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Alpine CDE-134HD

CD receiver

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Our take on the Alpine CDE-134HD

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.

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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.

A great head unit for a awesome price. Pretty easy to put in. Sounds great and works great with other alpine products.

Michael, Anchorage, AK

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What's in the Box:

  • 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

Product 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:
    Reviews

    Alpine CDE-134HD Reviews

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    140 Reviews

    Great head unit

    Michael from Anchorage, AK on 6/6/2014

    1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    A great head unit for a awesome price. Pretty easy to put in. Sounds great and works great with other alpine products.

    Pros: Great sound for a great price.

    Cons: Took me a little while to get it in.

    sounds great but signal fades out when i go under trees

    georger from clover sc on 6/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    other then the fading out is great

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    rich from ohio on 5/29/2014

    1989 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    We have been very pleased with quality and sound from the alpine units (3) that I have purchased in the last three years

    Pros: sounds ,ease of use, quality

    Cons: none

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    Michael from Hartford City, IN on 5/28/2014

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Good affordable upgrade from my factory unit in my 99 Silverado. Didn't want to invest much since I only drive five miles each way to work. Added the inline alpine amp and Polk speakers. Plenty of power for me and the sound is good. Love being able to use the USB to play my MP3 files.

    Pros: Easy to install. Flash drive.

    Cons: small buttons

    Great Head unit

    Alexwine from Albuquerque, NM on 5/27/2014

    1998 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Bought this my girlfriend and she loves it. It is a huge improvement over her previous stereo just in the sound quality alone. She is also a huge fan of seeing the song information from the radio and iPod.

    Pros: Beautiful integration Easy to install Incredible sound quality

    Cons: None

    Great sound!

    Darryl from Minneapolis,Mn. on 5/19/2014

    2002 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installation went smoothly. Directions were fairly good. I like the quality of HD sound too.

    Pros: Good replacement for stock unit. Brings me up to speed tech wise.

    Cons: Supplied tray was nice but does not hold things well as they continuously are sliding out. It needs a greater angle drop for retention of odds and ends.

    Big improvement

    Pitonview from Avon, NY on 5/19/2014

    1997 Volkswagen Jetta III
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Replaced a Kenwood that never worked right from day one. The sound is so much better and the unit is much easier to use! Loving it!

    Pros: Easy to install and use.

    Cons: Bit of a tight fit with all the cable adapters

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    Sitz9 from Norfolk, Ne on 5/15/2014

    2006 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good value for the money. Installed with ease but I already had an old alpine in my truck.

    Pros:

    Cons: No HD radio stations in my area...no fault towards the radio

    Great Value

    CAM from Belleview,Fl on 5/8/2014

    2003 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    A great value at this price.

    Pros: Good looking unit, terrific sound.

    Cons: None

    201320-01

    Matt from Dayton, OH on 5/4/2014

    2007 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Not bad for the money. We got this for my wife's 2007 Rav4 and it is a very nice upgrade from the stock radio. I would definitely recommend this head unit. I also bought the Alpine KTP-445U booster amp and it provides a noticeable improvement to the sound quality. Plus, it fits right inside the dash.

    Pros: Great upgrade over stock. Easy to use.

    Cons: Only two preamp outputs.

    Nice deck! But

    Kenfly from Tallahassee, FL on 4/29/2014

    1999 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    A great deck for a stock replacement but not if you are using an amp. I pulled out a old pioneer and replaced with this unit. Very easy to use and sounds great but has no sub controls and didn't have the power my old pioneer had. Called crutchfield and the customer service was awesome, ordered a new pioneer unit and love it

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: No sub control, power

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    Anonymous from Sumner, Washington on 4/24/2014

    2005 Ford Freestar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Ok need stronger hd pickup

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    Anonymous from Chicago on 4/23/2014

    2000 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    It was Great! Had this in a 2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon. You can hear the difference when that HD Radio hits. I have this with the Alpine Power Pack.

