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Alpine CDE-134HD

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Our take on the Alpine CDE-134HD

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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Ride with HD Radio™

Alpine designed the CDE-134HD CD receiver for all you AM/FM radio lovers. Its built-in HD Radio tuner lets you dial in digital HD Radio broadcasts to get FM that sounds almost as good as a CD, and AM that sounds like traditional FM — a huge leap forward in sound quality. Plus HD Radio stations can take advantage of multicasting, which lets them broadcast multiple channels on the same frequency — giving you more listening options.

Alpine CDE-134HD

Great for your iPod® and iPhone®

Plug in your player to the front-panel USB input, and you can use the CDE-134HD's controls to navigate your iPod's music library. The person riding shotgun will love Passenger Control Mode, which lets them play DJ while you focus on driving. While your iPod's connected and you've got an HD Radio broadcast tuned in, you can "tag" songs you hear for later purchasing from the iTunes® store.

Awesome sound quality

And as always, you can count on Alpine to deliver great sound quality. You can adjust your sound to taste with one of the ten equalizer presets or by using the 3-band parametric EQ. Into power? This receiver works with Alpine's KTP-445A Power Pack, a plug-in amplifier that sends 45 watts RMS to each of your front and rear speakers.

iPod note:
If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with ten presets
    • high-pass filter (speaker/preamp outputs) and low-pass filter (preamp outputs)
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt switchable front/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
     

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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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    2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    White
    Key Button Color
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    Blue
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    No
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    Built-in
    Navigation
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    No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    5/4/3/2/1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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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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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM/CD receiver (with 10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Hard plastic face case
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
    • Quick Reference Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • System Requirements (for CD-ROM)
    • Online Product Registration card

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    HD Radio
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    HD Radio

    HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the Alpine CDE-134HD.

    Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast station channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.

    iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.

    Note: Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.

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

    Note: Sub-program services of multicast stations are not included in the automatic memory search.

    Seek Mode: You can search for only digital AM/FM stations (Digital mode), or both analog & digital AM/FM stations (Hybrid mode).

    Listening Modes: The head unit provides four reception methods in order to receive Digital & Analog AM/FM signals according to your own preference and signal strength.

    • Hybrid: Receives both digital and analog stations. If the digital signal is weak, this mode will switch to receive the analog radio signal automatically.
    • Digital: Receives only digital radio signals, even when the digital signal is weak.
    • Digital MC: Receives the digital radio signal while listening to a sub-program service of a multicast station.
    • Analog: Only receives the analog radio signal, even when the digital signal is strong.

    Live Mode: While receiving a live AM/FM broadcast, you can select an optimized receiving method according to your own preference and the signal strength.

    • Analog: While receiving a live broadcast, this unit will only receive the analog radio signal even when the digital signal can be received.
    • Digital: While receiving a live broadcast, this unit will keep receiving the digital radio signal even when the digital signal is week.
    • Listen: While receiving a live broadcast, this unit will use one of the Listening Modes (Hybrid, Digital, Digital MC, or Analog).

    FM Tone Quality: You can set your preferred tonal quality, when listening to FM analog radio stations. You can choose between HiFi (high-quality sound), Normal (standard setting), or Stable (noise control).

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

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

    Note: The head unit does not support WMA/AAC file playback.

    Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you are playing a disc with CD Text or ID3 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. For discs without CD Text or ID3 tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.

    Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-134HD offers Repeat and Random playback modes.

    • Repeat: Repeat Play (repeats playback of current track/file), Folder Repeat (repeats only files in current folder).
    • Random: Random Play (all tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Folder Random (only files in current folder are played back in random order).

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.

    Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends mounting the CDE-134HD no more that 35° above horizontal.

