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Alpine CDE-HD148BT

CD receiver

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Alpine CDE-HD148BT

Overview

Our take on the Alpine CDE-HD148BT

The CDE-HD148BT CD receiver will appeal to AM/FM radio fans everywhere with its built-in HD Radio™ tuner. Stations broadcasting an HD Radio signal offer a digital signal with FM that sounds nearly on par with a CD, and smooth -sounding AM that doesn't crackle with static on those hot summer nights. And many HD Radio stations offer multicasting, letting you enjoy different programming options on the same frequency. If you want to take your radio listening to the outer limits, you can also add a SiriusXM tuner to this receiver (subscription required) and enjoy unparalleled choices in news, talk, sports, and commercial-free music.

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The best-sounding radio

The CDE-HD148BT CD receiver will appeal to AM/FM radio fans everywhere with its built-in HD Radio™ tuner. Stations broadcasting an HD Radio signal offer a digital signal with FM that sounds nearly on par with a CD, and smooth -sounding AM that doesn't crackle with static on those hot summer nights. And many HD Radio stations offer multicasting, letting you enjoy different programming options on the same frequency. If you want to take your radio listening to the outer limits, you can also add a SiriusXM tuner to this receiver (subscription required) and enjoy unparalleled choices in news, talk, sports, and commercial-free music.

HD Radio
Alpine CDE-HD148BT

The CDE-HD148BT can tune into the improved sound quality of HD Radio stations.

Bluetooth® safety and convenience

Built-in Bluetooth 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 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 from the cloud

The Alpine 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 Alpine TuneIt App and you'll have access to over 3000 custom sound parameters from Alpine's servers. The sound parameters tailor the CDE-HD148BT'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.

Plenty of listening options

The CDE-HD148BT features a handy front-panel auxiliary input and a rear USB port with extension cable. Plug into the USB port for full control over the music stored on your iPhone or iPod®, while Alpine's App Direct Mode lets you control basic playback and view song/artist info from many iPhone music apps. Of course you can enjoy your CDs too, including recordable discs.

System expansion

Want more power? You can add Alpine's KTP-445 Power Pack amplifier, 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 cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

I had alpine in all of my cars, I love the fact that I can take the face off. The sleek smooth of the blue n red;green bring it to your liking.

Sounds, Washing dc

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What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Face (attached)
  • Wiring harness
  • Hard plastic face case
  • 5' USB extension cable (w/ a female USB type-A connector on one end and a male USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Microphone w/ attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector (inside face case)
  • Sun-visor bracket (inside face case)
  • Two-sided tape (inside face case)
  • 4 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • Face fixing screw
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Reference Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Online Product Registration
  • Computer Requirements booklet

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
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • 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
    • Alpine TuneIt App for access to over 3000 custom sound parameters
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT Reviews

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    126 Reviews

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Sounds from Washing dc on July 28, 2016

    2009 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I had alpine in all of my cars, I love the fact that I can take the face off. The sleek smooth of the blue n red;green bring it to your liking.

    Pros: Sounds great n plays well.

    Cons: No cons

    Awesome upgrade to old stock Bose system

    Written by: Bob from Mobile, AL on July 27, 2016

    2000 GMC Yukon Denali
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this head unit to replace the OEM Bose system in a 2000 Yukon while upgrading the speakers to Alpine Type R but leaving the OEM Bose Amp and Subwoofer as I wasn't ready to replace them at this time. This unit has greatly exceeded my expectations but particularly in its Pandora functionality and with other bluetooth features. I have a budget friendly LG Stylo2 running 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) which was released late 2015. My phone has connected with bluetooth each time I've gotten in the vehicle in the two months since the install. I really like how after only about 15 seconds the bluetooth connection is made and if the source is set to Pandora my current channel immediately starts playing. I used the Metra wiring integration device and also removed the separate Bose single disk CD player and installed a replacement pocket which holds my USB cable and the microphone which I attached with a small piece of velcro. The sound quality for phone calls and for music is excellent. Since I do not like the stock Bose Subwoofer in the Yukon I turned it off on the head unit and if I had a criticism of the unit it is that this did not completely silence the subwoofer. However, I installed the Alpline TuneIt app on my phone and used it to turn off the lowest bandwidth range which effectively silenced the subwoofer completely. Plus the overall sound is much better when TuneIt is used.

    Pros: Great variety of sources including HD radio, USB, AUX, music CD, and Pandora. The bluetooth and Pandora functions using my phone are excellent. Very good sound quality and the ability to apply 9 band equalization with the TuneIt app. Very good music sound quality and also for phone calls.

    Cons: Subwoofer off setting did not completely silence that speaker. Saving and retrieving settings on the TuneIt app is clunky but effecdive.

    Very Pleased!

    Written by: J. R. from Brenham, TX on July 25, 2016

    2001 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    First Alpine unit I've purchased since the early 70's. Very pleased with sound quality, ease of use, etc. Display is easy to read day or night. Also added the plug and play Alpine amp, really boosts already great sound quality. Also purchased the available remote.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: None

    Nice

    Written by: Mayo from Yonkers, NY on July 24, 2016

    2003 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good price and awesome sound

    Pros: Good quality

    Cons: None

    98 5.9LTD & Alpine

    Written by: TigerTactical from Madison, MS on July 19, 2016

    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Just installed 2 of these. 1 went in an 87 Grand National the 2nd went in my Jeep 5.9. Also in taller the PACSWI in the Jeep. Both installs went in flawlessly and Crutchfield included everything needed. The only thing I wish I had was more eq options, like separate front back eq. This head unit is a Swiss army knife with connectivity (source) options.

