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Convenience at a smart price

The CDE-147BT CD receiver kicks off Alpine's line of Bluetooth® equipped receivers for 2013. It lets you make and take calls hands-free when you're in the car, so you can keep your attention on the road while you talk — no fumbling for the phone or driving with one hand in busy traffic. And you can stream audio from your Bluetooth devices too, with receiver control of basic functions like "track up" and "track down." Plus, Alpine's Quad illumination lets you choose from four different colors for the receiver's control buttons for a style that'll work in your car.

Sound quality customization with social networking

Alpine's new TuneIt App lets you tap into the power of your Android™, iPhone®, and the cloud to customize this receiver's sound output for your car. Download the TuneIt app and you'll have access to over 3000 custom sound parameters from Alpine's servers. The sound parameters tailor the CDE-147BT's 9-band equalizer, digital time correction, high- and low-pass filters, and Media Xpander to tune your system to match your car model, car type, and listening position. And you can share your custom settings with others and even get feedback through Facebook.

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Choose from four different button colors.

Media options

The CDE-147BT offers a handy front-panel auxiliary input and a rear USB port with an extension cable. Alpine's App Direct Mode lets you control basic playback and view metadata from many iPhone music apps, and you'll have full control over the music stored on your iPhone or iPod® when connected by USB. Of course you can enjoy your CDs too, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files.

System expansion

Want more power? You can add Alpine's KTP-445A Power Pack, a compact plug-and-play solution that brings this receiver's power output up to 45 watts RMS per channel. Or you can hook up conventional external amplifiers to the three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs to create a killer system for your ride.

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
    • App Direct Mode for basic control of select music apps
    • compatible with Alpine KTP-445A Power Pack amplifier
    • detachable face with Quad Illumination
    Audio features:
    • 9-band parametric equalizer with 11 preset tone curves
    • digital time correction
    • TuneIt app for access to over 3000 custom sound parameters
    • built-in high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer level and phase controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

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

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    Written By Brian, Plattsburgh, NY on Monday, April 07, 2014

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    Traded my pt cruiser three years ago, and with it my old Panasonic ghost 1083... I upgraded my speakers in my Ranger but never got around to swapping out that low fi Ford/pioneer unit. Install of the new unit took about 20 min.. Great sound, good solid feel to the controls

    Pros: Easy pairing with my nexus 4

    Cons: Would have liked to change the display text from white., also save some grief and download the full manual from alpine, the quick start guid redefines vague.

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    Written By Anonymous, United States on Friday, April 04, 2014

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    Great product. Love the sound. The bluetooth is great. Phone works well without that echo. On screen caller id which is a plus.And streaming music with bluetooth works great also. Radio is clear even with poor signal. One of the nicest decks ive had. Great deck for a single din.

    Pros: Bluetooth. Usb input. Easy to use. Sounds great. Easy install.

    Cons: Colors are only blue, green,red, and orange.

    Awesome deck

    Written By Falcon3, Atwater, CA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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    Great deck loaded with features at a good price. Hooked up with the 445A amp and it rocks

    Pros: Loaded with features

    Cons: None yet

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    Written By JimL, Simi Valley,CA on Monday, March 10, 2014

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    Good unit for what i needed, the blue-tooth is easy to use, is why I purchase it in the first place. Is nice n loud without any amp, still getting used to my new receiver.

    Pros: good unit for my budget, love the blue-tooth, sounds good for what it is.

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-147BT

    Written By Milo, Ashland, OR on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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    This head unit is awesome - more features than a Swiss Army knife. Easy install, menus are intuitive, sounds great even without an amp.

    Pros: Feature packed, easy to use, great Bluetooth features, super tuner

    Cons: Won't toast bread

    great receiver!!

    Written By Norm, Stuart, FL on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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    easy to install, easy to adjust the parameters and great sound! The only problem that I had was getting Pandora to work on the stereo. I made all the settings for Pandora to work, but still wouldn't work ...said "no connection". The fix was to "RESET" the receiver ...the little red button under the face of the receiver. PANDORA launches when I start my truck. Love this receiver!!

    Pros: sounds, easy to use, Bluetooth and Pandora

    Cons: reset should have been a note in the install directions to get Pandora to work on the receiver.

