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Alpine CDE-123R - CD Receiver / USB and iPod Controller
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Product Specification

  • Bluetooth Ready
  • Made for iPod/iPhone
  • 2x USB Connection
  • 4 x 50 W
  • 3 PreOuts
  • Front AUX Input

General Information


Manufacturer: Alpine
Part Number:  CDE123R
Warranty:       12 Months
Weight:        2.1 Kg.

Additional Information

The all new CDE-123R was designed to meet the increasing consumer demand to connect the car?s Head Unit with a wide verity of portable electronic devices, such as an iPod or iPhone, USB mass storage devices, a portable navigation unit or even a Nokia mobile phone for music playback. In addition it features extensive Bass Engine sound tuning capabilities, four colour illumination to match the CDE-123R to your vehicle?s dashboard illumination colour and a 'Favourite' key, that let?s you select your favourite source at a single push of a button.

This versatile head unit provides USB inputs on the front and rear. Use the rear input for a 'permanent' connection and the front one for plugging in portable devices.

The CDE-123R lets you connect a portable navigation device via it?s front AUX port so you can hear the voice guidance from your system front speakers. The navigation voice mix can be adjusted in many steps to perfectly blend with the normal audio playback.

If you have a Bluetooth-enabled phone, you?ll want to add the KCE-400BT or KCE-250BT to your system. Compatible with many phones, they allow hands-free operation, phonebook downloading, and A2DP AV streaming (KCE-400BT). You also get the advantage of Parrot software updates for new phones.

You can connect Nokia phones via the front or rear USB port to play back the music stored on the phone. You can also control basic music playback functions. The phone also charges while it is connected. Requires KCU-230NK connection cable.

You can control your iPhone/iPod from the head unit, using Quick Search to find songs fast. Direct iPod Control mode lets you use the iPhone/iPod interface for direct operation and for viewing information in your desired language. This comes especially handy when a passenger selects the music while you keep your eyes on the road.

Here?s the best way to find your music fast. The rotary knob and Quick Search feature let you easily and quickly browse through your iPod music by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, podcast, audiobook or composer. Additionally you have a choice of search methods when using USB mass storage devices: use banking which allows you to search for contents like on an iPod, or to search by folder and file structure on your storage devise.



  • Memory Presets: Preset Stations (FM:18 / MW:6 / LW:6)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local / DX Selection / Manual


  • RDS Functions: TA, TP, RADIO TEXT, RDS EON, PTY 31


  • Parrot Bluetooth Ready
  • Connection : Alpine KCE-400BT/-250BT Required. Features may differ between phone models and service providers.
  • Hands Free : Hands Free Calling
  • Phone Book : Phone Book Transfer
  • Voice Dial (with KCE-400BT or KCE-250BT)
  • Streaming Music : Streaming Music Playback (Only KCE-400BT)
  • Streaming Music Control : Streaming Music Control (Only KCE-400BT)

Connection for iPod

  • Made for iPod/iPhone:
  • USB Connection (original white iPod USB cable)
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Capability: Song, Albums, All
  • Music Control: Song Up / Down / Repeat
  • Available Selections: Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook
  • Percentage Search (Direct Search Function)
  • Information Display: Artist, Song, Album
  • Quick Search & Direct iPod Control

Disc Player

  • Type: CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: CD/CD-R/CD-RW
  • Music Playback: MP3/AAC/WMA Playback
  • 1Bit DAC
  • Zero Data Mute
  • Digital Servo
  • Music Sensor Scan/Repeat
  • Playback Control: Play/Pause/Forward/Backward
  • M.I.X. Mode: One (Folder)/All (Random Play)/Random (CD Only)
  • Quick Search

USB Media Connection

  • 2x USB Connection: Front Panel Slot & Rear Connection
  • MP3/AAC/WMA Playback
  • 1.5m USB Extension Cable Included

Sound Tuning

  • 3-Bands Parametric EQ
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • High Pass Filter Adjustment / Low Pass Filter Adjustment
  • Bass Level Adjustment
  • Bass Centre Frequency Adjustment
  • Bass Bandwidth Adjustment
  • Mid Level Adjustment
  • Mid Centre Frequency Adjustment
  • Mid Bandwidth Adjustment
  • Treble Bandwidth Adjustment
  • Treble Level Adjustment
  • Treble Centre Frequency Adjustment
  • Loudness
  • Source Tone Memory


  • 4 x 50 W High Power Amplifier
  • 14 Segment White LCD Display
  • Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Face Colour: Black
  • 4 Illumination Colours Selectable (Blue/Green/Red/Amber)
  • 3 PreOuts (2V, Front/Rear/Subwoofer Selectable)
  • Front AUX Input (3.5 mm mini jack)
  • 2x USB Input (Front and Rear)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • Bass, Mid & Treble Controls
  • Fader & Balance Controls
  • Detachable Trim Plate
  • Detachable Face Plate
  • Dimmer Input
  • Power Antenna Output
  • Amplifier Remote Control Output
  • Audio Interrupt Input


Max Power Output Ratings

  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50 W

FM Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 87.5-108.0 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 0.7 ?V
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80.0 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio: 65.0 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35.0 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2.0 dB

MW Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 531-1,602 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 25.1/28.0 (?V/dB)

LW Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 153-281kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 31.6/30.0 (?V/dB)

Connection for USB

  • USB Requirements: 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 500 mA
  • USB Class: Mass Storage
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 AUDIO Layer-3
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5-20 k +/-1 dB (Frequency Response may differ depending on the encoder software/bit rate)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.008% (at 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 95 dB (at 1 kHz)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Channel Separation: 85 dB (at 1 kHz)

Disc Player

  • Frequency Response: 5-20 kHz +/-1 dB
  • Channel Separation (1 kHz): 85 dB
  • Dynamic Range (1kHz): 95 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.008% (at 1 kHz)
  • Wow & Flutter (%WRMS): B.M.L.
  • Audio Signal-to-Noise (S/N): 105 dB

Sound Tuning

  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to 15
  • High Pass Filter: OFF/60/80/120/160 Hz (Selectable)
  • Low Pass Filter: OFF/60/80/120/160 Hz (Selectable)
  • Bass Level Control Range: -7 to +7
  • Bass Centre Frequency: 60/80/100/120 Hz (Selectable)
  • Bass Band Width Adjustment (Q): 4 choices (0,5=wide, 1/1,5=medium, 2=narrow)
  • Mid Level Control Range: -7 to +7
  • Mid Centre Frequency: 500/1k/1,5k/2,5k Hz (Selectable)
  • Mid Band Width Adjustment (Q): 4 choices (0,75=wide, 1/1,25=medium, 1,5=narrow)
  • Treble Level Control Range: -7 to +7
  • Treble Centre Frequency: 7,5/10/12.5/15kHz (Selectable)
  • Treble Band Width Adjustment (Q): 2 choices (0,75=wide, 1,25=narrow)
  • Subwoofer Phase Selection (0?/180?)
  • 10 Factory EQ Presets


  • Din Size: 1
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 mm x 50 mm x 161 mm
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 170 mm x 46 mm x 25 mm


  • Power Requirement: 14.4 (11-16) V.DC
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 2 V
  • Operating Temperature (?C): -10?C to +60?C
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 35? from Horizontal
  • Weight: 1.5 kg

Recommended Accessories

  • Connection Cable for Nokia Phones KCU-230NK
  • USB to iPod Adapter KCU-442i
  • Bluetooth Interface KCE-400BT or KCE-250BT
  • Head Unit Power Pack KTP-445

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