Disc & USB
Bluetooth Technology: The Alpine
CDE-W265BT features built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1+EDR) technology. The
head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Alpine CDE-W265BT.
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (for iPhone): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP),
you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Alpine CDE-W265BT without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to three
Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Alpine head unit (only one device can be used
at a time). You can also pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the
Alpine head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's
Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (including
iPhone & Android). The controls of the CDE-W265BT can be used to dial a number,
answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external
microphone, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to
the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can
initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
- Receiving Calls: The Alpine CDE-W265BT provides a couple ways
to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming calls
are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will
be muted) and a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's display.
- Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by
pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
- Call Waiting: 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
- Placing Calls: The Alpine CDE-W265BT provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine
CDE-W265BT features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and
redial with compatible phones.
- Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone,
you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 contacts (5
telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible
mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a
desired name in your phonebook.
- Preset Dialing: You can assign phone numbers that you
dial frequently to presets (1-6) for quick recall. You can assign up to six
frequently called phone numbers. A total of 18 phone numbers can be stored
in the preset memory (6 numbers for each mobile phone paired).
- Call History: The previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers (20 each) can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
Note: The external microphone is tuned and
engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal
placement in your car, for the best possible sound quality. The external microphone measures 0.5625"
(diameter) x 1.625" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by
a right-angle male 3.5mm connector.
Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Alpine
CDE-W265BT can stream music from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device. Not only
can it control & stream your music through Bluetooth, it can process your music
using its built-in DSP Sound Expansion to ensure you get the best sound. In
addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat),
the CDE-W265BT provides a Search List of your stored music by Playlist, Artist,
Album, Song, Genre, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit will also display your
stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The
CDE-W265BT even supports audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled
smartphone with limited control and song/artist information. You will continue
to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to control advanced music navigation.
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so
you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will
Bluetooth Sound Quality Adjustments: You can customize the
sound of your Bluetooth hands-free experience to fit your own preferences. You
can adjust the CDE-W265BT's mic gain, phone output, & ring tone volume. If that's
not enough, there are 5 sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance
just right for you. You can also select which speakers output Bluetooth audio. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable
- Volume Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the
volume level of phone call, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit
your own preference. The Phone Talk Level, Ring Tone, & Mic Gain are all
adjustable between -5 to + 5 dB.
- Sound Types: This unit provides 5 methods to improve
the sound quality of your calls. You can choose the type according to your
own preference - Type 1 (standard mode), Type 2 (enhances noise reduction),
Type 3 (enhances echo-cancellation), Type 4 (enhances both noise reduction &
echo cancellation), & Type 5 (weakens both noise reduction &
- Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker outputs the
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device. Choose All (audio will be
output from all of the speakers in the car), F-L (sound is only output from
the front left speaker), F-R (sound is only output from the front right
speaker), or F-LR (sound is output from the front left and front right
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also
supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Alpine CDE-W265BT features a
front-panel USB (type-A) port. The USB port enables connection of a portable USB
mass-storage class (MSC) devices; such as select portable digital audio players or USB thumbdrives.
The USB port supports audio playback and control of MP3/WMA audio files stored
on these portable USB mass-storage class devices. USB portable audio players
that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC
Note: The unit's USB port does not support connection of an
Android OS device. You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card
Reader to this unit.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Alpine CDE-W265BT supports the
following types of MP3/WMA files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
| Media Type || CD-R/RW || USB MSC |
| File System ||ISO 9660
Level 1/2, Joliet, Romeo ||FAT
| Playable File Types || MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8, 11.025, 12, 16,
22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32,
44.1, 48 kHz
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||255 folders/509 files ||255 folders/255 files
per folder |
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags |
Text/File/Folder Search: When you are playing a disc or USB
device with ID3 or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder
by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary
encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track. For
discs and USB devices without ID3 or WMA tags, searches are made using the track
numbers associated with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-W265BT offers Repeat and
Random 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).
Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: A CD disc can be inserted or
ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit
will automatically power up and begin playback. When a CD is ejected and left
sticking out of the CD slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the
CD to protect if from damage.
Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends
mounting the CDE-W265BT no more that 35° above horizontal.
iPod Direct Connection: The Alpine CDE-W265BT's front-panel
USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or
Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The CDE-W265BT supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone
with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Alpine's
connector-to-USB cable (sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the CDE-W265BT.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone
with the Lightning-connector, you can use Alpine's
KCU-471i cable (sold
separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that
came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the CDE-W265BT.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone
has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
Music Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine head unit supports
audio playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head
unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A
converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. You
can operate your connected iPod/iPhone via the head unit's front-panel controls
or from your Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen.
- Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-W265BT lets you navigate the stored music
on your iPod/iPhone by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Podcast,
Composer, Audiobook, or Genius Mix. You can then search these categories alphabetically
For especially big music libraries, the Percentage Search function uses the
preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0-16%, Preset 2: 17-32%,
Preset 3: 33-49%, Preset 4: 50%-66%, Preset 5: 67-82%, Preset 6:
83-100% of the song library). The head unit also offers three Shuffle
playback modes (Album/Song/All) and one Repeat mode (song). Newer iPhones
with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to use your Apple device's
touchscreen to access music apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
- App Direct: In App Direct Mode, you can navigate the stored
music on your iPod/iPhone device through its clickwheel or touchscreen; as
well as music apps on an iPhone (iOS 3.0+).
Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are
available from the head unit. Not all apps
will be compatible with this mode.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded
applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi
network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
Song/Artist Information: The Alpine CD receiver will
display your iPod/iPhone's music file information in Head Unit or App Direct
Mode. The CDE-W265BT will display Track Number, Elapsed Time, Artist Name,
Song/Album Title, and Station Identification for stored music and music apps.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-W265BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 1/24/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Specific Apps || Bluetooth || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/App || Pandora || TuneIt || Phone || Audio || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel
minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source
unit: such as a portable MP3 player. You can change the name on the
display to match the type of device connected to the front-panel input;
Auxiliary, TV, DVD, Portable, or Game.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDE-W265BT features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM
preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. Local seek tuning lets you tune in
only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be tuned. The Radio
Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist &
track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
Pandora Internet Radio App: The free Pandora App (either
Apple App Store or
Play) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Alpine CDE-W265BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS5+) or
Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the
CDE-W265BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (KCU-445i or
KCU-471i) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
The CDE-W265BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays
Artist, Album, and Song information.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- New Station: Based on a currently playing track or
artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
- Shuffle: Shuffle allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your Shuffle station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to these online service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine CDE-W265BT is SiriusXM-Ready and
compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM
programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out
the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages
Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Song/Artist Info + Category Search: Text information, such as the channel
name, artist name, feature and song/program title is displayed on the
in-dash receiver. You can search for SiriusXM
programming content by Channel (all channels), Music (your saved
artists/songs), Games (your saved sport teams), and Featured (recommended
- 18 SmartFavorite Presets + Jump Recall: The Alpine head unit feature
3 Satellite Radio preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each
preset band (a total of 18 SmartFavorite presets). You can even save your absolute favorite radio
station and access it with the press of a single button for easy recall.
- Instant Replay: The head unit supports the SiriusXM
Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60
minutes of live content.
- TuneStart/TuneScan: Tune Start allows you to choose whether to
start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a
preset music channel. Tune Scan allows you to play back six seconds of each
song in a SmartFavorite preset music channel.
- Song/Artist/Game Alerts: With Song/Artist Alert you can
get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any
SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that
broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to. GameAlert will display
an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump
to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play
by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening
to other stations.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone.
The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to
preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from
iTunes. When you hear a song you like, simply press and hold down the Volume
button for two seconds on the head unit .
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of
channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network.
However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM
account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
24-Bit D/A Converter: The Alpine CDE-W265BT uses a 24-bit D/A
converter for superb sound quality and playback of your music.
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 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
Note: Add the
KTP-445A (sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of
power. The KTP-445 is compact enough to install behind the Alpine CD receiver.
It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The CDE-W265BT has three sets of 4-Volt
RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's
front & rear preamp output can be faded, while the subwoofer preamp output is
non-fading. When an external amplifier is connected sound quality
can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in amplifier.
When the non-fading subwoofer preamp
output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume & phase control.
- Sub Volume: There are two volume (system) modes for the
unit's subwoofer output. System 1 (subwoofer level changes according to the
main volume setting) or System 2 ( subwoofer level change is different from
the main volume setting (0-15); even at low volume settings, the subwoofer
is still audible.
- Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set
to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).
Crossover System: The Alpine CDE-W265BT offers a
2-way and 3-way crossover system setup for greater flexibility with various
speaker system configurations.
- 2-Way: Allows you to set up a high-pass and low-pass
crossover network for a standard Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup
using either speaker-level or low-level outputs.
- HPF: the high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than
those in the selected range (20, 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125,
160, or 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's
speaker-level or line-level outputs; the high pass filter crossover
slope can be set to Flat, 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.; you can also adjust
the level of the HPF crossover from -12 to 0 dB
- LPF: the subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter
so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (20,
25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, or 200Hz)) are output to your
connected subwoofer; the low pass filter crossover slope can be set to
Flat, 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.; you can also adjust the level of the LPF
crossover from -12 to 0 dB
- 3-Way: Allows you to setup a more complex 3-way crossover
(High/Mid/Lows) network for stereo systems with separate tweeters,
midranges, and subwoofers; using low-level outputs of head unit only.
- Highs: the high-pass crossover for your tweeters can be set
to 1k, 1.2k, 1.6k, 2k, 2.5k, 3.2k, 4k, 5k, 6.3k, 8k, 10k, 12.5k, 16k, or
20kHz; the slope can be adjusted to Flat, 6, or 12 dB/oct.,; the level
can be set to -12 to 0 dB.
