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Alpine CDA-105

CD receiver

Item #: 500CDA105

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Original Price: $139.99

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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.

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

Product 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
    • 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:

    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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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.


    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!

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 :)

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!!!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!