    Great product!!

    Written By Toby C, Rockwall, TX on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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    It's an Alpine!! So of course it's going to be a great receiver. I love the blue tooth, no more input cables scattered everywhere. Even in my Jeep Wrangler, talking on the phone with the blue tooth is outstanding.

    Pros: Blue tooth capability

    Cons: A tad bit slow searching for blue tooth when there are multiple devices. But nothing unbearable.

    Alphine CDE-147BT

    Written By JeremiahP, Florida on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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    Bought this head unit to replace a factory stereo which had no auxiliary or USB input. While my 2 main requirements have been fulfilled, I decided to spend more for Bluetooth and Pandora features. The Bluetooth has been okay, didn't have any trouble connecting my Galaxy S4, but it does tend to frequently drop the sound momentarily. It happens, as far as I have noticed, after a new track has started on my phone. If this is more of a failure of my device, I haven't had a chance to compare it to any others. As for the Pandora, I have tried everything I can think of to get this feature to work with no success. I have read around the web that it's pretty much a no-go on my particular model, and possibly with Android phones in general. Sound quality seems pretty good, and the menus are quite intuitive.

    Pros: Easy Bluetooth connection, decent sound quality, intuitive menus

    Cons: Bluetooth sound drops out, no Pandora

    Alpine

    Written By Matt, NH on Thursday, February 06, 2014

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    Well...it's an Alpine. Look no further than that. Great head unit. Works great with my iPod Touch 4 both wired via USB and streaming BT. Does everything it says it will and well. Very fair price for it's capabilities.

    Pros: Alpine

    Cons: None

    Never had a better unit

    Written By RickM, Olympia, WA on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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    I only gave it three stars for coolness factor because I'm sure there are "cooler" units out there depending on the coolness measure of the day, but coolness is not something I care about. I like results, and this unit delivers. It was easy to install, it's easy to navigate (no small accomplishment in this tech-heavy day and age, and I'm an older guy who didn't grow up with technology, so I really appreciate a modern unit that isn't mystifying. If who I am sounds anything like you, buy it. You'll thank me later.

    Pros: Quality sound Easy to install Easy to navigate - love the big button to change sources, the fact that touching any button on the unit turns it on Also like that it has a quiet display, not some laser-light show that distracts you while you're driving.

    Cons: None. None. NONE.

    LOVE THIS STEREO!!!

    Written By Jerry, Mount Vernon, Ohio on Monday, February 03, 2014

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    This alpine head unit has all the bells and whistles, the tune it app is one of the coolest features if you ask me, i love the fact that i can tune the stereo a certain way for different applications and not lose my precious settings,some of you know what i am talking about.

    Pros: there are tons of pros, where do you begin

    Cons: a little difficult to use at first but once you understand how this unit works, its amazing, so no real cons for me at least

    Great Alpine Product!!

    Written By Travis H., Central Nebraska on Monday, February 03, 2014

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    This head unit is fantastic if your biggest concern is quality. With 4 amp pre-outs to connect to an external amplifier and a 9 band equalizer it is designed to have the capacity to make your vehicle sound exactly the way you want it to. The quality of the head unit seems to be great also, I've had mine out a few times and drive some terrible roads and nothing has begun to fall apart or anything like that. I feel like they did spend their time working on the crucial parts, which I appreciate. It's a reliable HU with tons of features you just need to know how to use. For a person who is just looking for a good HU to put in their car and sound good with a factory EQ setting, like the ROCK setting, it does have those simple features, but for someone like me who has put in a full set of upgraded speakers an amp and additional tweeters in my Ram 1500 Quad Cab, it has potential that is unmatched in this price point. Where they did unfortunately skimp is in the display options. I like the choice of 4 colors you get, especially the classic green that works well in my truck, but so much more potential. And also, maybe it's just how I have my itunes info set up, but the way the preset displays are, I can't have any track info on the screen with the time. Just the song number and time. 3 lines of text would have been better than the 2 it has, but honestly, I can deal with that for everything else I get.

    Pros: Fantastic Head Unit. Tune-It app takes some getting used to, but works well on my Ipod. Set up perfectly for the audiophile who wants to unleash all the potential that a song has in their vehicle.

