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Our take on the Alpine CDA-105

by Zak Billmeier
Alpine

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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Simply serious sound

Alpine built the CDA-105 as a no-nonsense music machine that will serve as your control center for even the most sophisticated audio system.

Alpine CDA-105

Play your favorite CDs, or load up a disc with your favorite MP3, WMA, and AAC files. Pack a USB flash drive to the brim for even more options. Whatever your source, Alpine's digital-to-audio converter and impressive internal amplifier will do justice to your favorite driving music.


Adding on to your system

You'll get full control of your iPod® — even your iPhone® — through the CDA-105's USB slot. No adapter is necessary, but Alpine includes an iPod cable so you can leave your other cable at home. The CDA-105 offers three sets of preamp outputs for connecting amps and subs. You can add Alpine's Bluetooth® adapter for safer hands-free calling and audio streaming, or tap into satellite radio's wealth of entertainment with an optional tuner.

For especially big music libraries, Alpine's Percentage Search function uses the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0% to 16%, Preset 2: 17% to 32%, Preset 3: 33% to 49%, Preset 4: 50% to 66%, Preset 5: 67% to 82%, Preset 6: 83% to 100% of the song library). Since you can just jump to a segment of your library with a touch of a button, you'll save yourself from scrolling through each song one by one.

Add an HD Radio™ tuner for improved AM/FM sound quality — FM sounds almost like a CD, while AM sounds like traditional FM. And while your iPod's connected, you can even tag songs you hear on HD Radio stations for downloading later in iTunes®. You'll be reminded of the songs you tagged the next time you sync your iPod with your computer.

Fine-tune your sound with IMPRINT

If you're into sound quality, Alpine's optional IMPRINT™ sound processor and KTX-100 tuning kit can transform your car into the perfect listening space. It uses a microphone to analyze the acoustics in your vehicle, then works with the CDA-105's MultEQ feature to adjust the receiver's output for the best possible audio performance. IMPRINT


Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.


Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Alpine, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
    • built-in iPod control
    • fold-down, detachable face
    • optional remote control
    Audio features:
    • iTunes tagging-ready
    Expandability:
    • compatible with: Alpine Bluetooth® adapters, satellite radio, HD Radio™ tuner, CD changer
    • works with Alpine's PXA-H100 IMPRINT audio processor and KTX-H100 tuning kit
    • inputs: USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

     

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    18 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    White
    Key Button Color
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    Blue/Red
    EQ Bands
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    2
    Wireless Remote
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    Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Yes
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Optional
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    Both
    HD Radio
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    Optional
    Navigation
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    No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
    Tuner
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    9.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Wiring harness
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • 6.5' USB cable with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end
    • 8" iPod connector cable with an iPod dock connector on one end and a male USB type-A connector on other end
    • USB connector clamp (two-piece)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Quick Reference Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Customer Care Registration card
    • CD-ROM Requirements/Instructions
    • Connection instructions

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Overview: The Alpine CDA-105 features a built-in AM/FM tuner and supports playback of MP3/WMA/AAC on CD-R/RW discs and displays ID3-Tag and CD-Text information. This full featured deck is easy and intuitive to use thanks to its signature rotary knob and sleek LCD display with fixed red and classic blue illumination buttons. This unit also features a rear-panel USB type-A connection for connection of your iPod or other USB memory device. In addition, The Alpine CDA-105 supports HD and Satellite Radio, along with Bluetooth operation via optional adapters and tuners (sold separately).

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Sound Processing (with optional PXA-H100)
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux/USB/iPod Connection
    Bluetooth Control

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The CD player comes supplied with a face-case to protect the detachable face when you have it off the chassis.

    Display Contrast: You can adjust the head unit's display contrast for better visibility from -5 to +3.

    Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination lead; when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead is connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the display and button illumination is dim at all times.

    Audio Section

    CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.

    • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4-channel
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4-channel

    Sound: The Sound Setting functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the sound to your personal tastes:

    • Bass Control:
      • Bass Center Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz, or 200Hz
      • Bass Band Width: 1 (narrow) to 4 (wide)
      • Bass Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    • Treble Control:
      • Treble Center Frequency: 10kHz (default), 12.5kHz, 15kHz, or 17.5kHz
      • Treble Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    • High Pass Filter (HPF): the speaker level and front line level outputs have a selectable crossover (HPF); off (default), 60Hz, 80Hz, or 100Hz
    • Loudness: Loudness introduces a special low and high frequency emphasis at low listening levels to compensate for the ear's decreased sensitivity to bass and treble sound at low volume

    Subwoofer Pre-out: In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, the CDA-105 has a dedicated subwoofer output with a variable level of 0 to +15. When the subwoofer is on, you can select either System1 or System2 for the desired subwoofer effect.

    • Subwoofer System 1: subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting
    • Subwoofer System 2: subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting; even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still audible

    Power IC Off: When an external amplifier is powering all the speakers in the system, you can turn the internal amp off, which will improve the sound quality.

    Audio Mute: Activating the Audio Mute function will instantly lower the volume level by 20 dB.

    Interrupt Feature: When a device having the interrupt feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected to the receiver, the audio signal will be automatically muted whenever the interrupt signal is received from the device. The supplied wiring harness contains a pink/black Interrupt lead that needs to be connected to the device's interrupt signal connection.

    Sound Processing (with optional PXA-H100)

    Imprint: With the addition of the optional PXA-H100 Imprint box (500PXAH100, sold separately) and KTX-H100 tuning kit (500KTXH100, sold separately) a car's inherent acoustic shortcomings can be overcome with the MultEQ feature. Imprint also gives you much more sound adjustment flexibility as detailed below.

    MultEQ: MultEQ, developed by Audyssey Labs, automatically optimizes the audio for the listening environment inside your vehicle. The Imprint kit includes the hardware, software, and microphone necessary to measure multiple positions in the car and capture frequency and time domain information from the vehicle's actual acoustical environment. Once the car's speaker location delays are measured, along with the frequency peaks and dips caused by the absorptive and reflective materials in the interior, MultEQ creates a set of equalization filters to correct the frequency response and time domain problems for each speaker in the vehicle. It also removes sound distortion caused by the specific acoustical problems in the vehicle by applying unique FIR filters, using more than 500 points along the frequency spectrum per channel. This optimizes the sound reproduction to the specific vehicle listening environment with much greater precision than can be achieved using typical graphic or parametric equalization. The result is a more accurate soundstage and smoother, more natural sound optimized to match your vehicle.