    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity

    USB Port: The Alpine CDE-134HD features a front-panel USB type-A port, so you may connect a USB MSC or MTP device; such as select Android smartphones, portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. Your connected USB memory device may contain MP3 (8-320 kbps) music files formatted in FAT 12/16/32. ID3 tags (v1, v2) are supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be displayed. This unit will recognized up to 100 folders and 100 files per folder. You can use the head unit's Quick Search (text/file/folder) function to browse your USB device's music library. Repeat (file/folder) & Random (all/folder) playback functions are also supported. Your USB memory device's control will be locked once connected to the Alpine head unit. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The head unit's USB port is not compatible with WMA/AAC files.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i iPod/iPhone cable (500KCU445I, sold separately) or the iPod dock-connector cable which came with your iPod/iPhone to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right from the head unit. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. The Alpine CDE-134HD offers audio playback, music navigation, information display, & charging of select iPod/iPhone models.

    iPod/iPhone Audio Playback (with DAC bypass): The Alpine CDE-134HD supports audio playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored on your iPod or iPhone; as well as music apps streamed to your iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music libraries to be loaded instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.

    iPod/iPhone Control: Once your iPod/iPhone is connected, you get convenient control of your iPod/iPhone's music library from the head unit. You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-134HD lets you navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each category alphabetically (A-Z). For especially big music libraries, the Percentage Search function uses the head unit's preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the a Category (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). The head unit also offers three Shuffle playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat playback function (song).
    • iPod Passenger Control: In iPod Passenger Control mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps (such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Alpine head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate your apps. Not all apps will be compatible.

    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The Alpine CDE-134HD will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information in Head Unit or iPod Passenger Control mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, & Album label. The unit will not display music app information.

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-134HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y N Y Y 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 wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source unit, such as a portable MP3 player. You can turn the Auxiliary Input on or off. You can  also change the name on the display to match the type of device connected to the front panel input; Auxiliary, TV, DVD, Portable, or Game.

    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 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels

    Head Unit Power Pack (optional): Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine CD receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.

    Preset EQ: You can select from 10 different EQ presets to get the best sound from all your sources. You can choose from Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electric Dance, Hip-Hop, Easy Listening, Country, or Classical.

    3-Band Parametric Equalizer: If the Equalizer presets aren't enough for your listening taste, there's a 3-Band Parametric Equalizer you can adjust for a better sound response curve. Bass, Mid, & Treble can be adjusted in the 3-Band Parametric mode.

    • Treble Control:
      • Center Frequency: 7.5kHz, 10kHz (default), 12.5kHz, or 15kHz
      • Width Q: Wide 0.75 or Narrow 1.25
      • Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    • Midrange Control:
      • Center Frequency: 500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5kHz, or 2.5kHz
      • Width Q: Wide 0.75, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.25, or Narrow 1.5
      • Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)
    • Bass Control:
      • Center Frequency: 60Hz, 80Hz (default), 100Hz, or 120Hz
      • Width Q: Wide 0.5, Medium 1.0, Medium 1.5, or Narrow. 2.0
      • Level: -7 to +7 (+/-14dB in 2dB steps)

    Loudness: Loudness introduces a special low & high frequency emphasis at low listening levels to compensate for the ear's decreased sensitivity to bass and treble sound at low volume.

    Switchable Preamp Output: The unit is equipped with Front/SW preamp output, which can be set to either a fading front-channel preamp output or a non-fading subwoofer preamp output.

    Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, low-pass filter, & phase.

    • Volume: There are two volume (system) modes for the unit's subwoofer output.
      • System 1: Subwoofer level changes according to the main volume setting.
      • System 2: Subwoofer level change is different from the main volume setting (0-15); even at low volume settings, the subwoofer is still audible.
    • Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass filter can be set to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (through).
    • Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).

    High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front-channel preamp output (when activated). You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (through).

    Source Volume Level: The output level of each source is individually adjustable from -5 to + 5 dB.

    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 hard plastic face case to protect the detachable face when you have it off the chassis. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    1-Line LCD Display: This unit is equipped with a 1-Line white-backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations, CD-Text, & ID-3 tag information.

    Text Display: Text information, such as the disc name and the track name, will be displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is also possible to display the folder name, the file name, & the tag information, while playing a MP3 disc or USB memory device.

    Text Scroll: This unit can scroll the disc & track names recorded on CD-Text disc, as well as the text information of MP3 files, folder names, and tags. There are two Text Scroll settings.

    • Auto: The CD text information, the information of folder and file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically.
    • Manual: The display is scrolled when a disc is loaded or when a track is changed.

    Auto 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.