- Mids: you can set a mid-high and mid-low crossover for your
midrange/midbass drivers (mid-high = 20, 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100,
125, 160, 200, 250, 315, 400, 500, 630, 800Hz, or 1k, 1.2k, 1.6k, 2k,
2.5k, 3.2k, 4k, 5k, 6.3k, 8k, 10k, 12.5k, 16k, or 20kHz; mid-low = 20,
25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 315, 400, 500, 630,
or 800Hz); the slope can be adjusted to Flat, 6, or 12 dB/oct.,; the
level can be set to -12 to 0 dB
- Lows: the low-pass crossover for your subwoofers can be set
to 20, 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 315, 400, 500,
630, or 800Hz; the slope can be adjusted to Flat, 6, or 12 dB/oct.,; the
level can be set to -12 to 0 dB
Built-in Equalizer: The Alpine CDE-W265BT CD receiver is
equipped with a Preset EQ, a 9-Band Parametric EQ, and Alpine's very own Bass
- Equalizer Presets: 10 typical equalizer settings are
preset at the factory for a variety of music source material. Choose from
Flat, Pop, Rock, News, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country,
- 9-Band Parametric EQ: You can create a Custom EQ preset
by adjusting the head unit's 9-Band Parametric Equalizer to create a
response curve more appealing to your personal taste. Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz),
Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz), Band 3 (125Hz-500Hz), Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz), Band 5
(500Hz-2kHz), Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz), Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz), Band 8 (5.8
kHz-12kHz), Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz). Bandwidth Q (1, 2, or 3). Levels (-7 to +
- Bass Engine SQ: Bass Engine SQ tuning is a new feature
that changes bass sound characteristics by automatically adjusting different
combinations of EQ, Sub Level, and Crossover settings through the choice of
five bass profiles (Standard, Punch, Rich, Mid Bass, and Low Bass); only
customizable through TuneIt app for Apple iOS and Android devices. You can
adjust the effect level (0-6) of the selected profile from the head unit.
Audio Enhancements: The CDE-W265BT offers the following audio
adjustments to enhance your in-car listening experience.
- Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio
signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time
Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased
distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be
placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum
staging. You can adjust the distance (0-336.6cm) of each speaker and
subwoofer to the listener.
- Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander is
engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it
is adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media.
The Media Expander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of
the music source. You can customize the Media Xpander to suit your personal
taste by adjusting the level (0-8) for Bass, Mids, and Highs. The FM radio,
Disc, USB, iPod, Pandora, Bluetooth, and Aux will be able to reproduce the
music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.
- Source Volume Level: The output level of each source
(Tuner, Disc, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, Pandora, Aux) is individually adjustable
from -14 to + 14 dB.
TuneIt App: TuneIt is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that
also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app (from
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iPhone (iOS 6.0+ ) or Android smartphone (2.2+)
and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your iPhone must
be connected to the CDE-W265BT via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your
Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired
with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Sound Tuning: The TuneIt app turns your iPhone or
Android smartphone into a sound tuning interface for the CDE-W265BT. Follow
the simple TuneIt graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound
settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the
database. Settings that can be adjusted include Parametric
EQ, Bass Engine SQ, Crossover, and Media Xpander. As you change settings on your smartphone,
you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you
want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your
account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific
types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine
Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out
other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher
your profile status progresses within the app.
- Facebook Notifications: The TuneIt app also keeps you
in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a notification, you
will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head unit, plus a sound
alert through your car speakers. The visual notification includes the
Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture shown on the
phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS
(Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can
even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the TuneIt app must be the active app on your smartphone.
Note: Access to TuneIt will depend on the availability
of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or
smartphone to connect to the Internet. You will also need to turn on the GPS
function of your phone.
Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with
varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can
be set from 0-7.
2-Line LCD Display: This unit is equipped with a 2-Line
backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations and ID-3/WMA tag
information. The CD receiver will display the folder name, the file name, and
the tag information, while playing a USB device loaded with MP3/WMA music files.
This unit can scroll the text information of MP3/WMA files, folder names, and
tags. There are two Text Scroll settings - Auto (the information of folder and
file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically) or Manual (the display is
scrolled when a when a track is changed).
Variable Color Illumination: The Alpine CDE-W265BT features
variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 30
preset colors or customize your own color (RGB; 0-60). The custom setting allows
you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-60) to
better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting is applied
to both the display and buttons.
Auto Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination lead
(orange); when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead
is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button
illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are
turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the
display and button illumination is dim at all times.
Clock Display: The head unit displays a 12- or 24-hour clock. The clock can be
set to remain on even after head unit is switched off, as long as the vehicle's
key is in the accessory or start position.
Stay On Mode: You can set the delay in turning off the head unit's
power after the vehicle's ignition is turned off. When you select a source mode,
other than Off, the music will be paused after you turn the ignition key off. At
the same time, the prompt "Press Preset 6 to Stay On" will scroll once. Press
Preset 6 within 15 seconds to continue to listen to your music for the select
period of time (off/5/15/30 min). If Preset 6 is not pressed, the unit will
power off within 15 seconds. During this period, you can only receive a call by
operating your paired smartphone.
Note: There is a possibility that the battery may be drained if already
weak during Stay On Mode.
Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its
display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.
2-DIN Chassis: The Alpine CDE-W265BT has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash
opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted
using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-W265BT is wireless
remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine
RUE-4202 IR remote (sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.