    Cons: More emphasis on "the cool factor" in the displays etc. Takes some getting used to, to set up perfectly, but worth the time.

    2003 mustang Mach 1000 system

    Written By Diane, Ky on Saturday, February 01, 2014

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    Fairly easy to install for a non motor head. Sounds good with the existing sound system and speakers. Blue tooth works great for phone calls.

    Pros: Price, looks, functionality

    Cons: Will take some time to learn all the functionality.

    Amazing technology

    Written By James, Florida on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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    The sound quality of the 147BT is absolutely perfect. It reminds me a lot of the old-school audiophile Alpine 7909 CD deck. The sound is bright and clean with no distortion at all. I am hearing parts of songs that I have never heard before. The factory eq curves are good but for me it sounds best with my own custom curve. I have stored several curves in memory which makes changing the sound easier while driving. It is also great to have bass and treble controls to be able to tweak the sound without having to access the user eq while driving. There are a lot of parameters and settings for the eq and time alignment so it is best to set those while parked. It took me some time to get the sound set up how I wanted it but once I got it set I really do not need to adjust it much. The 147BT is the deck to buy if you want great sound quality. I have had several other brands over the last few years and this 147BT is light-years ahead of any other deck out there. The sound quality is so sharp and digitally accurate that it could almost be called clinical. The deck is definitely high power, the internal IC is good and loud but also sounds good at lower levels too. The Blue Tooth is amazing both in its function and quality of the phone call. It paired up right away with my Galaxy S4 and the calls are crystal clear on both ends. I put the mic on the edge of my headliner above the rear view mirror, and it works great there. Ipod/USB search functions are easy to operate while driving.

    Pros: Absolutely the best sound quality you can buy. Easy to operate while driving, once you learn the controls. Blue Tooth and Ipod integration are perfect, my Ipod has never sounded this good. Bass/Treble/Fader/Balance are easy to adjust the sound while driving. Display is easy to see in sunlight. I was glad to be able to select the old familiar Alpine green backlighting. The Media Expander is the best compressed music enhancer I have heard on any deck available today. Deck looks good in my dash.

    Cons: The 147BT has good bass when you set the eq for it but I wish it had a loudness or bass enhancer function in addition to the Media Expander. The eq can be a bit daunting if you don't know how to set a parametric eq. I did not care much for the Tune-It app, I much prefer to set the eq and other sound features via the faceplate. Owner's manual is on a disc. I had no way to view it in my truck so I just downloaded and printed it from the Alpine web site.

    great radio!!!!!!!!

    Written By Shawn Surich, Canonsburg PA on Saturday, January 25, 2014

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    Nice radio for the price you an not beat it. Takes a little getting use to the controls but once you do its fine. Great features for the price .

    Pros: great sound and customization

    Cons: takes a little getting use to the controls.

    SIMPLY AMAZING !!!

    Written By Chris A, Lake, MS on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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    First, lets remember this unit is just under $200. You will not find one with more features in this price range. Alpine is THE BEST for audiophiles. I cant believe this thing's bluetooth quality with my samsung rugby. I was able to mount the mic on the center of the dash gauge trim panel ( P, R, N, D, 2, 1) and then snap the panel right back on. I was able to carry on a conversation while i was in the passenger seat of my 03 F150. Add IPOD, PANDORA and DROID controls and you just cant beat this unit!!!!!!!!!! (for $200)

    Pros: Everything but especially alpine sound quality

    Cons: NONE

    Good but not perfect.

    Written By jawjatek, Cumming, GA on Monday, January 20, 2014

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    Good sound and good features, but bluetooth is a bit dodgy with my new HTC One. Sometimes it doesn't pair, and the voice quality is low. Also the fan is noisy and runs all the time, even if you switch off the power IC (I use an external amp).

    Pros: Good sound, full of features, 9-band eq.

    Cons: Big ugly source button, fan runs all the time and is noisy, bluetooth sound quality is poor and operation is sometimes flaky.

