Meet Alpine's fully-loaded receiver
If you're looking for a do-it-all car stereo or have eyes on building a system, Alpine's CDE-HD138BT CD receiver packs a serious punch. You'll get features like an HD Radio® tuner, built-in Bluetooth®, and Pandora® Internet radio control. Alpine's legendary sound quality rounds out the package, along with plenty of audio adjustments.
Built-in HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging
Alpine's HD Radio tuner lets you tune in digital AM/FM broadcasts, significantly pumping up the sound quality. Participating FM stations sound about as good as a CD, while AM stations sound like traditional FM. Plus while your iPod®'s connected and you've got an HD Radio station tuned in, you can "tag" songs you like for later purchase from the iTunes® store.
Bluetooth: it's not just for calling hands free
You may already know that Bluetooth offers a hands-free calling solution while you're on the road. That's still true, but now it gives you a whole lot more. If your phone or another device supports Bluetooth music streaming, you can beam your tunes and control playback with the CDE-HD138BT. You won't get full control this way, but you can perform some basic functions like track up and track down. Best of all, no wires are needed.
But of course, you can still talk hands-free, and Alpine helps make sure you and your callers can understand each other. First, you can mount the included microphone in a good spot 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. And, last of all, this Alpine downloads up to a thousand names from your phonebook, and allows you to search by alphabet to find the number you want.
Put Pandora® in your dash
Alpine gives you Pandora right where you want it — in your dash. You can change stations, skip tracks, and rate songs just like you do online. Your smartphone and a free Pandora app are the key. Android™ and BlackBerry® users get full control through the Bluetooth® connection, while iPhone® lovers get basic control (play, pause, track up) over USB. connection.
Add satellite radio
Satellite radio lovers, you're in luck — the CDE-HD138BT works with SiriusXM's SXV200 tuner, which lets you dial in your favorite programming plus get some cool features. You can pause and rewind live programming, get game and music alerts, and even tag songs you like while your iPod's connected.
Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the CDE-HD138BT, 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.