    Pros: Sound, HD Radio, and looks

    Cons: I have to have the key to the "on" position to have the HU work. Where as the stock unit would play with no key for 30mins. But honestly I can live with out it. NBD

    Amazing!!! Must buy!

    motocrazed69 from Burbank, CA on 4/21/2014

    2004 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Radio is good, USB support is lacking

    j from Shrewsbury MA on 4/15/2014

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    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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    Trucktecz from Aurora co on 3/29/2014

    2003 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great cheap substation for my factory radio.

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    Boneyard from northeast Ohio on 3/20/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Aveo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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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

    Great radio

    Fire628 from Berlin,PA on 3/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Good radio, descent sound quality love the blue display

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    CDE-134HD : RUE-4202

    TimY from Winter Springs, Fl on 3/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Anonymous from Springfield, IL on 3/14/2014

    2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Seems to be a pretty awesome deck so far.

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    My New Radio

    Steve from Silver Spring, MD on 3/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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!!!

    Awesome Deck

    Anonymous from Bristol, Tn on 3/10/2014

    1999 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Awesome deck Alpine has always had a great product With sound and performance.

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    Worth the buck

    r collins from Cleburne, tx on 3/5/2014

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Installed in my 2008 ford f150. HD radio worth every penny. Works great with a IPOD

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    Great product

    Anonymous from West Caldwell, Nj on 3/4/2014

    2003 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Great product i got a whole sound system but nothing sounded correct until i got this

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    Love it

    Old guy from Kingman az on 3/3/2014

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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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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    Jon from Gresham, OR on 3/2/2014

    2003 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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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    i stole this!

    Dude Where's My Par? from Brandywine, DE on 2/21/2014

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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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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    Tim from Lomita, CA on 2/18/2014

    1999 Chevrolet Metro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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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    Lee from Murfreesboro, TN on 2/8/2014

    1998 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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.

    I love Alpine

    Juston from Aleaxndria, VA on 2/5/2014

    1993 Volkswagen Corrado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Always impressed with Alpine

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    Randy Weiss from Chapel Hill, NC on 2/4/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Great!

    Humphrey in VA from Vienna, VA on 2/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    HD Radio is amazing!

    Willie from St Louis area on 1/31/2014

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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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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    James S from Bellevue Ne on 1/29/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Awesome Stereo

    Pros: No time to hook up 20minutes

    Cons: None

    My new experence with Crutchfield

    Steve Duffy from Davenport Iowa on 1/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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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    Anonymous from Loomis, Nebraska on 1/23/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Buy it

    Mike from North platte ne on 1/17/2014

    1997 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Love This Radio

    Marsha from Alexandria, VA on 1/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

    Sound quality is great

    Masospaghetti from Charlotte, NC on 1/12/2014

    1996 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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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    Great buy!

    Anonymous from New Kent, VA on 1/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Just What I Needed

    MartyO from Geirgia on 1/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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.

    Cons:

    HD Radio cuts out

    Steve T from Cherry Hill, NJ on 1/10/2014

    2000 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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

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    kent from norfolk va on 1/9/2014

    1994 Chevrolet S10
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    lots of power love the hd was worth every penny

    Pros: lots of power installed easy sounds great

    Cons: none

    Love it!

    Jose from Vacaville, CA on 1/6/2014

    2008 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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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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    jimmy from snyder tx on 12/30/2013

    1997 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I like how easy the audio bass and treble to adjust simple to set up

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    Second time Alpine customer

    kcr from NYS 13731 on 12/29/2013

    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great unit for the price and easy to hook up.

    Pros: Looks great and good sound

    Cons:

    First time Alpine

    Mark from Cape Cod Mass on 12/19/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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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.

    Great Unit

    Rhino from Wisconsin on 12/16/2013

    1998 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Awesome

    Daren from Vancouver, WA on 12/12/2013

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great stereo, easy install, lots of features.

