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.
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.
Adjust 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.
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.
BASS ENGINE SQ
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 2 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
Expand 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.