    Pros:

    Cons: None really.

    Simply Awesome.

    Written by: Armando R from Houston, TX on July 17, 2016

    2002 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome unit. I had bought the cde-153bt and was disappointed with the blue tooth connectivity. This unit Connects easy to my Samsung Galaxy 5 active with no problems. Solid head unit great clear and crisp sound even with the stock speakers. I've always been a Kenwood guy, but after listening to an Alpine unit in another friends car i decided to give Alpine a shot. Definitely not disappointed with this head unit!

    Pros: Crisp clear sound. Easy Bluetooth connectivity. Easy to read screen, does not wash out with sun.

    Cons: Wish it came with a remote.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT Review

    Written by: John from Tacoma, WA on July 14, 2016

    2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo sounds much better and has so many more options than the stock receiver. Crutchfield support is amazing, and installation was a breeze. I am going to purchase the same product for my other car.

    Pros: Great sound quality and ease of use.

    Cons: None, other than a slight vibration from behind the dash that I should be able to diagnose.

    2003 Jeep

    Written by: John B from Murray, KY on July 10, 2016

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

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

    Nice radio with many functions. I wanted to add Bluetooth and got so much more. I'm extremely happy with this purchase. The sound quality is amazing.

    Pros: Many functions, great sound quality, and reasonably priced.

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE HD148BT Perfect for BMW

    Written by: RW KIng from Yorktown Heights, NY on July 10, 2016

    2003 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very easy to install and setup is easy also. Excellent sound with the Focal speakers in the car, couldn't ask for anything better.

    Pros: Looks great in dash sound quality hard to beat Ipod play is great sound iq is very high

    Cons: does not have separate bass button that's all I can think off

    Very nice head unit

    Written by: JT from Martinsburg, WV on July 6, 2016

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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

    Had originally planned to keep the stock head unit in my Jeep for a "stock appearance" to deter theft. I've already upgraded all my speakers and added a compact powered sub under the driver's seat and have generally been happy with the overall sound although I knew adding an aftermarket head unit would improve the overall sound. I've just finished installing this and have done some basic setup and tweaking. My initial impressions are very good. Nice sound quality. A wide range of sound adjusting options for a single DIN unit, and at the current price, this is a bargain with everything this unit can do. If you're looking for a single DIN unit and are more interested in sound quality and sound adjustment options than a lot of other things that other head units tailor to, you may want to consider the CDE-HD148BT

    Pros: Three pair of 4 volt pre-outs, detachable face, multitude of sound adjustment options, switchable 4 color illumination.

    Cons: None that I've encountered in the short time I've owned the unit

    Clear sound power to spare

    Written by: Craig from Royal Oak, MI on July 4, 2016

    1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the first Alpine head unit that I have had I n a while. Alpine never disappoints! I had a cheaper head unit in my classic hot rod and decided that Alpine would suit my classic cruiser just fine. Sounds awesome from HD radio to Skrillex to Bob Seger, all awesome sound.

    Pros: Multiple connection points, HD radio, easy installation, easy to use, TuneIt app rocks! Interfaces well with my complete Alpine system.

    Cons: None

    Not very tunable

    Written by: Tim from Colorado on June 29, 2016

    2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good looking and sounding unit but all you have to adjust the eq is a bass and treble really missing my Sony that had all the frequencys, if your like me and like to get it all just right go win a Sony.

    Pros: Looks good, simple function not confusing, great clarity on Bluetooth phone calls, good sound

    Cons: Not adjustable enough need more eq settings to adjust bass mids and trebles

    Worth the extra $$

    Written by: Jeff from Charlotte, NC on June 15, 2016

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    So I had purchased the CDE-153BT for my 4runner, but had some issues, returned it, and upgraded into this unit, and I'm so thankful that I did. Having the second line for artist/title is much more pleasing, and considering how much I use that feature, it was totally worth the extra $40. Along with that extra line of text, the HD radio is a definitely step up, and the unit just *sounds* better overall.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Russ from Lancaster, NH on June 13, 2016

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to install in 2003 F-250, even with dealing with a mess from a previous install that was done poorly. Directions are simple just follow the wiring labels, can be tricky if your color blind like myself and your wire colors are different shades.

    Pros: Lots of tuning possibilities with the downloadable app, simple button nice design face

    Cons: Like with most single DINN units buttons can be close together

    Best radio you can buy for the money spent!

    Written by: Andrew from Iowa (IA) on June 8, 2016

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Alpine has always been in my opinion the best aftermarket radio that you can get. This radio lives up to that expectation. The sound quality is awesome and is instantly noticeable over the stock head unit. The Bluetooth works awesome and actually has settings so that if it doesn't work quite well out of the box you can adjust it to work better. Caller Id and Dialing feature is nice. Pandora feature works flawless! Iphone works very well with this head unit all around. Installation was very easy as long as you have the right tools and a little mechanical know how. I would recommend this radio to anyone who is looking for a premium sound option but is shopping on a budget.

    Pros: bluetooth works awesome Tune It app is easy to use and works great ease of installation great sound quality Iphone works very well with this unit

    Cons: cannot see the clock when displaying song title and artist.

    Great Sound!

