United Kingdom
High sound quality and versatile functions for any budget.
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For trusted Alpine sound quality and the convenience of built-in Bluetooth Plus wireless technology, the UTE-72BT DIGITAL MEDIA RECEIVER offers just what you need. 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. App Direct mode allows you to enjoy the sound of any iPhone app through your car speakers while you charge your phone – very handy for internet radio or navigation apps. Use the voice control key to activate Siri on your iPhone 4S / iPhone 5 to control the music playback and place calls. This works also for Android phones with voice control function. Sound quality is greatly enhanced by Alpine’s unique MediaXpander technology, especially for compressed media like MP3. The convenient USB port and 3.5mm auxiliary input on the front of the unit allow you to easily hook up USB mass storage devices or an MP3 player. This unit is not equipped with a CD optical drive.

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Product information

Built-in Bluetooth® Plus: Easier and More Functional

Bluetooth® Plus is even more user-friendly, with new and improved functions for superior in-car phone use.

Bluetooth® Audio Streaming

In addition to hands-free phone use, Bluetooth® lets you enjoy wireless audio streaming.
This convenient function connects your phone wirelessly, so you can hear all the music stored on it, plus stream and control audio from internet radio stations and personalized web radio such as Spotify, TuneIn, AUPEO, Last FM and Audible. And with Alpine’s fast and reliable Bluetooth® connection, the sound quality is always excellent.

New Telephone Functions

Bluetooth® Plus lets you hold and switch up to 2 incoming calls. Five presets for echo reduction improve voice quality. Various icons such as battery and mobile reception keep you informed.

Improved Phonebook Functionality

Convenient new functions include auto phonebook updating and easy ABC phonebook search. You can also rapidly scroll through the contacts in your phonebook or search them by name.

Advanced Media Control

You can enjoy music stored on your Bluetooth®-enabled phone, with display of song, artist and tag information. The fast, stable Bluetooth® link ensures that the sound quality is always first-rate.

Power Supply for Portable HDDs

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

Fast Charge for iPhone

The faster your iPhone charges, the better! These head units provide a USB fast-charge function to a maximum of 1 Ampere, for quick recharging of your iPhone battery.

Bass Engine Performance Features

These head units offer a built-in equalizer with 10 pre-sets. You can quickly switch between the settings to find the sound that you prefer with the type of music you’re listening to. There’s also a 3-band parametric EQ, for further sound customisation.

Full Enjoyment of iPods and iPhones

The UTE-72BT 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.

Drive Connected

With Alpine’s App Direct function, you can now listen to music from any iPhone app through your car speakers. Enjoy stored music, Internet Radio and more.

Features & Specifications



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


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


  • Built-in BLUETOOTH® Module
  • Hands Free Calling: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile) Compatible Phones
  • Streaming Music: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • Streaming Music Control: AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.3 Compatible
  • BT Plus Advanced BLUETOOTH Technology
  • Connection: SSP (Simple Secure Pairing) Supported
  • Phone Book: Phone Book Synchronization
  • Phone Book Search: 3 Letters Alphabet Search
  • Shortcut Dialling: 6 Presets Memory
  • Multiple Phone Number Registration: 3 Phone Number Registration Possibility
  • Phone Book Label Display: Mobile, Home, Office, Other
  • Voice Dial Operation
  • Auto Answer
  • Call History Display: Dialled Call, Received Call, Missed Call
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: Adjustable for Outgoing and Incoming Volume
  • Hands-Free Phone Sound Setting: 5 Type Selection
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Menu Language Selection: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
  • Firmware Updatable
  • Microphone: Microphone Included

Made for iPod® / iPhone®

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

USB Media Connection

  • USB Connection: Front USB Connection
  • Music Playback: MP3, WMA, AAC File Playback
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class
  • File/Folder Name Search
  • Percentage Search
  • Folder Up/Down
  • M.I.X. Random Play: Folder, All
  • Repeat

Sound Tuning

  • Bass Engine™
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • Subwoofer Phase Select
  • Subwoofer System Select: Subwoofer Level Control Management
  • High Pass Filter
  • Low Pass Filter
  • 3-band Parametric Equalizer
  • Source Tone Memory
  • MediaXpander
  • Power IC Management System


  • Power Output: 4 x 50W High Power Amplifier
  • Display: 14 Segments White LCD Display
  • Control Type: Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Illumination Buttons: Red Illuminated Buttons
  • High Grade Audiophile Design
  • 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 Face Plate
  • Dimmer
  • Power Antenna Lead
  • Remote Turn-On


Max Power Output Ratings

  • Max Power Output: 4 x 50W

FM Tuner

  • Tuning Range: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 0.7 μV
  • 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 μV / 28 dB

LW Tuner

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


  • 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 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


  • BLUETOOTH® Version : Bluetooth V3.0
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power Class 2)
  • HFP: Hands Free Profile
  • HSP: Head Set Profile
  • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
  • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.3

Sound Tuning

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


  • 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°
  • Weight: 1.5 kg


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