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Pandora® control for Android™ and BlackBerry

Pandora lovers, good news: you can bring your stations in the car and play them through your speakers with Alpine's CDE-135BT CD receiver — all it takes is the free Pandora app and your Android or Blackberry smartphone. Android and BlackBerry users can connect via Bluetooth® and get full control over Pandora from the dash — while the app runs on your phone, you can change stations, skip and tag songs, and give a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" with the Alpine's controls.

Talk hands-free

Your callers will hear you loud and clear with the CDE-135BT fielding your calls. First, you can mount the included microphone somewhere in front of you so it'll have no problem picking up your voice. Next, the receiver lets you adjust the mic's gain to best match your speaking voice. You can also tweak the phone output and ring volume, so you won't go diving for the volume knob every time someone calls.

When a call comes in, you'll see your caller's phone number on the screen. You can answer the call by tapping the phone button on the front panel, or set up the receiver to answer all calls automatically. If someone else calls in, just tap the "2" key to activate call waiting.

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Stream your tunes, too

If your phone or another device supports Bluetooth music streaming, you can beam your tunes and control playback with the CDE-135BT. Alpine's Sound Expansion technology helps your streaming tunes sound their best.

Great for your iPod® and iPhone®

You can use the CDE-135BT's controls to navigate your iPod's music library, thanks to a convenient front-panel USB input. Passengers will love Passenger Control Mode, which lets them play DJ while you focus on driving. And let's not forget about what made Alpine famous in the first place — 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.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Alpine, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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

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 Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • full Pandora control for Android and BlackBerry over Bluetooth
    • plays all CDs and MP3 files
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with ten presets
    • high- and low-pass filters, subwoofer phase switch
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

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

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    Great for the price

    Written By Dgow, Upstate NY on Monday, August 26, 2013

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    This is a great system for the price...the Pandora feature is less interesting than hoped, but you can also connect with any Bluetooth audio source w/o the on unit controls, but works well anyway. Sound is great, good features, pretty easy to hook up. All in all I am pretty happy. The only complaint I would have is that the 'scan' feature on the radio will only stop on really strong signals and the search feature doesn't let you really move through the dial, so it is hard to find radio stations.

    Pros: Price, features

    Cons: Radio tuner

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    Written By vera t, gatesville, texas on Sunday, July 28, 2013

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    I am very satisfied with the alpine stereo I purchased for my daughter's truck. She is very excited to have a good sound system finally.

    Pros: easy access, blue tooth capable, easy installation, looks nice, sounds good

    Cons: no mic

    Great value, excelent quality

    Written By DaSkunk, Ojai,California on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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    I installed this unit in a 1931 Ford Hot Rod for a customer. Easy install and looks great! Alot of features for the money. Seems to be very well built. Crutchfield ships quick!

    Pros: Great value.

    Great Radio

    Written By mon, Nashville, Tn on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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    Great radio for the price. I replaced my factory radio with this one and I love it. Awsome sound quality even with my old factory speakers. The bluetooth quality is awsome. I love the USB feature. I don't carry CDs anymore. All my music are on my phone and thumb drive. Easy to install. I would recommend this if you don't want to get a touch screen radio.

    Pros: Great price, easy to install, lots of features

    Very big sound for a little $

    Written By SteveK, Shrewsbury, PA on Monday, July 22, 2013

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    I purchased this stereo to replace a 13 year old stereo that was still working fine. However, I wanted Bluetooth to allow me to couple with my phone. After hooking it up to my existing speakers, I was amazed at how much better it sounded compared to my older system (sounds like I'm in a concert hall sitting in the front row!). It was easy to install (even in my 31 year old mercedes). Bluetooth is easy to connect and couples without issue every time I hop in the car. Not the sexiest faceplate but it has a very intuitive.

    I've had it for a few weeks now and still love it. Highly recommend this unit. Great bang for the buck.

    Pros: Great sound. Solid, well built unit. Easy bluetooth coupling. Very nice sound for the $

    Cons: None so far

    Does the job! Alpine receiver with bluetooth rocks!

    Written By Anonymous, Honolulu, HI on Monday, July 22, 2013

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    I replaced an older Alpine receiver with the 135BT because of its bluetooth capacity. This unit gives me the hands-free capability to answer and receive calls on my iPhone 5. We don't have Pandora radio in HI so I can't comment on that. I am very pleased to drive safer via the bluetooth capability of this unit. By the way, the Alpine sound is superb! The Crutchfield representative did an excellent job in recommending this unit.

