Alpine CDE-196 DAB and Bluetooth Car Radio

from £219.00

The CDE-196 Dab Car Radio lets you enjoy digital radio with excellent digital sound quality via its built-in DAB, DAB+ and DMB tuners. It provides Service Search and automatic switching between DAB and RDS.

  • Supply Only - Price £219.00
  • DAB Digital Radio
  • Bluetooth Car Stereo
  • CD/Tuner
  • Two Year Warranty
    The Alpine CDE-196 DAB Car Radio 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.

    Built-in DAB, DAB+ and DMB Tuners
    The unit lets you enjoy radio with excellent digital sound quality via its built-in DAB, DAB+ and DMB tuners. It provides Service Search and automatic switching between DAB and RDS (depending on regional availability). It also has a DAB antenna power supply. A compatible DAB Antenna is required.
    Customisable Opening Screen You can easily create your own customized opening message of up to 10 digits. Use your car model, your name or a simple HELLO to give your radio a personalized touch.
    Brightness Adjustment Customisable Opening ScreenAdjust the main button illumination brightness in 5 steps to match your dash illumination.
    Variable Illumination Gives You a World of Colour
    With Variable Illumination, you’re no longer limited to a choice of just a few colours. You can actually browse through a range of more than 150,000 colours to select exactly the tone to match or complement your dashboard illumination. Many preset colours are also available. Display and button illumination are independently selectable. You can choose to match your car manufacturers style, e.g. VW red buttons and a blue display.

    3-way X-OVER
    This unit is equipped with an active crossover. The crossover limits the frequencies delivered to the outputs. Each channel is controlled independently. Thus, each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which they have been optimally designed.
    The crossover adjusts the HPF (high pass filter) or LPF (low pass filter) of each band, and also the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows). Adjustments should be made according to the reproduction characteristics of the speakers. Depending on the speakers, a passive network may not be necessary. If you are unsure about this point, please consult your authorized Alpine dealer.
    Tune Your Sound, Check Your Facebook
    Download the Alpine TuneIt App, then connect your iPhone via USB or Android based smartphone via Bluetooth. Now you’re ready to use your phone as a handy interface to achieve exactly the sound you want in your car. If you’re on Facebook, the app will also notify you of new messages on both your phone and the head unit. For more details, see the Alpine TuneIt App description in the Apps product category.

    The BASS button next to the central control knob takes you directly to the advanced bass level adjustment function. As you choose one of the six levels, it automatically adjusts frequency cut-off, Q factor and subwoofer level for optimum sound quality and tonal balance.
    Technology and Features for Competition-Level Sound
    The unit uses our best parts and technologies, such BassEngine Pro customisation features like Digital Time Correction, 9-Band Parametric EQ, factory EQ presets, crossover, a 24-Bit DAC and three 4 Volt PreOuts.
    Built-in Bluetooth® Has Many Advantages
    Bluetooth® comes built in, so you can enjoy hands-free phone operation and a wide range of convenient functions for superior in-car phone use. These include the ability to hold and switch incoming calls, phonebook functions like auto updating and easy ABC search, and easier control of music search and playback functions. When an iPhone is connected to the USB port for the first time, the unit will automatically start the inital Bluetooth setup.
    Expand your listening choices with USB and AUX Input
    Front ConnectorsExpand your listening choices by plugging your USB mass storage devices into the front USB port. There’s also a 3.5mm mini jack for
    MP3 players
    Hear the Music You Love, from Many Different Apps!
    Alpine takes head unit/iPhone integration a step further with App Direct. Connect your iPhone via USB and App Direct will let you listen to sound from many apps through your system speakers. Select music or talk from Internet Radio, streaming services, whatever your favourite apps are. You get full control from the iPhone’s touch screen and the iPhone stays fully operational.

    Full Enjoyment of iPods and iPhones
    This unit provides a high speed USB connection to let you enjoy the functions of your iPod or iPhone. Along with superior sound quality and easy operation, you also get quick music search via song, artist, album, and other choices.
    Siri Voice Control
    Use the voice control key to activate Siri on your iPhone 4S / iPhone 5 / iPhone 6 / 6S and 6 Plus / 6S Plus to control the music playback and place calls. This works also for Android phones with voice control function.

    Memory Presets Preset Stations (FM
    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 &
    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 &
    LW Tuner
    Tuning Range 153 - 281 kHz
    Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard) 31.6 &
    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 (
    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 &
    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 Crossover 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   

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