    Equalizer: 10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of musical source material. You can select from - Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz & Blues, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop & Rap, Easy Listening, Country, and Classical. The head unit will also save six custom EQ curves you create by adjusting the units built-in EQ. Choose the parametric or graphic EQ:

    • 5- Band Parametric EQ: The built-in Parametric EQ allows you to adjust the following 5 frequency bands in 1/3 octave steps from -6 to +6 dB at a bandwidth Q factor of 1, 1.5, or 3:
      • Band 1: 20 Hz to 80 Hz
      • Band 2: 50 Hz to 200 Hz
      • Band 3: 125 Hz to 3.2 kHz
      • Band 4: 315 Hz to 8 kHz
      • Band 5: 800 Hz to 20 kHz
    • 7-Band Graphic EQ: The built-in Graphic EQ allows you to adjust the following 7 frequencies from -6 to +6 dB:
      • Band 1: 63 Hz
      • Band 2: 150 Hz
      • Band 3: 400 Hz
      • Band 4: 1 kHz
      • Band 5: 2.5 kHz
      • Band 6: 6.3 kHz
      • Band 7: 17.5 kHz

    Crossover: The active crossover can be used as a 2.2 channel (3-way; low-pass subwoofer, band-pass midrange, high-pass tweeter) or a 4.2 channel (2-way; high-pass front and rear, low-pass subwoofer). A crossover limits the frequencies delivered to a given speaker, so you send only the frequencies for which the speaker is well suited. The crossover adjusts the high pass filter or low pass filter of each band along with the slope and output level. You can adjust the following crossover settings:

    • 4.2 Channel:
      • High Pass Filter: the front and rear outputs are individually adjustable; crossover from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
      • Low Pass Filter: the subwoofer output can be stereo or mono; crossover from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
    • 2.2 Channel:
      • Tweeter/High Pass Filter: crossover from 1 kHz to 20 kHz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
      • Midrange/Band Pass Filter: a band pass has both high pass and low pass filters; HPF 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct; LPF from 20 Hz to 20 kHz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB
      • Subwoofer/Low Pass Filter: the subwoofer output can be stereo or mono; crossover from 20 to 200 Hz in 1/3 octave steps with a slope of Flat, 6, 12, 18 or 24 dB/oct, additionally you can adjust the output level from -12 to 0 dB

    Time Correction: The time correction feature delays the audio signal to the speakers closer to the listener. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance from all speakers for optimum staging. You can adjust the distance of each speaker and subwoofer (6-channel) to the listener from 0 to 132.7 inches.

    Media Xpander: The MX (Media Xpander) function makes vocals or instruments sound distinct by restoring sound quality typically lost during recording or transmission; this function helps restore audio information that becomes obscured when audio is compressed. The MX function can be applied to all sources, except AM radio. There are three settings and each source can have its own setting.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine CDA-105 features a built-in AM/FM tuner.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.

    HD Radio Ready: The CDA-105 can receive HD Radio signals, including multicast broadcasts, when the TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner Module (500TUAT550, sold separately) is connected via the Ai-NET connector. The digital seek function allows you to search for only HD Radio stations if you prefer.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner to this receiver:

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the Alpine CNP-ALP1 adapter cable (package item number 700XMALP2, sold separately).
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio:
      • Universal SIRIUS Tuner: You can connect the optional SIRIUS SC-C1 SIRIUS Connect Universal Vehicle Tuner, along with the Alpine KCA-SC100 SIRIUS Satellite Radio interface (700SIRALPC, sold separately) directly to the head unit.
      • SIRIUS Plug and Play: The Alpine KCA-SC100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface and the SCVDOC1 SiriusConnect vehicle docking it (700SIRALPP, sold separately allows you to integrate many SIRIUS plug and play receivers. Compatible tuners include the Sportster, Starmate, Stratus, and Stiletto. You can control the satellite receiver from your head unit and use the Quick Search feature to browse all artists and songs currently playing on all channels. The SIRIUS text information also appears on the head unit display.
    • Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the XM Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via an auxiliary input. (If the head unit doesn't include an auxiliary input, you will need the Alpine KCA-121B Auxiliary Input Adapter.)

      Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    Disc Playback

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps, WMA files with bit rates from 48 kbps to 192 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16 kbps to 320 kbps are supported. Variable bit rates are also compatible. Up to a maximum of 255 folders and 510 files per folder can be read from one disc. ID3 tags v1 and v2, and WMA tags are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be displayed.

    Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you are playing a disc with CD Text, ID3, or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track.

    Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDA-105 no more that 35° above horizontal.

    Aux/USB/iPod Connection

    USB Port: The Alpine CDA-105 features a rear-panel USB type-A port so you may connect a USB memory device to this head unit. Your connected USB memory device may contain MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), or AAC (16-320 kbps) music files formatted in FAT 12/16/32. This unit will recognize up to 100 folders and 100 files per folder. When you plug in your USB memory device the CDA-105 will automatically identify music files while ignoring other types of files and then display them in alphabetical order. You can locate songs quickly and easily with the convenient file and folder search function, QuickSearch. The head unit will play back files on a USB memory devices with the same controls and modes as playback of CDs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files.

    Built-In iPod Control: You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the head unit's rear-panel USB port using the included iPod dock-connector cable to get access to all of your iPod's stored music, right from the head unit. (You can also use the cable that came with your iPod, however, it's not automotive grade) With USB connection, your iPod's large music libraries are loaded instantly through the head unit. Sound quality is maximized by using USB along with the head unit's D/A converter, allowing for Signal to Noise ratio up to105dB. Once your iPod is connected, you get convenient control so you can scroll through all your Playlists, Artists, Albums, and Songs; and view all your song information right from the display on the head unit. When operating your iPod through this direct connection, you can use the Direct Search function in Playlist, Artist, Album, or Song mode to quickly locate your music. You can also search alphabetically. For especially big music libraries, Percentage Search function uses the preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the list (Preset 1: 0% to 16%, Preset 2: 17% to 32%, Preset 3: 33% to 49%, Preset 4: 50% to 66%, Preset 5: 67% to 82%, Preset 6: 83% to 100% of the song library). Save yourself from scrolling through each song one by one, when you can just jump to a segment of your library with a touch of a button. The Alpine Alpine CDA-105 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible when connected via the USB/iPod dock cable and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Headunit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    6th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3G Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4 Y N Y N Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

    Optional Auxiliary Input: With the optional KCA-121B Ai-NET/RCA interface cable (500KCA121B, sold separately) you can input audio from an auxiliary source unit, such as a TV, VCR or portable unit using the units AI-Net port.

    Bluetooth Control

    Bluetooth Interface Ready: This unit is Bluetooth ready so you can add the optional Alpine KCE-400BT Bluetooth adapter (500KCE400B, sold separately) to pair up your cell phone with the head unit. Now, you can make and take phone calls conveniently, hands-free. You will be able to view caller information including caller ID, missed, dialed, and received calls right from the head unit's display. You will use the microphone supplied with the optional KCE-400BT to speak, and then listen through your car's speakers. You can even set up your cell phone/head unit to automatically answer your calls. With select compatible phones with streaming audio capability, you can listen to music stored on your phone and have it stream through your Alpine system.

