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Alpine IDE-178BT Mech-less Media reciver with built in bluetooth Andriod and iPhone compatible

£163.97 Save £126.01 (43%)  was:£289.98
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Key Features

Mechless Media reciver with built in bluetooth Andriod and iPhone compatible - Alpine IDE-178BT

Made for iPod Works for iPhone MP3 AM / FM Radio Bluetooth handsfree USB Stalk Control 3 Preout Multi Colour display Face Off Android Compatible

The iDE-178BT is the mecha-less top-of-the-line of our 2013 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.



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Technical Specification
Tuner
  • Memory Presets: Preset Stations (FM:18, MW:6, LW:6)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local/DX Selection
RDS
  • RDS Functions: TA, TP, AF, PTY, News, Radio Text
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
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, iPod with video, 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
  • 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
TuneIt
  • Sound Setting Function
  • Sound Setting Data Upload to TuneIt Cloud Server (Data Sharing)
  • Facebook Notification
  • Compatible for iPhone and Android Smartphones: Available on Apple App Store and Google Play Store
USB Media Connection
  • 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
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
General
  • 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)
  • 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
Specifications
  • Max Power Output Ratings
  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50W
  • 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 dB
  • USB
  • 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�
  • 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
  • Sound Tuning
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to 15 dB
  • Subwoofer Phase Setting: 0� or 180�
  • Bass Level Control Range: �9.1 dB at 100Hz
  • Treble Level Control Range: �9.1 dB at 10 kHz
  • Time Correction: 0.0 to 336.6cm (3.4cm step)
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 1): 20 - 100 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 2): 63 - 315 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 3): 125 - 500 Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 4): 250 - 1k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 5): 500 - 2k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 6): 1k - 4k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 7): 2k - 7.2k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 8): 5.8k - 12k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Band 9): 9k - 20k Hz
  • Parametric Equalizer (Gain): -7 to +7 dB
  • Parametric Equalizer (Bandwidth): 3, 4, 5
  • Crossover Frequency: HPF + LPF 20, 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200 Hz
  • Crossover Slope: Flat, 6, 12, 18, 24 dB/oct.
  • Crossover Gain: -12 to 0 dB
  • Application Volume Level Setting: �14 dB
  • 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: 1.1 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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Questions/Answers About This Product
  • Question: 11 November 2016
    I have one of these installed in my car and the problem i have is ,it's extremely slow to read from a usb stick and doesn't display music info while it is playing. Do you have any solution's? cheers.

    Answer: 
    Hi,

    I would suggest trying a lower memory capacity USB stick as the Alpine unit may not be able to process a higher capacity stick.

    If you still have issues you may want to contact Alpine UK technical support to report the issue.

    Found Useful? Yes 

  • Question: 27 January 2016
    Have you got one of these ready to roll at your Manchester store today?
    Thanks

    Answer: 

    hi

    For stock availability you need to contact the store directly

    Found Useful? Yes 

Fitting Services

Need help with Installation?

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.

Please note:

"That our two year warranty on products is only applicable to purchases made directly from us and that have been fitted in one of our stores."

Our Stores:

Nottingham:
542 546 Mansfield Road, Sherwood NG5 2FR
Tel: 0115 9624 986
Ilford:
743-745 Eastern Ave, Newbury Park, London, IG2 7RT
Tel: 0208 599 2368
Tooting:
835 Garratt Lane, Tooting, London, SW17 0PG
Tel: 0208 971 9181
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