    Written by: Joaquin from Sierra Vista, AZ on June 6, 2016

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

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

    This is a great product at a very affordable price from Alpine. It was easy to set up and adjust the 9-band parametric equalizer, crossover etc. The preset equalizer settings sound great but I like the versatility of the parametric eq. This definitely sounds better than the Kenwood I had in my F-150. The sound is much fuller from low to highs. I don't have an external amp or component speakers, just 2-way MTX 6x8 in the doors but I love the way the Alpine brought the speakers to life. Alpines' Tune-it App is great. I like that you can adjust the eq via smartphone and try other peoples settings.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, adjustability and value.

    Cons: I wish you could make eq changes via Bluetooth and control Pandora via Bluetooth with the iPhone like you can with an Android device.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Roben from Mattydale, New York on June 1, 2016

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

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

    very good was a easy job to install, great sound

    Pros: great sound

    Cons: if you have the display of song title, then you can't have the time displayed also

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Ramon08 from Corona, NY on May 29, 2016

    2007 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio is a great item, the sound quality in this radio is amazing. I had bought a different brand after having alpine receivers in all my cars, but was not pleased with the sound. The nice people at Crutchfield made it a breeze to exchange. But the receiver works beautiful the sound is very easy to equalize using the TuneIt app that Alpine has available for both phone softwares. I was able to find a tune configuration that sound perfect, you can hear all the musical instruments in the music with pure clarity. I really suggest looking into this item you won't be disappointed.

    Pros: Sound Quality, TuneIt App, Easy to Install...Overall your buying a quality Item from a well known brand.

    Cons: None

    Great Addition and Punch

    Written by: norman & MELIAN from OH on May 28, 2016

    2009 Kia Sportage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The 148 cde hd . Was Breeze to install . Hardest part was taking my dash apart the Supplied face plate had a gap around the entire unit 1/4 of inch . .That Impacted nothing on the Unit just had to buy another face plate now it sits flush no gaps ..If you are like us not need amp and there is loads of boom boom thou it has kick might add amp but these 40 something adults see no need for it .Only Glitch my Wife notes is when she pushes volume up on her note 4 bit back ground static .After you lower the volume on the note 4 and re plug it into the auxiliary port things are great once again ..Aside from that Mels a Happy camper that makes my life blessed For the Money you would be a fool to over look it .even if it is rear usb its worth the money great sound quality over the factory radio .Antenna reception bit off but maybe were not use to how hd radio works yet ..A local station less than 8 miles away not picking it up were miffed . thats a wrap and our thought s ..

    Pros: great unit loads of power syce nice for us all our device work fine worst mistake if you want to save money and get bang for your money . this would be a excellent unit choice from Alpine

    Cons: none other than just got get use to how every thing works rear usb not a hassle to us .Just to new generation that exerting body energy to connect cable to the plug in .Other note any firm ware updates must be done vi a flash drive to the usb

    Still Alpine

    Written by: Nomad H from Prairieville, LA on May 19, 2016

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

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

    Alpine continues to turn out a high-quality head unit, year after year. This model offers the abilities of today, with the simple goodness of every Alpine head unit I've owned since the early nineties. The display is dated, (4 star "coolness factor"), but it is a good compromise for the price, (5 star "value").

    Pros: Price, Features, 4v Pre amp outs.

    Cons: Dated display

    My head unit

    Written by: Matt Z from Bellmore, NY on May 15, 2016

    2006 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    My mom loves it. Simple to operate and delivers great sound.

    Pros: Sound, features, ease of operation

    Cons: Doesn't display time on all display settings

    Excellent sound quality

    Written by: Mark from Colorado Springs, CO on May 9, 2016

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am extremely pleased with the purchase of this Alpine unit. The sound quality is amazing. I had purchased another brand of receiver and had lots of trouble with the Bluetooth. I decided to try a different brand and went with this Alpine unit. The sound quality is so much better. The controls are responsive and phone quality is great. My girlfriend can't even tell I'm in my truck. The only downside is the display is dated and should be a higher resolution. I couldn't justify spending the extra $ for the next model with the better display. I am now a huge Alpine fan.

    Pros: Awesome sound. Fast source switching, Pandora works great. HD radio gives me more choices local stations. Using phone app to try different sound settings based on other user's setting is a great idea.

    Cons: Display is dated. iPhone app needs fixing.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Charlottesville, VA on May 3, 2016

    2011 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo at a great price

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Fantastic

    Written by: Jon from Amsterdam, NY on May 3, 2016

    2007 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Perfect head unit it is on the pricey aide but worth ever penny

    Pros: Everything you read in description

    Cons: None

    Awesome!

    Written by: Greg from Peachtree City, GA on May 2, 2016

    1989 Mazda RX7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this for a 1989 Mazda RX7. Could not get the wiring right. It requires for "negative trip" for all features to work on car. 8 techs and 10 days later it works. What do you expect from a 27 year old. The system sounds amazing and looks very nice with the orange display it matches the cars original display. I am very pleased. It sounds even better with the KTP-445A amplifier.

    Pros: The Bluetooth works like a charm.

    Cons:

    it's okay

    Written by: Brian from Ogden, UT on April 26, 2016

    2003 MINI Cooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It was not a fan of my Galaxy S6 phone and only has a rear USB port. I returned it for a Kenwood KDC-X700

    Pros: easy to read display

    Cons: no front usb, doesn't really recognize newer phones.