    Pros: Easy installation with an already Alpine harness. It took me about an hour.

    Cons: Not a big negative, but I'm not a fan of a CD-Rom manual. Alpine will send you a written owner's manual upon request. I plan on doing that.

    Excellent Head Unit

    Written By M, Vincennes, IN on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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    This is an excellent head unit, well worth the price. It's at a very good price point to begin with and far exceeds the performance of Sony, Kenwood, and Pioneer. I installed it in a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES with very little effort using an installation kit supplied by Crutchfield. Bluetooth connectivity works flawlessly and the added USB port in the front is a great convenience also.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy install, bluetooth connectivity, Alpine quality, great price point!

    Cons: The controls aren't what I would consider user friendly. They all work fine and the layout is good but the setup menus and navigation within them is awkward and needs some refinement. Fortunately you will only have to configure it once and hopefully never have to try to mess with adjusting much afterwards. The onboard EQ works great but again falls victim to the awkward menu system makes it difficult to navigate and adjust.

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    Written By DougF, Gardena, CA on Monday, July 15, 2013

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    Like the Bluetooth feature. A lot easier than wrestling with an earpiece.

    Good receiver overall, but poor BT mic reception

    Written By TR, Portland, OR on Monday, July 15, 2013

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    Like the receiver and and it functioned well accept for the sound quality withe BT micrphone. Everything else worked well and I really liked it. Pairing was easy and it automatically paired after starting the car. Sound quality was good. The problem was people could not understand me. I called my voice mail and listened to myself and it was bad. Tried changing the gain and BT enhancements, but nothing worked. Crutchfield customer service worked with me and finally took the receiver back and I am trying another unit. I am in a noisy work van and maybe in quiet car it might be better.

    Pros: music control! Music streaming

    Cons: BT Microphone sound

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    Written By Anonymous, Akron, OH on Sunday, July 14, 2013

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    Fit Perfect. No problems.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Abhijit, Mountain View, CA on Friday, July 12, 2013

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    Crutchfield advisors recommended me this product for my budget. The installation was a breeze with the supplied instructions. The bracket/fit kit was a blessing. Pricing was competitive with the market. I faced 2 issues during the install which support was able to guide me through. The sound on my factory speakers came to life (though i plan to change the front speakers for better clarity, mids and high frequency notes). I wish i had the money for the HD BT one. The radio FM quality is OK. The bluetooth sound quality is OK. I like how easy it is to browse through Pandora. Bluetooth sync to both my galaxy phones was FAST. Overall great production for the price.

    Pros: Great sound quality for uncompressed high-quality MP3s and brought my OEM speakers to life. Bluetooth sync is fast. Phone dialling & receiving is great. Pandora integration is a plus.

    Cons: I rated 4 in Sound Quality because Bluetooth sound is just OK (either through BT Audio or BT Pandora). Pandora sound better on my phone through regular computer speakers. I wish the codecs on the unit were better to handle it. I rated 4 on the Build Quality due to the awkward eject button of the face plate. It sticks out and is annoying the first couple of times you look at it. I agree with one reviewer wherein if you want to pause/stop you would accidentally hit the eject button.

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    Written By Love the Bluetooth and Audio Streaming Functionali, Chino Hills, CA on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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    A small price to pay for a great Tech upgrade. I look forward to driving with the Bluetooth Audio Streaming and Handsfree functionality. (I primarily use it - 95% Audio Streaming, 5% Traffic/News Radio). It's truly a great feature to have and I can't believe I waited this long.

    Pros: Sounds and looks great (especially with upgraded speakers). Blue illumination has a coolness factor. I like the single dial. Fairly user friendly.

    Cons: Have had a few pairing glitches with the Bluetooth Audio. If you pass the two minute mark after the head unit searches for your phone or change the audio source then later go back to the Bluetooth Audio, I have had to deal with no Bluetooth audio streaming until the end of the drive to shut off the car and restart (or mess with the phone and pair the phone again)-This defeats the purpose of Handsfree Phone. FWD and RWD buttons are small. The Owner's Manual may not give you all the info you need.

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    Written By wolf2435, Wolf Creek MT on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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    Great Product!!!!!!!!!!

    Pros: Easy Installation and very easy to use

    Cons: none

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    Written By Anonymous, peachtree city on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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    Love the way it works with Pandora

    Great buy

    Written By Anonymous, Garrettsville ohio on Sunday, July 07, 2013

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    Looks great, sounds great, but and it was supper easy to use and set all up. Also the blue tooth settings in it are great.