    Favorite Button: You can set a favorite source to the head unit's front-panel "FAV" button. Once your favorite source has been set, you can switch to that favorite source directly be pressing the "FAV" button. You can select between one of the following sources as your Favorite; FM1, FM2, AM, AUX, Disc, or USB.

    Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.

    Remote Control

    Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-134HD is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RUE4202, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing!!! Must buy!

    Written By motocrazed69, Burbank, CA on Monday, April 21, 2014
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    Bought for my 2004 Dodge Dakota and I must say I am incredibly with the build and sound quality! Huge difference from stock and is an awesome looking product. And the new faceplate fit perfect into the stock ones place. Wiring was relatively easy due to the color coated wires and adapter. Highly recommend to anybody looking for a new radio and head unit!
    Pros:
    Looks, sound quality, adjustability,
    Cons:
    None
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    3 out of 5

    Radio is good, USB support is lacking

    Written By j, Shrewsbury MA on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
     
    I bought this unit because I wanted to listen to HD radio stations and to play music from a flash drive. I'm impressed with the HD radio. It seems to acquire the HD signal faster than other brands. However, I'm disappointed in the USB flash drive support. It won't read my 32GB drive at all. And although it mostly works with my 16GB drive, if USB is selected when the unit powers on, it quite often gives me an error message. I have to switch the input to something else then back to USB to get it to read. This is annoying. Both the 32GB and 16GB flash drives work just fine in my two other non-Alpine units.

    I'm happy with the sound quality. It has a 3-band parametric equalizer that gives me enough control to make it sound good.

    I don't like that when the unit is off, the display is completely blank. It would be nice if it would at least display the clock.

    I didn't try using an iPod or CD yet.
    Pros:
    Good sound, has HD radio, inexpensive
    Cons:
    Poor USB flash drive support, no clock display when unit is off
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Trucktecz, Aurora co on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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    Great cheap substation for my factory radio.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Boneyard, northeast Ohio on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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    This Alpine head unit is everything I hoped it would be....Great features & great clean sound....I love the HD Radio!
    Pros:
    HD radio, USB input, Aux input, Clean sound, Easy operation.
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Great radio

    Written By Fire628, Berlin,PA on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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    Good radio, descent sound quality love the blue display
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    5 out of 5

    CDE-134HD : RUE-4202

    Written By TimY, Winter Springs, Fl on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    Installed in a '91 Chevy Silverado C-1500. I purchased the CDE-134HD and RUE-4202 after having purchased an Alpine unit for this truck some 15 yrs ago. Tech support and Sales support very helpful. Current discount ($80.00) made this unit less expensive than what I paid 15 yrs ago (can't say that very often).
    Pros:
    Unit was essentially a direct swap out regarding chassis, wiring harness, ect. I did splice in the supplied wiring harness though. The wirless remote required installation of the batteries, then immediately worked. Awesome. Installation took all of 30 minutes. Sound (though I've not fully programed the EQ) is awesome.
    Cons:
    Personally I'm 'old school'. Don't need all of the bell and whistles that some units have. This appears to be a very good basic unit that has some extras that I won't utilize. I know this is my issue, not Alpines.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Anonymous, Springfield, IL on Friday, March 14, 2014
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    Seems to be a pretty awesome deck so far.
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    5 out of 5

    My New Radio

    Written By Steve, Silver Spring, MD on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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    The radio in my 2000 Honda Accord needed to be replaced and the Dealer wanted $720 plus $150 to install a factory rebuild replacement. I thought I was just buying an HD Radio, and was ecstatic to find an excellent replacement with CD, USB port, etc. for this price. It greatly exceeds my expectations. Thanks Crutchfield!!!!
    Pros:
    All I wanted, needed, and SO much more!
    Cons:
    So what if it doesn't operate the volume and change the channel from the steering wheel - The car is worth $3K - I wasn't going to spend $1K for a factory rebuild radio!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Deck

    Written By Anonymous, Bristol, Tn on Monday, March 10, 2014
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    Awesome deck Alpine has always had a great product With sound and performance.
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    4 out of 5

    Worth the buck

    Written By r collins, Cleburne, tx on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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    Installed in my 2008 ford f150. HD radio worth every penny. Works great with a IPOD
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Anonymous, West Caldwell, Nj on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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    Great product i got a whole sound system but nothing sounded correct until i got this
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    5 out of 5

