic chat about our favourite subject.

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