    Not Great, Just OK

    Written By Justin G., Murfreesboro, TN on Thursday, January 09, 2014

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    Nothing really wrong with this HU, it just does not deliver all it could at the price point. At this price point there are other brands that have more features (HD Radio). My real beef is with Alpine's smart phone app. I went with this unit because of the Alpine TuneIt App that allows you to adjust many of the unit's controlls, especically the 9-band parametric EQ. The App is just plain garbage. I expect more out of Alpine. It crashes frequently, it is not intuttive. It is easier to use the roatry dial on the HU for set up and there are things the app can't do, like control volume and select a source. The App designers wasted a lot of energy on social networking instead of adding more features. Guess what Alpine? I don't want everybody on Facebook knowing that I have an Alpine. I am very happy with Crutchfield. The local audio shops try to upsell me, and never want to take the time to compare products. The local big electronics chains are all staffed by kids that know less about car audio than I do. Installation was a snap thanks to Crutchfield's instructions.

    Pros: Sounds good, lots of and audio controls. Crutchfield is great.

    Cons: TuneIt App is useless. No HD radio, CD player will not play AAC files.

    very nice

    Written By bk, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    First Alpine-grade head unit I've ever bought and am very pleased. Sound quality is wonderful with Toyota 4runner factory speakers; might upgrade to an amp but for now I'm happy. The phone bluetooth is great-- sound in and out is great; no one realizes I'm on a speaker. The BT pickup on my iPhone is also great-- it picks up my music right away. The only problem is that I now need to go rip a bunch more music at higher bps to take advantage of the better sound!

    Pros: Great sound, pretty easy to install and operate-- easier to just go thru the buttons and figure them out than to try to use the instructions.

    Cons: As with other i found the owners manual too minimal and the CD with real instructions a pain to deal with. Just print the dang thing out so we don't have to look things up on the desktop and go back outside to try it out.

    excellent product from Alpine

    Written By dale, Emerald, PA on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    easy to install with Crutchfields installation hardware and instructions included free with my purchase. The hard part was reading through all the settings in the manual and actually making them work properly along with my Androids settings. Bluetooth took a little experimenting to get it paired, but most of that was in my phone's settings. Pandora is excellent, Bluetooth calling works well, and of course the sound quality is top notch which is why I got an Alpine. It just took a little persistence with the settings and alot of experimenting with the sound control. Overall after a few days of listening I am extremely pleased with the performance of this receiver and would absolutely recommend it to everyone with a 5 star rating.

    Pros: superb sound quality, nice look and feel, easy to install, Pandora is my favorite feature along with the hands free phone calling through Bluetooth

    Cons: A little complicated to get everything set up and adjusted......... almost like a mini computer with all the settings. Be persistant and read, read, read again the instructions on the CD ROM. Eventually you will get the setup completed and have a wonderful system. TuneIt app is a little finicky to get connected, but after a call to Alpine's customer service I got it working. Haven't actually used it yet since the unit has its own sound controls in the settings.

    Alpine CDE-147BT

    Written By DanF, Charlotte, NC on Friday, December 20, 2013

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    Once I had the unit installed and I played with all the buttons I have arrived at a great sounding unit. Directions are vague and provided little help. Easier to "push buttons" Good features with BlueTooth, phone and Pandora.

    Pros: Great sound capability once you learn how to use it.

    Cons: Poor directions for use. Did not get much support from Crutchfield even though expressed disappointment several times. Almost returned the unit. One tech told me the Polk Audio speakers needed a "break-in" period, which would improve sound. No one ever offered a walk-through of features and adjustments.

    Cool gear

    Written By Reggie, Gautier ms on Friday, December 13, 2013

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    Head unit is very easy to use. Sound quality is great for me and look great in my truck.

    Pros: Easy to see and use great sound when playing or even making a phone call using Bluetooth. Very happy with my purchase.

    Cons: Can't think of anything bad aboud the unit. Works for me!

    Great Stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Vancouver, WA on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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    Great bang for the buck. I miss the old look of the Alpine decks with the multiple buttons on the left side, and find the square button to be a bit boring, but this CD player really delivers on features and performance. Making phone calls through the unit is very nice. The CDE-147BT plays nice with the iPhone and the TuneIt app. Found a sweet audio set-up using the app. Very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Great sound, menus are easy to navigate, CD playback sounds great, making calls trough the unit is easy and sounds great on both ends of the phone call. Good color choices for changing the look of the HU.

    Cons: Not as attractive as Alpine decks of the past (not a fan of the square button dominating the faceplate).

    alpine head unit

    Written By dale, wi on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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    shipping was fast and installing was easy and enjoyable and the sound is awesome, hooking up my smartphone was easy and simple not like others who had problems I have not had any problems like others I have installed!!!

    Pros: great sound and the usb hookup is great the oly thing you must format the usb card with fat not fat 32

    Cons: none that I have

    Alpine Head Unit

    Written By Larry, Clarksville, VA on Thursday, December 05, 2013

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    Alpine bujilds a great head unit, and having bluetooth capability on this unit fit my needs perfectly.

    Pros: Nice look, easy to use menu

    Cons: hard to find power off button

    Works good sounds good

    Written By Jose, Bloomington,ca on Friday, November 29, 2013

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    Works good looks good sounds good

    Pros: Cheap for the features It's alpine

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    Written By M. Taft, Endicott, NY on Monday, November 11, 2013

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    Other than a few minor things I am very pleased with this deck! I am a HUGE fan of Alpine decks. I had a little trouble pairing my DROID RAZR to it but that was because the instructions weren't written as well as they could be... BUT tech support came to the rescue and after they told me the one thing the instructions didn't it was easy as pie!!!

    I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase experience with Crutchfield and now wonder why I didn't always buy from them. I had a few minor issues during the install but they were very helpful and very courteous (Dale, Wes, & Chris in tech support). When you go to purchase a deck from Crutchfield talk to a guy named Ziggy... great salesman, courteous, professional, and knows his product!

    Pros: It's Alpine... enough said.

    Cons: The multi-colored ability of the deck is really cool I just wish the green was a slightly different shade and that the number/text display were the same color as the rest of the face plate... they don't change with the color you choose.

    Great Item! (iphone 5, nissan titan)

    Written By Angel, Pryor, OK on Friday, November 08, 2013

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    This is my third alpine radio i have bought over the years. Once again very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great with my iPone I was surprised it came with a usb extension fairly easy to use controls

    Cons: I do not like how it takes up about a 1 inch of the display screen with the source icon.

    Very please (Android phone)

    Written By Honest Fellow, Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday, November 03, 2013

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    This deck is great, sounds great and works well with my S4. I can stream audio, hands free calling. The deck supports voice dialing if your phone supports it, I am guessing this was for an Iphone because it said my S4 was not supported. Now that being said when I tried it would tell me that the phone was not supported but Svoice would fire up on my phone and it would voice dial if the phone could hear me.

    The streaming Bluetooth plays any music my phone is playing with a few functions. I do not use Pandora so I know no idea how that works. I use Spotify and it played it with no problems and I could change the song from the deck controls.

    I bought this for the streaming bluetooth and the sound quality. Both of which work great, So I am a happy camper.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy install, a nice amount of customization with all the sound settings. AMAZING radio pick ups! I found stations I didn't even know were in my city since my factory deck zoomed right past them.

    Cons: The user manual is 100% online or on the supplied CD. Which is ok, unless you want to read it while you are in front of the deck. You will need a laptop, smartphone or any various tablet to slowly scroll through all 58 digital pages. Wish there were more display animation. (just words now)

    Needs Android

    Written By gormanp, Paramus NJ on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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    Looks Great and Sounds Awesome. For the price this unit blows away all the double dins at double and triple the price.

    Pros: Great sound, Multiple options (Radio, CD, iPod and auxiliary input, which I use for satellite radio) and Many ways to adjust the sound.

    Cons: No app for Android. Equalizer is manualy putting in frequencies, instead of slides.

    Always wanted an Alpine

    Written By jrmac23, Katy, TX on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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    Installed in a 04' Dodge Stratus. Sounds great, had to adjust the Sub amp for a louder output. The amount of ways (Bluetooth, USB, AUX) you can connect to hear music and not limited to just either Radio or CD's is great. Once you figure out all the sub categories each menu item has, it is easy to adjust settings. The TuneIt app is almost pointless since you can do all your adjustments right on the HU.

    Pros: Many ways to connect music

    Cons: Multiple layers of menu chapters

    Alpine CDE-147BT

    Written By Doug, Lodi, CA on Monday, October 21, 2013

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