     
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    4 out of 5

    Overall great, one flaw

    Written By ChrisH, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
     
    I've used this HU for about 6 months. Overall, It's one of the best HU's I have had. Controls are easy, the options are nice, display is big and has large text, and has an iPod hookup (which I use with my iPhone 4;works great). There is only one major issue I had with it. It's not easy to read in direct sunlight. There is an option to turn up the contrast, which helps, but not quite enough. Usually I can read it unless i shade over it with my hand to block the sun. At night, no problems at all. Anyways, can't complain too much because it's a great price, and I have adapters to hook up AUX and USB so it's very flexible.
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    2 out of 5

    Fails at media library organization

    Written By SagaciousB, Austin, TX on Monday, October 03, 2011
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    The stereo sounds great. Its somewhat unintuitive when it comes to using the bluetooth features, but once its set up the A2DP streaming works quite well. Handsfree may be another story and people have complained about being able to hear me. I can't say its the best system for bluetooth.

    I primarily bought this stereo to try to go CD-less. I was very excited about throwing a huge flash usb drive in my center console, hidden from view, throwing 16GB of music on it accessible through the head unit. Think again. This unit only supports a total of 100 folders (including subfolders!). What the heck? Are you kidding me? What kind of asinine limitation is that? Worse, it sorts your music BY MOST RECENTLY COPIED TO THE DRIVE. What? Not alphabetical? Not by artist? By when I copied it to the drive?

    I'm so disappointed in this purchase. They may have a high quality amp, but that's about all Alpine got right in this system. They really better learn how to organize and navigate a large digital music library or they can kiss their company goodbye.
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Ficoy, Sunnyvale, CA on Monday, September 26, 2011
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    It's a great dash: looks good and sounds good, and the ability to control illumination color is a plus. The headunit has pretty much all the features you could want.

    The only downside is that there is only 1 line of display.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Price + Features

    Written By Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO on Wednesday, September 07, 2011
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    I bought this head unit to integrate with the Alpine KPT-445 and wanted iPod control.

    Good items: 1.The iPod USB and AUX-IN connections are in the back of the unit allowing the iPod to be stowed in the glove box and the AUX-IN cable to be stowed when not in use. 2.The folder structure is easy to navigate with minimal self training. 3.Plug-and-play with the KPT-445 4.iPod cable included

    Items it lacks are: 1.3rd Band for the EQ (no midrange adjustment), have to spend extra $ for IMPRINT 2.iPod/iPhone access to audio controls while plugged-in (as most Apple approved products also don't allow) 3.Pandora control is not accessible when an iPhone is plugged into Apple plug (would have had to get different HU for this feature) Pandora does work if plugged in with the AUX-IN. That said, my iPhone is usually available to plug into the 1/8" AUX-IN, and the iPod stays connected in the glove box, and both can be selected independently as a source. 4.AUX-IN cable sold separately 5.Changing the color of the buttons does not change the color theme for the whole head unit.

    Overall it is a great head unit for a closeout price. Get one while they are still available!
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    5 out of 5

    Very Happy

    Written By MarkM, Jamestown NY on Sunday, September 04, 2011
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    I've only had the receiver in for a couple of days and I'm real happy with it. I've never replaced a car stereo by myself before and decided to give it a go. It was actually quite easy. The free mounting equipment and wire harness worked perfect. I only wish the receiver had a USB port in the front instead of having a wire hanging out from under the dash. I'll just find a way to mount a USB recepticle into the dash. Other than that it works well and sounds great and I highly recommend this product.
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    5 out of 5

    Crisp&Clear CDA 105

    Written By Curt, Ohio on Saturday, August 27, 2011
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    I have been wanting to upgrade my stock stereo system in my 90 Mustang for a while. Installed this head unit with the KTP455 power pack and WOW! What a difference. Crisp and Clear with much more detail than the stock unit. This really woke up the stock speakers. Can't wait till my polk speakers arrive! The alpine is easy to navigate with the ipod. I have used several different head units and would say this tops the list. Clarion is a close second.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By CecilL, Boerne, TX on Thursday, August 25, 2011
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    This is a great product and installation was a snap! I put it in a 1996 Miata without a problem. USB/Ipod connector is great. I can use inexpensive flash drives, rather than my Ipod touch to enjoy my music on the road!
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo for my G35

    Written By Dave, Addison, IL on Thursday, August 25, 2011
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    I bought this stereo to replace my stock stereo in my Infiniti G35. I had the dreaded radio/heater problem that is so common with this car. I was looking for a stereo that had USB input, great sound, good radio reception & affordable. This unit has it all! I love it. Crutchfield offers 50% off the metra kit with purchase! I'm real happy with the stereo & crutchfield's price & support!
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    4 out of 5

    Sounds great!

    Written By Gbo, Ohio on Monday, August 22, 2011
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    Sounds great, great price, but the display leaves a lot to be desired. I would of given it a 5, but the diplay is hard to read and the red back-lighting looks horrible. I will keep it just becasue the car I installed it in is not a daily driver and is only driven in good weather, on the weekends.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By Jake, Dayton, OH on Saturday, August 20, 2011
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    just installed this stereo today in my 98 Nissan Maxima. the instructions from Crutchfield for some parts of the install were a little vague and generic, which led to some issues with the fit of the stereo and tray compartment underneath, but it wasn't too hard to work out. as far as the stereo itself, the display looks great, the controls are easy to use with my iPod, and it sounded 10 times better even with my stock speakers still in. once i put kicker ds65 speakers in both the front and rear it sounded incredible. i would definitely recommend this stereo for anyone wanting to use their iPod in the car... although note that if you didn't realize it, the usb cable doesn't connect to the front of the receiver, so you have to drill a hole in the tray underneath if you don't want to run it to the glovebox....wasn't a big deal, though. overall, the stereo is great and gets 5 stars but the installation instruction from Crutchfield wasn't all it could have been
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    5 out of 5

    CDA-105 in a 98 BMW 328i

    Written By TCH, Cleveland, TN on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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    I installed this radio to replace the aging OEM Alpine Radio in out BMW. It sounds great. The car has the 10 speaker setup and some of the speakers seemed to have never emited any sound. Now they came to life. Very pleased with the upgrade. Also the blue buttons turn red when the radio is on if you activate the setting. Ipod interface works great. I love the fact that it has the rear usb port and alpine supplies a black ipod cable.
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    3 out of 5

    Display not the greatest

    Written By Doug, Montville, OH on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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    After installing the CDA-105 in my truck I am sorry to say that I am disappointed with this unit in my Son's 2002 Honda Civic LE. The display is very hard to read even with the contrast turned all the way up. Also there is no mid control, only treble and bass. Coupled with the fact that the iPod contol is used by this poor display, I sent it back for another CDE-122 in order to be happy.
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing!

    Written By chris, Tulsa, OK on Monday, August 15, 2011
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    Alpine has done it again! This head unit is fantastic! I upgraded from an old Alpine head unit and this one has just gotten better.

