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The CDE-178BT is the top-of-the-line of our 2013 Head Unit range that combines all the cool new features and functions such as Alpine TuneIt App 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.
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.
How would you like to have access to thousands of Internet Radio stations while you drive? With this head unit and an iPhone, it’s easy. Go to the iTunes store, download the vTuner for Alpine iPhone app, connect your iPhone to the head unit, and start the app. Instant internet radio at your fingertips! You can search for stations various ways, including by country, city, local station and genre, with convenient control from either the head unit or the iPhone.
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.
The CDE-178BT 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.
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.
The CDE-178BT 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.
Alpine’s high-resolution display is big and clear for high visibility. You’ll find that it’s easier of use and makes driving safer. It occupies a large area of the front panel, giving you sharply clear text and graphics. All of the menu and music information is easier to see, and best of all it stays clear whether it’s bright or dark in the car.
Quad Illumination is a popular feature that lets you choose four colour schemes: red, green, blue or amber. When you select one, all of the buttons change colour. Match the colour of your dashboard illumination to give your cabin interior a nice unified look.