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CD/USB RECEIVER WITH ADVANCED BLUETOOTH
DE
CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT
DIGITAL MEDIA RECEIVER WITH ADVANCED BLUETOOTH
UTE-72BT
FR
ES
• OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
• BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
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Gebrauch des Gerätes.
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началом использования оборудования.
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ALPINE ELECTRONICS MARKETING, INC.
1-7, Yukigaya-Otsukamachi, Ota-ku,
Tokyo 145-0067, JAPAN
Phone: 03-5499-4531
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
161-165 Princes Highway, Hallam
Victoria 3803, Australia
Phone 03-8787-1200
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF AMERICA, INC.
19145 Gramercy Place, Torrance,
California 90501, U.S.A.
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
ALPINE ELECTRONICS GmbH
Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Str. 1-3, 80807 München, Germany
Phone 089-32 42 640
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
777 Supertest Road, Toronto,
Ontario M3J 2M9, Canada
Phone 1-800-ALPINE-1 (1-800-257-4631)
ALPINE ELECTRONICS OF U.K. LTD.
Alpine House
Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry CV4 9TW, U.K.
Phone 0870-33 33 763
IT
SE
NL
RU
ALPINE ELECTRONICS FRANCE S.A.R.L.
(RCS PONTOISE B 338 101 280)
98, Rue de la Belle Etoile, Z.I. Paris Nord Il,
B.P. 50016, 95945 Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Cedex, France
Phone 01-48638989
ALPINE ITALIA S.p.A.
Viale C. Colombo 8, 20090 Trezzano
Sul Naviglio (MI), Italy
Phone 02-484781
ALPINE ELECTRONICS DE ESPAÑA, S.A.
Portal de Gamarra 36, Pabellón, 32
01013 Vitoria (Alava)-APDO 133, Spain
Phone 945-283588
Designed by ALPINE Japan
68-21627Z78-A
PL
Contents
Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING ....................................................... 6
CAUTION ........................................................ 6
PRECAUTIONS ............................................... 6
Getting Started
Accessory List ...............................................................9
Turning Power On and Off.......................................9
Source Selection..........................................................9
Detaching and Attaching the Front Panel .........9
Detaching ..................................................................9
Attaching ...................................................................9
Initial System Start-Up............................................ 10
Adjusting Volume .................................................... 10
Radio
Listening to Radio.................................................... 10
Presetting Stations Manually............................... 10
Presetting Stations Automatically...................... 11
Tuning to Preset Stations ...................................... 11
Frequency Search Function.................................. 11
RDS
Turning AF (Alternative Frequencies)
ON/OFF ........................................................................ 11
Receiving RDS Regional (Local) Stations ......... 12
PI SEEK Setting .......................................................... 12
Receiving Traffic Information............................... 12
Receiving Traffic Information While Playing
USB Audio or Radio ................................................. 12
Displaying Radio Text ............................................. 12
ENGLISH
CD/MP3/WMA/AAC
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)
Playback .......................................................................13
Repeat Play .................................................................13
M.I.X. (Random Play) ................................................13
Searching for CD Text..............................................13
Folder/File Name Search
(concerning MP3/WMA/AAC) ..............................14
Folder Name Search mode................................14
File Name Search mode .....................................14
Search Position Memory ........................................14
About MP3/WMA/AAC ...........................................14
Terminology ...........................................................15
Sound Setting
Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Mid
Level/Treble Level/Balance (Between Left and
Right)/Fader (Between Front and Rear)/
Defeat............................................................................16
Audio Setup................................................................16
Equalizer Presets (F-EQ)......................................16
Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve
(3BAND EQ).............................................................17
Setting the Bass Control ..........................................17
Setting the Mid Control ...........................................17
Setting the Treble Control.......................................17
Setting the Source Volume Level....................18
Adjusting the High Pass Filter ..........................18
Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF.............................18
Adjusting the Low Pass Filter ...........................18
Setting the Subwoofer Phase...........................18
Setting the Subwoofer System ........................18
External Device......................................................18
Connecting to an External Amplifier
(POWER IC)....................................................................18
Setting the MX Level ...........................................19
Other Functions
Displaying the Text...................................................19
About “Text” ...........................................................20
Using the Front AUX Input Terminal..................20
Option Menu Setting ..............................................20
3-EN
Contents
SETUP
Setting.......................................................................... 21
General Setting..................................................... 22
Setting the Menu Language ..................................22
Setting the AUX SETUP mode................................22
Setting the AUX NAME mode ................................22
Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Data (PLAY MODE)
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)................................22
Demonstration............................................................22
Display Setting...................................................... 22
Changing Lighting Colour
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)................................22
Dimmer Control ..........................................................22
Scroll Setting (TEXTSCROLL) ..................................22
Scroll Type Setting .....................................................23
Tuner Setting ......................................................... 23
Setting the TUNER (FM) tone quality ..................23
iPod/iPhone Setting............................................ 23
iPod/iPhone Search Mode Setting.......................23
BLUETOOTH Operation
Setup Before Using.................................................. 23
About BLUETOOTH.............................................. 23
Before Using BLUETOOTH Function .............. 23
How to connect to a BLUETOOTH
compatible device (Pairing) ............................. 24
Pairing a BLUETOOTH compatible device with
SSP (Secure Simple Pairing)....................................24
Pairing a BLUETOOTH compatible device
without SSP (Secure Simple Pairing)...................24
BLUETOOTH SETUP.................................................. 24
Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection
(BT IN) ....................................................................... 24
Setting the BLUETOOTH Device ..................... 24
Setting the Visible Mode ................................... 25
Setting the BLUETOOTH sound quality........ 25
Adjusting the volume (VOL LV ADJ)....................25
Sound Auto setting (TYPE SET).............................25
Setting the caller information display
ON/OFF.................................................................... 25
Setting the Phone Book Update..................... 25
Setting the Phone Book Auto Update ON/OFF
(AUTO) ............................................................................25
Setting the Phone Book Manual Update ON/OFF
(MANUAL)......................................................................25
Changing the Phone book List Order........... 25
Setting the Received Calls automatically
(Auto Answer)........................................................ 26
Selecting the output speaker .......................... 26
Displaying the firmware version..................... 26
Updating the firmware ...................................... 26
4-EN
ENGLISH
Hands-Free Phone Control....................................26
About the Hands-Free Phone...........................26
Answering a Call ...................................................26
Hanging up the Telephone ...............................26
Voice Control Operation ....................................26
Calling.......................................................................27
Redialing a Number In Outgoing History..........27
Dialing a Number In Incoming History...............27
Dialing a Number In Incoming Missed Call
History ............................................................................27
Dialing a Number In The Phone Book.................27
Phone book alphabet search function ...............27
Call waiting function ...........................................28
Preset a number in the Phone Book
(Shortcut dial) ........................................................28
Dialing the preset number................................28
Adjusting the volume when receiving a
Call .............................................................................28
Muting the microphone input quickly
(Voice Mute) ...........................................................28
Call Switching Operation...................................28
BLUETOOTH Audio Operation..............................29
Recalling the BLUETOOTH Audio Mode .......29
Selecting the desired Song ..............................29
Displaying the Text ..............................................29
Pausing.....................................................................29
USB Memory (optional)
Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Files from USB Memory
(optional) .....................................................................29
About MP3/WMA/AAC File of USB Memory ...29
iPod/iPhone (optional)
Connecting an iPod/iPhone..................................30
Setting the iPod Control.........................................30
Playback .......................................................................30
Searching for a desired Song ...............................31
Alphabet search function ......................................31
Direct Search Function ...........................................31
Select Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/
Composer ....................................................................32
Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.).................................32
Repeat Play .................................................................32
Contents
ENGLISH
Information
In Case of Difficulty.................................................. 33
Basic.......................................................................... 33
Radio......................................................................... 33
CD (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only) .................. 33
MP3/WMA/AAC .................................................... 33
Audio ........................................................................ 33
iPod ........................................................................... 33
Indication for CD Player
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only) ......................... 33
Indication for USB Memory .............................. 34
Indication for iPod Mode................................... 34
BLUETOOTH mode............................................... 35
Specifications ............................................................ 36
Installation and Connections
WARNING ..................................................... 37
CAUTION ...................................................... 37
PRECAUTIONS ............................................. 37
Installation.................................................................. 38
Removal................................................................... 38
iPod/iPhone Connection (optional) .................. 39
When connect to Front USB Connection
Terminal (CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT only).......... 39
When connect to Rear USB Connector
(CDE-174BT only) ................................................. 39
Remove the iPod/iPhone .................................. 39
USB Memory Connection (optional)................. 39
When connect to Front USB Connection
Terminal (CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT only).......... 39
Connect USB Memory ..............................................39
Remove USB Memory...............................................39
When connect to Rear USB Connector
(CDE-174BT only) ................................................. 40
Connect USB Memory ..............................................40
Remove USB Memory...............................................40
Mounting the Microphone................................... 40
Connections............................................................... 41
Note
• The description related with Disc on this Owner’s Manual is only
applicable to CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT.
5-EN
Operating Instructions
WARNING
WARNING
This symbol means important instructions. Failure
to heed them can result in serious injury or death.
HALT USE IMMEDIATELY IF A PROBLEM APPEARS.
Failure to do so may cause personal injury or damage to the
product. Return it to your authorized Alpine dealer or the nearest
Alpine Service Centre for repairing.
PRECAUTIONS
Product Cleaning
DO NOT OPERATE ANY FUNCTION THAT TAKES YOUR ATTENTION AWAY
FROM SAFELY DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE.
Any function that requires your prolonged attention should only be
performed after coming to a complete stop. Always stop the vehicle
in a safe location before performing these functions. Failure to do so
may result in an accident.
KEEP THE VOLUME AT A LEVEL WHERE YOU CAN STILL HEAR OUTSIDE
NOISES WHILE DRIVING.
Excessive volume levels that obscure sounds such as emergency
vehicle sirens or road warning signals (train crossings, etc.) can be
dangerous and may result in an accident. LISTENING AT LOUD
VOLUME LEVELS IN A CAR MAY ALSO CAUSE HEARING
DAMAGE.
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE OR ALTER.
Doing so may result in an accident, fire or electric shock.
USE ONLY IN CARS WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND.
(Check with your dealer if you are not sure.) Failure to do so may
result in fire, etc.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury. If swallowed, consult
a physician immediately.
Use a soft dry cloth for periodic cleaning of the product. For more
severe stains, please dampen the cloth with water only. Anything
else has the chance of dissolving the paint or damaging the plastic.
Temperature
Be sure the temperature inside the vehicle is between +60°C
(+140°F) and −10°C (+14°F) before turning your unit on.
Moisture Condensation
You may notice the CD playback sound wavering due to
condensation. If this happens, remove the disc from the player and
wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Damaged Disc
Do not attempt to play cracked, warped, or damaged discs. Playing
a bad disc could severely damage the playback mechanism.
Maintenance
If you have problems, do not attempt to repair the unit yourself.
Return it to your Alpine dealer or the nearest Alpine Service Station
for servicing.
Never Attempt the Following
Do not grip or pull out the disc while it is being pulled back into the
player by the automatic reloading mechanism.
Do not attempt to insert a disc into the unit when the unit power is
off.
USE THE CORRECT AMPERE RATING WHEN REPLACING FUSES.
Failure to do so may result in fire or electric shock.
DO NOT BLOCK VENTS OR RADIATOR PANELS.
Doing so may cause heat to build up inside and may result in fire.
USE THIS PRODUCT FOR MOBILE 12V APPLICATIONS.
Use for other than its designed application may result in fire,
electric shock or other injury.
DO NOT PLACE HANDS, FINGERS OR FOREIGN OBJECTS IN INSERTION
SLOTS OR GAPS.
Doing so may result in personal injury or damage to the product.
CAUTION
This symbol means important instructions. Failure
to heed them can result in injury or material
property damage.
6-EN
Inserting Discs
Your player accepts only one disc at a time for playback. Do not
attempt to load more than one disc.
Make sure the label side is facing up when you insert the disc.
“ERROR” will be displayed on your player if you insert a disc
incorrectly. If “ERROR” continues to be displayed even though the
disc has been inserted correctly, push the RESET button with a
pointed object such as a ballpoint pen.
Playing a disc while driving on a very bumpy road may result in
skips, but this will not scratch the disc or damage the player.
New Discs
To prevent the CD from jamming, “ERROR” is displayed if discs
with irregular surfaces are inserted or if discs are inserted
incorrectly. When a new disc is ejected immediately after initial
loading, use your finger to feel around the inside of the centre hole
and outside edge of the disc. If you feel any small bumps or
irregularities, this could inhibit proper loading of the disc. To
remove the bumps, rub the inside edge of the hole and outside edge
of the disc with a ballpoint pen or other such instrument, and then
insert the disc again.
Centre Hole
Bumps
Centre Hole
New Disc
Outside
(Bumps)
If the surface is heavily soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a
solution of mild neutral detergent before cleaning the disc.
Disc Accessories
There are various accessories available on the market for protecting
the disc surface and improving sound quality. However, most of
them will influence the thickness and/or diameter of the disc. Using
such accessories can cause the disc to be out of standard
specifications and may create operational problems. We
recommend not using these accessories on discs played in Alpine
CD players.
Irregular Shaped Discs
Be sure to use round discs only for this unit and never use any
special shaped discs.
Use of special shape discs may cause damage to the mechanism.
Transparent Sheet
Disc Stabilizer
On handling Compact Discs (CD/CD-R/CD-RW)
Installation Location
Make sure this unit will not be installed in a location subjected to:
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Direct sun and heat
High humidity and water
Excessive dust
Excessive vibrations
Do not touch the surface.
Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
Do not affix stickers or labels.
Clean the disc when it is dusty.
Make sure that there are no bumps around the disc.
Do not use commercially available disc accessories.
Do not leave the disc in the car or the unit for a long time. Never
expose the disc to direct sunlight. Heat and humidity may damage
the CD and you may not be able to play it again.
Correct Handling
Do not drop the disc while handling. Hold the disc so you will not
leave fingerprints on the surface. Do not affix tape, paper, or
gummed labels to the disc. Do not write on the disc.
CORRECT
INCORRECT
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•
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CORRECT
Disc Cleaning
Fingerprints, dust, or soil on the surface of the disc could cause the
CD player to skip. For routine cleaning, wipe the playing surface
with a clean, soft cloth from the centre of the disc to the outer edge.
To customers using CD-R/CD-RW
• If a CD-R/CD-RW cannot be played back, make sure the last
recording session was closed (finalised).
• Finalise the CD-R/CD-RW if necessary, and attempt playback again.
About media that can be played
Use only compact discs with the label side showing the CD logo
marks below.
If you use unspecified compact discs, correct performance cannot
be guaranteed.
You can play CD-Rs (CD-Recordables)/CD-RWs
(CD-ReWritables) which have been recorded only on audio devices.
You can also play CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3/WMA/AAC
formatted audio files.
• Some of the following CDs may not play on this unit:
Flawed CDs, CDs with fingerprints, CDs exposed to extreme
temperatures or sunlight (e.g., left in the car or this unit), CDs
recorded under unstable conditions, CDs on which a recording failed
or a re-recording was attempted, copy-protected CDs which do not
conform to the audio CD industry standard.