    Cons: USB stick can only load 100 songs per folder. Can get annoying if you have large playlists. EQ is limited without Alpine's Imprint hardware.

    Pros: Works well USB or iPod/iPhone through the same cord.

    Overall this head unit is fantastic!
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    5 out of 5

    Wife LOVES It!!!

    Written By lange, Carroll, IA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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    Bought this stereo as a replacement for the factory unit in our 2000 Windstar SEL van for my wife's birthday. Before giving it to her, I gave her the caveat that if she didn't like it, I would gladly take it. So I used the included wiring harness and mounting hardware (Thanks so much, Crutchfield!!!) and the install was a snap. I then added in an 8GB flash drive loaded with my wife's audio library. She was SPEECHLESS!!! Absolutely loved it! I repeated the caveat above after a few days and the response was basically 'not on your life!'

    Seriously, though, the unit drives the highs stronger than we were used to. No problem. Going to add a sub in the future. TERRIFIC UNIT!
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    2 out of 5

    Average unit, if that

    Written By mickeyjoe, Raleigh, NC on Monday, August 08, 2011
     
    This Alpine unit at best is average. The mids and high-end are good and clear at most all volumes. If you don't have a subwoofer installed (I don't), you'll get exactly zero bass. I have 4 Kenwood 6.5's and 2 4" tweeters, fyi.

    If you set the 6 buttons to the red display, in daylight the red washes out and you get some blue around the buttons.

    The iPod control "feature" is very cumbersome to use. In fact, it is a significant nuisance when in traffic as you have to navigate through many menus and be careful with the dial. I find it marginally better to use when stopped; when driving, it requires far too much eyes- and hands-on which obviously prevents you from concentrating on actually driving.

    Compensating for compressed audio on USB drives is near impossible, I could not find any combination of settings to make usb audio listenable.

    There are much better units in terms of sound and features/functions. After +1 yr of use, I'm getting something different and this one's going up for sale.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By IM Customer, Kent, WA on Friday, August 05, 2011
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    My Alpine 500CDA105 works great! It does the job and with the space limitation given in my Nissan it sounds pretty decent. I don't listen to my music loud, but I like good clean sound and this system did the job. The system has provisions to be up graded with external amps and other hardware so if I got the itch to be a nuisance driving down the street at 2:00am with my music blasting it has the capablity to do so. It's funny reading so of the other reviews in which some say they had issues with the display being too dim where they can't see it during the daytime. I think they forget to read the owners manual that said it has dimmer control.
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    5 out of 5

    Best for a roadtrip

    Written By johnt, Orland Park on Friday, August 05, 2011
     
    Installed this radio on a saturday afternoon, everything was simple to setup in a saturn. Later that night, I took the car out for a 4 hour road trip, blew my tweeter's crossovers. The radio still sounded good, with the sound system and everything. The only downfall is the radio isn't good during the day, it's visability is weak, maybe Alpine made this radio for people who have tinted windows. The tuner on this thing is very audable and strong, no static or cracking like my previous radio. This HU is well worth the money, it's almost the same as it's newer cousin, the CDA-117 or the 9887, the only difference there is the burrbrown decoder inside the radio and media expander integration.

    If you want a radio for your primary or secondary car, or a vehicle you're going to sell, put this in, along with a good set of infinity or polk speakers, mid's I'd recommend at the most, with a good set of tweeters. If you're looking for great sound at high or low volume, go with this one. This will whip your previous headunit out of the water.

    ALSO those with visability problems, you can fix this by turning up the contrast. For the additional EQ settings, hit the imprint button, you can change the frequency of the bass and treble settings.
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    4 out of 5

    Well worth the money

    Written By Mullins, Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday, August 01, 2011
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    Just installed this unit after receiving it. Couldn't be happier. Clean, defined sound. The indash install kit for my car was pretty cheaply made and took some bending to get in right, but, it's free. Thanks for the wonderful price point and service Cruthfield. One thing to note, this display is almost impossible to read during the day. FYI.
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    4 out of 5

    good product for the money

    Written By praetorian, illinois on Friday, July 29, 2011
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    this was recommended by a crutchfield advisor. after viewing a youtube video and doing research i saw this was the best thing for what i wanted. i was looking for something to be able to easily play my ipod. this does a good job. easy to connect ipod. sound is clear and good. my only complaint is it takes getting used to to learn how to pick a particular song. ipod cannot be controlled on it's own. controls go through the stereo. but you gotta know exactly what to do and how to do it. trying to switch artists while driving is close to impossible. if i had to do all over again, i'd get this particular stereo but at least i would know that choosing and artist or song or whatever is not initially as easy as it looks. other than that, it does what i need it to do.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Stefan, MI on Monday, July 25, 2011
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    Amazing head unit for the money. I had recently purchased some Alpine SPS-600's to replace all my factory door speakers and had used them along with the factory radio and they sounded good. As soon as i hooked the CDA-105 up I noticed a whole world of difference. The plethora of options for tweaking your sound to exactly your preference is great aswell (the one touch control for sub volume adjustment is great). Overall, if you've got the money, don't even hesitate to choose this head unit, you won't be disapointed.
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    5 out of 5

    Stellar :)

    Written By miteofthesun, Hunt Beach CA on Saturday, July 23, 2011
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    Awesome unit. Makes browsing through your iPod a breeze...very similar (if not identical) to how you would use your iPod. Being able to adjust your subwoofer with the touch of one button is nice. Killer sound quality, a HUGE improvement over my 15 year old stock radio (of course). Paired with fresh Polk speakers and a Kicker 12" sub, my Jeep is now buzzing :)

    Just installed this a few days ago so I still have quite a bit of experimenting to do with this unit...but so far, all is fine and dandy.

    Thanks Crutchfield :)
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Rodney, Indiana on Thursday, July 21, 2011
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    Great player. This is why I only roll with Alpine decks. only bad part is the visibility of the screen but i think im gonna try to get some anti glare film and see if it makes it any better
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent Product, Fantastic Price

    Written By SarahM, Clarkdale, AZ on Monday, July 11, 2011
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    We bought this stereo to replace factory equipment in our son-in-law's Grand Cherokee as a birthday surprise. Boy, was he surprised! So much better than the unit that was in his vehicle and the ability to use his iPhone is a plus. Great sound and a great value.
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    5 out of 5

    Can't beat it for price!

