The CDE-W296BT offers a simplistic and stylish look making this premium head unit the perfect OEM upgrade. Play all your favourite music from CD, MP3/WMA/AAC files on USB storage, plug in your iPod/iPhone or listen to the radio with RDS (Radio Data System) for a variety of features such as display of station and track information. Plus, a handy AUX input on the front panel makes it easy to connect virtually any portable music device. What’s more, built-in Bluetooth enables hands-free calling, audio streaming and voice control with compatible phones for maximum convenience.
The 9 band parametric EQ and high pass / low pass filters give you maximum control to tune the sound exactly how you like it, while the TuneIt app gives you even more advanced audio tuning options including search and download of preset audio parameters.
The built-in adaptive steering wheel remote control allows factory steering wheel control functionality to be retained without the hassle and cost of an external interface module. Compatible with resistive-type vehicles, a quick learning and simple set-up is done via the settings menu of the CDE-W296BT.
Variable RGB Illumination
Alpine’s Variable RGB Illumination (152,561 colours!) allows you to adjust the LCD display and key backlighting colours independently. This provides two colour contrasting configurations and precision adjustment for near-perfect illumination matching of your vehicle.
USB for iPod or iPhone and MP3/WMA/AAC
The USB connection provides seamless access and playback of your audio content stored on your iPod® or iPhone®. It also lets you enjoy the convenient playback of MP3/WMA/AAC audio files stored on USB media devices such as memory sticks and portable hard disc drives. What’s more, Alpine’s quick search function provides easy file and folder search, as well as alphabetical ordering and DRM10 (Digital Rights Management)* compatibility.
Radio Data System
RDS is a communications protocol which sends small amounts of digital information to your head unit. This allows you to view extra radio information, including station name and now playing track/artist information.
Lot’s of music? Find it fast! With Alpine’s exclusive Quick-Search technology, you’ll be able to find what you want, the quickest and easiest way possible. With so many ways to listen to thousands of songs, now you can get super-fast access to your iPod, compressed music folders and song files, radio stations, CD changer or DVD changer. No interruptions while you search, just let the music play.
MediaXpander (MX) is Alpine’s exclusive technology that restores sound quality lost in music file compression or original recording process. No adjustments are necessary; simply at a touch of the display select MediaXpander and your music will instantly sound more alive, rich and natural.
Sub Woofer Level
Ability to control the Sub Woofer Levels.
Remote Control Ready
With the optional infrared (IR) remote control, enjoy the convenience of effortlessly commanding basic functions of the Alpine head unit wirelessly.
Steering Wheel Remote Ready
Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready. Replace the factory-installed head unit without loss of this convenient option. Alpine head units that are steering wheel remote control ready allow you to control your head unit right from your factory installed steering wheel controls using an Alpine Steering Wheel adapter. Ask your Alpine Dealer for the solution to suit your vehicle.