• Use discs with compressed audio files written in a format compatible
with this unit. For details, refer to “About MP3/WMA/AAC” on
page 14.
• ROM data other than audio files contained in a disc will not produce
sound when played back.
7-EN
Protecting the USB Port
• Only USB Flash Memory devices can be connected to the USB port
on this unit. Correct performance using other USB products cannot
be guaranteed. A USB hub is not supported.
• Depending on the shape or size of a USB memory device, it may not
be connected to the USB terminal of this unit-a USB extension (sold
separately) is recommended for this connection.
Also, avoid connecting USB memory and Front Aux at the same time.
• If a USB device is inserted in the unit, it projects out and may be a
danger while driving.
Use a commercially available USB extension cable, and connect it in a
safe way.
• Depending on the connected USB Memory device, the unit may not
function or some functions may not be performed.
• The audio file format that can be played back on the unit is MP3/
WMA/AAC.
• Artist/song name, etc., can be displayed, however some characters
may not be correctly displayed.
On Handling USB Memory
CAUTION
Alpine accepts no responsibility for lost data, etc., even if data,
etc., is lost while using this product.
• To prevent malfunction or damage, note the following points.
Read the USB Memory Owner’s Manual thoroughly.
Do not touch the terminals by hand or metal.
Do not subject USB Memory to excessive shock.
Do not bend, drop, disassemble, modify or soak in the water.
• Fix the USB Memory in a location where driver operation will not be
hindered.
• USB Memory may not function correctly at high or low temperature.
• Use only certified USB Memory. Please pay attention that even
certified USB Memory, may not function correctly depending on its
type or state.
• USB Memory function is not guaranteed. Use USB Memory
according to the terms of agreement.
• Depending on the settings of the USB Memory type, memory state or
encoding software, the unit may not play back or display properly.
• A file that is copy-protected (copyright protection) cannot be played
back.
• USB Memory may take time to start playback. If there is a particular
file other than audio in the USB Memory, it may take considerable
time before the file is played back or searched.
• The unit can play back “mp3”, “wma” or “m4a” file extensions.
• Do not add the above extensions to a file other than audio data. This
non-audio data will not be recognised. The resulting playback may
contain noise that can damage speakers and/or amplifiers.
• It is recommended to back up important data on a personal
computer.
• Do not remove the USB device while playback is in progress. Change
SOURCE to something other than USB, and then remove the USB
device to prevent possible damage to its memory.
8-EN
• iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• “Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone,” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, or
iPhone, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet
Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the
operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory
standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, or
iPhone may affect wireless performance.
• The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered
trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under licence.
• Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks, or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer
IIS and Thomson. Supply of this product only conveys a licence for
private, non-commercial use and does not convey a licence nor
imply any right to use this product in any commercial (i.e.
revenue-generation) real time broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite,
cable and/or any other media), broadcasting/streaming via internet,
intranets and/or other networks or in other electronic content
distribution systems, such as pay-audio or audio-on-demand
applications. An independent licence for such use is required. For
details, please visit http://www.mp3licensing.com
• © 2012 Nokia. All rights reserved. Nokia and Works with Nokia are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.
Getting Started
Detaching and Attaching the Front Panel
Detaching
SOURCE/
Rotary encoder
1
2
3
Turn off the unit power.
Press e (Release) at the lower left side until the front
panel pops out.
Grasp the left side of the front panel and pull it out.
e
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Notes
Accessory List
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Head Unit ..................................................................................1
Power Cable ..............................................................................1
Microphone ..............................................................................1
USB extension cable (CDE-174BT only) ..................................1
Mounting Sleeve ......................................................................1
Carrying Case............................................................................1
Bracket Key ...............................................................................2
Rubber Cap ...............................................................................1
Hex Bolt.....................................................................................1
Screw (M5 × 8) ..........................................................................4
Owner’s Manual..................................................................1 set
• The front panel may become hot in normal usage (especially the
connector terminals on the back of the front panel). This is not a
malfunction.
• To protect the front panel, place it in the supplied carrying case.
• When detaching the front panel, do not apply excessive force as it may
result in malfunction.
Attaching
1
2
Insert the right side of the front panel into the main unit.
Align the groove on the front panel with the projections
on the main unit.
Push the left side of the front panel until it locks firmly into
the main unit.
Turning Power On and Off
Press SOURCE to turn on the unit.
Note
• The unit can be turned on by pressing any other button except  and
e (Release).
Press and hold SOURCE for at least 2 seconds to turn
off the unit.
Note
• The first time power is turned on, the volume will start from level 12.
Source Selection
Notes
• Before attaching the front panel, make sure that there is no dirt or dust
on the connector terminals and no foreign object between the front
panel and the main unit.
• Attach the front panel carefully, holding the sides of the front panel to
avoid pushing buttons by mistake.
Press SOURCE to change the source.
TUNER  DISC*1  USB AUDIO/iPod*2  BT AUDIO*3 
AUXILIARY*4  TUNER
*1 Only for CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT.
*2 Only when the iPod/iPhone is connected.
*3 Only when BT IN is set to ON. Refer to “Setting the
BLUETOOTH Connection (BT IN)” on page 24.
*4 Only when AUX SETUP is set to ON. Refer to “Setting the AUX
SETUP mode” on page 22.
9-EN
Initial System Start-Up
Radio
Be sure to press the RESET button when using the unit for the first time,
after changing the car battery, etc.
1
2
3
SOURCE/
Rotary encoder
TUNE/A.ME  /ENTER
Turn off the unit power.
Remove the detachable front panel.
Press RESET with a ballpoint pen or similar pointed object.


BAND
RESET button
Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Adjusting Volume
Listening to Radio
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained.
Controllable with Remote Control
This unit can be controlled with an optional Alpine remote control.
For details, consult your Alpine dealer. Point the optional remote
control transmitter at the remote-control sensor.
Remote control sensor
1
2
Press SOURCE to select TUNER mode.
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired radio band is
displayed.
F1 (FM1)  F2 (FM2)  F3 (FM3)  MW  LW  F1 (FM1)
3
Press TUNEA.ME to select the tuning mode.
r (Distance mode)  t (Local mode) 
off (Manual mode)  r
Note
• The initial mode is Distance mode.
Distance mode:
Both strong and weak stations will be automatically tuned in
(Automatic Seek Tuning).
Local mode:
Only strong stations will be automatically tuned in (Automatic
Seek Tuning).
Connectable to Remote Control Interface Box
With an optional Alpine Steering Wheel Remote Control Interface
Box (not included), this unit is controllable from the vehicles
steering wheel controls. For details, contact your Alpine dealer.
Manual mode:
The frequency is manually tuned in steps (Manual tuning).
4
Press  or  to tune in the desired station.
In Manual mode, holding down  or  will change the
frequency continuously.
Presetting Stations Manually
1
2
Select the radio band and tune in a desired radio station
you wish to store in the preset memory.
Press and hold, for at least 2 seconds, any one of the
preset buttons (1 through 6) into which you wish to store
the station.
The selected station is stored.
The display shows the band, preset number and station
frequency memorized.
Notes
• A total of 30 stations can be stored in the preset memory (6 stations for
each band; FM1, FM2, FM3, MW and LW).
10-EN
• If you store a station in a preset memory which already has a station,
the current station will be cleared and replaced with the new station.
RDS
Presetting Stations Automatically
1
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired radio band is
displayed.
2
Press and hold TUNEA.ME for at least 2 seconds.
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER
The frequency on the display continues to change while the
automatic memory is in progress. The tuner will automatically
seek and store 6 strong stations in the selected band. They will
be stored into preset buttons 1 to 6 in order of signal strength.
When the automatic memory has been completed, the tuner
goes to the station stored in preset location No.1.
Note
• If no stations are stored, the tuner will return to the original station you
were listening to before the auto memory procedure began.
Tuning to Preset Stations
1
Press BAND repeatedly until the desired band is
displayed.
2
Press any one of the station preset buttons (1 through 6)
that has your desired radio station in memory.
The display shows the band, preset number and frequency of
the station selected.
Frequency Search Function
You can search for a radio station by its frequency.
1
Press ENTER in Radio mode to activate Frequency
search mode.
The “” indicator lights up.
2
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired frequency.
Press ENTER to receive the selected frequency.
Note
• Press r in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode will be
cancelled if no operation is performed for 60 seconds.


BAND/TA
VIEW
AUDIO/SETUP
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Turning AF (Alternative Frequencies) ON/OFF
The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio information system using the
57 kHz subcarrier of regular FM broadcast. The RDS allows you to
receive a variety of information such as traffic information, station
names, and to automatically re-tune to a stronger transmitter that is
broadcasting the same programme.
1
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the SETUP selection mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the “TUNER” setup
mode, and then press ENTER.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the “AF”, and then press
ENTER.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the AF (Alternative
Frequency) ON or OFF mode.
5
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
return to normal mode.
Notes
• When the AF ON mode is selected, the unit automatically tunes to a
strong signal station in the AF list.
• Use the AF OFF mode when automatic re-tuning is not required.
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
The RDS digital data includes the following:
PI
Programme Identification
PS
Programme Service Name
AF
List of Alternative Frequencies
TP
Traffic Programme
TA
Traffic Announcement
PTY
Programme Type
EON
Enhanced Other Networks
11-EN
When the traffic information broadcast is over, the unit will
automatically set in the standby mode.
Receiving RDS Regional (Local) Stations
Notes
1
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the SETUP selection mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the “TUNER” setup
mode, and then press ENTER.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the “REGIONAL”, and
then press ENTER.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “REG ON” or “REG OFF”.
In the OFF mode, the unit automatically keeps receiving the
related local RDS station.
5
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
return to normal mode.
Notes
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
• If you do not want to listen to the traffic information being received,
lightly press BANDTA to skip that traffic information message. The TA
mode will remain in the ON position to receive the next traffic
information message.
• If the volume level is changed while receiving traffic information, the
changed volume level will be memorized. When traffic information is
received next time, the volume level will be automatically adjusted to
the level memorized.
• In the TA mode, the SEEK tuning selects only the TP stations.
Receiving Traffic Information While Playing
USB Audio or Radio
1
Press and hold BANDTA for at least 2 seconds so that the
“G” indicator lights up.
2
Press  or  to select a traffic information station if
necessary.
When a traffic information broadcast starts, the unit
automatically mutes the audio source (such as CD, regular FM
broadcast, USB AUDIO, etc.).
When the traffic information broadcast finishes, the unit
automatically returns to the original source play before the
traffic information broadcast began.
PI SEEK Setting
1
2
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the SETUP mode.
When traffic information stations cannot be received:
In the tuner mode:
When the TP signal can no longer be received for over 1 minute,
the “G” indicator blinks.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the “TUNER” setup
mode, and then press ENTER.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “PI SEEK”, and then
press ENTER.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “PISEEK ON” or “PISEEK
OFF”.
5
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
return to normal mode.
In other audio source mode:
When the TP signal can no longer be received, the traffic
information station of another frequency will be selected
automatically.
Note
Notes
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
Receiving Traffic Information
1
Press and hold BANDTA for at least 2 seconds so that the
“G” indicator lights up.
2
Press  or  to select your desired traffic information
station.
When a traffic information station is tuned in, the “T”
indicator lights up.
Traffic information is heard only when it is being broadcast. If
traffic information is not being broadcast, the unit is set in the
standby mode. When a traffic information broadcast begins, the
unit automatically receives it and the display shows “TRF-INFO”
for 2 seconds.
12-EN
• The receiver is equipped with the EON (Enhanced Other Networks)
function in order to keep track of additional alternate frequencies to
the AF list. If the station being received does not broadcast the traffic
information, the receiver automatically tunes in the related station that
broadcasts the traffic information when it occurs.
3
Press and hold BANDTA for at least 2 seconds to
deactivate the Traffic Information mode.
The “G” indicator goes out.
Displaying Radio Text
Text messages from a radio station can be displayed.
Press VIEW while receiving FM in the radio mode to select
the Radio Text display.
The display will change every time the button is pressed.
For details, refer to “Displaying the Text” on page 19.
CD/MP3/WMA/AAC
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT
only)
SOURCE/
• The playback time may not be correctly displayed when a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) recorded file is played back.
• During CD/MP3/WMA/AAC playback, press r, and then you can
quickly return to the hierarchy level selected last time in the search
mode.
Repeat Play
1
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER
/ II
Press z 4.
The song is played back repeatedly.
a*1  a*2  (off )  a
*1 Only a track/file is repeatedly played back.
*2 Only files in a folder are repeatedly played back. (MP3/WMA/
AAC mode only)
2



5
4

Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
To cancel repeat play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
M.I.X. (Random Play)
1
Press 5 x.
The songs are played back in random sequence.
s*1  g*2/*3  (off )  s
Playback
1
*1 Only files in a folder are played back in random sequence.
(MP3/WMA/AAC mode)
*2 The tracks/files in the disc are played back in random sequence.
(CD or MP3/WMA/AAC mode)
*3 In the USB mode, all files stored in the USB Memory are played
back in random sequence.
Insert a disc with the label side facing up.
The disc will be pulled into the unit automatically.
2
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above procedure.
Searching for CD Text
Note
• When a disc is already inserted, press SOURCE to switch to the
DISC mode.
2
While playing back MP3/WMA/AAC, press  or  to select
the desired folder.
Pressing and holding  or  will change folders continuously.
3
Press  or  to select the desired track (file).
Pressing and holding  or  will fast backward/fast
forward track continuously.
4
To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume playback.
5
To eject the disc, press .
Notes
On discs utilizing CD Text, songs can be searched and played by using
their recorded titles. For discs without CD Text, searches are made using
the track numbers associated with each song.
1
Press ENTER during play.
This will set the search mode, and the “” indicator lights up.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired track, and
then press ENTER.
This will play the selected track.
Notes
• Press r in the search mode to cancel. Or, the search mode is cancelled
if no operation is performed for 60 seconds.
• When CD Text Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play
mode will be cancelled.
• If any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) is pressed in the
search mode, a search can be made quickly by skipping to the specified
location. For details, refer to “Direct Search Function” on page 31.
• Do not remove a CD during its eject cycle. Do not load more than one
disc at a time. A malfunction may result from doing either.
• The “” indicator lights up when a disc is inserted.
• Three-inch (8 cm) CDs cannot be used.
• Any file protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) copy
protection, cannot be played back on this unit.
• The track display for MP3/WMA/AAC data playback is the file
numbers recorded on the disc.
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Folder/File Name Search
(concerning MP3/WMA/AAC)
Folder and file names may be searched and displayed during playback.
Folder Name Search mode
1
During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, press ENTER to
activate the search mode.
The “” indicator lights up.
2
3
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select Folder Name Search
mode, and then press ENTER.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired folder.
Press and hold ENTER for at least 2 seconds to play
back the first file in the selected folder.
Notes
• If any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) is pressed in the
Folder Name search mode, a search can be made quickly by skipping to
the specified location. For details, refer to “Direct Search Function” on
page 31.
• Press and hold r for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to cancel.
Or, the search mode is cancelled if no operation is performed for 60
seconds.
• To search for files in the Folder Name Search mode, press ENTER.
Files in the folder may be searched.
• Press r to exit Folder Name Search mode in step 3 in order to select
File Name Search mode.