    Pros: Everything about

    Cons: Not one

    Complete package

    Written By MB280, Oak RIdge, NJ on Saturday, July 06, 2013

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    Unit had all the requirements needed. Online assistance was super. Fit like a glove and had all the MUST HAVEs.

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    Written By Tim D., Easton, MD on Monday, July 01, 2013

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    Love the sound quality. Like the way the bluetooth works over the radio, I had some issues connecting to my phone. Alpine was little help, but desperate I called Crutchfield and they had the solution. Next time I'll try Crutchfield's customer service department first. They made everything very easy. Good job Crutchfield!

    Pros: Looks of radio, ease of installation, bluetooth connectivity.

    Cons: Takes a while to get used to the controls.

    Alpine does it again

    Written By AustinC, Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, June 29, 2013

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    The best thing about this head unit is the build quality. My Kenwood Excelon X-395 head unit is no comparison to it at all. Whereas the Kenwood feels somewhat cheap, the Alpine feels extremely solid and well built. When I bought the Kenwood, it cost the same price as this Alpine.

    The sound quality is also wonderful. Crisp and clear. Once again better than the Kenwood. The Alpine also connects quickly to my iPod, unlike my Kenwood, which sometimes takes multiple attempts. I also really like the display on the Alpine. It is easy to read and looks much better than the Kenwood's display. The Alpine comes with a hard case for the face plate, but the Kenwood only comes with a soft case. I can't speak for how Kenwood's new line of head units compares to this, but I would imagine Alpine still has the advantage.

    Where the Alpine falls short is its options for expand-ability. The Kenwood has 6 channel, 4 volt preamps. It is ready to grow with your system. The Alpine has 2 channel, 2 volt preamps. Hardly any room for expanding. To get an Alpine that has 6 channel, 4 volt preamps you have to go on up into the $200 range. But I am sure it would be worth the extra money after seeing how great this head unit is.

    In Conclusion, if you are planning on building a system, buy the Kenwood or pay extra for a higher end Alpine. If not, then buy this. You won't be disappointed.

    Pros: Build Quality, Sound Quality, Features, Looks

    Cons: Expand-ability options

    Compact fully featured.

    Written By tho323, Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Friday, June 28, 2013

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    Lots of features, everything works great.

    Pros: I love the sound from Alpine units, through good speakers, and this one doesn't disappoint. Bluetooth features work really well. A really decent value for all the features included.

    Cons: Like most recent Alpine units, I don't find the setup very intuitive - but it's something you probably only do once and not often.

    Nice Receiver

    Written By Gordy, Upstate NY on Thursday, June 27, 2013

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    Nice inexpensive receiver. Sounds OK everything works. For the price you cant go wrong.

    Pros: Inexpensive, Sounds fine

    Cons: Sound quality streaming lacks clarity, usb sounds better.

    Great head unit

    Written By Jim, West Chester, pa on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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    Great unit Bluetooth works great

    Great receiver, Alpine does not disappoint

    Written By MP, Atlanta on Sunday, June 23, 2013

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    Purchased this receiver to replace a cheaper unit I had ordered earlier. I was disappointed with my previous unit. I had gone for a low price but regretted it later. Should have spent the extra cash and gotten the Alpine instead. I'm sure that other good brands have equivalent units and quality products. However, this is my third Alpine receiver and they get better each time. The FM/AM reception is quite good (it sucked with the replaced unit). The bluetooth connectivity is a bonus (although I'm having some problems using it). The front USB connection is great, very handy. I have not tried the mini phone plug yet, but I'm sure it will work well. The iPod support is good and easy to use, I love playing Pandora through the receiver. The sound quality is quite good although I might have to add an amp to drive the speakers to higher sound levels because with the top down it's hard to hear the sound. With the top up in my convertible, the sound is quite loud enough and of very good quality. Installation was straight forward and I am very pleased with my purchase!

    Pros: Good quality all around, good sound, stylish, fairly easy to use.

    Cons: none

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    Written By Jeff, San Antonio on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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    I didnt pay attention to the fact the USB option will only play MP3 files. Once i figured that out all I did was convert my WMA files to MP# and life is good. Love it.

    Excellent choice

    Written By EricD, Creedmoor, NC on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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    Replaced my stock radio with this unit and love it. It sounds great and I love the Bluetooth.

    Pros: Great unit for the money, lots of features

    Cons: I wish the backlight color could be changed to match dash lights

    Amazing!