    Love it

    Written By Old guy, Kingman az on Monday, March 03, 2014
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    Great stereo huge step up from my supertuner. If you are not looking for every bell and whistle they can put on a stereo this is the one for you. Great tuner great CD player option inputs if want USB or iPod and still easy to use.just might get one for the wife's car next.
    Pros:
    Simple, clean looks, easy to use sounds great
    Cons:
    My only complaint is you can not turn off the optional USB
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Jon, Gresham, OR on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    Great unit for the price. Relatively simple stereo, but does exactly what I wanted it to and got a nice bump in sound quality. Very happy with my purchase.
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    5 out of 5

    i stole this!

    Written By Dude Where's My Par?, Brandywine, DE on Friday, February 21, 2014
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    Great experience! Purchased late Tuesday night, selected standard UPS delivery. The thing showed up here the next day! My 7yo daughter wired the harness that night, and we installed it while were at the bus stop in the morning. Also, it was on sale! So I got a new radio for slightly more than a box store would have charged just to install!
    Pros:
    HUGE step up from the factory unit. love the Ipod controls...I had stopped using it because I always forgot to turn it off. Now I don't have to. HD radio is the way to go. I've had it before,and it's s little hokey the way it dips in and out of HD signal, but overall it's a definite step up from standard fm. I like the hd for my morning commute. You can actually find music!, not windbags on every channel.
    Cons:
    none, it's exactly as advertised. The base Alpine is comparable to most other brands top units.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Tim, Lomita, CA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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    Excellent radio for the price.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality when in HD, very easy to use.
    Cons:
    HD is kinda sketchy in the city its fine but on the highway it skips in and out.
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Lee, Murfreesboro, TN on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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    Display is very good. Sound for most part excellent with a few FM stations OK. Maybe due to rural location. Text on controls small, hard to read. Setting stations fairly easy but read the instructions on PDF file, much better explained than included printed manual. HD stations are great. Removing head unit face plate when parking and leaving my vehicle is great (easy), included case is perfect. Overall, this is an excellent value for less than $100.
    Pros:
    HD stations, removable face plate. 18. station presets (12 FM, 6 AM). Face plate storage/carry case. Sound quality.
    Cons:
    Small text on controls.
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    5 out of 5

    I love Alpine

    Written By Juston, Aleaxndria, VA on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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    Always impressed with Alpine
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Randy Weiss, Chapel Hill, NC on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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    Thumbs up!!
    Pros:
    Good sound and simple functions
    Cons:
    Have not hooked up sub yet ... So can't talk about low pass filter yet
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    5 out of 5

    Great!

    Written By Humphrey in VA, Vienna, VA on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    Maybe I should read the manual, but not all controls are as intuitive as I'd like them to be! USB is awesome.
    Pros:
    Great value. First time experience with HD radio.
    Cons:
    none, really
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    5 out of 5

    HD Radio is amazing!

    Written By Willie, St Louis area on Friday, January 31, 2014
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    I bought the Alpine receiver mainly for the USB input and the CD player. My Grand Cherokee had an AM/FM cassette deck and I needed to upgrade. Once I heard the HD radio I was Hooked!! I went online and printed out a list of the local HD stations. The quality of the sound is near perfect. I plugged in a thumb drive and played a few songs but the quality of the mp3's doesn't match that of the HD radio. Now I can listen to Blues hockey and Cardinal baseball in crystal clear high fidelity. No more AM!!
    Pros:
    Low price, looks good, excellent sound.
    Cons:
    I know it's minor, but there is no clock display when the unit is turned off.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By James S, Bellevue Ne on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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    Awesome Stereo
    Pros:
    No time to hook up 20minutes
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    My new experence with Crutchfield

    Written By Steve Duffy, Davenport Iowa on Monday, January 27, 2014
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    This is my first unit from Crutchfield I let them suggest what units to purchase sinch I wanted something simple. After I get my 55 pick up rebuilt I should know more about how it works and sounds. It looks great and I exp[ect the same in performance.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Anonymous, Loomis, Nebraska on Thursday, January 23, 2014
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    Very good product. Packaged well in the shipping box, everything was in tact and unscratched. All the screws, wires, mounting bracket fit perfectly in my Dodge. This only took about 20 minutes to install.
    Pros:
    Neat color and layout.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Buy it