• The root folder is displayed as “\ROOT”.
• When Folder Name Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play
mode will be cancelled.
File Name Search mode
1
During MP3/WMA/AAC playback, press ENTER to
activate the search mode.
The “” indicator lights up.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select File Name Search mode,
and then press ENTER.
3
4
Select the desired file by turning the Rotary encoder.
Press ENTER to play back the selected file.
Notes
• If any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) is pressed in the File
Name search mode, a search can be made quickly by skipping to the
specified location. For details, refer to “Direct Search Function” on
page 31.
• Press and hold r for at least 2 seconds in the search mode to cancel.
Or, the search mode is cancelled if no operation is performed for 60
seconds.
• Press r in the search mode to return to the previous mode.
• When File Name Search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play
mode will be cancelled.
Search Position Memory
During playback, you can quickly return to the last-selected hierarchy
level in the search mode.
Press r.
The hierarchy you selected last in the search mode is displayed.
About MP3/WMA/AAC
CAUTION
Except for private use, duplicating audio data (including MP3/
WMA/AAC data) or distributing, transferring, or copying it,
whether for free or for a fee, without permission of the copyright
holder is strictly prohibited by the Copyright Act and by
international treaty.
What is MP3?
MP3, whose official name is “MPEG Audio Layer 3,” is a compression
standard prescribed by the ISO, the International Standardization
Organization and MPEG which is a joint activity institution of the IEC.
MP3 files contain compressed audio data. MP3 encoding is capable of
compressing audio data at extremely high ratios, reducing the size of
music files to as much as one-tenth their original size. This is achieved
while still maintaining near CD quality. The MP3 format realises such
high compression ratios by eliminating the sounds that are either
inaudible to the human ear or masked by other sounds.
What is WMA?
WMA, or “Windows Media™ Audio,” is compressed audio data.
WMA is similar to MP3 audio data.
What is AAC?
AAC is the abbreviation for “Advanced Audio Coding,” and is a basic
format of audio compression used by MPEG2 or MPEG4.
Method for creating MP3/WMA/AAC files
Audio data is compressed using software with MP3/WMA/AAC codecs.
For details on creating MP3/WMA/AAC files, refer to the user’s manual
for that software.
MP3/WMA/AAC files that are playable on this device have the file
extensions “mp3” / “wma” / “m4a”. Files with no extension cannot be
played back (WMA ver. 7.1, 8 and 9 are supported). Protected files are
not supported, neither are raw AAC files (using the “.aac” extension).
There are many different versions of the AAC format. Confirm that the
software being used conforms to the acceptable formats listed above.
It’s possible that the format may be unplayable even though the
extension is valid.
Playback of AAC files encoded by iTunes is supported.
Supported playback sampling rates and bit rates
MP3
Sampling rates:
Bit rates:
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz, 24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz,
12 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 8 kHz
8 - 320 kbps
WMA
Sampling rates:
Bit rates:
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz
32 - 192 kbps
AAC
Sampling rates:
Bit rates:
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz, 24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz,
12 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 8 kHz
16 - 320 kbps
This device may not play back correctly depending on sampling rates.
14-EN
ID3 tags/WMA tags
This device supports ID3 tag v1 and v2, and WMA tag.
If tag data is in an MP3/WMA/AAC file, this device can display the title
(track title), artist name, and album name ID3 tag/WMA tag data.
This device can only display single-byte alphanumeric characters (up to
30 for ID3 tags and up to 15 for WMA tags) and the underscore. For
non-supported characters, “NO SUPPORT” is displayed.
If information contains characters other than ID3 tag information, the
audio file may not be played back.
The tag information may not be correctly displayed, depending on the
contents.
Producing MP3/WMA/AAC discs
MP3/WMA/AAC files are prepared, then written to a CD-R or CD-RW
using CD-R writing software. A disc can hold up to 255 files/folders
(including Root Folders), and the maximum number of folders is 255.
Playback may not be performed if a disc exceeds the limitations
described above.
Terminology
Bit rate
This is the “sound” compression rate specified for encoding. The higher
the bit rate, the higher the sound quality, but also the larger the files.
Sampling rate
This value shows how many times per second the data is sampled
(recorded). For example, music CDs use a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, so
the sound is sampled (recorded) 44,100 times per second. The higher
the sampling rate, the higher the sound quality, but also the larger the
volume of data.
Encoding
Converting music CDs, WAVE (AIFF) files, and other sound files into the
specified audio compression format.
Media supported
The media that this device can play back are CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, and
CD-RWs.
Tag
Song information such as track titles, artist names, album names, etc.,
written into MP3/WMA/AAC files.
Corresponding File Systems
This device supports discs formatted with ISO9660 Level 1 or Level 2.
Under the ISO9660 standard, there are some restrictions to remember.
The maximum nested folder depth is 8 (including the root directory).
The number of characters for a folder/file name is limited.
Valid characters for folder/file names are letters A-Z (all caps), numbers
0-9, and ‘_’ (underscore).
This device also can play back discs in Joliet, Romeo, etc., and other
standards that conform to ISO9660. However, sometimes the file
names, folder names, etc., are not displayed correctly.
Root folder
The root folder (or root directory) is found at the top of the file system.
The root folder contains all folders and files. It is created automatically
for all burned discs.
Formats supported
This device supports CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, Enhanced CD
(CD-Extra) and Multi-Session.
This device cannot correctly play back discs recorded with Track At
Once or packet writing.
Order of files
Files are played back in the order that the writing software writes them
to the disc. Therefore, the playback order may not be what is expected.
Verify the writing order in the software’s documentation. The playback
order of the folders and files is as follows.
Root folder
Folder
MP3/WMA/AAC File
* The folder No./ folder Name will not be displayed if no readable file is
contained in the folder.
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Audio Setup
Sound Setting
You can flexibly customize the unit to suit your own preference and
usage. From the AUDIO SETUP menu, Audio Setting can be modified.
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER
Use steps 1 to 5 to select one of the setting modes to modify.
See the applicable section below for details about the
selected setting item.
1
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the SETUP mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select AUDIO, and then press
ENTER.
AUDIO  GENERAL  DISPLAY  TUNER  iPod  BLUETOOTH
AUDIO/SETUP
3
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
FACTORY EQ*1/*2  3BAND EQ*1/*3  VOL LV ADJ  HPF*1 
SUBWOOFER  SUBW LPF*1/*4  SUBW PHASE*4  SUBW SYS*4
 POWER IC  MX SETTING*1
Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Mid
Level/Treble Level/Balance (Between Left
and Right)/Fader (Between Front and Rear)/
Defeat
1
(e.g. Select SUBWOOFER)
*1 Adjustment cannot be performed when DEFEAT is set to ON.
*2 Any changes made to either FACTORY EQ or 3BAND EQ are
reflected in the others’ settings.
*3 In step 3, three sound adjustment items (Bass, Mid and Treble)
can be selected in 3BAND EQ mode. Turn the Rotary encoder
to select the desired item, and then press ENTER to continue
to step 4.
*4 These functions are inoperable when SUBWOOFER is set to
OFF.
Press AUDIOSETUP repeatedly to choose the desired
mode.
Each press changes the mode as follows:
SUBWOOFER*1  BASS LEVEL*2  MID LEVEL*2  TRE LEVEL*2 
BALANCE  FADER  DEFEAT  VOLUME  SUBWOOFER
*1 When the SUBWOOFER mode is set to OFF, its level cannot be
adjusted.
*2 Adjustable only when DEFEAT is OFF.
Subwoofer
+0 ~ +15
Bass level
−7 ~ +7
Mid level
−7 ~ +7
Treble level
−7 ~ +7
Balance
L15 ~ R15
Fader
R15 ~ F15
Defeat
ON/OFF
Volume
0 ~ 35
Note
• If no operation is performed for 5 seconds, the unit automatically
returns to normal mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder until the desired sound is
obtained in each mode.
By setting DEFEAT ON, previously adjusted settings of BASS, MID
and TRE LEVEL will return to the factory defaults.
16-EN
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired sound
setting menu, and then press ENTER.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select SUBW ON or SUBW OFF)
5
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
return to normal mode.
Notes
• Pressing r returns to the previous Sound menu mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, Sound menu mode is
cancelled.
Equalizer Presets (F-EQ)
10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of
musical source material. USER settings are created in the 3BAND EQ
mode.
 Setting item: FACTORY EQ
Setting contents:
USER / FLAT (Initial setting) / POPS / ROCK / NEWS / JAZZ /
ELEC DANCE / HIP HOP / EASY LIS / COUNTRY / CLASSICAL
Adjusting the Parametric Equalizer Curve
(3BAND EQ)
3
 Setting the Mid Bandwidth (WIDTH (Q))
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Mid
bandwidth.
You can modify the Equalizer settings to create a response curve more
appealing to your personal taste. The setting of Bass, Mid and Treble can
be adjusted in this mode.
 Setting item: 3BAND EQ
WIDE 0.75  MEDIUM 1.00  MEDIUM 1.25  NARROW 1.50
 Setting the Mid Centre Frequency (CENTER FRQ)
 Further setting items: BASS / MID / TREBLE
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Mid centre
frequency.
Setting the Bass Control
1
After selecting BASS from the 3BAND EQ adjustment
mode, turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Bass
setting item, and then press ENTER.
500 (Hz)  1.0K (Hz)  1.5K (Hz)  2.5K (Hz)
 Setting the Mid Level
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Mid level
(−7 ~ +7)*.
WIDTH (Q)  CENTER FRQ  LEVEL
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired setting
value, and then press ENTER.
3
Press r to return to the previous step.
 Setting the Bass Bandwidth (WIDTH (Q))
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired bass
bandwidth.
You can emphasise or weaken the Mid level.
* The adjustment can also be made by pressing AUDIO. Refer to
“Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Mid Level/Treble Level/
Balance (Between Left and Right)/Fader (Between Front and
Rear)/Defeat” on page 16.
Setting the Treble Control
1
WIDE 0.50  MEDIUM 1.00  MEDIUM 1.50  NARROW 2.00
Changes the boosted bass bandwidth to wide or narrow. A wider setting
will boost a wide range of frequencies above and below the centre
frequency. A narrower setting will boost only frequencies near the
centre frequency.
 Setting the Bass Centre Frequency (CENTER FRQ)
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired bass centre
frequency.
60 (Hz)  80 (Hz)  100 (Hz)  120 (Hz)
Emphasises the displayed bass frequency ranges.
 Setting the Bass Level
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired bass level
(−7 ~ +7)*.
You can emphasise or weaken the bass level.
* The adjustment can also be made by pressing AUDIO. Refer to
“Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Mid Level/Treble Level/
Balance (Between Left and Right)/Fader (Between Front and
Rear)/Defeat” on page 16.
Setting the Mid Control
1
After selecting TREBLE from the 3BAND EQ adjustment
mode, turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired
Treble setting item, and then press ENTER.
WIDTH (Q)  CENTER FRQ  LEVEL
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired setting
value, and then press ENTER.
3
Press r to return to the previous step.
 Setting the Treble Bandwidth (WIDTH (Q))
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired treble
bandwidth.
WIDE 0.75  NARROW 1.25
 Setting the Treble Centre Frequency (CENTER FRQ)
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired treble
centre frequency.
7.5K (Hz)  10.0K (Hz)  12.5K (Hz)  15.0K (Hz)
 Setting the Treble Level
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired treble level
(−7 ~ +7)*.
You can emphasise or weaken the treble level.
After selecting MID from the 3BAND EQ adjustment mode,
turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired setting item,
and then press ENTER.
WIDTH (Q)  CENTER FRQ  LEVEL
2
Press r to return to the previous step.
* The adjustment can also be made by pressing AUDIO. Refer to
“Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Mid Level/Treble Level/
Balance (Between Left and Right)/Fader (Between Front and
Rear)/Defeat” on page 16.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired setting
value, and then press ENTER.
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Setting the Source Volume Level
The output level of each source is individually adjustable. For example, if
the TUNER level sounds lower than CD, its output can be adjusted
without affecting the other sources.
 Setting item: VOL LV ADJ
 Further setting items: TUNER / DISC* / USB / iPod / BT AUDIO
/ AUX
Setting contents:
−14 dB ~ +14 dB
* CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only.
Adjusting the High Pass Filter
The High Pass Filter on this unit can be adjusted to suit your personal
taste.
 Setting item: HPF
Setting contents:
OFF (Initial setting) / 60 (Hz) / 80 (Hz) / 120 (Hz) / 160 (Hz)
All frequencies above the selected cutoff are output.
Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF
When the subwoofer is on, you can adjust the subwoofer output level
(refer to “Adjusting Subwoofer Level/Bass Level/Mid Level/Treble Level/
Balance (Between Left and Right)/Fader (Between Front and Rear)/
Defeat” on page 16).
 Setting item: SUBWOOFER
Setting the Subwoofer System
When the subwoofer is on, you can select either SYS 1 or SYS 2 for the
desired subwoofer effect.
 Setting item: SUBW SYS
Setting contents:
SYS 1 / SYS 2 (Initial setting)
SYS 1:
Subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting.
SYS 2:
Subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting.
For example, even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still
audible.
External Device
Connecting to an External Amplifier (POWER IC)
When an external amplifier is connected, sound quality can be
improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
 Setting item: POWER IC
Setting contents:
OFF / ON (Initial setting)
OFF:
Use this mode when the line output of this unit is used to drive an
external amplifier. In this setting, the head unit’s internal amplifier
is turned OFF and cannot drive speakers.
ON:
The speakers are driven by the built-in amplifier.
OFF:
Setting contents:
OFF / ON (Initial setting)
Amplifier
OFF:
No subwoofer signal is output from the Subwoofer RCA
Connectors (refer to “Connections” on page 41).
ON:
The subwoofer signal is output from the Subwoofer RCA
Connectors (refer to “Connections” on page 41).
Amplifier
Adjusting the Low Pass Filter
The Low Pass Filter on this unit can be adjusted to suit your personal
taste.
 Setting item: SUBW LPF
Front
Left
Front
Right
Rear
Left
Rear
Right
ON:
Speakers
SPEAKER
RIGHT FRONT
Setting contents:
OFF (Initial setting) / 60 (Hz) / 80 (Hz) / 120 (Hz) / 160 (Hz)
Front
Right
All frequencies lower than the selected cutoff are output.
Setting the Subwoofer Phase
The subwoofer output phase is toggled SUBWOOFER NORMAL (0°) or
SUBWOOFER REVERSE (180°). To adjust the level, turn the Rotary
encoder.
SPEAKER
RIGHT REAR
SPEAKER
LEFT REAR
 Setting item: SUBW PHASE
Setting contents:
NORMAL (Initial setting) / REVERSE
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SPEAKER
LEFT FRONT
Rear
Right
Rear
Left
Front
Left
Note
• No sound is produced by the system when the power output is set to
OFF.
Other Functions
Setting the MX Level
MX (Media Xpander) makes vocals or instruments sound distinct
regardless of the music source. The CD, iPod, etc. will be able to
reproduce the music clearly even in cars with a lot of road noise.
SOURCE/
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER/OPTION
/ II
 Setting item: MX SETTING
Setting contents:
CD* / CMPM* / USB / iPod / BT AUDIO / AUX
CD* (LEVEL 1 to 3):
CD mode processes a large amount of data during playback. MX
takes advantage of this large data quantity to reproduce a clearer,
cleaner output.