    Great Alpine reciever

    Written by: Chris B from Watertow, WI on April 5, 2016

    2002 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love the look of this new Alpine. The features on this radio are endless. Very easy to operate too

    Pros: Bluetooth, quad illumination, ease of operation

    Cons: None yet

    Alpine - almost heaven

    Written by: Charlie K from Owings, MD on April 4, 2016

    2002 Ford Focus ZX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Had a problem with a 3 yr. Kenwood receiver KDC-BT752HD - wouldn't power off properly - so ordered this unit. Installation was a breeze, although had to use a different wiring harness, and the bracket that the receiver chassis slides into was different - but had already installed the single DIN adapter when I did the Kenwood install. My main requirements for a receiver are HD radio, Bluetooth for hands free calling, CD player. This unit has a more sensitive HD tuner than the Kenwood, and it allows you to save the HD station as a preset- The Kenwood required cycling through the sources to activate the HD, with no option to save HD setting. The external microphone is a big improvement over the built in one in the Kenwood. Buttons are still small - a general problem with all of these receivers, but control is a bit more intuitive. Sound is great - even using stock speakers.

    Pros: Bluetooth connection - good phone audio, ability to save HD radio settings, attractive styling, excellent sound quality, good graphics= including signal loss indicator for weak HD reception.

    Cons: small buttons for control. Instruction manual is a bit cryptic, although they did include an instruction CD - which I've yet to look at.

    Great upgrade

    Written by: Shady B from Spokane, WA on April 1, 2016

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great replacement for an older Alpine receiver that was more basic but still delivered great sound. This upgrade was more for the technology features such as blue-tooth, Pandora along with hands free phone ability. Additionally the extra sound adjustment for my sound system was very nice. The service at Crutchfield is unmatched!

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    Cons:

    Great radio and easy install

    Written by: Ryan I from Seward, NE on March 28, 2016

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

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

    I've been installing and using Alpine product for 20+ years now in my own vehicles. My son and I installed this stereo in his truck, and I was very pleased to see that Alpine is still the best car stereo in the book. The stereo is very easy to program and use, pairing the phone to the stereo was a breeze. The quality of the hands free options is every as bit as good as the factory system in my wife's new Denali. The sound quality even through the factory speakers is awesome! all in all a great stereo with tons of features for a GREAT price. The install was a breeze with the instructions, adaptors, and mounting kit provided with the order from Crutchfield. Highly recommended! Great Value!

    Pros: easy install sound quality tons of features for a great price hands free calling is easy to use and sounds great Great Value!

    Cons: none that I can think of right now.

    Installation and satisfaction.

    Written by: Daniel from wheeling, WV on March 24, 2016

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installation is on a medium level. Folks a some technical knowledge can do this. Crutchfield Tech Guys are a big help. Quite knowledgeable.

    Pros: Relatively straight forward installation. Very good sound quality. A big bunch of features once you sort them out. Quite happy with the unit.

    Cons: Fit of the plastic adapter leaves much to be desired. There's a gap between the top and bottom of the adapter that is a visually unacceptable. Also, it would be easy to lose a CD through this gap. It would end up behind the dashboard. I miss a clock! A bit cumbersome to operate. I'll get that straight in time. I also wish I had fade control.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Anthony S from issaquah, WA on March 24, 2016

    1994 Dodge Spirit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit, replaced the UTE-62BT that I ordered a week earlier with it. Sound quality over the UTE-62BT is night and day, even with the factory EQ set at flat.

    Pros: 2 line dot matrix display, great sound right out of the box, rear USB plug (instead of on the faceplate), easy to set up, HD radio.

    Cons: Only 4 colors to choose from for the interior lighting, isn't the easiest to match to the interior.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: BWilder from san diego, CA on March 21, 2016

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

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

    Over all it was great for the price, the sound was a huge improvement over the pioneer deck it replaced. Not a huge fan of the menu structure. It is a little bit scattered through out the radio. The 9 band eq is in a totally different section than the normal Bass and Treble settings. Alos there is no mid eq on the basic settings. The nine band eq is awesome once it is dialed in and sounds , well it sounds like a alpine , which is awesome. The app for tuning is a pain to navigate also. Once it is set it is good to go. I have JBL GX502 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers in the back , and JBL GX862 6"x8" 2-way car speakers in the front doors, weird design I would have thought that would be backwards but it is a convertible running with a JBL GX-A604 4-channel car amplifier - 60 watts RMS x 4, then kicker Kicker 10CVR102s CompVR 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils in a bandpass box. The entire set up sounds amazing with the Alpine CDE-HD148BT. I could not get the Mic to work with the radio at all. That is the only major thing I have complaints about.

    Pros: 4 volt pre amps Bluetooth connectivity is really good - It has not dropped out once and automaticly connects once set up Easy to use for day to day use - Hard to dial in to get everything tweaked and dialed in The price is pretty on point for the other head units in the same price range

    Cons: Could not get the Microphone to work at all - Think I got a bad mic stright out of the box The app is a pain if you try to use it, cool idea though but over all it was easier to dial it in from the head unit itself

    New Alpine receiver

    Written by: Mrod from delaware, OH on March 9, 2016

    2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The receiver was delivered promptly and was very easy to install. The unit functions very well with the steering wheel remote and the audio is outstanding.

    Pros: Easy installation, works well with my IPhone and the display is very easy to read

    Cons: I would have like to have a USB port on the unit.

    Typical Alpine

    Written by: Pete from Portland, OR on March 3, 2016

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

    I've owned a long line of Alpine car decks and always been impressed. This one adds some new features, including Bluetooth and a direct USB connection. My earlier decks were Bluetooth-ready and required a special cable to connect an iPod of similar USB device. Setting this guy up was easy and sound quality is excellent. Adjusting settings is a breeze. The Bluetooth connection to my iPhone works flawlessly, though I have to say I only use it to stream music. Another impressive product from Alpine.