    Written By Jamie P, Lafayette, IN on Saturday, July 09, 2011
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    Ive had this deck for almost 4 years now..yeah its been around awhile but when something is this good why change it. I use my iPod or iPhone with it everyday. The free cable is another bonus. It has the legendary Alpine sound quality. The iPod search could be better but it works fine. Its easy to search by artist but it you want to go back to where you last searched it doesnt always remember where you left off. Thats it. I cant think of anything else to nitpick. Buy it and love it. Btw its running through 3 amps and you can actually turn off the internal amp to keep the rca signal as clean as possible.
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    4 out of 5

    great value

    Written By DevinB, Connecticut on Wednesday, July 06, 2011
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    This receiver is an excellent value. Tremendous upgrade over my factory equipment.
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By HurricaneMuldred, Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, July 05, 2011
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    Installed in convertible with JL Audio 3.5" in front and Boston Acoustics 5.25" in rear and it sounds terrific. Great features with USB and IPod connection. Scrolling through songs for IPod and USB is cumbersome because you go song by song. Display is hard to see with roof down, but Red and Blue lights look great. Tunes into MANY stations. Originally installed with the Alpine mini amp but took it out because the head was strong enough on its own. Great player.
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    2 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Paul, GA on Monday, June 27, 2011
     
    It's an OK unit, but not really that convenient. The sound quality is pretty good and it looks decent. The only problem is that the functionality wasn't completely thought out so scrolling through songs is pretty tough. I would recommend someone to get a more expensive system if possible.
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    5 out of 5

    dear john from kansas

    Written By sneaky pete, due porti,MN on Saturday, June 25, 2011
     
    i also had some troubles with the face plate but i found out you dont have to hook it back on the same way you take it off you can just push it back on like most decks. just thought i would let you know help you out. i love the deck works amazing!
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    5 out of 5

    Great buy

    Written By mmlr, Houston tx on Thursday, June 23, 2011
     
    Installed this unit for a second time in my second Tundra because I liked it so much in the first one. In a 2011 Tundra Crewmax without the JBL system, along with the "power pack", this was the best choice I have ever made! GREAT BUY. super functional, super easy to install and will surely give me decent sound until I can replace the factory speakers.
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    4 out of 5

    great unit

    Written By John, Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 18, 2011
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    Just what I was looking for. I didn't realize when I purchased, but it plays CDs as well. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is the challenge in removing and returning the face plate. Runs through the USB flash drive easily which is exactly what I was looking for. Good looking and functional as well. I'm no audiophile, but it sounds great to me. Very pleased.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice Radio

    Written By TroyB, Detroit, MI on Saturday, June 18, 2011
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    I put the radio in my boat to replace a broken radio. I'm very excited to say I have the nicest stereo on the lake paired up with a set of Alpine speakers. I also bought the KCA-121B to allow me to hook my android phone up to it until I get the bluetooth module. But for now, I'm in love with it. Easy to install and it looks great.

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    5 out of 5

    Better than expected!

    Written By RaverWerm, Danbury, Ct on Sunday, June 12, 2011
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    Very quick and easy install once i soldered and electrical taped the wiring harness. Very simple to use n set up.Great features. Made my stock speakers sound like almost aftermarket speakers! The alpine picks up more stations than my stock radio ever tried to pick up. A Great buy with all the accessories included. The USB slot is in the back, but they provide an 8 inch ipod adapter and a USB extension cable at 6.5 foot, which i routed through my glovebox with no having to drill or cut any holes. Also says it is a modified fit and to cut the rear stock bracket out from behind the stock rear molding of the interior dash(behind where the stock radio rested up against in the inside of the dash. Looks great with all the blue led interior n underdash lights i have.This was NOT needed just put the wiring and antenna adapter behind it and slide the radio in at a slight upwards angle and then straighten it level when securing it! This was installed in a 2001 Chevy s-10 extended cab Zr2 pickup.
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    3 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By BradM, Pensacola, FL on Thursday, June 09, 2011
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    This headunit has great sound quality however the ability to chose songs on your Iphone/ipod seems to not be an option. The only colors you are able to change are the 6 buttons to the left of the unit. Red and blue are the two options.
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    4 out of 5

    great cd player and great sound

    Written By LeviW, Hebron, ND on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
     
    i got this cd player for my 99 grand prix gt. it looks awesome in the dash, sounds great, and has a lot of amazing features i never thought possible. the only thing i don't like about it is that the auxiliary jack wont work thru my mp3 player, idk if its not setup for that or not, but that was a huge bummer for me since i dont have an ipod. i figured for an alpine it would be set up for that
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By AP, Raleigh on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
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    Bought this unit to replace a failing 6 year old pioneer unit. The sound is INCREDIBLE. Alpine has definitely brought new life into my car audio. The clarity of the music is great, and even the sub seems to hitting with more accuracy. One touch on the control knob brings you to the sub volume control, turn the dial and thats it. I like how all inputs are in the rear, allowing me to run cables to convenient places in my car for USB and my MP3 player (bought the extra AUX cable). My only issue is the display is illegible (on any contrast level) in the daylight with the installation angle in my 2005 civic.
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Ron, CA on Friday, June 03, 2011
     
    I recently purchased the alpine 105 and love it, it sounds so much better than the stock GM radio, also very easy to install and learn to use. It may be last years model but I would buy it again.
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    4 out of 5

    Awesome, but USB connection is on back

    Written By Zarnov, VT on Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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    I cannot believe how good this makes my factory speakers sound! I only issue I had was the USB connection is on the back of the unit, which I was not expecting. Was able to run the cord down and drill out hole to storage box on my 2001 Corolla. Installation instructions were well written. Make sure you have some crimp connectors on hand, it does not come with them.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Jerome T, woodbridge VA on Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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    Awesome head unit. Better than expected. Love the ipod function.
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    5 out of 5

    Satisfaction!

    Written By FredO, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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    This is the 3rd Alpine I've owned and they always seem to get better. This time I have an iPod Touch to use with the stereo. I'm really happy with the ability to run the Touch with the stereo. The sound quality is really good and the built-in amp is fine for my needs. I hooked this up to Polk DXi650S and together the whole system really fills my ancient Camry. All told I am really satisfied with this Alpine stereo.
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    5 out of 5

    SQ Install

    Written By AnthonyO, Minot, ND on Saturday, May 28, 2011
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    Make sure you read the full description. I did and I am completely satisfied. I bought this headunit for future install of the IMPRINT. This headunit only has bass and treble controls. Again, read the full description.

    Sound quality after the install is superb. Even with the limited capabilities of this unit without the IMPRINT. I cannot wait to get the IMPRINT installed.

    So if you are looking for an inexpensive headunit with superb SQ right out of the box, then you are on the right track.