    Written By F150, Iowa City,IA on Friday, June 21, 2013

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    Bought this to upgrade the OEM radio in my 2003 F150 Regular Cab. Liked the idea of having BT calling and Pandora hook ups. This radio is AMAZING. The features that it has are so much that I had to actually rate Ease of Use as a 3/5 (honestly there is that many options that it's a bit confusing navigating through all of it).

    The installation was seamless with the mounting kit and wiring harness that Crutchfield sent with it. Popped right into my dash without any modifications (note here: do not use the ISO mounting option if you want to have access to the wiring behind your unit without taking your dash apart).

    Wiring was fairly easy just attach lots of colored wires to the same colored wires. Note here: The black "chasis ground" wire and the black and white wire should all be grounded WITH the ground wire on the units wiring harness (it will have a spade on it). To accomplish this I simply wired the "chasis ground" and the black with white wire together and crimped a spade on it then threaded one of the OEM bolts in the back of the din (gold in color and attached to the OEM factory mount) through the spade and attached the units spade to that and tightened. The bolt is a 7MM and is a bit hard to get to but using the area where the vent goes allows for enough room to torque it down.

    A note on the Pandora BT feature; I was not getting it to work, make sure you start Pandora on your phone FIRST and then switch to BT Pandora.

    Long story short I am very impressed.

    Pros: BT features, Ease of Installation, Quality radio for an economical price!

    Cons: Almost to many features (HAHA), Not a huge fan of the mic used for the BT calling. Plugs into the back of the receiver and then has to be "ran" out of the dash and then placed somewhere. It has about 500 feet of cord so it's hard to find a good spot for it.

    Awesome

    Written By usngeo98, Texas on Thursday, June 20, 2013

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    I have always enjoy Alpine, and this module did not fail me. For the price it does not break the bank. it is a Bad A$$.

    Pros: Blue tooth, great range with your phone. easy to install

    Cons: for me just the double sided tape they use to secure the mic ( but not biggie).

    Replaced stock unit

    Written By Ross, Lilburn,GA on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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    Replaced the stock radio in my daughter's 2000 Altima. The instructions were very helpful. I ended up not needing the dash kit. I was supplied with two left brackets and no right bracket with the kit. The stock dash pocket fit with the new radio. That was the only hiccup in the whole process. The wiring harness was a great help. Lots of wires but I just had to match color for color. I didn't have to worry about cutting into the original wires. Definetly a time saver and I know very thing is connected correctly. My daughter loves thenew sounds. A great father-daughter project. I like the looks of the radio, it has a factory look to it. The button placement is good too. Easy for the old man to use. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase and the service

    Pros: Great looks and easy to use

    Cons: None yet

    Awesome sound Great Value

    Written By Randy, Berkley, Ma on Monday, June 17, 2013

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    Upgraded from stock stereo in my 2002 Jeep Wrangler. Very easy to do with the awesome directions. Little more wiring than I would care to do but a very easy install.

    Cons: Antena wire very loose connection retrofitted the old one to reuse

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    Written By cn, fayette,al on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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    good for the price

    Pros: good features

    Cons: instaall instructions could be better had to pull radio to plug microphone in

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    Written By DaleK, Peoria, AZ on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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    I installed this radio in my daughter's 2005 KIA Spectra 5 to replace the stock radio. She was looking for a reasonably priced radio that would allow her to connect to her iPhone to tap her music library and also use the bluetooth features of her phone. This radio met all the requirements.

    Pros: Great sound, great features for the price

    Cons: none really

    Installed in 97 Jeep Wrangler

    Written By rob d., Waycross, GA on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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    I bought this receiver to replace an old Sony receiver in my jeep. Install was an ease. Everything I needed was included in price. Sound quality was astounding, especially over the old Sony. The problem was with Pandora and my iPhone. I couldn't control even basic functions like skip and play/pause as advertised. I never tried pandora with an android. I read the problem lies with a firmware update that's needed. I never updated and sent it back to Crutchfield. They were happy to update for me but I exchanged for a pioneer unit. More iPhone compatible than the alpine, which is geared for android.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Too many source features, pandora didn't work with iPhone as advertised

    Installed Alpine CDE-135BT on my '91 3000GT

    Written By bert f., norwood, ma on Friday, June 14, 2013

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    I purchased and installed this head unit on my 3000GT because the factory CD player had finally failed and I missed playing my CD music while driving. The installation kit provided made connecting the head unit to my factory installed cabling easy using end-to-end crimping connectors. Did have an issue with no sound when first installed, but that turned out to be a problem with the wiring to one of my factory installed speakers. The controls are little tricky at first to get used to, but once you understand the set up, programming AM/FM stations is pretty easy. I plan to use it primarily to play CDs.