CMPM*/USB/iPod/BT AUDIO (LEVEL 1 to 3):
This corrects information that was lost at the time of compression.
This reproduces a well-balanced sound close to the original.
AUX (LEVEL 1 to 3):
Choose the MX mode (CMPM, MOVIE, or MUSIC) that corresponds
to the media connected.
VIEW
BAND
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Displaying the Text
* CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only.
Notes
• Each music source, such as CD and MP3/WMA/AAC can have its own
MX setting.
• On disks with both MP3/WMA/AAC and CD-DA, when the source
changes from “MP3/WMA/AAC to CD-DA” or “CD-DA to MP3/
WMA/AAC”, MX-mode switching may delay playback slightly.
• Setting to LEVEL OFF sets MX mode of each music source to OFF.
• The function is inoperable when DEFEAT is set to ON.
• There is no MX mode for FM, MW and LW radio.
Text information, such as the disc name and the track name, will be
displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to
display the folder name, the file name and the tag, etc., while playing
MP3/WMA/AAC files.
Press VIEW.
The display will change every time the button is pressed.
Note
• When the TEXTSCROLL is set to SCR MANUAL (refer to “Scroll
Setting (TEXTSCROLL)” on page 22), press and hold VIEW for at least
2 seconds, the current text will be scrolled one time (except Radio
mode).
The display in Radio mode:
If there is PS (Programme Service Name)
PS (Programme Service Name)*1  SONG NAME*2  ARTIST
NAME*2  PTY (Programme Type)*3  RADIO TEXT*2 
PS (Programme Service Name)
If there is no PS (Programme Service Name)
FREQUENCY  SONG NAME*2  ARTIST NAME*2 
PTY (Programme Type)*3  RADIO TEXT*2  FREQUENCY
The display in CD mode (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only):
TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME  TEXT (DISC NAME)*4 
TEXT (TRACK NAME)*4  TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME
The display in MP3/WMA/AAC mode:
FILE NO./ELAPSED TIME  FOLDER NO./FILE NO.  FOLDER
NAME*5  FILE NAME*5  ARTIST NAME*6  ALBUM NAME*6
 SONG NAME*6  FILE NO./ELAPSED TIME
The display in iPod mode:
TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME  ARTIST NAME*6  ALBUM NAME*6
 SONG TITLE*6  TRACK NO./ELAPSED TIME
The display in BLUETOOTH Audio mode:
BT A/ELAPSED TIME*7  ARTIST NAME*6  ALBUM NAME*6 
SONG NAME*6  BT A/ELAPSED TIME
*1 Press and hold VIEW for at least 2 seconds if PS is displayed
in the radio mode, frequency will be displayed for 5 seconds.
*2 If there is no receivable text message or the unit cannot
receive a text message properly, “NO DATA”/“NO TEXT” is
displayed.
*3 If there is no receivable PTY broadcast, “NO PTY” is
displayed.
*4 Displayed during playback of a disc with CD text.
If there is no text (Disc Name or Track Name), “DISC
TEXT”/“TRACK TEXT” is displayed.
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*5 If there is no text (Folder Name or File Name), “FOLDER”/
“FILE” is displayed.
*6 If an MP3/WMA/AAC file contains ID3 tag/WMA tag
information, the ID3 tag/WMA tag information is displayed
(e.g., song name, artist name, and album name). All other
tag data is ignored.
If there is no tag information, “ARTIST”/“ALBUM”/“SONG”
is displayed.
*7 Depending on the connected mobile phone, the elapsed time
may not be displayed.
You can quickly adjust the setting items relevant to the current SOURCE
by using Option Menu.
1
Press and hold ENTER/OPTION for at least 2 seconds
to activate the Option menu of the current source.
Note
• The option menu varies depending on the source.
About “Text”
Text compatible CDs contain text information such as the disc name and
track name. Such text information is referred to as “text”.
Notes
• Some characters may not be displayed correctly with this device,
depending on the character type.
• “NO SUPPORT” is displayed if text information is not supported by the
unit.
• The text or tag information may not be correctly displayed, depending
on the contents.
Using the Front AUX Input Terminal
Connect a portable music player, etc. by simply connecting it to the
input on the front panel. An optional adapter cable is required (standard
RCA to 3.5ø mini-phono plug or 3.5ø to 3.5ø mini phono plug).
Press SOURCE, and select the AUXILIARY mode to
listen to the portable device.
Portable player, etc.
Option Menu Setting
Main unit
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired setting
item, and then press ENTER.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting, and then
press ENTER.
After the setting, the display will return to the current source
automatically.
The following setting items are displayed when MENU LANG is
set to ENGLISH. For details, refer to “Setting the Menu Language”
on page 22.
 Setting item:
TUNER mode:
TUNER SET*1  VOL LV ADJ*2  DIMMER*3
DISC mode (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only):
CD SET*4  VOL LV ADJ*2  MX SETTING*5  DIMMER*3
USB mode:
VOL LV ADJ*2  MX SETTING*5  DIMMER*3
iPod mode:
APP DIRECT*6  iPod SET*7  VOL LV ADJ*2  MX SETTING*5
 DIMMER*3
BT AUDIO mode:
BT SET*8  VOL LV ADJ*2  MX SETTING*5  DIMMER*3
AUX mode:
AUX SET*9  VOL LV ADJ*2  MX SETTING*5  DIMMER*3
Phone mode (Non-calling mode):
PHONE SET*10  VOL LV ADJ*11  DIMMER*3
or
Optional adapter cable (RCA pin
plugs [red, white] 3.5ø miniplugs)
or (3.5ø miniplugs).
Notes
• This function is available only when AUX SETUP is set to ON. For
details, refer to “Setting the AUX SETUP mode” on page 22.
• If a USB Memory device is directly connected to the Front USB
terminal, the size or shape may interfere with driving operations. Avoid
making connections to the AUX Input and USB Input terminals at the
same time (CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT only).
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Phone mode (Calling mode):
MIC GAIN*12  CALL SOUND*12  SPK SWITCH*13  VOICE
MUTE*14  CALL WAIT*15  END CALL*16  VOL LV ADJ*11 
DIMMER*3
*1 The setting items are the same as TUNER setting in SETUP
mode. For details, refer to “SETUP” on page 21.
*2 You can individually emphasise or weaken the volume level
of the current source to create your own tonal preference. The
setting values in Option mode and in SETUP mode are
linkage. Refer to “Setting the Source Volume Level” on
page 18.
*3 Refer to “Dimmer Control” on page 22.
*4 PLAY MODE can be selected in this mode. For details, refer
to “Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Data (PLAY MODE)
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)” on page 22.
*5 Refer to “Setting the MX Level” on page 19.
*6 Refer to “Setting the iPod Control” on page 30.
*7 The setting items are the same as iPod setting in SETUP
mode. For details, refer to “iPod/iPhone Setting” on page 23.
*8 FW VERSION can be selected in this mode. You can see the
current firmware version about BLUETOOTH by using this
setting.
*9 AUX NAME can be selected in this mode. For details, refer to
“Setting the AUX NAME mode” on page 22.
*10 CALL SOUND, CALLER ID, PB UPDATE, PB ORDER,
AUTO ANS, SPEAKER SL and FW VERSION can be
selected in this mode. For details about these settings, refer to
“BLUETOOTH SETUP” on page 24.
*11 The Hands free phone talk level, ring tone level and
microphone gain level can be adjusted by using this setting.
Changing the settings in the Option mode will also affect the
same settings in the SETUP menu. Refer to “Adjusting the
volume (VOL LV ADJ)” on page 25.
*12 Refer to “Setting the BLUETOOTH sound quality” on
page 25.
*13 While calling, the call sound can be switched between the
unit and mobile phone by using this setting.
This operation can also be done by pressing BAND. Refer to
“Call Switching Operation” on page 28.
*14 While calling, and the Voice Mute is activated, the
microphone input will mute instantly and “VOICE MUTE”
will blink. This operation can also be done by pressing .
Refer to “Muting the microphone input quickly (Voice Mute)”
on page 28.
*15 If there is a waiting call, select this item to display the caller’s
Name and waiting number (1 or 2). Press VIEW and the
display will switch.
*16 Select this item to hang up the call.
Notes
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
SETUP
SOURCE/
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER
AUDIO/SETUP
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Setting
You can flexibly customize the unit to suit your own preferences and
usage. From the SETUP menu, GENERAL Setting, DISPLAY Setting,
etc., can be modified.
Use steps 1 to 5 to select one of the SETUP modes to modify.
See the applicable section below for details about the
selected SETUP item.
1
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the SETUP mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired item, and
then press ENTER.
(e.g. Select GENERAL)
AUDIO*1  GENERAL  DISPLAY  TUNER  iPod 
BLUETOOTH*2
GENERAL:
MENU LANG  AUX SETUP*3  AUX NAME*4  PLAY MODE*5
 DEMO
DISPLAY:
ILLUMINATI*5  DIMMER  TEXTSCROLL  SCROLLTYPE
TUNER:
AF*6  REGIONAL*7  PI SEEK*8  FM SET
iPod:
iPod LIST
Refer to “Audio Setup” on page 16.
Refer to “BLUETOOTH SETUP” on page 24.
Not displayed when the current source is AUXILIARY.
Displayed only when AUX SETUP is set to ON.
CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only.
Refer to “Turning AF (Alternative Frequencies) ON/OFF” on
page 11.
*7 Refer to “Receiving RDS Regional (Local) Stations” on page 12.
*8 Refer to “PI SEEK Setting” on page 12.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a setting item, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select AUX SETUP)
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the setting, and then
press ENTER.
(e.g. Select AUX ON or AUX OFF)
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5
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
return to normal mode.
Notes
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
General Setting
GENERAL is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Setting the Menu Language
Set the language to be displayed on the unit.
 Setting item: MENU LANG
Setting contents:
ENGLISH (Initial setting) / RUSSIAN / GERMAN / FRENCH /
SPANISH / ITALIAN / DUTCH
Note
• The Owner’s Manual only describes the setup menu display when
ENGLISH is set.
Setting the AUX SETUP mode
You can input the audio of an external device, (such as a Portable audio
player) to the AUX connector of this unit.
 Setting item: AUX SETUP
Setting contents:
AUX OFF / AUX ON (Initial setting)
CDDA/MP3:
CD data, MP3/WMA/AAC files in mixed mode, and multi-session
discs can be played back.
Note
• Perform this setting before inserting a disc. If a disc has already been
inserted, remove it first.
Demonstration
This unit has a demonstration feature for the display.
 Setting item: DEMO
Setting contents:
DEMO OFF (Initial setting) / DEMO ON
Note
• To quit Demo mode, set to DEMO OFF.
Display Setting
DISPLAY is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Changing Lighting Colour
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)
You can change the lighting colour of the buttons of this unit.
 Setting item: ILLUMINATI
Setting contents:
ILUM TYPE1 (Initial setting) / ILUM TYPE2
ILUM TYPE1:
Lighting colour is green.
ILUM TYPE2:
Lighting colour is red.
AUX OFF:
When set to OFF, AUX source cannot be selected.
Dimmer Control
AUX ON:
Set to ON when a portable device is connected. If SOURCE is
pressed and AUX is selected, the sound of the portable device is
input to the unit.
Set the Dimmer control to AUTO to decrease the illumination
brightness of the unit with the head lights of the vehicle ON. This mode
decreases the unit’s backlighting at a certain extent at night.
Setting the AUX NAME mode
You can change the AUX NAME display in the SETUP mode.
 Setting item: AUX NAME
Setting contents:
AUXILIARY (Initial setting) / TV / DVD / PORTABLE / GAME
Note
 Setting item: DIMMER
Setting contents:
DIM MANUAL / DIM AUTO (Initial setting)
Scroll Setting (TEXTSCROLL)
This CD player can scroll the disc and track names recorded on
CD-TEXT discs, as well as the text information of MP3/WMA/AAC
files, folder names, and tags.
• PORTABLE is abbreviated as PMD in the display.
 Setting item: TEXTSCROLL
Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Data (PLAY MODE)
(CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)
This unit can play back CDs containing both CD and MP3/WMA/AAC
data (created in Enhanced CD (CD Extra) format). However, in some
situations, playback of an enhanced CD may be difficult. In this case,
you can choose to play back the CD data session only. When a disc
contains both CD and MP3/WMA/AAC data, playback starts from the
CD data portion of the disc.
 Setting item: PLAY MODE
Setting contents:
CD-DA / CDDA/MP3 (Initial setting)
CD-DA:
Only the CD data in Session 1 can be played back.
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Setting contents:
SCR MANUAL (Initial setting) / SCR AUTO
SCR MANUAL:
The above information is scrolled only when a disc is loaded, a
channel or track is changed, etc.
SCR AUTO:
CD text information, folder and file names, and the tag
information are scrolled continuously.
Note
• In parts of the display, scrolling may not occur, or scroll content may
differ.
Scroll Type Setting
Choose from two scrolling methods.
Select the type you prefer.
BLUETOOTH Operation
 Setting item: SCROLLTYPE
Setting contents:
SCR TYPE 1 / SCR TYPE 2 (Initial setting)
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER
/ II
SOURCE/
/VOICE CTRL
SCR TYPE 1:
The characters scroll from right to left, one character at a time,
until the entire title has scrolled.
SCR TYPE 2:
Words are built up from left to right, a single character at a time.
When the display is full, it is cleared and the subsequent words are
displayed the same way until all words of the title have been
shown.
Tuner Setting
TUNER is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
Setting the TUNER (FM) tone quality
This unit can set your preferred tone quality for FM radio source.
 Setting item: FM SET
Setting contents:
HI-FI / NORMAL (Initial setting) / STABLE
HI-FI:
High-quality setting
1
VIEW
2
AUDIO/SETUP Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
BAND/ABC SEARCH


* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Setup Before Using
About BLUETOOTH
Note
BLUETOOTH is a wireless technology allowing communication
between a mobile device or personal computer over short distances.
This enables a hands-free call or data transmission between
BLUETOOTH compatible devices. BLUETOOTH transmission is
available in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum if the distance between
devices is within 10 metres. For details, refer to the BLUETOOTH
Home page (http://www.bluetooth.com).
• Noise may be more noticeable when HI-FI is set, depending on the
reception status. In this case, the NORMAL setting is recommended.
Notes
NORMAL:
Standard setting
STABLE:
Control noise
iPod/iPhone Setting
“iPod” is selected on the setup main menu in step 2.
iPod/iPhone Search Mode Setting
The unit allows you to search the iPod/iPhone using nine different
search modes.
 Setting item: iPod LIST
 Further setting items: PLAYLISTS / ARTISTS /ALBUMS /
AUDIOBOOKS / PODCASTS / GENRES / COMPOSERS / SONGS /
GENIUS MIX
Setting contents:
OFF / ON
Notes
• The search mode for Playlists/Artists/Albums/Podcasts/Genres/ Songs/
Genius Mix is initially set to On. The search mode for Audiobooks/
Composers is initially set to Off.
• For search mode details, refer to “Searching for a desired Song” on
page 31.