    I know I am extremely happy with my purchase.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Ron, cohoes,ny on Thursday, May 26, 2011
     
    Purchased this for my sons 97 jeep and took only 45 minutes to install,amazing power and came with everything you need.The best model out there for this price and my son loves it.
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Jason, Texas on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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    Overall an improvement over the factory model, simply due to the added conveniences. The #1 best feature is the Ipod compatibility. The rear usb hookup allowed me to route the included automotive grade cable to a spot exactly where my wife wanted it in her vehicle. The ability to control the ipod library through the receiver itself is great! Basically, these are the reasons I purchased this particular receiver in addition to the Alpine name. A couple features we're still trying to figure out & the included Alpine user manual does not explain many of the features. The only real negative. Overall a good stereo.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo and great price

    Written By Nick S., Halsey, OR on Sunday, May 22, 2011
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    Great stereo. I also have an older Alpine CDA-9857 which was more than twice the cost, the CDA-105 has pretty much all the same features and is very easy to use. I have it hooked up to 4 polk DB 651s 6 1/2in speakers and the sound is great once fine tuned. As always Crutchfield comes through with great customer service and all the free stuff to get it up and running!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By Pete, Las Vegas on Thursday, May 19, 2011
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    I took out my older Alpine and installed the CDA-105 and I am extremely happy with the sound and the controls. I like the ability to control Sub, Front and Rear throughout all of the sources. My older Alpine did not have sub control on the tuner. I am also glad that Alpine has kept their connectors to the deck the same, so it was simple as plugging in my existing wiring harness and the RCA's and I had sound within minutes. I also like the dimming feature of all the lights. The deck controls my Sony Walkman through the USB cable that was provided at no additional cost. I am extremely happy with the overall purchase.
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    3 out of 5

    Great sound, issues with the display

    Written By lw, Boston MA on Monday, May 16, 2011
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    Even with the contrast at its max. +3, the display is invisible during the day.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By SteveT, Chanhassen, MN on Friday, May 13, 2011
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    Wow, got the unit yesterday afternoon and installed it immediately. I didn't know how good my speakers could sound. I receive more FM stations than the factory unit and the power is roughly double. Clarity is unreal. Had to call tech support once on the wiring harness but if I had read the instructions more carefully the phone call wouldn't have been necessary.

    First purchase w/ Crutchfield and was duly impressed.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By Diego, basstown, IN on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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    okay so i bought this to replace an older Kenwood head unit that i used to have in my 99 chevy blazer and its great. i bought it for 180 which was well worth it, its even cheaper now so its a steal! This stereo doesn't come with too many features but it gets the job done right. it has a high pass filter to help keep lower frequencies from reaching your speakers, which helps keep distortion down. navigating through your ipod on this is very simple and easy. you can't control the ipod itself so you have to actually use the head unit to navigate through your ipod songs. as for sound quality this thing has very good sound quality. I have it powering 4 alpine type r speakers and they can get decently loud before it starts to distort. You should probably get a 4 channel amp if your the type of person that likes to blast you music because it does tend to distort at higher levels. I also have a 15 inch type r sub woofer which sounds great. The display is good, its not the fanciest but its nice and clear. overall this is a awesome straight forward head unit for a great deal right now. and once again i always order my car stereos from Crutchfied cause of there awesome costumer service and helpful instructions.
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    5 out of 5

    Best bang for your buck! Awesome Tech support by CrutchField & given M

    Written By Ron2000, St Cloud MN on Sunday, May 08, 2011
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    It arrived soon after I ordered it just as advertised. It came with free shipping and install kit, plus wiring harness and free fast shipping! Tech Support helped to install in every step, especially with the wire harnness adopter joining! The product Alpine can't go wrong it works and looks great! I added KTP-445 amp & Rockford P1653 60W all 4 doors, Perfect Match! Thank you Crutchfield!
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    4 out of 5

    Solid stereo from Alpine

    Written By Taylor S, Sheridan, WY on Saturday, May 07, 2011
     
    I upgraded from my factory stereo in my 2005 Chevy Malibu to this Alpine stereo and it sounds incredible. The bass is so much tighter and it makes all my music sound so much better. Even with my factory 6 speaker system it sounds much better due to the more power that it puts out, it gets loud. The ipod connection is great but the only thing i wish it had was the ability to control it straight from the ipod. I will probably buy the aux input adapter. The search is pretty solid for the price you pay. The ipod dac bypass makes your ipod sound better than a cd. This is my first stereo upgrade and i am happy with it. Overall if you are upgrading from a factory radio you wont be dissapointed. Crutchfield makes it super easy to install as well.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Dan R, Marietta, GA on Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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    After looking at choices to replace my factory unit, I, with my sons exspert advice chose the Alpine. It exceeded all my expectations, especially the ipod connection. Will probably add some better speakers in the future, but right now I'm thoroughly enjoying the improved sound created by this unit. The price was right too!!
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    1 out of 5

    DONT BUY THIS !!!!

    Written By Brian, Oakley,ca on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
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    TERIBLE!!!! unless you have the Ktx-h100 it Only has a two band equalizer and is all highs no mids!!!!
    2 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    You get your money's worth

    Written By Tom W(ret), Fairfield Glade, Tn. on Sunday, May 01, 2011
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    My title says it all. For just $150 you won't beat it.
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By mommy1101, Topeka,Ks on Thursday, April 28, 2011
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    I bought this headunit for my car because I wanted to use my ipod. I think this is a great headunit for the price and very easy to control, I didn't have to use the manual to find all the features and options. The only downside is that is an extra $20 for the remote. Overall this a great product.
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    5 out of 5

    Outstanding product

    Written By T, Haghton, LA. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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    Great receiver!!! I purchased 3 Alpine receivers total for all my vehicles. Love the quality and sound.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Value

    Written By A-Ray, Nashville, TN on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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    The Stereo is definitely worth the price I paid. I couldn't ask for more value. Stereo does everything I want it to do and then some. Very easy to setup and use
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    5 out of 5

    very good product

    Written By BrianJ, Bossier City, LA on Monday, April 25, 2011
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    Installed the CDA 105 with the optional power pack with Rockford fosgate 6.5 components in front and 6.5 coaxial in rear. Sounds awesome, very clear and clean music. Next is a sub.
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    4 out of 5

    great product for its price

    Written By Anonymous, dallas,texas on Sunday, April 24, 2011
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    great product and easy installation thaks to crutchfield
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    5 out of 5

    Crutchfield...You Rock!!

    Written By Jay, Beverly NJ on Friday, April 22, 2011
     
    I purchased this about 3 weeks ago...I love it.. Its very expandable. I have a plug and play XM radio I purchased the AUX adapter and hooked the XM to that and it works perfectly! All my connections are in the back of the radio so no wires running all over so it looks very neat. also in the future I plan to put this in my next vehicle and puchase the XM adapter. Crutchfield I must say rocks, thier customer service was very helpful when I accidentally ordered the wrong wiring harness they apoligized in many emails even though it was my fault and they got the correct one out to me ASAP. I priced this at other stores it was $200 plus the harness plus the installation kit so it might if cost me over $300 by the time Iwas done..You cant beat FREE wiringharness FREE Installation kit and FREE next day shipping..The only con is now I have to get new speakers becuase my stock ones suck.
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    4 out of 5

    good deal

    Written By WD-40, USAG Humphreys APO on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
     
