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  Alpine CDE-100 CD Receiver
CD receiver

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Product Code: 500CDE100

Overview Features Details Accessories

Disc Playback
Aux/USB Connection
Audio Section
Radio Functions
Display Features
Remote Control

Disc Playback

MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 64 kbps to 160 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16 kbps to 320 kbps are supported. The head unit can recognize up to a combined 512 files/folders (maximum 255 folders). ID3 and WMA tags are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3/WMA tag data can be displayed (up to 64 characters).

Text Display: Text information, such as the disc name and track name, will be displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to display the folder name, the filename and ID3 tag information while playing MP3/WMA/AAC music files.

Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-100 offers Repeat, Random, and Scan playback modes.

  • Repeat: Repeat Play (repeats playback of current track/file), Folder Repeat (repeats only files in current folder)
  • Random: Random Play (all tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Folder Random (only files in current folder are played back in random order)
  • Scan: Scan Programs (the first 10 seconds of each track/file will be played), Folder Scan (the first 10 seconds of the first file in each folder is played back)

Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-100 no more that 30 above horizontal.

Aux/USB Connection

Auxiliary Input: The CDE-100 is equipped with a front-panel minijack (3.5mm) input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source unit; such as a portable digital music player.

USB Port: The Alpine CDE-100 features a front-panel USB type-A port so you may connect a USB memory device to this head unit. Your connected USB memory device may contain MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (64-160 kbps), or AAC (16-320 kbps) music files formatted in FAT 12/16/32. This unit will recognized up to 999 folders and 255 files per folder. Using the MTP protocol the CDE-100 provides playback of select portable MP3 players. Song lists on USB devices are displayed in alphabetical order, and the unit will find music files while ignoring other file types. The head unit's front-panel USB port will also charge your connected USB device.

Note: The head unit's USB port does not support the Apple iPod or iPhone.

Audio Section

CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.

  • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4-channel (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
  • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4-channel (200 total watts)

Rotary Volume Control: The head unit features an easy-to-use rotary volume control (0-40) which also provides control for other audio settings.

Built-in Equalizer: You can select from six different EQ modes to get the best sound from all your sources (Flat, Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, and Club).

Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the head unit's bass (100 Hz) and treble (10 kHz) control from -12 to +12 dB.

Rear Preamp Output: The Alpine CDE-100 is equipped with a rear-channel, 2-volt preamp output for connecting an external amplifier.

Radio Functions

AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-100 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.

Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 radio stations in each bank, giving you 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.

Display Features

Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The CD player comes supplied with a hard plastic face case to protect the detachable face when you have it off the chassis.

LCD Display with Dual Button Illumination: This unit is equipped with blue and red illuminated buttons, and a 1-Line, 8-character LCD display.

Remote Control

Optional Wireless Remote Control: The CDE-100 is remote control ready; simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 wireless remote control (500RUE4202, sold separately) to make it easier to control the head unit functions.

Alpine CDE-100 Reviews

36 people say

Amazing value for $100 bucks! August-09-12
Reviewer: Sergio from Sacramento, CA  
I couldn't be happier with my purchase of the Alpine CDE-100. It it everything I wanted in a high-end stereo system without spending a thousand bucks!...I highly recommend this one to anyone that is looking for a quality, name-brand unit without blowing their budget. A+

Reviewer: Ed from Charlotte, NC  
Product works great, easy to install.

Alpine CDE-100. Great, inexpensive unit! June-26-12
Reviewer: RRGrassi from Royse City, TX  
Very easy install, and with the install kit provided by Crutchfield, it was super easy.  It went into a 1990 Dodge D250, with the diesel engine.  So far, no issues with the vibrations in a rough riding truck!  It replaced the original factory cassette unit.  This unit has much better sound, and I have not had issues with the FM reception.  I do live in a rural area as well.  Since I like CD's and mp3's, FM reception is not a big concern.

good product and price June-13-12
Reviewer: R W from South Boston, Va  
I replaced a factory Chrysler unit with this unit and overall I am pleased with the performance and value. It was easy to install thanks to the instructions, wiring harness adaptor and installation kit that was provided with the receiver. There are a few things that could be better such as the button to remove the face plate is really close to the button to eject the CD and the FM tuner does not pick up stations as well as the factory unit. Those are minor things and as I said overall I am pleased with my purchase

Alpine CDE-100 June-07-12
Reviewer: Lee G from Pasadena, MD  
Installed very easily. Nice display. Antenna reception has something to be desired. Stock radio had better reception, so I'm ruling out an antenna problem.

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Alpine CDE-100 CAD $89.99