    Pros: Great sound, intuitive menus, high value

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: bb4boys from dillingham, AK on March 2, 2016

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

    Really like the stereo and easy to use. It charges the devices while using the auxiliary cord plug. Had all the features I wanted, easy to install.itive. Very easy to switch between inputs (Bluetooth, USB, etc.)

    Pros: Simple to hook up and use and switch from all sources.

    Cons: does not dim with light control. would be nice if it could dim with the light controls.

    Nice head unit!

    Written by: Jaymeson from Oakland, CA on March 1, 2016

    2001 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Had all the features I wanted, easy to install, pretty intuitive. Very easy to switch between inputs (bluetooth, USB, etc.). Only thing I haven't figured out yet is radio station presets and how to get to the HD stations. Probably will figure that out in all of 30 secs once I actually take a minute before driving off to wherever.

    Pros: easy install, easy to switch from one source to another, looks good.

    Cons: Slightly difficult to navigate radio stations, but I mean, what would you expect from a 1-DIN.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Bones from St Louis, mo on February 25, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Lives up to alpine quality in sound n bell's n whistle .

    Pros: Easy installation and one of the best for the price

    Cons: None at this time, just installed

    Now that's alpine

    Written by: ac from jacksonville on February 12, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Man this thing continues amaze me. If your on the edge you need to buy it now

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    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Anonymous from st paris, OH on February 10, 2016

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

    A VERY NICE RECEIVER w/LOADS of Features!! IMPRESSIVE!

    Pros: All the Features, it is Loaded!

    Cons: I'm Not Very Tech savy! But that's ME!

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: AG from San Francisco, CA on February 9, 2016

    2002 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love it!!

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    Cons:

    Bluetooth auto start up

    Written by: Hoe from El Paso, tx on February 7, 2016

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    My second Alpine head unit. My first lasted me 15 years and was still going but didn't have all the new features of today. My only problem with this receiver is the way it automatically starts up with my music as soon as you turn it on. Very annoying.

    Pros: Alpine quality. Flexible tunning options.

    Cons: Bluetooth auto music startup.

    Solid, but not perfect

    Written by: Andrae R. from Vacaville, CA on February 2, 2016

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

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

    I was in the market for a new head unit so I could enjoy my commute and add some much needed features to my car stereo like hands-free phone calls, Bluetooth connectivity, and Pandora while still having a CD player. I wanted a head unit that did not look gaudy, but had good EQ options. I chatted with a least three different Crutchfield advisors and narrowed it down to this unit. I have been using it for about one month and overall am pleased with the unit. I'm hoping for a firmware release from Alpine to even out the AM/FM tuner volume discrepancy. Also, not all TuneIt options area available on this unit. I would buy Alpine again, but would also shop around.

    Pros: Once the unit was installed and tuned, the sound was very good. The 9-channel EQ is nice when accessed through the TuneIt app. There are a few minor EQ adjustment options for each source. The different input options are good. I really like the Pandora control of my Android phone. The built quality is good. The look of the unit is nice and clean/functional although it is a bit bright even when the auto dimmer is enabled (I suppose this means that the display does not wash out like other units).

    Cons: The Bluetooth phone calls are a bit noisy according to people I have called. I have had to re-"pair" my smartphone once already reset the Bluetooth connection (head unit would show a connection to the phone even when the phone was not connected) - so far so good. The 9-channel EQ applies to all the input sources so some compromise is required to get generally good sound from every source. There is only one button to cycle through the input sources (6). The AM tuner is much louder than the FM.

    Excellent

    Written by: Mark from Honolulu, HI on January 30, 2016

    2011 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice deck for my truck, bought it to replace a CDE-BT143 which replaced a CDA-9886 and before that a CDA-9856. I do find the sound to be nice and clear through Alpine SPR-60C components and SPR-68 6X8's, specifically the midrange and highs. I also have a KTP-445A that I easily hid In the dash that definitely helps with clarity at higher volume. The available timing control and crossovers come in handy as the KTP doesn't have its own and timing correction is necessary for excellent sound at least from the drivers seat. The controls and menus take a little time to learn but what deck has exactly the same menu and button layout as your previous one? Build quality is ok I guess, not many things IMO are built the way they were 10 years ago. I haven't finished my sub box but that will be the last addition and Alpine's subwoofer controls have been an extra I like having. Also for me the rear USB input wasn't a problem because the extension cable provided more than enough extra length to route it through the dash easily. The Bluetooth function works fine, tried it with a 5th gen IPod, iPhones 4s and 6s, a Samsung 6edge, and an iPad.

    Pros: USB port isn't positioned to leave your flash drive or phone cable etc sticking out of the front of the unit where it can be snagged or bumped into. Different color displays?

    Cons: That 9 band parametric EQ is great but for an OCD person like me you will be touching it all too much trying to find the "perfect" setting haha

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: David from novato, CA on January 30, 2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am happy with this product overall. I have yet to test it with an amplifier and subwooer.

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    So far so good!

    Written by: Iao E. from HI on January 23, 2016

    2013 Ford F-150 STX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works great so far

    Pros: Syncs with Bluetooth automatically when I turn on the truck, my Ford factory stereo did not

    Cons: Nothing as of yet

    Sounds great

    Written by: Anonymous from Massachusetts on January 18, 2016

    1992 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love the stereo, tuneit app is useless. Tried for over a week to create an account and keep getting the same, this is taking longer than usual try again. No matter how many times I've tried it's the same thing.