    I bought this for my Jeep and 4 Boston Acoustics, with the sub I have its a great set-up for a Jeep your never going to have a thumper with a soft top, but all in all great, easy install.
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    5 out of 5

    love it

    Written By doc, Nashville,TN on Monday, April 18, 2011
     
    It arrived 2 days after I ordered it just as advertised. It came with free shipping and install kit,antenna adaptor, plus wiring harness and free fast shipping.The product Alpine can't go wrong it works and looks great. Thank you Crutchfield!
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    3 out of 5

    ok.. i changed my mind

    Written By mike, san francisco, ca on Friday, April 15, 2011
     
    alright. my bad. i did some more research and it turns out there is a parametric EQ but i'm not super stoked on it. it does sound a lot better now after making some adjustments, although it's not very intuitive. once you are in the right menu, you push the "band" button and you can make a few adjustments. i'll take back my super negative comments in the previous review just because i honestly wouldn't feel good steering anyone away from this deck. for the price it's pretty good. also, i don't want to bash crutchfield in any way. they are really helpful and knowledgeable, and made it really easy for me to order what i needed. the ipod functionality still bugs me though. maybe i'm missing something there too. sorry for posting before doing my homework. it's still a million times better than the oem hu.
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    1 out of 5

    tricked

    Written By mike, san francisco, ca on Friday, April 15, 2011
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    i dunno, man, but last time i bought a basic deck it had the ability to EQ properly without having to purchase a separate component. what a joke. look into this fabulous new technology they call "imprint" before buying this head unit. Imprint allows you the insanely futuristic capability of using a parametric EQ so you can actually adjust all the frequencies that you care about adjusting. you only have the option to adjust bass and treble with this deck unless you buy the imprint unit which will magically grant you a 5 or 7 band EQ. furthermore, i have a powered sub. you'd think the subwoofer control would allow you to adjust the sub's level independently, right? wrong. yes, you can do that, but the "bass" control continues to control the bass level to the sub. that's lame. ok, now that i got that gripe out, let's discuss ipod functionality.not to sound arrogant but i have a massive music library. it's not easy to navigate with this deck. say you're listening Radiohead >Kid A and you want to skip to Amnesiac. well, you have to start all over by searching artist>album>song and it starts at "A". super efficient, wouldn't you say?
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    5 out of 5

    it's worth every penny

    Written By donnyringo, maryland on Friday, April 15, 2011
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    the best thing about any alpine cd player is all of them has a 4volt power supply that sounds very clear at higher output,this unit is clearly a good choice in improving your sound quality and the features are easy friendly,also the inprint version makes it worth more than it's sold for. a gotta have item, for the price
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    4 out of 5

    Very Nice!

    Written By DanD, Atlanta, GA on Monday, April 11, 2011
     
    THis HU works very well. I like the dedicated buttons, so no drilling though multiple menus to get what you need. Sound quality is great. The only thing I'd suggest for Alpine is to allow me to control the speed of scrolling on the screen (for long song titles). It's too slow, and I need to look at the HU too long and may not be safe. Otherwise, it's a very nice unit, no real complaints.
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    4 out of 5

    Great bang for the buck

    Written By HardyS, Fort Worth on Friday, April 08, 2011
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    I gave this unit 4 stars because it is not perfect. I don't however, believe there to be a better head unit on the market for the money. Installed in a 2003 Silverado.

    This unit has lots of features and lots of room for expansion. The tuner section is excellent. Very strong signal from stations that were weak on my stock unit. The Ipod/iphone interface works GREAT. Very fast. The cable is included, so don't order one with it. The built in amplifier is pretty powerful. Very clean for HU power.

    There are a few weaknesses. First, the illumination colors don't do anything for me. I'm not sure what car uses red and blue on the dash, but it's a bit too disco for me. If the hu is not going to match my dash, I prefer old school ////Alpine GREEN.

    The pre-outs are only 2 volts. Not a deal breaker either, but would have been nice to have had 4v. I purchased a remote for the unit and the response to the remote is very weak, delayed and annoying as heck.

    It was very nice of Crutchfield to include the instructions, dash kit, antenna adapter, and give me a deal on the wiring harness for the Chevy chimes. The dash kit does not fit flush against the trim bezel. The chime speaker is extremely loud. Turn it down before you install it.

    I hope this helps some of you that are on the fence. I am a perfectionist and have had many radios over the past 20+ years. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase. I would buy it again - from Crutchfield.
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    5 out of 5

    CDA 105

    Written By JoeT, Marion, SC on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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    Awesome receiver, great value for the price, IPOD controls are easy to use. I thought I needed new speakers but after installing this receiver it sounds great. I'm thinking about buying another one for a spare. I love the rear IPOD cable that comes with the unit.
    4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Display needs to be brighter

    Written By Tony, Sterling, VA on Thursday, March 31, 2011
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    Pros:
    Price
    Volume knob
    built-in iPod control
    Key buttons can be change to red

    Cons:
    Display not bright enough during sunny days
    2V preout. 4V would be ideal
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Exceptional Radio and Service

    Written By RobertP, Spring, TX on Thursday, March 31, 2011
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    I have been using my factory Delco radio for years and while it was never great, it worked and I have a hard time spending money on something I do not think I need. It helped that I had the cassette deck and used an adapter to listen to my MP3 player through the stereo. Well the tape deck finally died and I tried to get by for a couple weeks but found I really was addicted to my MP3 player.

    A friend at work recommended his Alpine radio and I heard other good things about them and since the price was great I bought this one. I could not believe all the free pieces that Crutchfield sent which I was already preparing to have to buy. I did not see the note to cross the blue and ble/white wires but a quick call to Crutchfield support got that straight.

    The radio is fantastic. Never have I had a car stereo that was so clear! I have had Pioneer and Sony radios in the past but none of them were ever this clear. Granted I have good Alpine and Sony speakers this radio sounds wonderful. Even better it reads from my Sony Walkman 8GB mp3 player and now I have it all hidden so no adapter wires laying around the Yukon!

    Other than rap, I listen to a wide variety of music from Five Finger Death Punch to Evanescense to Hank Williams Jr and all of them sound great! Still very loud and very clear. This might be the best thing I have bought in 10 years....I really wish I had bought an Alpine for my truck years ago.
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    3 out of 5

    USB support lacking

    Written By The Cyberwolfe, Great Wet North on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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    All in all a good deck, but it is definitely slanted toward the iPod-user rather than someone who just wants to slap a big thumbdrive full of music in the USB port and go. No support for M3U playlists, and there seems to be a 100-item limit to folder structures and files. So, if you have a large drive and lots of music, there needs to be less than 100 root folders, and no more than 100 tracks in each of those folders, or it won't be able to play all of your music.
    Really silly considering the technology available.
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    5 out of 5

    2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ

    Written By 2003TJ, Alabama on Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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    Just installed this in my daughter's 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ. Had the OEM radio. 200% improvement. As always, very satisfied with Crutchfield and Alpine. Install was a breeze with the included "freebies" (dash mount, wiring harness, etc...) from Crutchfield.

    Also, replaced the factory speakers (4x6 in dash and 5 1/4" in roll bar with two pairs of the Polk Audio DB521 (used adapters for the dash, direct fit for the sound bar).

