The CDE-172BT and UTE-73BT are compatible with Android AOA (Android Open Accessory) 2.0 for music control from an Android™ smartphone through the USB connection. The AOA connection delivers better sound and control over basic Bluetooth® audio streaming, and these functions are delivered through the faceplate keys on each model. Both models are also “Made for iPod® and iPhone®.” Pandora® Music can be accessed from an iPhone® or Android™ phone. The models also have a new high-contrast, 1-line LCD display which delivers five times the contrast of conventional screens, for improved readability in the vehicle.
High-Contrast LCD Display And Easy Music Control
This one-stop music player has an LCD display with one-line, RGB illumination for your choice of display color. The new high-contrast LCD display has five times the contrast of a conventional screen, so the display is always easy to read. Alpine's signature rotary knob makes controlling all your music a breeze. This unit also comes with a convenient front panel auxiliary input so you or your passenger can plug in a portable media player as an additional source.
CD-R/CD-RW Compatible : Yes
CD Text : Yes
Satellite Radio Ready : Yes
Built-in EQ : Yes
DIN : 1
Bluetooth : Yes
Aux Input : Yes
MP3 Playback : Yes
WMA Playback : Yes
Front USB Input : Yes
CDE-172BT Single DIN Bluetooth AM/FM/CD tuner Car Stereo Receiver with USB port and AUX port
AM/FM/CD tuner with RBDS information
FLAC/MP3/WMA audio file compatibility via USB
Made for iPod® and iPhone®
Android™ AOA 2.0 compatible
Works with Pandora® Music for iPhone® and Android™ phones
Built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology with audio streaming
1-line, high-contrast LCD display with RGB illumination
Three preouts (4V)
Built-in 18W x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 rating)
3-band parametric EQ
High pass/Low pass crossover
Steering wheel remote and wireless remote ready
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Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer warranty.
This item is accompanied by a manufacturer's warranty. If it is found to be defective, it may be returned to OnlineCarstereo.com for replacement within 1 year from the original date of purchase with proper return authorization.
I got this to replace a very old Alpine tape deck! The old radio still worked perfectly but didn't have the modern features we all want. I wanted the USB and AUX inputs but all the other features are nice too, for not much extra money over the other models in this line. The bluetooth works great, paired up easily with an old iPod touch.
There are a lot of available tuning adjustments but we aren't using them because we have an addon EQ.
So far the only negative is the brightness of the power/source button even with the display dimmed.
Surprisingly the old remote from the other radio works too!
Replaced an old Alpine tape deck in a '90 Chevy truck. The old stereo worked just fine but I wanted some more modern features... Installation was straight forward since there was already an aftermarket head unit. The Bluetooth paired easily and quickly with an old iPod touch. The 3.5mm aux jack and usb ports work well. The radio has RDS which is nice. Overall sound quality is good. All the color options for the display is a neat feature. I was even able to reuse the old remote control! It isn't 100% functional, can't turn the unit on with it but otherwise it controls enough of the functions that I won't get the proper remote.
Biggest negative is the brightness of the power/source button.
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