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    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Illinois on October 4, 2015

    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Radio works great and got all the features to work. Can be easily seen when in direct sunlight unlike the kenwoods.

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    Satisfied

    Written by: Anonymous from California on August 1, 2015

    2005 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I like the HD radio, bluetooth connectivity, external microphone, USB. It works great and sounds a lot better than the factory unit.

    Pros: Good sound, the featured I was looking for.

    Cons: Many of the control buttons are pretty small. It looks better than most aftermarket units but still a bit busy.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: John R from Horseheads, NY on July 15, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is an excellent unit that has been flawless in operation and has great sound

    Pros: Great looks, sound quality and Bluetooth connectivity. Pandora connects without issue on Samsung Galaxy s4

    Cons: None that i have yet found

    Works well

    Written by: Tim from Boston ma on June 14, 2015

    2008 Honda Fit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pandora control works very well on this unit

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    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: a fat chance from NorCal on February 16, 2015

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

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

    Holy cow a 50+ page Instruction booklet. I've not yet printed the darn thing out and sadly I'm a paper reader guy. The Alpine CDE-148 is a wonderful head unit. I've had six previous Alpine units over the years in both my wife's car and my truck and all have been fantastic. Sound adjustment are a bit complex but with time even I can master them. If I tune into my favorite start up, Terrapin Station by the Dead, the quality sound can still send me to a favorite space. My only negative factor is that this unit won't drive me home.

    Pros: Great

    Cons: Complex sound adjustment for this older gentleman.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT - Volvo Sedan

    Written by: Jetpackdad from Beaverton, Oregon on February 15, 2015

    2007 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    With the help of tech support, installation was simple. The sound quality is perfect for my Volvo sedan. I'm still learning the nuances of the receiver, and unfortunately, this means several trips to my desktop computer to go through the manual via the CD-Rom. One disappointment is that the AM reception sucks. I've retraced my steps to make sure I didn't miss anything, and still have virtually no AM reception.

    Pros: Attractive display, illuminates nicely in my dash, sound quality is excellent, BT Audio is crisp, SiriusXm comes in flawlessly

    Cons: Manual on Cd-Rom is a pain, poor Am radio reception

    Great Head Unit

    Written by: ASullins from St. Louis, MO on January 29, 2015

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

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

    Does everything that I need. Love the BT and HD radio. I find the controls intuitive and only needed to use the manual for a couple of adjustments. I would recommend this product to everyone.

    Pros: Bluetooth and HD radio.

    Cons: A little bit of a stretch here, but I wish the volume knob was larger.

    Great Sound

    Written by: Rob from Arizona on January 25, 2015

    2014 Nissan Frontier S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great system overall. Huge sound improvement - even with factory speakers.

    Pros: Plenty of preset sound options. If you like tweeking your music just right. Instead of a Low Mid and High setting. You get 9 frequencies to set - to get it just right.

    Cons: Control panel / buttons, can be adjusted in one of 4 different colors, but the display panel cannot be changed, stays a light blue. So a gave it a coolness factor of 3 stars. Otherwise everything is great - you buy Alpine for the sound.

    Nice Upgrade to Truck

    Written by: DaveR from Missouri on January 24, 2015

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Brought my 2001 Silverado out of the last decade and into modern tech. Looks like it was made to fit. Sound is dramatically improved. Install was down to the location of screws accurate with the supplied instructions.

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    best stereo ever

    Written by: Polo from Odessa on December 22, 2014

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

    Awsome stereo best sound quality ever

    Pros: Sound defenition makes my bad sound system sound good

    Cons:

    Balanced price and quality

    Written by: Jeebs from California on December 4, 2014

    2011 Ford Fusion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I broke down and decided to buy an aftermarket head unit because I wanted Bluetooth, HD radio, Pandora control, and the ability to answer/make phone calls via the radio. Alpine has always served me well and I had a variant of this model in my old truck. This stereo has all of the makings of a perfect unit that does not come with navigation. It does everything that the higher priced models can with 4 volt preamp outputs for all 3 channels that I needed. So far, I like the functionality of the radio, but it does take some slight reading to get through it all. I would recommend this radio to anyone wanting the options that I was looking for. I can even add Sat for $50, but I don't like paying a subscription at the moment, so I did not opt for the kit at this time. For the price, this is the perfect DIM unit, take care.

    Pros: Great looks, wonderful colors, and amazing capabilities/options for upgrades and utilization. You can customize nearly everything through this unit.

    Cons: It is tricky to set up and you must set the EQs for each source (i.e. HD Tuner, Pandora, Bluetooth, etc...).

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Lebanon, PA on October 15, 2014

    1996 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am pleased with the radio. The sound is good with factory speakers. My main complaint is that the display will not show the current station, only FM1, etc.

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    Outstanding Value

    Written by: MikeA from Naperville, IL on October 4, 2014

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Alpine has hit it out of the park in my opinion with this system. For me it is the right combination of price, features and performance. The Alpine brand has always been a leader in sound and build quality so I felt safe ranking them high in my selection criteria. The feature set is what finally sold me. I wanted a system with Bluetooth capability for hands free calling and audio playback from my smart phone...which is a Samsung S4 not an iPhone which all the brands feel compelled to market too. In addition, I wanted an external microphone option for enhanced clarity during my car conversations. The Bluetooth audio is fantastic, I stream from Rhapsody and the Alpine handles it flawlessly while even displaying the Artist, Song current being played. The same is true for my USB drive content. You can choose the song details you want to display. I will admit, the two line display and the user interface to alter some of the functions can be a bit nested and cumbersome but I new that in a single DIN system this would be unavoidable. That is why I rank the Ease of Use criteria lowest due to the single DIN design, not what Alpine has done. Phone calls are handled effortless with the Alpine fading out the music to allow voice interaction with my phone. It works great! I am very satisfied with this system. If you are looking for the ultimate visual experience this is not the deck for you but if great features and performance is what you are looking for, here you go.