• Depending on the BLUETOOTH version, a BLUETOOTH compatible
device may not be able to communicate with this unit.
• Proper function of this unit with all BLUETOOTH compatible devices
is not guaranteed. For handling of the BT compatible device, consult
your ALPINE dealer or ALPINE website.
• Depending on the surroundings, BLUETOOTH wireless connection
may be unstable.
• When you place a call, or perform setup operations, be sure to stop your
car in a safe place.
• Depending on the connected BLUETOOTH compatible device(s), the
function may differ. Also refer to the Owner’s Manual of the connected
device(s).
• When you search this unit using the BLUETOOTH compatible phone,
the unit name is displayed as “Alpine CD Receiver” (CDE-174BT/
CDE-173BT only)/“Alpine Digital Media Receiver” (UTE-72BT only)
model name.
Before Using BLUETOOTH Function
Before using the BLUETOOTH function, the following settings need to
be made.
Set “BT IN” to ON when you want to use Hands-Free phone
or BT Audio function. Refer to “Setting the BLUETOOTH
Connection (BT IN)” on page 24.
Note
• Before using BLUETOOTH function, it must be paired with this unit.
Refer to “How to connect to a BLUETOOTH compatible device
(Pairing)” on page 24.
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How to connect to a BLUETOOTH
compatible device (Pairing)
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired items, and
then press ENTER.
BLUETOOTH:
BT IN*1  PAIRED DEV*2  VISIBLE M*2  CALL SOUND*2 
CALLER ID*2  PB UPDATE*1/*2  PB ORDER*2  AUTO ANS*2
 SPEAKER SL*2  FW VERSION*2  FW UPDATE*1
For details on the control from a BLUETOOTH compatible device, refer
to the Owner’s Manual of the BLUETOOTH compatible device.
*1 The items are not displayed during a phone call.
*2 The items are not displayed if “BT IN” is set to OFF. Refer to
“Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection (BT IN)” on page 24.
Pairing a BLUETOOTH compatible device with
SSP (Secure Simple Pairing)
1
2
Using your BLUETOOTH compatible device, select the
“Alpine CD Receiver” (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)/
“Alpine Digital Media Receiver” (UTE-72BT only) for
pairing.
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the head unit display
from “PAIR NO” to “PAIR YES”, and then press ENTER.
If “PAIR NO” is selected, the connection will be cancelled.
3
If the pairing was successful, “CONNECTED” is displayed
for a few seconds. The head unit then returns to its
previous state.
Pairing a BLUETOOTH compatible device without
SSP (Secure Simple Pairing)
1
2
Using your BLUETOOTH compatible device, select the
“Alpine CD Receiver” (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)/
“Alpine Digital Media Receiver” (UTE-72BT only) for
pairing.
4
5
Notes
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• Pressing and holding r for at least 2 seconds will return to normal
mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection
(BT IN)
With BLUETOOTH technology, you can place a hands-free call by a
BLUETOOTH-equipped mobile phone.
Audio information of a BLUETOOTH compatible mobile phone, a
portable audio player, etc., is controllable/playable wirelessly from this
unit.
 Setting item: BT IN
Setting contents:
OFF / ON (Initial setting)
Input the PIN code (“0000”) in a BLUETOOTH compatible
device.
OFF:
Hands-Free Phone function and BLUETOOTH Audio are not used.
• The PIN code is fixed as “0000”.
ON:
Select when you want to pair your BLUETOOTH compatible phone
with this unit or/and use BLUETOOTH Audio function.
If the pairing was successful, “CONNECTED” is displayed
for a few seconds. The head unit then returns to its
previous state.
Note
• When “BT IN” is set to OFF, the indicators related to Hands-free phone
(c battery quantity and i signal strength) will not be displayed.
Notes
• If the connection is unsuccessful, “FAILED” is displayed.
• After a successful pairing, the two devices should re-pair automatically
whenever the vehicle’s ignition is turned ON. However, the re-pairing
may fail. If the auto re-pairing fails, try to pair manually.
• Set “VISIBLE M” to VISI M ON to enable this unit to be recognised by a
BLUETOOTH compatible device, refer to “Setting the Visible Mode” on
page 25.
Setting the BLUETOOTH Device
Select one of 5 connected BLUETOOTH compatible devices that you
previously registered.
 Setting item: PAIRED DEV
1
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a BLUETOOTH
compatible device you want to use (you want to change
connection), and then press ENTER.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “CONNECT”, and then
press ENTER to connect the selected device.
BLUETOOTH SETUP
The following steps 1 to 5 are common to the various BLUETOOTH
functions. For details, refer to each individual function.
Note
• Set “BT IN” to ON, and then perform BLUETOOTH SETUP operation.
Refer to “Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection (BT IN)” on page 24.
1
Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds to
activate the SETUP mode.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “BLUETOOTH”, and then
press ENTER.
The BLUETOOTH setup mode is activated.
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Press and hold AUDIOSETUP for at least 2 seconds.
The SETUP mode is cancelled.
Note
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to change the settings.
The connected device is marked with “l”. Select “DISCONNECT”
to disconnect this device. Select “CLEAR” when you want to clear
the device from the device list.
Notes
• If the connection is successfully changed, “CONNECTED” is displayed
for 2 seconds and the  indicator lights up, then the display returns to
the SETUP screen.
• If a mobile phone is connected to this unit successfully, the c
indicator lights up to show the battery quantity of the connected mobile
phone. The j indicator lights up when the battery quantity is in
middle level, and it blinks in low level.
• Indicator i (Signal Strength):
The indicator will display the current signal strength of mobile phone.
The indicator blinks when the signal of the connected mobile phone is
weak.
• Depending on the connected mobile phone, the c (battery
quantity) and i (signal strength) indicators may not be displayed.
• If all the 5 positions have been registered, you cannot register the 6th
device. To register another device, you need to delete one of the devices
from position 1 to 5 first.
Setting the Visible Mode
You can set whether this unit can be recognised or not from a
BLUETOOTH compatible device. Normally set this to VISI M ON.
 Setting item: VISIBLE M
Setting contents:
VISI M ON (Initial setting) / VISI M OFF
VISI M ON:
Enable recognition of this unit from the BLUETOOTH compatible
device.
VISI M OFF:
Disable recognition of this unit from the BLUETOOTH compatible
device.
Setting the BLUETOOTH sound quality
You can flexibly customize the sound of a call to fit your own
preferences.
 Setting item: CALL SOUND
 Further setting items: VOL LV ADJ / TYPE SET
Adjusting the volume (VOL LV ADJ)
You can emphasise or weaken the volume level of the Phone call, the
ring tone and the microphone input to fit your own preferences.
Setting contents:
PHONE TALK:
−5 dB ~ +5 dB
RING TONE:
−5 dB ~ +5 dB
MIC GAIN:
−5 dB ~ +5 dB
Sound Auto setting (TYPE SET)
This unit provides 5 methods to improve the sound quality of calling.
You can choose the type according to your own preference.
Setting contents:
TYPE1 (Initial setting) / TYPE2 / TYPE3 / TYPE4 / TYPE5
TYPE1:
Standard Mode (recommended)
TYPE2:
Enhances the noise reduction
TYPE3:
Enhances the echo-cancel
TYPE5:
Weakens both noise reduction and echo-cancel
Notes
• The functions below are designed to improve the sound quality of the
caller to driver.
Noise reduction: This function can reduce the road noise, but excessive
enhancement may affect the sound quality of calling.
Echo-cancel: This function can reduce echo, but excessive enhancement
may affect the sound quality of calling.
• Improvement effect differs depending on the actual calling environment,
so please choose a suitable type accordingly.
Setting the caller information display ON/
OFF
If you want to keep the ID information of the caller from others, set this
item to OFF. Telephone number will be displayed while you are dialing;
“NO NAME” will be displayed during a call.
 Setting item: CALLER ID
Setting contents:
OFF / ON (Initial setting)
Setting the Phone Book Update
You can update the phone book automatically or manually.
 Setting item: PB UPDATE
 Further Setting contents: AUTO/MANUAL
Setting the Phone Book Auto Update ON/OFF
(AUTO)
When you select AUTO ON in this step, whenever the vehicle’s ignition
is turned ON or after the phone is re-paired with this unit, the phone
book will be updated automatically.
Setting contents:
AUTO OFF / AUTO ON (Initial setting)
Note
• “UPDATING” will be displayed during the phone book update.
Setting the Phone Book Manual Update ON/OFF
(MANUAL)
When you select UPDATE YES in this step, the phone book will be
updated immediately regardless if the Auto update function is on or off.
Setting contents:
UPDATE NO (Initial setting) / UPDATE YES
Note
• “UPDATING” will be displayed during the phone book update.
Changing the Phone book List Order
The phone book is listed alphabetically according to the initial letter of
name.
You can choose to arrange the phone book list order according to the
initial letters of the FIRST NAME or LAST NAME.
 Setting item: PB ORDER
Setting contents:
FIRST NAME (Initial setting) / LAST NAME
TYPE4:
Enhances both noise reduction and echo-cancel
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Note
• “WAITING” will be displayed while the Phone book order is switching.
You can cancel the “WAITING” screen to perform other operations by
pressing r when the ordering is still in progress. The phone book is
not accessible during this time. In addition, the ordering may affect the
playback of BT AUDIO.
Setting the Received Calls automatically
(Auto Answer)
When a call is received, you can set whether to receive it automatically
or not.
 Setting item: AUTO ANS
Setting contents:
AT ANS OFF (Initial setting) / AT ANS ON
AT ANS OFF:
When a call is received, it is not answered automatically. Press f
to receive the call.
AT ANS ON:
When a call is received, it is answered automatically after about 5
seconds.
Note
• If the received call setting on the mobile phone is on, the call will be
answered automatically even though this setting is set to OFF.
Selecting the output speaker
You can select the connected speaker in car to output the sound signal of
telephone.
 Setting item: SPEAKER SL
Setting contents:
ALL (Initial setting) / FRONT-L / FRONT-R / FRONT-LR
ALL:
The sound be output from all of speakers in car.
FRONT-L:
The sound only be output from the front left speaker.
FRONT-R:
The sound only be output from the front right speaker.
FRONT-LR:
The sound be output from the front left and front right speaker.
Displaying the firmware version
The current firmware version will be displayed.
 Setting item: FW VERSION
Updating the firmware
Future BLUETOOTH firmware updates may become available for
phone interoperability.
For information to update your BLUETOOTH firmware, please visit
your local Alpine web site or choose your country from Alpine Europe
top page (http://www.alpine-europe.com).
 Setting item: FW UPDATE
Setting contents:
UPDATE NO (Initial setting) / UPDATE YES
Hands-Free Phone Control
About the Hands-Free Phone
Hands-free calls are possible when using a HSP (Head Set Profile) and
HFP (Hands-Free Profile) compatible mobile phone with this unit.
Notes
• Avoid performing a hands-free call in heavy traffic or on narrow or
winding streets.
• Close the windows while calling to reduce background noise.
• If both calling parties are using hands-free devices, or the call is made in
a noisy location, difficulty hearing the other person’s voice is normal.
• Depending on telephone line conditions or certain mobile devices used,
voices may sound unnatural.
• When using a microphone, speak as directly as you can into the
microphone to pick up the best sound quality.
• Certain mobile phone features are dependent on the capabilities and
settings of your service provider’s network. Additionally, certain features
may not be activated by your service provider, and/or the provider’s
network settings may limit the feature’s functionality.
Always contact your service provider about feature availability and
functionality.
All features, functionality, and other product specifications, as well as
the information contained in the Owner’s Manual are based upon the
latest available information and are believed to be accurate at the time
of printing.
Alpine reserves the right to change or modify any information or
specifications without notice or obligation.
Answering a Call
Incoming calls are announced by the received call ring tone and a
displayed message (PHONE).
Press f or ENTER.
The call starts.
Notes
• When “AUTO ANS” is set to AT ANS ON, you can receive a call
automatically. Refer to “Setting the Received Calls automatically (Auto
Answer)” on page 26.
• While calling, the source sound on the unit is muted. After calling,
playback will resume.
• The caller name will not be displayed during phonebook updating.
Hanging up the Telephone
Press f.
The call finishes.
Note
• You can also hang up the call by pressing and holding r for at least 2
seconds.
Voice Control Operation
When a Smartphone equipped with voice recognition function is paired
with this unit, the Smartphone can be controlled by Voice Control via
this unit.
Press and hold VOICE CTRL for at least 2 seconds to
activate the Voice Recognition mode.
After the Voice Recognition mode is activated and “SPEAK” is
displayed, you can make a phone call, play a song, etc., via this
unit by inputting voice control commands*.
* Please refer to your Smartphone manual for other voice control
commands.
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Redialing a Number In Outgoing History
Notes
• You can perform this operation only when a Voice recognition
compatible mobile phone is connected. If the mobile phone is not
compatible with the Voice recognition, “NO SUPPORT” is displayed for
2 seconds.
• The Voice recognition function performance depends on the recognition
range of the mobile phone and mounting location of the microphone.
Please pay attention when the microphone is mounted.
• Voice recognition operation depends on the function of the mobile
phone. For details, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the mobile phone.
• If a called person that you say is not found, “NO CALL” is displayed for
2 seconds.
• Please obey all local traffic laws while using this function.
Previously dialled telephone numbers (Maximum 20 items) are stored in
dialled calls history. You can redial a number by searching from dialled
calls history.
 Setting item: DIALLED
Dialing a Number In Incoming History
Telephone numbers from received calls (Maximum 20 items) are stored
in the Received List. You can redial these numbers by searching here.
 Setting item: RECEIVED
Calling
Call History is recorded for the last dialled/received/missed calls. There
are various ways of making calls based on the “Calling”. The following
steps 1 to 5 are common to the various ways of making these calls. For
details, refer to each individual category for making calls.
1
2
Press f.
 Setting item: MISSED
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the outgoing mode.
Dialing a Number In The Phone Book
DIALLED:
Dialled history
RECEIVED:
Received history
MISSED:
Missed incoming history
PHONE BOOK:
Mobile phone book
Press ENTER.
The outgoing mode is activated, and each mode list is displayed.
Note
• It may take some time for the list to be displayed, and also directly after
connection, the list may not be brought up to date.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a name or a telephone
number from the list.
Note
5
Telephone numbers for received calls that are missed (Maximum 20
items), are stored in the Missed List. You can redial these numbers by
searching here.
The outgoing method list is displayed.
Setting contents:
DIALLED / RECEIVED / MISSED / PHONE BOOK
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Dialing a Number In Incoming Missed Call
History
Up to 1,000 names (at most 3 telephone numbers for each name) are
downloadable from a mobile phone. Dial a call by selecting a person
from the phone book list.
 Setting item: PHONE BOOK
Notes
• The order of the list display depends on the setting of “PB ORDER”
(refer to “Changing the Phone book List Order” on page 25).
• If the call history or phone book of the mobile phone is added or deleted
while it is connected to the unit, the list displayed on the unit may not
be brought up to date. If it is not updated, you cannot correctly place a
call.
• You can display the information of a number stored in phone book by
pressing VIEW. Each press changes the display as Name  Telephone
NO.  Telephone label*  Name
If the information cannot be obtained, “NO NAME”, “NO NUMBER”
or “NO LABEL” will display.