    Written By Mike, North platte ne on Friday, January 17, 2014
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    Easy install thanks to crutchfield harness and mt kit in my 97 Dakota. Easy to operate and sounds great. Thumbs up to crutchfield tech support. After install had no sound, double checked all connections and we're good. Called tech line whom informed me my truck had a factory amp in it, quick and easy fix in less than 2 minutes. Price was right, service was priceless!
    Pros:
    Easy install and operation.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Love This Radio

    Written By Marsha, Alexandria, VA on Friday, January 17, 2014
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    This radio has a great sound and I love the features on it. I have found it very easy to use and makes my drive so much nicer. I highly recommend it.
    Pros:
    Great sound. Great features
    Cons:
    Can't think of any.
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    5 out of 5

    Sound quality is great

    Written By Masospaghetti, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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    I don't know why I bother with any brand besides Alpine, especially for this price. The sound quality just blows away anything else and the interface is very friendly. Highly recommended. Crutchfield is also very pleasant to work with and shipping was quick. Thanks!
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    5 out of 5

    Great buy!

    Written By Anonymous, New Kent, VA on Friday, January 10, 2014
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    Great buy, I love the HD radio only bad thing is it fades out a lot, probably due to location and then you can barely hear the radio at times but no big deal. The unit is nicely lit up and is easy to install and use. I installed it myself on my 93 Toyota Camry. Crutchfield has the best service, pricing, and shipping
    Pros:
    Good price, nice color
    Cons:
    HD radio fades out sometimes and it's hard to hear the station
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    5 out of 5

    Just What I Needed

    Written By MartyO, Geirgia on Friday, January 10, 2014
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    I love the Alpine gear and always use them in my cars. This one went into my 1968 Road Runner and, as expected, works flawlessly.
    Pros:
    Clean display and easy to set up and use.
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    4 out of 5

    HD Radio cuts out

    Written By Steve T, Cherry Hill, NJ on Friday, January 10, 2014
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    This unit is an excellent upgrade from my 2000 Jeep Cherokee's stock radio. The sound quality is dramatically improved, especially the USB input (which charges my iPhone) and HD radio. However, head units with HD radio should come standard with premium antenna amplifiers (with noise reduction built in). HD radio cuts in and out frequently on multiple stations at only 30 miles from the station source. That's in flat south Jersey. When HD cuts out and switched to analog it sounds like a CD skipping and is extremely annoying. However, you can go into the settings and turn off HD radio if you're in an area that's spotty. Annoying, yes. But easier than returning the radio and installing another one. Here's how you do it:

    1. Hold down the Audio-Setup button until the menu appears. 2. Go to ListenMode, then scroll over to Analog. 3. You can also go to Live Mode and do the same (or just select ListenMode).

    I'm thinking about getting an antenna amp with a noise reducer, unless it's going to be a total pain to install. The HD radio does sound significantly better than analog.

    Another somewhat annoying thing is the dimmer. It barely dims when I put my lights on and makes it more difficult to see at night.

    All things considered, this is an excellent radio for the price. I would recommend it if you do a lot of city driving and get strong HD radio signal. Or if you already have an antenna amp with noise reduction.
    Pros:
    HD radio sounds great, sound quality improved from stock radio significantly, USB input gets the excellent quality digital signal from my phone while charging it
    Cons:
    HD radio cuts out and sounds like a CD skipping, dimmer does not dim enough
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    alpine cde134hd

    Written By kent, norfolk va on Thursday, January 09, 2014
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    lots of power love the hd was worth every penny
    Pros:
    lots of power installed easy sounds great
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Jose, Vacaville, CA on Monday, January 06, 2014
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    This stereo has all the features I want and none of the frills that I don't. My stock sound quality has improved dramatically, and I am looking forward to replacing the factory speakers in order to make the most of the stereo's capanilities. The product is a great value for those looking to upgrade their sound without breaking the bank.
    Pros:
    Easy to install; looks great.
    Cons:
    No blue tooth.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By jimmy, snyder tx on Monday, December 30, 2013
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    I like how easy the audio bass and treble to adjust simple to set up
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    4 out of 5

