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Enjoy superior sound quality with your 2-DIN CDE-W296BT CD tuner and its multiple professional sound tuning features, such as a 3-way crossover, professional sound equalization and even digital time correction. In addition, Alpine’s patented MediaXpander technology will make your compressed media files sound excellent.
This head unit is Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready, allowing you to control the CD tuner directly with your steering wheel in almost any vehicle. The CDE-W296BT is especially useful in cars equipped with start-stop engine, since it will remain active when your engine stops at a crossroad or in stop-and-go situations. Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream music and make hands-free phone calls. You can also connect the latest iPhone models such as the iPhone 11/ Pro / Max to listen to all your iTunes content in your car.
You can even adjust the button and display illumination colour separately with a stunning 150.000 colour variations.
The 2-DIN CDE-W296BT is packed with professional sound tuning features and includes 3 PreOuts to build a complete sound system with multiple amplifiers.
The Bass Engine Pro Sound Tuning feature set includes a 9-band Parametric EQ, 3-Way Crossover, 6-band Digital Time Correction. If you are serious about sound tuning, Bass Engine Pro is the best feature set for you.
The 3-way crossover adjusts the HPF (high pass filter) and LPF (low pass filter) of each band, as well as the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows). You can make detailed adjustments to perfectly meet the characteristics of your speakers. Depending on your speaker setup, a passive network may not be necessary.
The CDE-W296BT has a high-quality Bluetooth module built-in, allowing you to make phone calls in a safe and legal way while your drive. A separate microphone is included in the box. You can also stream music from your phone to your sound system via Bluetooth technology.
You can connect your iPhone or iPod via USB cable (not included) to enjoy the stored audio content or Apple Music (requires subscription to Apple Music and internet connection) in your car. Simply select songs, albums or playlists on your iPhone/iPod or directly through your Alpine head unit while you drive. Compatible with all iPhone and iPod models of the last years, including the latest iPhone 11 / Pro / Max models.
The front USB port of the CDE-W296BT is ready for USB sticks and USB hard drives with up to 1000mA power supply requirements. Bring your music along on your USB stick and enjoy MP3, AAC, WMA and FLAC files with convenient search functions.
MediaXpander uses digital sound technologies to improve the sound quality of various compressed audio files such as MP3 and WMA. Employing optimal algorithms for each compression method, it retrieves the high frequency components lost during data compression. Alpine’s patented MediaXpander feature really makes your music come alive!
Spotify is a great way to discover new music and enjoy all your favourite songs and playlists. Why not use it on the road?! Start your playlist, genre list or album on your phone before you start driving and stream it wirelessly via Bluetooth to your Alpine head unit and enjoy the music through your car’s sound system.
You can fully adjust the illumination colour of your CDE-W296BT’s buttons and display within the full RGB spectrum to match your dashboard illumination colour or your personal preference.
Made for iPod® / iPhone®
Alpine TuneIt App
USB Media Connection
Max Power Output Ratings