    Pros: Sound, features

    Cons: none

    you guys are great

    rx7 club from cali on 12/8/2013

    1988 Mazda RX7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    great stereo we love it... worth every penny

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Terry C from Pike Road, Al on 12/7/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy Understand and operate. Well worth the money. I would recommend the Alpine to friends.

    Pros: Great value.

    Cons: None so far.

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Debrah from fort White FL on 12/7/2013

    1998 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy install excellent sound

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Anonymous from Mascoutah, IL on 12/5/2013

    2001 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    MarkP from Madison, VA on 12/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Great product

    flux from Paulina, La. on 11/30/2013

    2008 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    jay from lynchburg va on 11/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Hd radio

    Spyder01 from N. Iowa on 11/27/2013

    2006 Honda Civic DX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy installation, quality build, very good value.

    Pros: HD radio

    Cons: Very small controls and buttons

    Nice

    Jason from Easton PA on 11/26/2013

    2004 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Great Deck.

    Spaztic from Atlanta, GA on 11/26/2013

    2002 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Alpine 1

    Michael T from Mount Pleasant Mills, PA on 11/24/2013

    2003 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

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

    KeithW from New Tazewell, TN on 11/23/2013

    1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Great radio

    Don L from Wilmington, DE on 11/20/2013

    2005 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Anonymous from Boulder, CO on 11/18/2013

    1995 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Alpine finally

    Scott from IN on 11/17/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    A nice radio

    TJ from Pickerington, Ohio on 11/17/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Reworkd from Raleigh, Nc on 11/15/2013

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Love it

    Rog T from AL on 11/14/2013

    1988 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Cons:

    Love Alpine

    zspinner from AZ on 11/13/2013

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Great Sound Cheap radio!

    Smitty from 72956 on 11/11/2013

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy install!! Great Sound and great service

    Pros: Install was easy

    Cons: None

    great product and great price

    jeff from st charles, mo on 11/9/2013

    2005 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    if I was to buy another car radio it would be this one

    Pros: great product at a great price

    Cons: none

    aj lewis

    aj lewis from west palm beach, fl on 11/9/2013

    1992 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    For the price it has excellent sound and easy adjustments to find what you think is the best sound.

    Pros: Great sound quality

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Marshall from Finger Lakes Region of New York on 11/9/2013

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is by far the best sound system for a vehicle I have come across! The sound quallity is AWSOME! With the USB port I can load up a flash drive with hours of uninterupted tunes. No more stacks of CD's in the passenger seat.

    Pros: Quality, Price and Easy to use.

    Cons: Paper Copy of owners Manual a bit vague, the supplied manual on CD is you best choice.

    Alpine 134HD head unit

    P. Mote from Dallas on 11/7/2013

    1998 Oldsmobile Aurora
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Goes in rather simple. Just have to connect a few wires. If you have pwr. antenna , it will only activate antenna when radio is on. CD or other Aux inputs will not active antenna. This is a good thing. Previous GM Olds Aurora would activate antenna when power was on regardless of which function was being used.

    Pros: good value for HD tuner. CD player works fine....... Lots of extras that most will not use. good value for the head unit.

    Cons: Display color is dim. No different color settings for display. Must have child like hands to manipulate some of the buttons. Must hold source button for 3-4 seconds to shutoff unit. Too long! need a quick on/off button.

    good sound especially for the price

    davidg from bridgeport, ct on 11/5/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good sound and Crutchfield techician made installation a breeze

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Gary from Indiana on 11/4/2013

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Purchased this radio to replace stock radio so I could hook up my XM radio using the aux cord. Very easy to set up and sounds great even wtih stock speakers. No complaints on price or quality. Crutchfield as always is the place to purchase my car audio.

    Pros: Ease of set-up. Volumb button is easy to control. Large source button for us older folks!

    Cons: None

    Good Stuff

    bshoer from Missouri on 11/4/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Replaced a factory unit for this unit....as soon as i put in a cd i could tell the difference, love this head unit. The sound and clarity is nice, the truck i installed it in has a good speaker system and all it needed was a good stereo. Alpine has always had a good rep. Its my first time actually listening to HD radio and it sounds crazy good. Easy to use NOT a first but I figured it out!

