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The CDE-196DAB combines all the cool features and functions such as opening message customisation, a 3-way crossover, professional sound equalisation and even digital time correction with a high quality DAB/DAB+ receiver featuring DAB-DAB following. Enjoy radio stations in CD quality.

It’s Steering Wheel Remote Control 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.

You can even adjust the button and display illumination colour separately with a stunning 150.000 colour variations.



Memory Presets: Preset Stations (FM:18, MW:6, LW:6)

Memory: Auto Memory

Seek Mode: Local/DX Selection


RDS Functions: AF, TA, TP, PTY, News, EON, Radio Text+

PTY (Programme Type) Display

DAB Tuner

DAB Tuner Built-in

DAB+/DMB Supported

Service Preset: 18 Preset Memory (6 services for each band, DAB 1/2/3)

Auto Ensemble/Service Memory

RDS Fallback (where available)

Service Search Function

PTY Search Function

Antenna Power Supply Selection

A compatible DAB Antenna is required.


Built-in BLUETOOTH® Module

Hands Free Calling: HFP (Hands Free Profile) or HSP (Head Set Profile)

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 Preset Memory

Multiple Phone Number Registration: 5 Phone Number Registration Possibility

Phone Book Label Display: General, Mobile, Home, Office, 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 via USB

Microphone Included

Made for iPod® / iPhone®

Compatibility for iPod/iPhone: Made for iPod touch 5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod nano 7th/6th/5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod classic 160GB/120GB/80GB, iPhone6Plus,iPhone6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone

Connection: KCU-445i Required (for iPods / iPhones with 30-pin connector) or KCU-471i (for Lightning Cable)

Available Selections: Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, Genius Mix

Alphabet Search

Percentage Search

App Direct Mode

Direct Up/Down: Playlist, Artist, Album, Genre, Composer, Episode Up/Down

M.I.X. (Shuffle) Play: Song, Album, All

Repeat one

Battery Charging

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

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


Playback Control: Play/Pause/Forward/Backward

CD Text Display Disc/ Track display

CD Text Name Search

Percentage Search

DAC: 24 bit DAC

Zero data Mute

Digital Servo

USB Media Connection

USB Connection: Front USB Connection

Music Playback: FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC File Playback

USB Class: Mass Storage Class

File/Folder Name Search

Folder Up/Down

M.I.X. Random Play: Folder, All


Sound Tuning

Subwoofer Level Adjustment


Subwoofer Phase Select 0°/ 180°

Subwoofer System Select

High Pass Filter

Low Pass Filter

Default Equalizer setup

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: 2Way / 3Way System  

Application Volume Level Setting


Power IC Management System


Power Output: 4 x 50W High Power Amplifier

Display: 13 Segments RGB LCD Display, 1 Lines

Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob

Face Color: Black

Illumination Buttons: Variable RGB Illumination Buttons

Display Colour Setting: Variable RGB Color Display

Display and button illumination independently selectable

Source key with adjustable brightness

Opening Screen Customoize

High Grade Audiophile Design

3 PreOuts (2V, Front + Rear + Subwoofer)

DAC: 24-bit DAC

AUX-In: Front AUX Input (3.5mm mini jack)

Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready: Direct connection

OEM Sub-display Ready

Dimmer Level Control: 4Steps

Fader & Balance:

Source Change Fade-In

Mute: -20dB Mute (Remote control only)

Remote Control Ready

Menu Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian


Firmware Updatable via USB

Detachable DIN Trim Plate

Detachable Face Plate


Power Antenna Lead

Remote Turn-On

Audio Interrupt

Start-Stop Engine unaffected    


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

Disc Player

Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz (±1 dB)

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

Wow & Flutter (%WRMS): B.M.L.


USB Requirements: USB 1.1/2.0

Max. Power Consumption: 1,000 mA

USB Class: Mass Storage Class

File System: FAT 12/16/32

Flac Decoding: Free Lossless Audio Codec Format

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® 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

OPP (Object Push Profile)

PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)

SPP (Secure Simple Pairing)

Sound Tuning

Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to 15 dB

Subwoofer Phase Setting: 0° or 180°

BASS ENGINE SQ: Level 0 - 6

Bass Level Control Range: ±9.1 dB at 100Hz

Treble Level Control Range: ±9.1 dB at 10 kHz

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 0 +7

Parametric Equalizer (Bandwidth): 3, 4, 5

2Way Crossove Mode: Cut-off Frequency 20-200Hz, Slope Flat/6/12/18/24 dB/oct, Level -12 to 0dB

3Way Crossover Mode: Cut-off Frequency Low/Mid Low 20-800Hz Mid High 20-20kHz High 1k-20kHz, Slope Flat/6/12/18/24 dB/oct, Level -12 to 0dB

Application Volume Level Setting: ±14 dB


Power Requirement: 14.4 V.DC (11-16V allowable)

Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 2V / 10k ohms

Aux In: 1.4V / 10k ohms

Maximum Mounting Angle: 35°

Weight: 1.4 kg


Din Size: 1 DIN

Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 161.5 mm

Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 170 x 46 x 25 mm    

Dimensions 1 DIN
Characteristics 2
Specifications With CD

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