* The telephone label of a number depends on the number information
stored in Phone book of the mobile phone, which includes 4
types-MOBILE, HOME, OFFICE, and OTHER.
• You can use Phone book alphabet search function to search a name or
number from Phone Book. For details, refer to “Phone book alphabet
search function” on page 27.
Phone book alphabet search function
Press ENTER.
You can select the first three letters to search for a desired name in
phone book list by using the Phone book alphabet search function.
The selected telephone will be called.
If one name has several numbers registered in the telephone
book, press ENTER after selecting the name*, and then turn
the Rotary encoder to choose the desired number and press
ENTER, the telephone will be called. Depending on the
connected mobile phone, this function may not be performed.
* If the name cannot be recognised, default number will be
displayed.
Notes
• Press r to return to the previous mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
• If there is no content in DIALLED/RECEIVED/MISSED/PHONE
BOOK list, “----------” will be displayed for 2 seconds.
• If you place a call directly from the paired mobile phone, the phone
number is not displayed, you cannot redial from the unit in this case.
For example:
Searching a name “Michael James”
The following example explains how the search is performed.
Depending on the setting in PB ORDER (refer to “Changing the Phone
book List Order” on page 25), the phone book is listed in first name or
last name order. Please search for the first name or last name according
to the setting.
1
Press BAND/ABC SEARCH while in the phone book list, the
phone book alphabet search mode is activated.
The letter selection list is displayed.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the first letter (e.g. M),
and then press .
The letter selection list is displayed.
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3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the second letter (e.g. I),
and then press .
The letter selection list is displayed.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the third letter (e.g. C),
and then press ENTER.
The names stored in phone book which begin with “MIC” are
searched.
5
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired name (e.g.
Michael James), and then press ENTER to make the
call.
Notes
• If the name has several numbers registered in the phone book, press
ENTER after selecting the name. Turn the Rotary encoder to
choose the desired number. Press and hold any one of the preset
buttons (1 through 6) for at least 2 seconds. The selected number is
stored as a preset number.
• A total of 30 phone numbers can be stored in the preset memory ( 6
numbers for each mobile phone in the paired device list). If a mobile
phone is deleted from the paired device list, the stored preset numbers of
this mobile phone are deleted, even when it is paired again.
• If you store a phone number in a preset with a previously stored
number, the current number will be cleared and replaced by the new
one.
Notes
• The initial setting of the Alphabet Search Function is only applicable to
English alphabet characters, but when “RUSSIAN” is set, Phone book
alphabet search function is also applicable to Russian letters. Refer to
“Setting the Menu Language” on page 22.
• If the selected name has several numbers registered in phone book, you
need to turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired number, and
then press ENTER.
• Press  in step 3 or 4 to delete the current entry and return to the
previous step.
• You can search for a name by its first letter, first two letters or first three
letters. Press ENTER after entering the desired number of letters. A
list displays the names beginning with the entered letter(s).
• If there is no First or Last name, you may not be able to search for a
contact using the Alphabet Search function.
Call waiting function
If a second call is received during a current call, you can have the first
caller wait momentarily while you take the second call. When you are
finished with one call, you can switch to the other one.
If a second call is received during the current call (call1),
the information of second caller (call2) is displayed
instead of the current caller's name. Press  2, the call
waiting mode is activated.
In this case, call1 is on hold, while you take call2.
Notes
• In the call waiting mode, press 1  or  2 to switch between the calling
person and the person on hold.
• In the call waiting mode, press and hold 1  or  2 for at least 2
seconds to hang up call1 or call2, and the other call will be answered
automatically.
• In the call waiting mode, you can press VIEW to change the display
between waiting number (1or 2) and caller name.
Preset a number in the Phone Book
(Shortcut dial)
Assign numbers that you dial frequently to presets for quick recall. You
can assign up to six frequently called phone numbers to number presets.
Select a number you want to preset from the Phone Book
list. Press and hold any one of the preset buttons (1
through 6) as the one that you wish to store the number
for at least 2 seconds.
The phone number you selected is stored in presets.
Dialing the preset number
1
Press any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) that has
had a number stored in the phone mode.
The information (name/number) stored in the preset station is
displayed.
2
Press ENTER or f.
The stored preset number is dialled directly.
Adjusting the volume when receiving a
Call
While calling, you can adjust the volume.
Turn the Rotary encoder to adjust the volume.
Note
• You may need to increase volume from your regular audio listening
source level. However, increasing the volume excessively may result in
feedback. Feedback is directly related to the volume. Turning down the
volume as low as acceptable, will reduce it. Positioning the microphone
in a direction away from the main car speakers (e.g. clipped on sun
visor) may also reduce feedback at high volume.
Muting the microphone input quickly
(Voice Mute)
While calling, activating the Voice Mute function will instantly mute the
microphone input. Your voice will not be heard by the caller.
While calling, press  to mute the microphone input.
Press  again will bring the microphone input back to its
previous volume level.
Note
• The operation can also be performed in the option menu of phone mode
(calling mode). Refer to “Option Menu Setting” on page 20.
Call Switching Operation
While making a call, this function allows you to initiate the transfer of
the audio between the mobile phone and the speakers in the car.
While calling, press BAND or press and hold  to switch
the call sound between the unit and mobile phone.
Notes
• Depending on the mobile phone, this operation may not be performed.
• The operation can also be performed in the option menu of phone mode
(calling mode). Refer to “Option Menu Setting” on page 20.
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BLUETOOTH Audio Operation
USB Memory (optional)
Audio information of a BLUETOOTH compatible mobile phone, a
portable player, etc., is controllable/playable wirelessly* from this unit.
SOURCE/
* To play back audio, a mobile phone or a portable player conforming to
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and AVRCP (Audio/
Video Remote Control Profile) is required.
Not all functions work with all devices.
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Notes
• Set “BT IN” to ON when you want to use BLUETOOTH Audio
function. Refer to “Setting the BLUETOOTH Connection (BT IN)” on
page 24.
• During a call, sound on the BLUETOOTH audio source is muted.
• If you operate the Hands-free phone (e.g. searching in the phonebook)
while using the BLUETOOTH Audio function, BLUETOOTH Audio
playback may be affected.
Recalling the BLUETOOTH Audio Mode
Press SOURCE/ to select the BT AUDIO mode.
Selecting the desired Song
Press .
Returns the beginning of the song being played back.
Press .
Forwards the next song.
Press and hold  or .
Fast backward/fast forward track continuously.
Displaying the Text
Tag information can be displayed.
Press VIEW during a song playing and pausing.
Each press changes the display.
For details, refer to “Displaying the Text” on page 19.
Pausing
Press .
A playback stops. Touching again will resume a playback.
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Note
• You can connect Nokia (Symbian™) phone via USB port to play back
the music stored on your phone.
Playing MP3/WMA/AAC Files from USB
Memory (optional)
If you connect a USB memory device containing MP3/WMA/AAC, the
files can be searched and played back.
1
2
Press SOURCE to switch to the USB AUDIO mode.
To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume the playback.
Notes
• The root folder is displayed as “\ROOT” in the Folder Name Search
mode.
• This unit plays back files in USB Memory with the same controls and
modes used for playback of CDs containing MP3/WMA/AAC. For
details, refer to “CD/MP3/WMA/AAC (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT
only)” on page 13.
• Before disconnecting USB Memory, be sure to change to another source
or set to pause.
• The playback time may not be correctly displayed when a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) recorded file is played back.
About MP3/WMA/AAC File of USB Memory
Playing back MP3/WMA/AAC
MP3/WMA/AAC files are prepared, then stored to a USB Memory
Device. This unit can recognise at most 255 folders and 255 files per
folder stored in USB Memory. Playback may not be performed if a USB
Memory Device exceeds the limitations described above.
Do not make a file’s playback time more than 1 hour.
Media supported
This device can play back files stored on USB Memory devices designed
for USB connection.
Corresponding File Systems
This device supports FAT 12/16/32 for USB Memory devices.
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iPod/iPhone (optional)
SOURCE/
Rotary encoder
 /ENTER/OPTION
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• For clarity in identifying your model of iPod, please see Apple’s own
document “Identifying iPod models” at
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353
• This unit does not support video playback from iPod/iPhone, even
using a video-compatible cable.
Setting the iPod Control
When an iPod/iPhone is connected, operate it from its own controls or
from the head unit.
1


1
BAND/ABC SEARCH
5
4
2
Preset buttons
(1 through 6)
The Option menu for iPod mode is activated.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select “APP DIRECT”, and then
press ENTER.
The iPod control mode will switch between iPod MODE and HU
MODE.
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
HU MODE (HEAD UNIT):
Operate the iPod/iPhone via this unit.
iPod MODE:
Operate the iPod/iPhone using its own controls. When iPod is
selected, some functions will not be operable via the head unit.
Connecting an iPod/iPhone
An iPod/iPhone can be connected to this unit by using the Interface
cable for iPod (included with iPod). When an iPod/iPhone is connected
to this unit, you can choose to control the iPod/iPhone using its own
controls or by the head unit controls. For details, refer to “Setting the
iPod Control” on page 30.
These instructions refer to controlling the iPod/iPhone from this Head
Unit (HU) only. Make sure iPod Control is set to HU MODE (HEAD
UNIT). Refer to “Setting the iPod Control” on page 30. Refer to the
iPod/iPhone manual for operations using the iPod/iPhone.
Press and hold ENTEROPTION for at least 2 seconds
in the iPod mode.
Notes
• During HU MODE, you can switch to iPod MODE directly by pressing
BAND.
• The “P” indicator lights up when the iPod MODE is activated.
• Once the control mode is changed, the iPod/iPhone is paused. Press
 to continue.
• Depending upon the iPod used, iPod control may not be selectable. Or,
if iPod is selected, operation must still be from the head unit.
Notes
• An iPhone connected to this unit operates as an iPod. The iPhone can
be used as a hands-free device using the integrated BLUETOOTH
module.
• Internet and telephone functions of iPod touch or iPhone, etc., can also
be used when connecting to the unit. However, using these functions
will stop or pause the playing songs. At this time do not operate the unit
to avoid a malfunction.
• Do not leave an iPod/iPhone in a car, as its mechanism is sensitive to
high temperature and humidity conditions, and damage may result.
Playback
About iPod/iPhone models usable with this unit
• Confirmed devices regarding Made for iPod. Correct function of
earlier versions cannot be guaranteed.
iPod touch (4th generation): Ver.5.1.1
iPod nano (6th generation): Ver.1.2
iPod touch (3rd generation): Ver.5.1.1
iPod nano (5th generation): Ver.1.0.2
iPod classic (160 GB) (Late 2009): Ver.2.0.4
iPod touch (2nd generation): Ver.4.2.1
iPod nano (4th generation): Ver.1.0.4
iPod classic (120 GB): Ver.2.0.1
iPod touch (1st generation): Ver.3.1.3
iPod nano (3rd generation): Ver.1.1.3
iPod classic (80 GB, 160 GB): Ver.1.1.2
• Confirmed devices regarding Made for iPhone. Correct function of
earlier versions cannot be guaranteed.
iPhone 4S: Ver.5.1.1
iPhone 4: Ver.5.1.1
iPhone 3GS: Ver.5.1.1
iPhone 3G: Ver.4.2.1
iPhone: Ver.3.1.3
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1
2
Press SOURCE to switch to the iPod mode.
Press  or  to select the desired song.
Pressing and holding  or  will fast backward/fast
forward the current track.
To pause playback, press .
Pressing  again will resume playback.
Notes
• A song playing on the iPod/iPhone while it is connected to this unit will
continue to play from where it was paused after disconnection.
• If you listen to an episode from a selected Podcast or Audiobook, the
episode can be changed by pressing 1  or  2.
• An episode may have several chapters. The chapter can be changed by
pressing  or .
• During iPod/iPhone playback, press r, and then you can quickly
return to the hierarchy level selected last time in the search mode.
Searching for a desired Song
An iPod/iPhone can contain thousands of songs. Use one of the search
modes listed below, that you deem most effective in finding a desired
song.
Each music category has its own individual hierarchy. Use the Playlist/
Artist/Album/Song/Podcast/Genre/Composer/Audiobook/Genius Mix
List search mode to narrow searches based on the table below.
Hierarchy 1
Hierarchy 2
Hierarchy 3
Hierarchy 4
Playlist
Song
—
—
Artist*
Album*
Song
—
Album*
Song
—
—
Song
—
—
—
Podcast
Episode
—
—
Genre*
Artist*
Album*
Song
Composer*
Album*
Song
—
Audiobook
—
—
—
Genius Mix List
—
—
—
• While in the search mode, if you press and hold r for 2 seconds, or no
operation is performed for 60 seconds, the search mode is cancelled.
• In the search mode, pressing r will return to the previous mode.
• When search is made during M.I.X. play, the M.I.X. play mode will be
cancelled.
• “NO SONG” will be displayed if there are no songs in the selected
playlist in the PLAYLIST search mode.
• “NO PODCAST” will be displayed if there is no podcast data in the
iPod/iPhone in the PODCAST search mode.
• “NOAUDIOBOK” will be displayed if there is no audiobook data in the
iPod/iPhone in AUDIOBOOK search mode.
• “NO GENIUS” will be displayed if there is no genius mix list data in the
GENIUS MIX search mode.
• If “iPod name” stored in the iPod/iPhone is selected in the desired
Playlist search mode, and ENTER is pressed, you can search for all
songs in the iPod/iPhone. Also, if you press and hold ENTER for at
least 2 seconds, all songs in the iPod/iPhone are played back.
• Depending on the iPod/iPhone, podcast search is not supported.
• If any one of the preset buttons (1 through 6) is pressed in the
search mode, a search can be made quickly by skipping to the specified
location. For details, refer to “Direct Search Function” on page 31.
• During search mode, a search can be made quickly by Alphabet search
function to find the desired artist or song, etc. For details, refer to
“Alphabet search function” on page 31.
Note
• You can select your preferred search mode. Refer to “iPod/iPhone
Search Mode Setting” on page 23.
Alphabet search function
For example:
Searching by Artist name
The following example explains how an ARTIST search is performed.
Another search mode can be used for the same operation, although the
hierarchy differs.
The unit’s alphabet search function can be used to search for an album,
song, etc., more efficiently. In PLAYLIST/ARTIST/ALBUM/SONG/
PODCAST/GENRE/COMPOSER/AUDIOBOOK search mode, select
the first letter of your desired title (album, song, etc.), the titles
beginning with this letter are listed. By using this function, you can
quickly target any song.
1
Press ENTER to activate the search selection mode.
The “” indicator lights up.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the ARTIST search
mode, and then press ENTER.
SHUFFLEALL*1  PLAYLIST  ARTIST  ALBUM  SONG 
PODCAST  GENRE  COMPOSER  AUDIOBOOK 
GENIUS MIX*2/*3  SHUFFLEALL
*1 Refer to “Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.)” on page 32.
*2 Depending on the connected iPod/iPhone, Genius Mix function
may not be supported.
*3 When an iPod/iPhone with Genius Mix List created by iTunes is
connected to this unit, GENIUS MIX search mode can be used
to search a Genius Mix List.
Note
• The display of search mode list varies depending on the setting of iPod
LIST. For details, refer to “iPod/iPhone Search Mode Setting” on
page 23.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Artist, and
then press ENTER.