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    Wow

    Randy L from Loveland, CO on 10/30/2013

    1990 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Most awesome head unit - plenty of sound without an amp and drives my 6x9 kickers on the back deck very well.

    Pros: price, options HD Radio

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    MGilmour from Kearney, NE on 10/30/2013

    2000 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great value for the price.

    Pros: Value, HD radio, iPod input. Despite having to make minor mods it was just the thing I needed.

    Cons: It's a rather harsh blue display that doesn't match my existing control panel lighting. Also had to modify the old mount plates so new unit was neither too far in nor too far out.

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Anonymous from Portland. OR on 10/29/2013

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great value, easy to use and install

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-134HD Review

    George S from Bensalem, PA on 10/29/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a great unit for the price. The sound is great, easy to install and looks cool. Plus you get the Alpine quality.

    Pros: Just a great unit

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Annette from Espanola, New Mexico on 10/25/2013

    1969 Chevrolet Nova
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great stereo for the price. We installed it in our 1969 Nova, we did have to cut the dash for it to fit, there was no kit available for this car. Stereo sounds good we enjoy the easy access for use of a thumb drive or ipod.

    Pros: USB, aux, etc.

    Cons: don't fit in older vehicles without having to alter the existing dash.

    Great Unit Replacement

    Lance from Macon, GA on 10/25/2013

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was my 1st radio unit purchase and I am well pleased. This unit has all the features that I was looking for with the USB front input and auxiliary front input. The installation process into my tacoma was seamless and I have no experience in installing radios. The USB input works pefect and I love the fact that I can pause music off my flash drive just like it is a cd player. The radio picks up stations as well as my factory unit and the HD radio stations sound great.

    Pros: USB/flash drive capable/HD radio clarity/buttons are laid out in a good pattern

    Cons: I haven't found any yet.

    Great Car Stereo

    Anonymous from Sterling,Va on 10/21/2013

    2006 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a very nice car stereo. The sound is great with my stock 2006 Jeep Wrangler speakers. The installation was straight forward with Crutchfield's help. The pigtail was easy to solder so I only had to plug into the factory connectors. The mount kit worked as advertised. I had a question on a Sunday and Crutchfield's online and voice support was there to help.

    Pros: Read above.

    Cons: There is a little learning curve on the use of the device. My last stereo was an Alpine and this Alpine has some different controls. Not a big deal.

    cde-134hd

    mike from buffalo n.y. on 10/18/2013

    1999 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    nice radio made my girlfriend happy , and we all have to do that .

    Pros: looks nice , is easy to use ,sounds great.

    Cons:

    Great replacement radio!

    Sagehen from California on 10/14/2013

    1999 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    After my factory radio failed, I turned immediately to Crutchfield for the replacement. The new unit fits the car perfectly, and with the install kit it was not too hard to complete the job. This radio makes the speakers sound even better than brand-new, and I like the HD radio data too. Just wish there was a way to make the clock a constant display (without losing some of the other data on the screen).

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great radio!

    J-Steady from upstate, NY on 10/14/2013

    2001 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio for basic audio needs. Crutchfield supplies all the gear and needs to properly and easily install the radio. Only problem i've had with it is that the price dropped right after I purchased the unit.

    Pros: USB, Aux, HD radio, adaptability for amp, etc. cd.

    Cons: price fluctuates and the radio is a simple unit for the price: nothing special but a good starting point.

    Alpine CDE-134HD

    Snelson from SLC, Utah on 10/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit has all the features you might want. Looks great too.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great unit for the $$$

    fishingfox from Phoenix, AZ on 10/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Replaced an older Alpine unit because I wanted the HD Radio. I was very surprised at the improvement in sound quality

    Pros: Great price and sound. USB slot.

    Cons: No mute button.

    Great Car Stero

    Erin P from Globe, AZ on 9/25/2013

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500