    Pros: Features, Sound Quality

    Cons: Nested Menus of a single DIN system

    Really nice

    Written by: Bill K from New Orleans on September 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Wanted a new system to work with my phone as the factory radio in my 2006 Wrangler Rubicon was starting to have problems. This unit wasn't plastic y or cheap looking like a kid's toy like some head units and the Alpine name is generally respected. As for the performance, I needed the best output capability I could find in a receiver as I could not add an external amp without extensive rewiring and changes. This thing delivered in spades and exceeded my expectations for a replacement. The Bluetooth works flawlessly with my Android phone. It gets louder and sounds way better than the factory unit. I was torn between HD and regular radio and I extremely happy that I got the HD. Controls are not bad and most are intuitive but nothing is perfect. I compared different models of Alpine and other brands and this had everything I was or might be interested in. there may have been some other similar features on the other units but the main thing that sold me on this one was the firsthand knowledge and confidence in the superior build quality of this unit by the Crutchfield technician when I asked how this compared to others not costing as much.

    Pros: Attractive color changing front, fit was decent, sound quality, power, features including excellent Bluetooth

    Cons: None

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT CD Receiver

    Written by: KenH from MO on August 22, 2014

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

    Solid unit, looks classy and everything works great. The CD's don't skip, the USB works with flash drives, the bluetooth interfaced with my Galaxy S4 simply.

    Pros: Crutchfield provided all the correct mounting accessories and instructions for my 2004 Dodge Stratus, installing was simple. You'll need some wire-to-wire crimp connects. Kit w/ pocket Item #: 120996504, Wire Harness Item #: 120706502, Antenna Adaptor Item #: 12040CR10

    Cons: I can't find the equalizer settings I thought it had, just the sub, bass, treble. I wish selecting a source was faster, you have to cycle through all the inputs (radio, disc, usb, pandora, ...) whether its available or not.

    Crutchfield response on August 26, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: kevin m from oakdale, ca on August 19, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice unit, great sound, lots of options easy install

    Pros: programmable active crossover,9 band parametric eq. siriusxm ready with presets.adjustable level control for each input. plug and play for siriusxm and 445a power pack

    Cons: none

    cde-hd148bt

    Written by: Mike from Gainesville, Fl. on August 11, 2014

    1997 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really Nice! Great sound, versatile, easy installation with the kit supplied by Crutchfield.

    Pros: Visually this is a very attactive face plate so it sounds great and looks good.

    Cons: The directions have a couple of "holes" in it but after talking to the folks at tech. services everything went smooth.

    Alpine CDE-148BT in a 2002 Honda Accord

    Written by: Lance from Whitestone, NY on July 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good solid radio with awesome features. It falls flat when it comes to bass, you either need to add a subwoofer or Apline needs to add a bass boost for a bit more punch

    Pros: Love the Bluetooth and the idea of making custom tunings for your car.

    Cons: TuneIt takes a while to figure out, and its lacking bass punch. This stereo would be awesome with a bass boost.

    Alpine CDE-148BT

    Written by: seth from Richmond, VA on July 16, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great unit for my car. This replaced a factory unit and I couldn't be happier. Sounds 100% better and the bluetooth/hands free calling works perfect with my android phone. Easy install thanks to Crutchfield's install sheet and customer service. I also bought the alpine power pack amp and it was a plug and play install and fit easily behind the dash and it really made the unit come to life.

    Pros: Bluetooth, hands free calling, sound quality, HD radio...all easy to use and very nice features...

    Cons: Wish the instruction manual from alpine came printed instead of being on a cd for your computer...

    Alpine cde- hd148

    Written by: E aka Dino from Harlem :) on July 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Had this unit for a month now, works great,sound great,Install it myself in my 96 yukon,didn't have room 4 a big face unit so I went with the hd 148 love it.have a 10in sub an alpine 61/2 in doors. An the USB makes it sound crazy clear,man!! listen lol.can't wait to hit the road when I go fishing an down south Labor Day week! I can't wait till I go to work an play something.Alpine Cde hd 148 thks love this unit.

    Pros: Great unit

    Cons: Nothing bad about this unit

    Excellent Radio

    Written by: Jason from Denver, CO on June 9, 2014

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    My first new car radio self-install in 20+ years. It went very smoothly with excellent help from the Crutchfield technical team. The radio looks and sounds great and is a major upgrade to our 2004 4Runner!

    Pros: Ease of install, connectivity options, iPhone and Siri integration, hands-free calling, and sound quality

    Cons: Nothing major. A good value, especially for an older car.

    Apline CDE-HD148T

    Written by: Jimmy from Alexandria, VA on May 26, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nicely made. Substantial. Has the look and feel (buttons) of a quality unit. I wanted to keep my factory BMW (1986) radio, but it finally died. I'm fussy about quality. I wanted something that would look and perform just as good if not better. And have all the new capabilities. I'll make no apologies for this unit. Even with the old speakers it sounds great.

    Pros: Fully adjustable sound. Not much bling.