4
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Album, and
then press ENTER.
5
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired Song, and
then press ENTER.
Notes
• After pressing and holding ENTER for at least 2 seconds while in
each hierarchy (except Song, Audiobook and Genius Mix List), all songs
of the selected hierarchy are played back.
• Playback [ALL] is only applicable for those categories marked with“*”,
(refer to the table above) press and hold ENTER for at least 2
seconds to play back all songs in the iPod/iPhone or selected search
mode.
1
After selecting a search mode, press BAND/ABC SEARCH.
The letter selection list is displayed.
2
Turn the Rotary encoder to select a desired letter (e.g. M),
and then press ENTER.
The titles beginning with “M” are listed.
3
Turn the Rotary encoder to select the desired title.
Notes
• While in Alphabet search mode, pressing r will return to the previous
mode.
• If the PLAYLIST search mode is used to search for a song, the Alphabet
search function is inactive in the song search hierarchy.
• This function is unavailable when Genius Mix List is selected.
Direct Search Function
The unit’s direct search function can be used to search for an album,
song, etc., more efficiently. In PLAYLIST/ARTIST/ALBUM/SONG/
PODCAST/GENRE/COMPOSER/AUDIOBOOK mode, you can
quickly target any song.
In the search mode, press any one of the preset buttons (1
through 6) to quickly skip over a designated percent of
your song content.
Song search example:
If there are 100 songs in your iPod/iPhone, they are divided into 6
groups using percentages (shown below). These groups are
assigned to the preset buttons (1 through 6).
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Example 1:
Suppose the song you are searching for is located at around the
middle (50%) of your library: press button 4 to jump to the 50th
song and turn the Rotary encoder to find the desired song.
Example 2:
Suppose the song you are searching for is located near the end
(83%) of your library: press button 6 to jump to the 83rd song
and turn the Rotary encoder to find the desired song.
Shuffle ALL:
Shuffle ALL plays all songs in the iPod/iPhone randomly. Any one
song does not play back again until all songs have been played back.
1
2
Press ENTER to activate the search selection mode.
Turn the Rotary encoder to select SHUFFLEALL, and then
press ENTER.
The “As” indicator lights up.
All 100 songs (100%)
To cancel M.I.X. play, press 5 x to select OFF.
0%
17%
33%
50%
67%
83%
Preset
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
Songs
1st
song
17th
song
33rd
song
50th
song
67th
song
83rd
song
Note
• If Shuffle ALL is selected, the selected songs being played back in the
search mode are cancelled.
Repeat Play
Notes
• This function is also applicable to CD/MP3/WMA/AAC search.
• This function is inactive during Alphabet Search mode.
Select Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/
Composer
Only Repeat One is available for the iPod/iPhone.
Repeat One:
A single song is repeatedly played back.
1
Press z 4.
The song is played back repeatedly.
a*  (off )  a
Playlist/Artist/Album/Genre/Composer can be easily changed.
For example, if you listen to a song from a selected album, the album can
be changed.
Press 1  or  2 to select the desired Playlist/Artist/
Album/Genre/Composer.
Notes
• If the song search mode was used to select a song, this function is
inactive.
• If an album is selected during an artist search, other albums by that
artist are searchable.
• This function is inactive during shuffle (s) playback.
Random Play Shuffle (M.I.X.)
The Shuffle function of the iPod/iPhone is displayed as s on this unit.
Shuffle Albums:
The songs on each album are played back in proper order. Upon
completion of all the songs on the album, the next album is selected
randomly. This continues until all albums have been played.
Shuffle Songs:
Song shuffle randomly plays back songs within a selected category
(playlist, album, etc.). The songs within the category are played just
once until all songs have been played.
1
Press 5 x.
The songs are played back in random sequence.
s*1  s*2  (off )  s
*1 Shuffle Albums.
*2 Shuffle Songs.
2
To cancel M.I.X. play, select (off) with the above procedure.
Note
• If a song is selected in the album search mode before selecting M.I.X.
play, the songs will not play back randomly even when Shuffle Albums
is selected.
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* Repeat One.
2
To cancel repeat play, select (off) with the above
procedure.
Note
• During repeat playback, no other songs are selectable by pressing 
or .
Information
In Case of Difficulty
If you encounter a problem, please turn the power off, then on again. If
the unit is still not functioning normally, please review the items in the
following checklist. This guide will help you isolate the problem if the
unit is at fault. Otherwise, make sure the rest of your system is properly
connected or consult your authorized Alpine dealer.
Basic
No function or display.
• Vehicle’s ignition is off.
– If connected following instructions, the unit will not operate with
the vehicle’s ignition off.
• Improper power lead (Red) and battery lead (Yellow) connections.
– Check power lead and battery lead connections.
• Blown fuse.
– Check the fuse of the unit; replace with the proper value if
necessary.
• Internal micro-computer malfunctioned due to interference noise
etc.
– Press the RESET button with a ballpoint pen or other pointed
article.
Radio
Unable to receive stations.
• No antenna or open connection in cable.
– Make sure the antenna is properly connected;
replace the antenna or cable if necessary.
Unable to tune stations in the seek mode.
• You are in a weak signal area.
– Make sure the tuner is in the DX mode.
• If the area you are in is a primary signal area, the antenna may not be
grounded and connected properly.
– Check your antenna connections; make sure the antenna is
properly grounded at its mounting location.
• The antenna may not be the proper length.
– Make sure the antenna is fully extended; if broken, replace the
antenna with a new one.
Broadcast is noisy.
• The antenna is not the proper length.
– Extend the antenna fully; replace it if it is broken.
• The antenna is poorly grounded.
– Make sure the antenna is grounded properly at its mounting
location.
CD (CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT only)
CD Player not functioning.
• Out of operating temperature range +50°C (+120°F) for CD.
– Allow the vehicle’s interior (or trunk) temperature to cool.
CD playback sound is wavering.
• Moisture condensation in the CD Module.
– Allow enough time for the condensation to evaporate (about
1 hour).
CD insertion not possible.
• A CD is already in the CD player.
– Eject the CD and remove it.
• The CD is being improperly inserted.
– Make sure the CD is being inserted following instructions in the
CD Player Operation section.
Unable to fast forward or backward the CD.
• The CD has been damaged.
– Eject the CD and discard it; using a damaged CD in your unit can
cause damage to the mechanism.
CD playback sound skips due to vibration.
• Improper mounting of the unit.
– Securely re-mount the unit.
• The disc is very dirty.
– Clean the disc.
• The disc has scratches.
– Change the disc.
• The pick-up lens is dirty.
– Do not use a commercially available lens cleaner disc. Consult
your nearest Alpine dealer.
CD playback sound skips without vibration.
• The disc is dirty or scratched.
– Clean the disc; damaged disc should be replaced.
Error displays (built-in CD player only).
• Mechanical error
– Press . After the error indication disappears, insert the disc
again. If the above-mentioned solution does not solve the problem,
consult your nearest Alpine dealer.
CD-R/CD-RW playback not possible.
• Close session (finalisation) has not been performed.
– Perform finalisation and attempt playback again.
MP3/WMA/AAC
MP3/WMA/AAC is not played back.
• Writing error occurred. The MP3/WMA/AAC format is not
compatible.
– Make sure the MP3/WMA/AAC has been written in a supported
format. Refer to “About MP3/WMA/AAC” on page 14, and then
rewrite in the format supported by this device.
Audio
The sound is not output from the speakers.
• Unit has no output signal of the internal amplifier.
– POWER IC is switched to “ON”, refer to “Connecting to an
External Amplifier (POWER IC)” on page 18.
iPod
iPod does not play and no sound is output.
• The iPod has not been recognised.
– Reset this unit and the iPod. Refer to “Initial System Start-Up” on
page 10. To reset the iPod, refer to the Owner’s Manual of the iPod.
Indication for CD Player (CDE-174BT/
CDE-173BT only)
• No CD is inserted.
– Insert a CD.
• Although a disc is inserted, “NO DISC” is displayed and the unit does
not start to play or eject the disc.
– Remove the disc by following these steps:
Press the  button again for at least 2 seconds.
If the disc still does not eject, consult your Alpine dealer.
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• Mechanism error.
1 Press the  button and eject the CD.
If not ejecting, consult your Alpine dealer.
2 When the error indication remains after ejecting, press the 
button again.
If the error indication still does not turn off after pressing the 
button for a few times, consult your Alpine dealer.
• When “ERROR” is displayed:
If the disc cannot be ejected by pressing , press the RESET button
(refer to “Initial System Start-Up” on page 10) and press  again.
If the disc still cannot be ejected, consult your Alpine dealer.
• A copy-protected WMA file was played back.
– You can only play back non-copy-protected files.
• A sampling rate/bit rate not supported by the unit is used.
– Use a sampling rate/bit rate that is supported by the unit.
Indication for USB Memory
• A USB device that is not supported by the unit is connected.
– Connect a USB device that is supported by the unit.
NO DEVICE
• A USB Memory Device is not connected.
– Make sure the USB Memory device is correctly connected and the
cable is not excessively bent.
• No MP3/WMA/AAC (file) is stored in the USB Memory.
– Connect the USB Memory device after storing songs (files).
• A copy-protected WMA file was played back.
– You can only play back non-copy-protected files.
• A sampling rate/bit rate not supported by the unit is used.
– Use a sampling rate/bit rate that is supported by the unit.
NO SUPPORT
• Text information that is not recognizable by the unit has been input.
– Use a USB Memory device with input text information that is
supported by the unit.
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• Communication error or others
– Change to other source.
– Turn the power off.
– Turn the ignition key off, and then set to ON again.
• Communication error
– Turn the ignition key off, and then set to ON again.
– Check the display by reconnecting between the USB Memory and
this unit.
• Power surge error
Excessive voltage/current is supplied to the USB Memory.
– Try another USB Memory, if available.
Indication for iPod Mode
• The iPod/iPhone is not connected.
– Make sure the iPod/iPhone is correctly connected (refer to “iPod/
iPhone Connection (optional)” on page 39).
Make sure the cable is not bent excessively.
• There are no songs in the iPod/iPhone.
– Download songs to the iPod/iPhone and connect to this unit.
• Communication error
– Turn the ignition key off, and then set to ON again.
– Check the display by reconnecting between the iPod/iPhone and
this unit, using the iPod/iPhone cable.
• Caused by the iPod/iPhone Software Version not being compatible
with this unit.
– Update the iPod/iPhone Software Version to be compatible with
this unit.
• The iPod/iPhone is not verified.
– Reset the iPod.
– Try another iPod/iPhone, if available.
• Power surge error
Excessive voltage/current is supplied to the iPod/iPhone.
– Try another iPod/iPhone, if available.
– Turn the power off.
– Turn the ignition key off, and then set to ON again.
BLUETOOTH mode
• The BLUETOOTH device is not connected.
– Connect the BLUETOOTH device.
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Specifications
FM TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Mono Usable Sensitivity
Alternate Channel Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Stereo Separation
Capture Ratio
87.5 ~ 108.0 MHz
0.7 μV
80 dB
65 dB
35 dB
2.0 dB
MW TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
531 ~ 1,602 kHz
25.1 μV/28 dB
LW TUNER SECTION
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (IEC Standard)
153 ~ 281 kHz
31.6 μV/30 dB
CD PLAYER SECTION
Frequency Response
Wow & Flutter (% WRMS)
Total Harmonic Distortion
Dynamic Range
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Channel Separation
5 ~ 20,000 Hz (±1 dB)
Below measurable limits
0.008% (at 1 kHz)
95 dB (at 1 kHz)
105 dB
85 dB (at 1 kHz)
USB SECTION
USB requirements
Max. Power Consumption
USB Class
File System
MP3 Decoding
WMA Decoding
AAC Decoding
USB 1.1/2.0
1,000 mA
Mass Storage
FAT 12/16/32
MPEG AUDIO Layer-3
Windows Media™ Audio
AAC-LC format “.m4a” file
BLUETOOTH SECTION
BLUETOOTH Specification
Output Power
Profile
PICKUP
Wave length
Laser power
GENERAL
Power Requirement
Maximum Power Output
Maximum Pre-Output Voltage
Bass
Mid
Treble
CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT:
Weight
UTE-72BT:
Weight
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BLUETOOTH V 3.0
+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)
795 nm
CLASS I
14.4 V DC
(11 ~ 16 V allowable)
50 W × 4
2 V/10 k ohms
±14 dB at 60 Hz
±14 dB at 1 kHz
±14 dB at 10 kHz
1.194 kg (2 lbs. 10 oz)
0.854 kg (1lbs. 14 oz)
CHASSIS SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
178 mm (7")
50 mm (2")
161 mm (6–3/8")
NOSEPIECE SIZE
Width
Height
Depth
170 mm (6–3/4")
46 mm (1–13/16")
25 mm (1")
Note
• Due to continuous product improvement, specifications and design are
subject to change without notice.
CAUTION
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
(Bottom side of player)
Installation and Connections
Before installing or connecting the unit, please read the following
and refer to “Operating Instructions” on page 6 for proper use.
CAUTION
WARNING
HAVE THE WIRING AND INSTALLATION DONE BY EXPERTS.
MAKE THE CORRECT CONNECTIONS.
The wiring and installation of this unit requires special technical
skill and experience. To ensure safety, always contact the dealer
where you purchased this product to have the work done.
Failure to make the proper connections may result in fire or
product damage.
USE SPECIFIED ACCESSORY PARTS AND INSTALL THEM SECURELY.
(Check with your dealer if you are not sure.) Failure to do so may
result in fire, etc.
Be sure to use only the specified accessory parts. Use of other than
designated parts may damage this unit internally or may not
securely install the unit in place. This may cause parts to become
loose resulting in hazards or product failure.
BEFORE WIRING, DISCONNECT THE CABLE FROM THE NEGATIVE BATTERY
TERMINAL.
ARRANGE THE WIRING SO IT IS NOT CRIMPED OR PINCHED BY A SHARP
METAL EDGE.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or injury due to
electrical shorts.
Route the cables and wiring away from moving parts (like the seat
rails) or sharp or pointed edges. This will prevent crimping and
damage to the wiring. If wiring passes through a hole in metal, use a
rubber grommet to prevent the wire’s insulation from being cut by
the metal edge of the hole.
USE ONLY IN CARS WITH A 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND.
DO NOT SPLICE INTO ELECTRICAL CABLES.
Never cut away cable insulation to supply power to other
equipment. Doing so will exceed the current carrying capacity of
the wire and result in fire or electric shock.
DO NOT DAMAGE PIPE OR WIRING WHEN DRILLING HOLES.
When drilling holes in the chassis for installation, take precautions
so as not to contact, damage or obstruct pipes, fuel lines, tanks or
electrical wiring. Failure to take such precautions may result in fire.
DO NOT USE BOLTS OR NUTS IN THE BRAKE OR STEERING SYSTEMS TO
MAKE GROUND CONNECTIONS.
Bolts or nuts used for the brake or steering systems (or any other
safety-related system), or tanks should NEVER be used for
installations or ground connections. Using such parts could disable
control of the vehicle and cause fire etc.
KEEP SMALL OBJECTS SUCH AS BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN.
