Built for customized sound
The CDE-163BT CD receiver takes the Alpine tradition of great sound further with customized soundscapes tailored to your car. Download Alpine’s TuneIt 2.5 smartphone app to your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone, and you’ll tap into this receiver’s extensive sound adjustment capabilities, including a 9-band EQ and time correction. Use the app’s interface to manually adjust settings, or apply settings created by Alpine for your specific vehicle. You can even share your settings with other users through Facebook, and check out what others have created for your vehicle.
If your audio plans include amplifiers and high-end component speakers, the three sets of 4-volt crossovers can be set to 3-way mode, so you can amplify the lows, mids, and highs separately — the ultimate SQ setup. And, speaking of sound quality, this receiver will play your FLAC files via USB, so you can enjoy a better listening experience in your car.
Bluetooth® that’s better
With the CDE-163BT and your paired smartphone, you can talk hands-free to the receiver, letting you keep your eyes on the road while you interact with your phone. If you’ve been less than thrilled with the sound of streaming audio in the past, Alpine’s exclusive processing improves the sound of streaming music or stored music files sent from your device to the receiver.
More goodness to enjoy
If you’re looking to add some punch to your tunes, press the Bass Engine SQ button for easy access to the receiver’s extensive low-frequency controls, including bass profiles that you can customize through the TuneIt app. If you’re active on Facebook, this receiver will read the latest posts to you while you concentrate on the road. And if you’re tired of the same old programming on your local radio stations, you can add an optional SiriusXM satellite radio tuner to enjoy an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk programming.
Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most cars, you’ll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you’ll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You’ll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver’s Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
plays FLAC files via USB
detachable face with 2-line variable color display
optional remote control
built in iPod, iPhone, and iPad controls
Pandora-ready for iPhone and Android
music file and streaming audio playback from select Android devices through USB input
plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, and USB memory devices
compatible with Alpine TuneIt 2.5 app
9-band parametric EQ and time correction
low-pass and high-pass filters
inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear/subwoofer)