    Second time Alpine customer

    Written By kcr, NYS 13731 on Sunday, December 29, 2013
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    Great unit for the price and easy to hook up.
    Pros:
    Looks great and good sound
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    2 out of 5

    First time Alpine

    Written By Mark, Cape Cod Mass on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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    I have been buying from Crutchfield for decades since it was a paper catalog and have them in all my cars and trucks. This is the first time I purchased an Alpine component instead of Kenwood units because the price and HD radio capability but I am returning this model and buying a kenwood again.
    Pros:
    Good sound and reception
    Cons:
    Will only play MP3 format music on my thumb drive and does not have RDS.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By Rhino, Wisconsin on Monday, December 16, 2013
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    I just picked this unit on sale for black friday. It is a really clear sound especially for the HD fm radio, which i use ever day . The unit even has rca jacks in the back for easy hook up to a sub and amp. I am running a powered 250 watt bazooka subwoofer. It sounds exceptional for only being an 8" woofer but it is ported so it is louder than if it were to be sealed.
    Pros:
    Sound quality Easy to use no matter if your not very good with electronics. And many other that i cant think of.
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Daren, Vancouver, WA on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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    Great stereo, easy install, lots of features.
    Pros:
    Sound, features
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    you guys are great

    Written By rx7 club, cali on Sunday, December 08, 2013
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    great stereo we love it... worth every penny
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Terry C, Pike Road, Al on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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    Easy Understand and operate. Well worth the money. I would recommend the Alpine to friends.
    Pros:
    Great value.
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Debrah, fort White FL on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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    Easy install excellent sound
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Anonymous, Mascoutah, IL on Thursday, December 05, 2013
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    Replaced the factory stereo in a Nissan Sentra. The Alpine is a great stereo! I love the HD radio. Great product!!
    Pros:
    HD Radio, USB port
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By MarkP, Madison, VA on Monday, December 02, 2013
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    Great radio. Takes getting used to the button sequence and would have liked a remote option. Otherwise, the sound is great and it includes most every interface except bluetooth, which I did not want.
    Pros:
    Sound. Options. Ease of installation.
    Cons:
    Somewhat confusing button sequence.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By flux, Paulina, La. on Saturday, November 30, 2013
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    Great product, easy to use, sounds great, easy to install, had it installed in 15 minutes at work on my break time.
    Pros:
    great looking product, ease of use, sounds great
    Cons:
    NONE
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By jay, lynchburg va on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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    This unit replaced what I thought was a good sounding stock 2002 ford explorer stereo,with this head unit the sound is amazing I couldn't ask for a better sounding radio now and for a very low price.
    Pros:
    great sound, lot of features for the price,great build quality
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Hd radio

    Written By Spyder01, N. Iowa on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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    Easy installation, quality build, very good value.
    Pros:
    HD radio
    Cons:
    Very small controls and buttons
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    5 out of 5

    Nice

    Written By Jason, Easton PA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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    Always heard good things about Alpine electronics and with this unit I can see why. This unit has great sound quality even with the factory speakers. Solid construction, easy access to USB port, CD player and AUX port.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality, User friendly
    Cons:
    none so far
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    5 out of 5

    Great Deck.

    Written By Spaztic, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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    Love it. Great price, piece of cake to put in and it sounds great. Hard to beat $120 and all of the gear needed for the installation.
    Pros:
    Sounds good, easy to install.
    Cons:
    None.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine 1

    Written By Michael T, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA on Sunday, November 24, 2013
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    I found this unit to of fine quality for the price. Installation was pretty easy and went smoother than expected. The instructions that are given by Crutchfield are very detailed and helped tremendously.
    Pros:
    sound quality, ease of operation
    Cons:
    non to this point
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134 HD gives lots of bang for the buck!

