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Alpine KCE-400BT (by Parrot)

Remote Mount Bluetooth Interface for Select Alpine Receivers

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Now you can talk on your cellphone hands free through your car audio system's compatible Alpine stereo and the KCE-400BT Bluetooth adapter interface. The KCE-400BT Bluetooth adapter plugs into your 2009-up Bluetooth ready Alpine stereo, using the Full Speed iPod® connection. A handy pass-through connection lets you plug in your iPod, too.

A one-time, simple setup process links your phone for use with the KCE-400BT and once setup, connection is automatic as soon as you hop in the vehicle and turn your key! From there, you'll get peace of mind, safety and convenience from your new mobile speaker phone.

Product Features:
  • Remote Mount Bluetooth Interface for Select Alpine Receivers
  • Powered by Parrot for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Updates can be downloaded via a Bluetooth connection with a laptop
  • Active Echo Cancellation technology offers a noise-free sound when you are on the phone
  • Features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing and auto answer with compatible phones
  • Using any 2009 Alpine head unit's user interface, you can call anyone in your contact list or use direct 12-key dialing with the IVA-W505 and IVA-D106 models
  • Listen to songs from your phone or other compatible Bluetooth devices wirelessly through your headunit
  • Streaming Audio supports the A2DP and AVRCP formats
  • AVRCP enables phones gives basic control of the phone through the headunit such as play/pause and track up/down
  • Automatic importing of contacts and support for voice dialing
  • Pair up to 5 Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
Compatible with the following head units:

Alpine products are warranted solely by Sonic Electronix, Inc. under the same period and terms as the original Alpine warranty. Sonic Electronix is not an Authorized Alpine Dealer and Alpine requires all merchandise purchased by Sonic Electronix customers to be returned solely to Sonic Electronix. Alpine products are also covered by our Standard Return Policy for returns on exchanges or refunds within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Product History:

Alpine KCE-400BT thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Alpine KCE-350BT thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine KCE-400BT (by Parrot))
Alpine KCE-300BT thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Alpine KCE-350BT)

Product Specifications

Compatible Brands
This is the manufacturer(s) that the item is compatible with. Unless it is universal, usually the item will only be compatible with the same manufacturer.

For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.

Alpine
Microphone Included
Some units that require a microphone come with one, while others do not. This designates whether the item includes a microphone.
Yes
Bluetooth Version Compatibility
Which version of Bluetooth the device is compatible with. Is it important that the both devices being paired are the same version of Bluetooth. For example, a Bluetooth version 2.0 cell phone can be paired with a compatible version 2.0 headset.
Version 2.0
Full Duplex
Full Duplex communication allows simultaneous two-way communication. Each person can speak and be heard at the same time. Also know as Double Duplex.
Yes
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Remote LCD Display
Some devices (such as remote controls) feature an LCD display to show information such as text, pictures, icons, or other helpful information.
No
A2DP Music Streaming
A2DP Music Streaming allows the user to transmit music wirelessly from a cell phone, tablet or other compatible device.
Number of Supported Devices
The number of devices the product can be paired to simultaneously. While only one device can be active at a time, this feature saves you the hassle of re-pairing devices every time you want to use them.

Stereo & Vehicle Specifications

Stereo Compatibility
This feature details the type of in-dash car stereo receiver that the item you are viewing is compatible with or made for. A Factory or OEM stereo is what is included when the vehicle is manufactured (eg. the original Ford car radio is the OEM or Factory stereo). An Aftermarket car stereo refers to a car stereo made to work in many vehicles. Aftermarket stereos are made by companies such as Sony, JVC, Dual, Jensen, Pioneer and others. Universal compatibility refers to an item that works with any kind of car stereo receiver.
Compatible Vehicle Make and Model
The model of vehicle that this vehicle specific product is designed for. Please keep in mind that engine variations can affect the compatibility of the products.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
25%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.8
Value
3.3
Features
3.5
Design
3.5
Usability
3.8
Kicker

Oakland, MD

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Simple

November 15, 2011

This unit was very simple to connect to my Alpine CDA-105. The sound is great and clear through my Kicker speakers and the person on the other end says they have no trouble hearing me at all and I sound very clear. Some times the phone is slow to respond with the unit or locks up. I have not tried another phone to see if it an issue with the unit or the phone.

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John

Ireland

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CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND

July 19, 2011

This Bluetooth Handsfree has excellent sound quality, pairs easily with phones and reads the incoming caller's name from your phonebook. Separate microphone helps callers to hear you better, not much interferance. Really excellent.

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TJMagee

Denton, TX

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Alpine KCE-400BT Bluetooth® Adapter

January 8, 2011

Head Unit (Radio): Alpine CDA-9883
Phone: Droid X

NOTE: the standard wires that come with the KCE-400BT are not compatible with all Alpine radios. I had to buy two wires that were compatible (one for iPod adapter, the other for the radio unit). These cost me $50 extra.

Pros
- Quality of phone call is very good
- Can listen to MP3 and other radio applications (such as Pandora) via bluetooth

Cons
- I have to unpair/pair EVERY TIME I get into the car.
- My radio unit does not allow me to do a firmware update to the KCE-400BT on my own. The instructions state that I have to take it to my dealer to have the firmware updated. I bought this online, so I do not have a dealer to take this to, nor do I want to have to face an additional cost by taking it to a place that sells this item. However, I may have to do this at least once, if only to hope that a firmware update will resolve the issue of the unpair/pair that I have to go through every time I get into the car.
- Cannot use the voice command - you have to use the radio phone function to rotate through your phone book to dial a number.

Summary
I had a $60 bluetooth unit that clipped to my visor. I liked it alot, and thought that upgrading my radio bluetooth would be even better, especially since the car speakers would be used by the KCE-400BT. Overall call quality is great; however, the unpair/pair issue and not being able to use voice command are big takeaways (especially for my overall cost). If you have a newer Alpine radio unit, then this may work much better for you. But not so much if you have an older Alpine radio and a newer phone.

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Rudy

Brazil

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Good Product

November 17, 2010

Good product if you want to add bluetooth to your Alpine product, had some issues connecting it to a Alpine IVA-D106 cause it needed other cables that didn't came with the product. Beside that, I recommend

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KCE-400BT

UPC

793276401632

Weight

2.80lbs

Internal SKU

kce400bt

Internal Product ID

18769

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Alpine KCE-400BT (by Parrot)