Swallowing them may result in serious injury. If swallowed, consult
a physician immediately.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WHICH MIGHT HINDER VEHICLE
OPERATION, SUCH AS THE STEERING WHEEL OR SHIFT LEVER.
Doing so may obstruct forward vision or hamper movement etc.
and results in serious accident.
DO NOT ALLOW CABLES TO BECOME ENTANGLED IN SURROUNDING
OBJECTS.
Arrange wiring and cables in compliance with the manual to
prevent obstructions when driving. Cables or wiring that obstruct
or hang up on places such as the steering wheel, shift lever, brake
pedals, etc. can be extremely hazardous.
DO NOT INSTALL IN LOCATIONS WITH HIGH MOISTURE OR DUST.
Avoid installing the unit in locations with high incidence of
moisture or dust. Moisture or dust that penetrates into this unit may
result in product failure.
PRECAUTIONS
• Be sure to disconnect the cable from the (−) battery post before
installing your CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT. This will
reduce any chance of damage to the unit in case of a short-circuit.
• Be sure to connect the colour coded leads according to the diagram.
Incorrect connections may cause the unit to malfunction or damage
to the vehicle’s electrical system.
• When making connections to the vehicle’s electrical system, be aware
of the factory installed components (e.g. on-board computer). Do not
tap into these leads to provide power for this unit. When connecting
the CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT to the fuse box, make sure
the fuse for the intended circuit of the CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT/
UTE-72BT has the appropriate amperage. Failure to do so may result
in damage to the unit and/or the vehicle. When in doubt, consult
your Alpine dealer.
• The CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT uses female RCA-type
jacks for connection to other units (e.g. amplifier) having RCA
connectors. You may need an adaptor to connect other units. If so,
please contact your authorized Alpine dealer for assistance.
• Be sure to connect the speaker (−) leads to the speaker (−) terminal.
Never connect left and right channel speaker cables to each other or
to the vehicle body.
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of your unit in the space provided
below and keep it as a permanent record. The serial number or the
engraved serial number is located on the bottom of the unit.
SERIAL NUMBER: [
]
INSTALLATION DATE: [
]
INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN: [
]
PLACE OF PURCHASE: [
]
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Removal
Installation
CAUTION
When you install this unit in your car, do not remove the
detachable front panel.
If the detachable front panel is removed during installation, you
might press too hard and warp the metal plate that holds it in
place.
The main unit must be mounted within 35 degrees of the
horizontal plane, back to front.
1
2
Remove the detachable front panel.
Insert the bracket keys into the unit, along the guides on
either side. The unit can now be removed from the
mounting sleeve.
This unit
Bracket keys
(Included)
Less than 35°
3
1
Remove the mounting sleeve from the main unit (refer to
“Removal” on page 38). Slide the mounting sleeve into the
dashboard and fix it with the metal shackles.
Pull the unit out, keeping it unlocked as you do so.
JAPANESE CAR
Rubber Cap (Included)
Bracket
Front Frame
Hex Bolt
(Included)
Mounting Sleeve
(Included)
Dashboard
This unit
Pressure Plates*
Screw (M5 × 8)
(Included)
This unit
* If the installed mounting sleeve is loose in the dashboard, the
pressure plates may be bent slightly to remedy the problem.
2
When your vehicle has the Bracket, mount the long hex
bolt onto the rear panel of the CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT/
UTE-72BT and put the Rubber Cap on the hex bolt. If your
vehicle does not have the Mounting Support, reinforce
the head unit with the metal mounting strap (not
supplied). Connect all the leads of the CDE-174BT/
CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT according to details described in
the CONNECTIONS section.
Metal Mounting Strap
Screw
*
Bolt Stud
Hex Nut (M5)
This unit
* For the screw*, provide a proper screw to the chassis installing
location.
3
Slide the CDE-174BT/CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT into the
dashboard until it clicks. This ensures that the unit is
properly locked and will not accidentally come out from
the dashboard. Install the detachable front panel.
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Mounting Bracket
iPod/iPhone Connection (optional)
When connect to Front USB Connection
Terminal (CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT only)
1
2
Open the cover of the USB Connection Terminal.
Connect the Interface cable for iPod directly to the USB
Connection Terminal, or via the USB cable.
This unit
USB Connection Terminal
Notes
• This unit can charge the iPod/iPhone of the current source, and it may
stop charging when another source is switched.
• After changing the unit to a source other than the iPod, remove the
iPod/iPhone. If the iPod/iPhone is removed in the iPod mode, data may
cause damage.
• If sound is not output or the iPod/iPhone is not recognised even when
the iPod/iPhone is connected, remove the iPod/iPhone once, then
connect it again, or reset the iPod.
• Do not leave the iPod/iPhone in a vehicle for a long time. Heat and
humidity may damage the iPod/iPhone and you may not be able to play
it again.
USB Memory Connection (optional)
When connect to Front USB Connection
Terminal (CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT only)
Connect USB Memory
1
2
Cable (sold
separately)
Interface cable for iPod
(included with iPod)
Open the cover of the USB Port.
Connection the USB Memory directly to the USB Port, or
via the USB cable.
This unit
USB Connection Terminal
USB Memory
(sold separately)
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
When connect to Rear USB Connector
(CDE-174BT only)
or
Connect the USB cable to the Rear USB connector of the unit.
Interface cable for iPod
(included with iPod)
USB Memory
(sold separately)
Cable (sold
separately)
This unit
* The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
Remove USB Memory
Rear USB Connector
Cable (supplied)
Remove the iPod/iPhone
Remove the iPod/iPhone from Interface cable for iPod.
1
2
Carefully, pull out the USB Memory Device from the USB
cable or the USB Port.
Close the cover of the USB Port.
Notes
• Change to a source other than the USB AUDIO mode, and then remove
the USB Memory Device. If USB Memory is removed in the USB
AUDIO mode, data may be damaged.
• When removing USB Memory, pull it out straight.
• If sound is not output or USB Memory is not recognised even when
connected, remove the USB Memory Device once, and then connect it
again.
• Route the USB cable away from other cables, etc.
• After removing the USB Memory, close the cover of the USB Port to
prevent dust or foreign objects from entering and causing a
malfunction.
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When connect to Rear USB Connector
(CDE-174BT only)
Connect USB Memory
Connect the USB cable to the USB connector of the unit.
USB Memory
(sold separately)
This unit
USB Connector
Cable (supplied)
Remove USB Memory
Pull out USB Memory squarely from the USB cable.
This unit
USB Connector
USB Memory
(sold separately)
Cable (supplied)
Notes
• When removing USB Memory, pull it out straight.
• If sound is not output or USB Memory is not recognised even when USB
Memory is connected, remove USB Memory once, then connect it again.
• Change to a source other than the USB Memory mode, then remove the
USB Memory. If the USB Memory is removed in the USB Memory
mode, data may be damaged.
• Route the USB cable away from another cables.
Mounting the Microphone
For the sake of safety, mount the microphone in the following location.
• In a stable and secure location.
• In a location that does not inhibit safely driving the vehicle.
• Mount the microphone in a location where the driver’s voice can
easily be picked up.
Choose a location for the microphone that can easily pick up the drivers
voice. Requiring the driver to move towards the microphone for
audibility causes a distraction that could be dangerous.
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Connections
CDE-174BT only
To USB memory/iPod/iPhone
(Blue/White)
REMOTE TURN-ON
To amplifier
(Red)
To power antenna
IGNITION
To the instrument cluster illumination lead
(Black)
(Blue)
GND
Ignition Key
POWER ANT
(Orange)
DIMMER
Battery
(Yellow) BATTERY
Speakers
(Green)
(Green/Black)
(White)
(White/Black)
Rear Left
Front Left
(Grey/Black)
(Grey)
(Violet/Black)
(Violet)
Front Right
Rear Right
Microphone (supplied)
Speakers
Amplifier
Front
Amplifier
Rear or Subwoofers*
The illustration is for CDE-173BT.
* When Subwoofer is OFF: Output is for Rear speakers. When Subwoofer is ON: Output is for Subwoofer.
For details on how to set the Subwoofer to ON/OFF, refer to “Turning Subwoofer ON/OFF” on page 18.
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 Rear USB Connector (CDE-174BT only)
Connect this to a USB Memory/iPod/iPhone. To use an iPod/iPhone,
Interface cable for iPod connection is required.
 Remote Turn-On Lead (Blue/White)
Connect this lead to the remote turn-on lead of your amplifier or
signal processor.
 Switched Power Lead (Ignition) (Red)
Connect this lead to an open terminal on the vehicle’s fuse box or
another unused power source which provides (+) 12V only when the
ignition is turned on or in the accessory position.
 Ground Lead (Black)
Connect this lead to a good chassis ground on the vehicle. Make sure
the connection is made to bare metal and is securely fastened using
the sheet metal screw provided.
To prevent external noise from entering the audio system.
• Locate the unit and route the leads at least 10 cm away from the
car harness.
• Keep the battery power leads as far away from other leads as
possible.
• Connect the ground lead securely to a bare metal spot (remove
any paint, dirt or grease if necessary) of the car chassis.
• If you add an optional noise suppressor, connect it as far away
from the unit as possible. Your Alpine dealer carries various
noise suppressors, contact them for further information.
• Your Alpine dealer knows best about noise prevention
measures so consult your dealer for further information.
 Power Antenna Lead (Blue)
Connect this lead to the +B terminal of your power antenna, if
applicable.
Note
• This lead should be used only for controlling the vehicle’s power
antenna. Do not use this lead to turn on an amplifier or a signal
processor, etc.
 Dimmer Lead (Orange)
This lead may be connected to the vehicle’s instrument cluster
illumination lead. This will enable the vehicle’s dimmer control to dim
the backlighting of the unit.
 Battery Lead (Yellow)
Connect this lead to the positive (+) post of the vehicle’s battery.
 ISO Power Supply Connector
 ISO Connector (Speaker Output)
 Left Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Green)
 Left Rear (−) Speaker Output Lead (Green/Black)
 Left Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (White)
 Left Front (−) Speaker Output Lead (White/Black)
 Right Front (−) Speaker Output Lead (Grey/Black)
 Right Front (+) Speaker Output Lead (Grey)
 Right Rear (−) Speaker Output Lead (Violet/Black)
 Right Rear (+) Speaker Output Lead (Violet)
 Antenna Receptacle
 Front Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
 Rear/Subwoofer Output RCA Connectors
RED is right and WHITE is left.
 Steering Remote Control Interface Connector
To steering remote control interface box.
You can operate this unit from the vehicle’s control unit when an
Alpine Steering Remote Control Interface Box (optional) is
connected. For details, contact your Alpine dealer.
 MIC Input Connector
To Microphone.
 Microphone (supplied)
 Fuse Holder (10A)
 Power Supply Connector
 RCA Extension Cable (sold separately)
About the Rules of Bluetooth Electromagnetic
Radiation Regulation
 Front AUX Input Terminal
This terminal allows for input of audio from an external device (such
as a portable player), using a commercially-available converter cable.
 USB Terminal (CDE-173BT/UTE-72BT only)
Connect this to a USB Memory or an iPod/iPhone (sold separately).
Declaration of Conformity
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Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Authorized representative in Europe
: Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Address, City
: Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Strasse 1-3, D-80807, Munich
Country
: Germany
certify and declare under our sole responsibility that the following apparatus :
Description
: CD Receiver
Manufacturer
: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Brand
: ALPINE
Identification
: CDE-174BT
Installed BlueTooth module
: 13BTPWB
Test Report No.
:
Radio :MDE_ALPINE_1206_RADa
(7 layers AG)
EMC :MDE_PARRO_1206_EMCa
LVD : S123636E2
(7 layers AG)
(PHOENIX TESTLAB GmbH, Blomberg)
conforms with the essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC,
based on the following specifications applied:
Radio : EN300328 V1.7.1
EMC : EN301489-1 V1.9.2
LVD : EN 60950-1: 2006 + A11: 2009 + A1: 2010 + A12:2011 and/or
IEC 60950-1:2005(2ndEdition)+A1:2009
and therefore complies with the essential requirements and provisions of the R&TTE Directive.
The Technical documentation is kept at the following address:
Company
: Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Address, City
: Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Strasse 1-3, D-80807, Munich
Country
: Germany
Phone number
: 49(0)89-324264-240
Fax number/e-mail
: 49(0)89-324264-241
Name and position of person
binding the manufacturer or his
authorized representative
:
Yoshihisa Endo
Global Engineering Strategy Office
Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Signature of the authorized person :
Date of issue
:
October 25, 2012
Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Authorized representative in Europe
: Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Address, City
: Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Strasse 1-3, D-80807, Munich
Country
: Germany
certify and declare under our sole responsibility that the following apparatus :
Description
: CD Receiver
Manufacturer
: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Brand
: ALPINE
Identification
: CDE-173BT
Installed BlueTooth module
: 13BTPWB
Test Report No.
:
Radio :MDE_ALPINE_1206_RADa
(7 layers AG)
EMC :MDE_PARRO_1206_EMCa
LVD : S123636E2
(7 layers AG)
(PHOENIX TESTLAB GmbH, Blomberg)
conforms with the essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC,
based on the following specifications applied:
Radio : EN300328 V1.7.1
EMC : EN301489-1 V1.9.2
LVD : EN 60950-1: 2006 + A11: 2009 + A1: 2010 + A12:2011 and/or
IEC 60950-1:2005(2ndEdition)+A1:2009
and therefore complies with the essential requirements and provisions of the R&TTE Directive.
The Technical documentation is kept at the following address:
Company
: Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Address, City
: Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Strasse 1-3, D-80807, Munich
Country
: Germany
Phone number
: 49(0)89-324264-240
Fax number/e-mail
: 49(0)89-324264-241
Name and position of person
binding the manufacturer or his
authorized representative
:
Yoshihisa Endo
Global Engineering Strategy Office
Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Signature of the authorized person :
Date of issue
:
October 25, 2012
Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Authorized representative in Europe
: Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Address, City
: Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Strasse 1-3, D-80807, Munich
Country
: Germany
certify and declare under our sole responsibility that the following apparatus :
Description
: Radio Receiver
Manufacturer
: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Brand
: ALPINE
Identification
: UTE-72BT
Installed BlueTooth module
: 13BTPWB
Test Report No.
:
Radio :MDE_ALPINE_1206_RADa
(7 layers AG)
EMC :MDE_PARRO_1206_EMCa
LVD : S123636E2
(7 layers AG)
(PHOENIX TESTLAB GmbH, Blomberg)
conforms with the essential requirements of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC,
based on the following specifications applied:
Radio : EN300328 V1.7.1
EMC : EN301489-1 V1.9.2
LVD : EN 60950-1: 2006 + A11: 2009 + A1: 2010 + A12:2011 and/or
IEC 60950-1:2005(2ndEdition)+A1:2009
and therefore complies with the essential requirements and provisions of the R&TTE Directive.
The Technical documentation is kept at the following address:
Company
: Alpine Electronics (Europe) GmbH
Address, City
: Wilhelm-Wagenfeld-Strasse 1-3, D-80807, Munich
Country
: Germany
Phone number
: 49(0)89-324264-240
Fax number/e-mail
: 49(0)89-324264-241
Name and position of person
binding the manufacturer or his
authorized representative
:
Yoshihisa Endo
Global Engineering Strategy Office
Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Signature of the authorized person :
Date of issue
:
October 25, 2012
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