    Written By KeithW, New Tazewell, TN on Saturday, November 23, 2013
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    This is a very good unit for the money, that gives great HD radio sound even with OEM speakers. I've always been a Pioneer and Kenwood guy, but the price and features of this one made me try Alpine. I am not tech savvy, and I was able to set up and operate it with no problems. This is the first radio with the CD slot in the face I have had in many years, a feature which I like over previous units I have owned. The optional remote control is a must have, as it makes operation even easier. Many great features for this price range!
    Pros:
    Simple operation, clean design, CD opening in faceplate, and a front USB port protected with a cover.
    Cons:
    Not as flashy as some of the animated display units, which was a selling point for me, with the trade off being able to swap CDs without having to swing open the faceplate.
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio

    Written By Don L, Wilmington, DE on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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    I don't care about coolness factor. This was a great deal and has all the features I was looking for. Even though the USB port is specific for IPods, it will charge non-Apple products - a great benefit. Sound quality is excellent.
    Pros:
    Value, sound.
    Cons:
    None.
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    1 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Anonymous, Boulder, CO on Monday, November 18, 2013
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    While driving around, and sometimes when stationary, the HD radio produced frequent echos of words or short phrases. Sometimes it would also cut out a word or two. This was extremely annoying. I sent the first unit back and installed a replacement of the same model. The replacement did the same thing. I sent it back and am waiting for a replacement of a different brand. The CD player skipped on some tracks that two other players don't skip on.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine finally

    Written By Scott, IN on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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    I have always bought Pioneer HU's in the past but always heard about how good the sound quality was with Alpines.But when it came down to it, I was lured into Pioneer with their lights and videos gimmicks,lol.But this time I decided to go for sound quality rather than visual appeal.Glad I finally bought a Alpine,should have been buying them all along.Big difference in sound between Pioneer and Alpine.Probably stick with Alpine now.Just waiting on speakers to come now.Decided to go with Sound Ordnance,hope they sound good,reviews look good anyway.Have to say,I definitely like shopping with Crutchfield. Lots of research,articles,customer reviews,fast free shipping,free parts and tech sheets.Why go anywhere else.Thanks for the deals!
    Pros:
    Excellent sound quality
    Cons:
    Only minor peeve is printed operation manual is not very complete.
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    4 out of 5

    A nice radio

    Written By TJ, Pickerington, Ohio on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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    A strong performing HD radio with good sound quality. The user features are not intuitive. Going through the user's manual is a must
    Pros:
    Good sound with nice appearance
    Cons:
    User interface is not easily understood without going through the user manual.
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    1 out of 5

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Written By Reworkd, Raleigh, Nc on Friday, November 15, 2013
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    Buyers BEWARE. If you want to use a flash memory stick to play raw MP3's off of through the USB port...this unit WILL NOT read flash drives from the USB port. Alpine market's the unit as if it does, even providing you with an 8gb drive, but the unit will NOT read anything from usb other than usb devices such as ipod's or mp3 players.

    The USB port on this unit will only read from other MP3 players, and not memory sticks. Crutchfield was awesome enough to send me two of these because of this, however it appears not to be a defect, but a design flaw which Alpine does not acknowledge. Alpine was less than helpful when I called them saying only "it should work." I tired 3 different flash drives all formatted in FAT32 with different bit rate MP3's all under 320KBPS, including MP3's I made from scratch through Adobe Audition, and none of them would read. The same MP3's would read fine when the Alpine unit was plugged into an iPod Touch, or Creative 1gb player.

    Conclusion: Do not buy this if you intend on using a memory stick to play your music. Alpine does a great job of obscuring the unit's limitations.

    Thank you Crutchfield for returning this, and being awesome helping me troubleshoot it.
    Pros:
    Great HD radio, Great price, Not a bad unit at all.
    Cons:
    WILL NOT......read from USB memory stick. I gave it a 1-star because I purchased it exclusively to use a tiny memory stick and not have cables running everywhere to MP3 players.
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    5 out of 5

    Love it

    Written By Rog T, AL on Thursday, November 14, 2013
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    So far I love this product. Had no problems with it. I hooked it up the other day. Great deal.
    Pros:
    I lives up to the Alpine name.
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    5 out of 5

    Love Alpine

    Written By zspinner, AZ on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
     
    Great deck for the price, especially with Crutfield's sale price.
    Pros:
    Front panel ports for USB and mini jack and you don't have to open the face plate to load a CD, has a slot in the face.
    Cons:
    Not big on power but has everything expected for the price.
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