    Pros: Installation kit cables made hooking the head unit to the factory car's wiring easy. Scanning for AM/FM channels is also easy. I was able to use the factory fixture to install head unit into dash.

    Cons: Wished the time of day was displayed even when unit is off, but that is not the case. Unit mus be on and 'view' button pushed to display time on head unit LCD display.

    Great unit for the money!

    Written By esallgood, Peoria, IL on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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    This unit does everything advertised. Sound is great, it reads folders on my usb stick better than I had hoped it to, and the Pandora integration is awesome (if only I had unlimited data on my phone to use this more often...).

    Overall though, I am quite pleased with the unit. Looks and sounds great!

    Pros: Sound is great, it reads folders on my usb stick better than I had hoped it to, and the Pandora integration is awesome (if only I had unlimited data on my phone to use this more often...).

    Cons: The only issues I have are with the interface. For instance, there is no mute button, so to shut it up fast, you have to twist the volume knob, which takes a lot longer. The pause button is not ergonomic, to my mind, and is hard to get to. And since the power button is also the source button, even turning the unit off can take a long time.

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    Written By Lenny D, Middletown, PA on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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    Picked this head unit after looking at several other manufacturers and I am extremely satisfied with my decision. Plus the price break made that much more attractive - great buy for the price.

    Pros: Easy install, great sound quality and bluetooth capabilities for hands free phone and pandora

    Cons: None so far

    Seamless fit!

    Written By M, DANA POINT,CA on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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    Finally someone came up with a stereo that can just plug into the OEM BME Amp... It works and sounds better than original. This is so much better than ripping the whole car apart to install an aftermarket that does not fit! Bluetooth to phone and pandora WOW fantastic for the price! ASE Master Tech

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Faceplate rim needed a little work to get it to snap into place. No big deal!

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    Written By AndyH, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great value for the money; easy to install, fairly easy to set up. Once you are connected, it is a piece of cake to operate.

    Rokin the Alpine

    Written By MikeS, Hanover, PA on Monday, June 03, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great price, great features, easy install, super customer service

    Pros: bluetooth, iphone compatibility, usb and aux input on THE FRONT of the receiver. I also found there is an easy alpine amp upgrade that is plug and play

    Cons: none so far

    Sounds Great and Nice Price

    Written By DanC, Carlisle, PA on Monday, June 03, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice features and great price

    Pros: Nice features looks good installation kit made the job look professional and neat

    Cons: Buttons are way too small for me to use while driving. No song titles from Ipod

    A Very Good Receiver For The Price

    Written By Troy, San Jose, CA on Sunday, June 02, 2013

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

    First, I have to say Crutchfield customer service rep (Doug) is amazing. I've always used factory radio, so never had to buy and install one myself. I gave Doug my truck (1994 model) description with/BT as the main requirement, and he put this package together for me. I'm very satisfied with this. Now, I have great sounds and also hands free, when I'm in my old truck. So I'll definitely come back to Crutchfield again for audio needs. This definitely beats other sites, where I need to find all the needed items myself. It's not that hard, but Doug I didn't have to do anything.

    Now onto the receiver. It was to my surprised that this unit has a removable face plate, because I didn't find that in the prod description at all. This is definitely a plus and I'm glad, as it will deter/avoid stupid people from breaking in my truck for it. The unit looks very sleek and I absolutely love the blue lighting. The installation was a breeze, thanks to the instructions included. The receiver itself is very easy to use and navigate. My Samsung GS2 paired up with it easily as well. I didn't have to enter any code. Immediately, I was able to make calls. I took off one star because a few areas aren't straight forward, but one can figure it out.

    Overall, I really love this receiver for my old truck.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great thus far for my needs; and the radio face is removable.

    Cons: Radio doesn't have option to enable song name and author from the radio stations.

    Great

    Written By Anonymous, Lockport, NY on Saturday, June 01, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great setup for my Firebird, plus CrutchField gave me a free mounting bracket. 1 hour install for a beginner.

    alpinecde135bt

    Written By craig w, diana wv on Friday, May 31, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    easily installed and sounds great at a very good price

    Great for the price!

    Written By Chez R, Rockland, NY on Monday, May 27, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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