    I realize that the stock radio and speakers were eight (8) years old, but the difference is incredible. My daughter can now here music clearly with the soft top flapping, or with the entire top down.

    Again, thanks Crutchfield. Spent less that $300 for a new head unit and two pairs of speakers. About 3 hours of time spent. Money will spent.
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    5 out of 5

    Sounds Great

    Written By Jamie K, Maryville, TN on Saturday, March 26, 2011
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    This has been a very functional and smooth operating receiver. It has a number of functions and many add on components too. It has cleared up my sound system and now I want to drive everywhere. It is awesome in sound quality and quantity. My ears have been ringing since I got it.
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    2 out of 5

    An Alpine Dissapointment

    Written By GaryR, lebanon,nh on Thursday, March 24, 2011
     
    I have been a loyal customer of Alpine for Years and this HU is great!! The problem with many places, especially the New England, is that there are no good radio stations. I have since installed SiRius in both my cars and the Alpine worked well for a short period of time. Then I could not get my sirius to work at ALL!! Called Alpine and they instructed me to send in the Alpine specific sirius adapter into them for firm ware updates and said my unit was useless unless i did so!! I mean come on!! You should be able install a product and not have maintenance on it a year later!!!!!! Alpine has really hit bottom with their products in my opinion!!! If your looking for a head unit that you can just use and not have to send part of it in later for updates i would not get any Alpine HU!!! Very Dissapointed
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    3 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By jcc, Enid, OK on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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    The older Alpine Decks had more power per channel (45W) I don't know why they made them weaker (18W), also I thought this Reciever had a high pass and a low pass crossover but it only has a high-pass, which sucks for my mids and tweets, but all-in-all its a pretty good deck
    4 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Very Impressed with this stereo AND Crutchfield

    Written By Mike M, NJ on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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    Just bought a used Tahoe and the stereo sounded aweful! Put a set of speakers in from Crutchfield and it still sounded bad, couldn't get any bass and I knew it must be the head unit. Bought this head unit because I wanted inexpensive I was hoping for great sound and I wanted easy controls for my wife. JACKPOT! This thing woke up the JL speakers I had bought, it pumps out some volume and keeps great clarity. At first when I hooked it up I had no sound but I called the tech support # and he was quick to tell me "you must have a factory amp, you just have to connect the blue and white wire from the Alpine to the pink on the truck harness" Bingo, he was right on. Thanks Crutchfield, you have a new customer!
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    5 out of 5

    awesome HU

    Written By Cody.krewson, Warrensburg, Mo on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
     
    I bought this HU to put in my 05 Scion Tc. Its AWESOME! Its totally worth the money. It matched with the KTP-445 amp makes for an amazing music experience everywhere that i drive. I love this HU. I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting a good HU, especially someone wanting to use an ipod. The ipod controls are so easy it blows my mind. Again, i love this HU!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Great bang for the buck

    Written By aftcg, Houston, TX on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
     
    Aahh, finally a HU that's worth the money. It even has a clock! I'm so impressed. Originally bought to replace the OEM in my '95 chevy PU, and to control Polk DXi speakers. I'm getting addicted to adding all the cool pass through add ons. Good thing there's plenty of room in my old truck. This is now turning from "just an improvement project" to "lets see how much stuff I can cram into this old beater."

    I can understand the frustration with the iPod crowd...but until you sheople demand Apple designs an ISO industry standard, you're going to have to deal with built-in obsolescence. I found a solution: Buy android phone, copy library to usb, jam ubs into end of wire on HU. Pretty easy. So don't blame Alpine or Crutchfield for your poor decision to follow the wave of pop-consumerism.

    Oh, and the Parrot BT gizmo I popped in there? I can talk on the phone with the windows open around town. This truck is so old, drafty, and noisy, my headset BT can't handle it on the highway, but the Parrot does. Buy one.

    Cons? Glad you axed. Maybe a tad dim in direct sunlight, but I fixed that with a window tint. Maybe the dim doesn't dim enough when its super dark out, but that can be fixed by removing said tint. And, it doesn't have a smooth sexy voice to calm me down during rush hour. But now I'm just getting picky.
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    3 out of 5

    Finally Gave Up!

    Written By John D, Chicago,IL on Monday, February 21, 2011
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    The Alpine CDA-105 probably deserves more than the 3 stars I'm giving it. There are problems with this unit, at least the one that I purchased. It replaced a Pioneer car stereo that no longer worked. Problem number one is that each brand ( Alpine, Pioneer, Kenwood, etc. ) of car stereo requires an XM tuner made specifically for that brand. I had to purchase an XM tuner made specifically for the Alpine CDA-105. Even after the installer had installed the unit and the XM signal was activated, I could not set the band selector to receive the XM signal. The unit seemed to be locked on FM 1. I finally had the installer disconnect the XM tuner and now I just have a nice car stereo, but I do miss XM radio. During daylight hours the faceplate display is virtually unreadable. At night you need a flashlight to see where the buttons are at. Once you find the power button, the unit has a nice red and blue display. On the plus side, the unit is powerful and the sound is crisp & clear. For this reason I'll give it three stars.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Head unit

    Written By Lawton R, Dawsonville, Ga on Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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    Great head unit. I am very happy with it. It has a lot of power. Very easy to use. I love all the features. I would recommend this unit to anyone.

    Thanks Crutchfield !
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By AK, Seattle, WA on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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    Pretty nice head unit for the price. Good sound, fairly easy to use which is why I picked this unit. Didn't need all the new wizardry and didn't want to spend all day learning how to use it.
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    4 out of 5

    real nice unit

    Written By robert, henrico va on Friday, February 11, 2011
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    real nice piece. easy to control
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent for iPod

    Written By Anonymous, Richmond, VA on Thursday, February 10, 2011
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    I got this unit a few weeks ago for a 2011 Forester primarily for iPod integration and I am 100% satisfied. Navigating the menus is very intuitive process and it tears through the artist lists as fast as you could on your iPod (no annoying delay like with iPod adapters for your stock stereo). The display is nothing earth-shattering, but it gets the job done. As for all of the complaints regarding glare on the screen, my vehicle does not have tinted windows/lets in a lot of sunlight and with the contrast brightness turned up, I have not had any issues reading the screen. I was torn between this unit and the CDA-117, but I'm very happy that I saved nearly 200 bucks by going with the CDA-105.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome upgrade from CDA9856!

    Written By SethB, west hartford CT on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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    beautiful looking! awesome interface! Great features! USB options are great, you can use an IPOD or USB flash drive! its mush easier to find music on this HU then it was on my CDA9856. i would definitely buy! This is my second alpine HU and i cant recommend the alpine brand enough! so good products!
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDA-105

    Written By david, fayetteville,ar on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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    Great stereo!!! I love everything about it and would recommend this style to everyone. Also, excellent customer service and received the stereo in two days.