    Cons:

    CDE-HD148BT Review

    Written by: Gaz from Montana, USA on May 17, 2014

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

    I have had this receiver for almost a year now. It is an overall great product. The only feature I have ever really used is the bluetooth. I get in my car and start it up, and the receiver links to the iPhone 5 in my pocket right away and I can control the music and the phone straight from the deck. There is only one problem. After almost a year of use, the bluetooth doesn't work anymore. The receiver won't pair with anything. I have tried resetting, and I have followed all directions and I can't get it to work. I won't bother trying to fix it. I don't plan on putting any more money into my current vehicle. I plan on getting a new one. Everything else about the deck is great. This will probably be my last Alpine deck. I have had two previous Alpine decks and they were all great. I just think it's time for something different.

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    Amazing Head Unit

    Written by: Lucas M. from St. Marie, MT on May 2, 2014

    1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Once again Alpine has blown me away with another high quality head unit!!! I have been running Alpine head units for about 14 years now, and every time I upgrade, I am just blown away and speechless!!! Feature packed awesomeness!!! Controls everything right from the head unit. It literally does everything anyone could ever want!!! I tested the head unit powering my upgraded speakers, sounded amazing. Now I am running JBL amp, and MTX Thunder 8000 12" sub, and this deck lets me adjust anything and everything on the fly as I see fit, I couldn't ask for anything more!!!

    Pros: Awesome features, controls every aspect of your system right at your fingertips, the sound quality is second to NONE!!! Color changing face :-D , easy installation, usb and aux hookups, 4 volt preouts for amp installs!!! LOVE IT!!!

    Cons: as amazing as this unit is, I often find it to be a bit time consuming to navigate through all of the features, that is one thing I wish they would have added easy buttons for.

    Everything You'll Need in a Stereo Headunit

    Written by: CarloL from Wayne, NJ on April 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Recently installed this stereo in my 02' Accord. I was looking for a stereo with iPod connectivity, and Bluetooth. This unit exceeded my expectations. Its a great all around receiver, plus it comes with HD Radio which makes listening to the radio so much better. I also am impressed by how great the hand-free calling feature works. I haven't had anyone complain about the phone breaking up while using the hands-free feature. The unit's sound output is much better than my stock stereo and I haven't even configured the Tuneit feature yet. With that said, I'm sure the Tuneit feature will make it sound even better.

    Pros: Overall, this is a nice higher end receiver that allows for easy upgrades such as adding an amplifier. I haven't yet added an amp, but can't wait to hear the sound improvement. Especially since this receiver has 3 sets of pre-amp outputs pushing 4V each.

    Cons: Some of the menus are a little confusing at first. Had to print out the instruction manual included on CD. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it, but once you do you'll realize how easy it is to use.

    Alpine scores !!!

    Written by: Rich from Minnesota on April 15, 2014

    2012 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Works and sounds great but now I want better speakers for it. =D Crutchfield will score more money from me soon. =)

    Pros: Makes going to work every day much better.

    Cons: none

    alpine cde hd148t

    Written by: thomas p. from charlottesville, va on April 8, 2014

    2000 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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    Great raido great sound would recommend

    Pros: good features, easy to use, sound is great

    Cons: none

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Hilo Hawaii on March 30, 2014

    1970 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great value and performance for the price

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Unit

    Written by: Jeb from Eureka, CA on March 9, 2014

    2005 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit, very easy to install. Very impressed with Crutchfield. Will order other electronics from them again.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Pandora, Ipod with great sound and easy to use.

    Cons:

    Great Head Unit!

    Written by: jkbennett from Reno, NV on March 7, 2014

    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Had this head unit installed for a couple weeks now. Lots of hidden features/settings, but I can't bothered to read the manual, so I discover them on my own as I go. Sound quality is excellent. Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Sound quality, price, iPod/iPhone control.

    Cons: Occasionally while searching for a new album the unit will display "updating" which in turn makes me have to start the search all over. Slight annoyance, still a great piece of equipment.

    Alpine CDE-HD148BT

    Written by: Bong from Hi Nella, New Jersey on February 27, 2014

    2004 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    upgrade my Highlander stock HU this reciever gave me extra ordinary sound & power!

    Pros: EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons: none

    Nice head end

    Written by: AdrianB from Dallas, TX on February 13, 2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy to install into a 2004 (New Body) F-150. Mating the wiring harness tails took the longest. Insertion was less than a half hour. Unit sounds great as is by just feeding the audio to the stock speakers (at least for now). Crutchfield service is excellent!

    Pros: Simple to install. Sound quality very good. All the pieces supplied by Crutchfield were perfect. Display visibility is good, digital FM sounds solid. Interface to my iPhone 4S through Bluetooth also sounds great.

    Cons: No clock while the unit is on. Instructions take some time to wade through.

    This Is The One Folks

    Written by: dB from Richmond, VA on February 12, 2014

    1995 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am a professional musician and composer. Sound is my job, and my passion. I replaced an old Alpine unit that was starting feel its age, and the Alpine CDE-HD148BT is just what I wanted. The HD radio is Outstanding- really like listening to a CD. And the CD player is great, too- holds onto the sound even on really bumpy roads. Easy BlueTooth linkup with my phone. I'm getting another Alpine CDE-HD148BT for my wife's car. Crutchfield Customer Service ROCKS...

    Pros: All of the features.

    Cons: I wish the Green color choice for the display was slightly more Blue/Green- Oh Well...

    Quality HU

    Written by: Sean H from Palm Harbor,FL on February 2, 2014

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease