• Alpine CDE-181RR Car CD MP3 Front Aux In USB iPod iPhone Stereo Tuner

Alpine CDE-181RR Car CD MP3 Front Aux In USB iPod iPhone Stereo Tuner

  • Alpine
  • CDE-181RR
  • In Stock
  • £84.99

Alpine CDE-181RR (Red Illumination)

High sound quality and versatile functions for any budget

The CDE-181 series is the affordable single-DIN solution that steps up your sound to premium Alpine quality, for hours of music enjoyment.

Simple Plug-in with Front USB Port and Front Aux Input

With a direct USB and auxiliary input available conveniently on the front of the head unit you can connect to additional devices. Connect USB memory devices like thumb-drives and USB hard drives.

Play your iPod or iPhone via USB (cable sold separately) and control music playback and search functions right from the head unit. Alternatively you can also switch to Direct Control Mode and control playback from the iPod and iPhone directly.

Full Enjoyment of iPods and iPhones

The CDE-181 series provides a high speed?USB connection to let you enjoy the functions?of your iPod or iPhone. Along with superior sound quality and easy operation, you also get quick music search via song, artist, album, and other choices.

Power Supply for Portable HDDs

Because these head units support a 1 Ampere power supply, you can connect and power portable hard disks. This makes it possible for you to enjoy your whole music library inside your car.

Fast Charge for your Mobile-phone

The faster your phone charges, the better! The CDE-180 series’ head units provide a fast-charge function to a maximum of 1 Ampere, for quick recharging of your phone battery.

Bass Engine SQ

The BASS button next to the central control knob takes you directly to the advanced bass level adjustment function. As you choose one of the six levels, it automatically adjusts frequency cut-off, Q factor and subwoofer level for optimum sound quality and tonal balance.

Features & Specifications



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


  • RDS Functions: AF, TA, TP, PTY, EON, Radio Text

Made for iPod® / iPhone®

  • Compatibility for iPod/iPhone: Made for iPod touch 5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st Gen., iPod nano 7th/6th/5th/4th/3rd Gen., iPod classic 160GB/120GB/80GB, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone
  • Connection: KCU-445i (sold separately) Required (for iPods / iPhones with 30-pin connector)
  • Available Selections: Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, Genius Mix
  • Alphabet Search
  • Percentage Search
  • App Direct Mode
  • Direct Up/Down: Playlist, Artist, Album, Genre Up/Down
  • M.I.X. (Shuffle) Play: Songs, Albums
  • Repeat
  • Battery Charging

Disc Player

  • Disc Type: CD Player
  • Disc Playback Type: CD, CD-R/RW
  • Music Playback: CDDA, MP3, WMA, AAC Playback
  • M.I.X. Random Play:  M.I.X. Mode
  • Repeat
  • Playback Control: Play/Pause/Forward/Backward
  • CD Text Display: Disc/ Track display
  • CD Text Name Search
  • Percentage Search ?MP3/AAC/WMA Only)
  • Zero data Mute
  • DAC: Multi Bit DAC
  • Digital Servo

USB Media Connection

  • USB Connection: Front USB Connection with 1000mA charging support and iPhone quick charging
  • Music Playback: MP3, WMA, AAC Playback
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File/Folder Name Search
  • Percentage Search
  • Folder Up/Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play: Files in a folder, All
  • Repeat

Sound Tuning

  • BassEngine SQ
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • Subwoofer Phase Select
  • Subwoofer System Select: Subwoofer Level Control Management
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Default Equalizer setup
  • Equalizer: Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country, Classic
  • 3-band Parametric Equalizer
  • Factory EQ: 10 types
  • Tone control: Bass/Mid/Treble
  • Loudness
  • Source Tone Memory
  • Power IC Management System


  • Power Output: 4 x 50W High Power Amplifier
  • Display LCD: 13 Segments White LCD Display 1Line
  • Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Illumination Buttons: Green (CDE-181R), Amber (CDE-181RM), Red (CDE-181RR)
  • PreOut: 2 PreOuts (2V, Front + Rear/Subwoofer)
  • AUX-In: Front AUX Input (3.5mm mini jack)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • Remote Control Ready
  • Menu Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
  • Detachable DIN Trim Plate
  • Detachable Face Plate
  • Dimmer
  • Power Antenna Lead Output
  • Remote Turn-On Output
  • Face Color: Black
  • Mute: -20dB Mute (Remote control only)


Max Power Output Ratings

  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50W

FM Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 0.7 ?V
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2 dB

MW Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 531 - 1,602 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 25.1 ?V / 28 dB

LW Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 153 - 281 kHz
  • Usable Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 31.6 ?V / 30 dB

Disc Player

  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz (±1 dB)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008 %
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB
  • Wow & Flutter (%WRMS): B.M.L.


  • USB Requirements: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: 1,000 mA
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media™ Audio
  • AAC Decoding: AAC-LC Format ??.m4a?? File
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 20k Hz (±1 dB) *May differ depending on the encoding software and bit rate.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz): 0.008 %
  • Dynamic Range (at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB
  • Channel Separation (at 1kHz): 85 dB

Sound Tuning

  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to 15
  • Subwoofer Phase Setting: 0° or 180°
  • Low Pass Filter: Off, 60/80/120/160 Hz
  • Bass Level Control Range: -7 to +7 dB
  • Bass Center Frequency: 60/80/100/120 Hz
  • Bass Bandwidth Adjustment (Q): 4 Choices (0.5=wide, 1.0=medium, 1.5=medium, 2.0=narrow)
  • Mid Level Control Range: -7 to +7 dB
  • Mid Center Frequency: 500/1k/1.5k/2.5k Hz
  • Mid Bandwidth Adjustment (Q): 4 Choices (0.75=wide, 1.0=medium, 1.25=medium, 1.5=narrow)
  • Treble Level Control Range:  -7 to +7 dB
  • Treble Center Frequency: 7.5k/10k/12.5k/15k Hz
  • Treble Bandwidth Adjustment (Q): 2 Choices (0.75=wide, 1.25=narrow)
  • Loudness: 10 dB
  • Bass Engine SQ: Level 0 – 6
  • Source Volume Level: -14 to +14dB


  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V.DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 2V / 10k ohms
  • Aux In: 1.4V / 10k ohms
  • Maximum Mounting Angle: 35° from Horizontal
  • Weight: 1.24 kg


  • Din Size: 1 DIN
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 161,5 mm
  • Nose Piece Size (W x H x D) mm: 170 x 46 x 25 mm

Alpine CDE-181RR

Alpine CDE-181RR Compatibility Chart

Car ModelYearRadio DescriptionNotes
All Vehicles


1. Refer to the installation section for fitting instructions.

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